Annual General Meeting
Granagh/Ballingarry GAA Club will review a busy and successful year at the Annual General Meeting on Friday 17th December at 8.30p.m. in Ballingarry clubhouse. Given the increase in Covid numbers at present we may have to move to an online format. In this case all paid up members who wish to receive a link to join the meeting, must send a text to An Runai at 087-2912356 or email with your email address by Wednesday 8th December. Nomination and motions papers can be downloaded on Facebook and must be returned by email or by post to John Lynch, The Bungalow, Granagh, Kilmallock, Co. Limerick on or before this Friday 3rd December.
Any club member who may not have access to email can contact the secretary at 087-2912356 to received a hard copy of notice and nomination and motion papers. In order to adhere to Covid government guidelines, Covid 19 vaccination certs will be required and face masks must be worn to enter the clubhouse.
County Junior B Football Final Programme
A limited number of complementary souvenir programmes for the Granagh/Ballingarry v Knockaderry County Junior B Football Championship Final played on Saturday 21st November at Pairc Chaoimh Ui Luing Feenagh are available from Granagh/Ballingarry GAA club secretary John Lynch. To book your copy contact John at 087-2912356.
County U-21 B Hurling Championship semi-finals, Sunday 5th December: Granagh/Ballingarry or Knockainey v Templeglantine at 12 noon.
Tuesday 7th December: Dromin/Athlacca v Sarsfield at 8pm.
First Win for Belville Gaels
Limerick County 21 B Football Championship Group 1 Round 2
Belville Gaels……..3-11
Belville Gaels, the Feohanagh/Castlemahon/Feenagh/Kilmeedy recorded their first win in Group 1 of the Limerick County U-21 B Football Championship with an eight point victory over gallant Granagh/Ballingarry in difficult cold and foggy conditions at Mick Neville Park, Rathkeale on Tuesday 23rd November. The game was played in the astroturf pitch at Mick Neville in front of a good crowd despite the cold, foggy conditions with Tom Deenihan of Athea in charge. Granagh/Ballingarry who were forced to field minus two of their County Junior B football championship winning panel, Darragh Casey and Gearóid dominated the opening five minutes with a pair of white flags from open play through Séan O’Connor and Luke Flynn before Jack Kenny opened the Belville Gaels boys account on 7 minutes. Then after four minutes of scoreless play a pair of green flags courtesy of Jack Kenny on 12 minutes and Conor Stack on 13 minutes followed by a pair of white flags through Diarmuid Ryan from a placed ball on the 14 minute and open play a minute later to leave the Belville Gaels boys seven ahead 2-3 to 0-2 at the end of the third quarter at the water break.
On the resumption of play after five minutes of scoreless play Keith O’Kelly finished past Belville Gaels keeper Conor Heenan on 21 minutes and Séan O’Connor split the uprights following a good solo run to reduce the deficit to three, 2-3 to 1-3. The Belville Gaels boys began to up their game with a pair of white flags through Diarmuid Ryan from a placed ball on 26 minutes and David Boyce from open play three minutes later to send the Feohanagh/Castlemahon/Feenagh/Kilmeedy combination in at the interval leading by five, 2-5 to 1-3. The opening eight minutes after the interval belonged to Conor Stack of Belville Gaels with 1-1 from open play before Séan O’Connor won a point back for the Granagh/Ballingarry boys from a placed ball to leave 8 between the sides, Belville Gaels 3-6, Granagh/Ballingarry 1-4 on 40 minutes. A couple of wides were exchanged and Diarmuid Ryan split the uprights from out near the sideline to leave Belville Gaels 9 ahead, 3-8 to 1-4 at the end of the third quarter at the second water break. When play got underway again Diarmuid Ryan extended the Belville Gael boys’ advantage to ten with a well taken point on 47 minutes. Then Granagh/Ballingarry No. 14 Keith O’Kelly reduced the deficit to seven with his second green flag on 50 minutes. The final ten minutes saw white flags traded from play by Michael Cremin and Cian McGoey, Michael Cremin and Séan O’Connor before Belville Gaels sub Bobby Enright made his presence felt with a well taken point to leave the Feohanagh/Castlemahon/Feenagh/Kilmeedy combination Belville Gaels worthy eight point 3-11 to 2-6 winners of their brace of points in group 1 of the Limerick County U-21 B Football championship to stay in contention for a semi-final spot. Belville Gaels scored 3-9 from play and 0-2 from frees. Granagh/Ballingarry scored 2-4 from play and 0-2 from frees.
Belville Gaels: Conor Heenan, Adam Flanaghan, David O’Brien, Oliver Flanaghan, Patrick O’Doherty, Ciaran O’Sullivan, Michael Cremin 0-2, Dylan Murray O’Connor, David Boyce, Conor Stack 1-1, David O’Donovan, Cian O’Connor, Brian Guina 1-0, Jack Kenny 1-1, Diarmuid Ryan 0-5 0-2 frees. Subs used Bobby Enright 0-1, Jack Condron, John O’Brien.
Granagh/Ballingarry: Denis Sheehy, Reece Kelly, Eoin Enright, Eoin Herlihy, Eoin Lynch, Séan Murphy, Evan Lynch, Luke Flynn 0-1, Brian Sheehy, Cian McGoey 0-1, Séan O’Connor 0-3 (2 frees), Michael Russell, Paudie Murphy, Keith O’Kelly 1-0, Adam Long. Sub used Mark O’Shea and Padraig McKenna.
Referee: Tom Deenihan, Athea.
St. Patrick’s book quarter final spot with second win
Limerick County U-21 B Football Championship Group 1 Round 2
St. Patrick’s……..3-12
St. Patrick’s made it back to back wins in group 1 of the Limerick County U21 B Football Championship with an impressive 12 point victory over gallant Granagh in cold, wet conditions at St. Patrick’s GTAA Club grounds in Rhybogue under lights on Thursday night to top the group on four points to qualify for the quarter-final. A good crowd turned out to watch this game despite wet, cold conditions, which was played as an excellent pitch with Seamus Hayes of Mungret St. Paul’s in charge of St. Patrick’s were sharper more direct, showed better touches up front and were too strong for their understrength opponents forced to lineout minus three members of their County Junior B Championship winning panel. The home side led 3-7 to 0-3 at the interval. St. Patrick’s continued to pile on the pressure in the second half and added five points to their total to 1-3 for their opponents. Credit to the Granagh/Ballingarry boys who refused to give up and continually took the fight to their much stronger opponents. At the final whistle St. Patrick’s were comfortable 3-12 to 1-6 winners of their second successive brace of points in group one of the Limerick County U21B Football Championship to qualify for the quarter final and Granagh/Ballingarry have made their exit after suffering two straight defeats.
St. Patrick’s: Cian O’Brien, Scott Kelly, Adam McNamara, Nathan O’Shaughnessy, Emmett McCardle, Gearóid O’Sullivan, Conor O’Sullivan, Diarmuid Hegarty, Seán Mortell, Kyle Mullins, Evan O’Halloran, Shane Cross, Jack Collopy, Seán Doyle Brian O’Connor. Subs used: Seán Rice, Mike Ryan, Blake Campreur, Adam Healy.
Granagh/Ballingarry: Denis Sheehy, Padraig McKenna, Eoin Herlihy, Mark O’Shea, William O’Regan, Seán Murphy, Eoin Lynch, Luke Flynn, Michael Russell, Cian McGoey, Eoin Enright, Paudie Murphy, Reece Kelly, Keith O’Kelly, Eoin Lynch.
Referee: Seamus Hayes (Mungret/St. Paul’s).
November Club Draw Winners
The following were winners in the 9th Limerick County GAA Club Draw on Saturday 27th November: 1st prize €10,000 Breda O’Brien (Gerald Griffins), 2nd €3,000 Paddy Morrissey (Galbally), 3rd €2,000 Mike O’Connor, Hospital/Herbertstown, 4th €1,000 Áine O’Dwyer (Rathkeale), Thomas Reidy (Dromcollogher/Broadford), Shane McAuliffe, Fr. Casey’s, John McNamara (Fedamore). 10th 13th: €250 Declan Nash (Ballysteen), Shane Kiely, St. Patrick’s, Sean Ward (St. Senan’s), John Kiely (Sr) Galbally, 14th to 30th €160 Margaret Allen (Ballybrown), Myles and Eileen Treacy (Doon), Aisling Sexton (Templeglantine), Brian Culhane (Mungret/St. Paul’s), Rita Foley (Fr. Caseys), Vera and Ed Sheahan/Kennedy (Rathkeale), Eddie Wade (South Liberties), Jimmy Lee (Jnr) (Newcastlewest), Michael Barrett (Dromcollogher/Broadford), Dara O’Donnell (Monaleen), Matt Carr (Kilmallock), Donal Culhane, (Glin), Ray Dowling (Mungret/St. Pauls), Ger Cassedy (South Liberties), Jonathan Barry Hayes (St. Senan’s), Jane (St. Kieran’s), Anna O’Dea (Bruree).
The list draw for 2021 will take place on Saturday 11th December.
€16,000 Jackpot on Saturday
There was no winner of the €15,900 jackpot in the Granagh/Ballingarry GAA Club lottery held on Saturday 27th November. The numbers drawn were 2, 11, 30 and 32. The lucky dips of 20 each went to Frankie and Donna Finn promoter (online), Davy Fitzgerald promoter Eoin Kennedy, Eddie Baggott promotor Denny A O’Keeffe’s promoter Condron’s Bar, Ballingarry.
The next draw for a jackpot of 16,000 will be held on Saturday 4th December. Tickets are 2 each or three for 5 and are on sale in local shops and bars and from promoters.
NOTE: You can now play the weekly draw online and the link to play is available on the club Facebook or Twitter which finishes at 6pm every Saturday.
Thank you for your continued support.
Granagh/Ballingarry GAA Club officials, members and players extend sympathy to the Clancy family on the death of Catherine (Kitty) Clancy (nee Scanlon), Ballyneale, Ballingarry.
Ar dheis dé to raibh a hanam.
Club Diary
Thursday 2nd December
County U21A Football Championship, Group 4, Round 3 South Liberties/Crecora v Oola in Knocklong at 7.30pm.
Friday 3rd December
County Premier U21 Football Championship Semi Finals
Galbally v St. Kieran’s in Rhebogue at 8-pm.
Fr. Caseys v Mungret/St. Paul’s in Mick Neville Park, Rathkeale at 8pm.
County U21A Hurling Championship Final
Cappamore v Coshlea Gaels in Doon at 8pm.
County U21A Football Championship quarter final
Ballylanders v Ballybricken/Bohermore in Kilbreedy at 7.30pm.
Saturday 4th December
County U21A Football Championship quarter final
Shannon Gaels v Ballysteen in Seán Finns Park, Rathkeale at 12noon.
Munster Senior Football Club Championship quarter final
Newcastlewest (Limerick) v The Nire (Waterford) in Newcastlewest at 1pm.
Munster Intermediate Football Club Championship quarter final
Drom and Inch (Tipperary) v Portlaw2 (Waterford) in Templetuohy at 1.30pm.
Munster Junior Football Club Championship quarter finals
Mountcollins (Limerick) v Ballina (Tiopperary) in Mountcollins at 1.30pm.
Ballyvaughan (Clare) v Boherbue Cork in Cusack Park, Ennis at 1pm
County U21B Football Championship quarter final
Galtee Gaels v Knockaderry in Kilbreedy at 2pm
Sunday 5th November
County U21B Hurling Championship Semi Final;
Granagh/Ballingarry or Knockainey v Templeglantine in pairc Caoimh Uí Luing, Feenagh at 12 noon.
County U21B Football Championship quarter finals
St. Patrick’s v Banogue in Fedamore at 12noon; Ahane v St. Senan’s in Clarina at 12noon, Claughaun v Athea in Askeaton at 12noon.
Munster Senior Football Club Championship quarter final
Eiro Óg, Ennis (Clare) v Loughmore/Castleiney (GTipperary) in Cusack Park, Ennis at 1pm.
Munster Intermediate Football Club Championship quarter final
Corofin (Clare) v Kildimo/Pallaskenry in Corofin at 1pm
Tuesday 7th December
County U21A Football Championship quarter finals
Adare v Group 4 runners-up in Knocklong at 7.30pm.
Dromcollogher/Broadford v Group 4 winners in Mick Neville Park, Rathkeale at 7.30pm.
County U21B Hurling Championship Semi Final
Dromin/Athlacca v Sarsfield in Kilbreedy at 8pm.