GRANAGH /BALLINGARRY GAA CLUB NOTES
Croagh/Kilfinny/Rathkeale Book Quarter Final Sport
In difficult underfoot conditions at Ballingarry on Friday. Croagh/Kilfinny/Rathkeale recorded a hard fought eight-point victory over neighbours Granagh/Ballingarry in the last game of Group 2 in the County Minor B Hurling Championship to finish top of the group on four point to qualify for a quarter final meeting with Askeaton.
Dromcollogher/Broadford second on two points, play Knockaderry while Granagh/Ballingarry pointless at the bottom have made the exit from the championship. The game was played behind closed doors as per current Government guidelines with Mick Sexton of Bruree in charge. Cian O’Carroll and Josh Quill Mulcaire traded white flags in the opening three minutes before a pair of white flags for Granagh/Ballingarry through their number 8 Darragh Casey from a placed ball to leave the home side two ahead 0-3 to 0-1 on 9 minutes. Then white flags were traded by Cian O’Carroll from a placed ball on 13 minutes and Darragh O’Grady from a placed ball on 14 minutes before Croagh/Kilfinny/Rathkeale’s number 14 Nessan Leahy finished past Granagh/Ballingarry keeper Eoin Lynch a minute later to leave it 1-3 to 0-4 in favour of Croagh/Kilfinny/Rathkeale at the end of the first quarter. Having had a water break the play got underway again with a well taken point following a good solo run by Evan Barrett on 17 minutes to extend the visitors advantage to three 1-4 to 0-4. A couple of wides were exchanged before Granagh/Ballingarry’s number 10 Paudie Murphy, split the uprights following a good solo run to reduce the deficit to two on 51 minutes. Both sides were guilty of ??? striking. In the next seven minutes before Darragh Casey of Granagh/Ballingarry finally found the range when he split the uprights from a 60 metre placed ball on 59 minutes to leave one between the sides, Croagh/Kilfinny/Rathkeale 1-4, Granagh/Ballingarry 0-6 at the interval. Darragh Casey and Cian O’Carroll traded white flags from placed balls in the opening four minutes after the interval to leave one still between the sides. Then the game turned nicely in favour of the combined side with 1-1 by Cian O’Carroll in a five minute spell to extend the Croagh/Kilfinny/Rathkeale boys advantage to five 2-6 to 0-7 on 39 minutes. Then Michael Russell won a point back from open play for the black and green’s on 41 minutes before a pair of white for the victors courtesy of Cian O’Carroll from a placed ball on 43 minutes and substitute David Clancy from open play two minutes later to leave six between the sides at the end of the third quarter. At the end of the second water the score read 2-8 to 0-8 in favour of the visitors. When play got underway again a pair of white flags for the Croagh/Kilfinny/Rathkeale boys courtesy of Cian O’Carroll from a placed ball on 47 minutes and Nessan Leahy from open play on 49 minutes were cancelled out by Paudie Murphy from play on 50 minutes and Brian Sheehan from a placed ball two minutes later to leave six still between the sides, Croagh/Kilfinny/Rathkeale 2-10, Granagh/Ballingarry 0-10 on 52 minutes. Then a pair of white flags for the home side courtesy of Darragh Carey from a placed ball on 55 minutes and Michael Russell from open play two minutes later reduced the deficit to four on 57 minutes. The Croagh/Kilfinny/Rathkeale boys finished strong and well taking points by Jack Shiels on 59 minutes followed by a Cian O’Carroll penalty goal a minute later to bring his tally for the game to 2-7 to seal a hard fought eight point 3-11 to 0-12 victory for the Croagh/Kilfinny/Rathkeale boys after a most enjoyable contest to finish top of the Group on four points to qualify for a quarter-final meeting with Askeaton and Dromcollogher/Broadford in second place on two point play Knockaderry while
Granagh/Ballingarry pointless at the bottom who made their exit from the competition. Croagh/Kilfinny/Rathkeale scored 2-5 from play 0-6 from free and a penalty goal; Granagh/Ballingarry scored 0-6 from play and 0-6 from frees.
Croagh/Kilfinny/Rathkeale: Cian Sheehy, Niall Sheahan, Ciaran Tagney, Conor Lenihan, Kevin Dee, Michael Sheahan, Brian Og Coleman, Paudie Mulcair, Seamie Lenihan, Jack Shiels 0-1, Mark Sheahan, Evan Barrett 0-1, Josh Shanahan, Nessan Leahy 1-1, Cian O’Carroll 2-7 (0-6 frees and penalty goal). Subs used David Clancy 0-1, Rian Stapleton and James Dollery.
Granagh/Ballingarry: Owen Lynch, Padraig McKenna, Eoin Enright, Jack Lynch, Eoin Herlihy, Sam Murphy, Rory Condon, Darragh Casey 0-6 (5 frees), Brian Sheehan 0-1 (free), Paudie Murphy 0-2, Josh Quill Mulcair 0-1, Eoin Lynch, Mark O’Shea, Michael Russell 0-2, Cian McCoy. Subs used Philip Byrnes, Timmy O’Donoghue, Tom O’Sullivan.
Referee: John Sexton, Bruree.
Thank to the team management of Michael Clancy, Liam Casey, Eoin Kennedy, James Flynn, First Aid official Louise Enright and the panel of players for giving creditable performances in this years County Minor B Hurling Championship, unlucky to lose out on a quarter final spot.
West Junior B Football Championship Group 2
The meeting of Granagh/Ballingarry and St. Kierans in Round 1 of Group 2 in the West Junior B Football Championship Final in Ballingarry on Tuesday, 18th August was cancelled for good reason and is provisionally referred for Saturday 29th August in Ballingarry at 6.30pm. The Round 3 meeting of Granagh/Ballingarry and Adare goes ahead on Tuesday 1st September in Adare at 7pm.
Granagh/Ballingarry GAA club officials, players and members extend sympathy to Bernadette, Mike, Eoin and Fiona Chawke, Granagh Road and the O’Brien family, Ballytigue, Bruree on the death of Jim O’Brien.
To Adare GAA club Secretary Seán Scanlon and family Adare on the death of Cathal (Joseph) Scanlon.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.
Guidelines For Behind Closed Door Games
All Granagh/Ballingarry GAA Club games will now be played behind closed doors. No more than 40 persons per team are allowed access to games for the moment. This figure should include all players, management, coaches, ancillary backroom personal and team officials. The 80 team personnel (40 per team) is in addition to essential match day personnel such as match officials (referee, linesmen, umpires), media and event officials (stewards, etc). All parents attending juvenile games, one parent or guardian may attend a game where they consider it necessary for the welfare of their own child. Team training should continue for the moment on the basis of no more than 15 people (including coaches) in a designated area of the field. Granagh/Ballingarry GAA club officials asks all members to do their utmost to protect public health and are very grateful for all of your efforts in this regard.
Cheque Presentation To Pieta House Deferred
As part of Covid-19 restrictions, limits on gatherings introduced on Tuesday 18th August restricting indoor gatherings to six people, the Granagh/Ballingarry club cheque presentation of €1,600 the proceeds of the Jim (twins) Lynch Memorial Cup Hurling Tournament Final played on Sunday 5th July in Ballingarry between Granagh/Ballingarry and
Feenagh/Kilmeedy to representatives at Pieta House due to take place on tomorrow, Thursday 27th August in Granagh Community Centre at 8pm is cancelled and rescheduled for Thursday 24th September at 8pm (venue to be confirmed).
County Minor B Football Championship Group 1 Round 1
Granagh/Ballingarry open their County Minor B Football Championship campaign on Friday 28th August. They play Mungret/St. Paul’s B team in Ballingarry at 7pm. The championship is being run on in All County basis this year from the divisions and fourteen team were i??? they will take part. There are two groups of four and two groups of three with the top two teams in each group to qualify for the quarter finals.
Group 1 Belville Gaels, Monagea, Granagh/Ballingarry and Mungret/St. Paul’s (B team).
Group 2 Knockaderry, Kildimo/Pallaskenry, Caherconlish, Athea.
Group 3 Shannon Gaels, Ahane, Banogue.
Group 4 Rathkeale, Ballybricken/Bohermore, St. Senan’s.
A tight might is expected in Ballingarry on Friday evening, 28th August with hopefully a full Granagh/Ballingarry side. Your support would be appreciated for the boys in black and green and the new manager Edward Sheehy and his selectors to cheer them in their bid to make a winning start to their County Minor B Football Championship campaign.
Club and Other GAA Diary
Wednesday 26th August
County Minor A Hurling Championship Group 1 Round 3 Bruff v Blackrock in Kilfinane at 6.45pm.
County Minor A Hurling Championship Group 2 Round 3 Garryspillane v Ahane in Knockderry at 7pm.
County Minor B Hurling Championship Group 3 Round 3 St. Kieran’s v Belville Gaels in Mick Neville Park, Rathkeale at 6.45pm.
County Intermediate Football Championship Group 2 Round 1 Gerald Griffins v St. Patrick’s in Askeaton at 6.45pm.
Thursday 27th August
County Junior A Football Championship Group 3 Round 3 Crecora/Manister v Ahane in Cappamore at 7pm.
Friday 28th August
County Intermediate Football Championship Group 3 Round 3 St. Senan’s v ??in Pairc Caoimh Ui Luing Feenagh at 6pm.
County Minor A Football Championship Group 1 Round 1 Naomh Eoin v Ballylanders in Hospital at 7pm; Ballysteen v Bruff in Ballysteen at 7pm.
County Minor A Football Championship Group 2 Round 1 Adare v Croom in Adare at 7pm; Cappamore v St. Kieran’s in Cappamore at 7pm.
County Minor A Football Championship Group 3 Round 1 Galtee Gaels v Drom/Broadford in Kilbeheny at 7pm; Claughan v South Liberties/Crecora in Claughaun at 7pm.
County Minor A Football Championship Group 4 Round 1 Oola v Na Piarsaigh in Oola at 7pm.
County Mionr B Football Championship Group 1 Round 1 Belville Gaels v Monagea in Quaid Park, Coolyroe or Pairc Caoimh Ui Luing, Feenagh at 7pm; Granagh/Ballingarry v Mungret/St. Pauls in Ballingarry at 7pm.
County Minor B Football Championship Group 2 Round 1 Knockaderry v Kildimo/Pallaskenry in Knockaderry at 7pm; Caherconlish v Athea in Caherconlish at 7pm.
County Minor B Football Championship Group 3 Round 1 Shannon Gaels v Banogue in Glin or Ballyhahill at 7pm.
County Minor B Football Championship Group 4 Round 4 Rathkeale v Ballybricken/Bohermore at 7pm.
County Premier Minor Football Championship Round 1 St. Patrick’s v Galbally in St. Patrick’s at 6.45pm; Monaleen v Mungret/St. Paul’s in Monaleen at 6.45pm; Newcastle West v Fr. Casey’s in Newcastle West at 6.45pm.
Saturday 29th August
County Senior Football Championship Group 1 Round 3 Ballysteen v Newcastle West in Sean Finn’s Park, Rathkeale at 6pm.
County Senior Football Championshp Group 3 Round 3 Monaleen v Galbally in Bruff at 6pm.
County Senior Football Championship Group 4 Round 3 Ballylanders v Oola in Fitzgerald Park, Kilmallock at 6pm.
County Junior A Football Championship Group 2 Round 3 Cappagh v Cappamore in Claughaun at 6pm; Monagea v Ballybrown in Croagh at 6pm.
West Junior B Football Championship Group 2 Round 1 St. Kieran’s v Granagh/Ballingarry (provisionally) in Ballingarry at 6.30pm.
Sunday 30th August
County Senior Football Championship Group 2 Round 3 Fr. Casey’s v Adare in Newcastle West at 2.30pm.
County Senior Football Championship Relegation Semi Final St. Kieran’s v Galtee Gaels in Fitzgerald Park, Kilmallock at 1pm.
County Intermediate Football Championship Group 2 Round 3 Pallasgreen v St. Patrick’s in Caherconlish at 6pm.
County Senior Football Championship Group 1 Round 3 Claughaun v Rathkeale in Adare at 6pm.
County Senior Football Championship Group 4 Round 3 Kildimo/Pallaskenry v Mungret/St. Paul’s in Clarina at 1pm.
County Junior A Football Championship Group 3 Round 2 Dromcollogher/Broadford v Ahane in Ballingarry at 6.30pm.
County Junior A Football Championship Group 4 Round 3 Hospital/Herbertstown v Bruree in Bruff at 6pm; Athea v Newcastle West in Ballyhahill at 6pm.
County Junior A Football Championship Group 1 Round 3 South Liberties v Fr. Casey’s in Sean Finn Park, Rathkeale at 6pm.
Tuesday 1st September
West Junior A Football Championship Group 1 Round 3 St. Senan’s v Kncokaderry in Foynes at 7pm; Athea v Ballysteen in Athea at 7pm.
West Junior B Football Championship Group 2 Round 3 St. Kieran’s v Feenagh/Kilmeedy in Coolcappa at 7pm; Adare v Granagh/Ballingarry in Adare at 7.30pm.
Wednesday 2nd September
County Junior A Football Championship Group 2 Round 3 Crecora/Manister v Dromcollogher/Broadford in Mick Neville Park, Rathkeale at 7.30pm; Kilteely/Dromkeen/Ahane in Rhebogue at 7.30pm.
Sunday 6th September
County Intermediate Hurling Championship Relegation Semi-Final Granagh/Ballingarry v Effin in Dromcollogher at 1pm; St. Patrick’s v Tournafulla in Bruff at 1pm.
Happy 80th Birthday Seán
All in Granagh/Ballingarry GAA club would like to wish our club President Seán Cagney a happy 80th birthday.