Numbers drawn in the lotto last night were 1, 14, 16 and 24, and there was no jackpot winner. This means the jackpot will now grow to €13,000 for the next draw, to be held in The Courtyard on Tuesday October 11. Could it be lucky 13 for somebody? Give yourself a chance - buy tickets online here.
Lucky Dip winners last night were Kathleen Murphy, Thomas Fortune, Helen Tonks, and Declan McPartlin.
The season came to an end for our under-14 squad last night, as they were beaten in their county semi-final by Fethard St Mogue's on a scoreline of 4-7 to 0-6. The result was doubly disappointing as the under-14s had also lost out in their hurling competition at the semi-final stage.
Sincere thanks to all players and mentors for all effort put in during the year, and we look forward to seeing more of it in 2017.
After the excitement of the football today, the focus now returns firmly to hurling, as the countdown begins to next week's Pettitt's Senior Hurling Championship semi-final versus Oulart/The Ballagh.
It may be the draw we didn't want, but after the performance and result against St Martin's, followed up by the heart showed by the footballers today, Ferns are on something of a roll and a big performance next week might just be enough to pull off a shock again.
The game will be the first part of a double-header at Innovate Wexford Park, with throw-in at 2.30 p.m. This really is a time when we want to see lots of support. So come on out and get behind your team!
Our Intermediate Footballers went oh so close to qualifying for the county final today, but in the end had to settle for a draw with Taghmon/Camross on a scoreline of 0-7 each.
It was a wet, greasy, and horrible day in Wexford Park where good play was never going to be easy, but still Ferns had the better of most of the game. We led by 0-4 to 0-3 at the end of a low-scoring first half, and probably should have been further ahead, but for a number of wides and goal attempts by both Tommy Dwyer and John Breen being saved.
The second half remained tight, but Ferns seemed to be getting there when John Breen put us ahead on 58 minutes, only for Taghmon/Camross to again equalise. Still, we had yet another chance to win it, but John Breen's last gasp shot was blocked down deep into injury time, and so things go to a replay. It's likely to be in a fortnight's time.
Incidentally, a worrying sign today was Ryan Nolan limping off after 40 minutes. We hope the injury isn't as bad as it looked.
Ferns St Aidans: Ivan Meegan; Niall Maguire, Pádraig Bolger, Brian O'Neill; Keith Breen, Declan Byrne, Peter Nolan; John Breen (0-2, 1f), Patrick Breen (0-1); Paul Morris, Tommy Dwyer (0-1), Tomás Hawkins; Ryan Nolan (0-2f), Colm Whelan, Joy Dwyer (0-1). Subs: Robert Vickers for Nolan (inj.), Ciarán Roberts for Maguire, Edward Cullen for Whelan.
Football takes centre stage this Saturday (September 24) as Ferns take on Taghmon/Camross in the Intermediate Championship semi-final in Wexford Park at 4 p.m.
After pulling off the shock of the season by beating Kilanerin in the quarter-finals, who knows what the Ferns side might be capable of this time round? Be there to find out!
Fixtures details have just been announced for the Pettitt's Senior Hurling Championship semi-finals.
As expected, they'll be a double-header in Wexford Park on Sunday October 2. What maybe wasn't expected though is that the Ferns v Oulart/The Ballagh tie will be the first of the two games, with throw-in at 2.30 p.m.
Cloughbawn v Glynn/Barntown will follow at 4.15 p.m. Hopefully we'll still have an interest in the championship while that one is going on!
It really was a great day for Ferns yesterday, as the minor footballers took the Roinn 2 county title last night, to follow on from the victory in the U-12 Hurling Shield Final earlier in the day.
St Anne's were the opponents in St Patrick's Park last night, and what started out looking like a cakewalk turned into a real battle the longer it went on. Ferns were by far the dominant force in the first half and led by 0-11 to 1-3 at the break, but the Rathangan side turned things around afterwards - so much so, that Ferns were really clinging on in the end.
Happily, they did manage to hold out, as they secured a win by 0-13 to 1-9.
Well done to all the players, to team managers Nick Stafford and George Warren, and to everybody else involved with the side.
You can read more about the match on our underage finals match reports page.
Massive congratulations go to the U-12 hurlers on their great Shield Final victory over Davidstown/Courtnacuddy in Wexford Park today. A couple of early goals set Ferns on the way and they led throughout the game before eventually winning by 3-4 to 1-3.
It was an especially sweet victory after the disappointment of losing to the same opponents in last week's football final. Thanks again to Ceri McNichol and everybody else involved with the team this year.
See photos from the final here.
Our senior hurlers got Oulart/The Ballagh in this evening's draw for the semi-finals of the Pettitt's Senior Hurling Championship. Maybe that was only to be expected, as we're certainly not doing things the easy way this year!
The advantage is that there will be no pressure on Ferns, so maybe...just maybe...we can pull off another surprise. We certainly hope so.
The other semi-final will be between Glynn/Barntown and Cloughbawn. The matches are likely to be played on Sunday October 2, though this has yet to be confirmed.
There's a big day tomorrow on the underage front, with two finals on.
First, the U12 hurlers play Davidstown/Courtnacuddy in their shield final in Wexford Park at 1.30 p.m.
Later, the minor footballers play St Anne's in the Roinn 2 championship final in St Patrick's Park at 7.30 p.m.
Best of luck to both teams. #honferns