Third Win Books Semi Final Spot for Granagh-Ballingarry
Limerick County Junior a Football Championship Group 2 Round 5
Granagh-Ballingarry 0-14 Hospital-Herbertstown 0-12
A pair of points from open play courtesy of substitute Kevin Forde and Josh Quelle Mulcare on 58 and 59 minutes paved the way for a third staright win for Granagh-Ballingarry in group 2 of the Limerick County Junior A Football Championship with a hard fought two-point over a gallant Hospital-Herbertstown at windy Paddy Carroll Memorial Park, Ballagran on Sunday afternoon to finish level in the group on 6 points with Camoge Rovers, Hospital-Herbertstown and Ahane to qualify for the semi final. Camoge Rovers for the quarter final against Ballybricken Bohermore and Hospital-Herbertstown and Ahaneplay-off for the second quarter final spot as a result of a draw made by the C.C.C Michael Browne of Dromcollogher-Broadford took charge of this final group 2 County Junior A Football Championship tie played in front of a small crowd on an excellent pitch. The Hospital-Herbertstown boys with the wind at their backs won possession from Michael Browne’s throw-in and their no.13 Ronan Magee kicked wide before points were traded from open play by Paudie Murphy and Michael Whelan for 0-1 each on 3 minutes. Then Cian McCoey on 4 minutes and Luke Flynn on 6 minutes raised white flags from open -play for Granagh-Ballingarry before points were traded from play by Mickey Bob Ryan on 11 minutes and Brian Sheehy a minute later to leave the Granagh Ballingarry two ahead 0-4 to 0-2 on 12 minutes. Wides were exchanged before points were traded by Ronan Magee (free) on 15 minutes and Paudie Murphy (play) on 17 minutes, Cathal O’Keeffe (free) 18 minutes and Michael Whelan (play) a minute later to leave it 0-6 to 0-4 in favour of Granaghy Ballingarry on 19 minutes. The Hospital-Herbertstown boys with the wind at their backs now began to up their game with a trio of unanswered white flags in a six minute spell through Conor O’Grady (play) on 20 minutes, Dylan O’Connor (play) on 22 minutes and Ronan Magee (free) three minutes later to leave the boys in red and black one ahead 0-7 to 0-6 on 25 minutes. Then the game was held up for three minutes due to injury before points were traded from open play by Cathal O’Keeffe on 29 minutes and Conor O’Grady on 30 minutes to leave the South division side still one ahead. Wides were exchanged before the Hospital-Herbertstown boys finished the opening half strong with a pair of white flags from open play through Ronan Magee and Michael Whelan in added time to go into the interval leading by three 0-10 to 0-7. Granagh Balingarry no.11 Jack Cagney reduced the deficit to two when he split the uprights following a good solo run in the opening minute after the interval before Hospital-Herbertstown keeper brought off two top class saves to keep his side in the Game. Granagh Ballingarry with the wind at their backs dominated for 13 minutes with four unanswered white flags through Cathal O’Keeffe (free) – Paudie Murphy, Cathal O’Keeffe and Cian McCoey (play) to leave the Knockfierna boys two ahead 0-12 to 0-10 at the end of the third quarter. Then Granagh Ballingarry keeper brought off two top class saves before the Hospital Herbertstown boys finally opened their second half account with points by Ronan Magee (play) on 49 minutes and Conor O’Grady (free) three minutes later to leave the sides level for the fourth time at 0-12 each on 52 minutes. Both sides were guilty of inaccurate shooting in the next five minutes before a pair of white flags from open play for Granagh Ballingarry through substitute Kevin Forde on 58 minutes and Josh Quelle Mulcare a minute later to leave last years Junior B Champions Granagh Ballingarry two ahead 0-14 to 0-12 on 59 minutes. The Hospital Herbertstown boys created a number of goal scoring chances in added time which they failed to convert against a solid Granagh Ballingarry defence to leave the boys in black and green still two ahead but only just 0-14 to 0-12 at the finish after a most enjoyable hard fought contest to finish level in group 2 of the Limerick County Junior A Football Championship on 6 points with Camogue Rovers, Hospital Herbertstown and Ahane to qualify for the semi final. Camogue Rovers for the quarter final against Ballybricken-Bohermore and Hospital Hebertstown and Ahane play-off for their second quater final spot as a result of a draw made by the CCC on Monday. Granagh Ballingarry score 0-12 from play and 0-2 from frees, Hospital Herbertstown scored 0-9 from play and 0-3 from frees.
Granagh Ballingarry: David Clancy, Brian Sheehy 0-, Niall Cahill, Eoin Casey, Luke Flynn 0-1, Daragh Casey, Sean Murphy, David Condron, Josh Quelle Mulcare 0-1, Cathal O’Keeffe 0-4 (2 frees), Jack Cagney 0-1, Owen Lynch, Cian McGoey 0-2, Keith O’Kelly, Paudie Murphy 0-3. Subs used; Bredan Lynch and Kevin Forde 0-1.
Hospital Herbertstown: Aaron Murphy, Killian Real, Peter Sheeran, Michael Leddin, oisin O’Grady, Tadhg Leddin, Killian O’Shea, Mark Deegan, Michael Whelan 0-3, Harry Fox, John Fitzgerald, Mickey Bob Ryan 0-1, Ronan Magee 0-4 (2 frees), Conor O’Grady 0-2 (1 free), Dylan O’Connor. Subs used: no.18 and no.17.
Referee Michael Browne, Dromcollogher-Broadford.
County Senior Football Championship Group 1 Round 5
Oola 2-14 Galbally 4-4 Newcastle West 0-12 Fr. Casey’s 0-11 Monaleen3-12 Claughann 0-7
County Senior Football Championship Group 2 Round 5
Adare 1-15 St. Kieran’s 2-8 Kildimo Pallaskenry 0-10 Ballylanders 2-8 Galtee Gaels 1-10
Note: Newcastle west and Adare qualify for semi finals. Quater final pairings Fr. Casey’s v Kildimo-Pallaskenry, Monaleen v St.Kieran’s.
Relegation play-off Ballylanders v Galbally.
County Intermediate Football Championship Group 1 Round 5
St. Senan’s 4-13 Crecora Manister 2-4 Na Piarsaigh w.o Glin scr St. Patrick’s w.o Bruff scr.
County Intermediate Football Championship Group 2 Round 5
Rathkeale w.o Fr. Casey’s scr Mungret st. Paul’s 1-15 Gerald Griffin’s 3-6 Dromcollogher Broadford 3-11 Pallasgreen 0-5.
Note: Dromcollogher Broadford and Na Piarsaigh qualify for semi finals. Quarter final pairings Gerald Griffin’s v St. Senan’s and Mungret St. Paul’s v St.Patrick’s.
County Premier Junior A Football Championship Group 1 Round 5
Croom 3-15 athea 3-9 Kilteely Dromkeen w.o Newcastle West scr Ballybrown 2-8 Cappagh 2-7
County Premier Junior A Football Championship Group 2 Round 5
Cappamore 3-12 Monaleen 1-5 Monagea 3-6 Mountcollins 2-9 Feohonagh Castlemahon 1-10 Feenagh Kilmeedy 0-8
Croom and Feohanagh/Castlemahon qualify for semi finals.
Quarter Finals pairings: Atha v Cappamore, Kilteely/Dromkeen v Feenagh/Kilmeedy.
Relegation Final: Ballybrown v Monaleen.
County Junior A Football Championship Group 1 Round 5
Mungret/St. Paul’s w/o Na Piarsaigh scr.
County Junior A Football Championship Group 2 Round 5
Adare 0-12, St. Patrick’s 1-9, Granagh/Ballingarry 0-14, Hospital/Herbertstown 0-12, Ahane 2-10, Camogue Rovers 1-12.
Note: Granagh/Ballingarry and Mungret/St. Paul’s qualify for semi finals.
Quarter Finals: Camogue Rovers v Ballybricken/Bohermore, Banogue v winners of play-off, Hospital/Herbertstown v Ahane.
West Junior B Hurling Championship Semi Final (Preview)
Saturday 1st October in Páirc Caoimh Uí Luing, Feenagh at 5pm sees the eagerly awaited clash of Granagh/Ballingarry and neighbours Croagh/Kilfinny in the semi final of the West Limerick Junior B Hurling Championship. Granagh/Ballingarry will be aiming to reach their sixth final in seven seasons and their first since 2020 when defeating Feohanagh/Castlemahon 0-11 to 0-10 in Dromcollogher on Friday Friday 25th June 2021 and the Croagh/Kilfinny boys their first since 1980 when they received a walkover from Kilcornan. Both sides are in Friday’s semi final on merit after playing a lot of good hurling on the way. Croagh/Kilfinny finished top of Group 2 on 4-point ahead of Knockaderry on scoring difference and went straight through to the semi final. Granagh/Ballingarry second in Group 1 two behind holders Adare to qualify for a quarter final meeting with Tournafulla.
Results Group 1
Round 1 Granagh/Ballingarry 0-10, St. Kieran’s 0-9
Round 2 Granagh/Ballingarry w/o Killeedy scr
Round 3 Adare 0-12, Granagh/Ballingarry 1-7
Round 4 Granagh/Ballingarry 2-11, Newcastlewest 1-3
Quarter Final: Granagh/Ballingarry 1-15, Tournafulla 1-12
Results Group 2
Round 1 Croagh/Kilfinny 0-21, Knockaderry 0-14
Round 2 Croagh/Kilfinny 2-16, Feohanagh/Castlemahon 1-6
Round 3 Monagea 1-16, Croagh/Kilfinny 1-11
Páirc Uí Luing, Feenagh is the place to be on Saturday at 5pm to cheer on the boys in black and green and their management team to their second West Junior B Hurling Championship Final in three seasons against holders Adare or Knockaderry.
Former President McAleese Appointed
The GAA are pleased to announce that former President of Ireland Mary McAleese has agreed to be an independent chairperson of the integration process between the Camogie Association, the GAA and the Ladies Gaelic Football Association. Over the course of this year all three Gaelic Games Associations separately discussed integration towards a one association model. Mark Dorman has been confirmed as project manager for the integration process. A timeline on discussions between chairperson McAleese and the three Associations will be agreed in the coming weeks to advance the project.
September County Club Draw
The following were winners in the seventh Limerick County GAA Club draw of 2022, Thomas Bennis, Patrickswell, 2nd 3,000, Seamus Hogan, South Liberties, 3rd €2,000, Sarah)’Brien, Fr. Casey’s, 4th Diarmuid O’Donnell, Templeglantine; 5th Exclusive star prize of €500. Voucher for Fitzgeralds Woodlands House Hotel, Adare, Danielle and Edel Landers, Galtee Gaels 6th to 9th, €500 Jeff Duggan, Ballysteen, Jerry Giltenane, Croagh Kilfinny, Seán O’Donovan, Crecora, Shane Kenny, Dromin/Athlacca, 10th to 13th €250 Finola Dillane, St. Kierans, Michael McCarthy, Ballylanders, Shane and Michelle Hennessy, Glenroe, Stephanie Tobin, Bruff, 14th to 30th Michael Gloster, Na Piarsaigh, Padraig Cahillane, Na Piarsaigh, John McMahon, St. Senan’s, Mike Roche, Newcastlewest, John and Eveanne Noonan, Moonaleen, Annette and Eamon Quirke, Croom, Tim Quaid, Patrickswell, Brian Kelly, NMa Piarsaigh, Paatrick Finucane, St. Senan’s, Nuala and Kathleen Fox, Glenroe, Thomas Ryan, Galbally, Michael Tierney, Castletown/Ballyagran, Richard Tuohy, Club Limerick, Tim Dawson, Ahane, Mary and Paul Cronin, Camogue Rovers, Danny and Sinéad Murphy, Ballylanders, Peter O’Dea, Cappagh.
The next draw is on Saturday 29th October with an exclusive prize of a 500 voucher for Tully Travel Agents. Thanks to all the 117 members who have already joined the Limerick County GAA Club Draw through the Granagh/Ballingarry club. If you would like to still renew your membership, please follow the link limerickgaa.ieclublimerick draw signup/select Granagh Ballingarry GAA Club and the number of draws you wish to sign up for. You can also contact the Granagh/Balling Club draw co-ordinator Stephen Stapleton on 086 1960301 to be included in the October 29th draw.
Note: All new names to be included in the October 29th draw must be in by 12 noon on Wednesday 26th October.
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.
€6,600 Jackpot on Saturday
There was no winner of the €6,500 jackpot in the Granagh/Ballingarry GAA club lottery draw held on Saturday 24th September in Dinny’s Bar, Ballingarry. The numbers drawn were 5, 15, 26 and 29. The lucky dips of €20 each went to Donal O’Brien, promoter online, Sophie Mulqueen promoter O’Grady’s Spar Shot, Ballingarry; Denis Noonan promoter Stephen Stapleton, Kieran Mulqueen promoter Con/Din/Pat.
The next draw is for a jackpot of €6,600 and the draw will be held on Saturday 1stOctober, 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.
Thursday 29th September
County Junior A Football Championship Group 2
Playoff Ahane v Hospital/Herbertstown in UL North Campus at 8.15pm
Saturday 1st October
County Senior Football Championship Quarter Final
Fr. Casey’s v Kildimo/Pallaskenry in Newcastlewest at 4pm
St. Kieran’s v Monaleen in Bruff at 1pm
County Intermediate Football Championship Quarter Finals
Mungret St. Paul’s v St. Patrick’s in Caherdavin at 4pm.
St. Senan’s v Gerald Griffins in Seán Finns Park, Rathkeale at 4pm.
County Premier Junior A Football Championship Quarter Final
Athea v Cappamore in Clarina at 3pm
West Junior B Hurling Championship Semi Final
Granagh/Ballingarry v Croagh/Kilfinny in Páirc Caoimh Uí Luing, Feenagh at 5pm.
Sunday 2nd October
County Senior Football Championship Relegation Final
Ballylanders v Galbally in Kilfinane at 2pm.
County Premier Junior A Football Championship Quarter Final
Feenagh/Kilmeedy v Kilteely/Dromkeen in Kilbreedy at 1pm.
County Premier Junior A Football Championship Relegation Final
Ballybrown v Monaleen in Mungret at 1pm
County Junior A Football Championship Quarter Finals
Banogue v Ahane or Hospital/Herbertstown in Caherelly at 4pm
Ballybricken/Bohermore v Camogue Rovers in Hospital at 4pm
West Junior B Football Championship Semi Finals
Dromcollogher/Broadford v Knockaderrry in Páirc Caoimh Uí Luing, Feenagh at 5pm
Ballysteen v St. Kieran’s in Seán Finns Park, Rathkeale at 5pm.
Saturday 8th October
County Intermediate Hurling Championship Quarter Final
Croom v Granagh/Ballingarry in Croagh at 3.30pm.