Graigue Ballycallan named Kilkenny Club of the Year
GRAIGUE Ballycallan has been named the Kilkenny Club of the Year.
The Leinster intermediate conquerors, led by Kilkenny legend Eddie Brennan, were among 10 clubs shortlisted for this year’s ‘Club of the Year’ category of the 2018 KCLR David Buggy Motors Kilkenny Sports Star Awards.
The other nominated clubs were: Kilfane Handball Club; Kilkenny City Harriers; Callan Boxing Club; Kilkenny Storm; Tullogher Rosbercon GAA Club; Ballyhale Shamrocks GAA Club; Dunnamaggin GAA Club; Evergreen FC and Kilkenny City Ladies Gaelic Football Club.
Graigue Ballycallen topped the poll, which the public voted on over the Christmas and New Year break.
A statement on the Graigue Ballycallan website said: “Our club had a fantastic year in 2018 winning the Kilkenny Intermediate title, the Leinster Intermediate Club Final and now look forward to an All Ireland Semi Final later this month.
“We also enjoyed huge success at U13 level, winning the U13A Hurling Championship and winning the Primary School’s Roinn A Hurling and Football. And in December we won the U21 Roinn B Championship.
“In total, 11 cups came to the club over the year and two Roinn A Camogie titles in U14 and U16. We would like to thank everyone who voted for us, this year will live long in the memory of our wonderful loyal supporters!”