Tuesday, November 23, 2021

ABP sponsored Ferrybank GAA Weekly Notes

UNDER 6 NURSERY:

Another fantastic turnout last Saturday morning for the nursery group, where over 30 boys and girls were put through their paces in glorious weather conditions. It was an action packed session, the children put in a great effort, and excellent progress is now being made.

Again, special word of thanks to all the mentors who have put in a huge effort throughout the year with the kids, and training continues next Saturday at 10am, where new members are most welcome to come along and attend.

 

QUIZ NIGHT:

With the rescheduling of our annual benefit night, a table quiz was held last Saturday evening. With 17 tables battling it out over eight rounds, each table had their knowledge tested with a variety of questions on the night, including the final round which was based on questions about Ferrybank, Questions included, "Where's  the Burmah Road?” & “Where was the Minister’s Woods?”, also “what year was the Ferrybank GAA club founded?”. After eight tricky rounds, there was nothing to separate ‘Gyles Quay’ and ‘Quiz Lawless’ on 41 points.

Special words of thanks to Tommy Lane who organised the quiz, and acted as MC on the night too, and to Áine Morrissey who corrected round-by-round. Thanks to all who came out and supported the quiz, where everyone had a good night.

 

COVID-19:

On behalf of COVID-19 Club Officer Tony Power, Tony would like to take this opportunity to thank all parents, coaches, juveniles, camogie, adult hurlers and footballers, and all Ferrybank GAA club members for their cooperation and help with the track and tracing sign-in procedures during this pandemic.

Hopefully, when we return in the new year, we will be back to normal, living with no pandemic checks. Ferrybank GAA Club would like to thank Tony for his fantastic effort, and his attention to detail throughout the season, ensuring smooth safe progress for each training session or match taking place in the grounds, and helping people with any queries in a calm and assuring manner.

Monday, November 15, 2021

ABP sponsored Ferrybank GAA Weekly Notes

 

UNDER 6 HURLING:

Another excellent turnout last Saturday morning, with over 30 boys and girls enjoying the fun and games in lovely autumn weather, and certainly the hard work is paying off. Training continues this Saturday morning from 10am-11am, and everyone is most welcome to come along and get involved. Special word of thanks to the mentors, parents and players for all their help each and every Saturday.

 

GAELIC FOR MOTHERS & OTHERS:

The Gaelic for Mothers & Others team travelled to Castletown last Saturday morning to partake in a blitz that involved Naomh Eanna and Castletown. A great day out was had by all, in which the ladies played three games, against Castletown Maroon, Naomh Eanna, and Castletown White. Everyone on the team put in a great effort, and all of the games were played in a great spirit, and fully engaged with the ethos of what G4MO stands for.

Thanks to Castletown for being excellent hosts, and to Naomh Eanna. Thanks to Conor and John for making the journey, and helping out on the day, with their words of encouragement for each game. TEAM; Aine, Brenda, Caroline, Catherine, Deirdre, Emma, Jenny, Lizzy, Lorainne, Louise, Margaret, Martina, Marguerite, Melissa, Sandra, Sharon, Sinead, Susan, Ting.

 

QUIZ NIGHT:

As our annual benefit night has to be rescheduled due to COVID-19 restrictions currently in place in Kilcohan Park, we are delighted to announce we will be holding a table quiz in its place on Saturday November 20th at 6:30pm sharp at the Mandarin Palace Bar & Restaurant (Village Inn).

The entry fee is €20 for a team of 4, with live music to follow. We hope you can come out and support this enjoyable evening, so gather up your team and best of luck to all.

 

CONDOLENCES:

Ferrybank GAA Club would like to express its sincere sympathies to the family of the late Pat Hunt, who passed away last Friday, and also to Clonea GAA Club, where Pat was their current chairman. Ar dheis de go raibh a h-anam.

 

CLOTHING COLLECTION:

The clothing collection is continuing. If you have any of the following items, drop them down to the GAA grounds;

- Clothes

- Paired Shoes

- Belts

Please do NOT send down any DUVETS OR PILLOWS.

Bags can be left at the entrance to the club's grounds on a weeknight, or between 10 am and 11 am on Saturday mornings.


 

Monday, November 8, 2021

ABP sponsored Ferrybank GAA Weekly Notes

 JUNIOR FOOTBALL:

No joy for the Junior Footballers last Saturday in Fenor, as they were defeated by favourites Mount Sion in the Tony Kirwan Plant Hire Eastern final on a scoreline of 0-12 to 0-3. Despite being competitive for the majority of the game, Mount Sion pulled away in the final quarter to run out worthy winners.

Shane Oates opened the scoring with a well taken point in the opening minutes, but Mount Sion levelled up with a free. From then on, the game was tight, but crucially, despite having good possession, Ferrybank were unable to get scores and missed a goal opportunity, along with a few wides in addition. Just before half-time, Mount Sion began to get a grip on things, and took advantage of taking their scores with four unanswered points to lead 0-05 to 0-01 at the break.

Ferrybank started the second-half well, but crucially hit five wides on the trot, and these misses once again proved vital as Mount Sion took their chances when they got them by hitting over three points. However, the lads kept plugging away, and points from MJ Sutton and Mark O' Brien gave the lads hope as they reduced the gap to five entering the last quarter.

However, Mount Sion proved stronger, and tagged over four more points to run out winners. The lads gave it their best shot on the day, and missing a few scores which would have brought them closer over the sixty minutes.

Final score - Ferrybank 0-03 Mount Sion 0-12

Thanks to Marty Freeman and Decky Howard for getting this team together for the championship, and to the players for their efforts over the last few weeks.

TEAM: Odhran MacCathmhaoil, Alex Kinsella, Stephen O' Kane, Charlie Atkins, Neil O' Sullivan, Naoise MacCathmhaoil, Shane Oates, Cormac Heffernan, Ryan Tierney, Kevin Hurley, Tommy Carew, MJ Sutton, Mark O' Brien, Oisín MacCathmaoil, Robbie Carew, John Ahern, Luke Flynn, Pawel Tomczuk, Darryl Griffin, Davy Atkins, Lee Clarke, Tommy Burtchaell, Thomas Lane, Cormac O' Driscoll.

 

UNDER 6 HURLING:

Another excellent turnout for the U6s last Saturday morning, where over 30 boys and girls were out and about enjoying an action packed fun-filled morning. It was great to see some new faces joining the group, and the numbers keep getting bigger and better all the time.

Special praise to all the mentors, who keep all the children on their toes week-in, week-out, and it’s beginning to pay dividends. As usual, new members are most welcome to come along, and learn all the skills. Looking forward to seeing you all on Saturday mornings at 10 am.

 

DÉISE DRAW:

We had no winner in the latest Déise Draw which took place last Wednesday night. The final draw of 2021 will take place on Wednesday, December 1st. Again, a huge thanks to all, who have purchased tickets during the year.

 

CLOTHING COLLECTION:

The clothing collection is continuing. If you have any of the following items, drop them down to the GAA grounds;

- Clothes

- Paired Shoes

- Belts

Please do NOT send down any DUVETS OR PILLOWS.

Bags can be left at the entrance to the club's grounds on a weeknight, or between 10 am and 11 am on Saturday mornings.

Monday, November 1, 2021

ABP sponsored Ferrybank GAA Weekly Notes

JUNIOR FOOTBALL:

The Junior Footballers qualified for the final of the Tony Kirwan Plant Hire Eastern Championship with a 1-11 to 0-9 victory over a spirited Bunmahon team last Saturday in Tramore.

With very heavy underfoot conditions, both sides found it tough going in the early stages, but as the game wore on, Ferrybank adapted to them better and ran out worthy winners. Kevin Hurley opened the scoring with a point in the opening minutes, but Bunmahon despite playing against the breeze put over four unanswered points to open up a three point lead. Ferrybank began to gain a bit more possession and were awarded a penalty when Oisín MacCathmhaoil was bundled to the ground, after receiving a pass from Mj Sutton. Despite dusting himself down, his penalty was well saved by the Bunmahon goalkeeper. However, despite the miss, it didn’t deter the players as three quick points from Mj Sutton, and wingbacks Neil O’ Sullivan and Shane Oates levelled up the game. Despite missing some more scoring chances, Ferrybank regained the lead when a long range free from Kevin Hurley sailed over the goalkeeper’s head and into the net. This was then followed by a point from Cormac Heffernan. However, two late points from Bunmahon saw them reduce the gap to the minimum at the half-time break.

With the wind assisting Bunmahon in the second-half, they quickly levelled the game up. Things didn’t get any easier for Ferrybank, when they were reduced to fourteen men for ten minutes with a black card. However, this seemed to galvanise the team as they began to get a grip on the game. Points from Kevin Hurley (2) and Greg Murphy saw them regain the lead. From there on, the lads began to take control of the match, with the defence comprised of Charlie Atkins, Alex Kinsella, Shane Oates, Stephen O’ Kane and Neil O’ Sullivan holding firm, determined not to concede any goal that Bunmahon needed. In midfield, Ryan Tierney and Cormac Heffernan began to take control, while up front Oisín MacCathmhaoil and Mj Sutton set up the final two scores for Greg Murphy and Kevin Hurley, as the team ran out good winners.

Overall, this was a solid display for the team, who enjoyed a lot of possession in both halves, and could have had a few more scores on the board. It’s now onto the final next Saturday, November 6th at 12 noon in Fenor against Mount Sion, where a serious test awaits the team, so all support will be appreciated on the day.

TEAM: Odhran MacCathmhaoil, Alex Kinsella, Stephen O’ Kane, Charlie Atkins, Neil O’ Sullivan (0-01), Naoise MacCathmhaoil, Shane Oates (0-01), Ryan Tierney, Cormac Heffernan (0-01), Davy Atkins, Oisín MacCathmhaoil, Kevin Hurley (1-05), Greg Murphy (0-02), Mj Sutton (0-01), Tommy Carew, Pawel Tomzcuk, Lee Clarke, John Ahern, Damien Ahern.

 

DÉISE DRAW:

Best of luck to everyone who has purchased tickets for this coming Wednesday night, where the fourth Déise Draw of the year takes place, and hopefully we can have a couple of winners on the night.

 

GAELIC FOR MOTHERS & OTHERS:

The Mothers & Others Gaelic football team made the short trip to Slieverue to take on their fellow counterparts on Saturday afternoon, in their first game since 2019, with some of the team making their debuts. A super day out was had by all, and a great team effort from the players. Thanks to John Haley and to the supporters who came along and to Kilian for taking some photos.

 

UNDER 8 & 10 CAMOGIE:

Training for the Under 8 and 10 Camogie sides will now take place on a Saturday morning at 10:15am

 

UNDER 6 HURLING:

Another excellent turnout for the Under 6 academy side which enjoyed plenty of fun and games in good weather last Saturday. Everyone is most welcome to come along and enjoy the activity, particular new people, where excellent coaching and supervision is provided.

 

CLOTHING COLLECTION:

The clothing collection is continuing. If you have any of the following items, drop them down to the GAA grounds;

- Clothes

- Paired Shoes

- Belts

Please do NOT send down any DUVETS OR PILLOWS.

Bags can be left at the entrance to the club's grounds on a weeknight, or between 10 am and 11 am on Saturday mornings.

 

BENEFIT NIGHT:

The club will hold its annual benefit night on Saturday November 20th at Kilcohan Park. Tickets will shortly go on sale at €10 each, and we would appeal to those associated with the club to support this vital fundraiser, with all proceeds going towards the day-to-day running of the club.

Monday, October 25, 2021

ABP sponsored Ferrybank GAA Weekly Notes

JUNIOR FOOTBALL:

Our Junior Footballers qualified for the semi-final of the Tony Kirwan Plant Hire sponsored competition with a dramatic late late show win over a gallant St. Molleran’s side in Carrickbeg last Friday night. Winning by two points deep into injury time, only to see St. Molleran’s score a late goal, but one last chance saw a converted penalty for Ferrybank to claim a great win.

Two early points from Oisín MacCathmhaoil and Robbie Carew got the team off to a good start, while St. Molleran’s replied with a point. However a good flowing move from the team saw a shot from Robbie Carew come back off the upright, and Tommy Carew was quick to react and planted the ball into the top corner for a fine goal. Hoping that this goal would inspire the team to kick on didn’t materialise, as St. Molleran’s came roaring back with two points. Moments later, a speculative shot from far out sailed over Oran MacCathmhaoil in goal to give them the lead. Credit to the team, as they kept plugging away, and two points from Oisín MacCathmhaoil levelled the game up. Just on the stroke of half time, another good passing move, saw Oisín MacCathmhaoil twist and turn and drill a low left shot into the corner of the net to leave Ferrybank 2-04 to 1-04 ahead at the break.

The opening exchanges of the second-half were hectic as both sides exchanged points with Robbie Carew putting his second over the bar, followed by another point from Oisín MacCathmhaoil to extend the lead to four. However, St. Molleran’s worked the ball down the field, and from close range, got a goal to reduce the gap to a point. But, again similar to the first-half, a great flowing move involving Neil O’ Sullivan, Cormac Heffernan, Oisín MacCathmhaoil and Robbie Carew which saw the latter’s pass going straight to Davy Atkins and Davy palmed the ball to the back of the net for a super team goal. Hoping the lads would drive on from here didn’t happen, and like the first-half, it inspired Mollerans as they hit five unanswered points to regain the lead by one entering the last quarter. But this topsy turvy game saw Ferrybank come back again with points from Tommy Carew and Oisín MacCathmhaoil, and a fine driving run from Neil O’ Sullivan that saw his driving shot just fizz over the bar, but crucially Ferrybank now led by two points.

With the game now deep into injury time and the Ferrybank defence holding firm, and a lot of people wondering how long more, saw the ball go into the Ferrybank defence, and it was gathered by the St. Molleran’s player who sneaked a shot across the goal, which crawled into the corner of the net to give the Molleran’s the lead by the minimum. Thinking that would be it, saw the lads get one last chance, and Oran MacCathmhaoil’s kickout, was gathered by Naoise MacCathmhaoil, whose kick found Shane Dineen, who passed to Cormac Heffernan, and his vision saw the in-rushing Oisín MacCathmhaoil, who turned the defender, but was hauled to the ground for a penalty. With the game seven minutes into added time, up stepped Oisín MacCathmhaoil and calmly sent the goalkeeper the wrong way to roll the ball into the net to secure the win.

Overall, a good game of football was served up by both sides, but credit to the lads who kept plugging away throughout the game, working hard for each other and got their reward at the end. It’s now onto the semi-finals against Bunmahon next Saturday at 1pm in Fenor.

TEAM: Oran MacCathmhaoil, Charlie Atkins, Stephen O’ Kane, Alex Kinsella, Neil O’ Sullivan (0-01), Naoise MacCathmhaoil, Shane Dineen, Cormac Heffernan, Ryan Tierney, Davy Atkins (1-0), Oisín MacCathmhaoil (2-04), Darryl Griffin, Greg Murphy, Robbie Carew (0-02), Tommy Carew (1-01), Cian MacCathmhaoil, Tommy Lane.

 

INTERMEDIATE CAMOGIE:

Our Intermediate Camogie side rounded off their championship campaign with two games in as many days.

Last Wednesday night, the girls travelled to Bushy Park to play Brickey Rangers. Following a slow start, Ferrybank got themselves back into the game with an Aoife Kenny goal, followed by a Valerie O' Brien point. However, almost straight away, Brickeys got a goal which put them in control, and despite a second goal for Ferrybank by Valerie O’ Brien, it was too late as the home side ran out winners. Unfortunately, the injury list didn’t help with the team losing Rachel Butler during the game, and we wish her a speedy recovery.

Last Saturday afternoon, the girls travelled to play Modeligo with a depleted team in their final league game. Playing against the breeze in the opening half, saw the home side race into a 2-08 to 0-01 lead. Again, the dreaded curse of injuries struck again, with Áine Prendergast injuring her ankle, and despite having to play with fourteen players, credit to the team as they kept playing away with Iona Heffernan scoring a goal and good points from Valerie O’ Brien and Bríd Coady saw them outscore their opponents by 1-6 to 0-4 in the second-half. However, it was too little too late, and this defeat ended their championship for this year.

Overall, it was a tough year for the team, with injuries not helping, but nobody can fault the effort, desire, commitment and dedication that was put in by the girls during the year. No doubt they will come back a lot stronger in 2022. A huge thanks to Paul Martin, Nicky Heffernan, Doxer Burns, Siobhan and Karen for all their help in preparing the team during the season, and hopefully we will see old and new faces next year.

 

CONDOLENCES:

Ferrybank GAA club would like to express its sympathies to the family of the late Essie Collins who passed away last Friday. Essie served as the Club President for many years. To her sons, Sean and Eoin, daughters Ger, Yvonne, Miriam, Valerie and Denise and extended family, Ar dheis de go raibh a h-anam.

 

UNDER 6s:

Another excellent turnout for the Under 6s last Saturday morning with plenty of boys and girls learning the skills of our national game. Again, a huge thanks to all the coaches and helpers for ensuring this great turnout, and all those training drills and practice are beginning to pay off.

 

BENEFIT NIGHT:

The club will hold its annual benefit night on Saturday November 20th at Kilcohan Park. Tickets will shortly go on sale at €10 each, and we would appeal to those associated with the club to support this vital fundraiser, with all proceeds going towards the day-to-day running of the club.

 

CLOTHING COLLECTION:

The clothing collection is continuing. If you have any of the following items, drop them down to the GAA grounds;

- Clothes

- Paired Shoes

- Belts

Please do NOT send down any DUVETS OR PILLOWS.

Bags can be left at the entrance to the club's grounds on a weeknight, or between 10 am and 11 am on Saturday mornings.

 

Sunday, October 17, 2021

ABP sponsored Ferrybank GAA Weekly Notes

JUNIOR FOOTBALL:

No joy for the Junior Footballers last Tuesday night, as they were well beaten in their latest game at Carriganore, against a very strong Mount Sion team.

Mount Sion got a goal in the opening minute, and from there on took full control of the game, creating plenty of scoring chances and converting them. Despite a second-half goal from Greg, Ferrybank had no answer to their opponents, who ran out easy winners in the end.

Despite this defeat, all is not lost, and the lads now play St. Molleran’s this coming Friday, October 22nd at 7:30pm in Carrickbeg for a place in the semi-finals. Hopefully we will have a few players back for this upcoming game. All support will be welcomed on the night.

 

INTERMEDIATE CAMOGIE:

Unfortunately our latest Camogie match against Brickey Rangers last Saturday afternoon was abandoned in the opening stages of the first-half, due to a serious injury sustained by Aisling Heffernan.

The club would sincerely like to thank Joanie McGrath from the Brickey Rangers for all her help, and also to Áine Prendergast for keeping Aisling comfortable while waiting for the ambulance to arrive. Everyone at the club would like to wish Aisling a full and safe recovery.

The match has now been rescheduled to take place this coming Wednesday October 20th at 8pm in Bushey Park, where all support will be appreciated.

 

UNDER 6 HURLING:

Another excellent turnout last Saturday morning, which saw over 30 boys and girls down in the field learning the skills of the game, and plenty of progress is being made. Thanks to all the mentors and volunteers who help out with the training every Saturday morning from 10am, and please note, new members are most welcome to come along and get involved.

 

DÉISE DRAW:

We had two winners in last Wednesday night’s Déise Draw at the Mount Sion centre. Congratulations to the ‘Heffernan Boys’ who won €2,000, and to Michael Walsh who won €100. Once again, a huge thanks to all who have purchased tickets for the draw, and the fifth draw will take place on Wednesday November 3rd.

 

BENEFIT NIGHT:

The club intends to hold its annual benefit night in Kilcohan on Saturday November 20th. Hopefully, by then, all restrictions will be lifted, so keep this date in your diary, and we will keep all posted regarding all of the night’s information.

 

CLOTHING COLLECTION:

The clothing collection is continuing. If you have any of the following items, drop them down to the GAA grounds;

- Clothes

- Paired Shoes

- Belts

Please do NOT send down any DUVETS OR PILLOWS.

Bags can be left at the entrance to the club's grounds on a weeknight, or between 10 am and 11 am on Saturday mornings.

Monday, October 11, 2021

ABP sponsored Ferrybank GAA Weekly Notes

JUNIOR FOOTBALL:

Our Junior Footballers were narrowly defeated by Butlerstown in their opening game in the Tony Kirwan Plant Hire Eastern Championship last Saturday afternoon on a scoreline of 2-08 to 0-9. Despite missing a number of players, the team battled hard all the way, and were still in it, right up to the last kick of the game, trailing by just two points, but the visitors secured the points with a goal.

It was Butlerstown who got the first point of the match, but Greg Murphy quickly levelled it up with a good score. Despite having to weather some early Butlerstown pressure, the lads settled down and put together a few nice passages of play, which were rewarded with scores from the two Shanes, Dineen and Oates, to edge them ahead. Ferrybank missed a great chance of a goal when a good move saw Davy Atkins going through on goal but his shot was saved by the Butlerstown goalie. Towards the end of the half, Butlerstown came more into the game, and hit over three unanswered points to lead 0-05 to 0-03 at the break.

An early second-half point from Greg Murphy reduced the gap, but minutes later, Butlerstown got a crucial goal, when a quickly taken free saw the defence switch off, and the unmarked Butlerstown player saw him one on one with James Troy and slotted the ball into the net. However, the lads kept fighting away, and points from Naoise, MacCathmhaoil, Robbie Carew and Shane Dineen kept the team in the mix. Despite surviving a few nervy moments at the other end, further points from Cormac Heffernan and Shane Dineed, reduced the gap to two entering the last minute. Trying to work the ball out of defence for one last attack didn’t work out, as a mistake left in Butlerstown for a simple goal which secured the win.

The lads couldn’t be faulted for their effort and commitment throughout the game, and hopefully they should come on from this match, as they tackle Mount Sion this coming Tuesday in Carraiganore at 8pm.

TEAM: James Troy, Pawel Tomczuk, Stephen O' Kane, John Ahern, Neil O’ Sullivan, Cormac Heffernan (0-01), Alex Kinsella, Naoise MacCathmhaoil (0-01), Ryan Tierney, Shane Oates (0-01), Shane Dineen (0-03), Greg Murphy (0-02), Davy Atkins, Robbie Carew (0-01), Cormac O' Driscoll, Lee Clarke, Oran MacCathmhaoil, Cian Martin.

 

INTERMEDIATE CAMOGIE:

It’s a big game for the Intermediate Camogie team next Saturday, October 16th, as they travel to play Bricjey Rangers at 4pm. Victory is essential for the team if they want to keep their hopes of a knockout place alive. No doubt, support will be crucial on the day, and we would ask everyone to go along and show your support. Best of luck girls.

 

DÉISE DRAW:

The fourth Déise Draw will take place this coming Wednesday, October 13th, and we wish everyone the best of luck, and are hopeful of having a few winners on the night. The confined draw for last month was won by Robbie Carew.

 

ANNUAL FUNDRAISER:

All going well, the club intends to hold its annual fundraiser night Kilcohan Park on Saturday November 20th. So put this date in your diary, and as further news comes to hand, we will keep you posted.

 

UNDER 13 CAMOGIE:

Training continues on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 5:30pm for our U13 Camogie team.

 

UNDER 12 CAMOGIE AWARDS:

Last Sunday afternoon in the Mandarin Palace saw the victorious Ferrybank Camogie Under 12 side being presented with their County medals. A special word of thanks to Waterford Senior Camogie star Beth Carton for making herself available on the day, and presenting the medals to the girls, and standing in for plenty of photos, where a great afternoon was had by all. Thanks to Iona, Sinead, Julie, Marguerite and Amy for organising the presentation awards, and also to the Peadar’s Summer Camp committee for sponsoring the event.

 

CLOTHES COLLECTION:

The clothing collection is continuing. If you have any of the following items, drop them down to the GAA grounds;

- Clothes

- Paired Shoes

- Belts

Please do NOT send down any DUVETS OR PILLOWS.

Bags can be left at the entrance to the club's grounds on a weeknight, or between 10 am and 11 am on Saturday mornings.

Monday, October 4, 2021

ABP sponsored Ferrybank GAA Weekly Notes

 INTERMEDIATE CAMOGIE:

Our Intermediate Camogie side went down in their latest Hooper Dolan Championship clash against An Rinn last Saturday morning in Ferrybank on a scoreline of 4-07 to 1-07. Despite this defeat against a very good side, the team can take a lot of positives from this game, and kept going all the way to the end. Crucially, two goals just before the half-time whistle proved vital in the game.

Ferrybank got off to a great start inside the opening minutes, when a ball played into the An Rinn area by Niamh Ahearne, was gathered by Áine Prendergast, and a quick turn from Áine saw her shoot low into the net for a goal. However, the lead was short lived as An Rinn hit back almost immediately with a goal. Moments later, a second goal followed, after a swift move from the visitors. Two further points followed, and it looked ominous for the girls as their defence was coming under pressure, with Amy Boden in goal pulling off a couple of excellent saves, and the full back line of Aisling Heffernan, Deirdre Heffernan and Rachel Butler working hard. However, they didn’t drop their heads, and from there Ferrybank hit three unanswered points from Niamh Ahearne, Áine Prendergast and Valerie O’ Brien to reduce the gap to two points. However, just before the break, An Rinn hit the homeside for two quick goals to leave it 4-02 to 1-03 at the break.

Two quick points from Valerie O’ Brien closed the gap, but An Rinn were still a threat going forward, and kept their lead intact, by matching Ferrybank score by score in the second-half. Try as they could for goals, Ferrybank found it hard to unlock the An Rinn defence, and despite points from Niamh Ahearne and Valerie O’ Brien, An Rinn ran out worthy winners in the end.

Ferrybank have two remaining games left in the group against Modeligo and Brickry Rangers, in what are must win games, and if they can show the effort and desire they did against An Rinn, they have an excellent chance of winning both those games.

TEAM: Amy Boden, Aisling Oates, Deirdre Heffernan, Rachel Butler, Helen Connolly, Iona Heffernan, Lydia Grant, Grainne Heffernan, Roisin Oates, Valerie O' Brien, Niamh Ahearne, Eimear Larkin, Áine Prendergast, Siobhan Heffernan, Clodagh Whelan, Mya O' Connor, Bríd Coady.

 

UNDER 13 CAMOGIE:

U13 Camogie training will commence on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5:30pm. Everyone is more than welcome to come along and attend, particularly new people who would like to take it up and get involved, where excellent coaching and learning of skills will be provided.

 

JUNIOR FOOTBALL:

The Junior Footballers are scheduled to commence their Championship campaign this coming Saturday October 9th at 4:30pm with a home game against Butlerstown in the Tony Kirwan Plant Hire sponsored competition.

 

MINOR FOOTBALL:

Ferrybank/St. Saviour’s will play Portlaw/Ballyduff Lower in Ballybeg next Sunday October 10th at 11am.

 

FUNDRAISER NIGHT:

All going well, it would be our intention to have our annual night in Kilcohan Greyhound track on Saturday November 20th. So we would ask everyone associated with the club to keep this date in your diary, and as soon as any more details come to hand, we will keep you posted.

 

CLOTHES COLLECTION:

The clothing collection is continuing. If you have any of the following items, drop them down to the GAA grounds;

- Clothes

- Paired Shoes

- Belts

Please do NOT send down any DUVETS OR PILLOWS.

Bags can be left at the entrance to the club's grounds on a weeknight, or between 10 am and 11 am on Saturday mornings.

Monday, September 27, 2021

ABP sponsored Ferrybank GAA Weekly Notes

 

INTERMEDIATE HURLING:

It wasn’t to be for our Intermediate Hurlers last Sunday evening, as Dunhill emerged victorious in the Gerry Kennedy Crash Repairs Eastern final on a scoreline of 0-17 to 1-08 at a wet and miserable Walsh Park.

Ferrybank found it hard to get into the game from the start, as Dunhill controlled the opening half, where most of the damage was done. With the opening score of the game going to Dunhill in the opening seconds, Mark O' Brien levelled things straight away with a fine score. Dunhill were winning the breaks, and their midfield/half-back line were on top, and quickly hit four unanswered points to open up a lead. A badly needed point from Neil O’ Sullivan kept Ferrybank in the hunt, but Dunhill’s forward line were causing a few problems, and almost got in for a couple of goals, and three more points from them quickly opened up a seven point lead. Quick points from Luke Flynn and Mark O’ Brien reduced the gap, and with the team getting a bit more possession, the forwards were finding it hard to get anything out of the Dunhill defence. Again, another burst of unanswered scores from Dunhill, which saw them put another five points on the scoreboard ensured they had a healthy 0-13 to 0-04 lead at the break.

The opening period of the second-half proved crucial to the game, as Ferrybank hit five wides on the spin, which no doubt would have brought them back into contention, considering scores from both sides were at a premium in that half. Just after the water break, Ferrybank got a lifeline as Sam Lawless was hauled back in the square, and from the penalty Mark O' Brien dispatched the sliothar to the corner of the net, to reduce the gap to six points. Unfortunately, Mark O’ Brien had to retire with injury. As the game began to peter out, with Dunhill ensuring that they were going to protect their lead, points were traded with Shane Oates, Luke Flynn and Sam Lawless finishing off the scoring as the final whistle sounded.

The team just didn’t fire on the day, and found it hard to get the scores to keep them in contention, but overall, they have had a great campaign, and getting back to an Eastern Final was a complete bonus, and if they can take all the positives from this Championship for next year, there is no reason why they can’t be back bigger, better and stronger.

Credit to the management team of John Keane, Jamie O' Meara, Marty Freeman, Nicky Ryan and Shane Dineen who left no stone unturned in preparing the team. First Aiders, Tony, Maxi and Sparky, thanks for all the help, and to the team who put in a huge effort all year round, and gave it everything in all matches. Thanks to all the supporters who travelled to support them during the Championship.

TEAM: Cian Martin, Ben Fitzpatrick, Naoise MacCathmhaoil, Davy Atkins, MJ Sutton, Shane O’ Sullivan, Ryan Tierney, Luke Flynn (0-02), Kevin Hurley, Neil O’ Sullivan (0-01), Mark O' Brien (1-02), Cormac Heffernan, Sam Lawless (0-01), Oisín MacCathmhaoil, Robbie Carew, Shane Oates (0-01), Graham Coady, Damien Ahern, Darryl Griffin, John Ahern, Seamus Burtchaell, Greg Murphy, Paul Carew, Tommy Burtchaell, Charlie Atkins, Lee Clarke, Tommy Carew, Stephen O' Kane, Alex Kinsella. We wish Dunhill the best of luck in next week’s County Final.

 

INTERMEDIATE CAMOGIE:

Our Intermediate Camogie side were narrowly defeated by Gailltír in their second game of the Hooper Dolan Insurance sponsored competition last Saturday evening, going down on a scoreline of 4-07 to 2-11. A late goal from the visitors secured the points on offer.

Ferrybank had got off to a good start in this game with points from Valerie O’ Brien and Niamh Ahearne before Áine Prendergast struck for a fine goal to put Ferrybank 1-05 to 1-01 ahead. The girls were unlucky not to have got a second goal when some good build up play saw Niamh Ahearne's shot come crashing back off the crossbar, and the ball was cleared away to safety, while at the other end Amy Boden in goal had to be alert, as she cleared away a dangerous Gailltír move for a sideline ball. Further points from Valerie O’ Brien (2) and Niamh Ahearne ensured a 1-07 to 1-03 lead at the break.

An early second half point from Valerie O’ Brien extended the lead, but Gailltír came right back into contention with a goal and a point in the space of a couple of minutes to level it up. With the game up for grabs, two further points from Niamh Ahearne and Valerie O’ Brien put Ferrybank ahead, but some slack defending left Gailltír in for a third goal. Two further points saw the visitors quickly open a three point lead. In fairness to the team, they kept plugging away, and another point from Valerie O’ Brien reduced the gap to two. Ferrybank hit the front in the last five minutes, when a driving run from Áine Prendergast saw her angled shot go high into the top corner for a goal, and put Ferrybank a point up. However, the lead was short lived, as straight away from the puckout, saw Gailltír go on the attack, and the ball was moved into the goal area, and put into the back of the net. Try, as they did, Ferrybank’s late attacks were kept out by the Gailltír defence, and the visitors held out for the win.

No doubt, the three second half goals, at key stages proved the difference in the end, as the girls worked and tried hard, and were unlucky not to come away with at least a point, as they missed a couple of clear chances during the game.

 

UNDER 8 & 10 CAMOGIE BLITZ:

Last Sunday morning saw the club host an Under 8 & 10 Camogie blitz. With the weather holding up, over 120 Girls from Gailltír, Clonea, Butlerstown and Ferrybank took part, and played out some exciting matches, with plenty of skills on display.

Our own under 8 & 10's excelled on the day, and thoroughly enjoyed the matches, showing great effort during each game, and no doubt, the training is now paying dividends. Credit to the mentors for all their help and encouragement from day one. A huge thanks to Karen O' Connor who organised this blitz for the club, ensuring everything passed off smoothly, with all pitches set up, and all matches running to schedule. Thanks also to the coaches, referees, first aiders, parents and volunteers who helped out, where a great and successful day was had by all.

 

UNDER 6 HURLING:

Another great turnout last Saturday morning for our Under 6 boys and girls, where over 30 people took part, and enjoyed plenty of fun and games. It also included the presentation of hurley grips, which were kindly donated by Dalton Electrical, and well done to Darragh, Ria, Jake, Bobby, Anna, Logan and Alex who were the winners of the King Coffee challenge.

 

DÉISE DRAW:

We had one winner in last Wednesday's Déise Draw, and congrats to Pat Lawless who won €250 in the draw, once again, thanks to everyone who has purchased tickets for the draw. Next draw takes place on Wednesday October 13th.