National Hurling League Champions
Pride of place this week goes to the Waterford Senior Hurlers who scored a magnificent victory over Cork last Saturday evening in the Division 1 hurling league final. It was a particularly proud evening for our own club as we had 3 players, Conor Prunty, Neil Montgomery & Michael Kiely on the starting 15. And of course, Conor had the great honour of lifting the trophy. The win in fact doubles the amount of league medals to be won by club players, with the lads joining Austin Flynn & John McGrath 1963 plus Richie Foley 2007.
All eyes now are on the clash with Tipperary on Easter Sunday in the Munster Championship. Hopefully we can see the momentum built up over the league campaign maintained.
Munster Championship Tickets
Any club member interested in tickets for the aforementioned game please have your name with secretary Jonathan O’Donovan by 6pm Sunday.
Our weekly lotto takes place on Monday night next. Next week's Jackpot will be €1,700. Tickets can be purchased from club sellers and by clicking on the following link - https://abbeycourtygaa.clubzap.com/categories/lotto/products
The football league continued last weekend with the Seniors a good victory against Gaultier last Friday evening in the club grounds on a score line 1-12 to 1-07. The Intermediates were in action also and defeated Colligan on Saturday 2-10 to 0-10.
This week the hurling kicks off with fixtures as follows –
County Hurling League Division 2 Round 1
Abbeyside A v Dunhill – Abbeyside, Thursday, 7th April, 7:30pm
County Hurling League Division 7 Round 1
Abbeyside B v Clonea B – Abbeyside, Saturday, 9th April, 3:00pm
Our under 10s are back in full swing with training on Saturdays 10-11.20 and Tuesdays 6.30 to 7.30. The focus at the moment is on football and movement but over the coming weeks, we will be mixing it up with some hurling too. The next few weeks will be busy for the lads as they will be playing in the all-county under 10 football league with 10 other teams from across Waterford. Make sure to come along and give the lads some support. The under 10s and the coaches are delighted to congratulate Conor Prunty, Neil Montgomery, Michael Kiely, and the rest of the Waterford team on their League Final last Saturday - It is great to have such ambassadors for the young players to look up to!
Under 11 Football
Our under 11 boys got their first taste of competitive football on Sunday morning as they made the short trip across the bridge to take on Dungarvan in the Town and Country league. They played some great football and recorded a great win. Well done boys! The other half of our under 11 panel play on Tuesday evening against the Nire. Best of luck lads!
Juvenile Football Championship
It was a busy week for our U13 & U15 footballers as we had four teams in action.
On Monday evening (28th March) our U15 Div1 team had a good win against St Olivers out in Ballinameela while the Div 4 lost unluckily lost out to Affane after leading at half time.
Monday evening (4th April) sees our Div 4 team host Stradbally while the Div 1 boys are away to Rathgormack. Both matches throw in at 6:15PM.
On Wednesday (30th March) our two U13 teams were in action, playing in bitterly cold and windy conditions. The Div 1 boys played Naomh Brid in Modeligo while the Div 4 boys hosted Clashmore/Kinsalebeg and both of our U13 teams recorded convincing victories.
Well done to all the players and mentors involved because it takes a lot of effort and commitment to line out two championship teams in each age group but it's worth it to see so many boys having the opportunity to wear the jersey and play competitive games.
Sunday Night Bingo continues every Sunday at 8pm.
With the new season rapidly approaching, we would like to emphasis the importance of getting your membership paid as soon as possible. If you have not already done so, please contact our membership officer Kevin Tobin on 087 9954448 to arrange payment. From a playing perspective it is compulsory that you are a member as it ensures you are included in the insurance scheme. Rates for this year are Adult €150 / Student €75, Married Couple (non-playing) €70, Single (non-playing) €50 and OAP €40. Of course, members of our 300 Club are fully covered.
On behalf of all in the club we offer our condolences to the Brennan family Pinewood on the death of Noel.
Noel was a member of the Abbeyside Ballad Group who claimed the Scor All Ireland title in 1981.
Also to Margaret Hogan Ballinacourty on the death of her brother Terry Bowe .
Our thoughts are with both families at this difficult time.