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Club News: Austin Stacks GAA/Juveniles


The Carmody family out in full support of Na Gael in the AIB Munster Intermediate final in Mallow on Sunday. From left, Avril, Darragh, Cliodhna and Aidan Carmody with the Munster intermediate cup.

The Carmody family out in full support of Na Gael in the AIB Munster Intermediate final in Mallow on Sunday. From left, Avril, Darragh, Cliodhna and Aidan Carmody with the Munster intermediate cup.

The Carmody family out in full support of Na Gael in the AIB Munster Intermediate final in Mallow on Sunday. From left, Avril, Darragh, Cliodhna and Aidan Carmody with the Munster intermediate cup.



Senior Football

St. Finbarrs 2-9 (15); Austin Stacks 1-10 (13).

On a fine sunny afternoon Sunday (16th Jan) in Semple Stadium our lads just came up short at the end after putting in a fine second half performance in this season’s Munster SF Club Final. The Barrs had the ideal start with a goal which was timed at 19 seconds by TG4. They went on to dominate the first half, ending up with a six points lead at the interval (1-7 to 0-4). Team captain, Dylan Casey, opened our account in the 4th minute. Then Seán Quilter had two good points from play, both in quick succession, just after the start of the second quarter with Darragh O’Brien pointing a free in the 26th minute after a foul on Joseph O’Connor.

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We came out a different team in the second half and held the Cork boys scoreless during that third quarter while we added five more points (four of them from play) to cut their lead to just one point at the second water-break (1-7 to 0-9). Two points by Greg Horan and one each by Shane O’Callaghan and Fiachna Mangan were our four from play with Seán Quilter pointing from a free after another foul on Joseph O’Connor. Joseph had picked up an injury at that stage and couldn’t resume for the final quarter and that, together with an injury that side-lined Brendan O’Sullivan have-way through the first half, did not help our cause. The Barrs added a point after the resumption and then nine minutes had elapsed with one minute of normal time remaining when they got through for their second goal to extend their lead to five points and the game looked ‘done and dusted’.

But we never gave up and deep in added time it was Seán Quilter with a pointed free and a great goal, seconds later, which cut their lead to just one point. However they had the final say when they added another point from a free to give them a two points winning margin at the end.

Understandably the Management, the whole squad and all our brilliant supporters will be disappointed by the result but we still had a fantastic season winning the two major trophies at county level the Club and County Championship.

Team: Wayne Guthrie, Colin Griffin, Dylan Casey (Capt) (0-1), Jack O’Shea, Paul O’Sullivan, Conor Jordan, Ronan Shanahan, Joseph O’Connor, Greg Horan (0-2), Michael O’Gara, Fiachna Mangan (0-1), Brendan O’Sullivan, Seán Quilter (1-4 two frees), Kieran Donaghy, Darragh O’Brien (0-1 free).

Subs used: Shane O’Callaghan (17m) (0-1), Barry Shanahan (ht), Michael O’Donnell (ht), Armin Heinrich (50m), Adam Curran (59m).


And while we didn’t come up trumps ourselves let us congratulate both Na Gaeil and Gneeveguilla who had big wins in their respective Munster finals at the weekend.

On Saturday Gneeveguilla defeated Ballina (Tipp) by 4-18 to 1-6 in the Junior Final, while on Sunday Na Gaeil had eighteen points to spare in their Intermediate Final victory over Corofin (Clare) by 6-15 to 1-12.

Club AGM

All is set now for this year’s Club AGM will goes ahead on next Sunday morning (23rd Jan) at 11.30am.

Fitness classes

The Individual Pod Fitness Training sessions continues in the Clubhouse every Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7pm to 8pm. All are welcome. Contact Diane at 087 7940531 for further information.

Online club shop

A reminder that our Club shop is open 24/7. Check out the newest ‘official’ Austin Stacks Club Merchandise only available to order on this link (free delivery on any orders over €50) see We would also like to introduce the new Austin Stacks Ganzee Club Clothing Collection, available in Mens/Unisex, Womens & kids check out all the style ranges in hoodies, t-shirts and sweatshirts on

Club cards

Good news seems to be on the way with Covid restrictions about to be eased from the beginning of next month for Bar and Restaurant hours. If that’s the case then our Card Sessions should, hopefully, be up and running again from Thursday, 3rd February.

Club Lotto

Monday Night’s (17th Jan) Jackpot, worth €3,700 was not won. The numbers drawn were 21, 24, 26, 27. The €20 winners were James Henry, c/o Joe Naughton; and John Murphy, Pádraig Breen, Fergus Dillon and John King, all c/o The Club.

Next Monday’s Jackpot will be worth €3,750.

Continued thanks to the following businesses for selling our Club Lotto tickets - Kevin Barry’s Shop, Commane’s Book Shop, O’Flynn Interiors, Hussey’s, Princess St., Terry’s Butcher’s, Oakpark The Burger Shack, Monavally as well as Maguire’s Butchers and Kirby’s Brogue Inn and continued thanks to everyone who purchase tickets week in, week out.

Austin Stacks lotto tickets are now also available to purchase on line on the following link: Kirby’s Brogue Inn Maguire’s Butchers Hussey’s P. Commane Books.


Sincere sympathy is offered to the families of the following who died recently; Nora Nunan (nee O’Brien), St. Brendan’s Park; Eileen Broderick (nee O’Sullivan), Oakpark Cross and formerly Gortbrack, Ballyseedy; Kieran Keane, Páirc Na Dún and formerly Sackville, Ardfert and Liscullane, Lixnaw; Madeline Dunne (nee O’Hanlon), Farmers Bridge and formerly Market Place; and Eileen Moloney (O’Sullivan) (nee Lehane), Balloonagh Estate and formerly Rathmore.


Tom Semple Stadium

We sincerely applaud and thank Wayne Quillinan, his helpers and his players who gave us such great enjoyment, who lifted our spirits and who built our hopes during their fantastic ‘run’ this season as they made every effort to win a 3rd Munster club title for The Street of Champions and a 20th for Kerry. They fought every inch of the way in Semple Stadium and it was tough on them being a mere 0-2 behind at the final whistle; they were unlucky and unfortunate! They now take a well-deserved rest to recharge the batteries and we look ahead with confidence to other days when drums will beat again, when bugles will blow and when The Rock chant will reverberate round the The Kingdom’s stadia. We will again rise and follow Wayne!

Juvenile action

It’s only a short few years since the names of Dylan Ó Cathasaigh, Jack Ó Sé, Colin Griffin, Michael O’Gara, Seán Quilter, Joe O’Connor, Greg Horan, Armin Heinrich, etc, etc were appearing in these juvenile notes. Now they’re among the heroes of The Rock. The next generation of Rockies will be in action on Sunday next, 23rd January, when our new underage season commences. The juvenile football season will begin on Sunday morning mar seo a leanas (as follows).

Under 7

Football for the Under 7 boys will commence in Scoil Eoin (primary school), Balloonagh. See you all on Sunday, boys! UNDER 9: Football for the Under 9 boys will commence in Balloonagh Primary School. Sunday is D-day! Let’s get going! UNDER 11: Football for the Under 11 boys will begin their new season on the Astroturf at The Green CBS on Sunday next, January 23rd. Good luck to all players and trainers!

Juvenile AGM

A very successful AGM for the JUVENILE section of the club took place on in our clubhouse in Connolly Park and the following Rock juvenile section leadership team for 2022 was chosen: Uachtarán: Mícheál Ó hAodha; Cathaoirleach: Tim McMahon; LeasChathaoirleach: Nollaig Ó Conaill; Rúnaí: Mícheál Ó Loingsigh; Toscaire go Coiste na nÓg (Trá Lí) agus go Réigiún Láir: Seán Ó Slatara; Cláraitheoir Cúnta: Colm Ó Mongáin.

Cruinniú Cinn Bhliana

The Club AGM (senior section) will take place in our Connolly Park clubooms at 11.30am on Sunday next, 23rd January. The names of members of the outgoing Executive Committee may be read on (senior notes). Fáilte roimh chách go dtí an Cruinniú Cinn Bhliana.

Corn Sheáin Uí Mhurchú (Peil Faoi 19)

Best wishes to peileadóirí Ghaelcholáiste Chiarraí as they prepare for their Munster semi-final which will take place ar an 29ú Eanáir (Satharn) in aghaidh Inis Díomáin, Contae an Chláir. The Rock representative in the game will be Cian Ó Duilleáin. Go n-éirí go geal leo!

Corn Uí Mhuirí (Faoi 19)

(i) Congratulations to the Tralee CBS (The Green) boys who defeated Clonakilty CC in their quarter-final game (i gCill Airne) in the Corn Uí Mhuirí competition. They will now face Pobalscoil an Sciobairín in the Munster semi-final at 1pm on Saturday 29th. Buachaillí na Faiche: Armin Heinrich (captaen), Ben Quilter, Ruairí O’Connell, Conor Horan, Jordan Kissane, Donnacha Sayers and James Charles. (ii) Our sympathies to the Mercy Mounthawk players who played their hearts out in their Munster Colleges quarter-final (i mBaile an Easpaig) last weekend but were unlucky v Hamilton HS, Bandon. Imreoirí mí-ámharacha Chnoc an tSeabhaic: Cillian Litchfield, Paddy Lane, Evan Foley and Joey Nagle. Hamilton High School will now challenge The Sem (Coláiste Bhréanainn).


‘Well done’ to the Kerry hurlers who took on the might of Limerick in the semi-final of the Co-Op Superstores Munster Hurling Cup competition.


Comhghairdeachas leis Na Gaeil ina mbua v Béal an Átha.

We travelled to Thurles on Sunday last for the Munster Final but returned home in sadness. However, 2021/2 has been a most successful time for The Rock....we won the two important Kerry competitions and qualified for the Munster club final. Our senior team represented our town and county and, dár ndóigh, the whole Austin Stack Club community with pride. This fantastic run came at a big financial cost to the club and because of the current pandemic restrictions our fundraising efforts have been seriously curtailed. We acknowledge and thank our friends and supporters at home and abroad who have contributed to fundraisers or have donated up to now; all these contributions have in no small way played a vital part in helping our men to challenge the best in our province. We appeal once again for financial support to help us cover the extra costs incurred in our trip to Tipp.... go to All contributions are and will be much appreciated; mórbhuíochas le tacadóirí Chlub na Carraige. The Rock will rise again!

Race Night

The Austin Stack Club Gala Race Night will shortly be rescheduled and that’ll be an good time, also, to celebrate the wonderful achievements of our senior football team. All tickets sold to date remain valid and tickets may still be bought from any member of the committee or online at Thanks: mórbhuíochas ó chroí to all our very generous and faithful business sponsors/supporters.


Thanks to all who support our club lotto per (i) Kirbys’ Brogue Inn, Sráid na Carraige, (ii) Terry’s Butcher Shop, Páirc na Darach, (iii) Husseys’ Deli, Cé an Phrionsa, (iv) The Burger Shack, Monavalley, (v) Maguires, Butchers, Caherslee, (vi) Siopa Chaoimhín de Barra, Sráid na Carraige, (vii) Paudie Commane’s Book Shop, Sráid na Carraige, (viii) O’Flynn Interiors, Sráid na Carraige, and (ix) Thanks: mórbhuíochas le lucht leanúna agus le lucht tacaíochta Chlub na Carraige.


Coiste Trá Lí AGM

The Coiste Trá Lí AGM will be held virtually via Microsoft Teams on Thursday 27th January, at 7.30pm. A link ‘to join the meeting’ will go out on the Weekend of 22/23th.

To help manage the meeting in this forum any queries/comments regarding the various reports be submitted to the secretary by email prior to the meeting so that they can be addressed on the night of the AGM. Reports for the year will be emailed out to all the week of the meeting.

Nominations are invited for all positions on the incoming Executive Committee. Any motions should be addressed to the secretary.