Granagh Ballingarry GAA Club Notes:
€9,000 Jackpot on Saturday:
There has been no winner of the jackpot in the Granagh Ballingarry GAA Club lottery since former club player Peter Dunworth, Kilmihill, Ballingarry won €18,000 on Saturday 14th June 2022 in Denny A’s Bar, Ballingarry. The numbers draw on Saturday 11th March in Denny A’s Bar were: 6, 8, 19 and 21. The €8,900 jackpot was not won, lucky dips of €20 went to: Richie O’Keeffe Jnr, promoter: online. Peter Morrissey, promoter Polly Hennessey. The next draw for a jackpot €9,000 will be held on Saturday 18th in McAuliffes Bar, 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 is available on the club Facebook and Twitter which finishes at 6pm every Saturday. Thank you for your support.
Dinner Dance Tickets Now on Sale:
Granagh/Ballingarry GAA Club will hold a combined dinner dance on Saturday 25th March in the Longcourt Hotel, Newcastle West for the presentation of 2022 West and County Junior A Football Championship medals and the silver jubilee of Granagh/Ballingarry winning the West and County Junior A Hurling Championship defeating Newcastle West in both finals. Doors open at 6.30pm, dinner at 7pm sharp. Music by Overdrive and DJ till late. There will be special guest speakers. Tickets cost €50 and will be on sale in the clubhouse, Ballingarry and the Rock Bar, Granagh on this Friday 10th March from 7pm until 8pm and are also available from David Clancy (087) 6982747, Seamus Twomey (087) 1201571, Stephen Stapleton (086) 1960301, Shane O’Grady (087) 3138528, Damien O’Donovan (087) 6279934 and Shane Mulqueen (087) 6795320. Your support for this social event is greatly appreciated.
Draw Promoters Hit the Streets:
Granagh/Ballingarry GAA Club draw promoters are taking to the streets of the parish to canvass members to join the 10 month draw, March to December. By joining you automatically become a member of the club for 2023 and you will be included in the weekly club lottery if you pay your 100 membership in full by May 1st. See draw brochure for details or contact any member of the finance committee.
Granagh/Ballingarry GAA Club fundraiser quiz night takes place in Condron’s Bar, Ballingarry on Saturday 8th April at 9.30pm. Your support for this fundraiser would be greatly appreciated.
County GAA Club Draw:
Granagh/Ballingarry GAA Club are once more promoting the Limerick County Club Draw for 2023. 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 monthly 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 2023 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. Note: the deadline for accepting membership is now extended to Friday 3rd April at 4pm as the first draw will now take place on Saturday 29th April.
2023 Con and Annie Kirby Memorial Stake:
The Con and Amie Kirby memorial stake returns to Limerick Greyhound Stadium this March and April and with it the chance for Granagh/Ballingarry GAA Club to share in a €20,000 prize fund. The 10th annual Con and Annie Memorial Stake is once more kindly sponsored by JP and Noreen McManus which starts on Saturday 25th March running each Saturday night through to the semi finals on Saturday 15th April. Following the success of the Friday night final in 2022 this year’s final will be held on Friday 21st April.
The event is one of the highlights of the greyhound racing year and with a total racing prize fund of €160,000 this is one of the richest races in the world plus it also offers Limerick GAA clubs the opportunity to share a €20,000 nominator’s prize fund. On Friday April 21st, six greyhounds and their nominated Limerick GAA Clubs will contest the final with a €20,000 prize fund for club as follows:
1st place, €10,000 and an opportunity to host a fundraising benefit night at Limerick Greyhound Stadium, 2nd place will receive €5,000,
3rd place €2,000 and 4th, 5th and 6th placed finalists of €1,000 each. 72 greyhounds (numbers subject to filling) will run on the opening night of the Con and Annie Memorial Stake on Saturday 25th March. Each of these greyhounds will be assigned to a Limerick GAA Club at the first round trap draw on Monday 20th March. As the competition continues over the five weeks to the final on Friday 21st April and greyhounds progress through the rounds, so too do their nominated clubs.
Details of the draw will be released over the coming weeks on social media. GAA clubs/nominations will be made available on www.limerickgreyhoundstadium.ie and Limerick Greyhound Stadium social media channels on Monday night 20th March.
Team Limerick Clean-Up:
Registration is now open for the 8th edition of the largest one-day clean up in Ireland, Team Limerick Clean-Up (TLC). Set to take place on Good Friday 7th April across Limerick City and County. Founders of the team Limerick Clean-up initiative JP McManus, Paul O’Connell and Helen O’Donnell are urging volunteers to sign-up early on www.teamlimerickcleanup.ie and help make this the best TLC yet! This year participants in TLC 8 are encouraged to bring a friend and involve any new neighbours in the community to come along and join in, in making limerick a cleaner and more environmentally friendly county. The popular tea and coffee gatherings after the clean-up will also be held at locations throughout the city and county last year TLC 7 marked the longest participation numbers. So far, with over 21,000 volunteers were from all walks of life ranging from schools, colleges, GAA clubs and Munster Rugby to businesses, charities, nursing homes well-known faces to locally sponsored by JP McManus, Benevolent Fund and supported by Limerick City and County Council. TLC has seen over 400 tonnes of litter gathered from the streets by volunteers and event partner Mr. Binman since inception in 2015- equating to over 14,500 household wheelie bins.
West Junior B Hurling League 2023
Sunday 2nd April Round 1 Monagea v Granagh Ballingarry in Monagea at 6.30pm.
Friday 28th April Granagh Ballingarry v Knockaderry in Ballingarry at 6.30pm.
Sunday 7th May Round 3 Tournafulla v Granagh Ballingarry in Tournafulla at 7.30pm.
Sunday 28th May Round 4 Granagh Ballingarry v Newcastle West in Newcastle West at 7.30pm.
Note: Top two teams qualify for West Senior Hurling Championship semi-finals, 1st v 4th and 2nd v 3rd. If teams finish level on points scoring differential will apply.
Thursday 1st June West Junior B Hurling League semi finals
Tuesday 6th June West Junior B Hurling League Final
Saturday 17th June County Junior B Hurling league Seni-final
Saturday 24th June County Junior B Hurling league semi-finals
West Junior A Football League/Championship
Sunday 26th March
Round 1: Granagh/Ballingarry v Dromcollogher/Broadford in Ballingarry at 3pm.
Sunday 16th April
Round 2 Knockaderry v Granagh/Ballingarry in Knockaderry at 6.30pm.
Sunday 23rd April
Granagh/Ballingarry v Monagea in Monagea at 6.30pm
Sunday 14th May
Granagh/Ballingarry v Newcastlewest in Newcastlewest at 7.30pm.
Sunday 21st May
Granagh/Ballingarry v St. Kieran’s in Ballingarry at 7.30pm.
Top teams qualify for West Junior A Football Championship semi finals: 1st group 1 v 2nd group 2 and 2nd Group 1 v 3rd Group 2. If teams finish level on points scoring differential will only apply. West Championship Final winners qualify for County Junior A Football League semi final.
Wednesday 24th May
West Junior A Football Championship semi finals.
Tuesday 30th May
West Junior A Football Championship Final.
Thursday 8th June
County Junior A Football League semi finals.
Tuesday 20th June
County Junior A Football League Final.
National Hurling League Division 1 Group B Round 4
Tipperary 4-23, Waterford 0-25.
National Hurling League Division 1 Group A Round 4
Galway 1-25, Clare 0-22; Limerick 1-27, Westmeath 1-15; Cork 2-14, Wexford 0-18.
U20 Football Liam O’Connor Cup Final
Clare 0-12, Limerick 1-4.
County U17 Football League Division 3 Round 1
Askeaton/Ballysteen/Cappagh 3-9, Granagh/Ballingarry/Croom 2-10.
Limerick GAA Club Tickets:
Limerick County GAA Board launched their 2023 club season tickets recently. The tickets will entitle the bearer entry to all Limerick County Board fames from minor to senior levels. The cost is 50 plus postage. Order your tickets now at limerick.ie/step/limerick ga-season-tickets-2023/
Limerick GAA 2022 Yearbook Launch on Thursday:
A full review of all Granagh/Ballingarry GAA club activities both on and off the field plus photos in 2022 will be included in the Limerick County GAA Yearbook to be launched this Thursday 16th March by Limerick senior hurling manager John Kiely in Coolyroe at 8.30pm. The book numbering 20 pages with 300 photographs cost €20 would make an ideal present for a family member or friend.
Granagh/Ballingarry GAA Club membership fees for 2023 are now due and are €40 for adult players (€120 with club draw), €20 for students and non-players who pay €100 club draw fee in full will automatically be members for 2023. 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 are 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 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.
Coláiste Trócaire Bid for All Ireland Glory on Thursday:
The best of luck to Coláiste Trócaire, Rathkeale, and our own Seán O’Gorman wearing the No. 5, Mark O’Shea the No 6 and former club chairperson and player Seamus Stapleton Ryan in the No 8 jersey in their bid to be crowned All Ireland Maseta Post Primary Schools Niall McInerney Cup Senior D Hurling champions when they play Coláiste Phádraig CBS Lucan this Thursday 16th.
Your support would be welcome on the day.
Clare Claim Liam O’Connor Cup With 5 Point Win:
U20 Football Liam O’Connor Cup Final
Hard luck to the Limerick U-20 footballers and their management team who fought hard before going under to Clare by five points, 0-12 to 1-4 in Miltown on Saturday under lights. The Limerick boys’ next outing is on Monday 10th April against Waterford against Waterford in the quarter final of the Munster Championship in Mick Neville Park, Rathkeale at 7pm.
Third League Win for Limerick:
National Hurling League Division 1 Group A Round 4
Congratulations to All Ireland champions Limerick who made it a hat-trick of wins in Group A of Division 1 of the National Hurling League with a comfortable 12 point 1-27 to 1-15 victory over gallant Westmeath in Cusack Park, Mullingar on Sunday to go second on the table on 6 points, two behind neighbours Cork. Limerick’s next outing is on this Sunday 19th March when they play Wexford at 1.45pm in Pairc na nGael where a victory will see them qualify for a semi-final meeting with Group B top team Tipperary. Your support for the boys in green and white would be appreciated on Sunday.
National Football League Division 2 Round 6:
The best of luck to the Limerick senior footballers who earned their first point in Division 4 of the National Football League with a deserved 0-17 to 2-11 draw with Meath last time out, play Kildare who are joint fifth with Clare on 2 points, this Sunday 19th March in Pairc na nGael at 3.45pm. After the Limerick v Wexford Hurling League tie a victory is a must for the Limerick boys on Sunday to avoid the drop to Division 3 for 2024. Please support.
Granagh/Ballingarry GAA Club’s tops, hoodies, tracksuits, jackets, shorts and socks can now be ordered online at www.laroachasports.ieproduct-category/clubs/granagh/ballingarry
Check out our website at www.granaghballingarry.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 www.facebook.com/granaghballingarrygaa and twitter at www.twitter.com/granaghballingarrygaa
Granagh/Ballingarry GAA Club officials, players and members extended sympathy to the Stapleton family, Wymondham, Northfolk, UK and Granagh and Athlacca, on the death of Raymond Stapleton. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.
Thursday 16th March
Masita Post Primary Schools Niall McInerney Cup Senior B Hurling Final – Coláiste na Trocaire, Rathkeale v Coláiste Phadraig CBS Lucan at LOETB Centre of Excellence, Birr, Offaly at 1.30pm.
Saturday 18th March:
National Football League Division 2 Round 6: Meath v Dublin in Pairc Tailteann at 3pm.
Sunday 19th March:
National Hurling League Group A Round 5: Limerick v Wexford in Pairc na nGael at 1.45pm. Clare v Cork in Cusack Park, Ennis at 1.45pm. Westmeath v Galway in Cusack Park, Mullingar at 1.45pm.
National Hurling League Division 1 Group B: Waterford v Kilkenny in Nowlan Park, Kilkenny at 1.45pm. Dublin v Laois in Parnell Park at 1.45pm. Antrim v Tipperary in Corrigan Park, Belfast at 1.45pm.
National Football League Division 1 Round 6: Derry v Clare in Owenbeg at 1pm. Louth v Cork in Pairc Mhuire Ardee at 1pm. Limerick v Kildare in Pairc na nGael at 3.45pm.
Saturday 25th March:
Granagh Ballingarry GAA Club presentation dinner dance in the Longcourt Hotel, Newcastle West. Doors open 6.30pm. Dinner at 7pm.
Sunday 29th March:
National Football League Division 2 Round 2: Clare v Limerick in Cusack Park, Ennis at 2pm.
West Junior A Football League/Championship Group 2 Round 1: Granagh/Ballingarry v Dromcollogher/Broadford at 3pm.