O’Connor Last Point Denies Feohanagh-Castlemahon
West Senior Hurling League/Championship round 2
A point from a placed ball following a foul on Paudie Murphy by Denis O’Connor, on minute into added time brought his tally for the game to 1-9 (0-4 frees) earned Granagh-Ballingarry a share of the spoils with Feohanagh-Castlemahon in Round 2 of the West Senior Hurling League/Championship in a most enjoyable contest in dry cold conditions at Quaid Park, Coolyroe on Tuesday 12th April.
A small crowd turned out to watch this second round league tie played on firm sod with Joe Mulcahy of Killeedy in charge. The opening five minutes at Coolyroe were evenly contested with white flags traded from open play by Feohanagh-Castlemahon no. 12 on 2nd minute and Denis O’Connor on 5th minute before 1-1 by O’Connor in a four minute spell to leave the Granagh-Ballingarry boys four ahead 1-2 to 0-1 on 9th minute. Then white flags were traded from open play by Feohanagh-Castlemahon no. 10 on 10th minute and Sean Murphy on 11th minute before a pair of white flags for the home side through Jamie Butler from a placed ball on 12th minute and a lineball a minute later, to reduce the deficit to two on 13th minute. Then points were traded rom open play by Denis O’Connor on 14th minute and Sean Flanaghan a minute later to leave still two between the side. Granagh-Ballingarry 1-4, Feohanagh-Castlemahon 0-5 at the end of the first quarter. The next 9 minutes was all Feohanagh-Castlemahon with five unanswered white flags through Jamie Butler 4 (2 free) and their no. 14 on 24th minute. Then points were traded from placed balls by Denis O’Connor on 25th minute and Jamie Butler on 26th minute; Denis O’Connor on 27th minute and Jamie Butler on 29th minute before Michael Russell split the uprights for the visitors on 30th minute to leave two between the sides, Feohanahg-Castlemahon 0-12, Granagh-Ballingarry 1-7 at the interval.
Granagh-Ballingarry dominated the opening three minutes after the interval with a trio of white flags from open play through Luke Flynn, Cathal O’Keeffe and Gearoid Lynch before a pair of white flags for the homeside through Jamie Butler from a placed ball on 34th minute and their no. 10 a minute later to leave one between the sides, Feohanagh-Castlemahon 0-14, Granagh-Ballingarry 1-10 on 35 minutes. A couple of wides were exchanged before Michael Russell on 38th minute and Denis O’Connor on 40th minute, split the uprights for the Granagh-Ballingarry boys and then points were traded by Jamie Butler from a placed ball on 43rd minute and Denis O’Connor from open play on 44th minute before Jamie Butler of Feohanagh-Castlemahon split the uprights from a placed ball a minute later to level the score, Feohanagh-Castlemahon 0-16, Granagh-Ballingarry 1-13 at the end of the third quarter. Then white flags were traded Jamie Butler from a placed ball on 47 minutes and Cathal O’Keeffe from open play on 49th minute, Denis O’Connor from a placed ball on 52 minutes and Jamie Butler from a placed ball on 55th minute before Sean Flanaghan gave the Feohanagh-Castlemahon boys the lead when he split the upright following a good solo run on 58th minute. Both sides created a number of scoring chances in the final couple of minute of normal time before a foul on the hard working Paudie Murphy of Granagh-Ballingarry created the chance for Denis O’Connor to split the uprights from a placed ball awarded one minute into added time to leave the sides level, Granagh-Ballingarry 1-16, Feohanagh-Castlemahon 0-19 at the end of a most enjoyable contest with Denis O’Connor of Granagh-Ballingarry finishing with a personal tally of 1-9 (0-4 frees) and Jamie Butler of Feohanagh-Castlemahon 0-13 (11 frees, 1 lineball).
Granagh-Ballingarry scored 1-12 from play and 0-4 from fees. Feohanagh-Castlemahon scored 0-8 from play 0-11 from frees and 0-1 from a line ball.
Granagh-Ballingarry: Keith O’Kelly, Edward Sheehy, John Kealy, Eoin Herlihy, Eoin Casey, Darragh Casey, Sean Murphy 0-1, Pat Carroll, Luke Flynn 0-1, Josh Quill Mulcaire, Cathal O’Keeffe 0-2, Michael Russell 0-2, Gearoid Lynch 0-1, Denis O’Connor 1-9 (0-4 frees), Paudie Murphy. Subs used: John O’Grady, Colm Noonan, Brendan Lynch.
The Feohanagh-Castlemahon scorers were Jamie Butler 0-13 (11 frees, 1 lineball), Sean Flanagan 0-2, No. 10 0-2, No. 12 0-1, No. 14 0-1.
Referee: Joe Mulcahy, Killeedy.
Munster Minor Football Championship Round 1: Tipperary 1-15, Limerick 1-8; Clare 4-18, Waterford 0-4.
Munster Minor Hurling Championship Group 2 Round 2: Cork 4-21, Limerick 2-14.
Munster U20 Football Championship Semi-Finals: Cork 2-15, Limerick 0-5; Kerry 1-11, Clare 0-8.
West Junior A Football League/Championship Round 3 and 4
A busy few days of action lies ahead in the West Junior A Football League/Championship for 2021 West and County Junior B Football champions Granagh-Ballingarry (and Munster replay finalists v Randel Og Cork on Sunday 14th May in Knockaderry at 2.30pm). Granagh-Ballingarry on tomorrow Thursday 21st April ply Glen in Ballingarry at 7.15pm and three days later on Sunday 24th April they travel to Athea to play the homeside at 6.30pm. Two exciting games are in prospect, so come and support the boys in black and green and their management team of Shane O’Grady, Mark O’Sullivan and Andrew Holmes on both evening in their bid to four straight wins in the West Junior A Football League/Championship and extend their unbeaten run of game to 10 since defeating Knockaderry 1-12 to 1-11 in the opening round of the 2021 West Junior B Football Championship at Newcastle West on Wednesday 18th August.
Munster Club Junior B Football Championship Final Replay
Five times Limerick County Junior B Football champions Granagh-Ballingarry will renew rivalry with Cork kingpins Randel Og in their eagerly awaited and much delayed Munster Club Junior B Football Championship final replay on Saturday 14th May in Knockaderry at 2.30pm.
Entrance fee for supporters for Saturday 14th May Munster Club Junior B Football Championship Final Replay, Granagh-Ballingarry (Limerick) v Randel Og (Cork) in Knockaderry at 2.30pm is €10 which includes a match programme and teal/light refreshments in the local hall post-match where they Man of the Match award sponsored by Knockaderry/Clouncagh Community Council will be presented.
Golf Classic On Thursday and Friday
Granagh-Ballingaarry GAA club is hosting their 2022 Golf Classic in Charleville Golf Club on this Thursday 21st April 3pm to 5pm and Friday 22nd April 9am to 5pm. Prizes will be awarded for the first four teams, while they will be a raffle with many prices up for grabs. Tee times available from Mossie O’Connor at 087-2519691. €200 per team of three including meal or €100 to sponsor a tee. Your support for this club fundraiser would be appreciated.
April County Club Draw
The next Limerick County GAA Club’s draw is on Saturday 30th April with a top prize of €10,000. There are a host of other prizes to be won, 2nd €3,000, 3rd €2,000, 4th €1000, 5th exclusive prize of a team of four in the Club Limerick golf event and €500 to spend at McGuirk’s Golf, 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 in June and County Club Draw for €150, Granagh/Ballingarry had 117 members in the first draw in march. If you would like to still renew your membership, please follow the link limerickgaa.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 April draw must be in by Wednesday 27th April at 12 noon.
Defibrillator Group Meeting
The Granagh-Ballingarry Defibrillator Group was set up in 2007 following on from an open meeting which was attended by 50 plus people. The group fundraised locally and were in a position to purchase four defibrillators which are in place at O’Grady Spar shop, Ballingarry, Granagh-Ballingarry GAA grounds, in Ballingarry O’Gorman’s shop, Chawkes Cross, Granagh and the Rock Bar, Granagh. Training courses were arranged in the use of the defibrillators. The group continued to provide regular training sessions until the pandemic restrictions made it impossible. Over the years the Group numbers have dwindled as happens with many groups. The Group have continued to maintain the defibrillators, checking batteries and pads and replacing as necessary. Thankfully none of the defibrillators have needed to be used over the 15 years. Now there are only 2 of the Group left from the original group. A relaunch is now necessary. Now that restrictions are thankfully lifted, it is a good time to start up again. There is to be a community meeting in the GAA clubhouse in Ballingarry on Wednesday 27th April at 8pm. All organisations and clubs in Granagh and Ballingarry are requested to send a representative. Feel free to contact Ann Hickey 086-8615864 or Breda O’Keeffe 086-3215372 for further information.
Limerick Off To A Winning Start
Munster Senior Hurling Championship Round 1
Hearty congratulations to the Limerick senior hurlers, manager John Kiely, our own Donal O’Grady, coach/selector and the rest of the management team on their eleven-point win 2-25 to 1-17 victory over neighbours Cork in the opening round of the Munster championship at Pairc Uí Chaoimh on Sunday. We wish the boys in green and white the best of luck against National League winners Waterford in Round 2 on this Saturday 23rd April in Pairc nan Gael at 7pm. Please support.
Accommodation For Ukrainian Refugees
The GAA in partnership with the Irish Red Cross is calling on its members to register on the charity’s website any accommodation suitable for housing Ukrainian refugees arriving in Ireland.
The GAA community across the world has rallied in response to the humanitarian crisis caused by the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Members have organised fundraisers and collections of goods and supplies while clubs and counties have opened their doors to welcome them, while many have been relocated in the various communities.
However, the available of appropriate housing remains a priority for the Irish Red Cross who are handling offers of accommodation. If you have or are aware of a vacant and habitable (i.e. ready to be used) apartment or house close to schools and services in your club area can you or the owner make an offer of that accommodation to the Red Cross at registerofpledges.redcross.ie
While the Irish Red Cross is still welcoming available rooms in a family home, such offers require that all persons age 16 plus already living the house to be vetted, thereby delaying the speed at which the accommodation is freed up (unfortunately existing GAA garda vetting is not applicable).
The Irish Red Cross has also stressed the vital role that the GAA community is providing by extending a warm welcome to refugees being homed in communities across Ireland.
This was echoed by GAA President Larry McCarthy who said, “While the shelter of a home is essential and I encourage all members to register any available accommodation, the welcome we extend is just as important in helping to buffer our Ukrainian visitors from the trauma of war and displacement.
The GAA community response to the war in Ukraine has been heartening. If you are aware of any refugees having been housed in your community let them know that they are welcome in your local GAA club. Clubs are reminded that if they are hosting welcome days or introductory sessions for refugees the GAA Risk & Insurance department should be notified. If
games/activities are involved the wearing of mouth-guards and helmets (for hurling) is required as is compliance with the Code of Behaviour.
The GAA Ard Comhairle and Coiste Bainistiochta agreed recently to make a contribution of €100,000 to the work of the Irish Red Cross in supporting Ukrainian refugees. To register available accommodation in the 26 counties.
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 Jim (Twin) Lynch Memorial Cup 2022 with all proceeds of a bucket collection at both the semi final, Granagh/Ballingarry v Feohanagh/Castlemahon, and the final Feenagh/Kilmeedy v Granagh/Ballingarry or Feohanagh/Castlemahon to be played at the end of May, or early June in aid of the Irish Red Cross Ukrainian Appeal.
Féile na nGael
Well done to the Granagh/Ballingarry U15 hurlers and their management team on their impressive displays giving in their two games in the County Féile na
nGael in Croagh on Saturday.
In the opening round the boys in black and green defeated Askeaton/Ballysteen by the narrowest of margins on a scoreline of 2-5 to 2-4 before going under to neighbours Croagh/Kilfinny/Rathkeale 4-7 to 2-3 in the second round.
Granagh/Ballingarry Camogie Club Officers 2022
Chairperson Frankie Finn, vice chairperson Liam Hogan, secretary Teresa Noonan, assistant secretary Emma Noonan, treasurer Margaret Lynch, assistant treasurer Fiona Power, PRO Aoife Sheehan, Children’s Welfare Officer Emma Noonan, registrar Janice Twomey, coaching officer Dave Carroll.
Thank you to outgoing chairperson Kevin Carroll and treasurer Breda O’Brien who decided to step down for the great work they both did for the club over many years.
Granagh/Ballingarry Ladies Football Club Officers 2022
Chairperson Mark O’Sullivan, secretary Orla Keating, treasurer William Reidy, PRO Anne Morrissey, Children’s Officer Orla Keating, DLP Mark O’Sullivan.
Good luck to both the Granagh/Ballingarry Camogie and Ladies Football Clubs on a long and successful 2022 playing season.
Granagh-Ballingarry GAA Club top, hoodies, tracksuits, jackets, shorts and socks can now be ordered online at http://222.laochrasport.ie/…/clubs/granaghballingarryclub.
Gerard Ryan, Moneygall (Tipperary) to Granagh/Ballingarry (Limerick) to Castleknock (Dublin). We wish the best of luck to both Gerard and Kevin with their new clubs this season.
Club Website Check out our club website at www.granaghballingarrygaa.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
Granagh/Ballingarry GAA Club were informed this week by Croke Part that our club ticket allocation for the Munster and All Ireland Championship games this season is significantly reduced as the season tickets come out of our club allocation. There 202 season ticket holders in our club. So going forward club season tickets holders may not be entered in any club draw for match tickets if demand outstrip supply.
Note: There will be no stand tickets available for the Limerick v Clare Round 4 Munster Senior Hurling Championship games on Sunday 15th May in Cusack Park, Ennis at 4pm. The Limerick County Board will distribute a limited number of stand tickets approx. 10 per club. The process will be done online and using passwords and direct payment system. We look forward to the co-operation of all club members to implement the sale of tickets satisfactorily this season.
€18,000 Jackpot on Saturday
There was no winner of the €17,900 jackpot in the club lottery draw held on Saturday 16th April in Buckley’s Bar, Ballingarry. The numbers drawn were 6, 19, 22 and 26. The lucky dips of €20 each went to Julie Brosnan promoter online, Donie Barron promoter O’Gorman’s Shop Chawke’s Cross, Granagh Jim Ivess promoter Conor O’Keeffe, Vincent O’Keeffe promoter Adrian Farragher.
The next draw for a jackpot of €18,000 will be held on Saturday 23rd April in Condron’s Bar, Ballingarry. Tickets are €2 or three for €5 and are on sale in local shops, bars and from promoters.
Note: You can now play online and the link is available on the club’s Facebook or Twitter which finishes at 6pm on Saturday.
Thank you for your continued support.
Wednesday 20th April
Munster U20 Hurling Championship Group 1 Round 3
Cork v Limerick in Páirc Uí Rinn at 7pm.
Munster U20 Hurling Championship Group 2 Round 3
Thursday 21st April
Granagh/Ballingarry GAA Club Golf Classic from 3 to 5pm in Charleville Golf Club.
West Junior A Football League/Championship Round 3
Granagh/Ballingarry v Glin in Ballingarry at 7.15pm
Munster Minor Football Championship Round 2
Limerick v Clare in Mick Neville Park, Rathkeale at 7pm
Friday 22nd April
Granagh/Ballingarry GAA Club Golf Classic 9am to 5pm in Charleville Golf Club.
Saturday 23rd April
Munster Senior Hurling Championship Round 2
Cork v Clare in Semple Stadium, Thurles at 2pm
West Junior A Football League/Championship Round 4
Granagh/Ballingarry v Athea in Athea at 6.30pm
Monday 25th April
Munster U20 Football Championship Final
Kerry v Cork in Austin Stack Park, Tralee at 7.30pm
Thursday 28th April
Munster Minor Football Championship Round 3
Waterford v Limerick in Fraher Field, Dungarvan at 7pm.
Clare v Tipperary in Hennessy Memorial Park, Miltown/Malbay at 7pm.
Friday 29th April
West Senior Hurling League/Championship Round 3
Granagh/Ballingarry v Newcastlewest in Newcastlewest at 7.15pm
Saturday 30th April
Munster Senior Football Championship Quarter Final
Clare v Limerick in Cusack Park, Ennis at 6pm
Tipperary v Waterford in Fraher Field, Dungarvan at 7pm.