Camogue Rovers On Course For First Adult County Title
Limerick County Junior A Football League Semi-final
Camogue Rovers are on course to win their first Adult Limerick County title in hurling or football in their 107 year ever history after their impressive eight point 3-10 to 0-11 victory over gallant West champions Granagh/Ballingarry in the County Junior A Football League Sem-final at Staker Wallace GAA Grounds in Kilbreedy on Saturday morning to qualify for a final meeting with holders Ballybricken/Bohermore on Thursday 23rd June in Knocklong at 7pm.
The game was played in dry, windy conditions on an excellent pitch in front of only 15 spectators with John O’Hall9oran of Bruree in charge. Both sides were forced to lineout minus key players particularly Granagh/Ballingarry forced to field minus six players Denis O’Connor, David Condron, Seam Murphy, Cathal O’Keeffe, Edward Sheehy and Cyril??? Mulcaire from the side which defeated St. Kierans in the West Final. Luke Flynn cut through the Camogue Rovers defence in the opening minute only to see his kick for goal come back off the post and Dean Clancy sent left and wide from the rebound. Then despite playing into the wind the game turned nicely in the Camogue Rovers boys’ favour with a well taken point from open play by Christopher Crotty on 3 minutes followed up by a cracking Andrew O’Neill green flag a minute later to leave the South Limerick champions four ahead 1-1 to 0-0. Dean Clancy on 6 minutes and Paudie Murphy on 8 minutes had points from open play for Granagh/Ballingarry before points were traded by Anthony Neylon from a placed ball on 10 minutes and Aaron Smith from open play two minutes later to leave two between the sides, Camogue Rovers 12, Granagh/Ballingarry 0-3. A couple of wides were exchanged before a pair of white flags from open play for Camogue Rovers through Anthony Neylon on 15 minutes and Anthony Punch two minutes later to leave Camogie four ahead, 1-4 to 0-3 on 17 minutes. Paudie Murphy and Marcus Moore had wides for Granagh/Ballingarry before white flags were traded by Anthony Neylon (free) on 20 minutes and Aaron Smith (free) on 22 minutes, Christopher Crotty (play) on 24 minutes and Aaron Smith (free) on 26 minutes, Anthony Neylon (Play on 27 and Aaron Smith (free) a minute later to leave four still between the sides, Camogue Rovers 1-7, Granagh/Ballingarry 0-6. The South champions finished the opening half strongly with a James Meaney green flag on 29 minutes and a Peadar McCarthy white flag to send Camogue in at the interval leading by eight 2-8 to 0-6.
On the resumption white flags were traded from open play by Anthony Punch on 33 minutes and Aaron Smith on 35 minutes before Smith split the upright from a placed ball two minutes later to reduce the deficit to seven, Camogue Rovers 2-9, Granagh/Ballingarry 0-8 on 37 minutes. Then the Camogue Rovers boys’ third green flag arrived courtesy of their No. 11 Sean Ryan on 40 minutes to leave them ten ahead 3-9 to 0-8. The Granagh/Ballingarry boys far from being overawed had a pair of white flags courtesy of Aaron Sith from a placed ball on 43 minutes and Keith O’Kelly two minutes later to reduce the deficit to eight, 3-9 to 0-10 at the end of the third quarter. Then after 8 minutes of scoreless play white flags were traded from open play by Cian McGoey on 24 minutes and substitute Den Byrnes on 26 minutes to leave eight still between the sides. Both sides failed to add to their total in the final four minutes at the final whistle. Camogue Rovers were comfortable eight point 3-10 to 0-11 winners to stay on course for a first ever Limerick County title in hurling or football when they play holders Ballybricken/Bohermore in the Limerick County Junior A football final on Thursday 23rd June in Knocklong at 7pm.
Camogie Rovers scored 3-8 from play and 0-2 from frees. Granagh/Ballingarry scored 0-6 from play and 0-5 from frees.
Camogue Rovers: Mark Cronin, David Dooley, Brendan O’Donnell, Barry McGill, David Cooke, Thomas O’Donnell, Daniel Clifford, James Meany 1-0, Peadar McCarthy 0-1, Finn Clancy, Sean Ryan 1-0, Anthony Neylon 0-4, 2 frees, Christopher Crotty 0-2, Andrew O’Neill 1-0, Anthony Punch 0-2. Subs used Dean Byrnes 0-1, Jonathan Cosgrave, Tim O’Sullivan.
Granagh/Ballingarry: David Clancy, Brendan Lynch, Niall Cahill, Eoin Lynch, Eoin Casey, Darragh Casey, Luke Fynn, Jack Cagney, Eoin Lynch, Paudie Murphy 0-1, Aaron Sith 0-7, 5 frees, Marcus Moore, Dean Clancy 0-1, Keith O’Kelly 0-1, Cian McGoey 0-1.
Referee John O’Halloran, Bruree.
JIM (TWIN) LYNCH MEMORIAL CUP IN AID OF RED CROSS
Three teams, Feohanagh/Castlemahon, Granagh/Ballingarry (holders) and Feenagh/Kilmeedy are entered in the third annual Granagh/Ballingarry GAA Jim (Twin) Memorial Cup hurling tournament with all the proceeds of both the semi-final and final going to the Irish Red Cross Ukrainian Appeal. The semi-final Granagh/Ballingarry v Feohanagh/Castlemahon goes ahead on Sunday 26th June in Ballingarry at 7pm and the final Feenagh/Kilmeedy v Feohanagh/Castlemahon or Granagh/Ballingarry (tbc). Your support for the Memorial Cup game and the Ukrainian appeal this Sunday 26th June in Ballingarry at 7pm would be appreciated.
2021 SUCCESS CELEBRATED IN STYLE
Granagh/Ballingarry GAA club celebrated their achievements in 2021 on and off the field on Friday night in the Woodlands House Hotel, Adare with medal presentations to their successful U-21 B Hurling and Junior B Hurling and Football teams. Those who graced the presentations function with their presence over the years were again very much in evidence and there were also some new people. MC for the night Jimmy Chawke welcomed everyone, especially the invited guest Billy Lee, Limerick senior football manager, West Board PRO Johnny Walsh, Fr. Tom Carroll PP and our own Munster Council delegate Seamus Twomey, who congratulated us on the fine collection of seven pieces of silverware including this year’s West Junior A Football Championship cup. The honour of presenting the Wet and County Junior B Football Championship County Under 21 B Hurling Championship and 2021 West Junior B Hurling Championship medals was accorded to Limerick senior football manager Billy Lee. Special presentations were made to the successful team managers Shane O’Grady, Junior B Football, Graham Russell, U-21 B Hurling, Conor Snow Junior B Hurling, Eoin Kennedy, Intermediate Hurling, Pat O’Connor, hurling coach, Mark O’Sullivan, football coach, selectors Andrew Holmes, Junior B hurling and football, Mike Chawke, Thomas O’Donovan, Denis Noonan, Stephen Stapleton, Niall McCarthy, Junior B Hurling, Michael Clancy, Bobby Houlihan, Intermediate hurling. Teresa Noonan, Louis Enright, Anne Marie O’Keeffe for their work as first aiders Jimmy Chawke in recognition of his dedicated service as club children’s officer 2010 to 2021, Donagh McCarthy as coaching officer 2012 to 220, Niall McCarthy as coaching officer 2021, Niall Dunworth and Niall Carroll for their dedicated service streaming games live 2020/2021 and James Flynn stats. Thank you to all who supported the night – Jimmy Chawke who did an excellent job as MC, guests Billy Lee, Johnny Walsh, Fr. Tom Carroll PP and Seamus Twomey and the Woodlands House Hotel who provided food and all involved in the organising of a great night of celebration.
June County Club Draw
The next Limerick County GAA Clubs Draw is on Saturday 25th June with a top prize of €10,000. There are a host of other prizes to be won – 2nd €3,000, 3rd €2,000, 4th €1,000, 5th Exclusive Prize of Capri 4 seater round rattan garden furniture set, 6th to 9th €500, 10th to 13th €250, 14th to 30th €100. Entry to the draw is just €10 per month with the option to join our own ten monthly draw which starts at the end of June and County Club Draw for 150??? Granagh/Ballingarry had 117 members in the May draw with John and Joan O’Grady winning €100. If you would like to still renew your membership please follow the link limerick.gaa.ie/clublimerick.draw-signup and select Granagh/Ballingarry GAA Club and the number of draws you wish to sign up for. You may also contact the Granagh/Ballingarry GAA Club draw co-ordinator Stephen Stapleton on (086) 1960301. Note all new members to be included in the June draw must be in by Wednesday 22nd June at 12 noon.
Draw Promoters Hit The Streets
Granagh/Ballingarry draw promoters are taking to the streets of the parish to canvass members to join the 10 monthly club draw July 2022 to May 2023. By joining you automatically become a member of the club and you will be included in the weekly club lottery if you pay your €100 membership in full by Thursday 30th June. For further details contact draw co-ordinators Adrian Farragher 087-9187269.
County U-19B Hurling Championship Group 1 Round 1
Ballingarry is the venue on Tuesday 28th June at 7.30pm for the meeting of neighbours Granagh/Ballingarry and Dromin/Athlacca in round 1 of group 1 in the County U-19 B Hurling Championship. The championship is being run on an all county basis and 13 teams have intimated they will take part. There are three groups of four and one group of three with the top two teams in each group to qualify for the quarter-final.
Group 1: Tournafulla/Killeedy, Granagh/Ballingarry, Dromin/Athlacca and Askeaton.
Group 2: Ballybricken/Bohermore, Mungret/St. Pauls (B team), St. Patrick’s and Glenroe.
Group 3: Croom, Templeglantine, Belville Gaels and Dromcollogher/Broadford.
Group 4: St. Kierans, Pallasgreen and Caherline.
Your support would be welcome for the boys in black and green and their managerial team in Ballingarry on Tuesday 28th June at 7.30pm to cheer them on to make a winning start to their County U-19 B Hurling Championship campaign.
County Junior A Football Championship Group 2, Round 1
Twelve teams have intimated they will take part in this season’s Limerick County Junior A Football Championship. There are two groups of six with the top two teams in each group to qualify for the semi-final and the second and third teams for the quarter finals and the fifth and sixth place teams play in relegation semi-final.
Group 1: Bruree, Mungret/St. Pauls (B team), Na Piarsaigh (B team), South Liberties, Ballybricken/Bohermore and Banogue.
Group 2: Granagh/Ballingarry, St. Patrick’s (B team), Ahane, Adare (B team), Hospital/Herbertstown and Camogue Rovers.
Granagh/Ballingarry open their Group 2 campaign on Friday 11th July against St. Patrick’s in Crecora at 7.30pm. Your support would be welcome for the boys in black and green and their management team to cheer them on to make a winning start to the County Junior A Football Championship campaign.
Pre-purchase of Club County Hurling and Football Championship Tickets
All Granagh/Ballingarry supporters please note that all upcoming hurling and football club championship games under the auspices of Limerick County GAA Board are pre-purchase. These can be purchased online via the universe system.
East Senior Hurling League/Championship Final: Cappamore 2-21, South Liberties 1-10.
County Intermediate Football League Final: Croom 3-9, Mungret/St. Paul’s 1-13.
East Junior A Hurling League/Championship Final: Ahane 0-22, South Liberties 1-15.
County Junior B Hurling League Final: Feenagh/Kilmeedy 2-14, Glenroe 1-16.
City/South Junior A Football League Final: Camogue Rovers 2-12, Mungret/St. Paul’s 0-12.
All Ireland Minor Hurling Championship Semi-finals: Offaly 2-16, Clare 0-18; Tipperary 2-24, Galway 3-20.
Senior Football Tailteann Cup Semi-finals: Cavan 0-20, Sligo 1-14; Westmeath 3-22, Offaly 2-16.
All Ireland Senior Hurling Championship quarter-finals: Clare 1-24, Wexford 3-14; Galway 2-19, Cork 1-21.
All Ireland Hurling Semi-final Tickets
Limerick will face Galway in the All Ireland Senior Hurling Championship semi-final on Sunday 3rd July in Croke Park at 3.30p, With a capacity of 31,000 tickets will be plentiful and anyone who wishes to attend the game will be able to do so as the game won’t be a sell out. Tickets are on sale at present online and from local Centre and Supervalu outlets. In light of this club officers have decided not to request an allocation of tickets from the County Boar for this fixture. Club member are kindly asked to purchase directly online and from local Centra and Supervalu outlets.
The ticketing situation has proved a challenging one for these club officers responsible for ordering handling and distributing said tickets over the last couple of years (through no fault of Limerick County Board or the club) Croke Park’s deal with Ticketmaster has resulted in an onerous burden being placed on club officers due to placing orders, receiving codes, issuing codes, emails, registering Ticketmaster accounts, payment up front required on occasions and not on others, therefore in light of the above the club have taken the reluctant decision to not order tickets for the All Semi-final on July 3rd, placing an order for 200 or 300 tickets and all the subsequent work it entails would require a significant body of work with the possibility fingers crossed of a repeat a fortnight later. The club felt it prudent to take this course of action for the semi-final. The only exception is for club members who do not have access to a smart phone, email or a printer. In this scenario the club facilitate orders for said club members otherwise club members are politely asked to source tickets directly themselves online and from local Centra and Supervalu outlets. Thank you for your understanding in this matter and hopefully there will be a big travelling support from the club on the day to support the boys in black and green.
Granagh/Ballingarry Club Gear
Granagh/Ballingarry GAA Club tops, hoodies, tracksuits, shorts and socks can now be ordered online at http://222.laochrasport.ie/…/clubs/granaghballingarryclub
Club Website Check out our club website at www.granaghballingarry-gaa.ie for all the latest club news. Our website is updated regularly and well worth a visit. You can also follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/granaghballingarrygaa and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/granaghballingarrygaa
Best of luck to all Granagh/Ballingarry students and students everywhere who are doing their Leaving and Junior Cert exams at the moment.
€5,200 jackpot on Saturday
There was no winner of the €5,100 jackpot in the Granagh/Ballingarry GAA Club lottery draw held on Saturday 18th June in Buckley’s Bar, Ballingarry. The numbers drawn were 21, 25, 29 and 30. The lucky dips of €20 each went to Vicky Fitzgibbon, promoter online, Janice Twomey, promoter The Rock Bar, Granagh, Noirin McCarthy, promoter Donagth McCarthy, Kathleen Kennedy, promoter Eoin Kennedy. The next draw for a jackpot of €5,200 will be held on Saturday 25th June in Condrons Bar, Ballingarry. Tickets are €2 or three for 5 and are on sale in local shops, bars and from promoters. You can now play online and link is available on the club facebook/twitter which finishes at 6pm on Saturday. Thank you for your continued support.
Thursday 23rd June:
County Junior A Football League Final: Camogue Rovers v Ballybricken/Bohermore in Kilbreedy at 7pm.
County Junior A Hurling League Semi-final: South Liberties v Garryspillane in Hospital at 7.30pm
Saturday 25th June:
County Senior Hurling League Final: Adare/Cappamore v Garryspillane or Na Piarsaigh in Fitzgerald Park, Kilmallock at 7pm.
County Intermediate Hurling League Final: Doon or Hospital/Herbertstown v Ballybricken/Bohermore or Tournafulla in Bruff at 7pm.
County Junior A Hurling League Final: Ahane v Garryspillane or South Liberties in Doon at 7pm.
All Ireland Senior Football championship quarter-finals: Derry v Clare in Croke Park at 3.45p,
Dublin v Cork in Croke Park at 6pm.
All Ireland Minor Football championship semi-final: Galway v Derry in Parnell Park at 1p,
Mayo v Kerry in O’Connor Park, Tullamore at 2.45pm
Sunday 26th June:
All Ireland Senior Football Championship semi-final: Galway v Armagh in Croke Park at 1.45pm.
Kerry v Mayo in Croke Park at 4pm.
Granagh/Ballingarry Jim (Twin) Lynch Memorial Cup Hurling Tournament semi-final: Granagh/Ballingarry v Feenagh/Kilmeedy in Ballingarry at 7pm.
Tuesday 28th June:
County U-19 B Hurling Championship Group 1 Round 1: Granagh/Ballingarry v Dromin/Athlacca in Ballingarry at 7.30pm.
Friday 1st July:
County Junior A Football Championship Group 2 Round 1: Granagh/Ballingarry v St. Patrick’s in Crecora at 7.30pm.
Saturday 2nd July:
All Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Semi-final: Kilkenny v Clare in Croke Park at 5.30pm.
Sunday 3rd July:
All Ireland Minor Hurling Championship Final: Offaly v Tipperary in Croke Park at 1.30pm.
All Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Semi-final: Limerick v Galway in Croke Park at 3.30pm.
Monday 4th July:
County U-19 B Hurling Championship Group 1, Round 1: Granagh/Ballingarry v Tournafulla/Killeedy in Tournafulla or Raheenagh at 7.30pm.
Sunday 10th July:
County Junior A Football Championship Group 2 Round 2: Granagh/Ballingarry v Ahane in Mungret at 7.30pm
Camogue Rovers On Course For First Adult County Title