We had a thoroughly enjoyable day at the O’Loughlin Gaels U7 Blitz on 22nd June.
Well done to all 29 hurlers who played their hearts out over the course of the day. Everybody got to play 3 games which were played in fantastic spirit and with great enthusiasm. Both parents and mentors were delighted with their efforts and the boys were thrilled with their well deserved medals.
Report by Dermot Hoyne
Our U11 team visited Ballyragget on the 16th of June to compete in the Roinn B competition.
The group consisted of Graigue Ballycallan, Kinvara from Galway, Portlaoise, Ballyragget and our neighbours Danesfort.
First up was Portlaoise and the boys came though with flying colours, raising green flags and winning comfortably.
We had 24 very enthusiastic boys at our first training sessions on April 6th are are catering for over 30 boys in this age group.
We’ve played Danesfort and St. Lachtain’s in 2 challenge matches so far and all the parents and indeed grandparents are delighted with the stars for the future!!
Photos by Dermot Hoyne
Congratulations to Martin Brennan who won our Club’s Féile Skills competition at the weekend.
Martin will now go on to represent our club in the County Féile Skills Competition and we wish him the very best in that!
We would like to wish our Intermediate hurlers the very best of luck in the County Final tomorrow Sunday 28th October. The match throws in at 1pm in Nowlan Park and we are up against our neighbours Tullaroan. Here’s a selection of photos from around the parish in the build-up to the match! Graigue Ballycallan Abú!
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
Report by Olivia Hogan
What a glorious day to start the Under 11’s hurling season in the Boro at the CBS Secondary School blitz and despite the results not going our way, the performance of the boys was as bright as the day that was in it.
The first game against John Locks saw our first goal belted into the net by Cian Ronan.
Eastie then made a fine clearance from the backs that would have surely resulted in a score only for his quick reaction. Corms Neary showed that he could not only stop the scores in goal but when outfield could pop them over the bar too. Even with the heat of the day, the cool heads of Ben McEvoy and Michael Tynan were dazzling.
Graigue-Ballycallan GAA club and St. Brigid’s Camogie clubs were well represented in the Kilkenny final of the GAA Scór na nÓg competition held in The Set Theatre last Monday evening. For the younger members it was their first experience of performing in competition on stage and they provided great entertainment for the large audience in attendance. Great credit to the large crowd from the parish who were present to cheer them on.
The club are preparing for their first County Final in 17 years and we all know there are considerable costs involved in preparing the team and the club for this great occasion. If you would like to contribute (no amount is too small) please contact our Club Chairman Dave O’Neill on 086 0234350 asap. All support is greatly appreciated and will be formally acknowledged by the Club!
Our u-8 camogie team with their new jerseys for the year!