The curtain will finally come down on the 2020 championships for us on Friday night (July 2), when our Junior B hurlers take on Ballygarrett in the replay of the Gorey District Shield Final. The game will take place in Ferns, and throw-in will be at 7.45 p.m.
That'll be just 306 days after the drawn match on August 30 last year....!
There was disappointment for the U13 hurlers of Sliabh Bhuí Gaels, as they took on Clongeen in the long-delayed final of the 2020 Div. 4 Shield competition in Wexford Park, only to lose by 1-8 to 1-3.
Our boys got off to a bad start by conceding 1-5 in the opening quarter, and while they were probably the better team for the rest of the game, there was just too much work to do. All can be proud of how they played though, and there'll be many better days ahead for this promising group of young players.
Photos from the day can be viewed here.
There's a busy weekend ahead, with somewhere around 180 players to be lining out in Ferns jerseys! Fixtures are:
Friday: Junior B Hurling practice match – Home v Oylegate, 7.30 p.m.
Saturday: 2020 U13 Shield Final v Clongeen – Wexford Park, 10.30 a.m.
Saturday: Hurling League Div. 1 – Away v Crossabeg/Ballymurn, 7.30 p.m.
Sunday: U17 Football Tournament – Home v St. Martin’s, 10.30 a.m.
Sunday: Hurling League Div. 3 – Away v Rathnure, 4 p.m.
Also Go Games for U7s and U11s on Saturday morning, and for the U9s on Sunday morning.
It’s great to see so much action, after being without it for so long. Hon Ferns!
We tested the new walkway lights for the first time last night, and all is looking good! Big thanks once again to all who helped out with the fundraising and the work involved so far.
Some work remains to be done, particularly on resurfacing the walkway itself. All help will be greatly appreciated when the time comes....!
Big congratulations go to last year's U15 Sliabh Bhuí Gaels team (the Ferns/Clonee combination), who claimed the 2020 Division 3 Shield title by beating Clougbawn by 6-14 to 0-12 in Oylegate today.
The game was close at half-time (2-3 to 0-7), but the Gaels side really came good after the break, and proved far too strong for their opponents.
Lots of photos from the game here.
Club chairman Eoin Gethings and treasurer George Murphy today made a donation of €2,500 to Wexford Hospice Homecare Services, on behalf of the club.
The money was part of the proceeds of the "March On Together" fundraiser we held earlier this year. Sincere thanks once again to all who took part in it and supported it.
Our senior and junior hurlers both took on HWH/Bunclody in a couple of challenge matches today - the first day that games were allowed to resume as part of the easing of Covid-19 restrictions.
Our seniors were without our five county men (three senior, and two U-20) and also had to line out without a couple of others due to injury, but still won an entertaining game on a scoreline of 2-19 to 3-14.
Our juniors had things much easier, and won by 4-17 to 1-7.
Both management teams must have been happy enough with what they saw today, and hopefully they'll see lots more victories as the year goes on too.