Monday, June 6, 2016

Ferrybank GAA - Weekly Notes

The 2016 All Ireland Féile na nGael Under 14 hurling competition is being held in Waterford and Tipperary, with over 160 clubs taking part. Ferrybank will host Eoghan Rua from Coleraine, Co. Derry, and will also compete against St Enda’s from Omagh, Co. Tyrone and Stradbally. With the opening game taking place in Ferrybank on Friday June 17th at 4pm, a feast of hurling takes place over those two days in the GAA grounds, so why not come down and enjoy the games on view.

The new online O' Neills Ferrybank GAA website has been launched. There is a full range of gear and leisure wear available. You can check out the full range by click on the following link

Once again, SuperValu have launched their ‘Kits for Clubs’ promotion. Please ‘Like’ their Facebook page to earn some extra points for Ferrybank GAA club. Also check out their website

Our Intermediate hurlers are back in Gerry Kennedy Crash Repairs Championship action this coming Friday night June 10th with a game against Erin’s Own in Walsh Park at 7:30pm. No doubt a big test awaits the players, and let’s hope they can come out on top. Your support will be appreciated on the night.

Congratulations to Shane Oates who lined out for Waterford in the Primary school game in Thurles last Sunday, and to Mark O' Brien who lined out for the Waterford Intermediate hurlers also in Thurles last Sunday against Clare.

Ferrybank U12 travelled to Portlaw tonight to play in the City League. The lads soared with 3 goals in the first 10 minutes.
However, the home side retaliated at lightning speed and they were only 2 points behind at half-time.
Portlaw came out all guns blazing in the second-half and quickly notched up more scores. A combination of the heat and the school matches our lads played earlier in the day took its toll. End result Portlaw 6-05 to Ferrybank 4-00.

Our Junior Footballers were defeated by De La Salle in their opening game in this year’s championship on a score-line of 2-09 to 1-07 last Wednesday night.

Don’t forget that the club has our nursery group for boys and girls aged 5 and 6 years old every Saturday morning from 10am to 11am. The club nursery group 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. It’s also a great way to introduce new children and parents to the club. All equipment, hurleys and helmets will be supplied.

It’s the final week of the clothing collection finishing up on June 11th, so if you have any unwanted clothes, paired shoes, belts, handbags, curtains towels, soft toys, you can drop them to the GAA grounds any night this week.

The June Déise draw will takes place in Flynn's Bar Ferrybank on Friday June 24th. Tickets can still be purchased from Tony Power 086-4169215, Pat O' Meara 087-2108890 or Nicky Heffernan 087-6724212, at €10 each and with over 29 cash prizes on offer, ranging from €10,000 to €100. Why not give it a try, and you would also supporting Gaelic Games in Ferrybank.

Congratulations to our Club President Fr. Jim Crotty who celebrated his Golden Jubilee ordination last Saturday night with a celebratory mass in Ferrybank.

Our Junior Hurlers hope to make it three wins from three this coming Thursday night June 9th at 7:30pm with a trip to Ballybeg to play St. Saviours. Your support will be welcomed on the night.

The Gerry Ryan memorial Golf Classic takes place on Friday June 24th at the Waterford Golf Club. Tee off times are now opened by contacting Andy Ryan on 086-3938993. Entry fee is €20 per person, with a reserved tee until 5:15pm. Students/Unwaged can play for €10 before 11am. Evening entertainment and prize giving will take place in Flynn’s Bar. So now is the time to form a team, and contact Andy for your Tee time.