Granagh Ballingarry GAA Club Notes:
Stephen Kelly Inspires Newcastle West to 3 Point Win:
West Junior B Football League/Championship Group 2 Round 3
Newcastle West 1-12 Granagh Ballingarry 1-9
There was much to admire about performance of former Limerick County Senior Footballers Stephen Kelly who stylishly and systematically dismantled the resistance of Granagh Ballingarry by scoring 1-4 from open play for Newcastle West in their hard fought three point 1-12 to 1-9 victory over holders Granagh Ballingarry in round 3 of group 2 in the West Junior A Football league/championship at Newcastle West on Sunday evening to go top of the group on 6 points to qualify for the semi-final with the second semi-final spot in the group to be decided tomorrow Thursday 18th May when St. Kieran’s travel to Ballingarry to play the home side Granagh Ballingarry at 7.45pm.
The game was played in front of a small crowd in cold dry conditions on an excellent pitch with Michael Brown of Dromcollogher-Broadford in charge. Eoin Horgan and Ben Finnegan traded white flags from open play for 0-1 each on 5 minutes. Then after four minutes of scoreless play a pair of white flags for the home side courtesy of Stephen Kelly on 10 minutes and and Brian Foley on 13 minutes 13 minutes before Denis O’Connor of Granagh Ballingarry fisted between the uprights two minutes later to leave one between the sides Newcastle West 0-3 Granagh Ballingarry 0-2 at the end of the first quarter. Then Denis O’Connor finished past Newcastle West keeper Ronan St. John on 17 minutes. Then points were traded from open play by Conor Walker on 18 minutes and Aaron Smith on 20 minutes, Donal O’Grady on 22 minutes and Brian Foley three minutes later to leave Granagh Ballingarry 1-4 Newcastle West 0-5 on 25 minutes. The game was held up for the next three minutes due to injury to Cathal O’Keeffe of Granagh Ballingarry and when play got under way again Donal O’Grady of Granagh Ballingarry split the uprights for the second time from open play on 30 minutes. Both sides failed to add to their total injury time to leave Granagh Ballingarry in at the interval leading by three 1-5 to 0-5 Granagh Ballingarry created a couple of scoring chances in the opening four minutes after the interval which they failed to convert before the magpies kicked 1-2 in a few minute spell through Brian Foley 0-1 Stephen Kelly 1-1 before white flags were traded from open play by Cian McGoey on 39 minutes and Stephen Kelly a minute later to leave it Newcastle West 1-8 Granagh Ballingarry 1-6 on 40 minutes. Both sides were guilty of inaccurate shooting in the next five minutes before four unanswered white flags for the magpies through Brian Foley on 16 minutes Leon Barry on 48 minutes Jack Duggan on 50 minutes and Stephen Kelly two minutes later to bring his tally for the game to 1-4 to leave six between the sides Newcastle West 1-12 Granagh Ballingarry 1-6 on 52 minutes. Holders Granagh Ballingarry far from being overawed had a trio of unanswered white flags through Aaron Smith from placed balls on 54 and 56 minutes and substitute Padraig McKenna from open play two minutes later to reduce the deficit to three on 58 minutes. Granagh Ballingarry created a couple of good scoring chances in the final couple of minutes which they failed to convert and at the final whistle the home Newcastle West were three points 1-12 to 1-9 winners of their third straight brase of points in group 2 of the West Junior A Football league/championship to top the group on six points to qualify for the semi final with the second semi-final spot to be decided tomorrow Thursday 18th May when St. Kieran’s travel to Ballingarry to play the home side Granagh Ballingarry at 7.45pm. Newcastle West scored all 1-12 from frees Granagh Ballingarry scored 1-7 from play and 0-2 from frees.
Granagh Ballingarry: David Clancy, Kieran Condron, Niall Cahill, Ein Casey (captain), Brian Sheehy, Darragh Casey, Pat Carroll, David Condron, Edward Sheehy, Cathal O’Keeffe, Donal O’Grady (0-2), Eoin Horgan (0-1), Aaron Smith (0-3, 2 frees), Denis O’Connor (1-1), Cian McGoey (0-1). Subs used Padraig McKenna (0-1).
Newcastle West scorers were Stephen Kelly (1-4), Brian Foley (0-4), Ben Finnegan (0-2), Jack Duggan (0-1), Leon Barry (0-1).
Referee: Michael Browne (Dromcollogher).
Jim (Twin) Lynch Memorial Cup Final in aid of Limerick Marine Search and Rescue Unit:
All roads lead to Granagh Ballingarry GAA Club grounds in Ballingarry on Saturday 27th May at 7.30pm for the mouth-watering clash of four in a row seeking Granagh Ballingarry and great rivals Feohonagh-Castlemahon in the final of the fourth annual Granagh Ballingarry Jim (Twin) Lynch Memorial Cup Hurling Tournament with all proceeds of bucket collections going to Limerick Marine Search and Rescue. The late Jim (Twin) Lynch had a life long association with the GAA with the Granagh Ballingarry club and was at the time of his sudden passing on Tuesday 28th May 2019 the assistant secretary of the West Limerick GAA Board.
Limerick Marine Search and Rescue
The Limerick Search and Rescue was established in 1986 by Jimmy Connors and Tony Cusack who were both sports divers at the time they were asked to help search for a young boy who had lost his life in the waters of Parteen. The two men decided afterwards that there was necessity for a Marine Search and Rescue Unit in Limerick. Following a meeting on December 6th 1986 in Ger Fahy’s Bar on the Dock Road (now Dolan’s), Limerick Marine Search and Rescue was established. The organisation has grown from that initial meeting to a full-blown headquarters at Atlas Avenue on the Dock Road, housing state of the art equipment to help keep the people of Limerick safe in unpredictable waters. It also holds pontoons along the waters of Limerick equipped with boats which were established with the help of donations. As a result, from these Limerick Marine Search and Rescue are incredibly responsive in an emergency call due to their quick accessibility to the water. L.M.S.R has become an increasingly respected organisation across Limerick over the last 30 years. All 26 volunteers dedicate their time to aid their community. They also dedicate time to hold Summer Camps to help teach adults and children about water safety in a positive environment, your support for the Jim (Twin) Lynch Memorial Cup final and the Limerick Marine Search and Rescue unite on Saturday 27th May at 7.30pm in Granagh Ballingarry GAA Club Grounds in Ballingarry would be appreciated.
Muster Minor Football Championship phase 1 Final
Limerick 1-9 Tipperary 1-6
Tailteann Cup Senior Football Group 3 Round 1
Limerick 2-16 Longford 1-16 Carlow 0-17 Wicklow 1-13
West Junior A Football League/Championship Group 1 Round 3
Feonagh-Kilmeedy 2-14 Ballysteen 1-9
West Junior A Football League/Championship Group 1 Round 4
Mountcollins 1-9 Ballysteen 2-7
West Junior A Football League/Championship Group 2 Round 3
Newcastle West 1-12 Granagh Ballingarry 1-9
West Senior Hurling League/Championship Round 6
Adare 2-25 Feohanagh-Castlemahon 0-14
Munster Minor Hurling Championship Round 4:
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 who bid to get their Munster Championship campaign back on track after going under to neighbours Clare by a point 1-24 to 2-20 last time out when they travel to Semple Stadium, Thurles to play Tipperary at 4pm. Please Support.
West Senior Hurling League/Championship Round 4:
Adare is the venue on Tuesday 23rd May at 7.30pm for the meeting of Granagh Ballingarry and Adare in the much-delayed round 4 of the West Senior Hurling League/Championship. Both sides will enter Tuesday evening’s game joint third on the league table on 5 points. Holders Adare defeated St. Kieran’s Feohanagh-Castlemahon and drew with Newcastle West and received a walk-over from neighbours Knockaderry. An exciting is in prospect on Tuesday evening in Adare at 7.30pm. So come and support the boys in black and green and their management team in their bid to continue their unbeaten run in the West Senior Hurling League/Championship and qualify for the semi-final.
Munster Championship Tickets:
All Munster Championship matches in 2023 will be aal-ticket and must be purchased in advance. Tickets for all round robin games in their season’s Munster Senior Hurling championship are now on sale via Ticketmaster and selected SuperValu and Centra outlets.
May County Club Draw:
The next Limerick County GAA Clubs draw is on Saturday 27th May with a top prize of €10,000. Thew are a host of other prizes to be won 2nd €3,000, 3rd €2,000, 4th €1,000, 5th hotel break, 6th to 9th prize €500, 10th to 13th €300, 14th to 30th €200. Granagh Ballingarry had approximately 117 members in the first draw in April. If you would like to still renew your membership, 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 all new members to be included in the May draw must be in by Wednesday 24th May at 12 noon.
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 players membership can still be renewed online at www.foireann.ie. Any players not currently registered who incur 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 members €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.
€9,900 Jackpot on Saturday:
There was no winner of the €9,800 jackpot in the Granagh Ballingarry GAA Club Lottery draw on Saturday 13th May in Rock Bar, Granagh. The numbers drawn were: 9, 10, 16 and 29. The lucky dips of €20 each went to Julie Brosnan, Emma Condron, Pa Joe O’Connor and Seán/Diarmuid Holmes. The next draw for a jackpot of €9,900 will be held on Saturday 20th May in Dinny A’s Bar, Ballingarry. Tickets are €2 each or three for €5 and are on sale in local shops, bars and promoters, you can also play the weekly draw online and the link is available on the clubs Facebook and Twitter which finishes at 6pm every Saturday. Thank you for your continued support.
The next Granagh/Ballingarry GAA Club Draw is on Saturday 27th May venue to be confirmed.
Thursday 18th May
West Junior A Football League/Championship Round 2: Granagh Ballingarry (holders) v St. Kieran’s in Ballingarry at 7.45pm.
Munster Minor Football Championship Semi-Final: Limerick v Kerry in Newcastle West at 6.45pm.
Saturday 20th May
Tailteann Cup Senior Football Group 3 Round 2: Limerick v Carlow in Cullen Park at 3pm.
Sunday 21st May
Munster Senior Hurling Championship Round 4: Clare v Cork at Cusack Park, Ennis at 2pm. Tipperary v Limerick in Semple Stadium, Thurles at 4pm.
Tuesday 23rd May
West and Senior Hurling League/Championship Round 4: Granagh Ballingarry v Adare in Adare at 7.30pm.
Saturday 27th May
Jim (Twin) Lynch Memorial Cup Final /West Senior Hurling League/Championship Round 7
Granagh Ballingarry v Feohanagh Castlemahon in Ballingarry at 7.30pm
Sunday 28th May
Munster Senior Hurling Championship Round 5: Limerick v Cork in Pairc nan Gael at 4pm
Tuesday 30th May
West Senior Hurling League/Championship Round 3: Granagh Ballingarry v St. Kieran’s in Coolcappa at 7.30pm.