Sunday, September 10, 2017

ABP sponsored Ferrybank GAA Weekly Notes

The Under 11 Footballers continued their winning ways last Friday night with a big win over a gallant St. Mary's side. The lads have an eye for the goal, winning on a scoreline of 13-08 to 1-01. Next up for the U11s is a trip to play Butlerstown next Friday night September 15th at 6pm.

Its knockout time for the U14 hurlers this coming Tuesday night September 12th at 6:45pm, where they take on Cappoquin in Ferrybank in the quarter-finals. No doubt, this will be a stiff test for the team and your support will be welcomed on the night. Extra time will be played if the game ends.

Hard luck to the combined Ferrybank/Erin’s Own Minor side, as they were narrowly defeated by Passage last Wednesday night of a scoreline of 3-13 to 4-08. With the group stages now completed, the focus now turns to the knockout with Ferrybank/Erin’s Own drawn to play Brickey Rangers in the quarter-finals, with the date yet to be confirmed.

Our under 16 hurlers suffered a big defeat at the hands of Portlaw/Ballyduff last Friday night on a scoreline of 5-16 to 1-12. The visitors were quickly out of the blocks registering 1-03 without reply before Nathan Carton scored a goal for Ferrybank to bring them back in it.
However, Portlaw/Ballyduff kept up the pressure by scoring points and despite the best efforts of Ryan Tierney, Cody Griffin and Nathan Carton, who contributed good points, Ferrybank trailed by two at the break.
The opening stages of the second-half were crucial, as Portlaw/ Ballyduff hit Ferrybank with three quick goals, putting the game out of reach for Ferrybank. However, the lads kept battling away and despite the best efforts of Ryan Tierney, who contributed seven points, Ben Fitzpatrick, Nathan Carton and Cody Griffin, Portlaw/Ballyduff ran out convincing winners. The lads must now quickly turn their attention to their final game which is away to Dungarvan tomorrow night (Monday 11th September) at 6:30pm.

Congratulations to the Under 15 squad on their excellent victory over Sacred Heart in the semi-final replay last Thursday night in Poleberry, winning on a scoreline of 4-6 to 3-07.

Ferrybank’s Under 8 & 9 hurlers travelled to Roanmore last Saturday morning for the annual Roanmore tournament and it was a great day for the lads. It was a great effort put in by everybody on the day, and to finish off a lovely morning, the medals were presented by our own clubman and Waterford player Mark O' Brien.

Best of luck to all who have purchased Déise Draw, with the second last draw taking place this coming Wednesday night September 13th at the Mount Sion Gaa Centre. Let’s hope we can have a couple of winners on the night.

The third Waterford GAA and Sanofi Health & Wellbeing Conference will take place on Friday September 29th in Sanofi from 2pm-7pm.
Throughout the conference the speakers will focus on positive mental health, substance misuse, suicide awareness, diet & nutrition, depression and much more. Speakers on the day include Niall Breslin, John Leahy, Cloin Regan, Enda O' Doherty, Waterford Senior Hurlers, Caroline McGuigan and Robert Carley.
If you would like to book a seat, please contact Jennifer Murphy (, Sean O' Regan ( 083-1019884) or someone in Ferrybank GAA club.
Note, admission is free, but you have to be over 18 years of age to attend the conference.