We have our WINNERS in the 2019 Forecast Competition following the final round of matches played last weekend, click on the link below for the full results: CONGRATULATIONS to all winners and many thanks to everyone who entered
Standings after Final Round of Matches
A date for the Diary – Thursday 26th September @ 7.30pm in Tom Ryall Park
We would encourage all our coaches/trainers in the club to attend this very useful presentation by Paul Kilgannon.
As you are all aware, 2019 sees Graigue-Ballycallan GAA Club celebrate the Golden Jubilee of its foundation. The GBC 50 Committee are in the process of compiling a special souvenir publication to commemorate this special occasion, which will be launched on the 22nd November.
We now need your help and are appealing for old photographs spanning the last fifty years. These photographs can be of past teams, mentors, officials, supporters, celebrations indeed any subject relating to the Graigue-Ballycallan GAA Club and its history since 1969.
Photographs to be published will be chosen by the editor but in order to have a pictorial record of what Graigue-Ballycallan GAA has meant to this community since its foundation, we need your assistance.
Photographs will be copied and returned in a timely fashion to those who wish to contribute.
Please contact Philomena Brennan (086) 0655854 if you feel you can help.
Congratulations to Tom Brennan, Ballyline (No.12) on winning the Michael Foley Tournament Shield recently with Kilkenny U16 Development Squads in Ferns, Co. Wexford. Well done Tom!
It was perhaps with some trepidation that supporters travelled to Freshford last Saturday as GBC took on Erin’s Own in the last round of the St. Canice’s Credit Union SHL. Defeat would ensure the team would be contesting the first round of the Championship certain in the knowledge another defeat would see them fighting to retain their recently achieved Senior status.
The U14 girls have finished up for this year, all girls were only brilliant. Started off with Féile getting into a Final against the Boro making these St. Brigid’s U14s second best for Kilkenny. We had another Féile in Clara, this was for all teams that were second in their county. We played Dublin, Tipperary and Galway, a brilliant day was had by all. Read more
Great end to the year for our Under 10’s
Our girls played Urlingford for their last match of the season Wednesday evening. It was a great evening, the girls played great and came out with the win! Each girl was presented with a hurling ball and a certificate for their hard work this year. We had a great year with the girls, they have all improved so much and we are already looking forward to what’s to come next year. Well done girls we are so proud of you all!
After a fourteen week break over the summer, the St. Canice’s Credit Union SHL resumed on Saturday 31st August. GBC’s opponents were neighbours Danesfort and the tie was fixed for John Locke Park in Callan.
Playing with the assistance of a very strong breeze it became evident early on that opponents Danesfort meant business. They quickly built up a five point lead which in truth left GBC struggling to pull back for the duration of the entire game.
U8 Camogie News: Sun Sept 1st
A lovely way to finish up the U8 Camogie Session at Danesfort Family Fun Day. We played three tough competitive games against Clara, Danesfort and Ballyhale coming out on top of all three games. The girls worked really hard today and all year showed great attendance at training and all their matches. Thanks to parents for ongoing support.The future looks bright for this super bunch of Camogie players👏🏼👏🏼
We finished our season on Wednesday 28th with a hard fought match v Tullaroan in Kilmanagh. The evening finished with goodies and presentation of a sliotar from the club to each girl to practice the skills they learned over the summer. Attendance at training/matches was excellent throughout the summer and hopefully we’ll see the girls back next April for more fun.
Equipment has arrived and we are ready to erect the new ball stopping nets behind all goals.
Please be aware there are safety issues involved with this work. On training evenings, the pitches are out of bounds to anybody not participating in training!
Well done to our Super U8 girls who had a great morning of Camogie in James Park on Saturday 17th August. Thanks to Dicksboro for hosting and providing the goodies.The Future looks bright for this super bunch of Camogie players👏🏼👏🏼
While the sun was absent from Tom Ryall Park, Kilmanagh on Sunday last, it was at least dry as the people flocked to the annual Family Fun Day. With proceedings starting at 12 noon, locals and visitors alike were treated to an event packed afternoon. The Ballycallan Fife and Drum Band led the teams of hurlers and camogie players around the manicured pitch and for the next two hours the aspiring stars played their hearts out in front of their proud parents and grandparents! Each team member was duly rewarded with a treat bag for their efforts.