Monday, August 22, 2016

Ferrybank GAA - Weekly Notes

The next Déise Draw will take place this coming Friday August 26th at Clashmore/Kinsalebeg GAA club and we wish everyone best of luck in the draw. Congratulations to John Buggy who was the club winner for July.

Well done to Mark O' Brien and the Waterford Under 21 hurlers on their comprehensive win over Antrim last Saturday afternoon in the All-Ireland semi-final. The team now go on and play Galway in the decider on September 10th in Thurles.

A new initiative called 'Come Hurl with Me' continues Saturday 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 16 hurlers suffered their first defeat last Friday night, going down to a good Kilrossanty side on a scoreline of 3-09 to 1-12. The lads next play table toppers Ardmore at the end of the month.

Our Junior Footballers are scheduled to play away to Bonmahon on Saturday September 3rd in their next round-robin Championship game, no time has yet been confirmed. Regarding the Intermediate hurlers, it looks like the middle of September before we play Ballygunner, while the Junior hurlers who have qualified for the knockout stages, may also have to wait a couple of weeks before their next game.