GBC made the trip to Freshford for the opening round of the St. Canice’s Credit Union Senior Hurling League against Clara on Friday evening 31st July 2020. Playing against the wind in the first half, GBC opened the scoring with a Sean Ryan free within the first minute but it didn’t take long for Clara to get into the game to leave the score after 8 minutes 0-1 to 0-4. After 12 minutes Sean Ryan won a great ball, played it across the field to Jesse Roberts who controlled it very well and score a fine point from play. 0-2 to 0-4. Within 2 minutes a short puck out from Ciaran Hoyne to James Ryall who found Jesse Roberts on the left wing, scored another fine point. 0-3 to 0-4. After the water break that man again Jesse Roberts, who was causing serious problems for the Clara half back line, scored another great point from play. 0-4 to 0-4. From there on in, Clara had the better of GBC and out scored GBC 1-6 to 0-3 leaving the halftime score 1-10 to 0-7 to Clara. Read more
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
As you know most of the Club’s Fundraising activities have been cancelled this year due to Covid-19 restrictions. However, we still have day-to-day running costs in the club. We have set up a Club Go Fund Me Page for anybody who would like to make a donation to the club, all donations greatly appreciated. Click on the link below if you would like to make a donation. GBC Go Fund Me page
The government guidelines which limit to two hundred the number of people attending games will be in place for our first two League games. This number is made up of panels, mentors, backroom teams, match officials, stewards, media and county mentors. This will leave us with only twenty surplus tickets which will be distributed to the match day panel. We have made arrangements to LIVE stream both games. The details of how to access this link will be published during the week.
Graigue Ballycallan took on James Stephens in the 1st Round of the JJ Kavanagh Junior A Championship in Tom Ryall Park, Kilmanagh on a wet Saturday at 2.30pm. GBC got off to a perfect start when they went 3 points up within the first 3 minutes with scores from Oisín Egan (free and 65) and a well taken point from play from Simon O’Dywer. GBC kept up the pressure on James Stephens, with our backs hurling well and three more points from play from Oisín Egan, Vinny Teehan and Shane Hennessy leaving the score 0-6 to 0-4. James Stephens started to come into the game more as the first half was coming to an end but more points from Oisín, Shane and Vinny left the score at halftime GBC 0-9 James Stephens 0-7 Read more
Due to the limited numbers currently allowed at GAA matches we can confirm that we will be streaming our Senior match v Clara (Friday 31st July) and our second Senior match v Dicksboro (Friday 7th August). Both matches are scheduled to take place in Freshford. We will have further details next week on this so stay tuned!
St Brigids U14 camogie panel had their first challenge match against Callan on Monday evening 13th July in our own pitch. Under the new normal our girls had a tough but impressive game, they all worked hard and played very well, the skill everyone showed was brilliant, thanks to our referee on the night, Mary Murphy, a big thanks for a great job, thanks to all the parents and supporters, and thanks to Callan for a great match. The U14’s have their first league match next Sunday evening, 19th July against Thomastown in Thomastown. Well done girls 👏 👏 great performance 👏👏
A lot of work has been carried out since the GAA announced the re-opening of its’ playing grounds. Suitable signage, sanitising units and guidelines have been adopted to ensure the health and safety of all our members.
One of the key control measures that have been put in place as part of a Safe Return to Gaelic Games is the completion of a Health Questionnaire.
Adult Players, Parents/Guardians of underage players and Team Personnel will be required to complete the online Health Questionnaire ONCE prior to their return to Gaelic Games.
Using the same system, Adult Players, Parents/Guardians and Team Personnel will be required to declare, before each training session/game, that their health status has not changed.
The Online System for the Health Questionnaire is now live and this is the only system that should be used.
Important Message to Players, Mentors and Parents of Juvenile players – The Covid-19 Club Education eLearning module for Gaelic Games is now available. It takes 20 minutes to complete. It MUST be done before returning to training/games. Access here : https://courses.gaa.ie/Covid19ClubEd
Also, a GAA Health Questionnaire must be completed by all participants before a return to activity. This, along with the eLearning module mentioned above, which must also be undertaken, are two key parts of the return to play roadmap for Gaelic games. Click here for access to the Questionnaire guide.
All of the Covid-19 related supports and resources for clubs and counties are available via the Covid-19 resources link at GAA.ie