It’s that time of year again, Graigue Ballycallan GAA Club Forecast Competition is now up and running for 2022. With the draws completed for the 2022 League pairings, our hard-working committee will be out around the county and beyond over the next few weeks trying to get the support of the GAA Community.
We are keeping the cost of entry for 2022 at €10 per entry, click on the link below to play online
Forecast 2022 Play Online
Friday 27th May 2022 at 6pm will see the Official Opening of the new Gym, Multipuropse Fitness Room and Community Walkway at Tom Ryall Park Kilmanagh. Everyone welcome!
We will be providing refreshments and all donations of baking would be greatly appreciated. All help welcome in the kitchen also – please contact Louise 085 1051650 or Martina 087 4139228 if you would like to help.
Looking forward to seeing you all.
Click on the link below to to view some photos from the night
Opening of New Facilities 27 May 2022
Graigue Ballycallan 6-13 Ballyhale Shamrocks 3-12
GBC and Shamrocks played out a high-scoring game in sun-drenched Kilmanagh in Round 3 of the U15 B Hurling League. As usual, the facilities at Tom Ryall Park were in pristine condition and it was great to see the scoreboard in operation, full credit on all counts to Groundsman Gussy.
Both teams were missing players due to injury, Mullan for Shamrocks and Ben McEvoy for GBC.
Graigue Ballycallan 0-17 Thomastown 1-12
GBC travelled to Thomastown to take on the reigning 2022 Kilkenny Féile B Champions in the 2nd round of the League. Thomastown had an impressive victory in the Féile Final over a strong Glenmore team (Glenmore beat GBC in the Féile semi-final by 6 points).
Winner of the Lotto Jackpot €12,000, Leslie Sweeney, being presented with his cheque by members of the Lotto Committee. This picture was taken in the new Players Gym in Tom Ryall Park, Kilmanagh.
Graigue Ballycallan GAA Club are delighted to announce that Eamonn Butler has been ratified to take up the role of Club Secretary.
We would like to thank outgoing secretary Paddy Dalton and wish him well in his new role with Naomh Brid GAA
Thanks to all who have paid their GBC Membership for the 2022 season. Your continued support is invaluable in providing the first class facilities in Tom Ryall Park. There are a small few outstanding player memberships, please complete your registration through your online Foireann account. A player is not insured unless membership is played in full and cannot participate in any GAA activities after 1st May 2022.
If you have any difficulty with Foireann, please contact Michele on 086 1080448.
Thanks again for your support!
Graigue Ballycallan 3-15 Tullogher Rosbercon 3-9
Tullogher Rosbercon made the long journey up to Kilmanagh for this first round Under 15 Roinn B clash. This was a lively and high scoring game between the two teams that contested the U13 League Final in 2020 (Tullogher came out on top that day to win with a last-minute goal)
Half of the proceeds of The Annual Mary McGrath Table Quiz normally in aid of St. Brigid’s Camogie Club, this year was decided to go towards UNICEF which help Ukrainian aid during these awful times. St. Brigid’s Camogie Club also matched this donation to UNICEF. Below is the acknowledgment letter from UNICEF. Thanks to everyone who supported us in anyway.
I just wanted to drop you a note from Ukraine to say a huge thank you for your generous donation of €1124.00 to help children like 15-month-old Artur. I met him and his family when I visited an air raid shelter in Lviv. This is the second time they’ve had to flee their home because of the violence, so the fact that people like you care about them means so much.
To a mother at her wit’s end after travelling on foot with her small children in the bitter cold for three days, your gift of clean water is so precious. To a child who’ll spend yet another night sleeping in an underground bunker instead of their bed at home, your gift of a blanket is so comforting.
Thanks to the amazing help of people like you in Ireland and across the world, UNICEF has already delivered several tons of hygiene products, including diapers, disinfectant, and wipes to a temporary refugee centre at the Palanca crossing point on Ukraine’s border with Moldova.
With your help, we won’t stop until every child is reached. Thank you again.
UNICEF Spokesperson, Ukraine
We are delighted to welcome back all our juvenile and adult players for the 2022 season. A big THANK YOU to everybody that has paid their Membership. Our new walkway has been an enormous success and is being used by players and members daily. Your membership includes insurance which ensures that you and your club is protected.
We have extended the closing date for all until Friday 11th of March 2022
To those who have still to pay membership your co-operation is appreciated
Please click on the links below for Membership Rates and Instructions on How to Register or go to ‘MEMBERSHIP’ section under ‘CLUB INFORMATION’ at the top of the page
Foireann Registration – Quick Guide
On behalf of GBC I would like to thank Eugene, Adrian and Grace for the tremendous work they did last year with our teams. Sadly, for 2022 they won’t be on board with us. We have all benefited enormously from their efforts, Eugene last year, Adrian since 2019 and Grace since 2009. They have earned our respect, leave us as friends and will always be most welcome in Tom Ryall Park. Thank you, all in GBC wish you the best of luck in the future.
Thanks must also go to Micheal, Joc and Paul for their efforts with our Junior A team over the past two years. For 2022 they will be involved with our Juvenille teams. Thank you men.
GBC are delighted to announce that John O’Neill is coming on board as manager of our Senior team. James and Dougie are staying on board as selectors. The three of them are currently recruiting a backroom team and will be laying out their plans to you all in the near future. FYI, our new gym will be commissioned on 11th February.
Dave O’Neill (Chairman)