Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Ferrybank GAA - Weekly Notes


The annual Kellogs Cúl Camp will get under way in the Ferrybank GAA grounds on Monday August 8th until Friday August 12th. Even if you haven’t pre-registered your Child online, you can still bring them along on the morning to register. With special guests and activities this promises, as always, to be a great week for both boys and girls. For more information, please go to https://www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie/ 


Our Intermediate hurlers are back in championship action this coming Saturday August 6th when they play Clonea in Kill at 2:30pm. A crucial test awaits the team and a win here would put them into the knockout stages. Your support will be appreciated on the day.


Our Junior Hurlers put their unbeaten record on the line this coming Friday night August 5th when they play league leaders Kilmacthomas in Ferrybank at 7:30pm. Again, your support will be welcomed on the night.


Our Junior Footballers made the trip to play Mount Sion last Friday night in their latest John J Murphy sponsored competition game and came away with the two points, winning on a score-line of 4-13 to 2-07.

Oisín MacCathmhaoil opening the scoring with a fine goal in the opening minutes and Tiernan Morrissey pointed straight away, but Mount Sion replied with 1-01 of their own. Points from Oisín and Sam Lawless put Ferrybank three points ahead, but Mount Sion levelled it up with a goal that dipped under the goalkeeper. However, coming up to half-time, Oisín and Sam pointed to leave Ferrybank ahead by the minimum.

The opening exchanges of the second-half were close, with Mount Sion pressing hard, but with the defence holding out, a Ferrybank counter attack saw Greg Murphy shot end up in the top corner. Moments later Greg got his second with another well placed effort, and with Alex Power contributing three fine points, Ferrybank opened up a clear lead. Minutes from the end, Greg capped a fine display by getting his hat-trick after converting a penalty, Feryrbank’s fourth in total. A good all round display from the team, and this win puts the team in a strong position to reach the knockout stages.


Congratulations to Mark O' Brien and the Waterford Under 21 hurlers on their superb win over Tipperary last Wednesday night in the Munster Under 21 final at Walsh Park. Mark gave another excellent display in the middle of the park, working exceptionally hard throughout the game. They now go on and play Antrim in the semi-final in a couple of weeks’ time.


We had one winner in last Friday nights Déise draw which took place in Ballymacarby, where Rosemary Heffernan won €200. Congratulations to Rosemary, and thanks to all who have purchased tickets for the draw. The August draw will take place on Friday August 26th in Clashmore/Kinsalebeg.