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Austin Stacks U16 girls' team & mentors who defeated Ballymacelligott in Co. League Div 1 last Tuesday night in Connolly Park.

Austin Stacks U16 girls' team & mentors who defeated Ballymacelligott in Co. League Div 1 last Tuesday night in Connolly Park.

Austin Stacks U16 girls' team & mentors who defeated Ballymacelligott in Co. League Div 1 last Tuesday night in Connolly Park.

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AUSTIN STACKS

Membership 2022

Club Registrar, Bernie Mannix, wishes to thank everyone who have paid their Membership for 2022. She wishes to remind everyone who have not paid that they are no longer in weekly Lotto draw and that they will not be eligible for All Ireland tickets should Kerry get to the final.

Senior Football

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With our round six game away to Dr. Crokes put back to Friday week (27th May) we will now play Rathmore at home in round 7 of the Co. League. This game has now been re-fixed for this Friday evening (20th May) at 7.30pm.

B Football

Austin Stacks 1-6; Castlegregory 2-17.

After a good first half when we trailed the visitors by just one point (0-8 to 1-4) we then had to give way to a stronger outfit on the day in this 6th round of the Co. League played on a warm, sunny afternoon in Connolly Park (15th May). We got off to a very good start when Conor Horan raced through for the opening point of the game after just 24 seconds. The visitors then had three points on the board before we put over our second in the 15th minute from a Darragh O’Brien free. They then added a further three points before Shane O’Callaghan scored our only goal of the game in the 20th minute. Both sides then added two points each before half time ours coming from another Darragh O’Brien free and one from play by Jordan Kissane.

Four minutes after the resumption the West Kerry boys had scored a goal and three points. We responded with two points in the 7th and 15th minutes both by Jordan Kissane (one from a free).

That was as good as it got for us as Castle dominated the closing quarter scoring a further 1-6 without reply. We now have a home game against Cordal in round 7 with the game now switched to Sunday afternoon (22ndt May) at 2pm.

Team: Ben Quilter, Luke Chester, Ciarán O’Connell, Ruairí O’Connell, Eoghan Carroll, Donagh McMahon, Dara Barry-Walsh, Conor Horan (0-1), Shane Carroll, Gearóid Sheehan, Darragh O’Brien (0-2 frees), Jordan Kissane (0-3 one free), Conor Myers, Shane Bastible, Shane O’Callaghan (1-0).

Subs used: Dean Rusk (15m), Cian Dillane (34m), Andrew Morrissey (50m), Daniel O’Rourke (52m).

Minor Football

After going down away to Laune Rangers in the opening round our Minors were in Ardfert on Monday evening (16th May) for a 2nd round game in the Central League check or website for details .In the meantime let us congratulate the Kerry Minors on their big win over Cork(1-16 to 0-5) in the Munster semi final last Thursday (12th May). We had three players on the panel Colm Browne (who unfortunately did not start because of an injury), Paddy Lane who had a brilliant game at corner forward, scoring four points from play and laying off the ball to Cormac Dillon for the only goal of the game and Michael Tansley the reserve goalkeeper. The Munster Final is fixed for Wednesday, 1st June at a venue to be confirmed, with Kerry playing the winners of the other semi final between Tipperary and Cork, yes Cork have a second chance to qualify for the final with the new system in place this year.

Club Lotto

Monday Night’s (16th May) Jackpot, worth €2,300 was not won. The numbers drawn were 7, 17, 27, 31. The €20 winners were Ed & Yvonne O’Brien, c/o The Club; Ed O’Connor, and Linda Ahern, both c/o The Ladies; Richard Quirke, c/o Richard Healy; and Mike Maher, c/o Carmel O’Neill. Next Monday’s Jackpot will be worth €2,350.

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., 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: https://play.clubforce.com/play_newa.asp?ll_id=X529#Anchor Kirby’s Brogue Inn Maguire’s Butchers Hussey’s P. Commane Books.

Sympathy

Sincere sympathy is offered to the families of the following who died recently: Sheila McCarthy, Riverstick, Cork (mother of former Club Hurler, Kevin); Mary McCarthy, Ballymacaquim, Abbeydorney and formerly Lissanearla (mother of Ger of our Field Committee); Tony Foley, Blennerville and formerly St. Brendan’s Park; Noirín O’Donnell (nee FitzGerald), Prince’s Street; Margaret Larkin (nee Moriarty), Mountain Close, Balloonagh; Tommy Foley, St. John’s Park and formerly Ballyard; Breda McCarthy (nee Griffin), Lismore and late of Banna (wife of former Club Hurler, the late John Mike and sister-in-law of former Club players, Mike, Paudie and Seamus); Bridget Gaynor, Casements Avenue; Eileen Nolan, Rae Street and Caherslee; and Rosaleen O’Connell (nee O’Reilly), Valentia Island, wife of Mick, one of the county’s and country’s greatest ever footballers.

AUSTIN STACKS JUVENILES

Austin Stacks All-Stars

Another successful Austin Stacks All-Stars session took place in Connolly Park on Sunday morning last, under the direction of Sarah and Sandra, and was enjoyed by everyone, players and mentors. Next session, next Sunday at 10am. Everybody welcome to this special hour of great fun. Contact Sarah ((087) 281 0239) or Sandra ((087) 294 6658) for information/eolas.

Under 7

We had a good tussle with Kilcummin on Sunday last in Connolly Park. We had some exciting performances from Tadhg McElligott, Adam Hicks, Caelen Long, Ruairí Magnier and Liam Brick. More Under 7 football on Sunday next at 11am as well as Thursday night at 6.30pm. We are looking forward to our GoGames in the not-too-distant future. Exciting action ahead! New footballers always welcome.

Peil Faoi 9

The much-looked-forward-to U9 trip to Dublin will take place on Sunday NEXT (22nd) when our young stars’ll take the high road to the Kilmacud Crokes Football Tournament in the grounds of University College Dublin (UCD). Excitements mounts! We are all set with a crack squad of 33 players. In opposition will be the cream of Ireland, including Kilmacud Crokes, Dr Crokes, Naas and Salthill/Cnoc na Cathrach. Best wishes to all involved. Our boys have been preparing well with games v Laune Rangers (a great football outing on the 10th) and Na Gaeil. What a trip lies ahead! Further upcoming challenges: v Cill Chuimín (next Tuesday - May 24th) and v Firies (June 7th).

Faoi 13

Traenáil/cluichí: Training will be held in Connolly Park on Tuesday evenings from 5pm to 6.30pm and on Thursday evenings from 6.30pm to 7.45pm; our home games will (generally) be played on Sundays. A full attendance at training would be appreciated! Phase 2 of the County League will commence on Sunday next, 22nd May. Expect text, boys!

Peil Faoi 15

Our U15s continued their County League Division 1 League campaign with a convincing home victory over Ballymac in our semi-final at Connolly Park on Wednesday evening last. We started well and led comfortably at half-time by 0-10....1-9 to 0-2. Our boys continued their good form into the second half and ran out convincing winner with a good winning margin. Well done, boys! We now play Kenmare Shamrocks in the County League Division 1 Final on Thursday August 26th. Venue and Time to be confirmed.

On Wednesday evening our Division 9B side continued their campaign with a closely fought six point away win against Kenmare. We began the first half strongly in and led by 0-4, 2-6 to 2-2 at half-time. Our opponents made a comeback bid in the second half but our stalwart defence kept us in the game, repelling many dangerous attacks. Our forwards managed vital scores, including 3 goals in the second half, to take a lead which we never relinquished. Mighty play! Final Score...AdeS: 5-8; Seamróga Neidín: 3-8. Our Division 9 County League Final against Laune Rangers took place on Monday last (Lá Naomh Breandán) in Listry GAA ground. Well done, lads!

Gaelcholáiste

Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí’s U15 season came to an end in climactic style at Páirc Aibhstín de Staic Dé Máirt seo chaite. The gaiscígh were like livewires throughout the preceding days, energetic in their anticipation of the final of Corn Aodháin Uí Chonchúir against their mighty rivals Scoil Chuimsitheach Thairbeart. The tension was palpable as an bheirt Charraigíneach, Gavin Ó Chathasaigh agus Rory Ó Loinsigh, reviewed tactics prior to throw-in. Gaelcholáiste seized an early lead from the off and attempted to keep the attacking pressure on the Scoil Chuimsitheach boys who responded in turn with a flurry of points. Indeed, the North Kerry side found a new level of teamwork during the craobh, to the frustration of the ever-excellent Gaelcholáiste panel.

As time began to run out our forwards in particular worked tirelessly to spur a comeback. All 15 laochra responded well to these efforts but unfortunately the full-time whistle blew just as they were scoring consistently.

This tuairisceoir, and indeed all who have enjoyed previous ties featuring the faoi 15s, sincerely hope that no member of this incredible squad is disappointed with the 3-9 to 1-10 scoreline: 2nd and 3rd year supporters interviewed upon leaving the stadium claimed very little went wrong on the tactical front and that the gaiscígh held out until the very end. Their exploits have been an ardú meanman for the GCC community throughout the year and their determination, their effortless balance of study and training, is to be admired. Maith sibh uilig- we look forward to yet more masterful football next season and to reclaiming that treasured Corn with relentless talent. (Daithí Ó Loinsigh) ‘Well done’ to Daithí who recently took the top award in ‘The Pitch - the Publicjobs.ie Schools Advertising Challenge’ AND who has taken the once-in-a-lifetime (?) opportunity to interview An Taoiseach, Mícheál Martin.

Féile Peile

Foireann na Féile: Cormac de Bastábla (comhchaptaen), Jake Ó Cearmada, Ránan Ó Cearúil, Gavin Ó Cathasaigh, Naode Derege, Jack Ó Duigín, Bao Ó Foghlú, Aodhán Ó hArgáin, Oilibhéar Lata, Ruairí Ó Loingsigh, Ben Ó Murchú, Gabriel Nosidlak, Max Nosidlak, Liam Ó Conaill, Tomás Ó Conaill, Leon Ó Conchúir, Ryan Ó Drisceoil, Fionnán Ó Riain (comhchaptaen) Alex Ó Tuathaigh, Rian Breathnach. Na bainisteoirí bródúla sásta: Morgan O’Connell, Ciarán O’Conaill, Ronan Kavanagh, Theo Ó Duigín, Joe Walsh, David Clifford.

Kellogg’s CÚL CAMP

The Kellogg’s Cúl Camp 2022 is scheduled to take place in Connolly Park from July 4th to July 8th. Fáilte roimh chách. All young players may book on https://www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie/

Lotto

Thanks to all who support our club lotto by purchasing tickets week in, week out: (i) The Burger Shack, Monavalley, (ii) Maguire, Butchers, Caherslee, (iii) Kevin Barry’s Shop, Upper Rock Street, (iv) Paudie Commane’s Bookshop, Rock Street, (v) O’Flynn Interiors, Lower Rock Street, (vi) The Brogue (Kirbys), Lower Rock Street, (vii) Husseys’ Deli, Prince’s Quay, (viii) www.austinstacks.ie and/or (ix) on the following link: https://play.clubforce.com/play_newa.asp?ll_id=X529#Anchor

Peileadóirí Chiarraí

(i) Good wishes to Joe O’Connor, Dylan Ó Cathasaigh, Greg Horan agus buachaillí sinsearacha Chiarraí in their preparations for the Munster final v buachaillí sinsearacha Luimnigh. (ii) ‘Well done’ to Paddy Lane (0-4), Michael Tansley, Colm Browne and their fellow Kerry minors on their wonderful victory v Cork. We wish them every success in their preparations for their Munster final.

Iománaithe Chiarraí

Our sympathies to the Kerry senior hurlers who were so unlucky v Uíbh Fhailí in the Corn Mhic Dhonncha competition....aon phointe mí-ámharach amháin!

Scór ‘22

(i) The Scór na bPáistí series of competitions (for primary school pupils) will take place next month (JUNE...nearly there!) and the finals will take place on Saturday 2nd July. We need competitors to represent The Rock....buachaillí agus/nó cailíní....a solo singer, a storyteller or reciter, a bailéadghrúpa (cúigear), ceoltóirí traidisiúnta (cúigear), a figure dance group (ochtar), 8 set dancers, a four-person table quiz team? (ii) Senior Scór will take place after the summer. (iii) 443 clubs took part in Scór na nÓg.

‘Raibh ‘fhios agat?

Over the weekend of August 4th/5th this year the GAA will mark the centenary of ‘Gaelic Sunday’. August 4th 1918 was a most remarkable and significant day in the history of our association. It will always be remembered as ‘Gaelic Sunday’....’Domhnach na gCluichí Gaelacha’....the day in which the GAA peacefully stood against the British Empire....and won! ‘Gaelic Sunday’ was the day in which the Association’s clubs stood in peaceful protest against the requirement that their games be allowed only with an ‘official permit’. Imagine!


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