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THE ROCK MINORS: The Austin Stack Club minors bravely challenged the might of the multi-clubbed East Kerry divisional team in the Keanes SuperValu Kerry championship quarter-final in Cordal on Saturday last but succumbed to a stronger team. Bhí Adrienne McLoughlin i gCúil Ó Siocht lena ceamara. Referee: Eoghan Moriarty (An Daingean). Pics by Adrienne McLoughlin

THE ROCK MINORS: The Austin Stack Club minors bravely challenged the might of the multi-clubbed East Kerry divisional team in the Keanes SuperValu Kerry championship quarter-final in Cordal on Saturday last but succumbed to a stronger team. Bhí Adrienne McLoughlin i gCúil Ó Siocht lena ceamara. Referee: Eoghan Moriarty (An Daingean). Pics by Adrienne McLoughlin

THE ROCK MINORS: The Austin Stack Club minors bravely challenged the might of the multi-clubbed East Kerry divisional team in the Keanes SuperValu Kerry championship quarter-final in Cordal on Saturday last but succumbed to a stronger team. Bhí Adrienne McLoughlin i gCúil Ó Siocht lena ceamara. Referee: Eoghan Moriarty (An Daingean). Pics by Adrienne McLoughlin

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AUSTIN STACKS

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.

SENIOR FOOTBALL

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Austin Stacks 1-16; Kenmare Shamrocks 1-11. A top class performance by all 20 who lined out at Fitzgerald Stadium on last Sunday afternoon (17th Oct) saw us win our third County Club Championship in a row and our 6th in total since we won the very first running of the competition away back in 1979. When these sides met in last year’s final it had to go to extra time before we achieved victory with three points to spare (1-17 to 1-14). There were times during the final quarter of this game when some people thought that a similar thing might happen as only three points separated the sides on three different occasions, right up to the 60th minute. But we finished the game the stronger and points in the four minutes of added time by Adam Curran and Jack O’Shea sealed victory for us.

Kenmare opened the scoring inside the second minute with a point from play but from the kick-out Conor Jordan was in the square to take a perfect pass from Fiachna Mangan and he coolly slotted the ball low to the net for what turned out to be our only goal of the game. We never lost the lead after that despite continuous attacks by the opposition. And after our goal Kenmare were on the attack again but a super intervention by Ronan Shanahan lead to our next score a Joe O’Connor point. Kenmare then shaded the rest of the quarter, scoring three points to our two both of ours from frees by keeper Wayne Guthrie and Michael O’Donnell. This left us ahead by 1-3 to 0-4 at the first water-break.

The second quarter then was equally contested with both sides adding three points each our three coming first with Conor Jordan on target from play and two pointed frees by Michael O’Donnell. Then it was Kenmare’s turn to score their three in the closing five minutes of the half the first from a free and the other two from play. This left us with that two points lead at half time (1-6 to 0-7).

We then dominated the third quarter scoring four points to two for the opposition. Our first point came inside two minutes after the resumption and it was superb. Joseph O’Connor won the ball in the centre and raced up field to put over a beauty under fierce pressure. Joe was again on target from a mark in the 38th minute after good work by Paul O’Sullivan and Conor Jordan with our other two coming from a Michael O’Donnell free after a foul on Greg Horan and one from play by Michael O’Gara. This had increased our lead to four at the end of the third quarter (1-10 to 0-9).

Straight after the second water break Fiachna Mangan increased our lead with a good point and two minutes later great combination play by Seán Quilter and Kieran Donaghy put Jack O’Shea through and he blazed over the bar. This left us with six points to spare at that stage (1-12 to 0-9) and victory looked certain but from the kick-out Kenmare raced up field and found the net to bring our lead back to three points, and then it was tit for tat right up to the 60th minute with both sides scoring two points each Seán Quilter scoring our two. But as we said earlier we kept our nerve and finished off the game in the four additional minutes of added time with two more points from Adam and Jack.

So well done to the whole squad and their brilliant team of mentors Wayne Quillinan, Jonathan Conway, Eoin Colgan, Tommy Naughton, Mikey Collins, John O;Sullivan, Damien Ryall and Fionán Hallinan–for a fantastic season so far. Team captain Dylan Casey, who himself is having a brilliant season, received the winning Cup from Co. Board Chairman, Tim Murphy and Joseph O’Connor deservedly received the Man of the Match Award. We all wish Brendan O’Sullivan a full and speedy recovery from the injury which grounded him some 22 minutes into the game.

Team: Wayne Guthrie (0-1 free), Colin Griffin, Dylan Casey (Capt), Jack O’Shea (0-2), Paul O’Sullivan, Conor Jordan (1-1), Ronan Shanahan, Joseph O’Connor (0-3- one free), Brendan O’Sullivan, Greg Horan, Shane O’Callaghan, Fiachna Mangan (0-1), Michael O’Gara (0-1), Kieran Donaghy, Michael O’Donnell (0-4 frees).

Subs used: Armin Heinrich (22m), Darragh O’Brien (47m), Seán Quilter (47m) (0-2), Adam Curran (53m) (0-1), Barry Shanahan (58m).

We have a break now for a fortnight before we take on East Kerry in a double-header in Austin Stack Park on Saturday week (30th 0ct.) in the opening round of the Co. Championship. Our game, which will be live on RTE 2, throws-in at 7pm, with the opening game between St. Kierans and Kerins O’Rahillys commencing at 5pm. More about this in next week’s Notes.

Minor Football

East Kerry 2-14; Austin Stacks 0-6. On a damp Saturday afternoon (16th Oct) in Cordal our Minors exited this season’s Co. Championship at the quarter final stage after good wins in the earlier rounds against Dr. Crokes and West Kerry (walk-over). With some of our squad just in the 15 year age bracket it was always going to be difficult to outplay a divisional unit as strong as East Kerry and with so many Club teams to choose from. They led at half time by 1-6 to 0-2, our two points coming from Damien Hogan frees.

Damien was also on target with similar scores during the third quarter with East Kerry extending their tally to 2-9. In the final quarter they added a further five points while Daniel Kirby and Cillian Litchfield scored two super points from play for us.

Team: Michael Tansley, Luke Casey, Cian Dillane, Jack Doyle, Jack Hannon, Colm Browne, Daniel Kirby (0-1), Cillian Litchfield (0-1), Enda Cahill (Capt), Noah Townsend, Paddy Lane, Caden O’Mahony, Seán Moynihan, Damien Hogan (0-4 frees), Darragh Moriarty.

Subs used: Marc Carmody (38m), Donnacha Horgan (45m), Thomas Derege (50m), Dylan Cunningham (58m), Jamie Horgan (59m).

Well done to the whole squad for some brilliant displays during the season and to their dedicated team of Mentors Denis Sayers, Kieran Browne, Eoghan Galvin, Eamon Scanlan and Richie Conway.

October In The Past

On the field of play two significant Finals took place separated by 37 years. On 18th Oct. 1936 we were witnessing the end of our first Golden era (although we didn’t know it then) when we won our 5th SF Co. Championship title in the space of eight years. Then 37 years later (on 21st Oct. 1973) we won our 6th title with the commencement of our second era.

In 1936 we defeated O’Rahillys in the final by 0-6 to 0-4 and in 1973 we defeated Na hAghasaigh by 2-8 to 1-6.

1936 Team: Brendan Reidy, Frank O’Neill, Miko Doyle, Mick Healy, Tommy Barrett, Seán McCarthy, Tim Sullivan, Tim Roundy Landers, Dan Ryan, Jimmy Gawksie Gorman, John Paul Doyle, Joe Kennington, Martin Bracker O’Regan, Paddy Drummond, John Joe Purty Landers. Subs: Dick Power, Willie Kerins.

1973 Team: Teddy Brick, Garry Scollard, Mike McCarthy, John Barry, Noel Kelter, Tony O’Keeffe, Ger O’Keeffe, John O’Keeffe, Timmy Sheehan, Mikey Sheehy, Ger Power, Tommy Kennington, Billy Curtin (Capt), Jo Jo Barrett, Tommy Bracker O’Regan. Subs: Fergus Dillon, Ger MacNamara, Paudie McCarthy.

And look at the connections in the two teams Martin Backer in 1936 with his son Tommy Bracker in 1973 and Joe Kennington in 1936 and his son Tommy in 1973.

Go further back to 1926 when Kerry won their 7th All Ireland SF title (17th Oct) there were six Rock men on the starting 15 Joe Barrett, Jackie Ryan, James Baily, Denis Rory O’Connell, Jerry Pluggy Moriarty and John Gal Slattery..

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 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 www.ganzee.ie/austin-stacks-gaa-clubs/

Cards

After a break of 19 months our twice weekly 45 Card sessions (Mondays and Thursdays) are due to recommence on next Monday night (25th Oct). With some restrictions still in place it is important that everyone participating should come on time as they will commence at 9.30 on the dot as we have to be ‘out the door’ by 11.30 sharp.

Club Lotto

Monday Night’s (18th Oct) Jackpot, worth €3,050, was not won. The numbers drawn were 5, 18, 19, 28. The €20 winners were Bernie Somers, John Slattery and Brian & Judy Neenan, all c/o the Club; Emer Ní Hogan, c/o Husseys and Eileen Scollard, c/o Kevin Barrys. Next Monday’s Jackpot will be worth €3,100.

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: https://play.clubforce.com/play_newa.asp?ll_id=529#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: Liam McIlroy, Caheranne Village and formerly Glenarm (Antrim); and Jolene Quilligan (nee Hanley) Lucan and Tralee.

AUSTIN STACKS LADIES

U14 Girls

Last Thursday evening in Rd 1 of the North Kerry Ladies Div 1 League we drew with Abbeydorney FT Austin Stacks 6-2 Abbeydorney 4-8. In Rd 2 our depleted squad was defeated by Castleisland last Sunday morning. With only three teams in Div 1 - we now await the result of the clash between Abbeydorney V Castleisland to decide if we are in a cup or shield final playoff.

U16 Girls

Our team finished their North Kerry Div 1 League campaign with great style last Thursday evening when the team enjoyed a comprehensive over Kerins O’Rahillys FT Austin Stacks 6-10 to KOR 4-5. With some back games still to be played in the league we will have to await those results to decide the final league places.

Club Shop

Reminder our Club shop is open 24/7 check out the newest =91official’ Austin Stacks Club Merchandise - only available to order on this link (free delivery on any orders over €50) www.oneills.ie

We would also like to introduce the new Austin Stacks Ganzee Ladies Collection check out: www.ganzee.ie/women-austin-stacks/

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.


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