Monday, October 16, 2017

ABP sponsored Ferrybank GAA Weekly Notes

Pride of place this week goes to the Under 15 hurlers who were crowned Eastern Division 3 City League champions last Saturday afternoon. The lads defeated a gallant Ballygunner side in Kill on a scoreline of 6-05 to 4-07.
With the breeze in the opening half, Ferrybank made a good start with goals from John Collins and Ruaidhri McGarrity; these two lads were causing havoc in the Ballygunner defence all afternoon. With the Ferrybank defence holding firm, and setting up attacks resulting in points, Ferrybank held a 2-05 to 0-4 lead at the break.
Against the breeze in the second-half, Ferrybank scored crucial goals to open a big lead with Shane Oates netting a brace, and also Ruaidhri and John adding one each. Slowly, Ballygunner got back into the game with a couple of goals, but Ferrybank lead by the outstanding Glen Power at full back, Ola Akjwende in midfield and James O' Meara at wing back, steadied the ship. Ferrybank held on to record a fully deserved win.
This was a superb team performance from the team, with everyone playing their part in this win and it was a fitting tribute to see Ola giving the man of the match award giving his huge work rate on the field.
Captain John Collins collected the trophy on behalf of the team, amid joyous scenes. Well done lads, and also special word of thanks to Marty Freeman who coached this team during the season, ably assisted by John Heffernan, and their hard work has paid dividends.
PANEL: Jordan McEvoy, Reece Phelan, Glen Power, Lee Clarke, James O' Meara, Eddie Daly, Charlie McLoughlin, Aiden Humphries, Jack Keogh-Moran, Ola Akjwende,  Shane Oates, Ruaidhri McGarrity, John Collins, Oran Power, Shane Purcell, Pawel Tomczuk, Izaak Richards, Jake Butler, Sean Heffernan, David Currans, Daniel Griffin.

We had no winners on the final Déise Draw of 2017 which took place last Wednesday night in Ardmore. Ferrybank GAA club would like to thank everyone who supported the draw over the last six months, and for their continued support each and every year with the draw. The confined winner last month was John Counihan.

It was another busy weekend for the Under 7 hurlers as they made the trip to De La Salle to play three games, two against the homeside, and one against Sacred Heart. With everyone playing great, Ferrybank came away with three wins. Special mention to Fionn, Matteo, Finn, Philip and Amalie who joined us from the nursery panel, and they were fantastic.

The annual night at the dogs in aid of the Ferrybank GAA club takes place on Saturday November 18th at the Kilcohan park Greyhound stadium. Tickets will be on sale shortly, and we would yet again ask all players, supporters, members, players to support this great night out. So keep this date in your diary.