GRANAGH/BALLINGARRY GAA CLUB NOTES
David Reidy Inspires Dromin/Athlacca to first Dunworth Cup Title
25th DUNWORTH CUP HURLING TOURNAMENT FINAL
The brilliance of Inter County star David Reidy wearing the No.9 shirt scoring 1-12 of which 0-5 was from open play, helped enormously towards a hard fought five point victory for Dromin/Athlacca over holders Granagh/Ballingarry to claim their first Dunworth Cup title to deny the Knockfierna boys’ five in a row at sunny Ballingarry on Friday evening. All proceeds of the €156 bucket collection went to the field development fund.
A big crowd watched this 25th Dunworth Cup final played on an excellent pitch with David Daly of Bruree in charge.
Granagh/Ballingarry opened the scoring with a white flag from a placed ball inside the opening minute before points were traded from open ply by Luke Flynn on 3 minutes and David Breen on 4 minutes, Sean O’Leary on 6 minutes and Luke Flynn a minute later to leave it 0-3 to 00-2 in favour of holders Granagh/Ballingarry. Dromin/Athlacca dominated for the next 6 minutes with four unanswered white flags through David Reidy, David Breen, Adam Costello and David Reidy (free) before points were traded by Denis O’Connor from a placed ball on 14 minutes and David Breen from open play a minute later to leave it 0-7 to 0-5 in favour of Dromin/Athlacca at the end of the first quarter. Then Jack Cagney from open play on 16 minutes and David Reidy from a placed ball a minute later traded white flags to leave the Dromin/Athlacca boys still three ahead, 0-8 to 0-5 at the water break on 18 minutes. When play got underway again points were traded by David Reidy from a placed ball on 19 minutes and Sean O’Connor from open play on 20 minutes before a pair of white flags for Granagh/Ballingarry from open play through Sean O’Gorman on 21 minutes and Jack Cagney a minute later to reduce the deficit to the minimum Dromin/Athlacca 0-9, Granagh/Ballingarry 0-8 on 22 minutes. Dromin/Athlacca now began to up their game with a long range point by David Reidy on 23 minutes followed by a cracking Jason Linehan goal on 24 minutes and a trio of white flags courtesy of a David Reidy free on 25 minutes, play on 27 minutes to leave Dromin/Athlacca eight ahead 1-13 to 0-8. Then points were traded, Denis O’Connor from a placed ball on 28 minutes and Tomas Kelleher on 29 minute, Denis O’Connor from a placed ball on 30 minutes and David Reidy on 31 minutes to send the Dromin/Athlacca boys in at the interval still leading by eight 1-15 to 0-10. Denis O’Connor and David Reidy traded white flags from placed balls in the opening 2 minutes after the interval before David Condron finished past the Dromin/Athlacca keeper Richard Ryan on 34 minutes to reduce the deficit to five, 1-16 to 1-11. Then white flags were traded from placed balls by David Reidy on 35 minutes and Denis O’Connor on 37 minutes before green flags were traded by David Condon on 41 minutes and Jason Linehan 4 minutes later to leave 5 still between the sides Dromin/Athlacca 2-17, Granagh/Ballingarry 2-12 at the end of the third quarter.
Then Luke Flynn won a point back for the Granagh/Ballingarry boys from open play on 46 minutes before white flags were traded from placed balls by Sean O’Leary on 47 minutes and Denis O’Connor a minute later to leave four between the sides Dromin/Athlacca 2-18, Granagh/Ballingarry 2-14 at the water break on 48 minutes.
On the resumption of play David Reidy split the uprights from a placed ball on 49 minutes and he followed this up 2 minutes later with a penalty goal to extend the Dromin/Athlacca boys’ advantage to 9, 3-19 to 2-14 on 52 minutes. Granagh/Ballingarry far from being overawed scored three points courtesy of Denis O’Connor from a placed ball on 54 minutes and David Condon and Denis O’Connor from open play on 56 and 57 minutes to close the gap to five. Then Granagh/Ballingarry created a goal chance on 58 minutes when they failed to convert before points were traded in added time by David Reidy from open play to bring his tally for the game top 1-12 and Denis O’Connor from a placed ball to leave the Dromin/Athlacca boys deserving winners by five points 3-20 to 2-18 for the Dunworth Cup for the first time in 25 years history of the tournament after a most enjoyable 43 score contest. Dromin/Athlacca scored 2-12 from play and 0-8 from frees and a penalty goal. Granagh/Ballingarry scored 2-9 from play and 0-9 from frees.
Dromin/Athlacca: Richard Ryan, Gearoid O’Leary, Donncha Higgins, Peter McMahon, David Mullins, Michael Reidy, Peter Ryan, James Kelleher 0-2 David Reidy 1-12, (0-7 frees and penalty goal), Garry Quaid, David Breen 0-3, Sean O’Leary 0-2 (1 free), Mark Fitzpatrick, Jason Linehan 2-0, Adam Costelloe 0-2. Subs used Shane Rabbitte, Tieran Ryan, John Paul Costelloe, Paul Neenan and Kieran Short.
Granagh/Ballingarry: Keith Kelly, Eoin Cahill, David Clancy, captain, Thomas O’Donovan, Eoin Casey, Donal O’Grady, Damien O’[Donovan, Darragh Casey, Sean O’Connor 0-2, Jack Cagney 0-2, Niall Kennedy, Denis O’Connor 0-10 (9 frees), Cathal O’Keeffe, David Condron 2-1, Luke Fynn 0-3.Subs used Niall Cahill, Sean Murphy and Pat Carroll.
Referee David Deady, Bruree.
After the game Granagh/Ballingarry GAA Club secretary/PRO John Lynch presented the Dunworth Cup to winning captain David Reidy of Dromin/Athlacca and sponsor Dinny Ahern of Dinny A’s bar, Ballingarry presented the medals and the man of the match to David Reidy of Dromin/Athlacca who finished with a personal tally of 1012. Thank you to Dinny A for kindly sponsoring the medals and to referee David Deady, Bruree and his officials and Stephen Stapleton for having everything in order for the game.
Dunworth Cup Roll of Honour
Granagh/Ballingarry: (9) 2001, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2018.
Croom: (3) 1997, 1999, 2012.
Castletown/Ballyagran: (2) 1995, 1996.
Woulfe Tones Shannon: (2) 2008, 2009.
St. Mary’s Rathkeale: 1998.
Western Gaels 1993.
Newcastle West 19998.
U-21 Quarter-final spot up for grabs on Friday
The much delayed meeting of Granagh/Ballingarry and St. Kieran’s in the final game of group of 4 in the new look County U-21 B hurling championship postponed on Sunday March 15th due to the Covic 19 pandemic is now rescheduled for Friday July 17th in St. Kierans GAA grounds in Coolcappa at 7.30p.m sharp.
Granagh/Ballingarry will enter the game on two points after their hard fought three point 0-16 to 0-13 victory over Glenroe in Ballingarry on Sunday February 21nd while the St. Kieran’s boys are pointless after going under to Glenroe by 8 points, 2-14 to 1-9 at Mick Neville Park, Rathkeale on Sunday February 9th. A win or a draw will see Granagh/Ballingarry finish at the4 top of the group on 4 to three points to qualify for the quarter-final as group winners, while a win for the St. Kieran’s boys will see Granagh/Ballingarry, Glenroe and St. Kierans finish level on 2 points scoring difference to decided the two quarter-final spots.
Your support would be welcome on Friday at 7.30p.m. in Coolcappa to cheer on the boys in black and green to reach the County U-21B hurling championship quarter-final against group 3 winners on Wednesday 22nd July at 7.30p.m.
Revised County Intermediate Hurling Championhship Group 2 Round 1
The mouth-watering clash of neighbours Granagh/Ballingarry in the opening game of group 2 in the County Intermediate Hurling Championship goes ahead in Croagh on Saturday 25ht July at 7p.m. Please support.
Draw and Weekly Lottery Recommencing
Draw dates July 2020 to June 2021. The first draw will be on Saturday July 25th. Prizes €800 per month.
Special lotto draw: Three weekly lottery draws will be held on July 19th for club members only. The current lottery jackpot is €8,500. Green lottery tickets will be on public sale from Monday July 20th for lottery draw on Saturday July 25th.
Access to past GAA matches online
The GAA in conjunction with the broadcasting authority of Ireland has launched the GAA digital archive at Croke Park providing free access to the past GAA matches to internet users around world. All Ireland finals since 1961 are included in the archive and provincial finals from 1961 are also featured. The archive also includes All Ireland club finals since 1988. In all over 500 hurling and football matches are available. Broadcaster and information such as dates, results, venue, referees, scorers, teams and substitutions were added. This might be use in this time of isolation gaa-now.archive
Check for all the latest club news as this is updated regularly and is wort a visit. You can also view a number of videos of club hurling football and camogie gems of the past and all information in aspect of the GAA safe return roadmap.
Friday 17th July
County U-21 B Hurling Championship Group 3 Round 2 Granagh/Ballingarry v St. Kierans in Coolcappa at 7.30p.m.
Wednesday 22nd July
County U21 B Hurling Championship quarter finals
Thursday 23rd July:
County Senior Hurling Championship
Section A Group 1, Round 1 Patrickswell v Adare in Pairc na nGael at 7.30p.m.
Friday 24th July:
County Senior Hurling Championship Section A Group 2 Round 1 Kilmallock v Na Piarsaigh in Pairc na nGael at 7.30p.m.
County Premier Intermediate Hurling Championship Group 2 Round 1: Mungret/St. Paul’s v Kildimo/Pallaskenry in Clarina at 7.15p.m
Saturday 25th July:
County Senior Hurling Championship Section B Group 1 Round 1 Monaleen v South Liberties in Caherconlish at 7p.m.
County Senior Hurling Championship Section B Group 2 Round 1: Blackrock v Ballybrown in Bruff at 7p.m.
County Premier Intermediate Hurling Championship Group 1 Round 1: Bruff v Knockainey in Kilbreedy at 7p.m; Glenroe v Dromin/Athlacca in Fitzgerald Park, Kilmallock at 7p.m.
County Intermediate Hurling Championship Group 2 Round 1: Granagh/Ballingarry v Croom in Croagh at 7p.m.
County Junior A Hurling Championship Group 1 Round 1: St. Kierans v Doon in Clarina at 7p.m.
County Junior A Hurling Championship Group 2 Round 1: Askeaton v Kilteely/Dromkeen in Mungret at 7p.m. Croagh/Kilfinny v Patrickswell in Adare at 7p.m. Mungret/St. Pauls v Old Christians in Claughaun at 7p.m.
County Junior A Hurling Championship Group 4 Round 4 Staker Wallace v Crecora/Manister in Ballingarry at 7p.m.
Sunday 26th July:
County Premier Intermediate Hurling Championship Group 2 Round 1: Cappamore v Bruree in Kilteely at 7p.m.
County Intermediate Hurling Championship Group 1 Round 1: Na Piarsaigh v Kilmallock in Croom at 7p.m.
County Intermediate Hurling Championship Group 3 Round 1:
Knockaderry v Newcastle West in Quaid Park, Coolyroe at 1p.m.
County Intermediate Hurling Championship Group 4 Round 1: Pallasgreen v Tournafulla in Bruff at 2p.m.
County Junior A Hurling Championship Group 1 Round 1: Garryspillane v Ballybrown in Caherelly at 7p.m. Castletown/Ballyagran v Caherline in Kilbreedy at 1p.m.
County Junior A Hurling Championship Group 3 Round 1: Monaleen v Templeglantine in Sean Finns Park, Rathkeale at 1p.m.
Killeedy v Ballybricken/Bohermore in Croagh at 1p.m.
Rathkeale v Feenagh/Kilmeedy in Knockaderry at 7p.m.
County Junior A Hurling Championship Group 4 Round 1: Ahane v Monagea in Adare at 1p.m.
Claughaun v Dromcollogher/Broadford in Askeaton at 1p.m.