Third Win Book Quarter Final Spot For GRANAGH BALLINGARRY
Limerick County Intermediate Hurling Championship Group 2 Round 4
Granagh Ballingarry 1-18 Pallasgreen 0-14
Granagh Ballingarry recorded their third straight win in group 2 of the Limerick County Intermediate Hurling Championship with a hard fought seven point victory over gallant Pallasgreen in difficult windy conditions at Bruff on Sunday afternoon to stay second in the group on 6 points, two behind neighbours Croagh-Kilfinny to qualify for a quarter-final meeting with group 1 second place team.
The Bruff officials had their pitch in top class condition dispite the heavy rain prior to the start of the game played in front of a good crowd with Johnny Murphy of Ballylanders in charge. Wides were exchanged inside the opening minute the next six minutes belonged to Pallasgreen no.9 Colm Ryan with five unanswered white flags (5 play, 2 frees) before Luke Flynn finally opened the Granagh Ballingarry boys account when he split the uprights following a good solo run to reduce the deficit to four Pallasgreen Granagh Ballingarry 0-1 on 8 minutes. A couple of wides were exchanged before a pair of white flags from open play for Granagh Ballingarry through Damien O’Donovan on 11 minutes and David Condron on 12 minutes and then points were traded from open play by Colm Ryan on 14 minutes and Luke Flynn a minute later to leave one between the sides Pallasgreen 0-6 Granagh Ballingarry 0-4 at the end of the first quarter. The first and only green flag of the game arrived on 16 minutes through Granagh Ballingarry no.15 Paudie Murphy on 16 minutes and Sean O’Connor followed up a minute later with a fine point from out near the the sideline to leave the Granagh Ballingarry boys two ahead 1-5 to 0-6 on 17 minutes. Then the inferm Colm Ryan of Pallasgreen showed has class class once more with four of white flags (free and play) inside a minute to level the score Granagh Ballingarry 1-5 Pallasgreen 0-8 on 18 minutes. Then white flags were traded by Damien O’Donovan ffrom a placed ball on 20 minutes and Colm Ryan from open play two minutes later to leave the sides level for the second time 1-6 to 0-9 on 22 minutes. The game was held up for three minutes due to injury and when play got underway again a pair of white flags through their no.9 Colm Ryan from a placed ball on 26 minutes and a line ball on 28 minutes on 28 minutes before Granagh Ballingarry no.13 Damien O’Donovan split the uprights from a placed ball in added time to leave Pallasgreen in at the interval only one ahead 0-11 to 1-7 after playing with wind advantage.
Granagh Ballingarry no.13 Damien O’Donovan from a placed ball and Pallasgreeen no.6 Brian Fanning from open play traded white flags in the opening four minutes after the interval to leave Pallasgreeen again one ahead to Granagh Ballingarry boys with the wind at their backs now began to up their dominance for 16 minutes with seven unanswered white flags through Damien O’Donovan (free) on 5 minutes, Cathal O’Keeffe (play) on 38 minutes, Damien O’Donovan (play) on 41 minutes and (frees) on 43, 45, 47 and 50 minutes to leave the boys in black and green six ahead 1-15 to 0-12 with 12 minutes of normal time remaining on the clock. Then white flags were traded by Colm Ryan (free) on 51 minuites and Damien O’Donovan free on 53 minutes. Colm Ryan (free) on 55 minutes and Donal O’Grady (play) on 58 minutes before Granagh Ballingarry no.14 Luke Flynn split the uprights from open play for the third time two minutes into added time. At the final whistle the Granagh Ballingarry boys were worthy hard fought seven point 1-18 to 0-14 winners of their third staright brace of points in group 2 of the County Intermediate Hurling Championship to stay second in the group on 6 points 2 behind neighbours Croagh Kilfinny to qualify for a quarter final meeting with group 1 second place Bruree or Feohangh-Castlemahon and can look forward to the final group 2 stage game this Saturday 17th September in Bruff at 3pm. Granagh Ballingarry scored 1-9 from play and 0-9 from frees. Pallasgreen scored 0-7 from play 0-6 from frees and 0-1 from a line ball.
Granagh Ballingarry: John O’Grady, Eoin Casey, John Kealy, Niall Cahill, David Condron (Captain) 0-1, Jack Cagney, Colm Noonan, Josh Mulcare-Quelle, Darragh Casey, Sean O’Connor 0-1, Cathal O’Keeffe 0-1, Donal O’Grady 0-1, Damien O’Donovan 0-11, 0-9 frees, Luke Flynn 0-3, Paudie Murphy 1-0. Subs used: Denis O’Connor, Michael Russel, sean Murphy and Pat Carroll.
Pallasgreen: Trevor McMahon, Kyron O’Donnell, PJ Butler, Owen Roche, Liam O’Dea, Brian Fanning 0-1, Thomas Franklin, Chritian O’Dwyer, Colin Ryan (Captain) 0-13, (6 play 6 free, 1 lineball), Conor McCormack, Darragh Fanning, Padraig O’Dwyer, Padraig Franklin, Alan Cosgrove, Ciaran Ryan.
Referee: Johnny Murphy, Ballylanders.
Granagh Ballingarry Ease into B Quarter Final
West Limerick Junior B Hurling Championship Group 1 Round 5
Granagh Ballingarry 2-11 Newcastle West 1-3
In ideal conditions at Sean Finn’s Park, Rathkeale on Friday evening Granagh Ballingarry recorded a comfortable victory over last years defeated finalists Newcasle West in the fifth and final group 1 game in the West Limerick Junior B Hurling Championship to finish second in the group behind Adare on six points to qualify for a quarter final meeting with Tournafulla on this Sunday 18th September in Newcasle West at 5.30pm. Twenty spectators saw this final group 1 stage game played on an Excellent pitch with Michael Browne of Dromcollogher Broadford in charge. Granagh Ballingarry hit 3 wides in as many minutes before Newcasle West no.14 Sean Torley opened the scoring when he split the uprights from open play on 4 minutes. The Granagh Ballingarry boys hit another trio of wides before Jack Hartnett finally got them off the mark when he finished past Newcasle West keeper Jack Nash to leave the boys in black and green two ahead 1-0 to 0-1 on 7 minutes. Both sides were guilty of inaccurate shooting for five minutes before Granagh Ballingarry no.13 Owen Lynch finally found the range with a pair of white flags from open play on 13 and 15 minutes to leave it 1-2 to 0-1 in favour of Granagh Ballingarry at the end of the first quarter. Then John O’Grady finally ended seven minutes with out a Newcasle West score when he finished past Granagh Ballingarry keeper Keith O’Kelly on 16 minutes to reduce the deficit to the minimum Granagh Ballingarry 1-2 Newcasle West 1-1. The Granagh Ballingarry boys with the wind at their backs now began to up their game with long range points from open play through Brian Sheehy on 18 minutes followed by a Jim
O’Keeffe goal on 20 minutes following good work by Jack Hartnett and four unanswered white flags in a ten minute spell through Eoin Lynch (free) on 25 minutes, Brian Sheehy (play) on 28 minutes and Eoin Lynch (free) on 30 minutes to send the boys in black and green in at the interval leading by nine 2-7 to 1-1.
The Granagh Ballingarry despite playing into the wind dominated the opening twelve minutes after the interval with a trio of white flags from open play through Ronan Mullane, Owen Lynch and Brian Sheehy before Mikey Carroll finally found the range for the Newcasle West boys when he split the uprights following a good solo run to leave 2-10 to 1-2 in favour of the Granagh Ballingarry boys at the end of the third quarter. Both sides were guilty of inaccurate striking for seven minutes before Newcasle West no.9 Timmy Nix finally found the range with a long range point from open play on 23 minutes. A couple of wides were exchanged before Brendan Lynch of Granagh Ballingarry split the uprights following a good solo run on 26 minutes to extend the boys from Knockfierna advantage to twelve. Both sides failed to add to their total in the final minutes. At the final whistle. Granagh Ballingarry were worthy elen point winners 2-11 to 1-3 to finish second in group 1 of the west Junior B Hurling on 6 points two behind holders.Adare to qualify for a meeting with group second place Tournafulla in the quarter final on this Sunday 18th September in Newcasle Westat 5.30pm. Granagh Ballingarry scored 1-9 from play and 0-2 from frees. Newcastle West scored all 1-3 from play.
Granagh Ballingarry: Keith O’Kelly, Mickie O’Keeffe, Mark Tierney (Captain), Ger Ryan, Eoin Enright, Ronan Mullane 0-1, Mark O’Shea, Eoin Lynch 0-2 frees, Brian Sheehy 0-3, Brian Mulqueen, Jim O’Keeffe 1-0, Brendan Lynch 0-1, Owen Lynch 0-4, Michael Carroll, Jack Hartnett 1-0. Subs used: Kevein Forde, Richie O’Keeffe, Cian McGoey, Brian Noonan, Padraig McKenna.
Newcastle West: james Lyons, Jody Woulfe, Andrew Mortell, Jack Downey, Evan Sheehan, Stephen Brosnan, Darragh McMahon, Mike Martin, Timmy Nix 0-1, Ciaran Al Quadi, Mikey Carroll 0-1, John O’Grady 1-0, Leon Barry, Sean Torley 0-1, Ronan O’Sullivan. Subs used: Jack Duggan, Richie Kelleher. Referee: Michael Browne, Dromcollogher Broadford.
Newcastle West Crowned U13 Champions in Thriller
County U13 Division 2 Hurling Championship Final
Newcastle West 1-11 Granagh Ballingarry1-7
Croagh was the venue last Saturday for the county 13 division 2 hurling championship final. A large crowd arrived for the thrilling clash of Granagh Ballingarry and Newcastle West from the throw in by referee John O’Donnell of Kilmallock both teams battled it from the start. Newcastle west midfelder no.9 started to attack the Granagh Ballingarry defence and had a low shot on goal, but the Granagh Ballingarry goalkeeper brought off an excellent save on 7 minutes. Then a trio of white flags for Newcastle West by no.9 (play) no.6 (65) and no.14 (play) gave them as early three point lead. Danny O’Grady got Granagh Ballingarry off the mark with a point from play on 11 minutes. Newcastle West followed with points from no.12 and a 65 from no.14. Charlie Hanley clears with with a solo out from defence to ease the pressure. Then Declan Dilworth followed with a point after a lovely move after great work from Sean Stapleton abd Adain Mulqueen. Then enter Eoin Kiely who gets a cracker of a goal to lift the whole team. The half time whistle came to soon as Granagh Ballingarry start to hunt in packs all over the pitch. The sides went in level at the interval Granagh Ballingarry 1-2 Newcastle West 0-5. On the resumption of play Newcastle West had a point from a free by their no.14 Declan Dilworth tops over another free after foul on Danny O’Grady followed by a beautiful point from center forward Eoin Kiely after a great turnover by Nathan Hartnett and Danny O’Grady in midfield. Newcastle West got a run of scores to take the lead. Then another unbelievable save from Liam English in goal to keep Granagh Ballingarry in the game. Adam Mulqueen scored a fine point after great work from Diarmuid Kiely and Ben Houlihan to turnover the Newcastle West attack. A green flag for Newcastle West from their man of the match no.9 Cian O’Keeffe following a fine solo run that creeps in despite the best efforts of keeper Liam English. At the other end Nigel Noonan and Alex Condron were most unlucky not to have converted in the final few minutes. At the final whistle the Newcastle West boys were four points 1-11 to 1-7 winners if only just to be crowned county U13 division 2 hurling champions after a thrilling contest. Congratulations to Newcastle West on their thrilling victory and what fantastic effort by the Granagh Ballingarry boys who showed great passion, heart, determination, skill and bravery. They should be so proud of themselves. The future looks so bright for the club and these lads. They may have lost this county final but there are so many brighter days ahead for this bunch. A special word of thanks to their coaches Noel Noonan, John English and Donal O’Grady who have put in a lot of work since last Feburary with this group of boys. Team: Liam English, Charlie Hanley, Ben Houlihan, Niall O’Shea, alex Condron, Diarmuid Kelly, William O’grady, Nathan Hartnett, Danny O’Grady, Declan O’Dunworth, Eoghan Kiely, Adam Mulqueen, Sean Stapleton, Nigel Noonan< Liam O’Kelly, James McDonagh, Jamie O’Grady, Edward Tiertell, Harry Aherne, M. Curtin, C. Davis, D Noonan. Referee: John O’Donnell, Killmallock. Results County Senior Hurling Championship Group 1 Round 4 Kilmallock 1-22, Ahane 1-16; Na Piarsaigh 2-20, Adare 0-13; Doon 2-29, Patrickswell 1-21. County Senior Hurling Championship Group 2 Round 4 Mungret/St. Paul’s 1-24, South Liberties 2-20/ Ballybrown 0-21, Garryspillane 2-12; Kildimo/Pallaskenry 1-27, Blackrock 1-14. County Premier Intermediate Hurling Championship Round 5 Newcastlewest 1-14, Bruff 0-19; Dromin/Athlacca 0-20, Monaleen 2-14; Cappamore 0-22, Knockainey 1-10; Effin 1-25, Glenroe 2-15. County Intermediate Hurling Championship Group 1 Round 4 Na Piarsaigh 3-14, Croom 2-10; Bruree 2-21, Caherline 0-17; Murroe/Boher 2-21, Feohanagh/Castlemahon 1-7. County Intermediate Hurling Championship Group 2 Round 4 Granagh/Ballingarry 1-18, Ballasgreen 0-14; Croagh/Kilfinny 4-22, Kilmallock 0-16; Knockaderry 2-15, Hospital/Herbertstown 0-16. County Junior A Hurling Championship Group 1 Round 4 Crecora Manister 2-22, Ballybricken/Bohermore 1-13; Dromcollogher/Broadford 0-25, Blackrock 3-6; Templeglantine 1-19, Staker Wallace 2-13; County Junior A Hurling Championship Group 2 Round 4 Killeedy w/o, Ahane scr; St. Patrick’s 0-18, Claughaun 2-12; Castletown/Ballyagran 1-29, Monagea 1-8. County Junior A Hurling Championship Group 3 Round 4 Feenagh/Kilmeedy 4-23, Ballybrown 1-11; Mungret/St. Paul’s 1-17, Askeaton 1-14; St. Kieran’s 2-15, Doon 0-13. County Junior A Hurling Championship Group 4 Round 4 Kilteely/Dromkeen 0-22, Rathkeale 0-14; Tournafulla 3-20, Old Christians 0-12; Patrickswell 4-28, Garryspillane 1-5. County Minor B Hurling Championship Final Dromin/Athlacca 1-19, Belville Gaels 2-14. County U19A Hurling Championship Semi Final Garryspillane 1-15, Knockaderry 2-9. County Intermediate Football Championship Group 1 Round 4 St. Senan’s 3-16, Glin 1-10. West Junior B Hurling Championship Group 1 Round 5 Granagh/Ballingarry 2-11, Newcastlewest 1-3. West Junior B Hurling Championship Group 2 Round 3 Knockaderry 0-17, Feohanagh/Castlemahon 1-10; Monaaagea 1-16, Croagh/Kilfinny 1-11. West Junior B Hurling Championship Group 3 round 2 Dromcollogher/Broadford 2-13, Askeaton 0-13. Saturday’s Granagh/Ballingarry Bord na nÓg Finals Ballingarry is the venue this Saturday 17th September for the Granagh/Ballingarry Bord na nÓg cup finals. Schedule of Events 10am U7 Hurling: Granagh/Ballingarry v Newtown. U8 Camogie: Granagh/Ballingarry v Adare. 11.15am U9: Steven O’Keeffe Memorial Cup. 11.30am U9 Hurling Tournament starts Granagh/Ballingarry, Newtown, Ballyhea, Templeglantine 11.30am Round 1 12 noon Round 2 12.30pm Round 3 1pm U11 Hurling – Liam English Memorial Cup Granagh/Ballingarry v Monagea U10 Ladies Football Granagh/Ballingarry v Monagea Note: Plan to have Limerick All Ireland winning players in attendance. Your support for Granagh/Ballingarry Bord na nÓg and the young boys and girls would be appreciated in Ballingarry this Saturday 17th September at 10am. September County Club Draw The next Limerick County GAA Club draw is on Saturday 24th September 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 €500, Voucher for Fitzgerald’s Woodlands House Hotel, Adare. 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 August draw and three winners to date: Teresa McCarthy €3,000 in August, John and Joan O’Grady in May and Dan and Marian Sheehan in June winning €100 each. If you would like to still renew your membership click limerick.gaa.ie/club/limerickdraw-signing and select Granagh/Ballingarry GAA Club and select 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 21st September at 12 noon. July Club Draw Winners The following were winners in the July Granagh/Ballingarry GAA Club draw: €400 Ann Culinane promoter Mike Carroll, €100 voucher for Snow’s Shop – Kevin Carroll promoter Kevin Carroll, €100 voucher for O’Gorman’s Shop – Seamus Murphy promoter John Carroll, €100 voucher for O’Grady’s shop, Conor O’Keeffe promoter Denis O’Connor. We thank all our supporters for their continued support. Player Profile Name: Benjamin Houlihan. Favourite Position: Backs. Favourite Granagh/Ballingarry Player: Thomas O’Donovan. Favourite County Players: Kyle Hayes. Biggest influence on my career: My mother and Thomas O’Donovan. What age did you start hurling: 5 years of age Toughest players to mark in training: Diarmuid Kelly. What would you do if you won the lottery: Go on holiday. Where do you see yourself in 10 years’ time: Hopefully playing senior hurling for Granagh/Ballingarry. Favourite other sport: soccer Biggest achievement so far: Being able to play hurling with my club. Player Profile Name: Eoghan Kiely School: Granagh National School Favourite Position: Centre Forward Favourite Granagh/Ballingarry Player: Adam Mulqueen Favourite County Players: Aaron Gillane Biggest influence on my career: Parents and coaches. What age did you start hurling: 3 years of age Toughest players to mark in training: Harry Aherne What would you do if you won the lottery: I would build a hurling pitch with a ball wall beside it Where do you see yourself in 10 years’ time: Fit and healthy Favourite other sport: Gaelic Football and Soccer Biggest achievement so far: Playing in Páirc na nGael with my school County Intermediate Hurling Championship Group 2 Round 5 Ballyagran is the venue on Saturday 17th September at 3pm for the mouth-watering clash of second place on six points. Granagh/Ballingarry and joint fourth on 4 points with Pallasgreen and Hospital/Herbertstown, Kilmallock in the final game of Group 2 in the Limerick County Intermediate Hurling Championship. The Granagh/Ballingarry boys already through to the quarter final after Sunday’s 7-point 1-18 to 0-14 victory over Pallasgreen, will be all out to make it a fourth straight win after going under to neighbours in the opening round, while the Kilmallock boys’ only victory to date was a 6-point 2-12 to 0-12 victory over Pallasgreen and will be all out to take their second brace of points to move off the bottom of the table to avoid a relegation play-off. So Ballyagran is the place to be on Saturday at 3pm to cheer on the boys in black and green and their management team to their fourth straight win in Group 2 of the County Intermediate Hurling Championship. West Junior B Hurling Championship Quarter Final Newcastlewest is the venue on this Sunday 18th September at 5.30pm for the mouth-watering meeting of Tournafulla and Granagh/Ballingarry in the West Junior B Hurling Championship Quarter Final. Granagh/Ballingarry finished second in Group 1 on 8 points and Tournafulla second in Group 3 on 4 points to set up Sunday evening’s quarter final clash. An exciting game is in prospect in Newcastlewest on Sunday at 5.30pm and your support would be welcome to cheer on the boys in black and green and their management team in their bid to book a semi final meeting with Feenagh/Kilmeedy or Knockaderry in the West Junior B Hurling Championship. Club Gear 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 is well worth a visit. You can also follow us on Facebook or Twitter. Club Diary Saturday 17th September County Senior Hurling Championship Group 2 Round 5: South Liberties v Ballybrown in Fedamore at 5pm; Blackrock v Mungret/St. Paul’s in Ballyagran at 5pm; Garryspillane v Kildimo/Pallaskenry in Caherconlish at 5pm. County Premier Intermediate Hurling Championship Round 6: Bruff v Glenroe in Kilfinane at 2pm; Knockainey v Monaleen in Bruff at 1pm. County Intermediate Hurling Championship Group 2 Round 5: Pallasgreen v Hospital/Herbertstown in Kilteely at 3pm; Kilmallock v Granagh/Ballingarry in Ballyagran at 3pm; Knockaderry v Croagh/Kilfinny in Seán Finn Park, Rathkeale at 3pm County Junior A Hurling Championship Group 3 Round 5: Doon v Feenagh/Kilmeedy in Kilmallock at 1pm; Mungret/St. Paul’s v St. Kieran’s in Askeaton at 1pm; Ballybrown (B team) v Askeaton in Adare at 1pm. County Junior A Hurling Championship Group 4 Round 5: Old Charisians v Garryspillane (B team) in Caherelly at 2.30pm; Kilteely/Dromkeen v Tournafulla in Kilbreedy at 2.30pm; Patrickswell v Rathkeale venue tbc at 2.30pm. Sunday 18th September County Senior Hurling Championship Group 1 Round 5 Ahane v Na Piarsaigh in Kilmallock at 2.30pm; Doon v Kilmallock in Fedamore at 2.30pm; Adare v Patrickswell in Askeaton at 2.30pm. County Premier Intermediate Hurling Championship Dromin/Athlacca v Newcastlewest in Feenagh at 1pm; Effin v Cappamore in Knocklong at 1pm. Crecora Manister v Templeglantine in Knockaderry at 1pm; Blackrock (B team) v Ballybricken/Bohermore in Hospital at 1pm; Staker Wallace in Dromcollogher/Broadford in Ballyagran at 1pm. Castletown/Ballyagran v Killeedy in Dromcollogher at 4.30pm; Claughaun v Monagea in Croagh at 4.30pm; Ahane (B team) v St. Patrick’s in Monaleen at 5pm. Granagh/Ballingarry v Tournafulla in Newcastlewest at 7.30pm; Knockaderry v Feenagh/Kilmeedy in Quaid Park, Coolyroe at 5.30pm. Sunday 25th September County Junior A Football Championship Group 2 Round 5 Ahane v Camogue Rovers in Caherelly at 3pm; Granagh/Ballingarry v Hospital/Herbertstown in Bruff at 3pm; Adare v St. Patrick’s in Caherdavin at 3pm. €6,400 Jackpot on Saturday There was no winner of the €6,300 jackpot in the Granagh/Ballingarry GAA club lottery held on Saturday 10th September in the Rock Bar, Granagh. The numbers drawn were 10, 23, 25 and 27. The lucky dips of €20 each went to Kaylee Stapleton promoter online, Ger McCarthy promoter Rock Bar, Granagh; Mike Davis promoter Dinny S’s Bar, Ballingarry; Eugene Reidy promoter Pat Cagney. 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 page which finishes at 6pm on Saturdays. Thank you for your continued support.