DUNWORTH CUP FINAL THIS SUNDAY
The 23rd final of the Granagh-Ballingarry senior hurling tournament for the Dunworth Cup and a set of 21 engraved medals will be played on Sunday 23rd August in Ballingarry at 6.45pm sharp. When last year’s county junior A champions Feohanagh-Castlemahon who have qualified for the quarter-finals of this year’s County Intermediate Hurling Championship clash with premier intermediate championship holders Granagh-Ballingarry seeking three in a row. This promises to be a thrilling Dunworth Cup final between two evenly matched sides still in contention to qualify for the knockout stages of their respective intermediate championships and should draw a large crowd to the garden town venue on Sunday evening to see if holders Granagh-Ballingarry can win it for the 8th time and make it three in a row or if last year’s county junior A champions Feohanagh-Castlemahon can inscribe their name on the base of the cup for the first time.
Feohanagh-Castlemahon panel: James Guina, Mattie O'Sullivan, Seán Downey, Noel Corbett, Jason Flynn, Barry Lynch (capt.), Conor Noonan, Paddy Carroll, Seán Flanagan, Michael Fitzgibbon, Patrick Lomasney, James Butler, Gearóid Sexton, William Lomasney, Seán Kirwan, Ross Egan, Barry Noonan, Kieran Guina, Vinny Barry, Niall Kennedy, Shane Brouder, Michael O'Mahony, Damien Brouder and Tossie Butler. The manager is John Kenny with selectors Tom McCoy and Mike Mulcahy; trainer Mike Mulcahy, kit man Pat O'Brien, physiotherapist Conor Noonan, first aid Bridget Quaid, Ann Flanagan and Carrie Noonan.
Granagh-Ballingarry panel: Jimmy Shiels, Cian Cagney, Donagh McCarthy, Micheál Carroll ,John Carroll, David Clancy, Bobby Houlihan, Bert Hanley, Seán Lenihan, Niall Kennedy, Donal O'Grady, Denis O'Connor (capt.), David Condron, Kevin O'Connor, Eoin Kennedy, Colm Noonan, Micheál Clancy, Niall McCarthy, Pat Carroll, Jack Cagney, Brendan Lynch, Cathal O'Keeffe, Jack O'Donoghue, Niall Cahill, Darren Clifford, Mark Tierney, Mike Walsh, Eoin Casey, Kevin Mulcahy, Kevin Forde and Padraig Lynch. Manager is Seamus Stapleton, coach John Tuohy and selectors Paddy Hennessey, Willie Power and Darragh O'Grady; gear Donal Mulcahy, first aid Breda and Laura O'Keeffe.
Man of the match: a social evening will follow Sunday’s final in Dinny A’s bar, Ballingarry, where the man of the match award will be presented.
Dunworth Cup roll of honour
1988 St. Mary’s Rathkeale, Micheál O'Sullivan captain
1989 Knockaderry, Donal Hartigan captain
1992 Patrickswell, Gerry Kirby captain
1992 Western Gaels, Paddy Flynn captain
1994 Adare, Anthony Howard captain
1995 Castletown-Ballyagran, William Farrell captain
1996 Castletown-Ballyagran, Tony O'Regan captain; 1997 Croom, Liam O'Carroll captain
1998 Newcastle West, Derry McMahon captain
1999 Croom, Trevor Barry captain
2000 Feenagh-Kilmeedy, John O'Connor captain
201 Granagh-Ballingarry, Paul Kennedy captain
2005 Granagh-Ballingarry, Seamus Stapleton captain
2006 Granagh-Ballingarry, Michael Carroll captain
2007 Newmarket-on-Fergus, Alan Barrett captain
2008 Woulfe Tones Shannon, Dáithi O'Connell captain
2009 Woulfe Tones Shannon, Dáithi O'Connell captain
2010 Granagh-Ballingarry, Donal O'Grady captain
2011 Granagh-Ballingarry, Eoin Kennedy captain
212 Croom, Thomas Carmody captain
2013 Granagh-Ballingarry, David Clancy captain
2014 Granagh-Ballingarry, Donal O'Grady captain
WEST MINOR B FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP SEMI-FINAL PREVIEW
The West Limerick Minor B Football Championship semi-finals are fixed for Tuesday 25th August at 6.45pm. St. Senan's play St Kieran's in Askeaton while Pairc Caoimh O Luing Feenagh-Kilmeedy plays host to the meeting of holders Granagh-Ballingarry/Banogue and Dáithi Broudairs representing Dromcollogher-Broadford and Killeedy, a repeat of last year’s final won 0-15 to 3-3 by Granagh-Ballingarry/Banogue at Pairc Caoimh O Luing Feenagh on Saturday 4th October.
(That Granagh-Ballingarry side was Richie O'Keeffe, Ryan Brady, Bradley Daly, Kevin Mulcahy, James Dore, Stephen Hickey, Jack O'Donoghue 0-3, Brendan Lynch, Edward Sheehy 0-1, Aaron Smith 0-1, Aaron O'Kelly 0-7, Damien O'Donovan, Cathal O'Keeffe 0-3, Stephen Ruttle, Aidan Meade, subs used Brian Noonan and Brian Thompson;
Dáithi Broudairs scorers were Denis Donegan 0-3, Mickie Browne 1-0 and Declan Stack 1-0.)
When these clubs met in the opening game of this year’s competition the Granagh-Ballingarry/Banogue combination playing fast attacking football and shooting seven goals four in the first half were emphatic 18 points 7-8 to 1-8 winners over a very under-strength Dáithi Broudairs side. That Granagh-Ballingarry/Banogue team was Darragh 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 Thompson 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 Daire Curtin 0-1.
Round 1: Granagh-Ballingarry w/o St. Senan's scr., St Kieran's 4-9 Dáithi Broudairs 0-16
Round 2 Granagh-Ballingarry/Banogue 7-8 Dáithi Broudairs 1-8, St Kieran's 3-9 St. Senan's 0-9
Round 3 Granagh-Ballingarry/Banogue 7-17 St Kieran's 3-6, St. Senan's 0-13 Dáithi Broudairs 1-8.
The Granagh-Ballingarry/Banogue panel is Darragh Brady, Mickey Moloney, Jack O'Donoghue, Jerry Quaid, Edward Sheehy, Seán O'Connor, Aidan Costelloe, Brendan Lynch, Seán O'Leary, Aidan Meade, Bradley Daly, Richie O'Keeffe, Cathal O'Keeffe, dames Dore, Aaron Smith, Killian Gavan, Cormac Snow; management Liam Lynch, Richie O'Keeffe, Michael Meade and Jim Dore.
The Dáithi Broudairs panel is Calvin Moran, James Curtin, Glen McNamara, Conor McCarthy, William Quaid, Alex Culhane, Seán Brosnan, Donal Molyneaux, Jack Ryan, Nigel O'Callaghan, Gearóid Matthews, Daniel Noonan, Gearóid Lenihan, Daniel Curtin, Damien Burke, Evan Murphy, Matthew Daly, Jason Shannon, Jerry O'Brien, Michael Ryan, Denis Donegan, Jack O'Sullivan, Pierce Curtin and Gearóid Downey, manager Garrett Noonan.
Hopefully, all Gaels in both Granagh-Ballingarry and Banogue will travel to give support fo the boys in black and green and their management team in Feenagh on Tuesday 25th August at 6.45pm.
With the county
We wish the best of luck to our own David Condron who is part of the Limerick U21 hurling squad to play Galway this Saturday 22nd August at Semple Stadium Thurles at 6pm for a place in the All-Ireland final for the first time since 2002.
Granagh-Ballingarry GAA club secretary-PRO John Lynch congratulates his daughter Grainne who played Maggie and his wife Maura who is manager of the Granagh-Ballingarry Culture Corner Players who were silver medal winners at the National Community Games Finals in Athlone on Saturday.
County Premier Intermediate Hurling Championship Round 6
The mouth-watering clash of Granagh-Ballingarry and neighbours Dromin-Athlacca in Round 6 of the County Premier Intermediate Hurling Championship now goes ahead on Saturday 29th August in Fitzgerald Park, Kilmallock, at 6.30pm. Please support.
County Senior Hurling Championship Group 2, Round 3
Doon 5-15, Croom 107
County Intermediate Hurling Championship Group 2, Round 3
Glenroe 3-19, Newcastle West 1-10
Kildimo Pallaskenry 2-15, Feohanagh-Castlemahon 0-14
All Ireland Senior Hurling Championship semi final
Tipperary 2-17, Dublin 1-15
Galway 3-10, Kilkenny 0-17
All Ireland Ladies Football Championship quarter finals
Cork 1-12, Galway 1-10,
Kerry 2-13, Mayo 1-8
All Ireland Senior Camogie Championship semi finals
Cork 4-10, Kilkenny 1-10
Galway 1-14, Wexford 2-10
Croagh-Kilfinny Junior Hurling Tournament semi final (Barry Quaid Memorial Cup)
Rathkeale 0-14, Granagh-Ballingarry 0-10
€9,100 Jackpot on Monday
There was no winner of the €9,100 jackpot in the Granagh-Ballingarry GAA Club lottery on Monday August 17th in the Rock Bar, Granagh. The numbers drawn were 12, 13, 17 and 31. The lucky dips of €20 each went to Brian Snow, Catriona Broderick, Paula Hartnett, Donal McGoey and David Brosnan. The next draw is on Monday 24th August at Dinny A’s Bar, Ballingarry, for a jackpot of €9,100. We thank all our punters for their continued support.
Thursday August 20th West Junior B Football Championship semi final replay: Drom-Broadford v St. Senan’s in Newcastle West at 6.30pm
Friday August 21st West Minor Hurling Championship semi final: Daithi Brudairs v St. Kieran’s in Knockaderry at 6.45pm.
West Junior A Football Championship semi final: Cappagh v Gerald Griffins in Askeaton at 6.45pm.
Saturday August 22nd All Ireland U21 Hurling Championship semi finals: Wexford v Antrim, Semple Stadium, Thurles, at 4pm. Limerick v Wexford, Semple Stadium, Thurles at 6pm.
Sunday 23rd August All Ireland Minor Football Championship semi final: Kerry v Derry, Croke Park at 1.30pm.
All Ireland Senior Football Championship semi final
Kerry v Tyrone, Croke Park, at 3.30pm.
Granagh-Ballingarry Senior Hurling Tournament Final (Dunworth Cup): Granagh-Ballingarry v Feohanagh-Castlemahon inBallingarry at 6.45pm.
West Senior Football Championship Final: Newcastle West v Drom-Broadford in Abbey Feale at 1.45pm.
West Junior A Hurling Championship semi finals
Killeedy v Tournafulla in Newcastle West at 6.45pm
(provisional): Templeglantine v Rathkeale, Pairc Caoimh Ui Luing,Feenagh, at 6.45pm.
West Junior B Football Championship semi final: Knockaderry v Glin in Askeaton at 6.45pm.
Tuesday August 25th West Minor A Football Championship semi finals: Ballysteen v Deel Rangers, Seán Finn’s Park,Rathkeale, at 6.45pm. Gael Na Sionna v Mountcollins-Athea Rangers in Abbeyfeale at 6.45pm.
West Minor B Football Championship semi finals: Daithi Brudairs v Granagh-Ballingarry-Banogue, Pairc Caoimh Ui Luing,Feenagh at 6.45pm, St. Kieran’s v St. Senan’s in Askeaton at 6.45pm.