GRANAGH /BALLINGARRY GAA CLUB NOTES
INDOOR ASTRO TURF FACILITY COMPLETED
As a result of the community’s generosity and overwhelming support with the 48 weeked 48 hour relay fundraising in March 2021 Granagh/Ballingarry GAA Club have now completed their indoor Astro turf project a facility which players will get great use of for years to come.
Since 2019 Granagh/Ballingarry GAA Club has invested just under €200,000 in the clubhouse facilities encompassing the upgrading of the existing dressingrooms, the construction of a third dressing room, new boiler and showers, referee room, players gym, upstairs meeting room and currently the new artificial surface in the ball alley, during a time of so much uncertainty, we have been fortunate to improve our facilities, which will benefit all our stakeholders, the GAA club camogie club and ladies football.
All these improvements which will benefit future generations within the parish of Granagh/Ballingarry are only possible due to the amazing support of our local volunteers and club members. Time and again any appeals for support have been answered. Granagh/Ballingarry GAA is a community club with participation and involvement the club core principles the Bord na nOg section of the club continues to go from strength to strength with huge numbers at under 8 and under 9 held this year, hopefully a sigh of things to come, with our young players now having access to top class facilities in a safe, healthy, happy and fun social environment.
GAA Healthy Clubs Every Step Counts Challenge
New year, new challenge: Granagh/Ballingarry GAA, camogie and ladies football club have teamed up to join the GAA healthy clubs every step counts challenge which runs from Wednesday 19th January to midnight on 23rd February. A great way to kick off the year and yet some time exercise at the same time if you have not done so and want a way to increase your steps during January and February, why not join in the My Life’s latest challenge in partnership with the GAA community and health department every step counts 2022. This challenge is in support of GAA clubs and community members taking part in Ireland Lights Up 2022. We are asking Granagh/Ballingarry club to track a collective 4,000km over five weeks (that’s roughly the distance around Ireland). To take part simply download the My Life by Irish Life app from the app store or Google play. Once registered on the app follow the steps below to sign up to the Granagh/Ballingarry GAA, camogie and ladies football challenge.
Open the My Life app
Select Munster GAA
Select leader board
Select Granagh/Ballingarry GAA camogie and ladies football. At present while cases are high we’re asking people to walk in their own pods within their local areas.
Further details on the challenge can be found in the link below along with many of your questions answered mylife.irishlife.ie/every-step-counts-2022.
Note: €2,500, €1,500 and €1,000 O’Neills vouchers to be won per province. If Granagh/Ballingarry hit the 4,000km target they will be entered into the prize draw.
Club Limerick Draw 2022
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 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 limerickgaa.ie/clublimerick-draw-signup- and 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.
Granagh/Ballingarry GAA Club membership fees for 2022 are now due and are €40 for adult players (€120 with club draw), €20 for students and non-players, €15 for Bord na nOg (120 per family). Non players who pay €100 club draw fee in full will automatically become members for 2022. Fees should be 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 insured. If you were not yet registered we ask you to do so. It is generally felt by club officers, that any members 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 what so ever from our club.
Munster GAA Convention
The 2022 Munster GAA Convention took place last Saturday at the dome, Semple Stadium, Thurles. Ger Ryan, Tipperary replaced Liam Lenihan, Limerick as Munster GAA Chairman Tim Murphy, Kerry was elected as the new Munster GAA chairmen in place of Ger Ryan, Liam Lenihan and the honour of presenting the Munster Senior Hurling Championship trophy to Limerick captain Declan Hannon, three years in a row in his three year tenure as chairman. The other re-elected unopposed were treasurer Dermot Lynch, Kerry, PRO Bob Ryan, Cork, CEO Kieran Luddy.
Any Granagh/Ballingarry players wishing to be regraded from intermediate to junior B hurling for 2022 should contact club secretary John Lycch on 087-2912356 as soon as possible as forms must be returned to the County Secretary by this weekend.
Munster Junior B Football Championship
Knockaderry GAA Club have hosted the Munster Junior B 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, Eire Og, Cork and the Nure (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.
Note: Due to the current Covid situation in Knockaderry are delaying the commencement of the competition of the competition for a few weeks.
Munster Club Football Championship Results 2021
Munster Senior Club Football Championship Final: St.Finbarrs Cork 2-9, Austin Stacks Kerry 1-10.
Munster Intermediate Club Football Championship Final: Na Gaeil Kerry 6-15, Corofin Clare 1-12.
Munster Junior Club Football Championship Final: Gneeveguilla Kerry 3-14, Boherbue Cork 0-9.
Munster Senior Hurling Cup semi-finals: Clare 2-24, Waterford 1-22; Limerick 4-29, Kerry 0-11.
McGrath Cup Senior Football Group A Round 3: Cork 1-18, Waterford 1-9.
McGrath Cup Senior Football Group B Round 3: Kerry 1-23, Tipperary 0-5.
€16,700 Jackpot on Saturday
There was no winner of the €16,600 jackpot in the Granagh/Ballingarry GAA Club lottery on Saturday 15th January in Ballingarry Clubhouse. The numbers drawn were 4, 5, 15 and 22. The lucky dips of €20 each went to Róisín Lavery, promoter online, Paul Sheehy, promoter O’Grady Spar Shop, Ballingarry, Richard Chawke, promoter Jimmy Chawke, Eamonn and Fiona Purtill, promoter John English.
The next draw for a jackpot of €16,700 will be held on Saturday 22nd January in Ballingarry clubhouse. 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 finished at 6p.m. every Saturday. Thank you for your continued support.
Munster Senior Hurling Cup Final
The best of luck to the All Ireland champions Limerick who play neighbours Clare this Sunday 23rd January in Cusack Park, Ennis at 2p.m. for back to back Munster senior hurling cup titles. Please support.
Saturday 22nd January:
McGrath Cup Senior Football Final: Kerry v Cork in Fitzgerald Stadium, Killarney at 2p.m.
Sunday 23rd January:
Munster Senior Hurling Cup Final: Limerick holder v Clare in Cusack Park, Ennis at 2p.m.
All Ireland Club Senior Hurling Championship semi-finals: Ballygunner, Waterford v Slaughtneil Derry in Parnell Park at 1.30p.m.
St. Thomas v Shamrocks-Ballyhale in Semple Stadium, Thurles at 3.30p.m.
All Ireland Club Intermediates Hurling Championships semi-finals: Tuairin Mayo v Naas Hurling Club Kildare in Ballinalsoe at 1.30p.m.
Kilmoyley, Kerry v Banagher, Derry at Connacht Centra of Excellence at 2p.m.
All Ireland Club Junior Hurling Championship semi-finals: Salthill-Knocknacarra, Galway v Mooncoin, Kilkenny in Pairc na nGael at 1.30p.m.
Ballygiblin, Cork v Fullen Gaels, Lancashire at Abbotstown GAA Centre of Excellence at 1.30p.m.