Bank Holiday Monday May 7th in Knockaderry at 3pm sees the eagerly awaited meeting of Granagh/Ballingarry and Feenagh/Kilmeedy in the much delayed 2020 semi final of the West Junior B Football Championship.
Granagh/Ballingarry will be aiming to read their first final since defeating Dromcollogher/Broadford 3-11 to 2-9 after a replay in the 2018 final and Feenagh/Kilmeedy their first since defeating St. Senan’s 1-12 to 0-11 also after a replay in the 2013 decider. When the sides met in the last game of Group 2 on Tuesday 22nd August last at Pauirc Caoimh Uí Luing Feenagh Granagh/Ballingarry won by two points 1-18 to 1-16.
The teams in that exciting contest played in difficult wet and windy conditions.
Granagh/Ballingarry: Patrick Kenrick, Gearóid O’Leary, Niall Cahill, Eoin Casey, Damien O’Donovan 0-1, Luke Flynn, Darragh Casey, Edward Sheehy, Jack Cagney 0-1, Josh Quill, Mulcaire, Denis O’Connor 0-1, Cathal O’Keeffe 0-3, Aaron Smith 1-2, (0-1 free and a penalty goal), David Condron, Aidan Long. Subs used: Denis Sheehy, Kieran O’Donovan, Keith O’Kelly and Gearóid Lynch.
Feenagh/Kilmeedy: Daniel Gayer, Denis O’Sullivan, John Lynch, Seán Murray, Maurice Fitzgibbon, William Irwin, Gerard O’Gorman, Liam O’Gorman, John Nix 0-1, Diarmuid Coleman, Luke Ryan 1-3 (0-3 frees and a penalty goal), Jimmy O’Sullivan, Neilus Irwin, Billy O’Sullivan 0-2 frees, Darragh Kiely, Charles McCarthy, Jack O’Sullivan.
Both sides are in Bank Holiday Monday semi final on merit after playing a lot of good football on the way to finish level with Adare on six points at the top of Group 2 with the Feenagh/Kilmeedy boys going straight to the semi final on scoring difference and Granagh/Ballingarry and Adare in the quarter finals.
West Junior B Football 2020 Championship
Group 2 Results
Round 1: Granagh/Ballingarry 3-8, Adare 2-7; Feenagh/Kilmeedy 3-8, Adare 2-7.
Round 2: Adare 1-13, Granagh/Ballingarry 1-12; Feenagh/Kilmeedy 1-14, St. Kieran’s 0-7.
Round 3: Granagh/Ballingarry 2-15, St. Senan’s 0-2; Adare 6-14, Ballysteen 1-9.
The best of luck to the Granagh/Ballingarry boys and their management team Shane O’Grady and O’Sullivan in their bid to reach their bid to reach their third West Junior B Football Championship Final in five seasons against holders Knockaderry or Adare on Thursday 17th June at 7.30pm. Venue tbc.
Note: Due to restrictions the maximum panel is 24, mentors is a maximum of 12 and chairperson and secretary can attend also i.e. extra to the 12.
Players came togged out with no dressing room facilities available.
No spectators will be allowed admission.
In the event of a draw the following applies:
10 minutes a half extra time
5 minutes a half extra time
West Limerick Senior Hurling League/Championship 2021
Saturday 12th June Round 1
Tournafulla v Granagh/Ballingarry in Tournafulla at 7.30pm.
Saturday 19th June Round 2
Granagh/Ballingarry v Newcastlewest in Ballingarry at 7.30pm.
Saturday 26th June Round 3
Knockaderry v Granagh/Ballingarry in Knockaderry at 7.30pm.
Note: Top 4 teams qualify for semi finals.
West Junior A/B Hurling League 2021
Sunday 13th June Round 1
Granagh/Ballingarry v Feohanagh/Castlemahon in Ballingarry at 12 noon.
Sunday 20th June Round 2
Newcastlewest v Granagh/Ballingarry in Newcastlewest at 12noon.
Sunday 27th June
Rathkeale v Granagh/Ballingarry in Sean Finn Park, Rathkeale at 12 noon.
Sunday 4th July Round 4
Granagh/Ballingarry v St. Kieran’s in Ballingarry at 12 noon.
Sunday 11th July Round 5
Askeaton v Granagh/Ballingarry in Askeaton at 12 noon.
NOTE Top 4 teams qualify for semi finals.
Cul Camp
The Granagh/Ballingarry Cul Camp will be held in the club grounds in Ballingarry from Monday July 5th to Friday July 9th. Booking is now accepted online at
Paul McCarthy Wins €100
Congratulations to Paul McCarthy c/o Granagh/Ballingarry GAA Club on winning €100 in the third Limerick County GAA Club Draw of 2021 on Saturday 29th March. The other winners were:
1st €10,000 Brendan Connery, Kilmallock; 2nd €3,000 Joe Forde, Na Piarsaigh; 3rd €2,000 Seamus Clifford, Camogue Rovers; 4th €1000 Willie Fitzgerald, Na Piarsaigh; 5th Exclusive star prize of a Barcelona 8-seater cast aluminium patio set with Lazy Susan worth €1,600. Eimear O’Malley, St. Senan’s. 6th/9th Ciarán, Conor and Tom McLoughlin, Drom/Broadford; Neil O’Brien, Mungret/St. Paul’s, Killian Liston, Banogue; Christina Greensmith, Hospital/Herbertstown; 10th to 13th €250 Siobhán Burke Crecora; Liam Mahoney, Cappamore; Frances Meehan, Newcastlewest; P.J. Collins, Patrickswell. 14th to 30th €100 Roger and Mary Cusack, Crecora; Pat Mullins, Galtee Gaels; Christine and Adrian snr Daly, Na Piarsaigh; Shane McGrath, Abbey Sarsfields; Paul McCarthy, Granaghj/Ballingarry; Eddie Banks c/o Eddie Banks; Richie McCarthy, Club Limerick, New York; Dermot O’Hurley, Club Limerick, Dublin; Terry Waters, Claughaun; Timmy Mulcahy, Na Piarsaigh; Maurice Barrett, Pallasgreen; Kathleen Gallagher, Athea; Gordon Thomson Rathkeale; Con O’Sullivan, Tournafulla; Conor Woulfe, St. Kieran’s/ Adam and Cian Costelloe, Banogue; Tom Casey, Oola.
The next draw is on Saturday 26th June with an exclusive prize of a LG75 Smarty TV. Thanks to all the 117 members who have already joined the Limerick County GAA Club Draw through Granagh/Ballingarry GAA Club and our own club draw co-ordinator Stephen Stapleton.
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 became members for 2021 fees should be paid on or before July 1st to club registrar John Carroll.
Note: All adult players’ membership fees must be paid through the clubforce app with direct debit options available before the return to play on June 7th.
To train or play for the club you have to be insured. If you have not yet registered we ask that you do so. It is generally felt by club officers that any member or player should feel obliged to get their membership paid asap and we must reiterate that people who have not paid will not be covered by insurance or entitled to any privileges whatsoever from the club.
National Football/Hurling League
Congratulations to the Limerick senior footballers on their impressive 2-19 to 1-12 victory over Wicklow in the National Football League Division 3 South, Round 3 tie at Aughrim on Saturday to finish second on the table on four points, two behind Offaly, to qualify for the semi final where Division 3 North table toppers Derry will provide the opposition in two weeks time. We wish the best of luck to manager John Kiely and our own coach/selector Donal O’Grady and all involved with the Limerick senior hurlers who will be hoping to get back to winning ways when they clash with neighbours Cork in Round 4 of the National Hurling League Division 1A on this Saturday 5th June in Pairc na nGael at 7.15pm.
Re-instatment of Loss of Wages Cover
Croke Park and the County Board has confirmed that a GAA players loss of wages cover will be re-instated in the GAA Player Injury Fund with effect from 1st June. It will form part of the GAA Players Injury Fund inline with previous years and will see the associated cover benefits restored in full.
A 25% levy will not be applied to our clubs’ adult and U20 team registration costs with all claims fully administered from within the existing GAA Player Injury Fund and not via a separate insurance policy. This will see our adult team registration cost increase from, €1,000 to €1,250 and U20 team registration increase from €200 to €250. There will be no increases applied to juvenile team rates.
Note: the 2021/22 Player Injury Fund term will run from 1st June to 31st May 2022. Injury cover will commence once a player is registered on the Foireann System payment of our clubs’ 2021/22 injury fund premium will be due by 20th August.
Challenge Games Not Permitted
Given the volume of the county leagues in both hurling and football and the increase rates of Covid within the County Limerick County GAA Board have decided not to permit challenge games within or outside the county until the completion of all rounds of the County Hurling and Football League. This includes Coise na nÓg and coaching and games also.
Best Wishes
Granagh/Ballingarry GAA club officials would like to wish the best of luck to all our players and members of the parish who are sitting their Leaving Certificate exams in the coming weeks.
Enjoy Your Retirement Mike
All in Granagh/Ballingarry GAA Club wish Mike O’Neill, Ballingarry the best of luck on his retirement from An Post as postman on Thursday 27th May after 32 years of dedicated service.
€13,400 Jackpot on Saturday
There was no winner of the €13,300 jackpot in the Granagh/Ballingarry GAA Club lottery on Saturday 29th May. The numbers drawn were 8, 28, 29 and 32. Lucky dips of €20 each went to S. O’D promoter John O’Keeffe; Joe Tierney promoter Mike Healy; Damien O’Donovan promoter John Carroll; Rena O’Brien promoter O’Gorman’s Shop. The next draw will be held this Saturday 5th May for a jackpot of 13,400. Tickets are €2 each or three for €5 and are on sale in local shops from promoters. Thank you for all your support.
Saturday 5th June
National Hurling League Division 1A Round 4
Limerick v Cork in Pairc na nGael at 7.15pm.
Monday 7th June
2020 West Junior B Football Championship Semi Finals
Granagh/Ballingarry v Feenagh/Kilmeedy in Knockaderry at 3pm. Adare v Knockaderry in Ballingarry at 3pm.
2020 County Junior A Hurling Championship Semi Finals
Claughaun v Croagh/Kilfinny in Pairc nan Gael at 3.30pm; Patrickswell v Dromcollogher in Pairc nan Gael at 7pm.
Friday 11th June
2020 West Junior B Hurling Championship Semi Final
Granagh/Ballingarry v Feenagh/Kilmeedy in Knockaderry at 7.30pm.
Saturday 12th June
National Football League Division 3 Semi Final
Limerick v Derry in Carrick on Shannon at 4pm.
West Senior Hurling League/Championship Round 1 (prov)
Tournafulla v Granagh/Ballingarry in Tournafulla at 7.30pm.
Sunday 13th June
West Junior A Hurling Legue Round 1
Granagh/Ballingarry v Feohanagh/Castlemahon in Ballingarry at 12 noon.
National Hurling League Division 1A Round 5
Limerick v Westmeath in Cusack Park, Mullingar at 1.45pm.
Thursday 17th June
2020 West Junior B Football Championship Final
Granagh/Ballingarry or Feenagh/Kilmeedy v Adare or Knockaderry at 7.30pm. Venue tbc.
Granagh Ballingarry GAA Lottery
The numbers drawn on 29th May were 8, 28, 29 and 32. There was no jackpot winner. Lucky dip winners of €20 each: Rena O’Brien, O’Gorman’s; Damo O’Donovan, John Carroll; SOD, J. O’Keeffe; Joe Tierney, Mike Healy. Next week’s draw will be on June 5th in Team C location and the jackpot will be €13,400.