Sunday, February 21, 2016

Ferrybank GAA - Weekly Notes

Our Under 8 hurlers returned to competitive action on Saturday morning playing three games, and coming out on top in two of them. Daniel Lynch started in goal, and was helped by the solid defence of Rory, Evan and Daniel Lynch; while Jacob, Jack and Harry dominated the midfield. Morgan, Ben, and Fionn rattled the goaline up front. Well done lads, another proud day for Ferrybank.

It’s that time of the year again, where I’m sure your house could do with a spring clean. So if you have any unwanted clothes, paired shoes, belts, handbags, curtains, towels, soft toys etc., or any old mobile phones or laptops (please keep mobile phones and laptops separate from clothing items), you can drop them down to the GAA grounds on Saturday mornings from 10am to 2pm. The closing date will be Saturday April 2nd.

The Ferrybank GAA club and Camogie club will commence the nursery for boys and girls aged between 5-6 years old on Saturday March 5th at 10am. The club nursery programme teaches children the basic movements and skills required to play Gaelic games. These include agility, balance, co-ordination, running, jumping, throwing, catching, kicking, and striking.
The club nursery targets 5-6 yers old, and it’s a great way to introduce new children and parents to the club. All equipment helmets & hurleys will be supplied. For further information please contact Nicky Heffernan 087-6724212 or Zoe Delahunty 085-1342180.

The Ferrybank Camogie club will holds its AGM this coming Wednesday February 24th at 8pm in the Parish Hall. Please pass the word around, as we will need more people involved for the coming year, and keep it moving forward. It would be great to have some Parents from the Juvenile club as part of the committee. Parents’ input is highly needed in order to develop the club. We look forward to seeing you there.

The 2016 Ferrybank GAA Club's Déise Draw will commence on Friday March 25th and will continue monthly for nine months. 70% of all funds collected will go directly to Ferrybank GAA club.
The top prize each month is a whopping €10,000, while 2nd prize is €2,000, 3rd prize is €1,000, all the way down to 29th prize of €100. There will be special & bonus prizes each month. We would encourage all members, supporters, players and families to support this draw. Tickets cost €10 per month, and hopefully we can encourage a few more to help us continue to keep Gaelic games alive in Ferrybank. Tickets can be purchased from Tony Power, Castle Oaks, 086-4169215; Pat O' Meara, The Grove, 087-2108890 or Nicky Heffernan, Marymount, 087-6724212.

Our thanks to Brian Dillon's club in Mayfield, Cork who hosted our Under 16 team last Saturday. It was our first run out of the season, and while we were a little ring rusty, it proved a worthwhile exercise for the lads for the year ahead. Onwards then to Pairc Uí Rinn for the Waterford v Cork game, with the result making the homeward journey a lot easier. Our thanks to Dave Butler, formerly of Mayfield, for arranging the game with Brian Dillon's.

It’s that time of the year again, with the annual membership will be due, and we would ask all players to pay their membership ASAP. For the year its €70 for adults, and if you want a Déise Draw ticket it will be €120. Students/Unwaged €30.

Sunday April 24th at 11am is a date for the diary folks, with the Angela Burns Memorial 10K Fun Run/ Walk taking place from the Ferrybank GAA grounds. With the evenings getting brighter, now is the time to get out and about and start stretching the legs. Ferrybank Road Runners meet every Tuesday and Thursday night at 7pm in the GAA grounds, and everyone is most welcome to come along and enjoy a leisurely run on the night.