Stradbally GAA Club Notes

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Seán Ahearne Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camp

Over 150 children participated in the camp ranging in ages from four to twelve. The weather was glorious and the dressing rooms and both pitches were in great order. A big thank you to Taylor Murray and her team of Cúl Camp coaches, Margaret Browne and Noel Costelloe who had the pitches and dressing rooms in great order for the week. Breda Kiely was as efficient as always in registering the preschool children and managing the ever-popular shop.

We had lots of young volunteer coaches and they did a fantastic job. John McArthur, Michael O’ Brien, Ellie Skehan, Roseanne Power, Michael Walsh, Dara McGrath, Cormac McGrath, Caitríona O’ Brien and Niamh McKeon all did fantastic work and were very patient with the younger children. It’s great to see our younger members volunteering and helping the club in a very positive way.

County players Jamie Barron and Billy Nolan spoke very well to the children about what it takes to reach the standard of a County player.

Trevor Costelloe and Brendan Breen helped greatly in publicising the event.

Finally, a huge thank you to the children, they were very mannerly and eager to learn and of course their parents who encouraged them to participate in the Camp.

Seán Ahearne would be very proud of the numbers attending the camp and in years to come hopefully some of these children may play for their club Stradbally and perhaps even their county Waterford.

Senior Football

The seniors recorded a victory over a depleted the Nire side in the senior league last Saturday night on a scoreline of 1-14 to 0-7.

This Sunday, it is a return to Championship action when we travel to Leamybrien to take on Portlaw at 2pm in the final group game.

Junior Football

The Junior footballers recorded a good victory over Gaultier last Friday night in a high scoring game. Next up is a meeting with Ring which is currently scheduled for Saturday night at 7pm in Stradbally. This fixture is subject to change due to county games and senior matches being rescheduled. Please keep an eye on social media for up to date news on this fixture.

On County Duty

Several our young players represented Waterford in various competitions over the last week. First up, Liam Fennell played a big part in Waterford U-20’s victory over Clare and we wish Liam and the team the very best of luck when they take on Cork this Friday night.

On U-16 football duty was John McArthur who played matches against Limerick, Cork and Kerry. Mikey O’Brien was part of the Waterford U-15 hurling team who played out a very high scoring game against Westmeath, while Cormac McGrath was on duty with the Waterford U-14’s in the Jim Power memorial tournament where they were unfortunately defeated in the shield final.

Minor Hurling

Minor hurling championship commences this Wednesday night versus St. Saviours in Stradbally at 7:30pm.

U-15 Hurling

The U-15’s play Clashmore/Kinsalebeg next Monday night, July 15th in the second round of the championship. The game is fixed for 7pm in Clashmore.

U-10 Hurling

Well done to our u10 hurlers who won the latest round of the city league at home against Tramore on Saturday morning. We play away to De La Salle next Saturday, details will be circulated via the team WhatsApp.

U-8 Football

Our Under 8 footballers played two very enjoyable blitz over the last week. Stradbally GAA club hosted the first blitz and we welcomed teams from Rathgormack and Tramore. Each club had 2 teams so 6 teams in total participated, with each team playing three matches on the night.

The second blitz was held in Leamybrien on Monday night when we played against Kilrossanty and Portlaw.

Our players really enjoyed the games with every player getting plenty of opportunity to practice their skills.

U-7 Hurling

Or U-7’s had a very enjoyable hurling blitz in Colligan on Saturday morning with two games against St. Pats and Abbeyside. This young team are improving with every game and the practice being put in every Thursday night in the field is beginning to pay dividends.

U-6 Football

On Saturday morning our U-6 footballers played St. Pats in a challenge in Colligan. Well done to all the young players who participated in this game, many of them who wore the famous red jersey for the first time on the field of play. We look forward to following their progress over the years to come.

Birthday Celebrations

Congratulations to Agnes Collins, Bonmahon who recently celebrated her 80th Birthday in the Club.

Sunday Night Music

Music for July in the Centre.

14th    Mike Humphries

21st     Mary Prendergast

28th     2 of a Kind.

50:50 Winner

Congratulations to Siobhan Navin who won €145 in last week’s 50:50 draw. Our next draw will take place this Sunday night, 14th of July. 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 also purchase your tickets on line at