West Junior A Football League group 2 round 3
St Kieran's 0-7
A fifth-minute goal courtesy of minor star Aaron Smith following good work by Marcus Moore and Cathal O'Keeffe helped enormously in acquiring a hard fought five point win for GranaghBallingarry over a gallant St Kieran's second string to take their third successive brace of points in group 2 of the West Junior B Football Championship to qualify for the quarter-final with one group game left against Dromcollogher-Broadford with the winners of that going straight to the semifinal. This game was played in front of a very small crowd for a Championship tie on a well laid out pitch in dry windy conditions with Davy Dillane of Mountcollins in charge. Padraig Lynch on 2 minutes and Ray Brouder from a place ball on 3 minutes exchanged points before a brilliant forward surge by Granagh-Ballingarry involving Marcus Moore and Cathal 0 'Keeffe resulted in a well taken goal by Aaron Smith to leave it 1-1 to 0-1 on 5 minutes. Eight minutes later Granagh-Ballingarry upped their game with points by Kieran O'Donovan on 14 minutes, Colm Noonan on 16 and Aaron Smith on 20 minutes to extend Granagh-Ballingarry's lead to six, 1-4 to 0-1. Then Killian Enright ended 18 minutes without a St Kieran's score with points on 22 and 25 minutes to reduce the gap to four. Points were traded by Cathal O'Keeffe on 26 minutes and Killian Enright on 30 to leave Granagh-Ballingarry still four ahead 1-5 to 0-4 at the interval.
St Kieran's with the wind at their backs made a good start to the second haff with a point by Ray Brouder. The standard of football in the next six minutes was poor as both sides found it hard to make scoring chances. Then Sean O'Connor pointed from a placed ball on 39 minutes, cancelled out from play by Kieran O'Donovan on 42 to restore Granagh-Ballingarry's three point lead, 1-6 to 0-6. Five minutes later Ray Brouder pointed from a 45 to close the gap to two for the second time in 18 minutes into this hard fought second half. Granagh-Ballingarry were reduced to 14 men on 50 minutes when Marcus Moore received a second yellow card before Cathal o Keeffe extended their lead to three with a well taken point after a good solo run on 52 minutes: Granagh-Ballingarry 1-7 St Kieran's 0-7. The football in the next seven minutes was mediocre with both sides shooting waywardly, but the last few minutes belonged to Padraig Lynch of Granagh- Ballingarry who cut through the St Kieran's defence to land two fine points, bringing his tally for the game to three and sealing a hard fought five point 1-9 to 0-7 victory for the boys from Knockfierna to take their third brace of points in group 2 of the West Junior B Football Championship and stay top of the table with Dromcollogher-Broadford whom they play in the final group game with the winners to qualify for the semi-final and the losers to play the third-placed team from group 1 in a quarter-final. Granagh- Ballingarry scored all 1-9 from play; St Kieran's scored 0-4 from play, 0-2 from placed balls and 0-1 from a 45. Granagh -Ballingarry:
Patrick Kenrick, Brian Noonan, Niall Cahill, Stephen Hickey, Edward Sheehy (capt.), Kieran Condron, Damien O'Donovan 0-2, Marcus Moore, Michael Corrigan, Colm Noonan 0-1, Darragh O'Grady, Padraig Lynch 0-3, Aaron Smith 1-1, John O'Grady, Cathal O'Keeffe 0-2. Subs used: David O'Hanlon. The St Kieran's scorers were Killian Enright 0-3, Ray Brouder 0-3, Sean O'Connor 0-1
Referee: Davy Dillane, Mountcollins.
Impressive second half by Effin
County Hurling League Division 2 round 5
Effin recorded an impressive first win in Division 2 of the County Hurling League at windy Effin on Tuesday 12th July to come from five points down at the interval with a polished second-half performance with the wind at their backs, scoring 2-9 and holding their understrength opponents to four points. The Effin officials had their pitch in top condition lor this game played in front of a good crowd who enjoyed the comfort of the Pairc Vi Chaoimh seating in the stand with Michael Lyons of Bruree in charge.
The home side despite playing into the wind made all the early running with 1-1 through their no. 11 Damien Moloney in the first three minutes. Then Denis O'Connor closed the gap with points from placed balls on 4 and 5 minutes before points were traded by Thomas Quaid from a placed ball on 6 minutes and Eoin Casey a minute later to leave it Effin 1-2 GranaghBallingarry 0-3 on 7 minutes. Points were traded by Jack Cagney on 8 minutes and Thomas Quaid from a placed ball on 10 minutes, David Condron on 12 minutes and Darren Sheehy on 15 to leave Effin still two up 1-4 to 0-5. GranaghBallingarry then upped their game with points from Denis O'Connor from a line ball, David Condron and Cathal O'Keeffe before Limerick captain Mickie Quaid landed a long range pomt for Effin to level the score at GranaghBallingarry 0-8 Effin 1-5 on 20 minutes. GranaghBallingarry upped their performance again with points by David Condron on 21 minutes, Donal O'Connor on 23, Michael Clancy on 25, David Condron on 27 and Denis O'Connor on 30 minutes to send the visitors in at the interval leading 0-13 to 1-5.
Effm with the wind at their backs started the second half brightly with points from placed balls by Thomas Quaid on 33 and 36 minutes. Points were traded by Denis O'Connor on 37 minutes and Thomas Quaid on 38 to leave Granagh-Ballingarry three ahead 0-14 to 1-8 on 30 minutes. The home side dominated the next nine minutes with another goal by Damien Moloney on 41 minutes, a long range point by Clive Doherty on 43 minutes and a cracking goal by sub Conor Kearney on 47 minutes to put the home side four ahead 3-9 to 0-14 on 47 minutes. Then points were traded by Denis O'Connor on 48 minutes and Conor Kearney on 50 before points by Conor Kearney on 52 minutes, Thomas Quaid from play on 54 and from a free on 56 minutes and Conor Kearney on 58 minutes extended Effin's lead to eight, 3-14 to 0-15. The visitors battled all the way with two late points from a placed ball and from play by Denis O'Connor to reduce the gap to six, but it was the first win for Effin in Division 2 of the County Hurling League on a full time score of 3-14 to 0-17 and they move to sixth place in the table on three points and Granagh-Ballingarry are seventh on 2 points. Effin scored 3-8 from play and 0-6 from frees; Granagh-Ballingarry scored 0-13 from play, 0-3 from frees and 0-1 from a line ball.
Effin: John Mike Manning, Robert Cagney, John O'Donnell, Adrian Barrett, Timmy Rea, Nickie Quaid 0-1, Michael Rea, Patrick Carroll, Paul Treacy, Enda Kelly, Darnien Moloney 2-1, Thomas Quaid 0-7, Hugh O'Neill, Pierse O'Kelly, Darren Sheehy 0-1. Subs used: Clive O'Doherty 0-1, Conor Kearney 1-3, Jason O'Keeffe, Ciaran Barrett. Granagh-Ballingarry: John O'Grady, Pat Carroll, Niall Cahill, Eoin Cahill, Mark Tierney, Donal O'Grady, Jack Cagney, DeniS O'Connor 0-9, Marcus Moore, Eoin Casey 0-1, Michael Clancy 0-1, Cathal O'Keeffe 0-1. Subs used:
Eoin Kennedy, Colm Noonan.
Referee: Michael Lyons, Bruree.
Forde inspires Knockaderry/Monagea West Minor A and B Football Championship round 3
Knockaderry/Monagea ... 4-8 Granagh-Ballingarry/ Banogue 2-7
In wet and windy conditions on Friday evening at Monagea a strong all-round team performance coupled with the brilliance of Jack Forde, who finished with. a personal tally of 2-4, helped enormously in acquiring a hard fought point win for Knockaderry/Monagea over gallant Granagh-Ballingarry/ Banogue to record their fust win In the West Minor A and B Football Championship. Eleven spectators came and watched this game played on a firm pitch with Sean Hartnett of Dromcollogher-Broadford in charge
Granagh-Ballingarry/Banogue with the wind at their backs made all the early running with an Aaron Srruth point from a 45 on 2 minutes followed a minute later by a well taken goal by Keith O'Kelly before points were traded by Jack Forde on 4 minutes and Sean Q'Connor on 5 to leave Granagh-Ballingarry / Banogue four ahead 1-2 to 0-1 on 5 minutes. The next five minutes belonged to Brendan Guiry of Knockaderry/Monagea with 1-1 before Aidan Meade pointed to put Granagh-Ballingarry/Banogue back in front by 1-3 to 1-2 on 13 minutes. Six minutes later Jack Forde cut through the Granagh-Ballingarry / Banogue defence for a cracking goal and followed two minutes later with a well taken point to leave Knockaderry/Banogue three ahead 2-3 to 1-3 on 22 minutes. Richie O'Keeffe and Brian Sexton had wides for Granagh-Ballingarry/ Banogue before points were traded by Keith O'Kelly on 24 minutes and John McCoy on 27. The last few minutes of the half produced no more scores and Knockaderry / Monagea went in for half time three up, 2-4 to 1-3. Stephen Guiry extended Knockaderry/Monagea's lead to four With a well taken point in the 3rd minute after the interval before Mark Kelly goaled two minutes later: knock/Monagea 2-5 Granagh-Ballingany / Banogue 2-4 on 35 minutes. Five minutes later Aidan Meade of Granagh-Ballingarry/Banogue pointed
after a good solo run to level at 2-5 each before Brendan Guiry goaled on 43 minutes to leave it 3-5 to 2-5 in favour of Knockaderry/ Banogue. Aidan Meade added his second point for Granagh-Ballingarry / Banogue at the end of the third quarter to close the gap to two before points by Jason Woulfe on 47 minutes and Jack Forde from a placed ball on 50 put
Knockaderry /Monagea four up 3-7 to 2-6 on 50 minutes. The football in the next 6 minutes was poor as both sides found it hard to make scoring chances in the wet conditions. Aaron Smith won a point back for Granagn-BalIingarry I Banogue on 26 minutes before a 30 metre placed ball by man of the match Jack Forde went all the way to the Granagh-Ballingarry/ Banogue net on 28 minutes and he followed two minutes later with a well taken point to seal a seven point 4-8 to 2-7 first win for Knockaderry/Monagea in the West Minor Football Championship after a close contest. Knockaderry/ Monagea scored 3-6 from play and 1-2 from frees; Granagh-Ballingarry / Banogue scored 2-6 from play and 0-1 from a 45. Knockaderry /Monagea:
Adam Flanagan, Dylan Cahill, Jack Kenny, Conor Kennedy, Michael Flynn, Michael Nolan, Eamonn Browne, Jason Woulfe 0-1, Tony Hartnett, Michael Bourke, Jack Forde 2-4, John Keyes, John McCoy 0-1, Dlarmuid Flynn, Brendan Guiry 2-2. Granagh-Ballingarry / Banogue: Eoin O'Carroll, Killian Gavin, Mark Storan, David O'Connell, Jerry Quaid, Aaron Smith 0-2, Conor O'Donoghue, Ryan Brady, Gear6id McCarthy, Aidan Meade 0-3, Brian Sexton, Sean O'Connor 0-1, Keith O'Kelly 1-1, Mark O'Kelly 1-0, Richard o 'Keeffe. Subs used: Dave Brady, Jack Hartnett, Cathal Barrington.
Referee: Sean Hartnett, Dromcollogher-Broadford.
IMPORTANT MEETING TODAY
The next special general meeting of Granagh/ Ballingarry GAA Club will be held today Wednesday July 20th in the clubhouse, Ballingarry at 8p.m. sharp. All club members particularly players are asked to attend as a lot of business will be dealt with on the night to help with the running of the club for the rest of the year.
DINNY CUP FINAL
The final of the Granagh-Ballingarry Junior B Hurling Tournament for the Dinny Cup and a set of 21 engraved medals will be played on this Saturday July 23rd in Ballingarry at 7.15p.m. sharp. They were recently crowned West and County Junior B Hurling league winners in a clash with holders Camogue Rovers which is a repeat of last year's decider won 2-14 to 1-11 by Camogue on Saturday 29th August. This promises to be a thrilling Dinny Cup Final between two evenly matched sides and should draw a large .crowd to the garden town venue on Saturday evening to see if holders Camogue Rovers can win it for the third time in a row or if Granagh-Ballingarry can gain revenge for last year's final defeat.
Your support for this competition would be welcome.
SEMI FINAL SPOT UP FOR GRABS
West Junior B Football Championship
Group 2 Round 4
Pairc Caoimh Ui Luing, Feenagh is the venue on Tuesday 26th July for the meeting of table toppers Dromcollogher/Broadford and Granagh/Ballingarry in the last game of Group 2 in the West Junior B Football Championship. A tough match is expected as the winners quality for the semi
final while the losers play the third place team from Group 1 in the quarter final. So your support would be appreciated for the boys in black and green and their management team of Mike Condron, Donal O'Grady, Seamus McDonnell and Teresa Mulcaire.
ALL IRELAND MINOR HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP OUARTER FINAL
We wish the best of luck to the Limerick minor hurlers who play Wexford in Thurles on this Sunday July 24th at 12 noon for a place in the championship semi final.
Draw tickets are now on sale for the Granagh-Ballingarry Bord na nOg annual draw in local shops and also from club officials and players for generous prizes, €2 per ticket or a book of three for €5. The draw takes place on Sunday July 31st in the clubhouse. Please support.
There was no winner of the €13,700 jackpot in the Granagh/Ballingarry GAA lottery draw in Condron's Bar, Ballingarry on Monday 18th July. The numbers drawn were 13, 25, 28 and 30. Lucky dips of €20 each went to Helen Morrissey, Amy Ryan, H&S Sheehy, Joe Conlon, Christy Dineen. The next draw is on Monday July 25th in the Rock Bar, Granagh for a jackpot of €13,800. We thank all for your continued support.
CLUB DIARY ,
Thursday July 21st
Special general meeting of Granagh-Ballingarry GAA Club In the clubhouse, Ballingarry at 8pm.
Saturday 23rd July Granagh/Ballingarry Junior B Hurling Tournament Final (Dinny Cup) Camogue Rovers (holders) v Granagh-Ballingarry in Ballingarry at 7.15p.m.
Sunday 24th July
All Ireland Minor Hurling Championship Quarter Final Limenck v Wexford, Croke Park at 12 noon.
All Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Quarter Final Waterford v Wexford, Croke Park at 2p.m.
Clare v Galway, Croke Park at 3.30p.m.
Tuesday 26th July
West Junior B Football Championship, Group 2 Round 4, Drom-Broadford v Granagh/Ballingarry, Pairc ui Chaoimh Ling, Feenagh at7.30p.m.
Wednesday. 27th July Munster U21 Hurling Championship Final Tipperary v Waterford in Walsh Park, Waterford at 7.30p.m.
Thursday 28th July County Division 2 Hurling League Round 6 Granagh-Ballingarry v South Liberties in Knockea at 7.30p.m.