Monday, September 5, 2016

Ferrybank GAA - Weekly Notes

All roads lead to Walsh Park this coming Monday night, September 5th,  at 6:00pm where Ferrybank play Ballygunner B in the Division 3 Eastern Final. The lads warmed up for this game with a thirteen point win over St. Molleran’s last Monday night, despite been eight points down at the break. No doubt this will be a stiff test for the team and your support will be appreciated on the night. Best of luck lads.

Well done to the Under 13 hurlers on a superb win over a spirited Sacred heart side in the Eastern semi-final last Saturday afternoon on a scoreline of 4-06 to 2-02. Now, the team go on and play Roanmore in the Eastern final, which takes place next Saturday morning, September 10th, at 10am in Walsh Park, and once again, your support will be welcomed on the day.

Best of luck to Butlerstown/Ferrybank Camogie side who contest the Under 16 C final this coming Wednesday night, September 7th, against Portlaw in Walsh Park at 6:15pm. Please come along and support the Girls on the night.

Our U12 footballers made the scenic journey to the Comeragh Mountains to play their second game of the league on Tuesday last, 30th August, against Rathgormack. The home team played with the advantage of the hill and the wind and dominated the first-half, leading 2-03 to 0-03 at half-time.
On the resumption, Ferrybank began to take control and, as the second-half progressed, started to eat into the Rathgormack lead. However, a rare break from Rathgormack into the Ferrybank half of the field yielded a goal. Our lads pressed again to reduce the lead to one point, but couldn’t get another score as Rathgormack defend well with the help of the cross bar on a number of occasions.
Final Score: Rathgormack 3-04 Ferrybank 2-06.
Under 12 Panel: Ruaidhri McGarrity, Sean Fagan, Sean Heffernan, Odhran Power, Jamie Sutton, Shane Egan, Izaak Richards, Shane Purcell, Mati Tomczuk, James Power , Paddy Mackey, Caolain McCathmhaoil, Conor Halley, Deacon Purcell, Daniel Griffin, Joe Carter, Ciaran Odhanu.

Hard luck to our U16 hurlers who narrowly went down to table toppers Ardmore last Monday night on a scoreline of 2-14 to 2-12. Despite this defeat, the team have qualified for the knockout stages.

Best of luck to Mark O' Brien and the Waterford Under 21 hurling team that do battle with Galway in the All-Ireland U21 hurling final in Semple Stadium next Saturday at 5pm. No doubt a large contingent from the Village will travel up and support the team. Best of luck lads. Déise abú!

Our Junior Footballers were defeated by a good Roanmore side in their latest John J Murphy sponsored Eastern championship game last Friday night in Ferrybank on a scoreline of 2-14 to 1-08. Roanmore started the game brighter scoring two early points, before Jason Hennesey replied with a good point.
However, Roanmore looked threatening when they attacked and picked of a number of points and goalie Oran MacCathmhaoil was forced into a good save when the Roanmore forward looked certain to score. Points from Martin Freeman and Oisin MacCathmhaoil, closed the gap, and Darryl Griffin was very unlucky to see his goal bound shot pushed over the bar by the Roanmore goalie following a good flowing move.
At the break Roanmore lead by 0-08 to 0-04. The visitors started the second-half stronger, gaining  the upper hand and scoring 1-03 without reply to put clear daylight between the sides, and despite Martin Freeman goaling from close range, the homeside  were unable to bridge the gap, as a second Roanmore goal in the closing stages clinched the win. Despite this defeat, Ferrybank are guaranteed a place in the knockout stages.
TEAM: Oran MacCathmhaoil, Nicky Ryan, Pat O' Neill, Aidan Synnott, Tiernan Morrissey, Damien Ahern, Seamus Burtchaell, Luke Flynn, Oisín MacCathmhaoil (0-03), Darryl Griffin (0-01), Jason Hennessey(0-01), Cormac O' Driscoll, James Murphy, Martin Freeman (1-02), Alex Power, Greg Murphy (0-01).

How far can you hit a sliothar? Well, here is your chance. In aid of Pieta house and the South East Waterford Marine Search & Rescue, the mighty River Suir Poc Fada will take place on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th September from 10am to 6pm on Merchants Quay Car Park Waterford. It costs €2 per sliothar, or 3 for €5.

With the Autumn upon us, and if the wardrobe needs a  good clear out, well any unwanted Clothes, soft toys, curtains, belts, handbags, towels can be dropped down to the Ferrybank GAA grounds anytime during the evening or on a Saturday morning from 10am to 12pm.

Parents who have any young children who would like to get involved in hurling and football, why not bring them along every Saturday morning from 10am to the GAA grounds, where the club nursery programme teaches them the basic movement and skills required to play Gaelic games! The club nursery targets 5/6 years old, and it’s a great way to introduce new Children and Parents to the club.