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U21 B County Champions

Congratulations and well done to our U21’s on a fantastic victory over Lisdowney in the JJ Kavanagh & Sons U21B Final in a packed Palmerstown on Sunday 13th November. This was a very tight match and could have gone either way but the lads held strong to win the match on a scoreline of 1-12 to 14 points!

Click on the link here for Match report from Kilkenny Live!


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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U21 Roinn B HC Semi Final 8/12/2018- GBC v Conahy Shamrocks

Report by Philomena Brennan

The U-21 Hurling Championship Semi-Final took place in MW Hire Park, Dunmore on Saturday last. The match against Conahy Shamrocks was played under lights and while credit has to go to the ground staff for having the playing surface in excellent condition, the weather conditions could only be described as horrendous. Sweeping rain and high winds made hurling next to impossible and both sides have to be commended for the performances they put in.
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U21B North HC Quarter Final – GBC v James Stephens B – 11/11/2017

Report by Philomena Brennan
The Quarter-Final of the Roinn B U21 Championship took place in Danesfort on the 11th November. Conditions were poor throughout the game with continuous rain which did not lend itself to open hurling. However the local boys concentrated on getting the win under the belt so they could advance to the Semi-Final. From the start it was evident that GBC were dominant in all sectors and with a workman-like performance they ran out very easy winners on the day.
Final Score: GBC 2-17  James Stephens B 0-6
Scores for GBC: Sean Ryan 1-6(3fs), Billy Ryan 0-4, Adam O’Brien 1-0, Colum Prendiville 0-2, Shane Hennessy 0-2 Aaron Brennan 0-1, Eamon Egan 0-1, Jesse Roberts 0-1.

U21B Hurling Championship 1st Round – GBC v Young Irelnd’s – 05/11/2017

Report by Philomena Brennan

The first round of the Roinn B U-21 Hurling Championship took place in St. John’s Park, Kilkenny on Sunday 5th November last. Graigue-Ballycallan’s opponents were Young Irelands, Gowran. Past encounters between these two protagonists over the last few years have always been tight affairs and the GBC management expected nothing different on this occasion. Read more

U21B North Hurling Championship

Well done to our U21’s who are through to the North Final after beating Young Ireland’s in the Semi Final in a foggy John Locke Park on Saturday 26th November. Great credit to both teams for seeing out this match with limited visibility for most of the second half. The full time score was GBC 2-18 Young Ireland’s 1-13. We now play our neighbours, Tullaroan, in the final at 2pm on Saturday 3rd December in Freshford! Please come out and support the lads.
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U21 Hurling Championship QF – GBC v Barrow Rangers

Well done to our U21s on their Quarter Final win over Barrow Rangers on Sunday 19th November in Freshford. Extra time was needed following a goal from Shane Hennessy in the last puck of the game. Graigue Ballycallan went on to win in extra time by 4 points in a hard fought battle in freezing conditions.
Full Time score: Graigue Ballycallan 3-15 Barrow Rangers 4-8. They will now play Young Ireland’s at 2pm in Danesfort on Saturday. All support welcome!

Under 21 B Hurling North Quarter Final, 23/11/14

GBC U21’s played Cloneen in a one sided north quarter final on Sunday in chilly Ballyragget. In the first half GBC were dominant but their wides tally mounted. Eamonn Egan, Willie O’Connor and Conor Murphy did manage to find the range and Eoin Corcoran began to dominate mid-field. With only three points to show after 20 minutes, Conor Murphy drove through the Cloneen defence and blasted a shot to the net. Points from Willie O’Connor, Darragh Egan and Eoin Robinson followed to bring the score at half time to read GBC 1-8, Cloneen 0-1. Read more