Granagh/Ballingarry GAA Club Notes:

February Special General Meeting on Friday:

There will be a special general meeting in the clubhouse, Ballingarry on this 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 to help with the running of the club for 2024.
Correspondence – Lá na gClub/Team Limerick Clean-Up
Good Friday
Junior B Hurling Manager
Junior Football Manager
Minor Hurling and Football Review
Covid 19 Grant Clarification
Public Liability Insurance
New Training Field Update
Club Draw/Lottery/Count Club Draw/National Club Draw
Club Membership
Presentation Dinner Dance
Bord na nÓg Registration and Awards Night
County Championship Draws
Match Tickets
Regradings/Transfers/Permission to Play
Field and Clubhouse Caretaker
Club Treasurer Report

Newcastlewest and Mungret St. Pauls are First Round Opponents:
The draws for the 2024 Limerick County Premier Intermediate Hurling and Premier Junior Football Championship which took place on Tuesday February 6th have generated a buzz of excitement in Granagh/Ballingarry. The prospect of playing great rivals and 2020 champions Newcastlewest in the first round of the Premier County Intermediate Hurling Championship and 2023 County Junior A champions Mungret/St. Pauls in the opening game of Group 1 in the Premier County Junior Football Championship in a rematch of the 2022 County Junior A decider won 1-10 to 0-12 by Granagh/Ballingarry at Croom.

Limerick County Premier Intermediate Hurling Championship 2024:
Sunday 28th July
Round 1Granagh/Ballingarry v Newcastlewest, Bruff v Blackrock, Glenroe v Na Piarsaigh, Effin v Garryspillane.
Sunday August 4th
Round 2
Bruff v Granagh/Ballingarry v Garryspillane v Blackrock, Na Piarsaigh v Effin, Newcastlewest v Glenroe.
Sunday 11th August
Round 3
Granagh/Ballingarry v Garryspillane, Glenroe v Effin, Newcastlewest v Bruff, Blackrock v Na Piarsaigh.
Sunday 1st September
Round 4
Na Piarsaigh v Granagh/Ballingarry, Garryspillane v Newcastlewest, Bruff v Glenroe, Effin v Blackrock.
Sunday 8th September
Round 5
Granagh/Ballingarry v Effin, Bruff v Garryspillane, Glenroe v Blackrock, Newcastlewest v Na Piarsaigh.
Sunday 29th September
Round 6 Granagh/Ballingarry v Blackrock, Na Piarsaigh v Bruff, Garryspillane v Glenroe, Effin v Newcastlwest.
Sunday 3rd October
Round 7
Granagh/Ballingarry v Glenroe, Bruff v Effin, Garryspillane v Na Piarsaigh, Blackrock v Newcastlewest.
Note 1: The above dates are Sundays but games may be played on Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday.
Note 2: The top four teams qualify for the County Premier Intermediate Hurling Championship Semi Finals. The bottom two teams will play off for premier intermediate status in 2025.

Limerick County Premier Junior Football Championship 2024:
Group 1
Sunday 30th June
Round 1 Granagh/Ballingarry v Mungret/St. Pauls, Kilteely Dromkeen v Athea, Feenagh/Kilmeedy v Cappagh.
Sunday 7th July
Round 2 Granagh/Ballingarry v Feenagh/Kilmeedy, Athea v Mungret/St. Pauls, Cappagh v Kilteely/Dromkeen.
Sunday 18th August
Round 3
Granagh/Ballingarry v Athea, Cappagh v Mountcollins, Kilteely/Dromkeen v Feenagh.
Sunday 25th August
Round 4
Granagh/Ballingarry v Cappagh, Mungret/St. Pauls v Kilteely/Dromkeen, Feenagh/Kilmeedy v Athea.
Sunday 15th September
Round 5
Granagh/Ballingarry v Kilteely/Dromkeen, Feenagh/Kilmeedy v Mungret St. Pauls, Cappagh v Athea.
Limerick County Premier Junior Football Championship 2024
Group 2
Sunday 30th June
Round 1: Croom v Fr. Caseys, Monagea v Cappamore, Mountcollins v Ballybrown.
Sunday 7th July
Round 2: Cappamore v Ballybrown, Croom v Monagea, Fr. Caseys v Mountcollins.
Sunday 25th August
Round 4
Croom v Cappamore, Ballybrown v Fr. Caseys, Mountcollins v Monagea.
Sunday 15th September
Round 5
Monagea v Ballybrown, Croom v Mountcollins, Fr. Caseys v Cappamore.
Note 1: The above dates are Sundas but games may be played on Thursday, Friday or Sunday.
Note 2: The top team in each group qualify for the County Premier Junior Football Championship semi-finals. Second and third place teams qualify for County quarter-finals. The bottom team in each group will play off for Premier Junior status in 2025.

Dinner Dance Tickets on sale in Clubhouse on Friday night:
48 players will be presented with a total of 84 medals by a special guest of honour at the Granagh-Ballingarry GAA Club 2023 Intermediate and Junior Hurling medal presentation dinner dance on Friday 1st March in the Longcourt Hotel, Newcastle West with dinner at 7.30pm sharp. Tickets for the night of nostalgic celebration and craic, which are limited cost €50 go on sale this Friday 16th February from 7pm to 8pm in Ballingarry clubhouse before the Club’s Special General Meeting. For further information or to book your tickets contact David Clancy 087-6982747, Niall Carroll 085-102663, David Condron 086-3482210 or call into the Rock Bar, Granagh. Cash, card or Revolut will be accepted.

Mary Immaculate College book semi-final spot:
Higher Education Fitzgibbon Cup Hurling quarter-final
Mary Immaculate College….1-25
TUS Midwest……..1-17
Mary Immaculate College booked their place in the semi-final of the Fitzgibbon Cup for the first time since 2020 with a deserved 1-25 to 1-17 victory over a gallant TUS Midwest captain by our own Darragh O’Grady wearing the No. 2 jersey, played on an excellent Mary Immaculate pitch on Wednesday.

One Point Win for UL:
Higher Education Freshers Hurling Round 3
University of Limerick….2-18
University of Galway……0-23
Congratulations to our own Paudie Murphy who was part of the UL Freshers hurling team who defeated UCG on Wednesday night in Round 3 of the Higher Education Freshers Hurling competition.

Transfers Granted:
Kieran O’Donovan, Granagh-Ballingarry to Melbourne Shamrocks, Brendan Lynch, Granagh-Ballingarry to Michael Cusacks, Sydney, Timmy Houlihan, Adare to Granagh-Ballingarry. We wish both Kieran and Brendan the best of luck with their new clubs in sunny Australia and welcome 2000 Limerick Munster and All Ireland U-21 hurling winning captain to the club.

Back to back League wins for Limerick:
National Hurling League Division 1 Group B Round 2
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 team on their hard fought six point 1-20 to 0-17 victory over gallant Westmeath at Cusack Park, Mullingar on Sunday, making back to back wins in Division 1 of Group B in the National Hurling League to go joint top of the group on four points, with Tipperary 1-26 to 0-24 winners over Galway at Semple Stadium, Thurles on Sunday, Limerick’s next outing is against Dublin on Saturday 24th February in Croke Park at 5.15pm.

Bord na nOg Awards Night:
Granagh-Ballingarry Bord na nOg Awards Night is on Sunday 25th February in Granagh Community Centre at 6pm sharp. Looking forward to seeing you there.

2024 Club Lottery Draw:
The new Granagh-Ballingarry GAA 2024 Club Draw will be held quarterly with 2,000 in prizes. 1st 1,000 and ten prizes of 160 with the option to join the club weekly 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.

Main Draw:
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 29th in Croke Park.

Club Membership 2024:
Granagh/Ballingarry GAA Club membership fees for 2024 are fixed at €100 to include membership of club draw. Bord na nÓg players €40 (€90 maximum for two or more players), no family membership. Players to register online to pay fees through as per official guide.

National Hurling League Division1 Group A Round 2
Clare 0-20, Waterford 1-16; Kilkenny 0-21, Cork 1-17; Offaly 0-21, Wexford 1-17.
National Hurling League Divisionj1 Group B Round 2
Tipperary 1-26, Galway 0-24; Limerick 1-20, Westmeath 0-17; Dublin 1-20, Antrim 1-20.

National Football League Division 3 Round 3:
We wish manager Jimmy Lee and all involved with the Limerick senior footballers in their outing against Sligo in Round 3 of Division 3 in the National Football League on this Sunday 18th February at 2pm in Mick Neville Park, Rathkeale, where a win is a must for the Shannonsiders to stay in contention for the knockout stages.

Granagh-Ballingarry Bord na nOg Gear Sale Fundraiser:
Granagh-Ballingarry Bord na nOg are looking for all preloved hurlers’ helmets, books and non-club jerseys. Must be in good condition to be reused by juvenile players. All children’s sizes welcome. All gear received will be on discounted sale at Bord na nOg registration and awards night on Sunday 25th February in Granagh Community Centre at 6pm.
Online payments are accepted. All gear to be dropped of at Granagh-Ballingarry GAA Clubhouse on Friday 16th 6.30pm – 8.30pm and Tuesday 20th February 7pm – 8pm. Your support for this Bord na nOg fundraiser would be appreciated.

Club Gear:
Granagh-Ballingarry club tops, hoodies, tracksuits, jackets, shorts and socks can now be ordered online at

€3,600 Jackpot on Saturday:
There was no winner of the €3,500 jackpot in the Granagh/Ballingarry GAA club lottery on Saturday 10th February. The numbers drawn were 3, 6, 8 and 27. The lucky dips of €20 each went to Pa O’Grady, promoter online; Kevin Hanley, promoter Condron’s Bar, Ballingarry; Anne O’Grady, promoter Donal O’Grady; Jonathan and Arthur Noonan, promoter Mick Carroll.

Club Website:
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Club Diary:
Wednesday 14th February
Higher Education Fitzgibbon Cup Hurling Semi Finals
Mary Immaculate College v SETU Waterford in Mallow at 5.15pm. University of Galway v University of Limerick in St. Joseph’s Doora Barefield at 6.30pm.
Friday 16th February
Special General Meeting of Granagh/Ballingarry GAA Club in the clubhouse in Ballingarry at 8pm sharp.
Saturday 17th February
Higher Education Fitzgibbon Cup Hurling Final
Mary Immaculate College or SETU Waterford v University of Galway or University of Limerick in Abbeydorney at 2.45pm.
Sunday 18th February
National Football League
Division 3 Round 3 Limerick v Sligo in Mick Neville Park, Rathkeale at 2pm.
Tuesday 20th February
Launch of 2024 Limerick GAA Club draw in the Woodlands House Hotel, Adare at 7.30pm.
Saturday 24th February
National Hurling League Division 1
Group B Round 3 Limerick v Dublin in Croke Park at 5.15pm
Sunday 25th February
National Football League
Division 3 Round 4 Limerick v Westmeath in Cusack Park, Mullingar at 3pm, Granagh/Ballingarry Bord nan Óg registration and awards night in the Community Centre, Granagh at 6pm.