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

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 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

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

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

Keating Cup winners 2011

Leagues
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Seasons
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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
8Ross CooganStratford Grangecon11922
9Kieran WhelanBallymanus02222
10Conor OdlumNewtown21521
11Harry ManganDonard Glen01818
12Conor ParsonsBallinacor01818
13Ger ByrneBallinacor3918
14Roan LynchBallymanus11417
15Dermot DalyDonard Glen4517
16Declan DoyleNewtown21016
17Cathal McNicholasNewtown21016
18Brendan McCreaCarnew Emmets11215
19Conor DavisAn Tochar11114
20Brendan WhelanBallymanus3514
21Padraig ByrneBallymanus3514
22Jason BolgerStratford Grangecon2713
23Martin CullenBarndarrig1912
24Brian CoenAshford01212
25Kieran ByrneStratford Grangecon1811
26Glenn CullenValleymount2511
27Michael CullenBarndarrig1710
28Darragh O KeeffeBallymanus2410
29Sean GregoryNewtown01010
30Philip KinsellaBarndarrig3110
31Mick RichardsonValleymount2410
32Damien HanlonLaragh1710
33Matt ManleyStratford Grangecon099
34Declan CahillValleymount099
35Keith LawlorLaragh239
36Neil MartinNewtown158
37Stephen ByrneValleymount158
38Brendan SwordsAn Tochar077
39Mark MileyLaragh147
40Mark MurphyStratford Grangecon077
41Eric OlohanLaragh077
42Liam KennaAn Tochar147
43Adam HeffernanNewtown147
44Paul MurrayBallymanus147
45Liam MullanDonard Glen147
46Colm CooganBallymanus066
47Brian MileyValleymount066
48Mark KennyBallymanus066
49Jack MileyValleymount066
50Mark FitzsimonsNewtown066
51Shane HealyAn Tochar136
52Michael MurphyBarndarrig066
53Brendan KennedyStratford Grangecon066
54William KavanaghValleymount125
55Jamie NolanBallinacor055
56Colin OsborneDonard Glen125
57Darren O NeillDonard Glen055
58Luke PowerAn Tochar125
59Thomas MaherNewtown125
60Alan NortonStratford Grangecon125
61Oisin AdlerDonard Glen125
62Eamon WolohanAn Tochar125
63Luke MartinNewtown125
64Peter ByrneAn Tochar044
65Paddy ByrneBallinacor114
66Conor HealyDonard Glen114
67Liam MileyValleymount034
68Philip CooganBallymanus044
69Colin ByrneStratford Grangecon044
70Bill HalliganAn Tochar044
71Brendan ManningAshford044
72David MileyLaragh044
73Conal McCreaCarnew Emmets114
74Brian HanlonBallinacor044
75Joe ColemanAn Tochar044
76Graham SuttonAn Tochar114
77Barry DavisNewtown044
78Lorcan TyrrellKnockananna044
79David CarterBallinacor044
80Eoin KellyDonard Glen033
81Patrick WalshStratford Grangecon033
82Shane MooneyNewtown033
83Ross QuinnAshford033
84Liam GaffneyAn Tochar033
85Paddy ByrneKnockananna033
86John KinsellaBarndarrig033
87Enda KavanaghAn Tochar033
88Johnny KennedyBarndarrig103
89Peter KennedyBallinacor033
90James FitzpatrickValleymount033
91Padraig DoranCarnew Emmets033
92Colm DoyleAshford103
93James MurphyBallinacor033
94Aaron NugentAshford103
95Nicky SinnottBarndarrig103
96Sean GeogheganValleymount033
97Shane WhelanBallymanus103
98Diarmuid CroninStratford Grangecon033
99Oisin GreenanNewtown103
100Jack SlatteryValleymount033
101Christopher KennedyBallinacor033
102Darragh ByrneBallymanus022
103Niall OsborneCarnew Emmets022
104Andrew HughesCarnew Emmets022
105James ByrneBallinacor022
106Gavin WeirAshford022
107Daniel DowlingBallinacor022
108Cal ConnollyAshford022
109Conor KellyDonard Glen022
110Eddie BrackenKnockananna022
111Tom DoyleBarndarrig022
112Eoin BrennanBarndarrig022
113John O DonoghueNewtown022
114Enda DonohoeCarnew Emmets022
115Gary WalshValleymount022
116Laurence DalyDonard Glen022
117James SynnottNewtown022
118Derek KavanaghKnockananna022
119Paddy Byrne (Gap)Ballymanus022
120Jamie MileyValleymount022
121Aaron O NeillKnockananna011
122Shane BrowneValleymount011
123Paddy RedmondBarndarrig011
124Kevin OsbourneDonard Glen011
125Eoin O’NeillStratford Grangecon011
126Joe WhyteDonard Glen011
127Karl CarthyNewtown011
128John DevittBallinacor011
129Joe ToomeyBarndarrig011
130Darragh CallanNewtown011
131Tomas KearnsAshford011
132James CullenLaragh011
133Martin ByrneBallinacor011
134Jacques McCaulStratford Grangecon011
135Brandon DoyleKnockananna011
136Benny QuinnBarndarrig011
137Joey DoyleAshford011
138Shane HughesValleymount011
139Damo ByrneKnockananna011
140Paul O RiordanNewtown011
141Peter O TooleAn Tochar011
142Eric FenlonStratford Grangecon011
143Liam McEvoyLaragh011
144Niall GarveyBarndarrig011
145Michael CollinsCarnew Emmets011
146Sean O NeillBallymanus011
147John KavanaghAn Tochar011
148Andrew KavanaghBarndarrig011
149Paul RyanBarndarrig011
150Stephen HinchyKnockananna011
151Mikey TreanorAshford011
152Sean BranniganDonard Glen011
153Keane MurphyLaragh011
154Sean KinsellaCarnew Emmets011
155Tom KennaAn Tochar011
156John HandbidgeDonard Glen011
157Darren WalshNewtown011
158Paudi McGingCarnew Emmets011
159Cillian GilliganCarnew Emmets011

Stratford Grangecon

Stratford Grangecon

Senior Football League Division 2

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