Our Intermediate hurlers recorded a good win over Portlaw in their opening championship game in the Gerry Kennedy Crash Repairs sponsored competition, winning on a score-line of 1-15 to 0-17 in Walsh Park last Saturday evening. An impressive second-half performance from the team, in which they trailed by four points at one stage, paved the way for this success.
Ferrybank got off to an ideal start when Mark O’ Brien’s long range free sailed all the way to the Portlaw net. Portlaw replied with a point of their own, before Neil O’ Sullivan, making his championship debut, put over a fine score. Ferrybank missed some vital scores to extend the lead, as Portlaw slowly got their way back into it with three points. However, at this stage, points from Sam Lawless and Mark O' Brien kept Ferrybank three ahead. Midway through the half, Portlaw looked destined to score a goal of their own, only for Jono Brown to pull off a top class save from close range to keep Ferrybank in it. Portlaw began to get on top and looked dangerous in the final ten minutes of the half, scoring five points on the spin, and lead 0-09 to 1-04 at the break.
Two more points from Portlaw extended the lead, but Ferrybank knuckled down with points from Sam, Shane O’ Sullivan and Cormac O' Driscoll (2) in the space of a couple of minutes had them level. Ferrybank’s half-back line and midfield stood up to the test when the game was in the melting pot, and the lads kept their discipline. Seamus Burtchaell’s wonder point inspired the team, and with the forwards getting some ball, points from Cormac and Robbie Carew kept them ahead. One last chance from Portlaw was cleared by the defence, and the team held on for a deserved win.
This will give the team some encouragement for the campaign ahead. Special mention to Naoise MacCathmhaoil and Neil O’ Sullivan who made their championship debuts and put in an excellent display on the day.
PANEL: Jono Brown, Davy Atkins, Damien Ahern, Nicky Ryan, Naoise MacCathmhaoil, Mark O' Brien (1-02), Seamus Burtchaell (0-01), Neil O’ Sullivan (0-01), Luke Flynn, Sam Lawless (0-02), Oisin MacCathmhaoil, Shane O’ Sullivan (0-01), Robbie Carew (0-01), John Ahern, Cormac O' Driscoll (0-07), Eoin O' Neill, Tiarnan Morrissey, Jeff Lawless, Alex Power, Aiden Sinnott, Alex Kinsella, MJ Sutton, Tommy Carew, Stephen O’ Kane, Sebastian Tomczuk, Daryl Griffin.
UNDER 12 HURLING:
No luck for the Under 12 hurlers last Friday night as they went down to Ballygunner on a score-line of 2-06 to 1-05. The lads gave it their all, but two crucial goals for Ballygunner paved the way for their win.
UNDER 11 HURLING:
Our Under 11 hurlers are in City League action this coming Friday night May 4th with a home game against Clonea at 6:30pm. Your support will be welcomed on the night.
UNDER 10 HURLING:
Our U10 group played St. Mary's in Ferrybank on Saturday and won; well done to all. Panel - Gavin, Finn, Robbie, Max, Evan, Jack, Rory, Jacob, Ianis, Liam, Aidan and Conor.
UNDER 9 HURLING:
Our under 9 hurlers are in action this coming Saturday May 5th at 11:30am with the Ferrybank ‘White side travelling to play Portlaw, while the ‘Green team have home advantage against St. Mary’s.
UNDER 8 HURLING:
Well done to our Under 8s who played a blitz in Carriganore on Saturday, winning 3 from 3, so great effort from all. Panel: Emily, Matteo, Harry, Luke S, Zach, Filip, Michal, Luke, Sam.
Our Intermediate Camogie team were defeated by a strong Cappoquin side in the Senior League on Sunday morning. Going into the game, minus a few key players didn’t help the team, but the Girls battled all the way to the end, and no doubt will have learned a lot following the game.
Things won’t get any easier for the team and they next face the All-Ireland club finalists Lismore in their next game, with the match scheduled to take place in Ferrybank next Monday May 5th with the time yet to be confirmed.
Ferrybank GAA club would like to wish Pat (Podger) O' Neill and Helen McEvoy best wishes for the future as they are getting married this coming Friday May 4th. Both Pat and Helen are very popular members of the GAA and Camogie club.
MUNSTER CHAMPIONSHIP TICKETS:
As the Munster Championship will now operate on a round robin basis, the Munster Council is promoting the sale of tickets through the tickets.ie network and at SuperValu and Centra stores. Less tickets are being sold through county boards and clubs.
Tickets for all Munster Senior Hurling Championship round games will go on sale this Tuesday May 1st.
For more information please go to http://munster.gaa.ie/2018/04/27/munster-gaa-senior-championship-tickets/
FIRST AID SUPPLIES:
With the playing season in full swing, and if any of your group requires first aid supplies, please contact Tony Power on 086-4169215, and Tony will look after you.
The Déise Draw will start once again on Wednesday May 30th and will run for six months. Each month, there will be 22 cash prizes up for grabs, with 1st prize being €12,500, 2nd prize €3,000 3rd/4th prize €1,000, 5th-7th prize €500 and 8th-22nd prize €200.
This is the club’s main source of income, with 70% been retained by the club. Therefore, we would ask everyone involved with Ferrybank GAA club to support the Déise Draw. Tickets cost €15 per month and are now currently on sale from any committee member.
If you have any old hurleys, football boots, helmets, jerseys etc. which are too small, or you don’t need anymore, you can donate them to the club and we will redistribute these items to members of the club for free.
Likewise, if any members need boots, please let us know your size, and we will endeavour to facilitate you. Smaller hurleys, sizes 20-24, are the biggest item in demand for our new members, but any items will be gratefully accepted. You can hand any of the above items into the club.
The clothes collection is running 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.