Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Club Notes - 10th April

Club Lotto
Our weekly lotto takes place on Tuesday night next.  Next week's Jackpot will be €12,200. Tickets can be purchased from club sellers and by clicking on the following link -

Or alternatively scan the QR code below.

County Leagues
The county leagues continue with hurling now taking over. Unfortunately our Senior game against De La Salle fell victim to the weather last Thursday, whilst the Junior lost out by 1 point to Clonea last Sunday.
The action continues this weekend with games against Passage and Ballydurn respectively.
County Hurling League Division 7 Round 1
Abbeyside B 0-18 Clonea B 1-16 – Abbeyside, Sunday, 7th April
County Hurling League Division 1 Round 2
Abbeyside A v Passage A – Passage, Saturday, 13th April, 4:00pm
County Hurling League Division 7 Round 2
Abbeyside B v Ballydurn – Abbeyside, Sunday, 14th April, 12:00 noon
Juvenile Update
The story for the past few weeks has been mainly about finding slots between the bouts of rain so that our underage boys can play matches or have a coaching session. It has been difficult, but our coaches have been getting creative with the scheduling and the use of the space on the astroturf. Hopefully the weather will improve soon so we can get back to normal!
We had to call off our academy last Saturday due to the orange weather warning but we should be back in action next Saturday. If you have a boy between the ages of 5 and 10 come out any Saturday morning to join in the fun.
Our U10 footballers found a gap in the rain and welcomed Youghal on Sunday morning to play a series of football matches. While the conditions weren't ideal, the boys relished the opportunity to play a "proper" match. They had great fun and competed very well with the boys from across the border. The next training session for the U10's is on Wednesday and they're looking forward to the county league starting soon.
U10 Footballers v Youghal

U10 Footballers v Youghal

The first round of the U11 football leagues, which was supposed to be played on Monday, fell victim to the rain but the boys will have their fingers crossed that the weather will be in their favour on Friday, as they hope to entertain Clonmel Commercials in the Burgery.
Our U13 footballers played out a dramatic draw against Stradbally on Wednesday (3rd April). It was a game of two halves with the Ballinacourty boys getting off to a very strong start, only to be clawed back by the hosts in the second half.
The U15 division 1 team were supposed to play an away fixture against Gaultier but the match took place in the Burgery as the Gaultier pitch was unplayable.  A strong start saw Ballinacourty take an early lead due to some very well taken points but a couple of quick goals for the visitors brought them back into the game.  In the end Gaultier took the victory but our boys will build on this through the season and will no doubt be in the mix in the knockout stages.
Our regular Sunday night Bingo continues every week in the CBS Hall. Eyes down at 8.00pm.
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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