Granagh/Ballingarry GAA Club Notes:
Granagh/Ballingarry off to a winning start
West Junior A Football League/Championship Round 1:
2022 West and County Junior A football champions Granagh/Ballingarry made a winning start to their West Junior A Football League/Championship campaign with a comfortable victory over a gallant Dromcollogher/Broadford second string at Ballingarry on Sunday evening.
A good crowd turned out to watch this opening League/Championship tie which was played in ideal conditions on an excellent pitch with Joe Mulcahy of Killeedy in charge. The home side Granagh/Ballingarry were sharper, more direct, showed better touches up front, were too strong for their opponents despite forced to line out minus a number of last year’s County Junior A championship winning side. The home side led 4-8 to 1-2 at the interval. The Granagh/Ballingarry goals came from Cian McGoey, Owen Lynch (2) and John Quille Mulcaire and Eoin O’Brien raised the visitors’ only Croom flag. Credit to the Dromcollogher/Broadford boys who refused to give up and continuously took the fight to their much stronger and fitter opponents. At the final whistle holders Granagh/Ballingarry were comfortable 5-17 to 2-5 winners of the two West Junior A Football League championships points on offer. They can now look forward with confidence to the next round against Newcastle West on Sunday 14th April in Newcastle West at 7.30pm. Granagh/Ballingarry scored all 4-17 from play, Dromcollogher/Broadford scored all 2-6 from play.
Granagh/Ballingarry: David Clancy, Brian Sheehy, Niall Cahill, Kieran Condron, Luke Flynn, Eoin Casey, Damien O’Donovan 0-1, Josh Quille Mulcaire 1-0, Darragh Casey 0-1, Cathal O’Keeffe 0-3, Donal O’Grady 0-1, Owen Lynch 2-1, Cian McGoey 1-1, Denis O’Connor 0-2, Aaron Smith 0-3. Subs Padraig McKenna 0-2, Adam Long 1-0, Keith O’Kelly 0-1, Eoin Horgan 0-1, Pat Carroll, Dean Clancy, Jack Hartnett, Marcus Moore. The Dromcollogher/Broadford scorers were Daniel Mullane 0-4, Eoin O’Brien 1-0, Robert McCarthy 1-0, Shane Murphy 0-1.
Referee: Joe Mulcahy, Killeedy.
Munster U-20 Football Championship Semi-finals
Cork 2-14, Limerick 0-6. Kerry 1-20, Clare 4-9 (aet).
Munster U-20 Hurling Championship Round 3: Clare 2-26, Waterford 0-18.
Munster Minor Hurling Championship Round 3: Clare 0-20, Waterford 1-16.
Munster Minor Football Championship Round 1: Tipperary 1-11, Limerick 0-7; Clare 3-12, Waterford 0-8.
West Junior A Football League Championship Group 1 Round 1: Ballysteen 4-19, Athea 1-1.
West Junior A Football League/Championship Group 2 Round 2: Ballysteen 3-9, St. Senans 2-3; Feenagh/Kilmeedy 1-13, Mountcollins 2-4.
West Junior A Football League/Championship Group 2 Round 1: Granagh/Ballingarry 5-17, Dromcollogher/Broadford 2-5, Newcastle West 3-9, St. Kieran’s 0-7.
West Senior Hurling League/Championship Round 3: Newcastle West 0-20, Knockaderry 2-12; Croagh/Kilfinny 0-24, Feohanagh/Castlemahon 0-9.
The closing date for membership of Granagh/Ballingarry GAA club for 2023 was Friday 31st March. A word of thanks to all who have paid. Those who pay their club draw €100 subscriptions in full are automatically members for 2023.
Players’ Membership Insurance:
Granagh/Ballingarry players membership can still be renewed online at www.foireann.ie Any players not currently registered who incurs any injury will not be covered by GAA insurance and will have to cover all costs including medical and loss of earnings. So we ask all players to register at www.foireann.ie as soon as possible. Adult players €40, student €25.
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.
Note: The first draw will take place on Saturday 29th or Sunday 30th April and two draws will take place in December.
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 lot 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 €300, 14th to 30th €200. There will again be exclusive monthly 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 draw and County Club Draw for €150. If you would like to renew your membership for 2023 please follow the link limerickgaa.ie/clublimerickdraw.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 will be closing shortly as the first draw will take place on Saturday 29th April.
Munster Championship Tickets:
All Munster Championship matches in 2023 will be all ticket and must be purchased in advance. Tickets for all round robin games in this season’s Munster Senior Hurling Championship are now on sale via Ticketmaster and selected SuperValu and Centra outlets.
Munster Senior Football Championship Semi-final:
The best of luck to the Limerick senior footballers and their management team who play niehgbours Clare on Saturday 22nd April in Pairc na nGael at 7pm for a place in the Munster Championship final for the second successive year Kerry or Clare. Your support for the Shannonsiders would be appreciated.
Munster Senior Hurling Championship Opener:
The best of luck to manager John Kiely, captain Declan Hannon, our own Donal O’Grady coach/selector, and all involved with the 3-in-a-row All Ireland hurling champions. Limerick make their first defence of the Munster and All Ireland titles when they play the opening round of the Munster Championship this Sunday 23rd April in Semple Stadium, Thurles at 2pm. Please support.
Munster Minor Football Championship
Phase 1 Round 2:
Good luck to the Limerick minor footballers and their management team in their bid to get their Munster Championship campaign back on track after going under to Tipperary 1-11 to 0-7 in the opening round, when they play neighbours Clare, impressive 3-12 to 0-8 opening round winners over Waterford, tomorrow Thursday 20th April in Hennessy Memorial Park, Miltown Malbay at 7pm. Please support.
Munster U20 Hurling Championship
Round 4 and 5:
The best of luck to holders Limerick who play Tipperary in Round 4 of the Munster U20 Hurling Championship on this Friday April 21st at 7.30pm in Semple Stadium, Thurles where a victory for the boys in green and white would see them through to the semi final. Your support for the Shannonsiders on Thurles on Friday evening would be appreciated.
Munster Minor Hurling
Good luck to the Limerick minor hurlers and their management team who play Cork in the final group stage game in the Munster Championship on April 25th in Páirc na nGael at 7pm. Your support for the boys in green and white would be appreciated to cheer them on to a semi final or final spot in this top-of-the-table clash.
Division C Group 3
Granagh/Ballingarry finished level with Belville Gaels on 2 points in Group 3 of Division C in Féile Peil at Mick Neville Park, Rathkeale on Sunday.
Round 1: St. Senan’s 4-8, Granagh Ballingarry 1-4.
Round 2: Granagh/Ballingarry 1-5, Knockaderry 0-7.
Round 3: Belville Gaels 4-7, Granagh/Ballingarry 0-0.
Knockaderry finished top of the group on 4 points to qualify for the semi final ahead of St. Senan’s also on 4 points on scoring differential.
Top-of-the-table Clash in West Junior B Hurling League:
Ballingarry is the venue tomorrow Thursday 20th April at 7.15pm for the top-of-the-table clash of last year’s West Junior B Hurling Championship defeated finalists Granagh/Ballingarry and Kildimo/Pallaskenry in Round 2 of Group 1 in the West Junior B Hurling League.
In the opening series of games on Sunday 2nd April both sides had impressive wins with Granagh./Ballingarry defeating Monagea 4-20 to 1-8 at Ballingarry and Kildimo/Pallaskenry 3-22 to 1-8 winners over Tournafulla in Tournafulla. An exciting game is in prospect so some and support the boys in black and green and their management team of Conor O’Keeffe, David Clancy and Andrew Holmes this Thursday in Ballingarry at 7.15pm in their bid to make it back-to-back wins in Group 1 of the West Junior B Hurling League.
The Granagh/Ballingarry Cúl Camp will be held in Granagh/Ballingarry GAA club grounds in Ballingarry from Monday July 3rd to Friday 7th July. Booking is now accepted online on www.kellogs.gaa.ie/booking.
Granagh/Ballingarry GAA Club’s tops, hoodies, tracksuits, jackets, shorts and socks can now be ordered online at www.larochasports.ie product-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
€9,500 Jackpot on Saturday:
There was no winner of the €9,400 jackpot in the Granagh/Ballingarry GAA Club lottery draw on Saturday 8th April in the Rock Bar, Granagh. The numbers draws were 3, 7, 19, 32.The lucky dips of €20 each went to Geraldine Mulqueen, promoter online; Emma and Ray McMahon promoter Jimmy Chawke, Jimmy Morrissey promoter John Lynch, Eileen Twomey promoter The Rock Bar, Granagh. The next draw for a jackpot of 9,500 will be held in McAulliffe’s Bar, Ballingarry on Saturday April 22nd.
Tickets are €2 each or three for €5 and are on sale in local shops, bars and from promoters. You can 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 continued support.
Wednesday 19th April
Munster U20 Hurling Championship Round 4
Clare v Cork in Cusack Park, Ennis at 6.15pm.
Thursday 20th April
West Junior B Hurling Championship Group 1 Round 2: Granagh/Ballingarry v Kildimo/Pallaskenry in Ballingarry at 7.15pm.
Munster Minor Football Championship Phase 1 Round 2
Clare v Limerick in Cusack Park, Ennis at 7pm, Tipperary v Waterford in Semple Stadium, Thurles at 7pm.
Friday 21st April
Munster U20 Hurling Championship Round 4
Tipperary v Limerick in Semple Stadium, Thurles at 7.30pm.
Saturday 22nd April
Munster Senior Football Championship Semi Finals
Kerry v Tipperary in Fitzgerald Stadium, Killarney at 4pm.
Limerick v Clare in Páirc na nGael at 7pm.
Sunday 23rd April
Munster Senior Hurling Championship Round 1
Waterford v Limerick in Semple Stadium, Thurles at 2pm.
Clare v Tipperary in Cusack Park, Ennis at 4pm.
Monday 24th April
Munster U20 Football Championship Final
Cork v Kerry in Páirc Uí Chaoimh at 7.30pm.
Tuesday 25th April
Munster Minor Hurling Championship Round 5
Limerick v Cork in Páirc na nGael at 7pm.
Tipperary v Waterford in Thurles at 7pm.
Thursday 29th April
Munster Minor Football Championship Phase 1 Round 3
Limerick v Waterford in Mick Neville Park, Rathkeale at 7pm.
Tipperary v Clare in Semple Stadium, Thurles at 7pm.
Friday 28th April
West Junior B Hurling League Group 1 Round 3
Granagh/Ballingarry v Knockaderry in Ballingarry at 6.30pm.