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Granagh Ballingarry Notes 14th May 2015

GRANAGH BALLINGARRY G.A.A. CLUB

Club Draw this Friday Night The next Granagh/Ballingarry GAA Club draw is on this Friday 15th May in Trainors Bar, Ballingarry at 9.30p.m. By joining you automatically become a member of the club for 2015 and are invited in the weekly club draw if you pay your €100 membership in full or in two halves byJune 1st. Thank you to all our punters who have already joined and if you still wish to join contact club treasurer Eoin Kennedy at 087-9053236 as soon as possible. West Junior A Football Championship Round 1 and 2 Cancelled Granagh/Ballingarry’s two West Junior A Football Championship group games last weekend v Monagea on Friday and Feenagh/Kilmeedy on Sunday evening were cancelled for good reason. The Feenagh/Kilmeedy game is refixed for Saturday 13th or Sunday 14th June. West Junior A Football Championship Round 3 Preview Granagh/Ballingarry travel to Askeaton on this Saturday 16th May to play Gerald Griffins in round 3 of the West Junior A Football Championship at 7p.m. which is the first meeting of the sides in this competition in 25 years since Granagh/Ballingarry then playing under Knockfierna Gaels defeated the Loughill/Ballyhahill boys after a replay by six points 3-7 to 2-4 to claim their first ever West Junior A football championship title captained by the great Conor O’Keeffe at Sean Finns Park, Rathkeale on Sunday 14th October 1990. The Granagh/Ballingarry winning West Junior A football championship side of 25 years ago was Michael Kelly, Tossie O’Donovan, Conor O’Keeffe, captain, Liam Fitzgerald, Seamus Stapleton, Pat Cagney, Noel Forde, Padraig Fitzgerald, Davy Fitzgerald, Brian O’Brien, Ned Cagney, Shane Hartnett, Pat Burke, Mike quaid, Kieran Stapleton. Subs used Thomas Quaid, Mike Quaid, Sean Mullane. Coach John Carrig RIP. Selectors Jim Lynch, Jimmy Stapleton and Denis O’Keeffe. Gerald Griffins winners of the County Junior A football championship title in 1996 and the intermediate title in 2000 were relegated to Junior A last season after 15 years playing intermediate/senior. The boys from Loughill and Ballyhahhill have won only one of their seven competitive games played to date this season. In the opening round of the West Intermediate championship at Foynes on Saturday 14th March they were most unlucky to go under the last year’s County Junior Championship Glin by one 1-10 to 1-9. In Division 2 of the County League Gerald Griffins have suffered three straight defeats to Glin 0-16 to 0-2, Mungret 2-7 to 0-12 and Claughaun 2-10 to 0-13 in the West League they went under to Cappagh by six, 1-12 to 1-9 before they recorded their first win against Newcastle West 2-4 to 1-2 at Newcastle West on Tuesday 5th May to qualify for a place in the West Junior A Football League Final against Cappagh. In their opening group game of the West Junior A Football Championship at Sean Finns Park, Rathkeale last time out on Saturday 25th April they went under to Monagea by four, 2-10 to 1-9. Granagh/Ballingarry will be playing their first competitive game of the year on Saturday eveningas they did not enter the West or County League and their two group championship games were cancelled last weekend. A tough match is expected with a full strength Granagh/Ballingarry side taking the field to restore pride in the black and green jersey. Your support would be welcome. County Hurling League Division 2 Round 4 Granagh/Ballingarry will be hoping to record their third successive win in Division 2 of the County Hurling League when they clash with last year’s County Premier Intermediate Hurling champions Bruff on Tuesday 19th May in Bruff at 7.30p.m. the home side will enter Tuesday evening’s game on two points from three games after defeating Effin and going under to South Liberties and Knockainey while Granagh/Ballingarry are on four points from two games with wins over Garryspillane and Blackrock. An exciting game is in prospect as Bruff after their impressive win over Croom in the opening round of the County Senior Hurling Championship will be hoping to get the league campaign back on track while Granagh/Ballingarry after going under to Knockainey and Garryspillane in the County Premier Intermediate hurling championship will be all out to continue their unbeaten run to stay top of the league table to give them a confidence boost ahead of the next championship against Pallasgreen on Friday 29th May in Bruff at 7.30p.m. Your support would be welcome. Limerick Club Draw The following were winners in the second draw held on Saturday 9th May on Limerick Live 95fm. €13,000 Jim and Rena Upton, Ballylanders/Glenroe. €3,000 PJ Collins, Patrickswell. €2,000 David and Lucy Noonan, Rathkeale. €1,000 Blackrock GAA Club. €500 Gretta O’Byrne, Crecora, €500 P. Hogan, Ballinacurra Gaels, €500 Sheila Ryan, Caherline, €500 Stephen McDonagh, Tournafulla, €500 Colm O’Regan, Mungret. €250 William O’Brien, Garryspillane, €250 Katie O’Brien, Knocakderry, €250 Limerick GAA Supporters Club Dublin, €250 Patsy Flannery, St. Patricks, €250 Pat Doran, Fedamore, €250 Joe McKenna, South Liberties. €250 Alan O’Donovan, St. Senans, €250 Roseanne McAuliffe, Newcastle West, €250 Denis O’Brien, Galbally, €250 Martin Harty, Na Piarsiagh, €250 Robert Breedy, Galtee Gaels. The lottery numbers drawn were 19, 28, 31 and 32. There was one winner of the €10,000 jackpot Pauline Costello, Crecora. The next draw is on Saturday 30th May at Limerick Live 95fm sports studio. Thank you to all the members who have already jo8ined Limerick County GAA club development draw through Granagh/Ballingarry GAA club. Limerick Book semi-final spot Munster Minor Hurling Championship play-off Limerick…….0-18 Waterford…..0-10 Congratulations to the Limerick minor hurlers who came from six points down 1-7 to 0-4 on 26 minutes to defeat gallant Waterford by five points in the Munster Championship play-off in front of 1,267 spectators in Thurles last Wednesday evening to qualify for a semi-final clash with Cork at Pairc na nGael on Wednesday 1st July at 7.30p.m Limerick: E. McNamara, T. Hayes, C. McSweeney, J. O’Grady, C. Byrnes, P. O’Loughlin, C. Houlihan, T. Grime,s W. O’Meara 0-1, K. Hayes 0-1, S. Flanagan 0-1, B. Ryan 0-2, P. Casey 0-6 (4 f), B. Murphy 0-1, D. Carroll 0-1. Subs used M. Mackey, C. O’Connor, C. Boylan, E. Ryan and P. Ahern. The Waterford scorers were A. O’Sullivan 1-1, J. Prendergast 0-3 (2f), A Molumby 0-2, B. Nolan (0-1 f), C. Lyons, G. Waters and P. Hogan 1 each. Referee P. Kelly, Tipperary. U15 Hurlers book final spot After three rounds of the County Under 15 hurling championship Granagh/Ballingarry have qualified for the Division 3 final where they will play Shamrock Gaels. The final will be played towards the end of the summer as part of one of the final days in Mick Neville Park, Rathkeale. Well done to the young boys in black and green and good luck to all the boys doing exams in the coming weeks. Tickets Tickets for the Limerick v Clare Munster Intermediate and Senior Hurling Championship quarter final at Semple Stadium, Thurles on Sunday 24th May will be distributed only to the Granagh/Ballingarry GAA club members who have ordered on Thursday 21st May in the clubhouse in Ballingarry at 8.30p.m. or contact the secretary at 087-2912356 to arrange collection. Lottery There was no winner of the €7,600 jackpot in the lottery draw held on Monday 11th May at Condron’s Bar, Ballingarry. The lucky dips of €20 each went to Jimmy Morrissey, John and Jerry, Ber and Mike Chawke, Brendan Noonan and Adrian Farraher. The next draw is on Monday 18th May in Ballingarry clubhouse for a jackpot of €7,700. We thank all our punters for their continuing support. Club Diary Wednesday 13th May: Munster Minor Football Championship semi-final Kerry v Cork, Austin Stack Park, Tralee 7.30p.m. Tralee v Clare, Cusack Park, Ennis 7.30p.m. Friday 15th May: Granagh/Ballingarry GAA club draw in Trainors, Bar, Ballingarry at 9.30p.m. Saturday 16th May: West Junior A Football Championship Round 3: Granagh/Ballingarry v Gerald Griffins in Askeaton at 7p.m. County Senior Football Championship Round 2 Pallasgreen v Rathkeale in Clarina at 7p.m. Saturday 23rd May: Munster Intermediate Football Championship Limerick v Clare, Cusack Park, Ennis at 5p.m. Munster Senior Football Championship quarter-final Limerick v Clare, Cusack Park, Ennis at 7p.m. Sunday 24th May: Munster Intermediate Hurling Championship quarter-final Limerick v Clare, Semple Stadium, Thurles 2p.m. Munster Senior Hurling Championship quarter-final, Limerick v Clare, Semple Stadium, Thurles4p.m.

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