GRANAGH/BALLINGARRY G.A.A. CLUB NOTES
119 PLAYERS PRESENT AT BORD NA nOG PRESENTATION NIGHT
119 players were presented at a most enjoyable Granagh/Ballingarry Bord na nOg presentation night last Sunday in Granagh Community Centre. Guest of honour on the night was Limerick County Board Chairman John Cregan of Dromcollogher/Broadford.
A presentation of club socks were made to all panels of players from under 7 upwards. The U-16s received their 2020 County 13-a-side hurling and football championship medals and the Under 14s their 2020 County 13-a-side hurling championship medals. Zip club tops were presented to Jack Lynch, Padraig McKenna, Tom O’Sullivan, Paudie Murphy, Mark O’Shea, Brian Sheehy, Eoin Lynch, T.J. Tierney and Cian McGoey, all of whom are leaving Bord na nOg for their dedication to Granagh/Ballingarry GAA Club. Service awards were presented to Jimmy Chawke, Granagh and Conor Snow, Ballingarry and former Bord na nOg club secretary and mentor Graham Russell. Donal O’Grady received a presentation in recognition for having been a member of Limerick back to back All Ireland hurling champions management team and Bord na nOg coach. Our Bord na nOg committee especially chairman Stephen Stapleton and secretary Seamus Twomey deserve great credit for the way the function was organised. Thank you to Jimmy Chawke who did an excellent job as MC, John Carroll for his help with the purchase of club gear, Marian Sheehy for taking photos, invited guests John Cregan for making all the presentations and Joe Power, chairman and all in the Granagh community centre committee for the use of the community centre and everyone who helped in any way to make the night so enjoyable.
Granagh/Ballingarry GAA Club training tops, hoodies, tracksuits, jackets, shorts and socks can now be order online at http://www.laochrasport.ie/…/granagh-ballingary-club/
Code of Behaviour (Underage)
Croke Park are currently in the process of revising the current code of behaviour for underage following a process of consultation with the association. The code is a vital reference and policy document that is enshrined in the rules. It acts as a daily guidance to clubs and county committees in our work with children and it also directs us in fulfilling our legal safeguarding responsibilities. Unlike previous codes the revised and updated version will be available online only and shall be available to download by GAA clubs and members from gaa.ie A feature of the new code is that each section has been designed to download as standalone leaflet. This means that it will not be necessary for you or others to download the entire code, you can simply access a particular section or even a subsection thus saving you time and the bother of printing multiple pages that may not be required at the time. The most sought after section of the code of behaviour has always been section 3 titled maintaining good practice and behaviour. This revised section outlines the minimum levels of behaviour we expect and accept from young players from our coaches, the parents, our clubs, referees and supporters. The link to the section can be found at www.gaa.ie/…/image/upload/iffeoynpytq94ysfbq5v.pdf
Limerick GAA Referee Recruitment
Are you interested in becoming a referee? Think you can do better? Then put your whistle where your mouth is to become a GAA referee? Why become a GAA referee? Stay involved in the game as an alternative to playing. It is a great way to stay fit. Could you referee a county or All Ireland final? Learn more about the game, give something back off players at the end of their playing day the opportunity to continue in the sport. It helps to develop personal skills that are of value in all walks of life. What qualities are required to become a GAA referee? Good knowledge of the playing rules, be physically and mentally fit, have the moral courage to take decisions which are correct. If interested please forward your details to Patsy Coffey, Cappamore 087-9160344 or Mike Sexton Bruree 087-9188375 asap.
Sean O’Connor Win Ryan Cup Medal
Senior Hurling Higher Education (Ryan Cup) Final
MTU Kerry Campus…..1-20
Hearty congratulations to our own Sean O’Connor and MTU Kerry Campus on capturing the Higher Education Senior Hurling Ryan Cup Championship on Sunday in IT Carlow defeating gallant Ulster University by four points 1-20 to 2-13. Well done to Sean who gave a brilliant display for skillful hurling on the day to receive the man of the match award which is a great honour for Sean, his family and his club Granagh/Ballingarry.
€17,200 jackpot on Saturday
There was no winner of the €17,100 jackpot in the Granagh/Ballingarry GAA club lottery on Saturday 19th February in Condron’s Bar, Ballingarry. The numbers drawn were 2, 7, 25 and 31. The lucky dips of €20 each went to Tess O’Brien, promoter online, Tricia and Sarah Hayes, promoter O’Grady’s Spar Shop, Ballingarry, Bobby Houlihan, promoter Mossie and Pat Betty Cagney, promoter Pat Cagney. The next draw for a jackpot of €17,200 will be held in the Rock Bar, Granagh on Saturday 26th February. Tickets are €2 or three for 5 and are on sale in local shops, bars and from promoters. Note you can now play the weekly draw online and the link is available on the club Facebook or Twitter which finishes at 6p.m. every Saturday. Thank you for your continued support.
Club Limerick Draw 2022
Granagh/Ballingarry GAA Club are once more promoting the Limerick County Club draw for 2022. There will be monthly draws from March to December 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 star prize, 6th to 9th €500, 10th to 13th €250, 14th to 30th €100. There will again be exclusive month prizes to be won. Entry to the draw is just €10 per month or €100 for the ten draws with the option to join our own ten monthly draws and County club draw for €150. If you would like to renew your membership for 2022 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.
Granagh/Ballingarry GAA Club membership fees for 2022 are now due and are €40 for adult players (€120 with club draw), €20 for students and non players €15 for Bord na nOg (€120 per family). Non players who pay their €100 club draw fee in full will automatically become members for 2022. Fees should be paid on or before 31st March to Club Registrar John Carroll or any club official. To train or play for the club you have to be insured. If you were not yet registered we ask you to do so. It is generally felt by club officers that any members or player should feel obliged to get their membership paid as soon as possible and we must reiterate that people who have not paid will not be covered by insurance or entitled to any privileges what so ever from our club.
County Scor na nOg Finals
The Limerick County Scor na nOg finals takes place on Saturday 12th March in the Millennium Theatre, TUS, commencing with question time at 12 noon and all other competitions at 2p.m. Anybody interested in taking part and representing Granagh/Ballingarry club please contact club secretary John Lynch on 087-2912356 on or before Tuesday 1st March. There are eight events/disciplines in Scor na nOg that cover all aspects of Irish culture. Scorn a nOg is for members U-17 years: 1. Trath na gCeist (Question time), 2. Ring Foirne Ceili (Figure Dancing), 3. Amhranaiocht Aonall (Figure Dancing) 4. Aithriseoireacht/Scealaiocht (Recitation/storytelling) 5. Ceol Uirlise (Instrumental Music) 6. Leiriu (Drama) 7. Bailead Ghrupa (Ballad Group) 8. Rince Seit (Set Dancing).
Con and Annie Memorial Stake
The annual Con and Annie Memorial Stake, sponsored by JP and Noreen McManus, will be hosted at the Limerick Greyhound Stadium from Saturday 26th March to Friday 22nd April. Your support would be greatly appreciated.
Munster Club Junior B Football Championship
Due to the inclement weather, the Munster Club Junior B Football Championship semi final, Moyvane (Kerry) v Randal Og (Cork) fixed for Knockaderry on Sunday was postponed and refixed for Sunday 6th March in Knockaderry at 2pm. The final Granagh/Ballingarry (Limerick) v Moyvane (Kerry) or Randal Og (Cork, due to be played on Sunday 27th February, will now be played on Sunday 13th March in Knockaderry at 2pm.
First Win for Louth
National Football League Div 3 Round 3
Louth recorded their first win in Division 3 of the National Football League with a hard fought two point 1-14 to 1-12 victory to deny unlucky Limerick a hat trick of wins. We wish the boys in green and white the best of luck in their bid to get their league campaign back on track when they play Wicklow in Round 4 on this Saturday 26th February in Aughrim at 2.30pm. Please support.
National Hurling League Div 1, Group 1, Round 3
The best of luck to back to back All Ireland hurling champions Limerick in their bid for a first win in Division 1 of Group A in the National Hurling League when they clash with table topper neighbours Cork in Páirc nan Gael this Sunday 27th February at 3.45pm.
National Football League Div 2 Round 3: Derry 1-13, Cork 0-7; Roscommon 0-9, Clare 0-9; Meath 2-6, Doon 2-6.
National Football League Div 3 Round : Louth 1-14, Limerick 1-12; Antrim 2-10, Wicklow 1-7.
Munster Club Junior B Hurling Championship Quarter Final: Blackrock (Limerick) 5-11, Fourmilewater (Waterford) 2-5.
National Liam O’Connor U21 Football Development League: Clare 3-9, Limerick 4-3.
Fitzgibbon Cup Hurling Final: UL 1-21, NUIG 2-15.
Club Website Check out our club website at www.granaghballingarrygaa.ie for all the latest club news. Our club website is update regularly and is well worth a visit. You can also follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/granaghballingarrrygaa and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/granaghballingarrygaa
Saturday 26th February
National Football League Div 2 Round 4: Offaly v Meath in O’Connor Park, Tullamore at 2.30pm; Down v Roscommon in Newry at 5pm; Cork v Galway in Páirc Uí Chaoimh at 5pm.
National Football League Div 3 Round 4: Wicklow v Limerick in Aughrim at 2.30pm, Laois v Antrim in O’Moore Park, Portlaoise at 6pm.
Sunday 27th February
National Football League Div 3 Round 4: Longford v Fermanagh in Pearse Park at 2pm; Lough v Westmeath in Páirc Mhuire, Ardee at 2pm.
National Hurling League Div 1 Group 1 Round 3: Galway v Wexford in Pearse Stadium at 2pm; Offaly v Clare in O’Connor Park, Tullamore at 2pm; Limerick v Cork in Páirc na nGael at 3.45pm.
Wednesday 23rd February
Werst Limerick GAA Board meeting in Devon Inn Hotel, Templeglantine at 7.30pm.