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Cushendall edge past Down Champions Ballygalget to clam Ulster title 19/10/2008

Johnson should be fit to play some part in the Ulster Hurling final 18/10/2008

Ballygalget through to Ulster Final 13/10/2008

Ballygalget claim Senior Hurling Title: Ballygalget 2-13 Portaferry 0-8 05/10/2008

Ballygalget progress through to final 14/09/2008

Down Minor Hurling League: Ballygalget 1-11 v Portaferry 1-11 28/08/2008

Junior Championship: Ballela 1-15 Ballygalget 0-08 19/08/2008

Down Minor Hurling League Friday 4th July 08: Portaferry 0-09 v Ballygalget 1-07 13/07/2008

Ballygalget GAC renew their sponsorship for 2008 with McGrady Insurance 22/03/2008

Senior Hurling Final:
Ballycran 1-13 Ballygalget 0-09



U16 Hurling Final:
Ballygalget 6-08 Ballycran 1-10



Hurling: Ballygalget defeat Portaferry in Semi Final 13/09/2007

Cup presentation 18/09/2006

Ballyvarley senior hurlers got off to a perfect start to the new season with a convincing seven point win over Ballygalget 21/04/2007

Portaferry win SHC semi final as title-holders Ballygalget fall 12/09/2006

Ballygalget fall at first hurdle 10/09/2006

Ballygalget's reign as Down and Ulster Hurling Champions ended when they were beaten 1-15 to 1-10 by Portaferry in the Down semi-finals on Saturday.

Paul Braniff hit 1-6 for Ferry against a Galget side that were without injured Martin Coulter and Emmett Dorrian.

Gareth Johnson, just back from Chicago, didn't start for Ballygalget but he was introduced during the first half.

Portaferry led 1-8 to 1-6 at half-time and the match remained tight for most of the second half.

A Barry Coulter point narrowed Portaferry's lead to the minimum (1-9 to 1-8) with just over 10 minutes left but late points from Gerard McGrattan, Rory McGrattan Emmett Trainor helped Portaferry pull clear in the closing stages.

Ballygalget Liam Clarke was sent off in injury-time after an off-the-ball incident.





Ballygalget retained the Ita O'Connor Down U10 Cup. 27/08/2006
On Saturday 26th August over 100 young camogs merged onto St Malachys Park Kilclief to compete in this U10 competiton. Group 1 - Ben Dearg Kilcoo Castlewellan Portaferry Ballygalget - Group 2 - Liatroim A Liatroim B Clonduff Ballycran Bredagh. The games were 5 mins each half and 9 a-side with 3 subs. Ballygalget & Bredagh progressed from the groups to meet in the final. It needed extra time before Ballygalget were crowned worthy winners. The cup was presented to the Ballgalget captain by Ita's youngest grandson with all girls receiving a medal for their efforts. The Ben Dearg club were hosts providing a most welcome cup of tea with Liatroim organising the competition.

Build up to this year's Democrat Media Hurling Senior Championship begins 24/08/2006

Ballygalget Senior Hurling Champions 2005 prepare for defence of their Down and Ulster Crown


‘Galgets Edged Out in Thriller 15/02/2006

Newtownshandrum had to pull out all the stops to deny Ballygalget 13/02/2006

McGrattan says fear is not the game 10/02/2006

Ballygalget Hurling semi-final on TV 05/02/2006
THE All-Ireland Club SHC semi-final between Ballygalget and Munster champions Newtownshandrum in Portlaoise on February 12th will be shown live by TG4. It will be the second of the two semi-finals at Portlaoise.

Indoor Hurling Competition Cumann na mBunscol and Duin - Ballygalget Champions! 27/02/2005

Ballygalget lose Ulster Club Hurling Final to Rossa 02/11/2004

Coulter edges Ballygalget into Ulster final 18/10/2004
Ulster Club Hurling SF:
Ballygalget.....2-15 Dungiven..........2-14

A late point from corner forward Martin Coulter jnr gave Ballygalget a dramatic victory over Dungiven in the Ulster club hurling championship semi-final at Casement Park on Sunday, October 17.

It was a heartbreaking defeat for the Derry champions who were the better side for long periods, but faltered in the closing stages. A Geoffrey McGonigle penalty helped Dungiven to a 1-10 to 1-5 lead at the break and they increased their advantage to eight points shortly after the restart.

But Down kingpins Ballygalget never panicked with Stephen Clarke’s 46th minute goal proving to be the game’s turning point.

Ballygalget lose Ulster Club Hurling Final to Rossa 02/11/2004

Ballygalget win their 15th senior title 07/10/2004

Ballygalget lift Hurling Title 05/10/2004
Ballygalget lifted their 14th Down Senior Hurling title when they defeated Portaferry 1-12 to 1-06 in dreadful conditions at Ballycran.
Portaferry had the wind at their tails in the opening period and took a deserved half-time lead. Slowly but surely Ballygalget came back into the game and it was Martin Coulter, jnr, who rattled in the decisive goal 12 minutes in the restart.

Ballygalget put title on line against Portaferry 01/10/2004

Ballygalget hammered by Dunloy in Ulster Club 26/10/2003
Ulster Club Hurling Championship: Dunloy 1-23 0-7 Ballygalget

Portaferry retain Antrim title in still 25/11/2003

Two Down sides in Antrim Senior league final? 10/11/2003

Ballygalget win County Hurling Final 18/10/2003
SHF Replay: Ballygalget 0-17 Portaferry 1-10

Ballygalget and Bryansford to represent Down in Ulster 15/10/2003
Down with Ballygalget capturing the senior hurling title last Sunday, Down's two representatives in the Ulster club championships are now known. Ballygalget will have a very tough task in their opening match in Ulster when they play Antrim champions and last year's All-Ireland Club finalists Dunloy. The game is fixed for Sunday week October 26th with the Ulster final the following Sunday. Bryansford will play in the Ulster club football championship for the first time in 26 years. Their first opponents will be new Derry champions Loup also on Sunday 26 October. Both teams had similar shock wins in their county finals, Loup against Ballinderry and Bryansford against Mayobridge.

Ballygalget dash Portaferry's hopes of four in a row 13/10/2003
Down SHC: Ballygalget 0-17 1-10 Portaferry
Portaferry's hopes of claiming a fourth successive Down Hurling title were dashed by a hungrier Ballygalget side at Ballycran. The holders failed to built on a great start which saw John Convery hitting the only goal of the game in the third minute. However, some accurate free-taking by Johnny McGrattan helped Ballygalget level the contest a 0-7 to 1-4 by the interval and with Gareth Johnson dominating the midfield exchanges, they took a firm grip on the contest in the second period.
Tom Coulter piled on the misery for Portaferry with a couple of superb long-range points while Paddy Monan also impressed for the winners with some superb striking.

Portaferry snatch draw 11/10/2003
Senior Hurling Championship Final: Ballygalget 1.09 Portaferry 1.09

Portaferry hope of four in a row still alive 08/10/2003
Senior Hurling Championship Final: Ballygalget 1.09 Portaferry 1.09

Hurling Decider ends in a draw 05/10/2003
Senior Hurling Championship Final: Ballygalget 1.09 Portaferry 1.09
Paul Braniff's late free earned holders Portaferry a draw with Ballygalget in the Down SHC final in Newcastle.
Portaferry: P Braniff 1-6, G McGrattan 0-2, N Sands 0-1.
Ballygalget: G Johnson 1-0, J McGrattan 0-6, T Coulter 0-2, S Clarke 0-1.
PORTAFERRY - G Smith; E Adair, S Murray, M Mallon; G Adair, B Coleman, B Milligan; P Mallon, A Savage; P Rodgers, G McGrattan, J Convery; E Trainor, P Braniff, N Sands.
BALLYGALGET - Graham Clarke; L Clarke, P Coulter, S Roddy; T Coulter, Gabriel Clarke, M. Pucci; G Johnson, P Monan; B Coulter, B Gallagher, E Clarke; M Coulter, J McGrattan, S Clarke.

Photos from County Final 2003 29/09/2003

Ballygalget overcome Down Juniors
SHC Semi Final: Ballygalget 3-16 Down Junior 0-07

Ballygalget Juvenile Hurling
Coaching Summer Camp
Sponsored by Ards Borough Council
(photos by Matt Fitzpatrick)
U8's with Coaches Gerry Spellman (Galway) and Joe Doran
U10's with Coaches Gerry Spellman (Galway) and Joe Doran
U12's with Coaches Gerry Spellman (Galway) and Joe Doran

Monan back in Hurling Panel 10/04/2003
Midfielder Paddy Monan, whi announced his retirement at the end of last season, has reconsidered and is back in training. The Ballygalget man will be in contention for a place on Sunday's team against Meath.

portaferryPortaferry win SHC Final to make it three in a row 29/09/2002
Portaferry defeated Ballgalget by the narrowest of margins in the SHC final to make it three in a row . . .
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Clonduff Hurlers are County Junior Champions 02/10/2002
In a very one-sided game Clonduff outplayed Ballygalget in every sector of the field. Clonduff were first to score but through a Sean Curran point, Ballygalget replied after only three minutes . . .
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Down GAA Hurling season reaches its climax 28/09/2002
The hurling season in the County reaches its climax on Sunday with the SHC final between the holders Portaferry and Ballygalget at Pairc Tomas Ruiseil, Downpatrick . . .
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Downpatrick venue hosts senior Hurling Final 28/08/2002
For the first time in many years the SHC final between . . .
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Ballygalget cruise to Senior Hurling Final 08/08/2002
Ballygalget cruise to the Harp Larger Down Senior Hurling final with a 4 - 18 to 1 - 01 victory over . . .
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St Patricks PS win Camogie Schools Feile 14/05/2003
St Patricks PS, Ballygalget won the Feile na nGael an Duin Primary Schools Camogie final on Friday past. They defeated Carrick PS Burren in the final which took place in Liatroim.

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