Monday, July 16, 2018

ABP sponsored Ferrybank GAA Weekly Notes


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.

MINOR HURLING:
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.

INTERMEDIATE HURLING:
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.

COUNTY DUTY:
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.


Sunday, July 8, 2018

ABP sponsored Ferrybank GAA Weekly Notes


INTERMEDIATE HURLING:
Ferrybank’s Intermediate hurlers were narrowly defeated by Clonea last Saturday afternoon in Walsh Park in their latest Gerry Kennedy Crash Repairs championship outing. Leading by a point entering injury time, a late Clonea goal gave them the two points.
Despite missing a number of key players going into the game, Ferrybank can be proud of their effort. Clonea made the brighter start to the game, and in the opening ten minutes had 1-04 on the board, with the Ferrybank defence feeling the pressure. However, slowly but surely, the lads got a grip on the game and were rewarded with a goal of their own, when Robbie Carew was first to react to a saved Cormac O’ Driscoll penalty and planted the ball to the net.
From there on, Ferrybank grew in confidence with Sam Lawless leading the forward line, and his hard work was rewarded with three first-half points. Further points from Shane O’ Sullivan, Cormac O' Driscoll and Robbie Carew had the sides all square at the break; 1-08 each.
An early Clonea goal in the second-half put them back in front, but Ferrybank replied within minutes, when firstly Neil O’ Sullivan sent over a fine point, and two minutes later John Ahern followed a long ball through and slotted the sliothar to the net. This gave the team confidence and the half-back line was holding firm. With points being traded by both sides, Cormac O' Driscoll kept the team ahead, it looked like the lads were on course for the win entering the final five minutes with Ferrybank leading by three points. However, Clonea closed the gap with two quick points to leave the minimum between them, and in the opening minute of injury time, a long ball from Clonea into the Ferrybank backline wasn’t cut out, leaving the Clonea forward free and he duly dispatched the ball into the net from close range giving Johno Brown no chance.
The lads can feel very unlucky not to have taken anything from the game, and no doubt the selectors can be proud of their effort.
PANEL: Johno Brown, Nicky Ryan, Damien Ahern, Davy Atkins, Naoise MacCathmhaoil, Cormac Heffernan, Seamus Burtchaell, Neil O’ Sullivan (0-01), Shane O’ Sullivan (0-01), Oisin MacCathmhaoil, Sam Lawless (0-03), Jeff Lawless, John Ahern (1-00), Robbie Carew (1-01), Cormac O' Driscoll (0-10 0-09f), Eoin O' Neill, Tommy Carew, Tiarnan Morrissey, Greg Murphy, Stephen O' Kane.

JUNIOR HURLING:
Ferrybank’s Junior hurlers made the trip to Dunhill last Friday night in their latest game, and despite putting up a brave effort were defeated on a scoreline of 3-14 to 0-09.
The opening half was keenly contested, but crucially Dunhill edged ahead with a goal to lead at the break. Another early goal in the second-half put the home-side in control and Dunhill added a third late on to record a comfortable win.

MINOR HURLING:
Our Minor hurlers start their Championship campaign this coming Monday night July 9th with a home game against Ballygunner ‘B at 7:30pm. Let’s hope the lads can make a winning start. Your support will be welcomed on the night.

UNDER 16 HURLING:
Our Under 16 hurlers play their second game this coming Wednesday night July 11th at 7pm, with a home game against Stradbally. Hopefully the lads will bid to get back on track with a win. Please come along and show your support.

UNDER 13 HURLING:
The Under 13 hurlers will look to make it two wins from two this coming Monday night July 11th with a trip to Poleberry to play Sacred Heart at 7pm. Once again, all support will be appreciated on the night.

PEADAR’S SUMMER CAMP:
Next Monday, July 16th, will see the 27th annual running of Peadar’s Summer Camp taking place in the GAA grounds commencing at 10am. Once again, this event will be kindly sponsored by Kel-Tech Engineering, and the Summer Camp are extremely grateful to Ray Breen and his staff for his sponsorship.
The week consists of learning and practising the skills of hurling, and will also include a tournament. Also, as the week goes on, a few special guest stars will pop into the summer camp. No doubt, a huge crowd will attend the summer camp, and hopefully the weather will stay kind for the week ahead.
Applications forms are still being submitted and can be found here.

STREET CLEAN:
Many thanks to all who helped out on the ‘Keep Waterford Beautiful’ street clean in Ferrybank last Wednesday night in association with WLR, Tom Murphy Car Sales and Waterford Council.

Monday, July 2, 2018

ABP sponsored Ferrybank GAA Weekly Notes

JUNIOR HURLING:
Our Junior hurlers registered their opening win in this year’s Gerry Kennedy Crash Repairs sponsored competition last Friday night with a 2-13 to 1-03 over Butlerstown. Ferrybank raced into a three point lead thanks to Darryl Griffin (0-02) and Paul Martin, but Butlerstown drew level with a goal of their own. However, this effort didn’t deter Ferrybank, and they quickly replied with 1-03 of their own; thanks to points from Greg Murphy and a sideline from Darryl that ended up in the net. Ferrybank were well on top in the opening half, and further points from Greg and Darryl ensured a 1-09 to 1-02 at the break.
Any hopes of a Butlerstown comeback in the second-half were quickly evaporated as Ferrybank kept the scoreboard ticking over with more points from Darryl, Greg, Paul, and midway through the half, Paul Hoban pounced on a loose ball to steer the sliothar to the net. Butlerstown replied late on with their only point of the second-half, as Ferrybank ran out comfortable winners.
PANEL: Marty Freeman, Paul Carew, Aidan Sinnott, Hughie O' Neill, Odhran MacCathmhaoil, Tommy Carew, Kevin Hurley, Darryl Griffin (1-07), Alex Kinsella, Sebastin Tomczuk, Greg Murphy (0-04), James Murphy, Paul Hoban (1-0), Paul Martin (0-02), William Tyler, Jamie Diggins.

INTERMEDIATE HURLING:
It’s Round 3 for the Intermediate Hurlers this coming Saturday July 7th as we play Clonea at 5:30pm in Walsh Park. No doubt, as stiff test awaits the team, and your support will be welcomed on the night.

MINOR HURLING:
Our Minor hurlers begin their Championship quest this coming Tuesday night July 3rd at 7:30pm with a home game against Ballygunner ‘B. Please come along and support and support the team on the night.

UNDER 16 HURLING:
No joy for the under 16 hurlers last Wednesday night, as they made the long trip to play Clashmore/Kinsalebeg and were defeated on a scoreline of 5-13 to 1-13. Crucial goals at key stages of the game helped Clashmore on their way to claim the win.
Next up for the team is a home game against Stradbally on Wednesday July 11th at 7pm.

UNDER 14 HURLING:
Our Under 14 hurlers play their second game of the championship with a home game tomorrow night Monday July 2nd at 7:30pm against Clashmore/Kinsalebeg. Let’s hope the team can record a win, and once again, all support will be welcomed.

UNDER 12 HURLING:
It’s City League action for the Under 12 hurlers this coming Friday night July 6th at 6:30pm, as the lads bid to get back to winning ways with a trip to play Piltown.

UNDER 11 HURLING:
Our Under 11 hurlers received a walkover from St. Mollerans in their latest City League match scheduled to take place last Friday night. The lads have now completed their league matches winning all seven games. A great achievement from the players, and well done to all concerned.

UNDER 10 HURLING:
Our Under 10 hurlers are in action this coming Saturday July 7th with a trip to play Tramore at 11:30am.

COUNTY DUTY:
Hard luck to Iona Heffernan who was on the Waterford team that was defeated by Kilkenny in the Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Camogie Championship in Walsh Park last Saturday evening.

DÉISE DRAW:
We had no joy in the second Déise Draw which took place last Wednesday night in Stradbally. A huge thanks to all who have purchased tickets and supported the club. The next draw takes place in Kilmacthomas on Wednesday July 25th.

Street Clean:
Waterford might be out of the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship but is still in the running to be Ireland’s Cleanest City!
Ferrybank Camogie and GAA Club will play its part on Wednesday July 4th, with a Street Clean of the main road from the bridge up to the Ferrybank Shopping Centre.  Keep Waterford Beautiful is in conjunction with WLR, Tom Murphy Volkswagen and Waterford Council.
You don’t need to be a member of the club to take part in the clean-up. This event will take place from 5:30pm to 6:30pm, with the meeting point at Ferrybank GAA grounds.

PEADAR’S SUMMER CAMP:
Its nearly that time of the year again folks, with the 27th year of Peadar’s Summer Camp taking place in the Ferrybank GAA grounds from Monday July 16th to Friday July 20th. Once again, this event has been kindly sponsored by Kel-Tech Engineering, and we are very grateful to Ray Breen for his kind and generous sponsorship.
The week itself, consists of learning and practicing the skills of hurling, and will include a tournament. The summer camp is opened to all children aged between 5 to 15 years of age. The fee is €30 per child, and will include a souvenir t-shirt.
Application forms must be returned by July 4th to guarantee a souvenir t-shirt for your child. Print your copy of the application form here. Completed forms can be returned to any of the names on the form.
Also, if you are interested in being a trainer at this year’s Summer Camp (subject to Garda vetting), you can also print off and complete the form from here.
Each and every year on the Friday night, there will be the Peadar’s Summer Camp benefit night, and it will take place in the Mandarin palace on Friday July 6th, with music by Pat Cooney, and tickets cost €2, with plenty of spot prizes on offer.