The ‘LOTTO’ run jointly by Ballycallan Parish and the GBC GAA Club over the past 25 years has been an enormous success. However, due to the Covid 19 Pandemic the Lotto, in it’s original format had to be suspended to ensure the safety of all those involved.
Graigue Ballycallan GAA Club and St Brigid’s Camogie Club are in the process of a massive development at the club grounds in Kilmanagh and Ballycallan Parish have kindly agreed that the proceeds of the new Lotto will be given to GBC GAA Club until June 2023 to fund this development.
The new Lotto format will be an online version with many ways to pay and play.
If you would like more information please click on the Lotto Information Pack below
Lotto Information Pack
GBC continued where they left off in the last match with a brace of fine goals. The match was played in Tom Ryall Park on a perfect evening for hurling. The pitch was as always in perfect condition and a nice crowd cheering on the lads.
The first 10 minutes was a tense affair with both teams showing great hurling, tackling and hooking and it looked like it would be tough battle for the hour, but GBC started to settle down and played some really intelligent hurling. The movement from the two forward lines started to show promise and with it came a hat-trick of goals from Ben McEvoy. He was ably assisted by the hard working Michael Tynan at centre forward who is adding point scoring to his considerable goal threat and this bodes well for later in the year.
As we excitedly prepare to return to the hurling pitches, a reminder to all parents and guardians that any outstanding juvenile club membership must be paid immediately, before returning to play.
Membership can only be paid through the Foireann App.
Please Note: only players and coaches are permitted to attend training sessions. If necessary, one parent or guardian can attend a training session in a supervisory capacity, whilst observing STRICT social distancing guidelines at all times.
Parents/Guardians should not congregate before or after training sessions.
Players Health Screen must be completed on every training/match day and submitted 2 hours before each session, also through the Foireann App.
It is crucial that everyone plays their part to ensure our return to Gaelic Games is carried out strictly in accordance with Government guidelines.
Please read the attached details regarding Graigue Ballycallan GAA Club Registration for 2021. This is the new GAA Registration online system and all players/members should register through the following link: http://www.foireann.ie as soon as possible
Foireann Registration – Quick Guide
The Graigue Ballycallan GAA Club AGM has been rearranged for this Saturday 27th February at 8pm.
It will take place virtually via Microsoft Teams.
A link will be emailed to you on Friday to allow access to the meeting.
The AGM fixed for this Saturday 9th January 2021 has been postponed due to Level 5 Covid restrictions. A new date will be advised in due course. Stay Safe!
On Saturday 21st November 2020 we lit a candle in our club grounds to remember the 14 innocent people who went to Croke Park on 21st November 1920 and never came home. They were killed when British Forces opened fire 10 minutes into a challenge match between Tipperary and Dublin. Hundreds of GAA Club across the country took part in remembering this sad occasion 100 years ago.
Orders for hurls are now being taken for Christmas – Contact Michael Dermody on 086-8865483 to get your order in!
MINOR CAMOIGE 2020——— we remained in ROINN A and we had expectations for the class of Minor 2020. The challenge to be competitive was made more difficult for all due to COVID 19. However, we had a bunch of girls who had shown great character over the past few years (U16 Roinn A Champions 2018) so we had expectations of ourselves. One of keys to success was staying injury free so losing Kate McCluskey was a cruel blow to this group. This injury on top of others leading up to the Semi Final v Dicksboro obviously became too much on the day and we failed to meet our expectations. That was a pity but this group have a huge amount to look forward to as they develop their camogie careers. Read more
Graigue Ballycallan 3-14 Galmoy/Windgap 0-19
Our Under 19’s got their League/Championship campaign off to a winning start on Sunday afternoon 4th October in Kilmanagh beating a strong Galmoy/Windgap team by 4 points.
The visitors got off to the better start going 6 points to 2 ahead in the first ten minutes. GBC got their first goal then through good work from a busy Jeff Neary letting the ball in to OisÍn Egan and he finished very well. Minutes later GBC got a lucky goal when a long free from Stephen Keoghan went straight into the net. Another goal for GBC from Patrick Foley left the score at half time 3-6 to 9 points. Read more