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Club News: Austin Stacks Ladies, John Mitchels and St Pats


Austin Stacks Boys U9s began their 2022 season in earnest with indoor training at Balloonagh Primary School hall on Sun. The outdoor facility was also in use with the large numbers in attendance.

Austin Stacks Boys U9s began their 2022 season in earnest with indoor training at Balloonagh Primary School hall on Sun. The outdoor facility was also in use with the large numbers in attendance.

Austin Stacks Boys U9s began their 2022 season in earnest with indoor training at Balloonagh Primary School hall on Sun. The outdoor facility was also in use with the large numbers in attendance.



Senior Ladies

We are delighted to announce that the 2022 Senior Ladies Team Management Team is Pat Slattery and Ed O’Connor. The lads bring a wealth of experience with them having both been involved as club players and mentors over many years. Pat Slattery was Captain of Austin Stacks 1994 Co. Championship winning team, he was part of the Men’s Senior management teams in 2002 and 2008. Most recently Pat trained our U16 girls in 2019. Many of those players from 2019 have now come through to the Senior ranks and are part of this year’s panel. Ed O’Connor was part of the 1997 Barrett Cup Winning team and has been involved with underage coaching on the boy’s side of the clubs for many years.

The lads will be supported in their role by Melissa Maguire, Jemma O’Connell and Caoimhe Barry Walsh.

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We wish the squad the very best of luck for the year ahead. New players are very welcome. Anyone interested in joining the squad this year please message us via our club Facebook page ‘Austin Stacks Ladies Club’ U14 Girls

Good news Grainne Power and Keith Costelloe will be looking after the team this year. Any new players or players moving up from U12 are asked to forward their contact to 087 0545760 for inclusion on the team’s messaging service. Notification re training will be sent out shortly.

Girls Academy

Indoor Football Training for our U6, U8 and U10 girls will recommence on February 20th at Balloonagh School Gym. U6s 10.30am, U8s 11.30am and U10s at 12.30pm.


Austin Stacks LGFA extend our congratulations to newly appointed Austin Stacks GAA Chairperson, Shane Lynch. We look forward to working with Shane and supporting him in his new role.

Save the Date!

The Austin Stacks Club Celebration Night takes place at Ballygarry House Hotel on Saturday Feb 12th!! more details to follow soon. 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 and kids check out all the style ranges in hoodies, t-shirts and sweatshirts on


We extend our sympathy to club mentor Siobhan Quigley on the recent death of her father Sean Lynch, Oakpark. Grandfather to club players Shauna and Deirdre.


Club AGM

Our AGM will be held on Saturday 29/01/2022 @ 5.00pm in Club Complex Ballyseedy V92N522. Everyone welcome.

Underage boys/girls

We look forward to seeing you all again when the season begins. Mitchel’s Abu

Senior Ladies / Men

Training and fixture details to follow in the coming weeks.

Clothes collection

We have a clothes bank on site having joined up with St Vincent De Paul to raise much needed funds for both John Mitchel’s and SVP. All donations welcome.

Club walkway

Our walkway is open for everyone to enjoy come along and take part in a healthy lifestyle. Winter walking club coming soon. We ll keep you posted. This is a smoke-free zone a strict no dogs -- no cycling or no studded football boots rule applies to the walkways.

San Rita Wellness

San Rita Wellness weight loss and wellness consultants hold weekly (in person) meetings every Tuesday in our clubhouse (Ballyseede)

Times: 9.30am-10.30am and 5.45pm -6.45pm

Warm and friendly interacting group meetings, simple to follow calorie counting plan. Come along and make a fresh start.


Unfortunately, our bingo was put on hold due to the current covid restrictions. We will inform you all when we get confirmation to continue. We look forward to seeing you all when it is safer to do so. Happy new year to you all.

Sports Complex

If anyone is interested in hiring the hall for indoor soccer, basketball or indoor dance and fitness classes please contact immediately as only a few spaces available

Our Astro in our sports complex at Camp Ballyseedy is available for bookings. For further information contact the club reception on 066 7197070.


We are also hiring out our old clubhouse on the John Joe Sheehy Road beside Aldi. You can hold dance classes, meetings, fitness classes, book clubs you name it we can cater your needs. For more information, please call us on0667197070 and we will be glad to assist


Hi folks we are now Closing membership for player’s and patrons for 2021 we will inform you when it re opens for next season.


Please use the link below to see all the merchandise available to purchase.

Club coffee shop

Thanks to all who supported our shop all year round. We will run the shop again next season.

Block 11 Gym

Anyone wanting to do a bit of exercise while the kids are training on a Sunday morning, or any evening can avail of the on-site gym for as little as €5.00 each time or €40.00 per month. It would be a great way to stay fit, especially in the cold wet weather. There is a huge range of equipment to avail from and help is always on hand. Please contact Oliver for more information.

Win a house in Killarney

Help our Club to win a cash prize! Please nominate our club when you buy your ticket online for the Kerry Gaa house draw. Support the club support the County. Buy online at #YourKeyToTheKingdom

For €100 you could win a stunning new build A-rated 3-bedroom house superbly located just off the Park Road in Killarney, Co Kerry.


The deaths have occurred of Madeline Dunne (née O’Hanlon), Farmer’s Bridge, Tralee; Eileen Moloney (formerly O’Sullivan) (née Lehane) Balloonagh, Tralee; Margaret Anne Dunican (née Phippen) Ballyard, Tralee; Mary Shalvey (née Corcoran) Old Gallowsfield, Tralee; Charles Curtin Carrignafeela, Rathanny, Tralee; Sean Lynch ‘St Enda’s’, Oakpark and formerly of Kielduff Post Office, Tralee; Alan Foley, St. Brendan’s Park, Tralee and Blackpool, Cork.


Club Lotto

There was no winner of our Club Lotto Jackpot of €3300 on Sunday night last. The numbers drawn were 02, 06, 13 & 23.

The five €30 consolation prizes went to:

Tara Flynn Online; Ruth O CONNOR c/o Byrnesworth; Jimmy O Shea c/o Texaco; iz O Connor Curraheen; Catherine Doyle Caheranne Village

Next week’s Lotto will have a Jackpot of €3400 and the draw will take place on Sunday night 30/01/2022 at 9-15PM. Lotto tickets can be purchased online from any club officer or at the following outlets: O’Sheas Shop and Service Station Blennerville, Poff Motors Dingle Road, Seamus O’Sullivan Master Butchers Manor, Noyeks Mile Height, Byrnesworth, Skelper Quanes, Keanes of Curraheen, Betty’s Bar, Rock Inn

Many thanks to all who contribute to our weekly Club Lotto. The Club cannot emphasise enough the importance of our members promoting the Club Lotto among family, friends and work colleagues. The Lotto is now a critical source of funds for the Club.

We are appealing to all club members to promote our lotto at this time to ensure our clubs future viability.

Please have your lotto entries in by 7pm, every Sunday evenings.


KDYS are launching their Friday FaithCAFé for young and young adults 16+ in the KDYS Youth centre Denny St on the 28th of January at 8pm. Please pass the invite around. It will consist of some chat, games, fun and maybe the odd cup of tea/coffee!! No charge, just bring a smile and an open heart.

Irish Life Steps Challenge 2022

As of this morning St Pats are 23/179 in the leader board another few weeks left to get to the 4,000 km mark. It is a great fun and healthy way that anybody can get involved with, no matter how much walking you have done before.

Well done

Well done to Kerry who won the 2022 Munster GAA McGrath Cup against Cork yesterday on a score line of 2-17 to 0-11.

Good Luck

Good luck to Kerry against Kildare who are playing on the 30th of January at 1.45pm in Division 1 Round 1 in the Allianz Football League in St Conleth’s Park, Newbridge.

Happy birthday

Congratulations to John ‘Fizzy’ Fitzgerald who celebrated a birthday recently.


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


Cheque Presentations

It has been a very busy week for cheque presentations with no less then four taking place last week.

We are truly grateful to you all and the kindness and generosity continues into 2022.

Christmas Lights

A huge thank you to the Murphy family from Kilflynn who presented a cheque for €7,891.14 which was the proceeds from their Christmas lights display. What an amazing display of lights and we are so grateful to you and to all who donated.

The Purcell family also held a Christmas lights extravaganza over Christmas and not for the first year they raised funds for the Foundation and Recovery Haven.

The family presented a cheque for over €3,245 to the local Killorglin branch last week. We thank you all for your continued support.

Bake Sale

The kindness and goodwill continues with Deirdre Sheehan, Glencar and Marian Burke, Ballygamboon, Castlemaine presenting a cheque for €1900. This was the proceeds from Christmas cake sale that they held.

A huge thank you to all who supported this event and thank you ladies for thinking of the Kerry Hospice Foundation in your event.

Fundraising Page

Martin Gillin set up a go Fundme page in memory of his wife Colette and raised over €5,000. An amazing fundraising drive which also saw Martin raise funds for Recovery Haven. Martin along with family members presented a cheque on Friday and we are again so grateful to all involved and of course we thank all who donated.

Road Race

Michelle Greaney is again running her 10 miler and 5km road race on the 12th of February. Places are filling up fast so the online registration is now open and can be found on Facebook. Michelle has raised huge funds over the years for many charities and we thank her for the continued support.


Congratulations to all involved with Tralee Warriors who this week won the National Cup Final.