Monday, November 7, 2016

Ferrybank GAA - Weekly Notes

The annual Ferrybank GAA Dog Night Fund-raiser will take place on Saturday November 19th at Kilcohan Greyhound. Fun filled night for all the family - guaranteed!!
FREE shuttle bus to/from Kilcohan.


Tickets are on sale NOW from the following locations/people:
- Flynn's Bar
- Mandarin Palace & the Briar
- Taste Buds Cafe
- The Slip Cafe
- Daybreak Abbey Park
- Walsh's Lotto Shop
- The Flower Shop, Fountain St.
- O' Flynn's Butchers, Fountain St.
- Decky Howard (087 939 3818)
- Helen McEvoy (083 463 1594)

Gate prize on the night is a weekend for two in the 4-star Castlerosse Hotel, Killarney courtesy of Harvey Travel. T Also, another prize is a fitted Thermo Attic, which has been kindly donated by Murphy & Larkin Carpentry.
Dog nominations are also available!! Back your dog and give it a name for €10 and if your dog wins you take home €30! Nominations can be obtained from Shiner Ahearne 086-2356300

The U21 All-Ireland and Munster Cups will also be there on the night!!

Congratulations to the Under 15 Footballers who were crowned Division 3 Eastern Champions with a thrilling win over St Saviours on a score-line of 2-04 to 0-06 win.

Our Junior Footballers exited the John J Murphy sponsored competition at the semi-final stage last Wednesday night in Carriganore where they were defeated by a stronger Ballyduff Lower side. Ballyduff dominated the opening stages, with the opening two points, and moments they capitalised on a mistake in the Ferrybank defence and scored a goal to extend the lead.
Ferrybank got back into it with points from Luke Flynn and MJ Sutton. The lads enjoyed plenty of possession, and missed a great chance of a goal, when Marty Freeman shot from close range when wide. Further points from Ballyduff put them in control, and despite a point from Oisín MacCathmhaoil, Ballyduff held a six point lead at the break.
Ballyduff added another two quick points at the start of the second-half, before another mistake in the defence left Ballyduff in for goal number two, and at that stage the game was up, as Ballyduff added a third goal.
MJ Sutton replied with a consolation goal late on.  No doubt, the better team won, and thanks to Nicky and Pat for their help with the team during the year.
PANEL: Odhran MacCathmhaoil, Aidan Synnott, Damien Ahern, Pat O' Neill, Alex Kinsella, Philly Blake, Mark O' Brien, Oisín MacCathmhaoil (0-01), Luke Flynn (0-01), Tiernan Morrissey, MJ Sutton (1-01), Sam Lawless(0-01), Robbie Carew, Marty Freeman, Greg Murphy, Alex Power, Jason Hennessey.

Ferrybank/Erin's Own have combined for this years Under 21 A' Championship, and last Sunday in Dunhill the team took on Clonea in the quarter-finals. Following a thrilling 80 minutes, it was the combined team that won by a point on a score-line of 3-13 to 0-21.
It looked like a comfortable win for the combined side as they blitzed Clonea with three goals in the opening 10 minutes with John Ahern, Robbie Carew and Eoin Daly finding the net. Points from Mark O' Brien and Robbie Carew, had them 10 points up.
However, some poor frees conceded left Clonea back into the game as the opening half wore on. Points from Sam O' Neill, Mark Shanahan and Mark O' Brien ensured the combined team lead by 3-05 to 0-10 at the break.
Clonea started the second-half brightly and three further frees reduced the gap, but Eoin Daly and Mark Shanahan kept the combined side ahead. With the game in the melting pot, Clonea were awarded a penalty, but Johno Brown in the goal, pulled off a top save, diving to his right to prevent a goal. Clonea were getting a grip on things, and three more frees edged them ahead for the first time, and it looked like they would hold on, but Sam O' Neill popped up with a point to send the game to extra time.
Clonea started with two points from play, but the combined side levelled matters with Alex Kinsella and Eoin Daly pointing. With the game there for the taking, Clonea edged ahead in the closing minutes, and it looked as they would advance, but a pointed free from Mark Shanahan, and with the last play, Robbie Carew evaded his markers and pointed from a tight angle to secure a win. This was tough on Clonea who fought back from a bad start, and really put it up to Ferrybank/Erin’s Own on the day, but the lads held firm, and no doubt can come on from this game, where they play Mount Sion in the semi-finals.
PANEL: Johno Brown, David Atkins, John Frampton, Stephen Long, Craig Brown, MJ Sutton, Jamie Knox, Mark O' Brien (0-02), Gavin Jacob, Mark Shanahan (0-04), Sam O' Neill (0-02), Jeff Lawless, John Ahern (1-0), Robbie Care (1-02), Eoin Daly (1-02), Tiernan Morrissey, Daniel Coady, Alex Kinsella (0-01),

Unwanted textiles and mobile phones - Recycle and support Ferrybank GAA. Please drop to the club on, or before, Saturday November 12th 12:30 pm. Any clothes, paired shoes, belts, handbags, curtains, towels, soft toys, mobiles phones, laptops (mobile phones and laptop to be kept in separate bag) etc.