Sunday, June 19, 2016

Ferrybank GAA - Weekly Notes

Just under a week to go for the annual Gerry Ryan Memorial Golf Classic which takes place at the Waterford Golf Club on Friday June 24th. Tee off times can now be booked by contacting Andy Ryan on 086 393 8993. 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. Best of luck to all.

Hard luck to Iona Heffernan and Niamh Ahearne who were part of the Waterford Senior Camogie team that were defeated by Cork in the All Ireland Camogie Championship in Walsh Park last Saturday evening.

The 25th running of the annual Peadar’s Summer Camp runs from the 18th – 22nd July for children aged between 5-15 years old. Ireland’s oldest and popular summer camp has been kindly sponsored by Kel-Tech engineering, and the summer camp committee are greatly appreciated of Ray Breen for his generous sponsorship.
Entry fee is €30 per child, and applications forms can be obtained from the following people Gary Ryan, Rockenham (089 238 0820); Shane Ahearne, Silverwood (086 235 6300); Breda O' Neill, Abbey Park (086 398 5966); Paul Martin, Leaca Ard (086 219 6003); Gemma O' Neill, Farmlea (087 689 9983); Katrina Ryan, St Kilian’s Place (087 958 3446); Breda Russell, Slieverue (087 977 2241), or you can download the forms from Application forms must be returned by Wednesday July 13th.

The 2016 John West Féile na nGael All Ireland Under 14 hurling competition took place in Waterford and Tipperary last Friday and Saturday. With over 160 teams taking part, Ferrybank hurlers were paired with Eoghan Rua from Derry, St Enda’s Tyrone, and local club Stradbally.
Ferrybank opened up with a win over near neighbours Stradbally on a scoreline of 1-08 to 0-04, they then followed that win with another over St Enda’s of Tyrone by 8-06 to 3-01. On to Saturday and the lads maintained their unbeaten run with a hard fought win over Eoghan Rua of Derry on a scoreline of 1-07 to 1-04. It was then a trip to Strabally to play Clasmore/Kinsalebeg in the quarter-finals, and the lads ran out winners by 1-05 to 0-03. The team set of on their travels to Fethard to play the home side in the semi-finals, and unfortunately it’s where it came to an end, as Fethard ran out clear winners on a scoreline of 3-10 to 0-01. What a weekend the players had, and they enjoyed every minute of it.
A special word of thanks to the Ferrybank Féile committee who ensured that their hosts Eoghan Rua were well catered for during the weekend, to all the people who opened up their house and accommodated them, and making them feel welcomed.

The June Déise draw takes place this coming Friday night June 24th in Flynn’s Bar Ferrybank, and we wish everyone who has purchased a Ferrybank Déise draw ticket the best of luck. There is time to get involved in the draw, and with 29 cash prizes up for grabs, why not give it a try, with prizes ranging from €10,000 to €100. Tickets can be purchased from Tony Power 086 416 9215, Pat O' Meara 087 210 8890 or Nicky Heffernan 087 672 4212. Congratulations to Fr. Jim Crotty who was the confined winner for May.

Our Under 11 hurlers are in City League action this coming Friday night June 24th home to Ballygunner at 6:30pm

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 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' Neill’s juvenile kit, which includes training balls, ball sacks, water bottle carriers, training bibs, back packs, speed ladders, sports marker set, large kit bags.

Our Junior Footballers are back in action on Tuesday 28th June at 7:30pm away to Kill.