Monday, October 24, 2016

Ferrybank GAA - Weekly Notes

The club nursery programme continues every Saturday morning from 10am-11am in the GAA grounds, and it is aimed at boys and girls, aged between 5 and 6 years of age. The club nursery encourages the parents to bring along their children, and learn the skills of our national game. It is also a great way for parents and children to make new friends, and also to get involved with the club. All helmets and hurleys are supplied.

Best of luck to all who have purchased Déise Draw tickets for October, as the second last draw take place in Mellary this coming Friday night October 28th. Congratulations to Catherine Howard who was the confined winner for September.

Ferrybank GAA club would like to extend their sympathy to junior hurling player Tony Heffernan and his family, whose sister Teresa Mulcahy (Nee Heffernan) passed away last week. Ar Dheis de go raibh an h-anam.

Our Junior Footballers made the trip to Kill last Saturday afternoon to play the home side in the quarter-final of the John J Murphy sponsored competition, and following a good game of Football, the Villagers came out winners on a score-line of 0-15 to 2-05.
Greg Murphy got the first score on the board with a well taken point to settle the team. Further points from Sam Lawless, Cormac O' Driscoll and Alex Kinsella extended the lead to four points. This lead was reduced when Kill struck for a goal, but the team kept the pressure on with further scores from Marty Freeman and John Ahern to leave Ferrybank leading 0-9 to 1-02 at the break.
Greg Murphy added further points to extend the lead, but the lads were rocked by another Kill goal on the counter attack, with the defence stretched. Kill now began to test Ferrybank by closing to within a point, but credit to the lads, as they coped with the pressure, and points from Alex, John, Greg and Luke sealed a deserved win for the side.
The team now go on and play Ballyduff Lower in the semi-final, possibly in a fortnight’s time.
PANEL: Odhran MacCathmhaoil, Aidan Synnott, Damien Ahern, Seamus Burtchaell, Tiernan Morrissey, Philly Blake, Alex Kinsella (0-02), Oisín MacCathmhaoil, Luke Flynn, Alex Power, Sam Lawless (0-01), John Ahern (0-02), Cormac O' Driscoll (0-01), Marty Freeman (0-01), Greg Murphy (-0-07), Robbie Carew.

The annual night at the dogs will take place on Saturday 19th November in Kilcohan Park. This is the club’s main fundraiser of the year, and we would encourage everyone associated with the club to support this great night out. Further details regarding tickets sales, dog nominations, transport to/from Kilcohan will be in next week’s notes.

The clothing collection is still continuing. If you have unwanted clothes, curtains, towels, belts, paired shoes etc., you can drop them down to the GAA grounds every Saturday morning from 10am-12pm.