The following is a record of the centenary year 1984 Limerick County Hurling and Football Championship Finals with Na Piarsaigh winning a great underage quadruple in U14, U16, football and U12 hurling and football double.
County Senior Hurling Championship Final 1984
Patrickswell (holders) 4-13, Cappamore 3-5
The Centenary Limerick County Senior Hurling Championship Final played in front of an attendance of 5,123, gate receipts £9,870.85 at Pairc na nGael on Sunday 14th October 1984 saw holders Patrickswell collect its ninth and third successive title with an impressive 4-13 to 3-5 victory over a gallant Cappamore. The John Daly Cup was presented to Patrickswell winning captain John O’Brien by Jimmy Hickey chairman of the County Board who praised both sides for a very spirited game. The Des Fitzgerald Man of the Match trophy went to Seán Foley, Patrickswell. The teams and scorers were:
Joe Murphy 0-1, Eamonn Kelleher, Leonard Enright, John O’Brien (captain), Philip Foley, Seán Foley 0-3, Dom Pinch, Pa Foley, David Pinch, Ger Hayes 1-1, Anthony Carmody 0-2, Seamus Kirby 1-1, Garry Kirby 1-1, Richie Bennis 0-4, Frankie Nolan 1-1. Subs: Pa Carey, Ger Burke.
Cappamore: Seamus Hayes 0-1, Timmy Butler, Mickey Hickey, Donal O’Brien, Eamonn Mulcahy 1-0, Mick Lonergan (captain), Pat Cremear, Ger Sheehan, Liam Cremear, Donal Mulcahy, Liam O’Brien 1-5, John Hayes, Niall Sheehan, Niall Sheehan 1-0, Andy Murphy, Tom Carbery. Subs: Denis Keating, John Sheehan.
Referee: Liam Shanahan (Croom).
County Senior Football Championship Final 1984
Claughaun 1-7 Askeaton 1-3
The centenary year Limerick County Senior Football Championship Final found Claughaun and Askeaton in opposition and it was played at Pairc na nGael, gate receipts £1,047.50 on Sunday 9th September 1984 where the city men won their 8th title and their second in three seasons with a hard fought four-point 1-7 to 1-3 victory over the gallant west divisional side Askeaton. The County Senior Football Championship trophy was presented to winning Claughaun captain Aidan Moloney by county chairman Jimmy Hickey and the Des Fitzgerald Man of the Match award went to Paddy Barrett, Askeaton.
The teams and scorers were:
Claughaun: Philip 1-0, B. Hanley, P. Phelan, Jim Browne, Patsy Bennett, Aidan Moloney (captain), Vinny Browne, Francis Brosnahan, Matty Graham, Pat Galligan 0-1, Dermot O’Brien 0-2, Danny Fitzgerald 1-1, Joe Hannon 0-1, Richard Kennedy, Eamonn Cregan 0-2. Sub Michael Hogan.
Askeaton: Kelly, D. Barron, P. Ivess, D. Neville, V. McDaid, T. Connell 0-1, J. Horgan, P. Barrett, Enda McDaid 0-1, Eamonn McDaid, D. Ryan, M. McDaid, F. Ryan 1-1, M.J. O’Donoghue, C. Ryan. Sub C. McDaid.
County Junior Hurling Final 1984
Garryspillane 0-8, Pallasgreen 0-7
The centenary year Limerick County Junior Hurling Championship Final at Bruff on Sunday 2nd December 1984 was a rip-roaring affair in which south champions Garryspillane beat east winners Pallasgreen by the odd point in 15 0-8 to 0-7 to win their 4th Limerick County Junior Hurling Championship title a first since 1978 to join Claughaun, Kilmallock, Mungret and Granagh on top of the roll of honour with four titles. Seán Burke after winning his third
Limerick County Junior Hurling championship medal (1970, 1978, 1984) captained Garryspillane and was presented with the Irish Press Cup by Jimmy Hickey, chairman of the County Board. The teams in that exciting centenary year County Junior Hurling Championship Final were
Garryspillane: G. Meade, I. O’Donnell, N. Walsh, B. Burke, R. Maunsell, M. Carroll, G. O’Brien, B. Carroll, R. Sampson, J. Murnane, W. Burke, K. Walsh, J. O’Donnell, Sean Burke (captain), B. Stapleton. Sub B. Hayes.
Pallasgreen: J. O’Donnell, T. Hayes, M. Hayes, E. Hayes, M. O’Donoghue, J. O’Dwyer, T. Cosgrove, M. McCarthy, P. O’Dwyer, M. O’Dwyer, M. Hayes, T. McMahon, P. Hayes, P. Murphy, F. O’Connell. Subs: B. O’Dwyer, M. Gleeson.
Referee: T. Murray (Patrickswell).
County Junior Football Championship Final 1984
Glin 1-10, Seán Finns (Rathkeale) 1-3
Old campaigners Glin were defeated by one point 1-7 to 1-6 in the 1983 Limerick County Junior Football Championship Final by Hospital Herbertstown and were back in the final again the following year to take the centenary title in an all-west final at Askeaton on Sunday 25th November 1984. They beat Seán Finns (Rathkeale) by seven points, 1-10 to 1-3 to take their 4th Limerick County Junior Football Championship title, a first since 12988 to join Ballylanders and Newcastlewest on top of the roll of honour with four successes teach. The beams were:
Glin: Michael McLoughlin 1-0, John Hogan, Jack Regan, Paddy Sweeney, Shane Fitzgerald, Kieran Fitzgerald, Noel Culhane, Davy Fitzgerald, J.A. Culhane (captain), John E. Fitzgerald, John McNamara, Conor Fitzgerald, Michael Adams, Leo Roche, Michael Fitzgerald. Subs: Liam Long, J. Culhane.
Sean Finns: Michael Gallagher, Ger O’Connor, Martin O’Doherty, Dan Gallagher, Mike Fitzgerald, Denis O’Dea, Seán O’shea, Charlie Hogan, Dave O’Brien, Ray O’Doherty, Brian Dillon, Seán Harnett, Seamus O’Doherty, Michael O’Sullivan, Barry Dillon. Sub: Michael Meade.
At the end of the game John Whelan, Newcastlewest vice chairman of the County Board presented the county cup to Glin captain J.A. Culhane and so Glin captured their first County Junior Football Championship title in 28 years.
County U21 Hurling Championship Final
Claughaun 3-11, Cappamore 2-4
Claughaun won their second and the centenary Limerick County U21 Hurling Championship title a first since 1981 with an impressive 3-11 to 2-4 victory over sporting Cappamore at B ruff on Sunday 16th December 1984.
Claughaun: Leo O’Connor, Brian McSweeney (captain), John Fitzgerald, G. Bennett, B. O’Mara, Joe Hannon, Andy Guinness, Aidan Moloney, Mattie Graham, J. Moynihan, Dan Fanning, Gussie Ryan, Karl Moloney, Pat Galligan, Fergal O’Grady. Sub: P. Coffey.
Cappamore: Dan McKenna, Pa McKenna, Seamus Lynch, John Kennedy, Jack O’Malley, Noel Cosgrave, Gerard Lynch, Pa Cremear, John McCarthy, Niall Sheehan, Joe Hammersley, Joe McCarthy, Fergal O’Mahony, Donal McKenna (captain), Donal Mulcahy. Subs: Bernard Hogan, Gerard Lonergan.
Jimmy Hickey, chairman of the County Board presented Brian McSweeney the Claughaun captain with the County U21 Hurling trophy after the game.
Referee: Liam Shanahan (Croom).
County U21 Football Championship Final
Newcastlewest 1-5, South Liberties 0-8 (draw)
Newcastlewest 1-5, South Liberties 1-2 (replay)
The centenary year Limerick County U21 Football Championship Final ended level, Newcastlewest 1-5, South Liberties 0-8 after a thrilling contest at Askeaton on Sunday 9th December 1984. It was back to Askeaton for the replay a week later on Sunday 16th December and Newcastlewest won their fourth and back-to-back Limerick County U21 Football Championship titles with a hard fought two-point 1-5 to 1-2 victory over unlucky South Liberties to top the roll of honour with four titles. William O’Doherty, the winning Newcastlewest captain, was presented with the County U21 Football Championship Cup by John Whelan, Newcastlewest vice chairman, amid tremendous excitement after the game.
Newcastlewest: J. Lee, S. Kelly, J. Danagher, M. Sammon, B. Lee, D. Cremin, M. Mulcahy, M. Sammon, J. Hoyne, J. McMahon, S. Gleeson, F. Ruschizko, W. O’Doherty (captain), D. Kelly, K. O’Grady.
South Liberties: F. Deery, D. Kelly, G. Garry, L. Hickey, M. Ryan, B. Finn, D. Nash, M. Fitzgerald, G. Fitzgerald, P. Donnelly, N. Ryan, M. Rowesome, N. Nash, L. Dooley, a. McSweeney.
Referee: Ray Moloney (Kilmallock).
Cork Minor Hurling Championship Final
Patrickswell 3-13, Ballybrown 2-4
The centenary year Limerick County Minor Hurling Championship Final played at Pairc na nGael on 28th October 1984 was an all-parish affair in which Patrickswell were crowned champions for the first time with a deserved 3-13 to 2-4 victory over their neighbours and rivals Ballybrown. The teams were:
Patrickswell: P. Carroll, P. Moore, P. Foley, M. Fitzgerald, S. Murphy, Pa Carey (captain), S. Harmon, A. Carmody 0-1, C. Derwin 0-1, P. Lucey, G. Kirby 2-8, J. McCarthy, C. Carey 0-1, A. Buston 1-0, D. Harmon. Sub: A. McDonagh.
Ballybrown: P. Coughlan, K. Hedderman, J. Hartigan, P. Gavin, R. Fitzgerald 1-0, J. Lynch, P. Mulqueen, P. Davoran 0-2, C. Coughlan 0-1, J. Hogan, G. Gleeson 0-1.
Pa Carey, captain of the winning Patrickswell team was presented with the County Minor Hurling Championship cup by Jimmy Hickey, chairman of the County Board.
County Minor Football Championship Final 1984
Bruff 2-7, Old Christians/Southhill 1-7
A new name went on the Limerick County Minor Football Championship roll of honour when Bruff defeated Old Christians/Southill by 3 points 2-7 to 1-7 in a thrilling centenary year final at Caherconlish on 30th September 1984.
The teams were
Bruff: D. Hynes, P. Dennehy, J. Ryan, M. Kenny, A. Madden, J. O’Riordan, M. Browne, M. Reale (captain), D. Ring, L. Farrell 2-3, A. O’Riordan 0-1, T. Coleman, P. Barrett 0-1, M. Dennehy, S. Hourigan. Subs M. Carroll, S. Twomey, A. O’Connell, G. O’Donovan, D. Regan, J. Purcell, B. O’Donnell.
Old Christians/Southhill: G. Lyons, D. McInerney, G. Moore, J. Dillon, G. Hegarty, T. ???, R. McCarthy, M. Kiely, T. Byrnes, D. Crowe, J. Fitzgerald, E. Donovan, P. English, H. Dorgan, F. Downing.
County U16 Hurling Championship Final
Ahane 4-3, Granagh/Ballingarry 3-1
Granagh/Ballingarry defeated by Ballybrown in 1983 in the County U16 Hurling Championship Final were back in the final again the following centenary year against Ahane
on 3rd September 1984 at Croom where the boys from Knockfierna contested their second successive final when going under to Ahane 4-3 to 3-1. It was a first ever Limerick County U16 Hurling Championship title won by the Ahane boys captained by K. Herbert.
Ahane: D. Harrisson, E. Graham, C. Naughton, K. Herbert (captain), E. Callaghan, D. O’Neill, T. Graham, S. Hassett, P. O’Sullivan, T. Herbert, J. Porter, G. Murphy, L. Cosgrove, J. Burke, J. Darcy.
Granagh/Ballingarry: M. O’Donnell, S. Enright, A. Fitzgerald, A. Kinnane, P. O’Regan, J. Sheehan, B. O’Brien, B. Burke, D. Fitzgerald, P. Stapleton, E. Purtill, J. Hanrahan, S. Hartnett, P. Costello, S. Stapleton.
Referee: K. McCarthy (Ballybrown).
County U16 Football Championship Final 1984
Na Piarsaigh 2-9, Kilmallock 1-1
Na Piarsaigh won their third and back-to-back Limerick County U16 Football Championship titles with an impressive 2-9 to 1-1 victory over south champions Kilmallock in the centenary decider at Croom on 15th September 1984. The team and scorers were:
Na Piarsaigh: J. Barriscale, C. Cahalane, P. O’Farrell, O. Murrihy, S. Irish, M. Bateman, J. Andley, M. Staunton, B. McInerney (captain) 0-3, P. Hanrahan 1-3, S. Madden, A. Burke 0-1, C. Shiels, B. White 0-2, P. Considine 1-0. Subs: J. Ryan, R. Nolan, H. Conlon.
Kilmallock: K. O’Connor, P. Heffernan, T.J. Carroll, T. Allen, J. Connery, C. O’Connor, J. Houlihan, P. Barrett, M. Houlihan, N. Daly, T. Hennessy, P. Tobin, T. Donegan, L. Sheehy 0-1 and J. Moloney 1-0.
Referee: W. Byrnes (Oola).
County U14 Hurling Championship Final 1984
Patrickswell 0-5, Ahane 0-2
Patrickswell won their first ever Limerick County U14 Hurling Championship title in centenary when they defeated Ahane by three points 0-5 to 0-2 in a thrilling decider at Croom on October 6th 1984 captained by Ciaran Carey.
Patrickswell: Declan Barrett, Patrick Kiely, Nigel Carey, Michael O’Meara, Ger Coughlan, Steward Barrett, Declan O’Grady, John Murphy, Dom Harmon, Raymond Fitzgerald, Ciaran Carey (captain), Johnny Murray, Patrick Foley, Patrick Lynch, Brian Thompson.
Ahane: F. Harrison, B. Ryan, B. Berkery, K. Ryan, J. Tuohy, A. O’Sullivan, PO’Brien, P. O’Connell, G. Connelly, J. Mackey, T. Hartnett, P. Roche, J. McGrath, G. Ryan, P. Smith.
County U16 Football Championship Final 1984
Na Piarsaigh 1-8, Croom 2-0.
In centenary year 1984 Na Piarsaigh won back-to-back Limerick County U14 Football Championship titles with a hard fought five point 1-8 to 2-0 victory over gallant South champions Croom in the 1984 decider at Bruff on September 29th. Teams and scorers:
Na Piarsaigh: E. O’Connell, B. Campbell, J. McGovern, P. Burke, C. Keating, P. Barry, D. Doyle, P. Condon, P. Kelly 0-1, G. Cheuing 0-1, C. Shiels 0-2, R. O’Flaherty 1-1, G. Lawe 0-1, B. O’Shea, D. Quigley 0-2.
Croom: F. Moloney, A. Mangan, M. Daly, P. Carroll, K. Begley, M. Carmody, J. Condon, D. Hegarty 2-0, C. Daly, D. Sheerin, B. Hayes, P. Hayes, W. O’Reilly, E. O’Shea, P. Sheehy.
Referee: W. Brynes (Oola).
County U12 Hurling Championship Final 1984
Na Piarsaigh 2-8, Bruff 3-0
Na Piarsaigh defeated by Adare in the 1983 Limerick County U12 Hurling Championship Final were back in the decider again the following year and in a thrilling contest defeated South champions by five points 2-8 to 3-0 to win the centenary and their third County U12 Hurling Championship title in four seasons at Croom on July 15th 1984. Teams and scorers:
Na Piarsaigh: C. Staunton, K. Fitzgerald, T. Miller, M. McInerney, L. Kiely, C. Tobin, D. Irish, L. Dillon, C. Browne 0-1, S. O’Neill 0-2, M. Howlett, J. McCabe, N. Slatter 1-4, A. Ryan 1-1, S. Lancaster. Subs: O. Curtin, P. Stanley, E. Finn.
Bruff: J. Brown, D. Murnane, M. Fitzgerald, G. Murnane, C. Raleigh, P. Noonan, M. O’Sullivan, K. O’Reilly, P. Moloney, S. Fitzgerald, W. Riordan, J. O’Connell, J.A. Moran 2-0, J. Moran 1-0.
County U12 Football Championship Final
Na Piarsaigh 1-5, Hospital/Herbertstown 2-1
Na Piarsaigh won their first Limerick County U12 Football Championship title in centenary year 1984 with a thrilling one point 1-5 to 2-1 victory over unlucky south champions Hospital/Herbertstown in the 1984 decider to complete the elusive City and County U12 Hurling and Football Championship double only achieved once before by Claughaun in 1979.
Na Piarsaigh panel: S. Laffan, N. Lynch, E. Finn, A. Ryan, D. Morrissey, A. Power, D. Irish, D. Coakley, C. Tobin, N. Howlett, D. Flanagan, L. Dillon, D. Walsh, S. O’Neill, A. Durack, T. Millea, I. McCabe, J. Fitzgerald, D. Hartey, B. Wall, L. Kiely.
Hospital/Herbertstown: P. Barry, T. Costello, N. Davern, P. Herr, D. Hanley, D. McAuliffe, K. Burke, K. Daly, M. Frazier, P.J. Kiely, D. Breen, M. Bermingham, B. O’connor, T. Barry, J. Allen, M. Bermingham, L. Meaney, W. Allen, C. Reall, S. Kiely, T. McNamara, M. Carmody, J. O’Shea, G. Guerin, W. Madden, J. Manahan, S. Houlihan.
When the GoFundMe page closed on Easter Monday April 5th the amount raised from the Granagh/Ballingarry GAA Club 48-hour relay which took place over the weekend (Friday 26th to Sunday 29th March) increased from €12,600 to a staggering €14,679. A phenomenal amount which was way above the club target at the outset. Granagh/Ballingarry GAA and executive committee in particular want to thank all involved who made this fundraiser such a great success, the adult players, all our participants and everyone who donated so generously. Two cheques for €3,895 will be presented to both Ballingarry and Granagh National Schools in the coming weeks when it is safe to do so. The club’s portion of the fundraiser €7,789 will go towards the new club gym. Again a massive thanks to all for your continued support to Granagh/Ballingarry GAA Club and both National Schools and we look forward to resuming action on the field of play when it is safe to do so.
The weekly lottery draw was held on April 3th with the following results: there was no jackpot winner, the numbers drawn were 4, 11, 20 and 31. There were 4 lucky dips of €20 each: Sarah Dore, O’Gormans; Colm Kiely, Niall McCarthy; Denis O’connor, Con O’Keeffe, Teresa Hannon, Donal O’Grady.
The next draw will be held on April 10th, Team B location for a jackpot of €12,600.
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Due to the changed financial circumstances of many at this difficult time the closing date for membership of Granagh/Ballingarry Club for 2021 is extended to July 1st. Fees 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 July 1st 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.
On Wednesday 30th April the GAA issued advice to clubs and counties for activities that are permissible and not permissible in 2021 until further notice. Under new Level 5 of the Plan for Living with Covid-19 only individual adult club training is permitted for clubs. Intercounty adult training resumes on Monday 19th April. Underage club training resumes on Monday 26th April in pods of 15. Neither adult or underage teams may train collectively and county and club games are not permitted. These restrictions will remain in place until at least early May GAA. Officials in Croke Park hope to have finalised updated versions of the return to play documents for both intercounty and club activity ahead of the stated dates for resumption north and south of the border. Any breach of regulations will be dealt with as per appropriate rule.
Round 3 of the Con and Annie Kirby Memorial stake took place last Saturday night in Limerick Greyhound Track. Unfortunately, the Granagh Ballingarry nominated dog Ive Everything was a non-runner. Round 4 takes place this Saturday April 17th which you can view on the new online greyhound racing show called Talking Dogs TV.
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.
Granagh/Ballingarry GAA Club snoods are now available for sale at €7 while stocks last in O’Grady’s Spar shop in Ballingarry.
All proceeds to Bord na nÓg.
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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 ASAP.
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.
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.
Croke Park and the County Board has advised clubs to inform players that the Player Injury Scheme for 2021 will not cover for loss of wages. Granagh-Ballingarry GAA club officials encourage all adult club players to consider getting personal injury insurance to cover loss of wages before the various competitions and championships resume, as the club will not be in a position financially to cover loss of wages for players injured while playing in an official sanctioned game or training session.
The following were winners in the March Granagh-Ballingarry GAA Club Draw held on Saturday 27th March. €400 Jim O’Keeffe, promoter John O’Keeffe; €100 each to Sean Crosby, promoter Paddy Hennessy; Thomas O’Donovan, promoter Adrian Farraghar; Tom Burke, promoter Mossie and Pat. We thank all our punters for their continued support.
There was no winner of the €12,500 jackpot in the Granagh-Ballingarry GAA club lottery on Saturday 3rd April. The numbers drawn were 4, 11, 20 and 31. Lucky dips of €20 each went to Sarah Dore, promoter O’Gorman’s Shop; Colm Kiely, promoter Niall McCarthy; Denis O’Connor, promoter Conor O’Keeffe; Teresa Hannon, promoter Donal O’Grady.
The next draw will be held this Saturday 10th April for a jackpot of €12,600. Tickets are €2 each or three for €5 and are on sale in local shops and from club promoters. Thank you for your continued support