Monday, November 14, 2016

Ferrybank GAA - Weekly Notes

There was wide spread grief and sadness in Ferrybank at the weekend over the passing of Margaret Browne, nee Flynn. The club would like to express our since sympathies to her husband Noel, her daughter Kelly, her son Jono, and to her parents, brothers, sisters and extended family. The Browne and Flynn families are well respected in the community, and are involved in the local GAA and soccer club. Margaret’s passing will leave a huge void in the community. Ar Dheis de go raibh a h-anam.

The club's Juvenile playing season came to an end in Carriganore on Sunday morning, where the Under 15 footballers completed a double as they were crowned County Champions with a thrilling 4-05 to 2-03 over a good St. Patrick’s side.
This is a fantastic achievement for this young team, and great credit has to be given to all involved in John Burns, Davy Butler, John Haley and John Brophy. Having defeated the same opposition in the hurling final, St. Pat’s came flying out of the traps, scoring two quick goals, but the team never panicked, and went into the half-time break leading by two points, thanks to a goal from Paul Hondanu and two points from Luke Butler.
The second-half was end-to-end, with both sides having chances, but crucially goals from Fortune Ndlovu and Nathan Carton won out the day.
Team captain Ben Fitzpatrick accepted the cup on the team’s behalf amid joyous scenes.

PANEL: Majiek Tomczuk, Jake Brophy, Ben Fitzpatrick, John Collins, Charlie Atkins, Nathan Lawlor, Ryan Tierney, Paul Hondanu, Eimhin Burns, Ola Akinjewe, Luke Butler, Nathan Carton, Reece Phelan, Cian Martin, Fortune Ndlovu, Glen Power, Charlie McLaughlin, Pawel Tomczuk, Jack Keogh-Moran, Stephen Imrien.

Congratulations also to Cian Martin who was selected as Man of the Match by the County Board representatives in the recent Under 15 hurling final in Dungarvan. Cian was selected for his brave and excellent display of goalkeeping skills on the day, contributing to a brilliant overall team display. Great credit is also due to Paddy and Niall Mackey who put Cian through his paces during the summer.

The annual night at the dogs is just under a week away, and will take place on Saturday 19th November at Kilcohan Park, with the first race down for 7:50pm. Tickets are currently on sale, and we would ask all players, supporters, families, members to support this fund raising night.
Tickets cost €10, and can be purchased from Declan Howard 087 939 3818, Helen McEvoy 083 463 1594, or in the following locations:

  • The Slip Cafe
  • Flynn's Bar
  • The Lotto Shop
  • The Flower Shop
  • Mandarin Palace and the Briar
  • Taste Buds Cafe
  • O' Flynn's Butchers.

Tickets can also be purchased this Saturday morning November 19th from 10am at the Ferrybank GAA grounds. By purchasing your tickets from the club in advance, all proceeds will go directly to the club.
There will be a FREE SHUTTLE BUS to and from Kilcohan. The shuttle Bus will leave from the bus-stop opposite the Spar shop, at 6:30pm, 6:45pm, 7:00pm, 7:15pm, and will return back to Ferrybank when the last race finishes at approximately 10pm.
The main gate prize on the night, has been once again been kindly sponsored by Harvey Travel, Gladstone St, which is a weekend for two in the 4-star Castleross Hotel, Killarney, including 2 nights B&B and one evening meal. Also, an attic stairs has been kindly donated by Murphy & Larkin Carpentry and can be won on the night along with many other prizes.
Also on display on the night, will be the All-Ireland Under 21 and Munster cups. So all in all, a great night is assured, and we would encourage everyone to support the local Gaa club, and we will look forward to seeing you there on the night.

Many thanks to all who contributed to the Autumn Clothing Collection which finished up last Saturday, another collection will commence in the New Year.

Our Under 21 hurlers who have teamed up with Erin’s Own in this year’s Championship were scheduled to play Mount Sion last Sunday. However this game was postponed and more than likely will take place next weekend, with date, venue and time to be confirmed. So keep an eye on social media.

Many thanks to all who sold flags at the weekend for the club, and thanks to the public for their kind contributions.