GBC made the trip to Freshford for the opening round of the St. Canice’s Credit Union Senior Hurling League against Clara on Friday evening 31st July 2020. Playing against the wind in the first half, GBC opened the scoring with a Sean Ryan free within the first minute but it didn’t take long for Clara to get into the game to leave the score after 8 minutes 0-1 to 0-4. After 12 minutes Sean Ryan won a great ball, played it across the field to Jesse Roberts who controlled it very well and score a fine point from play. 0-2 to 0-4. Within 2 minutes a short puck out from Ciaran Hoyne to James Ryall who found Jesse Roberts on the left wing, scored another fine point. 0-3 to 0-4. After the water break that man again Jesse Roberts, who was causing serious problems for the Clara half back line, scored another great point from play. 0-4 to 0-4. From there on in, Clara had the better of GBC and out scored GBC 1-6 to 0-3 leaving the halftime score 1-10 to 0-7 to Clara. Read more
Graigue Ballycallan took on James Stephens in the 1st Round of the JJ Kavanagh Junior A Championship in Tom Ryall Park, Kilmanagh on a wet Saturday at 2.30pm. GBC got off to a perfect start when they went 3 points up within the first 3 minutes with scores from Oisín Egan (free and 65) and a well taken point from play from Simon O’Dywer. GBC kept up the pressure on James Stephens, with our backs hurling well and three more points from play from Oisín Egan, Vinny Teehan and Shane Hennessy leaving the score 0-6 to 0-4. James Stephens started to come into the game more as the first half was coming to an end but more points from Oisín, Shane and Vinny left the score at halftime GBC 0-9 James Stephens 0-7 Read more
Due to the limited numbers currently allowed at GAA matches we can confirm that we will be streaming our Senior match v Clara (Friday 31st July) and our second Senior match v Dicksboro (Friday 7th August). Both matches are scheduled to take place in Freshford. We will have further details next week on this so stay tuned!
A lot of work has been carried out since the GAA announced the re-opening of its’ playing grounds. Suitable signage, sanitising units and guidelines have been adopted to ensure the health and safety of all our members.
One of the key control measures that have been put in place as part of a Safe Return to Gaelic Games is the completion of a Health Questionnaire.
Adult Players, Parents/Guardians of underage players and Team Personnel will be required to complete the online Health Questionnaire ONCE prior to their return to Gaelic Games.
Using the same system, Adult Players, Parents/Guardians and Team Personnel will be required to declare, before each training session/game, that their health status has not changed.
The Online System for the Health Questionnaire is now live and this is the only system that should be used.
Important Message to Players, Mentors and Parents of Juvenile players – The Covid-19 Club Education eLearning module for Gaelic Games is now available. It takes 20 minutes to complete. It MUST be done before returning to training/games. Access here : https://courses.gaa.ie/Covid19ClubEd
Also, a GAA Health Questionnaire must be completed by all participants before a return to activity. This, along with the eLearning module mentioned above, which must also be undertaken, are two key parts of the return to play roadmap for Gaelic games. Click here for access to the Questionnaire guide.
All of the Covid-19 related supports and resources for clubs and counties are available via the Covid-19 resources link at GAA.ie
All roads led to John Locke Park, Callan once again last Sunday for the replay between Graigue-Ballycallan and Mullinavat. After a thrilling encounter in horrendous conditions the previous Sunday, hopes were high that GBC could go one better on this occasion. While GBC had the much better start in the drawn game, it was the southern opposition that sprang into life from the throw-in.Read more
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. Read more
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. Read more
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. Read more
The sixth round of the JJ Kavanagh & Sons Hurling League took place in Kilmanagh on Friday last 7th June. Mooncoin were GBC’s opponents. With state examinations in full flow, both sides were missing several players from their panels. Despite this both sides served up an entertaining display. Read more
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. Read more
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. Read more