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St Canice’s Credit Union SHL Final Round – GBC v Erin’s Own – 7/9/2019

It was perhaps with some trepidation that supporters travelled to Freshford last Saturday as GBC took on Erin’s Own in the last round of the St. Canice’s Credit Union SHL. Defeat would ensure the team would be contesting the first round of the Championship certain in the knowledge another defeat would see them fighting to retain their recently achieved Senior status.
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St. Canice’s Credit Union SHL 4th Round – 31/8/2019 GBC v Danesfort

After a fourteen week break over the summer, the St. Canice’s Credit Union SHL resumed on Saturday 31st August. GBC’s opponents were neighbours Danesfort and the tie was fixed for John Locke Park in Callan.

Playing with the assistance of a very strong breeze it became evident early on that opponents Danesfort meant business. They quickly built up a five point lead which in truth left GBC struggling to pull back for the duration of the entire game.
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Junior A Hurling Championship 1st Round – GBC v Tullaroan – 6/8/2019

Graigue Ballycallan played near neighbours Tullaroan in the first round of the Junior A HC on Tuesday last 6th August. The large crowd were treated to a good open game with both sides eager to reach the quarter final. GBC made the better start and quickly built up a four point lead, which in fact they were never to surrender throughout. GBC dominated in most areas of the field and with their good combination play went into the break leading by six points.
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St Canice’s CU SHL Third round – GBC v Rower Inistioge – 22/05/2019

The 3rd Round of the St. Canice’s Credit Union HL took place in Dunnamaggin on Wednesday 22nd May. A large crowd eagerly anticipated a competitive game but were left disappointed with the fare on offer. The locals came up short on the night and had to give way to a physically stronger and very driven Rower-Inistioge on the night. GBC were under pressure from the throw in and it took them the first quarter to get somewhat settled on the ball. However, after a GBC goal attempt was saved off the line, to be followed quickly by a goal at the other end of the field it was evident that this was not to be GBC’s night. 
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Junior A HL 4th Round – GBC v Carrickshock 3/05/2019

The Junior A team continued their winning campaign last Friday 3rd May when they travelled South to take on Carrickshock in Hugginstown.  With the return of a couple of players from injury and illness numbers were good and GBC went into the match with confidence. This confidence looked somewhat premature as it was Carrickshock who had the much better start. They quickly built up a 1-3 to 0-2 lead before GBC settled down. With each side matching one another score for score it was not a surprise that the teams went in at half time all square on a score of 1-9 each.
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Junior A Hurling League 3rd Round – GBC v Young Ireland’s 27/04/2019

The Junior A team’s second outing (Rd 1 v Erins Own yet to be played) saw GBC take on Young Ireland’s in Tom Ryall Park on Saturday 27th April. GBC were missing at least eight players due to illness and injury but even so put up a spirited display from the throw in. Guilty of some wayward shooting the GBC side should have been more in control of the game from the start and were disappointed to be a point behind at the interval.
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Mary Mc Grath Table Quiz

A great night was had on Holy Thursday night in The Pound Ballycallan. A great turnout with 20 tables. A huge thank you to the McGrath family for organisation, premises, food and prizes. A thank you to Billy Neary for being quiz master on the night and to Anne Murphy and Siobhan O’Brien for doing corrections. Thanks to any one who helped in anyway on the night and to everyone who donated prizes and made sandwiches, much appreciated. Thank you to Avonmore and Celine Egan for sponsoring quiz prizes.

Well done to the winning team of James Cahill, Mary Murphy, Mary McCluskey and Sean Casey who received an Avonmore Hamper each.
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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.

U21 Roinn B Hurling Championship Final – 16/12/2018

Report by Philomena Brennan

2018 – What a year for Graigue-Ballycallan GAA. After winning accolades in Intermediate, Junior B and U13, the baton was passed to the U21’s on Sunday last 16thy December. After several disappointments at this grade over the last few years hopes were high as the supporters gathered in a cool but dry Pairc Lachtain in Freshford.

Despite desperate rain over the preceding days, great credit is due to the officials in Freshford for having the pitch in remarkable condition for this eagerly awaited clash against Bennettsbridge.
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