CAMOGIE PLAYERS SHINE: Local combined parishes camogie players were very much in the sporting news in recent weeks.In the county senior camogie league, Granagh/Ballingarry had a good 2-13 to 1-2 victory against Bruff.
The team will take on Newcastle West in the 9th round.
In the U-16 league, the local side play Kilmallock. Congratulations and best wishes to Fiona Hickey, who will be in action for the county team in the National League semi final on Sunday at Waterford
COUNTY FLEADH CHEOIL: The 2013 Fleadh Cheoil Luimnigh is scheduled to fall on the June Bank Holiday weekend at Mary Immaculate Training College, Limerick City.
It is hoped that the convenience and facilities of the venue will encourage record entries from all parts of the city and county in support of its first hosting of the County competition’s traditional music programme, Fleadh Cheoil Luimni. Followers of traditional entertainment can look forward also to the 2013 Munsteer Fleadh Cheoil in its Limerick UL venue held in mid July.
A STORY AND A SONG: Frankie Nash, Patrickswell, was featured this week on West Limerick Community Radio, presented by Pat O’Donovan. Frankie is a well known singer/musician, with years of vast experience as members of showbands.
On Saturday nights show, Nash sang a selection of his favourite songs including “The Girl From Yesterday” and “Seven Spanish Angels”
SWIMMING SKILLS DISCOVERED: Local members participation in the county community games competitions in Askeaton over the last few weekends has effected the discovery of more outstanding swimming talent in the local parishes branch which include Orla 1st, U/14, Emily Clancy, 1st, Ballingarry U/14 N.S. boys team, 1st, Ballingarry U/14 girls team, 2nd, Sean O’Connor, U/14 2nd, M.J. Purtill, Grace Purtill, Aislinn Herlihy, Anna Griffin, all of whom represented Granagh N.S. While Eoin Sheehan, Matthew Cronin, Jeremy o’Connor and Sean O’Connor were the Ballingarry school team.
Other participants from the local branch included Valerie Sheehy, Sinead Griffin, Lisa Lynch, Grace Purcill, Eve Higgins, Anna Griffin, Aimie O’Sullivan, Luke Flynn, Emily Clancy, Sophie Alymer, Lisa Lynch Caelinn McGrath, Aisling Irwin, Mai Griffin, Eimear O’Kelly and Emily Flynn.
THANKS FOR DAFFODIL DAY:Mary and Peter Morrissey, Coolrus, Granagh, once again extend their thanks for the local support of this years Daffodil Day/Coffee Morning. €1,106 was collected in total at their residence in Coolrus for the Cancer Research Fund.
PARISH SOCCER CLUB: Granagh United FC were the first of the West Limerick Junior Teams to reach the semi-finals of the “Weekly Observer/Desmond Cup”. This was attained by their 2-1 away win against Knockaderry last weekend. The team are maintaining 3rd place in the Desmond Cup with 5 wins and 4 draws to their credit
In the underage section of the West Limerick competition, the U/14 Div. 2. are leading the way in the Schoolboy League with 21 points with a clean record of 7 played, 7 won.
U/16, Div. 1. are sharing the top of the table with Abbeyfeale (13 points each) which is also a fine league performance.
Other Granagh teams in the underage include U/8, Div. 2, in 2nd, U/10, Div. 1. also in 2nd, U/12, Div. 2. in 4th. U/8 and U/10 B teams are also progressing very well in their respective leagues.
Don’t forget your ticket for this weeks lottery soccer club jackpot of €14,100, available at O’Gormans petrol station/shop, chawkes cross, “The Rock Bar” Granagh, Hickeys bar, Croom, Benness’s Bar, Ballygran or any of the soccer clubs weekly draw promoters.
SENIOR HURLING TEAM: Granagh/Ballingarry senior hurlers took a positive step forward in the West Limerick Championship. Their 2-13 to 1-11 win last week in the quarter final at Sean Finn park, Rathkeale was a most encouraging display for the combined parishes panel.
Friday April 26, Granagh Ballingarry minor hurlers play Chaherline at 7pm in Ballingarry.