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
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.
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 club was honoured to have 5 lads on the Kilkenny Minor panel in 2017. Pictured at our recent Club AGM with the Hanrahan Cup were Tommy Ronan, Jesse Roberts, Conor Flynn, Killian Egan and Sean Ryan! Hopefully we will get to see these lads togging out again in the Black and Amber in the near future!
By Adrian Ronan & Tom Hogan
Minors 2017 was a year that we were so looking forward to, a year where we had great hope and expectations because we knew we had the quality. This group had delivered so much up along throughout their juvenile careers so we were entitled to dream of a Minor A Title, either League/Championship. As individual players these lads gave so much to other teams in the club, colleges and county. Read more
We are so so proud to have 5 lads from our club involved with the Kilkenny Minor panel when they take on Galway in the Minor All Ireland Semi Final in Croke Park tomorrow Sunday 6th August 2017. The very best of luck to Tommy Ronan, Conor Flynn, Sean Ryan, Jesse Roberts and Killian Egan, the whole parish is behind ye! Throw-in is 1.30pm and the match will be shown live on TG4.
Report by Philomena Brennan
The long awaited minor season kicked off on the 6th July last. A myriad of circumstances beyond the management’s control this year had seen serious disruption to their training plans for this group of players. However, they put this behind them as their match against town side Dicksboro opened. A very strong first half display saw them take a six point lead into the break. However this lead was to prove short-lived and an improved Dicksboro ran out worthy winners at the end.
Report by Adrian Ronan
After winning the U16 Roinn B double in 2014 our goal to compete in Roinn A was the challenge facing the Minors of 2016. As a group we had serious expectations of achieving while acknowledging that maybe the Minors of 2016 were maybe a little too young and light. Read more
Report by Adrian Ronan
After 7 weeks of a break for exams the Minors faced a busy July. Like all clubs at this time of year, battling and coping with the long-term break and players on holidays becomes an issue.
We in Graigue-Ballycallan are no different so with some niggling injures and players on holidays we faced a nervous July.
GBC minors took on Thomastown in Tom Ryall Park last Wednesday in the third round of the league. After two losses to city teams, a win was badly needed to boost morale and build some momentum in this league, prior to the exam break. With only five minutes on the clock, a Thomastown forward broke loose and picked his spot from close range. Bill Cuddihy brought off a great save, avoiding an early setback. Read more
Following a narrow two point defeat against O’Loughlin’s in the first round, GBC went into this second round Minor League game with reasonable grounds for optimism. The pitch was barely playable on the night and with a bitterly cold cross-wind the scene felt like the TV set of Craggy Island. Read more