Monday, August 21, 2017

ABP sponsored Ferrybank GAA Weekly Notes

Our Intermediate Hurlers exited the Gerry Kennedy Crash Repairs sponsored competition last Friday night, where they were defeated by De La Salle in Carrickbeg on a scoreline of 2-20 to 1-15.
Needing a win to stay in the competition, Ferrybank were out battled in the final quarter, where two quick goals in as many minutes settled this game.
The opening exchanges were evenly matched, with little to separate the sides, as points from Sam Lawless, John Ahern and Mark O' Brien kept Ferrybank level. De La Salle kept things tight at the back, as Ferrybank forwards found it hard going. Mark O' Brien kept Ferrybank ahead with some good points, while Johno Brown in the goal pulled off a top save at point blank range, when it looked like De La Salle were in for a goal. Going in at half-time, Ferrybank lead by 0-9 to 0-8.
An early Robbie Carew point extended the lead, but De La Salle aided by the breeze were never too far away, and hit over four unanswered scores to go into the lead, and from there, never looked back. Shane O’ Sullivan and Mark O’ Brien hit points to reduce the gap to two. However, with 15 minutes to go, De La Salle profited on a mistake in the Ferrybank defence to score a goal, and moments later scored a second from close range to open up clear daylight.
From there on, Ferrybank could never make inroads into the De La Salle defence, which held firm, and despite a Luke Flynn goal it was too little too late, as De La Salle closed out the match with three more points to run out worthy winners.
No doubt this was a very disappointing Championship campaign, and despite the talent in the team, they weren’t good enough.
PANEL: Jono Brown, Nicky Ryan, Damien Ahern, Davy Atkins, Graham Coady, Andrew Heffernan, Tommy Carew, Luke Flynn (1-00), Mark O' Brien (0-09), Sam Lawless (0-02), Cormac Heffernan, Tiarnan Morrissey, John Ahern (0-01), MJ Sutton, Eoin O' Neill, Robbie Carew (0-01), Shane O’ Sullivan (0-01), Seamus Burtchaell, Oisín MacCathmhaoil, Greg Murphy, Damien Heffernan.

Well done to the Under 16 hurlers on a good win over Cappoquin last Friday night on a scoreline of 2-11 to 0-09. This win keeps the lads in the hunt, and next up for the team is a trip to play table toppers Tramore on Friday 1st September at 7pm.

Ferrybank and Sacred Heart played out a 1-09 draw last Sunday night in Ferrybank in wet conditions. Both sides found it tough going and over the course of the game, a draw was a fair result. No confirmed date for the replay has been made.

The Kellogg’s Cúl Camp took place in Ferrybank last week, where big numbers took to the field to learn about our national game and they had a great time. Our own Mark O' Brien and Austin Gleeson were on hand to give some excellent advice and tips to the kids, which they enjoyed throughout the week. Thanks also to Rosemary Heffernan for being the coordinator for the Cúl Camp.

This coming Thursday August 24th, the Up For The Match cameras will visit the club grounds from 2pm to 6pm. Everyone is most welcome to come along and attend, and parents, if bringing along the kids, make sure they put on the Waterford jersey to show your support. Also, if they have any lucky Mascot, or Lucky Charms, you can bring them along as well.
This will be a fun day for everyone, with plenty of stories to be told, and plenty of banter, and the programme itself will be featured on Up For The Match which will be aired on RTE 1 on Saturday September 2nd.

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.