Weekly Notes

Stradbally GAA Club notes 13/08/18.

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 Draw For Tickets.

The draw for All Ireland Hurling tickets will take place on Wednesday evening at 8pm. Only paid up members will be entered in draw,

If you wish to become a member contact John Halpin on 087-9776018

U 11

The under 11’s played st. Pats Thursday night and lost out narrowly after a game that flowed from end to end with the lead changing several times. Every player gave 100% in what was a very tough exciting match

Our U-6 hurlers welcomed their Glenmore counterparts to Stradbally Sunday morning for a hurling blitz.

Thankfully the heavy rain from the previous day had cleared up & conditions were excellent for the game.

After an entertaining game the two sides could not be separated and played out an entertaining 4-4 draw.

Well done to all the boys & girls who took part, especially those who played their first game in the famous red & white jersey.

Thanks to Pa Skehan for refereeing this game & keeping a tight control on proceedings.

Our Under 8 hurlers also played Glenmore on Sunday morning. It was a very good game and the full panel of players saw plenty of action.
This group are improving game by game and developing their skills at each training session and also by practicing at home.
Declan Keane was referee for this and he did a great job.
Many thanks to Glenmore for traveling up and we will be traveling to Glenmore in their own field for the replays! In a few weeks time.

Stradbally under 9’s (born 2009/2010) played the first football league game of the season last Saturday against Rathgormack. In very wet conditions we played some fantastic football, led by captain for the day Eoin Keane, Stradbally got stuck in right from the start and scored some magnificent scores. We had 6 subs on the day so players were rotated throughout the game and all players saw equal game time. The future is bright for these lads as they improve with each outing. The players and management would like to thank Roger Ronayne for reffing the game, he was like a drowned rat after the game!!

Field Development

Our field development is gathering pace and all major works are now complete, we are waiting for the right weather conditions to lay the seed. Foundations for a retaining wall between both fields have been laid and work will commence in August on its construction which will incorporate a hurling wall too. Fencing is being laid around the perimeter this week. Once completed this will be the finest field in the county. Your support is needed now more than ever, please support our 50;50 draw and all other club fundraising initiatives.    


400Km Fundraising Cycle

We are appealing to all our supporters to support our cyclists who are participating in Stradbally GAA’s 6 county cycle in association with Mental Health Awareness which will take place on the weekend of September 14/15/16. The cycle is in aid of the Stradbally GAA Pitch Development fund and the cyclists are also raising awareness for Mental Health. A group of cyclists will leave Stradbally on Friday the 14th of September and travel through Cork, Limerick, Kerry (Cross the Ferry in Tarbert) to Clare and then onto Tipperary before finishing up back in Stadbally on the Sunday. If anyone wishes to take part in this cycle they can contact Trevor Curran on 087 6547600. We are asking supporters and parents to consider getting involved by either cycling the three stages or taking part in the Final stage on the Sunday from Tipperary to Stradbally. All participants will be selling lines on a sponsorship card and we ask the community to support these people as the money raised will go towards our new field. We are also looking for businesses to come on board and sponsor the cyclists, each sponsor will have their logo printed onto a cycling jacket which will be seen on the roads of Waterford every time one of the cyclists wears it, if you know anyone interested in becoming a sponsor please contact Trevor Curran.

Juvenile News

Training for our under 5/6/7/8/9 &10’s boys and Girls takes place this Friday at 6pm.

U9’s Hurling

Our U9’s played against Dungarvan Last Saturday morning in a challenge game. Right from the off the Stradbally lads led by captain and Birthday boy Jack Casey got stuck into their excellent opponents. There was some level of skill on show by both teams and this bodes well for the future of both clubs. This group has developed very well since the start of the year and continues to improve with the assistance of the parents who encourage these kids to practice as often as possible.   

U12’s Football

Won their latest game in the Town and country league by defeating Kilrossanty in a hard fought game. The lads played with great skill and commitment which is typical of this particular group.

This week’s Underage Fixtures;

Under 9’s (Born 2009/2010)

Details of our upcoming football league will be published on the teams Whatsapp group.

Under 10’s (Born 2008/2009)

Next fixture will be on the 18th of August when we participate in a football tournament in Dungarvan GAA Club, details will be announced closer to the time.   

Under 11’s (Born 2007/2008)

Next fixture is away to St. Pats on 10/08/18 at 18.30pm

Under 12’s (Born 2006/2007)

Next fixture is home to Balinacourty on the 17/08/18 at 18.30pm

U14 Hurling

Next fixture is at home to Clashmore/Kinsalebeg on the 13/08/18 at 7pm.

U16 Hurling Championship.

Our next u16 game is at away this Wednesday at 7pm against St. Marys in Kill.

Minor Hurling

Adult News

Senior Football- No fixtures this week, the draw has been made for the Quarterfinals of the County Senior Football Championship and we have been drawn to play Kilrossanty, details to be published at a later date.

Intermediate Hurling

We play the quarter final of the Western Intermediate Hurling Championship against Clashmore on the 19/08/18 at 19.46pm in Fraher Field. Best of luck to all involved.

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.  


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 with Pat Daly, 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 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 20th May 2018. Remember if you are not in you can’t win.    

50:50 Winner

Well done to Jim & Margaret Murray  who won €215 in our latest 50/50 draw, the next draw takes place on Sunday the 26th of August 2018. Remember if you are not in you can't win!

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.