A huge thank you to all the girls who turned out for the Féile skills competition on Saturday in Kilmanagh.
Our winner was Lauren Ronan who will now go on to represent the club in the Féile county competition in the next few weeks, we wish her all the best.
U14 County Camoige —Munster Cup LIT. Congrats to Kilkenny U14’s who were victorious beating Limerick/Clare/Galway/Cork and Limerick in Final! St. Brigid’s were represented by Lauren Ronan who played and had the honour of captaining the Team. Also, Kilkenny reached the Shield Final and were runners up to Laois in the Final. Here St. Brigid’s were represented by Katie Maher and Ava Brett! Well done girls!!
Our Minior girls travelled to Gowran on Tuesday 9th April off the back of a great win over Piltown the previous week. The girls put in a great first half against a very strong and up to the age Gowran side. The scoreline at half time was Gowran 1-9 St Brigid’s 0-3. Gowran came out like a force to be reckoned with in the second half. Our young girls put in great determination and teamwork but were broke down by this Gowran side at every chance. The final score does not reflect the effort put in by this young St. Brigid’s side. Final score Gowran 5-13 St Brigid’s 1-8.
Our U14 girls started their league campaign on Monday 8th April v Gowran in Tom Ryall Park. Gowran started the better side but that didn’t stop St. Brigid’s. When they got a hold of the ball, off they took with great determination and great skill they put a brilliant goal in the back of the net. Gowran ran at the St. Brigid’s girls throughout the first half but the girls put over a few more points and were winning by 2 points at half time. There was no stopping the St Brigid’s girlS in the second half, a great team performance was displayed and all subs coming from the line showing great impact. A brilliant result for our first match ending on a scoreline of St. Brigid’s 4-10 Gowran 3-6.
Last Friday night, December 28th, our victorious U13’s were presented with their medals in Ballycallan Hall. In what was a great year for this bunch of hurlers, they won the Roinn A Country Cup in both Hurling and Football and the Cumann na mBunscoil Roinn A Final with St. Aidan’s NS. These boys were also very successful in the club competitions, winning the Roinn B Football Championship and the Roinn A Hurling Championship and the Lisdowney 7’s Shield.
They are the first county club to win the Tom Ryall Cup and it was fitting that members of the Ryall family were in attendance on the night. MC for the night, Club Charimain Dave O’Neill, presented all the players and Billy Ryan and John Byrne (Bord na nÓg Chairman) were on hand to present the medals and acknowledge their achievements.
Graigue Ballycallan U17’s had a very productive year where they reached the Quarter Final of the Championship against Piltown and a League Shield Final against The Rower Inistioge. Unfortunately results didn’t go our way either day but the lads gave it 100%.
Our Under 15 hurlers battled hard and bravely throughout every game contested this year. The League saw a mixed range of results ranging from wet and miserable conditions in Glenmore and Kilmacow to a dazzling summer performance in Paulstown.
What a year for this special group of players and the club overall.
We started back in January in Ballycallan Hall with Adrian Landy putting the lads through their paces over a ten week period. We started playing football in February and won the Roinn B Football Championship beating Barrow Rangers, Glenmore and Clara in the final. Read more
On Saturday October 20th we hosted the annual Declan Bryne Under 14 Memorial Tournament with 6 teams competing. We had 2 groups of 3 with Graigue Ballycallan, Dicksboro and Kilcock in Group 1 and O’Loughlin’s, Young Ireland’s and Danesfort in Group 2.
Report by Brendan Hayes
In what was a lively affair James Stephens and Graigue Ballycallan played out a pulsating match in the inaugural Duggan Steel U-13 Roinn A County Final at Bennettsbridge which saw The Kilmanagh men gain revenge for the replayed League final defeat. Read more