AUSTIN STACKS JUVENILES
Lots and lots of fun was had once again by our All-Stars last Sunday morning in Connolly Park. More of the same excitement on Sunday next at 11am. For information....ring/text Sandra (087-294 6658) or Sarah (087-281 0239).
Peil Faoi 7
Our faithful U7 boys will be Sunday morning! See you all again, boys, on Sunday morning next. Expect information on upcoming matches. Our Thursday sessions have ended.
Peil Faoi 9
(i) The Under 9s are still enjoying their Sunday morning football! Things are hotting up in The Bracker Regan Cup competition. The group stages have been completed and Team C have come out on top on 10 points, Team B in second place on 7 points, Team D in third position on 4 points and Team A in 4th place on three points. The semi-final line-up for this coming Sunday is Team C v Team A and Team B v Team D. Boy! Mighty football will be played! The ‘Stars’ of the future will be on ‘display’!!
(ii) Sorry, but our Thursday sessions have ended.
(iii) The much-looked-forward-to trip to the St Finbarr Club in Togher, Cork, will take place on next Saturday week....October 15th. Will it ever come! We’re rearing to go! Togher, here we come...prepare for a Rock attack!
Peil Faoi 11
More enjoyable U11 football on Thursday. There are really great players in this group!
Peil Faoi 13
(i) Our last training session of the year is this Thursday (6th).
(ii) Everybody is ready for and excited about next Sunday’s trip (9th October) to Baile an Easpaig, Coraigh, to play a really tough challenge game v Bishopstown. This is a big outing for our lads and we’re all praying for good weather! Expect text....details to be circulated during the week.
(iii) We hope to give a big Rock welcome to the footballers of Carrigaline (Carraig Uí Leighin) on Saturday week, 15th October, and then give them a good game of Gaelic football!
(iv) Foireann Ómrach na Carraige (Central League Division 1B finalists): Seán Mac Cannáin, Ediart Topali, Oisín Mac Coitir, Diarmuid Ó hAonghasa, Conchúr Ó Murchú, Liam Ó Scuaird, Alex Dafoor, Karol Kowalczyk, Dáithí Ó hEathrín, Noah Ó Riada, Órán Ó Donnchú, Kyle Yoxall, Seán Ó Dúshláine, Nathan Ó Muirthile, Séamus Ó Cianáin, Nathan Ó Conchúir, Lúcás Ó Conchúir, Marcas Ó Foghlú, Conchúr Ó hAinifín, Ewan Ó Cáinte, Maitiú Ó Géaráin, Cillian Ó Cofaigh, Albi Gaxha, Tadhg Ó Somacháin, Seán Breathnach, Seosamh Ó hAllmharáin, Alex Ó Flaithearta, Jayden Ó Dubhda, Gearóid Corcaráin, Eliot Calleja.
Peil Faoi 14
(i) Our U14s played in Caherslee on Monday evening in a County Board blitz that was organised by Coiste na nÓg. Our lads played really well and had good wins against Cordal and Ballymac but, unfortunately, lost out to the eventual winners, the John Mitchel Club boys.
(ii) On Sunday afternoon Our U14 squad hosted Glanmire U14s and they had a good challenge match. Although missing a few regulars....we called up some stalwarts from the U13s....our boys put up a very competitive performance against our neighbours from Cork. Great fun was had by all involved. (iii) We are still waiting on date, time and venue for our Town League semi-final against Churchill. A great competitive game is expected.
Good wishes to all Rock lads who’ll be playing in upcoming college matches. Corn Uí Shúilleabháin (Ciarraí): Mercy Mounthawk: 4-16; Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne: 3-8. ‘Well done’ to The Rock boys on the successful Mounthawk panel. Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí (D.Ó Loingsigh): Táimíd fillte ar ais! Gaelcholáiste are returning to action after a scorching summer and have a packed sporting calendar in store! Challenge matches are already underway and, although our imreoirí caide sinseareacha agus Faoi 15 were disappointed with their early encounters, is séasúr fada go maith é and dozens more matches await!
Thanks to all who support and promote our club lotto: (i) Kirbys’ Brogue Inn, Lower Rock Street, (ii) Husseys’ Deli, Prince’s Quay, (iii) Carmel O’Neill, (iv) Maguires’ Butcher Shop, Caherslee, (v) Barrys’ Supermarket, Upper Rock Street, (vi) Paudie Commane’s Bookshop, Rock Street, (vii) The Burger Shack, Monavalley, (viii) O’Flynn Interiors (Malachy Nagle), Lower Rock Street, (ix) www.austinstacks.ie (x) and/or on https://play.clubforce.com/play_newa.asp?ll_id=X529#Anchor
Items are available to order on www.oneills.ie. Check out the Ganzee Club Clothing Collection on www.ganzee.ie/austin-stacks-gaa-clubs/ SENIORS: Best wishes to our seniors v Feale Rangers.
Scór na Sinsear
Gach ádh ar Aoife Ní Choileáin who will represent The Rock in the Kerry County Final of Scór na Sinsear ar an Aoine seo (7ú). The event will take place in Currow Community Hall. The Munster final will take place on Sunday 16th October.
AUSTIN STACKS LADIES
We had a busy morning in our Girls Academy on Sunday last as we held our final training session of the year for our U6s while our U8s and U10s enjoyed some Go Games V Na Gaeil. After football all our girls received their end of year medals and a goodie bag. Next Sun our 8s and 10s make a Road Trip to Dr Crokes Killarney this trip will be our final action in the 2022 season and we are all looking forward to a great day. Sincere thanks and appreciation to all our fantastic Academy Club mentors for their dedication throughout the season.
Busy times for our U12 girls as the Tralee Town Leagues reach their finale. In another great game we just edged out the KOR girls in the Div 1 Semi Final last Thursday night in Connolly Park. FT Austin Stacks 3-9 to KOR 3-5. The final goes ahead at 6pm this Wednesday October 5th away V Churchill.
Best of luck girls.
Our U12B team finished their season last Sun evening when they contested the Town League Div 3 final in a hard-fought game against a much stronger Churchill team and while the result did not go their way, every one of the girls gave 100% and can be very proud not only of their display today but of their performances and successes throughout the season. The team was Kayla Piggott, Mary Gibbons, Eimear Kenny, Roisín Sheehy, Sophie Quillinan, Moira Butler, Sophie Ferriter, Caoimhe Corcoran, Kate O Shea, Éabha-May Horgan, Alexis McMahon, Lucy Carey, Ella O’Sullivan, Caoimhe Shanahan, Dibora Foley, Clodagh Kennedy, Clodagh O Sullivan and Shauna Quigley.
Bishopstown and Kinsale LGFA clubs are due to visit Connolly Park on Sat Oct 22nd when we are looking forward to hosting some challenge games for our U12 U14 and U16s teams. More details to follow.
Games coming thick and fast for our U14s. We had a comprehensive win over John Mitchels in the Town League last Monday evening. We played the final round in the North Kerry League last Friday evening when we welcomed Dingle/Annsacaul to Connolly Park and came away with a very good win helped in no small way by the contribution of U12 players Amelie, Aoibhinn and Arina. We played Na Gaeil in the North Kerry Div 2 Shield Final in a game which also doubled up as a round of the town league. Result too late for inclusion in notes please see Austin Stacks Ladies Club FB page for update.
No games scheduled this week. Our next match will be in the Town League at home to KOR on Tuesday Oct 11th at 6pm. Then on Thursday the 13th we are away to Ballymac in the North Kerry league. Time TBC.
Official Austin Stacks Club merchandise is only available to order on this link (free delivery on any orders over €50) see www.oneills.com
Lotto Tue 27th September. No Winner. Numbers drawn were 3, 13, 16 and 27. Lucky dip winners of €20 were Meabh Barry, Margaret Crean, Fiona Kavanagh, James Crean and Geraldine O’Mahony. Next week’s jackpot will be €1,250. Why not try your luck in our lotto. The links is as follows: https://www.klubfunder.com/Clubs/Na Gaeil CLG/lotto
We would like to wish Jackie Carlos all the best in her future endeavours. Jackie stepped up after Seán O Connor retired and she seamlessly took an all tasks associated with the running of our clubhouse. She brought our club bar through Covid very successfully, providing a great service to our patrons. Jackie was very proactive in her job as bar manager and we are indebted to her for keeping our clubhouse going for the last couple of years. I’m sure she will continue to be a familiar face around the club and will still be on hand to give a helping hand when needed. Thanks again Jackie.
Race Night Launch
We will be holding our annual Race Night in the clubhouse on Friday Nov 11th. We will be holding a launch for the event next Wednesday night, Oct 5th, at 7.30pm in our clubhouse. The Sam Maguire cup will be present (at the launch) along with our Kerry heroes so there will be plenty opportunities for photos. Everyone is welcome.
Best of luck to our Scór Sinsear competitors, who’ll represent Na Gaeil at the County Final which will be held in Currow on Friday the 7th October.
Performing ‘Forward Thinking’, a 10 minute drama from the pen of our very own Mary Quirke are Helen Sugrue, Sorcha Uí Suilleabháin, Noelle Kingston, Paul Fitzgibbon, Martin Grealish, Mary Reen and Colm Ó Suilleabháin. Mary Ellen O Connor is our representative in the Solo Singing and Helen Sugrue will compete in the Aithriseoracht (recitation) competition.
Hospice Coffee Morning
The Hospice Coffee Morning and bake sale, which was held in the clubhouse on Sunday the 25th September was a massive success. A total of €1,255 was raised for this worthy cause. Thanks so much to everyone who supported it - the bakers and buyers, and of course Jackie and Na Gaeil staff and management who are always so good to us. See you all again in September 2023!!!
Senior men’s fixture
Next up for our senior mens team is the 1st round of the Lee Strand sponsored Tralee/St. Brendans District championship. Our lads will host St Pats Blennerville next Saturday Oct. 8th at 3pm.
Tonight (Monday) our u14 girls will host Austin Stacks in the North Kerry Shield final at 6pm. Your support would be greatly appreciated.
Well done to our under 9s who made it all the way to the final in the Milltown / Castlemaine blitz which was held yesterday. A fantastically organised event!
Our u13s played John Mitchel in the Division 1 Town League final last Sunday in Kerins O’Rahillys. It was a great occasion where yet again the football didn’t disappoint.
The first 10 minutes was nip and tuck but our lads seemed to handle things better and went in 2-7 to 0-7 up at halftime. The second half was more of the same with Mitchels battling hard but our lads work rate stood to them where they got hard earned scores and finished up worthy winners on a scoreline of 2-17 to 1-11. Man of the match was Danny Kingston who scored 11 points to help his team get over the line.
Every Monday evening in Na Gaeil clubhouse at 8pm sharp. Over €1,000 in cash prizes guaranteed every week, with an accumulator jackpot in play each week. Double book €10, Single book €6, Mini book €3. Jackpot Sheets €2 each. Bus service available on 087-2817577.
Race Night 2022: Date for your Diary. On the 11th of November Na Gaeil will host their annual Race Night in the clubhouse and will also broadcast live on Facebook. We welcome back the Tote which always adds an extra element of fun and excitement to the night. This year will also include an Auction for a signed Kerry Jersey. Highlight of the night will be the andquot;The Na Gaeil Gold Cupandquot; with a top prize of €1,000 to the winner. The Race Night Committee members are actively co-ordinating this year’s event and will be appealing to all club members to give their support in raising vital funds for our club.
Congrats to one of our own senior players, Shawn Duggan, who is shaving his head on October 14th for The Little Princess Fund. Please see link below to donate to help this great organisation.
Well done ‘Duggser’. https://www.facebook.com/donate/542863184313980/?fundraiser_source=messages
Na Gaeil cycle club
Cycle each Saturday at 9am from Na Gaeil club. Everyone is welcome to come for a nice friendly cycle.
The weekly 45 card game is back. Every Wednesday night, starting at 9pm sharp. Bring your own partner or come along and we will get you a partner.
If you’d like anything included in the club’s weekly notes please send it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org before 9am on Monday and I’ll do my best to include it.