GRANAGH BALLINGARRY RETAIN MEMORIAL CUP WITH LATE SCORES
Granagh/Ballingarry Jim (Twin) Lynch Memorial Cup Hurling Tournament Final
In front of a big crowd at sun-drenched Ballingarry on Friday evening the home side won the Jim (Twin) Lynch Memorial Perpetual Cup Hurling Tournament for the third year in a row in dramatic style to come from one point down (1-20 to 3-13) with two minutes of normal time remaining on the clock courtesy of green flags by Paudie Murphy on 59 minutes, Denis O’Connor on 61 minutes and Luke Flynn a white flag from open play two minutes later to defeat unlucky Tournafulla by six points 5-14 to 1-20 in a thrilling 40-score contest. Joe Mulcahy of Killeedy took charge of this third annual Jim (Twin) Lynch Memorial Cup Hurling Tournament Final played on an excellent pitch in front of a big crowd who gave great support to their teams who in turn produced a fine 40 score contest with the issue in doubt right up to the final whistle.
Luke Flynn (play) and Eoin Moroney (play) Damien O’Donovan (play) and Anthony Hartnet (free) traded white flags in the opening three minutes before Granagh/Ballingarry’s No 15 Owen Lynch finished past Tournafulla keeper Batt Dillane to leave it 1-2 to 0-2 in favour of the home side Granagh/Ballingarry on four minutes. Then white flags were traded from open play by Darragh Casey on 5 minutes and Tom McCarthy on 6 minutes. Then Cian O’Sullivan won a point back from open play for the Tournafulla boys on eight minutes before the second Granagh/Ballingarry green flag arrived courtesy of Paudie Murphy two minutes later to leave it Granagh/Ballingarry 2-3, Tournafulla 0-4 on 10 minutes. A couple of wides were exchanged before John Curtin of Tournafulla split the uprights from open play before white flags were traded from open play by Eoin Moroney on 13 minutes and Michael Russell two minutes later to leave the Granagh/Ballingarry boys four ahead, 2-4 to 0-6 at the end of the first quarter at the water break.
On the resumption of play the Tournafulla boys dominated for 14 minutes shooting 1-8 through white flags by Anthony Hartnett (free) on 16 minutes, Jamie Dore (play) on 18 minutes, Anthony Hartnett (play) on 19 minutes and frees on 23, 24 and 25 minutes before Eoin Moroney finished past Granagh/Ballingarry keeper Colm Noonan on 26 minutes followed up by a pair of white flags from open play through Anthony Hartnett on 27 minutes and John Curtin nine minutes later to leave the visitors seven ahead 1-14 to 2-4 on 29 minutes. Then Damien O’Donovan finally ended 14 minutes without a Granagh/Ballingarry score when he split the uprights from a placed ball on 30 minutes cancelled out from open play by John Curtin one minute into added time to leave the Tournafulla boys seven ahead, 1-15 to 2-5 at the interval, Denis O’Connor (play) and Anthony Hartnett (play), Damien O’Donovan (free) and John Curtin (play) traded white flags in the opening five minutes after the interval to leave the Tournafulla boys still seven ahead. Then a pointed free by Granagh/Ballingarry’s No. 11 Damien O’Donovan on 37 minutes followed by a cracking goal three minutes later before points were traded by Damien from a placed ball on 41 minutes and Eoin McMahon from open play two minutes later to leave three between the sides, Tournafulla 1-18, Granagh/Ballingarry 3-9 on 43 minutes. Then Damien O’Donovan won a point back from a placed ball on 44 minutes before white flags were traded by Denis O’Connor from open play and Anthony Hartnett from a placed ball to leave the Tournafulla boys two ahead 1-19 to 3-11 at the end of the third quarter at the second water break.
On the resumption of play Anthony Hartnett extended th Tournafulla boys advantage to three when he split the uprights from a placed ball on 47 minutes. A couple of wides were exchanged before Denis O’Connor from open play on 53 and Damien O’Donovan from a placed ball two minutes later raised white flags for Granagh/Ballingarry to reduce the deficit to the minimum 3-13 to 1-20 on 55 minutes. Then after three minutes of scoreless play Tournafulla were awarded a 65 metre frees out by the sideline to go two ahead, two Anthony Hartnett failed to convert.
From Colm Noonan’s puck-out following good work by Darragh Casey and Denis O’Connor, Paudie Murphy raised his second green flag on 59 minutes and Denis O’Connor followed up with another green flag on 61 minutes and Luke Flynn split the uprights following a good solo run two minutes later to leave Granagh/Ballingarry six points 5-14 to 1-20 winners of a thrilling 40 score contest at the final whistle and the Jim (Twin) Lynch Memorial Perpetual Cup for the third year in a row.
Granagh/Ballingarry scored 5-7 from play and 0-7 from frees, Tournafulla scored 1-14 from play and 0-6 from frees.
Granagh Ballingarry: Colm Noonan, Eoin Casey, John Kealy, Sean Murphy, John Carroll, Donal O’ Grady, Brian Sheehy, Pat Carroll, Darragh Casey (0-1), Michael Russell (0-1), Damien O’Donovan (1-7, 0-7 frees) Luke Flynn (0-2), Paudie Murphy (2-0), Denis O’Connor (1-3), Owen Lynch (1-0).
Subs used: Josh Quille-Mulcare, Cathal O’Keeffe, Eoin Herlihy and Brendan Lynch.
Tournafulla: Batt Dillane, Donal Brosnahan, Jamie Linehan, Mikey Finnegan, Gavin O’Reilly, Jermiah Moroney, Jesse O’Mahony, Tom McCarthy (0-1) Mikey O Mahony, Eoin McMahon (0-1), Eoin Moroney (1-2), Jamie Dore (0-1), John Curtin (0-4), Anthony Hartnett (0-10, 0-6 frees), Cian O’Sullivan (0-1). Subs used: Conor Moroney, Christopher O’Connor, Batt Curtin and John Lenihan.
Referee: Joe Mulchahy, Killeady.
After the game Granagh Ballingarry Secretary John Lynch congratulated Granagh Ballingarry on winning the memorial cup for the third year in a row. He praised Tournafulla for their part in a thrilling final and Feohanagh-Castlemahon in the semi final and complimented Joe Mulcahy and his officials and the field committee for having everything in top class order. John apologised for having the game clash with the graveyard mass in Granagh, where many great club gaels are laid to rest. He then presented the cup to Granagh Ballingarry winning captain Dennis O’Connor, to the joy of the Granagh Ballingarry
supporters. Denis O’Connor to the joy of the Lynch family for presenting the cup to the club, thanked the team, management and referee Joe Mulcahy and his fficials. He complimented Tournafulla on a great game and gave them three cheers.
Donation of €500.60 to Irish Red Cross Ukranian Appeal
The total proceeds of the Jim (Twin) Lynch Memorial Cup hurling tournament semi final Granagh Ballingarry v Feohanagh Castlemahon and final Granagh Ballingarry v Tournafulla in aid of Irish Red Cross Ukranian Appeal came to €500.60. Thanks to all for your support and generosity for the memorial Cup game and the Irish red cross Ukranian Appeal.
Thanks to Darragh O’Grady for taking photos Niall Carroll for streaming the game live.
County Intermediate Hurling Championship Group 2 Round 3
The mouth-watering clash of Granagh Ballingarry and neighbours great rivals Knockaderry in round 3 of group 2 in the Limerick county Intermediate Hurling Championship on Sunday 4th September in Sean Finns Park, at 2pm. Round 4 against Pallasgreen is on Sunday 11th September in Bruff at 2pm. Your support for the boys in black and green for both games would be appreciated.
County Junior A Football Championship Group 2 Round 3
Granagh Ballingary will aim to get their Limerick County Junior A Football championship campaign back on track on this Sunday 21st August when they play Adare in Pairc Caoimh Uí Luing, Feenagh at 2pm. Both sides enter Sundays game pointless at the bottom of group 2 and a win is much for both to stay in Canteration for a quarter-final spot. Your support for the boys in black and green and the management team would be appreciated at Pairc Uí Luing, Feenagh on Sunday at 2pm to cheer them on in they’re bid to get their County Junior A Football Championship Group 2 campaign back on track to stay in Counteraction for a quarterfinal spot.
County Junior A Football championship Group 2 Round 2
Hospital Herbertstown 4-10 St. Patricks 4-5
County Premier Intermediate Hurling Championship Round 3
Bruff 1-17, Dromin Athlacca 1-14, Effin 0-25, Knockainey 1-8, Glenroe 2-24, Cappamore 0-18, Monaleen 2-17, Newcastle West 1-11.
County Junior A Hurling Championship group 3 round 2
St.Kieran’s 2-17, Feenagh Kilmeedy 0-14
County Intermediate Football Championship Group 1 Rond 2
Crecora Manister 1-6, Glin 0-8
County u19 A Football Championship Semi Finals
Shannon Gaels/Athea 1-19 Rathkeale/Cappagh 2-14
Kildimo Pallaskenry 2-9 Ballysteen 1-8
County U19B Football Championship Semi Finals
Galtee Gaels 3-12 Knockaderry 0-5.
County Premier u19 Football Championship semi final
Mungret St.Pauls 6-15 St.Kieran’s 0-3
Galbally 2-19 Monaleen 4-7
County u19 A Football Championship
Kildimo Pallaskenry 2-12 Shanon Gaels /Athea 2-10
West Junior B Hurling championship group 1 round 2
Adare 3-17 St.Kieran’s 1-4 Granagh Ballingarry w.o Killeedy
West Junior B hurling championship group 1 round 3
Newcastle West 0-17, St Kieran’s 1-4, Adare w.o St.Kieran’s 1-4.
West Junior B Hurling Chamionship group 2 round 1
Monagea 1-16 Feohanagh Castlemahon 1-11
Croagh Kilfinny 0-21 Knockaderry 0-14
West Junior B Hurling championship group 3 round 1
Tournafulla 0-21 Askeaton 2-13 Feenagh Kilmeady 4-11 Drom Broadford 6-15
All Ireland ladies Junior Football Championship Final Replay
Antrim 3-15 Fermanagh 0-11.
August County Club Draw
The next Limerick County GAA Club draw is on Saturday 27th August with a top[ prize of €10,000.There are a host of other prizes to be won. Second prize €3,000, third €2,000, fourth €1,000, fifth exclusive prize of €500 worth of flight vouchers. Entry to the draw is just €10 per month with the option to join our own ten monthly draw and county club draw for €150. Granagh Ballingarry had 117 members in the July draw and two winners to date John and Joan O’Grady in May and Norian Sheehan in June winning €100 each. If you would like to renew your membership please follow the link limerickgaa.ie/club/limerickdraw- sign in and select Granagh Ballingarry GAA 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 for the next draw must be in by Wednesday August 24th at 12 noon.
Granagh Ballingarry are going to Croke Park
Best wishes to the Granagh Ballingarry u12 team who are heading to Croke Park tomorrow Thursday 18th August, to play 3 matches against Rockwell Rovers, Tipperary, Whitechurch, Cork, and St. Coloums, Cork. We have a panel of 23 players and 7 coaches travelling by 52 seater bus along with a number of parents and siblings. A huge thank you to everyone that support our title quiz fundraiser at the Rock Bar, Granagh on Saturday night and everyone that bought lotto tickets for last Saturday’s draw with all proceeds of €600 donated towards Thursdays trip to Croke Park. The Support and well wishes received this week has been phenomenal and a reminder of what great co9mmunities we have on either side of Knockfierna Hill that makes up our beloved Club.
Name: Liam English.
School: Coláiste na Trocaire, Rathkeale.
Favourite position: goalkeeper.
Favourite club player: Luke Flynn.
Favourite County player: Sean Finn (Bruff, Limerick).
Biggest influence on my career: My family.
When did you start hurling: 4 years old.
Toughest player to mark in training: Niall O’Shea.
What would you do if you won the lotto: Buy a holiday home in Portugal.
Where do you see yourself in ten years’ time: Hopefully player for Limerick.
Favourite other sport: Darts, soccer and pitch and putt.
Biggest achievement so far: Being captain in a tournament for Granagh/Ballingarry that we won.
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There was no winner of the €5,900 jackpot in the Granagh/Ballingarry GAA club lottery held on Saturday 13th August in Dinny A’s Bar, Ballingarry. The numbers drawn were 4, 28, 30 and 32. Lucky dips of €20 each went to Chaerine Ahern, promoter online; Vinnie McHale, promoter Niall McCarthy; Eilish Noonan, promoter Dinny A’s Bar, Ballingarry, Sean Treacy, promoter John English.
The next draw is for a jackpot of €6,000 and it will be held on Saturday 20th August in McAuliffe’s Bar, Ballingarry. Tickets are €2 each or three for 5 and are on sale in local shops, bars and from promoters. You can now play online and the link is available on the club Facebook/Twitter which finishes at 6pm on Saturday. Thank you for your continued support.
Thursday 18th August:
Granagh/Ballingarry U-12 team trip to Croke Park.
County Senior Football Championship Group 1 Round 3: Fr. Caseys v Monaleen in Mick Neville Park, Rathkeale at 6.45pm.
County Intermediate Football Championship Group 1 Round 3: Crecora Manister v Na Piarsaigh in Mungret at 6.45pm
County Premier Junior A Football Championship Group 1 Round 3: Croom v Ballybrown in Crecora at 6.45pm.
Athea v Newcastle West v Newcastle West in Ballyhahill at 6.45pm.
County Premier Junior A Football Championship Group 2 Round 3: Monagea v Feohanagh/Castlemahon in Mick Neville Park, Rathkeale at 8.15pm.
Friday 19th August:
County Senior Football Championship Group 1 Round 3: Newcastle West v Galbally in Fitzgerald Park, Kilmallock at 6.45pm.
County Senior Football Championship Group 2 Round 3: Ballylanders v Kildimo/Pallaskenry in Caherconlish at 6.45pm.
County Intermediate Football Championship Group 1 Round 3: Glin v St. Patricks in Askeaton at 6.45pm. St. Senans v Bruff in Clarina at 6.45pm.
County Intermediate Football Championship Group 2 Round 3: Fr. Caseys v Gerald Griffins in Newcastle West at 6.45pm.
Rathkeale v Pallasgreen in Claughaun at 6.45pm.
County Premier Junior A Football Championship Group 2 Round 3: Cappamore v Mountcollins in Ballyagran at 6.30pm.
County U-19 A Hurling Championship quarter-final: Murroe/Boher v Knockaderry in Croagh at 6.45pm.
Saturday 20th August:
County Senior Football Championship Group 2 Round 3: Adare v Ballysteen in Sean Finns Park, Rathkeale at 6.45pm.
County Intermediate Football Championship Group 2 Round 3: Mungret/St. Pauls v Dromcollogher/Broadford (venue to be confirmed) at 6.45pm.
County Premier Junior A Football Championship Group 1 Round 3: Kilteely/Dromkeen v Cappagh in Clarina at 6.45pm.
County U-19 A Hurling Championship quarter-final: Cois Laoi Gaels v Kildimo/Pallaskenry in Fedamore at 6pm.
West Junior B Football Championship Group 1 Round 2: Athea v St. Senans in Glin at 7pm.
West Junior B Football Championship Group 2 Round 2: Knockaderry v St. Kierans in Newcastle West at 7pm.
Sunday 21st August
County Senior Football Championship Group 1 Round 3: Claughaun v Oola in Caherconlishy at 6.45pm.
County Senior Football Championship Group 2 Round 3: St. Kierans v Galtee Gaels in Fitzgerald Park, Kilmallock at 6.45pm.
County Premier Junior A Football Championship Group 2 Round 3: Monaleen v Feenagh/Kilmeedy in Sean Finns Park, Rathkeale at 6.30pm.
County Junior A Football Championship Group 1 Round 2: Bruree v Ballybricken/Bohermore in Kilbreedy at 6.30pm. South Liberties v Mungret St. Pauls in Crecora at 2pm.
Banogue v Na Piasaigh (B team) in Clarina at 2pm.
County Junior A Football Championship Group 2 Round 3: Granagh/Ballingarry v Adare (B team) in Sean Finns Park, Rathkeale at 2pm.
Ahane v Hospital/Herbertstown in Caherelly at 2pm.
Camogue Rovers v St. Patricks (B team) in Fedamore at 2pm.
West Junior B Football Championship Group 1 Round 2: Glin v Dromcollogher/Broadford in Knockaderry at 7pm.
Monday 22nd August:
County U-19 B Football Championship semi-final: Banogue v Pallasgreen in Fedamore at 7pm.
Tuesday 23rd August:
County Premier U-19 Football Championship Final: Mungret/St. Pauls v Galbally in Cappamore or Claughaun at 6.30pm.