Graigue Ballycallan intermediate hurlers were denied a first win of the new season against a high-flying Lisdowney in Urlingford on Sunday evening. After months of hard training and preparation it was finally time to get the campaign underway. Read more
The annual Mary McGrath tablequiz in aid of St. Brigid’s camogie club will take place on Holy Thursday the 17th of April. It will take place in The Pound Ballycallan at 9.30pm. A raffle will take place on the night. All welcome!
Graigue Ballycallan played Clara in the first round of the Minor Hurling League Roinn B on Monday last. GBC played against a strong breeze in the first half and started brightly with a good point from play from Dylan Lanigan and three from frees by Sean Ryan. Read more
On Sunday last GBC Junior B team played Danesfort in the second round of the league. Playing with a strong breeze in the first half GBC registered 6 points to Danesfort’s 1-7. Read more
Well done to Aidan Comerford our U8 hurler of the week, congrats Aidan.
Report by Willie Egan.
GBC u10s got their hurling season off to a good start this morning in Kilmanagh in four very entertaining matches against strong opposition in Emeralds and Johnstown. Graigue Ballycallan fielded two teams, Blue and White. Read more
Graigue Ballycallan 2-23 Fenians 1-10
GBC and the Fenians played in the first round of the North Junior A hurling league in Tom Ryall Park on Saturday. The home side played with the wind in the first half and started well with 3 points from play from Gearoid Cleere, but despite the best efforts of the full forward line, the ball seemed determined to avoid the back of the net. However, a brace of points each from Gearoid Murphy, Willie O’Connor and Philly Cahill and a fourth from Gearoid Cleere from a free left GBC ahead by 13 points to 3 at half time. Read more
GBC U16s played Piltown in the first round of the league on Friday evening. Playing against a slight breeze, GBC opened the scoring with a point from play from Sean Ryan in the first minute. Piltown pointed three frees before Dylan Lanigan steadied the ship with a good point from play. Piltown’s goalkeeper pointed a long range free, putting them ahead, four points to two. Their full forward broke through the GBC defence and fired a shot on goal from close range. Bill Cuddihy brought of very good reflex save and the resultant 65 was pointed.
Graigue Ballycallan opened the scoring with a well taken point from Philip Heafey. After a couple of good saves from Padraig Dunphy, sustained pressure from Conahy led to an early goal. Graigue responded well and top class goals from Brendan Hayes and James Smith, as well as points from Philip Heafey (2), Paddy Kennedy (2) and Shane Murphy, left the score at half time 2-6 to 1-6 in favour of the home side.