CLUB NOTES - Kindly sponsored by Cappoquin Logistics and Document Storage
PRO: Pat Kiely
FIXTURE Cluiche Cheannais Iomaint U21A Dun Garbhan v Dun na Mainistreach Data:25th November 2017 Ionad:Fraher field AM:7.00pm Reiteoir:TBC
ACADEMY Dungarvan GAA Club training Academy for boys and girls aged 5/12 years - Football, Hurling Monday Evenings - time 5-6 pm for 8,9 and 10s and 6-7pm for 10,11 and 12 year old in the Sport Centre.The small people will be on Friday at 5-6 pm. Parents and guardians of the children are fundamental to the successful running of the Academy. Each year we invite parents to volunteer to become coaches/helpers in the Academy.No previous experience is required as the club provides resources, training courses and support. All the Coaches and Kids have been very busy with the past few weeks with training and games.
LOTTO The club Lotto can now be bought online and also at the following outlets, The Country Store, Hallahans Chemists, Paddy Foley's Bar, Queallys Bar, John Walsh's Spar, Johnny Lynch's Fruit and Veg and Graham Nagles Golf Shop. This weeks LOTTO NUMBERS are 10,11,15 and 26. NO WINNER. Next weeks JACKPOT is €6900. NO winner of Match 3. Next weeks prize is €200
FIRST AID The club is actively looking for volunteers to take first aid courses for 2018, this is a vital roll for all our teams with an emphasis on the juvenile section of our club.
ST STEPHEN'S DAY RUN The club are happy to announce that the Charity for this event is the West Waterford Hospice.
FIELD The field is now closed for all training sessions.
BIG SHOPPING BONANZA Our raffle tickets are proving to be the hottest tickets in town these past few weeks and we thank our heroic footballers for raising the profile of the club which has really contributed to the goodwill we are seeing on the doorsteps.
First prize of €5000 worth of shopping in Garveys is proving very popular for just €5 per ticket but we need to sell as many as possible as this is a much needed fundraiser for the club.
Tickets are available from all committee members and we encourage all members to promote and publicise this amazing opportunity to have your grocery bill covered for a year
DRAW WILL TAKE PLACE ON SATURDAY 16TH DECEMBER.
AGM The clubs AGM will take place on Friday 12th of January, any nominations or motions should be sent to the Clubs Secretary Tony Ryan.
NEW CLUB HATS We now have Club Bobble hats available for sale for €15, Contact Mary Fitzgerald at 0872918505 or Eleanor O Dwyer at 0877857814.
QUIZ ANSWERS 1.What Wicklow Club Team beat St Vincent's of Dublin in the Leinster Club Q/F. RATHNEW 2. What 2 club Teams will play in the Connaucht Football Final. COROFIN AND CASTLEBAR 3. What Kildare Club beat Portlaoise at the Weekend. MOOREFIELD 4. Who are the Meath S/F Champions for 2017. SIMONSTOWN GAELS 5. What County would you find The Starlight's Club. WEXFORD
QUIZ 1.Who is the Captain of the Limerick club team Na Piarsaigh 2.Who refereed the Munster hurling Club Final. 3.What County is the above Referee from. 4.What did Pauric Mahoney score in the Munster Club Final. 5. What team will Cuala play in the Leinster Club Hurling Final. ... See MoreSee Less
Dungarvan GAA launches its club history in early December, tracing the 132 year journey from its birth in 1885 to the present day. Containing two hundred pages of text and over one hundred photographs, the book named ''Ag Feachaint Siar'' will be on sale for the Christmas market and this week we look back on some of the events of the club centenary back in 1985.
CLUB CENTENARY CELEBRATED IN 1985
Founded on June 1st 1885, the club celebrated its 100th birthday on the 1st of June 1985 with fitting celebrations in the town which brought together past and present members and players . A special centenary committee was formed to organise this milestone in our club history under the chairmanship of Paddy Fitzgerald and which included Brighdin Ni Criostoir, Maura Curran, Mary Fitzgerald, Billy Kelly, Edmond Wade and Johnny Murphy.
The day’s celebrations started with a parade around the town headed by the Brass and Reed and Pipe Bands and which included twenty primary schools from all over the county who later participated in three hurling and two football tournaments at venues such as the CBS field, the Gaelic Field and the Presentation convent field. A concelebrated mass was said in the CBS field and some of the participating clergy were former club players and members .
Following the juvenile tournaments and an adult hurling game between our county junior champions of 1975 and our then present hurling outfit, the Dungarvan UDC honoured the club with a Civic Reception to mark our one hundredth birthday. Chairman of the Urban Council, Billy Kyne, son of our former club secretary Tom Kyne, presented us with the ‘’Dungarvan UDC Centenary Trophy.’’ The day’s activities ended with an Irish night in the Ormonde Hotel in O Connell St.
Later in the year, the club held a centenary banquet in Lawlors Hotel and in front of an attendance of 250 people framed scrolls were presented to surviving club members who won All Ireland championship honours with the county.
A committee was selected to name our hurling and football teams of the century and all club members were invited to submit their own list of players for consideration. Our teams of the century were decided as follows :
CLUB HURLING TEAM OF THE CENTURY
Tom Cunningham Jimmy Waters Simon Whelan
Jimmy Mountain Mickey Landers Jackie Goode
Tom Greaney Christy Moylan
Willie Barron Dec Goode Tommy Fitzgerald
Johnny Murphy Tom Curran John Kiely
CLUB FOOTBALL TEAM OF THE CENTURY
Paddy McGrath Jackie O Donnell Tom McHugh
Willie Barron Tom Cunningham Terry Donnolly
Billy McGrath Christy Moylan
Tom Curran Tom Greaney Paul Lannon
Mickey Tobin Murray Mahony Jackie Goode.
FOOTBALL DOUBLE COUNTY TITLES
FOOTBALLERS RETURN TO SENIOR GRADE FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 1967
Present day players celebrated our club centenary in 1985 by winning the county Intermediate and under 21 football titles. Our intermediates played their best football at the latter stages in both the western and county finals. Prior to this, we were beaten in the first round by Affane on a score of 2-6 to 1-7 and followed up with wins over An Rinn by 0-16 to 2-4, Shamrocks by 3-5 to 2-6, An Rinn again by 1-8 to 0-6 and Sliabh gCua by 1-6 to 0-8. In the Shamrocks game we trailed by 2-4 to 0-2 at half time and in the Sliabh gCua match a 55th minute goal by centre back David Burke got us over the finishing line and in to the divisional final.
We beat Ballyduff in the western final by 4-9 to 2-4, playing a brand of exciting football that was to be the hallmark of this group of players’ style of football for the next eight years. After losing our intermediate hurling title to Colligan and losing our two minor titles, this was a welcome boost and it set us up for a successful conclusion to 1985.
Derek Lyons was our top scorer in the western final with a tally of 2-2 and Pepe Ferncombe kicked a total of 1-3. The team were clear winners of the county final over city side Killure at the Fraher Field on a score of 1-16 to 1-4. Jimo Meehan scored an important early goal, Pepe Ferncombe showed his potential as a quality free taker with 0-5 and Eddie Meegan scored four superb points from play. The team captain Tom Halpin was dominating in midfield until he had to retire injured during the first half. This victory returned us to the senior grade for the first time since 1967 and it was the beginning of a very fruitful period in the big ball game for the club.
1985 County Intermediate Football Champions:
Pat Flynn; Chris Meehan, David Power, Martin Sheehan; Martin Houlihan, David Burke, Tomas Curran; Joe Duggan, Tony Hamilton; Eddie Meegan, Dermot O Callaghan, Peter Queally; Pepe Ferncombe, Derek Lyons, Jimo Meehan. Subs : Tony Hamilton, Liam Crotty, Ray Dwyer.
.....TONY HAMILTON HITS HAT TRICK IN FIRST COUNTY UNDER 21 FOOTBALL TITLE WIN.....
In 1984 we were beaten by Roanmore in the under 21 county football final but this year we finished our centenary celebrations in December with our first county title win in this grade. We started the championship with a 1-12 to 0-6 win against Ballinacourty and followed up with a 1-21 to 1-2 victory against Lismore/ Ballysaggart. The western final win was hard earned with Nire challenging us all the way before we scored three late points to win on a score of 1-8 to 0-5. The county final was a personal triumph for Tony Hamilton who raised three green flags, a remarkable achievement , with Pepe Ferncombe and sub Michael Butler grabbing the other two goals in a 5-5 to 0-5 win over Portlaw in Cappoquin.
This win ensured that the club had won every title in both codes from under 14 up to senior apart from the under 21 hurling title with a time frame of another two years realistically available to complete the full set of titles.
1985 County Under 21 Football Champions:
Michael Dwyer; Chris Meehan, David Power, Ger Moran; Martin Houlihan, David Burke, Tomas Curran; Peter Queally, Ray Dwyer; Liam Crotty, Dermot O Callagahan, Tony Hamilton; Pepe Ferncombe, Derek Lyons, Fergal O Donnell. Subs : John Fitzgerald, Michael Butler.
Hurlers Relinquish Intermediate Title
We lost our western Intermediate hurling title, won against Abbeyside in 1984 when Colligan edged us out on a 2-11 to 1-12 scoreline at the Gaelic Field. However, it wasn’t a case of a close battle throughout as the winners led by 1-10 to 0-4 while in the last quarter we had enough chances to win back to back titles.
1985 Western Hurling Championship Final Team :
Pepe Ferncombe; John Fitzgerald, Pa Meehan, David Burke; Chris Meehan, Martin Sheehan, Michael Butler; Martin Houlihan, Tomas Curran; Jimo Meehan, Martin Sandford, Dermot O Callaghan; David Power, Peter Queally, Noel Wade. Subs : Fergal O Donnell, Joe Duggan, Tony Hamilton ... See MoreSee Less
Dungarvan GAA Club was affiliated to the Gaelic Athletic Association on June the 1st 1885 - the first club in Waterford to do so. Through thick and thin, good times and bad, we have stayed the pace, and to-day we are the oldest - and I dare say the best - club in the county. We stand uniquely alone as the only club in the Decies to have won county championships in every grade from Under 12 up to senior in both codes.