Monday, May 15, 2017

ABP sponsored Ferrybank GAA - Weekly Notes


Our Intermediate hurlers shared the spoils with Clonea in their latest game in the Gerry Kennedy Crash Repairs sponsored competition at Walsh Park last Saturday afternoon.

Both sides will reflect back thinking they could have won the game. Robbie Carew opened the scoring with a good point early on, but Clonea started to get a grip on the game and knocked over four points to open up a lead. Mark O' Brien reduced the gap, but Clonea were playing the better hurling and extended the lead to seven points when a long range free went all the way to the Ferrybank net. This goal seemed to wake up Ferrybank, and four unanswered points from MJ Sutton and Mark O' Brien reduced the gap to three at the break.

Quick second-half points from Mark and Robbie had the sides level, and just as it seemed Ferrybank might kick on, Clonea dug deep and punished the frees Ferrybank conceded. Further scores from MJ and Mark kept the game in the balance, and entering the final 10 minutes, Clonea held a three point lead, when a Ferrybank sideline ball was gathered by MJ Sutton and brilliantly sidestepped the Clonea defence, and unleashed a bullet of a shot into the top corner of the Clonea net to level up the game.

With the game in the melting pot, Clonea, went back in front on two occasions, only for Mark O' Brien to cancel out the Clonea lead and the game ended level on 1-15 each. As stated, it was a game both sides could have won, with both sides guilty of missing some good scoring chances, and conceding some soft frees. Thanks to all who came along and supported the team on the day.

PANEL: Cormac O' Driscoll, Nicky Ryan, Damien Ahern, Damien Heffernan, Andrew Heffernan, MJ Sutton (1-02), Seamus Burtchaell, Luke Flynn, Mark O' Brien (0-11), Sam Lawless, Oisin MacCathmhaoil, Cormac Heffernan, Robbie Carew (0-02), Jeff Lawless, John Ahern, Eoin O' Neill, Shane O’ Sullivan, Tiarnan Morrissey, Tommy Carew, Aidan Sinnott, Alex Kinsella, Phil Blake, Chris Hoban, Paul Martin, Greg Murphy, Alex Power, Pat O’ Neill.


Ferrybank’s Intermediate Camogie team qualified for the League Final by defeating Gaultír's second team on Sunday evening in Dunmore, winning on a scoreline of 4-15 to 0-06. An Áine Prendergast goal midway through the opening half set up with win, and at the break, Ferrybank led by 1-08 to 0-03.

Our defence withstood some early pressure from Gaultír at the start of the second-half, but a Niamh Ahearne goal eased the pressure, and further goals from Helen McEvoy and Niamh ensured a place in the final against An Rinn.

PANEL: Amy Boden, Aisling Heffernan, Aisling Oates, Deirdre Heffernan, Iona Heffernan, Bronagh Power, Grainne Heffernan, Lydia Grant, Niamh Ahearne, Eireann Larkin, Áine Prendergast, Valerie O' Brien, Clodagh Whelan, Siobhan Heffernan, Helen McEvoy, Jane Myers, Aoife Byrne.


Our Junior Hurlers get their Championship campaign underway on Wednesday May 17th away to Fenor at 7:15pm. Best of luck lads, and your support will be welcomed on the night.


No joy for the Under 11 hurlers as they went down to Mount Sion in the City League last Friday night on a scoreline of 3-04 to 2-02.


Our Under 12 hurlers are back in action this coming Friday night May 19th with a home game against Clan Na Gael at 6:30pm.


Ferrybank Camogie & GAA club are holding a dinner dance this coming Saturday May 20th at the Waterford Golf Club. Limited tickets are still available for this great night out, and this invitation is open to everyone associated with the club from players, supporters, members, families, etc.

Starting at 7:30pm sharp there will be a prosecco reception, followed by a fantastic three course meal at 8pm, with DJ Sammy on hand to spin the discs to dance the night away. Also on the night itself, the County final medals will be handed out to both our Intermediate and Under 16 Camogie sides, who were crowned County champions last year.

Tickets cost a reasonable €20, and can be obtained from Siobhan Heffernan on 086-2611894, but you need to hurry, as they are only a few remaining.


Hard luck to Neil O' Sullivan and the East Waterford Celtic Challenge side that were defeated by West Waterford last week in Walsh Park. Neil did however pick up the ‘Best Player’ award.


We had no luck in the opening Déise Draw of the year that took place last Wednesday night. A huge thanks to all who have purchased tickets from the club, and let’s hope we can have a winner or two next month.


The Kellogg’s Cúl Camp 2017 will take place in the Ferrybank GAA grounds from Monday 14th to Friday 18th August form 10am-2:30pm. This is open to primary school children aged between 6-13 years of age. Activities during the week will include, hurling, camogie, football and rounders. Bookings can be made online at or applications forms can be obtained in the Boys’ and Girls’ national schools, or contact 087-7982990.

Our U8 hurlers are looking for any ABP jerseys that can be handed down. So if your son or daughter has outgrown their jersey then the club would be delighted if you hand them in.