Wednesday, September 6, 2023

Club Notes - 6th September


Club Lotto
Our weekly lotto takes place on Tuesday night next.  Next week's Jackpot will be €9,100. Tickets can be purchased from club sellers and by clicking on the following link -

Or alternatively scan to QR code below

Our regular Sunday night Bingo continues every week in the CBS Hall.  Eyes down at 8.00pm.
Lap the Lake for Luca
As many of you are no doubt aware our former player John Foley, now domiciled in Chicago, and his wife Liz suffered a terrible loss earlier this year when they tragically lost their son Luca to Trisomy 18 at the tender age of 5 months.  In Luca’s memory and to raise awareness and funds for Trisomy 18, John made a promise to cycle around Lake Michigan and his 954-mile trek begins later this week.
We’d urge you, if at all possible, to visit the webpage where you can see more details and if you are able to donate to this great cause.
John has also appeared on a Podcast in the US talking in depth on the subject. If you have the time to spare it is well worth a watch
Wishing John, Liz and Johnny the very best of luck as he starts out this weekend.
Championship 2023
Our Junior hurlers put in a fine performance in the Western Final on Sunday last. In an excellent game of hurling we produced some fine passages of play but unfortunately game up just short in the end.   Well done to Ardmore and we wish them all the best in their upcoming County Final.
This brings an end to our hurling championships for this season, and we’d like to express our thanks to the 3 managers, Packo, Jimo and Johnny, along with their backroom teams for their efforts during the year.   And of course, to the players who put in the hard slog all year. Thanks for the enjoyment you provided us all.
Attention now turns to the football which kicks off in a few weeks.
Western Junior ‘A’ Hurling Championship Final
Abbeyside 0-18 Ardmore 2-16 – Fraher Field, Sunday, 3rd September
County Minor Football Championship Division 2 Round 1
Ballinacourty v Rathgormack – Rathgormack, Wednesday, 6th September, 6:30pm
County Minor Football Championship Division 2 Round 2
Ballinacourty v Dungarvan – Abbeyside, Sunday, 10th September, 11:00am
Club Gear
We’ll soon be taking orders for club gear.  The garments will include the usual tracksuit legs and half zips but this time we’ll have a few new items which should hopefully prove popular.  Keep an eye on our social pages for more details.
Academy Update
Our U6, U7 & U9 continued their fun packed academy sessions on Saturday morning while the U8’s and U10’s played football matches.  Tramore Micheál McCraith were the visitors to the Burgery and played our U10’s in very well contested football matches.  The U8’s had short spin across the Colligan river to Fraher Field where 22 Ballinacourty boys lined out in the All County Football blitz.  Our two teams played Mount Sion, Gaultier and Dungarvan and as you can see from the photo they really enjoyed the morning!
U8s at Football Blitz in Fraher Field

Our two U12 teams were in football action last Friday evening with one group hosting Stradbally while the other travelled to play St Olivers.  The Stradbally match ended in a draw while St. Olivers took the victory in Ballinameela.
On Monday (4th Sept) our U13 hurlers take on Ballygunner in the division 1 county semi final.  Keep an eye on social media for the result.

Camogie News
Abbeyside Camogie Junior Championship….the story so far!
The junior girls have played 2 of their championship games, winning both, well done girls! Some commentary from the games below…
Abbeyside V Ballyduff (Sun 27th August)
It was an early start (10am throw in) last Sunday morning when the girls took to the field to play Ballyduff in the first round of the championship.  Both teams had a slow start with no score from play for the first 10 minutes however after this the Village kicked into gear and found their way with an impressive 3-05 to 0-04 lead at half time.  In the second half Ballyduff upped their game and came roaring back scoring an impressive 3-04 in the second half however Abbeyside withstood the challenge to run out winners on a scoreline of 4-11 to 3-08.  It was a soft morning and fair play to both teams for giving their all in an entertaining game.
De La Salle V Abbeyside (Tue 29th August):
Our second championship game came quickly after the first and we travelled to De La Salle’s Gracedieu Ground in Waterford on the following Tuesday evening for a 7pm throw in.  We started brightly this time and played with a strong breeze.  We had a stoppage in the first half due to a shoulder injury to one of the De La Salle girls and hopefully she will make a full recovery and be back playing in no time.  With the breeze we led at half time by 4-09.  We had to make several substitutions due to 4 injuries incurred in the first half.  De La Salle came more into the game in the second half and but for some wayward shooting would have closed the gap on the score board.  We ran out comfortable winners in the end but some of the girls face a race against time to get over injuries to feature for the rest of the championship.
Panel – Kate Cosgrave, Niamh Collins, Siobhan Murray, Laura Morrissey, Dearbhla Beresford, Cara Mullaney, Mischa Lyons, Megan O’Regan, Roisin Briggs, Kate O’Connor, Hannah Walsh, Julie Mulcahy, Cadhla McGrath (Capt.), Laura Cosgrave, Katelyn O’Brien Landy, Saoirse Moynihan, Ava Metcalf, Judith Campbell, Lauren Maher, Evelyn Kiely, Clodagh Fennell, Meabh Kiely, Annie Treen, Maisie Breen, Megan O’Connor, Caoimhe Early, Katelyn Power, Ellen Flynn, Katie McGrath, Eva Morrissey, Megan Foley, Grainne Moore.
Thanks to our Management and coaches Paul, Danny, Ian and Pat.  Thanks to Deirdre, Cyrena, Claire M, Claire C and Sandra for all the help at training / matches and Abbeyside GAA club for having the pitch in great condition.  Thanks to all the supporters who turned out for both games and for those who volunteered as umpires.
Next game up is in Abbeyside versus Clonea on Tuesday 5th Sept. Please come out and support the girls.
Abbeyside Junior Camogie Team

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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