Monday, August 29, 2016

Ferrybank GAA - Weekly Notes

In the Junior Camogie Championship, Ferrybank entertained Tramore last Saturday evening, and following an absorbing game, the home side ran out three point winners. Ferrybank opened the scoring with an opportunist goal from Debbie Boden, but midway through the half, Tramore got a goal of their own, and lead by 1-06 to 1-02 at the break.
The home side raced out of the blocks in the second half, scoring 1-03 without reply, but the sea-sider’s refused to go away and scored some good points to keep up the pressure. Niamh Ahearne scored a third goal to give Ferrybank some breathing space, and in the end ran out 3-09 to 1-12 winners. With this result, Ferrybank have now qualified for the knockout stages.

Our under 12 Footballers played their opening game of the league last Monday night against Na Gael (Dunhill/Fenor). The lads showed no sign of rustiness, getting into their stride early, and in a keenly contested opening half, Ferrybank lead 4-0 to 2-02.
The second-half, continued like the first, with both sides trading scores, and with the goals raining in, Ferrybank held on in the end, winning on a scoreline of 6-06 to 6-03.
Next up for the lads is a trip to play Rathgormack on Tuesday August 30th at 6:45pm.
TEAM: Ruaidhri McGarrity, Sean Flynn, Sean Heffernan,  Odhran Power, Jamie Sutton, Shane Egan, Izaak Richards, Shane Purcell, Mati Tomczuk, James Power, Paddy Mackey, Jay Bagge, Conor Halley, Fionn McGarrity, Caolan MacCathmhaoil.

Parents, don’t forget the Nursey training for Under 5 continues every Saturday morning at 10am in the GAA field. This is a great way for your kids to learn the skills of our national game, and also a great win for your kids to make new friends. Hurleys and helmets will be provided on the day.

Our Under 16 hurlers make the trip to play table toppers Ardmore this coming Wednesday night August 31st at 7pm. Your support will be appreciated on the night.

It was a busy weekend for some of our underage hurlers representing Waterford over the weekend, and well done to Charley McLoughlin, Eimhin Burns, Ryan Tierney, Ben Fitzpatrick and Neil O' Sullivan, who donned the white and blue jersey for the county.

We had a couple of winners of the August Déise draw which took place in Clashmore/Kinsalebeg GAA grounds last Friday night, and congratulations to Ann Carey who won €100, and to Nicky Heffernan who won the sellers special prize, and many thanks to all who purchased tickets for the draw. Next draw takes place in Mount Sion GAA grounds on Friday September 30th.

Our Under 13 hurlers are in action this coming Saturday September 3rd with a home game against Sacred Heart at 3pm.

Every Saturday morning from 10am in the GAA grounds a new initiative called 'Come Hurl with Me' continues for one hour. This is a programme for Mum and Dad to learn new hurling/camogie skills and become more involved in their development. The training will be delivered by Paul Martin, who is a certified level 1 coach, and a member of the Ferrybank Intermediate panel, so please come along, and all equipment, hurleys, helmets, sliothars will be provided for each participant.

Due to the success of our last clothes collection, Ferrybank GAA is embarking on another one. If you have any unwanted textiles and mobile phones - please recycle and Support Ferrybank GAA!

Please drop any of the following into the club:
  • Clothes
  • Paired Shoes
  • Belts
  • Handbags
  • Curtains
  • Towels
  • Soft Toys
  • Mobiles Phones (Please keep phones in a separate bag)