On Sunday 4th of August we hosted the annual Declan Bryne Under 14 Memorial Tournament with 6 teams competing. We had 2 groups of 3 with Graigue Ballycallan, Clara and Fermoy in Group 1 and O’Loughlin’s, Dicksboro and Tullogher Rosbercon in Group 2.
Our U14 girls were in Muckalee for our League match last night 29th May. A great win, securing their 3rd win out of 3 matches. Brilliant performance by all girls.
Full Time Score: St. Brigid’s 6-7 Muckalee 1-3.
Well done girls.
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.
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.
Sunday 13th May saw GBC U15’s travel to Paulstown seeking their first league win of the season.
Dry sunny weather prevailed on this occasion for a change thankfully.
Playing with the breeze, Barrow Rangers raced into a 1-1 to 0-1 lead early in the first half.
A well placed GBC penalty was dispatched to the net in the second quarter by Ryan Corcoran who ended up with an impressive tally of 1-6 on the night.
Rangers went in at the break ahead by the narrowest of margins 1-6 to 1-5. The half back line of Patrick Foley, Billy Dowling and Elliot Teehan holding firm.
Congrats and best of luck to all the Graigue Ballycallan lads who are involved with various Kilkenny underage teams on Saturday 26th August 2017:
Tom Brennan with the U14s – Tony Forristal Tournament at Mount Sion (Waterford) first match 10.50am v Limerick
Oisín Egan and Eoin Delahunty with the U15s – Wexford Tournament in Ferns, first match 10.30am v Dublin
Stephen Keoghan with the U16s – Arrabawn Tournament at Grangemockler (Tipperary), first match 10.30am v Limerick
Report by Tracy Millea
The annual U14 Declan Byrne Memorial Tournament took place on Sunday last in Tom Ryall Park. A huge amount of preparation was put in by all over the last 3 weeks leading to Sunday.
Report by P J Trant
The U14s travelled to Mullinavat on a bitter Sunday morning to begin their season. Aided by the wind in the first half, the boys kept the Mullinavat boys scoreless whilst also racking up an impressive 3-6.
In the second half Billy Egan played the sweeper role as the Graigue boys packed the defence to protect their lead against a Mullinavat onslaught. It never came as the full back line held firm with great support from the half back and midfielders, Despite the defensive efforts a penalty was awarded to Mullinavat but was saved well.
Report by Martin Delahunty
The U14 boys started out their campaign in the Football League all the way back in April with a deserved victory over city rivals O’Loughlin Gaels. This was the only runout they got in the Football League due to walkovers and unplayable pitches. But they were now into hard training for the hurling league after spending the winter months in a boxing club working on agility and upper body strength.
Report by Martin Delahunty
Graigue Ballycallan U14s played Dicksboro in the Roinn A Hurling Championship First Round in John Locke Park last week. After having a successful year to date, winning 3 out of their 4 league games and qualifying for the County Féile semi-final, the boys were hopeful of going well in the championship proper. The management knew they were up against a formidable Dicksboro side who were hot favourites to win out this Grade.
Report by Niall Egan
The U14’s took on James Stephens last Wednesday evening in Tom Ryall Park, in what turned out to be a cracking game. This league play-off would see the winners progress into the shield final. Read more