BIG TURNOUT FOR GOLF CLASSIC
Following a pandemic-induced hiatus the Granagh/Ballingarry GAA Club Golf Classic returned to Charleville Golf Club on Thursday April 21st and Friday April 22nd. Amid favourable weather conditions there was a great turnout on both days. In total there were more than 60 teams who participated. As ever the club received phenomenal support from local businesses, individuals and families for which the club officials are most grateful.
Special thanks to Mossie O’Connor and all the organising committee, Seamus and Janice Twomey of the Rock Bar, Granagh who acted as the main event sponsor and O’Grady’s Spar Shop, Ballingarry who provided a mountain of water, fruit, chocolate and crisps for all the participants. The presentation of prizes took place in the Rock Bar, Granagh, on Friday evening following the conclusion of play.
Thank you again to all the participants and all those businesses and individuals who so generously support this event. Granagh/Ballingarry GAA Club officials and members would like to thank Charleville Golf Club,, its members and their hard working staff who facilitated the event over both days.
1st AES Car Parts, Darren O’Hanlon, Fergal Noonan, Betty Coughlan.
2nd Club Limerick GAA, Seán Scanlon, Joe Cosgrave and John Doyle.
3rd Knockfierna Golf Society, Willie Molyneaux, Tom Noonan and Denis Noonan.
4th Dell Computers, Brian Cummins, John McGrath, Donie Moynihan.
5th Cavanaghs of Charleville, Seán Herlihy, Barry O’Leary, Gearóid Whelan.
Ladies: Helen Cronin, Joan Dore and Tess O’Brien.
Ladies Longest Drive: Emma Noonan.
Nearest the Pin: Phil Curtin.
Men’s Longest Drive: Seán Herlihy.
Third League Win for Granagh/Ballingarry
West Junior A Football League/Championship Round 3
2021 West Limerick and County Junior B Football champions (and Munster replay finalists v Rendal Óg Cork on Saturday 14th 14th May in Knockaderry at 2.30pm) extended their unbeaten run of games to eleven since defeating Knockaderry 1-12 to 1-11 in the opening round of the 2021 West Junior B Football Championship at Newcastlewest on Wednesday 18th August with an impressive 16 point 2-13 to 0-3 victory over a gallant St. Senan’s second string 15 to record their third straight win in the West Junior A Football League/Championship played in dry cold conditions at Ballingarry on Thursday April 21st to go joint top of the table on six points with St. Kieran’s. A small crowd turned out to watch this third round league played on a top class pitch with Mike Sexton of Bruree in charge who deputised for the appointed referee who failed to show and played 25 minutes per half due to the 35 minutes late start. Granagh/Ballingarry were sharper, more direct and showed better touches up front were too strong for their second-string opponents despite being forced to line out minus a number of first team players. The home side led by six 0-7 to 0-1 at the interval. Four of the Granagh/Ballingarry opening half flags came from the boot of Aaron Smith, 1 play, 2 frees, 1 45, two from open play by team captain Cathal O’Keeffe and one from Keith O’Kelly. Glin’s only reply came from the boot of Michael Sheehy. Granagh/Ballingarry continued to dominate after the interval with white flags from open play through Cathal O’Keeffe and Edward before the first green flag of the game came on 37 minutes through Brian Mulqueen to leave it, 1-9 to 0-1 in favour of the boys in black and green. Credit to the Glin boys who refused to give up as they continuously took the fight to their much stronger and fitter opponents and were rewarded with a pair of white flags through substitute Ger Lyons from open play to reduce the deficit to nine, 1-9 to 0-3 at the end of the third quarter. The final quarter was all Granagh/Ballingarry with four unanswered white flags from open play through Cathal O’Keeffe (two), Brian Mulqueen and Jack O’Donoghue followed by a late Keith O’Kelly green flag. At the final whistle the 2021 West and County Junior Football champions and Munster replay finalists Granagh/Ballingarry were comfortable 2-13 to 0-3 winners of their third straight win in the West Junior A Football League/Championship to join St. Kieran’s at the top of the League/Championship table on six points and can now look forward to their much delayed 2021 Munster Club Junior B Football Championship Final replay against Randal Óg, Cork on Saturday 14th May in Knockaderry at 2.30pm. Granagh/Ballingarry scored 2-10 from play 0-2 from frees and 0-1 from a 45. Glin scored all 0-3 from play.
Granagh/Ballingarry: David Clancy, Kieran Condon, Niall Cahill, Eoin Herlilhy, Seán Murphy, Donagh Casey, Brendan Lynch, Edward Sheehy 0-1, Owen Lynch, Kieran O’Donovan, Aaron Smith 0-4 (2frees 1 45), Cathal O’Keeffe 0-5, Brian Mulqueen 1-1, Keith O’Kelly 1-1, Jack O’Donoghue 0-1. Sub used Patrick Shelton.
The Glin scorers were Ger Lyons 0-2, Michael Sheehty 0-1.
Fourth Straight League Win for Granagh/Ballingarry
West Junior A Football League/Championship Round 4
Granagh/Ballingarry recorded their fourth straight win in the West Junior A Football League/Championship with a hard fought five point victory over a gallant Athea second string side played in dry cold conditions in Athea on Sunday evening. The opening 30 produced good passages of football with the visitors leading by four, 0-8 to 0-4 at the interval. The second half was evenly contested with Granagh/Ballingarry outscoring the home side by seven points to six at the final whistle. The 2021 West and County Junior B Football champions (and Munster replay finalists v Randal Óg, Cork in Knockaderry on Saturday 14th May at 2.30pm). Granagh/Ballingarry were deserving five point 0-15 to 0-10 winners of their fourth straight win in the West Junior A Football League/Championship to extend their unbeaten run of games to 12 since defeating Knockaderry 1-12 to 1-11 in the opening round of the 2021 West Junior B Football Championship on Wednesday 18th August at Newcastlewest to go joint top of the West Junior A Football League/Championship table on eight points with St.
Kieran’s and can now look forward with confidence to the much delayed Munster Club Junior B Football Final replay v Randal Óg Cork on Saturday 14th May in Knockaderry at 2.30pm.
Granagh/Ballingarry: David Clancy, Kieran Condron, Niall Cahill, Brendan Lynch, Brian Sheehy, Darragh Casey, Eoin Casey, Edward Sheehy, David Condron, Aaron Smith, Cathal O’Keeffe, Paudie Murphy, Brian Mulqueen, Jack O’Donoghue, Luke Flynn. Sub used: Marcus Moore.
Referee: Joe Mulcahy (Killeedy)
Name: Jack Mulqueen.
School: Coláiste na Trócaire, Rathkeale.
Favourite Position: Half forward.
Favourite Club Player: Thomas O’Donovan.
Favourite County Player: Peter Casey.
Toughest Player in training: Rory Lynch.
Biggest Influence of my career: My Dad.
What age did you start hurling: 3 years old.
What would you do if you won the lottery: go on holiday
Where would you see yourself in future: playing centre forward for Granagh/Ballingarry.
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 Tonight
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.
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.
West Hurling League/Championship Round 3
Granagh/Ballingarry travel to Newcastlewest on this Friday 29th April to play the home side in Round 3 of the West Senior Hurling League/Championship at 7.15pm.
Granagh/Ballingarry are joint third on the League/Championship table with Feohanagh/Castlemahon on one point after going under to Croagh/Kilfinny and a draw with Feohanagh/Castlemahon while their opposition Newcastlewest are pointless at the bottom of the table with Adare after going under to Croagh/Kilfinny in their only game played to date. An exciting game is in prospect in Newcastlewest this Friday evening at 7.15pm. So come and support the boys in black and green and their management team for a first league win. An exciting game is in prospect in Newcastlewest this Friday evening at 7.15pm, so come and support the boys in black and green and their management team for a first league win.
Second Win for Limerick
Munster Senior Hurling Championship Round 2
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 thrilling three-point win 0-30 to 2-21 over National League Division 1 champions Waterford in the second round of the Munster Championship at Páirc na nGael at 2pm where a victory will see them safely through to their fourth Munster senior Hurling Championship Final in a row.
Granagh-Ballingarry GAA Club top, hoodies, tracksuits, jackets, shorts and socks can now be ordered online at 222.laochrasport.ie/product-category/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.
Munster Minor Hurling Championship Group 1 Round 3
Clare 1-22, Waterford 1-8
Munster Minor Hurling Championship Group 2 Round 3
Limerick 5-24, Kerry 0-4
Munster U20 Hurling Championship Group 1 Round 3
Limerick 1-25, Cork 1-19
Munster U20 Hurling Championship Group 2 Round 3
Waterford 2-26, Kerry 1-12
Munster Minor Football Championship Round 2
Tipperary 3-20, Waterford 0-3
Limerick 2-8, Clare 0-9
Munster U20 Football Championship Final
Kerry 1-11, Cork 0-7
Munster Senior Hurling Championship Round 2
Limerick 0-30, Waterford 2-21.
Munster Senior Football Championship Quarter Final
The best of luck to manager Billy Lee, Newcastlewest and al involved with the Limerick senior footballers who play neighbours Clare in the quarter final of the Munster Senior Football Championship this Saturday 30th April in Cusack Park, Ennis at 6pm.
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
€18,100 Jackpot on Saturday
There was no winner of the €18,000 jackpot in the Granagh/Ballingarry GAA Club lottery draw held on Saturday 23rd April in Condron’s Bar, Ballingarry. The numbers drawn were 4, 18, 20 and 25. The lucky dips of €20 each went to Padraig Fitzgerald promoter online, Aoife Corbett promoter Condron’s Bar, Ballingarry, Mary Taylor promoter Mossie and Pat, Stephen Roche promoter Donal Mulcahy. The next draw for a jackpot of €18,000 will be held on Saturday 30th April in the Rock Bar, Granagh.
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 27th April
Munster U20 Hurling Championship Semi Finals
Limerick v Waterford in Páirc na nGael at 7pm Tipperary v Cork in Semple Stadium, Thurles at 7.30pm.
Thursday 28th April
Munster Minor Football Championship, Round 3, Waterford v Limerick in Longbrien at 7pm, Clare v Tipperary in Wolfe Tones GAA Grounds, Shannon at 7pm.
Friday 29th April
West Senior Hurling League/Championship, Round 3, Newcastlewest v Granagh/Ballingarry in Newcastlewest at 7.15pm.
Saturday 30th April
Munster Senior Football Championship Quarter Final: Limerick v Clare in Cusack Park, Ennis at 6pm, Tipperary v Waterford in Fraher Field, Dungarvan at 7pm.
Sunday 1st May
Munster Senior Hurling Championship, Round 3, Cork v Clare in Semple Stadium, Thurles at 2pm.
Tuesday 3rd May
Munster Minor Hurling Championship Semi Finals: Clare or Kerry v Tipperary in Semple Stadium, Thurles at 7.30. Limerick or Waterford v Cork in Páirc Uí Rinn at 7.30opm.
Wednesday 4th May
Munster U20 Hurling Championship Final; Limerick v Tipperary at 7.30pm venue TUS Gaelic Grounds
Thursday 5th May
Munster Minor Football Championship Phase 1 Final: Tipperary v Limerick at 7.30pm, venue to confirmed.