Ferrybank’s Junior hurlers came up short last Saturday afternoon in the final of the John J Murphy sponsored competition against St. Molleran’s on a scoreline of 2-18 to 1-11, in a game which took place in Dunhill.
Despite leading by three points in the second-half, St. Molleran’s took control in the final quarter, scoring two goals, which put paid to Ferrybank’s hopes. The opening exchanges were keenly contested, with Philly Blake cancelling out two St. Molleran’s points, but the Carrickbeg outfit’s forwards looked sharper and caused a few problems in the Ferrybank defence. This was reflected on the scoreboard with St. Molleran’s hitting four unanswered points to open a healthy lead.
Keith Power in the Ferrybank goal had to be at his sharpest as St. Molleran’s looked for the goal to put clear daylight between them, but Ferrybank held out and slowly created a few chances. With Philly Blake leading the charge hitting three points, followed by an excellent Alex Power score, Ferrybank trailled by the minimum at the break 0-8 to 0-7.
Ferrybank started the second-half on the front foot and quickly went into the lead with a fine goal from Alex Kinsella who latched onto a loose ball, and blasted the sliothar on the ground to the back of the St. Molleran’s net. Points from Philly and Tony Heffernan saw Ferrybank open a three point lead. However, St. Molleran’s still looked dangerous in the forward line and they began the comeback with three points to draw level. Minutes later, Molleran’s got their opening goal when a long ball into the Ferrybank square sailed all the way into the Ferrybank net.
Reduced to fourteen men, Ferrybank fought back with James Murphy and Philly Blake points to get it back to three, but a second St. Molleran’s goal killed off the game. From there on St. Molleran’s took control of the game, scoring another four points to run out worthy winners.
Despite this defeat, this was a great effort from the lads during the campaign, losing a few players to the Intermediate side, but they knuckled down and recorded some great wins all the way to the final. Thanks to Ciaran and Pat for looking after the team during the season, and no doubt they will be back next season.
PANEL: Keith Power, Paul Martin, Aidan Sinnott, Oran MacCathmhaoil, Conor Hogan, Chris Hoban, Cian MacCathmhaoil, Alex Kinsella (1-00), Darryl Griffin, Philly Blake (0-08), Greg Murphy, James Murphy (0-01), Marty Freeman, Tony Heffernan (0-01), Alex Power (0-01), Pat O' Neill, Paul Carew, Hugh O’ Neill, Tom Lane.
UNDER 15 HURLING:
No joy either for the Under 15 hurlers last Saturday morning as they were defeated in the Under 15 County final by Stradbally in Kill on a scoreline of 2-12 to 2-06. The lads failed to repeat their heroic effort in the Eastern final, as Stradbally proved too strong for them over the course of the game.
Despite a Ruaidhri McGarrity goal, which had them leading 1-03 to 0-3, Stradbally picked up the tempo, putting over 2-06 in reply, to open up an 2-09 to 1-04 lead. Tried as they did, and led by Reece Phelan and John Collins, Ferrybank replied with a goal from John, and hoping for a revival, the men from the west closed out the game with a couple of points, running out deserving winners.
Despite this defeat, the lads can look back on a great season, and the future bodes well for these players. A special word of thanks to Martin Freeman for looking after the team during the season.
PANEL: Jordan McEvoy, Reece Phelan, Glen Power, Lee Clark, James O' Meara, Eddie Daly, Charlie McLoughlin, Aiden Humphries, Jack Keogh-Moran, Ola Akjwende, Shane Oates, Ruaidhri McGarrity, John Collins, Shane Purcell, Oran Power, Pawel Tomczuk, Izaak Richards, Jake Butler, Sean Heffernan, Daniel Griffin, David Currans.
Tickets cost €10, and we would ask all players, members, supporters and families to support this great night out. Tickets can be purchased in the following areas, The Lotto Shop, The Flower Shop Fountain St, Flynns Bar, Mandarian Palace, Jack Molloy's Butchers, Declan Howard 087-9393818.
Tickets purchased from these areas benefit the club directly, so pleae purchase tickets BEFORE next Saturday.
The main gate prize on the night which is kindly sponsored by Harvey Travel Gladstone St, is a weekend away for two people in the four star Castlerosse Hotel, Killarney including two nights B&B and evening meal. Also an Attic Stairs & Fitting courtesy of Murphy Larkin Carpentry, plus many more prizes.
On the night itself, there will be a courtesy shuttle bus, which will bring patrons to and from the greyhound track. The buses will leave opposite the Spar Shop at 6:45pm, and will return after racing from Kilcohan Park. The first race is off at 7:50pm. All in all, a great night is assured, so once again, support your local GAA club, bring along your friends, and enjoy a great night at the dogs. We look forward to seeing you there.
Many thanks to all who helped out in our flag weekend last Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and also thanks to the public for supporting us.
Clothes Collection is still running folks (and will be all year round). So if you have any of the following lying around the house...
- Paired Shoes
- Soft Toys
- Mobile Phones *
- Laptops *
* Mobile phones and laptops to be kept in a separate bag please.
Please drop them down to the club.