Stradbally GAA Club notes 19/03/18.

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Our St Patrick’s Day celebration took place last Saturday with over 120 people sitting down for a community lunch together. Children were entertained with Face painting and a kiddies Disco and the parent were able to sit back and enjoy the Ireland Match on a special erected big screen. The kids also met our Senior County Football champions and posed for photos with their hero’s. This was a tremendous community effort which was led by John Halpin and Trevor Curran who spent many hours up in the club ensuring everything was ready to go on the day. Lots of other people helped out and it really made for a fantastic experience for all those who attended, it was great to see so many new families in the club. Stradbally is a community club and this was evident on Saturday when young and old mixed together and had a great time.

Kids waiting patiently for Face painting.  

John and Madiline Halpin working hard in the Kitchen.

Michael Walsh with some of our future stars holding the Conway and Phelan Cups.

Community enjoying good food and even better company.

Chloe Weldon and Grace Breen enjoying the Stradbally GAA St. Patricks Day Community Lunch.

Captain Tommy Connors with some of our underage kids.

Helen Curran and Breda Costelloe working hard as ever for the club and community

Trevor Curran cleaning up the club after the Community day, his wife Theresa gave him a crash course in hovering just before the photo was taken as he had never seen one before!

Sean Ahearn Cúl Camp 2018

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 Book by 1st June to get your kit before school holidays.

Free Hurling Easter Camp 27th/28th & 29th March in Fraher Field/Walsh Park

A free Easter Hurling Camp for Boys born only in 2006 will take place in Fraher Field/ Walsh Park from 10am to 1pm each day. Parents interested in sending their children need to register by Contacting Theresa Keane 087 7667094

Winter league 2018.

Last Thursdays Winter League has again to be postponed due to the weather, Round 3 of the league continues this Thursday. Those children participating in the Winter league who have yet to register can do so on Thursday week 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 2 Results

Game Team Score Bonus Points Team Score Bonus Points

1. Kerry   13 – 05    6 Waterford      6 - 03 4

2. Meath   7 – 02   5 Cork 6– 05 5

3. Roscommon    5 - 02   4 Down 11 – 12 7

Winter League 2018 Table

Team Points

Down 14

Cork 12

Waterford 11

Kerry 10

Meath 9

Roscommon 7

Round 3 Fixtures

Playing Field Team               V Team

Pitch 1 Kerry  Cork

Pitch 2 Meath  Roscommon

Pitch 3 Waterford  Down

Juvenile News

Training for our under 6/7/8/9/10/11/12’s will return this Friday the 23/03/18 at 6pm to 7pm. We have an action packed year planned for all the kids this year. Our u9’s and 10’s will again play in the City League and our U11/12’s will play in the Town and Country leagues. We have six coaches for this group and all of them are currently participating in the Level 1 Coaching course over a six-week period. That’s a massive commitment on their behalf for the kids that they are coaching, the Club really appreciates the efforts of these volunteers.  

Any child who has yet to register must do so by the 29th of March, parents can log onto and pay their child’s registration on line.

The City League fixtures are as follows;

U9 City League Fixtures 2018

Round Date Day Venue Opponent Time

Rd 1 7th April Saturday Home St. Mary’s 11.30am

Rd 2 21st April Saturday Home Na Gael 11.30am

Rd 3 5th May Saturday Away Tramore 11.30am

Rd 4 19th May Saturday Home Ferrybank 11.30am

Rd 5 2nd June Saturday Home Butlerstown 11.30am

Rd 6 16th June Saturday TBC TBC 11.30am

Rd 7 30th June Saturday TBC TBC 11.30am

Under 10 City League Fixtures 2018

Round Date Day Venue Opponent Time

Rd 1 14th April Saturday Away St. Saviours 11.30am

Rd 2 28th April Saturday Home Clonea 11.30am

Rd 3 12th May Saturday Away Tramore 11.30am

Rd 4 26th May Saturday Away Portlaw 11.30am

Rd 5 9th June Saturday Home Ballygunner 11.30am

Rd 6 23rd  June Saturday Away Sacred Heart 11.30am

Rd 7 7th July Saturday Away Passage 11.30am

U11 Town and Country Hurling League 2018

Round Date Day Venue Opponent Time

Rd 1 6th April Friday TBC Naomh Brid 18.30am

3 and 4-year-old play group

Continues this Thursday at 6pm in Sallyfort Farm, 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. The club would like to thank Dermot and Pearl O’ Brien for hosting this group.  

U14 Football

Play away to St. Patricks in Kilgobnet at 16.00pm on the 19/03/18.

U16 Football Championship

Received a walkover from St. Mollerans in the latest round of the championship, the next round fixed for the 25/03/18 away to Kilrossanty at 11am.

Adult News

Minor Football- Our Minors were due to play last Sunday in Ballyduff Upper at 11.30am but this game fell afoul of the weather

Remaining fixtures:

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.

Round 1 – Stradbally V Nire TBC

Round 2 – Stradbally V Ballyduff Upper TBC

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

Senior Football- Our Senior football team played Round 1 of the county league at home to Gualtier last Friday night. We were shorn of many of the starters in last year’s county final, so the team was made up of a lot of our emerging players. They battled hard but lost on a score line of 0-07 to 0-10.

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.

Intermediate Hurling- We played our first Intermediate Hurling league game last Friday evening at home to Fenor and recorded a 4-10 to 1-08 victory. It was a good run out for the lads as they prepare for the championship which is only a few weeks away.  

Stradbally’s next fixture is as follows:

Round 2. Away v St. Saviours on Sunday the 25th of March in Ballybeg at 12.00pm.

The first two rounds of the Western Intermediate Hurling Championship have been announced, the fixtures are as follows:

Round 1. March 31st in Fraher Field v Brickey Rangers at 7pm.

Round 2. April 6th v Modeligo in Fraher Field at 7pm.

Best of luck to the team and management for the year ahead.

Ladies Notes

Ladies u15/16 trainings begin on Monday and start at 7-8 and also on Thursdays at 7:45-8:45 after the winter league.

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, 50/50 draw €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 Liam Halpin who won the last 50:50 draw of €205, the next draw takes place on Sunday the 26th of March 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.