Sunday, May 22, 2016

Ferrybank GAA - Weekly Notes

Our Intermediate hurlers were narrowly defeated by Dunhill in their opening game in this year’s Gerry Kennedy Crash Repairs sponsored competition on a scoreline of 2-13 to 0-15. This was a close game from start to finish, but Dunhill scored two crucial goals in the opening half that proved the difference.
Ferrybank had started well with points from Mark O' Brien, Shane O’ Sullivan, MJ Sutton and Oisín MacCathmhaoil, with the latter seeing his powerful shot go narrowly over the bar when going for goal. However, two mistakes from Ferrybank midway through the first-half resulted in Dunhill punishing them with two goals, ensuring they led by two points at the break.
Ferrybank had a lot of possession in the second-half, but couldn’t convert, and as soon as they closed the gap, the lads gave away some poor frees which were duly punished. In the closing stages, Dunhill's defence held firm, and closed out the game with two frees to ensure the win. No doubt the lads will learn a lot from this defeat, and they must turn their attention to next Sunday where they play Mount Sion.
PANEL: Johno Brown, Nicky Ryan, Damien Ahern, Seamus Burtchaell, Graham Coady (0-01), MJ Sutton (0-01), Andrew Heffernan, Shane Sullivan (0-03), John Ahern, Sam Lawless, Mark O' Brien (0-09), Tiernan Morrissey, Cormac O' Driscoll, Oisín MacCathmhaoil(0-01), Robbie Carew, Pat O' Neill, Paul Martin, Alex Kinsella, Jeff Lawless, Cian MacCathmhaoil,

Our Junior hurlers continued their very good form with an excellent win over Ballyduff Lower at a rain soaked Ferrybank last Friday night. The damage was mostly done in the opening half with Ferrybank leading comfortably by 0-11 to 0-2, with points from Jeff Lawless, Philly Blake and Paul Martin, ensuring a solid lead.
Ballyduff came out of the blocks early in the second-half, with our goal under threat, but with solid defending by the team, Ferrybank scored a crucial goal of their own through Paul Martin. This sealed the win, and further points from Jeff, Paul, and a monster point from Tiernan Morrissey ensured Ferrybank made it two wins from two in the championship.
PANEL: Johno Brown, Pat O' Neill, Oran MacCathmhaoil, Hughie O' Neill, Alex Kinsella, Jamie Diggins, Cian MacCathmhaoil, Philly Blake(0-01), Tiernan Morrissey(0-01), Jeff Lawless (0-09), James Murphy, Jack Wicks, Tommy Lane, Paul Martin (1-03), Tom Burtchaell, Paul Hoban, Issac Power.

Our Under 13 Footballers are in Division 3 final this coming Monday night May 23rd at 7:30pm in Walsh Park where they play John Mitchells. No doubt a tough test awaits the team, but the lads have prepared well for this big match, and we wish them the best of luck. Come along on the night and show your support.

Our Under 11 hurlers are back in action this coming Friday night May 27th with a home game against Ballygunner at 6:30pm.

Our under 14 hurlers are in hurling action next Monday May 30th with a home game against Stradbally at 7pm.

No joy for the under 14 Footballers last Wednesday night, as they were beaten by a good Roanmore side last Wednesday night in the semi-final.

Any parents who have young Children who would like to get involved in GAA, why not bring them along every Saturday morning at 10am to the GAA grounds, where the Club Nursery programme teaches them basic movements and skills required to play Gaelic games. This includes agility, balance, co-ordination, running, jumping, throwing, catching, kicking and striking. The club nursery targets 5-6 year olds, and is a great way to introduce new children and parents to the club.

Best of luck to those who purchased Ferrybank Déise draw tickets for this coming Friday night in Fenor. So far we have a winners on the first two draws, and let’s hope this trend can continue. Tickets can still be purchased for the draws, costing €10 per month, with cash prizes ranging from €10,000 euro all the way down to €100. So if you would like to purchase a ticket, please contact Tony Power 086-4169215, Pat O' Meara 087-2108890, Nicky Heffernan 087-6724212. Congratulations to Billy Maley who was the confined winner for April.

Best of luck to Tommy Carew who has set off to the Lebanon for a six month stint with the army.

The Clothing Collection is still continuing until Saturday June 11th, so if you have any unwanted paired shoes, belts, handbags, curtains, towels soft toys, you can drop them down to the Ferrybank GAA grounds during evening time or a Saturday morning. Any mobile phones can be kept in a separate bag.