Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Club Notes - 27th September


Club Lotto
Our weekly lotto takes place on Tuesday night next.  Next week's Jackpot will be €9,400. Tickets can be purchased from club sellers and by clicking on the following link -

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Our regular Sunday night Bingo continues every week in the CBS Hall.  Eyes down at 8.00pm.
Championship 2023
Western Junior ‘B’ Football Championship Round 2
Ballinacourty 1-11 Clashmore 0-0 – Clashmore, Saturday, 23rd September
Western Intermediate Football Championship Group A Round 2
Ballinacourty 3-9 Ardmore 0-6 – Dungarvan Club Grounds, Friday, 22nd September
Western Intermediate Football Championship Group A Round 1
Ballinacourty 1-11 Sliabh gCua 4-9 – Ardmore, Sunday, 17th September
County Senior Football Championship Group A Round 1
Ballinacourty 1-8 Kilrossanty 0-5 – Fraher Field, Sunday, 17th September
County Minor Football Championship Division 2 Round 3
Ballinacourty 4-6 Ballyduff Upper 6-3 – Abbeyside, Sunday, 17th September
Western Junior ‘B’ Football Championship Round 1
Ballinacourty 2-12 Brickey Rangers 2-9 – An Rinn, Saturday, 16th September

Western Junior ‘B’ Football Championship Round 3
Ballinacourty v An Rinn – Abbeyside, Friday, 29th September, 6:45pm
Western Intermediate Football Championship Group A Round 3
Ballinacourty v Dungarvan – Cappoquin, Saturday, 30th September, 1:30pm
Club Gear
Orders are now being taken through the Clubzap app, for a wide range of club gear.  For more information go to either our Facebook page or the following link:
Academy Update
The U6 boys hit for Bohadoon recently where they enjoyed a football blitz where they had great craic playing the Brickeys, St. Olivers and St. Pats.  This was their second outing in as many weeks having played in Kilmacthomas earlier this month. It’s excellent to see our youngest members taking to the field to represent the club, playing games and having is what it’s all about!

U6s in Kilmacthomas

The U8 hurlers descended upon Carriganore to take part in a blitz organized be Déise Óg.  The boys played teams from all across the county and gave a great account of themselves. 
The U9’s were due to travel across the border to play Midleton in a hurling blitz last week.  The bags were packed, the bus was booked and the boys were bulling to go but the heavy downpours on the prior night meant that the Midleton grounds were unplayable so we had to pull the plug.  The boys will now switch to football for the remainder of the year, training Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings.
Our U10 hurlers represented the club in the annual Frank Meagher tournament, hosted by St. Mary’s of Clonmel.  The lads had a fantastic day’s hurling playing teams from Tipperary, Cork, Wexford & Kildare.  It was a very well run event, played in the spirit of the GAA Go Games.  Well done boys!
U10s in Clonmel

The division 1 county hurling semi-final, which had been refixed to Thursday 14th September, fell victim to the orange weather warning.  The match was finally played on Saturday morning in a well turned out Kill pitch.  The Abbeyside boys gave it their all but it wasn’t to be for them on the day.  Ballygunner took an early lead into the wind in the first half and were able to keep edging away.  Our lads started very well in the second half and competed tenaciously with their opponents from the city, but in the end Ballygunner progress to the county final with a scoreline of 3:16 to 1:04.  Special mention must go to Darrach McGrath who was outstanding in goal for the Village.  All of our U13 panel must be commended for the spirit and heart that our boys showed to the end, is testament to their character.  There’s a bright future ahead for this group.
Both our division 4 and division 2 hurling teams were in semi final action last week, playing An Gaeltacht and Micheal McCraith Tramore respectively.  The division 4 match didn’t go our way but the attitude of our boys must be was admirable as they never gave up, even when playing against a team that surely would be able to compete comfortably a division or two higher.  The U15 season comes to an end for the division 4 team now but they’ve done really well through the year and have shown impressive development.
Happily, the division 2 semi final went better for us.  The lads beat Micheal McCraith Tramore with a scoreline of 2:12 to 0:12 and they now face Clan na Geal in a county final on Monday 25th September in Carriganore.  It hasn’t been a straight forward path to the final for this panel and they’ve faced down a wide range of challenges, but they’ve always maintained their focus and have produced some fine performances.  They are very deserving of their place in the county final and we wish them the best of luck!  Please make the effort to go and support the boys, it makes a huge difference and it’s certain that Clan na Gael will have a big following.
Camogie News
Junior Co Semi Final
Our junior team secured a place in the county final last weekend with a great victory over Ballyduff Upper on a scoreline of 4-10 to 0-04.
The county final versus Clonea will take place in Carriganore on Saturday 07th October.
Roanmore Blitz
The U-8 and U-10 teams recently took part in a blitz held by the Roanmore club. A great was a had by all and the girls really enjoyed themselves.
U8s at Roanmore Blitz

U10s at Roanmore Blitz

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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