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Date: April 1, 2024



Western Board Meeting

Western Board Vice Chairman Neil Moore of the Abbeyside/ Ballinacourty club presided at the Championship Format and Draws meeting in Lawlors Hotel last Monday night. Delegates voted in favour of no team being out of contention after the Group games in some championships especially where there are Groups of four teams as they feared their championship year after just three games could be done and dusted early on.

The Board’s Blue Ribbon championship, the intermediate hurling is comprised of two groups of four with Ballysaggart, Ardmore, Cappoquin and Clashmore in Group 1 and Modeligo, Shamrocks, Stradbally and Brickeys in Group 2 . The first round games in April will be as follows :

Group 1 : Ballysaggart v Ardmore. Cappoquin v Clashmore/ Kinsalebeg.

Group 2 : Modeligo v Shamrocks. Stradbally v Brickeys.

The first round games in the other championships are as below :

Intermediate Football : Modeligo v Emmetts.Geraldines v Sliabh gCua. Ballinameela v Ballinacourty.

Junior ‘A’ Football : Shamrocks v Sean Phobail. Kilgobinet v Affane.

Under 21 ‘B’Football : Preliminary Round : Clashmore/ Kinsalebeg v Ardmore. Stradbally v Affane. There is no losers’ Group.

Quarter Finals : Cois Bhride v Stradbally or Affane. Clashmore/ Kinsalebeg or Ardmore v Brickeys. An Ghaeltacht v Kilrossanty. Dungarvan v St. Olivers.

Junior ‘A’ Hurling : Kilrossanty v Tourin. Colligan v Ballinameela. Geraldines v St. Marys.

Junior ‘B’ Hurling : Dungarvan v Lismore. Fourmilewater v Tallow. Ballyduff –Bye.

Junior ‘C’ Hurling : Ballysaggart v An Rinn. Kilgobinet v Cappoquin. Abbeyside v Clashmore/ Kinsalebeg. Shamrocks v Brickeys. Melleray v Modeligo.

Under 21 Hurling. It was decided not to draw these ‘A’ and ‘B’ championships until later at the request of the Board.



      Abbeyside/Ballinacourty Proposal for Waterford Championships Get the Green Light.

The big news coming out of last Monday night’s three hour County Board meeting at  Lawlors Hotel was that there will be a new format in both codes in the senior championships in 2018 following the success of an Abbeyside /Ballinacourty proposal that was very well received by the vast majority of the clubs.

Gone are the two groups of six and the football championship system of 2017 and in their place comes three Groups of four for hurling and football. Introduction of proposal :  By reducing both Championships to groups of 4 it will make it easier on the board to: 1. Get the Championships finished in time for Munster Club. 2. Give dual clubs (Not just dual Senior Clubs) adequate time to prepare for Championship matches. 3. Allow time for under 21 Championships to be played without dragging the playing season into December or indeed the following year. This is important so as to allow players have some time off before returning to training in January which most clubs will now do due to Club Championship commencing in early April.

Group Structure (Football)

Championship to be made up of 3 groups of 4 teams. Groupings to be made up on the following criteria.  Group 1: Stradbally (County Champions). Group 2: The Nire (Runners Up). Group 3: AnRinn and Kilrossanty (Beaten Semi Finalists).

The following four teams would then be placed in a pot, Ardmore, Ballinacourty, Clashmore and Rathgormack. The first drawn team assigned to group 1, second drawn team to group 2. The remaining two teams would then be assigned to one of the three groups by a draw. After this stage two groups will have 3 teams and one group will have 2 teams. The remaining four teams will then be assigned to a group by draw, with the first team joining whichever group has only two teams in it.

Knockout Stages

Top team in each group goes straight to quarter final joined by the best placed 2nd placed team. Best 2nd placed team decided on following criteria: 1. Total points won in the group. 2. Best scoring difference. 3.Total score for. 4.Total goals scored.Where teams are still level a draw would take place. No play offs to be used.

The remaining eight teams would then be broken into two pots. Pot A to consist of remaining 2nd placed teams plus the two best 3rd placed teams. Best 3rd placed teams to be decided on the same criteria as outlined above. Pot B to consist of the remaining 4 teams.

A draw will take place to give four matches with no repeat of group matches allowed. The four winners will advance to quarter finals to play the four teams already qualified in a seeded draw. The four losers to play relegation play off.

Delivered to the meeting by Abbeyside/ Ballinacourty secretary,Tomas O Cadhla, the proposal quickly found favour with the delegates  and when Rathgormack, Stradbally and the CCCC withdrew their proposals, the new championship structures were soon a reality for 2018.



Group 1 : 1. Stradbally. 2. Ardmore. 3. Dungarvan. 4. Portlaw.

Group 2 : 1. Nire. 2. Clashmore/ Kinsalebeg. 3.Ballinacourty. 4. Brickeys.

Group 3 : 1. An Rinn. 2. Kilrossanty. 3. Rathgormack. 4. Gaultier.

Games :

Round 1 : Stradbally v Ardmore. Dungarvan v Portlaw. 3. Nire v Clashmore/ Kinsalebeg. Ballinacourty v Brickeys. An Rinn v Kilrossanty. Rathgormack v Gaultier.

Round 2 : Stradbally v Portlaw. Ardmore v Dungarvan. Nire v Brickeys. Clashmore/ Kinsalebeg v Ballinacourty. An Rinn v Gaultier. Kilrossanty v Rathgormack.

Round 3 : Stradbally v Dungarvan. Ardmore v Portlaw. Nire v Ballinacourty. Clashmore/ Kinsalebeg v Brickeys. An Rinn v Rathgormack. Kilrossanty v Gaultier.  


                                              Opposition to Hurling Proposal

The same type structure for the senior hurling championship went to a vote before it was accepted. The Tallow club wanted to retain the tried and tested two Groups of six teams but with the majority of County Board and Western Board officers backing the Abbeyside proposal, the Tallow proposal was beaten by 29 votes to 13, the clubs themselves being divided fairly evenly in their views.



Group 1. : 1. Ballygunner. 2. Abbeyside.3. Ballyduff Upper. 4. An Rinn.

Group 2 : 1. De La Salle. 2. Fourmilewater. 3. Dungarvan. 4.Tallow.

Group3 : 1.Pasage. 2. Lismore. 3. Mt. Sion. 4. Roanmore.


Games :

Round 1. Ballygunner v Abbeyside.Ballyduff v An Rinn. DLS v Fourmilewater. Dungarvan v Tallow.Lismore v Passage. Mt. Sion v Roanmore.

Round 2 : Ballygunner v An Rinn. Abbeyside v Ballyduff. DLS v Tallow. Fourmilewater v Dungarvan.  Lismore v Roanmore. Passage v Mt. Sion.

Round 3 : Ballygunner v Ballyduff. Abbeyside v An Rinn. DLS V Dungarvan. Fourmilewater v Tallow. Lismore v Mt. Sion. Passage v Roanmore.

 Both championships will start in April.

                                                COUNTY BOARD SNIPPETS

  • The under 21 football championship will be played on an all County basis and the hurling will be organised by the Divisional Boards.
  • The proposed Groups for the Minor football championships will be reviewed by the CCCC following requests by a number of clubs to be graded in different divisions. The championships are scheduled to start on the weekend of March 4th.

  • The Munster Convention will be held in Lawlors Hotel this Saturday January 27th.

  • It was announced that the Strictly Come Dancing Fundraiser at the end of 2017 raised £71,858.

  •  The Munster Minor Hurling Championship will be played on a Round Robin system with our first game against Clare on April 11th in Pairc Ui Rinn. The Minor football championship will remain the same as last year.

  •  Board Officers have met with Munster and Central Councils re plans and financing for the development of Walsh Park for a 17/18,000 capacity venue.

  • A number of clubs voiced opposition to the deal with Sky television for 2018 because many GAA people haven’t this channel.

Club notes 23th jan

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 through its (Games Promotions Officer)All the Coaches and Kids have been very busy with the past few weeks with training and games. U13/14 now train in the Sports Centre on Monday at 7pm to 8pm. Our u14s started training back in Clogherane last Sunday in what could only be called unhealthy conditions, hopefully success will follow for all the hard work done by their coach Chris Mc Govern.

Everyone who wants to play for the club has to be a member, membership is now been taken by Mary and Eileen, the closing date for Registration is 31st of March. Membership for an Adult player is 50 Euro, Minor 30 Euro, Juvenile 20 Euro for the first child, 15 euro for the second child, and 10 Euro for the 3rd. An adult is 20E and a couple is 30E.

The club is actively seeking Managers for the Minor and u21 teams for 2018.Anyone interested in these positions should contact the club Secretary Tony Ryan

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.

1. What team are Mc Grath Cup Champions for 2018. CORK
2.Where was the final of the Munster Senior Hurling League played. LIMERICK
3.Who refereed the Walsh Cup Semi-Final between Kilkenny and Offaly. GEAROID MC GRATH
4. What county is the above Referee from. DUBLIN
5. Who is the Cork Senior Football Captain for 2018. JAMIE O SULLIVAN.

1.Can you name the Clubs Magnificent Seven who were the first club members to win an All Ireland Minor Medal in 1929.
2. Also in 1929 how many players did the club have in the Munster Junior football Final
3.Why was 1987 a historic year for the club.
4.Name the GAA President who came to open the Club Grounds in 1994
5. When the Club won a Western Intermediate Hurling in 2007 who trained the team.



2017 County Under 21 Football Semi Final

JJ Kavanagh County 2017 Under 21 Football Semi Final

Gaultier Ease into County Final

Gaultier 3-16 Dungarvan 0-3

Reigning County champions Gaultier scored a comprehensive win over Dungarvan in the semi final of the 2017 under football championship at Rathgormack last Sunday morning. Dungarvan fared well initially and they trailed by just 0-5 to 0-2 when they lost two key players to injury, John Devine with a broken collar bone and Peter Queally who was accidentally struck unconscious by the referee.

It was always going to be one way traffic after these setbacks for an already depleted Blues outfit heading into the game and Gaultier enjoyed a 0-8 to 0-2 advantage at the break. The winners led from the outset with Dean Kearns and Craig Browne, 0-2(1f) opening the scoring before Dungarvan’s best player Joe Allen kicked two fine pointed frees in return. Wind assisted Gaultier added on a further 0-5 by half time via Dean Kearns, 0-3, Craig Brown (f) and centre back Steven Lynch.

The game was put to bed in the 36th minute when David Cullinane was first to react to Callum O Neill’s blistering shot back off the crossbar to claim his side’s first goal. The second arrived midway through the half and another at the death, both by Craig Browne, in addition to some well kicked points via David Jones and subs Darragh O Keeffe and Conor Cullinane produced the above one sided scoreline.

Dungarvan produced a spirited performance to the end but they just did not possess a panel to put it up to a club with such an array of players as Gaultier.

Gaultier will now meet the winners of the Nire v Ballinacourty semi final at a Western venue in the 2017 County final.

Gaultier’s Top Three : Craig Browne, Dean Kearns, Stephen Lynch.

Dungarvan’s Top Three : Joe Allen, Mick Devine, John Curran.

Observer’s Man of the Match : Craig Browne.

Number of Scorers : Gaultier : 7. Dungarvan : 1.

Scores From Play : Gaultier : 3-11. Dungarvan : 0-0.

Frees For : Gaultier : 16. Dungarvan : 27.

Wides : Gaultier : 7. Dungarvan : 6.

Score of the Match : Gaultier’s 36th minute goal engineered by Callum O Neill and executed by David Cullinane.

Scorers :

Gaultier : Craig Browne 2-6(4f), Dean Kearns 0-4, David Cullinane 1-0, Darragh O Keeffe 0-2(1f), Stephen Lynch, David Jones and Conor Cullinane 0-1 each.

Dungarvan : Joe Allen 0-3f.

Teams :

Gaultier : Patrick Lambe; Nick Ryan, Dale Cullinane, Jamie Burke; Darragh Lynch, Stephen Lynch, Sean Kelly; Gary Cullinane, David Dawson; Dean Kearns, Craig Browne, Cathal Ryan; Callum O Neill, David Cullinane, David Jones. Subs : Darragh O Keeffe, Conor Cullinane, Jack O Sullivan, Darragh Lynch, Killian Jones, Sean Hogan.

Dungarvan : John Havens; Kealan Daly, Peter Queally, Jack Lacey; John Curran, Aaron Donnolly, John Devine; Joe Allen, Mick Devine; Mark Boland, Patrick Curran, Joe Duggan; Luke O Callaghan, Brendan Cullinane, James Kiely. Subs : Stephen Donovan, Conor Sheehan, Conor Duggan.

Referee : Tom Dee (John Mitchels).

Cultural Award Winner

Congratulations to our club President Paddy Fitzgerald who received the  County Board Cultural Award for 2017 at the Awards night in Lawlors Hotel last Friday evening for his dedicated work for the promotion of Scor for many years.

Under 21 ‘A’ Football Semi Final This Sunday

Cluiche Leath-Cheannais Peil Fé 21 2017:

Gaill Tír v Dún Garbhán
Ionad: tbc
Dáta: Sunday January 14th 2018
Am: 12 noon
Réiteoir: tbc

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