GRANAGH BALLINGARRY GAA CLUB NOTES
Granagh Ballingarry GAA Club
O’Sullivan’s Last Point Denies Granagh/Ballingarry
A well taken point from a placed ball out near the sideline on 63 minutes by EthanO’Sullivan to bring his tally for the game to 0-9 (7 frees) earned Croom a share of the spoils with their neighbours Granagh/Ballingarry in the opening game of Group 1 in the County Intermediate Hurling Championship in a thrilling 38 score contest at Croagh on Saturday evening.
This opening round Championship tie was played on an excellent pitch in front of 100 spectators as per current Government guidelines with Trevor Mann of Ballybrown in charge.
Prior to the start of the game a minute’s silence was observed in memory of former Granagh/Ballingarry mentor Moss McAuliffe. Croom keeper Mark O’Kelly brought off a top class save from Cathal O’Keeffe inside the opening minute before a pair of white flags for Granagh/Ballingarry courtesy of Denis O’Connor from open play on two minutes and a
placed ball a minute later were cancelled out by Ethan O’Sullivan from a placed ball on four minutes and Dara O’Farrell from open play two minutes later for 0-2 each on six minutes. A couple of wides wee exchanged before white flags were traded from open play by Jack Cagney on eight minutes and Ethan O’Sullivan on ten minutes to leave the sides still level at 0-3 each on twelve minutes.
Then a pair of white flags for the Croom boys through Ethan O’Sullivan from open play on 13 minutes and a placed ball two minutes later to leave the Croom boys two ahead 0-5 to 0-3 at the water break at the end of the first quarter.
When they got under way again a long delivery straight from the throw in by minor player
Granagh Ballingarry no 9 Darragh Casey was finished past Croom keeper Mark O’Kelly by former dual county minor David Condron to leave the boys from Knockfierna one ahead 1-3 to 0-5 on 16 minutes. The next ten minutes were close and exciting with white flags traded by Conor Laffin on 17minutes and Jack Cagney on 18 minutes, Sean O’Connor (free) on 19 minutes and Ethan O’Sullivan (free) on 20 minutes, Jack Cagney on 21 minutes and Stephen Lucey on 22 minutes, Sean O’Connor on 23 minutes and Conor Laffin three minutes later to leave the black and greens still one ahead 1-7 to 0-9 on 26 minutes.
Then Croom keeper Mark O’Kelly brought off his second top class save on 27 minutes before points were traded by Sean O’Connor from open play on 28 minutes and Conor Alli/;s from a long range placed ball on 30 minutes to leave the score Granagh Ballingarry 1-8, Croom 0-10 at the interval. Denis O’Connor from a placed ball and Stephen Lucey from open play traded white flags in the opening three minutes after the interval. Then Croom no 17 James Malone finished past Granagh Ballingarry keeper Mark O’Kelly on 34 minutes before Granagh Ballingarry no 10 Jack Cagney split the uprights for the fourth time following a good solo run on 35 minutes to leave one between the sides, Croom 1-11, Granagh Ballingarry 1-10.
A couple of wides were exchanged and Kieran O’Donovan replaced Niall Cahill (injured) onthe Granagh Ballingarry side before Mark O’Kelly in the goal brought off a top class save to leave the minimum still between the sides on 40 minutes. Then Jack
Cagney landed his fifth white flags from open play for the Granagh Ballingarry boys on 41 minutes cancelled out by Ethan O’Sullivan from a placed ball a minute later to leave Croom still one ahead 1-12 to 1-11 on 42 minutes. Then Luke Flynn made the sides level for the fourth time in this victory contest at 1-12 each on 43 minutes. Then the third green flag of the game arrived courtesy of Croom’s no. 15 Conor Laffin to leave the Maiguers three ahead 2-12 to 1-12 at the end of the third quarter.
Granagh/Ballingarry far from being overawed scored three points in as many minutes courtesy of Jack Cagney, Denis O’Connor (free) and Jack Cagney to leave the sides level for the fifth time, Croom 2-12, Granagh/Ballingarry 1-15 at the water break on 48 minutes.
When play got under way points were traded by Denis O’Connor from open play on 50minutes and Ethan O’Sullivan from a match ball on 52 minutes before Croom keeper brought off another top class save to leave the sides level for the sixth time, Croom 2-12,
Granagh/Ballingarry 1-16 on 55 minutes. Then points were traded, Sean O’Connor form openplay on 56 minutes and Ethan O’Sullivan from a placed ball on 57 minutes, Conor Allis (play) on 58 minutes and Thomas O’Donovan (play) on 59 minutes. Denis O’Connor (free) on 61 minutes and Cathal O’Sullivan (free) on 63 minutes to leave the sides level for thenineth time, Croom 2-16, Granagh/Ballingarry 1-19 at the final whistle after a most enjoyable hard fought contest with the display of both keeper Mark O’Kelly and Keith O’Kelly, Jack Cagney who finished with a personal tally of 7 points from open play for
Granagh/Ballingarry and Ethan O’Sullivan with 0-9 (7 frees) for Croom must lay claim to
brilliance. Granagh/Ballingarry scored 1-14 from play and 0-5 from frees. Croom scored 2-8
from play and 0-8 from frees. On this toss of a coin on Sunday evening Croom play Hosptial/Herbertstown in Round 2 on
Sunday 2nd August in Kilmallock at 7pm and Granagh/Ballingarry play Hopstial/Herbertstown in Roujdn 3 on Saturday 8th August in Kilfinane at 7pm. Granagh/Ballingarry: Keith O’Kelly, Eoin Casey, Niall Cahill, Eoin Cahill, Thomas
O’Donovan 0-1, Donal O’Grady, Damien O’Donovan, Pat Carroll, Darragh Casey, Jack Cagney 0-7, Sean O’Connor 0-4 (2 free), Denis O’Connor 0-6 (4 frees), Cathal O’Keeffe, David Condron 1-0, Luke Flynn 0-1. Subs used Eoin Chawke, Kieran O’Donovan, John Carroll and David Clancy.
Croom: Mark O’Kelly, Padraig Brennan, Marcus Cregan, Aidan Morrissey, Kevin Laffin,Conor Allis 0-2 (1 free), Kieran Larkin, Ryan O’Shea, Mark O’Riordan, Dara O’Farrell 0-1,Stephen Lucey 0-2, Ethan O’Sullivan 0-9 (7 frees), Mickey Cahill, Conor Laffin 1-2, James Malone 1-0. Subs used Eoin Chawke, Kieran O’Donovan, John Carroll.
Referee: Trevor Mann, Ballybrown.
Goals Vital To Ballybricken-Bohermore-Fedamore Win
County U21B Hurling Championship Quarter Final
Ballybricken/Bohermore/Fedamore 4-15, Granagh/Ballingarry 0-17
Ballybricken/Bohermore/Fedamore’s ability to score goals was crucial to their ten-pointvictory over gallant Granagh/Ballingarry in the County U21 B Hurling Championship Quarter Final at Ballybrown GAA Club grounds in Clarina on Monday evening. This quarter final was played on a well laid out pitch in front of 150 spectators as per current Government guidelines with County Assistant Secretary Eamonn Phelan of St. Patricks in charge. The east Limerick combing side laid a firm foundation for victory in the opening half with the wind at their back with green flags courtesy of Michael Martin on 13 minutes, Daniel Owens on 18
minutes to lead at the interval by nine points 2-9 to 0-6. Granagh/Ballingarry battled hard in the second half to reduce the deficit to six, 2-12 to 0-12 at the end of the third quarter. Then Daniel Owens on 46 minutes and Michael Martin on 51 minutes raised their second green flag for the East Limerick combined side to put the game out of the reach of the black and green’s. At the final whistle the Ballybricken/Bohermore/Fedamore boys were deserved tenpoint, 4-15 to 0-17 winners to advance to a meeting with Caherline in the semi-final of the County U21B Hurling Championship on today, Wednesday 29th August in Pairc Caoimh Ui
Luing, Feenagh at 7pm. Ballybricken/Bohermore/Fedamore scored 4-15 from play and 0-2from frees. Granagh/Ballingarry scored 0-7 from play, 0-8 from frees and 0-2 from a ’65.Ballybricken/Bohermore/Fedamore: Thomas Myles, Cian Enright, Patrick Byrnes, ColmO’Riordan, Darragh O’Keeffe, Sean Teefy, John Bourke, Niall Mithcell, Colin Hagney 0-2,Darragh Hogan, Michael Martin 2-4, Cillian O’Brien 0-1, Jack Cross 0-1, Jason Cross 0-1,Daniel Owens 2-6 (2 frees). Subs used Jack Duggan and Robbie Slater.
Granagh/Ballingarry: Keith O’Kelly, Eoin Herlihy, Eoin Enright, Rory Condon, DarraghCasey 0-1, Eoin Lynch, Sean O’Connor 0-12 (8 frees, 2 ’65), Mulcaire, Luke Flynn, Jack Hartnet 0-2, William O’Regan, Mark Shelton, Michael Russell 0-2. Subs used DenisSheehy, Sean Murphy. Referee: Eamonn Phelan, St. Patrick’s.
July Club Draw Winners
€400 Carmel Quille; €100 each to Declan Hartnett, John Chawke and Denis O’Connor,congratulations to all the lucky winners and thanks to all for supporting theGranagh/Ballingarry GAA club 10 monthly draw
First Junior B Hurling Championship Group 2 Round 2
Granagh/Ballingarry travel to Adare on Tuesday 4th August to play the home side at 7.30pm. Please support he boys in black and green on the evening and admission is free.
Limerick County Club Draw Winners
The following were winners in the third Limerick County GAA Club Draw of 2020 held on Saturday 24th July on Limerick Live 95FM sport studio.€10,000 Vincent O’Grady, Rathkeale; €3,000 Michael F. Cleary, St. Senan’s; €2,000 Padraig
Hennessy, Newcastle West; €1,000 Timmie O’Neill, Patrickswell; Exclusive Prize (2 nightsstay and dinner in Parknasilla Resort and Spa) Mattie Histon, St. Kieran’s’ €500 each to ClubLimerick, Dublin, Mike Casey, Galbally; Mary Walsh, Castletown/Ballyagran; John and Maurice Shine, St. Kieran’s; €250 each to Noel Brosnan, Bruree, Margaret Hannon, Newcastle West, Patricia Ryan, Old Christians, Pat Kelly, Pallasgreen; €150 each to Michael Greaney, St. Kieran’s; Club Limerick Dublin Helen Neenan Jnr, Drom/Broadford; Eddie Lawlor, Rathkeale, Marjorie Riordan, Knockaderry, John F. Ryan, Murroe-Boher, Mike Aherne, Fedamore, Margaret and Ailbe Scully, Galbally, Caherconlish GAA Club, Michelle Bennis, Patrickswell, Kathleen and Paddy Mullane, Athea, Emma Liston, Croagh/Kilfinny, Marie Watson, Blackrock Bord na nOg, Sean McCarthy, St. Kieran’s, Aishling Hayes, St.
Kieran’s, Adrian O’Shea, Bruree and Corine Mangan, Croom.
The next draw is on Saturday 29th August in the Limerick Live 95FM sports studio and the exclusive star prize is a luxurious 2 ball round of golf including two caddies at Adare Manor. Thank you to all the members who have already joined through Granagh/Ballingarry GAA Club.
Club and Other GAA Diary
Wednesday 29th July
County U21 A Hurling Championship Quarter Finals: Cappamore v Blackrock in Hospital at
7pm; Killacolla Gaels v Monaleen in Clarina at 7pm.
County U21 B Hurling Championship Semi-finals: Cois Laoi Gaels v Templeglantine in
Pairc Caoimh Ui Luing, Feenagh at 7pm; Caherline v Ballybricken/Bohermore/Fedamore in
Cappamore at 7pm
County U21 13-a-side Hurling Championship Semi-finals: Knockaderry v South Liberties in
Adare at 7pm; Crecora v Hospital/Hebertstown in Fedamore at 7pm.
Friday 31st July
County Senior Hurling Championship Section A Group 1 Round 2 Doon v Adare in Pairc
nan Gael at 7.30pm.
County Junior A Hurling Championship Group 3 Round 2 Rathkeale v Templeglantine in
Quaid Park, Coolyroe at 7pm.
Saturday 1st August
County Senior Hurling Championship Section Group 2 Round 2 Ahane v Na Piarsaig in Pairc
nan Gael at 7.30pm.
County Senior Hurling Championship Section B Group 1 Round 2 Murroe/Boher v South
Liberies in Caherconlish at 7pm; Garryspillane v Blackrock in Fitzgerald Park, Kilmallock at
County Premier Intermediate Hurling Championship Group 1 Round 2 Dromin/Athlacca v
Bruff in Fitzgerald Park, Kilmallock at 3pm; Knockainey v Glenroe in Kilfinane at 7pm.
County Premier Intermediate Hurling Championship Group 2 Round 2 Kildimo/Pallaskenry v
Glenore in Kilfinane at 3pm; Bruree v Mungret/St. Pauls in Bruff.
County Intermediate Hurling Championship Group 3 Round 2 St. Patrick’s v Knockaderry in
Mick Neville Park, Rathkeale at 7pm.
County Intermediate Hurling Championship Group 4, Round 2 Feohanagh/Castlemahon v
Tournafulla in Dromcollogher at 7pm.
County Junior A Hurling Championship Group 2 Round 2 Old Christians v Croagh/Kilfinny
in Adare at 7pm.
County Junior A Hurling Championship Group 3 Round 2 Feenagh/Kilmeedy v Killeedy in
Newcastle West at 7pm; Claughaun v Staker Wallace in Fedamore at 7pm.
Sunday 2nd August
County Intermediate Hurling Championship Group 2 Round 2 Effin v Kilmallock in Bruff at
County Intermediate Hurling Championship Group 2 Round 2 Hospital/Herbertstown v
Croom in Fitzgerald Park, Kilmallock at 7pm.
Sunday 2nd August
County Junior A Hurling Championship Group 1, Round 2 Doon v Castletown/Ballyagran in
Kilbreedy at 7pm; Caherline v Garryspillane in Hospital at 7pm; Ballybrown v St. Kierans in
Askeaton at 7pm.
County Junior A Hurling Championship Group 2 Round 2 Kilteely/Dromkeen v Mungret/St.
Pauls in Bruff at 7pm; Patrickswell v Askeaton in Adare at 7pm.
County Junior A Hurling Championship Group 3 Round 2 Monaleen v
Ballybricken/Bohermore in Monaleen at Caherconlish at 7pm.
County Junior A Hurling Championship Group 4 Round 2 Crecora/Manister v Ahane in
Caherally at 7pm.
Tuesday 4th August
West Junior A Hurling Championship Group 1 Round 1 Newcastle West v Killeedy in
Newcastle West at 7.30pm; Feenagh Kilmeedy v Croagh/Kilfinny in Pairc Caoimh Ui Luing,
Feenagh at 7.30pm.
West Junior B Hurling Championship Group 2 Round 2 Adare v Granagh/Ballingarry in
Adare at 7.30pm; Dromcollogher/Broadford v Feohanagh/Castlemahon in Dromcollogher at