Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Club Notes - 1st May

Club Lotto
Our weekly lotto takes place on Tuesday night next.  Next week's Jackpot will be €12,500. Tickets can be purchased from club sellers and by clicking on the following link -

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County Leagues
County Football League Division 1 Round 4
Ballinacourty A 2-8 Gaultier A 1-14 – Gaultier, Friday, 26th April
County Minor Hurling League Group B Round 2
Abbeyside 3-18 Brickey Rangers 1-10 – Abbeyside, Tuesday, 23rd April
County Hurling League Division 1 Round 2
Abbeyside A v De La Salle A – Abbeyside, Thursday, 2nd May, 8:00pm

Our academy is for boys aged between five and ten years old and runs every Saturday morning from 10am. Our enthusiastic coaches are always on hand to make sure that any newcomers receive a warm welcome and lots of fun. The field was a little quieter on Saturday, due mainly to boys playing matches. The U8's were on the road to play an enjoyable blitz in Cappoquin and the U10's welcomed Naomh Brid to the Burgery on Saturday afternoon.

The U11’s had a busy week starting off on Monday evening with the boys first hurling fixture of the year. this was a Deise Óg Blitz, one team travelled to Lismore taking on the challenge of Lismore and Stradbally and the other team playing at home against Cois Bride and St Olivers. They followed this up on Friday when they welcomed Killeagh U11s for a home fixture and having had a game under their belt you could already see the progress made. The conditions were great, and all the boys contributed, the games were extremely competitive which is sure to stand them in good stead as the season progresses. Special mention to young whistler Cathal McGrath who refereed two of the games on Friday night and was exemplary in the way he dealt with the children and managed the games.

U11 Hurlers

Young Whistler
Well done to Cathal McGrath who refereed his first matches since completing a refereeing course as part of the transition year programme. He was busy over the weekend, officiating for the U11's on Friday and the U10's on Saturday. Well done Cathal!
U13 Division 1 Football – Round 4
Well done to our boys who drew against Gaultier on Wednesday (24th April) evening on a score line of 2-9 to 2-9. Playing against the breeze in the first half, Ballinacourty got off to a great start and played a lovely brand of football. We had 4 different players that scored and seemed to be in the driving seat. However, Gaultier with less time on the ball, were clinical in front of goal and did not miss their opportunities. At half time, Ballinacourty were down by 2 points on a scoreline of 1-5 to 2-3. In the second half Ballinacourty started strong and kicked over 3 lovely points. Gaultier stayed in touch with 3 frees. As the game played out it was very close and could have gone anyway. Well done to Gary Kiely for his great block down to deny Gaultier from scoring in the last play of the game.
We await the results of Stradbally vs Rathgormack to see if we progress to the county semi final.
It was a very busy week for the U15 boys. On Monday (22nd April) the division 1 boys hosted St. Olivers and put in a very good performance to win with a scoreline of 2-14 to 2-4. Unfortunately, our full forward Alfie Wyse suffered a broken finger and will be out of action for a few weeks. We wish him a speedy recovery.
On the same evening, our U15 division 4 boys travelled to play Portlaw. They got off to an excellent start knocking over 1-04 in the first 10 minutes. Portlaw came back into the game with a couple of goals of their own and it was nip and tuck for the remainder of the match. The work rate and spirit of the Ballinacourty boys was admirable and it was this work rate, along with some lovely football, that resulted in the boys claiming a two point victory with a scoreline of 3-12 to 5-04.
The next round of the U15 championship is on 1st May when the division 1 boys travel to play Stradbally while the division 4 panel host St. Pats. Best of luck boys!
Féile 2024
On Sunday we had 25 U15's in Stradbally to take part in the Féile 2024 qualifiers. A win over Stradbally and a narrow defeat to Gaultier meant that we didn't qualify, with Gaultier going on to represent Waterford in the national competition.
Camogie News
U8 and 10 Blitz Monday May 6th
Abbeyside will host their first U8 and U10 blitz of the year this Monday 6th May from 2-4pm welcoming Lismore, Portlaw, Roanmore and Modeligo. The blitzes are always a great day out, and gives the girls a chance to put into action all of the great skills theyve been learning over the past few weeks, enjoy everyone!
U16 First Championship Game Win against Ballyduff
It was another win for our U16 girls, who overcame the challenge of Ballyduff this time. A great first half and challenging second where plenty of defending had to be done, well done girls! This group won’t have another championship game until July, however training will continue.

Junior Championship Win!
Our junior girls were also in action this weekend, with another win against Butlerstown, well done girls! Super effort! Next game against Clonea Power Friday 3rd May, time, and venue to be confirmed, watch social media for updates! Wishing the girls the very best of luck!

Junior Camogie v Butlerstown

U14 Waterford County Development Squad
Well done to Amy, Laura, Mairi, Shannon, Sophie and Clodagh who represented Abbeyside camogie club, playing on the county development squad. The girls played Wexford at the weekend - well done girls and keep up the great work!
Senior Waterford County Squad
Well done to Dearbhla and Sarah, our club members who continue to work hard at county level, and had a win against Limerick at the weekend.
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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