Monday, May 1, 2017

Ferrybank GAA - Weekly Notes

Ferrybank Intermediate hurlers were narrowly defeated by Erin’s Own in the opening game of the Gerry Kennedy crash repairs sponsored competition at Walsh Park last Saturday afternoon on a score-line of 0-09 to 0-08.
In a low scoring game, Ferrybank had enough possession to win the game and missed a couple of good goal chances, and were left to rue those chances at the final whistle. Ferrybank had the better of the opening exchanges with points from Robbie Carew, Sam Lawless and Mark O' Brien to have the leading by 0-03 to 0-01. However, slowly Erin’s Own got to the gripe of the game, and yielded four unanswered points, to have them in front. Coming up to half time, Mark O' Brien, with two points, had Ferrybank back on level terms, but two converted frees, saw Erin’s Own leading by 0-07 to 0-06 at the break.
Erin’s Own started the brighter in the second-half, and extended the lead with a point and could have increased their lead but hit a number of wides. Two more Mark O' Brien points had Ferrybank level, and it looked like the lads would kick on for victory entering the final 15 minutes.
Ferrybank had their chances for goal, with John Ahern, Eoin O' Neill and Sam Lawless going close, but Erin’s Own defence held firm and closed down the Ferrybank forwards quickly. Entering the closing minutes, a pointed free edged Erin’s Own ahead and despite having chances to level it up, Erin’s Own closed out the game and take the two points on offer.
No doubt the lads will be disappointed with the result, considering they had a lot of the play, and should have got something out of the game, but they will have to dust themselves down for their next game against Clonea in Walsh Park on Saturday May 13th. Thanks to all who came along and supported the team.

We are not too far to the opening Déise Draw for 2017, which will take place on Wednesday May 10th. The Déise Draw has a new format this year with 6 draws, 1 per month.
Tickets will cost €15, and each month there will be 21 cash prizes up for grabs, with 1st prize increasing to €12,500, 2nd Prize goes up to €3,500, 3rd & 4th Prize €1,000, 5th-8th prize is €500, 9th-16th prize is €250 and finally 17th-21st prize will be €100.
This is Ferrybank’s vital fundraiser with the club retaining 70%. We would ask all people to purchase a Déise Draw ticket and support your local GAA club.

Ferrybank Camogie and GAA club are holding a dinner dance on Saturday May 20th at Waterford Golf Club. This invitation is open to everyone associated with the club, from members, supporters, players, families etc., and we would encourage everyone to support this great night out.
Starting at 7:30pm, there will be a prosecco reception; followed at 8pm sharp, a three course meal, with a DJ to follow. Also on the night, the County final medals will be presented to both our Intermediate Camogie team who won the 2016 Junior County Championship, and also to the Under 16 Camogie County Champions.
Tickets for the night cost €20, and can be purchased from Siobhan Heffernan on 086 261 1894. So keep this date in your diary.

The Kellogg's Cúl Camp will take place in the Ferrybank GAA grounds on Monday August 14th to Friday 18th from 10am to 2:30pm. Attendance is open to primary school children aged between 6-13 years of age.
The activities includes Hurling, Camogie, Gaelic Football, Rounders and lots more fun and games. You can book online at You can also obtain applications forms in the boys  and girls national schools, or contact 087-7982990.

Hard luck to Neil O’ Sullivan and the Waterford Under 17 hurling team that were defeated by Cork last Tuesday night in the Munster.

Our Under 11 hurlers are back in City League action this coming Tuesday night May 2nd at 7pm away to Ballygunner.

Our Under 12 hurlers play away to Sacred Heart this coming Friday night at 6:30pm.