Monday, August 14, 2017

ABP sponsored Ferrybank GAA Weekly Notes

Ferrybank's U16 hurlers welcomed Cois Bhride to Ferrybank last Wednesday night, and following a good game of hurling, it was a share of the spoils on a scoreline of 2-11 to 0-17. It looked like Ferrybank might hold out for the win, but three unanswered points from Cois Bhride late on ensured they didn’t leave empty handed.
Charlie McLoughlin opened the scoring for Ferrybank with a well taken point, and soon after Ryan Tierney sailed through the Cois Bhride defence to score a fine goal. Cois Bhride began to settle and sent over three unanswered points to close the gap, and with little to separate the sides in the first-half, Jack Keogh-Moran was first to latch on to a loose ball in the Cois Bhride defence to put the ball into the net, just before half time, to leave Ferrybank 2-03 to 0-06 at the break.
Cois Bhride closed the gap with two points, and just as it seemed they were getting on top, Ferrybank dug deep with Charlie McLoughlin scoring four points in succession. With the game in the balance, Shane Oates and Nathon Carton scored points to leave Ferrybank three points ahead entering the closing minutes, however Cois Bhride began to finish stronger and Cian Martin in the goal pulled of a top class save with a fine stop.
Cois Bhride kept battling and scored three points to grab a draw. A good display for the team who gave it their all on the night.
SCORERS: Charlie McLoughlin (0-06), Ryan Tierney (1-02), Jack Keogh-Moran (1-00), Shane Oates (0-01), Jack Haley (0-01), Nathon Carton (0-01). Next up is a home game against Cappoquin on Friday August 18th at 7pm.

Ferrybank and St. Saviour’s played out an exciting draw in the latest Whites Bar Championship game in Ferrybank last Friday, with the sides finishing on 2-18 each.
St. Saviour’s made the better start with the opening four points. Ciaran Doyle settled Ferrybank down with the side’s opening score, and moments later Philly Blake went on his trademark solo and scored a fine goal to level it up. From there on, Ferrybank began to get on top with Tommy Carew and Greg Murphy (3) scoring fine long range scores, and, just before half-time, Ferrybank got a second goal when Tony Heffernan received a pass and planted the ball to the net. Further points from Philly and Doylers ensured a 2-10 to 0-09 lead at the break.
St. Saviour’s began the second-half on top, and got a goal early on, and four quick points had them level. With the game in the balance, Darryl Griffin popped up with two fine points. St. Saviour’s looked dangerous on the attack and Keith Power pulled off two crucial saves to the visiting team at bay. Just as it looked like Ferrybank might hold out for the win, as Greg Murphy and Tommy Carew scoring points, St. Saviour’s levelled it up with a goal. Ciaran Doyle put Ferrybank ahead in the last minute, but with the game almost up St. Saviour’s won a free, which was put over the bar for the leveller.
This was a good game of hurling by both sides and a draw was a fair result. The lads now play away to Ballyduff Lower next with the date and time yet to be confirmed.
PANEL Keith Power, Hughie O' Neill, Paul Martin, Stephen Quinn, Alex Kinsella, Chris Hoban, Cian MacCathmhaoil, Tommy Carew (0-02), Darryl Griffin (0-02), Alex Power, Philly Blake (1-02), Greg Murphy (0-04), Ciaran Doyle (0-08), Tony Heffernan (1-00), James Murphy, William Tyler, Marty Freeman.

Our Intermediate Camogie side made the trip to play Dungarvan in the championship last Saturday night. The girls came away with a fantastic win on a scoreline of 2-11 to 0-10.
Leading 1-05 to 0-06 at the break, with Jane Myers scoring the opening goal, the girls had to dig deep in the second-half, as Dungarvan piled on the pressure. However, the team stood firm, and Niamh Ahearne eased their nerves with a second goal to seal a good win.
PANEL: Aoife Byrne, Aisling Heffernan, Aisling Oates, Clodagh Whelan, Bronagh Power, Iona Heffernan, Deridre Heffernan, Lydia Grant, Aine Prendergast, Helen McEvoy, Valarie O' Brien,  Siobhan Heffernan, Jane Myers, Emer Larkin.

We had two winners in the latest Déise Draw which took place last Wednesday in Abbeyside, and congratulations to Monica Power who won €1,000 and Eddie O' Sullivan who won €250. Many thanks to all who have purchased tickets, and the next draw will take place on Wednesday September 13th in Mount Sion.

Our Under 8 hurlers made the trip to Glenmore to take on the home-side and it turned out to be a great success for the team winning both matches. Well done to all.
TEAM: Emily, Aiden, Gavin, Mikolaji, Luke Simpson, Michael, Conor, Morgan, Harry, Ciara, Janus, Zach, Luke O' Connor.

Our Under 11 Footballers make the trip to play John Mitchells this Friday August 18th at 6:30pm

Our Under 15 hurlers play at home to Sacred Heart this coming Tuesday August 15th at 7pm.

Our Intermediate hurlers are in action this coming Friday night August 18th at 7:15pm where they play De La Salle in the Gerry Kennedy Crash Repairs sponsored competition. At the time of going to print, no venue has been decided, so keep an eye on social media etc.
This is a huge game for the team, as a win is essential in order to keep their championship hopes alive. Your support will be crucial.

The club are holding a two day bag pack in Dunnes Stores, City Square next Friday and Saturday from 10am to 6pm. As we all know, volunteers will be required to give a dig out. So if you can spare an hour or two, it would be very much appreciated and you can contact Nicky Heffernan on 087-6724212.

Congratulations to Mark O' Brien and the Waterford Senior Hurling team on their fantastic win over Cork in the All Ireland Senior Hurling Semi Final in Croke Park on Sunday, and we wish them the very best of luck in the final.

Is it time to renew your house insurance? If so, take a look at this offer from AIB. AIB will donate €50 to us for every purchase of a new House Insurance policy.
If we receive 20 nominations before the end of this September, the club will receive an additional bonus of a €1,000 O' Neills voucher.