Graigue Ballycallan GAA Club 2019 Registration

Club Membership for 2019 is now due. We are holding our Club Registration night next Saturday 23rd February 2019 from 5pm to 7pm in the clubrooms

Membership rates are as follows:
Adult Player –  €80
Adult Non-Player  – €50
Student Player (Third Level)  – €50
Juvenile (U18)  (Primary/Secondary School)  – €30
OAP  – €25

Please Note the following information: 

Under the new GDPR Regulations, every club member needs to sign up to new rules/permissions and select what they opt in/out of in relation to the club communications. To do this, we need to get as many members as possible using the Official GAA App.  The selection is done by the member and renewed every 2 years!
The links to the new GAA Members App are shown below.  This App. can be used for Registration that is GDPR compliant. We are also set up to take Registration via online payment through this APP for all over 18 members. The use of this APP also makes us GDPR compliant as the opt in/out selections are made by the member. Under 18’s cannot use this APP as the Registration Form needs to be signed by both the juvenile player and a parent.  

Presentation of Medals/Dinner Dance – 9/2/2019

Our club celebrated all the success of 2018 with a Banquet and Medal presentation in the Newpark Hotel on Saturday 9th February 2019 and what a night of celebration it was. Medals were presented to our victorious Intermediate team on their wins in the League Shield Final, the Intermediate County Final and the Leinster Final. Our Juniors were presented with their medals for doing the League/Championship double in 2018 and our U21’s were presented with medals for their win in the U21B Championship.

 

Our sponsor, Ballykeeffe Distillery, opened proceedings with a drinks reception and the club presented Morgan and Anne Ging with a signed jersey to commemorate the wonderful year we had in 2018.

 

 

We held a raffle on the night with some great prizes and the proceeds were divided between two very deserving causes, St. Aidan’s NS’s new Sensory and Relaxation Room and The Smaritans. Pictured Eileen Heafey making presentatioin to Brigid Murphy (St. Aidan’s NS) and Willie O’Connor (The Samaritans)

 

We will have more photos and a full report from the night over the next few weeks!

Club of the Year

What an honour is was to receive the Club of the Year award in KCLR yesterday. 2018 was a fantastic year for our club and to receive the Club of the Year award really topped it off. Thanks to everyone who voted for us and thanks to David Buggy Motors for sponsoring this award.

Pictured L to R: Dave O’Neill (Club Chairman) Philomena Brennan (Club Secretary) Darragh Egan (Captain) Eamonn Egan (U21 Captain) and Conor Murphy (winner of Player of the Month for October 2018) 

AGM Report

The AGM of the Graigue-Ballycallan GAA Club took place in Tom Ryall Park, Kilmanagh on Saturday 12th January 2019. The Chairman, Dave O’Neill opened the meeting with the sad news that Club Member and former Committee Member Tommy Butler had passed away earlier that evening and all present stood and observed a minute’s silence in his memory. Read more

AIB All Ireland Club Intermediate Semi Final – 19/01/2019

Hard luck to our hurlers in the All Ireland Intermediate Club Semi Final who were beaten by Charleville of Cork last Saturday 19th January in Semple Stadium. Full Time Score Charleville 1-15 Graigue Ballycallan 1-13. We are so proud of this team for all they have achieved over the last few months and we look forward to what 2019 will bring when we will compete in the Senior grade once again.
Match report to follow.

Kilkenny Club of the Year 2018

We are so proud to have won the KCLR96FM and David Buggy Motors “Club of the Year” for 2018.

Ten local clubs made the shortlist and it went out to public vote over the Christmas and New Year break with the winner announced this morning.

The clubs nominated were: Kilfane Handball Club, Kilkenny City Harriers, Callan Boxing Club, Kilkenny Storm, Tullogher Rosbercon GAA Club, Ballyhale Shamrocks GAA Club, Dunnamaggin GAA Club, Evergreen FC and Kilkenny City Ladies Gaelic Football Club.

Our club had a fantastic year in 2018 winning the Kilkenny Intermediate title, the Leinster Intermediate Club Final and now look forward to an All Ireland Semi Final later this month.

We also enjoyed huge success at U13 level, winning the U13A Hurling Championship and winning the Primary School’s Roinn A Hurling and Football. And in December we won the U21 Roinn B Championship.

In total, 11 cups came to the club over the year and two Roinn A Camogie titles in U14 and U16. We would like to thank everyone who voted for us, this year will live long in the memory of our wonderful loyal supporters!

U13 Medal Presentation

Last Friday night, December 28th, our victorious U13’s were presented with their medals in Ballycallan Hall. In what was a great year for this bunch of hurlers, they won the Roinn A Country Cup in both Hurling and Football and the Cumann na mBunscoil Roinn A Final with St. Aidan’s NS. These boys were also very successful in the club competitions, winning the Roinn B Football Championship and the Roinn A Hurling Championship and the Lisdowney 7’s Shield.

They are the first county club to win the Tom Ryall Cup and it was fitting that members of the Ryall family were in attendance on the night. MC for the night, Club Charimain Dave O’Neill, presented all the players and Billy Ryan and John Byrne (Bord na nÓg Chairman) were on hand to present the medals and acknowledge their achievements.

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