Monday, April 25, 2016

Ferrybank GAA - Weekly Notes


Last Sunday morning saw the annual Angela Burns Memorial 10k take place in the Ferrybank GAA grounds. Over 300 runners, walkers turned up in lovely weather conditions and set off to tackle this tricky course. First home in the Men’s race was Brian Murphy from Carrick AC,, with Aaron Donnelly from St. Senans in 2nd place, Eoin Whelan was third, David Lannigan fourth, and Brendan Aspel fifth.

In the Women’s race, Elaine O' Donovan from St. Josephs retained her title, with Aisling Ferguson 2nd, Mary Molloy third, and Vanessa Bray fourth. Adam Aspel was first home in the juvenile race.

Well done to all, and thanks to everyone who participated in the event. A huge thanks to people who contributed on the day, to the people who donated the food,  to Rosie Joyce & Sarah Hayes for doing the physio before and after the race, Rachel Beckett for putting the runners/walkers through their paces, Owen Regan & Luke Curran for spinning the discs, Fintan Walsh for his excellent commentary, the stewards for helping out, the water station helpers, the Ladies committee who ensured everyone was well fed after the race, Garda John Haley and his crew, ensuring the race went smoothly. Big thanks to all our sponsors – Clonmel Oil, Qualitile, Countrystyle, Iverk, Glanbia, Nicky's Bar Mayors Walk and of course the Burns' family….roll on 2017.


Ferrybank played Kilmacthomas in the latest game in the City League, and started off well with scores from Conor Haley, Matti, Adam Aspel, and Michael McLaurence. The midfield consisting of Shane Purcell, Izaak and Jay continued to rattle the Kilmac defence and added to the mushrooming score line. Kilmac came more into it in the second-half but with the defence of Shane Egan, Joe Carter, Jacob, Fionn, Kyle, Conor and Paddy kept them at bay. It was a great start to the Under 11 league.


Best of luck to all who have purchased Ferrybank Déise draw tickets, in which the second draw takes place this coming Friday night in Gaultier. Let’s hope we can continue with another few winners from last month’s draw. Congratulations to Ricky Hayden who was the confined winner for March. Remember it’s not too late to enter the draw, and with 29 cash prizes on offer with €10,000 the first prize all the way down to €100, who knows it could be you. Tickets can still be purchased from Tony Power 086-4169215, Pat O' Meara 087-2108890, Nicky Heffernan 087-6724212.