June 1

John O’Riordan 087-1

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John O’Riordan 087-1

Churchgate collection: The annual churchgate collection in aid of Milford Hospice takes place in Granagh and Ballingarry at all masses this weekend. Every penny counts.

Churchgate collection: The annual churchgate collection in aid of Milford Hospice takes place in Granagh and Ballingarry at all masses this weekend. Every penny counts.

SR. CAMOGIE LEAGUE TITLE: Granagh/Ballingarry senior camogie team scored a most enterprising 6-10 to 1-4 league victory over staunch rivals Ballagran last Sunday evening at their opponents home grounds.

The local girls were prepared for one of their toughest challenges to date, but, in racing terms, won with yards to spare which is a rare occurrence when playing arch rivals and neighbours, Ballyagran.

Granagh/Ballingarry’s secret for building up the 6-10 tally on the night was their perfection of team work where every player combined from goalie to full forward line.

The club congratulates Fiona Hickey, Sarah Carey and Mairead Fitzgerald on their national intermediate camogie success playing with the county and the club members Ashling Scully, Capt., Rebecca Noonan and Eimear Morrissey for their contribution to St. Mary’s, Chareleville, when winning the Cork colleges final.

The club also sends their congratulations to secretary Eddie O’Brien and wife Marie, on the birth of their baby boy recently, and a welcome home to Emer Hickey after her term in Australia.

LOCAL U/14 SOCCER TEAM, UNBEATEN IN LEAGUE: Granagh U/14 div. 2 side completed the Desmond schoolboy league with an unbeaten record, and even were able to keep some of the best wine for last with a 4-0 result in the final game against Kilcornan.

Gearoid Lynch, was selected on the Limerick Desmond U/12 team/panel that recently beat Waterford, South Tipperary, North Dublin to reach the All-Ireland inter-league against Cork this weekend.

A number of local underage teams have reacheed the league finals in their respective divisions and include the very exciting U/10 play off against Ballingarry the local side, who lost 1-0 in a low scoring game, were so unlucky to lose by 1 goal to Broadford in the U/10 Shield final.

Granagh united FC weekly lottery: jackpot is currently running at €14,300 for an outright winner as no winner emerged this week.

Tickets are on sale for the local soccer club draw at O’Gormans shop/petrol station, Chawkes Cross, The Rock Bar, Granagh, Hickeys Bar, Croom, Bennis’ bar Ballyagran or from any of the soccer club promoters.

They cost €2.

GAA CLUB: Granagh/Ballingarry GAA club were visited by the county Feile Na nGael officers this week in connection with the big Gaelic Game/Camogie event in Limerick from Friday, July 5 to Sunday, July 7. On this occasion the visitors will be from from the great hurling stronghold of county Kerry which is Ballyduff in the North side of the famed football county.

A feile information evening will be held this Thursday, May 30 in Ballingarry GAA clubhouse at 7.30pm. All are welcome to attend and especially the feile host families as all details will be given in relation to the three days of the Feile na nGael in Limerick

U/16 footballers recorded a high class 3-7 to 4-1 (16 points to 13 points)win over neighbours Croom in the Maigueside venue on Monday evening, May 13. The local side had to fight back after a slow start, to the fore in the come back were Edward Sheehy, Cathal O’Keefe, Robert Lynch and Michael O’Keefe who had Granagh/Ballingarryin the lead at the end of the first half.

The GAA club lottery jackpot is now worth €20,000.

The club passed a vote of sympathy to the O’Riordan families of Ballinlena, Granagh and Howardstown, Bruree on their recent bereavement.

A STORY AND A SONG: In his West Limerick local radio show, Pat O’Donovan recalled popular musician Tom O’Donoghue of Castlemahon and singer Eileen Sheehan, from Abbeydorney, Co.Kerry, along with a number of previous performers on the show as it was public demand that they were requested to repeat their music.

This weeks featured artist was Peggie Prinderville, Glenbawn, Ballyhahill, daughter of the late Paddy Faley RIP, who recited some of her own composed verses/poems.

SYMPATHY: The parish community and clergy extend sincere sympathy to all the families in the area who had recent bereavements. May they rest in eternal peace.