GRANAGH BALLINGARRY GAA CLUB NOTES
BID FOR FIRST MUNSTER JUNIOR B FINAL SINCE 2010!
Knockaderry is the venue this Sunday 6th February at 2pm for the eagerly awaited meeting of five times Limerick County Junior B Football Championship winners Granagh/Ballingarry and Waterford kingpins the Nire in the much delayed 2021 Munster Club Junior B Football Championship Semi Final.
Tremendous support is anticipated for both clubs in this their first ever meeting in the competition. The Nire, a football stronghold in Waterford, winners of both the County Senior and Junior B Football Championship in 2021, will be the competition in the Muster Munster Club Junior B Football Championship for the first time on Sunday while the opponents Granagh/Ballingarry reach the decider in 2010 against Na Gael (Kerry) with an impressive 1-13 to 0-4 victory over Golden/Kilfeacle of Tipperary.
Second half performance gains Munster Final spot
Munster Club Junior B Football Championship Semi Final 2010
Granagh/Ballingarry (Limerick) ………1-12
Golden Kilfeacle (Tipperary)……0-4
Limerick Kingpins GranaghBallingarry made it to their first ever Munster Club Junior B Football Final in arctic conditions at Knockaderry on Sunday 28th November 2010 with a polished second half performance scoring 9 points and holding the Tipperary champions Golden/Kilfeacle to just one point a few minutes from time.
The Knockaderry officials had their pitch in top class condition for this Munster Junior Club Junior B Football Championship semi final played in front of a good crowd with Paddy White of Kerins O’Rahilly’s in Tralee in charge. It was a most disappointing one-sided contest particularly in the second half as Golden/Kilfeacle failed to cope with the boys from Knockfierna and were it not for the displays of Malachy Scott in goal, Dillon Donnelly at fullback, Seán Callahan at No. 5, captain Cathal Hayes at centre field and Seamus Carr up front, Granagh/Ballingarry’s winning margin would have been much greater. The Tipperary champions played with the aid of the wind in the opening 30 minutes but it was Granagh/Ballingarry who applied pressure straight from the throw-in when a long delivery by team captain Michael Corrigan was collected by Eoin Kennedy who laid off to Denis O’Connor to split the uprights from 30 metres inside the opening minute. Then a crucial score arrived two minutes later when a brilliant forward surge involving Donal O’Grady and Eoin Kennedy was finished to the net by Pat Carroll to put Granagh/Ballingarry four ahead, 1-1 to 0-0 on three minutes. 12 minutes later after inaccurate shooting by both sides particularly from Granagh/Ballingarry Golden/Kilfeacle finally opened their account when Seán Colohan pointed from a placed ball to reduce the deficit to three 1-1 to 0-1 at the end of the first quarter. Seven minutes later after
inaccurate shooting by both sides Seán Hayes of Golden/Kilfeacle finally found the range with a fine point from play on 23 minutes and Michael Carr followed this up three minutes later with a point from a placed ball for them to reduce the deficit to the minimum 1-1 to 0-3 with four minutes to the short whistle. Granagh/Ballingarry finished this most disappointing low scoring opening half strongly with a pair of white flags courtesy of Pt Carroll from a placed ball on 28 minutes following a foul on Kevin Moynihan and play two minutes later to increase Granagh/Ballingarry’s advantage to three 1-3 to 0-3 at the interval. Granagh/Ballingarry with the wind at their backs were majestic after the interval with consistent points courtesy of Donal O’Grady (play) on 32 minutes, team captain Michael Corrigan (play) on 34 minutes, Marcus Moore (free) on 37 minutes, Denis O’Connor (play) on 40 minutes, Donal O’Grady (play) on 43 minutes, Eoin Kennedy (free) on 46 minutes, Donal O’Grady (play) on 50 minutes, Eoin Kennedy (play) on 53, Gearóid O’Leary (play) on 55 minutes to give the black and greens a 12-point 1-12 to 0-3 advantage with five minutes remaining on the clock. Golden/Kilfeacle refused to be overawed with David Ivess finally finding the range for them with a fine point from play on 56 minutes to close the gap to 11. At Paddy White’s final whistle Granagh/Ballingarry were impressive 1-12 to 0-4 winners and deserved their place in the 2010 Munster Club Junior B Football Final for the first time over Na Gael, Kerry on Sunday 5th December 2010 in Knockaderry at 2pm. Granagh/Ballingarry know they will have to up their performance for the final particularly up in front after kicking 12 wides to 2 for Golden/Kilfeacle over the hour. Granagh/Ballingarry scored 1-9 from play and 3 points from frees. Golden/Kilfeacle scored 2 points from play and 2 points from frees.
Granagh/Ballingarry: Patrick Kenrick, Kevin Forde, David Clancy, Eoin Cahill, Bobby Houlihan, Donal O’Grady (0-3), Kieran Condron, Michael Corrigan (captain 0-1), Marcus Moore (0-1), Niall Cahill, Denis O’Connor (0-2), Eoin Kennedy (0-2 1 free), Pat Carroll (1-2 1 free), Michael Clancy, Kevin Moynihan. Subs used: Gearóid O’Leary 0-1, Thomas O’Donovan, Brian Healy, Niall McCarthy, Darragh O’Grady.
Entrance fee for supporters for this Sunday’s Munster Club Junior B Football Championship Semi Final, Granagh/Ballingarry v The Nire, Waterford in Knockaderry is €10 which includes a match programme and tea/light refreshments in the local halla post match.
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 their €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 be 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 as soon as possible 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.
National Hurling League Div 1A, Round 1: Cork 2-30, Clare 2-21; Wexford 1-11, Limerick 0-11; Galway 4-22, Offaly 0-17.
All Ireland Club Junior Hurling Championship Final: Mooncoin (Kilkenny) 0-22, Ballygiblin (Cork) 1-18.
National Football League Div 2, Round 2: Galway 1-12, Down 0-9; Clare 1-13, Cork 1-13; Derry 2-13, Offaly 0-7; Roscommon 1-15, Meath 1-11.
National Football League Div 3, Round 2: Limerick 2-9, Antrim 0-11; Longford 0-9, Louth 1-6; Westmeath 2-11, Laois 0-11; Wicklow 1-10, Fermanagh 2-7.
Munster Club Junior B Football Championship Quarter Final: Randal og (Cork) 2-17, Parteen (Clare) 1-1.
Back To Back League Wins for Limerick Footballers
National Football League, Div 3, Round 2
Congratulations to manager Billy Lee and all involved with the Limerick footballers on their impressive eight point 2-9 to 0-11 back to back victory over gallant Antrim in Div 3 of the National Football League at Corrigan Park, Belfast on Saturday. We wish the boys in green and white the best of luck in their bid for a hat trick of League wins at home in Páirc na nGael against Louth on Sunday 20th February at 2pm.
Wexford Off to A Winning Start
National Hurling League, Div 1A, Round 1
Wexford made a winning start in Div 1A of the National Hurling League with a hard fought three point 1-11 to 0-11 victory over back to back All Ireland Champions Limerick in front of a big crowd at Wexford Park on Sunday. We wish the boys in green and white the best of luck in their bid to get their league campaign back on track when they play Galway 4-22 to 0-17 winners over Offaly on Sunday. The game is on this Saturday 12th February at 7pm in Páirc na nGael. Your support would be welcome.
€17,000 Jackpot on Saturday
There was no winner of the €16,900 jackpot in the Granagh/Ballingarry GAA Club lottery on Saturday 5th February in Dinny A’s Bar, Ballingarry. The numbers drawn were 4, 24, 27 and 32. The lucky dips of €20 each went to Tadhg Keating, promoter online; Tom O’Toole, promoter Mike Healy; Francie Kelly, promoter Eoin Kennedy; Sinead Houlihan, promoter O’Gorman’s Shop, Chawke’s Cross, Granagh. The next draw for a jackpot of €17,000 will be held on Saturday 12th February in McAuliffe’s Bar, Ballingarry. Tickets are €2 each or three for €5 and are on sale in local shops, bars and from promoters.
Note: You can now play the weekly draw online and the link is available on the Club’s Facebook or Twitter which finishes at 6pm every Saturday.
Thank you for your continued support.
Ronan Mullane from Sixmilebridge (Clare) to Granagh/Ballingarry (Limerick), Sean Lenihan, Granagh/Ballingarry (Limerick) to Melbourne Shamrocks (Victoria Australia). We wish the best of luck to Ronan and Sean with their new clubs.
Club Website Check out our club website at www.granaghballingarrygaa.ie for all the latest club news. Our club website is updated regularly and is well worth a visit. You can also follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/granaghballingarrygaa and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/granaghballingarrygaa
Saturday 12th February
All Ireland Club Senior Hurling Championship Final: Ballygunner (Waterford) v Shamrocks-Ballyhale in Páirc an Chrocaigh at 3pm.
All Ireland Senior Football Championship Final: Kilcoo Down v Kilmacud Crokes, Dublin in Páirc an Chrocaigh at 5pm.
National Hurling League, Div 1A, Round 2: Limerick v Galway in Páirc na nGael at 7pm.
Sunday 13th February
National Hurling League, Div 1A, Round 2: Clare v Wexford in Cusack Park, Ennis at 1.45pm; Offaly v Cork in Birr at 2pm.
260km Clocked Up In Every Stop Counts Challenge
Two weeks down and the Granagh/Ballingarry GAA Camogie Ladies Football group have walked a massive combined total of over 5,000km. This ensures entry into the draw for the 2,500, 1,500 and 1000 O’Neill’s vouchers to be won per province. Well done to everyone involved and of course there is plenty of time for anyone to get involved with a few more weeks remaining.
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; Click Social; Select Challenges; Select Munster GAA; Select Leader Board; Select join; Select Granagh-Ballingarry GAA Camogie and Ladies Fotoball.
Further details on the challenge can be found in the link below along with many of your questions answered, mylife.irishlife.ie/every-step-counts2022.
Note: €2,500, €1,500 and €1,000 O’Neill’s vouchers to be won per province. If Granagh/Ballingarry reach 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. There will again be exclusive month 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 draws 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