The following extract from the press covers the Minor football Final of 1937 between Stradbally and Mountain rovers at Kill.  This appeared on Saturday, the 20th November 1937.

"Dungarvan(Seniors) and Stradbally(Minors) wrest the "double" for West Waterford.

    The minors were the first in action and lined out as under:-

STRADBALLY:- K. Whelan(Capt.), J. Morrissey(goal), B. Phelan, J. Power, M. Phelan, T. Clancy, P Skeahan, J. Curran, R. McKeon, J. Kiely, E. Whelan, N. McGrath, T. Veale, N. Connors and T. Dunphy.

MOUNTAIN Rovers:- J. Phelan(Capt), M. Terry(goal), P. Pender, M. Curry, W. Terry, P. McGrath, A. Coughlan, P. Wade, P. Hogan, J. Hennebry, M. Houlihan, T. Brazil, M. Coughlan and R. Power.

The Minor Game.

Stradbally broke away on the throw-in and dominated play for the first quarter.  They ran up a lead of 2 Points before the Rovers raised a flag.  The Mountain boys launched a series of assaults, but a sparkling Stradbally defence successfully staved off every attack.  The Western representatives came along for their third point, and secured a similar score just before the interval-blast.

Half-time :- Stradbally 0-4   Mountain Rovers 0-1

The Rovers raided immediately on the resumption and had matters all their own way for the ensuing ten minutes, hoisting a green flag before Stradbally replied with a point.  Fairly even play was the order until Stradbally banged home another goal, succeeded by two points.  The Eastern group got going once more but failed to penetrate scorewards.  Just on the nick of time Stradbally went through for a great goal, leaving the result:  Stradbally 2-7 to Mountain Rovers 1-1.

K. Phelan, N. Connors, J. Curran, T. Dunphy and T. Veale, starred for the winners; while M. Curry, J. Phelan, N. Terry, J. Hennebry and R. Power, were outstanding for the Rovers"

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