Hurlers take on Ballyheigue in Co IH Plate final
AUSTIN STACKS SENIOR FOOTBALL
Our footballers have one more outing before the season comes to a close and that’s a Town Championship Final encounter against Kerins O’Rahillys. That game, of course will not take place until after the Strand Road boys finish their Co. Championship campaign. In the meantime let us wish our neighbours the best of luck in their semi-final outing on this coming Sunday in Austin Stack Park.
And let us take this opportunity also to wish Strand Road man Edmund Quirke all the best as he takes a well-earned break as Groundsman at the pitches at Caherina and Healy Park. It was always a pleasure to do business with you Eddie.
Our Hurlers have at least two more games to play before their season concludes. The first is to take place on this Sunday afternoon (14th Oct) when they are due to face Ballyheigue in the Co. IH Plate Final in Caherslee at 4pm. Then we are due to play Duagh in the South Kerry JH Final on a date and venue still to be finalized as we write.
The Junior Town League Final between ourselves and Ardfert has now been fixed for this coming Saturday (13th Oct). The game is due to go ahead in Strand Road at 4pm.
And our Minors are also awaiting a date and venue for their Central Region MF League Final against Laune Rangers.
Last Sunday (7th Oct) was the 90th anniversary of we winning our first ever Co. SF Co. Championship title as a separate Club ((up until then the three Tralee Clubs were grouped together as a Tralee team when competing in the SF Co. Championship). Our opponents on that October Sunday were our neighbours Kerins O’Rahillys, although in 1928 both Clubs had yet to be known by their current names as the following week’s Kerryman Headline indicated Rock Street Wins County Football Final Strand Street’s Plucky Fight Victors’ Strong Finish in Stirring Contest Morning’s Rain Hampers Attendance. We didn’t have a very good first half at the end of which we trailed by four points to two. But we were totally dominant in the second period, outscoring the opposition by 3-2 to 0-3 which gave us a six points victory at the end (3-4 to 0-7).
Team: William McSweeney, Tommy Barrett, Joe Barrett (Capt) (1-1), Bobby ‘Rucky’ Kelly, Tim ‘Roundy’ Landers, Dan Ryan, Mick Healy, John Joe ‘Purty’ Landers, Denis ‘Rory’ O’Connell, Ned ‘Pedlar’ Sweeney (1-0), Miko Doyle (0-2 frees), Jimmy Kelter, Jimmy Barrett (1-0), James Baily (0-1), Pat ‘Mullins’ Curtin.
Subs: Tom O’Connor, Tadgh Drummond, Mick Landers, Bill Gorman.
to Centenary Book Co-Author, Billy Ryle who we read is taking part in a Charity Event for Recovery Haven at the end of November Billy, along with many others, is shaving his 40 year old beard at a session to be held at The Rose Hotel on Thursday, 29th November.
As always the Clubhouse is available for all types of Parties and Functions. Enquiries about Club Bookings should be made by contacting Harry Hynes at 087 2467286.
The 45 Card Sessions continue in the Clubhouse on every Monday and Thursday nights, commencing at 9.30pm each night.
Last Monday’s (8th Oct) Jackpot, worth €9,350, was not won. The numbers drawn were 6, 7, 12, 30. The €20 winners were: Mary B. & James Feely, c/o Club Rockies; David O’Sullivan and Timex Slattery, both c/o The Club; John McDonnell, c/o Carmel O’Neill; and Denis Bracker O’Regan, c/o John Breen..
Tickets are on regular sale at the Rock Street Post Office and at the Stacks Clubhouse, as well as from our other regular sellers.
Sincere sympathy is offered to the families of the following who died recently Maeve O’Donnell (nee O’Hara), Denny Street (mother of Adrienne McLoughlin of our PR Committee and grandmother of Club Footballer, Tom McLoughlin); Rosaleen Lynch (nee Simpson), Árd Na Lí, Oakpark; Angela Brolly (nee Mooney), Knockmoyle and formerly Derry (former Club Bar Manager); Eileen McDonnell (nee Scanlan), Park Lane and formerly Castlemorris Terrace; and Theresa O’Sullivan (nee Kelliher), Mountain Close, Balloonagh Estate and formerly Lohercannon.
AUSTIN STACKS LADIES U11 GIRLS
With the agreement of the 4 clubs -- Stacks, Abbeydorney, Ballymac & Kerins O’Rahilly -- the North Kerry U11 league was run off as a one day blitz last Sunday morning in Connolly Park. We reached the Cup final V Abbeydorney and after a very competitive game just came up short against the very good Abbeydorney side. Reminder U11 North Kerry Development continues for the next few Saturdays. Players born 2007 and 2008 are eligible.
U13 NORTH KERRY LADIES DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIP
An amalgamated Tralee district team -- KOR, Stacks, Na Gaeil & JM overcame Feale Gaels to win the Shield final last Sat at the John Mitchels Complex. Stacks girls involved Shannon Oba, Mary Moore, Gillian Lane, Grace Reidy, Anna Draghici and Aoife O’Connell. Very proud to say that our own Mary Moore took the Player of the Match award.
Our U14 Div 1 team lost out to Abbeydorney in Connolly Park last Tuesday evening on a score line of Abbeydorney 3-6 Austin Stacks 1-8. A solid enough performance from our girls who were without some key players on the night. We have now qualified to play in the Div 1 Shield Final V Beale/Ballyduff (date tbc).
team had a fine win over Ballymac last Sunday evening and it now looks likely we will play Currow in the Div 4 Shield final. The U14 Town League will be run off in a blitz format this year games taking place in Caherslee this Saturday October 13th from 1.30pm.
We have entered a team in the Tralee Town League which this year will be run off in the format of a one day blitz. No date yet for the competition.
Everyone in the Austin Stacks Ladies club extends their sympathy to Club Photographer Adrienne Mc Loughlin on the recent passing of her mother Mrs. Maeve O’Donnell. May she rest in peace.
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As our season draws to a close we’ll be running off the Jimmy Barry Cup games over the next two Sundays. So, a chairde óga, make sure you are ready to roll in CAHERSLEE next Sunday morning. Just two more exciting sessions left before the Brent geese arrive at the Cockleshell, from Canada, for their winter holidays!
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(i) We had a great time on Sunday last at the Churchill blitz peile. Our fine skilful footballers took part in the Under 7 and Under 8 divisions of the Siobhán Cotter Tournament. Both teams performed very well against strong opponents from the Churchill, John Mitchel and Ballymac clubs. Thanks to Muintir Chnoc na hEaglaise for a very enjoyable day’s football. (ii) We’ll have our last Thursday evening Bracker Regan League action this Thursday at 5.45pm in CAHERSLEE. The Bracker Regan/Kevin Barry Finals, however, will take place on Sunday October 21st. (iii) Sunday at 11am games will take place as usual.
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(i) Thanks to the Churchill club mentors and players for their hospitality last Sunday morning. We had a great morning’s football i gcuimhne ar Shiobhán Cotter. (ii) Our final Thursday evening action will take place this week at 6.30pm. (iii) On Sunday morning next, we’ll welcome the boys of the Fr Casey Club, from Abbeyfeale, County Limerick, to The Rock. Fearfaimid fáilte is céad roimh bhuachaillí Luimnigh. We expect to have an entertaining Kerry-Limerick encounter!
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Our Rock Under 15s participated in the Kerry Under 15 football competition (as holders) in Caherslee last Monday evening last. Well done, boys!
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(i) Beidh traenáil arís againn ag 5pm Dé hAoine sna Cruaghoirt i bPáirc Uí Chonghaile. (ii) We had a fantastic game and a narrow victory over a gallant Churchill side in Barrow last Sunday morning in the Bordcheantar Thrá Lí Football League (Goup 1). We led by 0-10 at half-time, thanks to the resolute defending of Luke Chester and Joey Nagle and to the dynamic Armin Heinrich who supplied ample ammunition for our brilliant naoscaire (sniper), Cian Purcell.
We were grateful for a late Gearóid Killgallon goal (díreach mar a dhéanadh a athair fadó!) to get us over the line le dhá chúilín thábhachtacha.
(iii) This weekend we’ll play at home v Na Gaeil at 12pm. Give it your best, lads!
Bhur seacht ndícheall! (iii) The ‘zero tolerance’ policy regarding the use of foul and abusive language towards match officials is being monored by officialdom!
The Austin Stacks U14B team who enjoyed a win over Ballymac last Sunday evening (Oct 7th) in the North Kerry League
Stacks Under 8s who played John Mitchels in the Churchill GAA Club Football Blitz on Sunday at Churchill GAA Club,Spa,Tralee