Monday, April 23, 2018

ABP sponsored Ferrybank GAA Weekly Notes

It was a brilliant week for the Under 11 hurlers who recorded two wins in the last three days. First up was a trip to play Roanmore last Wednesday night, and the team came away with a 2-06 to 0-03 win. Then last Friday night, we welcomed St. Marys to the grounds and the lads put in a power packed display on winning by 5-11 to 0-04 win.

Its Division 1 action for the Under 12s this coming Friday night, April 27th at 6:30pm, as they play Ballygunner ‘Black in Ferrybank.

Our Under 16 Footballers recorded an excellent victory over Clashmore/Kinsalebeg last Thursday night, winning on a scoreline of 4-08 to 2-09.

Our Intermediate Camogie side are back in league action this coming Sunday April 29th with a home match against Cappoquin at 12 noon.

Ferrybank’s Intermediate hurlers begin their Championship campaign on Saturday April 28th at 5:30pm where they play Portlaw in Walsh Park in the Gerry Kennedy Crash Repairs sponsored competition.
This will be a stiff test for the team, playing against a side that played Senior Hurling for the last couple of years. The lads warmed up for this game with a useful workout against St. Mullins last Sunday afternoon, and no doubt the selectors would have been pleased with the performance. Your support will be welcomed on the day.

Our Junior Footballers were narrowly defeated by Ballyduff Lower in their opening game in the John J Murphy sponsored competition last Friday night on a scoreline of 0-13 to 2-04.
Despite being short a few on the night, the team acquitted themselves quite well, and were right in this game up to the final whistle. Greg Murphy kicked the team into an early lead with a point, before Ballyduff replied with four points. Ferrybank got a goal when Davy Atkins received a fine pass from Robbie Carew a slotted the ball into the net. Minutes later, the same two combined, and Davy palmed the ball into the net for his second. Two Ballyduff points reduced the gap at the break.
Ballyduff began the second-half stronger, and began to build up a lead, but the lads hung in there, and missed some scores of their own. Luke Flynn with two points, and another from Greg reduced the gap to two points, and while Ferrybank pressed hard, they couldn’t find a way through the Ballyduff rear-guard to get that all important goal, and the visitors held on for the win.

This coming Friday night April 27th in Flynn’s Bar at 9pm will see a benefit night for late Hughie O' Neill who sadly passed away at the start of the year.
All proceeds on the night will be in aid of Bru Columbanus, a charity that provides home from home accommodation to relatives of seriously ill patients in CUH. Tickets cost €5 each and are currently on sale from Flynn’s Bar & Off Licence, Shades Hair Studio, Walsh's Garage/Daybreak on the Belmount Rd, Walsh's Lotto Shop, Gentiles Takeaway, Bausch and Lomb Waterford, Briar Rose, Jack Molloy & Sons, Ferrybank & Barrack St and also from Gemma 087 689 9938 and Shiner 086 235 6300.
Also on the night, there will be a Raffle & Spot Prizes. So, please come along and support this worthy cause.

The fourth annual Angela Burns Memorial 10k took place on Sunday morning in lovely conditions. A strong field took part on the day, and first home was Pat Grant from Ferrybank AC, Paul Wyse was 2nd from Waterford AC, David Devine was 3rd  from Focus on Fitness, 4th home was Ruben Garcia- Urdangarin, while 5th was Ger Power.
First home for the Ladies was Elaine O' Donovan, Clare Sherman was second, Clare Croke was third, Lorena Mooney was fourth, while Siobhan Fitzpatrick was fifth. In the Juvenile race Aine O’ Callaghan was the first girl home, while Aiden Mackey was the first boy home.
A huge thanks to all who took part in the event, including the walkers who enjoyed the day, also to the stewards, the people who helped out at the water stations and the ladies’ committee who provided the food afterwards.

With the playing season now up and running, and if any of your group requires first aid supplies, please contact Tony Power on 086 416 9215 and Tony will kindly look after you.

The annual Déise Draw will start once again on May 30th, and will run again for the next 6 months. Each month, there will be 22 cash prizes up for grabs, with 1st prize a nice €12,500, 2nd prize €3,000, 3rd/4th prize €1,000, 5th-7th prize €500, 8th-12th prize €100.
This is the club’s main source of income, with 70% been retained by the club, and we would ask everyone associated by the club to purchase a Déise Draw ticket.