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Junior A Hurling Championship 1st Round 25/07/2020 – GBC v James Stephens

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
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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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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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Junior A Hurling League 1st Round – GBC v St. Patrick’s – Sun 12/03/2016

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

Junior A League winners 2016


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

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