GRANAGH/ BALLINGARRY GAA CLUB NOTES
First Dinny Cup Win For Granagh-Ballingarry Since 2012
Junior B Hurling (Dinny Cup) Final
Granagh-Ballingarry claimed their third Dinny Cup title, a first since 2012 with a hard fought three-point victory over hat-trick seeking Camogue Rovers at Sunny Ballingarry on Sunday evening.
The Granagh-Ballingarry Junior B hurling Tournament Final was played on an excellent pitch with John McGrath of Monagea in charge. The home side Granagh-Ballingarry got off to a dream start when a 60-metre placed ball by their no. 6 Colm Noonan went all the way past Tommy Leahy in the Camogue Rovers goals inside the opening minute. Then white flags were traded from open play by Anthony Neylon on 3 minutes and Sean Murphy in 5 minutes. Richie O’Keeffe on 7 minutes and Mike O’Donnell on 8 minutes, Evan Muclahy on 9 minutes and Jim O’Keeffe a minute later to leave the home side Granagh-Ballingarry three ahead 1-3 to 0-3 on ten minutes. Then Michael Joyce on 13 minutes and Evan Mulcahy had white flags for Camogue Rovers before Granagh-Ballingarry No. 5 Mark Tierney split the uprights from all of 70 metres to leave the home side two ahead 1-4 to 0-5 on 18 minutes. Camogue Rovers keeper Tommy Leahy fought off a top class save from Richie O’Keeffe on 16 minutes and Granagh-Ballingarry keeper Conor Mulqueen did likewise from Mike O’Donnell on 20 minutes before white flags were traded by Richie O’Keeffe from a lineball on 22 minutes and Mike O’Donnell from open play on 25 minutes. John O’Grady from a placed ball on 27 minutes and Michael Joyce from open play on 30 minutes to leave two between the sides at the interval, Granagh-Ballingarry 1-6, Camogue Rovers 0-7.
Two wides each were exchanged before Granagh-Ballingarry no. 14 split the uprights from a placed ball in the 6th minute after the interval to increase the black and greens advantage to three 1-7 to 0-7 on 36 minutes. Both sides were guilty of inaccurate striking in the next 9 minutes to leave the Granagh-Ballingarry boys still three ahead at the end of the third quarter at the second water break. The score was still 1-7 to 0-7 in favour of the Granagh-Ballingarry boys. When play got underway again Granagh-Ballingarry no. 6 Colm Noonan raised white flags from placed balls on 46 and 48 minutes. Cancelled out by Mike O’Donnell from open play on 50 minutes and Anthony Neylon from a placed ball three minutes later to leave three still between the sides. Granagh-Ballingarry 1-9, Camogue Rovers 0-9 on 53 minutes. Then Evan Mulcahy reduced the deficit to two with a well taken point following a good solo run on 55 minutes. Cancelled out form a placed ball by Richie O’Keeffe three minutes to leave three between the sides again with three minutes of normal time remaining on the clock. The Camogue Rovers created a number of good scoring chances in the final minutes but could find no way through a firm Granagh-Ballingarry defence who held out for a thrilling three point 1-10 to 0-10 victory to take their third Dinny Cup Junior B Hurling title, a first since 2012 to deny Camogue Rovers 3-in-a-row. Granagh-Ballingarry scored 0-4 from play, 1-5 from frees and 0-1 from a line ball. Camogue Rovers scored 0-1 from ply and 0-2 from frees.
Granagh/Ballingarry: Conor Mulqueen, Mickie O’Keeffe, Donagh McCarthy, Mike Carroll, Mark Tierney 0-1, Colm Noonan 1-2 (frees), Marcus Moore, Sean Murphy 0-1, Mark Snow, Brian Noonan, Jim O’Keeffe 0-1, Brian Mulqueen, Jimmy Shiels, John O’Grady 0-2 (frees), Richie O’Keeffe 0-3 (1 free, 1 lineball). Subs: Kevin Mulcahy, Kevin O’Kelly, Niall Carroll and Brendan Lynch.
Camogue Rovers scorers were Mike O’Donnell 0-3, Evan Mulcahy 0-3, Anthony Neylon 0-2 (frees).
Referee: John McGrath, Monagea.
After the game Dinny Ahern made the presentation of the Cup to winning Granagh-Ballingarry captain Jim O’Keeffe and the Man of the Match Award to Granagh-Ballingary no. 5 Mark Tierney. Thank you to Dinny A for kindly sponsoring the medals and to referee John McGrath and his officials Andrew Holmes for having the field in top class condition and Stephen Stapleton for taking photos.
West Junior B Hurling Championship Quarter Final (Preview)
Sunday 27th September at 2pm at Sean Finn’s Park, Rathkeale sees the eagerly awaited clash of last year defeated finalists Granagh-Ballingarry and neighbours Croagh-Kilfinnyin the West Junior B Hurling Championship. This is a re-match of last years Group 1 Round 2 League tie won 2-18 to 2-13 by Granagh-Ballingarry at Croagh on Sunday 7th April.
That winning Granagh-Ballingarry team was Conor Mulqueen, Mickie O’Keeffe, Mark Tierney, captain, Marcus Moore, Patrick Shelton, Michael O’Rourke, PJ Noonan 1-0, Pat Carroll, Kevin O’Connor 0-1, Colm Noonan 0-2, Brian Fitzgerald 0-3, Jim O’Keeffe 0-3, Kevin O’Kelly 0-1, Mark Snow and Richie O’Keeffe (1-7, 0-6 frees 0-1 65). Subs used Stephen Hickey, Niall Fitzgerald and Niall Carroll.
Croagh-Kilfinny: Luke Quaid, Bob Cregan, Denis Lenihan, James Broderick, Stephen Foley, Kenneth Lenihan 0-1, James Lanigan, Michael White, Kevin Shanahan 0-2, Richard Lenihan 1-4 (2 frees), Cormac O’Shea, Gearoid Lenihan, Pat Lenihan 0-3 (1 free), Padraig O’Gorman 1-0, Mark Storan 0-3 (1 free). Subs used Eoin Barry, Richard O’Dea and Robert Lynch.
Referee: Sean Hartnet, Dromcollogher-Broadford.
Both sides are in Sunday’s Quarter Final on merit. Croagh-Kilfinny were third in Group 1 and Granagh-Ballingarry second in Group 2, results are as follows:
West Junior B Hurling League Group 1
Round 1 Feenagh-Kilmeedy 0-18, Croagh-Kilfinny 1-14.
Round 2 Croagh-Kilfinny 4-14, Newcastle West
Round 3 Killeedy 1-17, Croagh-Kilfinny 3-10
West Junior B Hurling League Group 2
Round 1 Granagh-BAllingarry 1-12, Tournafulla 0-13
Round 2 Granagh-Ballingarry 4-11, Adare 2-9
Round 3 Granagh-Ballingarry 4-19, Drom-Broadford 0-9
Round 5 Feohanagh-Castlemahon 2-13, Granagh-Ballingarry 0-13
The best of luck to the Granagh-Ballingarry boy and their management team in their bid to reach their 6th successive West Junior B Hurling Championship Quarter Final on Sunday.
Unfortunately, due to current Government restrictions at attendances at outdoor meets, our club will only be entitled to 50 tickets for supporters for Sunday’s West Junior B Hurling Championship Quarter Final against Croagh-Kilfinny in Sean Finn Park, Rathkeale at 2pm. No cash will be taken at the gate and entry will strictly be ticket only. Therefore, the club has decided that each member of the Junior B panel (players and management) will have the option of purchasing one ticket only for the game. Any remaining tickets will be raffled off
among club members. Contact Club Secretary John Lynch 087-2912356, Chairman Andrew Holmes 087-9429228 or Treasurer Adrian Farragher 087-9167269 by 5pm on Friday 25th September.
Note: All tickets must be paid for on collection by cast or cheque €5. Members are asked for patience and understanding in the run-up to Sunday’s gam because not all will receive tickets as demand is likely to far exceed the quantity our club receives from the West Board. We look forward to the co-operation of all our club members to implement the sale of tickets satisfactory.
Note: Live updates of the game will be available on the Granagh-Ballingarry GAA club twitter account, twitter.comlgbgaac????? and we also hope to stream the game live on Facebook.
Cheque Presentation To Pieta House
Granagh-Ballingarry GAA club will make a cheque presentation of €1,600, the proceeds of the Jim (Twins) Lynch Memorial Cup Hurling Tournament Final played on Sunday 5th July in Ballingarry between Granagh-Ballingarry and Feenagh-Kilmeedy to representatives of Pieta House, on Thursday 24th September in the Rock Bar, Granagh at 7pm. The presentation of the Jim (Twins) Lynch Memorial Football Cup (now County Junior B Football Championship Trophy) will be made to officials of Limerick County Board also on the night. Your support for this event would be appreciated and light refreshments will be served.
Hearty congratulations to Newcastlewest on their thrilling 2-point victory 1-24 to 1-22 over gallant Na Piarsaigh after extra time to claim their first ever County Intermediate Hurling Championship title at Pairc na nGael on Sunday. We wish the Newcastlewest boys the best of luck in the Premier Intermediate next season.
€9,700 jackpot on Saturday
There was no winner of the €9,600 jackpot in the Granagh/Ballingarry Club lottery on Sunday 20th September in the clubhouse, Ballingarry. The numbers drawn were 7, 12, 16 and 17. The lucky dips of €20 each went to Johanna O’Keeffe c/o O’Grady’s Spar, Shane O’Grady c/o Mossie and Pat and Siobhan O’Grady c/o Niall McCarthy, Chris Aherne c/o Stephen Stapleton.
The next draw is on Sunday 26th September in Denny A’s, Ballingarry for a jackpot of €9,700.
We thank all our punters for their continued support.
Club and other GAA Diary
Wednesday 23rd September
County Minor A Hurling Championship Final, Cnoc Gaels v Bruff in Knocklong at 7.30pm.
County Senior Football Championship Quarter Finals, Newcastlewest v Adare in Mick Neville Park, Rathkeale at 7.30pm, Oola v Galbally in Kilbreedy at 7.30pm.
Thursday 24th September
County Minor B Hurling Championship Final, Belville Gaels v Knockaderry in Mick Neville Park, Rathkeale at 6.15pm.
Friday 25th September
County Senior Football Championship Relegation Semi Final
Na Piarsaigh v Dromcollogher/Broadford in Kilbreedy at 7.30pm.
Saturday 26th September
County Junior A Football Championship Quarter Final, Newcastlewest v Kilteely/Dromkeen in Kilbreedy at 4pm.
County Junior A Hurling Championship Quarter Final, Doon v Croagh/Kilfinny in Fedamore at 3pm, Claughaun v Templeglantine in Mick Neville Park, Rathkeale at 3pm.
County Junior A Hurling Championship Relegation Semi Final, Rathkeale v Staker Wallace in Clarina at 3pm; Old Christians v Garryspillane in Caherelly at 3pm.
West Junior B Hurling Championship Quarter Final, Adare v Killeedy in Ballingarry at 3pm.
Sunday 27th September
West Junior B Hurling Championship Quarter Final, Granagh/Ballingarry v Croagh/Kilfinny in Sean Finn’s Park, Rathkeale at 2pm.
County Intermediate Football Championship Semi Final, Gerald Griffins v Mungret/St. Pauls in Askeaton at 12 noon.
County Minor A Football Championship Semi Finals, Adare v Drom/Broadford in Pairc Caoimh Ui Luing, Feenagh at 12 noon; Croom v South Liberties/Crecora in Fedamore at 12 noon.
Tuesday 29th September
County Intermediate Football Championship Semi Final, Claughaun v St. Senan’s in Caherdavin at 8pm.