The following is a record of the 1975 Limerick County Hurling and Football Championship Finals:
County Senior Hurling Championship Final 1975
Kilmallock 3-14
Patrickswell 3-7
Played at Pairc na nGael, 21st September 1975. Gate receipts £2,776 – a record.
Kilmallock: T. Hanley, J. Fitzgerald, D. Hayes, N. Hayes, M. Carroll, J. McCarthy, J. O’Keeffe, T. Moloney, P. Kiely, M. Finn, D. Connolly, M. Dowling, J. O’Riordan, B. Savage and D. O’Riordan.
Patrickswell: B. Nolan, J. O’Brien, T. Quaid, T. O’Brien, T. Murray, R. Bennis, P. Bennis, L. Enright, D. ???, Peter Bennis, S. Foley, F. Nolan, J. Enright, W. Fenton, J. Synch. Sub: J. Jeffers for J. Enright.
Referee: N. Duggan, Rathkeale.
County Senior Football Championship Final 1975
Treaty Sarsfields 0-9, St. Kierans 0-4
Played at Pairc nan Gael, 30th November, 1975.
Treaty Sarsfields: Ger Looney, Donal Fitzgerald, Stevie O’Shaughnessy, Mick O’Shea, Ger Skehan, Mick Aherne, Mick Mooney, Tommy Goodwin, Mick O’Donnell, Mick Crommell, Ken Dennisson, Mick Williams, Mick O’Donnell, Brendan Scully, Johnny Ryan. Sub Tommy Meehan for T. Goodwin.
St. Kierans: Stephen Kenneally, Paddy O’Sullivan, Donie Enright, Maurice Windle, Stephen Murphy, Tom Larkin, Michael Carey, Patsy Nolan, John Windle, Tom Cregan, John Hartnett, Denis Greaney.
Referee: Brendan Cross, St. Patrick’s.
County Intermediate Hurling Championship Final 1975
Mungret 2-13
Glenroe 2-9
Played at Bruff on 12th October, 1975.
Joe Purcell, Liam Purcell, Pat Neville, John Byrnes, Michael Kiely, Brendan Fitzgerald, Gerard Malone, Connie Keating, John Fitzgerald, Liam O’Donoghue captain, Henry O’Grady, Denis Keating, Pat Nash, Dick Nash, Pa O’Brien. Sub M. McNamara for D. Nash.
Glenroe: Seamus Murphy, Michael O’Brien, Moss Lee, John McSweeney, Michael Daly, Dick Coffey, Pat Maloney, Denis O’Dwyer, Tom O’Brien, Vincent Hanley, Matt O’Brien, Mike Murphy, Tom O’Dwyer, Pat Meade, Michael McSweeney. Sub T. Hanley for V. Hanley.
Referee: N. Duggan, Rathkeale.
County Intermediate Football Championship Final 1975
Na Piarsaigh 0-12
Pallasgreen 2-2
Played at Bruff, 12th October 1975.
Na Piarsaigh: M. Quaid, G. Grant, P. Tiernan, H. Heeney, M. Holmes, C. O’Donnell, T. Bourke, G. Garrighy, T. Tobin, M. McDonnell, N. Dowling, P. Dowling, D. O’Grady, M. Marriman, J. Fox. Sub J. Galvin for M. Marriman.
Pallasgreen: M. Barry. M. O’Grady, M. Hayes, C. O’Dwyer, M. O’Dwyer, J. O’Dwyer, D. O’Dwyer, J. O’Dwyer, D. O’Dwyer, T. Hayes, W. Hayes, M. Hayes, P. Hayes, P. O’Dwyer, P. Cosgrove, E. McDonnell, P. Connolly. Sub: M. O’Donoghue for D. O’Dwyer.
Referee: T. Woulfe, Athea.
County Junior A Hurling Championship Final 1975
Treaty Sarsfields 2-6
Granagh 0-8
Played at Fitzgerald Park, Kilmallock on Sunday 7th December 1975
Treaty Sarsfields: S. Grimes, F. Hayden, S. Fitzgerald captain, S. O’Shaughnessy, G. Skehan, T. Williams, D. Jackson, D. Purtill, K. Dennison, M. Williams, P. Ryan, J. Ryan, D. Bartley, P. Dawson, P. Barry. Sub T. Goodwin for D. Bartley.
Granagh: Michael John Hourigan, Dan Hartigan, Davy Hartigan, Billy O’connor, Jimmy Chawke, Donie O’Connor, Dinny Aherne, Mick Chawke, Tommy Treacy, Dan Sheehan, Sean Cagney, John Chawke, Christy Murphy, Derry Noonan and Richie Chawke. Sub Dan Hanley for Christy Murphy
Referee: N. Duggan, Rathkeale.
County Junior A Football Championship Final
Na Fianna 0-9
Oola 0-4
Played at Pairc nan Gael on 30th November 1975.
Na Fianna: T. Bourke, J. Leddin, J. Moran, T. O’Toole, M. Reale, J. Hayes, J. Reale, J. O’Toole, J. Carroll, M. Ryan, G. Barry, B. Higgins, J. Reale, P. Carroll, J. Higgins. Subs H. O’Dowd for J. Reale, D.J. Ryan for J. O’Toole.
Oola: M. Slattery, K. Bourke, R. Ryan, D. Quinlan, P. Anderson, J. Quinlon, T. McGrath, P. Heuston, S. Fitzgibbon, D. Holmes, J. Landers, B. Heuston, P. Ryan, D. Quirke, B. Ryan, Subs P. Fitzgibbon for B. Heuston.
Referee: P. Lane Foynes.
U21 Hurling Championship Final
Patrickswell 2-9
Stakers 1-6
Played at Bruff on 5th October 1975
Patrickswell: Joe Murphy, Eamonn Kelliher, John O’Brien, Phillip Foley, Pa Foley, Dom Punch, Denis O’Sullivan, Terence Murray, David Punch, Jimmy Fenton, Ger Hayes, Junior Morrissey, Kieran Darcy, Michael Sheehan, Jimmy Mulqueen. Subs: Tom O’Brien for Kieran Darcy, Michael Walsh for Jimmy Mulqueen.
Stakers: Ger Moloney, Pat Lyons, Timmy Sheehy, Michael Lyons, Jack Hayes, Pat Ryan, Pat Carroll, Brian Ryan, John O’Brien, Francis Hayes, Ger Hanley, Liam Finn, Pat Leahy, Liam Heffernan, Tom Hayes. Sub N. O’Gorman for Francis Hayes.
Referee: Brendon Cross, St. Patricks.
U21 Football Championship Final
Newcastlewest 1-6
Na Piarsaigh 1-5
Played at Bruff on 2nd November 1975
Newcastlewest: P. O’Connor, J. Mulvihill, J. Kelly, M. Conway, S. Normoyle, T. Culhane, L. O’Doherty, G. McCoy, T. Doody, B. Scanlon, D. Maguire, P. Kelly, S. O’Sullivan captain, G. Scanlon, M. O’Riordan. Subs: G. Normoyle for G. Scanlon, B. Carr for M. Conway.
Na Piarsaigh: D. Grant, P. Tiernan, H. Heeney, J. Walsh, G. Garrighy, S. McCartney, T. Tobin, J. Whelan, J. Fox, P. Dowling, D. Walsh, J. Galvin, M. McDonnell, D. O’Grady. Sub O. Coady for J. Galvin.
Referee: D. Moore, Kilmallock.
Minor Hurling Championship Final Draw
Mungret 3-7
Adare 4-4
Played at Bruff on 9th November 1974
Minor Hurling Championship Replay Final aet
Mungret 3-11
Adare 3-8
Played at Bruff on 23rd November 1975
Mungret: J. Kirby, A. McCann, M. Fitzgerald, M. Kirby, N. O’Dwyer, J. Feeley, P. O’Brien, D. Keating, C. Keating, J. Kirby, F. McDonagh, J. O’Grady, R. Butler, C. Tobin. Sub Eugene Crown for J. O’Grady.
Adare: P. Brennan, J. Fitzgerald, J. O’Malley, J. Canty, J. Kelly, W. Fitzgerald, T. Normoyle, P. Hickey, T. Dunne, P. Marron, T. Kennedy, T. McNamara, J. Bourke, G. Hickey, E. Fitzgerald. Sub: S. Ryan for T. Kennedy.
Referee: S. O’Connor, Claughaun.
Minor Football Championship Final
Askeaton 3-6
Ahane 0-1
Played at Croom on 7th December 1975
Askeaton: Michael Ryan, Enda McDaid, Paddy Ivess, Donie O’Gorman, Gerard Fitzgerald, Ken Hanley, Tom O’Connell, Brendan Sheehan, Paddy Barrett, Anthony Moran, Tony Noonan, Jim O’Donnell, Finton Ryan, David Kennedy, Michael Tobin.
Sub Aidan Lenihan.
Ahane: Aidan Herbert, Mike Hickey, Seamus Ryan captain, Frank Kelly, Brendan Collins, Peter McDonnell, Eamonn Kelly, Mike Cussen, Robert Roche, Eamonn Meskell, Gerry Meskell, Dermot Power, Sean Óg Herbert, Pat O’Connor, Johnny O’Halloran. Subs: Michael Byrnes, Mike Foley.
Referee: Pat Lane, Foynes.
County U16 Hurling Championship Final
Kilmallock 1-2
Adare 0-1
Played at Pairc nan Gael on 12th October 1975
Kilmallock: G. O’Brien, P.J. Moore, S. Burchill, J. O’Connor, M. Leahy, T. Moore, P. Hartnett, B. O’Sullivan, E. Ryan, C. Hennessy, T. O’Riordan, S. O’Grady, M. Brazil, M. Lynch, D. Hayes.
Adare: T. Flynn, C. Ryan, J. Fitzgerald, P. Griffin, G. Fitzgerald, T. Normoyle, S. Ryan, T. Kennelly, D. Lynch, P. Brennan, G. Hickey (Burke, J. McNamara, M. Butler, P.J. Kinnevan).
Referee: K. Walshe, Garryspillane.
County U16 Football Championship Final
Na Piarsaigh 3-9
Kilmallock 0-2
Played at Pairc nan Gael on 21st September 1975.
Na Piarsaigh: John Power, Kevin Moran, Ger Hurley, Robert Thompson, Dermot Coffey, Michael Browne, Joe Gilligan, Peter Lawlor, Paul O’Riordan, Hugh Fitzgibbon, Sean Cahalane, Brian O’Gorman, Ger Ryan, Colm Walsh, Ernie Henry.
Kilmallock: Anthony Corbett, P.J. Moore, Sean Burchill, Michael Mulvihill, Michael Leahy, Pat Hartnett, Barry O’Dwyer, Tommy Moore, Bill O’Sullivan, Eugene Ryan, Thomas O’Riordan, Donal Hayes, Charlie Hennessy, Michael Lynch, Sean O’Grady.
Referee: P. McCarthy, Camogie Rovers.
County U14 Hurling Championship Final
Ardagh 3-5
Doon 0-2
Played at Bruff on 13th August 1975
Ardagh: S. Woulfe, J. O’Connor, P. Aherne, D. Nolan, C. O’Sullivan, M. Ambrose, D. Daly, N. O’Brien, D. Donovan, P. O’Connor, Patrick O’Connor, F. O’Connor, P. Brouder, Patrick O’Connor, S. Upton.
Doon: A. O’Donovan, J. Hayes, J. Ryan, T. Richardson, T. Ryan, N. Maher, R. Hayes, P. Hayes, M. Keogh, M. Angley, M. Ryan, J. Hayes, P. McGrath, J. Ryan, S. Maher.
Referee: J. Sheehan, Dromin/Athlacca.
County U14 Football Championship Final
St. Kierans 3-5
Oola 3-2
Played at Bruff on 20th September 1975.
St. Kierans: Jim Duggan, Michael Duggan, Michael Flynn, Chris O’Sullivan, David Nolan, Donie O’Donovan, Peter O’Connor, Michael O’Brien, Paul O’Connor, Seamus Upton, Michael Ambrose, Michael Woulfe, Francis O’Connor, Pat O’Connor, Pat Brouder.
Oola: Sean Maher, John Ryan, John Ryan, Joe Lynch, John Ryan, Pat Ryan, Bernard English, Donal Fitzgerald, J.J. Hayes, Martin Hayes, Frank O’Mahony, Richard Hewitt, Martin Landers, Gerard Fitzgerald, Pat McGrath.
Referee: Pat McCarthy, Camogue Rovers.
2020/2021 Competitions
The County C.C.C. 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 Championship 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 Final 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 will go ahead if time permits). Clubs will be afforded sufficient lead time to train prior to the commencement of their respective championships.
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.
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.
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.
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.
€11,800 Jackpot on Saturday
There was no winner of the €11,700 jackpot in the Granagh/Ballingarry GAA Club lottery on Saturday 6th February. The numbers drawn were 3, 13, 27 and 29. Lucky dips of €20 went to Daven Meehan, Paddy Hennessy promoter, Paddy Dunworth, Mossie and Pat, promoter, Pat Cagney, Pat Cagney, promoter. Jonathan and Arthur Noonan, Mike Carroll promoter.
The next draw will be held on Saturday 13th February for a jackpot of €11,800. Tickets are on sale at €2 each or three for €5 and are on sale in local shops.
Granagh/Ballingarry Club officials, players and members extend sympathy to the Lynch family, Glashahouse, Granagh on the death of Marguerite Lynch, mother Teresa Leddin (nee Sheehan), Hospital.
To former County Board treasurer Michael Fitzgerald, Kilmallock on the death of his wife Margaret Fitzgerald nee Lonergan.
Go raibh Dé a a nanamnacha dilís.
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