Stratford Grangecon

The first Stratford GAA Club was formed under the name ‘Stratford Bohemians’ in October 1896,
twelve years after the GAA was founded. In the early years, both Stratford and Grangecon had
separate football clubs. While football waned in the 1920’s, history recounts that Stratford and
Grangecon Club members also played for other West Wicklow Clubs. In 1935 the Club was reestablished
and was very active in the forties and fifties, with the Club winning the West Wicklow
Junior Final in 1955.

The great 1966 team

Foresight, dedication, commitment and a lot of hard work at school level enabled Stratford
Grangecon to dominate the small schools league through the sixties, seventies, eighties and
nineties. This provided the basis for much success at adult level in the decades to follow. The Club
won the West League in 1961, won the West Junior Football Championship and competed in the
County final in 1966. In 1969 the Club made history by being the first Junior team to win the
Boothman Trophy, while also adding the Corcoran Cup. 1969 also saw the Club having four players
on the Wicklow County team that won the Junior All Ireland title.

Junior Champions 1971

JUNIOR TEAM 1971
1971 proved to be a year to remember with the Club winning the County Junior title at the third
attempt and numerous other trophies. The next ten years were somewhat more quiet, but in 1981 a
further Junior title was added as well as other silverware. In 1983 the Club won the Intermediate
Championship, thus qualifying for a tilt at senior level in the Centenary year of the GAA.
1986 could be regarded as a milestone in the history of the Club. Through foresight and community
spirit seventeen acres of land were purchased at Winetavern, giving the Club its own pitch and a
place to call ‘home’ for the first time ever (prior to that the Club was dependent on the generosity of
local landowners). And as a measure of ‘good faith’ the Seniors won the B Championship that year.
While work commenced almost immediately on the playing field, it was not until 1998 that work
commenced on the clubhouse.

1986 – 17 acres in Winetavern becomes home

In 1991 the club won the Intermediate Championship and while fortunes fluctuated, the Club
continued to field teams and bravely participate in competitions. 1999 saw the Junior team capture
the Ovington Cup – and in 2006 the Club reached the final of the Intermediate Championship after a
fifteen year absence.

In January 2006, (the year County Wicklow hosted Feile), history was made with Stratford
Grangecon forming its very own juvenile team (prior to that, our young footballers were part of St.
Joseph’s Parish Team). Our first juvenile team were the U-14 team that played in that Feile and from
these humble beginnings did acorns grow and now the Club competes with huge success at all age
groups from U-8 right up to minor, not forgetting the Academy (the future of our Club). Yet another
first for the Club was in 2007, when hurling was introduced for juveniles up to U-12. 2012 has seen
this expand significantly and the Club now facilitates training to other local clubs at U8 and U10 level
and compete in Go Game blitzes. Local ladies football clubs and post primary schools also benefit
hugely from our juvenile successes. Many of our young girls progress to play and contribute greatly
to these clubs and schools.

Intermediate champions 2007

INTERMEDIATE CHAMPIONS 2007
2007 saw great success on the playing front with the Club winning both the Intermediate
Championship and the Division 2 County League final, thus promoting us to senior ranks once again.
The Junior team (not to be outdone!) reached the semi-final of the Junior C Championship and were
top of the Division 4 West League. In 2008 the senior team retained their senior status and reached
the Championship quarterfinal stages.
During December 2010 (as freezing temperatures immobilised the country) another milestone was
reached as the Club held its first Lotto Draw. The lotto has gone from strength to strength and is now
the main source of fundraising. The money created by lotto funds, in addition to a National Lottery
Grant, has allowed the Club develop first class facilities inside the clubhouse and upgrade the
grounds. September 2011 saw work commence on the development of a seven-acre site into an
additional playing field, which will be of huge benefit to teams in years to come.
In October 2011 silverware returned to the Club. Efforts being put in place at juvenile level were now
starting to pay dividends as the senior footballers, on a wet and blustery Saturday in October,
displayed great determination to win the Keating Trophy.

Keating Cup winners 2011

Leagues
Intermediate Football Championship Group 2, Senior Football League Division 2
Seasons
2018
Home

Results

Intermediate Football Championship Group 2
2018
Baltinglass

Intermediate Football Championship Group 2
2018
Baltinglass

Intermediate Football Championship Group 2
2018
Baltinglass

Senior Football League Division 2
2018
Stratford

Senior Football League Division 2
2018
Donard

Senior Football League Division 2
2018
Stratford

Senior Football League Division 2
2018
Newtown

Senior Football League Division 2
2018
Stratford

Senior Football League Division 2
2018
Stratford

Senior Football League Division 2
2018
Ashford

Senior Football League Division 2
2018
Stratford

Senior Football League Division 2
2018
Barndarrig

Senior Football League Division 2
2018
Stratford

Senior Football League Division 2
2018
Ballinacor

SFL Division 2 Top Scorers

SFL Division 2 Top Scorers

RankPlayerTeamGoals ScoredPoints ScoredTotal Pts
1Alan DalyDonard Glen93360
2Ross DavisNewtown64058
3Kevin ByrneBallymanus51227
4Dean OdlumNewtown22026
5John KavanaghCarnew Emmets02525
6Ray HalloranDonard Glen31423
7Brian LennonDonard Glen02222
8
Ross Coogan
Stratford Grangecon11922
9Kieran WhelanBallymanus02222
10Conor OdlumNewtown21521
11Harry ManganDonard Glen01818
12Conor ParsonsBallinacor01818
13Ger ByrneBallinacor3918
14Roan LynchBallymanus11417
15Dermot DalyDonard Glen4517
16Declan DoyleNewtown21016
17Cathal McNicholasNewtown21016
18Brendan McCreaCarnew Emmets11215
19Padraig ByrneBallymanus3514
20Brendan WhelanBallymanus3514
21
Conor Davis
An Tochar11114
22
Jason Bolger
Stratford Grangecon2713
23Brian CoenAshford01212
24Martin CullenBarndarrig1912
25
Kieran Byrne
Stratford Grangecon1811
26Glenn CullenValleymount2511
27Darragh O KeeffeBallymanus2410
28Michael CullenBarndarrig1710
29Sean GregoryNewtown01010
30Philip KinsellaBarndarrig3110
31Mick RichardsonValleymount2410
32Damien HanlonLaragh1710
33
Matt Manley
Stratford Grangecon099
34Declan CahillValleymount099
35Keith LawlorLaragh239
36Neil MartinNewtown158
37Stephen ByrneValleymount158
38
Brendan Swords
An Tochar077
39Mark MileyLaragh147
40
Mark Murphy
Stratford Grangecon077
41Eric OlohanLaragh077
42Adam HeffernanNewtown147
43
Liam Kenna
An Tochar147
44Paul MurrayBallymanus147
45Liam MullenDonard Glen147
46Brian MileyValleymount066
47Colm CooganBallymanus066
48Mark KennyBallymanus066
49Jack MileyValleymount066
50Mark FitzsimonsNewtown066
51Michael MurphyBarndarrig066
52
Shane Healy
An Tochar136
53
Brendan Kennedy
An Tochar066
54Oisin AdlerDonard Glen125
55William KavanaghValleymount125
56John DoyleStratford Grangecon055
57Jamie NolanBallinacor055
58Colin OsborneDonard Glen125
59Darren O NeillDonard Glen055
60Thomas MaherNewtown125
61
Luke Power
An Tochar125
62
Alan Norton
Stratford Grangecon125
63
Eamon Wolohan
An Tochar125
64Luke MartinNewtown125
65
Peter Byrne
An Tochar044
66Paddy ByrneBallinacor114
67Liam MileyValleymount034
68Conor HealyDonard Glen114
69
Colin Byrne
Stratford Grangecon044
70
Bill Halligan
An Tochar044
71Philip CooganBallymanus044
72David MileyLaragh044
73Brendan ManningAshford044
74
Joe Coleman
An Tochar044
75Conal McCreaCarnew Emmets114
76Brian HanlonBallinacor044
77
Graham Sutton
An Tochar114
78Barry DavisNewtown044
79Lorcan TyrrellKnockananna044
80David CarterBallinacor044
81Eoin KellyDonard Glen033
82
Patrick Walsh
Stratford Grangecon033
83Shane MooneyNewtown033
84Ross Quinn (Ashford)Ashford033
85Sean GeogheganValleymount033
86
Liam Gaffney
An Tochar033
87John KinsellaBarndarrig033
88Nicky SinnottBarndarrig103
89
Enda Kavanagh
An Tochar033
90Peter KennedyBallinacor033
91James FitzpatrickValleymount033
92Padraig DoranCarnew Emmets033
93Johnny KennedyBarndarrig103
94Colm DoyleAshford103
95Aaron NugentAshford103
96James MurphyBallinacor033
97Shane WhelanBallymanus103
98