Sunday, May 20, 2018

ABP sponsored Ferrybank GAA Weekly Club Notes

Pride of place this week goes to the Under 16 Footballers who captured the Combined Waterford City Credit Unions Division 4 title with a 1-06 to 1-04 over a gallant Mount Sion team at Walsh Park last Sunday morning. The lads didn’t make it easy for themselves, having squandered many first-half chances, and saw their opponents making a second-half comeback, despite having two of their players sent to the line. It was only a late Aiden Humphries point that settled their nerves.
The opening exchanges saw Mount Sion began brightly, but failed to trouble the scoreboard, missing a few chances and this lifted Ferrybank as they start creating opportunities, with Jack Keogh-Moran, Reece Phelan and Trevor Madigan having scoring chances but failed to convert. Ferrybank did open the scoring after 15 mins with a Jack Keogh-Moran point, and further scores followed from Clinton and Ola had Ferrybank three points ahead, before Mount Sion replied with a point of their own. Points were exchanged on the stroke of half-time with Trevor Madigan scoring to ensure Ferrybank led by 0-4 to 0-2 at the break.
Mount Sion reduced the gap to one and the game was turned on its head when Reece Phelan drove into the Mount Sion area and squared the pass to Clinton Akachukwu who dispatched the ball to the net. This was quickly followed by a Jack Keogh-Moran point and at this stage Ferrybank were in the driving seat. However, credit to Mount Sion, as they refused to give up and replied with a point. Straight from the kick out, Mount Sion took advantage of some hesitancy in the Ferrybank defence, and the ball ended up in the net to set up a nervy finish.
Ferrybank had chances to kill off the game and with Mount Sion missing a late free to tie up the game, Aiden Humphries kicked a fine score to seal a great win for the team. Captain Glen Power skippering the side in place of the injured James O' Meara collected the trophy on behalf of the team. Well done lads and credit to MJ, Tommy, Nicky, John Heff and Marty for managing the side throughout this campaign.
PANEL: Pawel Tomczuk, Lee Clarke, Glen Power, Shane Bagge, Ruaidhri McGarrity, Charlie McLoughlin, Ola Akinjewe, Trevor Madigan, Aidan Humphries, Fortune Ndlovu, Reece Phelan, Jack Keogh-Moran, Odhran Power, Oran Hurley, Rostko Colovic, Sean Heffernan, Jordan McEvoy, Shane Flynn, Shane Oates, Daniel Walsh, James O' Meara.

Our Under 11 hurlers travelled to Kilmacow last Friday night in the City League and came away with a fine 3-05 to 1-04 win, to make it four wins from four. The lads played some good hurling throughout the game and were rewarded with some fine goals, ensuring a deserved win.

Its round two for the Junior Footballers this coming Friday May 25th in the John J Murphy sponsored competition as they play away to Roanmore at 7:30pm in Cleaboy.

Its City League action for the Under 12s this coming Friday May 25th, when the lads travel away to Passage at 6:30pm.

Not too long to go folks for the Déise Draw, with the opening draw of 2018 takes place on Wednesday May 30th. Tickets cost €15 per month and are currently available from any committee member. In total, there are six draws throughout the year. This is the club’s main source of income, with 70% of ticket sales been retained and we would encourage all players, members, supporters and families to support the draw. There are 22 cash prizes on offer each month, with 1st prize €12,500, 2nd prize €3,000, 3rd/4th prize €1,000, 5th-7th prize €500, 8th-22nd prize €200.

Best of luck to Mark O' Brien and the Waterford Senior Hurling team as they travel to Ennis to take on Clare in their opening game in this year’s Munster Senior Hurling Championship. Also, best of luck to Ryan Tierney who is involved with the Waterford Minor Hurlers who’ll take on the Banner prior to the Senior game.

The clothes collection is running all year round. So, if you have any of the following lying around the house...
- Clothes
- Paired Shoes
- Belts
- Handbags
- Curtains
- Soft Toys
- Mobile Phones *
- Laptops *
* Mobile phones and laptops to be kept in a separate bag please.
…please drop them down to the club.