GBC U13’s travelled to Piltown to play our final league game on 26th July. Again GBC got off to a poor start conceding 1-3 before we eventually got on the scoreboard after 15 minutes. Our backs began to get on top which allowed more possession for the forwards, both sides traded points for the remaining half . HT Score: Piltown 1-7, GBC 0-5. The 2nd half was evenly balanced when Piltown’s No.14 won possession on the edge of the square and sent an unstoppable shot to the net with 7 minutes remaining. At the other end Piltown’s keeper pulled off two point blank saves to deny us a goal. Overall Piltown were a stronger/balanced team and ran out deserving winners. FT Score: Piltown 2-13, GBC 0-11. Read more
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Round 4 of the Roinn B League saw Ggraigue Ballycallan take on Glenmore on Friday 12th in a sunny Tom Ryall Park. A minutes silence was impeccably observed prior to throw-in for the late Tom Brennan who’s nephew Martin plays with this team.
GBC started very well scoring 1-1 in the opening 5 minutes, a goal coming from Ben Young after a lovely handpass from Keelan Lynch. Glenmore responded with the next 3 points before Ben McEvoy won possession and crossed for midfielder Paidí Egan who raised the green flag to leave it GBC 2-1, Glenmore 0-3 after 15 minutes. Glenmore scored 2 points, before Ben Young buried a goal from 20 yards. Half Time GBC 3-2, Glenmore 0-6. Read more
GBC U13’s played Mooncoin in Round 2 of the Roinn B League in Tom Ryall Park on Friday last 28th June. Again this young team came up against a bigger physical side but they refused to take a step back. Mooncoin opened with a pointed free but GBC responded with a well taken goal from Aidan Ging to go ahead early. It was end to end for most of the first half with both defence’s on top, in particular Ben McEvoy was excellent between the posts for GBC. After going 15 minutes without scoring, a late ’65 and a long range shot from No.6 Aidan Comerford dropped under the crossbar and gave GBC a lead 2-3 to 0-4 at Half Time. Read more
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.
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
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
On Saturday 22nd September Graigue Ballycallan Under 13’s played the Roinn A Championship Semi Final in Dunnamaggin against a physically strong Tullogher Roberson. The lads settled into the game quickly and led at half time by 11 points to 2 points. Read more