Our 2019 Forecast Competition is now up and running. You can play online at www.forecaster.graigueballycallan.ie or get a Forecast card from any member of our organising committee (see names and contact details on card). The first round of matches starts on 6th April 2019 so get your entries in well before this date!
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
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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!
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)
The time has arrived, GBC 50 and your chance to celebrate the massive success of 2018!!
A night not to be missed, to remember past glories and to thank the current teams on their wonderful achievements in 2018!
Tickets are €40 each and will be limited so it will be advisable to book early from any committee member!
Please Note this is an over 18’s event!
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
Graigue Ballycallan GAA Club will hold a Victory Banquet and Medal Presentation in the Newpark Hotel on Saturday 9th February. Tickets €40 each. Please Note this is an over 18’s event.
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.
Please Note our club AGM will take place this Saturday, 12th January at 8.30pm in the clubrooms. All members are asked to attend. Deceased members of the club will be remembered at 7.30pm Mass in Kilmanagh before the meeting.
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!
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.