Granagh/Ballingarry GAA Club Notes:

Granagh/Ballingarry bid for back-to-bad West Junior B Hurling League titles:
2023 West and County Junior B Hurling and West Championship winners Granagh/Ballingarry will bid to make it back-to-back West Junior B Hurling League titles when they clash with 2023 South Junior B Hurling Championship winners/neighbours Bruree in the first ever West Junior B Hurling League final played between teams from the south and west divisions Wednesday 12th June in Paddy Carroll Park, Ballyagran at 7.30pm.

This is the climax of the 2024 West Limerick Junior B Hurling League and the trophy on offer is the Seamus Flanagan Memorial Cup. Both sides are in the final on merit after playing a lot of good hurling on the way. Granagh/Ballingarry finished top of Group 1 on nine points and Bruree top of Group 2 also on nine points. It will be the first ever meeting of the sides in the West Junior B Hurling League final but they did clash in the 2008 County Junior B Hurling Championship Final at Páirc Uí Luing, Feenagh on Sunday 16th November where Bruree won by a point 1-13 to 1-12 courtesy of a late point from a placed ball. Granagh/Ballingarry will be seeking their sixth title on Wednesday after wins over Killeedy 2-10 to 3-2 in 2010., Feohanagh/Castlemahon 4-13 to 1-13 in 2012, Tournafulla 1-17 to 2-12 in 2015, Askeaton 1-11 to 0-13 in 2016 and Kildimo/Pallaskenry 3-10 to 0-17 in 2023 while the Bruree boys will be contesting their first final and aiming for a first title.
Paths to Final
Granagh/Ballingarry West Junior B Hurling League Group 1
Round 1: Granagh/Ballingarry w/o, Dromcollogher/Broadford scr.
Round 2: Granagh/Ballingarry w/o, Knockaderry scr.
Round 3: Granagh/Ballingarry 2-11, Croagh/Kilfinny 2-10.
Round 4: Granagh/Ballingarry 1-21, Adare 0-12.
Round 5: Granagh/Ballingarry 1-12, St. Kieran’s 0-15.

Granagh/Ballingarry Junior B Hurling Roll of Honour
West Junior B Special Championship
3. 1994 Noel O’Brien (captain), 1995 Tom O’Keeffe (captain) 1996 Pat O’Connor (captain).

West Junior B Hurling Championship:
5. 2002 Brian Fitzgerald (captain), 2015 Mark Tierney (captain), 2016 Michael O’Rourke (captain, 2020 Jim O’Keeffe (captain), 2023 John Carroll (captain).

West Junior B Hurling League:
5. 2010 Shane Mulqueen (captain), 2012 Peter O’Donovan (captain), 2015 Mark Tierney (captain), 2016 Michael O’Rourke (captain), 2023 John Carroll (captain)

Bruree West Junior B Hurling League Group 2:
Round 1: Bruree w/o, Askeaton/Desmonds/Kilcornan scr.
Round 2: Bruree 1-20, Tournafulla 2-17.
Round 3: Bruree w/o, Feohanagh/Castlemahon scr.
Round 4: bruree 2-18, Newcastlewest 3-13.
Round 5: Bruree 3-18, Feenagh/Kilmeedy 3-13.

Bruree Junior B Hurling Roll of Honour:
County Junior B Hurling Championship 2018
South Junior B Hurling Championship 2008, 2015, 2019, 2023.

Hopefully all the Gaels in both Granagh and Ballingarry will travel to Paddy Carroll Park, Ballyagran tonight Wednesday 12th June to support the boys in black and green and their management team of Niall Carroll, Mike Chawke, Benjie Kelly and Andrew Holmes and cheer them on in their bid to bring the West Junior B Hurling League title and the Seamus Flanagan Cup back to the parish and club for the sixth time and the second year in a row.

28th Dunworth Cup Final in aid of the New Development Fund:
All roads lead to Granagh/Ballingarry GAA club grounds in Ballingarry on Saturday 15th June at 5.30pm for the clash of Granagh/Ballingarry and Ballysaggart (Waterford) in the 28th final of the Dinny A’s Bar, Granagh/Ballingarry Intermediate Hurling Tournament for the Dunworth Cup and a set of engraved medals.
Granagh/Ballingarry will be seeking their 10th Dunworth Cup title, a first since 2018, with Waterford premier intermediate side Ballysaggart the club of Shane and Stephen Bennett hoping to inscribe their name at the base of the cup for the first time and become the first Waterford club to win the tournament. All proceeds of a basket collection at the final will go to the new field development fund.

Dunworth Cup Roll of Honour:
1988 St. Marys Rathkeale, Michael O’Sullivan captain.
1989 Knockaderry, Donal Hartigan captain.
1990/1991 Tournament not played.
1992 Patrickswell, Garry Kirby captain.
1993 Western Gaels, Paddy Flynn captain.
1994 Adare, Anthony Howard captain.
1995 Castletown/Ballyagran, William O’Farrell captain.
1996 Castletown/Ballyagran, Tony O’Regan captain.
1997 Croom, Liam O’Carroll captain.
1998 Newcastlewest, Derry McMahon captain.
1999 Croom, Trevor Barry captain.
2000 Feenagh/Kilmeedy, John O’Connor captain.
2001 Granagh/Ballingarry, Paul Kennedy captain.
2002/2003/2004 Tournament not played.
2005 Granagh/Ballingarry, Seamus Stapleton captain.
2006 Granagh/Ballingarry, Michael Carroll captain.
2007 Newmarket-on-Fergus (Clare), Alan Barrett captain.
2008 Woulfe Tones, Shannon (Clare), Dáithí O’Connell captain.
2009 Woulfe Tones, Shannon (Clare), Barry Loughnane captain.
2010 Granagh/Ballingarry, Donal O’Grady captain.
2011 Granagh/Ballingarry, Eoin Kennedy captain.
2012 Croom, Thomas Carmody captain.
2013 Granagh/Ballingarry, David Clancy captain.
2014 Granagh/Ballingarry, Donal O’Grady captain.
2015 jGranagh/Ballingarry, David Condron captain.
2016/2017 (no tournament played)
2018 Granagh/Ballingarry, David Condron captain.
2019 (No tournament played).
2023 Dromin/Athlacca, Peter Ryan captain.
The 28th Dunworth Cup Final should draw a large crowd to the garden town venue this Saturday evening June 15th at 5.30pm to see if Granagh/Ballingarry will win it for the 10th time and a first since 2018 or will Ballysaggart become the first Waterford club to inscribe their name on the base of the cup. The game will be refereed by Joe Mulcahy of Killeedy. The Man of the Match award will be presented on the field after the game and the proceeds of a bucket collection to the Granagh/Ballingarry New Field Development Fund. Your support for the cup final and the new field development fund would be appreciated.

Limerick Book Tailteann Cup Quarter Final Spot:
Tailteann Cup Senior Football Preliminary Quarter Final
Hearty congratulations to Limerick senior footballers who recorded their third win of the season with a deserved eight point 1-18 to 1-10 victory over gallant Tipperary in the Tailteann Cup competition preliminary quarter final at Sean Finn Park, Rathkeale on Saturday afternoon to secure a quarter final meeting with Sligo on this Saturday 15th June in Markievicz Park, Sligo at 5pm.
Please support.

County Senior Hurling League Semi-finals
Na Piarsaigh 3-21, Murroe-Boher 1-19; Kilmallock 2-19, Dromin-Athlacca 1-20.
County Senior Football Semi-finals
Newcastle West 2-11, Oola 1-6; Fr. Caseys 3-10, Mungret/St. Pauls 0-10.
East Junior B Hurling League Final
South Liberties 3-18, Ahane 0-13.
South Junior B Hurling League Final
Staker Wallace 3-13, Knockainey 2-12.
County Junior B Football League Semi-Final
Mungret-St. Paul’s 2-13, Bruree 2-5; St. Kierans 0-17, Knockane 0-16. AET
County Junior A Football League Semi-final
Ahane 2-12, Camogue Rovers 2-11.
County Intermediate Football League Semi-final
Rathkeale 2-9, Claughaun 0-5.

Limerick claim sixth straight Munster title and Mick Mackey Cup:
Munster Senior Hurling Championship Final
Hearty congratulations to the Limerick hurlers and manager John Kiely and our own Donal O’Grady, coach/selector Darragh O’Grady, stats and the rest of the management team on winning their 24th Munster Senior Hurling Championship title for a historic sixth year in a row and the Mick Mackey Memorial Cup after beating neighbours Clare by six points 1-26 to 1-20 in front of a crowd of over 44,000 at Semple Stadium, Thurles on Sunday. Limerick now head straight into the All Ireland semi-final on Sunday 7th July in Croke Park.

Embark on a virtual Voyage from Ballingarry to Boston with Granagh Ballingarry GAA Bord na nÓg!:
The members of Granagh Ballingarry GAA Bord na nÓg are about to lace up their boots, pump up their bike tyres, and set the GPS for an ambitious virtual journey across the Atlantic. That’s right – the Ballingarry to Boston Challenge is here!
Throughout the month of June the entire club from our sprightly under 6s to the seasoned adult teams, along with parents, committee members, and supporters, will unite to log collective 4,667 kilometres – the distance from Granagh Ballingarry Clubhouse to Boston GAA Grounds in Canton, Massachusetts.
Every stride, pedal scout, skip and jump counts in this colossal endeavour.
Our teams are integral dedicated runs into their training session, ensuring that everyone contributes to the transatlantic trek. And for that burst of KM counting, we’re hosting a spinathon at O’Gorman’s and O’Grady’s shops on June 22nd. Here the energetic peddling power of our young members will shine as they inch closer to our Bostonian destination.
Why Boston, you ask? This event builds excitement for the highly anticipated visit from the Boston GAA Féile Football U15 team.
On June 26th, we’ll be hosting a mini blitz of Boston, Ballyagran and Granagh Ballingarry.
Among the coaching staff is Ballingarry native Niall Hanley, uncle to 6 our underage members, who will form part of the 70-strong group from Boston.
It promises to be a festival briming with fun, football and friendship.
We are throwing down the gauntlet to every member of our community to join in.
This isn’t just about logging kilometers; its about embodying the spirit of togetherness, celebrating our love for exercise, and enhancing the camaraderie we’re so proud of in Granagh and Ballingarry.
The sweat and smiles are of course for a number of great causes – proceeds from our efforts will be generously distributed between Granagh National School, Ballingarry National school and the completion of our training pitch.
So, whether you’re a walker, a runner, a cyclist, or an avid rower, gear up for a month of movement that will see our small club making big waves, all the way to Boston!
Get ready, get set… and let’s go the distance, Granagh Ballingarry GAA Bord na nÓg style!
Donations can be made online vis our iDonate:
For more information on how to participate or contribute, please: Charlotte Hanley, Bord na nÓg PRO at or 0876137425.

June County Club Draw:
The next Limerick County GAA Club’s draw is on Saturday 29th June 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 be again exclusive monthly prizes to be won. Granagh Ballingarry had 165 members in the second draw in April. If you would like to still renew your membership please visit and select Granagh Ballingarry GAA Club or Granagh Ballingarry Club co-ordinator Stephen Stapleton on (086) 1960301.
All new members for the next draw must be in by 5pm Wednesday 26th June.

Players’ Membership:
Granagh Ballingarry players’ membership can still be renewed online at Any player not currently registered who incurs any injury will not be covered by GAA insurance and will have to cover all costs, including medical and loss of earnings. So, we ask all players to register at as soon as possible.

Please note Granagh Ballingarry GAA Club grounds’ Eircode is V94 V264.

Cúl Camp:
The Granagh-Ballingarry Cúl Camp will be held in the Granagh-Ballingarry GAA Clubgrounds (V94 V264) in Ballingarry from Monday July 1st to Friday 5th July. Booking is now accepted online on

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

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.

Best of luck to Granagh-Ballingarry students and students every where who are doing their Leaving and Junior Certificate examinations at the moment.

All Ireland Hurling Semi-final Tickets:
Six in a row Munster champions Limerick will contest their 7th successive All Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Semi-final on Sunday 8th July against opponents to be confirmed in Croke Park with a capacity of 81,000. Tickets will be plentiful and anyone who wishes to attend the game will be able to do so as the game won’t be a sell out. Tickets will go on sale via Ticketmaster and selected SuperValu and Centra outlets. For only Granagh-Ballingarry members who does not have access to a smartphone email or a printer the club will facilitate orders for said club members, who should contact their club promoter on or before Tuesday 18th June at 5pm. Thank you for your understanding in this matter and hopefully there will be a big travelling support from Granagh-Ballingarry on the day to support the boys in green and white.

County Football Championships Launch:
The launch of the 2024 Limerick County Senior, Intermediate Premier and Junior A Football Championships will take place on Monday 17th June at the Fitzgerald’s Woodlands House Hotel, Adare. Clubs are asked to send two representatives to the media launch, preferably the team captain and manager for photos with the sponsors, etc. The player is asked to wear their club jersey on the evening. Timetable for launch Senior football 6.30pm. Intermediate football 7.15pm. Premier Junior and Junior A Football 8pm. All teams participating in their respective championships are asked to be present for the launch at their allocated time.

€5,300 Jackpot on Saturday:
There was no winner of the €5,200 jackpot in the Granagh Ballingarry GAA Club lottery draw on Saturday 8th June in the Rock Bar, Granagh. The numbers drawn were: 3, 5, 20 and 27. The lucky dips of €20 each went to: Tony Fitzgibbon, promoter online; Verona Ryan, promoter The Rock Bar, Granagh; Mairead Reidy, promoter Pat Cagney; John Lynch, promoter John Lynch. The next draw for a jackpot of €5,300 will be held on Saturday June 15th in the Diiny A’s 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 the weekly draw online and the link is available on the club’s Facebook or Twitter page, which finishes at 6pm every Saturday. Thank you for your continued support.

Club Website:
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Club Diary:
Wednesday 12th June:
West Junior B Hurling League Final: Granagh-Ballingarry holders v Bruree in Paddy Carroll Park, Ballyagran at 7.30pm.
Thursday 13th June:
County Junior B Football Legue Final: Mungret-St. Paul’s v St. Kieran’s in Askeaton at 7.30pm.
Friday 14th June:
County Senior Football League Final: Newcastle West v Fr. Caseys in Pairc Caoimh Ui Luing Feenagh at 7.30pm.
County Junior A Football A League Final: Cappagh v Ahane in Fedamore at 7pm.
Saturday 15th June
All Ireland Minor Hurling Championship Semi-final: Galway v Tipperary in Pairc na nGael at 2pm.
Tailteann Cup Senior Football Quarter-final: Limerick v Sligo in Markievicz Park, Sligo at 5pm Granagh-Ballingarry.
Dunworth Cup Hurling Final: Granagh-Ballingarry v Ballysaggart (Waterford) in Ballingarry at 5.30pm.
Monday 17th June:
County Junior B Hurling League Semi-final: South Liberties v Staker Wallace in Hospital at 7.30pm.
County Intermediate Hurling League Final: Bruree v Knockainey or Crecora-Manister in Bruff at 7.30pm.
Tuesday 19th June:
County Senior Hurling League Final: Kilmallock v Na Piarsaigh in Mick Neville Park, Rathkeale at 7.30pm.
Saturday 22nd June:
County Junior B Hurling League Final: Granagh-Ballingarry or Bruree v South Liberties or Stake Wallace in Fitzgerald Park, Kilmallock at 7.30pm.