Granagh/Ballingarry GAA Club Notes:
Important Bord na nÓg Meeting tonight:
Granagh Bord na nÓg will hold a meeting in the clubhouse in Ballingarry on tonight Wednesday 7th February at 7.30pm sharp. All members, particularly team managers and parents, are asked to attend. This is an important meeting as a lot of business will be dealt with tonight to help with the running of the club for 2024.
February Special General Meeting:
Granagh/Ballingarry GAA Club will hold their February special general meeting in the clubhouse, Ballingarry on Friday 16th February at 8pm sharp. All club members, particularly team managers and players, are asked to attend. This is an important meeting as a lot of business will be dealt with on the night with the running of the club for 2024.
Junior B Hurling Manager
Junior A Fooball Manager
Minor Hurling and Football Review
Covid 19 Grant Clarification
Public Liability Insurance
New Training Field Update
Club/Draw/Lottery/County Club Draw/National Club Draw
Presentation Dinner Dance
Bord na nÓg Awards Night
County Championship Draws and Leagues
Scór (14) Match Tickets
Regradings/Transfers/Permission to play field and clubhouse caretaker, club treasurer report, AOB, Sympathy.
Down Ease to Back-to-Back Wins:
National Football League
Division 3 Round 2
Down made it back to win Division 3 of the National Football League with a deserved 16-point 3-16 to 0-9 victory over gallant Limerick at Park Down on Saturday. The home side laid a firm foundation for victory with a hat-trick of goals in the opening half through Odhran Murdock with two penalties and Donie Guinness play to lead 3-8 to 0-5 at the interval. Limerick will have to regroup ahead of their next outing against Sligo on Sunday 18th February in Mick Neville Park, Rathkeale at 2pm where a win is a must for the Shannonsiders is a must to stay in contention for the knock-out stages.
Limerick Ease to a Winning Start:
National Hurling League Division 1 Group B Round 1
Hearty congratulations to four-in-a-row All Ireland Senior Hurling champions Limerick manager John Kiely, our own Luke Flynn, a member of the match day panel, Donal O’Grady coach/selector and the rest of the management ream on their comfortable 1-36 to 1-9 victory over gallant Antrim to make a winning start to the defence of their Division 1 National Hurling League title at Semple Stadium, Thurles on Sunday. We wish the boys in green and white the best of luck against Westmeath in Round 2 on this Saturday 10th February in Cusack Park, Mullingar at 2pm.
48 Players to receive medals at dinner dance
A total of 48 players will be presented with medals by a special guest of honour at the Granagh/Ballingarry GAA Club 2023 intermediate and junior B hurling medal presentation function on Friday 1st March in the Longcourt Hotel, Newcastlewest with dinner served at 7.30pm sharp. Tickets for the night of nostalgic celebration and craic which are limited cost €50 will go on sale in mid-February. Music will be provided by Free Beer followed by a disco.
2024 Club Lottery Draw:
The new Granagh/Ballingarry GAA 2024 club draw will be held quarterly with €2,000 in prizes.
1st €1000 and ten prizes of €160 with the option to join the club weekly lottery and draw for €150 and club draw/lottery/county club draw for €200. If you wish to renew your membership, please contact your promoter on or before Sunday 31st March with your fees.
2024 GAA National Club Draw:
Granagh/Ballingarry GAA Club are promoting the 2024 National Club Draw. There is no financial cost to the club to get involved as all cost of tickets and prizes are covered by central council. In addition to maintaining the proceeds for all tickets sold by the club, any club who sells a minimum of 200 tickets automatically gets into a draw for €1,000.
Amazing prizes await in the 2024 draw. Imagine driving away in a brand new Dacia Sendero car, landing bigger cash prizes than ever before, or enjoying weekend packages to the thrilling All Ireland Finals.
Club Specific Draw:
A draw will take place whereby three clubs will receive €5,000. Another draw will take place whereby one club in each county will receive €1,000. The club with the highest ticket sales in each province will receive €1,000. To qualify for these draws a club must abide by the following terms and conditions: sell a minimum of 200 tickets, record all sold tickets on the online ticketing system, account for all funds raised through the draw separately in the club accounts, adhere to all terms and conditions of the draw which are outlined on the back of the tickets. €10 per ticket.
Prizes will include: 1st All new Dacia Sendero car, 2nd 10,000 cash, 3rd/4th prizes All Ireland Hurling and Football Final package 2024. The complete package for two includes premium tickets for the All Ireland Hurling and Football Final, overnight accommodation in the Croke Park Hotel on both weekends and dinner for two included, 5th/7th All Ireland Football Final including overnight accommodation for two nights (Saturday and Sunday) in the Croke Park Hotel and dinner for two on the Saturday evening. 8th/10th All Ireland Football Final including overnight accommodation for two nights (Saturday and Sunday in the Croke Park Hotel) and dinner for two on the Saturday evening. Tickets are €10 and will go on sale in the coming weeks in local shops, bars and from promoters.
Note: All sold tickets to be returned online on March 8th. The draw will take place on Friday March 27th in Croke Park.
Granagh Ballingarry 2:
Bord na nÓg Awards Night
Granagh/Ballingarry Bord nan Óg Awards Night is on Sunday 25th February in the Community Centre, Granagh at 6pm sharp. Looking forward to seeing you there.
Club Membership 2024:
Granagh/Ballingarry GAA Club membership fees for 2024 are fixed at 100 to include membership of club draw. Bord nan Óg players 40 (90 maximum for two or more players), no family membership. Players to register online to pay fees through Foireann@gaa.ie as per official guide.
Limerick GAA Referee Recruitment:
Are you interested in becoming a referee? Think you can do better? Then put your whistle where your mouth is and become a GAA referee! Why become a GAA referee? Stay involved with the game as an alternative to playing fitness it’s a great way to keep fit. Ambition could you referee a county final or All Ireland final? Learn more about the game, give something back. It offers players at the end of their playing days, the opportunity to continue in the sport. Personal development 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 ability to remain calm, have the moral courage to make decisions which are correct. If interested please forward your details asap to Patsy Coffey, Cappamore on 087-9160344.
County Senior Scór Final:
Any Granagh Ballingarry club member who may be interested in taking part in the Limerick County Senior Scór Finals which take place on Friday 22nd March in the Community Hall, Pallasgreen should contact Maura Friel on 087-2912356. The programme includes contests in music, song and dance with group and solo classes in a variety of events. The question time finalists (team of four) will be held at Mungret St. Paul’s GAA Clubhouse on Thursday 21st March and hopefully Granagh Ballingarry will be once more represented by Stephen Stapleton, Jimmy Chawke, Seamus Twomey and Pat Herlihy who did so well in last year’s final.
National Hurling League Division 1 Group B Round 1
Galway 4-31 West Meath0-12 Tipperary 2-27 Dublin 0-22 Limerick 1-9
National Football League Division 4 Round 2
Down 3-16 Limerick 0-9 Sligo 2-10 Wicklow 1-11 Antrim 2-5 Offaly 1-7 Westmeath 1-11 Clare 0-13
La na gClub:
The GAA is delighted to confirm that following a club survey la na gclub will take place this year on Easter Monday April 1st.
Darragh Captain TUS Mid-West to Fitzgibbon Cup Quarter Final:
Higher Education Fitzgibbon Cup Hurling Group 4 Round 2
TUS Mid-West 5-24 ATU Galway 3-14
Hearty congratulations to our own Darragh Casey on captaining TUS Mid-West to a 5-24 to 3-14 victory over ATU Galway in Moylish on Wednesday to finish second in group 4 of the Higher Education Fitzgibbon Hurling competition to qualify for a quarter final meeting with neighbours Mary Immaculate College on today Wednesday 7th February at 8pm. Venue to be confirmed. Please Support.
Final Night of ‘The Hucklebuck’ on Saturday
The Granagh Players present the final night of ‘The Hucklebuck by Jack Reardon in the community Centre, Granagh V35 C584 at 8pmon this Saturday 10th February. Tickets adult €10 students €5 on the door. Shop and raffle on the night. Your support would be appreciated.
Granagh-Ballingarry club tops, hoodies, tracksuits, jackets, shorts and socks can now be ordered online at www.laochrasport.ie/product-category/clubs/granagh/ballingarryclub.
€3,500 Jackpot on Saturday:
There was no winner of the €3,400 jackpot in the Granagh/Ballingarry GAA club lottery on Saturday 3rd February in Buckley’s Bar, Ballingarry. The lucky dips of €20 each went to Noel Noonan, promoter online; Kate O’Connor promoter Dinny A’s Bar Ballingarry; Mike Corrigan promoter John Carroll; Niamh O’Keeffe promoter Conor O’Keeffe.
The next draw for a jackpot of €3,500 will be held on Saturday 3rd February in Buckley’s Bar, Ballingarry. Tickets are €2 each or three for €5 and are on sale in local shops, bars and from promoters. You can now also play online the link is available on the club Facebook or Twitter which finishes at 6pm every Saturday. Thank you for your continued support.
Check out our website at www.Granaghballingarrygaa.ie for all the latest club news. Our club website is updated regularly and is well worth a visit. You can also follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/granaghballingarrygaa and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/granaghballingarry.
County Championships Draws:
The draws for the Limerick County Premier Intermediate Hurling and Premier Junior A Football Championship which took place on Tuesday 6th February will be included in next weeks’ notes.
Wednesday 7th February
Granagh Ballingarry Bord na nÓg meeting in the clubhouse, Ballingarry at 7.30pm sharp.
Saturday 10th February
National Hurling League Division 1 Group B Round 2
West Meath v Limerick in Cusack Park, Mullingar at 1pm.
National Hurling League Division 1 Group A Round 2
Waterford v Offaly in Wexford Park at 5pm
Cork v Kilkenny in Pair Ui Chaoimh at 7.30pm
Special General Meeting of Granagh Ballingarry GAA Club
Special General Meeting of Granagh Ballingarry GAA Club in the Clubhouse in Ballingarry at 8pm.
Sunday 18th February
National Football League Division 3 Round 3
Limerick v Sligo in Mick Neville Park, Rathkeale at 2pm.