Granagh/Ballingarry GAA Club Notes:

Junior Footballers Kick off playing season on Saturday:
The honour of starting the playing season for Granagh/Ballingarry goes to the Edward Sheehy manager junior footballers who flex their muscles against Mountcollins in Round 3 of the West Junior A Football League/Championship (provisionally weather permitting) on this Saturday 23rd March in Ballingarry at 2pm.
In a rematch of the 2023 decider won 2-6 to 0-7 by Mountcollins at Newcastle West on Thursday 8th June in Newcastle West six teams Feenagh/Kilmeedy, Granagh/Ballingarry, Cappagh, Athea, Mountcollins and Monagea have entered the 2024 West Junior A Football League/Championship played in one group with the top two teams to qualify for the West Junior A Football League/Championship Final. Holders Mountcollins defeated Monagea by five points, 2-6 to 0-7, in their opening game at Mountcollins on Saturday 4th March and a down-to-play Athea in Round 2 tonight Wednesday 20th March in Mountcollins at 8pm Saturday will be the Granagh/Ballingarry boys’ first league outing as both their opening two games against Feenagh/Kilmeedy and Monagea were cancelled due to weather conditions.
An exciting game of football is in prospect so come out and support the boys in black and green and their new player/manager Edward Sheehy this Saturday 23rd March in Ballingarry at 2pm in their bid to make a winning start to their West Junior A Football League Championship campaign and reverse last year’s final defeat to the Mountcollins boys.

County Senior Scór Final:
Granagh/Ballingarry will be represented by Johnny O’Riordan who will be singing ‘Where Corby and Shannon Flow’ in solo singing in the Limerick County Senior Scór Finals which takes place this Friday 22nd March at 7pm in Pallasgreen Community Hall. The question time finals (team of 4) will be held at Mungret St. Paul’s GAA clubhouse tomorrow Thursday 21st March at 8.30pm and the club will be represented by Stephen Stapleton, Jimmy Chawke, Seamus Twomey and Pat Herlihy.

2024 Con and Annie Kirby Memorial Stake:
The Con and Annie Kirby Memorial Stake returns to Limerick Greyhound Stadium this Saturday 23rd March and with it the chance for Granagh/Ballingarry GAA Club to share in a €20,000 prize fund.
The 11th annual Con and Annie Kirby Memorial Stake is once more kindly sponsored by JP and Noreen McManus is starting on this Saturday March 23rd and will run each Saturday through to the finals on Saturday 20th April.
The event is one of the highlights of the greyhound racing years and with a total racing prize fund of €20,000 this is one of the richest races in the world, plus it also offers all Limerick GAA clubs the opportunity to share a €20,000 nominated prize fund for clubs as follows: 1st prize €10,000 and an opportunity to host a fundraising benefit night at Limerick Greyhound Stadium. 2nd €5,000, 3rd €2000 and 4th, 5th and 6th funds of €1,000 each.
72 greyhounds (numbers subject to filling) will run on the opening night of the Con and Annie Memorial Stake on this Saturday 23rd March. Each of these greyhounds was assigned to a Limerick GAA Club at the first-round top draw which took place on Tuesday 11th March as the competition continues over the next few weeks to the final on Saturday April 20th and the greyhounds progress through the rounds, so too do their nominated clubs. Details of the draw will be released over the coming weeks on social media/GAA clubs/nominations will be made available on and Limerick social media channels from Tuesday 19th March.
What does the Granagh/Ballingarry GAA Club need to do to take part?
Keep an eye on Tuesday 19th March to find out what greyhound has been assigned to the Granagh/Ballingarry Club. The draw and club nominations will be posted on the Limerick Greyhound Stadium social media channels and the Limerick Stadium website. The club must have a club representative registered at the turnstiles at the stadium on this Saturday the 23rd March and each Saturday including the semi final on Saturday 20th April. Granagh/Ballingarry GAA Club will receive complimentary, admission passes to all rounds up and to and including the first semi final passes are now available from club secretary John Lynch on 087 2912356, The Rock Bar, Granagh and Denny A’s Bar, Granagh.
Your support for this great event would be greatly appreciated. Gates open at 6.30pm. For information on the Con and Annie Kirby Memorial Stake visit www.limerickgreyhoundstadium

Revised West Junior B Hurling League:
Group 1: Dromcollogher-Broadford, Croagh-Kilfinny, Castletown-Ballyagran, Knockaderry and St. Kieran’s.
Group 2: Feenagh-Kilmeedy, Tournafulla, Bruree, Askeaton-Kilcornan-Desmonds, Feohanagh-Castlemahon and Newcastle West.

Group 1 Fixtures:
Saturday 7th April Round 1 (provisionally) Granagh-Ballingarry v Dromcollogher in Dromcollogher at 12 noon.
Sunday 14th April Round 2: Granagh-Ballingarry v Knockaderry in Ballingarry at 12 noon.
Sunday 28th April Round 3: Granagh-Ballingarry v St. Kieran’s in Ballingarry at 12 noon.
Sunday 5th May Round 4: Croagh-Kilfinny v Granagh-Ballingarry in Croagh at 12 noon.
Sunday 19th May Round 5: Castletown-Ballyagran v Granagh-Ballingarry in Ballyagran at 12 noon.
Note: Top team in each group qualify for West Junior B Hurling League Final. If teams finish level on points scoring differential will apply.
West Final winners qualify for County Junior B Hurling League semi-finals.
Saturday 1st June: West Junior B Hurling League Final at 7.30pm.
Saturday 8th June: County B Hurling Semi-final at 7.30pm.
Saturday 15th or Sunday 16th June: County Junior B Hurling League Final.

Revised West Senior League/Championship:
Thursday 4th April Round 1: Granagh-Ballingarry v Newcastle West in Ballingarry at 6.30pm.
Saturday 13th April Round 2: Adare v Granagh-Ballingarry in Adare at 6.30pm.
Saturday 27th April Round 3: Granagh-Ballingarry v Dromin-Athlacca in Ballingarry at 6.30pm.
Saturday 4th May Round 4: Granagh-Ballingarry v Feohanagh-Castlemahon in Quaid Park, Coolyroe at 7.15pm.
Saturday 18th May Round 5: Granagh-Ballingarry v Croagh-Kilfinny in Ballingarry at 7.30pm.
Note: Top two teams qualify for West Senior Hurling League/Championship Final. If teams finish level on points scoring differential will apply. West Final winners qualify for County Senior Hurling League Semi-finals.
Saturday 1st or Sunday 2nd June: West Senior Hurling League/Championship final at 7.30pm.
Saturday 8th or Sunday 9th June: County Senior Hurling League Semi-finals at 7.30pm.
Saturday 15th or Sunday 16th June: County Senior Hurling League Final.

Revised West Junior A Football League/Championship:
Saturday 23rd March Round 3: Granagh-Ballingarry v Mountcollins in Ballingarry at 2pm.
Saturday 30th March Round 1: Granagh-Ballingarry v Feenagh-Kilmeedy in Pairc Caoimh Ui Luing, Feenagh at 5pm.
Saturday 20th April Round 4: Athea v Granagh-Ballingarry I Athea at 7pm.
Tuesday 23rd April Round 2 (provisionally) Monagea v Granagh-Ballingarry in Ballingarry at 6.45pm.
Note: Top two teams qualify for Wet Junior A Football League/Championship Final. If teams finish level on points scoring differential will apply.
West League/Championship Final winners qualify for County Junior A Football League Semi-finals.
Saturday 25th or Sunday 26th May: West Junior A Football League/Championship Final.
Sunday 9th June County Junior A Football League Semi-finals.
Saturday 15th or Sunday 16th June: County Junior A Football League Final.
We wish a successful league campaign to all our players, manager and selectors.

14-man Limerick secure draw with Galway
National Hurling League Division 1 Group B Round 5:
Hearty congratulations to four-in-a-row All Ireland Senior Hurling champions Limerick manager John Kiely, our own Donal O’Grady coach/selector, Darragh O’Grady, stats, and the rest of the management team on their hard fought 0-17 to 0-17 draw with gallant Galway in Pearse Stadium, Salthill on Saturday to finish top of the table on 9 points, one ahead of Tipperary to qualify for a semi-final meeting with great rivals Kilkenny this Saturday 23rd March in Pairc Ui Chaoimh at 4.30pm. Please support.

Limerick relegated after sixth straight defeat
National Football League Division 3 Round 6
Hard luck to manager Jimmy Lee, manager and all involved with the Limerick senior footballers on their one point 0-9 to 0-8 defeat to Wicklow in round 6 of Division 3 in the National Football League in Aughrim on Saturday, where their sixth loss out of six condemns them to their second successive relegation and Division 4 Football in 2025 despite having one more league outing against Offaly on this Sunday 24th March in O’Connor Park, Tullamore at 2pm, which will be the Limerick boys’ last outing before their meeting with Cork in the quarter-final of the Munster Senior Football Championship on Sunday 7th April in Pairc Ui Chaoimh a 2pm. Please support.

Hynes last point earn Limerick a share of the spoils:
Munster U20 Football Championship Phase 1 Round 1
Limerick U-21 footballers got their Munster U20 football championship campaign off the mark with a battling 0-12 to 2-3 draw with Tipperary, courtesy of a late Diarmuid Hynes point played on the floodlit 4G pitch at Fethard on Friday night. Limerick’s next outing is against Waterford on Saturday 23rd March in Mick Neville Park, Rathkeale at 2pm. Your support for the Shannonsiders would be appreciated.

Club Membership Due by March 31st:
Granagh/Ballingarry GAA Club membership fees for 2024 are due by Sunday 31st March and are fixed at €100 to include membership of club draw. Bord na nÓg players €40 (€70 maximum for two or more players), no family membership. Players to register online to pay fees through as per official guide. To train or play for the club you have to be insured. If you are not yet registered, we ask you to do so. It is generally felt by club officers that any member or player should feel obliged to get their membership paid as soon as possible and we must reiterate that people who have not paid will not be covered by insurance or entitled to any privileges what so ever from our club.

2024 County GAA Club Draw:
Granagh Ballingarry GAA Club are one more promoting the Limerick County Club draw. There will be monthly draws from March to December 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 executive star prize, 6th to 9th €500, 10th to 13th €250, 14th to 30th €100. There will again be exclusive monthly prizes to be won. Granagh/Ballingarry had 117 members in 2023 and three winners Claire Herlihy €3,000 in August, Niamh O’Keeffe and Brian Burke €300 each in September and Joanne Kelly €200 in December. Thank you to all who joined the draw through our club in 2023 and if you wish to renew your membership for 2024 please visit and select Granagh-BallingarryGAAClub or contact Granagh-Ballingarry Club co-ordinator Stephen Stapleton on 086 19602301. Note all new members for the first draw which takes place on Saturday 30th March must be in by this Friday 22nd March at 12 noon.

Draw Promoters Hit the Streets:
Granagh/Ballingarry GAA Club draw promoters are taking to the streets of the parish to canvas members to join the club draw which will be held quarterly with €2,000 in prizes. 1st prize €1,000 and ten prizes of €100 with the option to join the club weekly lottery/county club draw for €20. If you wish to renew your membership please contact your promoter on or before Wednesday 27th March as the first draw is due to take place on Easter Monday 1st April.

Team Limerick Clean up​:
Registration is now open for the 9th edition of the longest one-day clean up in Ireland. Team Limerick clean up (TLC) set to take place on Good Friday 29th March across Limerick city and county. Founders of the Team Limerick Clean up Initiative JP McManus, Paul O’Connell, and Helen O’Donnell are urging volunteers to sign up early at www.teamlimerick/ and help make this the best TLC yet. This year’s participants in TLC 9 are encouraged to bring a friend and involves any new neighbours in the community to come along and join in making Limerick a cleaner and more and join in making Limerick a cleaner and more environmentally friendly county. The popular tea and coffee gatherings after the clean up will also be held in locations throughout the city and county. Last year TLC8 marked the largest participation from all walks of life ranging from schools, colleges, GAA clubs and Munster rugby to businesses, charities, nursing homes. Well known faces locally sponsored by JP. McManus Benevolent Fund and Supported by Limerick and county council. TLC has seen over 500 tonnes of litter gathered from the streets by volunteers and event partner Mr. Binman since its inception in 2015 equating to over 14,500 household wheelie bins.

La na gClub:
Takes place on Easter Monday 1st April. Bord nan Óg to hold fun events on the day weather permitting.

West Limerick Primary Schools Teams:
Hearty congratulations to Adam Mulqueen of Christ the Saviour National School, Ballingarry on playing in the Mackey Hurling Tournament representing West Limerick Primary Schools in Mick Neville Park on Wednesday and Keelan, Anna and Emily O’Grady who played in the Neville Cup Camogie Tournament for West Limerick Primary Schools in Mick Neville Park, Rathkeale on Thursday. This was a great honour for Adam, Keelin, Anna and Emily, their family’s school and our club.

South Junior A Football League Round 1
Castletown/Ballyagran 2-4, Ballylanders 0-9.
West Junior B Football League Round 1
Mungret St. Pauls 3-7, Ballysteen 0-8.
City East South Intermediate Football League Group 1 Round 1
St. Patrick’s 1-6, Mungret/St. Paule 0-8.
Munster U20 Football Championship Phase 1 Round 1
Limerick 0-12, Tipperary 2-6.
Clare 0-13, Waterford 0-6.
National Football League Division 3 Round 6
Wicklow 0-9, Limerick 0-8, Clare 0-15.

Voluntary Stewards Training Course:
Limerick County GAA Board are holding a course for new voluntary stewards to assist with games at Páirc na nGael and various grounds as the need arises. The purpose of this course is to ensure that there will be enough qualified stewards for events at these venues, all clubs must have enough qualified stewards to host games.
Over 18 years of age (male or female)
Available for a steward roster at weekends (average of 10/20 weeks annually)
Fit and active
Friendly, courteous, enthusiastic.
Course Details
The course will take place on Tuesday March 26th from 6.30pm to 10pm. (Registration 6pm) in the Woodlands House Hotel, Adare. Certification will only be awarded upon completion of the full course. To apply, complete and submit application form at for more information please contact Limerick County planning and training officer Ger Corkery, Knockaderry at 087 6303040.

Strictly Come Dancing:
Granagh Ballingarry GAA club are seeking 14 couples to compete in Strictly Come Dancing on Saturday 12th October in the Charleville Park Hotel.

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

€4,100 Jackpot on Saturday:
There was no winner of the €4,000 jackpot in the Granagh/Ballingarry GAA Club lottery on Saturday 16th March in Condon’s Bar, Ballingarry. The numbers drawn were 3, 12, 22 and 24. The lucky dips of €20 each went to Eddie O’Brien promoter online, Joe Condon promoter Pat Herlihy, Donal O’Grady promoter Donal O’Grady, Martin Murphy promoter Dinny As Bar, Ballingarry. The next draw for a jackpot of €4,100 will be held on Saturday 23rd March in the Rock Bar, Granagh. 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.

Thursday 21st March
County Senior Scór Question Time finals in Mungret/St. Paul’s GAA clubhouse at 8.30pm.
Friday 22nd March
County Senior ???? Stage competition finals in Pallasgreen Community Centre at 7pm.
Saturday 23rd March
West Junior A Football League/Championship Round 3
(Provisionally weather permitting)
Granagh/Ballingarry v Mountcollins in Ballingarry at 2pm.
Munster U20 Football Championship Phase 1 Round 1
Limerick v Waterford in Mick Neville Park, Rathkeale at 2pm.
Clare v Tipperary in Páirc Naomh Mhuire, Quilty at 2pm.
National Hurling League Division 1 Semi Final
Limerick (holders) v Kilkenny in Páirc Uí Chaoimh at 4.30pm.
Sunday 24th March
National Football League Division 3 Round 7
Limerick v Offaly in O’Connor Park, Tullamore at 2pm.
National Hurling League Division 1 Semi Final
Clare v Tipperary in O’Moore Park, Portlaoise at 4pm.
Saturday 30th March
West Junior A Football League/Championship Round 1
Granagh/Ballingarry v Feenagh/Kilmeedy in Páirc Uí Luing, Feenagh at 5pm.
Thursday 4th April
West Senior Hurling League/Championship Round 1
Granagh/Ballingarry v Newcastlewest in Ballingarry at 6.30pm.

Granagh/Ballingarry Bord na nÓg:

Heart Screening:
As we continue to ensure that the safety and wellbeing of our members are at the forefront of our minds, we have an important update – Heart Screening Organised – Please prioritise this and ensure you to register to attend.
We are thrilled to provide free cardiac screenings for our club members aged 12-18 years, in partnership with the amazing Dillon Quirke Foundation. These screenings are vital in identifying underlying heart conditions, which can lead to Sudden Adult Death Syndrome (SADS)
When: Saturday, 13th April. Where: Granagh Ballingarry GAA Club, Ballingarry, Co. Limerick. Limited spaces available! Please secure your slot now by booking through Advanced Medical Services, Cork using the links on Facebook and Instagram as soon as possible
Spread the word and see you there! Thank you to Trish Clancy for getting this potentially life saving screening organised.

Under 6:
Hopefully the U6s are doing to some preseason work at home with mam, dad or their brothers, sisters, and cousins. We will be doing two 8 week blocks like last year from April 28th into June and from August into September. 10am Sunday mornings
Get registering on – Eoin Cahill can be contacted if you want to be added to the group.

Under 8:
Fergal Noonan and Co. have the boys and Emma back in the alley. Lots of fun and our ground hurley is being perfected. Training continues Thursday evenings from 6.15pm/7pm depending on age group.

Under 10:
The 10s were delighted to get out under lights for the first time this year in Askeaton having a great game of hurling. Our 18 strong panel had a great first run out – Training continues Monday evenings with David Clancy and his group of coaches.

Under 12:
The under-12 team continues in the alley. They are really flying it already. The Ballingarry boys were in the schools county final in Caherconlish this past Friday, The matches were intense, fast paced and end to end – Players were putting their bodies on the line and absolutely threw everything they had at it. They’re efforts were rewarded with finishing third in the county. This sets a positive tone for the season ahead. We are proud of you boys, well done!
Training continues each Tuesday evening from 6.30pm with Eddie and his band of merry men.

Under 14 / Under 15:
This bunch have been extremely busy the past couple of weeks.
On March 5th eight of our lads were representing Scoil Trócaire, Rathkeale in the Schools Post Primary Final – A thrilling game, it was over and back between the Scoil Trócaire and Newport – the final score was 4-9 to 2-13 – and our lads were pivotal in this win. Congratulations to Dylan, Liam, Harry, Michael, Nathan, Declan, Eoghan and Maurice!

Mackey Limerick team:
Adam Mulqeen Chríost an Slánaitheoir NS and Daniel Hartigan, Granagh NS were representing their respective schools on the West Mackey team – exceptional games lead to an agonising one point defeat in the final. We are all so delighted for you – Representing the club, your school and family in amazing fashion.
The Feile Football was held on St Patricks Weekend in Rhebogue, Limerick.
Well done to the team, on a day they had to fight with the conditions as well, they started well with a win against Crecora Manister, unlucky in the second game with a few chances going astray against Monaleen and a brilliant challenge against a strong team St Patricks team on their home ground in the last match.
Thanks to everyone for their support on the day. The next competition is Hurling Féile and is on the 30th of March which is just 2 weekends away. So, keep practicing every chance there is. Training schedule for next week to follow. Go Raibh Maith Agat. Noel and Team
Hurling training in Charleville astro pitch Tuesday the 19th of March from 7 to 8pm. No steel studs allowed. Plastic studs or Runners only please

Under 16/17/18: Indoor Training:
The under-16 and under-17 teams have commenced their indoor training sessions, laying the groundwork for a competitive season. Although matches have yet to be scheduled, the focus is coming together as a team and building on our skills.

Club News:
Make sure to check out the Laochra club shop for club gear, you will find the links on our socials.
The orders for personalised helmets are now gone in and we will be in touch for payment and when they are ready.
Please continue to register your Family on
The annual club draw membership is now due. Your promoter will be in contact with you in the coming weeks. The below flyer is available from your promoter, Denny A’s bar or the Rock Bar. The deadline for entry is Tuesday, the 26th of March.
Go raibh mìle maith agaibh go léir.