The Stradbally Scor group traveled to Modeligo last Sunday and took part in the Scor an bPaisti. We had two teams competing in figure dancing, the first team was made up of the following dancers Alice Ketch, Orla Kiely, Niamh Kavanagh, Molly-Kate Hearne, Ruby Keane, Niamh Kilbride, Ava McElduff and Molly Fennell. The second team was made up Roseanne Power, Peter Davis, Eva Davis, Leona Cass, Chloe Hearne, Beibhin Delaney, Caoimhe O’Reilly and Eabha Fee. Roseanne Power took part in the recitation and our ballad group was made up of Orla Kiely, Niamh Kavanagh, Ava McElduff, Niamh Kilbride and Ruby Keane. All of these groups qualified  for the County Final which will be held in Cappoquin next Sunday at 3pm. Well done to all the children who took part and represented their club with great distinction and to their long serving mentor Liz Murphy who continues to work wonders with the children of our community. Best of luck in the final from everyone at Stradbally GAA Club.

  

Sean Ahearn Cúl Camp 2018

Online booking is now available for the Kellogg's GAA Cúl Camps 2018. Don't miss out this year be sure to book early. After a record year last and with capped numbers in camps be sure to book in early to secure your place. Booking is available on www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie. Book by 1st June to get your kit before school holidays.

Winter league 2018.

The winter league continued last week with all games in Round 6 being played. The games were hard fought and the children really played their hearts out and the competition is starting to heat up with only ten points separating top from bottom. Round 7 takes place this Thursday at 6.30pm.




Week 6 Results

                                                                                 Round 6

                  Team                      Score                        Team

Kerry 9-14                  -                    7-05 Down

Waterford 3-05                  -                    4-05 Meath

Cork 5-14                  -                    3-00 Roscommon




Winter League 2018 Table

Team Points

Kerry 35

Down 32

Cork 32

Meath 27

Waterford 26

Roscommon 21



Round 7 Fixtures

Playing Field Team               V Team

Pitch 1 Kerry  Waterford

Pitch 2 Cork  Meath

Pitch 3 Down  Roscommon




Juvenile News

Training for our under 6/7/8/9/10’s takes place this Friday the 21/04/18 at 6.30pm to 7.30pm. There will be No U11/12’s training this Friday to accommodate children participating in other events.

Any child who has yet to register must do so by the 29th of March, parents can log onto www.stradballygaa.com and pay their child’s registration on line.


Our under 9’s (Born 2009/2010) play at home on Saturday morning against Na Gael at 11.30am, all players to be at the field for 11am.  

The City League fixtures are as follows;


U9 City League Fixtures 2018

Round Date Day Venue Opponent Time

Rd 2 21st April Saturday Home Na Gael 11.30am

Rd 3 5th May Saturday Away Tramore 11.30am

Rd 5 2nd June Saturday Home Butlerstown 11.30am



Under 10 City League Fixtures 2018

Round Date Day Venue Opponent Time

Rd 1 14th April Saturday Away St. Saviours 11.30am

Rd 2 28th April Saturday Home Clonea 11.30am

Rd 3 12th May Saturday Away Tramore 11.30am

Rd 4 26th May Saturday Away Portlaw 11.30am

Rd 5 9th June Saturday Home Ballygunner 11.30am

Rd 6 23rd  June Saturday Away Sacred Heart 11.30am

Rd 7 7th July Saturday Away Passage 11.30am


U11 Town and Country Hurling League 2018

Round Date Day Venue Opponent Time

Rd 1 6th April Friday Stradbally Naomh Brid 18.30pm

Rd 2 20th April Friday Bushy Park Brickey Rangers 18.30pm

Rd 3 4th May Friday Stradbally An Ghaeltacht 18.30pm

Rd 4 18th May Friday Ballymacarbry Fourmilewater 18.30pm

Rd 5 1st June Friday Stradbally Abbeyside 18.30pm

Rd 6 15th June Friday Kilgobnet St. Pat’s 18.30pm

Rd 7 29th June Friday Stradbally Deuglan Naofa 18.30pm



U11 Town and Country Football League 2018

Round Date Day Venue Opponent Time

Rd 1 20th July Friday Lismore Naomh Carthaigh 18.30pm

Rd 2 27th July Friday Stradbally Deuglan Naofa 18.30pm

Rd 3 10th August Friday Kilgobnet St. Pat’s 18.30pm

Rd 4 24th August Friday Stradbally Balinacourtney 18.30pm

Rd 5 7th September Friday Ballymacarbry Nire 18.30pm

Rd 6 21st September Friday Stradbally Naomh Brid 18.30pm

Rd 7 5th October Friday Stradbally An Ghaeltacht 18.30pm



U12 Town and Country Hurling League 2018

Round Date Day Venue Opponent Time

Rd 1 27th  April Friday Stradbally Kilrossanty 18.30pm

Rd 2 11th May Friday Cappoquin Cappoquin 18.30pm

Rd 3 25th May BYE BYE BYE BYE

Rd 4 8th June Friday Stradbally Deuglan Naofa 18.30pm

Rd 5 22nd June Friday Modeligo Naomh Brid 18.30pm



U12 Town and Country Football League 2018

Round Date Day Venue Opponent Time

Rd 1 3rd August Friday Leamybrien Kilrossanty 18.30pm

Rd 2 17th August Friday Stradbally Balinacourty 18.30pm

Rd 3 31st August BYE Stradbally Deuglan Naofa BYE

Rd 4 14th September Friday Modeligo Naomh Brid 18.30pm

Rd 5 28th September Friday Stradbally St. Pat’s 18.30pm




3 and 4-year-old play group

Continues this Thursday at 6pm in Sallyfort Farm, children participate in age appropriate games and the enjoyment can be seen on all their faces each and every night.  Stradbally Gaa club wishes to thank each and every parent for making the effort to attend. Please spread the word so we can grow this group and ensure that our future is secure. The club would like to thank Dermot and Pearl O’ Brien for hosting this group.  


U14 Football

Our Under 14 footballers played at home to Brickey Rangers on Saturday, they recorded a very impressive 8-08 to 6-08 victory. The next game for this group on Saturday the 28th of April at 7pm away to the Nire.



Under 16 Football

Lost away to St. Patricks in the latest round of the Championship, attention now turns to the next game home to Clan Na Gael on the 11/04/16 at 7pm.


Adult News

Minor Football- Are awaiting dates for the outstanding fixtures.

Remaining fixtures:

Round 1 – Stradbally V Nire TBC

Round 2 – Stradbally V Ballyduff Upper TBC


The club would like to wish all mentors and Players the very best for the year ahead.


Senior Football- Our Senior football team opened the defense of their county championship title with a good win over Ardmore in Lemybrien last Saturday night on a score line of 1-12 to 0-07. We played into a strong breeze in the first half and trailed on a score line of 0-05 to 0-03 but Stradbally came out with a renewed purpose in the second half and added some fine scores to pull away from Ardmore. Michael Sweeny’s goal was the turning point of the game as it seemed to spur us on in terms of our performance. Our attention now turns to the next round against Portlaw in Kill next Saturday, there is some questions around the time for throw in so we ask all our supporters to keep an eye on our Facebook page which will be updated with the correct time once we receive it.  


Junior Football- played the first round of the Junior Championship last Friday away to Dungarvan and won on a score line of 2-08 to 4-09. They play at home this Friday against Gailter (Time to be confirmed).  


Ladies Notes

Well done to Sheena McGuckian and Míde Delaney who were part of the Waterford U16B camogie team who won the Munster Final on Sunday after extra time against Cork.


The U16s had their first match of the season at home on Monday last against Gaultír. It was a thrilling match from the very start and the girls put in some serious effort to come away with a draw, 3:11 a piece. Our next match is at home to Ballymac on the 24th, TBC

New Club Phone Number  

Stradbally GAA has a new phone number which is 087 1165549 and if anyone wishes to make contact with the club regarding club matter can do so at this number.  

 

Membership

Membership is now due and this year we are asking all our players past and present, supporters and parents of our juveniles to consider becoming members of our club in 2018. Money from membership helps us to meet a lot of the cost associated with running the club. Now more than ever we need the support of our community so we can build and develop our club for our children and future generations. It is easier than ever to pay your membership, you just have to log onto our website www.stradballygaa.com and pay your membership online from your phone or any computer. Membership rates for 2018 are:


Adult Member; €70,

OAP; €50,  

Student / Underage; €40, 2nd Child in family €30, and every subsequent child €20.


We have a number of membership packages which we are encouraging our members to support as they go a long way to achieving our development goals. People can purchase these pack on line or can pay by direct debit, direct debit forms can forwarded to people upon request to any committee member or by email to our club secretary at secretary.stradbally.waterford@gaa.


Adult PackageMembership €70, Déise Draw €90, 50/50 draw €130, National Ticket €10.

Total €300 or €25 per month.

Couple Package. Membership €120, Déise Draw €90, 50/50 Draw €130, National Ticket x 2 €20

Total€360 or €30 per month.

OAP Package.  Membership €50, Déise Draw €90, 50/50 Draw €130, National Draw Ticket €10,

Total €280 or €23.23 per Month.


If people wish to pay their membership in person they can contact membership officer John Halpin (087-9776018) or any member of the club committee for a membership form, alternatively you can email the club secretary at secretary.stradbally.waterford@gaa.ie for a form. John Halpin will be collecting membership every Sunday night at the GAA Social Center between 9.30pm and 10.30pm.


Social Centre

Our social center is a very important facility which is used by a wide variety of people for various purposes. We encourage all our members to consider booking the club for any family events they may be planning, the center is for the benefit of our members and we are lucky to have it, anyone who is considering making a booking can contact Breda Kiely on 087-6291930 for further information. There will be live music and dancing in the club next Sunday night, come along and join in a great night’s entertainment.


Fundraising

50:50 Draw- Is our main development draw which helps us to fund our ongoing pitch development. This draw takes place every second Sunday and the tickets are €2 each or 3 for €5. Tickets are available from Cunningham’s shop, Farm Relief Services, Whelan’s Bar and The Cove Bar as well as from any of the club committee. You can now log onto www.stradballygaa.com and purchase your tickets on line. The club would like to thank these local businesses for supporting this vital initiative and all those who purchase these tickets. The next Draw takes place on Sunday the 8th of April 2018. Remember if you are not in you can’t win.    


Congratulations

To Anthony Moriarty who won €220 in our latest 50/50 draw, the next draw takes place on Sunday the 22nd of April 2018. Remember if you are not in you can't win!


Deise Draw- tickets are now on sale for the 2018 Deise Draw, this Draw is central to the clubs fundraising plans and your continued support is greatly appreciated. Tickets are available from any of the Club committee.


Field Signs.

We will be making a big drive this year for businesses to put up field Signs. This will be a great opportunity for businesses to advertise their products and services. Contact Virgil Power (Alaska) on 087-7797401 for more details.


Sympathies

Stradbally GAA club would like to offer its sympathies to the family of the late Pierce Casey of Ballyvoile, Stradbally who passed away recently. Pierce proudly worn the Stradbally Jersey on many occasions and later went on to serve on the Club Committee as Secretary.


May he rest in Peace.