Monday, July 17, 2017

ABP sponsored Ferrybank GAA Weekly Notes

Our Under 8 hurlers welcomed De La Salle and Sacred Heart to our GAA grounds for a blitz last Monday night, and it was a great success. The team put in a great effort on the night, and all the boys and girls should be proud of their performance.
TEAM: Aoife, Ciara, Summer, Luke Max, Conor, Gavin, Harry, Finn, Mikolaj, Michael.

Ferrybank and Erin’s Own will team up this year in the Minor Hurling Championship. Their opening game is this coming Wednesday night July 19th at Poleberry, with a 7:30pm throw-in, where they take on Tramore. Best of luck lads, and your support will be appreciated.

We had three winners in the July Déise draw which took place last Wednesday night, and congratulations to Davy Lane, Ann Henley and Ann Ahearne who each won €250 in the draw. A huge thanks to all who purchased tickets for the draw, and the next draw will take place on Wednesday August 9th in Abbeyside.

Our Under 16 hurlers are back in action this coming Friday night July 21st at 7pm, where they host An Ghaeltacht. With three points from their opening two games, the lads will be keen to keep their unbeaten run going, and all support will be appreciated on the night.

The 26th Annual Peadar’s Summer Camp, kindly sponsored by Ray Breen of Kel-tech engineering will take place tomorrow Monday 17th-21st July from 10am-2pm. No doubt, a huge crowd is expected to attend Ireland’s oldest and popular summer camp. With good weather conditions expected for the week, a great time will be had by the boys and girls. As the week goes on, there will be a plenty of guest stars making an appearance at the summer camp offering the children some tips and advice on Ireland’s national game.

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 and 13 years of age.
Activities during the week will include hurling, camogie, football and rounders. Bookings can be made online at or contact 087-7982990.

Ferrybank’s Junior hurlers recorded back to back wins following Saturday’s victory over table toppers St. Paul’s in the John J Murphy sponsored competition with a 1-19 to 1-08 win. The opening exchanges were evenly contested with Ciaran Doyle scoring two points to level the game up. However, the second quarter saw Ferrybank take a grip on the game, with the half-backs and midfielders getting on top, setting up scoring chances for the forwards with Philly Blake, Tony Heffernan, Darryl Griffin, Ciaran Doyle and Tommy Carew all contributing to the scoreboard. At half-time Ferrybank led by 0-11 to 0-04.
Ferrybank continued the second-half on top, and with Greg Murphy, Alex Kinsella and Philly registering scores, St. Paul’s gave themselves a lifeline, when a long range free sailed all the way into the Ferrybank net to reduce the gap to six points. Tony Heffernan saw his goal bound shot from close range just go over the bar. However, moments later, Tony got his goal, when Alex Power found Philly Blake, and Philly went on his trademark solo, leaving a few St. Paul’s players trailing before hand passing to Tony who slotted the ball into the net. Closing points from Quinny and the impressive Philly saw Ferrybank run out worthy winners.
A good display from the team, with everyone doing their job, and they can now turn their attention to next Thursday night with an away game to Clonea at 7:30pm.
PANEL: Keith Power, Hughie O' Neill, Aidan Sinnott, Conor Hogan, Chris Hoban, Pat O' Neill, Alex Kinsella (0-01), Tommy Carew (0-01), Darryl Griffin (0-01), Alex Power, Philly Blake (0-08), Greg Murphy (0-01), Ciaran Doyle (0-04), Tony Heffernan (1-02), James Murphy, Stephen Quinn (0-01), Tommy Lane.

The Clothing collection is still continuing, right up to the 12th August. 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.

Best of luck to Mark O' Brien and the Waterford Senior Hurling team that play Wexford in Pairc Ui Chaoimh this coming Sunday in the All-Ireland quarter-final.