GRANAGH BALLINGARRY GAA CLUB NOTES
Historical Daly Cup Win For Feenagh-Kilmeedy And Triple for St. Patricks
The following is a record of the 1963 Limerick County Hurling and Football Championship finals with Feeangh-Kilmeedy the County Junior Hurling Championship winners in 1962. Surprise winners of the County Senior Hurling Crown in 1963 and St. Patrick’s winning a great triple Minor hurling and football double and under 16 hurling title.
County Senior Hurling Championship Final 1963
Feenagh-Kilmeedy who were crowned Limerick County Junior Hurling champions in 1962 with a 5-11 to 2-6 victory over Doon in the final, caused a sensation and certainly made their presence felt in the 1963 Limerick County Senior Hurling championship. They defeated City Divisional side City Gael in the semi-final to qualify for a final meeting with South Divisional side Emmets, who defeated Patrickswell in the second semi. The final played on Sunday 6th October 1963 at Pairc nan Gael, where the Feeangh-Kilmeedy boys were surprise but well deserving winners of the Limerick County Senior hurling championship crown when they beat South Divisional Side Emmets by five points 3-6 to 3-1 to become the first club to win the Limerick County Junior and Senior hurling championship in successive years to keep the John Daly Cup in the West Division for the third year in a row after wins by Western Gaels in 1961-62.
The team were: Feenagh-Kilmeedy: David Wall, goal Tom Galvin, Brendan Long, Mossy Long, Tom Holmes, Steven Long, D. Lyons, J, Kelly, pat Murrihy, (captain), Don Murrihy, Michael Long, Tony Doyle, Rory Kiely, ?? Brien, Stephen Long, P. O’Brien, P. Long, S. Long, L. Scanlon, S. O’Gorman, C. Danagher
????? Dunworth, goal, S. Dunworth, J. Quilty, W. Lynch, Jim Ordan, Mick Maune, Eamonn,???? Hogan, C. Daly, F. Costellow, M. Sheehy, D. Doody, Any Twomey, Tom Bluett, ????? L. Murnane.
Referee Jack Sheehan, St. Patricks.
County Senior Football Championship Final 1963
Claughaun defeated six point, 2-5 to 0-5 in the 1962 Limerick County Senior football Championship at Pairc na nGAel were on the losing side again in the decider the following year when Treaty Sarsfield returned to the limelight and took their ninth Limerick County Senior Football title, a first since 1957, with a six point 1-7 to 0-4 victory over the boys from the Childers Road at Pairc nan Gael on Sunday 27th October 1963.
The team were: Treaty Sarsfields: Danny Madden, goal, Mick O’Brien, Mick O’Connor, captain, Stephen O’Shaughnessy, Mick Hanrahan, Tom McGarry, J. Maguire, Tom Meaney, Seamus Slattery, Tony Grant, Amble Lawlor, Pascal Ryan, Joe Dawson, Maurice O’Connor and Georgie Kowlett.
Claughaun: Pat Lynch, goal, T. Collins, Fergus Quinlivan, Sean O’Connor, Eugene O’Brien, Jack Quinlivan, Des Fitzgerald, Micky Cregan, Pa O’Dwyer, Mick O’Dowd, Liam Moloney, Eamonn Crogan, M. Hawkshaw, Mick Tynan, Mick Graham. Sub Gerry Canty.
County Junior Hurling Championship Final 1963
Dromcollogher 2-6, Pallasgreen 3-3 (Draw)
Dromcoloogher 3-9, Pallasgreen 3-3 (Replay)
West champions Dromcollogher beat South Champions Bruree by two points 2-9 to 2-7 in the semi-final of the 1963 County Junior Hurling championship semi-final to qualify for a final meeting with East champions Pallasgreen who defeated City winners Mong??
The first meeting of Dromcollogher and Pallasgreen in the 1963 Limerick County Junior Hurling championship title fight at Kilmallock on 15th December with Tom Boland of Patrickswell in charge, ended with honours even Dromcollogher 2-6, Pallasgreen 3-3.
In the replay at the same venue a week late, West championship Dromcollogher were successful 3-9 to 3-3 to take their third County Junior Hurling championship title, a first since 1959.
The teams were: Dromcollogher: Tony Kelly, goal, Sean O’Dell, Donal Broderick, Tom Stack, Paddy Stack, Dave Geary, Willie Kiely, Eddie O’Connell, Tim Stack, Joe Long, Mick Savage, Jim Geary, Garry Egan, Derry McCarthy, Martin Geary.
Pallasgreen: Willie Shanahan, goal, M. Haulie O’Connelly, Con O’Dwyer, William O’Dwyer, Maurice O’Brien, Jim Howard, Sean McCormack, Tom Creed, Harry Kennedy, Pat Connolly, Sean Franklin, John English, Eddie Stokes, Johnny Stokes, Jimmy Carr.
Referee: Tom O’Sullivan.
County Junior Football Championship Final 9163
Athea were crowned Limerick County Junior Football champions for the second time, a first since 1950, with an impressive twelve point 2-11 to 1-2 victory over gallant Pallaskgreen (who were also defeated by Dromcollogher in the hurling final. In the 1963 County Junior Football championship final played at Bruree on 8th February 1964.
Athea: Denis Moore, Ned Enright, Richie O’Connor??, Tim Hanrahan, Paddy Dalton, Jim Leahy, Seamus Dillane, Tom Barrett, captain, 0-2, Jimmy Mullen, Mike Hayes, Timmy Woulfe 1-5, Paddy Divane, Tim Quaid, Jerry Carey 1-2, Jim Barrett 0-2. Subs Phil Woulfe, Ted Ahern, Seanie O’Connor, Jack O’Connor, Joe O’Keeffe.
The Athea team was trained by Johnny Walsh of Ballylongford in North Kerry.
County Minor Hurling Championship Final 1963
St. Patrick’s were back to take their sixth Limerick County Minor Hurling Championship title a first since 1958, with a seven point 4-6 to 2-5 victory over South Champions Bruff in the 1963 decider at Kilmallock on 8th September 1963.
The teams were: St. Patrick: Tadgh Crowne, goal, Bob O’Sullivan, John Griffin, Vincent Phelan, John Frost, Wally Moloney, Donie Russell, P. O’Brien, Ml Collopy, Tony Noonan, Tom Barry, Brian Cobbe, Billy Ryan, Tom O’Sullivan, Tom Barry. Sub Jerry Joyce.
Bruff: Christy Connors, goal, Jimmy Finn, Seanie Mortell, Ml Moloney, John Sheehan, Tim McAuliffe, Frank Duhig, Ml. Quirke, Willie Smith, Denis Moloney, Moss O’Callaghan, John Browne, Sean Hogan, Tom Gubbins and Ml. Whelan.
County Minor Football Championship Final 1963
City side St. Patrick’s completed the Limerick County Minor Hurling and Football championship double for the third time in their history (1952, 1953 and 1963) with an impressive 17 points, 5-11 to 2-3 victory over gallant South winners Galbally in the 1963 County Minor Football Championship at Kilmallock on 13th October 1963.
The winning players were St. Patrick’s Wally Moloney, goal, Joe McCarthy, John Griffin, Dessy Quaid, John Frost, Noel Hennessy, Brian Cobbe, Ml Collopy, Pat O’Doherty, Denis O’Sullivan, Tom O’Sullivan, Sean Tuite, Gerry Joyce, Sean Kennedy and Vincent Phelan.
County Under 16 Football Championship Final
Treaty Sarsfield won their sixth Limerick County under 16 Football Championship title, a first since 1956 with a four point 1-3 to 0-2 victory of West champions Fr. Casey’s, Abbeyfeale in the 1963 decider.
West Championship Final Results 1963
West Junior Hurling Championship Final: Dromcollogher 1-11, Granagh-Ballingarry 2-3.
West Junior Football Championship Final: Athea 1-4, Feohanagh-Castlemahon 0-5.
West Minor Hurling Championship Final: Knockaderry 5-4, Newcastle West 3-8.
West Minor Football Championship Final: Glin 1-7, Athea 1-5.
South Limerick Championship Finals Results 1963
South Junior Hurling Championship Final: Bruree 5-12, Banogue 6-2.
South Junior Football Championship Final: Knocksauna 0-9, Anglesboro 0-3. Note: Both team were subsequently disqualified and championship declared void.
South Minor Hurling Championship Final: Bruff 1-9, Kilmallock 2-4.
South Minor Football Championship Final Replay: Galbally 4-5, Knocksouna 0-1.
East Limerick Championship Final 1963
East Junior Hurling Championship Final: Pallasgreen 1-9, Murroe 1-0.
East Junior Football Championship Final: Pallasgreen 3-6, Kilteely 0-5.
East Minor Hurling Championship Final: Ahane 5-2, Doon 3-7.
East Minor Football Championship Final: Caherline 1-4, Ahane 1-2.
City Limerick Championship Final Results 1963
City Junior Hurling Championship Final: Mungret-Crecora 6-10, Ballybrown 2-0.
City Junior Football Championship Final: Monaleen 1-6, Patrickswell 0-6.
City Minor Hurling Championship Final: St. Patrick’s 4-6, Mungret-Crecora 3-3.
City Minor Football Championship Final: St. Patrick’s 2-7, Treaty Sarsfield 0-5.
The Granagh/Ballingarry Cúl Camp will take place on the club grounds in Ballingarry from Monday July 5th to Friday 9th July. Booking is now accepted online at www.kellogsculcamps.gaa.ie/booking/
We look forward to welcoming all the children to the Granagh/Ballingarry GAA Club camp this July.
PLAYERS’ LOSS OF COVER
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.
SUPPORT FOR GRIEVING
The Irish Hospice Foundation have developed a free bereavement resource pack for anybody grieving in these very difficult times. It includes advice on coping with grief, funerals in except-ional times and supporting children/young people It can be downloaded at hospicefoundation.ie/
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.
The official number plate 201 Liam number plates are now available for sale in shops in Limerick county and city. Please support this fundraiser as all the proceeds go to the Limerick team training fund.
The Limerick GAA online shop is now live. Shop all things Limerick GAA from the website.
2020 Hurling All Ireland, 2020 Hurling All Ireland signed jersey, 2020 Hurling All Ireland signed photo, package deals, new 2021 jersey, 2021 commemoration jersey. All funds raised go towards the training of the Limerick hurlers and footballers www.limerickgaa.ie/shop
LIMERICK GAA REFEREE RECRUITMENT
Are you interested in becoming a referee? Think you can do better? Then put your whistle where your mouth is and become a GAA referee!
Why become a GAA referee?
Stay involved with the game as an alternative to playing.
It’s a great way to keep fit.
Could you referee a County Final or All Ireland?
Learn more about the game. Give something back off players at the end of their playing days the opportunity to continue in the sport.
It helps to develop personal skills that are of value in all walks of life.
What qualities are required to become a GAA referee?
Good knowledge of the playing rules. Be physically and mentally fit. Have the ability to remain calm. Have the moral courage to take decisions which are correct.
If interested please forward your details a.s.a.p. to Patsy Coffey, Cappamore 087 9160344 or Mike Sexton, Bruree 087 9188375.
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-a-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.
RETURN TO UNDERAGE TRAINING ON MONDAY
Intercounty adult training resumed 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 club games are not permitted but county league games are permitted from May 8th with the opening round of the hurling league. Any breach of the regulations will be dealt with as per appropriate rule.
MEMBERSHIP CLOSING DATE EXTENDED
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.
April Club Limerick Draw Winners
The following were winners in the second Limerick County GAA Club Draw of 2021 held on Saturday April 24th.
1st prize: €10,000, Declan and Kathy O’Connor (Killeedy); 2nd prize €3,000, Austin Geraghty (Newcastle West); 3rd prize €2,000, Moss Harnett (Feenagh Kilmeedy); 4th prize €1,000, Gary Tompson (St. Kieran’s); 5th prize Exclusive star prize of a Weber Spirit II E-320 GBS Gas barbecue plus €250 worth of free utensils and bottled gas, Gary Thompson (St. Kieran’s); 6th -9th prize, Rose Cournane (St. Patrick’s), Tim O’Shea (Cappagh Handball Club), Deney Lyons (Glin), Grace Ryan (Oola); 10th -13th prize €250, Rou O’Callaghan (St. Patrick’s), Niall McNamara (Old Christian’s), Declan Gillane (Patrickswell), Marie Browne (Bruff); 14th -30th prize €100, Catherine Roche (Drom-Broadford), Raffaele Rocca (Gerald Griffins), Michael Joyce (Patrickswell), Mary O’Kelly (Dromcollogher- Broadford), Charles Gilbert (Effin), Ann Normile (Knockaderrry), Mary Mann (Club Limerick), H. O’Donoghue (Old Christians), Benda Carroll (Castletown Ballyagran), John Twomey (Monaleen), Frances O’Donnell (Oola), Mary O’Donnell (Feohanagh-Castlemahon), Edel Sheehy (Ballysteen), Eoin Hurley (Newcastle West), John Costello (St. Senan’s), David Hogan (Buree) and Patrick Holland (Ballysteen). The next draw is on Saturday 29th May with an exclusive prize of a Barcelona 8-seater cast aluminium patio set with Susan worth €1,600. Thanks to all the 117 members who have already joined Limerick County GAA Club Draw through Granagh Ballingarry GAA Club and our own club draw co-ordinator Stephen Stapleton.
€12,900 Jackpot on Saturday
There was no winner of the €12.900 jackpot in the Granagh Ballingarry GAA Club lottery held on Saturday April 24th. The numbers drawn were 8, 12, 17 and 30. Lucky dips of €20 each went to Paddy Hennessy, Paddy Hennessy (Promoter); Anthon Quaid, Andrew Homes (promoter), James O’Connor, Mike Healy (promoter); Colm O’Brien, Conor O’Keeffe (promoter). The next draw will be held this Saturday 1st May for a jackpot of €12,900. Tickets are €2 each or three for €5 and are on sale in local shops from promoters. Thank you for all your support.
Stonepark Leo wins Con and Annie Kirby Memorial Stake
At Limerick Greyhound Stadium on Saturday night Stonepark Leo won the Con and Annie Kirby Memorial Stake. The win saw Stonepark Leo assigned club Castletown Ballyagran GAA Club a cheque for €10,000 and a free benefit night at Limerick Greyhound Stadium. In second place was De Machine and a cheque for €5,000 for Hospital Herbertstown GAA Club. Agent Stanley finished 3rd with €2,00 heading to Askeaton Ballysteen Ladies Football Club. Ballymac Merlin assigned to St. Senan’s, Explosive Boy to Killeedy and Singalong Sally to Killeedy GAA Club and €2,000 for all three clubs.
National Hurling League Round 1 Fixtures
Saturday 8th May: National Hurling League Division 1
Group A, Round 1:
Westmeath v Galway in Cusack Park, Mullingar at 2pm.
Limerick (holders) v Tipperary in Pairc nan Gael at 5.30pm.
National Hurling League
Division 1 Group B Round 1: Dublin v Kilkenny in Parnell Park at 3.30pm.
Sunday 9th May
National Hurling League Division Group B Round 1
Antrim v Clare in Corrigan Park, Belfast at 1pm.
Wexford v Laois in Wexford Park at 1.45pm.
National Hurling League Division 2A Round 1
Cork v Waterford in Pairc Uí Chaoimh at 3.45pm
National Hurling League Division 2A Round 1
Kerry v Down in Austin Stack Park, Tralee at 1pm.
Meath v Offaly in Pairc Taitteam at 2pm.
Carlow v Wicklow in Cullen Park at 2pm.
National Hurling League Division 2B Round 1
Donegal v Roscommon in Letterkenny at 2pm
May v Derry in Mac Hale Park, Castlebar at 3pm.
National Football League Division 3 Round 1 Fixtures
National Football League Division 3 North Round 1
Saturday 15th May
Longford v Derry in Pearse Park at 5pm
Fermanagh v Cavan in Brewster Park at 7pm.
National Football League Divison 2 South Round 1
Limerick v Tipperary in Pairc na nGael at 5pm.
Sunday 16th May
National Football League Divison 3 South Round 1
Wicklow v Offaly in Aughrim at 2pm.