Monday, July 11, 2016

Ferrybank GAA - Weekly Notes

The 25th running of the Peadar's Summer Camp is coming up, and it’s the final week for applications forms to be submitted. Wednesday July 13th is the closing date, with the summer camp commencing on Monday July 18th - Friday July 22nd.
Once again, the summer camp is been kindly sponsored by Kel-Tech engineering, and the summer camp committee are greatly appreciated to Ray Breen for his generous sponsorship.
Entry fee is €30 per child, and applications forms can be obtained from:
  • 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 the forms from
Many thanks to all who supported the benefit night in Flynn's Bar last Friday night, and to all who purchased tickets.

Our Junior Footballers were edged out by Ballyduff Lower by the minimum margin in their latest game in the John J Murphy Eastern Football Championship in Ferrybank last Friday night. Ballyduff made the brighter start with two points, but the lads levelled up with points from Sam Lawless and Oisín MacCathmhaoil, but Ballyduff took control and finished the first half stronger with three points.
Ferrybank made a quick start in the second-half, with Greg Murphy scoring a goal in the open seconds, and further points from Cormac O' Driscoll (2) and Oisin MacCathmhaoil left Ferrybank three clear entering the last 10 minutes, where Ballyduff took over, and began to get on top, and chiselled away the lead with four unanswered points, yielding a one point win. A good effort from the team, and despite missing a number of players, the lads fought to the end.
PANEL: Odhran MacCathmhaoil, John Ahern, Damien Ahern, Cian MacCathmhaoil, Aidan Sinnott, MJ Sutton, Alex Kinsella, Tiernan Morrissey, Oisín MacCathmhaoil (0-2), Cormac O' Driscoll (0-2), Sam Lawless (0-1), Jason Hennessey, Alex Power, Martin Freeman, Greg Murphy (1-0), Thomas Lane.

Our Intermediate hurlers play St. Mollerans in their opening game in the White's Bar sponsored Eastern Hurling League in Ferrybank on Tuesday, July 12th at 7pm.

Ferrybank GAA club are holding a bag pack in Tesco Ardkeen next Saturday July 16th from 9am to 5pm. As we all know volunteers are required; parents, guardians and players to participate in this bag pack to raise vital funds for the club.
Debbie Boden is organising a rota for the day, so can volunteers please text or contact Debbie on 087 938 5162 with the times that they are available on the day.

Well done to Iona Heffernan and Niamh Ahearne and the Waterford Senior Camogie team that defeated Clare in their latest Championship game played in Walsh Park last Saturday afternoon. What was special about the win was this was the Déise's first win in the Senior Camogie Championship, and let’s hope this is a springboard to more wins. Also, well done to Shiner Ahearne who is a selector with the Camogie team.
Best of luck to Mark O' Brien and the Waterford Under 21 hurlers that will play Clare in the Munster semi-final this coming Wednesday night in Walsh Park at 7pm.

Our Under 12 hurlers are back in action this Friday night July 15th home to Passage at 6:30pm.

Our Under 13 hurlers edged out St Marys on a scoreline line of 3-02 to 1-07, and this coming Monday night July 11th the lads play home to Sacred Heart at 7pm. Let’s hope they can keep the winning run going.

Our Under 14 hurlers played out a thrilling draw with Sacred Heart on a scoreline of 3-13 to 6-04 last Monday night.

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 been 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, speed ladders, sports marker sets, large kit bags.