Graigue Ballycallan GAA Club are aware of the potential challenges facing the elderly and vulnerable in our community. We have established a group of volunteers who will act as backup to anybody who is currently supporting their family and neighbours during this crisis. Our group of volunteers are located throughout the parish and are available should anybody require assistance with the collection and delivery of groceries, fuel or medication. If anybody has to go into self-isolation in the next few weeks please be aware we will be there to assist you. This service will be operated in the strictest confidence.
To avail of the service please call: 087-3725997
“The Future depends on what we do in the Present” Mahatma Gandhi
We are in unprecedented times, we need to follow the advice from our Public Health experts. Speak to your children, sit with them, look at, study, discuss and implement the HSE Guidelines on hand hygiene, cough etiquette, general hygiene and what to do it you have symptoms or have come in contact with someone who has the virus. We all need to take responsibility and reduce our social contact, particularly with those who are most vulnerable. Together we will get through this.
‘In light of this morning’s Government announcement, the GAA, An Cumann Camógaíochta and the Ladies Gaelic Football Association have decided to suspend all activity at Club, Inter-County and Educational levels until March 29 (inclusive) from midnight tonight’
Joe Millea, whose sudden passing on Thursday 30th January 2020 was a much loved and respected member of our parish. A man of great qualities, he endeared himself to all whose path he crossed in his 78 years.
A devoted family man, his wife Helen, daughters Tracy and Sinead, sons Sean and Niall were paramount to everything he did. As the family extended he welcomed them into the fold with open arms. He loved the company of his grandchildren.
He will be sadly missed by his many great neighbours and friends throughout the parish and county. He was an outstanding hurler who gave great service to Graigue Ballycallan GAA Club winning a Northern Junior title in 1970 and a Junior Football title in 1960. Read more
It’s that time of year again, Graigue Ballycallan GAA Club Forecast Competition is now up and running for 2020. With the draws completed for the 2020 League pairings, our hard-working committee will be out around the county and beyond over the next few weeks trying to get the support of the GAA Community. We are keeping the cost of entry for 2020 at €10 per entry, click on the link below to play online Play GBC Forecast Competition online here
The AGM of the Graigue-Ballycallan GAA Club took place in Tom Ryall Park, Kilmanagh on Saturday 11th Jan. The Chairman, Dave O’Neill opened the meeting by observing a minutes silence for all club members who had passed away during the past year, mentioning former member and great club supporter Tom Brennan and Maura Comerford and Julia Hennessy who had been interred in the past week. He also included all who were battling illness in the parish. Read more
Date for the Diary: Graigue Ballycallan GAA Club will hold their AGM this Saturday 11th Jan at 7.30pm in the Clubrooms at Tom Ryall Park. Deceased members of the Club will be remembered at the 6.30pm Mass in Kilmanagh immediately preceding the meeting. All members are asked to make a big effort to attend!
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
Minor Camogie 2019 was always going to be a big ask as we were now in Roinn A after our great success in beating Thomastown in the 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.
2019 U16 St. Brigid’s camogie and there were huge expectations for 2019. Why? Well as 2018 Roinn A champions after our memorable win over Thomastown in Bennettsbridge this was a grade where we enjoyed success. We lost a number of key players from 2018 but still held on to the majority of the 2018 panel, so we were quietly confident of doing well. Unfortunately we were dealt a cruel wrong when we lost our excellent goalie Ellie O’Neill to the dreaded cruciate injury for 2019.