Peter Dunworth Hits The Jackpot
Hearty congratulations to former club player Peter Dunworth, Kilmihill, Ballingarry on winning the €18,600 jackpot in the Granagh/Ballingarry GAA Club lottery on Saturday 4th June in Denny A’s Bar, Ballingarry. The numbers drawn were 4, 11, 14 and 28. Peter is the first winner of the jackpot since his former teammate on the County Premier Minor hurling winning team, Conor Snow, Glenwilliam, Ballingarry won €20,000 on Saturday 6th July 2019 at Trainor’s Bar, Ballingarry. The lottery reverts to €5,000 on Saturday 11th June in McAuliffe’s Bar, Ballingarry. You can emulate Peter by renewing or joining the club draw in the next few weeks as our promoters hit the highways and byways of the parish. Lottery tickets are also available in local shops, bars and on line. Thank you for your continued support.
2021 Medal Presentation
All roads 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 Randal Og, Cork after a replay and their counterparts in hurling winning the delayed 2020 West Championship title. The fine displays given 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 Club’s first county 15-a-side under 21 hurling championship title. The following 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, Eoin Herlihy, Darragh Casey, Eoin Lynch, David Condron, Edward Sheehy, Jack Cagney, Aaron Smith, Denis O’Connor, Gearoid Lynch, Jack O’Donoghue, 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, Brian Sheehy, Paudie Murphy, Cian McGoey, Padraig McKenna, Jack Lynch, Jimmy Shiels, Mikey O’Keeffe, Donagh McCarthy, Mike Carroll, Jim O’Grady, Mark Tierney, Mike O’Rourke, Brian Noonan, Marcus Moore, Niall 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, Michael 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 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.
West Junior A Football League/Championship Semi Final
Sean Finn’s Park, Rathkeale is the venue tomorrow Thursday 9th June at 7pm for the meeting of 2021 West and County Junior B Football Championship and defeated Munster finalists joint table toppers on 13 points with St. Kieran’s Granagh/Ballingarry and fourth place on 7 points St. Senan’s in the semi final of the West Junior A Football League/Championship when the sides met in Round 2 on Tuesday 29th March in Ballingarry, the home side were comfortable 3-15 to 0-4 winners.
Granagh/Ballingarry team: David Clancy, Kieran Condron, Niall Cahill, Brian Sheehy, Brendan Lynch, Darragh Casey, Luke Flynn, David Condron 0-1, Edward Sheehy, Damien O’Donovan, Aaron Smith 0-7 (4 frees, 1 45), Eoin Herlihy, Paudie Murphy 0-2, Jack O’Donoghue 1-1, Keith O’Kelly 0-1. Subs used Kevin Forde 2-1, Jack Hartnett 0-1, Cian McGoey 0-1, Kieran O’Donovan.
St. Senan’s scorers: Michael Sillery 0-2, Kevin Doody 0-1, Francis Farrell 0-1.
Referee: John McGrath (Monagea).
Your support would be welcome for the boys in black and green and their management team of Shane O’Grady, Mark O’Sullivan and Andrew Holmes in Sean Finn’s Park, Rathkeale tomorrow Thursday 9th June at 7pm to cheer them on in their bid to reach their first West Junior A Football Championship final since defeating Feohanagh/Castlemahon by a point 2-8 to 1-10 in the 2006 decider on Sunday 17th September at Sean Finn’s Park, Rathkeale.
Jim (Twin) Lynch Memorial Cup in aid of Red Cross
Three teams, Feohanagh/Casstlemahon, 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 Corss Ukranian Appeal. The semi final Granagh/Ballingarry v Feohanagh/Castlemahon is fixed for Sunday 19th June in Ballingarry at 7pm and the final Feenagh/Kilmeedy v Granagh/Ballingarry or Feohanagh/Castlemahon (tbc).
June County Club Draw
The next Limerick County GAA Clubs Draw is on Saturday 25th June 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 Capri 4 seater round rattan garden furniture set, 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 at the end of June and County Club Draw for 150??? Granagh/Ballingarry had 117 members in the May draw with John and Joan O’Grady winning €100. If you would like to still renew your membership please follow the link 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 June draw must be in by Wednesday 22nd June at 12 noon.
Limerick Claim Fourth Straight Munster Title and Inaugural Mackey Cup
Munster Senior Hurling Championship Final
Hearty congratulations to the Limerick hurlers, manager John Kiely and our own Donal O’Grady and the rest of the management team on winning their 23rd Munster Senior Hurling Championship, a first four-in-a-row last achieved by Limerick in 1933, 1934, 1935 and 1936 and become the first winners of the new Mackey Cup with a thrilling three point 1-29 to 0-29 victory after extra time over gallant neighbours Clare in difficult conditions at Semple Stadium, Thurles on Saturday played in front of a crowd of 45,500. Limerick are now through to the All Ireland semi final to be played on Sunday 3rd July in Croke Park against Wexford, Cork or Galway, time to be confirmed.
Primary Game
Hearty congratulations to Danny O’Grady of Christ the Saviour National School, Ballingarry who played for the Limerick Primary Schools hurling team against Clare at half time at Sunday’s Munster Senior Hurling Championship Final in Semple Stadium, Thurles. This was a great honour for Danny, his family, school and his club Granagh/Ballingarry.
Munster Minor Football Championship Final: Cork 3-11, Kerry 0-9.
Munster Senior Hurling Championship Final: Limerick 1-29, Clare 0-29 (aet).
All Ireland Senior Football Qualifiers, Round 1: Cork 2-12, Louth 2-8.
South Intermediate Football Championship Final: Croom 3-15, Hospital/Herbertstown 2-7.
West Intermediate Football Championship Final: Cappagh 1-8, Feenagh/Kilmeedy 0-9.
West Intermediate Hurling Championship Final: Tournafulla 3-18, Dromcollogher/Broadford 0-24.
City Senior Football Championship Final: Monaleen 2-12, Claughaun 1-10.
All Ireland Senior Football Championship Qualifier, Round 2
The best of luck to manager Billy Lee, Newcastle West and all involved with the Limerick Senior Footballers who play neighbours Cork in the All Ireland Senior Football Championship qualifier, round 2 on this Sunday 12th June in Páirc Uí Chaoimh at 1.30pm for a place in the quarter finals. Please support.
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Best of luck to all Granagh/Ballingarry students and students everywhere who are starting their Leaving and Junior Cert exams this week.
Player Profile
Name: Darragh O’Donoghue.
Club: Granagh/Ballingarry.
School: Coláiste Chiaráin, Croom.
Favourite Position: Centre Forward.
Favourite Club Player: Donal O’Grady.
Favourite County Player: Cian Lynch.
Biggest Influence on Career: My family.
What Age Did You Start Hurling: 4 years old.
Toughest Player to Mark in Training: Tom Horgan.
What Would You Do If You Won the Lotto: Give up school.
Where Do You See Yourself in 10 Years Time: Playing for Limerick.
Favourite Other Sport: Soccer.
Biggest Achievement So Far: U14 Championship 2020.
Club Diary
Wednesday 8th June
West Junior A Football League/Championship Semi Final: St. Kierans v Ballysteen in Ballyhahill at 7pm.
East Senior Hurling League Championship Semi Final: Murroe/Boher v South Liberties in Cappamore at 7.30pm.
City/East Junior B Hurling League Championship Semi Final: Fedamore v Na Piarsaigh in Caherconlish at 7pm.
West Junior B Hurling League/Championship Semi Final: Croagh/Kilfinny v Feenagh/Kilmeedy in Mick Neville Park, Rathkeale at 7pm.
City/South Junior A Football League/Championship Semi Finals: Mungret v Galtee Gaels in Kilbreedy at 7pm; Camogie Rovers v Ballybrown in Crecora at 7pm.
Thursday 9th June
West Junior A Football League/Championship Semi Final: Granagh/Ballingarry v St. Senan’s in Sean Finn’s Park, Rathkeale at 7pm.
South Senior Hurling League/Championship Final: Bruff v Garryspillane in Fitzgerald Park, Kilmallock at 7pm.
West Senior Hurling League/Championship Final: Adare v Croagh/Kilfinny or Newcastle West in Mick Neville Park, Rathkeale at 7pm.
South Junior B Hurling League/Championship Semi Final: Glenroe v Castletown/Ballyagran in Fitzgerald Park, Kilmallock at 7pm.
Saturday 11th June
All Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Preliminary Quarter Finals: Antrim v Cork in Corrigan Park, Belfast at 2pm; Kerry v Wexford in Austin Stack Park, Tralee at 2pm.
Minor Football Championship Quarter Final: Cork v Derry in O’Moore Park, Portlaoise at 6pm.
Sunday 12th June
All Ireland Senior Football Championship Quialifier, Round 2: Cork v Limerick in Páirc Uí Chaoimh at 1.30pm.
East Senior Hurling League Championship Final: Cappamore v Murroe/Boher or South Liberties in Caherconlish at 7pm.
Monday 13th June
County Senior Football League Semi Finals: St. Kieran’s v Galbally in Fitzgerald Park, Kilmallock at 7pm; Newcastle West v Monaleen in Askeaton at 7pm.
County Intermediate Football League Semi Finals: Feenagh/Kilmeedy v Mungret/St. Paul’s in Croom at 7pm; Cappagh v Croom in Clarina at 7pm.
Friday 17th June
Granagh/Ballingarry GAA Club 2021 Medal Presentation function at Woodlands House Hotel, Adare in the Ryan Suite at 7pm.??? (7pm or 9pm????
Sunday 19th June
Jim (Twin) Lynch Memorial Cup Semi Final: Granagh/Ballingarry v Feohanagh/Castlemahon in Ballingarry at 7pm.