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
St. Brigid’s Camogie Club would like to wish our club girls who play with Loreto and Presentation the very best of luck in the Leinster Schools Junior A Final tomorrow 25th January 2020 in Graiguenamanagh. Representing Loreto are:
Kate McCluskey, Ellie Lanigan, Claire Doheny, Moya O’Brien and Lauren East.
Representing Presentation: Reece Delaney and Lauren Ronan.
St. Brigids Camogie Club would like to wish all our club girls who play with Loreto and Presentation the very best of luck tomorrow in the Leinster Schools Camogie Senior A Final in Thomastown GAA at 11:30am.
Representing Loreto: Kate McCluskey, Claire Doheny, Moya O’Brien.
Representing Presentation Kilkenny: Tara Ronan, Margaret Maher, Reece Delaney, Lauren Ronan.
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!
Graigue-Ballycallan GAA Club would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who entered our annual Match Forecast Competition. Congratulations to the 2019 winners and we hope that we can look forward to your continued support in 2020. Best of luck to all of the teams in the 2019 Senior and Intermediate Championships. To see the full list of winners please click on the link: Standings after Final Round of Matches
Minor Camogie 2019 was always going to be a big ask as we were now in Roinn A after our great success in beating Thomastown in the U16 Roinn A final in 2018. The challenge to be competitive was made more difficult as we only had one girl up to the age of 18. Not withstanding that we had a bunch of girls who had shown great character over the past few years. So Minor 2019 would be a challenge, a year of learning and a year of maintaining our competitiveness.
2019 U16 St. Brigid’s camogie and there were huge expectations for 2019. Why? Well as 2018 Roinn A champions after our memorable win over Thomastown in Bennettsbridge this was a grade where we enjoyed success. We lost a number of key players from 2018 but still held on to the majority of the 2018 panel, so we were quietly confident of doing well. Unfortunately we were dealt a cruel wrong when we lost our excellent goalie Ellie O’Neill to the dreaded cruciate injury for 2019.
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.