Newcastle West Finish Top with 7-point Win
Limerick County U21 A Hurling Championship Group 4 Round 3
Newcastle West 1-13 Granagh Ballingarry 0-9
In difficult wet conditions under lights at Mick Neville Park, Rathkeale on Friday night Newcastle West recorded a hard fought seven-point victory over gallant Granagh Ballingarry in the final game of group 4 in the Limerick County U21 A Hurling Championship to finish top of the group on three points to qualify for quarter-final meeting with group 3 second place team South Liberties/Crecora-Monister and Granagh Ballingarry second on one point play group 3 top place team Murroe-Boher.
A good crowd turned out to watch their final group 4 stage game despite the rain played on an excellent pitch with Joe Mulcahy of Killeedy in charge. The opening 15 minutes at Mick Neville Park were close and exciting with points traded by Ethan Hurley (play) and Michael Russell (free), Con Hayes (play) and Gerard Lynch (play), Luke Flynn (play) and John O’Grady (play) for 0-3 each. The first and only green flag of the game arrived through Newcastle West no.13 Con Hayes on 18 minutes before white flags were traded by Con Hayes (free) on 20 mins and Luke Flynn (free) three minutes later to leave the Newcastle West boys three ahead 1-4 to 0-4 on 23 minutes. Both sides were guilty of inaccuracy for seven minutes before Con Hayes of Newcastle West finally found the range when he split the uprights from a placed ball one minute into added time sending the magpies in at the interval leading by four 1-5 to 0-4. On the resumption of play a pair of white flags for the Newcastle West boys from open play through Ruadhon O’Connor on 31 minutes and John Whelan on 32 minutes were cancelled out by Michael Russell from a placed ball on 34 minutes and Luke Flynn from a 65 on 36 minutes before white flags were traded by Con Hayes (free) on 39 minutes and Luke Flynn (free) on 41 minutes, Luke Flynn (free) on 43 minutes and Brain Foley (play) two minutes later to leave the magpies still few ahead 1-9 to 0-8 at the end of the third quarter.
The Newcastle West boys now began to up their game with four unanswered white flags through Con Hayes (free) 48 minutes, Conor Walter (play) on 51 minutes and man of the match Con Hayes (play) on 54 and 57 minutes to bring his tally for the game to 1-7 (0-4 frees) before Luke Flynn split the uprights from a placed ball on 60 minutes which was too little too late for the Granagh Ballingarry boys and referee Joe Mulcahy sounded the final whistle shortly after to leave the Newcastle West boys seven point 1-13 to 0-9 winners to finish top of group 4 in the limerick County U21 A Hurling Championship on three points to qualify for a quarter final meeting with group 3 top team South Liberties/ Crecora-Manister and Granagh Ballingarry second on one point play group 3 top team Murroe-Boher. Newcastle West scored 1-9 from play and 0-4 from frees. Granagh Ballingarry scored 0-4 from play, 0-4 frees and 0-1 from a 65.
Newcastle West: James Lyons, Andrew Mortell, Jody Woulfe, Aaron Neville, John Whelan 0-1, Ethan Hurley 0-1, Todd Donovan, Michael Cremin, Rudhan O’Connor 0-1, John O’Grady, Brian Foley 0-1, Conor Walker 0-1, Con Hayes 1-7 (0-4 frees), Jack O’Connor, Bryan Nix.
Granagh Ballingarry: Keith O’Kelly, Eoin Herlihy, Eoin Enright, Mark O’Shea, Owen Lynch, Darragh Casey, Sean Murphy, Brian Sheehy, Josh Mulcare-Quelle, Cian McGoey, Michael Russell 0-2 (1 free), Luke Flynn 0-5 (3 frees 1 65), Gearoid Lynch 0-1, Paudie Murphy 0-1, Brian Mulqueen. Subs used: Eoin Horgan and Tim O’Donoghue.
Referee: Joe Mulcahy (Killeedy).
County U212 A Hurling Championship Quarter Final
Staker Wallace GAA Grounds in Kilbreedy is the venue on Sunday 20th November at 8pm for the meeting of group 2 top team Murroe-Boher and Group 4 second place Granagh Ballingarry in the quarter final of the Limerick County U21 A Hurling Championship.
Path to the Quarter Final
Group 3 Round 1: Murroe-Boher w.o Croagh Kilfinny/Rathkeale scr
Round 2: Murroe-Boher 2-16 South Liberties/Crecora-Monister 1-17
Group 4 Round 1: Granagh Ballingarry 2-19 Killacolla Gaels 1-15
Round 2: Newcastle West 1-13 Granagh Ballingarry 0-9
Killbreedy is the place to be on Sunday at 8pm to cheer on the boys in black and green and their management team. Graham Russell, Mike Chawke and Niall Carroll in their bid to reach the county U21 A Hurling Championship semi-final.
County U21 C Football Championship
Sunday 27th Round 1 Granagh Ballingarry v Banogue in Ballingarry at 12 noon.
Sunday 4th December Granagh Ballingarry v St. Senan’s in Foynes at 12 noon.
Sunday 11th December Granagh Ballingarry v Athea in Ballingarrry at 12 noon.
Limerick County Junior B Football Championship Final
Castletown-Ballyagran 3-10 Knockane 0-5
County Junior B Hurling Championship Semi-Final
Bruff 1-21 Kildimo-Pallasjkenry 1-17
Doon 1-18 Knockaderry 3-10
County Junior B Football Championship Semi-Final
Castletown-Ballyagran 0-10 Knockaderry 0-7
Knockane 1-9 Na Piarsaigh 2-5
County U21 A Hurling Championship Group 2 Round 3
Kildimo-Pallaskenry 0-21 Adare 1-12
County U21 A Hurling Championship Group 4 Round 3
Newcastle West 1-13 Granagh Ballingarry 0-9
County U21 B Hurling Cghampionship Group 1 Round 2
Ballybricken-Bohermore-Fidamore 2-13 Claughain 0-13
County U21 B Hurling Championship Group 4 Round 3
Askeaton 2-17 Dromcollogher-Broadford 1-9
Knockainey w.o Belville Gaels scr
Munster Club Intermediate Footbvall Championship Quarter Finals
Feohanagh-Castlemahon (Limerick) 1-18 Shamrocks (Waterford) 2-12
Thurles Sarsfields (Tipperary) 1-9 Liscannor (Clare) 0-7
County Premier U21 Hurling Championship Semi-Final
Mungert St. Pauls 2-11 Doon 0-11
Race Night
Granagh/Ballingarry club is going to the races!
In conjunction with our partners in Granagh/Ballingarry Ladies Football and Camogie, the three clubs are hosting a joint race night in the Longcourt Hotel, Newcastlewest on Friday 30th November at 8.30pm. Two lucky winners will take home 1,000 each. All proceeds from the night will go towards the club’s new training field. Individual sponsorship is available for 1,000 for a full page and an ad in our booklet is 200 and 100 for a half page. To enter a horse is 50 which entitles you to name your horse owner, trainer and jockey. To reserve your horse ad or sponsorship please contact any committee member or David Condron (086 3482210) or Niall Carroll (085 10266631). This is the first Christmas and new year since 2019 without Covid related restrictions, so we hope this can act as a social event for all within the community to meet and greet neighbours and friends especially those who are home for the holiday season. So, remember the date, Friday 30th December at 8.l30pm and we hope to see you there. Entry on the night will be €15.
Thanks as ever for your support.
November County Draw
The next draw is on Saturday 26th November 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 a €500 voucher for Smyths Toys, 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 and county club daw for 150. Granagh had 117 members in the September draw and three winners to date Teresa McCarthy, €3,000 in August, Joan and John O’Grady in May and Dan and Norina Sheehan in June winning €100. If you would like to still renew your membership please go to limerickgaa.ieclublimerickdrawsignup/select Granagh/Ballingarry GAA club and the number of draws you wish to signup for You can also contact the Granagh/Ballingarry Club draw co-ordinator Stephen Stapleton on 086 1960301 to be included in the November 26th Draw.
Cups Visit National Schools
Grangh/Ballingarry GAA Club officials, mentors and players will visit Ballingarry National School at 10.30am and Granagh National School at 12 noon on this Friday 18th November with the West Limerick and County Junior A Football Championship cups.
€5,000 Pro-Am Grand
Granagh/Ballingarry GAA club officials would like to formally and sincerely thank P.J. and Noreen McManus for their kind contribution of €5,000 Development Grant to the club as part of the JP McManus Invitational Pro-Am funding to local charities and clubs. Thanks to all who helped to complete the paperwork in drawing down these finals.
Club Website Check out our club website at for all the latest club news. Our website is updated regularly and is well worth a visit, you can also follow us on Facebook or Twitter.
Club Gear
Granagh/Ballingarry GAA Club tops, hoodies, tracksuits, shorts and socks can now be ordered online at…/clubs/granagh-ballingarryclub.
€7,300 Jackpot on Saturday
There was no winner of the €7,200 jackpot in the Granagh Ballingarry GAA Club Lottery on Saturday 12th November. The numbers drawn were2, 4, 7 and 24. The lucky dips of €20 each went Catherine O’Sullivan promoter online, Pa Foley, Condron’s Bar, Ballingarry, Dan and Norina Sheehan promoter Stephen Stapleton, Denis O’Connor promoter Denis and Con.
The next draw is on Saturday November in the Rock Bar, Granagh for a jackpot of 7,300. Tickets €2 and 3 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 and finishes at 6pm on Saturdays. Thank you for your continued support.
Granagh/Ballinarry GAA Club officials, members and players extend sympathy to former club chairman and player Seamus Stapleton, his wife Martina and sons and the McNamara family, Reens Pike, Ardagh on the death of Michael McNamara.
Ar dheis Dé to raibh a anam.
Club Diary
Friday 18th November
The Granagh/Ballingarry West and County Junior A Football Championship cups visit to Ballingarry National School at 11.30am and Granagh National School at 12 noon.
Saturday 19th November
Munster Club Intermediate Hurling Championship Semi Finals
Monaleen (Limerick) v St. Joseph’s, Doora, Barefield, Clare in Fitzgerald Park, Kilmallock at 1.15pm. Inniscarra (Cork) v Roscrea Tipperary in Semple Stadium, Churles at 1.15pm.
Munster Club Junior Hurling Championship Semi Final
St. Kieran’s (Limerick) v Banner (Clare) in Cusack Park, Ennis at 1.15pm.
Sunday 20th November
County Premier U21 Hurling Championship Final
Mungret/St. Paul’s v Ballybrown in Paddy Carroll Memorial Park, Ballyagran at 2pm.
County U21A Hurling Championship Quarter Final
Murroe/Boher v Granagh/Ballingarry in Kilbreedy at 8pm.
County U21B Hurling Championship Group 3 Round 3
Pallasgreen v Knockaderry in Pallasgreen at 12 noon.
County U21B Hurling Championship Quarter Finals
Glenroe v St. Kieran’s in Kilbreedy at 12 noon.
Ballybricken/Bohermore/Fedamore v Dromin/Athlacca in Fedamore at 12 noon.
Munster Club Senior Hurling Championship Semi Finals
Ballyea (Clare) v St. Finbarr’s (Cork) in Cusack Park, Ennis at 1.15pm; Na Piarsaigh (Limerick) v Ballygunner (Waterford) in Páirc na nGael at 3.15pm.
Tuesday 22nd November
County U21A Hurling Championship Quarter Final
Newcastlewest v South Liberties/Crecora in Mick Neville Park at 8pm.