Granagh/Ballingarry GAA Club Notes:
Second League for Granagh Ballingarry Junior B’s:
West Junior B Hurling League Group 1 Round 2
Granagh Ballingarry 1-15 Kildimo Pallaskenry 3-6
Last years defeated host championship defeated finalists Granagh Ballingarry recorded their second successive win in group 1 of the west Junior B Hurling League at sunny Ballingarry on Thursday evening with a hard fought three-point victory over gallant city championship holders Kildimo Pallaskenry to go joint top of the table on 3 points with neighbours and west championship holders Knockaderry. A good crowd watched this West Junior B Hurling League Round 2 game played in ideal conditions on an excellent pitch with Mike Flannery of Ahane in charge. The home side Granagh Ballingarry dominated the opening four minutes at Ballingarry with a pair of white flags courtesy of the youthful Eoin Horgan followed up by a cracking John O’Grady green flag before Kieran O’Brien opened the visitors account when he split the uprights following a good solo run to leave Granagh Ballingarry 1-2 Kildimo Pallaskenry 0-1 on five minutes. Then five minutes unanswered white flags for the boys in black and green in a ten minute spell through Ronan Mullane (play) on 6 minutes, Eoin Lynch (free) on 9 minutes, Pat Carroll (play) on 12 minutes and Padraig McKenna (play) on 13 minutes and John O’Grady (play) on 15 minutes to leave the home side nine ahead 1-7 to 0-1 at the end of the first quarter Kildimo Pallaskenry far from being overawed had a trio of unanswered white flags through their no.10 Sean Hartigan from open play on 18 minutes and a placed ball on 20 minutes and their no.6 Conor McMahon from open play two minutes later to reduce the deficit to six Granagh Ballingarry 1-7 Kildimo Pallaskenry 0-4 on 22 minutes. A couple of wides were exchanged before Eoin Lynch of Granagh Ballingarry split the uprights from a placed ball on 23 minutes before Kildimo Pallaskenry no.12 Kieran O’Brien finished past Granagh Ballingarry keeper Keith Kelly on 29 minutes to close the gap to four Granagh Ballingarry 1-8 Kildimo Pallaskenry 1-4 at the interval.
The visitors dominated the opening five minutes after the interval with a well taken point from open play by Adam Butler followed by a Luke Guinane green flag before four unanswered white flags for the home side through Eoin Horgan (play) on 38 minutes, substitute Thomas O’Donovan (play) on 40 minutes and the youthful Eoin Horgan again from play two minutes later to bring his tally to 0-4 from open play to leave four between the sides Granagh Ballingarry 1-12 Kildimo Pallaskenry 2-5 on 42 minutes Conor McMahon and Kieran O’Brien had wides for the visitor before Sean Hartigan finally ended ten minutes without a score for them when he split the uprights from a placed ball to reduce the deficit to three Granagh Ballingarry 1-12 Kildimo Pallaskenry 2-6 at the end of the third quarter, substitute’s Gerard Lynch and Thomas O’Donovan had wides for Granagh Ballingarry. Brendan Meskill raised the visitors third green flag to level the score for the second time Granagh Ballingarry 1-12 Kildimo Pallaskenry 3-6 50 minutes into the thrilling hard fought West Junior B Hurling Round 2 league. Granagh Ballingarry dominated the final ten minutes with a trio of unanswered white flags through Eoin Lynch from a placed ball on 52 minutes and substitutes Dean Clancy on 56 minutes and Gerard Lynch on 59 minutes from open play to send a thrilling hard fought three point 1-15 to 3-6 victory to take their second braise of points in group 1 of the West Junior B Hurling League to go joint top of the league table on 4 points with neighbours and West Championship holders Knockaderry who they play in the next round on this Friday 28th April in Ballingarry at 7.15pm. Granagh Ballingarry scored 1-11 from play and 0-4 from free’s. Kildimo Pallaskenry scored 3-4 from play 0-2 from free’s.
Granagh Ballingarry: Keith O’Kelly, Mickey O’Keeffe, Eoin Enright, Ger Ryan, Brian Sheedy, John Carroll (captain), Marcus Moore, Pat Carroll (0-1), Edward Sheedy, Eoin Lynch (0-4 free’s), Ronan Mullane (0-1), Brendan Lynch, Eoin Horgan (0-4), John O’Grady (1-1), Padraig McKenna (0-1). Subs used: Thomas O’Donovan (0-1), Dean Clancy (0-1), Gearoid Lynch (0-1), Mark Tierney and Brian Mulqueen.
Kildimo Pallaskenry: James Mason, Eoin Sexton, Keel Moloney, Callum Coughlan, Marc O’Shea, Conor McMahon (0-1), Seamus Stokes, Edward McLoughlin, Brian Howard, Sean Hartigan (0-3, 2 free’s), Brendan Meskill (1-0), Kieran O’Brien (1-1), Lucas Guinane (1-0), Dylan Moloney, Adam Butler (0-1). Subs used: Mark Guinane, Ken Leahy, Fionn McCarthy, Johnny McLoughlin, Joe McCarthy, Brendan O’Shea.
Referee: Mike Flannery (Ahane).
Top of the table clash in West Junior B Hurling League:
Ballingarry is the venue on this Friday 28th April at 7.15pm for the top of the table clash of Granagh Ballingarry and neighbours Knockaderry in round 3 of group 1 in the West Junior B Hurling League which is a re-match of last years West Junior B Hurling championship won by a point 2-16 to 4-9 by Knockaderry courtesy of a cracking goal by Michael O’Connor two minutes into added time after a thrilling contest at Sean Finn Park, Rathkeale on Saturday 22nd October. Granagh/Ballingarry have defeated Monagea 4-20 to 1-8 and Kildimo/Pallaskenry 1-15 to 3-6 while the Knockaderry boys defeated Newcastle West 1-19 to 3-8 and Monagea 4-19 to 3-15 last time out to set up Friday’s top of the table clash in Ballingarry. An exciting game is in prospect so come and support the boys in black and green and their management team of Conor O’Keeffe, David Clancy and Andrew Holmes this Friday in Ballingarry at 7.15pm in their bid to make it a hat-trick of wins in Group 1 of the West Junior B Hurling League and sweet revenge for last year’s one point West B Championship final defeat at the hands of the Knockaderry boys.
Limerick off to a winning start:
Munster Senior Hurling Championship Round 1
Hearty congratulations to the Limerick senior hurlers, manager John Kiely, our own Donal O’Grady, coach/selector and the rest of the management team on their hard-fought five point 1-18 to 0-19 victory over gallant Waterford in the opening round of the Munster Championship at Semple Stadium, Thurles on Sunday. We wish the boys in green and white the best of luck against neighbours Clare in round 2 on this Saturday 29th April in Pairc na nGael at 7pm. Please support.
Clare book final spot:
Munster Senior Football Championship semi-final
Clare booked their place in the Munster Senior Football Championship Final for the first time since 2012 against Kerry on Sunday 7th May with a thrilling three point 1-16 to 0-16 victory over unlucky Limerick at Pairc na nGael on Saturday evening. Limerick will now be included in the Tailteann Cup quarter-final draw.
Third straight win for Limerick minor hurlers
Munster Minor Hurling Championship Round 4
Congratulations to the Limerick minor hurlers who recorded their third straight win in the Munster Championship with a thrilling one point, 1-23 to 1-22 victory over Tipperary at Semple Stadium, Thurles on Tuesday 18th April to qualify for the knockout stages.
First win for Limerick minor footballers
Munster Minor Football Championship Phase 1 Round 2
Well done to the Limerick minor footballers and their management team who recorded their first victory in Phase 1 of the Munster Championship with a deserved three-point victory over Clare at Hennessy Memorial Park, Miltown Malbay on Thursday evening to stay in contention for a phase 1 Munster final spot when they play Waterford tomorrow Thursday 27th April in Mick Neville Park, Rathkeale, at 7pm. Please support.
First Win for Tipperary:
Munster U-20 Football Championship Round 4
Tipperary recorded their first win in the Munster U20 Hurling Championship with a two point, 1-15 to 0-6 victory over holders Limerick at Pairc na nGael on Saturday evening. We wish the Limerick boys the best of luck when they clash with Cork in the final group stage game on Friday 28th April in Pairc na nGael at 7.30pm where a victory is a must to qualify for the knockout stages. Your support would be appreciated.
Munster Senior Football Championship semi-finals
Adare 1-16, Limerick 0-16; Kerry 0-25, Tipperary 0-5.
Munster Senior Hurling Championship Round 1:
Limerick 1-18, Waterford 0-19; Tipperary 5-22, Clare 3-23.
Munster U-20 Hurling Championship Round 4:
Tipperary 1-15, Limerick 0-16; Cork 1-24, Clare 0-27.
Munster Minor Football Championship Phase 1 Round 2:
Limerick 4-6, Clare 0-15; Tipperary 3-18, Waterford 1-3.
Munster Minor Hurling Championship Round 4:
Limerick 1-23, Tipperary 1-22; Clare 0-17, Cork 0-12.
West Junior B Hurling League Group 1 Round 2:
Granagh/Ballingarry 1-15, Kildimo/Pallaskenry 3-6.
First Club Limerick Draw on Saturday:
The first Limerick County GAA Club Draw for 2023 is on Saturday 29th April. 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.
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 April and two draws will take place in December.
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.
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.
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.
Thank you to Aaron and Robert Noonan of A&R Plant hire and Groundworks for kindly sponsoring a set of adult team training jumpers.
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
Congratulations to Aoife O’Sullivan of Christ the Savious National School, Ballingarry who played for the Limerick Primary Schools Football team against Clare at half time at Saturday’s Munster Senior Football Championship semi-final in Páirc na nGael. This was a great honour for Aoife’s family her school and her club Granagh/Ballingarry.
€9,600 Jackpot on Saturday:
There was no winner of the €9,400 jackpot in the Granagh/Ballingarry GAA Club lottery draw on Saturday 22nd April in McAuliffe’s Bar, Ballingarry. The numbers drawn were 1, 15, 20, 22. The lucky dips of €20 each went to Richie O’Keeffe jnr promoter Online, Phil Mulqueen promoter O’Grady’s Spar, Ballingarry; Gerard Reidy promoter Pat Cagney, Joe Power promoter Willie Power. The next for a jackpot of €9,600 will be held on Saturday 29th April in Buckley’s Bar, Ballingarry.
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.
Thursday 27th April
Munster Minor Football Championship Phase 1 Round 1
Limerick v Waterford in Mick Neville Park, Rathkeale at 7pm
Tipperary v Clare in Semple Stadium Thurles at 7pm
Friday 28th April
Munster U20 Hurling Championship Round 5
Limerick v Cork in Páirc na nGael at 7.30pm.
Tipperary v Waterford in Semple Stadium, Thurles at 7.30pm
West Junior B Hurling League Group 1 Round 3
Granagh/Ballingarry v Knockaderry in Ballingarry at 7.15pm.
Kildimo/Pallaskenry v Newcastlewest in Pallaskenry at 6.15pm
Monagea v Tournafulla in Tournafulla at 6.30pm
West Junior B Hurling League Group 2 Round 3
Askeaton v Croagh/Kilfinny in Askeaton at 6.30pm
St. Kieran’s v Feenagh/Kilmeedy in Coolcappa at 6.30pm.
Dromcollogher/Broadford v Feohanagh/Castlemahon in Dromcollogher at 6.30pm.
Saturday April 29th
Munster Senior Hurling Championship Round 2
Limerick v Clare in Páirc nan Gael at 7pm.
Sunday 30th April
Munster Senior Hurling Championship
Round 2: Cork v Waterford in Páirc Uí Chaoimh at 4pm.
Saturday 6th May
West Senior Hurling League/Championship Round 6
Knockaderry v Granagh/Ballingarry in Knockaderry at 7.30pm.
Tuesday 9th May
West Senior Hurling League/Championship Round 3
St. Kieran’s v Granagh/Ballingarry in Coolcappa at 7.30pm.