Sunday, September 30, 2012


UNDER 16 HURLING: Our Under 16 Hurlers capped an excellent weekend for Ferybank hurling when they qualified for the Eastern final with a gutsy 0-9 to 1-5 win over Na Gaeil (Dunhill/Fenor) in St Saviours Gaa Grounds Ballybeg this morning. Played in heavy rain and wind, Ferrybank played with the elements in the first half, and Robbie Carew opened the scoring with a point. Moments late NaGaeil got a goal when a long ball in wasnt cleared and ended up in the net. Ferrybank got back into it straight away, and MJ Sutton landed three points on the trot to put Ferrybank into the lead. Alex Kinsella extended the lead with another fine score, as the wind and rain persisted, both teams found it difficult to play good hurling. Two further points from John Ahern extended the lead to six points, and just on the stroke of half time, Robbie Carew pointed to leave Ferrybank 0-8 to 1-0 clear at the break. With the wind favouring NaGaeil in the second half, they started the second half strongly, putting the Ferrybank defence under pressure, but credit to the team as they held firm. John Ahern pointed following good build up play, but three quick points from NaGaeil reduced the gap to two points. It was tough going out there, and entering the closing few minutes, Johno Brown in the goal, pulled of a top class save, when a Na Gaeil player hit a bullet of a shot which was destined for the top corner of the Ferrybank net, was somehow brillantly tipped over the crossbar by Johno, to prevent Na Gaeil from taking the lead and even winning the match. In a nervy ending, the Ferrybank defence held firm, and held on for an excellent win, in tough playing conditions. Everyone on the field plaed their part in the win against a good NaGaeil team, and the lads can look forward to the final against Tramore. Thanks to all who came along and supported the team. Scorers MJ Sutton (-3), J.Ahern(-3), R. Carew(-2), A. Kinsella(-1).

UNDER 21 HURLING: Following their excellent win yesterday in Poleberry Ferrybank under 21 Hurlers will play Passage in the Eastern final. No date has yet been fixed.

DEISE DRAW: We had three winners in the September Deise Draw which took place last Friday night in Shamrocks Gaa grounds. Congratulations to Gemma Griffin, Blackthorn Hills, and to Victor Merriman Bishopsgrove who won 500 euro, and to Helen Murray Kilmurray, Slieverue who won 250 euro. Many thanks to all who purchased tickets for the draw. The October draw takes places on Friday 26th Oct in Kilmacthomas Gaa grounds.

JUNIOR FOOTBALL: Junior Football training contuines this Wednesday night Oct 3rd at 6pm.