Monday, June 12, 2017

ABP sponsored - Ferrybank GAA Weekly Notes

Our U11s won their second City League game last night in another gutsy display against De La Salle in Gracedieu.
We played with the wind in the first-half, in what was a very competitive opening, our backs were very steady in defence given nothing away. This allowed our midfield and forwards to drive on and get some brilliant scores. Half-time score 2-03 v 0-02.
Against the breeze in the second-half, we started strong, getting the first few scores. With every player giving it his all, we never really looked like losing this one.
Great team display again from defence all the way through. Thanks to De La Salle for a good competitive match in which they never give up.
This team has one match left against Glenmore in two weeks’ time. Let’s train hard for the next game and give them a good lash, brilliant lads.

Its City League action for the U12 hurlers this coming Friday June 16th with a home game against Portlaw at 6:30pm.

Our U13 Hurlers are in Eastern Championship action this coming Monday night June 12th away to St Marys at 7pm. Best of luck lads.

Ferrybank’s U14 hurlers are competition in this year’s Féile which takes place from Friday June 16th to Sunday June 18th, which is being hosted by Carlow, Kilkenny and Wexford.
Ferrybank will start their campaign this coming Friday at 5pm where they play Cluain O' Rahilly’s from Wexford, in Kennedy Park New Ross GAA grounds, followed at 6pm against Broadford from Co. Clare. Then on Saturday morning at 11:15am, the team play their final game in the league section against local team Geraldine O' Hanrahan’s also in Kennedy Park. No doubt your support will be appreciated on the days, and best of luck to the players and selectors during this competition.

Hard luck to Iona Heffernan and Niamh Ahearne who were part of the Waterford Senior Camogie team that were defeated by Kilkenny in Walsh Park last Saturday afternoon in the All-Ireland Championship. Let’s hope the team can make amends when they travel to Ennis next week to play Clare.
Also, best of luck to Mark O' Brien and the Waterford Senior and U25 hurling teams in Thurles this coming Sunday. The U25 team take on Limerick in the inaugural U25 Munster Hurling final.

Our Junior Footballers recorded a 1-07 to 1-05 win against Roanmore in their second game in the John J Murphy sponsored competition last Friday night in wet and windy conditions. This was a deserved win for the team who kept plugging away, despite missing a number of scoring chances throughout the match, but got their reward late on.
The opening exchanges were equally shared with the sides level on three occasions, with points from Kevin Hurley, Tommy Carew and Greg Murphy keeping Ferrybank in the hunt. Sam Lawless missed a glorious chance of a goal when his shot went wide, and, just on the stroke of half-time, Roanmore scored a goal of their own to put them 1-04 to 0-3 ahead.
Greg Murphy reduced the gap early in the second-half, but another Roanmore point had them four up, but slowly Ferrybank began to get a foothold in the game, with the Ahern brothers driving them on, ably assisted by Shane O' Sullivan, Cormac Heffernan and Tommy Carew, points from Sam, Kevin and Greg reduced the gap.
Ferrybank began to squander some good scoring chances, and it looked like they were going to pay for those missed chances. However, with minutes to go, a Kevin Hurley free was floated in and Sam Lawless rose high to fist the ball to the net. Greg Murphy then sealed the win with a fine point at the end.
This was a good win for the side, who grew in confidence as the game went on, and got their reward by not throwing in the towel.
PANEL: Odhran MacCathmhaoil, Aidan Sinnott, Pat O' Neill, John Ahern, Shane O' Sullivan, Damien Ahern, Tommy Carew (0-01), Cormac Heffernan, Luke Flynn, Tiarnan Morrissey, Kevin Hurley (0-02), Greg Murphy (0-03), Alex Kinsella, Sam Lawless (1-01), Cormac O' Driscoll, Cian MacCathmhaoil, Alex Power.

Best of luck to all who have purchased a Déise Draw ticket, with the second draw taking 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 are available from any committee member or contact 087-6724212.

Its nearly that time of the year again folks with the popular annual Peadar's Summer camp taking place from Monday July 17th until Friday 21st July, and to keep up its tradition, the annual 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 fundraisers 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.
Applications forms for the Summer Camp itself can be downloaded by clicking on this link, or through both the Boys’ and Girls’ national schools.

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.

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!?

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.