Great end to the year for our Under 10’s
Our girls played Urlingford for their last match of the season Wednesday evening. It was a great evening, the girls played great and came out with the win! Each girl was presented with a hurling ball and a certificate for their hard work this year. We had a great year with the girls, they have all improved so much and we are already looking forward to what’s to come next year. Well done girls we are so proud of you all!
After a fourteen week break over the summer, the St. Canice’s Credit Union SHL resumed on Saturday 31st August. GBC’s opponents were neighbours Danesfort and the tie was fixed for John Locke Park in Callan.
Playing with the assistance of a very strong breeze it became evident early on that opponents Danesfort meant business. They quickly built up a five point lead which in truth left GBC struggling to pull back for the duration of the entire game.
U8 Camogie News: Sun Sept 1st
A lovely way to finish up the U8 Camogie Session at Danesfort Family Fun Day. We played three tough competitive games against Clara, Danesfort and Ballyhale coming out on top of all three games. The girls worked really hard today and all year showed great attendance at training and all their matches. Thanks to parents for ongoing support.The future looks bright for this super bunch of Camogie players👏🏼👏🏼
We finished our season on Wednesday 28th with a hard fought match v Tullaroan in Kilmanagh. The evening finished with goodies and presentation of a sliotar from the club to each girl to practice the skills they learned over the summer. Attendance at training/matches was excellent throughout the summer and hopefully we’ll see the girls back next April for more fun.
Equipment has arrived and we are ready to erect the new ball stopping nets behind all goals.
Please be aware there are safety issues involved with this work. On training evenings, the pitches are out of bounds to anybody not participating in training!
Well done to our Super U8 girls who had a great morning of Camogie in James Park on Saturday 17th August. Thanks to Dicksboro for hosting and providing the goodies.The Future looks bright for this super bunch of Camogie players👏🏼👏🏼
While the sun was absent from Tom Ryall Park, Kilmanagh on Sunday last, it was at least dry as the people flocked to the annual Family Fun Day. With proceedings starting at 12 noon, locals and visitors alike were treated to an event packed afternoon. The Ballycallan Fife and Drum Band led the teams of hurlers and camogie players around the manicured pitch and for the next two hours the aspiring stars played their hearts out in front of their proud parents and grandparents! Each team member was duly rewarded with a treat bag for their efforts.
Graigue-Ballycallan GAA Club & St. Brigid’s Camogie Club are holding their Annual Family Fun Day and Firewood Auction on Sunday 11th August 2019 in Tom Ryall Park, Kilmanagh.
This is one of the Club’s main fundraisers and all proceeds go towards our running costs. This year we will have all the usual attractions, Under-Age Hurling and Camogie blitz, sports events, cross-bar challenge and of course the ever popular “Where will Winnie Pooh”. The eagerly anticipated big raffle for a Tractor Trailer load of Sticks will of course take place. Read more
Graigue Ballycallan played near neighbours Tullaroan in the first round of the Junior A HC on Tuesday last 6th August. The large crowd were treated to a good open game with both sides eager to reach the quarter final. GBC made the better start and quickly built up a four point lead, which in fact they were never to surrender throughout. GBC dominated in most areas of the field and with their good combination play went into the break leading by six points.
Our club hosted the annual Billy Ronan Memorial Tournamant on 28th July in Tom Ryall Park. Graigue Ballycallan were up against a much stronger O’Loughlin Gaels team who ran out easy winners on a scoreline of 5-19 to 1-8. Trophies were presented by Johnny Ronan to the winning O’Loughlin’s team. Thanks to everyone who helped out in the organisation of this event. Read more
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
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.