Monday, June 19, 2017

ABP sponsored - Weekly Club Notes

Ferrybank’s Under 14 hurlers were defeated in the quarter-finals of the cup section in this year’s John West Féile na nGael in New Ross on Saturday evening. The lads played their opening two games on Friday night, defeating local side Cluain O' Rahilly's in a tight game on a scoreline of 1-05 to 0-05, and then defeating Broadford of Kildare 5-06 to 1-01.
On Saturday morning, Ferrybank made it three from three win a 1-08 to 0-02 win over Geraldines O' Hanrahan's from New Ross, therefore setting up a quarter-final clash that evening against Clan Na Gael from Meath.
However that proved a bridge to far, as the Meath side ran out winners on a scoreline of 3-06 to 1-04. This was a great experience for the team, with the matches played in glorious weather, and no doubt the team will come on from this.
Special word of thanks to the Waterford Greenway Cycle Tours for sponsoring the team a set of Jerseys to the team for the Feile, and also to Peter Oates, Derek Walsh Auctioneers and the Mandarin Palace for their kind donations to the team.
Meanwhile, it’s back to action this coming Monday night June 19th with a home game against Sacred Heart at 7pm.

It’s a crucial game for our Intermediate hurlers this coming Saturday June 24th at 6pm in Walsh Park, where they take on Butlerstown in the Gerry Kennedy Crash Repairs sponsored competition. With 1 point from their opening two games, the lads know victory is essential in order to keep their hopes alive for the knockout stages.

Our Junior hurlers play Butlerstown in their second game this coming Thursday night June 22nd at 7:30pm in Ferrybank, in the John J Murphy sponsored competition. Having lost narrowly in their opening game, the lads will be keen to get back to winning ways, and your support will be appreciated on the night.

It was a busy weekend for some of our star players representing the county over the weekend, and hard luck to Niamh Ahearne & Iona Heffernan who were part of the Waterford Senior Camogie team that were defeated by Clare in the All Ireland Camogie Championship last Saturday afternoon in Ennis.

We had no luck in the June Déise draw which took place last Wednesday night in the Erin’s Own GAA grounds. Many thanks to all who have purchased tickets, and remember it’s not too late to get involved, with another 4 draws still to take place.
Tickets cost €15, with a 1st prize of €12,500, 2nd prize is €3,500, 3rd & 4th prize €1,000, all the way down to 21st prize which is €100. So we would encourage all families, members, supporters, to purchase a Déise Draw ticket, and who knows, it could be you.
Tickets can be purchased from any committee member, or by contacting 087-6724212. The next Déise Draw takes place on Wednesday July 12th at the Stradbally Gaa grounds.

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.

The Club Nursery aged between 5/6 years of age will also now take place every Wednesday night at 6pm, as well as Saturday morning at 10am. 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, with hurleys and helmets supplied on the day.

No Joy for the Under 12 hurlers as they went down to Portlaw last Thursday night in a close game. The lads gave it their all, but Portlaw got the vital scores when it mattered.

Our Under 13 hurlers were well defeated by a strong St. Mary’s side last Monday night in Kill. The lads competed well for long stages of the match, but a clinical St. Mary’s side scored the goals, leaving Ferrybank an uphill mountain to climb.

Its City League action this coming Friday June 23rd at 6:30pm, with the Under 11 hurlers making the trip to play Glenmore.

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.