GRANAGH/BALLINGARRY GAA CLUB NOTES
Granagh-Ballingarry Ease Into 5th B Semi Final in a row
Granagh-Ballingarry recorded a comfortable victory over a gallant St. Senan’s second string in ideal conditions at Quaid Park, Coolyroe on Saturday afternoon to qualify for their 5th West Junior B Football Championship semi-final in a row against Feenagh-Kilmeedy.
The game was played in front of a small crowd for a West Championship semi-final on a top-class pitch with Sean Hartnett of Dromcollogher-Broadford in charge. Granagh-Ballingarry’s number 12 Cathal O’Keeffe from open play in the second minute and St. Senan’s number 22 Francis Farrell from a placed ball three minutes later traded white flags for 0-1 each on 5 minutes. Then four white flags for the Granagh-Ballingarry boys in a nine minute spell through Denis O’Connor 0-2 (free and play), Gerard Lynch and Keith O’Kelly followed by a cracking Jack Cagney goal following good work by Denis O’Connor and Cathal O’Keeffe on 15 minutes to leave it 1-5 to 0-1 in favour of the boys in black and green at the first water break at the end of the first quarter. When play resumed Granagh-Ballingarry captain Denis O’Connor split the uprights on 16 minutes and followed this up with a cracking goal four minutes later and a pair of white flags by David Condron on 53 minutes and Cathal O’Keeffe on 59 minutes without reply from Senan’s, to send the black and greens in at the interval leading by 13 points, 2-8 to 0-1.
Jack Cagney and Francis Farrell traded white flags from open play in the opening five minutes after the interval to leave 13 again between the sides, Granagh-Ballingarry 2-9, St. Senan’s 0-2 on 35 minutes. Then a trio of white flags from open play for the boys from Knockfierna in a ten-minute spell through David Condron, Cathal O’Keeffe and Josh Quill Mulcaire to leave Granagh-Ballingarry 16 ahead, 2-12 to 0-2 at the end of the third quarter at the second water break. The final quarter was again all Granagh-Ballingarry with a trio of white flags from open play through Cathal O’Keeffe and substitutes Sean Murphy and Aaron Smith without reply from St. Senan’s. At the final whistle Granagh-Ballingarry were worthy 19-point winners, 2-15 to 0-2. They now qualify for their fifth West Junior B Football Championship Semi-Final in a row against Feenagh-Kilmeedy.
Granagh-Ballingarry scored 0-14 from play and 0-1 from free. St. Senan’s scored 0-1 from play and 0-1 from a free.
Granagh-Ballingarry: Gearoid O’Leary, Brendan Lynch, Niall Cahill, Eoin Casey, Thomas O’Dono-van, Luke Flynn, Darragh Casey, Edward Sheehy, Jack Cagney 1-1, Josh Quill Mulcaire 0-1, Denis O’Connor 1-3 (0-1 free), Cathal O’Keeffe 0-4, Gearoid Lynch 0-1, David Condron 0-2, Keith O’Kelly 0-1. Subs used Sean Murphy 0-1, Aaron Smith 0-1, David Clancy and Denis Sheehy.
St. Senan’s: Damien Finnerty, Tomas Keane, Joe Ryan, Pat Connolly, Michael Guiney, Tom O’Malley, Michael Gallagher, Mike Behan, Eoin Tucker, Declan Lane, David Clifford, Jack Hayes, Kevin Doody, Francis Farrell 0-2 (1 free), Oisin Finucane.
Referee: Sean Hartnett, Dromcollogher-Broadford.
All Games Suspended
On Monday 5th October the GAA Management Committee endorsed a decision to suspend all GAA Club games at all levels until further notice. The decision has been taken in the interest of public safety. This directive applies to all ages and all grades in both hurling and football across the island. Club social centres/bars are also to close. Training will continue to be permitted as per the guidelines outlined for the relevant levels in the Government National Framework for living with Covid-19. The GAA will continue to monitor the situation in the coming days and weeks regarding changes in Government guidelines before liaising with County Boards and Clubs. The association acknowledge all the clubs who have worked diligently in complying with the public health advice around the staging of games and training sessions since activity resumed in July. Now more than ever, clubs should continue with this approach where training sessions for players is continuing.
€10,000 Jackpot On Saturday
There was no winner of the €9,900 jackpot in the Granagh-Ballingarry GAA Club Lottery on Saturday 3rd October in Buckley’s Bar, Ballingarry. The numbers drawn were 1, 7, 10 and 25. The lucky dips of €20 each went to B. O’Donnell, Tim O’Gorman, Dave McCarthy and Tom Burke. The next draw is on Saturday 10th October for a jackpot of €10,000. We thank you for your continued support.
Joe Daly RIP
Granagh-Ballingarry GAA Club officials, players and members extend its sympathy to the Daly and Dunworth families, Ballingarry on the passing of Joe Daly in his 99th year. Joe of Golf Links Road, Newpark, Kilkenny and formerly of Ballingarry was a stalwart of that great Ballingarry Hurling team that won West and County Junior A Hurling Championship honours in 1944. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.