PEADAR’S SUMMER CAMP:
The summer camp gets underway today, running until Friday July 20th from 10am to 2pm each day. This is the 27th year of Ireland’s oldest summer camp. Once again, a huge thanks to Ray Breen and his staff from Kel-Teach engineering for his kind and generous sponsorship.
The week itself, consists of learning and practising the skills of our national game, and will include a tournament. Also, as the week goes on, a few special guest stars will pop into the field and give a few tips on the game. With the forecast good for the week, a huge crowd is expected to turn up, and we wish all the crew who have volunteered to come on board, the best of luck to all.
Also, if you’re popping down to socialise at the summer camp, then why not clean out some of your clutter at home and help Ferrybank GAA club at the same time!? Our clothing collection still continues and if you have any of the following items that you don’t need, you can drop the down to the GAA grounds; paired shoes, clothes, belts, curtains, soft toys, mobile phones and laptops (mobile phone and laptop to be kept separately from clothes items). All Bags must be tied, no duvets or no pillows please.
UNDER 12 HURLING:
Ferrybank’s Under 12 hurlers bowed out of the Division 1 City League at the semi-final stage in Cleaboy last Friday night where they were defeated by Mount Sion on a score-line of 4-11 to 1-06. Four goals either side of half-time was the difference between the sides.
Mount Sion made the brighter start with two points, but Ferrybank replied swiftly, with Conor Haley and Jay Bagge scoring fine points. Three more unanswered points put Mount Sion clear, but again Ferrybank came back with a goal of their own where Conor Haley picked up on a loose ball and slotted the sliothar to the net. This gave the side confidence and they matched their opponents all over the field, with Conor Daly putting over a point. With nothing between the sides another Jay Bagge point had the two teams level coming up to half-time. However, right on the stroke of the half-time whistle, Mount Sion struck for a vital goal, ensuring a 1-08 to 1-04 lead at the break.
Another early Mount Sion goal at the start of the second-half, had them in control. Crucially, Conor Haley’s goal bound effort was blocked on the line and Mount Sion went down the field to score number three, and a minute later scored number four.
Credit to the lads, as they fought to the end with Caolan MacCathmhaoil and the excellent Sean Akafemi scoring fine points from long range. However it wasn’t to be as Mount Sion ran out worthy winners on the night.
No doubt the lads gave it their all and the score-line didn’t do justice on the night. The future bodes well with this current bunch of players.
TEAM: Kyle Daley, Michael McLaurence, Sean Akafemi, Caolan MacCathmhaoil, Aaron Meaney, Adam Aspel, Conor Daley, Jay Bagge, Finn MacGarrity, Jack Kelly, Conor Haley, Ryan Hughes, Jacob Richards, Luigi Damprini.
UNDER 11 FOOTBALL:
It’s football action this coming Friday night July 20th with the lads making the trip to play St. Saviours in Ballybeg at 6:30pm in the City League.
UNDER 13 HURLING:
Our Under 13 hurlers lost narrowly in their latest league game last Monday night in Poleberry defeated by Erin’s Own on a score-line of 2-09 to 1-09.
UNDER 14 HURLING:
Ferrybank’s U14 hurlers bid to get back to winning ways when they take on league leaders St. Saviours this coming Monday night July 16th at 7pm in Ferrybank. Your support will be welcomed on the night.
UNDER 16 HURLING:
Our Under 16 hurlers were defeated by Stradbally last Wednesday night in Ferrybank on a scoreline of 3-15 to 2-14.
Our Minor hurlers made a winning start to their Championship campaign last Monday night defeating Ballygunner ‘B on a score-line of 1-17 to 0-05. Next up for the lads, is a trip to Poleberry this coming Wednesday night July 18th at 7:30pm, where Erin’s Own provide the opposition.
Our Intermediate hurlers are back in action this coming Thursday night July 19th at 7:30pm in Walsh Park against Ballygunner. Despite being narrowly defeated in their last match, another stiff test awaits the team, and once again, your support will be appreciated on the night.
Well done to Iona Heffernan, Niamh Ahearne and the Waterford Senior Camogie team that recorded a great win in their latest Championship game last Saturday afternoon, defeating Limerick in Walsh Park.
LOCAL COMMUNITY CLUBS:
Mulligan’s Pharmacy have teamed up with Fleming Medical to give one lucky sports or community driven club a free First-Aid Kit. All you have to do is, when purchasing any items from Mulligan’s Pharmacy, write "Ferrybank GAA Club" on the back of the receipt and pop it into the box provided. Don’t forget, you can vote as many times as you like.