Granagh Ballingarry Back on Track
Limerick County Junior A Football Championship Group 2 Round 3
Granagh Ballingarry 2-13 Adare 0-4
Last years west and County Junior B Football champions and defeated Munster finalists Granagh Ballingarry defeated by St. Patricks in the opening round and forced to give a walkover to Adare in round 2 got their Limerick County Junior A Football Championship Campaign back on track with a comfortable fifteen point 2-13 to 0-4 victory over a gallant Adare second string fifteen at sun drenched Pair Caoimh Ui Luing, Feonagh on Sunday Afternoon. Michael Browne of Dromcollogher Broadford took charge of this county Junior A football championship group 2 round 3 to between 2020 and 2021 west junior B foot ball champions played on an excellent pitch in front of a small crowd for a championship game.
Both sides were guilty of inaccurate shooting in the opening five minutes before Granagh-Ballingarry no.13 Paudie Murphy finally finished Adare keeper Adam O’Callaghan on 5 minutes. Then white flags were traded from open play by Michael Southgate on 7 minutes and Paudie Murphy two minutes later to leave it 1-1 to 0-1 in favour of Granagh-Ballingarry on 9 minutes. A couple of wides were exchanged before a pail of white flags from open play for the Granagh-Ballingarry boys through Owen Lynch on 13 minutes and Paudie Murphy two minutes later to leave the boys in black and green five ahead 1-3 to 0-1 at the end of the first quarter. Then after 5 minutes of scoreless play Aaron Smith of Granagh-Ballingarry split the uprights from a placed ball on 21 minutes cancelled out from open play by Darragh Lane 3 minutes later to leave Granagh-Ballingarry boys still five ahead. 1-4 to 0-2 on 24 minutes. Both sides were guilty of inaccurate shooting particularly Granagh-Ballingarry in the next five minutes before Aaron Smith of Granagh-Ballingarry finally found his range when he split the uprights from a placed ball on 30 minutes to send the Granagh-Ballingarry boys in at the interval leading by six 1-5 to 0-2.
Aaron Smith from a placed ball and John Hourigan from open play traded white flags in the opening three minutes after the interval. A couple of wides exchanged before Granagh-Ballingarry dominated for 16 minutes with 5 unanswered white flags through Denis O’Connor (play) on 35 minutes, Paudie Murphy (play) on 37 minutes substitute Adam Long (play) 40 minutes Aaron Smith (45) on 43 minutes and (free) two minutes later to leave 11 between the sides. Granagh-Ballingarry 1-11 Adare 0-3 at the end of the third quarter. Then David O’Connor finally ended fourteen minutes without a Granagh-Ballingarry score when he split the uprights following a goal solo run on 47 minutes cancelled out by Aaron Smith 3 minutes later to restore the Granagh-Ballingarry boys eleven 11-point advantage on 50 minutes. Then after for minutes of scoreless play the second green flags of the game arri9ved through Denis O’Connor of Granagh-Ballingarry who finished past Adare keeper Adam O’Callaghan following good work by Adam Long and Donal O’Grady to increase the boys in black and green advantage to 14 points 2-12 to 0-4 on 55 minutes. Then after 4 minutes of scoreless play Granagh-Ballingarry substitute Adam Long split the uprights from open play for the third time on 60 minutes. The final whistle sounded from the kickout to leave the Granagh-Ballingarry boys comfortable 15 point 2-13 to 0-4 winners of the 2 league championship points on offer the get the County Junior A football Championship campaign back on track after going under Adare and giving a walkover to Adare in the opening 2 rounds to go joint fourth in Group 2 on two points with St. Patricks and can now look forward with confidence to the next round against last years defeated finalists and table toppers Camogue Rovers on this Sunday 28th August in Banogue at 2pm. Granagh-Ballingarry scored 2-8 from play 0-4 from frees and 0-1 from a 45, Adare scored all 0-4 from play.
Granagh-Ballingarry: David Clancy Brendan Lynch Niall Cahill Brian Sheehy Luke Flynn Darragh Casey Eoin Casey Davis Condron Josh Quille-Mulcare Aaron Smith 0-5 (4 frees 1 45) Denis O’Connor 1-1 Owen Lynch 0-1 Paudie Murphy 1-3 Keith O’Kelly Cian McGoey subs used Adam Long 0-3 Donal O’Grady Marcus Moore Sean O’Connor and Eoin Lynch.
Adare: Adam O’Callaghan, Liam Lynch, Jeff Lohan, Tim Murphy, Cormac Lynch, Aodhan O’Connor, Rory Desmond, David O’Connor 0-1, Michael Southgate 0-1, John Hourigan 0-1, Darragh Lane 0-1, Stephen Flynn, Sion Hickey, Bill Supple, Cathal Flynn subs used: John McSweeney, Chris Flanagan, Sean Connolly and Sean Heffernan. Referee Michael Browne, Dromcollogher Broadford.
County Senior Football Championship Group 2 round 3
St. Kieran’s 2-12, Galtee Gaels 0-9, Adare 0-13 Ballysteen 0-9 Kildimo Pallaskenry 3-17 Ballylanders 3-5.
County Senior Football championship group 1 round 3
Claughan 0-13 Oola 0-8 Newcastle West 3-13 Galbally 0-7 Fr. Casey’s 0-15 Monaleen 0-8
County Intermediate Football championship group 1 round 3
St. Senan’s w-o Bruff scr St. Patricks 1-12 Glin 0-10 Crecora Monister 1-58 Na Piarsaigh 0-8
County Intermediate Football Championship Group 2 round 3
Dromcollogher Broadford 1-8 Mungret St. Pauls 0-10 Rathkeale 1-14 Pallasgreen 0-8 Gerald Griffins 4-16 Fr. Casey’s 0-10
County Premier Junior A football championship group 1 round 3
Croom w-o Ballybrown ser Athea 2-5 Newcastle West 1-7 Kiltelly Dromkeen 1-10 Cappagh 0-10
County premier Junior A football Championship Group 2 round 3
Feenagh Kilmeedy 5-13 Monaleen 3-10 Mountcollins 1-16 Cappamore 2-9 Feenagh Castlemahon 4-7 Monagea 0-8
County Junior A football championship group 1 round 3
Ballybricken Bohermore w-o Bruree scr Mungert St.Pauls 2-18 South Liberties 0-3 Banogue 4-19 Na Piarsaigh 1-10
County Junior A football Championship group 2 round 3
Camgoe Rovers 4-15 St. Patricks 1-8 Granagh-Ballingarry 2-13 Adare 0-4 Hospital Herbertstown 5-8 Ahane 0-11
County Premier U19 Hurling Championship semi-finals
Bruff 2-12 Newcastle West 0-10 Monaleen 1-19 Mungert St Pauls 0-15
County U19 A Hurling Championship quarter finals
Garryspillane 1-18 Naomh Eoin/ Cnoc Gaels 22-12 Ballybrown 0-19 Killmallock 1-8
County U19 B Hurling Championship quarter finals
Dromin Athlacca 2-25 Glenroe 1-13 Belville Gaels 3-16 Pallasgreen 0-7
Ballybricken Bohermor Fedamore w-o Tournafulla Kilkeedy scr
St. Kieran’s 3-13 Dromcollogher Broadford 1-10
West Junior B Football Championship Group 2 Round 2
Knockaderry 1-10 St. Kieran’s 0-10
County Intermediate Hurling Championship group 1 round 3
Thursday 1st September Bruree v Croom in Bruff at 6.15pm.
Friday 2nd September Caherlin v Feohanagh Catlemahon in Clarina at 6.15pm.
Sunday 4th September Na Piarsaigh v Murroe Boher in Claughain at 6pm.
County Intermediate Hurling Championship Group 2 round 3
Sunday 4th September Knockaderry v Granagh-Ballingarry in Sean finns Park, Rathkeale at 2pm.
Hospital Herberttstown v Croagh Kilfinny in Fedamore at 6pm.
County Intermediate Hurling Championship Group 1 round 4
Thursday 8th September Croom v Na Piarsaigh (B team) in Mungert at 6pm.
Saturday 10th September Bruree Caherline in Hospital at 4pm.
Sunday 11th September Feohnagh Castlemahon V Munroe Boher in Clarina at 1pm.
County Intermediate Hurling Chjampionship Group 2 round 4
Sunday 11th September Granagh-Ballingarry v Pallasgreen in Bruff at 1pm
Croagh Kilfinny v Kilmallock in Newcastle West at 1pm
Hospital Herbertstown v Knockaderry in Fitzgerald Park, Kilmallock at 6pm.
August County Club Draw
The next Limerick County GAA Club draw is on this 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 of €150 Granagh-Ballingarry had 117 members in the July draw and 2 winners to date, John and Joan O’Grady in May and Noreen 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.
Name: Nathan Hartnett
School: Christ the Saviour N.S, Ballingarry
Favourite Position: Midfield
Favourite Club Player: Donal O’Grady
Influence on my career: My family
Favourite County Player: Aaron Gillane
What age did you start hurling: 4 years old
Toughest Players to mark in training: Declan Dunworth
What would you do if you won the lottery: Build a ball wall
Where do you see yourself in 10 years’ time: Hopefully playing senior hurling for Limerick.
Favourite other Sport: Soccer and swimming
Biggest achievement so far winning the division 2 hurling blitz with Christ the Saviour N.S, Ballingarry.
U-12 Trip to Croke Park
Granagh/Ballingarry had a most enjoyable, successful and memorable day on Thurday18th August as the U-12s represented the club with great pride and passion as well as with a great display of skill and determination. A panel of 24 players graced the hallowed turf of Croke Park and they definitely did themselves and the club justice in games against Rockwell Rovers, Tipperary, Whitechurch, Cork and St. Colmans, Cork. Well done to all involved and especially a huge thank you to all who supported the fundraiser to make this trip a success.
Granagh/Ballingarry GAA club tops, hoodies, tracksuits, shorts and socks can now be ordered online at laochrasport.lie/product/category/clubs/granaghballingarry club
Club Website Check out our club website at www.granghballingarry.ie for all the latest club news. Our website is updated regularly and worth a visit. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
There was no winner of the €6,000 jackpot in the lottery draw held on Saturday 20th August in McAuliffe’s Bar, Ballingarry. The numbers drawn were 1, 15, 22 and 30. Lucky dips of €20 each went to Donal O’Brien, promoter online; Kayleigh Twomey, promoter The Rock Bar, Granagh, Aine Healy, promoter Mike Healy, Liam Lynch, promoter Eoin Kennedy.
The next draw is for a jackpot of 6,100 and it will be held on Saturday 27th August in Buckley’s, Bar, Ballingarry. Tickets €2 each or three for €5 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 page, which finished at 6pm on Saturdays. Thank you for your continued support.
Wednesday 24th August
County Junior A Football Championship Group 1 Round 4: Ballybricken/Bohermore v Mungret/St. Pauls in Rathbane at 6.30pm.
Thursday 25th August:
County Senior Football Championship Group 1 Round 4: Galbally v Fr. Casey’s in Fitzgerald Park, Kilmallock at 6.30pm.
County Premier Junior A Football Championship Group 1 Round 4: Ballybrown v Athea in Askeaton at 6.30pm.
County Junior A Football Championship Group 2 Round 4: Hospital/Herbertstown v Adare in Caherelly at 6.30pm.
Friday 26th August:
County Senior Fotoball Championship Group 1 Round 4: Monaleen v Oola in Cappamore at 6.30pm.
County Senior Football Championship Group 2 Round 4: Adare v Ballylanders in Pairc Caoimh Ui Luing, Feenagh at 6.30pm.
County Intermediate Football Championship Group 1 Round 4: Na Piarsaigh v St. Patrick’s in Claughaun at 6.30pm.
County Intermediate Football Championship Group 2 Round 4: Gerald Griffins v Dromcollogher/Broadford in Newcastle West at 6.30pm.
County Premier Junior A Football Championship Group 1 Round 4: Croom v Kilteely/Dromkeen in Fedamore at 6.30pm. Newcastle West v Cappagh in Knockaderry at 6.30pm.
Saturday 27th August:
County Senior Football Championship Group 1 Round 4: Newcastle West v Claughaun in Mick Neville Park, Rathkeale at 6.30pm.
County Senior Football Championship Group 2 Round 4: Galtee Gaels v Kildimo/Pallaskenry in Caherconlish at 6.30pm.
County Intermediate Football Championship Group 1 Round 4: St. Senans v Glin in Ballyhahill at 6.30pm.
County Intermediate Football Championship Group 2 Round 4: Pallasgreen v Fr. Caseys in Pairc Caoimhy Ui Luing, Feenagh at 6.30pm.
Rathkeale v Mungret/St. Paul’s in Askeaton at 6.30pm.
County Premier Junior A Football Championship Group 2 Round 4: Feenagh/Kilmeedy v Cappamore in Kilbreedy at 6.30pm.
West Junior A Football Championship Group 2 Round 3: St. Kierans v Ballysteen in Sean Finn Park, Rathkeale at 7pm.
Sunday 28th August:
County Senior Football Championship Group 2 Round 4: Ballysteen v St. Kierans in Sean Finns, Rathkeale at 6.30pm
County Premier Junior A Football Championship Group 2 Round 4: Mountcollins v Feohanagh/Castlemahon in Newcastle West at 2pm.
Monaleen v Monagea in Croagh at 2pm.
County Junior A Football Championship Group 1 Round 4: Banogue v South Liberties in Fedamore at 2pm.
County Junior A Football Championship Group 2 Round 4: Camogue Rovers v Granagh/Ballingarry in Banogue at 2pm.
St. Patrick’s v Ahane in Monaleen at 2pm.
West Junior A Football Championship Group 1 Round 3: Athea v Glin in Ballyhahill at 7pm.
East Junior B Football Championship Final: Knockane v Oola in Cappamore at 7pm.