Monday, February 20, 2017

Ferrybank GAA - Weekly Notes

This coming Saturday February 25th at 6pm in the Parish Hall will see the presentation of medals to the victorious Ferrybank Under 13 Eastern Football champions, and also to the Under 15 County Hurling and Football champions.
Registration will also take place for the coming season for the Juveniles, and we would encourage all parents to come along and register your children for the playing season. The fee for the year is €20 for the 1st child, €10 for 2nd and 3rd child.

With the playing season shortly upon us, membership for the coming year is Adults €70 and Students/Unwaged €30. We would encourage all players to pay their membership ASAP.

Our Under 16 Footballers received a walkover last Sunday morning. Next up for the team is a home game next Sunday February 26th at 11am home to Stradbally.

The 2017 Déise draw is scheduled to commence this coming May. It’s a new formula this year with 6 draws taking place, 1 per month. Tickets cost €15 per month, with prize money increasing from €10,000 to €12,500 for 1st prize, 2nd prize increases to €3,000, while 3rd/4th prize will be €1,000, all the way down to 20th prize. The club will get 70% from the draw, so we would encourage all members to support this fantastic draw.

Our Under 7 hurlers got their season underway last Saturday morning at the annual Ballygunner blitz. Ferrybank played 3 games, two against St. Declan’s and one against Sacred Heart.
This was the first match for many of the players, but it didn’t show, as they got stuck in from the start, scoring many goals and defending well throughout the games.
Well done lads, next outing is at the same venue next Saturday.
Team: Zack Mullally, Micholi, Max, Conor, Finn, Gavin, Scott, Adam, Luke, Harry, Morgan, Zack Griffin.

Ferrybank GAA club would like to extend their sympathies to Graham Coady and family on the death of his grandfather Tom Douglas, Ozanam St., and also to Ann Ahearne and family on the recent death of her mother Peg Mulhearne, Mahonbridge. Ar Dheis de go raibh an h-anam.

The third annual Angela Burns Memorial 10k Fun Run/Walk, kindly sponsored by Harvey Travel Gladstone St., will take place on Sunday April 23rd at 11am from the GAA grounds. Entry fee is €15 for runners (chipped) and €10 for walkers. This event is open to everyone from Runners, Walkers, Joggers, Leisurely walkers, Pram pushers, etc, and we would encourage everyone to come along and enjoy this great day out. Entries are now been taken on

The Under 5/6 hurlers are now back in training every Saturday morning at 10am in the club hurling alley. Hurleys and helmets are supplied. All boys and girls are most welcome to come along, and learn the skills of our national game.