Congrratulations to Jim & Margaret Murray who won €1215 in the latest 50 / 50 Draw. Well done Jim & Margaret
Congratulations to Brendan Tobin who was the lucky winner of the second Deise Draw of the year. Brendan takes home €12500
Munster Championship Hurling
Waterford played the final game of the 2018 Championship last Sunday in Semple stadium. With nothing but pride to play for Waterford did not disappoint, the hurled like the team we are used to seeing. The commitment and fight shown by this group of players who fill any person with pride. At the heart of the Waterford effort was our own Michael ‘Brick’ Walsh who played in his 74th championship game thus breaking the overall record set by Tipperary Brendan Cummins. Michael has been at the heart of Waterford Hurling for the past 15 years and has represented his county and club with the upmost distinction. Stradbally GAA club in very proud of the achievements of Michael Walsh and especially proud of the fact that Stradbally GAA club is now on the record books of the GAA! Congratulations Michael.
Déise Draw- Congratulations to Johnny Troy who was presented with his winning Déise Draw Cheque of €12,500 euro Johnny won the first of this year’s Déise Draws. Tickets are still on sale and can be purchased from any of the Club committee or can be purchased on our website www.stradballygaa.com.
Our field development is gathering pace with drainage being laid and over 2000 tons of sand going into the field this week. It is only a matter of weeks before we are seeding the field. Your support is needed now more than ever, please support our 50;50 draw and all other club fundraising initiatives.
Our minor footballers were crowned division 3 county champions when they recorded a 2-point win over the Nire on a score line of 3-10 to 2-11 last Thursday evening in what was a fast and hugely exciting game. Stradbally started well and a great goal by Pa Skeen with a point each from Alan Shaw Hamilton and Sean Navin saw us go into a 5-point lead after 10 mins. However, the rest of the half was dominated mainly by the Nire and some good defensive play by Stradbally only saw us trailing by 1 point at the break 1-4 to 8 points.
Stradbally piled on the pressure in the start of the second half where we took some fine scores including goals from Daniel Fenlon and Dylan Whlean. However an 8 point lead with 6 mins to go was reduced in the blink of an eye when the Nire struck 2 quick goals and 2 points to draw level with 3 mins remaining. Stradbally showed great character and broke momentum again as we went up the field go get the last 2 points. A great free from Pa Skeen from hand and an insurance point from Liam Fennell secured the win for Stradbally. This was a memorable win and a typical hard working Stradbally team performance. Well done to all players and team mentors involved and to our supporters who gave great support on the night.
County Champions 2018
Last Sunday Stradbally GAA Club celebrated Gaelic Sunday with a Lá na Glubanna. Six teams mixed with current and past players both men and women took to the field for celebrity Bainisteoir and what ensued was some of the best craic had in years. All teams got stuck in and made the games very enjoyable for the large crowd in attendance. At the end of the day led by local Celebs Michelle Mullaney and Noel Costelloe led their team ‘The Táin’ to victory. The day was much more than football games on the field, there was lots of kid’s activities and games for everyone to enjoy. Stradbally GAA Club would like to thank all those who contributed to the organising of one of the most memorable days in years. Please check out the clubs Facebook page for all photos associated with the day.