Annual church gate collection
Thanks to everybody who contributed so generously to our Annual Church Gate Collection last week-end, despite the inclement weather. And a special thanks to Ger O’Shea, the co-proprietor of The New Yorkers Diner at 5 Bridge St. whose contribution of €50 was by far the biggest single contribution of the week-end. Ger and his family are residents in the heart of the Rock and Ger himself has participated in our Strictly Come Dancing competitions in the past. Thanks Ger again for that splendid donation.
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 www.oneills.com
Brian Caball informs us that Marcas Ó Laoire from Gneeveguilla won the All Ireland Scór Competition in Singing in Castlebar last weekend singing a song (The Hills Around Listowel) made famous by the former Kerry Footballer, Gary MacMahon. Brian also reminds us that our own Aoife Ní Choileáin was in second place behind Mark in the Kerry Final of the competition a few weeks ago.
Our Card sessions continue in the Clubhouse on Monday and Thursday nights with the starting time at 9pm sharp.
Last week’s (14th Nov) Jackpot, worth €2,600 was not won. The numbers drawn were 3, 26, 27, 28. The €20 winners were Noel O’Connell and Jack O’Shea, both c/o The Club; Eugene Lee, c/o On-Line; and Denis C. O’Neill and Maria Guthrie, both c/o Carmel O’Neill. Next Week’s Jackpot will be worth €2,650.
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.
Sincere sympathy is offered to the families of the following who died recently: Patrick Dennehy, Rahoonane and formerly Strand Road; Michael Fahy, Lyreacrompane and formerly Corrandulla (Galway) a valued member of our Senior Hurling team in the early 1990s; Patsy (Patricia) Griffin (nee Shannon), St. Joseph’s Estate and formerly Mitchels Court; Eleanor Sugrue (nee O’Mahoney), Colleswood and formerly Strand Road; Eddie Doran, Brewery Road and formerly Casements Avenue; Anne Harris Duffy (nee Edwards), Caheranne and formerly St. Brendan’s Park; Marie Kelly (nee Fitzgerald), Ogham Rian and formerly Kevin Barrys Villas; and Phil Quilter (nee Tiernan), Clounalour.
There was shock and sadness in Rock Street and elsewhere on last Friday evening when news broke of the untimely passing of Dolores O’Connor, wife of Aidan and co-proprietor of The Greyhound Bar. Sincere sympathy to Aidan and to all the O’Connor Family at this sad time.
AUSTIN STACKS JUVENILES
Scór na nÓg
Would any young Rock player or supporter like to represent The Rock by singing in Scór na nÓg (Faoi 17)? Or as part of a five-person (boys or girls) group of singers who’d like to try their luck as a ballad group? Or being in a grúpa ceoil? Or as one of four in a table quiz competition? Come on, Rock!
Coláistí: Rock reps in College Games
(i) Best wishes to the Mercy Mounthawk boys who, after a good victory over Coláiste Choilm, Baile an Chollaigh, in the Corn Uí Mhuirí (U19) competition will face Coláiste na Sceilge (‘Sceilg’) ar an 7ú Nollaig (Wednesday), de réir an sceidil. The Rock boys on the panel: Mícheál Tansley (báireoir), Jack Ó Murchú, Ben Ó Murchú, Daniel Ó Ciarba, Cillian Litchfield, Paidí Ó Laighin, Noah Townsend, Liam Ó Cearmada. (S.de Rís)
(ii) Good luck to the Tralee CBS boys in their next game in the Munster Colleges Senior Football competition (Faoi 19). They’ve had a good win against a very challenging Pobalscoil Shliabh Luachra (An Ráth Mhór) team. Their next encounter is expected to take place in the next few weeks. A lán traenála le déanamh idir an dá linn! The Austin Stack Club players involved: Colm de Brún (captaen), Éanna Ó Cathail, Ryan Ó Drisceoil and substitute Rónán Ó Cearúill. Also on the panel: Josh Ó Loingsigh, Damien Ó hÓgáin, Tomás Derege, Seán Ó Muimhneacháin agus Donnacha Mac an tSaoir. (A.Mhic Lochlainn)
(iii) Neidín proved impressive opponents against ár ngaiscígh Dé Luain (14ú) i Lios Treighe. The Gaelcholáiste’s foireann Faoi 16=BD were kitted and booted on an agreeably wintry morning and this grit to leave the toasty classrooms for a fresh breezy morning outside was indication of their unquenchable will as they headed into a tough tie. They battled hard as the first score went their way. While each of the The Rock stars, Messrs Marc agus Rory Ó Loinsigh agus Gavin Ó Cathasaigh, shone brightly and although the teams remained at stalemate at half-time, muintir Neidín outpaced ár laochra Gael fhéin towards the middle of the second half. Unfortunately, despite contesting the match until the last minute, ní raibh rith an ráis lenár mbuachaillí. After the final whistle they shook hands with worthy Kenmare opponents en route, no doubt, to continue a quality run of form. As for buachaillí an choláiste Ghaelaigh.....they have sprung back from their marginal loss i rith na seachtaine scoile and are more than ready to hit the ground running as their next ties approach. I bhfad uainn an t-olc agus lá eile ag an bPaorach! (D.Ó Loinsigh) (iv) ‘Well done’ to Mercy Mounthawk on their recent excellent victory over Meánscoil an Chroí Ró-Naofa, Clonakilty. Mercy Mounthawk: 3-9; Clonakilty: 1-7.
The Rock players who were part of the win: Róise Ní Dhónaill (captaen), Grace Reidy, Mary Moore, Lucy O’Connor, Holly O’Brien, Grace Ní Luasaigh and Rachel Mulgrew. Bainisteoirí: Amanda Ní Bhrosnacháin agus Louise Ní Mhuircheartaigh. (R.Mulgrew)
Seaimpíní Faoi 15 Bhordcheantair Thrá Lí agus Naomh Breandán 2022: Olibhéar Lata; Aodhán Ó hArgáin, Bao Ó Foghlú, Tomás Ó Conaill; Liam Ó Conaill, Alex Ób Tuathaigh, Leon Ó Conchúir; Ben Ó Murchú, Rónán Ó Cearúil (captaen); Naode Derege, Gavin Ó Cathasaigh, Cormac de Bastábla; Ruairí Ó Loinsigh, Ryan O’Drisceoil, Jake Cearmada; Adam Mac Seáin, Brian Caomhánach, Jack Ó Duigín, Jayden Ó Muircheartaigh, Jack Ó Seanacháin. bhuadar ar Bhaile Mhic Eileagóid sa chraobhchluiche. Mórbhuíochas le Suits Select.
Mass for deceased members
Thanks to all who attended last week’s Mass, in the Church of Our Lady and St. Brendan, for the souls of deceased members of the Austin Stack Club. Requiescant in pace.
Annual church gate collection
Thanks to all who supported our annual church gate collection or who otherwise gave a donation to the club. Mórbhuíochas, leis, do na laochra a sheas ag geataí séipéal an deireadh seachtaine seo caite. All support is greatly appreciated.
Last Man Standing
World Cup Fun....contact a club committee member or try clubforce.com....all support greatly appreciated. Who’ll be the last person standing?
Who’d like to become involved and help out in the Austin Stack Club? To enquire on this matter, please contact Éamonn on 087 9677034 immediately and have a chat re joining The Rock organisation. Have you a particular interest....managing, coaching, helping, administrating, physical development of players, improving skills, etc, etc, youth or adult sections of The Rock?
Thanks to all who continually support and promote our club lotto: (i) O’Flynn Interiors (Malachy Nagle), Lower Rock Street, (ii) Kirbys’ Brogue Inn, Lower Rock Street, (iii) Husseys’ Deli, Prince’s Quay, (iv) Carmel O’Neill and others, (v) Maguires’ Butcher Shop, Caherslee, (vi) Barrys’ Supermarket, Upper Rock Street, (vii) Paudie Commane’s Bookshop, Rock Street, (viii) The Burger Shack, Monavalley, (ix) www.austinstacks.ie (x) and/or on https://play.clubforce.com/play_newa.asp?ll_id=X529#Anchor
An club shiopa
The official Austin Stack Club merchandise may be ordered through www.oneills.com. Tacaímis lenár gclub féinig féin!
AUSTIN STACKS LADIES
Club AGM 2022
Austin Stacks LGFA AGM took place in the Clubrooms, Connolly Park last Tuesday evening (November 15th).
The evening included a comprehensive review of the club’s activities both on and off the field during the 2022 season.
The clubs financial report, secretary’s report and the various team managers reports were circulated and discussed thoroughly. Club Chairperson, Melissa Maguire, in her address thanked everyone who had helped in any way throughout the year.
Special thanks, was given to main Club sponsors Terry and Anne Marie Healy of Terry’s Butchers for their continued support. Along with the many successes on the pitch, other highlights included the hosting of the Munster LGFA Blitz in August and the evening our Senior player Lauren Barrett turned Connolly Park ‘Pink’ for her final 1K in her 100K in 30 days campaign in aid of Breast Cancer.
The club continues to seek more volunteers in all areas of club work and anyone who is interested in getting involved, no offer of help will be refused, is asked to get in contact with any of our Club Officers. All Club Officers were returned un-opposed.
Austin Stacks LGFA Club Executive for 2023 as follows: Honorary Club President Noreen Power, Chairperson Melissa Maguire , Secretary Joan Devane , Treasurer Bernie Mannix , P.R.O. Elma Nix , Registrar Caitriona Chester, Child Officer Carmel O’Neill, Coaching Officer Caoimhe Barry Walsh, Delegate to Co. Board Jemma O’Connell.
Munster LGFA are inviting applications for 1st year college bursary. 1 applicant per county will receive a €1,000 bursary. Each player applying must complete the link below. The closing date is January the 06th 2023. Draw for the bursary will be made on January 13th 2023. Find application form Austin Stacks Ladies Club Facebook Page.
Official Austin Stacks Club merchandise is only available to order on this link (free delivery on any orders over €50) see www.oneills.com
Encouraging everyone to show their appreciation by placing their Christmas orders at Terry’s Butchers, Oakpark, Tralee proud Main Sponsors of Austin Stacks LGFA Club