Newcastle West Book Semi Final Spot With Third Win
West Junior A Hurling League Championship Round 4
Newcastle West recorded their third win in the West Junior A Hurling League Championship with an impressive nine point 1-16 to 0-10 victory over a gallant Granagh-Ballingarry at Newcastle West on Wednesday evening to go second on the table on six points on behind Askeaton to qualify for a semi-final meeting with Rathkeale. Granagh-Ballingarry, pointless at the bottom, play Kildimo-Pallaskenry in the bottom of the table clash today, Wednesday 1st June in Kildimo at 7.30pm, with the winner to play table toppers Askeaton in the second semi-final.
A small crowd turned out to watch this fourth round league tie played in ideal conditions on a top class pitch with Michael Browne of Dromcollogher-Broadford in charge. Con Hayes and Evan McMahon raised white flags for the home side in the opening two minutes before points were traded by Richie O’Keeffe from a lineball on three minutes and Leon Barry from open play a minute later to leave it 0-3 to 0-1 in favour of Newcastle West on four minutes. A couple of wides were exchanged before a pair of white flags for the Newcastle West boys through James Lyons from open play on 8 minutes, con Hayes from a placed ball on 11 minutes followed up four minutes later by a cracking Evan McMahon green flag to leave the home side seven ahead 1-5 to 0-1 at the end of the first quarter. Granagh-Ballingarry far from being overawed had a trio of white flags in as many minute Colm Noonan (free), Sean Murphy (play) and John O’Grady (free) before white flags were traded by Mikey Carroll from a placed ball on 19 minutes and Richie O’Keeffe from a lineball on a mere minute later to leave four between the sides, Newcastle West 1-6, Granagh-Ballingarry 0-5 on 20 minutes. The home side dominated for the remaining ten minutes of the open half with white flags through Mikey Carroll from a placed and John Whelan, Darragh McMahon and Conor Walker from open play to send the Magpies in at the interval leading by eight, 1-10 to 0-5.
The magpies again dominated the open fifteen minutes after the interval with four unanswered white flags through Evan McMahon (play), Mikey Carroll (2 frees) and Leon Barry (play) to leave the home side twelve ahead 1-14 to 0-5 at the end of the third quarter. Then John O’Grady on 48 minutes and Colm Noonan on 50 minutes won points back from placed balls for Granagh-Ballingarry before white flags were traded by Con Hayes from open play on 52 minutes and John O’Grady from a placed ball on 55 minutes. Darragh McMahon on 57 minutes and Colm Noonan on 59 minutes from placed balls. At the final whistle Newcastle West were comfortable nine points ahead 1-16 to 1-10, winners of the third brace of points in the West Junior A Hurling League Championship to go second on the table on six points, one behind Askeaton to qualify for a semi-final meeting with holders Rathkeale while Granagh-Ballingarry play Kildimo-Pallaskenry in the bottom of the table clash on today, Wednesday 1st June in Kildimo at 7.30pm, with the winner to play table toppers Askeaton in the second semi. Newcastle West scored 1-10 from play and 0-6 from frees; Granagh-Ballingarry scored 0-1 from play 0-7 from frees and 0-2 from lineballs.
Newcastle West: Leigh Fitzgerald, Jody Woulfe, Andrew Mortell, Oisin Brennan, John Whelan 0-1, Stephen Nix, Darragh McMahon 0-2 (1f), Conor Walker 0-1, Leon Barry 0-2, Jack Duggan, Mikey Carroll 0-4 frees, Evan McMahon 1-2, Con Hayes 0-3 (1 free), James Lyons 0-1, Ciaran Al Quaid. Subs used Declan O’Connor.
Granagh-Ballingarry: Keith O’Kelly, Mikey O’Keeffe, Eoin Enright, Patrick Shelton, Jack O’Donoghue, Colm Noonan 0-2 (frees), Sean Murphy 0-1, Kieran O’Donovan, Brendan Lynch, John O’Grady 0-3 (frees), Brian Noonan, Richie O’Keeffe 0-3 (1 free, 2 lineballs), Jim O’Keeffe, Brian Mulqueen.
Referee: Mikey Browne, Dromcollogher-Broadford.
Jim Twin Lynch Memorial Cup in aid of Red Cross
Three team Feohanagh-Castlemahon, Granagh-Ballingarry (holders) and Feenagh-Kilmeedy are entered in the third annual Jim (Twin) Lynch Memorial Cup 2022 with all the proceeds at both the semi finals and final going to the Irish Red Cross Ukrainian Appeal. Granagh-Ballingarry v Feohanagh-Castlemahon I provisionally fixed for Friday 10th, Saturday 11th or Sunday 12th June in Ballingarry at 7.30pm and the final Feenagh-Kilmeedy v Granagh-Ballingarry or Feohanagh-Castlemahon (tbc).
2021 Medal Presentation
All road lead to the Woodlands House Hotel, Adare on Friday 17th June in the Ryan Suite at 9pm for a night of nostalgia and celebration at the Granagh-Ballingarry GAA club 2021 medal presentation function. Players and supporters will be celebrating the achievements of 2021 as well as looking forward to the club hurling and football championship due to commence in early July. We will honour the many acclaimed and outstanding successes of the Junior B footballers, achieving a West and County championship double, reaching the Munster championship final where they were most unlucky to go under to Randel Óg, Cork after a replay and their counterparts in hurling winning the delayed 2020 West Championship title. The fine displays give by the Intermediate hurlers reaching the County championship semi final for the first time since 2018 where they went under to eventual winners Effin by two points, reaching the West Senior Hurling league championship final where they went under to Adare by four points, winning the Jim (Twin) Lynch Memorial and Hennessy Cup. Our under 21 hurlers with only a panel of 17 players fought a great campaign to reach the County B final, where they defeated neighbours Dromin-Athlacca 0-18 to 0-7 to capture the clubs first county 15-a-side under 21 hurling
championship title. The following 58 players will be part of the medal presentations which will be made by the guest of honour: Niall Cahill (Junior B Football captain); Sean O’Connor (Under 21 B Hurling captain), Jim O’Keeffe (junior B Hurling captain), David Clancy, Kieran Condron, Brendan Lynch, Ben Herlihy, Darragh Casey, Eoin Lynch, David Condron, Edward Sheehy, Jack Cagney, Aaron Smith, Denis O’Connor, Gearoid Lynch, Jack O’Dongohue, Luke Flynn, Damien O’Donovan, Thomas O’Donovan, Michael Russell, Niall Fitzgerald, Cathal O’Keeffe, Denis Sheehy, Gearoid O’Leary, Keith O’Kelly, Sean Murphy, Brian Mulqueen, William O’Regan, Kevin Forde, MJ Purtill, Josh Quill Mulcaire, Eoin Enright, Mark O’Shea, Eoin Lynch, Darragh Casey, Eoin Casey, Brian Sheehy, Paudie Murphy, Eoin Lynch, Cian McGoey, Brian Mulqueen, Padraig McKenna, Jack Lynch, Jimmy Shiels, Mikey O’Keeffe, Donagh McCarthy, Mike Carroll, John O’Grady, Mark Tierney, Mike O’Rourke, Brian Noonan, Marcus Moore, Nick Carroll, Conor Mulqueen, Richie O’Keeffe, Robert Noonan, Kevin Mulcahy. Special presentations will also be made to the successful team managers Shane O’Grady, Graham Russell, Conor Snow, Eoin Kennedy, Pat O’Connor (hurling coach), Mark O’Sullivan (football coach), selectors: Andrew Holmes, Mike Chawke, Thomas O’Donovan, Denis Noonan, Stephen Stapleton, Niall McCarthy, Niall Carroll, Micheál Clancy, Bobby Houlihan, Teresa Noonan, Louis Enright, Anne Marie O’Keeffe for their work as first aiders. Jimmy Chawke in recognition of his dedicated service as club children’s officer 2010 to 2021, Donagh McCarthy as coaching officer 2012 to 2020, Niall McCarthy as coaching officer 2021. Neill Dunworth and Niall Carroll for their dedicated service streaming games live 2020/2021 and James Flynn stats, MC will be Jimmy Chawke and there should be a good attendance from the parish for this night of celebration. A variety of finger food will be served on the night at 9pm and music will be provided. Note admission at the door is only €10 and all are welcome.
John and John O’Grady Win €100
Congratulations to John and Joan O’Grady c/o Granagh/Ballingarry GAA Club on winning €100 in the third Limerick County GAA Club Draw of 2022 on Saturday 28th May. The other winners were as follows:
1st Prize €10,000, Holly Sheehy, Cappamore, 2nd €3,000 Declan Hyde, St. Patrick’s, 3rd €23,000, Thomas and Cathleen Ryan, Galbally, 4th €1,000 Sean Ryan Camogue Rovers, 5th exclusive prize of Capri 4-seater round rattan garden furniture set, Alan Young, Cappagh, 10th to 13th €500, Kieran O’Connor, Dromcollogher/Broadford, Joe O’Grady, Oola, Alma Fitzsimmons, Askeaton/Ballysteen Bord na nÓg, 10th to 13thth???250 Moss Hartnett, Feenagh/Kilmeedy, Alan O’Brien, Crecora, Mary and Buddy Dunne, Hospital/Herbertstown, 14th to 30th, Lauren Sexton, Bruree, J.D. Foley Fr. Caseys, Francis Linnane, Club Limerick New York, John and Joan O’Grady, Granagh/Ballingarry, Billy Power, Garryspillane, Ned Moloney, Crecora, Tadgh Hayes, Doon, Seamus Fitzgerald, Hospital/Herbertstown, John Walsh, Kilmallock, Mike Deady, Kilmallock, Paddy Kelly, Dromcollogher/Broadford, Breda Breen manager, Ciarán Cronin, Cappagh, Colum and J.J. Sweeney, Ballysteen, Pat Noonan, Gerald Griffins, Francis Nash, Fr. Casey’s and Joh Hanley, Bricken/Bohermore.
The next draw is on Saturday 25th June with an exclusive prize of an Outback Jupiter (red) 4-burner Hybrid BBQ chopping board including four stainless steel burners, charcoal basket, double skin hood and a porcelain coated cast iron interchangeable multi cook grill to hold optional pizza stone, wok or griddle cooking accessories.
Thanks to all the 117 members who have already joined the 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/Ballingarry Club draw co-ordinator Stephen ion 086 1960361.
Note: all new members for the next draw must be in by Wednesday 29th June at 12 noon.
Kerry East to 83rd Title
Munster Senior Football Championship Final
Limerick’s bid to win a first Munster Senior Football Championship title since 1896 failed went they were defeated by a strong Kerry side who captured their 83rd title in front of a crowd of 14,000 at sun-drenched Fitzgerald Park, Killarney on Saturday.
Limerick Bid for Fourth Munster title-in -a-row on Sunday
The best of luck to the Limerick senior hurlers, manager John Kiely, our own Donal O’Grady, coach/selectors and the rest of the management team who play neighbours Clare on this Sunday 5th July in Semple Stadium Thurles at 4pm for a fourth Munster Senior Hurling Championship title in-a-row last achieved by Limerick in 1933, 34, 35, 36 and became the first winners of the new Mick Mackey Cup.
Leinster Senior Football Championship Final
Dublin 5-17, Kildare 1-15.
Munster Senior Hurling Championship Final
Kerry 1-28, Limerick 0-8.
All Ireland Minor Hurling Championship Quarter Final Round 2
Galway 0-25, Clare 0-9.
All Ireland Minor Hurling Championship Quarter Final Round 2
Galway 0-23, Laois 2-14
Ulster Minor Football Championship Final
Tyrone 4-8, Derry 0-16
Ulster Senior Football Championship Final
Derry 1-16, Donegal 1-14.
Granagh Ballingarry 3
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West Intermediate Football Championship Final
Ballingarry is the venue this Friday 3rd June at 7pm for the meeting of 2021 West and County Junior A football champions Feenagh/Kilmeedy and Cappagh in the West Intermediate Football Championship Final.
Best of luck to all Granagh/Ballingarry students and students everywhere who are doing their Leaving and Junior Cert exams next week.
€18,600 Jackpot on Saturday
There was no winner of the €18,500 jackpot in the Granagh/Ballingarry GAA club lottery draw held on Saturday 28th May in the Rock Bar, Granagh. The numbers drawn were 16, 19, 20 and 21. The lucky dips of €20 each went to Pat Herlihy, promoter Buckleys bar, Ballingarry, Pat Noonan, promoter Donal Mulcahy, Gemma O’Donoghue, promoter online, Donagh McCarthy, promoter Donagh McCarthy. The next draw for a jackpot of €18,600 will be held on Sunday 4th June in Denny A’s Bar, Ballingarry. Tickets are €2 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 Saturday. Thank you for your continued support.
Wednesday 1st June:
West Junior A Hurling League/Championship Round 3: Granagh/Ballingarry v Kildimo/Pallaskenry in Kildimo at 7.30pm.
Munster Minor Football Championship Final: Kerry v Cork in Pairc Ui Rinn at 7.30pm.
Thursday 2nd June:
City Senior Hurling League/Championship semi-final: Na Piarsaigh v Patrickswell in Caherdavin at 7pm.
South Junior B Hurling League/Championship semi-final: Dromin/Athlacca v Castletown/Ballyagran in Pairc Caoimh Ui Luing, Feenagh at 7pm.
Friday 3rd June:
South Intermediate Football League/Championship Final: Croom v Hospital/Herbertstown in Bruff at 7pm.
West Intermediate Football League/Championship Final: Feenagh/Kilmeedy v Cappagh in Ballingarry at 7pm.
City Senior Football League/Championship Final: Claughaun v Monaleen in Rhebogue at 7pm.
West Senior Football League/Championship Final: St. Kieran’s v Newcastle West in Ballyhahill at 7pm.
West Intermediate Hurling League/Championship Final: Tournafulla v Dromcollogher in Raheenagh at 7pm.
City/East Junior A Hurling League/Championship Semi-finals: South Liberties v Monaleen in Caherrelly at 7pm. Cappamore v Ahane in Fedamore at 7pm.
West Junior A Hurling League/Championship semi-final: Askeaton v Granagh/Ballingarry or Kildimo/Pallakenry in Séan Finns Park, Rathkeale at 7pm.
Saturday 4th June:
West Junior B Hurling League/Championship semi-final: Croagh/Kilfinny v Feohanagh/Castlemahon in Séan Finns Park, Rathkeale at 7pm.
Senior Hurling (Joe McDonagh Cup) Final: Antrim v Kerry in Croke Park at 4.30pm.
Leinster Senior Hurling Championship Final: Kilkenny v Galway in Croke Park at 7pm.
All Ireland Minor Hurling Championship quarter-final round 3: Laois v Clare in Cusack Park, Ennis at 1pm.
Sunday 5th June:
All Ireland Senior Football Championship qualifier round 1: Armagh v Tyrone in Athletic Grounds at 1.30pm.
Munster Senior Hurling Championship Final: Limerick (holders) v Clare in Semple Stadium, Thurles at 4pm.
Tuesday 7th June:
West Junior A Hurling League/Championship Final: Rathkeale v Askeaton/Granagh-Ballingarry/Kildimo-Pallaskenry in Pairc Caoimh Ui Luing, Feenagh at 7pm.
City/East Intermediate Hurling Championship semi-final: Doon v Caherline in Cappamore at 7pm.
Claughaun v Ballybricken/Bohermore in Caherconlish at 7pm.
West Senior Hurling League/Championship semi-final: Croagh/Kilfinny v Feohanagh/Castlemahon or Newcastle West in Séan Finn Park, Rathkeale at 7pm