Stradbally GAA Club notes 17/09/18.
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Stradbally Gaa will be holding another scrap collection day at the end of October, we will announce the date in the coming weeks. If you have any old scrap you wish to get rid of please start piling it up now, large amounts can be collected from your location once contact has been made in advance with any committee member.
400Km Fundraising Cycle
Sunday the 16th of September saw the conclusion of our tree day, 400km round trip of Munster in association with Mental Health Awareness. The aim of the cycle was to raise awareness of Mental Health within our club and beyond, and also to raise much needed funds for our new pitch development. Trevor Curran, Eamonn Clancy, Mike Navin, Brendan Tobin, Roger Ronayne, Richie Jones, Dermot Gough, Nicky Connors and Darragh Kelly set off from Stradbally GAA Club on Friday 14th September at 8am and were joined by friends of Stradbally GAA Club along the way. At the end of the first day they stopped in Croagh Co. Limerick and were well received by the locals who contributed to the fund. Stradbally supporter Sean Dee who now resides in Croagh gave the lads a tour of the Club facilities. The lads were treated to some fin hospitality in the Croagh Park Bar by owner Deidre O’Connor who held a bucket collection for them. Stradbally GAA Club would like to extend its gratitude to the people of Croagh for their support. The Cyclists were joined by Claire Halpin as they moved onto Kerry, Clare and back into Limerick where the lads stayed in Ballyneety. They were joined by a further 6 cyclists on the Sunday as they returned to a fantastic homecoming with all the underage kids who joined in the cycle as it neared the village.
Once back in the Club local Councilor Liam Brazil, who sponsored the cycle, gave a hugely passionate speech about mental health awareness and how it can affect us all. We as a club are committed to being a positive influence on our members and the community in general and metal health awareness is something that we will embrace when it comes to the wellbeing of our community.
The club would like to that everyone who made this event possible, Trevor Curran for leading the whole event, all the cyclist, the support staff, the stewards, parents who made sandwiches, people who helped out at the club on the day and to all the business and individuals who sponsored the cyclists. Your efforts are greatly appreciated and all funds raised will reinvested into the community for the benefit of all.
In excess of €10,000 euro has be raised so far and people can continue to support the lads by supporting our gofundme page at Stradbally GAA Tour of Munster on the gofundme website.
Some of the Stradbally GAA underage stars waiting to join the cyclists as they returned to the village.
Training as normal this Friday at 6pm for Girls and boys 5/6/7/8/9 &10’s.
Our U12 footballers played away to Naomh Bríd last Friday and recorded their fourth win of the league. This was another excellent performance from a very committed bunch of lads.
This week’s Underage Fixtures;
Under 9’s (Born 2009/2010)
We play a 3 team blitz in Butlerstown on Saturday the 22/09/18 at 11am.
Under 10’s (Born 2008/2009)
Play at away to Kilrossanty on Saturday 29/09/18 at 11am.
Under 11’s (Born 2007/2008)
Next fixture is home to the Naomh Bríd on Friday 21/09/18 at 6.30pm.
Under 12’s (Born 2006/2007)
Next fixture is home to St. Pat’s on Friday 28/09/18 at 6.30pm.
U16 Hurling Championship.
Our next u16 game is a semifinal against Brickey Rangers on Thursday the 27th, no time of venue has been decided.
We have qualified for the quarterfinal and are awaiting a fixture.
Best of luck to the Intermediate Ladies in the County Final on this Saturday the 22nd of September in Fraher field vs the winners of St. Pats and Na Deise at 12pm. Best of luck to Johnny and his team.
The u15 Ladies played their last game and won on Monday night the 10th against a good Comeragh Rangers side to put themselves into a semi final position, date and opposition yet to be known. The game was close right up until the end and the girls played well to win on a scoreline of 3:8 to 1:8.
The under 12 girls play their county semi final next Sunday at 12 midday V Shamrocks in Knockanore. Best of luck to Michael, Ray, and the girls.
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.
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-
Well done to Margret and Jim Murphy won €165 in our latest 50/50 draw, the next draw takes place on Sunday the 23rd of September 2018. Remember if you are not in you can't win!
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-