Monday, April 10, 2017

Ferrybank GAA - Weekly Notes

There’s just under two weeks to go to the Angela Burns 10k Memorial Fun Run/Walk (Sunday April 23rd at 11am from the GAA grounds).
This event is kindly been sponsored by Harvey Travel, Gladstone St., and its opened to everyone from runners, joggers, walkers, pram-pushers etc.
Entry cost €15 runners (chipped) and €10 for the walkers. There will also be an Under 12 race commencing at 10:30am, which will consist of one lap around the field, and entry fee is €2.
Car parking on the day will be in the Ferrybank shopping centre via the Bellfield estate. If anyone would like to donate some food for the day (buns, cakes, sandwiches etc.), you can drop it down to the GAA field on Saturday April 22nd from 2pm. All support is greatly appreciated. All in all a great day is assured, so sign up for the race, and enjoy.
Register online now at

The 2017 will shortly be upon us, with the first draw taking place in May. With a new format this year, tickets will cost €15 per month, with six draws taking place. 1st prize will increase to €12,500, 2nd Prize will also increase to €3,500, 3rd & 4th prize will be €1,000, with 5th - 8th place €500, 9th-16th will be €250, 17th - 21st €100. This is a vital fundraiser for the club with 70% been returned to the club, so we would encourage all players, supporters, members, families to support this great event.

Hard luck to team selector Marty Freeman and player Naoise MacCathmhaoil who were part of the Waterford Under 17 football side that were defeated by Cork in Fraher Field last Tuesday night.
Also hard luck to Iona Heffernan and Niamh Ahearne who were part of the Waterford Senior Camogie side that were defeated by Cork last Sunday week

Our Intermediate Hurlers open their 2017 Championship campaign on Saturday April 29th against Erin’s Own in Walsh Park at 3:30pm.

Our Under 12 hurlers opened their city league campaign with an excellent win over a game St. Mary’s side in Ferrybank last Friday night.

Our Under 14 Footballers play away to St. Saviour’s next Saturday April 15th at 3pm.

No joy for the under 13 footballers as they were well defeated by a much stronger Clan Na Gael side last Saturday afternoon.

As part of a successful club development plan, every sporting organisation should look at developing young coaches to safeguard the future development of their club.
This workshop will help you develop young coach's communication and potential skills in leading a group of people for a fun and interactive coaching session. The practical nature of the course enables coaches to experience and evaluate a coaching session led by the seminar tutors, and also allow participants to deliver a sample session aimed at developing key leadership skills for warm ups, main activities and cool downs.
The young coaches aged 14-17 attending the workshop must be supported by an adult coach from their club at the workshop to help establish a coaching pathway.
It takes place on Monday 10th April 10th in WIT Sports arena, 6:30pm to 9:30pm. This is a free session but places are limited and registration is available

Unfortunately, club equipment has been damaged by idiots who gained unauthorised access to the club grounds. We would ask everyone to be vigilant and report any incidents to the Guards.

Ferrybank GAA club would like to extend their sympathies to the family of the late Jim O' Shea who sadly passed away last week. To his wife Mary, sons Alan and John, and extended family, ar dheis de go raibh a h-anam.