Stradbally GAA Club notes 31/12/18.

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Pictured above is the Stradbally U-8 team who competed in a hurling blitz in Ballygunner last Saturday. The team played in three entertaining matches against Butlerstown, St. Mary’s and Portlaw and are already looking forward to the next blitz which will be held in a few weeks’ time.


Minor Football

Our Minor footballers play the first round of their Championship this Sunday morning against Ballyduff Upper at 11:30 in Stradbally. Training has been going well and we wish the players and management team the very best of luck for the campaign.


2019 Winter League

The second round of the Winter League took place last Thursday night. Again, we had three highly competitive games with all the skills of the game once again on show. The winners on the night were Mayo, Dublin and Tyrone.

Round Three continues Thursday night at 6:30pm. Fixtures are: -

Mayo v Kildare

Dublin v Tyrone

Waterford v Armagh


U-3’s, 4’s & 5’s

Training continues this Thursday night in Sallyfort for U-3, 4 & 5 boys and girls at 6pm.


50:50 Winner

Congratulations to Pa and Ellie Skehan who won €210 in our last 50:50 draw.

The next draw will take place this Sunday night. 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 www.stradballygaa.com.


Sunday Night Music

Music continues in the club this Sunday night with the popular Soundwave providing the entertainment.


Allianz National Hurling & Football Leagues

As expected the hurlers overcame the challenge of Carlow in the 3rd Round of the League last Saturday night. Played in miserable conditions the team were slow to start but aided by two well taken goals in quick succession they began to settle and dominated the rest of the match. Next up for the hurlers is an away assignment this Sunday against Dublin.

Our footballers return to action this weekend when they take on Wexford. After an improved display against Derry last time out, hopefully the footballers can pick up the two points against a Wexford team who are struggling for form.

Best wishes to both teams this weekend and hopefully Michael, Shane, Jack and Eoin will all get plenty of game time.


2019 Membership

With the fixtures now set and matches fast approaching we kindly ask all players to pay their membership and ensure they are covered from an insurance perspective for the 2019 season. Membership can be paid to membership officer Ollie Costelloe or you can pay online by visiting www.stradballygaa.com.

Membership rates are:

Adult €70

Couple €120

OAP €50

Student/1st child in a family €40, 2nd child in family €30, 3rd & subsequent children €20

U-5/U-6 €5.


LGFA Courses

Over the coming weeks the Waterford LGFA are running a number of courses for anyone interested in coaching and refereeing. Courses on offer are as follows: -

Wed Feb 20th - Referee Level 2 Refresher Course.

Sat Feb 23rd - Fundamentals Coaching Course.

Sat March 2nd (Day 1) & Sat April 13th (Day 2) - Level 1 Coaching Course (2-day course).

Sat March 9th and Sun March 10th - Grab your Whistle, Level 1 Referee Course.

Sat March 9th - Coaching the Keeper Workshop.

If interested in attending any of these workshops, please contact Ladies Secretary Grainne Costelloe for further information.


Ladies U-8 & U-10 Team

In 2019 our ladies are entering teams in U-8 and U-10. This is a very important age group for us and we are looking for people to get involved with coaching. New coaches can avail of some of the courses outlined above if interested. For further details please contact Elaine D’Arcy – 0876259498.