We have 2 very exciting County Finals to look forward to this weekend.
First up is U15 B Final v Thomastown on Saturday 22nd October 2022 at 1.30pm in Dunmore
Then we head to Clara for the U19 B Final v Glenmore at 4pm.
We would like to wish both teams the very best of luck and would encourage as many as possible to come out and support the lads!
Pictured above is Club stalwart Kieran Hoyne who presented the U15 team and mentors with their tops for the final!
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)
Best of Luck to our U15 boys in the Duggan Steel Roinn A County Final this Saturday 5th September v James Stephens. Throw-in will be 11am in MW Hire Dunmore.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions this match will be played behind closed doors with a limited number of tickets available for parents. It will however be LIVE streamed on You Tube on the following link:
GBV v James Stephens LIVESTREAM
There will also be live updates on our Twitter page on the day.
Graigue Ballycallan U15’s came out on top again Wednesday evening last in John Locke Park Callan after a hard fought battle with a strong Dicksboro side that last year pipped them at the post to take the Féile title.
Although it was a 5 goal win for the men in blue the two teams were more evenly matched then the scoreboard would suggest at the end. Read more
Graigue Ballycallan and Tullogher Rosbercon U15’s braved the weather on Wednesday evening 19th August in Kilmanagh in a Quarter Final Championship decider.
It was the locals that got off to a quick start with two early goals and from there never looked back. It was a strong team performance from 1 to 15 from the men in blue. The backs defended tenaciously for the hour, the midfield duo worked hard all evening and the forwards picked off the scores from the quality ball they were fed from the men outside. Read more
Graigue Ballycallan U15’s recorded a convincing win over O’Loughlin Gaels on Wednesday night in John’s Park. It was a strong team performance all round with the full forward line of Aaron McEvoy, Ryan Corcoran and Jake O’Brien scoring 3-7 from play between them. Billy O’Neill gave an outstanding performance at centre back scoring two long range frees in the process with Dean O’Brien and Pat Purcell completing a strong half back line. Read more
Graigue Ballycallan U15’s continued their 2020 League/Championship campaign on Wednesday night (5th Aug) against James Stephen’s on the Kells Road. The locals got a good start with a goal from Ryan Corcoran but the home team soon levelled with 3 quick points in succession. From there to the half time break it was score for score with the teams level 1-3 to 0-6 at the interval.
Graigue Ballycallan U15’s opened their 2020 League/Championship campaign with a 6 point (2 goal) win against a strong Erin’s Own team in Kilmanagh on Wednesday evening in far from ideal hurling conditions.
In the opening few minutes the teams looked evenly matched but the locals pulled away mid way through the first half thanks to 2 brilliant goals from an impressive Aaron McEvoy. 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.