Monday, May 22, 2017

ABP sponsored Ferrybank GAA - Weekly Notes

Our Camogie team was defeated by An Rinn in the final of the Intermediate League at Walsh Park last Saturday afternoon, going down on a score-line of 3-05 to 1-08. Conceding three first half-goals, despite having played well, was our downfall. Excellent first half-scores from Niamh Ahearne, Aine Prendergast and Valerie O' Brien, kept Ferrybank in the hunt as they trailed by 3-04 to 0-05.
Ferrybank got a huge lift at the start of the second-half, when a Valerie O' Brien delivery went directly into the net, but tried as they could, Ferrybank were unable to bridge the three points in it at the full time whistle. The focus now turns to the championship, and hopefully we can improve from winning the Junior last year.
PANEL: Amy Boden, Aisling Heffernan, Aisling Oates, Aoife Byrne, Deirdre Heffernan, Iona Heffernan, Bronagh Power, Lydia Grant, Grainne Heffernan, Niamh Ahearne, Valerie O' Brien, Aine Prendergast, Clodagh Whelan, Helen McEvoy, Siobhan Heffernan, Jane Myers, Eimear Larkin, Julie Sinnott, Lisa Feicks, Claire Burtchaell, Claire Smith-Baldwin.

Our Under 12 hurlers faced their toughest test of the campaign so far when they took on Clan Na Gael last Friday night. However, this did not rattle the Ferrybank lads, and they managed their fourth win on the trot with a superb performance all round, winning on a score-line of 5-04 to 3-04.
Under the guidance of Paul, Niall, John and Brian, the results are shown with all the hard work being put in. Well done lads, keep up the good work.

Our Under 11 hurlers are back in City League action this coming Friday night May 26th with a home game against Na Gael at 6:30pm.

Our Under 14 hurlers are in knockout action this coming Wednesday night where they play Sacred Heart at 7pm. Best of luck lads.

Our Junior hurlers latest match against Fenor was postponed last Wednesday night, and the re-scheduled match against St. Mollerans has now been fixed for Monday May 29th in Ferrybank at 7:30pm.

Last Saturday night at the Waterford Golf club saw the Ferrybank GAA / Camogie dinner dance take place, and a fantastic night was had by all. On arrival, the Guests were treated to a prosecco reception, followed by a superb three course meal that was provided by Helen Meyler and Mark McMahon from the Club House Bistro, who also had the place superbly decorated for the Guests.
Also on the night, the presentation of medals to the Junior and Under 16 Camogie teams who were both crowned County Champions last year, and presenting the medals was former County Hurling star Ken McGrath, and Ferrybank GAA club would like to express their thanks to Ken for coming along on the night and presenting the medals to all the Girls.
Congratulations to Lydia Grant was crowned player of the year, and Ken also presented Training Certificates to Sinead McGarrity and Marguriete Haley. Thanks also to Ita Murphy who is the Chairperson of the Waterford Camogie club for coming over and saying a few words, Declan O' Meara who acted as MC for the night, and DJ Sammy who had them dancing on the floor all night.
To all who sponsored prizes for the raffle, Atheneum House, Granville Hotel, Mandarin Palace, CK Doors & Floors, Countrystyle, Shades Hair Studio, Sheenans Restaurant, Hasbro, Tesco Supermarket and Galway Crystal, a huge thanks, and last but not least to the organising committee who ensures everyone had a wonderful night, Niamh Ahearne, Iona Heffernan, Aisling Heffernan, Helen McEvoy, Ann Heffernan, Ann Ahearne and Siobhan Heffernan; take a bow ladies.

The second Déise Draw of 2017 will take place in the Erin’s Own on Wednesday June 14th. It’s not too late to get involved, with five more draws yet to take place. Tickets cost €15 per draw, and they are 21 cash prizes to be won, with a first prize of €12,500, 2nd prize €3,500, 3rd & 4th prize €1,000 and so on, this is the clubs main fundraiser, and with 70% going back into the club's day to day running, we would encourage all people, to purchase a Déise Draw ticket.

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.

A clothing collection is now taking place. So, if you have any of the following lying around at home that you want to get rid of, please drop them down to the club....
- Clothes
- Paired Shoes
- Belts
- Handbags
- Curtains
- Soft Toys
- Mobile Phones *
- Laptops *
* Mobile phones and laptops to be kept in a separate bag please.