The Graigue Ballycallan U15 team recently lined out against James Stephens in a much anticipated County Final. Both teams were the teams that showed the best form throughout the year and when they met in the group stages earlier in the year the town team prevailed by the narrowest of margins after probably the best game of the season.
Very little has separated these teams over the last number of years with the locals beating them by 2 points in a Féile Semi Final last year. Read more
Best of Luck to our U15 boys in the Duggan Steel Roinn A County Final this Saturday 5th September v James Stephens. Throw-in will be 11am in MW Hire Dunmore.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions this match will be played behind closed doors with a limited number of tickets available for parents. It will however be LIVE streamed on You Tube on the following link:
GBV v James Stephens LIVESTREAM
There will also be live updates on our Twitter page on the day.
Graigue Ballycallan U15’s came out on top again Wednesday evening last in John Locke Park Callan after a hard fought battle with a strong Dicksboro side that last year pipped them at the post to take the Féile title.
Although it was a 5 goal win for the men in blue the two teams were more evenly matched then the scoreboard would suggest at the end. Read more
Graigue Ballycallan and Tullogher Rosbercon U15’s braved the weather on Wednesday evening 19th August in Kilmanagh in a Quarter Final Championship decider.
It was the locals that got off to a quick start with two early goals and from there never looked back. It was a strong team performance from 1 to 15 from the men in blue. The backs defended tenaciously for the hour, the midfield duo worked hard all evening and the forwards picked off the scores from the quality ball they were fed from the men outside. Read more
Graigue Ballycallan U15’s recorded a convincing win over O’Loughlin Gaels on Wednesday night in John’s Park. It was a strong team performance all round with the full forward line of Aaron McEvoy, Ryan Corcoran and Jake O’Brien scoring 3-7 from play between them. Billy O’Neill gave an outstanding performance at centre back scoring two long range frees in the process with Dean O’Brien and Pat Purcell completing a strong half back line. Read more
Graigue Ballycallan U15’s continued their 2020 League/Championship campaign on Wednesday night (5th Aug) against James Stephen’s on the Kells Road. The locals got a good start with a goal from Ryan Corcoran but the home team soon levelled with 3 quick points in succession. From there to the half time break it was score for score with the teams level 1-3 to 0-6 at the interval.
Graigue Ballycallan U15’s opened their 2020 League/Championship campaign with a 6 point (2 goal) win against a strong Erin’s Own team in Kilmanagh on Wednesday evening in far from ideal hurling conditions.
In the opening few minutes the teams looked evenly matched but the locals pulled away mid way through the first half thanks to 2 brilliant goals from an impressive Aaron McEvoy. Read more
A lot of work has been carried out since the GAA announced the re-opening of its’ playing grounds. Suitable signage, sanitising units and guidelines have been adopted to ensure the health and safety of all our members.
One of the key control measures that have been put in place as part of a Safe Return to Gaelic Games is the completion of a Health Questionnaire.
- Adult Players, Parents/Guardians of underage players and Team Personnel will be required to complete the online Health Questionnaire ONCE prior to their return to Gaelic Games.
- Using the same system, Adult Players, Parents/Guardians and Team Personnel will be required to declare, before each training session/game, that their health status has not changed.
The Online System for the Health Questionnaire is now live and this is the only system that should be used.
The link to the questionnaire is https://returntoplay.gaa.ie
If you have any questions please contact your teams Covid Supervisor or any Club Officer.
Please find below a list of the clubs’ Covid Supervisors:
- U-7 ALAN TRAYER (087)7567643
- U-9 PHILLY CODY (086)3177807
- U-11 AISLING O’DEA (087)6773205
- U-13 GER NEARY (086)8471743
- U-15 PHILLY CODY (086)3177807
- U-17 ADRIAN BUTLER (087)9493173
- ADULT PHILOMENA BRENNAN (086)0655854
- ADULT PAT HAYES (087)2844349
Booking for Kilkenny GAA Cúl camps starts later THIS week.
Those with a previous 2020 booking can book NOW using their priority code. The link is :
GAA Cúl Camps online booking
Important Message to Players, Mentors and Parents of Juvenile players – The Covid-19 Club Education eLearning module for Gaelic Games is now available. It takes 20 minutes to complete.
It MUST be done before returning to training/games.
Access here : https://courses.gaa.ie/Covid19ClubEd
Also, a GAA Health Questionnaire must be completed by all participants before a return to activity. This, along with the eLearning module mentioned above, which must also be undertaken, are two key parts of the return to play roadmap for Gaelic games. Click here for access to the Questionnaire guide.
All of the Covid-19 related supports and resources for clubs and counties are available via the Covid-19 resources link at GAA.ie
The GAA have announced a roadmap to recommencing training and games and this includes U13, U15 and U17 Championship. The club are working through the details at the moment and we are currently planning to go back training on the week of 29th June 2020 and will train on Monday, Thursday and Saturday evenings. We hope lots of our players have been doing some hurling and physical work over the break but if anyone needs a plan over the next 2 weeks we have attached a strength programme below based on bodyweight exercises. This includes You Tube videos of the correct technique. If any player would like to start some aerobic work, a good target would be to run 1km three times a week at a steady pace. All this work will prevent soreness/stiffness and injury when we get back to the field.
Strength Programme for U13, U15 and U17 players
We have also included here a handy booklet on Sports Nutrition for teenagers when they are training which may be useful. safefood-Teen-Sports-Booklet
We look forward to being back on the field and enjoying the 2020 season.
Please Note: All the above is subject to compliance with Covid -19 Guidelines.