Thirty years ago, Granagh/Ballingarry/Ballingarry (Knockfierna Gaels) GAA Club held its third AGM on Friday 10th January 1992 in the clubhouse, Ballingarry, where there was a contest for the position of chairman between outgoing Mossie O’Connor and Jimmy Stapleton with a tie result of 22 votes each with Mossie O’Connor re-elected on the casting vote of vice chairman. Seán Kennedy and John Lynch were elected as the new club secretary in place of John English who did not seek re-election after two years in the position. Chairman Mossie O’Connor presided and welcomed everyone.
Present were 44 delegates.
Minutes and Secretary’s Report
Outgoing secretary John English read the minutes of the previous AGM of 2nd February 1991 and gave a detailed report on all the club activities of 1991 both on and off the field.
Treasurers Report
Outgoing treasurer Tom Burke gave a detailed account of the club’s financial state.
Chairman’s Address
Mossie O’Connor in a wide-ranging address thanked all who helped in any way with the running of both the adult and Bord na nÓG section of the club in 1991. He congratulated the junior hurlers on winning the West Championship and the Ballybrown tournament for the second year in a row. He expressed disappointment at the losing of the West Junior A Hurling Championship semi final to Knockainey and wished all club teams the best of luck in 1992.
Election of Officers for 1992
The following officers were elected to guide the Knockfierna Gaels Club for 1992.
Presidents Tom Burke and Willie Lee.
Chairman Mossie O’Connor, vice chairman Jimmy Stapleton, secretary John Lynch, assistant secretary Conor O’Keeffe, treasurers Tom Burke and J. Barrett, registrar Denis O’Keeffe, Mackey Draw promoter Tom Burke.
Team Management 1992
Junior A and B Hurling: Jimmy Stapleton and Paddy Hennessy, coach to be confirmed.
Junior A and B Football: Pat Cagney and Seán Kennedy and Seamus Stapleton.
U21 and Minor Football: Davy Fitzgerald, Mick Clancy and John English.
The AGM ended with prayers for deceased members.
Family King Of The Hill
Seán and Paudie Murphy won the right annual Granagh/Ballingarry King of the Hill Family Section Shield on St. Stephen’s Day with 51 shots. Second were Eoin and Tom Horgan on 57, third on 59 shots were Mark, Maurice and P.J. Noonan.
Thank you to all the teams who completed the family section course.
Any Granagh/Ballingarry player wishing to be regraded from Intermediate to Junior B Hurling for 2022 should contact club secretary John Lynch on 087 2912356 as soon as possible as forms must be returned to the county secretary by mid-January.
Munster Junior B Football Championship
Knockaderry GAA Club have hosted the Munster Junior B Club Football Championship since 2005 and will continue to host it this year. Five county championship-winning teams: Granagh/Ballingarry (Limerick) defeated finalists in 2010. Moyvane (Kerry) Parteen (Clare) Nenagh Eiro Óg (Tipperary) Randeal Óg (Cork) and Waterford will participate. The draw for the competition will be made in the coming weeks and will be a knockout competition over consecutive Sundays in Knockaderry.
Due to the current Covid situation the Knockaderry club are delaying the commencement of the competition for a few weeks.
Club Limerick Draw 2022
The Granagh/Ballingarry GAA Club are once more promoting the Limerick County Club draw for 2022. There will be monthly draws from March to December with a top prize of €10,000. There are a host of other prizes to be won. 2nd €3,000, 3rd €2,000, 4th €1,000, 5th Exclusive star prize, 6th to 9th €500, 10th to 13th €250, 14th to 30th €100. There will again be exclusive monthly prizes to be won. Entry to the draw is just €10 per month or €100 for the ten draws with the option to join our own ten monthly draw and county club draw for €150. If you would like to renew your membership for 2022, please follow the link ( select Granagh/Ballingarry GAA Club and the number of draws you wish to sign up for. You may also contact the Granagh/Ballingarry GAA club draw co-ordinator Stephen Stapleton on 086 1960301.
NOTE: The first Club Limerick Draw membership fees for 2022 are now due and are €40 per 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 draw fee in full will automatically become members for 2022. Fees should bew paid on or before 31st March to club registrar John Carroll or any club official to train or play for the club you have to be insured. If you have not yet registered, we ask you to do so. It is generally felt by club officers that any member or player should feel obliged to get their membership paid a.s.a.p. and we must reiterate that people who have not paid will not be covered by insurance or entitled to any privileges whatsoever from our club.
Delayed 2020 Limerick County Championship Final Results
2020 Limerick County Junior A Hurling Championship Final
Croagh/Kilfinny 2-22, Patrickswell 0-8.
2020 Limerick County Premier Minor Football Championship Final
Fr. Casey’s 0-11, Newcastlewest 1-5.
2020 Limerick County Minor A Football Championship Final
Adare 1-9, Crecora/Manister/South Liberties 0-9.
2021 Limerick County U19B Football Championship Final
Knockaderry 4-8, Banogue 1-6.
Delayed 2020 West Limerick Championship Final Results
West Limerick Senior Hurling League/Championship final
Adare 4-21, Granagh/Ballingarry 5-14.
West Limerick Senior Football League/Championship Final
Newcastlewest 2-12, Fr. Casey’s 0-9.
West Limerick Intermediate Hurling League/Championship Final
Croagh/Kilfinny 1-20, Feenagh/Kilmeedy 1-16.
West Limerick Intermediate Football Championship Final
Athea 2-13, Monagea 2-10.
West Limerick Junior A Hurling League/Championship Final
Rathkeale 1-20, St. Kieran’s 0-22
West Limerick Junior A Hurling League Championship Final
Feenagh/Kilmeedy 1-14, Athea 0-11.
West Limerick Junior B Hurling Championship Final
Adare 1-10, Newcastlewest 1-7.
West Limerick Junior B Football Championship Final
Granagh/Ballingarry 1-11, Knockaderry 1-6.
West Junior B Hurling League Final
Tournafulla 3-25, Croagh/Kilfinny 2-9.
Munster Club Championship Final Results 2021
Munster Senior Club Hurling Championship Final
Ballygunner (Waterford) 3-20, Kilmallock (Limerick) 1-12.
Munster Intermediate Club Hurling Championship Final
Kilmoyle (Kerry) 0-24, Courcey Rovers (Cork) 0-21 (aet)
Munster Junior Club Hurling Championship Final
Ballygiblin (Cork) 2-14, Skeheenarinky (Tipperary) 1-9.
€16,600 Jackpot on Saturday
There was no winner of the €16,500 jackpot in the Granagh/Ballingarry GAA Club lottery on Saturday 8th January in Buckley’s Bar, Ballingarry. The numbers drawn ere 1, 3, 14 and 23. The lucky dips of €20 each went to Ilona Callaghan promoter Online, Eily Twomey promoter Rock Bar, Granagh, J.J. O’Riordan promoter Mossie and and Pat Tom Burke promoter Mossie and Pat.
The next draw for a jackpot of €16,600 will be held on Saturday 15th January in the clubhouse, Ballingarry. Tickets are €2 each or three for €5 and are on sale in local shops, bars and from promoters. You can now also 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.
Wednesday 12th January
McGrath Cup Senior Football Group 1 Round 3
Tipperary v Kerry in Dr. Morris Park, Thurles at 7pm.
Saturday 15th January
Munster Club Junior Football Championship Final
Gneevequilla (Kerry) v Ballina (Tipperary) in Mallow at 1pm.
Munster Senior Hurling Cup Semi Final
Clare v Waterford in Cusack Park, Ennis at 2pm.
Sunday 16th January
Munster Club Senior Football Championship Final
Austin Stacks (Kerry) v St. Finbarr’s (Cork) in Semple Stadium, Thurles at 1.45pm.
Munster Club Intermediate Football Championship Final
Na Gael (Kerry) v Corofin (Clare) in Mallow at 1.30pm.
Munster Senior Hurling Cup Semi Final
Limerick v Kerry in Páirc na nGael at 2pm.