Sunday, May 20, 2018

ABP sponsored Ferrybank GAA Weekly Club Notes


UNDER 16 FOOTBALL:
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.

UNDER 11 HURLING:
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.

JUNIOR FOOTBALL:
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.

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

DÉISE DRAW:
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.

COUNTY DUTY:
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.

CLOTHING COLLECTION:
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.


Monday, May 14, 2018

ABP sponsored Ferrybank GAA Weekly Notes


UNDER 11 HURLING:
It’s City League action this coming Friday night May 16th, where the Under 11 hurlers travel to play near neighbours Kilmacow at 6:30pm.

UNDER 16 FOOTBALL:
Our Under 16 Footballers qualified for the Division 4 final with a thrilling 3-07 to 0-13 win over Clashmore/Kinsalebeg last Wednesday night in Clonea. Trailing by four points at the break, the lads were just seconds away in normal time from winning when they conceded a free that resulted in the game going to extra-time.
However, the team fought for one another and got there reward at the end of the game. They now go on to play Mount Sion in the final on Sunday May 20th in Walsh Park, where the time has yet to be confirmed. Best of luck to Tommy, MJ and the team.

UNDER 9 HURLING:
Our Under 9 hurlers are in action on Saturday May 19th at 11:30am, where the ‘White team play away to Roanmore, while the ‘Green side also play away to Stradbally.

JUNIOR HURLING:
Ferrybank’s opening game in the Junior Hurling Championship, away to Dunhill last Friday night, was postponed due to an unplayable pitch.

DÉISE DRAW:
Not too long to go folks for the Super Déise Draw which takes place on Wednesday May 30th, and like last year, there will be six draws over the six months. There are 22 cash prizes up for grabs with the top prize a nice €12,500, 2nd prize €3,000, 3rd/4th prize €1,000, 5th-7th prize €500, 8th - 22nd prize €200. This is the clubs main source of income, with 70% been retained by the club, and we would encourage all players, supporters, members, to buy a Déise Draw ticket, and keep Gaelic games alive in the Parish. Tickets cost €15 per month, and can be purchased from any committee member.

CLOTHING COLLECTION:
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.

Monday, May 7, 2018

ABP sponsored Ferrybank GAA Weekly Notes


UNDER 12 HURLING:
It’s City League action this coming Friday night, May 11th, as our Under 12 hurlers bid to get back to winning ways with a trip to play Clan Na Gael at 6:30pm.

UNDER 11 HURLING:
Well done to our Under 11 hurlers had a fine 4-08 to 1-01 win over Clonea last Friday night in Ferrybank.

UNDER 10 HURLING:
Our Under 10 hurlers are in action this coming Saturday May 12th with a trip to play Ballyduff Lower at 11:30am.

UNDER 9 HURLING:
Well done to the Under 9 hurlers who recorded another fine win last Saturday morning, defeating a strong Portlaw side.

JUNIOR HURLING:
Our Junior hurlers begin their championship campaign this coming Friday May 11th with an away trip to play Dunhill at 7pm.

UNDER 16 FOOTBALL:
It’s semi-final action this coming Wednesday evening, May 9th, when our U16 Footballers play Clasmore/Kinsalebeg in Clonea at 7:30pm. When the sides met earlier in the league, Ferrybank edged a close game, and your support will be welcomed on the night. Best of luck lads.

CONDOLENCES:
Ferrybank GAA club would like to express their sympathies to the families of the late Joan Coady, and to the late Tom Heffernan, whose son Tony plays with the Junior Hurlers, both of whom sadly passed away over the weekend. Ar dheis de go raibh an h-anam dilis.

DÉISE DRAW:
Not too long to go folks for the Super Déise Draw which takes place on Wednesday May 30th, and like last year, there will be six draws over the six months. There are 22 cash prizes up for grabs with the top prize a nice €12,500, 2nd prize €3,000, 3rd/4th prize €1,000, 5th-7th prize €500, 8th - 22nd prize €200. This is the clubs main source of income, with 70% been retained by the club, and we would encourage all players, supporters, members, to buy a Déise Draw ticket, and keep Gaelic games alive in the Parish. Tickets cost €15 per month, and can be purchased from any committee member.

CLOTHING COLLECTION:
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.