ARE HIT FOR SEVEN
West Minor B Football Championship round 2
Holders Granagh-Ballingarry and Banogue, playing fast, attacking football and shooting seven goals, four in the first half, were emphatic 18-point winners over gallant Dáithi Broudairs (representing Dromcollogher-Broadford and Killeedy) in the second round of the West Minor B Football Championship played on an excellent Banogue pitch on Thursday.
A small crowd turned out to watch this repeat of last year’s final with Martin O'Doherty of Rathkeale in charge.
The home side, Granagh-Ballingarry/Banogue, with the wind at their backs and playing into the road goal, were majestic in the first 15 minutes shooting 3-3 through Jack O'Donoghue 0-1 free, Bradley Daly 2-0, Richie O'Keeffe and Edward Sheehy 1-1 each. However, far from being overawed by this, the visitors got three points from play courtesy of Denis Donegan on 17 and 20 minutes and Donal Molyneaux two minutes later to close the gap to nine, Granagh-Ballingarry 3-3 Dáithi Broudairs 0-3. Then Edward Sheehy finished past Calvin Moran in the Dáithi Broudairs goal for the second time on 24 minutes and Adam Costelloe followed two minutes later with a fine point after a good solo run to increase the Granagh-Ballingarry and Banogue lead to 13, 4-4 to 0-3, on 26 minutes. a couple of wides were exchanged before the last score of the half fell to Daniel Curtin of Dáithi Broudairs when he landed a fine point from play on 30 minutes.
The half time whistle sounded from the kickout to leave Granagh-Ballingarry/Banogue leading 4-4 to 0-4.
Dáithi Broudairs made a good start to the second half with a third point from play by Denis Donegan on 33 minutes followed three minutes later by a goal from the penalty spot by Donal Molyneaux to close the gap to eight, Granagh-Ballingarry and Banogue 4-4 Dáithi Broudairs 1-5, on 36 minutes. The next six minutes saw both sides miss chances before Aidan Meade finally opened Granagh-Ballingarry and Banogue’s account with their fifth goal on 43 minutes. Edward Sheehy followed two minutes later with a well taken point after a good solo run to put Granagh-Ballingarry and Banogue 12 ahead, 5-5 to 1-5, at the end of the third quarter. Both sides found it hard to make scoring chances until sub Brian Thomson, who had just come on for Granagh-Ballingarry and Banogue, made his presence felt with a well taken point on 46 minutes, cancelled out a minute later by Jack O'Sullivan to leave 12 again between the sides on 47 minutes. Then Dáithi Broudairs keeper Calvin Moran brought off his fourth top class save from Richie O'Keeffe before points were exchanged by Aidan Costelloe on 50 minutes and Pierce Curtin on 51 to leave the home side still 12 ahead, 5-7 to 1-7. Then Bradley Daly finished past Moran for the home side’s sixth goal on 53 minutes before Jack O'Sullivan (son of former Feenagh-Kilmeedy star hurler Maurice) pointed for the second time for the visitors on 55 mins to leave it Granagh-Ballingarry and Banogue 6-7 Dáithi Broudairs 1-7. Donal Molyneaux and Daniel Curtin had wides for Dáithi Broudairs before Granagh-Ballingarry/Banogue rounded off a strong all-round performance with an Adam Costelloe point from a placed ball on 58 minutes followed two minutes later by a cracking fifth Bradley Daly goal to leave them worthy 18 point 7-8 to 1-8 winners at the final whistle. Granagh-Ballingarry/Banogue scored 7-5 from play and 0-3 from frees; Dáithi Broudairs scored 7-5 from play, 0-1 from a free and one penalty goal.
Granagh-Ballingarry/Banogue: Darragh Brady, Conor O'Donoghue, Owen Carroll, Ron Brady, Mickey Moloney, Jack O'Donoghue 0-1, Jerry Quaid, Edward Sheehy 1-2, Seán O'Connor, Aidan Costelloe 0-2, Brendan Lynch, Seán O'Leary, Aidan Meade 0-1, Bradley Daly 5-0, Richie O'Keeffe 1-1. Sub used: Brian Thomson 0-1. The Dáithi Broudairs scorers were Donal Molyneaux 1-1, Denis Donegan 0-3, Jack O'Sullivan 0-2, Daniel Curtin 0-1 and Peirce Curtin 0-1.
Referee: Martin O'Doherty, Rathkeale.
It was a disappointing week for Limerick hurling with the intermediate, senior and minor sides suffering narrow championship defeats. On Thursday evening the intermediates went to Pairc Ui Rinn, Cork, where the home side claimed their 15th Munster intermediate title with a two point 0-20 to 0-18 win over the boys in black and green. It was off to Semple Stadium Thurles on Saturday for the Limerick seniors who went under to Dublin by one point 1-17 to 1-16 in the All-Ireland Senior Hurling qualifiers round 2. It was back to Thurles again on Sunday afternoon where the Limerick minor hurlers’ brave bid for a hat-trick of Munster Championship titles ended with defeat by the home side, Tipperary.
U21 HURLING SEMI-FINAL
We wish the best of luck to our own David Condron who is very much part of the Limerick U21 hurling squad who play Tipperary tomorrow Thursday 16th July at the Gaelic Grounds at 7.30pm for a place in the Munster final for the first time since 2011.
U14s PROGRESS ON BOTH FRONTS
Granagh-Ballingarry U14 hurlers and footballers are halfway through their championships and are making great progress. On the hurling front, while losing to the combination side of Killacolla Gaels (Bruree and Castletown-Ballyagran), they have picked up full points against Dromcollogher-Broadford, St Kieran's (a walkover) and Kildimo-Pallaskenry. With six points from eight they ar in joint second place behind unbeaten Newcastle West. They have three games left, against Croagh-Kilfinny, Newcastle West and Deel Rangers.
The same group of players are also competing at football and are top of the table; with four games played, they have the maximum of eight points after wins over Monaleen, Cappamore, Shamrock Gaels and Mungret-St Paul's. They have two games left, against Athea and Rathkeale. We wish the boys luck in the rest of both the hurling and football campaigns.
COUNTY DIVISION 2 HURLING LEAGUE ROUND 7
Ballingarry is the venue this Saturday, 18th July, at 7.30pm for the top of the table clash of Effin and Granagh-Ballingarry in round 7 of Division 2 of the County League, Effin will enter Saturday’s game on 8 points from 6 games while Granagh-Ballingarry are on 8 points from 5 with a back match to play against Knockainey.
Results to date
Round 1 Effin 1-16 Knockainey 0-11
Round 2 Bruff 0-21 Effin 1-11
Round 3 Effin 1-16 Croom 0-15
Round 4 Garryspillane 1-16 Effin 2-11
Round 5 Effin 4-10 Blackrock 0-14
Round 6 Effin 1-10 South Liberties 0-8
Round 1 Granagh-Ballingarry 2-15 Garryspillane 0-12
Round 2 Granagh-Ballingarry v Knockainey to be played
Round 3 Granagh-Ballingarry 4-10 Blackrock 2-10
Round 4 Granagh-Ballingarry 1-16 Bruff 1-13
Round 5 South Liberties 1-15 Granagh-Ballingarry 0-11
Round 6 Granagh-Ballingarry 1-15 Croom 0-15
An exciting game is in prospect as Effin, who lost to Patrickswell and Ahane in the county senior championship, got their season back on track with a 2-13 to 0-19 round 3 draw with South Liberties. Granagh-Ballingarry, after losing to Knockainey and Garryspillane in the county premier hurling championship, got their own season back on track with three-point wins opver both Pallasgreen and Monaleen, and will be all out to stay top of Division 2 to boost their confidence before their next championship match against Blackrock in a few weeks’ time. Your support would be welcome on Saturday for the 7.30pm throw-in.
County Hurling League Division 2 league table
P W D L F A Diff Pts
Garryspillane 6 4 0 2 9-82 7-68 20 8
Effin 6 4 0 2 10-74 1-85 16 8
Granagh-Ballingarry 5 4 0 1 10-74 1-85 16 8
Knockainey 4 3 0 1 2-43 1-45 1 6
Bruff 6 2 0 4 5-107 10-85 7 4
Croom 6 2 0 4 7-78 6-98 -17 4
South Liberties 6 2 0 4 3-81 11-85 -28 4
Blackrock 5 1 0 4 7-68 11-66 -10 2
CLUB DRAW AND LOTTERY
The next Granagh-Ballingarry G.A.A. club monthly draw takes place in Dinny A’s bar, Ballingarry, this Friday 17th July at 10pm. Thank you to all our punters for their continued support.
There was no winner of the €8,500 jackpot on Monday 13th July in Barrett’s bar, Ballingarry the numbers drawn were 11, 18, 24 and 29. Lucky dips of €20 each: Karen and Catriona Broderick, Gerry Scanlon, Christy Dineen, Angela O'Grady and David Clancy. The next draw is on Monday 20th July in Buckley’s bar, Ballingarry, for a jackpot of €8,600. We thank all our punters for their continued support.
Wednesday 15th July Munster U21 Hurling Championship semi-final, Clare v Waterford, Cusack park, Ennis, 7.30pm
Thursday 16th July Munster U21 Hurling Championship semi-final, Limerick v Tipperary, Pairc na nGael, 7.30pm
Friday 17th July Granagh-Ballingarry G.A.A. club draw in Dinny A’s bar, Ballingarry, 10pm
Saturday 18th July County hue League Division 2 round 7, Granagh-Ballingarry v Effin in Ballingarry at 7.30pm
Munster Senior Football Championship final replay, Cork v Kerry, Fitzgerald Park Killarney, 7pm
Sunday 19th July Ulster Minor Football Championship final, Cavan v Derry, Clones, 12 noon
Ulster Senior Football Championship final, Donegal v Monaghan, Clones 2pm
Connacht Minor Football Championship final, Galway v Sligo, Hyde Park, Roscommon, 2pm
Connacht Minor Football Championship final, Galway v sigo, Hyde Park, Roscommon, 4pm
Tuesday 21st July West Minor B Football Championship round 3 provisional, Granagh-Ballingarry/Banogue v St Kieran's in Coolcappa at 7.30pm
Saturday 25th July West Senior Hurling Championship semi-finals, Granagh-Ballingarry v Newcastle West, Seán Finns Park, Rathkeale at 7pm; Adare v Feenagh-Kilmeedy in Ballingarry at 7pm
Sunday 26th July West Senior Football Championship semi-final, Dromcollogher-Broadford v Ballysteen in Ballingarry at 7pm