West Junior B Football Championship
Group 2 Round 1
St. Kieran’s ……………1-8
Granagh/Ballingarry got their West Junior B Football Championship campaign off to a winning start with an impressive nine-point victory over a gallant St. Kieran’s second-string side at Ballingarry on Saturday evening.
Andrew Holmes and his officials had the pitch in good condition despite the heavy rain of the previous days for this opening round West Junior B Football tie played behind closed doors as per current Government guidelines.
St. Kieran’s with the wind at their backs dominated the opening 4 minutes with a pair of white flags from open play courtesy of Darragh Breen and Kevin Guina cancelled out by Denis O’Connor on 6 minutes and Darragh Casey 2 minutes later for 0-2 each on 8 minutes.
A couple of wides were exchanged before a pair of white flags from open play for the home side through Aaron Smith on 11 minutes and Denis O’Connor 4 minutes later to leave the Granagh/Ballingarry boys 2 ahead 0-4 to 0-2 at the end of the first quarter.
Having had a water break the play got under way again with a pair of white flags for the visitors through Kevin Guina from a placed ball on 18 minutes and Darragh Breen from open play 2 minutes later to level the score for the second time at 0-4 each on 20 minutes. The home side dominated the final 10 minutes of the opening half with a trio of white flags through David Condron on 22 minutes and Luke Flynn on 24 minutes from open play followed by a pointed free on 26 minutes and a cracking goal 3 minutes later courtesy of Aaron Smith to send the Granagh/Ballingarry boys in at the interval leading by 6 1-7 to 0-4. Granagh/Ballingarry dominated the opening 7 minutes after the interval with a pair of green flags courtesy of Denis O’Connor and Adam Long to push 12 ahead, 3-7 to 0-4. Granagh/Ballingarry dominated the opening 7 minutes after the interval with a pair of green flags courtesy of Denis O’Connor and Adam Long to push 12 ahead 3-7 to 0-4 on 37 minutes. The St. Kieran’s boys, far from being over awed, had a point from play through Eoin McEnery on 41 minutes followed by a Kevin Guina penalty goal 4 minutes later to reduce the deficit to 8. At the end of the third quarter of the second water break the score was 3-7 to 1-5 in favour of Granagh/Ballingarry.
Then points were traded from open play by Damian O’Donovan on 46 minutes and Ian Mackessy on 48 minutes before Denis O’Connor finished past the St. Kieran’s keeper, Evan O’Donovan on 50 minutes to leave it 4-8 to 1-6 in favour of the home side Granagh/Ballingarry with 10 minutes of normal time remaining on the clock.
A couple of wides were exchanged before Michael Upton on 53 minutes and Kevin Guina on 59 minutes won points back from open play for St. Kieran’s to reduce the deficit to 8. That was as close as Kieran’s were to get as both sides failed to add to their total in the remaining 3 minutes leaving the home side worthy winners of the 2 league championship points on offer on a full time score of 4-8 to 1-23 to join Feenagh/Kilmeedy on top of the table on 2 points. While St. Kieran’s would have had to get a win over Feenagh/Kilmeedy in Round 2 played in Coolcappa yesterday evening to stay in contention for the knock-out stages and 0-1 from a placed ball. St. Kieran’s scored 0-6 from play, 0-2 from frees and a penalty goal.
Granagh/Ballingarry: Gearóid O’Leary, Brendan Lynch, Eoin Casey, Thomas O’Donovan, Damian O’Donovan 0-1, Jack Cagney, Josh Quill Mulcair, David Condron 0-1, Darragh
Casey 0-1, Aaron Smith 1-2 (0-1 free), Edward Sheehy, Luke Flynn 0-1, Cathal O’Keeffe, Denis O’Connor 2-2, Adam Long 1-0. Subs Used: Marcus Moore, Gearóid Lynch, Jack Hartnet, Brian Mulqueen and Denis Sheehy.
St. Kieran’s scorers: Kieran Guina 1-3 (0-2 frees and a penalty goal), David Breen 0-2, Ian Mackessy 0-1, Michael Upton 0-1, Eoin McEnery 0-1.
Referee: Wayne Fitzgerald (Gerald Griffins).
County Minor B Football Championship
Group 1 Round 1
Mungret St. Pauls………3-8
Mungret/St. Paul’s made a winning start to their County Minor B Football Championship campaign with a 3-point victory over gallant Granagh/Ballingarry in a most enjoyable contest played in difficult underfoot conditions at Ballingarry on Friday evening.
The game was played behind closed doors as per current Government guidelines with Sean Hartnett of Dromcollogher/Broadford in charge. Granagh/Ballingarry’s No. 13 Paudie Murphy split the uprights from a couple of placed balls in the opening 5 minutes. Then Liam Moran opened the Mungret St. Paul’s boys account when he sent a 30 metre placed balanced ball between the uprights on 7 minutes before J. Harrington finished past Granagh/Ballingarry’s keeper Eoin Horgan 3 minutes later to leave 1 between the sides, Mungret St. Paul’s 1-1, Granagh/Ballingarry 0-3 on 10 minutes.
Then points were traded by JJ Harrington from open play on 12 minutes and Paudie Murphy from a placed ball on 14 minutes before a trio of white flags from play for the home side in a 7 minu8te spell through Owen Lynch, Paudie Murphy and Cian McGoey to leave one between the sides, Granagh/Ballingarry 0-6, Mungret/St. Paul’s 1-2 on 21 minutes. Both sides were guilty of inaccurate shooting in the next 7 minutes before referee Sean Hartnett awarded the visitors a penalty on 29 minutes which JJ Harrington sent past Granagh/Ballingarry’s keeper, Eoin Horgan, to send the Mungret/St. Paul boys in at the interval leading by 2 2-2 to 0-6. Granagh/Ballingarry’s No. 13 Paudie Murphy from a placed ball and Mungret/St. Paul’s No. 8 David Guilfoyle from open play traded white flags in the opening 6 minutes after the interval to leave 2 still between the sides, 2-23 to 0-7 on 36 minutes. Then Paudie Murphy of Granagh/Ballingarry split the uprights from a pair of placed balls on 39 and 42 minutes to level the score at 2-3 to 0-9 before David Guilfoyle split the uprights for the second time in this enjoyable second half for the visitors on 45 minutes to leave 1 between the sides at the end of the third quarter.
At the end of the second water break the score read 2-4 to 0-9 in favour of Mungret St. Paul’s.
When play got under way again Mungret/St. Paul’s substitute John Wright made his presence felt with a cracking goal on 47 minutes before white flags were traded by Paudie Murphy from a placed ball on 48 minutes, but substitute Luke Walsh from open play on 49 minutes, Paudie Murphy from a placed ball on 50 minutes and Liam Moran from a placed ball 2 minutes later to leave 4 between the sides, Mungret/St. Pauls 3-6, Granagh/Ballingarry 0-11 on 52 minutes.
A couple of wides were exchanged between Mungret/St. Paul’s sub statute Luke Walsh split the uprights for the second time on 54 minutes before Josh Quill Mulcair of Granagh/Ballingarry cut through the Mungret/St. Paul’s defence for a cracking goal on 57 minutes to reduce the deficit to 2 before John Wright split the uprights a minute later to seal a 3 point 3-8 to 1-11 victory and the 2 league/championship points on offer after a most enjoyable contest. Granagh/Ballingarry lost nothing in defeat and can look forward with
confidence to their next outing against Monagea who went under to Belville lads 1-14 to 2-3 in their opening game on this Friday 4th September in Monagea at 6.30pm, while Mungret St. Paul’s will have home advantage against Belville Gaels. Mungret/St. Pauls scored 2-6 from play, 0-2 from frees and a penalty goal. Granagh/Ballingarry scored 1-3 from play and 0-8 from frees.
Mungret/St. Pauls: Jake Foley, Cathal Roche, Ben Gallagher, Cian Moloney, Jack Horgan, Jason Hassett, Finton Fitzgerald, David Guilfoyle 0-2, Christopher McSweeney, Liam Moran 0-2 (frees), JJ Harrington 2-1 (penalty goal), Diarmuid Hynes, Ron Murphy, Denis O’Dwyer. Subs used: John Wright 1-1, Luke Walsh 0-2, Cian Kinnevane.
Granagh/Ballingarry: Eoin Horgan, Timmy O’Donoghue, Brian Sheehan, Jack Lynch, Owen Lynch, Sean Murphy, Padraig McKenna, Darragh Casey, Josh Quill Mulcaire (1-1), Michael Russell, Eoin Lynch 0-1`, Eoin Herlihy, Paudie Murphy 0-9 (8 frees), Cian McGoey 0-1, Tom O’Sullivan.
Referee: Sean Hartnett (Dromcollogher/Broadford).
All roads lead to Dromcollogher on Sunday 6th September at 1pm for the mouth-watering clash of Granagh/Ballingarry and Effin in the County Intermediate Hurling Championship Relegation Semi-Final. This is a rematch of last years Group 2 Round 4 tie won 0-12 to 0-10 by Granagh/Ballingarry at Pairc Caoimh Ui Luing Feenagh on Sunday 18th August.
The winning Granagh/Ballingarry side read Keith O’Kelly, Eoin Casey, Niall Cahill, Eoin Cahill, Colm Noonan, John Carroll, David Clancy, Pat Carroll, Donal O’Grady 0-1, Denis O’Connor 0-6 (4 frees, 1 65), Sean O’Connor 0-1, Jack Cagney 0-1, Cathal O’Keeffe 0-2, David Condron, Niall Kennedy. Subs used Kevin Forde and John O’Groady 0-1.
Effin: James O’Leary, Robert Cagney, Tommy Quaid, Adrian Barrett, Enda Kelly, Nickie Quaid, Patrick Carroll, Ruairi O’Connor, Jack Quaid 0-9 (6 frees), Brian Clifford, Darren Sheehy 0-1, Damien Moloney, Clive Doherty, Pierse O’Kelly, Frankie Herr. Subs used: David Barrett, Hugh O’Neill, Enda Kelly and Kieran Murphy.
Referee: Mike Mann, Ballybrown.
In this years County Intermediate Hurling Championshp Effin were most unlucky to go under to Kilmallock by a point 1-14 to 1-13 and Na Piarsaigh by three point 0-20 to 1-14 to finish pointless at bottom of Group 1. In Group 2 Granagh/Ballingarry after playing a thrilling 1-19 to 2-16 draw with Croom were most unlucky to going under to Hospital/Herbertstown by three points 1-14 to 1-11 courtesy of a late Aaron Murphy goal to finish bottom of the Group on one point to set up … Sunday relegation semi-final with Effin. The winners will retain their Intermediate status for 2021 and losers play Tournafulla or St. Patrick in the relegation final on Sunday 13th September with the losers here relegated to Junior A for 2021. We wish the team and management the best of luck on Sunday in Dromcollogher at 1pm in their bed to retain their Intermediate status. Unfortunately, due to current Covid-19 restrictions the game will be played behind closed doors. No more than 40 persons per team are allowed access to games at present. This figure should include all players, management, coaches, ancillary backroom personnel and team officials. The 80 team personnel (40 per team) is in addition to associated match day personnel such as match officials (referee, linesman, umpires), media and event officials (steward, etc.)
€9,400 Jackpot On Saturday
There was no winner of the €9,300 jackpot in the Granagh-Ballingarry GAA club lottery on Saturday 30th August. The numbers drawn were 1, 9, 10 and 26. Lucky dip of €20 each went to Helena Cronin, c/o Pat Cagney; Joe Fitzgerald c/o Mike Healy; Shane Mulqueen c/o Denis O’Connor; Clare Herlihy c/o O’Gorman’s Shop. The next draw for a jackpot of €9,400 is on
Saturday 6th September in the clubhouse, Ballingarry. Thank you to all our members for their continued support.
August 2020 Club Draw Winners
€400 Patrick Mullane, c/o Paddy Hennessy; €100 Davy O’Keeffe, c/o Mossie O’Connor; €100 Rose McCarthy, c/o Darragh O’grady and €100 Fr. Dan Lane, c/o Mossie O’Connor.
August Limerick County Club Draw Winners
The following were winners in the Limerick County GAA Club draw held on Saturday 29th August on Limerick Live 95FM. €10,000 Lisa and Sinead McGuinness Club Limerick; €3,000 Jim O’Connell, Croagh/Kilfinny; €2,000 John Carroll, Caherline; €1,000 Mikey O’Mahony, St. Kieran’s; Exclusive Prize – a two ball at Adare Manor with caddies Pat Boyce, Bruree; €500 each to Michael McGrath, Pallaskgreen, Adam Teskey, Rathkeale, Catherine and Mary B, Hospital-Herbertstown, Danny Brosnan, Mountcollins; €250 each to Marian O’Connor, St. Kieran’s, Mairead Sheehy, Cappamore, Niall Kelly, Kildimo-Pallaskenry, Donie Barron, Banogue; €100 each to Pascal O’Connor, Conor Fitzgerald, Adare, Ger Keane Mungret St. Paul’s, Padraig O’Brien, Patrickswell, Seamus Lynch, Crecora, Clarina Village, Club Limerick, Richard O’Dea, Cappagh, Gerry Mulcahy, Drom-Broadford, Nora Foley, St. Senan’s, John Murphy, Fr. Caseys, Bosco Ryan, Mungret St. Paul’s, Paul and Ann Foster, Crecora, Nora O’Loughlin, Caherline, Barry McGregor, Ballybricken-Bohermore, Aidan Moloney, Na Piarsaigh, Cathal O’Malley and Caoimhe O’Farrell, St. Senan’s. The next draw is on Saturday 26th September in the Limerick Live 95FM sports studio and the exclusive star prize is Afternoon Tea for 5 people at Adare Manor plus evening meal for 5 people in the Carriage House. Thank you to all the members who have already joined through Granagh-Ballingarry GAA Club.
Covid Trophy Presentation Protocols And Streaming
Ideally the physical handing over of the Cup after finals should be avoided. Instead the trophy can be placed on a stand or presentation podium between the presented and the recipient. Hand sanitising measures should be in place if a trophy is going to be presented.
?If speeches are deemed a requirement, special attention should be paid to how they are facilitated. The sharing of microphones should be avoided. If two people intend speaking it would be preferable to have two microphones available to avoid the shoring of microphones or the need to sanitise one after the first speaker.
Group team photographs are discouraged for the obvious reason of the challenges they present in regards to social distancing.
In line with the above, please also pay attention to promotional photographs being taken for the launch of competitions or prior to finals to ensure strict social distancing is in place between players and team representatives.
West Junior B Hurling Championship Group 2 Round 4
Granagh-Ballignarry travel to Quaid Park, Coolyroe on Tuesday 4th September to play Feohanagh-Castlemahon in round 4 of Group 2 in the West Junior B Hurling Championship at 6.30pm. Granagh-Ballingarry will enter this game on top of the group on 6 points after recording three straight wins over holders Tournafulla, Drom-Broadford and Adare. Feohanagh-Castlemahon in third on 2 point after going under to Adare in their opening game and defeating Drom-Broadford last time out. An exciting game is in prospect.
Club Diary
Friday 4th September
County Minor B Football Championship Group 1 Round 2 – Granagh-Ballingarry v Monagea in Monagea at 6.30pm
Sunday 6th September
County Intermediate Hurling Championship Relegation Semi-Final – Effin v Granagh-Ballingarry in Dromcollogher at 1pm.
County Junior A Hurling Championship Group 4 Round 4 – Cloughaun v Monagea in Ballingarry at 6pm.
Saturday 12th September
County Junior A Football Championship Round 5 – St. Kieran’s v Castletown-Ballyagran in Ballingarry at 5pm.
Sunday 13th September
County Intermediate Hurling Championship Relegation Semi-Final – Granagh-Ballingarry or Effin v Tournafulla or St. Patrick’s at 1pm (venue to be confirmed)