Monday, November 26, 2018

ABP sponsored Ferrybank GAA Weekly Notes


UNDER 13 HURLING:
The U13 South-East hurling blitz due to be played in the WIT sports campus was cancelled for a second time due to the bad weather. Ferrybank were due to play Barrow Rangers, Mullinahone and Graigue/Ballycallan. The panel of players will have finished for the year having won both the Under 13 and 14 hurling titles.

BORD NA nÓG AWARD NIGHT:
Last Saturday evening in De La Salle’s GAA grounds in Gracedieu saw Ferrybank GAA club win the Eastern Juvenile club of the year for 2018. The club enjoyed an unbelievable year, contesting four County finals and winning three of them.
Brian Richards accepted the trophy on the club’s behalf. This was a fantastic achievement. Special mention must be given to all the coaches and mentors for all their time and effort throughout the year. This hard work has paid off, which clearly emphasises that a huge effort is being made at underage level.
Also, on the night the County final Man of the Match awards were presented. Well done to Izaak Richards for the U13 hurling award, Daniel Griffin for Under 14 hurling and Aidan Humphries for the Under 16 hurling, which were presented by Waterford Senior hurling team manager Páraic Fanning, while Trevor Madigan received his Under 16 Football award from Waterford Senior Football player Tommy Prendergast. Well done to one and all, and no doubt, a bright future lies ahead.

SIBLING RIVALRY:
It was a case of the Heffernan Sisters playing against one another last week in the Camogie Colleges league semi-final with Iona lining out for the W.I.T. and Grainne playing for Maynooth University. It was the W.I.T. side coming out on top 2-10 to 0-07, and qualifying for the final against UL.

Monday, November 19, 2018

ABP sponsored Ferrybank GAA Weekly Notes

GREYHOUND NIGHT:

Thanks to Surehaul / Rolor Commercials, our annual fund-raiser at the dogs took place last Saturday night, where a large crowd from the village made their way to Kilcohan Park. A great night was had by all, with plenty of thrills and spills on the track, with a few people going home with a smile on their face and a few extra bob in their pocket.

As we all know, nowadays, this event wouldn’t have taken place without an excellent committee who left no stone unturned in ensuring an well organised evening. Ferrybank GAA club would like to thank Dan O' Connor of Surehaul / Rolor Commercials for their sponsorship of this event, and we are extremely grateful for them coming on board yet again. Also, thanks to Sean Power and his staff at Harvey Travel, Gladstone Street for sponsoring the main gate prize, which was a weekend away in the four star Castlerosse hotel Killarney, including two night B&B and evening meals, and congrats to Paul Carew who was the winner on the night.

The attic stairs, kindly sponsored by Murphy Larkin Carpentry services, was won by Urszula Tomczuk. Other winners on the night included Pat Kirby, who won a meat voucher, Charlie Atkins won a meal voucher, and Hasbro games were won by Pat Stephens and Tommy Carew, while Siobhan Heffernan won a Camogie top.

Furthermore, many thanks who purchased their tickers from the club, people who bought dog nominations, our advertisers and sponsors, and we ask that you support our advertisers and sponsors throughout the year. Finally, thanks to the management and staff at the Waterford Greyhound staff for their help in organising this night out for us.



MUNSTER CLUB CHAMPIONS:

Congratulations to Ballygunner’s senior hurlers who were crowned Munster Club Champions in Semple Stadium last Sunday afternoon, with a well-deserved win over Na Piarsaigh of Limerick. Let’s hope they can now go all way to All Ireland club glory.

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.