Monday, June 5, 2017

ABP sponsored - Ferrybank GAA Weekly Notes

Ferrybank’s opening game in the John J Murphy sponsored hurling competition, saw the lads entertain St. Molleran’s last Monday night, and following an enjoyable game of hurling saw the Carrickbeg men emerge winners on a scoreline of 2-20 2-17.
Opening points from Philly Blake and Alex Power saw Ferrybank get off to a good start, but St. Molleran’s replied strongly with six unanswered points from play. Points from Tony Heffernan and Alex Power saw Ferrybank close the gap, and midway through the opening half, a long range Chris Hoban free, found its way to Tony Heffernan who planted the sliothar to the back of the net. St. Molleran’s looked dangerous in attack and they kept putting over points to hold onto the lead, but Ciaran Doyle’s accuracy with five points ensured it was all square at the break.
The second-half was nip and tuck with nothing between the sides with Alex Kinsella, Philly Blake, Greg Murphy and Ciaran Doyle scoring good points, keeping Ferrybank level. However, in the final ten minutes, Molleran’s scored a goal, opening up a three point lead, but that was quickly wiped out, when Philly Blake went on a fantastic solo run, and shot low into the corner of the net for a super goal to level it up.
With the final whistle looming, St. Molleran’s won a free and from it the ball sailed all the way into the net. Tried as they did, Ferrybank couldn’t get a goal to get a share of the spoils. Despite this defeat, Ferrybank can take a lot of positives from this game, and hopefully this game can bring them on in the Championship.
PANEL: Jason Hennessey, Aidan Sinnott, Chris Hoban, Hughie O' Neill, Conor Hogan, Pat O' Neill, Cian MacCathmhaoil, Alex Kinsella (0-01), Darryl Griffin, Philly Blake (1-03), Greg Murphy(0-01), Alex Power (0-02), Ciaran Doyle (0-09), Tony Heffernan (1-01), James Murphy, Kevin Hurley, Jack Wicks.

Our first game in the John J Murphy sponsored competition saw the lads make the trip to play Championship favourites Ballyduff Lower.
The home side were quickly out of the blocks, and it took Ferrybank 20 minutes to get into the pace of the game, but going into the half time break, Ballyduff Lower led by 2-06 to 1-05, with Ferrybank missing a penalty.
The second-half was similar to the first-half, but a Cormac Heffernan goal brought us right back into the game, but a third Ballyduff goal ensured the home side pulled away for a comfortable win on a scoreline of 3-16 to 2-07.
Next up is a home match against Roanmore next Friday night at 7:30pm.
PANEL: Odhran MacCathmhaoil, Aidan Sinnott, Pat O' Neill, John Ahern, Alex Kinsella, Philly Blake, Shane O’ Sullivan, Cormac Heffernan (1-00), Tiarnan Morrissey, Greg Murphy (0-03), Sam Lawless (0-01), Kevin Hurley (0-03), Darryl Griffin, Jason Hennesey, Martin Freeman (1-00), Jeff Lawless.

Our Under 14 hurlers qualified for the Eastern semi-final with a win over a spirited Sacred Heart side last Wednesday night. Next up is a semi-final clash against St. Mary’s in Kill at 7pm on Thursday 8th June, where your support will be appreciated. Best of luck lads.
Also both the Under 13 & 14 hurlers will take part in this year’s Féile hurling tournament which is taking place in Carlow/Kilkenny/Wexford. Ferrybank will play most of their games in Kennedy Park New Ross on Friday 16th and Saturday 17th June.

Our Under 13 hurlers begin their Eastern Championship quest next Monday June 12th away to St. Mary’s at 7pm.

Last Friday night saw another fantastic performance from the Ferrybank U12 hurling team, maintaining their unbeaten run in the City League with a win over Tramore. Tramore 2-02 Ferrybank 3-06. Well done to all the lads, but special mention to our man of the match - Sean. Keep up the training lads.

Its City League action this coming Friday night for the Under 11 hurlers with a trip to Gracedieu to play De La Salle at 6:30pm.

Our under 9 hurlers started their league campaign last Wednesday night with a trip to play Ballyduff Lower. It was the home side who made the better start, and at the half-time break, they led by 2-01 to 0-02.
However, the second-half was a different story, as the lads got down to business, and rattled over some great scores, including three super goals, and ran out worthy winners on a score line of 3-06 to 3-01. A great win to start the season, next up for the team is a home game this coming Wednesday night June 7th at 6:30pm against St. Mary’s.
PANEL: Jacob, Rory, Jack, Harry, Aiden, Emily, Luke, Conor, Morgan, Gavin, Mark, Michael, Mikoli, Finn.

The second Déise draw of 2017 will take place in the Erin’s Own GAA grounds on Wednesday June 14th. It’s not too late to get involved, with five more draws to take place.
Tickets cost €15 per draw, and they are 21 cash prizes to be won, with a 1st prize of €12,500, 2nd prize of €3,500, 3rd and 4th prize €1,000 and so on…
This is the club's main fundraiser, and with 70% going back into the club's day to day running, we would encourage all people to support your local GAA club, and purchase a Déise Draw ticket. Tickets can be purchased from any committee member or contact 087-6724212.  Congratulations to Liz Lawless who was the confined winner for May.

Each and every Saturday morning at 10am, the club nursery takes place in the GAA grounds for any children aged 5 years and upwards. This is a great way for boys and girls to make new friends, and also learn the skills of our national game. Everyone is most welcome to attend; hurleys and helmets will be supplied on the day. So, to all parents, why not bring the kids down on a Saturday morning for an hour for a fun filled morning!?

Its nearly that time of the year again folks, with the popular annual Peadar’s Summer camp taking place on Monday July 16th, and as usual the benefit night in aid of the Summer camp will be held on Friday 30th June in Flynn’s Bar with music and entertainment been provided by Pat Cooney.
We would ask everyone to support this event, because events like this allows us to run the camp for fantastic value. Tickets for the benefit night will be on sale from the usual channels.
Any person who would like to get involved as a potential helper, there will be an induction day on Saturday July 8th. This is an essential part of the camp, and all helpers must take part.
Application forms for the camp can be downloaded by clicking on this link.

The finals of the annual John Collins’ memorial tournament will take place in the Ferrybank GAA grounds this coming Wednesday 7th June. With two finals taking place, the Junior which is confined for 3rd and 4th class pupils, while the Senior final is for 5th and 6th class pupils.

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.