Hurlers take on Bal­ly­heigue in Co IH Plate fi­nal

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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.


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.


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.


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!


(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.


(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!


Our Rock Un­der 15s par­tic­i­pated in the Kerry Un­der 15 foot­ball com­pe­ti­tion (as hold­ers) in Ca­her­slee last Mon­day evening last. Well done, boys!


(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

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