Sunday, September 18, 2016

Ferrybank GAA - Weekly Notes

Pride of place this week goes to the Ferrybank U15 hurlers who captured county honours on Sunday morning last in Fraher Field, defeating Naomh Bríd on a score-line of 3-04 to 0-05.
Jack Haley opened the scoring for the villagers, but Naomh Bríd replied instantly with three unanswered points. The game turned quickly in Ferrybank’s favour after twenty minutes with two quick fire goals, the first by Cody Griffin following good work by Nathan Carton, and a second for goal poacher Jack Haley. At the break the team lead by 5 points.
Ferrybank’s defence snuffed out any ideas of a comeback, with Charlie Atkins to the fore, ably assisted by John Collins, Ben Fitzpatrick and Jake Brophy. Hard work around the centre by Eimhin Burns, Maciek Tomczuk, Charlie Mcloughlin, Luke Butler and Ryan Tierney ensured victory was theirs and also ensured goalie Cian Martin kept a clean sheet.
Captain Ryan Tierney, in his acceptance of the trophy, thanked the management team of John Brophy, Dave Butler, John Burns and John Haley for all their help during the year.
PANEL: Cian Martin, Jake Brophy, Jake Fitzpatrick, John Collins, Eimhin Burns, Charlie McLoughlin, Maciek Tumczuk, Ryan Tierney (1-02), Charlie Atkins, Luke Butler, Jack Keogh Moran, Cody Griffin, (1-01), Jack Haley (1-01), Nathon Carton, Reece Phelan, Glen Power, Pawel Tumczuk.

Our Under 16 hurlers exited the championship with a two point defeat at the hands of Sacred Heart in Poleberry on a score-line of 4-04 to 0-14. Trailing by 4-03 to 0-07 at the break, the team had a different attitude to the game in the second-half, and almost got over the line, with a Neil O’ Sullivan shot coming back of the crossbar which denied the team a vital score, but it wasn’t to be.

Well done to the Under 14 hurlers on their comprehensive victory over Clashmore/Kinsalebeg last Monday night. The lads are now in semi-final action this coming Tuesday night September 20th with an away trip to play St. Molleran’s at 6:15pm, where your support will be welcomed. Best of luck lads.

Our Under 12 Footballers are in action this coming Friday night September 23rd with a home game against St. Mary’s at 6pm.

The clothing collection is still continuing, and if you have any unwanted clothes, towels, soft toys, curtains, paired shoes and belts, you can drop them down to the GAA grounds anytime during the evening, and on a Saturday morning from 10am-12pm.

It’s hard to believe that it is that time of the year again, and the annual night at the dogs in aid of the Ferrybank GAA club will take place on Saturday 19th November. So to all members, players, families and supporters of the club, put this date in your diary, and make sure you are available to attend this fun filled evening.

Don’t forget parents, that the club nursery continues every Saturday morning at 10am in the GAA field, so if your children would like to get involved in learning the skills of hurling and football; well why not bring them down, where the club nursey teaches the kids the basic movements and skills required to play Gaelic games. The club nursery programme targets kids aged between 5/6 years old, and it’s a great way to introduce new children and parents to the club and get involved. Helmets and hurleys are provided on the day.

Our Intermediate hurlers turned in a very poor display in their final round robin game against Ballygunner last Sunday afternoon in Walsh Park in the Gerry Kennedy Crash Repairs sponsored competition losing on a score-line of 1-10 to 0-05.
Despite the wet conditions on the day, this was no excuse, as the team never got going, hit a lot of bad wides and Ballygunner took their scores where it mattered.
Cormac O' Driscoll and Oisín MacCathmhaoil registered the team’s only points of the half, as Ballygunner lead by 1-05 to 0-02 at the break, with the goal coming midway through the opening half. It could have been a lot worse for the team, as Jonno Brown in the goal pulled off a fine save from a Ballygunner penalty.
Despite having enough possession in the second-half, Ferrybank hit some bad wides and found getting scores hard to come by and Ballygunner ran out comfortable winners in the end.
The team have qualified for the quarter finals which are scheduled to be played next Saturday, with our opponents yet to be confirmed, but no doubt, a major improvement will be required if we are going to have any say in the competition. PANEL: Jonno Brown, Nicky Ryan, Damien Ahern, Seamus Burtchaell, Andrew Heffernan, MJ Sutton (0-01), Graham Coady, Shane O’ Sullivan, Luke Flynn, Sam Lawless, Mark O' Brien, Oisín MacCathmhaoil (0-03), Cormac O' Driscoll(0-01), Robbie Carew, John Ahern, Aidan Synnott, Pat O' Neill, Jeff Lawless, Paul Martin, Tiernan Morrissey.