Graigue Ballycallan 6-13 Ballyhale Shamrocks 3-12
GBC and Shamrocks played out a high-scoring game in sun-drenched Kilmanagh in Round 3 of the U15 B Hurling League. As usual, the facilities at Tom Ryall Park were in pristine condition and it was great to see the scoreboard in operation, full credit on all counts to Groundsman Gussy.
Both teams were missing players due to injury, Mullan for Shamrocks and Ben McEvoy for GBC.
Graigue Ballycallan 0-17 Thomastown 1-12
GBC travelled to Thomastown to take on the reigning 2022 Kilkenny Féile B Champions in the 2nd round of the League. Thomastown had an impressive victory in the Féile Final over a strong Glenmore team (Glenmore beat GBC in the Féile semi-final by 6 points).
Graigue Ballycallan 3-15 Tullogher Rosbercon 3-9
Tullogher Rosbercon made the long journey up to Kilmanagh for this first round Under 15 Roinn B clash. This was a lively and high scoring game between the two teams that contested the U13 League Final in 2020 (Tullogher came out on top that day to win with a last-minute goal)
GBC U13’s continued their journey in this year’s Championship with an epic Semi Final that had everything – big leads, big comeback, last minute drawn points, extra time, penalties.
It was probably the best €5 the spectators will have paid this year.
The pitch in Callan was in perfect condition and with the rain holding off, the conditions were great but a stiff breeze blowing down the pitch would help the team attacking that end.
Graigue Ballycallan minors took on The Fenians in the 1st Round of the Championship in Johnstown last Saturday 11th September at 3pm.
The two teams battled hard for the first quarter and at the water break there were just two points between the teams at 6 points to 4 in favour of the Graigue Ballycallan men. Read more
The Graigue Ballycallan Minor team faced Thomastown in Thomastown on Wednesday evening, 1st September in the preliminary round of the Roinn B Championship.
On what was a perfect evening for hurling, Thomastown got off to a quick start going 2 points up in the first few minutes after a few uncharacteristic wides from the Graigue Ballycallan forwards were driven before that at the opposite end. Read more
GBC continued where they left off in the last match with a brace of fine goals. The match was played in Tom Ryall Park on a perfect evening for hurling. The pitch was as always in perfect condition and a nice crowd cheering on the lads.
The first 10 minutes was a tense affair with both teams showing great hurling, tackling and hooking and it looked like it would be tough battle for the hour, but GBC started to settle down and played some really intelligent hurling. The movement from the two forward lines started to show promise and with it came a hat-trick of goals from Ben McEvoy. He was ably assisted by the hard working Michael Tynan at centre forward who is adding point scoring to his considerable goal threat and this bodes well for later in the year.
Please read the attached details regarding Graigue Ballycallan GAA Club Registration for 2021. This is the new GAA Registration online system and all players/members should register through the following link: http://www.foireann.ie as soon as possible
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Graigue Ballycallan 3-14 Galmoy/Windgap 0-19
Our Under 19’s got their League/Championship campaign off to a winning start on Sunday afternoon 4th October in Kilmanagh beating a strong Galmoy/Windgap team by 4 points.
The visitors got off to the better start going 6 points to 2 ahead in the first ten minutes. GBC got their first goal then through good work from a busy Jeff Neary letting the ball in to OisÍn Egan and he finished very well. Minutes later GBC got a lucky goal when a long free from Stephen Keoghan went straight into the net. Another goal for GBC from Patrick Foley left the score at half time 3-6 to 9 points. Read more
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