Ferrybank’s Intermediate hurlers were narrowly defeated by Clonea last Saturday afternoon in Walsh Park in their latest Gerry Kennedy Crash Repairs championship outing. Leading by a point entering injury time, a late Clonea goal gave them the two points.
Despite missing a number of key players going into the game, Ferrybank can be proud of their effort. Clonea made the brighter start to the game, and in the opening ten minutes had 1-04 on the board, with the Ferrybank defence feeling the pressure. However, slowly but surely, the lads got a grip on the game and were rewarded with a goal of their own, when Robbie Carew was first to react to a saved Cormac O’ Driscoll penalty and planted the ball to the net.
From there on, Ferrybank grew in confidence with Sam Lawless leading the forward line, and his hard work was rewarded with three first-half points. Further points from Shane O’ Sullivan, Cormac O' Driscoll and Robbie Carew had the sides all square at the break; 1-08 each.
An early Clonea goal in the second-half put them back in front, but Ferrybank replied within minutes, when firstly Neil O’ Sullivan sent over a fine point, and two minutes later John Ahern followed a long ball through and slotted the sliothar to the net. This gave the team confidence and the half-back line was holding firm. With points being traded by both sides, Cormac O' Driscoll kept the team ahead, it looked like the lads were on course for the win entering the final five minutes with Ferrybank leading by three points. However, Clonea closed the gap with two quick points to leave the minimum between them, and in the opening minute of injury time, a long ball from Clonea into the Ferrybank backline wasn’t cut out, leaving the Clonea forward free and he duly dispatched the ball into the net from close range giving Johno Brown no chance.
The lads can feel very unlucky not to have taken anything from the game, and no doubt the selectors can be proud of their effort.
PANEL: Johno Brown, Nicky Ryan, Damien Ahern, Davy Atkins, Naoise MacCathmhaoil, Cormac Heffernan, Seamus Burtchaell, Neil O’ Sullivan (0-01), Shane O’ Sullivan (0-01), Oisin MacCathmhaoil, Sam Lawless (0-03), Jeff Lawless, John Ahern (1-00), Robbie Carew (1-01), Cormac O' Driscoll (0-10 0-09f), Eoin O' Neill, Tommy Carew, Tiarnan Morrissey, Greg Murphy, Stephen O' Kane.
Ferrybank’s Junior hurlers made the trip to Dunhill last Friday night in their latest game, and despite putting up a brave effort were defeated on a scoreline of 3-14 to 0-09.
The opening half was keenly contested, but crucially Dunhill edged ahead with a goal to lead at the break. Another early goal in the second-half put the home-side in control and Dunhill added a third late on to record a comfortable win.
Our Minor hurlers start their Championship campaign this coming Monday night July 9th with a home game against Ballygunner ‘B at 7:30pm. Let’s hope the lads can make a winning start. Your support will be welcomed on the night.
UNDER 16 HURLING:
Our Under 16 hurlers play their second game this coming Wednesday night July 11th at 7pm, with a home game against Stradbally. Hopefully the lads will bid to get back on track with a win. Please come along and show your support.
UNDER 13 HURLING:
The Under 13 hurlers will look to make it two wins from two this coming Monday night July 11th with a trip to Poleberry to play Sacred Heart at 7pm. Once again, all support will be appreciated on the night.
PEADAR’S SUMMER CAMP:
Next Monday, July 16th, will see the 27th annual running of Peadar’s Summer Camp taking place in the GAA grounds commencing at 10am. Once again, this event will be kindly sponsored by Kel-Tech Engineering, and the Summer Camp are extremely grateful to Ray Breen and his staff for his sponsorship.
The week consists of learning and practising the skills of hurling, and will also include a tournament. Also, as the week goes on, a few special guest stars will pop into the summer camp. No doubt, a huge crowd will attend the summer camp, and hopefully the weather will stay kind for the week ahead.
Applications forms are still being submitted and can be found here.
Many thanks to all who helped out on the ‘Keep Waterford Beautiful’ street clean in Ferrybank last Wednesday night in association with WLR, Tom Murphy Car Sales and Waterford Council.