Granagh/Ballingarry GAA Club Notes:

Granagh/Ballingarry Ease to First County Junior B League Title since 2016
County Junior B Hurling League Final
West champions Granagh/Ballingarry with a strong all-round team performance coupled with (2-3 from open play) by the youthful Eoin Horgan in the opening 23 minutes and (five top class saves by keeper Keith O’Keily, two in the first and three in the second half) paved the way for an impressive fourteen point 3-21 to 1-13 victory for the boys from Knockfierna over gallant city champions Caherline at Staker Wallace GAA Club grounds in Kilbreedy on Thursday evening to take their second County Junior B Hurlin League title, a first since defeating Blackrock 3-10 to 1-9 in the 2016 decider at Fitzgerald Park, Kilmallock on Thursday 16th June.
The Staker Wallace grounds-men had the pitch in top class condition for the County Junior B Hurling League Final played in front of a big crowd who gave great support to their sides with Michael Meade of Ballylanders in charge. Wides was exchanged before white flags were traded from open play by Caherline’s No. 13 Conor Martin won 2 minutes and Granagh/Ballingarry’s No 16 Owen Lynch on 3 minutes before the youthful Eoin Hogan of Granagh/Ballingarry finished past Caherline keeper Jack McElligott on 5 minutes cancelled out by Hugh Murnane two minutes later for 1-1 each on 7 minutes. Granagh/Ballingarry with the wind at their backs dominated for the next 7 minutes with a pointed free by Owen Lynch on 8 minutes followed by a second Eoin Horgan green flag on 9 minutes and white flags from open play by Jim O’Keeffe on 10 minutes and Eoin Horgan on 12 minutes before white flags were traded by Hugh Murnane from a placed ball on 13 minutes and Jun O’Keeffe from open play two minutes later to leave the Granagh/Ballingarry boys six ahead 2-5 to 1-2 at the end of the first quarter. A couple of wides were exchanged and then a pair of white flags for Granagh/Ballingarry from open play through Eoin Lynch on 17 minutes and Eoin Horgan on 19 minutes before points were traded from open play by Conor Martin on 21 minutes and Eoin Horgan two later to leave GranaghBallingarry eight ahead 2-8 to 1-3 on 23 minutes. Granagh/Ballingarry dominated the next seven with seven white flags from open play in as many minutes through Pat Carroll on 24 minutes, Ger Ryan on 25 minutes, Colm Noonan on 26 minutes, Owen Lynch on 27 and 28 minutes, Eoin Lynch on 29 minutes and Pat Carroll a minute later to leave the boys from Knckdierna 15 ahead 2-15 to 1-3 on 30 minutes. Then Hugh Murnane final ended 10 minutes without a Caherline score when he split the uprights from out near the sideline on 31 minutes before veteran player Mick Carroll raised a green flag three minutes into added time to send Granagh/Ballingarry in at the interval leading by 17 ahead 3-15 to 1-4 Hugh Murnane and Ronan Mullane, Hugh Murnane and Colm Noonan traded white flags in the open five minutes after the interval to leave still 17 between the sides Granagh/Ballingarry 31-17, Caherline 1-6 on 35 minutes. The Caherline boys, far from being overawed, had a trio of white flags courtesy of substitute Brendan Hourigan from open play on 36 minutes and Hugh Murnane from placed balls on 38 and 40 minutes before white flags were traded by Owen Lynch from open play on 41 minutes and Hugh Murnane from a placed ball on 42 minutes, David Wixted from open play on 43 minutes and Colm Noonan from a placed ball two minutes later to leave 14 between the sides Granagh/Ballingarry 3-19, Caherline 1-11 at the end of the third quarter. Both sides were guilty of inaccurate striking in the next five minutes before he had a pair of white flags for Caherline from a placed ball on 51 minutes and open play three minutes later to reduce the deficit to 12 with six minutes of normal time left on the clock. The Colm Noonan extended the Granagh/Ballingarry boys’ advantage to 14 again when he split the uprights from placed balls on 55 and 57 minutes. To be fair to the Caherline boys they fought all the way to the final whistle and forced the inform Granagh/Ballingarry keeper Keith O’Kelly to bring off his fifth top class seven of the final two minutes into added time. At the final whistle Granagh/Ballingarry were worthy winners 14 point 3-21 to 1-13 winners of their second County Junior B Hurling League title a first since defeating Blackrock 3-10 to 1-9 in the 2025 decider at Fitzgerald Park, Kilmallock on Thursday June 16th 2016 and the County Board Cup. Granagh/Ballingarry scored 3-17 from play and 0-4 from frees. Caherline scored 1-8 from play and 0-5 from frees.
Granagh/Ballingarry: Keith O’Kelly, Brendan Lynch, Eoin Enright, Ger Ryan (0-1), Marcus Moore, John Carroll (captain), Ronan Mullane (0-1), Pat Carroll (0-2), Owen Lynch (0-5 1 free), Eoin Lynch (0-2), Colm Noonan (0-5 3 frees), Jim O’Keeffe (0-2), Eoin Horgan (2-3), Mick Carroll (1-0), John O’Grady. Subs used: Mark O’Shea, Richie O’Keeffe, Padraig McKenna, Brian Mulqueen, Mickey O’Keeffe. Other players used in the course of the competition: Brian Sheehy, Eoin Herlihy, Niall Carroll, Kieran Condron, Edward Sheehy, Dean Clancy, Jack Hartnet, Thomas O’Donovan, Gearóid Lynch.
Caherline: Jack McElligot, Alan Whelan, Eamon Balfry, Seán McGrath, Bernard Kennedy, Diarmuid Murnane, Niall Connaughton, David Belfry, Jack Carroll, Conor Enright, David Wixted (0-1), Eoin Nelligan (captain), Conor Martin (0-2), Peter Tiernan, Hugh Murnane (1-9 0-5 frees). Subs used Brendan Hourigan (0-1), David Casey, Jack Merrick, Joe Power, Billy Curtin.
Referee: Michael Meade (Ballylanders)

After the game County Board Vice Chairperson Frank Reidy of Feohanagh/Castlemahon congratulated Granagh/Ballingarry on winning their second County Junior B Hurling League title, a first since 2016 and praised Caherline who fought all the way to the end in a sporting final and wished both sides the best of luck in the championship. He complimented referee Michael Meade and his officials and the Staker Wallace Club for having everything in top class order. He then said it was a great honour since his appointment as County Board Chairperson to present his first trophy, the County Junior B Hurling League Cup, to winning Granagh/Ballingarry captain John Carroll to the joy of the Granagh/Ballingarry supporters. John complimented the referee Mick Meade and his officials and the Staker Wallace Club on a job well done, thanked the players and the management team of Conor O’Keeffe, David Clancy, Andrew Holmes Eoin Cahill, first aid official Niamh O’Keeffe, sponsor Dinny Ahern and all the supporters and called for three hearty cheers for a sporting Caherline and wished them the best of luck in the east championship.

Path of 2023 West and County Junior B Hurling League titles:
West Junior B Hurling League Group 1
Round 1: Granagh/Ballingarry 4-20, Monagea.
Round 2: Granagh/Ballingarry 1-15, Kildimo/Pallaskenry 3-6
Round 3: Granagh/Ballingarry 2-17, Knockaderry 2-9
Round 4: Granagh/Ballingarry 5-17, Tournafulla 0-14
Round 5: Granagh/Ballingarry w.o. Newcastlewest scr.
Semi Final: Granagh/Ballingarry 4-14, Croagh/Kilfinny 1-13
Final: Granagh/Ballingarry 3-10, Kildimo/Pallaskenry 0-17
County Junior B Hurling League Semi Final
Granagh/Ballingarry 0-16, Cappamore 2-9
County Junior B Hurling League Final
Granagh/Ballingarry 3-21, Caherline 1-13

Granagh/Ballingarry Junior B Hurling Roll of Honour:
West Junior B Special Hurling Championship
3. 1994 Noel O’Brien (captain), 1995 Tom O’Keeffe (captain), 1996 Pat O’Connor (captain)
West Junior B Hurling Championship
4. 2002 Brian Fitzgerald (captain), 2015 Mark Tierney (captain), 2016 Michael O’Rourke (captain), 2020 Jim O’Keeffe (captain).
West Junior B Hurling League
5. 2010 Shane Mulqueen (captain), 2012 Peter O’Donovan (captain), 2023 John Carroll (captain)
County Junior B Hurling League
2. 2016 Michael O’Rourke and Eoin Cahill (joint captain), 2023 John Carroll, captain.

Match Programmes 2023:
All Granagh/Ballingarry team managers and players please take note that County Board PRO has informed clubs that only 25 players’ names will be printed on match programmes for all club games in 2023 as per Thursday’s Junior B Hurling League Final programme with only 25 players named for both clubs, despite 29 players’ names send in by Granagh/Ballingarry and 27 by Caherline. As many Granagh/Ballingarry and Caherline players who played a huge part for their clubs in the Junior B Hurling League campaign were very disappointed that their names were not included in Thursday’s Junior B Hurling League Final programme. We will be in contact with the County Board PRO to discuss reverting this rule for the upcoming county hurling and football championship games.

West Junior B Hurling Championship 2023:
(League System)
Group 1
Round 1 Monagea v Granagh/Ballingarry Askeaton v Adare.
Round 2 Granagh/Ballingarry v Askeaton, Adare v Monagea.
Round 3 Adare v Granagh/Ballingarry, Monagea v Askeaton.
Group 2
Round 1 Newcastlewest v Killeedy Tournafulla (bye).
Round 2 Killeedy v Tournafulla Newcastlewest (bye)
Round 3 Tournafulla v Newcastlewest Killeedy (bye)
Group 3
Round 1 Knockaderry (holders) v Croagh/Kilfinny St. Kieran’s (bye)
Round 2 Croagh/Kilfinny v St. Kieran’s Knockaderry (bye)
Round 3 St. Kieran’s v Knockaderry Croagh/Kilfinny (bye)
Group 4
Round 1 Feohanagh/Castlemahon v Drom/Broadford Feenagh/Kilmeedy (bye)
Round 2 Drom/Broadford v Feenagh/Kilmeedy Feohanagh/Castlemahon (bye)
3 Feenagh/Kilmeedy v Feohanagh/Castlemayon Drom/Broadford (bye)
Top two teams in each group qualify for quarterfinals, if teams finish level on points-scoring difference will apply
Quarter-finals Draw
1. Winner of group 1 v runner up group 2.
2. Winner of group 2 v runner up group 1.
3. Winner of group 3 runner up group 4.
4. Winner of group 4 v runner up group 3.
1v3 and 2 v 4.
Dates, times and venues to be confirmed.

June County Club Draw Winners:
The following were winners in the third Limerick County GAA Club Draw on 2023 held on Saturday 24th June. 1st prize €10,000 Conor O’Sullivan, Tournafulla. 2nd €3,000 Jeremiah O’Connor, Athea. 3rd Maurice Fitzgerald, St. Senan’s. 4th €1,000 Michael O’Connor, Ballincurra Gaels. 5th Hotel Break Pat Sheehan, South Liberties. 6th to 9th prizes €500 each: Nicholas McNamara, Crecora; Brian Hourigan, South Liberties; Gerry O’Shea, Crecora; Steven Gleeson, Abbeysersfields. 10th to 13th prize of €300 each: Timmy Moloney, Knockaine; Katie Stokes, Drom-Broadford, James Murphy, Galtee Gaels and Don Stapleton, Garryspillane. 14th to 30th prize €200 each: Sinead O’Mahonby, Hospital-Herbertstown; Robert Bradley, St. Kieran’s; Eibher O’Dea, Kilteely-Dromkeen; John McMahon, St. Senan’s; Denny Pa Hogan, Garryspillane; Eamon Gleeson, Pallasgreen; Paddy Fenton, Oola; Susan O’Connell, Patrickswell, Liam Chawke, Rathkeale; Mary O’Sullivan, Bruree; David Lyons, Na Pairsaigh; Barr na Sraide, Gerald Griffins; Nollaig Hogan, Glin; Peter McDonagh, Ballysteen, Eamon Stapleton, Doon; Joe and Bernie Downey, Galbally; Pat and Breda Tagney, Ballylanders. The next draw is on Saturday 29th July. Thank you to all 117 members who already joined through Granagh Ballingarry GAA Club. If you would like to still renew your membership, please follow the links: and select Granagh Ballingarry GAA Club and the numer of draws you wish to sign up for. You can also contact the Granagh Ballingarry club co-ordinator Stephen Stapleton on 086-1960301. Note all new members for the next draw must be in by Wednesday 26th July at 12 noon.

County Senior Hurling League Semi-finals
Doon 3-24 Adare 1-18 Kilmallock 3-22 Na Piarsaigh 0-14
County Intermediate Hurling League Semi-final
Knockainey 5-20 Askeaton 0-16
County Intermediate Hurling League Final
Knockainey 3-17 Patrickswell 2-15
County Junior B Hurling League Final
Granagh Ballingarry 3-21 Caherline 1-13
County Senior Football League Final
St. Kieran’s 2-7 Monaleen 1-8
County Junior A Football League Final
Ballylanders 1-16 Mountcollins 1-15 (AET)

County Premier Junior A Football Championship Group 2 Round 1:
Newcastle West is the venue on this Friday 30th June at 7.30pm for the meeting of 2022 County Junior A Football champions Granagh Ballingarry and Athea in the opening round of group 2 in the 2023 Limerick County Premier Junior A Football Championship.
The championship is being run on an all-county basis, twelve teams have intimated they will take part. There are two groups of six with the top two teams in each group for the semi-final and the second and third teams for quarter finals and the fifth and sixth place teams play in relegation semi-final.
Group 1: Monagea, Kilteely-Dromkeen, Ballybrown, Croom, Bruff and Mountcollins.
Group 2: Cappamore, Feenagh Kilmeedy, Athea, Cappagh, Newcastle West and Granagh Ballingarry.
Your support would be welcome for the boys in black and green and their management team of Shane O’Grady, Mark O’Sullivan and Andrew Holmes in Newcastle West on this Friday June 30th at 7.30pm to cheer them on to make a winning start to their county premier junior A football championship campaign.

Cúl Camp:
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

Pre-Purchase of Club County Hurling and Football Championship Tickets:
All Granagh Ballingarry supporters please note that all upcoming hurling and football club championship games under the auspices of Limerick County GAA Bord are pre-purchase. These can be purchased online via the universe system.

All-Ireland Hurling Championship Semi-Final Tickets:
Limerick will face Galway in the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship semi-final on Saturday 8th July in Croke Park at 6pm. With a capacity of 81,000 tickets will be plentiful and anyone who wishes to attend the game will be able to do so as the game won’t be a sell-out. Tickets are now on sale online and from local Centra and SuperValu outlets. In light of this club officers have decided not to request an allocation of tickets from the county board for this fixture. Club members are kindly asked to purchase directly online and from local Centra and SuperValu outlets. The ticketing situation has provided a challenging one for the club officers responsible for ordering, handling and distributing said tickets over the last couple of years (through no fault of Limerick County Bord or the club). Croke Park deal with Ticketmaster has resulted in a generous burden being placed on club officers due to placing orders receiving codes, issuing codes, emails, registering. Ticketmaster accounts payment up front required on occasions and not on others therefore in light of the above the club have taken the reluctant decision to not order tickets for the All-Ireland semi-final on July 8th. Placing an order for 200 to 300 tickets and all the subsequent work it entails would require a significant body of work with the possibility fingers crossed of a repeat a fortnight later. The club felt it prudent to take this course of action for the semi-final. The only exceptions is for a club member who do not have access to a smartphone, email or a printer. In this scenario the club will facilitate orders for said club members otherwise club members are politely asked to source tickets directly themselves online and from local Centra and SuperValu outlets. Thank you for your understanding in this matter and hopefully there will be a big travelling support from Granagh Ballingarry on the day to support the boys in green and white.

Players Membership:
Granagh Ballingarry players membership can still be renewed online at 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 as soon as possible Adult members €40 student €25.

Club Gear:
Granagh/Ballingarry GAA Club’s tops, hoodies, tracksuits, jackets, shorts and socks can now be ordered online at product-category/clubs/granagh/ballingarry

Club Draw Winners:
The following were the lucky winners in the third Granagh/Ballingarry GAA Club monthly draw held in Denny A’s Bar, Ballingarry on Saturday 24th June. 1st prize €400 Seán and Diarmuid Holmes, promoter Andrew Holmes. 2nd €100 Eileen Brosnan promoter Kevin Carroll. 3rd €100 Fiona Pwtill promoter John English. 4th Evan Fox promoter Adrian Farragher. The next draw is on Saturday 29th July. Thank you for your continued support.

€10,500 Jackpot Saturday:
There was no winner of the €10,400 jackpot in the Granagh/Ballingarry GAA Club lottery draw on Saturday 24th June in Deeny A’s Bar, Ballingarry. The numbers drawn wee: 15, 16, 19 and 22. The lucky dips of €20 each went to Geraldine Mulqueen promoter online; Lyndsey Buckley promoter Buckley’s Bar, Ballingarry; Eamonn Byrnes promoter Eoin Kennedy and Eamon Hourigan promoter Donal Mulcahy. The next draw for a jackpot of €10,500 will take place on Saturday 1st July in McAuliffe’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 club’s Facebook and Twitter which finishes at 6pm every Saturday.
Thank you for your continued support.

Club Website:
Check out our website at 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 and twitter at

County U19 A Hurling Championship 2023:
Group 1 Adare, Kilmallock and Blackrock. Group 2 Tournafulla/Kileedy, Belleville Gaels and Killacolla Gaels
Group 3 Crecora/South Liberties, Croagh Kilfinny, Rathkeale and Granagh/Ballingarry. Group 4 Ballybrown, Dromcollogher Brioadford, Cnoc Dubh Gaels.
Tuesday 4th July Round 1: Adare v Kilmallock at 7.30pm. Ballybrown v Drom Broadford, Crecora/ South Liberties v Croagh Kilfinny/ Rathkeale and Belleville Gaels v Killacolla Gaels at 7.30pm.
Tuesday 11th July Round 2: Blackrock v Adare or Kilmallock at 7.30pm. Killacolla Gaels v Tournafulla/Kilteely or Belleville Gaels at 7.30pm. Croom/ Granagh/Ballingarry v Crecora/South Liberties or Croagh Kilfinny/ Granagh/Ballingarry at 7.30pm, Tuesday 18th July Round 3:
Blackrock v loser round 1, Kilacolla Gaels v loser round 1. Croom/ Granagh/Ballingarry v loser round 1. Cnoc na Dubh Gaels v loser round 1.
Note top team in each group qualifies for the county semi-final.

Club Diary:
Friday 30th June County premier Junior A Football Championship group 2 round 1
Athea v Granagh/Ballingarry in Newcastle West at 7.30pm.
Tuesday 4th July Intermediate Hurling Challenge
Granagh/Ballingarry v Clarecastle in Ballingarry at 7.30pm
Friday 7th July County Premier Junior A Football Championship group 2 round 2
Cappagh v Feenagh Kilmeedy in Ballingarry at 7.30pm.
Saturday 8th July All Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Semi-Final
Limerick v Galway in Corke Park at 6pm.
Sunday 9th July County Premier Junior A Football Championship group 2 round 2
Granagh/Ballingarry v Newcastle West in Quaid Park, Coolyroe at 7.30pm.
Tuesday 11th July County U19 Hurling Championship group 3 round 2 Croom/ Granagh/Ballingarry v Crecora/South Liberties or Croagh Kilfinny/Rathkeale at 7.30pm venue to be confirmed.
Saturday 14th July Dunworth Cup Hurling Final
Effin v Granagh/Ballingarry in Ballingarry at 7.30pm.