Granagh/Ballingarry GAA Club Notes:

First U21 Win for Granagh Ballingarry:
Limerick County U21 B Hurling Championship Group 3 Round 2
Granagh Ballingarry 1-12 Ballybricken-Bohermore 0-5
Granagh Ballingarry with a strong all round team performance recorded their first win in group 3 of the Limerick County U21 B Hurling Championship with an impressive ten point 1-12 to 0-5 victory of gallant Ballybricken-Bohermore in difficult underfoot wet and windy conditions at Ballybricken-Bohermore GAA Club Grounds in Caherelly on Saturday evening.
A small crowd turned out to watch this County U21 B Hurling Championship Group 3 Round 2 to with Ger O’Riordan of Crecore-Manister in charge who deputised for the appointed referee who failed to show and played 20 minutes a side due to the 45 minute late 4.45pm start to the game. The opening eight minutes at Caherelly were close and exciting with a pair of white flags traded from placed balls by both no.12 Owen Lynch of Granagh Ballingarry and Scott Ryan of Ballybricken-Bohermore. A couple of wides were exchanged before a pair of white flags for the visitor’s courtesy of Owen Lynch from 65 on 11 minutes and Paudie Murphy from open play three minutes later to leave it 0-4 to 0-2 in favour of the visitors Granagh Ballingarry on 14 minutes. Then Ballybricken-Bohermore no.9 Michael Anglin on 16 minutes and Granagh Ballingarry Michael Russell on 19 minutes traded white flags from open play to leave the visitors Granagh Ballingarry in at the interval leading by two 0-5 to 0-3. Granagh Ballingarry with the wind at their backs dominated the opening seven minutes after the interval with a trio of white flags from open play courtesy of Paudie Murphy (one) and Michael Russell (two to extend their advantage to five 0-8 to 0-3 on 27 minutes. Wides were exchanged before Rory Cahill finally opened the home sides second half account when he split the uprights following a good solo run on 30 minutes to reduce the deficit to four 0-8 to 0-4. The next five minutes belonged to Granagh Ballingarry no.10 Michael Russell with 1-2 from open play to extend the black and greens advantage to seven 1-10 to 0-4 on 35 minutes. Then Scott Ryan reduced the deficit to six when he split the uprights from open play on 36 minutes. The Granagh Ballingarry boys finished strong with a trio of white flags through Michael Russell (free) on 37 minutes and brothers Paudie and substitute Sean Murphy from open play on 38 and 40 minutes to leave the boys from Knockfierna worthy ten point 1-12 to 0-5 winners at the final whistle of their first braise of points in group 3 of the Limerick County U21 B Hurling championship to go joint second on the Group 3 league championship table on two points with Ballybricken-Bohermore and Caherline two behind Claughain/St. Patricks on four points who have qualified for the semi-final while Granagh Ballingarry and Caherline who have still their final group stage game to play have made their as only the top team qualify for the semi-final. Great credit is due to the players and management of both teams for waiting in the cold we conditions for 45 minutes for the start of the game and to referee Ger O’Riordan of Crecora/Manister for taking charge of the game at short notice Granagh Ballingarry scored 1-9 from play 0-2 from frees and 0-1 from a 65 Ballybricken-Bohermore scored 0-3 from play and 0-2 from frees.
Granagh Ballingarry: Thomas Twomey, Rory Condon, Eoin Enright, Ian Sheehy, Eoin Herlihy, Eoin Lynch, Mark O’Shea, Josh Quelle Mulcare, Brian Sheehy, Michael Russell (1-5), Paudie Murphy (0-3), Owen Lynch (0-3 2 frees, 1 65), Paudie McKenna, Eoin Horgan, Tom O’Sullivan. Subs used: Sean Murphy (0-1).
Ballybricken-Bohermore: Jamie Slater, Cody O’Brien, Sean Kennedy, Liam Brynes, Diarmuid Mitchell, Colm O’Riordan, Michael Clifford, James Hickey, Michael Anglin (0-1), Ruairi Cahill (0-1), Niall Martin, Scott Ryan (0-3, 2 frees), John O’Donnell, Callum Murphy, Sean Nolan. Subs used: John Moloney.
Referee: Ger O’Riordan (Crecor/Manister)

West Convention Tonight:
The West Limerick GAA Board will review a very successful year at their annual convention in the Devon Inn Hotel, Templeglantine tonight Wednesday 22nd November after 7pm Mass for deceased members, relatives and friends of the GAA. It will be a quiet affair with all officers returning unopposed for 2024 and no motions will be on the clár. Granagh/Ballingarry, winners of the West Junior B Hurling League and Championship and St. Kieran’s, the West Senior and Junior B Football Championship lead the roll of honour, Adare Senior Hurling, Askeaton Intermediate Hurling, Cappagh Intermediate football and Mountcollins Junior A Football are the other championship winners.
Granagh/Ballingarry will be presented with their 2023 West Junior B Hurling League and Championship medals.

November County Club Draw:
The next Limerick County GAA Club draw is on this Saturday 25th 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 star prize €500 voucher, 6th to 9th €500, 10th to 13th €300, 14th to 30th €200. Granagh Ballingarry had had 117 members in the September draw and three winners to date – Claire Herlihy €3,000 in August, Niamh O’Keeffe and Brian Burke €300 each in September. If you would like to still renew your membership, please follow the links and select Granagh Ballingarry GAA Club co-ordinator Stephen Stapleton on 086-1960301.

Limerick Dominate 2023 Hurling All Stars:
Limerick’s stats as the current benchmark in hurling excellence have been underlined with their domination of the final 15 in the PWC All-Stars for hurling in 2023. The announcement was made as part of a special programme to honour both the 2023 hurling and football All-Stars shown on RTÉ on Friday night after winning 4 in a row All-Ireland hurling titles in 2023. The All-Ireland Champions were rewarded with seven players Dan Morrissey (Ahne), Diarmuid Byrnes (Patrickswell), Kyle Hayes (Kildimo/Pallaskenry), Darragh O’Donovan (Doon), William O’Donoghue (Na Piarsaigh), tom Morrissey (Ahane), Aaron Gillane (Patrickswell). Limerick rounded off a great 2023 with their towering full forward Aaron Gillane being chosen by his peers as the GAA team of the year.
All Star Hurling Team 20023
Eoin Murphy (Kilkenny), Mikey Butler (Kilkenny), Huw Lawlor (Kilkenny),

County Premier Junior A Football Championship Final
Newcastle West 0-10 Feenagh-Kilmeedy 1-4
County Junior B Football Championship final
Ballylanders 2-7 Bruree 1-8
County U21 B Hurling Championship Group 3 Round 1
Chaeline 2-15 Ballybricken-Bohermore 2-15
County U21 B Hurling Championship Group 2 Round 1
Tournafulla/Kileedy 6-16 Dromcollogher/Broadford 1-9
County U21 A Hurling Championship Group 1 Round 2
Dromin/Athlacca 2-16 Knockaderry 1-17
County U21 A Hurling Championship Group 2 Round 2
Murrow/Boher 3-24 Killacolla Gaels 1-16
County U21 A Hurling Championship Group 2 Round 3
Garryspillane 0-15 Killacolla Gaels 1-10
County Premier U21 Hurling Championship Group 1 Round 5
Doon 2-26 Ahane 3-20
County Premier U21 Hurling Championship Group 2 Round 3
Bruff 2-14 Patrickswell 0-15
Munster Senior Club Football Championship Quarter Finals
Clonmel Commercials (Tipperary) 2-7 Newcastle West (Limerick) 06
Castlekevin (Cork) 1-12 Cratloe (Clare) 0-11
Munster Club Intermediate Hurling Championship Quarter Final
Crotta O’Neils (Kerry) 1-22 Ferrybank (Waterford) 2-13
Munster Club Intermediate Football Championship Quarter Final
Cilln a Martra (Cork) 1-17 Kilmihil (Clare 0-7
Roonmore (Waterford) 3-10 Grangemockler-Ballneele (Tipperary) 0-16
Munster Club Junior Football Championship Quarter Final
Kilmurry (Cork) 2-16 Sean Treaceys (Tipperary) 1-6
Munster Intermediate Club Ladies Football Chanpionship Semi Final
Glanmire (Cork) 0-8 Monagea 1-3

Limerick County Intermediate Hurling Championship Final Programme:
A limited number of complimentary souvenir programmes for the Granagh/Ballingarry v Croagh/Kilfinny thrilling Limerick County Intermediate Hurling Championship Final played at Paddy Carroll Park, Ballyagran on Sunday 29th October are available from Granagh/Ballingarry GAA Club Secretary/PRO John Lynch. To book your copy contact at 087/2912356.

Club Gear:
Granagh/Ballingarry GAA Club tops, hoodies, tracksuits, jackets, shorts and socks can now be ordered online at www.larochasports.ieproduct-category/club/granagh/ballingarry

€2,300 Jackpot On Sunday:
There was no winner of the €2,200 jackpot in the Granagh Ballingarry GAA Club lottery draw on Saturday 11th November in Danny A’s Bar, Ballingarry. The numbers drawn were 1, 19, 29 and 31. The lucky dips of €20 each went to Rena O’Brien, online; Dylan and Taylor Stapleton, McAuliffe’s Bar, Ballingarry; Eamonn Byrnes, Eoin Kennedy; Dan Hartigan, Niall Carroll. The next draw for a jackpot of €2,300 will take place on Saturday 18th November in McAuliffe’s Bar, Ballingarry. Tickets are €2 each or three for €5 and are on sale in local shops, bars and from promoters. You can also play the weekly draw online and the links are available on the club’s Facebook and Twitter which finishes at 6pm every Saturday. Thank you for your continued support.

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Club Diary:
Thursday 22nd November
County U21 Hurling A Championship Group 1 Round 4
Dromin Athlacca v Kilmallock, in Mick Neville Park, Rathkeale at 6.30pm
County Premier U21 Hurling Championship Group 2 Round 5
Monaleen v Na Piarsaigh in Doon at 7.30pm
Saturday 25th November
Munster Junior Club Football Championship Semi Finals
Kilmurry (Cork v Feenagh Kilmeedy (Limerick) in Cloghduv at 1.30pm
Listowel Emmets (Kerry) v Kilmer (Clare) in Quilty at 1.30pm
County Premier U21 Hurling Championship Group 1 Round 3
Ballybrown v Doon in Cappamore, at 2pm
County U21 B Hurling Championship Group 1 Round 3
St. Kieran’s v Croagh-Kilfinny/Rathkeale in Coolcappa at 2pm
Sunday 26th November
Munster Club Senior Football Championship Semi Final
Dingle (Kerry) v Clonmel Commercials (Tipperary) in Semple Stadium, Thurles at 1.30pm
Rathgormack (Waterford) v Castlehaven (Cork) in Fraher Field, Dungarvan at 1.30pm
Munster Club Intermediate Football Championship Semi-Finals
Miltown-Castlemaine (Kerry) v Cilln a Martra (Cork) in Cilln na Martra at 1.30pm
Mungret St.Paul’s (Limerick) v Roonmore (Waterford) in Walsh Park, Waterford at 1.30pm