Graigue-Ballycallan GAA Club would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who entered our annual Match Forecast Competition. Congratulations to the 2019 winners and we hope that we can look forward to your continued support in 2020. Best of luck to all of the teams in the 2019 Senior and Intermediate Championships. To see the full list of winners please click on the link: Standings after Final Round of Matches
Friday 22nd November will be be a night to remember as we celebrate our club’s 50th year. We have a great night’s entertainment planned for The Set Theatre, Kilkenny!
We will be launching a book filled with great memories over the last 50 years and we have the legendary Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh as Special Guest on the night to launch the book. This will be followed by a ‘History of the Club’ presentation and there will be a Q and A with some of our former players. This is a free event but Please Note it is Strictly Over 18s.
Doors will open at 7.30pm with the book launch commencing at 8pm SHARP.
Pictured above is our Club Chairman, Dave O’Neill presenting the final draft of the book to Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh when he met him last week.
Massive well done to our Senior girls winning the Marble City Travel All-County Camogie League, beating Young Irelands 2-14 to 1-9. Great performance from all the girls especially the younger girls who stepped up to the mark.
MINOR CAMOIGE 2019 was always going to be a big ask as we were now in ROINN A after our great success in beating Thomastown in U16 Roinn A Final in 2018. The challenge to be competitive was made more difficult as we only had one girl up to the age of 18. Not withstanding that we had a bunch of girls who had shown great character over the past few years. So Minor 2019 would be a challenge, a year of learning and a year of maintaining our competitiveness.
All roads led to John Locke Park, Callan once again last Sunday for the replay between Graigue-Ballycallan and Mullinavat. After a thrilling encounter in horrendous conditions the previous Sunday, hopes were high that GBC could go one better on this occasion. While GBC had the much better start in the drawn game, it was the southern opposition that sprang into life from the throw-in.Read more
Congratulations to our fantastic U12 team who were victorious in their mini-league final on Tuesday 24th September. They faced John Lockes, who they had beaten earlier in the year, in what turned out to be a great game of camogie in Windgap in poor weather conditions.Read more
Congratulations to our U12 team who are through to the final after a fantastic win over Dicksboro in the Semi Final last Friday 13th September. It was a superb display of camogie with fierce defending from the backs and goalie and serious scoring from all of our forwards. The determination and workrate that all players put in was phenomenal. Final score: 9-6 to 3-2. Scorers: Nicola Kenny 2-1, Siobhan Kenny 2-1, Joanne Brennan 2-0, Katie Ronan 2-1, Roisin Foley 1-0, Tara Cody 0-2, Mollie Conroy 0-1. Thank you very much to all who came to support the girls. They now hope to continue their unbeaten record and bring home the title of U12 champions. They will face John Lockes in the Final. Details to be confirmed. Keep an eye on the page and texts for details regarding the final. The future is certainly bright for St Brigid’s thanks to these young stars!
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.
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. Read more
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