Monday, June 26, 2017

ABP sponsored Ferrybank GAA Weekly Notes

Our Intermediate hurlers suffered defeat at the hands of a hungrier Butlerstown side in the Gerry Kennedy Crash Repairs sponsored competition at Walsh Park last Saturday evening on a score-line of 2-23 to 0-20. This defeat leaves the team in a precarious position in their hopes of reaching the knockout stages.
Butlerstown made the brighter start, leading by 4 points to 1, with Cormac Heffernan putting Ferrybank on the board. Ferrybank began to take a grip on the game, knocking over 11 of the next 12 scores, with Mark O' Brien, Sam Lawless, Seamus Burtchaell, and a super individual score from Luke Flynn, had the lads leading by 0-12 to 0-05, with six minutes remaining in the half.
However, Butlerstown fought back and replied with a goal, followed by three unanswered points, leaving them trailing by the minimum at the break. An early Sam Lawless score extended the lead, and with points being traded by both teams, Mark O' Brien the chief contributor, Ferrybank still lead by three points midway through the second-half.
Nevertheless, Butlerstown kept battling away and drew level with a second goal and from there on in took over the game, getting on top in all areas, and started putting over points from all angles, running out comfortable winners in the end.
No doubt, this result is a huge setback for the team, and they must go away and reflect on this performance, and come back even stronger for their final game against De La Salle in August.
Thanks to all who came along and supported the team on the night.
PANEL: Jono Brown, Nicky Ryan, Damien Ahern, Davy Atkins, Graham Coady, Shane O’ Sullivan, Andrew Heffernan, Luke Flynn (0-01), Mark O' Brien (0-12), Seamus Burtchaell (0-01), Sam Lawless (0-04), Jeff Lawless, Eoin O' Neill (0-01), Cormac Heffernan (0-01), John Ahern, Cormac O' Driscoll, Tiarnan Morrissey, Greg Murphy, Tommy Carew, Aidan Sinnott, Darryl Griffin.

Our Under 16 hurlers began their Championship campaign last Sunday morning, with an exciting three point win over St. Carthage’s (Lismore/Ballysaggart) on a score-line of 1-15 to 2-9. The lads had to dig deep in the closing stages when it looked like the Lismore side were getting on top, but three unanswered scores secured the win.
Nathan Carton and Charlie McLaughlin had early points on the board for Ferrybank, but minutes later, St. Carthage’s replied with a goal of their own. However, Ferrybank response was impressive, with points from Nathan, Jack Haley, Ryan Tierney and Charlie McLaughlin to extend the lead. Nathan Carton then rattled the back of the St. Carthage’s net when he collected a high ball and shrugged of a couple of defenders to score a fine goal.
Just before the break, a long range St. Carthage’s free deceived the Ferrybank defence and the ball sailed into the Ferrybank net, leaving a point between the sides at the break.
Ferrybank had a lucky escape in that opening half, when St. Carthage’s were awarded a penalty, but the sliothar rattled back off of the crossbar and it was cleared. The two Charlies, Atkins and McLaughlin scored early points for Ferrybank to keep them ahead, and as the game began to heat up, St. Carthage’s came more into the game with points, but the impressive Ryan Tierney in midfield, Nathan Carton, the lively Charlie McLaughlin up front, Ben Fitzpatrick, Ola and Charlie Atkins in defence held the team together when St. Carthage’s drew level. With the game there for the taking, points from Charlie, Ryan and Nathan sealed a great win for the side.
Scorers on the day Nathan Carton (1-4), Ryan Tierney (0-05), Charlie McLaughlin (0-03), Jack Haley (0-01), Charlie Atkins (0-02).

Our Junior Hurlers scored an impressive victory in their second game in the Gerry Kennedy sponsored competition last Thursday night over Butlerstown; winning on a score-line of 4-19 to 2-10.

Our Under 14 hurlers continued their good form show in the recent Féile competition, with a resounding win over Sacred Heart last Monday night, winning on a score-line of 5-10 to 0-03.

Our Under 13 hurlers are in action this coming Monday night June 26th at 7pm, with a home game against Ballygunner.

It’s back to City League action for the Under 12s this coming Friday night June 30th with a trip away to play Ballygunner at 6:30pm.

Don’t forget Parents/Guardians that the club nursery for boys and girls takes place now on Wednesday evenings at 6pm, and also on Saturday mornings at 10am.
This is open to all Children from 5 years upwards, and everyone is welcome to attend; hurleys and helmets are supplied.

On Friday night June 30th, the annual benefit night for the summer camp is taking place in Flynn’s Bar, with music and entertainment being provided by Pat Cooney.
Tickets for the night cost €2, and we would ask everyone to support this event, because fund-raisers like this allow us to run the camp for such fantastic value.
Peadar’s Summer Camp itself will start on Monday July 17th until Friday 21st July. Any potential helpers, who would like to get involved for the camp, there will be an induction day on Saturday July 8th. This is an essential part of our camp, and all helpers must take part.
Applications forms for the Summer Camp itself can be downloaded by clicking on this link (ignore the prompt to download Dropbox by clicking the ‘x’), 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 and13 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.