GRANAGH BALLINGARRY G.A.A. CLUB
SECOND FINAL IN A ROW
West Minor B Football Championship semi-final
Holders Granagh-Ballingarry qualified for their second West Minor B Football Championship final in a row against St Kieran's or St. Senan's on Friday 11th September at 6.15pm with a comfortable victory over gallant Dáithi Broudairs who were forced to field without a number of key players at Pairc Caoimh O Luing Feenagh on Tuesday 25th August.
A small crowd watched this rematch of last year’s decided played on a top class pitch with John McGrath of Monagea in charge. Granagh-Ballingarry dominated from the throw-in but missed a number of scoring chances before Aaron Smith pointed from a placed ball on 6 minutes. Wides were exchanged before three points for Granagh-Ballingarry/Banogue by Aaron Smith from play on 8 and 9 minutes and from a placed ball on 11 minutes left it 0-4 to 0-0 in favour of Granagh-Ballingarry/Banogue on 12 minutes. Then Gearóid Matthews opened Dáithi Broudairs’ account with a point on 14 minutes cancelled out a minute later by Edward Sheehy: 0-5 to 0-1 at the end of the first quarter. A well taken point by Adam Costelloe on 17 minutes followed 3 minutes later by a smashing Aaron Smith goal increased Granagh-Ballingarry/Banogue’s advantage to 1-6 to 0-1 on 20 minutes. After good work by Jack O'Sullivan, Andy Quaid finished past Granagh-Ballingarry/Banogue keeper Darragh Brady to close the gap to five, 1-6 to 1-1 on 24 minutes. Granagh-Ballingarry/Banogue were majestic for the rest of the half with a pointed 45 by Aaron Smith on 25 minutes followed by goals by Adam Costelloe on 27 and Aaron Smith on 29 minutes to leave the holders 12 ahead 3-7 to 1-1 at the interval.
Granagh-Ballingarry/Banogue started the second half where they had left off with six points from play in a ten minute spell courtesy of Edward Sheehy, Adam Costelloe, James Dore, Richie O'Keeffe, Aidan Meade and Brendan Lynch to increase their advantage to 18, 3-13 to 1-1 on 40 minutes. Dáithi Broudairs far from being overawed scored four points from platy courtesy of Jack O'Sullivan on 41, 43 and 46 minutes and Nigel O'Callaghan on 48 to reduce the gap to 14, Granagh-Ballingarry/Banogue 3-13 Dáithi Broudairs 1-5. Granagh-Ballingarry/Banogue upped their game for the remaining 12 minutes , superior in every position, with points by Adam Costelloe on 49 minutes, Cathal O'Keeffe from a placed ball on 51 minutes, Aidan Meade on 53 and Adam Costelloe from a placed ball on 56 minutes before Richie O'Keeffe added their fourth goal on 59 minutes. at the final whistle Granagh-Ballingarry/Banogue were comfortable 4-17 to 1-5 winners to qualify for their second final in a row arainst St Kieran's or St. Senan's.
Granagh-Ballingarry scored 4-12 from play, 0-4 from frees and 0-1 from a 45; Dáithi Broudairs scored all their 1-5 from play.
Granagh-Ballingarry/Banogue: Darragh Brady, Ryan Brady, Cathal O'Keeffe 0-1, Conor O'Donoghue, Seán O'Connor, Jack O'Donoghue, James Dore 0-1, Brendan Lynch 0-1, Edward Sheehy 0-2, Adam Costelloe 1-4, Aaron Smith 2-5, Seánie oleeary, Aidan Meade 0-2, Eoin O'Carroll, Richie O'Keeffe 1-1. Subs used: Killian Gavin, Mickey Moloney.
Dáithi Broudairs: Calvin Moran, Jason Shanahan, Donal Molyneaux, Gleann McNamara, Anthony Barrett, Michael Ryan, James Curtin, Jack Ryan 0-1, Nigel O'Callaghan 0-1, Damien Burke, Jack O'Sullivan 0-3, Seán Brosnan, Jerry O'Brien, Andy Quaid 1-0, Gearóid Matthews 0-1; other panel members Michael Ryan, Conor McCarthy, Gearóid Lehane, Pierce Curtin, Daniel Curtin, Daniel Noonan.
Referee: John McGrath, Monagea.
AUGUST CLUB DRAW WINNERS
The following were the winners in the August Granagh-Ballingarry G.A.A. club draw on Friday 28th August in Buckley’s bar, Ballingarry: €400 Kathleen Hennessey and Evan Fox, €100 Pat O'Connor, €100 Kieran Dillane, €100 Tom Lyons. We thank all our punters for their support. the date for the September draw is still to be confirmed.
ON TRACK FOR SEMIS
County Premier Intermediate Hurling Championship round 6
Granagh-Ballingarry are back on track for a semi-final spot in the County Premier Intermediate Hurling Championship and out of the relegation zone with a hard fought five point third win at Fitzgerald Park Kilmallock on Saturday over neighbours and rivals Dromin-Athlacca who are now relegated to the second tier of Intermediate for 2016. The Kilmallock officials had their pitch in top class condition for this game played in front of a good crowd who gave great support to their teams with Shane Florish of Mungret-St Paul's in charge. It was a hard-fought close contest al through with the issue in doubt to the final whistle. Granagh-Ballingarry deserved their five point victory as they were always able to provide that little extra when needed, with Donal O'Grady and Denis O'Connor from play and Cathal O'Keeffe from placed balls in fine point-scoring form.
Dromin-Athlacca, playing into the dressing-rooms goal, got off to a dream start with a cracking goal by their no. 13 David Breen after only 40 seconds. Then points were exchanged by Denis O'Connor on 2 minutes and David Reidy on 3 before five points for Granagh-Ballingarry courtesy of Denis O'Connor from a 65 on 3 minutes and play on 4 minutes, Michael Clancy on 5, Denis O'Connor (free) on 6 and Donal O'Grady on 8 minutes left Granagh-Ballingarry two ahead 0-6 to 1-1 on 8 minutes. Granagh-Ballingarry keeper Colm Noonan brought off a top class save from Eoin O'Leary on 10 minutes before points from placed balls on 11 and 13 minutes by Paul Neenan levelled the score for the second time, Granagh-Ballingarry 0-6 Dromin-Athlacca 1-3. Then points were traded by Donal O'Grady 0n 14 minutes and Paul Neenan from a placed ball on 15 to level again Dromin-Athlacca 1-4 Granagh-Ballingarry 0-7 at the end of the first quarter. Granagh-Ballingarry now began to raise their game with four points by Cathal O'Keeffe from a placed ball on 17 minutes, Denis O'Connor on 19, Cathal O'Keeffe from another placed ball on 21 and Donal O'Grady on 23 to put the boys from Knockfierna four ahead 0-11 to 1-4 on 23 minutes. then points were traded b Paul Neenan from a placed ball on 25 ins and Denis O'Connor on 27, David Mullins on 28 and Cathal O'Keeffe from a placed ball on 30 to leave Granagh-Ballingarry leading 0-13 to 1-6 at the interval.
Paul Neenan from a placed ball and Niall Kennedy from play, Cathal O'Keeffe from a placed ball and sub Jason Linehan from play exchanged points in the first six minutes after the interval to leave Granagh-Ballingarry still four up, 0-15 to 1-8 on 36 minutes. Then points by Donal O'Grady on 39 minutes and Cathal O'Keeffe from a placed ball on 42 extended Granagh-Ballingarry’s advantage to six, 0-17 to 1-8 on 42 minutes. Dromin-Athlacca far from being overawed scored four points courtesy of Paul Neenan from a placed ball on 43 minutes, supersub Jason Linehan on 44 and 45 minutes and Paul Neenan on 47 to close the gap to two, Granagh-Ballingarry 0-17 Dromin-Athlacca 1-12 on 47 minutes. Three points from placed balls by 18 year old Cathal O'Keeffe on 52, 55 and 58 minutes extended Granagh-Ballingarry’s lead to vice. Dromin-Athlacca created a number of scoring chances in the final minutes, and with their no. 6 sent off after receiving a red card they could find no way past a firm Granagh-Ballingarry defence who held out for a thrilling five point 0-20 to 1-12 victory to stay in contention for a semi-final spot and out of the relegation zone, while Dromin-Athlacca and Pallasgreen, who lost to Blackrock 2-16 to 2-14, are relegated to the second tire of Intermediate for 2016. Granagh-Ballingarry scored 0-10 from play, 0-9 from frees an d0-1 from a 65; Dromin-Athlacca scored 1-6 from play and 0-6 from frees.
Granagh-Ballingarry: Colm Noonan, Bobby Houlihan, Donagh McCarthy, Mike Carroll, John Carroll, David Clancy, Bert Hanley, Seán Lenihan, Donal O'Grady 0-4, Denis O'Connor 0-6, Kevin O'Connor, David Condron, Cathal O'Keeffe 0-8, Niall Kennedy 0-1, Micheál Clancy 0-1. Subs used: Niall McCarthy, Eoin Kennedy, Pat Carroll, Brendan Lynch.
Dromin-Athlacca: Patrick Lynch, Michael Reidy, Gearóid O'Leary, Derek Kenny, Tom Breen, Peter Ryan, David Mullins 0-1, Ger Kelleher, Brian Kelleher, Tiernan Ryan, David Reidy 0-1, James Kelleher, David Breen 0-1, Paul Neenan 0-7, Eoin O'Leary. Sub used: Jason Linehan 0-3.
Referee: Shane Florish, Mungret-St Paul's.
Round 7 will be played on Sunday 20th September at 6pm: Granagh-Ballingarry v Bruree at Fitzgerald Park Kilmallock, Blackrock v Garryspillane in Kilbreedy, Monaleen v Knockainey in Caherconlish and Pallasgreen and Dromin-Athlacca in Bruff.
LIMERICK CLUBS DRAW
The draw took place on Saturday August 29th at Limerick Live 95FM Studio.
The August winners are: €13,000 Declan Danaher, Blackrock Bord na nOg; €3,000 Eddie Sheehan, Crecora; €2,000 Adrian Fitzgerald Spain, Ballybrown; €1,000 Tom O'Grady, Gerald Griffin’s; €500 James O'Connor, Bruree; €500 Jane Salmon, Blackrock Bord na nOg; €500 Con Chawke, Feenagh/Kilmeedy; €500 Nessan Quinlivan, Na Piarsaigh; €500; John O'Donnell, Castletown-Ballyagran; €250 each Mary Aherne O'Connor, St. Kieran’s; Maria Byrne, South Liberties; Jerome O'Riordan, Bruff; €250 Maureen and Geoffrey Fitzgerald, Templeglantine; John Flynn, Patrickswell; Christy Colbert, Fr. Casey's; Ger Toomey, Crecora; Willie Mc Mahon, St. Kieran’s; Francis Foley, Fr. Casey's; P. Hogan, Ballinacurra Gaels; Claughaun G.A.A. Club, Claughaun.
The numbers drawn were 6, 16, 22 and 23. The jackpot was not won. The next draw is on Saturday 26th September at Limerick Live 95FM studio. We thank all our punters who join this draw through our club.
CAMOGUE ROVERS RETAIN CUP
Dinny Cup final
Camogue Rovers eased into their second Dinny Cup title with a served six point win over Granagh-Ballingarry in the final of the Junior B Hurling Tournament in ideal conditions in Ballingarry on Sunday. The first 30 minutes were close and exciting with the sides going in at the interval level, Granagh-Ballingarry 1-6 camogie Rovers 2-3. Rovers with their wind at their backs added 11 more points to Granagh-Ballingarry’s five, to run out comfortable six point 2-14 to 1-1 winners of their second Dinny Cup in a row. Camogue Rovers scored 2-10 from play and 0-4 from frees; Granagh-Ballingarry scored 1-6 from play, 0-4 from frees and 0-1 from a 65.
Granagh-Ballingarry: Conor Mulqueen, Mickie O'Keeffe, Eoin Cahill, Patrick Shelton, Edward Sheehy, Michael Walsh, Stephen Hickey, Eoin Casey, Brian Fitzgerald, Mark Snow 1-0, Patrick Potter, Kevin O'Kelly, Padraig Lynch 0-5, John O'Grady 0-5, Richie O'Keeffe 0-1. Subs used: Jack O'Donoghue 0-1, Neil Dunworth, Niall Carroll, Aaron Smith.
After the game sponsor Dinny Ahern presented the Cinny Cup to winning captain Shane Cahill, and the man of the match award was presented to Michael O'Donnell of Camogue Rovers at a social gathering in Dinny A’s bar.
DIV 2 TITLE UP FOR GRABS
Knockainey is the venue this Saturday 5th September at 6pm for the eagerly awaited clash of Granagh-Ballingarry and Knockainey to decide the destination of the Division 2 County Hurling League title for 2015. This game has generated a buzz in both clubs as Granagh-Ballingarry, who enter this rescheduled round 2 game top of the table on 10 points with Knockainey one behind on 9, seek to avenge the 1-12 to 0-14 defeat by the All Blacks in the opening round of the Premier County Intermediate Championship at Fitzgerald Park Kilmallock on Sunday 12th April. The last meeting of these teams in a league decider was for the Division 3 County League title, also played in Knockainey, on Monday 27th June when a powerful second half by Granagh-Ballingarry, in which they scored 1-8 limiting the home side to 0-2, gave them the Division 3 League title on a full time score of 3-15 to 3-8. (That Granagh-Ballingarry side consisted of Shane Mulqueen, Stephen Stapleton, Donagh McCarthy, John Carroll, Darren Clifford, David Clancy, Michael Carroll, Niall McCarthy, Paul Kennedy, Eoin Kennedy, Jim O'Keeffe, Bert Hanley, Denis O'Connor, Seamus Stapleton and Michael Clancy; subs used, Eoin Chawke and Eoin Barrett.)
County Division 2 Hurling League
Round 1 Granagh-Ballingarry 2-16 Garryspillane 0-12
Round 2 Granagh-Ballingarry v Knockainey t.b.c.
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
Round 7 Granagh-Ballingarry 2-15 Effin 2-12
County Premier Intermediate Hurling Championship
Round 1 Knockainey 1-12 Granagh-Ballingarry 0-14
Round 2 Garryspillane 2-13 Granagh-Ballingarry 1-5
Round 3 Granagh-Ballingarry 0-13 Pallasgreen 0-10
Round 4 Granagh-Ballingarry 0-17 Monaleen 0-14
Round 5 Blackrock 3-16 Granagh-Ballingarry 2-17
West Senior Hurling Championship
Quarter-final: Granagh-Ballingarry 0-13 St Kieran's 0-11
Semi-final Granagh-Ballingarry 3-11 Newcastle West 1-11
Granagh-Ballingarry have won 11 and drawn one of their 16 competitive games and are top of Division 3 on 10 points, and joint 6th with Garryspillane in the County Premier Intermediate Hurling Championship, after their win over Dromin-Athlacca on Saturday.
West Intermediate Hurling Championship quarter final
Granagh-Ballingarry 1-23, Monagea 3-13
Dunworth Cup Final
Granagh-Ballingarry 3-10. Feohanagh-Castlemahon 4-16.
They have won 12 and drawn 2 of their 17 competitive games played to date this year and are in second place on the Division 2 League table on 9 points. They have qualified for the Premier County Intermediate Hurling Championship semi final with 9 points from 6 games, won the South Intermediate Hurling Championship title defeating Dromin-Athlacce in the final and were most unlucky to go under to Bruff by 3 points in the South Senior Final.
County Division 2 Hurling League
Round 1: Effin 1-161, Knockainey 0-11
Round 2: Granagh-Ballingarry v Knockainey to be played on Saturday 5th September.
Round 3: Knockainey 1-17, Croom 0-12
Round 4: Knockainey wo Garryspillane scr
Round 5: Knockainey 3-9, Blackrock 1-15, draw
Round 6: Knockainey 1-15, Bruff 0-17
Round 7: Knockainey 3-17, South Liberties 0-14
County Premier Intermediate Hurling Championship
Round 1: Knockainey 1-12, Granagh-Ballingarry 0-14
Round 2: Knockainey 1-12, Pallasgreen 2-8
Round 3: Knockainey 1-16, Garryspillane 1-11
Round 4: Knockainey 3-9, Blackrock 1-15 (draw)
Round 5: Knockainey 1-14, Dromin-Athlacce 0-16
Round 6: Bruree 2-9, Knockainey 1-9
South Senior Hurling Championship
Quarter final: Knockainey 1-17, Croom 0-12
Semi final: Knockainey 0-20, Dromin-Athlacca 0-14
Final: Bruff 2-17, Knockainey 2-10
South Intermediate Hurling Championship
Quarter final: Knockainey 2-11, Glenroe 0-9
Semi final: Knockainey 2-10, Garryspillane 1-9
Final: Knockainey 4-19, Dromin-Athlacca 1-17
A mouth-watering clash awaits us with neither side fearing the other and both confident of taking the Division 3 Hurling League title. So this Saturday, 5th August, at 6pm in Knockainey is the place for all Granagh-Ballingarry fans to cheer on the boys in black and green and their management team as they bid to be crowned County Division 1 Hurling League winners and for promotion to Division 1 for 2015.
Friday’s West Junior B Hurling Championship Semi final
All roads will lead to Quaid Park, Coolyroe, this Friday 4th September at 6.15pm for the mouth-watering clash of Granagh-Ballingarry and Tournafulla in the semi final of the West Junior B Hurling Championship, which is a re-match of the League Final, won by one point, 1-17 to 2-13 by Granagh-Ballingarry. A tough encounter is expected and your support for the boys in black and green would be welcome in Coolyroe on this Friday evening for the 6.15pm throw-in to cheer on the boys in their bid to reach their first West Junior B Hurling Championship Final since 2012.
Paths to the semi final
Round 1: Feohanagh-Castlemahon 1-15, Tournafulla 0-17
Round 2: Tournafulla 2-12, Newcastle West 1-14
Round 3: Granagh-Ballingarry 3-18, Tournafulla 0-12
Round 4: Tournafulla 8-24, Feenagh-Kilmeedy 1-1
Quarter final: Tournafulla 1-12, Killeedy 2-8
Round 1: Granagh-Ballingarry 2-11, Feohanagh-Castlemahon 0-8
Round 2: Granagh-Ballingarry 0-31, Feenagh-Kilmeedy 1-3
Round 3: Granagh-Ballingarry 3-18, Tournafulla 0-12
Round 4: Granagh-Ballingarry w/o Newcastle West scr.
Congratulations to Seán O’Connor of Granagh-Ballingarry who was a member of the Limerick U15 Hurling team, winners of the Ted Hanley Memorial Shield in Ballygarvan, Co. Cork, on Saturday.
Also to Luke O’Flynn who was a member of the Limerick U14 Hurling squad for the Tony Forrestal/Sonny Walsh Cup Tournament played in Waterford city, also on Saturday last.
All Ireland Hurling Final Tickets
The draw for the Granagh-Ballingarry allocation of All Ireland Hurling Final tickets will take place in the GAA clubhouse, Ballingarry, tomorrow Thursday 3rd September at 8.30pm sharp.
€9,300 Jackpot on Monday
The numbers drawn in the Granagh-Ballingarry GAA club lottery on Monday 31st August at Barrett’s Bar, Ballingarry, were 10, 18 20 and 25. The jackpot was not won. Lucky dips of €20 each went to Mary Carroll, Padraig McKenna, Aidan Hanley, Patrick Mullane and Kieran Condron. The next draw is on Monday 7th September at the Lyndsey Bar, Ballingarry, for a jackpot of €9,300. We thank all our punters for their continued support.
Thursday 3rd September: Draw for All Ireland Hurling Final tickets in the GAA clubhouse, Ballingarry at 8.30pm
Friday 4th September: West Junior B Hurling Championship semi final, Granagh-Ballingarry v Tournafulla, Quaid Park, Coolyroe at 6.15pm.
Saturday 5th September: West Junior A Hurling Championship semi final replay – Dromcollogher-Broadford v Rathkeale, Pairce Caoimh Ui Luing, Feenagh, at 3.30pm.
West Junior B Hurling championship semi final –Feohanagh-Castlemahon v Knockainey in Dromcollogher at 3.30pm
All Ireland Senior Football Champinship semi final replay
Mayo v Dublin at 5pm
County Division 2 Hurling League Final Knockainey v Granagh-Ballingarry in Knockainey at 6pm.
Sunday 6th September: All Ireland Minor Hurling Championship Final Tipperary v Galway, Croke Park, at 1.15pm.
All Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Final Galway v Kilkenny, Croke Park, at 3.30pm.
West Senior Football Championship Final Dromcollogher-Broadford v Newcastle West in Abbeyfeale at Foynes.
Friday 11th September: West Minor B Football Championship Final Granagh-Ballingarry/Bangui v St. Kieran’s or St. Senan’s at 6.15pm, venue tbc.
West Minor A Football Championship semi final Gael Na Sionna v Athea Mountcollins in Abbeyfeale.