The Final of the JJ Kavanagh Junior “B” Hurling Championship Final took place in Nowlan Park on last Sunday 9th September. It was a repeat of the Junior League Final pairings and as GBC and O’Loughlin Gaels took to the field, a close contest was anticipated by the large attendance. These expectations were vindicated in the opening quarter as both teams struggled to find scores. Slowly GBC got the better of the exchanges and build up a seven point lead coming close to the half time break. Read more
Well done to our Junior hurlers tonight on a great win in the League Final beating O’Loughlin Gaels 2-18 to 2-14 in MW Hire Dunmore. Full report below!
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
Graigue Ballycallan 5-14
On a breezy Saturday afternoon in Tom Ryall Park, Graigue Ballycallan Junior B team took on Dicksboro. Graigue started well going ahead after a James Gleeson point. However, Dicksboro made use of the wind and began to score freely with some good long-range points. GBC did not lie down though and regained the lead with a hard-fought goal from Padraig Murphy. Read more
On Sunday afternoon last in Tom Ryall Park, GBC played St. Martin’s in the Junior B hurling league. Playing with a strong breeze in the first half GBC held the upper hand around the middle, with Eoin Corcoran, Conor Hogan and Eamonn Egan dominating. Read more
Report by Teresa Corcoran
On Easter Monday, April 20th the Graigue Ballycallan Junior B team came up against Barrow Rangers on a windswept day in Tom Ryall Park.
With a significant breeze behind them in the first half, Barrow Rangers dominated the scoreline, putting over 6 points from play and could have had a goal or 2 from play had it not been for some fine goalkeeping from Padraig Dunphy. Read more
On Sunday last GBC Junior B team played Danesfort in the second round of the league. Playing with a strong breeze in the first half GBC registered 6 points to Danesfort’s 1-7. Read more
Graigue Ballycallan and Conahy Shamrocks played out a competitive first round match in the Junior B hurling league in Kilmanagh last Sunday morning. The pitch was in remarkable condition for this time of year and both teams showed great commitment.
Graigue Ballycallan opened the scoring with a well taken point from Philip Heafey. After a couple of good saves from Padraig Dunphy, sustained pressure from Conahy led to an early goal. Graigue responded well and top class goals from Brendan Hayes and James Smith, as well as points from Philip Heafey (2), Paddy Kennedy (2) and Shane Murphy, left the score at half time 2-6 to 1-6 in favour of the home side.