Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Club Notes - 5th June

Club Lotto
Our weekly lotto takes place on Tuesday night next.  Next week's Jackpot will be €13,000. Tickets can be purchased from club sellers and by clicking on the following link -

Or alternatively scan the QR code below.

Our regular Sunday night Bingo continues every week in the CBS Hall. Eyes down at 8.00pm.
County Hurling League Division 1 Round 5
Abbeyside A v Roanmore A – Roanmore, Friday, 7th June, 7:30pm
County Hurling League Division 7 Round 5
Abbeyside B v Ardmore – Abbeyside, Sunday, 9th June, 12:00 noon
Academy Update
We're entering the busiest time of the year for our games and every Saturday morning at our club grounds there's always a huge amount of fun, enjoyment and development happening.  From our coaches in the astroturf with the youngest hurlers and footballers, through to the U10's there's always a real buzz amongst the boys as their kicking, pucking, running, jumping, falling and crawling.  It's a really enjoyable experience for any young boy between the age of 5 and 10 so contact us through our social media if you have any questions.
U10 Football
Our U10's travelled to Ballymacarbry to play a football blitz in the famed Mill Field against the Nire and Rathgormack.  It was lovely to see the spirit in which the boys played the game with enthusiastic parents and family cheering from the side line.  Some lovely team work is beginning to emerge and the boys are really enjoying the experience.  It's nice to see them working for each other and encouraging each other.
The U11 boys have had a very enjoyable few months so far this season.  The Deise Óg format means that they alternate between hurling and football every two weeks.  There are plenty of games for all the boys and this Monday (3rd June) they take on Cois Bhríd and Kilrossanty.
Our under 12's continued their run of games last week traveling down to Roanmore.  Both teams put on a tough but fair game for the spectators with some great scores coming from both sides.  Well done lads!
U12s v Roanmore

The Village Poc Fada
On the bank holiday Monday morning a serious crowd of young Village hurlers descended on Abbeyside beach for the 2024 Village Poc Fada.  The lead up to this event has seen lots of young lads finding any available space on their local green or back garden to get some vital practice with their hurleys.  51 boys from our U10 and U11 panels were put into teams of three and took on the 2KM long course.  They started underneath the abbey and struck for the Cove where they had to turn to make the return trip.  Everyone remarked on the quality of the ball-striking and the adults that were keeping the score had their work cut out to keep up with the pace!  It was a really enjoyable event for the boys and thanks to the parents for turning out in numbers to support also.  We're so lucky to have a natural resource like Abbeyside beach in the heart of our village and it's great that our young village hurlers can make the most of it!  The event was topped off with goody bags kindly sponsored by Brian Enright.
Finally, well done to all the boys for helping to pick up after ourselves and to leave the beach as we found it.

Poc Fada at Abbeyside Beach

U13 Football Trials
Now that the U13 football championship has finished, Deise Óg are conducting trials to select the U14 football development squad for 2025.  Week two of the trials was on Sunday (2nd June) in the really well turned out Kilrossanty GAA grounds in Leamybrien.  We were well represented on the day with 12 Ballinacourty boys pitching their skills against others from across the county.  We also had a number of volunteers from the club helping to run this event and they should be credited because without the volunteers the boys won't have a chance to take part in events like this.
U14 Hurling
Monday (3rd June) sees Mount Sion come to the Burgery to play what is the quarter final of the U14 division 1 hurling championship.  We'll expect a stiff challenge from the Monastery Men especially as our boy have only recently switched from playing football.  Good luck lads!
Féile U15 Hurling
Our U15 hurlers qualified for the county feile semi final on Monday of last week. They played Lismore, Fourmilewater and Clan na Geal in the qualifier and with all three teams finishing level on points our boys qualified for the semi final on points difference.  In that semi final they played Ballygunner but unfortunately lost by three points.  Ballygunner went on to win outright, and will now represent Waterford in the national Féile competition and we wish them good luck.
Camogie News
Junior Girls 5k Run
The sun shone down on Sunday morning for the Junior girls 5k greenway run, funds from which will go to the Junior team and Feileachain in honour of our No 1 Shauna McGrath.  It was a beautiful morning enjoyed by all.  Well done to everyone and a big THANK YOU to all that donated!

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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