Numbers in last night's Lotto draw were 1, 3, 4 and 6, and there was no jackpot winner. The jackpot now rises to €12,400 for the next draw, to be held in Dunbars on Tuesday September 13.
Lucky Dip winners last night were Fr Paddy Stafford (Glynn), Teresa Guinan, Ben Bernie Snr., and Breda Dagg (Springmount)
Congratulations to the U-16 footballers on a well-deserved and emphatic 2-13 to 0-3 victory over St. Joseph's in their County Final tonight.
Ferns were on top all the way through and could even have won by much more. Well done to all players and to mentors Pat O'Toole, the two Pat Murphys, and Pat O'Hagan too.
In fact...a pat on the back for all the Pats!
See photos here or read the match report here.
Ferns U-16 footballers are one step away from a county title, with St Joseph's the final remaining hurdle. Captain James Lawlor will lead our juveniles out in St Patrick's Park tomorrow (Monday) evening with every confidence, with Ferns unbeaten all year. That said, St Joseph's, from Wexford town, are also unbeaten, so it promises to be a close affair.
The road to the final began way back in April, with two narrow wins over Cloughbawn and Realt na Mara. The team then hit their straps in earnest with emphatic wins over Ballyhogue and Adamstown - two clubs with strong football tradition. The trend continued with a good performance against Davidstown in the last group game.
The semi-final saw Ferns up against Kilross Gaels- an amalgamation of Kilmore and Rosslare. An excellent start saw Ferns in control of the scoreboard, and performance levels only dropped in the last few minutes, when the win was secured. That will serve a s a strong lesson, however, as a few late goals were conceded. Modern football is for sixty minutes, and for 21, not just 15 players.
In that regard, Ferns have a strong panel, with 29 players having played over the six matches, only six of which are U-14's. They have earned their chance to secure a county title.
Please come along to Patrick's Park on Monday 29 August to support the lads. Throw in is at 7.15
The Ferns Juvenile panel 2016: Liam Murphy, Steve Warren, William Bolger, Alex Rothwell, Rory Scallan, Patrick O'Hagan, Adrian Breen, Niall Murphy, Robert Murphy, Tomás Breen, James Lawlor (capt.), Patrick O'Toole, Tom Brown, Kieran Murphy, Shane Breen, Evan Murphy, Kevin Stafford, Michael O'Brien, Eoghan Murphy, Glen Williams, Barry O'Toole, Barry Murphy, Charlie Carney, Seb Rynhart, Pádraig Kinsella, Corey Dunbar, Bob Byrne, Kyle McHale.
Selectors: Pat O'Toole, Pat O'Hagan, Pat Murphy (Bunclody Road), Pat Murphy (Ballyhaddock)
There was no winner in last night's Lotto draw, where numbers out were 15, 16, 28 and 31. Lucky Dip winners were Mary Christopher, S. O'Toole, Tom Doyle, and Paddy Murphy (Ballylough).
The next draw will in Codd's of Kilrush on August 30 and the jackpot will be €12,100.
There's a change of venue for the Junior Hurling match v Clongeen that was to have been played in Bree on Sunday.
Turns out the Patron is taking place in Bree at the same time, so our match has been moved to Oylegate. The throw-in time is still 12 noon.
Lotto numbers last night were 1, 10, 31 and 32. There was no jackpot winner. Lucky Dip winners were Lily Jackman; Clara & Nicola Kinsella; Catherine Stafford; and Adam Quinn.
The next draw will be in Peter Doyle's pub on Tuesday August 16, for a jackpot of €11,800.
Hard luck to our U-21 hurlers, who lost out in the District Final tonight against Buffers Alley. The strong wind meant it was always going to be a real game of two halves, and that's exactly how it turned out, with Ferns building up a big lead before the break but then the Alley coming back afterwards and eventually overhauling us.
There was further bad news for Ferns too as Gavin Bailey again suffered what looks like a serious injury during the first half. Hopefully it won't turn out to be as bad as we fear.
Pictures from tonight's match can be viewed here, while the match report can be read here