2020 West Junior B Hurling Championship Final
Granagh/Ballingarry with a strong all-round team performance took their
fourth West Junior B Hurling Championship title and the Mary Sexton
Memorial Perpetual Cup, a first since 2016, with a hard fought one-point
victory over a gallant Feohanagh/Castlemahon in the much delayed 2020
West Limerick Junior B Hurling Championship Final in ideal conditions at
Dromcollogher on Friday evening.
A good crowd attended this well contested much delayed West B Final. It
was played on an excellent pitch with Eoin Curtin of Gerald Griffin’s in
charge. Both sides were plagued with inaccuracy in the opening 10
minutes, each shooting four wides before Jamie Butler of
Feohanagh/Castlemahon finally found the range when he cut a lineball
straight between the uprights on 11 minutes cancelled out from open play
by Jack Hartnett on 12 minutes before Granagh/Ballingarry captain Jim
O’Keeffe split the uprights a minute later to leave it 0-2 to 0-1 in
favour of the black and greens on 13 minutes. A couple of wides were
exchanged to leave the Granagh/Ballingarry boys still one ahead at the
first water break at the end of the first quarter. Then after wides by
both sides Granagh/Ballingarry were hit with a major blow when their
team captain Jim O’Keeffe was forced to leave the field of play due to a
finger injury replaced by Kevin Forde on 19 minutes. Then
Granagh/Ballingarry’s Jimmy Shiels split the uprights from a long range
placed ball on 21 minutes before a pair of white flags for
Feohanagh/Castlemahon in as many minutes through Jamie Butler and Gerard
Sexton to level the score for the second time at 0-3 each on 23 minutes
8 minutes later after inaccurate shooting by both sides. John O’Grady of
Granagh/Ballingarry finally found the range when he split the uprights
from a placed ball one minute into added time cancelled out by Jamie
Butler also from a placed ball to send the sides in at the interval
level for the third time at 0-4 each.
Jamie Butler and John O’Grady traded white flags from placed balls in
the opening 3 minutes after the interval to leave the sides level for
the fourth time at 0-5 each on 33 minutes. Then after 6 minutes of
scoreless play a trio of white flags for Granagh/Ballingarry through
sub Kevin Forde on 40 minutes and Gearóid Lynch on 41 and 43 minutes to
put the boys from Knockfierna 3 ahead, 0-8 to 0-5 on 13 minutes. Then
white flags were traded from placed balls by Jamie Butler on 44 minutes
and Gearóid Lynch a minute later to leave Granagh/Ballingarry again 3
ahead 0-9 to 0-6 at the second water break at the end of the third
quarter. When play got underway again Feohanagh/Castlemahon had wides
from a placed ball and play in a 3 minute spell. The game was then held
up for 8 minutes due to injury to Feohanagh/Castlemahon’s No. 5 Michael
Dunleavy and Granagh/Ballingarry’s No. 3 Donagh McCarthy who were forced
to leave the field of play. When play resumed again James Butler had
white flags from placed balls on 57 and 61 minutes to reduce the deficit
to one 0-9 to 0-8. Then a pair of white flags for Granagh/Ballingarry
from placed balls by Gearóid Lynch on 64 and 67 minutes were cancelled
out by David Kirwin from open play on 68 and Jamie Butler from a 65 on
71 minutes to close the gap to one. The referee Neil Curtin sounded the
final whistle from the puckout to leave Granagh/Ballingarry if only just
one point 0-11 to 0-10 winner of their fourth West Junior B Hurling
Championship title a first since 2016 and the Mary Sexton Memorial
Perpetual Cup. Granagh/Ballingarry scored 0-5 from play and 0-6 from
frees. Feohanagh/Castlemahon scored 0-3 from play 0-5 from frees 0-1
from a lineball and 0-1 from a 65.
After the game West Board PRO Johnny Walsh congratulated
Granagh/Ballingarry on winning their fourth West Junior B Hurling
Championship title. He praised Feohanagh/Castlemahon for their part in
the final and complimented Neil Curtin and his officials and the
Dromcollogher/Broadfor Club for having everything in top class order. He
then presented the cup to Granagh/Ballingarry’s winning captain Jimmy
Shiels to the joy of the Granagh/Ballingarry supporters. Jimmy thanked
team manager Conor Snow, selectors Stephen Stapleton, Denis Noonan,
Andrew Holmes and first aid official Threasa Noonan. He complimented
Feohanagh/Castlemahon on a great game and game them three cheers.
Granagh/Ballingarry: Jimmy Shiels 0-1 free, Mikey O’Keeffe, Donagh
McCarthy, Mike Carroll, Brendan Lynch, Mark Tierney, Eoin Enright,
Edward Sheehy, Mike Rourke, Seán Murphy, John O’Grady 0-2 frees, Brian
Noonan, Jack Hartnett 0-1, Jim O’Keeffe (captain) 0-1, Gearóid Lynch 0-5
2 frees. Subs used: Kevin Forde 0-1, Brian Mulqueen, Marcus Moore, Niall
Carroll, other panel members: Conor Mulqueen, Richie O’Keeffe, Robert
Noonan, Niall Fitzgerald, Kevin Mulcahy.
Feohanagh/Castlemahon scorers: Jamie Butler 0-8 (5 frees 1 65, 1
lineball), Gerard Sexton 0-1, David Kirwin 0-1.
Referee: Eoin Curtin (Gerald Griffin’s).
Path to the 2020 West Junior B Hurling Championship Title
Round 1: Granagh/Ballingarry 1-12, Tournafulla 0-13.
Round 2: Granagh/Ballingarry 4-11, Adare 2-9.
Round 3: Granagh/Ballingarry 4-19, Dromcollogher/Broadford 0-9.
Round 4: Feohanagh/Castlemahon 2-13, Granagh/Ballingarry 1-12.
Quarter Final: Granagh/Ballingarry 2-16, Croagh/Kilfinny 1-12.
Semi Final: Granagh/Ballingarry 3-13, Feenagh/Kilmeedy 0-9.
Final: Granagh/Ballingarry 0-11, Feohanagh/Castle-mahon 0-10.
Granagh/Ballingarry West Junior B Hurling Championship Winning Teams
2003: Granagh/Ballingarry 3-9, Newcastlewest 2-8, at Croagh on Friday
3rd September 2003.
Granagh/Ballingarry: Jimmy Shiels, Liam Carroll, Ollie O’Brien, Aidan
Barrett, Brian Fitzgerald (captain), Shane Clifford, Neil Dunworth, John
Carroll 0-1, Kieran Mulqueen, Conor Mulqueen, John O’Sullivan 0-1, Brian
Kennedfy 0-1, Jim O’Keeffe 0-1, Billy O’Connor 2-1, John Paul Morrison
1-4. Subs: Edmond Cullhane, Neville O’Donnell, Kevin Carroll, Mick
Houlihan, Shane O’Grady, Mark Tierney, Andrew Holmes and Paul McCarthy.
Newcastlewest avenged this eight weeks later with a one-on-one point 0-8
to 0-7 win to capture county championship honours on Sunday 28th October
at Dromcollogher courtesy of a late Vincent Sheehan point.
2015: Granagh/Ballingarry 0-12, Feohanagh/Castlemahon 1-8 at
Dromcollogher on Saturday 19th September 2015.
Granagh/Ballingarry: Conor Mulqueen, Michael O’Keeffe, Eoin Cahill,
Stephen Hickey, Mark Tierney (captain), Michael Walsh, Edward Sheehy,
Eoin Casey 0-1, Brian Fitzgerald, Mark Snow 0-1, Kieran Condron, Michael
O’Rourke, Padraig Lynch 0-1, John O’Grady 0-7, Jacko Donoghue 0-1. Subs:
Kevin O’Kelly 0-1, Richie O’Keeffe. Other panel members used in the
course of the 2003 championship: Neil Dunworth, Alan Chawke, Niall
Carroll, Patrick Potter, Kevin Forde, Patrick Shelton, Aaron Smith,
Brian Healy, Kevin Mulcahy, Gordon Cagney, James Hayes, Marcus Moore,
Dean Clancy, Aaron O’Kelly, Brian Noonan, Niall Cahill and Brendon Lynch.
2016: Granagh/Ballingarry 3-13, Newcastrlewest 1-14 at Dromcollogher on
Saturday 17th September 2016.
Granagh/Ballingarry: Jimmy Shiels, Mickie O’Keeffe, Eoin Cahill, Michael
O’Rourke (captain), Patrick Shelton, Thomas O’Donovan 0-2, Stephen
Hickey, Edward Sheehy 0-1, Mark Snow 0-1, Marcus Moore 0-1, Brian
Fitzgerald, Kevin O’Kelly 0-2, Eoin Casey 0-1, Damien O’Donovan 3-6,
Darragh O’Grady. Sub used: Kieran Condron. Other panel members used in
the course of the 2020 championship Conor Mulqueen, Michael Walsh,
Richie O’Keeffe, Kieran O’Donovan, Brian Noonan, Aaron Smith, Patrick
Potter, Neil Dunworth, Kevin Mulcahy, Niall Carroll, Brendan Lynch, John
O’Grady, Cathal O’Keeffe and Eoin Kennedy.
Granagh/Ballingarry Crowned 2020 U16 Football 13-A-Side Champs!
Hearty congratulations to the Granagh/Ballingarry U16 football team and
management on captaining the 20230 13-a-side county championship title
with an impressive victory over a gallant Caherconlish in Mick Neville
Park, Rathkeale on Saturday afternoon.
Goals Vital to Knock-aderry’s Second Win
West Senior Hurling League/Championship Round 3
Knockaderry 3-20, Granagh/Ballingarry 1-20
A trio of cracking goals courtesy of Kieran Storin on 9 minutes, Michael
Molloy on 30 minutes and Liam O’Sullivan 49 minutes were crucial to
Knockaderry’s six-point 3-20 to 1-20 victory over Granagh/Ballingarry to
take their second brace of points in the West Senior Hurling
League/Championship in ideal conditions at Knockaderry on Saturday evening.
A good crowd turned out to watch this round 3 tie played on an excellent
pitch with Joe Mulcahy of Killeedy in charge. The home side, helped on
by Storin and Molloy’s goals led at the interval by 2, 2-9 to 0-13 when
the Knock-aderry boys third goal arrived 9 minutes into the second half.
The score read 3-12 to 0-16 in the home side’s favour. When
Granagh/Ballingarry No. 14 Cathal O’Keeffe finished past Knock-aderry’s
keeper at the end of the third quarter it left 4 between the sides,
Knockaderry 3-14, Granagh/Ballingarry 1-16. That was as close as the
Granagh/Ballingarry boys were to get as the Knock-aderry boys played
textbook hurling in the final quarter to run out deserving 6-point 3-20
to 1-20 winners to join Granagh/Ballingarry and Feohanagh/Castlemahon on
4 points on the West Senior Hurling League/Championship table.
Knockaderry scored 3-9 from play 0-10 from frees and 0-2 from 65.
Granagh/Ballingarry scored 1-14 from play 0-5 from play 0-1 from a
lineball out 0-1 from a 65.
Granagh/Ballingarry: Keith O’Kelly, Eoin Herlihy, John Kealy, Edward
Sheehy, Eoin Casey, Darragh Casey 0-1, Mike O’Rourke 0-1, Luke Flynn
0-1, Thomas O’ Donovan, Denis O’Connor 0-8, Damien O’Donovan 0-4, Seán
O’Connor 0-2, Robert Noonan, Cathal O’Keeffe 1-3, Michael Russell 0-1.
Subs used Gearóid Lynch, Eoin Lynch.
Knockaderry scorers: Mark Danaher 0-15, Ciarán Storin 1-2, Liam O’
Sullivan 1-2, Michael Molloy 1-0, Robert Egan 0-1, Don Hanley 0-1.
Referee; Joe Mulcahy (Killeedy).
West Senior Hurling League/Championship
Round 4
Ballingarry is the venue tomorrow Thursday 1st July at 7.30pm for the
clash of holders
Adare and Granagh/Ballingarry in Round 4 of the West Senior Hurling
League/Championship. Adare are on top of the table on 6 points after two
straight wins over Newcastlewest and Feohanagh/Castlemahon and a
walkover from Tournafulla while Granagh/Ballingarry are on 4 points with
Feohanagh Castlemaohn and Knockaderry after two straight wins of
Tournafulla and New castlewest but went under to neighbours Knockaderry
by 6 points 3-20 to 1-20 last time out.
Your support would be would be welcome for the boys in black and green
and their management team at Ballingarry tomorrow Thursday 1st July at
7.30pm to cheer them on in their bid to get their West Senior Hurling
League/Championship campaign back on track.
Jim (Twin) Lynch Memorial Cup Final and West Senior Hurling
Round 5
The second annual Jim (twin) Lynch Perpetual Memorial Cup Hurling Final
will be contested by holders Granagh/Ballingarry and
Feohanagh/Castlemahon on Sunday 11th July in Ballingarry at 7.30pm with
all proceeds of a bucket collection going to Milford Care Centre.
Membership Due
The closing date for membership is tomorrow Thursday 1st July. Fees are
fixed €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.
June Club Limerick Draw Winners
The following were winners in the fourth Limerick County GAA Club Draw
of 2021 held on Saturday 29th May
1st prize €10,000 Martin Whelan, Askeaton/Ballyusteen Bord na nÓg.
2nd €3,000 John Hanlon, St. Senans
3rd €2,000 Catherine Mullins, Blackrock Bord na nÓg.
4th €1,000 Bridget Mann, Patrickswell
5th Exclusive star prize of a 75-inch Smart TV Stan Hurley, St. Patrick’s.
6th to 9th €500 Eddie Vereker, Rathkeale, Kieran O’Brien, Monaleen, Mary
Daly, Dromin/Athlacca, Nora O’Loughlin, Caherline.
10th to 13th €250 Margi Sheehan, Na Piarsaigh, Mary Hogan, South
Liberties, John Aherne, St. Patrick’s, Rachel Costello, Cappagh.
14th to 30th Pakie Hayes, Gerald Griffins, Eoin Sheehy, St. Senan’s,
Ciarán Gloster, Claughaun, David Clohessy, Club Limerick, Philip and
Brenda O’Sullivan, Ballylanders, Patsy Hurley, Fedamore, Caherline GAA
Club, Caherline, Dominic Enright, Bruree, Dáithí and Martina McCarthy,
Glenroe, Patarick Enright, Rathkeale, Tom Kennedy, Pallasgreen, Finbarr
O’Mahony, Adare, Finton Fitzgerald, Mungret/St. Paul’s, Maeve Butler,
Ballinacurra Gaels, F. Moloney, Galtee Gaels, Evelyn Shanahan, Monagea,
Caitriona Lynch, Bruree.
The next draw is on Saturday July 31st with an exclusive new Dilusso
bathroom suite.
Thanks to all the 117 members who have already joined the Limerick
County GAA Club draw through Granagh/Ballingarry GAA and our club
co-ordinator Stephen Stapleton.
Cul Camp
The Granagh/Ballingarry Cúl Camp will be held in the club grounds in
Ballingarry from Monday July 5th to Friday 9th. Booking is now accepted
online on
Scroll Presentation
Granagh/Ballingarry GAA club were delighted to welcome Limerick mayor
Michael Collins to Ballingarry on Saturday to present a beautifully
framed scroll to acknowledge our club’s contribution and assistance to
the scroll to acknowledge our club’s contribut6ion and assistance to the
community in both Granagh and Ballingarry during the Covid 19 pandemic
Granagh/Ballingarry GAA club officials are very grateful to all the
volunteers who gave of their time to look after the members our wider
community over the past year.
Congratulations Limerick
Congratulations to the Limerick senior footballers on their impressive
2-18 to 0-12 victory over Water ford in the Munster Championship Quarter
Final at Páirc na nGael on Saturday to qualify for a semi final meeting
with Cork on Saturday 10th July at 3pm. The best of luck to the Limerick
minor hurlers who play holders Galway in the 2020 All Ireland Semi Final
on Friday 2nd in Cusack Park, Ennis at 7.30pm and to the Limerick senior
hurlers, Munster and All Ireland champions, as they face Cork in the
Munster Championship Semi Final on Saturday 3rd July in Semple Stadium,
Thurles at 7pm.
€13,800 Jackpot on Saturday
There was no winner of the €13,700 jackpot in the Granagh/Ballingarry
GAA Club lottery on Saturday 26th June. The numbers drawn were 3, 7, 10
and 20. Lucky dips of €20 each went to Kay O’Donoghue, Edward Kennedy,
John Carroll and Jim O’Keeffe.
The next draw will be held this Saturday 3rd July for a jackpot of €13,800.
Tickets are €2 each or three for €5 and are on sale in local shops and
bars and from promoters.
Thank you for your continued support.
Club Diary
Thursday 1st July
West Senior Hurling League/Championship
Round 4: Granagh/Ballingarry v Adare in Ballingarry at 7.30pm.
Friday 2nd July
2020 All Ireland Minor Hurling Championship Semi Final
Limerick v Galway in Cusack Park, Ennis at 7.30pm
Saturday 3rd July
Munster Senior Hurling Championship Semi Final
Limerick v Cork in Semple Stadium, Thurles at 7pm.
Sunday 4th July
Munster Senior Hurling Championship Semi Final
Limerick v Cork in Pairc na nGael at 3pm, Tipperary (holders) v Kerry in
Semple Stadium, Thurles at 7pm.
Sunday 11th July
Jim (Twin) Lynch Perpetual Memorial Cup Hurling Final
West Senior Hurling League/Championship Round 5: Granagh/Ballingarry v
Feohanaagh/Castlemahon in Ballingarry at 7.30pm.