Sunday, November 1, 2015

Ferrybank GAA - Weekly Notes

John J. Murphy Eastern Junior Football Championship semi-final
Ferrybank 3-08 De La Salle 2-05
Ferrybank qualified for the Eastern Junior Football final by virtue of a six points win over a sticky DLS side.
Playing with the wind, DLS got the first score before Robbie Carew left footed the ball to the net for Ferrybank's opening score. This score seemed to settle the team and points from Keith Power (free) and Luke Flynn put us in control.
Oisín MacCathmhaoil finished to the net midway through the half to put us in a commanding position, leading 2-02 to 0-02 at the short whistle and playing with the wind in the second-half.
DLS were back in this game early in the second-half scoring 1-1 without reply, but points from substitute Kevin Roche and Keith Power steadied the ship going into the final quarter.
Greg Murphy thundered into the game with 3 sublime points. Sam Lawless came on to score his trademark goal to put the issue beyond doubt. DLS had the final say with a late goal.
The lads now play Roanmore in the Eastern Final on Friday November 6th at 8pm in Carraiganore. Roanmore will start clear favourites for the game. Your support will be crucial to the team, so best of luck to Heno and the boys.
Martin Freeman, Nicky Ryan, Pat O'Neill, Alex Kinsella, Seamus Burtchaell, Damien Ahern, Graham Coady, Luke Flynn (0-1), Cormac O'Driscoll, Liam Óg Carey, Oisín MacCathmhaoil (1-0), Tiernan Morrissey, Robbie Carew (1-0), Greg, Murphy (0-3), Keith Power (0-3), Kevin Roche (0-1), Sam Lawless (1-0), Dean Phelan, Cian MacCathmhaoil, Paul Carew, Alex Power.

Our annual night at the dogs takes place on Saturday November 21st in Kilcohan Park starting at 7:50pm. There will be 10 races on the night, so no doubt plenty of thrills and spills will take place on the night. Tickets cost €10 for Adults, with Under 16's free, and can be purchased from Declan Howard 087 939 3818, Siobhan Heffernan 086 261 1894, Conor McGarrity 087 908 7745, also from The Slip Café, Mandarin Palace, Taste Buds Café, Nicky’s Shop Abbey Park and Flynn’s Bar.
We would encourage everyone associated with the GAA club to pre-buy your tickets in advance of the event to ensure that the club benefits. The main gate prize is once again sponsored by Harvey travel, with a weekend away for two in the four star Castleross Hotel, Killarney, plus many more great prizes. If you would like to nominate a dog on the night, please contact Shane Ahearne 086 235 6300, nominations cost €10, and if your dog wins, you will win the nice sum of €30.
A shuttle Bus service will be available on the night to transfer patrons to and from the track. So all in all a great night will be assured, and why not bring along a few friends and enjoy the night.

We had no luck in the final Déise draw of 2015 which took play in Cappoquin last Friday night. A special thanks to all who purchased tickets during the year, and hopefully we can have some winners in 2016.

The club’s Flag weekend will take place from 13th - 15th November, and volunteers will be required to help out, if so please contact Tommy Carew 083-3189481 or Shiner Ahearne 086-2356300.

The annual Eigse Sliabh Rua kicks of this coming Friday night November 6th at 7:30pm, and former Kilkenny hurler DJ Carey will open the event at the Rhu Glen Country Club. The opening lecture well fits the official opening is titled the history of hurling from Setanta to Shefflin, and will be delivered by Doctor Paul Rouse of UCD.