Well done to the Stradbally minor girls who had a great win over Ballymac in the minor A county final on Sunday evening in Fraher field. A great display of heart and determination from all of the girls, a real team effort. Thanks to Johnny Troy for his hard work with the team throughout the year and to everyone who helped out.
U15 Football – Stradbally u15's captured their second County Final win in a week against a strong Clann na Gael football team.
A man of the match performance from Pa Skehan opened his account in the first five minutes with a point from play before Clan Na Gale hit the back of the net for their first goal of three in the first half. Stradbally responded well with a super individual effort from Pa Skehan which saw him carry the ball from under the stand all the way to goal before rattling the back of the net. A couple of well taken points from Micky O'Brien and points from Barry O'Brien and Dara McGrath saw us well in contention despite a further 2 goals from Clann Na Gael in the half. The half time score left us trailing by 3 points on a score line of 3-01 to 1-04.
Stradbally with a lot of work to do really dug deep in the second half. A Barry O'Brien point just after the throw in set the tone and Stradbally’s intent for the rest of the game. A converted plenty from Pa Skehan mid-way throw the second half was a big turning point. A further 2 points from Pa and Mickey O’Brien kept Clann Na Gael at bay. Stradbally backs only conceded 3 points in the second half which really was another big factor in the game. The last 5 minutes was end to end and was any bodies game to take but Stradbally held firm and won on a final score Stradbally 2-09, Clann Na Gael 3-04.
This was another huge team effort by the panel of players. A second County Final win within a week, really was a great way to finish the year.
Stradbally GAA would like to thank to all mentors who have worked hard to make our U15 hurling and football campaign a very successful year.
Congrratulations To Margaret Fitzgerald who won €250 in the latest 50 / 50 Draw. Well done Margaret
2017 County Senior Football Champions
This week the Conway Cup visited two of our greatest Supporters Willie ‘The Gent’ O’Brien and Billy Corbett in Carechoice Nursing Home. The Conway Cup means a lot to the people of Stradbally and the joy is clear to see on the faces of two proud Stradbally men. If anyone wishes to have the cup visit a relative or loved one, please feel free to ring Tom Cunningham and we would be delighted to arrange for a visit.
Club Person of the Year
Congratulationsto Teresa Keane who was awarded the Club Person of the year for 2017. Teresa done endless work throughout the year behind the scenes especially at under age level, and is always on hand to help.
U15 Medal Presentation
Our U15 players were presented with their medals for winning the county finals in hurling and football. The medals were presented by Michael Brick Walsh, Shane Aherne and Tommy Connors. This was a tremendous achievement for these players to do the double. The future looks good.