Ferbane GAA Notes for the Week Ending 12th February


Division 1 Football League

The Senior footballers got their league campaign off to the best possible start when they recorded a 1-13 to 1-7 victory over Raheen at Geashill on Friday night. While there were examples of ring rust on display from both sides, Ferbane’s work rate throughout this game was exemplary and was key to securing two valuable away points, while the sight on twelve under-21 footballers in action also bodes well for the upcoming under-21 championship.

The team and scorers from the game was: Darren Digan; Stephen Wren, Ciarán Cahill, Shane Nally; John Mollen, Conor Lowry, Gerry Grehan (0-2); Ciarán McManus, Leon Fox (1-0); Aaron McDonagh, Colm Gavin, Joe Maher (0-6, 0-4 frees); Ronan Daly (0-2), Declan Killian, Brian Grehan (0-2, 0-1 free).

Subs used were Eoghan Lowry (0-1 free), Paddy Dooley, Gary Rigney, George Digan and Willie Farrell

Football Training

Senior football training continues in the gym tonight (Friday) at 9pm instead of tomorrow night as usual. All players are encouraged to make themselves available and to continue to build on the good work that has been done so far.

Club Membership

Please note that in the current environment, the club cannot afford to field players who have not submitted their membership dues in case of injury. It is vitally important that all players make this contribution in order to ensure coverage in case of accident, and to assist in making sure that the club is not out of pocket for registration fees. Playing membership is €20, or €25 for families, and is payable to Kathleen Foley (treasurer).

Minor Club Dinner Dance

This year is a hugely important one for Ferbane/Belmont minor club as it marks the 25th anniversary of the foundation of what has become a cornerstone of GAA activity in the parish. A Dinner Dance is being held in celebration of this on the 18th of March in the County Arms Hotel and tickets are now available, priced at €35 each, through any committee member.

Good Luck

Tomorrow (Saturday) at 3pm in Ballymahon, Gallen Community School begin their bid to retain their Leinster and All Ireland titles that they won last year. Please note the new time, which was changed from 2pm as advertised earlier in the week. Gallen play Ballymahon in the quarter-final of the Leinster Vocational Schools “A” Championship and a very tough game is in store as Ballymahon have already got their championship started with a good win over Kells in the first round of this competition. All supporters free to make the short trip up to the Longford venue are urged to do so and lend their support to the cause.

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