Impressive First League Win For Newcastle West
West Senior Hurling League/Championship Round 3
2021 County Intermediate Hurling Championship defeated finalists Newcastle West recorded their first win in this season’s West Senior Hurling League/Championship with an impressive 13 point, 1-22 to 0-13 win over gallant Granagh/Ballingarry in ideal conditions at Newcastle West on Friday evening.
A good crowd turned out to watch this round 3 hurling league tie played on an excellent pitch with Donnacha O’Callaghan of Feohanagh/Castlemahon in charge. The opening 15 minutes were evenly contested with white flags traded by Evan McMahon on 1 minute and Paudie Murphy on 2 minutes, Eoin Hurley on 3 minutes and Cathal O’Keeffe (free) on 4 minutes, Cathal O’Keeffe (free) on 5 minutes and Eoin Hurley on 6 minutes, Cathal O’Keeffe (free) on 9 minutes and Eoin Hurley (free) on 12 minutes, Conor Hayes on 14 minutes and Jack Cagney on 15 minutes for 0-5 each at the end of the first quarter. The Newcastle West boys now began to up their game and dominated for the next 12 minutes with white flags courtesy of Conor Hayes (free) on 16 minutes, Leon Barry (play) on 25 and 27 minutes to leave it 0-11 to 0-5 in favour of Newcastle West. Three minutes from the short whistle Granagh/Ballingarry far from being overawed had a trio of white flags through Cathal O’Keeffe (free) on 28 minutes, Luke Flynn (play) on 29 minutes and Cathal O’Keeffe (free) on 30 minutes to reduce the deficit to three, Newcastle West 0-11, Granagh/Ballingarry 0-8 at the interval. Ruadhan O’Connor and Eoin Hurley had white flags from open play for the home side in the opening three minutes after the interval before white flags were traded from open play by Pat Carroll on 34 minutes and Michael Cremin a minute later to extend the Newcastle West boys’ advantage to five 0-14 to 0-9 on 35 minutes. The next six minutes belonged to Con Hayes of Newcastle West with a trio of white flags (1 free, 2 play) before points were traded from open play by Cathal O’Keeffe on 43 minutes and Con Hayes two minutes later to leave the home side eight ahead, 0-18 to 0-10 at the end of the first quarter. Then white flags were traded from placed balls by Cathal O’Keeffe on 46 minutes and Eoin Hurley on 48 minutes before another white flag from a placed ball by Hurley on 49 minutes followed up by a cracking Leon Barry green flag on 50 minutes and a pointed free by Con Hayes three minutes later to extend the Newcastle West boys’ advantage to 13, 1-12 to 0-11 on 53 minutes. Then Jack Cagney finally ended nine minutes with a Granagh/Ballingarry score when he split the uprights following a good solo run on 56 minutes before white flags were traded from open play. Eoin Hurley on 58 minutes and Luke Flynn on 60 minutes. At the final whistle Newcastle West were worthy 13 point, 1-22 to 0-13 winners of their first brace of points in the West Limerick Senior Hurling League/Championship table to go joint third on the table with Adare on 2 points, while Granagh/Ballingarry and Feohanagh/Castlemahon are joint bottom on 1 point. Newcastle West scored 1-13 from play and 0-9 from frees, Granagh/Ballingarry scored 0-8 from play and 0-6 from frees.
Newcastle West: Michael Quilligan, Séan Browne, Maurice Murphy, Aaron Neville, William Hurley, Michael Cremin 0-1, John Whelan, Ruadhan O’Connor 0-1, Michael Blaskiv, Evan McMahon 0-1, Eoin Hurley 0-8 (4 frees), Jack O’Connor, Con Hayes 0-10 (5 frees), Leon Barry 1-1, Brian Foley. Subs used Mark Kelly, James Kelly, Steven Brosnan, Leon Woulfe, Michael Carroll.
Granagh/Ballingarry: John O’Grady, Edward Sheehy, John Kealy, Eoin Herlihy, Eoin Casey, David Condron, Niall Cahill, Brian Sheehy, Séan Murphy, Michael Russell, Cathal O’Keeffe 0-7(6 frees), Jack Cagney 0-2, Pat Carroll 0-1, Luke Flynn 0-2, Paudie Murphy 0-1. Subs used Owen Lynch, Ronan Mullane, Brendan Lynch.
Referee: Donncha O’Callaghan, Feohanagh/Castlemahon.
Munster Club Junior B Football Championship Final Replay
Five times Limerick County Junior B Football champions Granagh/Ballingarry will renew rivalry with Cork kingpins Randal Og in their eagerly awaited and much delayed Munster Club Junior B Football Championship Final replay on Saturday 14th May in Knockaderry at 2.30p.m.
Note: Entrance fee for supporters for Saturday 14th play Munster Club Junior B Football Championship final replay Granagh/Ballingarry (Limerick) v Randal Og (Cork) in Knockaderry at 2.30p.m. is €10 which includes a match programme and tea-light refreshments in the local hall post match where the man of the match award sponsored by Knockaderry/Clouncagh Community Council will be presented.
April Club Draw Winners
The following were winners in the second Limerick County GAA Club draw of 2022 held on Saturday 30th March: 1st prize €10,000 Rose Cournane, St. Patrick’s. 2nd €3,000 Doney Lyons, Glin. 3rd €2,000 Paul Plummer Club Limerick. 4th €1,000 Paraic Meaney, South Liberties. 5th exclusive star prizes of a team of four in the Club Limerick event and €500 to spend at McGuirk’s Golf – Séan O’Donovan, Crecora. 6th to 9th €500 Fr. Michael Cussen, Patrickswell, Clive Adams, Ballybrown, Billy Hickey, Hospital/Herbertstown, Patrick Ryan, Old Christians. 10th to 13th 250 Barry Whelan, Doobn, Siobhan and Liam O’Gorman, St. Kieran’s, Mike McElligott, Ballybrown, Martin and Germaine Casey, Killeedy. 14th to 30th €100 Pat Hartney, St. Senan’s, Kieran Dillane, Knockaderry, Nora Irwin, Feenagh/Kilmeedy, Niamh Teehan, South Liberties, Mike Casey, Galbally, Oliver Hanley, Cappagh Handball Club, Eoin English, Kilteely-Dromkeen, Denis Broderick, Ballinacurra Gaels, Mrs Lucy Geoghegan, Templeglantine, Tommy Childs, Galtee Gaels, Joe Mullins, Galtee Gaels, Rodger Fahey, Oola, Eamon Gleeson, Pallasgreen, Maurice Gleeson, Pallasgreen, Gearóid Madden, Caherline, Liam Mullane, Knockaderry, Neil Ryan, Knockaderry. €1,000 bonus club daw – Croagh/Kilfinny. The next draw is on Saturday 28th May with an exclusive
star prize of a Capri 4 seater round rattan garden furniture set for your garden. Thank you to all the 117 members who he joined the Limerick County GAA Club Draw through Granagh/Ballingarry and our own draw co-ordinator Stephen Stapleton.
March Club Draw Winners
The following were winners in the March Granagh/Ballingarry GAA Club draw: €400 John Keating, promoter Dinny A. €100 each to Mary Brown, promoter Pat Cagney, Shane O’Grady, promoter Pat and Mossie, Alan Chawke, promoter Jimmy Chawke. We thank all our punters for their continued 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 please click on registerofpledges.redcross.ie
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.
Limerick Bow Out
Munster Minor Hurling Championship Quarter-final
Limerick made their exit from the 2022 Munster Minor Hurling Championship at the quarter-final stage when going under to Waterford by 8 points at Fitzgerald Park, Kilmallock on Tuesday 26th April to advance to a semi-final meeting with Tipperary.
Limerick Book Final Spot
Munster U20 Hurling Championship Semi-final
Limerick made it through to their first U20 Munster Hurling Championship Final with a thrilling three point 0-27 to 3-15 victory over gallant Waterford at Pairc na nGael on Wednesday 27th April. The best of luck to the boys in green and white today Wednesday 4th May in the final against Tipperary in Pairc na nGael at 7.30pm. Please support.
Limerick into Phase One Final
Limerick made it to the Munster Minor Football Championship Phase 1 final with an impressive ten point victory over gallant Waterford Lemybrien, Co. Waterford on Thursday 28th April. In the Phase One Final Limerick play Tipperary tomorrow Thursday 5th May at 7p.m. in Mallow. Please support.
Limerick Book Semi-final spot in penalty shoot out
Munster Senior Football Championship semi-final
Limerick won 4-1 after a penalty shoot out.
Hearty congratulations to manager Billy Lee and all involved with the Limerick senior footballers on their dramatic 4-1 victory over Clare after a ten penalty shoot out at Cusack Park, Ennis on Saturday evening to advance to a Munster Senior Football Championship semi-final meeting with Tipperary in Semple Stadium, Thurles on Sunday 14th May at 7p.m.
Munster Senior Hurling Championship Round 3
The best of luck to manager John Kiely, captain Declan Hannon, our own Donal O’Grady, coach/selector and all involved with back to back All Ireland hurling champions Limerick who play Tipperary in round 3 of the Munster Senior Hurling Championship on Sunday 15th May in Pairc na nGael at 2p.m. for a place in the final for the fourth year in a row. Please support.
West Junior A Football League/Championship Round 5
Ballysteen travel to Ballingarry this Saturday 7th May to play 2021 West and County Junior B Football champions (and Munster replay finalists v Randal Og Cork on Sunday 15th May in Knockaderry at 2.30p.m.) Granagh/Ballingarry at 6p.m. Granagh/Ballingarry are joint top of league championship table with St. Kieran’s on 8 points with four straight wins over Mountcollins, St. Senan’s, Glin and Athea, while their opponents Ballysteen are third on six points. An exciting game is 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 this Saturday evening in Ballingarry at 6p.m. in their bid to make it five straight wins in the West Junior A Football League/Championship and extend their unbeaten run of games to 13 since defeating Knockaderry 1-12 to 1-11 in the opening round of the 2021 West Limerick Junior B Football Championship at Newcastle West on Wednesday 18th May.
West Junior B Hurling Championship 2022 League System
Group 1 Round 1: Adare v St. Kieran’s, Granagh/Ballingarry v Killeedy, Newcastle West bye.
Group 2 Round 1: Feohanagh/Castlemahon v Croagh/Kilfinny, Monagea v Templeglantine, Knockaderry bye.
Group 3: Tournafulla v Askeaton, Dromcollogher/Broadford v Feenagh/Kilmeedy.
Semi-finals: top team in Group 1 and 2 qualify.
Quarter-finals: 2nd team in Group 1 and 2 plus top 2 teams in Group 3 qualify.
Name: Danny O’Grady.
School: Ballingarry NS.
Favourite Position: Midfield.
Favourite Club Player: Denis (Deno) O’Connor.
Favourite County Player: William O’Donoghue, Na Piarsaigh, Limerick.
Biggest Influence on my career: My dad Donal.
What age did you start hurling: 3 years old.
Toughest player to mark in training: Charlie Hanley.
What would you do if you won the lottery: Go on a holiday.
Where do you see yourself in ten years time: Hopefully playing hurling for Limerick.
Favourite other sport: Golf.
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April Club Draw Winners
The following were winners in the April Granagh/Ballingarry GAA Club Draw; 400 Julie O’Donoghue, promoter Adrian Farragher. €100 each to Mikeen Roche, promoter Donal Mulcahy, Emma O’Grady, promoter Darragh O’Grady, Tom Burke, promoter Mossie and Pat. We thank all our punters for their continued support.
West Junior A Hurling League/Championship Round 2 and 3
The meeting of Granagh/Ballingarry and Pallaskenry in round 2 of the Wet Junior A Hurling League/Championship due to be played in Pallaskenry today Wednesday 4th May at 7.30p.m. at 7.30pm. is postponed due to a clash with the Munster U20 Hurling Championship Final Limerick v Tipperary in Pairc na nGael at 7p.m Granagh/Ballingarry play Askeaton in round 3 on Thursday 19th May in Ballingarry at 7.30p.m.
Wednesday 4th May
Munster U20 Hurling Championship Final
Limerick v Tipperary in Pairc nan Gael at 7.30pm.
Thursday 5th May
Munster Minor Football Championship Phase 1 Final
Tipperary v Limerick in Mallow at 7pm
Saturday 7th May
West Junior A Football Championship League Round 5
Granagh/Ballingarry v Ballysteen in Ballingarry at 6pm.
Munster Senior Football Championship Semi Final
Kerry v Cork in Páirc Uí Rinn at 6pm.
Sunday 8th May
Munster Senior Hurling Championship Round 3
Limerick v Tipperary in Páirc na nGael at 2pm.
Friday 13th May
County U19B Hurling Championship Round 1
Granagh/Ballingarry v Dromin/Athlacca in Ballingarry at 7.30pm.
Saturday 14th May
2021 Munster Club Junior B Football Championship Final Replay
Granagh/Ballingarry (Limerick) v Randal Óg (Cork) in Knockaderry at 2.30pm.
Munster Senior Football Championship Semi Final
Limerick v Tipperary in Semple Stadium Thurles at 7pm.
Sunday 15th May
Munster Senior Hurling Championship Round 3
Waterford v Cork in Walsh Park, Waterford at 2pm; Limerick v Clare in Cusack Park, Ennis at 4pm.
Tuesday 17th May
West Senior Hurling Championship Round 5
Granagh/Ballingarry v Adare in Adare at 7.30pm.
Thursday 19th May
West Junior A Hurling League Round 5
Granagh/Ballingarry v Askeaton in Ballingarry at 7.30pm.
Sunday 22nd May
West Junior A Football League/Championship Round 6
Granagh/Ballingarry v Dromcollogher/Broadford in Dromcollogher. Time to be confirmed.
€18,200 Jackpot on Saturday
There was no winner of the €18,100 jackpot in the Granagh/Ballingarry GAA Club lottery draw held on Saturday 30th April in the Rock Bar, Granagh. The numbers drawn were 3, 21, 23 and 26. The lucky dips of 20 each went to Martin Fogarty promoter onlilne, Phil Mulqueen promoter O’Grady, Spar Shop Ballingarry; Eamonn Byrnes promoter Eoin Kennedy, Val Small promoter Donal Mulcahy. The next draw for a jackpot of €18,200 will be held on Saturday 7th May in Denny’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 Twitter which finishes at 6pm on Saturday.
Thank you for your continued support.
Granagh/Ballingarry GAA Club official players and members extend their sympathy to the O’Brien family, Woodcook, Granagh on the death of John O’Brien. The late John had a great love for Gaelic Games.
Ar dheis lamh Dé to raibh a anam dilís.