Our Forecast Competition for 2019 is now closed. We would like to thank everyone who entered and all our sellers who put in such a brilliant effort! Click on the link below for the full standings after the third round of matches:
Standings after 3rd Round of Matches
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.
Graigue-Ballycallan GAA Club & St. Brigid’s Camogie Club are holding their Annual Family Fun Day and Firewood Auction on Sunday 11th August 2019 in Tom Ryall Park, Kilmanagh.
This is one of the Club’s main fundraisers and all proceeds go towards our running costs. This year we will have all the usual attractions, Under-Age Hurling and Camogie blitz, sports events, cross-bar challenge and of course the ever popular “Where will Winnie Pooh”. The eagerly anticipated big raffle for a Tractor Trailer load of Sticks will of course take place. Read more
Graigue Ballycallan played near neighbours Tullaroan in the first round of the Junior A HC on Tuesday last 6th August. The large crowd were treated to a good open game with both sides eager to reach the quarter final. GBC made the better start and quickly built up a four point lead, which in fact they were never to surrender throughout. GBC dominated in most areas of the field and with their good combination play went into the break leading by six points.
Our club hosted the annual Billy Ronan Memorial Tournamant on 28th July in Tom Ryall Park. Graigue Ballycallan were up against a much stronger O’Loughlin Gaels team who ran out easy winners on a scoreline of 5-19 to 1-8. Trophies were presented by Johnny Ronan to the winning O’Loughlin’s team. Thanks to everyone who helped out in the organisation of this event. Read more
GBC U13’s travelled to Piltown to play our final league game on 26th July. Again GBC got off to a poor start conceding 1-3 before we eventually got on the scoreboard after 15 minutes. Our backs began to get on top which allowed more possession for the forwards, both sides traded points for the remaining half . HT Score: Piltown 1-7, GBC 0-5. The 2nd half was evenly balanced when Piltown’s No.14 won possession on the edge of the square and sent an unstoppable shot to the net with 7 minutes remaining. At the other end Piltown’s keeper pulled off two point blank saves to deny us a goal. Overall Piltown were a stronger/balanced team and ran out deserving winners. FT Score: Piltown 2-13, GBC 0-11. Read more
On Sunday 4th of August we hosted the annual Declan Bryne Under 14 Memorial Tournament with 6 teams competing. We had 2 groups of 3 with Graigue Ballycallan, Clara and Fermoy in Group 1 and O’Loughlin’s, Dicksboro and Tullogher Rosbercon in Group 2.
Congrats to the Kilkenny A Camogie team who were victorious beating Waterford, Dublin, Cork and Galway in the Final after extra time. Congrats and well done to Lauren Ronan who captained the Team!
Congratulations to Robin Delaney, Katie Maher and Ava Brett on the Kilkenny U14B Camogie squad who won the B final in the Kilkenny Blitz today beating Laois in the final.
Our annual U14 Declan Byrne Memorial Tournament will take place this Sunday 4th August commencing at 10am in Tom Ryall Park, Kilmanagh. Details of match times and Group details below:
10.00am GBC v Clara
10.45am GBC v Fermoy
11.30am Clara v Fermoy
10.00am Dicksboro v O’Loughlin Gaels
10.45am Dicksboro v Tullogher Rosbercon
11.30am O’Loughlin Gaels v Tullogher Rosbercon
12.30pm Cup Final – each group winner
12.30pm Shield Final – runners-up
Games will be 15 minutes a-side, umlimited subs, full hurling, 2 points for win, 1 point for a draw.
If teams are level it will go on head-to-head, then scoring difference
Refreshments will be provided
Our club Chairman, Dave O’Neill has penned a very important letter regarding the club fixtures calendar and his letter won ‘Letter of the Week’ in the Sunday Independent on 28th July 2019. This is a very important issue affecting all clubs, see below Dave’s letter in full.