U15 A County Final 5/9/2020 – Match Report

The Graigue Ballycallan U15 team recently lined out against James Stephens in a much anticipated County Final. Both teams were the teams that showed the best form throughout the year and when they met in the group stages earlier in the year the town team prevailed by the narrowest of margins after probably the best game of the season.

Very little has separated these teams over the last number of years with the locals beating them by 2 points in a Féile Semi Final last year. Read more

U15 County Final – Saturday 5th September

Best of Luck to our U15 boys in the Duggan Steel Roinn A County Final this Saturday 5th September v James Stephens. Throw-in will be 11am in MW Hire Dunmore.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions this match will be played behind closed doors with a limited number of tickets available for parents. It will however be LIVE streamed on You Tube on the following link:

GBV v James Stephens LIVESTREAM

There will also be live updates on our Twitter page on the day.

St Canice’s Credit Union SHC 1ST Round 30/08/2020 – GBC v Bennettsbridge

GBC knew they would have a tough battle on their hands as they took on Bennettsbridge in the 1st Round of the St. Canice’s Credit Union Senior Hurling Championship in UPMC Nowlan Park on Sunday at 2pm.
A Conor Murphy free and a point from play for Aaron Brennan saw GBC 0-2 to 0-1 after the opening 3 minutes. Bennettsbridge then found their gears scoring 3 points without reply until Conor Murphy pointed a free in the 10th minute to leave the score 0-3 to 0-4. At the water break it was 0-6 to 0-4 to the Bridge. After the water break The Bridge upped the gears again adding 5 more points to GBC’s two frees. The gap at halftime could have been more only for a great on the line save from Ciaran Hoyne left the score at halftime 0-11 to 0-6 to The Bridge.

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U15 A Hurling Championship Quarter Final 19/08/2020 – GBC v Tullogher Rosbercon

Graigue Ballycallan and Tullogher Rosbercon U15’s braved the weather on Wednesday evening 19th August in Kilmanagh in a Quarter Final Championship decider.
It was the locals that got off to a quick start with two early goals and from there never looked back. It was a strong team performance from 1 to 15 from the men in blue. The backs defended tenaciously for the hour, the midfield duo worked hard all evening and the forwards picked off the scores from the quality ball they were fed from the men outside. Read more

Junior A Hurling Championship Semi Final – 16/08/2020 – GBC v O’Loughlin Gaels

Pairc Sheamuis Stiophan on the Kells Road was the venue as GBC faced O’Loughlin Gaels in the JJ Kavanagh & Sons Junior A Championship Semi Final on Sunday 16th August. 
This was always going to be a close match between these two even sides. The first quarter, as they are known by now, produced some fine hurling from both sides but at the water break it was GBC ahead by 1-7 to 0-7. GBC’s first score of the game coming from the evergreen James Ryall. This was followed by points from Oisín Egan, Adam O’Brien and Willie O’Connor but the difference between the two sides was Sean O’Dwyer with 1-1 from full forward. After the water break more points from Ciaran Hogan, two frees from Oisín Egan and another point from Sean O’Dwyer saw GBC lead at halftime 1-11 to 0-10

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Senior Hurling League 3rd Round – 15/08/2020 – GBC v Mullinavat

Our Senior hurlers went to UPMC Nowlan Park to take on Mullinavat in the final round of the St. Canice’s Credit Union League. After a disappointing result against Dicksboro in round 2, GBC were hoping for a better performance.
In the opening 15 minutes GBC were holding their own against a strong Mullinavat team. Points from Sean Ryan, Tom Dunphy and Aaron Brennan saw GBC 0-7 to 0-5 down but hurling well. But after the water break GBC didn’t register a score and it was 0-10 to 0-5 at halftime to Mullinavat. 

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Junior A Hurling Championship QF – 9/08/2020 – GBC v Tullaroan

On Sunday 9th August GBC took on near rivals Tullaroan in the JJ Kavanagh & Sons Junior A Championship Quarter Final in Tullaroan in very warm conditions. GBC didn’t get the start they wanted when the ref awarded Tullaoran a penalty within the first minute which they scored the opening goal from. But from there until the water break GBC would out play Tullaroan all over the field and lead 0-6 to 1-0, scores coming from two Oisín Egan frees and points from play from Sean O’Dwyer, Vinny Teehan and Adam O’Brien. After the water break GBC didn’t let up with Sean O’Dwyer and Oisín Egan causing problems again, scoring 1-4 between them before halftime leaving the score 1-10 to 1-3.

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Senior Hurling League – 3rd Round – 15/8/2020 – GBC v Mullinavat

Our Senior hurlers are in action on Saturday 15th August v Mullinavat in the 3rd Round of the St. Canice’s Credit Union Hurling League.

This match is being played in Nowlan Park, throw-in 3.30pm. Due to continued restrictions at GAA matches the numbers are limited to 200. Kilkenny GAA will be streaming the match LIVE on the following link:

https://www.beosport.live/products/kilkenny-shl-graigue-ballycallan-v-mullinavat

Please Note: There is a €6 charge for this live stream

U15 A Hurling League/Championship 12/8/2020 – GBC v O’Loughlin Gaels

Graigue Ballycallan U15’s recorded a convincing win over O’Loughlin Gaels on Wednesday night in John’s Park. It was a strong team performance all round with the full forward line of Aaron McEvoy, Ryan Corcoran and Jake O’Brien scoring 3-7 from play between them. Billy O’Neill gave an outstanding performance at centre back scoring two long range frees in the process with Dean O’Brien and Pat Purcell completing a strong half back line. Read more

U15 A Hurling League/Championship – 5/8/2020 – GBC v James Stephens

Graigue Ballycallan U15’s continued their 2020 League/Championship campaign on Wednesday night (5th Aug) against James Stephen’s on the Kells Road. The locals got a good start with a goal from Ryan Corcoran but the home team soon levelled with 3 quick points in succession. From there to the half time break it was score for score with the teams level 1-3 to 0-6 at the interval.
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