U/21 Footballer’s in Final: Granagh/ Ballingarry U/21 reached the west final last Saturday at Tournafulla versus Monagea. This was achieved by a 6 -10 to 2- 9 semi-finals win over Cappagh/Kilcornan.
This victory in the U/21 (13 a Side) West Limerick U/21 Football seeming-final featured a personal contribution of 5-1 by Padraig Lynch in the High total of 6-10 scored. The panel of U/21 footballers include – Ron Kelly, Eoin Casey, Brian Noonan, Kieran O’Donovan, Kevin O’Kelly, David Condron, Jack O Donoghue, Damien O’donovan, Stephen Hickey, Cathal O Keeffe, Kevin Moynihan and Padraig Lynch.
The final brought some disappointing news for the above panel as Monagea ran out easy winners. Report just out at the time of writing.
Local and county G.A.A supporters congratulate Na Piarsaigh on winning the Munster club championship and see it as a boost to the standard of the county senior hurling panel, along with the return of Tom Ryan, Kieran Carey, Mark Foley to the county management / selection of intermediate u/21 Limerick panel’s for the coming season.
University Recognition: Congratulations to the following Athlacca Higher Education Students who received University Recognition Recently. Alice Reynolds, Graduated in Animal Science, Katie Lynch, Graduated in sport’s Development, Both were voted Students of the year in their respective courses. Jane Hogan, graduated from Limerick University with a Bachelor of Business Studies, All three girls are natives of Dromin / Athlacca and have lots of local Granagh connections. Who join with us in our heartiest congratulation’s on their outstanding academic attainments.
Patrickswell Music Invitation: On Friday December 6 a traditional Irish Gathering is scheduled for the village of Patrickswell organised by well-known local musician John Hayes, and businessman Fergus Kilcoyne, Granagh traditional music promoter John O’Riordan has been invited to arrange / MC the nights programme and promote it in the county district’s prior to December 6.
As the previous “Rambling House” at this Patrickswell venue was an outstanding success, due to the extra involvement of Donie Hayes, John Hayes, Fergus Kilkoyne, Dave and Tommy O ‘Riordan, whom we can call on again for this special traditional promotion back in Patrickswell.
€15,550 – Local Soccer Jackpot: Granagh United Parish Soccer club Lottery Jackpot is now €15,550 for this week’s draw. As only lucky dips have been won for some while back, Included, Garry Hayes, C/O Rock Bar, John McGrath, Ballyagran, Liam Galvin, Newcastle-West, James Hickey, C/O Hickey’s Bar, Croom, Brendan Costello, Ballinasloe, Nora Mai Cotter, Ballyagran.
Get your €2 ticket early this week at local outlets – O Gorman’s Shop / Filling Station, Chawkes Cross, Hickey’s Bar, Croom, Rock Bar, Granagh or from the Parish Soccer Club Lottery Promoter’s.
A Story & Song: Billy McGuire a native of county Clare, now living in Ardagh, county Limerick, was Pat O’Donovan’s special guest last Saturday on West Limerick Radio. Billy is a well-known historian, who often questions the Irish state for their lack of respect for Bunreacht Na hEireann and omitting the sovereign seal that should include the Irish Harp.
In recent years the G.A.A actually dropped the emblem form the All-Ireland medals. Lack of proper respect for our shamrock is also seen on such items as buy Irish, or tourist promotions where the recognised “shamrock” is never portrayed. Billy McGuire’s campaign to restore this important respect for all our Irish Emblems should be supported by every Irish citizen, as without his revelations we will be left in the dark as was the case with successive governments.
Public Organisations: Once again we remind all clubs and organisations in the parish to forward their news /details / fundraising events etc. as soon as they have decided at their meetings the various projects they intend to hold in the parish.
As the closing day is Monday for all local news on local newspapers, this should not be too much to ask parish club / organisations secretary’s as we now have three Granagh local paper correspondents and is unique opportunity to promote cooperation between both group and individual functions as both are so important to every parish / community.
MARGARET FLEMING, NEE CUSACK, RIP: Sincere sympathy is extended to the Family, Relations and Friends of the late Mrs. Margaret Fleming nee Cusack, R.I.P Love Lane, Charleville, who was called to her eternal reward last week, predeceased by her husband Paddy. A very popular and well known Solo Dancer at venues in Charleville and as far as places like Lisdoonvarna in county Clare.
His wife Margaret, Nee Cusack, Was a native of Ryland’s Ballingarry, was equally popular amongst both communities with her ever friendly manner, enabled her to share with her friends both happy and sad situations of everyday life. The funeral to Holy Cross Church on Tuesday evening, and the burial at Holy Cross Cemetery Charleville on Wednesday afternoon was arranged by her family with the utmost detail of respect which she fully deserved for her total dedication to every member of her family and relations – may she rest in peace:
Our deepest sympathy is conveyed to the McElligott and Morrison families Castletown / Ballyagran on their very sad bereavement of a young relative overseas last week. May all the departed rest in Peace.