Stradbally GAA Club notes 12/02/18.

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“A society grows great when old men plant trees in whose shade they know they shall never sit” – an ancient Greek proverb?

Stradbally GAA Club are asking all those who are in one way or another associated with our club to consider becoming members in 2018. Our club is at the beginning of an exciting period of development and over the next number of years we hope to complete a number of projects which will modernise our club for future generations.

Our aim is to grow our club to meet the needs of the whole community and we are asking our supporters to join and have their say in the future direction of our club. Becoming a member of Stradbally GAA has a number of Benefits such as:

You have a vote at our AGM which entitles you a say on the future direction of your child’s club.

You are contributing to the community by paying membership as this money helps our club grow for the benefit of the wider community.

As a member you can book the Social Centre for family events such as Communions, Confirmation, Parties, Christenings Etc….

Access to Tickets for Waterford GAA games (members get first preference).

Please log onto to pay your membership at any time.

Winter league 2018.

The Winter league for 3rd to 6th class pupils, kicked off last Thursday night amid great excitement, over 70 kids played their hearts out and three excellent games were witnessed by all those in attendance. The league continues this Thursday at 6.30pm sharp and those children who have yet to register can do so next Thursday or register online at . The code of Ethics is available online and must be read by all parents of those taking part in Stradbally GAA activity.

Winter League Round 1 Result


Game Team Score Team Score

1. Meath 7 – 05    Waterford      11 - 11

2. Down 10 – 17   Kerry             5 – 02

3. Cork    20 – 19   Roscommon 1 – 02

Fixtures Round 2                          Thursday 22nd at 6.30pm



Kerry V Waterford

Meath V Cork

Roscommon V Down

Winter League Teams 2018

Juvenile News

Training for the majority of our underage won’t commence for a few weeks yet but we have some groups have commenced.

3 and 4-year-old play group

This week saw an another huge turnout at our very popular 3 & 4-year-old group in Sallyfort Farm, with children participating in fun and games a great time was had by all, this is a huge increase in the numbers participating and we appreciate all the parents for making the effort to attend. This group continues this Thursday at 6pm and everybody is welcome 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.  

Under 7 & 8’s

We are now adding a further group for Under 7 & 8’s on Friday night at 6pm in Sallyfort farm. This group are participating in a series of upcoming indoor blitzes, the next of which is on Saturday the 3rd of March at 10am Venue to be decided.

Our under 8’s group played an indoor hurling blitz last Saturday in Ballygunner and all players represented the club with great pride and were more than a match for the opposition. It is great to see the next generation starting out on a journey which will lasts a lifetime and will develop them as people and play a large part in their lives for many years to come. We appreciate all the parents who commit to bring their children regularly and we hope that they see the benefits GAA has for their children’s social and physical development.

Further blitzes for this group take place on:

3rd and 10th March Football. 

U16 Football Championship

Our U16 footballers start their championship journey this Sunday morning away to Dungarvan at 11am. Best to luck to all involved.

Adult News

Minor Football- Our Minors commence their championship campaign on the 4th of March, the fixtures are as follows;

Round 1 – Stradbally V Nire on Sunday the 4th of March at 11.30am in Stradbally.

Round 2 – Stradbally V Ballyduff Upper on Sunday the 18th of March at 11.30am in Ballyduff Upper.

Round 3 – Stradbally V Clashmore Kinsale Beg on Wednesday the 28th of March at 6.15pm in Stradbally.

Round 4 – Stradbally V Brickey Ranger’s on Monday the 2nd of April at 12.00pm in Bushy Park.

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

Senior Football- The Senior football league commences on the 3rd of March, details will be published once we receive the fixtures. We have received the fixtures for the first two rounds of the County Championship;

Round 1 – Stradbally V Ardmore on Saturday the 14th of April at 7pm in Lemybrien.

Round 2 – Stradbally V Portlaw on Saturday the 21st of April at 3.45pm in Kill.

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 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 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, 50/50draw €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 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.


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 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 25th of February. Remember if you are not in you can’t win.    


To Virgil Power Alaska who won the last 50:50 draw of €225, Virgil bought his ticket online at ,the next draw takes place on Sunday the 25th of February 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.


Stradbally GAA club would like to offer its sincerest sympathies to the family of Sheila Wall Graigue, Stradbally. May she Rest in Peace.