Monday, December 11, 2017

ABP sponsored Ferrybank GAA Weekly Notes



CHRISTMAS PARTY:

This coming Sunday, December 17th, at 1:30pm in the Parish hall will see the annual Juvenile GAA and Camogie Christmas party for age groups between Under 6-12 Boys & Girls, and also open to the public.

The cost is €5 per child. Each child will see Santa Claus and also receive a selection box. Money must be paid in advance, and can be given to Aine Morrissey 087-2926861 or Nicola Hoban 086-8766482. Also payment and names will also be taken in the Ferrybank GAA grounds on Saturday December 16th between 11am-12pm. Would all parents please note, children will not be allowed entry without the supervision of a parent/guardian, so please ensure that you are present on the day. All children going to the party must be confirmed and paid to one of the organisers by Saturday December 16th.



GAA NATIONAL CLUB PRIZE 2018:

Tickets can now be purchased from any committee member for the national club draw, in which the prizes are been put by Croke Park. Tickets cost €10, with the 100% of the proceeds risen going directly back to the club. There are 20 prizes on offer with 1st prize is a Renault Dynamique, 2nd prize a travel voucher to the value of €2,000, 3rd, 4th & 5th prize is an All-Ireland Hurling & Football package for 2018, all the way down to prize 20. So why not try your luck, and purchase a national club prize ticket, and support your local GAA club.


Monday, November 20, 2017

ABP sponsored Ferrybank GAA Weekly Notes



GREYHOUND NIGHT:

Our annual dog night fundraiser, in association with Surehaul and Rolor Commercials, took place in Kilcohan Park last Saturday night; a great night was had by all. A good crowd travelled over, and witnessed plenty of thrills and spills during the racing, with some going home with a few bob in their pocket.

As we all know, a tremendous effort has gone into making this a successful night, and Ferrybank GAA club would like to thank Dan O' Connor of Surehaul & Rolor Commercials for sponsoring the night.

The main gate prize, which once again was kindly sponsored by Sean Power and his staff at Harvey trave,l Gladstone St., was won by Nicola Reilly, with Jim Flynn winning the attic Stairs and fitting, kindly sponsored by Murphy & Larkin Carpentry, and Colette Clarke winning the meat voucher, kindly sponsored by Michael Dunphy Meats.

Also thanks to our advertisers who sponsored our programme, people who bought tickets, and also people who nominated a dog on the night. A big thank you also to Carl Pallas and his staff at Kilcohan Greyhound stadium for their assistance in helping this event run smoothly. Once again, many thanks to everyone.



GAA SEASON TICKET 2018:

Tickets are now available to be purchased for the GAA season 2018. The ticket grants holders access to all Allianz league matches, including playoffs, semi-finals, and final as well as the first round of the Munster Championship. Adult cost €120 with Under 16's €30. There is a second option of club + available, where the holder will be granted access to all local club championship games, with the cost €200. For further details see http://www.gaa.ie/tickets/gaa-season-ticket/ for more information.

Monday, November 13, 2017

ABP sponsored Ferrybank GAA Weekly Notes



JUNIOR HURLING:
Ferrybank’s Junior hurlers came up short last Saturday afternoon in the final of the John J Murphy sponsored competition against St. Molleran’s on a scoreline of 2-18 to 1-11, in a game which took place in Dunhill.
Despite leading by three points in the second-half, St. Molleran’s took control in the final quarter, scoring two goals, which put paid to Ferrybank’s hopes. The opening exchanges were keenly contested, with Philly Blake cancelling out two St. Molleran’s points, but the Carrickbeg outfit’s forwards looked sharper and caused a few problems in the Ferrybank defence. This was reflected on the scoreboard with St. Molleran’s hitting four unanswered points to open a healthy lead.
Keith Power in the Ferrybank goal had to be at his sharpest as St. Molleran’s looked for the goal to put clear daylight between them, but Ferrybank held out and slowly created a few chances. With Philly Blake leading the charge hitting three points, followed by an excellent Alex Power score, Ferrybank trailled by the minimum at the break 0-8 to 0-7.
Ferrybank started the second-half on the front foot and quickly went into the lead with a fine goal from Alex Kinsella who latched onto a loose ball, and blasted the sliothar on the ground to the back of the St. Molleran’s net. Points from Philly and Tony Heffernan saw Ferrybank open a three point lead. However, St. Molleran’s still looked dangerous in the forward line and they began the comeback with three points to draw level. Minutes later, Molleran’s got their opening goal when a long ball into the Ferrybank square sailed all the way into the Ferrybank net.
Reduced to fourteen men, Ferrybank fought back with James Murphy and Philly Blake points to get it back to three, but a second St. Molleran’s goal killed off the game. From there on St. Molleran’s took control of the game, scoring another four points to run out worthy winners.
Despite this defeat, this was a great effort from the lads during the campaign, losing a few players to the Intermediate side, but they knuckled down and recorded some great wins all the way to the final. Thanks to Ciaran and Pat for looking after the team during the season, and no doubt they will be back next season.
PANEL: Keith Power, Paul Martin, Aidan Sinnott, Oran MacCathmhaoil, Conor Hogan, Chris Hoban, Cian MacCathmhaoil, Alex Kinsella (1-00), Darryl Griffin, Philly Blake (0-08), Greg Murphy, James Murphy (0-01), Marty Freeman, Tony Heffernan (0-01), Alex Power (0-01), Pat O' Neill, Paul Carew, Hugh O’ Neill, Tom Lane.

UNDER 15 HURLING:
No joy either for the Under 15 hurlers last Saturday morning as they were defeated in the Under 15 County final by Stradbally in Kill on a scoreline of 2-12 to 2-06. The lads failed to repeat their heroic effort in the Eastern final, as Stradbally proved too strong for them over the course of the game.
Despite a Ruaidhri McGarrity goal, which had them leading 1-03 to 0-3, Stradbally picked up the tempo, putting  over 2-06 in reply, to open up an 2-09 to 1-04 lead. Tried as they did, and led by Reece Phelan and John Collins, Ferrybank replied with a goal from John, and hoping for a revival, the men from the west closed out the game with a couple of points, running out deserving winners.
Despite this defeat, the lads can look back on a great season, and the future bodes well for these players. A special word of thanks to Martin Freeman for looking after the team during the season.
PANEL: Jordan McEvoy, Reece Phelan, Glen Power, Lee Clark, James O' Meara, Eddie Daly, Charlie McLoughlin, Aiden Humphries, Jack Keogh-Moran, Ola Akjwende, Shane Oates, Ruaidhri McGarrity, John Collins, Shane Purcell, Oran Power, Pawel Tomczuk, Izaak Richards, Jake Butler, Sean Heffernan, Daniel Griffin, David Currans.

GREYHOUND NIGHT:
Tickets cost €10, and we would ask all players, members, supporters and families to support this great night out. Tickets can be purchased in the following areas, The Lotto Shop, The Flower Shop Fountain St, Flynns Bar, Mandarian Palace, Jack Molloy's Butchers, Declan Howard 087-9393818.
Tickets purchased from these areas benefit the club directly, so pleae purchase tickets BEFORE next Saturday.
The main gate prize on the night which is kindly sponsored by Harvey Travel Gladstone St, is a weekend away for two people in the four star Castlerosse Hotel, Killarney including two nights B&B and evening meal. Also an Attic Stairs & Fitting courtesy of Murphy Larkin Carpentry, plus many more prizes.
On the night itself, there will be a courtesy shuttle bus, which will bring patrons to and from the greyhound track. The buses will leave opposite the Spar Shop at 6:45pm, and will return after racing from Kilcohan Park. The first race is off at 7:50pm. All in all, a great night is assured, so once again, support your local GAA club, bring along your friends, and enjoy a great night at the dogs. We look forward to seeing you there.

FLAG WEEKEND:
Many thanks to all who helped out in our flag weekend last Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and also thanks to the public for supporting us.

CLOTHING COLLECTION:
Clothes Collection is still running folks (and will be 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, November 6, 2017

ABP sponsored Ferrybank GAA Weekly Notes



UNDER 21 HURLING:
Ferrybank/Erin’s Own combined team exited the Eddie O' Donnell sponsored competition last Sunday afternoon in Gracedieu defeated by Passage on a scoreline of 1-09 to 1-04. Aided with the breeze in the opening half, the combined side squandered scoring opportunities, hitting some bad wides. On the other hand, Passage used the ball was more effectively and wisely, and this was reflected in the half time score of 0-07 to 0-03, with Mark Shanahan scoring the combined sides points all from placed ball.
Hoping for an improvement in the second-half, the combined side were dealt a blow, when a long ball into their defence wasn’t cleared, resulting in a goal for Passage to extend their lead. Another point from Mark Shanahan reduced the gap, and with fifteen minutes remaining, the combined side got a lifeline, with John Ahern latching onto a loose ball, and put the sliothar to the net, to reduce the gap to four points.
The hope that this might spur on the lads didn’t materialise, as Passage defended well, not giving any chances to the Ferrybank/Erin’s Own forwards, and they closed out the game with a pointed free, running out comfortable winners on the day.

UNDER 7/8 HURLING:
Our under 7/8s finished the year off in style last Monday night,with two matches against Glenmore in their fabulous indoor arena.
The lads played really well scoring and defending excellently in two very fast tough games. Well done to everybody!
The coaches would like to thank the kids and parents for their super efforts over the season and we look forward to seeing everybody in 2018, maybe we might even see a few new faces.
Thanks again!
Team members as follows -
Fionn, Logan, Philip, Ollie, Rogan, Matteo,
Gavin, Ciara, Harry, Michael, Aiden, Emily, Yanis, Sam, Zach, Finn, Conor, Luke O C, Luke S.

UNDER 15 HURLING:
It looks like the Under 15 hurling County final against Stradbally will take place next Saturday. At the time of going to print, no confirmed, time or venue is in place. So keep an eye on social media.

JUNIOR HURLING:
Our Junior hurlers will play St. Molleran’s in the final of the John J Murphy sponsored competition. Once again, we are waiting on a date, time and venue, so keep an eye on the social media page.

GREYHOUND NIGHT:
Ferrybank Gaa Club Greyhound benefit night in association with Surehaul & Rolor Commercials take place on Saturday November 18th at the Kilcohan park Greyhound stadium with the first race starting at 7:50pm.
Tickets cost €10, and we would ask all players, members, supporters and families to support this great night out. Tickets can be purchased in the following areas, The Lotto Shop, The Flower Shop Fountain St, Flynns Bar, Mandarian Palace, Jack Molloy's Butchers, Declan Howard 087-9393818.
Tickets purchased from these areas benefit the club directly. Nomination cards are also available from Shane Ahearne 086-2356300, nominations cost €10, and if your dog wins on the night, you win the tidy sum of €30.
The main gate prize on the night which is kindly sponsored by Harvey Travel Gladstone St, is a weekend away for two people in the four star Castlerosse Hotel, Killarney including two nights B&B and evening meal. Also an Attic Stairs & Fitting courtesy of Murphy Larkin Carpentry, plus many more prizes.
Also on the night, there will be a shuttle Bus service to and from Kilcohan Park. So support your local GAA club, where a great night is assured.


Thursday, November 2, 2017

Launch - Ferrybank GAA Dog Night Fundriaser, in association with Surehaul & Rolor Commericals Ltd

Ferrybank GAA Club’s Greyhound Benefit Night in association with Surehaul and Rolor Commercials was launched recently at Rathpatrick.
The fundraiser takes place on Saturday November 18th at Kilcohan Greyhound Stadium.
Pictured are Declan Howard, Ferrybank GAA Club, Joan Daly, General Manager Rolor Commercial, Shane “Shiner” Ahearne, Ferrybank GAA, Kevin O’Toole, Sales Director, Surehaul Commercials, Nicky Heffernan, Chairman Ferrybank GAA Club, Dan O’Connor, Managing Director, Surehaul Commercials, John Burns, Padraig Buggy and Liam Walsh, Ferrybank GAA Club. (pic Luke Myers)

Monday, October 30, 2017

ABP sponsored Ferrybank GAA Weekly Notes



UNDER 11 HURLING:
Well done to our U11 hurlers who won the tournament staged in Ferrybank last Saturday morning. The lads defeated Mount Sion in an epic final. Thanks to Mount Sion, Carrick Swans, Clan Na Gael Glenmore and Passage for coming along to take part.
This U11 team has enjoyed a great season and it was fantastic to see them round off 2017 with some silverware. The lads recently only lost out by a single point to the famed Sixmilebridge club in the Tommy Burtchaell Cup final recently held in Na Piarsaigh, Limerick; which shows the level that these young hurlers are operating at. Paul Sutton, John Haley and Brian Kelly have this team playing some smashing stuff – keep the great work going!
Thanks also to the folks who kindly looked after the catering needs last Saturday!

UNDER 15 HURLING:
Our Under 15 hurlers are scheduled to play Stradbally in the County Final on November 11th.

UNDER 5/6 HURLING:
The Under 5/6 hurling has now finished for the year, and will resume again in early 2018. A huge thanks to all the kids who came along and enjoyed every Saturday morning, and also to the trainers for the time, effort and commitment they gave to the Kids.

DÉISE DRAW:
With the Déise Draw of 2017 finished for another year, the club would like to thank everyone for purchasing tickets during the year, and it was great to see we had many winners throughout the campaign. Congratulations to Brian Richards who was the confined winner for October.

JUNIOR HURLING:
Our Junior Hurlers will play the winners of St. Saviours or St. Mollerans in the final of the John J Murphy sponsored competition.

CLOTHING COLLECTION:
Clothes Collection is still running folks (and will be 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.

FERRYBANK GAA DOG NIGHT FUNDRAISER in association with Surehaul & Rolor Commercials LTD NIGHT:
The Ferrybank GAA Dog Night Fundraiser in association with Surehaul and Rolor Commericals will take place on Saturday, November 18th at Kilcohan Park Greyhound Stadium, with the first race at 7:50pm.
Tickets are currently on sale from Declan Howard 087-9393818, and are available from a number of outlets in Ferrybank during the week. Tickets can also be purchased from the Ferrybank GAA grounds next Saturday November 4th from 10:30am-12pm.
Tickets cost €10, and we would ask all associated with the club to support this night out. Please note that tickets purchased from the club before the 18th will benefit Ferrybank GAA club.
Nomination cards are also available from Shane Ahearne 086-2356300, which also cost €10 per dog, and if the dog wins on the night, you will win the nice sum of €30.
The main Gate prizes on the night is a weekend for two in the four star Castlerosse Hotel, Killarney, including two nights B&B and one evening meal, which once again has been kindly sponsored by Harvey Travel Gladstone St, also an Attic Stairs & fitting, sponsored by Murphy Larkin Carpentry, and many more prizes.
There will also be a courtesy Bus service to and from the Dog track on the night. So all in all, a great night is assured, so support your local GAA club, and we look forward in seeing you there.