We've one more final to look forward to this year, as our minor hurlers take on Crossabeg/Ballymurn in the Roinn 1 Shield decider on Saturday (October 31) in St Patrick's Park.
Throw-in time will be at 11.30 a.m. and hopefully our lads will claim a victory to make up in some way for the disappointment of losing their football final recently.
As always, all support will be much appreciated.
Our Lotto jackpot continues to grow and has now reached €18,300 after nobody matched the numbers 5, 7 27 and 31 that were drawn in Jim Byrne's (Carnew) last night.
Lucky Dip winners were:
Esther Moore, Borris
Maureen Dwyer, Newtown
Catherine Stafford, Lodgewood
Mick O'Brien, c/o Dunbars
The next draw will take place in The Thatch on Tuesday November 12. Remember to buy a ticket to be in with a chance to win!
Sincere thanks go to all those who sponsored new training tops for our under-16 hurling and minor football teams ahead of their recent county finals. They were George Warren, Patrick Doyle, Johnny Sinnott, Martin Dunbar, George Murphy, Peter Doyle, Eamon Moulds, Willie Power, Des O'Neill, Peter Doyle and Tom Dunbar.
Our minor footballers travelled to Bree with high hopes for their Roinn 2 County Final against Our Lady's Island/St Fintan's on Saturday, but came home with only disappointment, after ending up on the wrong side of a 3-6 to 1-6 scoreline.
The game was much closer than the score suggests, as it was only a couple of late goals that swung it for the south county side - one with five minutes to go to edge them in front, and one with the last kick of the game, deep into injury time, to really wrap things up.
The Ferns panel on the day was: Jason Maguire, Patrick O'Hagan, Aaron Cahill, Brian O'Neill, William Bolger, Conor Scallan, Niall Murphy, Eoin Murphy, Peter O'Toole, Jeff Tobin, Jack O'Hagan, Chris Turner, Conor Jordan, James Lawlor, Conor Nolan, John Roche, Conor Doran, Ciarán Doran, Jack Ryan, Ivan Meegan, and Dylan Murphy.
There's more county final action to look forward to tomorrow (Saturday), when our minor footballers take on Our Lady's Island/St Fintan's in Bree at 12.30 p.m.
Our lads have only been beaten once all year (by just two points) and saw off previously unbeaten Geraldine O'Hanrahans in the semi-final, so hopes are high...but this OLI/Saints team has been going well too, so it's not going to be easy.
We wish our team the best of luck and hope to see a big crowd there to support them!
Our lotto jackpot is now up to a massive €18,000 after nobody matched the numbers 12, 24, 26 and 27 in last night's draw.
Lucky Dip winners of €40 each were:
The next draw will be held in Jim Byrne's, Carnew, on Tuesday October 27. Make sure to buy a ticket to give yourself a chance to win!
Our under-16 hurlers fought bravely in their county final against Mogue O'Rahillys (Fethard/Gusserane) yesterday, but ended up on the wrong side of a 2-20 to 5-8 scoreline after a cracking game.
Ferns were up against it for most of the hour as they trailed the south county side by up to nine points at one stage, but they hauled themselves back into contention as the closing stages approached, and two goals by Chris Turner in the space of a minute left just a point in it with five minutes to go.
We had a chance to equalise but the shot went wide, and instead it was Mogue O'Rahillys who finished the stronger, with a couple of extra points to make sure of the win.
Hard luck to this great young team, and we're sure we'll see them back in more finals in the future.
The Ferns panel was: James Lawlor, Robert Murphy, Patrick O'Hagan, Steve Warren, Shane Stafford, Conor Scallan, William Bolger, Eoin Murphy, Jeff Tobin, Michael O'Brien, Chris Turner, Brian O'Neill, Rory Scallan, Niall Murphy, Thomas Breen, Eoghan Murphy, Jordan Kirwan, Kevin Stafford, and Patrick O'Toole.
There's more County Final action to look forward to this weekend, as our Under-16 hurlers compete in the Roinn 1 Championship Final in St Patrick's Park on Saturday (October 10).
Mogue O'Rahillys (a combination of Fethard St Mogue's and Gusserane O'Rahillys) will provide the opposition, and a tough test is expected as the New Ross District side really proved their mettle in a cracker of a semi-final against Shelmaliers. In a real ding-dong battle, the lead changed hands umpteen times in as exciting a game as you're likely to see, before eventually Mogue O'Rahillys won through by 4-14 to 3-16.
A cracker could be in store again in St Patrick's Park on Saturday, and we're hoping for a large crowd of supporters there to see the action. Throw-in will be at 12.30 p.m.
We've had mixed results in underage football action this weekend, with our Under-14s losing their county final to HWH-Bunclody last night, but the minors winning their semi-final today.
The Under-14s went down narrowly by 2-6 to 1-7 after a brave performance in St Patrick's Park. That was also the venue for the minor semi-final against Geraldine O'Hanrahan's today. Again, it was a close and tough battle, but this time Ferns emerged victorious, by 0-9 to 0-7