Stradbally GAA Club notes 11/06/18.

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Munster Championship Hurling

Waterford played the final game of the 2018 Championship last Sunday in Semple stadium. With nothing but pride to play for Waterford did not disappoint, the hurled like the team we are used to seeing. The commitment and fight shown by this group of players who fill any person with pride. At the heart of the Waterford effort was our own Michael ‘Brick’ Walsh who played in his 74th championship game thus breaking the overall record set by Tipperary Brendan Cummins. Michael has been at the heart of Waterford Hurling for the past 15 years and has represented his county and club with the upmost distinction. Stradbally GAA club in very proud of the achievements of Michael Walsh and especially proud of the fact that Stradbally GAA club is now on the record books of the GAA! Congratulations Michael.



Waterford Senior Footballers

Stradbally GAA Club would like to wish the Waterford Senior football team with our own Jack Mullaney and Eoin O’Brien the very best of luck against Monaghan in Round 2 of the All Ireland Football qualifiers which takes place this Saturday at 2pm in Fraher field. These lads put in tremendous effort for the county and deserve all our support this weekend.


Special Day out for a Stradbally U11’s player.

Eimhin Ronayne who plays with our U10’s & 11’s had a magical day out with WLR’s Kieran O’Connor last Sunday in Temple Stadium. Eimhin was given a tour of the Stadium and got to meet both sets of players, he was in the dressing room with the Waterford team and met this hero Michael Walsh before he made his record breaking appearance. Eimhin is a massive GAA supporter and hopes one day to be a GAA commentator after he finishes winning championships with Stradbally first! Stradbally GAA club would like to thank Kieran O’Connor and Gavin Whelan from WLR and the Munster Council for making a young boy’s dream come through.


Field Clean up.

The club would like to thank Dermot O’Brien and his helpers for clearing the fallen trees behind the end goal and cutting the bank.

 

Déise Draw- Congratulations to Johnny Troy who was presented with his winning Déise Draw Cheque of €12,500 euro Johnny won the first of this year’s Déise Draws. Tickets are still on sale and can be purchased from any of the Club committee or can be purchased on our website   www.stradballygaa.com.


Stradbally Parent Baby & Tot Group

Stradbally GAA Club is proud to support the new Parent Baby and Tot group which takes place every Wednesday from 9am to 11am in the GAA Social Center. It takes place every school week from September to June. It is a fantastic group where the parents can go to chat and have a cuppa while the kids interact and play. Last week saw a few new faces and we hope to see more this week. For further information, please contact Catherine Crowley on 0877495076 and keep an eye on the clubs Facebook page for updates.



Sean Ahearn Cúl Camp 2018

This year’s Stradbally Cúl Camp takes place from Monday the 2nd of July to Friday the 6th of July, anybody who registers online before Friday June 15th will receive their kit before primary school ends or on the first day of camp. Any child registering with the camp must be six years of age before the end of the year.

Preschool Camp

Our preschool camp goes ahead this year again. It takes place from Monday the 2nd of July to Friday 6th of July. This camp takes place from 10am to 12 noon daily. It’s open to 4 and 5 year olds and the children can only register on the first morning of the camp. The cost of this camp is €40 and each child will receive a Kellogg’s Cúl Camp Kit.


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.


Juvenile News

3 and 4-year-old play group

Continues this Thursday at 6pm in Stradbally GAA Club, weather permitting. 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.


Training for our under 5/6/7/8/9 &10’s will train as normal on Friday evening in the club, times will be confirmed by the individual coaches on the group whatsapp.  


U11’s (Born 2007/2008)

Played at away to St. Pat’s in the latest round of the town and country league, the lads fought for every ball and put in a massive display for the club, especially in the second half. They lost to a very good team, this group continues to improve each week and the work they are doing with their coaches is clear to see. Training will be held at the usual time, please see the teams whatsapp group for details.


Minor

Our minors have qualified for the county semifinals and as of now we are awaiting the name of our opposition, details will be published on Facebook. This week’s Underage Fixtures;

Under 9’s (Born 2009/2010)

Next fixture is at home to Eirn’s Own on Saturday the 23rd of June at 11.30am.

Under 10’s (Born 2008/2009)

Next fixture is at home to Eirn’s Own on Saturday the 23rd of June at 11.30am.

Under 11’s (Born 2007/2008)

Next fixture is home to Déglan Naófa on the 29/06/18 at 18.30pm

Under 12’s (Born 2006/2007)

Next fixture is away to Naómh Bríd on the 29/06/18 at 18.30pm

U14 Hurling

Next Fixture is at home to Coise Bhride on the 16/06/18 at 15.00pm

U15 Hurling

Next Fixture is at home to Kilrossanty on the 18/06/18 at 7pm.

Minor Football

Are due to play in the County Semifinal on the 21/06/18 against Clashmore Kinsealebeg, venue to be confirmed. Best of luck to all involved.  

Adult News

Senior Football- Played away to An Rinn last Saturday in the league and recorded an impressive 2-09 to 2-12 victory. Next up for our footballers is the final round of the championship group stages against Dungarvan on the 15/07/18, time and venue to be announced.


Junior Football- No fixtures this week.

Intermediate Hurling

Next Fixture in the Intermediate Hurling league is provisionally fixed for the 23/06/18 at 7.30pm at home to Ballyduff Lower.  


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

Congratulations


Well done to Gail Sandford who won €225 in our latest 50/50 draw, the next draw takes place on Sunday the 1st of July 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.


Sympathies

Stradbally GAA Club would like to offer its deepest sympathies to the families of the following people, Mossey Coffee Kilrossanty  and Nora Flynn Dungarvan formerly of High Street Dungarvan.


Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anamacha