JUNIOR FOOTBALL: Our Junior Footballers qualified for the Eastern Football final with a great win over the Holders Mt Sion in Kilmacthomas last Friday night on a scoreline 1-10 to 1-09. Following a 35 minute delay awaiting a referee, Ferrybank refused to panic, despite been four points down straight away, and once Kevin Hurley got the first point on the board, the team grew in confidence, tightened up at the back, and the scores began to come. John Treacy popped over another point to reduce the gap to two points, and moments later 'Taz' got the goal, when he drilled the ball high into the net from close range. Ferrybank began to get on top and missed some good scores to extend the lead, but further points from Sam Lawless and Kevin Hurley ensured Ferrybank led 1-04 to 0-5 at the break. Two good points from Greg Murphy stretched the lead, and even though Mt Sion came back with points of their own, Ferrybank kept the scoreboard ticking over with Luke Flynn and a wonder score from Seamus Burchill. John Byrne had a great chance for a goal, but kicked over the bar. Mt Sion started to get on top in the closing stages, but the defence held firm, and Kevin Hurley pointed to leave Ferrybank five points clear. Another pointed free from Mt Sion reduced the gap to four, and deep into injury time Mt Sion got a goal to leave one between them. From the resulting kickout the referee blew the whistle, and Ferrybank go on to play either St Pauls or Kilmacthomas in the final which is scheduled to take place on Saturday October 13th. Thanks to all who came along and supported the team on the night. TEAM: James Troy, Seamus Burchill(-1), Gary Coady, Pat O' Neill, Paddy Treacy, Phil Blake, Tommy Carew, Sam Lawless(-1), Cormac Heffernan, Eoin O' Neill, Kevin Hurley (-3), John Treacy(1-1), Luke Flynn(-1), John Byrne(-1), Greg Murphy(-2), Eric Corcoran, Brian Bartley, Dean Phelan, Shane Sullivan, Thomas Lane, Eddie McKenna, Oisin McCathmaoil.
UNDER 21 HURLING: Our Under 21 Hurlers will play Eirns Own next weekend in the semi finals of the championship. Currently the game is scheduled to take place next Sunday 30th Sept at 11:30am in Cleaboy, but it looks likely both teams will play it on Saturday 29th Sept instead. Further details will be posted as soon as the game is offically confirmed.
UNDER 16 HURLING: Our Under 16 Hurlers are in semi final action next Sunday morning Sept 30th when they play Na Gaeil (Dunhill/Fenor). These teams only played last Sunday in the league game, and Ferrybank came out on top by two points in a titanic battle, so another close game is on the cards. No venue has yet been confirmed, and soon as it comes to hand along with the throw in, it will be posted up.
DEISE DRAW: The September Deise draw will take place next Friday night Sept 28th in the Shmrocks Gaa Grounds Knockanore. Best of luck to all who have purchased tickets for the draw, and lets hope we can have a winner or two on the night. Congratulations to Ann Ahearne Silverwood ho won the confined draw for August, seller was Peggy Ahearne.
MINOR HURLING: Our Minor Hurlers were defeated by a stronger Fourmilewater side in a play off in Fraher field this morning. Hampered by injuries didnt help the side going into the game as Fourmilewater took contol the game and racked up the scores, to run out worthy winners. Thanks to all who came along and supported the team.