Tuesday, August 12, 2014

G.A.A. Notes

Our Under 12s travelled to Semple Stadium in Thurles on Tuesday last to take part in the Munster GAA Activity day. The lads played four games on the day, and were winners in two of the games. After the games, the lads were brought on a tour of the Stadium, where they got to see the changing rooms and the state of the art facilities, followed by a question and answers session with Dennis Maher and Cian Buckley who are members of the Tipp Senior hurling Panel. A great day was had by all and no doubt a brilliant experience for the lads.

The Under 8 Hurlers travelled to South Kilkenny to play Glenmore last Friday night. Four 7-a-side games were played between both sides. The matches were very entertaining, with lots of strong tackling and blocking very evident throughout. Although the lads came up against some physical players they, as ever, did not shy away, and gave as good as they got. Great credit is due to the lads, as not even half of the squad on the night were up to the age grade. Special mention to a new play who really stood out Ider Boldbater who only started to play hurling this week at the Cul Camp. Well done to all the squad. Team: Fionn, Conor, Luke, Jack, Jacob, Daniel, Caolain, Aaron, Paddy, Jay, Sean, Evan, Conor, Kyle and Ider.

Ferrybank’s Under 10 hurlers played Glenmore in their first game back for six weeks, and the summer break seemed to have done them well. Ferrybank soared ahead early on with three goals in the opening 10 minutes, but as the game wore on, the lads got tired and Glenmore began to close the gap. Glenmore dominated the second-half, but the lads clung onto the lead, and came out winners in the end. Well done to all concerned, another great performance, and it bodes well for the upcoming Tommy Burtchaell tournament in Limerick on September 14th.

Ferrybank’s Minor hurlers play Sacred Heart on Tuesday August 12th in Ferrybank at 7:30pm. This is a vital game for the team, having lost their opening two games, so a win is essential in order to remain in the hunt for a knockout place. Please come along and show your support to the players.

The Ferrybank Minor Camogie team travel to Clonea this coming Tuesdaynight August 12th at 7:30pm. Your support will be appreciated on the night.

Ferrybank Minor Hurlers played Kilmacow in a Shinty Challenge match in Carraiganore last Saturday morning. The teams had a 10 minute warm up just to get use to the hybrid hurley, Sliothar, and the rules of the games. When the game started Oran MacCathmhaoil scored the first goal of the game, following some good build up play. Kilmacow came into the game and scored two goals to give them the lead, but John Ahern levelled it up with a screamer of a shot. Just before the half-time whistle, Kilmacow regained the lead to leave it 3-2 at the break. Kimacow went 4-2 up early in the second half with another goal, but Ferrybank began to come more into it, and created chances with John Ahern & Cian MacCathmhaoil scoring good goals. John got his third and Ferrybank’s fifth, following a fine pass from Robbie Carew and Oran finished the scoring off, receiving a pass from Johno Brown and scoring number six. Both teams enjoyed the game, and no doubt many more Shinty games will be played in the future.
TEAM: Davy Atkins, Jono Brown, Alex Kinsella, William Tyler, Robbie Carew, John Ahern (3-0), Paul Carew, Andrew Whelan, Eimhin Burns, Cian MacCathmhaoil(1-0), Neil Sullivan, Jack Wicks, Oran MacCathmhaoil (2-0).

Hard luck to MJ Sutton and the Waterford Minor Hurlers who were defeated in the All Ireland Semi-Final against Kilkenny last Sunday after extra-time. But congratulations to Roisin Oates and the Waterford Under 16 Camogie team who have qualified for the All Ireland Camogie final on August 24th, following a comprehensive win over Down.

Ferrybank’s Under 12's Footballers played Butlerstown recently in the first round of the City League. Ferrybank started the better, with some well taken scores early in the game. From then on, it was end to end stuff, with both sides showing some nice football touches. But in the end, it was Ferrybank who took their chances, and ran out worthy winners in the end, ensuring a good start to the City League.

Ferrybank’s Junior Hurlers were defeated by Portlaw in the Gerry Kennedy sponsored competition in Portlaw last Friday night on a scoreline of 0-18 0-12. The lads missed three good goal scoring chances during the game, and in the end were left to rue those misses. The team have now completed their league campaign, and despite this defeat, have qualified for the quarter-finals of the competition.
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