Monday, June 19, 2017

ABP sponsored - Weekly Club Notes

FÉILE NA NGAEL:
Ferrybank’s Under 14 hurlers were defeated in the quarter-finals of the cup section in this year’s John West Féile na nGael in New Ross on Saturday evening. The lads played their opening two games on Friday night, defeating local side Cluain O' Rahilly's in a tight game on a scoreline of 1-05 to 0-05, and then defeating Broadford of Kildare 5-06 to 1-01.
On Saturday morning, Ferrybank made it three from three win a 1-08 to 0-02 win over Geraldines O' Hanrahan's from New Ross, therefore setting up a quarter-final clash that evening against Clan Na Gael from Meath.
However that proved a bridge to far, as the Meath side ran out winners on a scoreline of 3-06 to 1-04. This was a great experience for the team, with the matches played in glorious weather, and no doubt the team will come on from this.
Special word of thanks to the Waterford Greenway Cycle Tours for sponsoring the team a set of Jerseys to the team for the Feile, and also to Peter Oates, Derek Walsh Auctioneers and the Mandarin Palace for their kind donations to the team.
Meanwhile, it’s back to action this coming Monday night June 19th with a home game against Sacred Heart at 7pm.

INTERMEDIATE HURLING:
It’s a crucial game for our Intermediate hurlers this coming Saturday June 24th at 6pm in Walsh Park, where they take on Butlerstown in the Gerry Kennedy Crash Repairs sponsored competition. With 1 point from their opening two games, the lads know victory is essential in order to keep their hopes alive for the knockout stages.

JUNIOR HURLING:
Our Junior hurlers play Butlerstown in their second game this coming Thursday night June 22nd at 7:30pm in Ferrybank, in the John J Murphy sponsored competition. Having lost narrowly in their opening game, the lads will be keen to get back to winning ways, and your support will be appreciated on the night.

COUNTY DUTY:
It was a busy weekend for some of our star players representing the county over the weekend, and hard luck to Niamh Ahearne & Iona Heffernan who were part of the Waterford Senior Camogie team that were defeated by Clare in the All Ireland Camogie Championship last Saturday afternoon in Ennis.

DÉISE DRAW:
We had no luck in the June Déise draw which took place last Wednesday night in the Erin’s Own GAA grounds. Many thanks to all who have purchased tickets, and remember it’s not too late to get involved, with another 4 draws still to take place.
Tickets cost €15, with a 1st prize of €12,500, 2nd prize is €3,500, 3rd & 4th prize €1,000, all the way down to 21st prize which is €100. So we would encourage all families, members, supporters, to purchase a Déise Draw ticket, and who knows, it could be you.
Tickets can be purchased from any committee member, or by contacting 087-6724212. The next Déise Draw takes place on Wednesday July 12th at the Stradbally Gaa grounds.

CLOTHING COLLECTION:
A clothing collection is now taking place. So, if you have any of the following lying around at home that you want to get rid of, please drop them down to the club....
- Clothes
- Paired Shoes
- Belts
- Handbags
- Curtains
- Soft Toys
- Mobile Phones *
- Laptops *
* Mobile phones and laptops to be kept in a separate bag please.

CLUB NURSERY:
The Club Nursery aged between 5/6 years of age will also now take place every Wednesday night at 6pm, as well as Saturday morning at 10am. This is a great way for boys and girls to make new friends, and also learn the skills of our national game. Everyone is most welcome to attend, with hurleys and helmets supplied on the day.

UNDER 12 HURLING:
No Joy for the Under 12 hurlers as they went down to Portlaw last Thursday night in a close game. The lads gave it their all, but Portlaw got the vital scores when it mattered.

UNDER 13 HURLING:
Our Under 13 hurlers were well defeated by a strong St. Mary’s side last Monday night in Kill. The lads competed well for long stages of the match, but a clinical St. Mary’s side scored the goals, leaving Ferrybank an uphill mountain to climb.

UNDER 11 HURLING:
Its City League action this coming Friday June 23rd at 6:30pm, with the Under 11 hurlers making the trip to play Glenmore.

PEADAR’S SUMMMER CAMP:
Its nearly that time of the year again folks with the popular annual Peadar's Summer Camp taking place from Monday July 17th until Friday 21st July, and to keep up its tradition, the annual benefit night in aid of the summer camp will be held on Friday 30th June in Flynn’s Bar, with music and entertainment been provided by Pat Cooney.
We would ask everyone to support this event, because fundraisers like this allows us to run the camp for fantastic value. Tickets for the benefit night will be on sale from the usual channels. Any person who would like to get involved, as a potential helper, there will be an induction day on Saturday July 8th. This is an essential part of the camp, and all helpers must take part.
Applications forms for the Summer Camp itself can be downloaded by clicking on this link, or through both the Boys’ and Girls’ national schools.

KELLOGG’S CÚL CAMP:

The Kellogg’s Cúl Camp 2017 will take place in the Ferrybank GAA grounds from Monday 14th to Friday 18th August form 10am-2:30pm. This is open to primary school children aged between 6-13 years of age. Activities during the week will include hurling, camogie, football and rounders. Bookings can be made online at https://www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie/ or applications forms can be obtained in the Boys’ and Girls’ national schools, or contact 087-7982990.

Monday, June 12, 2017

ABP sponsored - Ferrybank GAA Weekly Notes



UNDER 11 HURLING:
Our U11s won their second City League game last night in another gutsy display against De La Salle in Gracedieu.
We played with the wind in the first-half, in what was a very competitive opening, our backs were very steady in defence given nothing away. This allowed our midfield and forwards to drive on and get some brilliant scores. Half-time score 2-03 v 0-02.
Against the breeze in the second-half, we started strong, getting the first few scores. With every player giving it his all, we never really looked like losing this one.
Great team display again from defence all the way through. Thanks to De La Salle for a good competitive match in which they never give up.
This team has one match left against Glenmore in two weeks’ time. Let’s train hard for the next game and give them a good lash, brilliant lads.

UNDER 12 HURLING:
Its City League action for the U12 hurlers this coming Friday June 16th with a home game against Portlaw at 6:30pm.

UNDER 13 HURLING:
Our U13 Hurlers are in Eastern Championship action this coming Monday night June 12th away to St Marys at 7pm. Best of luck lads.

JOHN WEST FÉILE:
Ferrybank’s U14 hurlers are competition in this year’s Féile which takes place from Friday June 16th to Sunday June 18th, which is being hosted by Carlow, Kilkenny and Wexford.
Ferrybank will start their campaign this coming Friday at 5pm where they play Cluain O' Rahilly’s from Wexford, in Kennedy Park New Ross GAA grounds, followed at 6pm against Broadford from Co. Clare. Then on Saturday morning at 11:15am, the team play their final game in the league section against local team Geraldine O' Hanrahan’s also in Kennedy Park. No doubt your support will be appreciated on the days, and best of luck to the players and selectors during this competition.

COUNTY DUTY:
Hard luck to Iona Heffernan and Niamh Ahearne who were part of the Waterford Senior Camogie team that were defeated by Kilkenny in Walsh Park last Saturday afternoon in the All-Ireland Championship. Let’s hope the team can make amends when they travel to Ennis next week to play Clare.
Also, best of luck to Mark O' Brien and the Waterford Senior and U25 hurling teams in Thurles this coming Sunday. The U25 team take on Limerick in the inaugural U25 Munster Hurling final.

JUNIOR FOOTBALL:
Our Junior Footballers recorded a 1-07 to 1-05 win against Roanmore in their second game in the John J Murphy sponsored competition last Friday night in wet and windy conditions. This was a deserved win for the team who kept plugging away, despite missing a number of scoring chances throughout the match, but got their reward late on.
The opening exchanges were equally shared with the sides level on three occasions, with points from Kevin Hurley, Tommy Carew and Greg Murphy keeping Ferrybank in the hunt. Sam Lawless missed a glorious chance of a goal when his shot went wide, and, just on the stroke of half-time, Roanmore scored a goal of their own to put them 1-04 to 0-3 ahead.
Greg Murphy reduced the gap early in the second-half, but another Roanmore point had them four up, but slowly Ferrybank began to get a foothold in the game, with the Ahern brothers driving them on, ably assisted by Shane O' Sullivan, Cormac Heffernan and Tommy Carew, points from Sam, Kevin and Greg reduced the gap.
Ferrybank began to squander some good scoring chances, and it looked like they were going to pay for those missed chances. However, with minutes to go, a Kevin Hurley free was floated in and Sam Lawless rose high to fist the ball to the net. Greg Murphy then sealed the win with a fine point at the end.
This was a good win for the side, who grew in confidence as the game went on, and got their reward by not throwing in the towel.
PANEL: Odhran MacCathmhaoil, Aidan Sinnott, Pat O' Neill, John Ahern, Shane O' Sullivan, Damien Ahern, Tommy Carew (0-01), Cormac Heffernan, Luke Flynn, Tiarnan Morrissey, Kevin Hurley (0-02), Greg Murphy (0-03), Alex Kinsella, Sam Lawless (1-01), Cormac O' Driscoll, Cian MacCathmhaoil, Alex Power.

DÉISE DRAW:
Best of luck to all who have purchased a Déise Draw ticket, with the second draw taking place in the Erin’s Own GAA grounds on Wednesday June 14th. It’s not too late to get involved, with five more draws to take place.
Tickets cost €15 per draw, and they are 21 cash prizes to be won, with a 1st prize of €12,500, 2nd prize of €3,500, 3rd and 4th prize €1,000 and so on…
This is the club's main fundraiser, and with 70% going back into the club's day to day running, we would encourage all people to support your local GAA club, and purchase a Déise Draw ticket. Tickets are available from any committee member or contact 087-6724212.

PEADAR'S SUMMER CAMP:
Its nearly that time of the year again folks with the popular annual Peadar's Summer camp taking place from Monday July 17th until Friday 21st July, and to keep up its tradition, the annual benefit night in aid of the summer camp will be held on Friday 30th June in Flynn’s Bar, with music and entertainment been provided by Pat Cooney.
We would ask everyone to support this event, because fundraisers like this allows us to run the camp for fantastic value. Tickets for the benefit night will be on sale from the usual channels. Any person who would like to get involved, as a potential helper, there will be an induction day on Saturday July 8th. This is an essential part of the camp, and all helpers must take part.
Applications forms for the Summer Camp itself can be downloaded by clicking on this link, or through both the Boys’ and Girls’ national schools.

KELLOGG’S CÚL CAMP:
The Kellogg’s Cúl Camp 2017 will take place in the Ferrybank GAA grounds from Monday 14th to Friday 18th August form 10am-2:30pm. This is open to primary school children aged between 6-13 years of age. Activities during the week will include hurling, camogie, football and rounders. Bookings can be made online at https://www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie/ or applications forms can be obtained in the Boys’ and Girls’ national schools, or contact 087-7982990.

CLUB NURSERY:
Each and every Saturday morning at 10am, the club nursery takes place in the GAA grounds for any children aged 5 years and upwards. This is a great way for boys and girls to make new friends, and also learn the skills of our national game. Everyone is most welcome to attend; hurleys and helmets will be supplied on the day. So, to all parents, why not bring the kids down on a Saturday morning for an hour for a fun filled morning!?

CLOTHING COLLECTION:
A clothing collection is now taking place. So, if you have any of the following lying around at home that you want to get rid of, please drop them down to the club....
- Clothes
- Paired Shoes
- Belts
- Handbags
- Curtains
- Soft Toys
- Mobile Phones *
- Laptops *
* Mobile phones and laptops to be kept in a separate bag please.

Monday, June 5, 2017

ABP sponsored - Ferrybank GAA Weekly Notes



JUNIOR HURLING:
Ferrybank’s opening game in the John J Murphy sponsored hurling competition, saw the lads entertain St. Molleran’s last Monday night, and following an enjoyable game of hurling saw the Carrickbeg men emerge winners on a scoreline of 2-20 2-17.
Opening points from Philly Blake and Alex Power saw Ferrybank get off to a good start, but St. Molleran’s replied strongly with six unanswered points from play. Points from Tony Heffernan and Alex Power saw Ferrybank close the gap, and midway through the opening half, a long range Chris Hoban free, found its way to Tony Heffernan who planted the sliothar to the back of the net. St. Molleran’s looked dangerous in attack and they kept putting over points to hold onto the lead, but Ciaran Doyle’s accuracy with five points ensured it was all square at the break.
The second-half was nip and tuck with nothing between the sides with Alex Kinsella, Philly Blake, Greg Murphy and Ciaran Doyle scoring good points, keeping Ferrybank level. However, in the final ten minutes, Molleran’s scored a goal, opening up a three point lead, but that was quickly wiped out, when Philly Blake went on a fantastic solo run, and shot low into the corner of the net for a super goal to level it up.
With the final whistle looming, St. Molleran’s won a free and from it the ball sailed all the way into the net. Tried as they did, Ferrybank couldn’t get a goal to get a share of the spoils. Despite this defeat, Ferrybank can take a lot of positives from this game, and hopefully this game can bring them on in the Championship.
PANEL: Jason Hennessey, Aidan Sinnott, Chris Hoban, Hughie O' Neill, Conor Hogan, Pat O' Neill, Cian MacCathmhaoil, Alex Kinsella (0-01), Darryl Griffin, Philly Blake (1-03), Greg Murphy(0-01), Alex Power (0-02), Ciaran Doyle (0-09), Tony Heffernan (1-01), James Murphy, Kevin Hurley, Jack Wicks.

JUNIOR FOOTBALL:
Our first game in the John J Murphy sponsored competition saw the lads make the trip to play Championship favourites Ballyduff Lower.
The home side were quickly out of the blocks, and it took Ferrybank 20 minutes to get into the pace of the game, but going into the half time break, Ballyduff Lower led by 2-06 to 1-05, with Ferrybank missing a penalty.
The second-half was similar to the first-half, but a Cormac Heffernan goal brought us right back into the game, but a third Ballyduff goal ensured the home side pulled away for a comfortable win on a scoreline of 3-16 to 2-07.
Next up is a home match against Roanmore next Friday night at 7:30pm.
PANEL: Odhran MacCathmhaoil, Aidan Sinnott, Pat O' Neill, John Ahern, Alex Kinsella, Philly Blake, Shane O’ Sullivan, Cormac Heffernan (1-00), Tiarnan Morrissey, Greg Murphy (0-03), Sam Lawless (0-01), Kevin Hurley (0-03), Darryl Griffin, Jason Hennesey, Martin Freeman (1-00), Jeff Lawless.

UNDER 14 HURLING:
Our Under 14 hurlers qualified for the Eastern semi-final with a win over a spirited Sacred Heart side last Wednesday night. Next up is a semi-final clash against St. Mary’s in Kill at 7pm on Thursday 8th June, where your support will be appreciated. Best of luck lads.
Also both the Under 13 & 14 hurlers will take part in this year’s Féile hurling tournament which is taking place in Carlow/Kilkenny/Wexford. Ferrybank will play most of their games in Kennedy Park New Ross on Friday 16th and Saturday 17th June.

UNDER 13 HURLING:
Our Under 13 hurlers begin their Eastern Championship quest next Monday June 12th away to St. Mary’s at 7pm.

UNDER 12 HURLING:
Last Friday night saw another fantastic performance from the Ferrybank U12 hurling team, maintaining their unbeaten run in the City League with a win over Tramore. Tramore 2-02 Ferrybank 3-06. Well done to all the lads, but special mention to our man of the match - Sean. Keep up the training lads.

UNDER 11 HURLING:
Its City League action this coming Friday night for the Under 11 hurlers with a trip to Gracedieu to play De La Salle at 6:30pm.

UNDER 9 HURLING:
Our under 9 hurlers started their league campaign last Wednesday night with a trip to play Ballyduff Lower. It was the home side who made the better start, and at the half-time break, they led by 2-01 to 0-02.
However, the second-half was a different story, as the lads got down to business, and rattled over some great scores, including three super goals, and ran out worthy winners on a score line of 3-06 to 3-01. A great win to start the season, next up for the team is a home game this coming Wednesday night June 7th at 6:30pm against St. Mary’s.
PANEL: Jacob, Rory, Jack, Harry, Aiden, Emily, Luke, Conor, Morgan, Gavin, Mark, Michael, Mikoli, Finn.

DÉISE DRAW:
The second Déise draw of 2017 will take place in the Erin’s Own GAA grounds on Wednesday June 14th. It’s not too late to get involved, with five more draws to take place.
Tickets cost €15 per draw, and they are 21 cash prizes to be won, with a 1st prize of €12,500, 2nd prize of €3,500, 3rd and 4th prize €1,000 and so on…
This is the club's main fundraiser, and with 70% going back into the club's day to day running, we would encourage all people to support your local GAA club, and purchase a Déise Draw ticket. Tickets can be purchased from any committee member or contact 087-6724212.  Congratulations to Liz Lawless who was the confined winner for May.

CLUB NURSERY:
Each and every Saturday morning at 10am, the club nursery takes place in the GAA grounds for any children aged 5 years and upwards. This is a great way for boys and girls to make new friends, and also learn the skills of our national game. Everyone is most welcome to attend; hurleys and helmets will be supplied on the day. So, to all parents, why not bring the kids down on a Saturday morning for an hour for a fun filled morning!?

PEADAR’S SUMMER CAMP:
Its nearly that time of the year again folks, with the popular annual Peadar’s Summer camp taking place on Monday July 16th, and as usual the benefit night in aid of the Summer camp will be held on Friday 30th June in Flynn’s Bar with music and entertainment been provided by Pat Cooney.
We would ask everyone to support this event, because events like this allows us to run the camp for fantastic value. Tickets for the benefit night will be on sale from the usual channels.
Any person who would like to get involved as a potential helper, there will be an induction day on Saturday July 8th. This is an essential part of the camp, and all helpers must take part.
Application forms for the camp can be downloaded by clicking on this link.

JOHN COLLINS’ MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT:
The finals of the annual John Collins’ memorial tournament will take place in the Ferrybank GAA grounds this coming Wednesday 7th June. With two finals taking place, the Junior which is confined for 3rd and 4th class pupils, while the Senior final is for 5th and 6th class pupils.

KELLOGG’S CÚL CAMP:
The Kellogg’s Cúl Camp 2017 will take place in the Ferrybank GAA grounds from Monday 14th to Friday 18th August form 10am-2:30pm. This is open to primary school children aged between 6-13 years of age. Activities during the week will include hurling, camogie, football and rounders. Bookings can be made online at https://www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie/ or applications forms can be obtained in the Boys’ and Girls’ national schools, or contact 087-7982990.

CLOTHING COLLECTION:
A clothing collection is now taking place. So, if you have any of the following lying around at home that you want to get rid of, please drop them down to the club....
- Clothes
- Paired Shoes
- Belts
- Handbags
- Curtains
- Soft Toys
- Mobile Phones *
- Laptops *
* Mobile phones and laptops to be kept in a separate bag please.