Monday, November 12, 2018

ABP sponored Ferrybank GAA Weekly Notes

GREYHOUND NIGHT:
This coming Saturday night, November 17th will see the club's annual night at the dogs, in association with Surehaul & Rolor Commercials, take place at Kilcohan Park Greyhound stadium, with the first race getting underway at 7:50pm.
Tickets cost €10 each, and can be purchased from any committee member, and also from the following locations;
-          Thompsons Carryout Off License
-          Walsh's Lotto Shop
-          Shades Hair Salon
-          Brian Rose Bar & Mandarin Restaurant
-          Jack Molloy Butchers
We would ask all players, members, supporters and friends to purchase their ticket from any of the above places, as this benefits the club directly.
Once again, the main door prize on the night has been kindly sponsored by Harvey Travel, Gladstone St., consisting of a weekend away in the four star Castlerosse hotel in Killarney, and we are very grateful to Sean Power and their staff for their generous sponsorship. Second prize on the night is sponsored by Murphy & Larkin Carpentry services, consisting of an attic stairs and fitting, plus many more prizes on the night.
All in all, a great night is assured, so please purchase your tickets, and support your local GAA club.


Sunday, November 4, 2018

ABP sponsored Ferrybank GAA Weekly Notes


JUNIOR FOOTBALL:

No joy for our Junior Footballers in the John J Murphy Eastern final, as they were defeated by Mount Sion on a score-line of 1-11 to 0-05 in Carriganore earlier. Despite a promising opening half, Ferrybank failed to convert their chances, given the amount of possession they had, and for all their effort trailed Mount Sion by 0-4 to 0-3 at the break, with Sam Lawless, Kevin Hurley and Luke Flynn scoring the points.

Both sides traded early opening points in the second-half, but moments later Mount Sion struck for a goal, which really changed the game, and they became stronger, taking control of the game. Davy Atkins in goal, pulled off two fine saves from close range to keep Ferrybank in the hunt, but the lads weren’t able to respond, as Mount Sion began to pick of points to open up clear daylight between the sides, and closed out the game in the end, running out worthy winners, and we wish them well for the county final next weekend.

Hard luck to the lads who gave it their all, but just couldn’t repeat their semi-final heroics on the day. Special word of thanks to Pat and Nicky for looking after the team throughout the year:

PANEL: Davy Atkins, John Ahern, Damien Ahern, Stephen O' Kane, Tommy Carew, Alex Kinsella, Mark O' Brien, Naoise MacCathmhaoil, Oisin MacCathmhaoil, Luke Flynn, Kevin Hurley, Tiarnan Morrissey, Greg Murphy, Robbie Carew, Sam Lawless, Shane O’ Sullivan, Neil O’ Sullivan, Oran MacCathmhaoil, Tommy Burtchaell, Darryl Griffin, Cormac O' Driscoll.



GREYHOUND NIGHT:

The club’s annual night at the dogs, in association with Surehaul & Rolor Commercials, takes place on Saturday, November 17th at Kilcohan Park Greyhound Stadium. The first race gets underway at 7:50pm.

Tickets on the night cost €10 each, and can be purchased from any committee member. Also available from the committee are nominations cards, where you can nominate a dog for €10, and if the dog wins on the night, you win the nice sum of €30.

This is the club’s fundraiser of the year, and we would ask all players, members, supporters and families to purchase their tickets from the GAA club directly, as this benefits the club greatly. Once again, the main door prize on the night has been kindly sponsored by Harvey Travel, Gladstone St., consisting of a weekend away in the four star Castleross hotel in Killarney, and we are very grateful to Sean Power and his staff for their generous sponsorship. Second prize on the night has been sponsored by Murphy & Larkin Carpentry Services, consisting of an attic stairs and fitting, plus many more prizes on the night. All in all, a great night is assured, so please purchase your tickets, and support your local GAA club.



KEEP FIT CLASSES:

Continuing each and every Thursday night in the ball alley from 8-9 pm, under the guidance of Chris Dempsey, keep fit classes take place. This is aimed at all Ladies, in particular the Camogie, Mothers & Others football team, etc. Everyone is most welcome to attend. Classes cost €5 per person.



DÉISE DRAW:

We had no luck in the final Déise Draw of 2018 which took place last Wednesday night in Cappoquin. On behalf of Ferrybank GAA club, a special thanks to all who purchased tickets throughout the year, and the money the club received from the draw, will benefit Ferrybank greatly.



Ferrybank GAA Club’s Greyhound Benefit Night in association with Surehaul and Rolor Commercials was launched recently at their premises in Rathpatrick. The fundraiser takes place on Saturday November 17th at Kilcohan Greyhound Stadium.
Pictured are Padraig Buggy, Ferrybank GAA, Joan Daly, Commercial Manager, Rolor Commercial, Dan O’Connor, Managing Director Surehaul Commercials, John Burns, Ferrybank GAA, Liam Walsh, Ferrybank GAA, Pat Lawless, Ferrybank GAA, Kevin O’Toole, Sales Director, Surehaul Commercials, Nicky Heffernan, Chairman, Ferrybank GAA (Pic Luke Myers)



Tuesday, October 30, 2018

ABP sponsored Ferrybank GAA Weekly Notes


JUNIOR FOOTBALL:
Our Junior Footballers will play Mount Sion in the John J Murphy Eastern final on Sunday, November 4th at 3:45pm in Carriganore. No doubt, the team will go in as underdogs for this match, despite their thrilling victory over Ballyduff Lower in the semi-final. On the day, your support will be appreciated and let’s hope the team can bring home the trophy. Best of luck lads.

DÉISE DRAW:
The final Déise Draw of 2018 takes place this coming Wednesday, October 31st in Cappoquin; we wish everyone the best of luck on the night.
Thanks to everyone who purchased and supported the Déise Draw throughout the year. The funds raised will go towards helping the young boys and girls to work towards a brighter sporting future with the facilities we provide. Congratulations to Tracey Whelan of Rockenham who was the confined winner for September.

KEEP FIT CLASSES:
Continuing each and every Thursday night in the ball alley from 8-9pm, under the guidance of Chris Dempsey, keep fit classes take place. This is aimed at all ladies, in particular the Camogie, Mothers & Others Football team, etc. and everyone is most welcome to come along and attend. Classes cost €5 per session.

GREYHOUND NIGHT:
The annual night at the dogs in aid of Ferrybank GAA club in association with Surehaul & Rolor Commercials takes place on Saturday, November 17th at Kilcohan Park Greyhound stadium. The first race is off at 7:50pm.
Tickets on the night cost €10 each, and can be purchased from any committee member. Also available from the committee are nomination cards, where you can nominate a dog for €10, and if the dog wins, you win a nice €30.
We would ask all players, members, supporters and families to purchase their tickets from the GAA club, as this benefits the club greatly. Once again, the main door prize has been sponsored by Harvey travel, Gladstone St., consisting of a weekend away in the four-star Castlerosse hotel, Killarney, which includes breakfast and evening meal, and we are very grateful to Sean Power and his staff for their generous sponsorship. The second prize has been sponsored by Murphy & Larkin Carpentry services, consisting of an attic stairs and fitting.



Monday, October 22, 2018

ABP sponsored Ferrybank GAA Weekly Notes


MINOR HURLING:
Our Minor hurlers were defeated by Ballyduff Upper last Saturday afternoon in the semi-final of the J.J. Kavanagh & Sons sponsored competition on a score-line of 3-15 to 2-10.
Despite being on top early on, Ferrybank failed to take their chances, allowing their opponents back into the game, and two goals just before the half-time break proved crucial. Ryan Tierney with three opening points had Ferrybank up and running, and a fine score from Maciez Tomczuk, had them three points clear. However, Ballyduff Upper slowly got into the game, taking their points when they got the chances and three unanswered scores had them level.
Ryan Tierney converted a penalty, after Charlie McLoughlin was upended in the area. That lead was short-lived, as minutes later. Ballyduff got in for a goal of their own. Eimhin Burns restored the lead with a point, but coming up to half time, Ballyduff Upper struck with two quick goals to have them leading 3-06 to 1-06 at the break.
With a few switches made at the break, Ferrybank tried hard to get back into the game, and with the accuracy of Ryan keeping them in the hunt, Ferrybank got a lifeline with a goal from Cody Griffin, following a well worked free from Ryan and Eimhin to reduce the gap to four points. Crucially, conceding some soft frees proved their downfall, as Ballyduff Upper capitalised on the chances they were given, and kept in control of the match, even though the lads kept battling away, three more unanswered points, saw Ballyduff run out winners.
The team gave it their all on the day, and a huge thanks to Paddy, Davey and Doxer for preparing the team all through this championship.
PANEL: Cian Martin, Luke Butler, Ben Fitzpatrick, Jake Brophy, Naoise MacCathmhaoil, Stephen O' Kane, Neil O' Sullivan, Nathon Carton, Charlie McLoughlin, Cody Griffin (1-00), Eimhin Burns (0-01), Ryan Tierney (1-08), Aidan Humphries, Jack Haley, Jordan McEvoy, Glen Power, Trevor Power, Reece Phelan, Shane Oates, Pawel Tumczuk, Nathan Lawlor, Charlie Atkins.

JUNIOR FOOTBALL:
The Junior Footballers qualified for the final of the John J Murphy sponsored competition with a thrilling victory over a strong Ballyduff Lower team in Walsh Park last Sunday afternoon winning on a score-line of 1-13 to 1-12. The team had to endure a nervy few minutes towards the end, but overall, Ferrybank deserved their win, with great a work ethic and passion sealed their place in the final.
With Kevin Hurley cancelling out Ballyduff Lower’s opening score, Ballyduff began to dominate possession and put over two quick points. However, when the team settled down, the Ferrybank defence was holding firm and began setting up attacks for the tea. This was illustrated with Ferrybank putting over seven unanswered points in the remainder of the opening half. Tiarnan Morrissey was unlucky to see his close range shot on goal saved by the Ballyduff goalie, after he had weaved his way into the area, but with fine points from Sam Lawless, Darryl Griffin, Robbie Carew and Kevin Hurley, Ferrybank held an 0-8 to 0-03 lead at the break.
Ballyduff Lower started the second-half strongly, scoring an early goal to reduce the gap to a point, but Ferrybank began to move the ball up the field, and got rewarded with two excellent Kevin Hurley points to extend the lead to three. With the Ferrybank defence having to be vigilant at all times, Ballyduff kept pressing, and kept closing the gap, but another excellent team move saw Tommy Carew from wing back with a superb score, and then Luke Flynn scoring a great point from the outside of his boot by the side-line had Ferrybank three clear entering the final minutes.
Ballyduff Lower kept the pressure on, and levelled the game up with three points. With the game in the melting pot, the team were never going to accept defeat. Mark O' Brien went on one of his trade mark runs and hit a high ball into the Ballyduff area, where Sam Lawless was quick to react to the bouncing ball and palmed the ball into the empty net. Credit to Ballyduff, as they kept fighting to the end with two points, but time ran out for them, as Ferrybank held out.
A great display from the team, despite missing a number of key players on the day, the lads showed a great will to win attitude, getting some fantastic scores, keeping their heads and played as a team on the day.
PANEL: Davey Atkins, Stephen O' Kane, Damien Ahern, John Ahern, Tommy Carew (0-01), Alex Kinsella, Mark O' Brien, Naoise MacCathmhaoil, Luke Flynn (0-01), Tiarnan Morrissey, Kevin Hurley (0-06), Greg Murphy, Darryl Griffin (0-01), Sam Lawless (1-03), Robbie Carew (0-01), Tommy Burtchaell, Oran MacCathmhaoil.

COUNTY DUTY:
Best of luck to John Doxer Burns who has taken up a coaching role with the Waterford Senior hurling team for the 2019 playing season.

RETIREMENT:
Ferrybank GAA Club wish to congratulate Mrs. Bríd Powell on marking her retirement from St Mary’s B.N.S Ferrybank after 40 years of dedicated service. Bríd taught many of our players and members, past and present, during her career in Ferrybank. Past pupils and parents are welcome to pass on their good wishes to Bríd on Wednesday afternoon, October 24th in the school between 1pm and 3pm. Go n-éirí an t-ádh léi.

GREYHOUND NIGHT:
The annual night at the dogs, in association with Surehaul / Rolor Commericals, will take place on Saturday November 17th in Kilcohan Park. Tickets, as usual, will cost €10 each, and we would ask all players, supporters and parents to support this great night out.

KEEP FIT CLASSES:
A keep fit session will be held in the ball-alley every Thursday night from 8-9pm under the guidance of Chris Dempsey. This is aimed at all ladies, in particular the Camogie and Mothers & Others teams. Classes cost €5 per session.