Monday, April 24, 2017

Ferrybank GAA - Weekly Notes



ANGELA BURNS MEMORIAL 10K:
Last Sunday morning over 220 people took part in the 3rd annual Angela Burns Memorial 10k Fun Run/Walk, which was kindly sponsored by Harvey Travel, Gladstone St. Ferrybank GAA club would like to thank Sean Power of Harvey Travel for the kind and generous sponsorship of the race.
With weather conditions ideal for all, Brian Murphy from Carrick AC was the overall winner for the third consecutive year, 2nd man home was Craig O' Brien, with Brian Cuddihy in 3rd place. The 1st Lady home was Evelyn Haran, with Nicola Harte in 2nd place. Brian and Evelyn received their fantastic trophies after the race. In the juvenile race, Jay Bagge was an impressive winner, with Aine O' Callaghan the 1st girl home. All the Juvenile racers received Angela Burns medals and enjoyed the Choclate Moojou milk that was kindly supplied by Glanbia after their run.
Once again a huge thanks to the people for coming along and enjoyed this day, it was great to see so many smiles on their faces coming back, sharing their stories on how they fared during the race, and tucking into the fine spread of food that was laid on by the Ladies committee, which received excellent compliments.
Thanks to Pat O' Meara for organising the stewarding in a professional manner, which also received positive comments. Also, many thanks to all the helpers on the day; Fintan Walsh for his excellent MC during before and during the race, Kieran O' Mahoney from Total Timing for his professional work leading up to the big day, Jim Farrell for the use of the car park facilities in the shopping centre and Fiona Kavanagh & Penny Horan for the Water stations. Also to the people who contributed the food on the day, Rosie Joyce for the physio, relieving the aches and pains from the runners, and Rachel Beckett for doing the warm up, putting the runners/walkers to their paces prior to the start.

INTERMEDIATE HURLING:
Ferrybank Intermediate hurlers begin their 2017 Gerry Kennedy Crash repairs sponsored championship campaign this coming Saturday April 29th at 3:45pm Walsh Park where they will face Erin’s Own. A stern test awaits the side, so let’s hope the lads can open up with a win. Your support will be welcomed on the day.

INTERMEDIATE CAMOGIE:
Our Intermediate Camogie side made the trip to play An Rinn last Sunday evening and despite leading by two points entering the closing minutes; the homeside staged a late late show with a flurry of scores, and took the points on offer.

COUNTY DUTY:
Best of luck to Neil O’ Sullivan and the Waterford U17 hurlers in tomorrow’s (Tuesday April 25th) Munster Final against Cork in Fraher Field, Dungarvan; throw-in is at 7pm.
Hard luck to Marty Freeman (selector) and the Waterford Minor Footballers that were defeated by Clare in the Munster Minor Football championship last Wednesday night in Ennis.

UNDER 14 FOOTBALL:
No joy for the Under 14 Footballers last Saturday afternoon as they went down to a bigger Clan Na Gael side. They lads competed well for the opening half, and were very much in the game, but as the second-half went on, Clan Na Gael got on top, and ran out clear winners. Next up for the lads is a home game v St. Mary’s this coming Wednesday April 26th at 6:45pm.

UNDER 12 HURLING:
A good win for the Under 12 hurlers last Friday night in the City League when they defeated De La Salle. Ferrybank were quick out of the traps with some fine points, and scored some excellent goals during the game, getting the rewards for the hard work they have put in. Well done lads.

FÉILE HURLING:
Our Féile hurlers are back in action this coming Thursday night April 27th with a home game against Bricky Rangers at 6:45pm.

UNDER 11 HURLING:
Our Under 11 hurlers are back in City League action this coming Friday night with a trip away to Ballygunner at 6:30pm.

UNDER 13 FOOTBALL:
Our Under 13 Footballers play away to Roanmore this coming Saturday April 29th at 3pm.

UNDER 16 FOOTBALL:
Our Under 16 Footballers play away to St. Mary’s away on Monday 1st May at 3pm.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Ferrybank GAA - Weekly Notes



ANGELA BURNS MEMORIAL 10K:
This coming Sunday April 23rd at 11am in the Ferrybank GAA grounds will see the third annual running of the Angela Burns Memorial 10k Fun Run/Walk. This event is been kindly sponsored by Harvey Travel, Gladstone St., and this event is open to everyone from runners, joggers, walkers, pram-pushers, families, etc.
Entry cost is €15 for the runners (chipped) and €10 for the Walkers. Entries are now been taken on www.totaltiming.ie/event/angela-burns-memorial-10k-2017/ and ONLINE REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE on Friday April 21st at 2pm. You can also register on the day from 9:15am in the Ferrybank GAA grounds.
There will also be an Under 12 race commencing at 10:30am, which will consist of one lap around the field, and entry fee is €2.
We will require stewards/helpers for the children’s race; if any parents can lend a hand, please let someone in the GAA club know.
Car parking on the day will be in the Ferrybank Shopping Centre via the Bellfield estate, and we would encourage all participants/supporters to park there. If anyone would like to donate some food for the day… e.g. cakes, sandwiches, buns etc., you can drop them down to the GAA grounds on Saturday April 22nd from 2pm.
There will be evening entertainment in Flynn’s Bar that evening with live music from 6:30pm-9pm.
Let’s hope the weather stays kind to us, and hopefully a great day is enjoyed by everyone.

COUNTY DUTY:
Well done to Neil O’ Sullivan and the Waterford Under 17 hurling team that defeated Clare in Ennis on Easter Monday in the Munster Championship semi-final. The Munster final will be played over the next week at a Waterford venue.
Also, best of luck to Martin Freeman (selector) and the Waterford Minor Football team that play Clare also in Ennis this coming Wednesday evening at 6:30pm in the Munster Championship play-off.

CAMOGIE:
Our Intermediate Camogie team recorded an excellent win over Butlerstown last Sunday evening in Ferrybank in the opening game of the league.

DÉISE DRAW:
Not too long before the 2017 Déise Draw gets under way, which will take place on Wednesday May 10th. With a new format this year, tickets will cost €15 per month, with 6 draws taking place.
21 cash prizes are up for grabs, with the 1st prize increasing from €10,000 to €12,500, 2nd prize increases to €3,500, while 3rd and 4th prize goes up to €1,000, 5th-8th prize €500, 9th - 16th €250, 17th - 21st €100.
This is the clubs biggest source of income, with 70% been returned back into the day-to-day running of the club finances. We would encourage all players, supporters, families to support this great event.

UNDER 14 FOOTBALL:
Our Under 14 Footballers play away to Clan na Gael this coming Saturday April 22nd at 12:15pm.


Monday, April 10, 2017

Ferrybank GAA - Weekly Notes


ANGELA BURNS MEMORIAL 10K:
There’s just under two weeks to go to the Angela Burns 10k Memorial Fun Run/Walk (Sunday April 23rd at 11am from the GAA grounds).
This event is kindly been sponsored by Harvey Travel, Gladstone St., and its opened to everyone from runners, joggers, walkers, pram-pushers etc.
Entry cost €15 runners (chipped) and €10 for the walkers. There will also be an Under 12 race commencing at 10:30am, which will consist of one lap around the field, and entry fee is €2.
Car parking on the day will be in the Ferrybank shopping centre via the Bellfield estate. If anyone would like to donate some food for the day (buns, cakes, sandwiches etc.), you can drop it down to the GAA field on Saturday April 22nd from 2pm. All support is greatly appreciated. All in all a great day is assured, so sign up for the race, and enjoy.
Register online now at www.totaltiming.ie/event/angela-burns-memorial-10k-2017

DÉISE DRAW:
The 2017 will shortly be upon us, with the first draw taking place in May. With a new format this year, tickets will cost €15 per month, with six draws taking place. 1st prize will increase to €12,500, 2nd Prize will also increase to €3,500, 3rd & 4th prize will be €1,000, with 5th - 8th place €500, 9th-16th will be €250, 17th - 21st €100. This is a vital fundraiser for the club with 70% been returned to the club, so we would encourage all players, supporters, members, families to support this great event.

COUNTY DUTY:
Hard luck to team selector Marty Freeman and player Naoise MacCathmhaoil who were part of the Waterford Under 17 football side that were defeated by Cork in Fraher Field last Tuesday night.
Also hard luck to Iona Heffernan and Niamh Ahearne who were part of the Waterford Senior Camogie side that were defeated by Cork last Sunday week

INTERMEDIATE HURLING:
Our Intermediate Hurlers open their 2017 Championship campaign on Saturday April 29th against Erin’s Own in Walsh Park at 3:30pm.

CITY LEAGUE:
Our Under 12 hurlers opened their city league campaign with an excellent win over a game St. Mary’s side in Ferrybank last Friday night.

UNDER 14 FOOTBALL:
Our Under 14 Footballers play away to St. Saviour’s next Saturday April 15th at 3pm.

UNDER 13 FOOTBALL:
No joy for the under 13 footballers as they were well defeated by a much stronger Clan Na Gael side last Saturday afternoon.

CLUBS FUTURE COACHES:
As part of a successful club development plan, every sporting organisation should look at developing young coaches to safeguard the future development of their club.
This workshop will help you develop young coach's communication and potential skills in leading a group of people for a fun and interactive coaching session. The practical nature of the course enables coaches to experience and evaluate a coaching session led by the seminar tutors, and also allow participants to deliver a sample session aimed at developing key leadership skills for warm ups, main activities and cool downs.
The young coaches aged 14-17 attending the workshop must be supported by an adult coach from their club at the workshop to help establish a coaching pathway.
It takes place on Monday 10th April 10th in WIT Sports arena, 6:30pm to 9:30pm. This is a free session but places are limited and registration is available http://www.eventbrite.ie/e/prepare-your-club-coaches-of-the-future-tickets-33076807622

VANDALISM:
Unfortunately, club equipment has been damaged by idiots who gained unauthorised access to the club grounds. We would ask everyone to be vigilant and report any incidents to the Guards.

CONDOLENCES:
Ferrybank GAA club would like to extend their sympathies to the family of the late Jim O' Shea who sadly passed away last week. To his wife Mary, sons Alan and John, and extended family, ar dheis de go raibh a h-anam.