Sunday, June 12, 2016

Ferrybank GAA - Weekly Notes

The 2016 John West Féile na nGael All Ireland Under 14 Hurling competition is being held in Waterford and Tipperary this coming Friday and Saturday, with over 160 Clubs taking part all over Ireland.
Ferrybank GAA club will be hosting Eoghan Rua, from Coleraine Co. Derry, and will also compete against St. Enda’s from Omagh, Co Tyrone and Stradbally. The Derry players will be residing in the Ferrybank area during the competition. The games will take place in Ferrybank at 4pm, with Ferrybank in action at 4:45pm v Stradbally, at 6:30pm they play St Enda’s, and on Saturday morning 10:30am the lads play Eoghan Rua. So why not come down to the GAA field on Friday evening at 4pm, and Saturday morning and enjoy a feast of hurling that will be on display. Best of luck lads. For a full list of hurling matches, please go to our Facebook/Twitter page.

The Ferrybank GAA Gerry Ryan Memorial Golf Classic takes place on Friday June 24th at the Waterford Golf Club. Tee off times can now be booked 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 your team, and contact Andy for your tee time.

Our Intermediate hurlers recorded a good win over a strong Erin’s Own side in the latest game of the Gerry Kennedy Crash Repairs sponsored competition in Walsh Park last Friday evening. Erin’s Own made a quick start, as Johno Brown on goal had to make a smart save in the opening minutes to prevent a goal. From them on, points were exchanged with Mark O' Brien leading the way, and John Ahern also pointing. Just before half-time a Ferrybank side-line ball was touched to the net by Robbie Carew to leave Ferrybank 1-07 to 0-08 lead at the break.
Good early points from Robbie and Mark kept Ferrybank ahead, and 10 minutes into the second-half, great work from Sam Lawless along the by-line, passing it to Robbie who batted the ball to the net to extend the lead to 6 points. From then on, Ferrybank matched Erin’s Own with a super score from Andrew Heffernan, and the lads battled hard, repelling Erin’s Own attack.
Entering the final five minutes, Erin’s Own goaled from a close in free, but two quick points from Mark extended the lead, before Erin’s Own scored a second goal to set up a nervy end, but a close range free from Mark ensured a deserved win for the team. A great display from the team as everyone played their part.
PANEL: Johno Brown, Nicky Ryan, Damien Ahern, Seamus Burtchaell, Andrew Heffernan (0-01), MJ Sutton, Graham Coady, Shane O’ Sullivan, David Atkins, John Ahern (0-01), Sam Lawless, Mark O' Brien (0-14), Robbie Carew (2-1), Oisín MacCathmhaoil, Cormac O' Driscoll, Luke Flynn, Paul Martin, Cian MacCathmhaoil, Jeff Lawless.

Our Junior Hurlers had to dig deep to secure a draw in their third game of the Championship against a determined St. Saviours in Ballybeg last Thursday night. The lads found it hard to get going, but St. Saviours didn’t give them much time on the ball and put pressure on Ferrybank throughout the game. Entering the closing stages, and four points down, Paul Hoban scored a goal to give them a lifeline scrambling home from close range, and Philly Blake ensured a point with the levelling score. This draw keeps the side unbeaten in the group, with 5 points from their opening three games.

It’s almost that time of the year again folks, and the 25th Annual Peadar’s Summer Camp runs from July 18th-22nd for children aged between 5-15 years old. Enter fee is €30 per child. Once again, this event is been kindly sponsored by Kel-Tech Engineering, and the summer camp committee are greatly appreciative of Ray Breen for his generous sponsorship.
Applications forms must be returned to any committee member by July 13th, and can be obtained from the following people Gary Ryan - Rockenham (089-2380820), Shane Ahearne - Silverwood (086-2356300), Breda O' Neill - Abbey Park (086-3985966), Paul Martin - Leaca Ard (086-2196003), Gemma O' Neill - Farmlea (087-6899983), Katrina Ryan - St Kilian’s Place (087-9583446), Breda Russell - Slieverue (087-9772241), or you can download one from

Hard luck to the Under 13 Footballers who were narrowly defeated by Kilrossanty in the Division 3 County Final last Saturday morning in Walsh Park on a score-line of 2-05 to 2-03. No doubt a bright future lies ahead for these talented young players.

The June Déise Draw takes place in Flynn’s Bar Ferrybank on Friday June 24th. Anyone interested in purchasing a Déise Draw ticket can contact Tony Power 086-4169215, Pat O' Meara 087-2108890 or Nicky Heffernan 087-6724212. Tickets cost €10 per month, and with 29 cash prizes on offer, ranging from a first prize of €10,000 all the way down to €100, why not give it a try!?

Well done to the Under 14 hurlers who recorded a good win over Stradbally last Sunday morning in Ferrybank on a score-line of 3-08 to 2-07.

Best of luck to Iona Heffernan and the Waterford Senior Camogie team who play Cork in Walsh Park this coming Saturday in Walsh Park at 5:15pm in the All Ireland Championship.

Ferrybank GAA and Camogie club have been nominated by Super-Valu Hyper Centre and Kilbarry to take part in their ‘Kit for Kids’ promotion. Shoppers will receive their ‘Kit For kids’ token which can be donated to Ferrybank GAA club through our in store collection points when they spend €40. When Ferrybank GAA reach their target of 2,000 tokens, they will receive an O' Neills juvenile kit, which includes training balls, ball sacks, water bottle carriers, training bibs, back packs, speed ladder, sports marker, set, large kit bags.
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