GRANAGH/BALLINGARRY GAA CLUB NOTES
Granagh/Ballingarry Off To A Winning Start
West Junior B Hurling Championship Round 1
Granagh/Ballingarry got their West Junior B Hurling Championship campaign off to a
winning start with a thrilling two point victory over holders Tournafulla and sweet revenge
for last year’s final defeat at Ballingarry.
A big crowd watched this thrilling contest between two fine sporting teams played on an
excellent pitch in ideal conditions with the issue in doubt right up to Joe Mulcahy’s final
whistle. Mark O’Connor, from open play and Corey Keogh from a placed ball, had white
flags for Tournafulla in the opening three minutes cancelled out by John O’Grady from a pair
of placed balls for 0-2 each on five minutes. Then white flags were traded by John O’Grady
from a placed ball on seven minutes and Corey Keogh from open play a minute later, before
Granagh/Ballingarry’s no 12 John O’Grady split the uprights from a placed ball for the third
time and Jack Hartnett followed up a minute later with a well taken point following a good
solo run to leave the black and greens two ahead, 0-5 to 0-3 on eleven minutes. Cory Keogh
won a point back for the Tour boys from a placed ball on 13 minutes before
Granagh/Ballingarry’s no 15 Jack Hartnett finished past Liam Keogh in the Tournafulla goal
a minute later to leave it 1-5 to 0-4 in favour of the homeside Granagh/Ballingarry at the end
of the first quarter.
The hurling in the second quarter was close and exciting with play flowing from end to end
and white flags traded by John O’Grady (free) on 16 minutes and Cory Keogh (free) on 18
minutes, John O’Grady (free) on 19 minutes and Corey Keogh (free) on 22 minutes, Jack
Hartnett (play) on 25 minutes and Jesse O’Mahony (play) on 27 minutes, Jeremiah Moroney
(play on 28 minutes and Jack Hartnett (play) on 29 minutes before Granagh/Ballingarry’s no
11 Jim O’Keeffe split the upright from long range two minutes into added time in this well
contested opening half to leave the home side Granagh/Ballingarry in at the interval leading
by five, 1-10 to 0-8.
Cory Keogh and John O’Grady traded white flags from placed balls in the opening six
minutes after the interval, to leave the home boys still four ahead. The holders Tournafulla
now began to up their game with a trio of white flags from open play through Connie
Brouder on 37 minutes, Jeremiah Moroney on 40 minutes and Seán O’Donnell on 43 minutes
before Granagh/Ballingarry sub Richie O’Keeffe made his presence felt straight away when
he split the uprights to leave the home side three ahead 1-12 to 0-12 at the end of the third
quarter. Then after four minutes of scoreless play Tournafulla’s no 12 Connie Brouder split
the uprights from a placed ball on 50 minutes to reduce the deficit to two. The final ten
minutes were close and exciting with play flowing from end to end. With both defences well
on top, both sides failed to add to the total, leaving the home side Granagh/Ballingarry two
point winners, 1-12 to 0-13 at Joe Mulcahy’s final whistle after a thrilling contest and a sweet
revenge for last year’s final defeat.
Granagh/Ballingarry scored 1-5 from play and 0-7 from frees. Tournafulla scored 0-8 from
play and 0-5 from frees.
Granagh/Ballingarry: Conor Mulqueen, Mark Tierney, Donagh McCarthy, Mike Carroll,
Brendan Lynch, Colm Noonan, Marcus Moore, Edward Sheehy, Mike O’Rourke, Mark
Snow, Jim O’Keeffe 0-1, John O’Grady 0-7 (frees), Jimmy Shiels, Eoin Kennedy, Jack
Hartnett 1-3. Subs used: Richie O’Keeffe and Brian Noonan.
Tournafulla: Liam Keogh, John Lenihan, Matthew Shorthall, Diarmuid Curtin, Darragh
O’Sullivan, Bobby Mulcahy, Zach Ryan, Jeremiah Moroney 0-2, Con Wrenn, Mark
O’Connor 0-1, Dean Smith, Connie Brouder 0-2 (1 free), Jessie O’Mahony 0-1, Seán
O’Donnell 0-1, Cory Keogh 0-6 (4 frees). Sub used: Eoghan O’Connell.
Referee: Joe Mulcahy (Killeedy).
West Junior B Hurling Championship Group 2 Round 3
Dromcollogher/Broadford travel to Ballingarry on Tuesday next, 11th August to play the
home side Granagh/Ballingarry at 7.30pm. Pleasse support the boys in black and green on the
evening. Admission is free.
County Intermediate hurling Championship Group 2 Round 3
All roads lead to Michael Fox Memorial Park, Kilfinane this Saturday 8th August for the
eagerly awaited clash of Granagh/Ballingarry with Hospital/Herbertstown in the third and
final round of Group 2 in the Limerick County Intermediate Hurling Championship at 7pm.
It is a repeat of last year’s Group 2 Round 5 tie which was won 3-7 to 1-12 by
Hospital/Herbertstown, courtesy of a late Óisín O’Grady goal to finish level with Effin on six
points to qualify for a quarter final meeting with Na Piarsaigh and Granagh/Ballingarry who
finished level with St. Patrick’s on five points, and played Feohanagh/Castlemahon in the
County Intermediate Cup semi final.
Hospital/Herbertstown: Diarmuid Quirke, Michael O’Riordan, Aaron Murphy 1-0 (free),
Killian Neal, Simon Divilly, Conor O’Grady 0-11 (7 frees), Sean Deegan, Callum Winship,
Mark Deegan 0-2, Tadhg Leddin, Jim Fitzgerald 0-2, Keith O’Connor, Óisín O’Grady 2-2 (0-
1 free), Joe Fogarty, Killian O’Shea. Subs used: Michael Whelan, Kieran Glynn, Michael
Granagh/Ballingarry: Keith O’Kelly, Niall Cahill, David Clancy, Eoin Cahill, Eoin Casey,
John Carroll, Colm Noonan, Pat Carroll 0-1, Donal O’Grady 0-1, Denis O’Connor 0-10 (6
frees, 1 65), Seán O’Connor 0-3, Jack Cagney 0-3, Cathal O’Keeffe 0-1, Niall Kennedy 0-1,
John O’Grady 1-0. Subs used: Kevin Forde, Denis Sheehy and David Condron 0-1.
Referee: Liam O’Sullivan (Claughaun).
Granagh/Ballingarry will enter Saturday evening’s game with one point on the Group 2
League Championship table after their thrilling 1-19 to 2-16 draw with Croom on Saturday
25th July and a draw or a win over Hospital/Herbertstown will see them through to the
quarter finals from the Group 2 with the Maiguesiders and a win is a must for the
Hospital/Herbertstown boys to advance, after going under to Croom by eight points 1-18 to
1-10 at Fitzgerald Park, Kilmallock on Sunday evening.
Granagh/Ballingarry panel: Keith O’Kelly, Niall Cahill, David Clancy, Eoin Cahill, Eoin
Casey, Donal O’Grady, Damien O’Donovan, Thomas O’Donovan, Darragh Casey, Jack
Cagney, Seán O’Connor, Denis O’Connor, Cathal O’Keeffe, David Condron, Luke Flynn,
John O’Grady, John Carroll, Pat Carroll, Kieran O’Donovan, Edward Sheehy, Seán Murphy,
Eoin Chawke, Brendan Lynch, Eoin Enright.
Manager: Mossie O’Connor.
Coaches: Mike Chawke and Darragh O’Grady (Maor Foirne)
Selector: Adrian Farragher.
Sideline Official: Club Secretary, John Lynch.
Physio: Caolan Scott.
Hospital/Herbertstown panel: Diarmuid Quirke, Mike Fitzgerald, Aaron Murphy, Adrian
Canty, Mark Deegan, Conor O’Grady, Seán Deegan, Killian Neal, Mickey Bob Ryan, Óisín
O’Grady, Michael Whelan, Dylan O’Connor, Tadhg Leddin, Joe Fogarty, Killian O’Shea,
Callum Winship, Keith O’Connor, Simon Divilly, Michael Larkin, Patrick Jones, Niall
Carmody, Kieran Glynn, Darragh O’Sullivan.
The proverbial mouth-watering clash awaits with neither side fearing the other and both
confident of victory to qualify for the quarter finals. So, on this Saturday at 7pm Michael Fox
Memorial Park, Kilfinane is the place for all Granagh/Ballingarry fans to cheer on our boys to
Digital On Line Programme
Limerick GAA will be producing a digital on line programme for the Senior Premier
Intermediate and Junior A Hurling Championship Round 3 games being played this weekend.
The digital programme will be published on the Limerick GAA website from Friday evening
prior to the County Senior Hurling Championship Section B Round 3 meeting of
Garryspillane and Ballybrown at Páirc na nGael.
County Intermediate Hurling Championship Tickets
Granagh/Ballingarry Intermediate hurlers play Hospital/Herbertstown in their final Group 2
stage game in the County Intermediate Championship on this Saturday 8th August in Michael
Fox Memorial Park, Kilfinane at 7pm.
Unfortunately, due to current Government restrictions on attendances at outdoor events to
200 our club will only be entitled to 50 tickets for supporters for Saturday evening’s game.
No cash will be taken at the gate and entry will strictly be ticket only. This has once more
placed our club in an extremely difficult position considering the great help we have always
received over many years from so many in the parish. Therefore, the club has decided that
each member of the Intermediate panel (players and management) will have the option of
purchasing one ticket each for the game. Promoters of our lottery draw who did not receive a
ticket for the Croom game will also be able to apply for a ticket. Any remaining tickets for
the Hospital/Herbertstown game this Saturday in Kilfinane will be raffled off among Club
members who did not receive a ticket for the Croom game. Contact Club Secretary John
Lynch (087) 2912356, Chairman Andrew Holmes (087) 9429228 or Treasurer Adrian
Farragher (087( 9187269 by 5pm today Wednesday 5th August.
Note: All tickets must be paid for on collection by cash or cheque €8. Members are asked for
patience and understanding in the run-up to Saturday’s game because not all will receive
tickets as demand is likely to far exceed the quantity our club receives from the County
Board. We look forward to the co-operation of all our club members to implement the sale of
Note: Live updates of the game will be available on the Granagh/Ballingarry GAA Club
twitter account, twitter.com/gbgaaclublimk
The following are the results of the four Granagh/Ballingarry GAA Club lottery draws for
Week 1: Numbers drawn were 6, 10, 14 and 27 (no winner). Lucky dips of €20 each: John
Bennett (promoter Stephen Stapleton), Josephine Holmes (promoter Andrew Holmes), Fr.
Dan Lane PP (promoter Mossie O’Connor), Diarmuid Riordan (promoter Dinny A).
Week 2: Numbers drawn were 5, 9, 14 and 29 (no winner). Lucky dips of €20 each: Edward
Kennelly (promoter Andrew Holmes), Eamon Hourigan (promoter Donal Mulcahy),
Diarmuid Riordan (promoter Dinny A).
Week 3: Numbers drawn were 1, 4, 7 and 13 (no winner). Lucky dips of €20 each: Liam
Lynch (promoter Eoin Carmody), Tom O’Regan (promoter Willie Power), Nora Mulqueen
(promoter Conor O’Keeffe).
Week 4: Numbers drawn were 2, 8, 18 and 22 (no winner). Lucky dips of €20 each: Tom
McKierna (promoter Paddy Hennessy), Liam Carroll (promoter Mike Carroll), Pauline
Scannell (promoter Paddy Hennessy).
The next draw is on Saturday 8th August. Thank you to all our members for their continued
West Junior B Football Championship Group 2
Tuesday 18th August: Round 1, Granagh/Ballingarry v St. Kieran’s in Ballingarry at 7pm.
Tuesday 25th August: Round 2, Feenagh/Kilmeedy v Granagh/Ballingarry in Feenagh at
Tuesday 1st September: Round 3, Adare v Granagh/Ballingarry in Adare at 7pm.
Format: Top team in this group to qualify for semi final. Second and third placed team
qualify for quarter finals. If teams finish level on points, scoring difference will apply.
Granagh/Ballingarry GAA Club officials, players and members extend sympathy to John Joe
Carmody and his family on the death of Catherine Carmody (nee Hanley). Ar dheis De go
raibh a anam.
CLUB AND OTHER GAA DIARY
Wednesday 5th August
County U21 A Hurling Championship semi finals: Adare v Cappamore in Claughaun at 7pm,
Bruff v Monaleen in Caherconlish at 7pm.
County U21 B Hurling Championship final: Ballybricken/Bohermore/Fedamore v Cois Laoi
Gaels in Bruff at 7pm.
County U21 13-a-side Hurling Championship Final: Knockaderry or South Liberties v
Crecora/Manister in Adare or Fedamore at 7pm.
County Premier Minor Hurling Championship Group 2 Round 1: Ballybrown v Patrickswell
in Ballybrown at 7.30pm.
Friday 7th August
County Senior Hurling Championship Section B Round 3: Garryspillane v Ballybrown in
Páirc nan Gael at 7pm.
County Junior A Hurling Championship Group 3 Round 3: Templeglantine v
Feenagh/Kilmeedy in Newcastle West at 7pm.
County Premier Minor Hurling Championship Group 1 Round 1: Newcastle West v
Monaleen in Newcastle West at 7.30pm, Adare v Na Piarsaigh in Adare at 7.30pm.
County Premier Minor Hurling Championship Group 2 Round 1: Mungret/St. Paul’s v Doon
in Mungret at 7.30pm.
County Minor A Hurling Championship Group 1 Round 1: South Liberties v Bruff in
Knockea at 7pm.
County Minor A Hurling Championship Group 2 Round 1: Cois Laoi Gaels v Garryspillane
in Effin or Kilbreedy at 7pm.
County Minor A Hurling Championship Group 3 Round 1: Tournafulla/Killeedy v
Cappamore in Tournafulla or Raheenagh at 7pm.
County Minor A Hurling Championship Group 4 Round 1: Kilmallock v Killacolla Gaels in
Fitzgerald Park, Kilmallock at 7pm.
County Minor B Hurling Championship Group 1 Round 1: Askeaton v Knockaderry in
Askeatonm at 7pm.
County Minor B Hurling Cahmpionship Group 2 Round 1: Croagh/Kilfinny/Rathkeale v
Dromcollogher/Broadford in Croagh or Sean Finn’s Park, Rathkeale at 7pm.
County Minor B Hurling Championship Group 3 Round 1: Pallasgreen v Belville Gaels in
Pallasgreen at 7pm.
County Minor B Hurling Championship Group 4 Round 1: Dromin/Athlacca v Mungret/St.
Paul’s (B Team) in Athlaccca at 7pm.
County Minor 13-a-side Hurling Championship Round 1: Kildimo/Pallasgreen v
Templeglantine in Kildimo at 7pm, Claughaun v Glenroe in Claughaun at 7pm.
Saturday 8th August
County Senior Hurling Championship, Section A Group 2 Round 3: Ahane v Kilmallock in
Páirc nan Gael at 5.30pm.
County Senior Hurling Championship Group 1 Round 3: Patrickswell v Doon in Páirc nan
Gael at 7.30pm.
County Senior County Premier Intermediate Hurling Championship Group 1 Round 3:
Dromin/Athlacca v Kildimo/Pallaskenry in Bruff at 7pm, Glenroe v Bruff in Kilbreedy at
County Premier Intermediate Hurling Championship Group 2 Round 3: Bruree v
Kildimo/Pallaskenry in Mick Neville Park, Rathkeale at 4pm, Cappamore v Mungret/St.
Paul’s in Claughaun at 4pm.
County Intermediate Hurling Championship Group 2 Round 3: Granagh/Ballingarry v
Hospital/Herbertstown in Kilfinane at 7pm.
County Intermediate Hurling Championship Group 3 Round 3: St. Patrick’s v Newcastle
West in Croagh at 7pm.
County Intermediate Hurling Championship Group 4 Round 4: Feohanagh/Castlemahon v
Pallasgreen in Clarina or Dromcollogher at 7pm.
County Junior A Hurling Championship Group 2 Round 3: Old Christians v Askeaton in
Adare at 7pm.
County Junior A Hurling Championship Group 3 Round 3: Ballybricken/Bohermore v
Rathkeale in Mungret at 7pm.
County Junior A Hurling Championship Group 4 Round 3: Staker Wallace v
Dromcollogher/Broadford in Páirc Caoimh Uí Luing, Feenagh at 4pm, Crecora/Manister v
Monagea in Seán Finn’s Park, Rathkeale at 7pm.
Sunday 9th August
County Senior Hurling Championship Section B Group 1 Round 3: Murroe/Boher v
Monaleen in Páirc nan Gael at 1pm.
County Intermediate Hurling Championship Group 1 Round 3: Effin v Na Piarsaigh in Bruff
County Junior A Hurling Championship Group 1 Round 3: Garryspillane v
Castletown/Ballyagran in Fitzgerald Park, Kilmallock at 7pm, Caherline v St. Kieran’s in
Clarina at 1pm, Ballybrown v Doon in Bruff at 7pm.
County Junior A Hurling Championship Group 2 Round 3: Croagh/Kilfinny v Mungret/St.
Paul’s in Adare at 7pm, Patrickswell v Kilteely/Dromkeen in Claughaun at 7pm.
County Junior A Hurling Championship Group 3 Round 3: Monaleen v Killeedy in Croagh at
County Junior A Hurling Championship Group 4 Round 3: Claughaun v Ahane in Monaleen
Tuesday 11th August
West Junior B Hurling Championship Group 1 Round 2: Croagh/Kilfinny v Newcastle West
in Croagh at 7.30pm, Killeedy v Feenagh/Kilmeedy in Raheenagh at 7.30pm.
West Junior B Hurling Championship Group 2 Round 3: Granagh/Ballingarry v
Dromcollogher/Broadford in Ballingarry at 7.30pm, Tournafulla v Adare in Tournafulla at
Wednesday 13th August
County Premier U21 Hurling Championship Semi Finals: Mungret/St. Paul’s v Patrickswell
in Páirc na nGael at 6.45pm, Doon v Garryspillane in Páirc na nGael at 8.15pm.