Monday, November 16, 2015

Ferrybank GAA - Weekly Notes

Our Under 21 Hurling clash with Portlaw was called off last Saturday due to the inclement weather conditions. At this present time, no confirmed date has been fixed, so keep an eye on the social media page for an update.

Huge thanks to all who helped out at the flag weekend and to the public who generously donated to the club.

This coming Saturday night November 21st sees the annual night at the dogs in aid of Ferrybank GAA Club taking place at Kilcohan Park, with the first race at 7:50pm. Overall there will be 10 races on the night, and tickets are currently available from Declan Howard 087-9393818, Siobhan Heffernan 086-2611894, Conor McGarrity 087-9087745, The Slip Café, Flynns Bar, Walsh's Lotto Shop, Taste Buds Café, Manardin Palace, Nicky’s Daybreak Abbey Park.
We wold encourage everyone associated with the club to pre-buy your tickets in advance of the event to ensure the club benefits. Tickets cost €10, with children Under 16 free. The main gate prize on the night is once again kindly sponsored by Harvey Travel is a weekend away in the four star Castleross hotel Killarney which includes 2 nights B&B and one evening meal, plus many more prizes.
Dog nominations are also available, with a dog costing €10, and if your dog wins, you win the nice sum of €30. Nominations can be got from Shane Ahearne 086-2356300. Also a shuttle bus service will be available on the night to transfer people to and from the track. The bus will leave from the bus stop opposite the Spar Shop at 6:45pm, and will leave Kilcohan at 10:15pm. So we look forward seen everyone there, bring along a friend or two and enjoy this fun filled night out.

Although a friendly, this was the last hurling match of 2015 and Ferrybank had a point to prove. Despite the inclement weather conditions in Passage the match proceeded with Ferrybank taking an early lead. Passage quickly regained control and started to dominate and batter the Ferrybank defence. Ferrybank dug in and with some fine saves pucks outs from Paddy in goal, coupled with the concrete defence of Sean Heff , Izzak , Fionn and Adam we kept our costal neighbours at bay.
The second-half provided a feast of goals – where the midfield (Ruaidhri , Shane and Jake) provided countless supply of sliothar to the forwards (Mati, Sean Fagan, Jamie and Daniel) and Jamie took 3 goals no less.
Ferrybank emerged the victors in a very close game. Well done to both teams and thanks to passage for the manner in which they played.
Izaak Richards, Shane Purcell, Mati Tomczuk, Daniel Griffin, Sean Heffernan ,Ruaidhri McGarrity, Jake Butler, Jamie Sutton, Sean Fagan, Paddy Mackey, Adam Aspel, Fionn Mcgarrity.
The Under 10/11 management would like to thank the players for their efforts and commitment in 2015 and which bore out in the results, winning the U11 Division 3 City League and the Under 10 Na Piarsaigh tournament.
Congratulations to all the players and you we look forward to seeing you at the annual dog night on Saturday 21st November where the players will be presented with medals, certificates and shields.

Ferrybank Camogie Club will be awarding all Juvenile players with certificate of achievements at the annual night at the dogs this coming Saturday. It has been a great year at the club with great success at all ages. Also on display will be the Waterford Under 16B All Ireland trophy, and also the All Ireland Intermediate Hurling and League trophy which Waterford also won this year.

Hard luck to our Under 15 Hurlers who were narrowly defeated by Clann NaGael after extra time by four points in Carraiganore on Sunday morning.

Ferrybank's Juvenile GAA & Camogie Club Children’s Party takes place on Sunday December 6th from 1:30pm to 3pm in the Parish Hall. The cost of the party is €5 per child. Each child will see Santa and receive a selection box. Money to be paid in advance, and can be paid to Zoe Delahunty 085-1342180, Siobhan Heffernan 086-2611894. All Children going to the Party must be paid and confirmed by Saturday Nov 28th.

Club Hats have arrived, and collection of these hats can be collected this coming Wednesday night Nov 18th at 6:45pm from the GAA grounds.