Monday, September 16, 2019

ABP sponsored Ferrybank GAA Weekly Notes

UNDER 13 HURLING:

Our U13 hurlers qualified for the semi-final of the Bord na nÓg Division 1 with a thrilling two point win over a gallant Ballyduff Upper side last Sunday morning on a score-line of 3-11 to 2-12. A last gasp Conor Haley goal proved the difference, and therefore set up a semi-final clash against Ballygunner.

Ferrybank got off to a great start with a goal inside the opening minute with Caolan MacCathmhaoil reacting first to a loose ball, and putting it into the net. Ballyduff Upper response was swift, and minutes later, a '21 yard free was drilled to the net to level it up. Two further points had Ballyduff in the lead, but good scores from Conor Daly and Adam Aspel, once again had it level. With both defences holding firm, and not giving anything away, Ballyduff edged clear with points, but points from Caolan and Conor Daly ensured Ferrybank only trailed by one at the break 1-05 to 1-04.

Ferrybank started the second-half brighter and three quick points from Conor Haley and Conor Daly put Ferrybank ahead. Crucially, Ballyduff kept responding and replied with a goal, and two further points had them leading. With the game in the balance, Ferrybank kept close on Ballyduff’s tail, with Caolan and Conor Haley pointing to leave the minimum between them.

Entering the final ten minutes, with Ballyduff two points clear, the excellent Adam Aspel scored a rocket of a goal to give Ferrybank the lead, but, once again, Ballyduff refused to give in, and scored two quick points to regain the lead. Another great point from Adam had it level, and in the final minute, Ballyduff regained the lead, and it looked as if they would progress to the semis, but with one last chance, Conor Haley cut inside his man, and planted the sliothar to the net from an acute angle to give the team a great win.

No doubt, this was tough on Ballyduff, as they gave it everything, but fair play to Ferrybank, as they kept battling all the way and got their reward.

PANEL; Kyle Daly, Sean Akewami, Paddy Mackey, Harry Flanagan, Conor Daly (0-03), Adam Aspel (1-03), Michael McLaurence, Loughlan Flanagan, Finn McGarrity, Aaron Meaney, Jay Bagge, Sean Byrne, Jack Hoban, Caolain MacCathmhaoil (1-02), Conor Haley (1-03), Jacob Richards, Luigi D'ambra, Ryan Hughes.



UNDER 15 HURLING:

The U15 hurlers qualified for the Division 3 final last Thursday night, with a brilliant 6-11 to 1-12 win over Ballyduff Upper in Stradbally. Going into this game, the team were unbeaten, and no doubt for facing a stiff test, but passed with flying colours. Straight from the throw in, Ballyduff Upper bossed the opening exchanges, and put Ferrybank under a lot of pressure, and deservedly lead by four points at the half way stage.

With some stern words by the management team, which suddenly woke up the players, Ferrybank came out a different team, and blitzed Ballyduff Upper with three quick goals from Adam Aspel, Shane Purcell and Ruaidhri McGarrity. With Izaak Richards dominating the midfield, sending in plenty of ball to the forwards, who put them over the bar, Ferrybank were in control, and two further goals sealed the win.

With defenders, Odhran, Paddy, Sean A, Lochlann and Conor D now in control, refusing to give the opponents any chance to score, Ferrybank ran out deserving winners, and therefore qualify for next Saturday’s (September 21st) final against Ardmore in Walsh Park at 10:30am. Another close game will be on the cards, as when these two meet previously, only a point separated the sides, with Ferrybank coming back from a twelve point deficit, to edge a one point win. So all roads lead to Walsh Park next Saturday, and your support will be crucial on the day.

PANEL: Kyle Daly, Paddy Mackey, Sean Akewami, Loughlan Flanagan, Odhran Power, Conor Daly, Adam Aspel, Izaak Richards, Ruaidhri McGarrity, Shane Purcell, Harry Flanagan, Sean Heffernan, Daniel Griffin, Fionn McGarrity, Jay Bagge, Conor Haley, Caolan MacCathmhaoil, Luigi D'ambra, Matti Tomczuk.



MINOR HURLING:

Our Minor hurlers exited the Championship at the quarter-final stage last Sunday morning going down to a superior Brickey Rangers side. Brickeys dominated the game from the start, and built up a healthy half time lead, and there was no way back for the side. The team battled all the way, but it wasn’t to be.



CAMOGIE:

The Intermediate Camogie team went down narrowly to Gaultier B in their latest Championship game last Saturday evening on a score-line of 1-14 to 2-10.

Early points from Niamh Ahearne and Valerie O' Brien had the team settled. Valerie then scored a goal from close range to give Ferrybank the lead. From then on, it was points being traded, with Orla O' Neill and Valerie contributing the next five points between them, to ensure a 1-07 to 0-07 lead.

Gaultier began the second-half with three quick points, and it looked like they would kick on for victory, but Ferrybank got a lifeline, when a Iona Heffernan free went all the way into the net to level it up. Two further points from Valerie put Ferrybank into the lead, but some indiscipline in the Ferrybank defence cost them dearly, when a free in was brought forward, and the Gaultier player drove the ball to the net. Despite this setback, Ferrybank had a number of chances, but a few shots on the goal dropped short. With Niamh reducing the gap to a point, Ferrybank couldn’t grab a late point to get a share of the spoils. This was a tough on the team, and gave it their all on the day, and no doubt will have learned a lot from this game.

PANEL: Amy Boden, Siobhan Heffernan, Alice Hutchison, Aisling Heffernan, Deirdre Heffernan, Helen Connolly, Iona Heffernan (1-00), Orla O' Neill (0-03), Grainne Heffernan, Eimear Larkin, Niamh Ahearne (0-02), Claire Smith Baldwin, Roisin Oates, Chloe Laffen, Valerie O' Brien (1-05).

Monday, September 9, 2019

ABP sponsored Ferrybank GAA Weekly Notes


UNDER 15 HURLING:
Our U15 hurlers are in semi-final action this coming Thursday September 12th when they take on Ballyduff Upper in Stradbally at 7pm.
Having gone through the league stages unbeaten, this will be a stiff test for the team, as only three points separated the sides when they last met, so another close game is on the cards. The team have prepared well for this match, and no doubt your support will be crucial on the night.

UNDER 13 HURLING:
The U13 hurlers are in quarter-final action this coming Sunday September 15th at 11am, with a home game against Ballyduff Upper.
Again, this will be a good test for team, and once again all support will be welcomed on the day.

JUNIOR HURLING:
The Junior hurlers exited the Gerry Kennedy Crash Repairs Eastern Championship last Saturday afternoon when they were defeated by Roanmore at the quarter-final stage on a score line of 3-12 to 1-10.
Going into the game, the team was short a number of key players, and this was evident on the day. Roanmore made the early running, and lead at the half-time break by 1-05 to 0-04, with Cian Martin in the goal pulling off a number of crucial saves in the game. Despite points from Eimhin Burns, James Murphy and Luke Butler keeping Ferrybank in the hunt, Roanmore struck for an early second-half goal to extend the lead and began to pull away. The lads kept going and were rewarded with a goal from Andrew Heffernan, but time ran out on the team.

MINOR HURLING:
The Minor hurlers recorded a thrilling win over a gallant Clashmore/Kinsalebeg in Ferrybank last Sunday morning, winning on a score line of 3-20 to 2-17 after extra-time.
The opening half was keenly contested with Ferrybank holding a narrow 0-09 to 0-08 lead at the break. Despite being down a player in the second-half, Clashmore scored a goal, and looked to have a grip on the game, only for Shane Oates to score a fine goal to bring Ferrybank right back into it. With points being traded by both sides, Ferrybank’s defence was holding firm, and despite trailing by two points entering the closing minutes, Ferrybank rallied and brought the game into extra time, where the momentum has shifted to the home side. From here the lads pulled away to record a fine win. This victory has now put them into the quarter-finals, and it looks like Brickey Rangers will be there opponents.
PANEL: Pawel Tomczuk, Odhran Power, Shane Bagge, Glen Power, Lee Clarke, James O' Meara Fortune, Shane Oates, Oran Hurley, Jordan McEvoy, Charlie McLoughlin, Izaak Richards, John Collins, Reece Phelan, Shane Phelan, Shane Purcell, Daniel Griffin, Matthew Sullivan.

Monday, September 2, 2019

ABP sponsored Ferrybank GAA Weekly Notes


INTERMEDIATE HURLING:
The Intermediate hurlers were narrowly defeated by Ballygunner in the quarter-finals of the Gerry Kennedy Crash Repairs Championship last Sunday in St. Saviours on a score-line of 0-21 to 1-17. This was tough on the team, who made a slow start, but came more into the game; however, time ran out on them on the day.
Ballygunner made the better start, and were quickly two points up, before Cormac O' Driscoll replied with a point. Ballygunner’s movement and passing was causing Ferrybank’s defence a few problems, and Jono Brown in the goal pulled off a fine save from close range in a one on one situation. Three further points from Cormac kept Ferrybank in the game. Again, Jono in the goal pulled off another fine save from close range to deny Ballygunner a certain goal. Slowly Ferrybank came into the game, and quick points from Neil O’ Sullivan, MJ Sutton and Cormac Heffernan got Ferrybank back to three points. Howver, two unanswered points from Ballygunner in injury time had them 0-14 to 0-9 ahead at the break.
Three unanswered points from Mark O’ Brien and Cormac O’ Driscoll had Ferrybank right back in the game early in the second-half, and with Ferrybank beginning to enjoy more possession, quickly drew level when Sam Lawless flicked the ball to the net. With the game there for the taking, John Ahern had his shot blocked by the Ballygunner defence, and crucially, Ferrybank had a couple of bad wides, which could have swung the game in their favour. Whereas Ballygunner kept taking the chances they got, and once again, Jono had to pull off another good save. Points from Sam, Mark and Cormac O’ Driscoll had the teams level going into injury time. However, Ballygunner got a late free to edge them ahead, and despite the efforts of the lads, Ballygunner defence held out for the win.
This was a tough defeat for the lads, who fought hard, and on another day, with a bit of luck, might had come away with the win. Thanks to Pat, Decky and Doxer who left no stone unturned in preparing the team all year, to the backroom team for their help and assistance. Also, thanks to all the supporters who came out on the day as well.
PANEL: Jono Brown, Shane O’ Sullivan, Davy Atkins, Ben Fitzpatrick, Damien Ahern, Mj Sutton (0-01), Ryan Tierney, Neil O’ Sullivan (0-01), Luke Flynn, Cormac Heffernan (0-01), Sam Lawless (1-01), Mark O' Brien (0-04), John Ahern, Oisin MacCathmhaoil, Cormac O' Driscoll (0-09), Eoin O' Neill, Kevin Hurley, Greg Murphy, Tommy Carew, Nicky Ryan, Oisin MacCathmhaoil, Darryl Griffin, Seamus Burtchaell, Charlie Atkins.

JUNIOR HURLING:
Our Junior hurlers are in quarter-final action this coming Saturday September 7th where they play Roanmore in Walsh Park at 3:15pm. Please come along and show your support.

UNDER 15 HURLING:
Our Under 15 hurlers will play the winners of the Ballyduff Upper/St Saviours match, in the semi-final of the County Bord na nÓg on Thursday September 12th at a venue that has yet to be decided.

UNDER 13 HURLING:
It was another tough night at the office for the U13 hurlers last Monday night, as they were defeated by a superior Balllygunner side. The lads worked hard in the opening quarter, with Conor Daly scoring some fine points to keep his side in the hunt. However, Ballygunner began to fine the gaps, and built up a 3-07 to 0-03 half time lead. Despite the scoreline, the team hurled away, and were rewarded when Adam Aspel scored a goal from close range in the second-half, and kept fighting to the end. No doubt the lads will have learned a lot from this game, and now must turn their attention to the quarter-final match against Ballyduff Upper which is scheduled to take place on Monday September 16th.

CAMOGIE:
No joy for the Ferrybank Camogie team last Saturday night as they were defeated by Tramore. Short a number of key players going into the game, the girls battled hard all the way to the end. With games coming up against Butlerstown and Gaultier B, let’s hope the team can bounce back to winning ways.

U10 FOOTBALL:
Hard luck to the U10 footballers who were defeated by Butlerstown last week.

DÉISE DRAW:
We had no winner in the Déise Draw for August which took place last Wednesday night in De La Salle. Again, many thanks to all who purchased tickets on the night. The final draw of the year will take place on Wednesday September 25th in Shalloes, Colligan.

Monday, August 26, 2019

ABP sponsored Ferrybank GAA Weekly Notes


COUNTY DUTY:
Huge congratulations to Helen Connolly and the Waterford Under 16B Camogie team that were crowned All-Ireland champions in Nenagh on Sunday afternoon, defeating Limerick on a score-line of 4-11 to 1-03. Let’s hope this is the first of many All-Ireland medals for Helen and this talented team.

UNDER 15 HURLING:
Our U15 hurlers made the trip to Ballyduff Upper on Sunday morning to play the home side, and after a titanic struggle, the lads came away with the points, winning on a score-line of 1-15 to 1-12.
Played on a warm day, Ferrybank took an early lead in the opening half, but the home-side, roared on by a big crowd, came more and more into the game, and took the lead by a point. However, credit to the team where its due; entering the final five minutes, Ferrybank put the pedal to the metal, and hit four unanswered points to run out three point winners.
It’s now six wins from six for the team, and they go directly into the semi-finals of the competition, which are scheduled to take place on Thursday September 12th. Well done to all concerned.

UNDER 13 HURLING:
Our U13 hurlers were defeated last Friday night to Mount Sion on a score-line of 3-10 to 1-06. Crucially, it was a game of small margins as Mount Sion hit the goals just before and after half-time to seal the win.
Despite being down by two points, Conor Daly settled the nerves with a point, and two further points from Conor had the game level. Caolan McCathmhaoil saw hit goal-bound shot saved by the Mount Sion goalkeeper in the opening half, but the lads kept battling with Sean Akewami in the full-back line, and Adam Aspel nda Michael MacLawrence in the half-back line holding the fort well. Just on the stroke of half-time, Mount Sion hit 1-01 to put them into a 1-05 to 0-3 lead.
The second-half was only a couple of minutes old, when Mount Sion hit the lads for 2-01, increasing the lead. However, the team kept fighting and were rewarded with Conor Haley finding the net from close range. Further points from Conor Daly kept Ferrybank going, and despite needing a goal to keep the game alive, Mount Sion's defence held firm, and tagged over another couple of points late on to seal the win.
A battling display from the team, who lost nothing in defeat, and no doubt, will take a lot from this game. The team have one final game in the league stages, and it’s against Ballygunner this coming Wednesday August 28th at 6:45pm in Ferrybank.
PANEL: Kyle Daly, Jacob Richards, Paddy Mackey, Sean Akewami, Conor Daly, Adam Aspel, Michael MacLawrence, Finn McGarrity, Loughlan Flanagan, Aaron Meaney, Caolan MacCathmhaoil, Harry Flanagan, Jack Hoban, Sean Byrne, Conor Haley, Dean Clarke, Evan Mullally, Luigi D'ambra.

INTERMEDIATE HURLING:
The Intermediate hurlers are in quarter-final action against Ballygunner in the Gerry Kennedy Crash Repairs Eastern Championship next weekend, Saturday August 31st / Sunday September 1st. Currently no date, time or venue has been confirmed, so please keep an eye on our social media platforms for an update. This will be a big test for the team, and we would ask everyone to come along and show your support on the day.

JUNIOR HURLING:
Our Junior hurlers are scheduled to be in play-off action on the week ending September 8th, with their opponents yet to be confirmed. It will be either Butlerstown, Roanmore or Ballyduff Lower.

DÉISE DRAW:
Best of luck to all who have purchased Déise Draw tickets, with the second last draw of the year taking place this coming Wednesday August 28th.