Club Chairman Dave O’Neill and Milo Hennessy pay tribute to the late Joe Millea

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

FORECAST 2020

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

Registration 2020

Graigue Ballycallan GAA Club will hold a Registration evening this Saturday 25th January in the clubrooms at 7.30pm. We look forward to seeing all the familiar faces and would welcome new members.

Registration Fees are as follows:

Adult Player €85
3rd Level Student €50
2nd Level Student / Juvenile €30
General Member €50
OAP €25

Graigue Ballycallan GAA Club – AGM Report

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

GRAIGUE BALLYCALLAN GAA CLUB AGM

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!

Forecast 2019 – Results

Forecast 2019 Winner Michael Kavanagh being presented with his prize

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

 

POSITION NAME PRIZE
1st Michael Kavanagh (St. Lachtain’s) €1,500
2nd Rory Burke (Thomastown) €800
3rd  Pascal Connelly (Clara) €400
4th  Dermot Lanigan (Thomastown) €200
5th Vincent & Brian c/o Village Inn €200
6th Pat Stapleton (O’Loughlin Gaels) €200

Minor Camogie Report 2019

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.

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U16 Camogie 2019

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.

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U7 Report 2019

Over 30 very enthusiastic boys hurled, trained and had great craic together during the year for our U7 group. We usually trained on Saturday mornings and played numerous games and blitzes throughout the year. It was fantastic to see the players develop and gain confidence and most importantly, have fun along the way. Thanks to the parents for their co-operation and sincere thanks to the coaches for generously volunteering their time.

U11 Report 2019

Under 11 2019 was a highly enjoyable and successful year with a great bunch of young hurlers. The older members of the panel were also on the Under 13 panel so they were very busy.
We started back in February training under lights in the Loreto and then back to the pitch in late March. Our first blitz of the year was the CBS blitz in Palmerstown where we played Tullaroan, Gowran and Dunnamaggin, winning all 3 games. Our player of the day was Oran Hoyne who received a CBS jersey. Read more

GBC 50TH CELEBRATIONS AND BOOK LAUNCH – 22/11/2019 WHAT A NIGHT!!

Report by Philomena Brennan
Little did the founding fathers of our great club know back in the Spring of 1969 that their hopes and dreams of a united club would, fifty years later, culminate in a night of celebration which saw nearly 300 people pack into the Set Theatre in John Street to proudly announce that they were proud to be members of the Graigue-Ballycallan GAA Club.
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