In the opening round of the Limerick County U21C Football Championship at a bitterly cold wet and windy Ballingarry on Sunday afternoon, Banogue got their campaign off to a winning start with a comfortable seven point 2-10 to 1-6 victory over gallant neighbours Granagh/Ballingarry.

A small crowd watched this opening round U21 football tie hampered no doubt by the wet and windy weather played in heavy underfoot ground conditions with John McGrath of Monagea in charge. The opening 11 minutes at Ballingarry were close and exciting with white flags from open play by Adam Henley and Cian McGoey, Keane Costello and Brian Sheehy 0-2 each. A couple of wides were exchanged before a foul on Denis Sheehy resulted in a penalty for the home side which Cian McGoey sent past Banogue keeper James Sheehan to leave Granagh/Ballingarry three ahead, 1-2 to 0-2 at the end of the first quarter.

The second quarter was all Banogue with a pointed free by Adam Henley on 17 minutes followed by a smashing Keane Costello goal on 19 minutes and a trio of white flags from placed balls by Adam Henley on 22 minutes and Conor Henley on 24 and 27 minutes to send the visitors in at the interval after playing with the wind at their backs leading by four, 1-6 to 1-2. Adam Henley and Cian McGoey traded white flags from open play in the opening five minutes after the interval. The next eight minutes was all Granagh/Ballingarry with a pair of white flags courtesy of Mark Fitzpatrick from open play on 37 minutes and Conor Henley from a placed ball on 39 minutes followed by a cracking Daniel Scully goal 42 minutes before Cian McGoey finally ended 10 minutes without a Granagh/Ballingarry score when he split the uprights from placed ball to leave eight between the sides, Banogue 2-9, Granagh/Ballingarry 1-4 at the end of the third quarter. Then Daniel Scully extended the Banogue boys’ advantage to nine when he split the uprights following a long solo run on 47 minutes. The standard of football in the next 8 minutes were poor with both sides guilty of inaccurate shooting hampered no doubt by the difficult underfoot conditions.

Then Cian McGoey on 56 minutes and Eoin Lynch on 59 minutes won points back from open play for Granagh/Ballingarry which was too little too late as referee John McGrath sounded the final whistle shortly after leaving the Banogue boys worthy seven point 2-10 to 1-6 winners to get their County U21C Football Championship campaign off to a winning start and can look forward with confidence to the next round against Athea on Sunday 4th December in Banogue at 12 noon, while the Granagh/Ballingarry boys will have to regroup ahead of travelling to Foynes at 12 noon also on this Sunday 4th December to play St. Senan’s 3-11 to 0-6 opening round winners over Ahaea/Banogue scored 2-5 from play and 0-5 from frees.

Granagh/Ballingarry scored 0-5 from play, 0-1 from a free and a penalty goal.

Banogue: James Sheehan, Mark Meade, Shane Scully, Jake Walsh, Thomas Delahunty, William Dore, Jamie Gubbins, Mark Fitzpatrick 0-1, Daniel Scully 1-1, Keane Costello 1-1, Conor Henley 0-3 frees, Liam Enright, Diarmuid Enright, Adam Henley 0-4 (2 frees), Pearse Gavin.

Granagh/Ballingarry: Keith O’Kelly, Mark O’Shea, Eoin Enright, Eoin Herlihy, Michael Russell, Darragh Casey, Brian Sheehy 0-1, Josh Quille Mulcaire, Luke Flynn, Gearóid Lynch, Cian McGoey 1-4 (1-0 penalty, 0-1 free).

Referee: John McGrath (Monagea).


Munster Senior Club Football Championship Semi Finals

Kerin’s O’Rahillys (Kerry) 1-9, Éire Ó Ennis (Clare) 1-8; Newcastlewest (Limerick) 1-16, Clonmel Commercials (Tipperary) 1-11.

Munster Intermediate Club Football Championship Semi Finals

Na Piarsaigh (Limerick) 1-5, Ballina (Tipperary) 0-8 (aet Na Piarsaigh won 4-2 on penalties);

Rathmore (Kerry) 1-17, Kanturk (Cork) 2-6.

Munster Junior Club Junior Football Championship Semi Finals

Fossa (Kerry) 1-22, Feohanagh/Castlemahon (Limerick) 0-5;

Kilmurry (Cork) 2-11, Thurles Sarsfields (Tipperary) 0-12.

County U21B Hurling Championship Quarter Finals

Dromin/Athlacca 0-16, Dromin/Athlacca 0-13; Ballybricken/Bohermore/Fedamore 3-12, St. Kieran’s 2-8; Knockaderry 1-21, Knockainey 1-13, Askeaton 6-14 Pallasgreen 0-14.

County U21B Hurling Championship Group 3 Round 1

Pallasgreen 3-15, Killeedy/Tournafulla 1-17.

County U21A Hurling Championship Group 2 Round 2

Bruff 1-25, Adare 0-7.

County U21 Premier Football Championship Group 1 Round 1

Monaleen 5-6, Adare 1-11.

County U21 Premier Football Championship Group 2 Round 1

Galbally 1-12, Mungret/St. Paul’s 2-9.

County U21A Football Championship Group 1 Round 1

Ballylanders w/o, Kildimo/Pallaskenry scr.

County U21A Football Championship Group 2 Round 1

Cappamore scr, St. Patrick’s w/o.

County U21A Football Championship Group 3 Round 1

Oola 0-15, Rathkeale/Cappagh 1-1.

County U21B Football Championship Group 1 Round 1

Ballybricken/Bohermore/Fedamore w/o, Croom scr.

County U21C Football Championship

St. Senan’s 3-11, Athea 0-6; Banogue 2-10, Granagh/Ballingarry 1-6.

Annual General Meeting

The club will review a busy and successful year, both on and off the field, at the AGM on Friday 16th December in Granagh Community Centre at 8pm. Nomination and motion papers can be downloaded online/Facebook and must be returned by email or by post to John Lynch, The Bungalow, Granagh, Kilmallock, Co. Limerick on or before this Friday 2nd December. Any club member who may not have access to email contact the secretary at 087 2912356 to receive a hard copy of notice and nomination and motion papers. The AGM is the place for members and players to air their views on club affairs over the past year. The aims and ambitions for 2023 will be high on the agenda and at it will take people with time, vision and energy to maintain the club’s place among the top dual clubs in the county. All club members are asked to attend particularly players as the debate the discussion as always should be lively.

Breda is First Lady Chairperson

John Lynch, Stephen Stapleton and Seamus Twomey of Granagh/Ballingarry were among the delegates at the first annual convention of the West Limerick GAA Board since 2019 at the Devon Inn Hotel, Templeglantine on Wednesday 23rd November when outgoing secretary Breda Breen of Monagea was elected the first lady chairperson of the Board and the 20th to be elected to the position since her fellow clubman William Hough was elected the first chairperson of the Board at a meeting held on August 24th 1902 at the officers elected were chairperson William Hough, Monagea treasurer John Collins, Newcastlewest secretary C. C. O’Rourke, Abbeyfeale. Two championships were organised that year in senior hurling and football, the score in the football final was Abbeyfeale 0-7, Templeglantine 0-5. It was played at Monagea on 8th March 1903 and the referee was Tom Hartnett, Newcastlewest. The hurling final was played at Ballyagran on 1st March, Monagea beat Kilfinny 1-4 to 0-3 and the referee was Denis Lyons, Croom, Majella O’Sullivan of Killeedy is the new secretary in place of Breda Breen the 11th to be elected to the position since C.C. O’Rourke of Abbeyfeale was elected in 1902.

Wednesday’s Convention was a quiet affair with only one contest for chairperson and Breda Breen of Monagea defeated Pat O’Shaughnessy, Glin and no motions on the clár. Officers elected were chairperson Breda Breen, manager, secretary Majella O’Sullivan, Killeedy, treasurer Jim Enright, Askeaton, assistant treasurer Johnny Brosnahan, Tournafulla PRO Johnny Walsh, Mouncollins, Michael O’Sulivan of St. Kieran’s step down as chairperson after serving three years in the position to 2022

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He also served two terms as secretary 1993 to 2007 and 2013 to 2017, he also served as assistant secretary from 1980 to 1992. Thank you Michael for his huge contribution to the GAA in West Limerick over the years and we wish him well in his retrirement and know that he will not be lost to the GAA.

Granagh Ballingarry were presented with their West Junior A Football league/championship medals at convention.

Full list of West Board Chairpersons

William Hough Senior 1902 to 1910, Paddy Flaherty 1924-27, Edward Punch 1923-34, Rev Bryne 1935-39, Rev P Murphy 1940-44, Rev James Culhane 1945-46, David Read 1947-49, Tim Culhane 1950-51, Rev Dermot McCarthy 1952-56, Liam Fitzmaurice 1957-67, Timmy Woulfe 1970-76, Eddie Corbett 1977-82, John Carrig 1983-86, Rory Kiely 1987-89, Liam Linehan 1990-96, John Carrig 1997-99, Johnny Brosnahan 2000-09, Pat O’Donnell 2010-14, Gerry Molyneaux 2015-16, Johnny Walsh 2017-19 and Michael O’Sullivan 2020-22.

Full list of West Board Secretaries

CC O’Rourke 1902-1910, Tommy Reidy 1924-43, Michael McCarthy 1944-53, James Brennan 1944-51, John Kennedy 1953-58, John Whelan 1955-79, Paddy Browne 1980-92, Michael O’Sullivan 1993-2007, Seamus McNamara 2008-2012, Michael O’Sullivan 2013-2017 and Breda Breen 2018-2022.

Note: The West Board appears to have gone out of existence between 1910 and 1924.

We wish Breda and Majella the best of luck in their new positions as chairperson and secretary of the West Board.

November County Club Draw

The following were winners in the ninth Limerick County GAA Club on Saturday 26th November 1st prize €10,000 Terence Murray, Patrickswell. 2nd €3,000 Tommy Creamer, Knockane. 3rd €2,000 Majella Houlihan, Kilmallock. 4th €1,000 Paul White, Rathkeale. 5th exclusive star prize €500 voucher, 6th to 9th €500 Timmy Hartnett, Monagea, Thomas Coffey, Ahane, seamus Clifford, Camogue Rovers, Fr. Willie Russell, Rathkeale. 10th to 13th €250 Mirella Estante Club Limerick, John and Mary Fox, Dromin Athlacca, Dianna Foley, Ballylanders, Mick O’Dea, patrickswell. 14th to 30th €100 Sean Murray, Na Piarsaigh, John King, Mungret St. Paul’s, David Benn, Ballincurra Gaels, Michael A. Noonan, St. Kieran’s, Chris O’Donnell,

Crecora, Mary Kate and Tim Casey, Galbally, Raymond Ryan, Oola, John Falon, Tournafulla, Bridie O’Mahony, Feohanagh Castlemahon, Francis Linnane Club Limerick New York, Micheal Nolan Senior Feohonagh Castlemahon, Alan Feely, Bruff, Donagh O’Connell, Cappagh, Philip Collins, Na Piarsaigh, Mary Dillon and William Gleeson, Hospital Herbertstown, Jim Enright, Askeaton-Balysteen Bord na nÓg.

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The last draw for 2022 is on Saturday 10th December with an exclusive prize of an Ipad plus €500 worth of vouchers between Fitzgerald Woodlands House Hotel, Scanlan’s Menswear, JJ Kenneally Jewlers, Marie Keating Photography and Original Irish Hotels.

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, Newcastle West on Friday 30th December 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 pageand on 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 and or sponsorship please contact any committee member or David Condron (086-3482210) or Niall Carroll (085-102666310. This is the first Christmas and new years 2019 without covid related restrictions so we hope this can act as a social event for all within the community to meet and greet neighboors and friends espically those who are home for the holiday season. So remember the date Friday 30th December at 8.30pm and we hope to see you there. Entry on the night will be €15. Thanks for all your support.

€7,500 Jackpot on Saturday

There was no winner of the €7,400 jackpot in the Granagh Ballingarry GAA Club Lotteryon Saturday 26th November in Dinny A’s bar, Ballingarry. The numbers drawn were 5, 10, 26 and 27. The lucky dips of €20 each went to Noreen Clancy promoter online John O’Keeffe promoter John O’Keeffe Mickeen Roche promoter Donal Mulcahy Padraic Hynes promoter Condron’s Bar, Ballingarry. The next draw is on Saturday 3rd December in McAuliffe’s Bar, Ballingarry for a jackpot of €7,500. Tickets €2 and 3 for €5 and are on sale in local shops, bars and from promoters. You can now play onlineand the link is available on the club facebook page/twitter and finishes at 6pm on Saturday’s. Thank you for you continued support.

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Club Diary

Friday 2nd December

County U21 A Hurling Championship Quarter Final

Cashlea Gaels v Bruff in Rhebogue at 8pm.

County U21 B Hurling Chamionship Semi-Finals

Dromin-Athlacca v Askeaton in Adare at 8pm. Ballybracken-Bohermore/Fedamore v Knockaderry in Mick Neville 3G Pitch at 8pm.

Saturday 3rd December

County U21 B Football Championship Group 1 Round 2

Kilacolla Gaels v Ballybriken-Bohermore in Ballyagran at 2.30pm

Munster Senior Club Hurling Championship Final

Ballygunner (Waterford) v Ballyhea (Clare) in Semple Stadium, Thurles at 3.15pm.

Sunday 4th December

County Premier U21 Football Championship Group 2 Round 1

Mungret St. Paul’s v St. Kieran’s in Mungret at 12 noon.

County U21 A Football Championship Group 1 round 2

Kildimo-Pallaskenry v Drmcollogher-Broadford in Kildimo at 12 noon

County U21 A Football Championship Group 2 Round 2

St. Patrick’s v Ahane in Phebogue at 12 noon

County U21 A Football Championship Group 4 Round 2

Ballysteen v Claughain in Ballysteen at 12 noon

County U21 Football Championship Group 3 Round 2

Oola v South Liberties in Oola at 12 noon

County U21 B Football Championship Group 2 Round 2

Galtee Gaels v Shannan Gaels at venue TBC at 12 noon

Knockalong v Pallasgreen in Knockaderry at 12noon

County U21 C Football Championship Round 2

Banogue V Athea in Banogue at 12 noon

Munster Intermediate Club Hurling Championship Final

Roscrea (Tipperary) v Monaleen (Limerick) in Pairc Ui Rinn at 1pm.

Munster Junior Club Hurling Championship Final

Croagh-Kilfinny v Na Pairsaigh in Ballyagran at 1pm.

Thursday 8th Deember

County Premier U21 Football Championship Group 1 Round 2

Newcastle West V Monaleen in Adare at 8pm.