Wednesday, August 30, 2023

Club Notes - 30th August

Club Lotto
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Our regular Sunday night Bingo continues every week in the CBS Hall.  Eyes down at 8.00pm.
Championship 2023
County Senior Hurling Championship Quarter Final
Abbeyside 2-8 Fourmilewater 0-15 – Fraher Field, Sunday, 27th August
Western Junior ‘A’ Hurling Championship Semi Final
Abbeyside 2-23 Fourmilewater 0-12 – Cappoquin, Saturday, 26th August
Western Junior ‘B’ Hurling Championship Semi Final
Abbeyside1-13 Tallow 1-17 – An Rinn, Friday, 25th August
County Minor Hurling Championship Division 2 Plate Semi Final
Abbeyside 0-8 Cois Bríd 1-15 – Cappoquin, Wednesday, 23rd August
Western Junior ‘A’ Hurling Championship Final
Abbeyside v Ardmore – Fraher Field, Sunday, 3rd September, 1:30pm
Academy Update
Saturday morning saw the completion of the Well Kids Programme for 2023.  Over the past weeks we’ve had huge amounts of sport, activity and fun all lead by our enthusiastic coaches.  The Well Kids programme is often the first interaction a child will have with our club and it’s a fantastic way to introduce our games as well as begin the development of fundamental movements, agility, coordination etc.  Each of our little stars received a medal, a certificate and a goodie bag as a reward for their participation.  We look forward to welcoming them back in to our academy next season.
Our U7 group headed for An Rinn on Saturday morning where they played a football blitz.  The young Ballinacourty boys put in a great display of movement and kick-passing all while having great craic.
This week it was the turn of our U9 hurlers to provide the half time entertainment in Fraher Field.  The boys cheered on our senior hurlers while they waited for their chance to take the field at half time.  Even though it was for only 10 minutes, all 28 of our boys hurled their hearts out with hooks, blocks, speedy pick-ups and quality striking.  They had a ball.  They returned to their role as spectators for the second half and were very vocal in the last few minutes as our seniors rattled the net. Even though the senior result didn’t go our way, the U9 boys enjoyed their moment in the lime light and will no doubt grace Dan Fraher’s field in the future themselves at adult level!

Our U9 hurlers with their Fourmilewater compatriots at Fraher Field

U9s at Fraher Field

The U10’s continued their busy schedule on Saturday morning.  They welcomed Killeagh to the Burgery and played a series of hurling matches.  The boys hurled well and had a very enjoyable morning.
Our under 11 teams were in action last Friday evening with games against Tramore and Brickey Rangers as part of the under 11 football leagues. Great to see big numbers come out in support for all the teams. Well done to all the lads involved.
Our U12 hurlers travelled to Middleton to play in the annual James O’Brien tournament. The lads hurled well and were very competitive in all the matches and had a great day out.  On Monday (28th August) they pick up the big ball and travel to Rathgormack for a re-fixture of their championship match that was called off due to storm Betty. The boys are in action again on Friday evening as our division 1 and division 4 teams travel to Stradbally and St. Olivers respectively.
Mount Sion were the visitors on Monday 21st August as our U13 hurlers played round 6 of the division 1 hurling championship.  The boys put in a good performance and took their scores very well as they took the victory with a scoreline of 4-20 to 2-08. They advance to the county semi-final where they will meet Ballygunner on Monday 4th September at 8pm in Carriganore. Best of luck to the boys! They really deserve their place in the semi’s having put in a huge amount of work and dedication throughout the season. This is born out in the quality of hurling that they are playing.
Again this week we congratulate members of our U14 boys group as they take honours at intercounty level, but this time was hurling.  Seán Óg and Jack were part of the Waterford team that won the annual Sonny Walsh tournament while Alex, Coleman and Dara did very well for the other Waterford team in the tournament.  Well done to all five Abbeyside boys in representing the club so well.
Sonny Walsh Tournament Winners, 2023

Monday 28th August is a long-awaited date for our U15 hurlers.  It’s been quite a while since the last round of the championship, but they’ve been keeping busy with training and challenges.  We wish them the best of luck as our division 4 team take on St. Pat’s in Colligan and division 2 travel to Carrickbeg to take on St. Mollerans.  Keep an eye on our social channels for results.
Club History
Abbeyside / Ballinacourty GAA Club was formed in 1967 as a result of the amalgamation of Abbeyside Hurling and Football Clubs and Ballinacourty Football Club. It is situated within the Parish of Abbeyside, Ballinroad and Garranbane. Located on the eastern side of the River Colligan, it forms the northern and eastern shorelines of Dungarvan Harbour from Abbeyside Church to Ballinacourty Lighthouse
Development Fund
Abbeyside/Ballinacourty GAA Club has been growing at a dramatic pace over the past 10 years with the population of our parish increasing rapidly. We must ensure that we have the best facilities for all our players. We want to ensure that the next generation have the facilities that they need and deserve. We are asking supporters and friends to support this project over the next five years.
Strategic Plan
Past generations have had their visions for the future of our club. These are our current aims and with these achieved we hope to hand on the club to future generations in the same healthy state it was passed onto us.
Abbeyside/Ballinacourty GAA Club, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford, Ireland.
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