Monday, June 4, 2018

ABP sponsored Ferrybank GAA Weekly Notes

Our Junior Footballers recorded another one point win, with a thrilling victory over Dunhill last Friday night in their latest John J Murphy sponsored competition. The lads won out on a score-line of 3-05 to 1-10.
This win looked unlikely, particularly in the opening half as Dunhill dominated it. However, the lads stood firm and gradually got into it and played some excellent football in the second-half to collect the two points.
Ferrybank got off to an ideal start with Robbie Carew scoring a goal inside 13 seconds from close range, but for the next twenty minutes Dunhill took control of the game, scoring eight unanswered points. Philly Blake, in goal, kept the score-line down, saving a Dunhill penalty. Ferrybank began to settle down and got some possession. The team slowly made inroads into the Dunhill half and Kevin Hurley scored their opening point. Dunhill finished the half with another point, and with the defence working overtime, no doubt they were glad to hear the half-time whistle, trailing 0-09 to 1-01.
Ferrybank began the second-half better, retaining possession, and finding a man in the right place. Kevin Hurley with a brace of points, reduced the gap to a goal, and moments later the sides were level, with a fine team goal involving Damien Ahern, Sam Lawless and Tiernan Morrissey, whose pass left in Kevin Hurley who slotted the ball into the corner of the net.
From there on, Ferrybank got on top, with the defence tightened up and chances began to come and Greg Murphy pointed to put the side into the lead. Moments later, Ferrybank had a penalty of their own, but Shane Dineen effort sailed wide. Not to be undone, Ferrybank kept coming forward, and Kevin Hurley capped off an excellent display with another goal, and Tiernan Morrissey sliced through the Dunhill defence and slotted the ball over the bar.
With time coming to an end, and having held Dunhill scoreless for nearly the entire game, Dunhill reduced the gap with a point, and then scored a goal with time almost up. Ferrybank held out to record the win. A great display from the team, who believed in themselves at half-time, that they could still win the game, and with everyone playing their part, working hard and supporting one another, they got their just reward.
PANEL: Philly Blake, Alex Kinsella, Damien Ahern, John Ahern, Stephen O' Kane, Cormac Heffernan, Tommy Carew, Noise MacCathmhaoil, Tiernan Morrissey, Greg Murphy, Sam Lawless, Darryl Griffin, Alex Power, Kevin Hurley, Robbie Carew, Seamus Burtchaell, Shane Dineen.

It’s a busy week of action for the Under 12 hurlers with first up on Tuesday June 5th is a trip to play Passage at 7:30pm, followed by another trip on Friday 8th June to play Glenmore at 6:30pm. Best of luck lads.

Our Under 11 hurlers maintained their unbeaten record with win number five, recording a fine victory over fellow table toppers Passage last Friday night winning on a score-line of 4-06 to 1-04. Yet again, the team played some fine hurling and fully deserved the win.

The Under 10s are in action this coming Saturday June 9th away to Na Gael at 11:30am.

The opening Déise Draw of 2018 took place last Wednesday night, and we had two winners on the night. Congrats to Liz Lawless and Cormac Heffernan who both won €200. A huge thanks to all who purchased tickets on the night, and indeed for the duration.
It’s still not too late to get involved, with five more draws to take place, with cash prizes ranging from €12,500 all the way to €200, with 70% been retained by the club. Tickets can be obtained from any committee member. The next draw takes place on Wednesday June 27th at Stradbally Gaa grounds.

The 2018 Poc Fada takes place on Wednesday June 6th in the Mahon Falls, with the Under 16s starting at 6:30pm, while the Senior event starts at 7pm. The winners of each event will go on and represent Waterford at the Munster Poc Fada on Saturday June 16th.
Each participant is required to have one person with them to act as a marker. If interested, please send in your details to by June 5th. The club can enter more than one player if they wish.

Another busy week for the Ferrybank hurlers representing the County in Limerick last Sunday against Tipperary, and well done to Adam Aspel who took part in the Go Game against Tipperary, to Ryan Tierney who lined out for the Waterford Minors and recorded a thrilling victory, and to Mark O' Brien who was in the Waterford Senior hurlers squad that drew the Senior game.

This coming Saturday June 9th will see clothes being collected from the GAA grounds around 10am, and we need some volunteers to come down and help in organising the bags being taken away. It will be very much appreciated.

It’s hard to believe that it is that time of the year again, with the Junior and Leaving Certs starting on Wednesday. Best wishes to all associated with the club sitting the exams; the very best of luck.