Monday, July 18, 2016

Ferrybank GAA - Weekly Report

The 25th annual Keltech sponsored Peadar’s Summer Camp takes play from today to Friday July 22nd from 10am to 2pm. Let’s hope the weather stays kind for all the children, and as the week goes on, there will be a few special guests coming over to lend their assistance. So why not come down to the GAA grounds and enjoy the future stars on show.

Our Intermediate hurlers recorded a hard fought win over St. Molleran’s in their opening game in the Whites Bar sponsored Eastern Hurling League last Tuesday night. Early points from Cormac O' Driscoll, MJ Sutto and Oisín MacCathmhaoil gave Ferrybank a good start, but St. Molleran’s replied with a goal. From there on, there wasn’t much between the sides and further points from Robbie Carew and John Ahern ensured Ferrybank held a two point lead at the break.
The second-half was much as the same as the first-half, with points been traded, and with the sides level, John Ahern scored a fine individual goal to open up a lead. Furthermore, points from Graham Coady, Seamus Burtchaell and Tiernan Morrissey closed out a good win on a score-line of 1-17 to 1-13. Next up in the league is Monday night July 18th (tonight) home to Erin’s Own at 7:30pm.

Our Junior hurlers are back in Championship action this coming Saturday night July 23rd at 7pm with a home game against Butlerstown. Your support will be welcomed on the night.

Our Under 14 hurlers make the trip this Monday night July 18th to play Clashmore at 7pm

Our Under 13 hurlers play Sacred Heart in Ferrybank at 7pm on Wednesday.

The Under 12s played their last match of the City League on Friday last in Ferrybank against Passage. The game was very close in the first-half with Passage playing some fine hurling early in the opening period, but slowly Ferrybank got into the game and led by a point at half-time.
Our lads continued to improve and had two early goals in the second-half and ran out winners 4-06 to 1-08. This wins follows on from two excellent wins over Ballyduff 4-05 to 3-07 and Clonea 0-04 to 0-03. This team moved up from Division 3 last year to Division 2 this year, found the going tough earlier in the first couple of games, but soon found their feet and finished well.
Panel over the three games: Adam Aspel, Shane Egan, Daniel Griffin, Caolan Maccathmhaoil, Ruaidhri McGarrity, Shane Purcell, Jay Bagge, Jake Butler, Joe Carter, Sean Fagan, Sean Heffernan, Odhran Power, Paddy Mackey, Jamie Sutton, Izaak Richards, Michael McLawrence, Fionn McGarrity, Matte Tomchuck, Conor Halley.

Thanks to all who helped out with the Tesco Bag pack in the Ardkeen branch last Saturday, and also to the management and staff at Tesco for their kind hospitality during the day.

Congratulations to Mark O' Brien and the Waterford under 21 hurling team on their excellent performance against Clare last Wednesday night, and the team now march on to a Munster final clash against Tipperary on Wednesday July 27th in Walsh Park.
Hard luck to Niamh Aherane and Iona Heffernan who were part of the Waterford Senior Camogie team who were defeated by Offaly last Saturday afternoon.

The July Déise draw take place on Friday July 29th in Ballymacarbry. Best of luck to all who have purchased tickets for it. Congratulations to Mary Purcell who won €200 in last month’s draw and to Philly Blake who was the confined winner in the club.