Monday, April 24, 2017

Ferrybank GAA - Weekly Notes

Last Sunday morning over 220 people took part in the 3rd annual Angela Burns Memorial 10k Fun Run/Walk, which was kindly sponsored by Harvey Travel, Gladstone St. Ferrybank GAA club would like to thank Sean Power of Harvey Travel for the kind and generous sponsorship of the race.
With weather conditions ideal for all, Brian Murphy from Carrick AC was the overall winner for the third consecutive year, 2nd man home was Craig O' Brien, with Brian Cuddihy in 3rd place. The 1st Lady home was Evelyn Haran, with Nicola Harte in 2nd place. Brian and Evelyn received their fantastic trophies after the race. In the juvenile race, Jay Bagge was an impressive winner, with Aine O' Callaghan the 1st girl home. All the Juvenile racers received Angela Burns medals and enjoyed the Choclate Moojou milk that was kindly supplied by Glanbia after their run.
Once again a huge thanks to the people for coming along and enjoyed this day, it was great to see so many smiles on their faces coming back, sharing their stories on how they fared during the race, and tucking into the fine spread of food that was laid on by the Ladies committee, which received excellent compliments.
Thanks to Pat O' Meara for organising the stewarding in a professional manner, which also received positive comments. Also, many thanks to all the helpers on the day; Fintan Walsh for his excellent MC during before and during the race, Kieran O' Mahoney from Total Timing for his professional work leading up to the big day, Jim Farrell for the use of the car park facilities in the shopping centre and Fiona Kavanagh & Penny Horan for the Water stations. Also to the people who contributed the food on the day, Rosie Joyce for the physio, relieving the aches and pains from the runners, and Rachel Beckett for doing the warm up, putting the runners/walkers to their paces prior to the start.

Ferrybank Intermediate hurlers begin their 2017 Gerry Kennedy Crash repairs sponsored championship campaign this coming Saturday April 29th at 3:45pm Walsh Park where they will face Erin’s Own. A stern test awaits the side, so let’s hope the lads can open up with a win. Your support will be welcomed on the day.

Our Intermediate Camogie side made the trip to play An Rinn last Sunday evening and despite leading by two points entering the closing minutes; the homeside staged a late late show with a flurry of scores, and took the points on offer.

Best of luck to Neil O’ Sullivan and the Waterford U17 hurlers in tomorrow’s (Tuesday April 25th) Munster Final against Cork in Fraher Field, Dungarvan; throw-in is at 7pm.
Hard luck to Marty Freeman (selector) and the Waterford Minor Footballers that were defeated by Clare in the Munster Minor Football championship last Wednesday night in Ennis.

No joy for the Under 14 Footballers last Saturday afternoon as they went down to a bigger Clan Na Gael side. They lads competed well for the opening half, and were very much in the game, but as the second-half went on, Clan Na Gael got on top, and ran out clear winners. Next up for the lads is a home game v St. Mary’s this coming Wednesday April 26th at 6:45pm.

A good win for the Under 12 hurlers last Friday night in the City League when they defeated De La Salle. Ferrybank were quick out of the traps with some fine points, and scored some excellent goals during the game, getting the rewards for the hard work they have put in. Well done lads.

Our Féile hurlers are back in action this coming Thursday night April 27th with a home game against Bricky Rangers at 6:45pm.

Our Under 11 hurlers are back in City League action this coming Friday night with a trip away to Ballygunner at 6:30pm.

Our Under 13 Footballers play away to Roanmore this coming Saturday April 29th at 3pm.

Our Under 16 Footballers play away to St. Mary’s away on Monday 1st May at 3pm.