Report by Philomena Brennan
The Junior B Hurling League has commenced and GBC had their first outing against Emeralds of Urlingford last Tuesday 8th May 2018. The locals were to prove too strong on this occasion and recorded a comprehensive victory to pick up their first two points in the competition.
Final Score: GBC 5-23 Emeralds 0-12
Following on from the postponment of the Junior Football Final last weekend, the match has now been re-fixed for Sunday 21st January at 2pm in Dunmore. Best of luck to the lads! All support appreciated!
Well done to our Junior A hurlers who had a good start to the year with a win in Ballyragget in the first round of the league. It was a hard-fought game with just a single point in it at the final whistle.
Full Time score: Graigue Ballycallan 1-11 St. Patrick’s 1-10
Team & Scorers: Bill Cuddihy, Ger Doheny, Richie Keoghan, Mark Fitzpatrick, Joey Corcoran, Pat Robinson, Tom Dunphy (0-1), Philly Cahill (0-3), Conor Murphy (0-5) (4f), Philly Heafey (1-0), Sean O’Dwyer (0-1), Kieran Kennedy (0-1), Shane Hennessy, Dermot Ryall, Luke O’Brien
Subs: Peter Murphy & John Doheny
Our next Junior A match is v Fenians on Sat 25th March at 3.30pm in Johnstown
Well done to our Junior A team on their win in the Junior A League Final today. The beat Fenians 4-11 to 0-7 in a sunny Ballyragget.
Photo Back row L to R: Brendan Hayes, Mark Fitzpatrick, Bob Murphy, Gearoid Murphy, John Purcell, Shane Murphy, Adrian Bourke, Jason Dermody, Pat Robinson, Richie Keoghan, Anthony Ryan
Front Row L to R: John Doheny, Joey Corcoran, Podge Dunphy, Conor Murphy, John Cleere (Capt.) Philly Heafey, Shane Hennessy, Evan Walsh, James Young
On Saturday night last in Larchfield Graigue Ballycallan and Ballinkillen played the Junior A hurling league final. Read more
Graigue Ballycallan and Gowran played an exciting, skillful brand of hurling in the Junior A North semi-final, on Saturday evening last in St. John’s Park. GBC were flying from the throw in and led by nine points to two midway through the first half, a long-range effort from Shane Butler being the pick of the scores. Read more
Graigue Ballycallan 2-18 Emeralds 2-17
After a day of torrential rain, the sun came out for a perfect evening for hurling. Emeralds of Urlingford were the hosts in the 3rd and final round of the North Junior A Hurling League. Graigue Ballycallan knew that a win would guarantee a top of the table finish regardless of other results. Read more
Graigue Ballycallan 3-19 Conahy Shamrocks 4-16
On Saturday evening in Jenkinstown GBC played Conahy Shamrocks in the Junior A hurling league. Graigue played with the breeze and scored 1-4 in the first 13 minutes. Conor Murphy set up Willie O’Connor for the first goal and minutes later Jason Dermody for the second. Read more
Graigue Ballycallan 2-23 Fenians 1-10
GBC and the Fenians played in the first round of the North Junior A hurling league in Tom Ryall Park on Saturday. The home side played with the wind in the first half and started well with 3 points from play from Gearoid Cleere, but despite the best efforts of the full forward line, the ball seemed determined to avoid the back of the net. However, a brace of points each from Gearoid Murphy, Willie O’Connor and Philly Cahill and a fourth from Gearoid Cleere from a free left GBC ahead by 13 points to 3 at half time. Read more
Graigue Ballycallan defeated Ballinkillen on a scoreline of 0-14 to 012 to win the Junior A Hurling League on 20th July 2012