Limerick Senior Hurling Captains Since 1927
The following is a list of players who have captained the Limerick senior hurling team in the National League and the Munster and All Ireland Championship down through the years. Unlike other counties the Limerick senior hurling captains were chosen by the club that won the County Senior Hurling Championship in the previous year. In recent years after a motion by the Croom club was muted at the first Limerick County Board meeting in January 2013 this practice is being replaced by the manager picking one of the most experienced players to take this role which has proved successful for Limerick since 2013 under the captaincy of our own Donal O’Grady and Declan Hannon, Adare.
List of captains
1927 Micky Cross Claughaun
1928 Willie Gleeson Fedamore
1929 Bob McConkey Young Irelands
1930 1931 Bob McConkey Young Irelands
1932 Timmy Ryan Ahane
1933 Micky Fitzgibbon Young Irelands Munster Hurling Final winning captain
1934 Timmy Ryan Ahane All-Ireland Hurling Final winning captain
1935 Timmy Ryan Ahane Munster Hurling Final winning captain
1936 Mick Mackey Ahane All-Ireland Hurling Final winning captain
1937 Mick Mackey Ahane
1938 Mick Mackey Ahane
1939 Mick Mackey Ahane
1940 Mick Mackey Ahane All-Ireland Hurling Final winning captain
1941 Jim Roche Croom 1942 Croom
1943 1944 1945 1946 Mick Mackey Ahane
1946 Mick Mackey Ahane
1947 Jackie Power Ahane
1948 Jackie Power Ahane
1949 Seán Herbert Ahane
1950 Seán Herbert Ahane
1951 Dick Stokes Pallasgreen
1952 Dick Stokes Pallasgreen
1953 Dick Stokes Pallasgreen
Liam Ryan Cappamore Munster Hurling Final winning captain
1956 Tommy Casey
1957 Séamus Ryan Cappamore
1958 Mick Tynan Claughaun
1959 Jim Keogh Claughaun
1960 Séamus Ryan Cappamore
1961 Séamus Ryan Cappamore
1962 Kevin Long Feenagh-Kilmeedy
1963 Kevin Long Feenagh-Kilmeedy
1964 Kevin Long Feenagh-Kilmeedy
1965 Johnny Hayes Cappamore
1966 Phil Bennis Patrickswell
1967 Phil Bennis Patrickswell
1968 Mossie Dowling Kilmallock
1969 Éamonn Cregan Claughaun
1970 Phil Bennis Patrickswell
1971 Tony O’Brien Patrickswell
1972 Jim Hogan Claughaun
1973 Éamonn Grimes South Liberties All-Ireland Hurling Final winning captain
Munster Hurling Final winning captain
1974 Seán Foley Patrickswell Munster Hurling Final winning captain
1975 Éamonn Grimes South Liberties
1976 Paddy Kelly Kilmallock
1977 Éamonn Grimes South Liberties
1978 Seán Foley Patrickswell
1979 Pat Hartigan South Liberties
1980 Seán Foley Patrickswell Munster Hurling Final winning captain
1981 Paudie Fitzmaurice Killeedy Munster Hurling Final winning captain
1982 Joe McKenna South Liberties
1983 Leonard Enright Patrickswell
1984 Leonard Enright Patrickswell
1985 Leonard Enright Patrickswell
1986 Paddy Kelly Kilmallock
1987 Danny Fitzgerald Claughaun
1988 Leonard Enright Patrickswell
1989 Gary Kirby Patrickswell
1990 Terence Kenny Ballybrown
1991 Anthony Carmody Patrickswell
1992 Joe O’Connor Ballybrown
1993 Mike Houlihan Kilmallock
1994 Gary Kirby Patrickswell Munster Hurling Final winning captain
1995 Mike Houlihan Kilmallock
1996 Ciarán Carey Patrickswell Munster Hurling Final winning captain
1997 Gary Kirby Patrickswell
1998 Ciarán Carey
1999 Ollie Moran Ahane
2000 Ollie Moran Ahane
2001 Barry Foley Patrickswell
2002 Mark Foley bAdare
2003 Mark Foley Adare
2004 Ciarán Carey Patrickswell T.J. Ryan Garryspillane
2005 Ollie Moran Ahane
2006 T.J. Ryan Garryspillane Damian Reale Hospital-Herbertstown
2007 James O’Brien Bruree
2008 Mark Foley Adare
2009 Mark Foley Adare
2010 Bryan O’Sullivan Kilmallock
2011 Gavin O’Mahony Kilmallock
2012 David Breen Na Piarsaigh
2013 Donal O’Grady Granagh-Ballingarry Munster Hurling Final winning captain
2014 Donal O’Grady Granagh-Ballingarry
2015 Donal O’Grady Granagh-Ballingarry
2016 Nickie Quaid Effin
2017 James Ryan Garryspillane
2018 Declan Hannon Adare All-Ireland Hurling Final winning captain Paul Browne Bruff Munster League Final winning captain
2019 Declan Hannon Adare National League Division 1 and Munster Final winning captain
2020 Declan Hannon Adare National League Division 1 and Munster Final winning captain
Cian Lynch Patrickswell Munster League Final winning captain.
Note: prior to 1927 Denis Grimes, Kilfinane in 1897 and Willie Hough, Newcastlewest in 1918 captained Limerick to Munster and All Ireland glory.
Limerick won three of the four RTE Sports awards on Thursday night. Congratulation to the Limerick senior hurlers on winning the Team of the Year award. They played the perfect season to claim the Munster League, National League Division 1, Munster and All Ireland senior titles in 2021. The men who led his troops on their unbeaten march to glory. John Kiely was named RTE Sports Manager of the Year. Oisin O’Callaghan, Kilfinane, was crowned the RTE Young Sports Star of the Year in recognition of winning the Junior Men’s Downhill event during the UCI Mountain Bike World Championships in Salzburg, Austria in October. The Sportsperson of the Year award went to Bray boxer Katie Taylor, the undisputed lightweight queen in 2020 putting on a master-class in her rematch with rival Delfine Person. All four awards were well deserved and well done to all.
First Meeting of 2021 Deferred
The first special general meeting of the 2021 Granagh/Ballingarry GAA club is deferred to Friday 28th February at 8.15pm virtually through Microsoft. Teams due to the club awaiting formats, dates, etc for all hurling and football competitions to be circulated by the County Board.
County Board Draw
The following were winners in the 10th and final Limerick County GAA Club draw for 2020 held on Saturday 30th September:
1st €10,000 Timmy Harnett, Monagea.
2nd €3000 Caroline Elgnaius Duffy, Na Piarsaigh.
3rd €2,000 Seamus Quill, Castletown/Ballyagran
4th 1000 Mossie and Tina Carroll, Ballylanders
5th Exclusive prize which is €500.
6th to 9th €500 Ger Hogan, Ballinacurra Gaels. Tony Shanahan, Templeglantine. Lisa Mullaly, Ballybrown. Rosemary Murphy, Dromin/Athlacca.
10th to 13th €250 Padraig O’Connor, Crecora. Margaret Carroll, St. Kieran’s. Liam O’Riordan, South Liberties. Seamus Murnane and Gemma, Caherline.
14th to 30th Willie Coffey, Cappagh Martina Connery, Staker Wallace. Emma Lane, Na Piarsaigh. Peter Murnane, Knockane. Tom Gleeson, Kiltelly/Dromkeen. Ashlee Woods, Gerald Griffins. Richard English, Doon. Richard Farrell, Hospital/Herbertstown. Pat Hough, Club Limerick Chicago. John Flynn (BB), Na Piarsaigh. Claudia O’Donnell, Pallasgreen. Gary Mullane, Adare. Phil Supple, Rathkeale. Damien Wilmot, Rathkeale. James Ryan, Bruff. Patsy and Sue Cooke, Galtee Gaels. John Joe Fahey, Oola.
Thank you to everybody who supported the Club Limerick Draw for 2020.
Your support is very much appreciated.
Club Limerick Draw 2021
The Granagh/Ballingarry GAA Club are once more promoting the Limerick County Club draw for 2021. 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 €2000, 4th €1000, 5th to 9th 500, 10th to 13th €250, 14th to 30th €100 . There will again be exclusive monthly prizes to be won. Entry to the draw is just 10 per month or €100 for the ten draws with the option to join our own ten monthly draw and county club draw for €150. If you would like to renew your membership for 2021 please follow the link and select Granagh Ballingarry GAA Club and the numbers of draws you wish to sign up for. You may also contact the Granagh/Ballingarry GAA Club draw co-ordinator Stephen Stapleton on 086 1960301.
Note: the first Club Limerick draw for 2021 will take place on Saturday 27th March.
January ’21 Club Draw Results
The following were winners in the January Granagh/Ballingarry GAA Club draw held on Saturday 30th January: €400 Tom Burke promoter Mossie and Pat. €100 each to Patrick O’Kelly promoter John O’Keeffe; Jackie Ruby Burke promoter Willie Power; Emma and Ray McMahon promoter Jimmy Chawke.
We thank all our punters for their continued support.
Song for Charity
To mark Limerick’s All Ireland Senior Hurling Championship final win over gallant Waterford, West Board PRO Johnny Walsh, Mountcollins recorded a song titled ‘The Mighty Men from the Shannonside’. All proceeds to go Milford Hospice. Copies are available from Homestore, Tournafulla;p Buckley’s, Devon Road, Templeglantine or contact Johnny Walsh 087 3517589.
Covid 19 Volunteers
The Granagh/Ballingarry Covid 19 volunteer group would like to remind parishioners that their delivery service is still up and running. Elderly, vulnerable or anybody who cannot leave their homes to get groceries or medication can ring O’Grady’s, O’Gorman’s, Snow’s and O’Riordan’s Pharmacy. You can give them your order and pay them over the phone or put it on your account. They will contact a member of the delivery team to drop them to your door. We ask you to please avail of this service as we all want to work together to keep our community safe.
Membership Due
Granagh/Ballingarry GAA Club membership fees for 2021 are now due and are 40 for adult players (120 with club draw), 20 for students and non players, 15 for Bord na nÓg (120 per family). Non players who pay 100 club draw fee in full will automatically become members for 2021. Fees should be paid on or before 31st March to club registrar John Carroll or any club official. To train or play for the club you have to be insured. If you have 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 a.s.a.p. and we must reiterate that people who have not paid will not be covered by insurance or entitled to any privileges whatsoever from our club.
2020/2021 Competitions
The County Community Board has informed clubs of the following decision with regard to the running of the remaining 2020 hurling and football county championships:
U21 Premier A/B 13-1-side football championships abandoned.
Minor Premier and A/B Football Championship Finals will be played at the next available date.
County Junior A Hurling Championship semi finals and fill will be played at the next available date.
County and Divisional Junior B Hurling and Football Championship will be played at the next available date (county only go ahead if time permits).
Clubs will be afforded sufficient lead time to train prior to the commencement of their respective championship.
Collective Club Training
All collective club training for all adult and underage hurling and football teams is suspended until further notice and any breach of this regulation will be dealt with as per appropriate rule.
New Age Groups
The age grade for underage hurling and football teams will change for 2021 in line with national policy. The age grades will move to uneven numbers (U7, U9, U13, U15, U19 and U21). The fixtures at club level will be co-ordinated by the following committees:
Coaching and Games U7, U9, U11.
County Bord na nÓg U13, U15, U17.
County Senior Board U19, U21.
Junior A Intermediate and Senior.
Divisional Boards
Junior B Hurling and Football formats/dates, etc will be circulated to clubs in mid-February.
€11,700 Jackpot on Saturday.
There was no winner of the €11,600 jackpot in the Granagh/Ballingarry GAA Club lottery on Saturday 30th January. The numbers drawn were 2, 12, 25 and 27. Lucky dips of €20 went to Tom O’Gorman (O’Gorman’s Shop promoter). P.J. Lake (John Lynch promoter), James Lyons (Graham Russel promoter).
Venue Team F E. Kennedy
The next draw will be held on Saturday 6th February for a jackpot of €11,700. Tickets are on sale at €2 each or three for €5 and are on sale in local shops and promoters.
Paddy Clancy RIP
A great old Gaelic Games enthusiast and supporter and traditional Irish musician Paddy Clancy, The Hill Road, Ballingarry died on Sunday 31st January. Paddy was a great supporter of all Granagh/Ballingarry club teams and was delighted to see his son Mike win the West Junior B Championship with Granagh/Ballingarry in 1994, his grandsons Michael and David wearing the green and white of Limerick and winning the County Junior A Hurling Championship in 1989 and intermediate in 2005.
Paddy’s death is sincerely regretted by all at the Granagh/Ballingarry GAA Club and to his sons Mike and Patrick, daughter Elizabeth, brother Jimmy, sister Margaret, daughter-in-law Eleanor, grandsons Michael and David, sisters-in-law, grandchildren, greatgrandchildren, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and many friends.
Sympathy is extended from all in the church.
Ar dheis Dé to raibh a anam.