Sunday, October 9, 2016

Ferrybank GAA - Weekly Notes

All roads lead to Walsh Park this coming Saturday October 15th at 3:45pm, where Ferrybank compete in the final of the Gerry Kennedy Crash Repairs competition against Dunhill. Its Ferrybank’s first Intermediate final in fifteen years, and no doubt the team will be going into the game as underdogs, against a side who are unbeaten in this year’s competition and will start as firm favourites. Once again, we are appealing for all Ferrybank supporters on the day to turn up and cheer on the lads, as your support will be crucial. Best of luck to the team.

Our Junior B Hurlers exited the John J Murphy competition last Thursday night in Carrickbeg, against a strong Portlaw side on a score-line of 2-17 to 3-08. It was Portlaw who made the brighter start with two points, before Jeff Lawless settled the team with a point. Portlaw replied with a goal from the penalty spot to extend the lead, but Ferrybank hung in there. Points from Alex Kinsella, Darryl Griffin and Jeff Lawless ensured Ferrybank trailed by four at the break.
Portlaw, again started the second-half well with three quick points, but Jeff, with a brace of points, kept Ferrybank in there, and the gap went down to four when Marty Freeman scored a goal from an acute angle.
Ferrybank’s defence were working hard keeping them in the game, and Heno in the goal pulled off a few great saves, but with Portlaw bringing in fresh players, they began to pull away with a second goal.
Ciaran Doyle got a second goal from a free, and Jeff got a third goal late on when his shot deceived the Portlaw defence, and ended up in the corner of the net. Despite this defeat, Ferrybank still have the Shield Final to look forward to against Kilmacthomas.
PANEL: Jason Hennessey, Hughie O' Neill, Aidan Synnott, Cian MacCathmhaoil, Alex Kinsella (0-01), Paul Martin, Conor Hogan, Philly Blake, Jeff Lawless (1-06), Martin Freeman (1-0), Greg Murphy, James Murphy, Darryl Griffin (0-01), Tony Heffernan, Alex Power, Ciaran Doyle (1-0).

The Club Nursery programme takes place every Saturday morning in the Gaa field from 10am-11am, and it is aimed for boys and girls, aged between 5 and 6 years of age. We would encourage all parents/guardians to bring their children along and learn the skills of our national game. It is also a great way for kids to meet new friends, and Parents to get involved with the club. All equipment, helmets and hurleys are supplied on the day.

The Clothing Collection is still continuing, and if you have any unwanted clothes, curtains, towels, paired shoes or belts, you can drop them down to the GAA field on a week night or on a Saturday morning from 10am-12pm.

Ferrybank GAA club’s annual night at the dogs will take place on Saturday November 19th at Kilcohan Greyhound stadium. This is the club's main fundraiser of the year, and we would encourage all players, supporters, and members to support this great night out. So keep this night free, and make a note of this date in your diary.