Monday, August 15, 2016

Ferrybank GAA - Weekly Notes

Our Junior Hurlers recorded a hard fought win over a gallant St. Pauls side last Friday night in Lisduggan on a score line of 2-10 to 2-08. Despite been short a few players, Ferrybank found the opening half tough going, and were trailing by three points at the break.
In the second-half Ferrybank found themselves further behind with a second St. Pauls’ goal. However, Ferrybank got a lifeline with Alex Power scoring a goal from close range to reduce the gap, and with Jeff Lawless scoring points, the lads began to get on top. Minutes from the end Jeff got a second goal to put Ferrybank into the lead and they held out to claim the points.
We have now completed our league programme, registering four wins, two draws and one defeat from our seven games, ensuring a place in the knockout stages, which will take place in a couple of weeks’ time.

A new initiative called 'Come Hurl with Me' will begin this coming Saturday August 20th at 10am for one hour in the Ferrybank GAA grounds. While the Under 6 and Under 8s are doing their coaching session, there is a programme for Mums and Dads to learn hurling and camogie skills together with their sons and daughters, and become more involved with their development.
It will give parents who have never played or haven’t played in a long time a chance to learn some of the skills their child is learning, so they can enjoy hurling/camogie with their child and practice together.
This course will be delivered by Paul Martin who has a certified Level 1 coach badge, and a member of the Ferrybank Intermediate hurling panel. This programme will run until the end of September. If you are interested, please come along to the GAA grounds, where a hurley and sliothar will be provided for each person.

Our Under 14 hurlers were well beaten by a much stronger St. Molleran’s side in Ferrybank last Wednesday night on a score line of 6-17 to 0-06.

Our Under 13 hurlers play St. Saviours this coming Monday night in Ferrybank at 7pm.

Our Under 16 hurlers travel to play Kilrossanty this coming Friday August 19th at 7pm.

Best of luck to Mark O' Brien and the Waterford U21 team and management this coming Saturday August 20th. Waterford will take on Antrim in Thurles in the All-Ireland U21 hurling semi-final with a 4pm throw-in. Dublin and Galway will content the second semi-final with a 6pm throw-in, also in Thurles.

Ferrybank GAA club would like to thank all those who helped the club secure training equipment in the recent SuperValu Hypermarket 'Kit for Kids' promotion. This is the third year of the promotion, and the management and staff of SuperValu are to be commended for giving something back to the community for customer loyalty.