Graigue Ballycallan and Gowran played an exciting, skillful brand of hurling in the Junior A North semi-final, on Saturday evening last in St. John’s Park. GBC were flying from the throw in and led by nine points to two midway through the first half, a long-range effort from Shane Butler being the pick of the scores. Read more
Last Thursday saw the meeting of GBC and Lisdowney in the under 16 hurling league. Both teams had two wins out of two, so it was all to play for.
Lisdowney were fastest out of the blocks and GBC couldn’t match their pace and intensity in the first half. Read more
Graigue Ballycallan 5-14
On a breezy Saturday afternoon in Tom Ryall Park, Graigue Ballycallan Junior B team took on Dicksboro. Graigue started well going ahead after a James Gleeson point. However, Dicksboro made use of the wind and began to score freely with some good long-range points. GBC did not lie down though and regained the lead with a hard-fought goal from Padraig Murphy. Read more
On Sunday afternoon last in Tom Ryall Park, GBC played St. Martin’s in the Junior B hurling league. Playing with a strong breeze in the first half GBC held the upper hand around the middle, with Eoin Corcoran, Conor Hogan and Eamonn Egan dominating. Read more
Best of luck to Aisling Dunphy who is part of the Kilkenny senior camogie team who will contest the Irish Daily Star division one league final this Sunday 4th May in Semple Stadium. They come up against Clare at 1.30pm before the hurling league final.
GBC minors played Slieverue in a balmy Tom Ryall Park on Monday evening. Eamonn Egan scored Graigue’s first point from play in the opening minutes, but unfortunately their next score from play didn’t come until the fortieth minute, when Billy Ryan pointed. Read more
Graigue Ballycallan 2-18 Emeralds 2-17
After a day of torrential rain, the sun came out for a perfect evening for hurling. Emeralds of Urlingford were the hosts in the 3rd and final round of the North Junior A Hurling League. Graigue Ballycallan knew that a win would guarantee a top of the table finish regardless of other results. Read more
Report by Niall Egan
The U8s had their first game of the year v St. Lachtain’s in Freshford on Saturday morning. We played two 7 a-side games, side by side, 15 mins a half. Team 1 were down by a 1-0 to 0-0 at half-time but rallied strongly in the 2nd half to lose out by a late Freshford goal, FT 5-0 to 4-1. Team 2 were out-muscled in the first half down 3-0 to 0-0 but like Team 1 put in a superb effort in the 2nd half and lost on a scoreline of 4-0 to 2-0. The boys have plenty to work on but showed lots of potential when they put their minds to it. We would like to encourage parents to help practice with their lads at home, 20 mins a day ground hurling, blocking, rising etc you would be amazed the difference it would make and of course make it fun.
TEAM 1: Sean McGrath, Issac Comerford, Paidi Egan, Elliot Teehan, Shane Cody, Donnacha Cleere, Robbie Tector.
TEAM 2: Cillian Hoyne, Frank McCluskey, Ben Young, James O’Halloran, Aidan Comerford, Philly O’Halloran, Eoghan Cahill.
Well done to Issac Comerford this week’s hurler of the week.
Report by Martin Delahunty
The U12 team had their first run out of the season on Thursday evening when Danesfort visited with a strong squad of 17 players. Numbers is certainly no issue with this group as we have 27 players registered for the year ahead.
Congratulations to our intermediate camogie team who have won the first round of the championship. The game took place on Thursday the 24th April against Lisdowney in Tom Ryall park. From the start the girls were the stronger team and had 3 points on the board before Lisdowney scored. The forwards kept the scores flowing through the first half and the backs defended very well. Read more
Match Report by Philomena Brennan
Graigue Ballycallan 6-17 Conahy Shamrocks 0-2
The Graigue Ballycallan U-14s recorded their first win of the league on their second outing in Jenkinstown on Monday last. Their opponents were Conahy Shamrocks. GBC played with a stiff breeze in the first half and quickly built up a lead, which they would not relinquish for the entire game. Read more