Forecast Winner 2021

Winner of this year’s Forecast Competition, Mary Irish. Also pictured Club Chairman Dave O’Neill and ticket seller Niall Egan.

Mary, originally from Hugginstown, is a life-long supporter of Carrickshock and now lives in Ballyfoyle, beat off 2,200 entrants to come out on top and thus earns the right to be regarded as the real expert in Club Hurling in Kilkenny. Well done Mary!

Timber auction – Sunday 26th September 2021

We held a very successful Timber Auction on Sunday 26th September to raise vital funds for the running of our club. We had 45 loads of timber, 10 bales of hay, 6 bales of straw and a load of lime. This was made possible by our hard-working committee, our ever ready year-on-year donors along with our many customers and not least our helpers who delivered the loads to the customers homes. Huge thanks to all the above people and we hope to see you all in 2022.

U13 Hurling Championship Semi Final – GBC v Dunnamaggin – 14/9/2021

GBC U13’s continued their journey in this year’s Championship with an epic Semi Final that had everything – big leads, big comeback, last minute drawn points, extra time, penalties.

It was probably the best €5 the spectators will have paid this year.

The pitch in Callan was  in perfect condition and with the rain holding off, the conditions were great but a stiff breeze blowing down the pitch would help the team attacking that end.

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Forecast Results after Final Round of Matches

We now have the full table of results of our Forecast Competition after the final round of matches.

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Congrats to all our winners and huge thanks to everyone who supported this, see you all in 2022!

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Minor B Hurling Championship – Preliminary Round – 1/09/2021

The Graigue Ballycallan Minor team faced Thomastown in Thomastown on Wednesday evening, 1st September in the preliminary round of the Roinn B Championship.

On what was a perfect evening for hurling, Thomastown got off to a quick start going 2 points up in the first few minutes after a few uncharacteristic wides from the Graigue Ballycallan forwards were driven before that at the opposite end. Read more

Minor B League Final – GBC v St Martin’s – 23/8/2021

Last Monday evening Graigue Ballycallan Minors took on St. Martin’s of Muckalee in the Kilkenny Honda Centre Roinn B League Final in Dunmore
The locals got off to a quick start with two points on the board in the first few minutes. St. Martin’s were a strong physical team and let the locals know they were there to give them a game and soon equalised. It was an evenly contested game until Muckalee struck for a well-taken goal shortly before the water break. Read more

U15 Division 2 Féile Winners 2021

Our U15s made an early start on Saturday the 21st August to take on Clara in the opening round of Féile 2021, in a well organised but overcast O’Loughlin Gaels GAA grounds.

Clara made a bright opening and only for some great defending by the full back line of Oran, Aidan and Robbie Lynch and in particular Sean McGrath’s goal keeping skills, we could have found ourselves a goal or two down early on. Once we settled into the game, we began to dominate key positions. Midfield’s pairing of Frank and Michael soon got on top of things to send in good ball to our forwards. Substitutes Sean O’ Halloran, Keelan and Shane Hogan made a great impact on the team to help us get over the final line. Ben Young at full forward impressed scoring 2-1 to have his best game of the season so far, ably assisted by the young but skillful deadly duo Cormac and Ben Mc. We won this game on a score line of GBC 2-3 Clara 0-4. Scorers: Ben Young 2-1, Cormac Neary 0-1, Eoghan Cahil 0-1. Read more

U13 HL Round 2 – GBC v Mooncoin – 25/06/2021

GBC continued where they left off in the last match with a brace of fine goals. The match was played in Tom Ryall Park on a perfect evening for hurling. The pitch was as always in perfect condition and a nice crowd cheering on the lads.

The first 10 minutes was a tense affair with both teams showing great hurling, tackling and hooking and it looked like it would be tough battle for the hour, but GBC started to settle down and played some really intelligent hurling. The movement from the two forward lines started to show promise and with it came a hat-trick of goals from Ben McEvoy. He was ably assisted by the hard working Michael Tynan at centre forward who is adding point scoring to his considerable goal threat and this bodes well for later in the year.

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U13 Hurling League 1st Round – GBC v Piltown – 18/6/2021

What a cracking first round tie. Goals, fantastic saves and more goals were the order of the day. Graigue raced into a 9 point lead through a hat trick of goals from Ben McEvoy at full forward. Shane Hogan saved 2 certain  goals with saves that Eoin Murphy would be proud of. Piltown fought back well after the water break and scored three goals of their own. Some great defending in the last few minutes of the half from the full back line trio of Cian Ronan, Oran Hoyne and Sean O’Halloran and a goal from Michael Tynan for GBC left the score at  4-2  to 3-6 at half time.  Read more

Lotto Relaunch

The ‘LOTTO’ run jointly by Ballycallan Parish and the GBC GAA Club over the past 25 years has been an enormous success. However, due to the Covid 19 Pandemic the Lotto, in it’s original format had to be suspended to ensure the safety of all those involved.

Graigue Ballycallan GAA Club and St Brigid’s Camogie Club are in the process of a massive development at the club grounds in Kilmanagh and Ballycallan Parish have kindly agreed that the proceeds of the new Lotto will be given to GBC GAA Club until June 2023 to fund this development.

The new Lotto format will be an online version with many ways to pay and play.

If you would like more information please click on the Lotto Information Pack below

Lotto Information Pack

Returning to Training – Important Information

As we excitedly prepare to return to the hurling pitches, a reminder to all parents and guardians that any outstanding juvenile club membership must be paid immediately, before returning to play.
Membership can only be paid through the Foireann App. 
Please Note: only players and coaches are permitted to attend training sessions. If necessary, one parent or guardian can attend a training session in a supervisory capacity, whilst observing STRICT social distancing guidelines at all times.
Parents/Guardians should not congregate before or after training sessions.
Players Health Screen must be completed on every training/match day and submitted 2 hours before each session, also through the Foireann App.
It is crucial that everyone plays their part to ensure our return to Gaelic Games is carried out strictly in accordance with Government guidelines.

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