NOTE: Change of venue for today’s game. Game will be in St. James Park, Kilkenny NOT in Dicksboro GAA.
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Joe Millea, whose sudden passing on Thursday 30th January 2020 was a much loved and respected member of our parish. A man of great qualities, he endeared himself to all whose path he crossed in his 78 years.
A devoted family man, his wife Helen, daughters Tracy and Sinead, sons Sean and Niall were paramount to everything he did. As the family extended he welcomed them into the fold with open arms. He loved the company of his grandchildren.
He will be sadly missed by his many great neighbours and friends throughout the parish and county. He was an outstanding hurler who gave great service to Graigue Ballycallan GAA Club winning a Northern Junior title in 1970 and a Junior Football title in 1960. Read more
It’s that time of year again, Graigue Ballycallan GAA Club Forecast Competition is now up and running for 2020. With the draws completed for the 2020 League pairings, our hard-working committee will be out around the county and beyond over the next few weeks trying to get the support of the GAA Community.
We are keeping the cost of entry for 2020 at €10 per entry, click on the link below to play online
Play GBC Forecast Competition online here
Graigue Ballycallan GAA Club will hold a Registration evening this Saturday 25th January in the clubrooms at 7.30pm. We look forward to seeing all the familiar faces and would welcome new members.
Registration Fees are as follows:
|3rd Level Student||€50|
|2nd Level Student / Juvenile||€30|
Congrats to our club girls, Moya, Kate and Claire who were part of the Loreto winning panel today in the Leinster Schools Camogie A Final in Thomastown on a scoreline of 1-17 to 0-5.
Hard luck to our club girls who were part of the Presentation team – Tara, Lauren, Margaret and Reece.
The AGM of the Graigue-Ballycallan GAA Club took place in Tom Ryall Park, Kilmanagh on Saturday 11th Jan. The Chairman, Dave O’Neill opened the meeting by observing a minutes silence for all club members who had passed away during the past year, mentioning former member and great club supporter Tom Brennan and Maura Comerford and Julia Hennessy who had been interred in the past week. He also included all who were battling illness in the parish. Read more
Date for the Diary: Graigue Ballycallan GAA Club will hold their AGM this Saturday 11th Jan at 7.30pm in the Clubrooms at Tom Ryall Park. Deceased members of the Club will be remembered at the 6.30pm Mass in Kilmanagh immediately preceding the meeting. All members are asked to make a big effort to attend!
Over 30 very enthusiastic boys hurled, trained and had great craic together during the year for our U7 group. We usually trained on Saturday mornings and played numerous games and blitzes throughout the year. It was fantastic to see the players develop and gain confidence and most importantly, have fun along the way. Thanks to the parents for their co-operation and sincere thanks to the coaches for generously volunteering their time.
Report by Philomena Brennan
Little did the founding fathers of our great club know back in the Spring of 1969 that their hopes and dreams of a united club would, fifty years later, culminate in a night of celebration which saw nearly 300 people pack into the Set Theatre in John Street to proudly announce that they were proud to be members of the Graigue-Ballycallan GAA Club.
Our U13’s competed in Roinn B in both Football and Hurling in 2019. We returned to training last February under lights in Loreto Astro turf, then returning to Tom Ryall Park in late March. We used the Football League to give game time to all the panel while getting ready for the Championship in April. We lost to Glenmore 4-6 to 3-2 in the opening round. Most of the panel enjoyed an extended run with St. Aidan’s school team which brought them to a Quarter Final in Roinn B and a Semi Final in the Country Cup.
Our league campaign ran from mid June to end of July. We were very competitive in all our matches, winning two, drew one and lost four to finish mid table. We prepared well for championship over the next few weeks where we played a fancied Galmoy/Windgap side. Again this young team gave everything for the jersey but lady luck deserted the boys who bowed out on a scoreline of: Galmoy/Windgap 3-9, GBC 1-9.( We were short 3 players due to holidays)