Granagh Ballingarry Book Quarter Final Spot with Croom
Limerick County Intermediate Hurling Championship Group 2 Round 4
Granagh Ballingarry 0-30 Kilmallock 2-16
Granagh Ballingarry recorded their fourth straight win in group 2 of the Limerick County Intermediate Hurling Championship with a deserved eight-point win of a gallant Kilmallock second string side at sunny Paddy Carroll Memorial Park, Ballyagran on Saturday afternoon to finish second in the group on 8 points, two befind neighbours Croagh-Kilfiny to qualify for a quarter final meeting with neighbours Crrom in Saturday 8th October in Croagh at 3.30pm.
John O’Halloran of Bruree took charge of this final group 2 county intermediate hurling championship tie played in front a good crowd on an excellent pitch.
Granagh Ballingarry made all the yearly running with four white flags in as many minutes through Josh Quill Mulcare and Paudie Murphy (play), Damien O’Donovan (free) and Cathal O’Keeffe (play) before Conor Staunton opened the Kilmallock boys account when he split the uprights following a good solo run to leave 0-4 to 0-1 in favour of Granagh Ballingarry boys on 5 minutes. Then white flags were traded from open play by Conor Staunton on 6 minutes and Cathal O’Keeffe on 7 minutes to leave three still between the sides. The game was held up for three minutes due to injury to Granagh Ballingarry no.15 Paudie Murphy who was forced to leave the field of play. When play got underway again Kilmallock had a trio of white flags from open play through Conor Staunton on 11 minutes, Dylan O’Brien on 13 minutes and Conor Staunton on 15 minutes to leave the sides level at 0-5 each at the end of the first quarter. Granagh Ballingarry now began to up their game with seven unanswered white flags on eight minutes spell through Jack Camoy (play), on 16 minutes, Luke Flynn (play) on 17 minutes, sean O’Connor (play) on 18 minutes, Damien O’Donovan (free) on 19 minutes and Luke Flynn (2 play) on 20 and 22 minutes and Donal O’Grady (play) on 23 minutes to leave the boys from Knockfiorna seven ahead 0-12 to 0-5. The Killmallock no.11 Conor Stauntan of Killmallock split the uprights from a placed ball on 25 minutes to leave the boys to reduce the deficit to six before four unanswered white flags for Granagh Ballingarry trough David Condron (play) on 26 minutes Damien O’Donovan (free) on 27 minutes Jack Cagney (play) on 29 minutes Damien O’Donovan (free) 30 minutes to increase the boys in black and green advantage to ten 0-16 to 06. Conor Staunton from a placed ball and cathal O’Keeffe from open play traded white flags in added time to send the Granagh Ballingarry boys in at the interval still ten agead 0-17 to 0-7. The opening ten minutes after the interval saw white flags traded by Conor Staunton (free) and Damien O’Donovan (free) twice, and Conor Moloney (play), Brian Daly (play) and Josh Quelle Mulcare (play) before a pour of white flags from open play for Granagh Ballingarry through substitute Michael Russell on 42 minutes and Cathal O’Keeffe a minute later to leave it 0-23 to 0-11 in favour of the black and greens on 43 minutes. Then points were traded by Conor Staunton (free) on 44 minutes and Luke Flynn (play) on 45 minutes Damien O’Donovan (free) on 46 minutes and Conor Staunton (free) on 47 minutes before a pair of white flags for the Kilmallock boys through Conor Staunton (free) on 49 minutes and substitutes TJ Hanley (play) two minutes later to leave ten between the sides Granagh Ballingarry 0-25 Kilmallock 0-15 on 51 minutes. Then Cathal O’Keeffe extended the Granagh Ballingarry boys advantage to eleven when he split the uprights from long range on 52 minutes before the first green flag of the game arrived courtesy of Kilmallock. No. 22 TJ Hanley on 533 minutes and conor Staunton followed up a minute later with a white flag from a placed ball to reduce the deficit to seven. Granagh Ballingarry 0-26 Kilmallock 1-16 on 54 minutes. Then Cathal O’Keeffe from open play on 55 minutes and Damien O’Donovan from a placed ball on 57 minutes raised white flags for the Granagh Ballingarry boys before Paudie O’Dwyer raised the Kilmallock boys second green flag on 60 minutes to reduce the deficit to six Granagh Ballingarry finished strong with a pair of white flags in added time courtesy of Damien O’Donovan to bring his tally for the game to 10 points from frees and Daragh Casey from open play. At the the final whistle the boys in black and green were worthy eight point 0-30 to 2-16 winners of their fourth straight brace of points in group 2 of the Limerick county Intermediate hurling championship to finish second in the group on 8 points 2 behind neighbours Croagh Kilfinny to qualify for a quarter final meeting with neighbours Croom on Saturday 8th October in Croagh at 3.30pm. Granagh Ballingarry 0-20 from play and 0-10 from frees. Kilmallock scored 2-9 and 0-7 from frees.
Granagh Ballingarry: John O’Grady, Eoin Casey, John Kealy, Niall Cahill, David Condron (Captain), 0-1, Jack Cagney 0-2, Colm Noonan, Josh Quelle Mulcare 0-2, Darragh Casey 0-1, Donal O’Grady 0-1, Cathal O’Keeffe 0-6, Luke Flynn 0-4, Sean O’Connor 0-1, Damien O’Donovan 0-10 frees, Paudie Murphy 0-1. Subs used: Michael Russell 0-1, Niall Kennedy, Pat Carroll, Sean Murphy.
Kilmallock: Seamus Commery, Aidan Enright, Benni Burke, Andrew Finn, Stephen Quirke (captain), Sean Carroll, Paudie O’Connor, Fergal Carroll, Brian daly 0-1, Conor Staunton 0-12 (5 play, 7 frees) Tom savage, Dylan O’Brien 0-1, Oisin Enright. Subs used: TJ Hanley 1-1, Conor Maloney 0-1, adam Costello, Thomas English, Eoin Enright.
Referee John O’Halloran (Bruree).
GRANAGH BALLINGARRY book semi final spot
West Junior B Hurling Championship Semi Final
Granagh Ballingarry1-15 Tournafulla 1-12
In ideal conditions at Newcastle West on Sunday evening Granagh Ballingarry recorded a hard fought 3 point victory over gallant Tournafulla to qualify for the semi final of the west limerick junior b hurling championship against neighbours Croagh Kilfinny. A good crowd turned out to this qater final clash of two fine sporting junior b sides played on an excellent pitch with Geroid McCarthy of Templeglantine in charge. Wides were exchanged before Korey Keogh of Tournafulla opened the scoring with a third minute white flag from a 65 both sides were guilty of inaccurate shooting before points were traded from open play by Brendan Lynch on 7 minutes and Bobby Mulcahy a minute later to leave it 0-2 to 0-1 in favour of the Tournafulla boys on 8 minutes. Eoghan O’Connell and Sean O’Donnell had wides for Tournafulla before four unanswered white flags for Granagh Ballingarry in an eight minute spell through Jim O’Keeffe (2 play) and Eoin Lynch (free and 65), to leave the boys in black and green three ahead 0-5 to 0-2 on 18 minutes. Then a pair of white flags for the
Tournafulla boys courtesy of Korey Keogh from open play on 20 minutes and a placed ball on 22 minutes were cancelled out by Jim O’Keeffe from open play on 23 minutes and Eoin Lynch from a placed ball a minute latr to leave Granagh Ballingarry still three ahead 0-7 to 0-4 on 24 minutes. Then Eoin Enright extended the Knockfierna boys advantage to four when he split the uprights from a long range placed ball on 26 minutes before points were traded from placed balls by Eoin Lynch on 28 minutes and Korey Keogh on 30 minutes to leave four between the sides. Granagh Ballingarry 0-9 Tournafulla 0-5 at the interval.
Eoin Lynch and Korey Keogh traded white flags from placed balls in the opening two minutes after the interval.Then Brian sheey on 34 minutes and Brain Mulqueen on 46 minutes had white flags from open play for Granagh Ballingarry before Korey Keogh landed his fifth white flag from a placed ball for Tournafulla on 40 minutes to leave five between the sides Granagh Ballingarry 0-12 Tournafulla 0-7. Then after three minutes of scoreless play green flags were traded by Jim O’Keeffe on 44 minutes and Korey Keogh a minute later to leave still five between the sides. Granagh Ballingarry 1-12 Tournafulla 1-7 at the end of the third quarter. Wides were exchanged before white flags were traded from open play by Jim O’Keeffe on 47 minutes and Sean O’Donnell on 48 minutes Owen Lynch on 50 minutes and Korey Keogh on 51 minutes before a placed ball of white flags from placed balls by Korey Keogh on 53 and 55 minutes to reduce the deficit to three 1-14 to 1-11 with five minutes of normal time remaining on the clock. Brian Sheehy from open placed ball on 58 minutes and Korey Keogh from a placed ball on 60 minutes to bring his tally for the game to 1-10 (1-2 from play 0-7 frees 0- 65). The Tournafulla boys created a number of goal scoring chances and added time which they failed to convert against a solid Granagh Ballingarry defence to leave the boys in black and green three ahead but only just 1-15 to 1-2 at the final whistle after a most enjoyable hard fought contest to qualify for a clash with neighbours croagh Kilfinny in the the semi final of the west junior B hurling championship in a couple of weeks time. The Tournafulla boys were gutted to have lost by three points but were a very sporting in defeat and wished the Granagh Ballingarry boys the best of luck in the semi final against neighbours Croagh Kilfinny. Granagh Ballingarry scored 1-9 from play 0-5 from frees and 0-1 from a 65. Tournafulla scored 1-4 from play 0-7 from frees and 0-1 from a 65. Granagh Ballingarry: Keith O’Kelly, Mickie O’Keeffe, Mark Tierney (Captain), Ger Ryan, Eoin Enright 0-1 free, Ronan Mullane, Mark O’Shea, Brian Sheehy 0-2, Eoin Lynch 0-5 (4 frees 1 65), Jack Hartnett, Jim O’Keeffe 1-4, Brendan Lynch 0-1, Owen Lynch 0-1, Michael Carrol, Brian Mulqueen 0-1. Subs used: Padraig McKenna, Cian McGoey and Edward Sheehy.
Tournafulla: Liam Keogh, Conor O’Sullivan, Matthew Shortell, John Lenihan, Diarmuid Curtin, Johnathon O’Donnell, Kieran O Callaghan, Eoghan O’Connell, Alan O’Kelly, Conor Flynn, Batt Curtion, Darragh O’Sullivan, Sean O’Donnell 0-1, Bobby Mulcahy 0-1, Korey Keogh 1-10 (0-7 frees 0-1 65). Subs used: Mathew Brouder, Liam Broudair, Leon O’Sullivan and Liam Philips.
Referee: Gerard McCarthy, Tempalglantine.
Bord na nÓg Open Day
Granagh Ballingarry GAA Club were delighted with the turnout on Saturday morning for the Bord na nÓg open day in conjunction with the club development plans launch which members will see work is engaging with development of second training field to help ease the traffic on the main pitch. It was great to see the U5’s, U7’s, U9’s and 11’s all taking part in fun games in what was a great spotiing occasion for the club and parish. Thank you to all that helped out as the positive feedback received was great to hear and makes the time and effort all worth while.
County Senior Hurling Championship Group 2 Round 5
Kildimo/Pallaskenry 0-23, Garryspillane 0-19; Blackrock 3-17, Mungret/St. Paul’s 2-20; South Liberties 3-18, Ballybrown.
County Senior Hurling Championship Group 1 Round 5
Kilmallock 0-24, Doon 1-21; Na Piarsaigh 1-22, Ahane 1-22; Patrickswell 1-21, Adare 2-12.
Note: Kilmallock and Na Piarsaigh from Group 1 qualify for semi finals. Doon and Patrickswell from Group 1 and Kildimo/Pallaskenry and South Liberties from Group 2 qualify for quarter finals.
County Premier Intermediate Hurling Championship Round 6
Dromin/Athlacca 3-13, Newcastlewest 1-16; Effin 0-21, Cappamore 0-17; Monaleen 0-26, Knockainey 1-13; Bruff 1-17, Glenroe 1-14.
County Intermediate Hurling Championship Group 1 Round 5
Murroe/Boher 3-26, Caherline 3-10; Croom 0-17, Feohanagh/Castlemahon 0-16; Na Piarsaigh 2-20, Bruree 2-16.
County Intermediate Hurling Championship Group 2 Round 5
Granagh/Ballingarry 0-30, Kilmallock 2-16; Pallasgreen 0-27, Hospital/Herbertstown 0-16; Croagh/Kilfinny 0-26, Knockaderry 0-16.
Note: Na Piarsaigh from Group 1 and Croagh/Kilfinny from Group 2 qualify for semi finals, quarter finals, Bruree v Pallasgreen, Granagh/Ballingarry v Croom, relegation play-off Caherline v Kilmallock.
County Junior A Hurling Championship Group 1 Round 5
Crecora Manister 2-14, Templeglantine 2-12; Dromcollogher/Broadford 0-24, Staker Wallace 2-14; Ballybricken/Bohermore 6-19, Blackrock 0-9.
County Junior A Hurling Championship Group 2 Round 5
Castletown/Ballyagran 2-16, Killeedy 0-14; Monagea 3-22, Claughaun 3-14; St. Patrick’s 2-19, Ahane 2-8.
County Junior A Hurling Championship Group 3 Round 5
Doon 1-14, Feenagh/Kilmeedy 0-13; Askeaton w.o. Ballybrown scr; St. Kieran’s 2-13, Mungret/St. Paul’s 0-13.
County Junior A Hurling Championship Group 4 Round 5
Kilteely/Dromkeen 2-15, Tournafulla 1-16; Garryspillane 4-14, Old Christians 1-14; Patrickswell 5-18, Rathkeale 0-17.
Note: Quarter Final pairings: Crecora/Manister v Killeedy, Castletown/Ballyagran v Dromcollogher/Broadford; St. Kieran’s v Garryspillane.
West Junior B Hurling Championship Quarter Finals
Knockaderry 1-16, Feenagh/Kilmeedy 2-9.
County Junior A Football Championship Group 2 Round 5
Ballyagran is the venue on Sunday 25th September at 3pm for the mouth-watering meeting of joint top on 6 points with (Camogie Rovers) Hospital/Herbertstown and joint third on 4 points with (Ahane and St. Patricks) Granagh/Ballingarry in the final game of Group 2 in the County Junior A Football Championship. The Hospital/Herbertstown boys went under to Camogue Rovers 3-11 to 2-10 in the opening round and went on to record three straight wins over St. Patrick’s 4-10 to 4-5, Ahane 5-8 to 0-11 and Adare last time out by two points 0-8 to 0-6 to go joint top of the league/championship table with Camogue Rovers.
Last year’s West and County Junior B Champions defeated Munster finalists Granagh/Ballingarry after a poor start going under to St. Patrick’s by two points 1-8 to 0-9 and forced to give a walk-over to Ahane, got their championship campaign back on track with two straight wins over Adare 2-13 to 0-4 and last year’s defeated finalists Camogue Rovers 0-16 to 1-6 last time out to join Ahane and St. Patricks on 4 points to stay in contention for the knock-out stages. Ballyagran is the place to be on Sunday at 3pm to cheer on the boys in black and green and their management team to their third straight win in Group 2 of the County Junior A Football Championship and a place in the semi or quarter final.
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 today 21st September at 12noon.
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.
€6,500 Jackpot on Saturday
There was no winner of the €6,400 jackpot in the Granagh/Ballingarry GAA club lottery draw held on Saturday 17th September in Dinny’s Bar, Ballingarry. The numbers drawn were 12, 21, 22 and 23. The lucky dips of €20 each went to Colm Noonan promoter online, Paul Sheehy promoter O’Grady’s Spar Shop, Ballingarry, Carmel Quille promoter John O’Keeffe, John O’Connor promoter Conor O’Keeffe.
The next draw is for a jackpot of €6,500 and the draw will be held on Saturday 24th September, venue to be confirmed. 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 Saturdays.
Thank you for your continued support.
Friday 23rd September
County Premier Junior A Football Championship Group 1 Round 5
Cappagh v Ballybrown in Askeaton at 6pm.
Saturday 24th September
County Senior Football Championship Group 2 Round 5
Ballylanders v Galtee Gaels in Kilfinane at 4pm, Kildimo/Pallaskenry v Ballysteen in Seán Finn Park, Rathkeale at 4pm., St. Kieran’s v Adare in Croagh at 4pm.
County Intermediate Football Championship Group 1 Round 5
Glin v Na Piarsaigh in Askeaton at 3pm, Crecora Manister v St. Senan’s in Clarina at 3pm.
County Premier Junior A Football Championship Group 1 Round 5
Athea v Croom in Newcastlewest at 1pm.
Kilteely/Dromkeen v Newcastlewest in Kilbreedy at 6pm.
County Junior A Football Championship Group 1 Round 5
Mungret/St. Pauls v Na Piarsaigh in Claughaun at 3pm.
Sunday 25th September
County Senior Football Championship Group 1 Round 5
Oola v Galbally in Cappamore at 4pm, Claughaun v Monaleen in Mungret at 4pm, Fr. Casey’s v Newcastlewest in Dromcollogher at 4pm.
County Intermediate Football Championship Group 2 Round 5
Dromcollogher/Broadford v Pallasgreen in Clarina at 1pm, Mungret/St. Pauls v Gerald Griffins in Sean Finn Park, Rathkeale at 1pm.
County Premier Junior A Football Championship Group 2 Round 5
Feohanagh/Castlemahon v Feenagh/Kilmeedy in Knockaderry at 1pm, Monagea v Mountcollins in Raheenagh at 1pm, Cappamore v Monaleen in Caherconlish at 1pm.
County Junior A Football Championship Group 2 Round 5
Ahane v Camogue Rovers in Caherelly at 3pm, Granagh/Ballingarry v Hospital/Herbertstown in Ballyagran at 3pm, Adare v St. Patrick’s in Caherdavin at 3pm.