Ferbane GAA Club notes for w/e 2nd October


Just as in Rahan last year when a championship that looked doomed was salvaged at the death, so the Junior B title remains alive for Ferbane after a rollercoaster draw in Doon against Ballycumber. The 2-11 to 3-8 draw was very fair reward for a Ferbane team that enjoyed plenty of possession but failed to convert that possession into scores due to a combination of poor decision making in front of goal and some good defending from Ballycumber. An early goal for Ballycumber left the boys in green chasing the game early on but some good freetaking from Nicky Claffey and plenty of good incisive running creating those dead ball opportunities ensured that Ferbane were a solitary point adrift at half time, 1-5 to 0-7.

Ballycumber burst out of the blocks with a Simon Casey goal at the start of the second half, but Ferbane responded almost instantly with a very well taken Alan Egan goal to reduce the deficit to a point once more. Good scores from Brendan Wynne and Mel Keenaghan gave Ferbane a briefly held lead, but after an exchange of points, disaster struck when a long ball dipped just under the crossbar and into the net for Ballycumber’s third goal. Ferbane drove at the Ballycumber goal in search of a leveller but it looked like the cause was lost until Davie Cox popped up at the very death to strike a goal and earn a replay.

At the time of writing no date has been set for the replay, but Belmont’s relegation battle with Brosna Gaels next weekend features players from both clubs and that match must take place first. Please keep an eye on these pages for details since you won’t want to miss another end to end battle of this calibre!

The full team that played was:

Aenghus Coughlan; Joe Kenny, James Murphy, Warren Walsh; Dermot Kenny, Shane Dunne, Joe Kearns; Gerry O’Malley, Brendan Wynne (0-1); David Cox (1-0), Kevin Flynn, Colm Kenny (0-1); Mel Keenaghan (0-2), Alan Egan (1-1), Nicky Claffey (0-6, 0-4 frees).
Sub used: Cyril Kavanagh for Colm Kenny


Ferbane Junior A’s relegation battle with Ballinagar has been refixed for Tuesday the 5th of October in Tubber at 7.30pm. At the time of writing it is unclear if relegation is possible or not, however all players should endeavour to be available for this fixture so as to remove any doubt from the equation.


Last weekend was another very good one for the minor club as the minor footballers secured a place in the semi finals of their championship with a hard fought 0-9 to 0-5 win over Clara in Ballycumber. After playing against the wind and up the hill in the first half, the F/B lads reached half time a point ahead, 0-5 to 0-4, and were well placed to push on early in the second half. A series of missed opportunities kept Clara in the game, but a very strong defensive performance ensured that the Magpies were kept at bay and eventually the scores came at the other end. The reward for that win is a place in the minor semi final against St Rynaghs this weekend in Doon. St Rynaghs won the round robin match between the two clubs and as 2009 under-16 champions, the Cloghan boys will fancy their chances this weekend. All supporters are urged to make the short trip to Doon as the minor footballers look to build on last week’s success and hopefully reach another underage football final this year.


Ferbane GAA club will be holding a fundraising race night in Hineys this Saturday, the 2nd of October. As anyone who has attended one of these nights can testify, a great evening of entertainment lies in store and everyone would do well to free up this space in their diaries and chalk it down as a great night out. For those who would like to support the club, horses can be sponsored and named for €20 and all donations are greatly received. Anyone wishing to sponsor a horse can do so by contacting any committee member with their horse name.

The numbers drawn in this week’s (September 14th) lotto draw were 7, 22, 24, and 25. The bonus number was 12. There were no winners or match three prize winners, so Pat Doyle, Olivia Buckley, Kathleen Burke, Alan Kelly and Tina Young were all drawn out as book prize winners. Next week’s draw will be for a jackpot prize of €9400. €50 Lotto tickets, which guarantee entry for 26 draws, are available from any of the usual sources and ensure that you don’t miss out in case your numbers come up! The lotto can also be played online at www.locallotto.ie/ferbanegaa or via the link on www.fbgaamc.com – so be sure to get your ticket no matter where you are!

Open Monday 10.30am-12.30pm & 6-10pm. Tuesday & Thursday nights are Ladies only circuit training from 7-9pm. Open Wednesday 10.30am-12.30pm & 6-10pm and Friday 10.30am-12.30pm & 7-9pm. Youth Circuit training on Friday evenings from 6pm-7pm. Women’s Circuit training on Saturday 10-11am. Yearly membership is €50 plus €5 per visit. Contact Joe on 087 6852095 for further details.

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