Austin Stacks Club News 26/05/14

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Austin StacksAUSTIN STACKS NOTES OF 26/05/2014.

MONTH’S MIND MASS: Our Lady & St. Brendan’s Church was crowded last Friday evening (23rd May) for the Month’s Mind Mass for Trevor Barrett. Celebrant Fr. Padraig Walsh PP, in his brilliant unscripted six minute sermon, encapsulated everything that was good about Trevor in his all too short 29 years. Hurling colleague Ronan Gilsenan and Trevor’s first cousin – Sadhbh Maguire – recited two beautiful poems listing his many qualities and interests as a person and a player. Suaimhneas siorraí duit arís a Trevor Uasal.

NIGHT AT THE DOGS: Last Friday Night (23rd May) at Tralee Greyhound Stadium our Night at the Dogs Fundraiser (in association with our main Sponsor for the evening – Quinlans’ Fish Shops & Seafood Bars) in aid of our new Field purchase and development took place.

All 11 races were sponsored – our thanks to Garvey’s Super Valu, Nolan’s Garage, Premier Financial, The Green Rooster, The Castle Bar, Friends of the Rock, Quinlans Fish Buster, David Power Butcher, John Lane & Sons, Jim Finucane Auctioneer, and The Meadowlands Hotel.

It was a big Family Night with our Juveniles parading the greyhounds before each race, and the on-track Rockie Bartenders race (won by Flash O’Shea) and also our Club Juvenile race.
Also introduced to the crowd were our all conquering U14 Féile Team who travel to Galway for the National Féile Finals at the end of next month.

In the Clubhouse afterwards the popular Fiddlers Green provided outstanding music as usual.
Our thanks again to everyone for their generous contributions and support, and to all our members and friends who worked so hard over the past few weeks to make the occasion such a wonderful success.

SENIOR FOOTBALL: On this coming Sunday (1st June) we travel to Listowel where there is a double-header in the first round of the Co. Championship. Our game against Feale Rangers is due to start at 3.30pm with the curtain-raiser (Shannon Rangers .v. Kilcummin) getting underway at 2pm.

HURLING: Game 3 of the League, at home to Kilgarvan, did not go ahead as scheduled last Saturday (24th May). The 4th and final round, away to St. Pats (East Kerry), fixed for this Wednesday evening (28th May) is also in doubt as we write. Keep in touch with the Club Website.

JUNIOR B FOOTBALL: Our thanks to the Kilcummin Club for their agreement to reschedule last Friday’s game to facilitate members and players attend Trevor Barrett’s Month’s Mind Mass. Our next game is away to John Mitchels on this Friday evening (30th May) with a 7pm throw in.

CLUBHOUSE: As always the Clubhouse is available for all types of Parties. Phone Ian from 7pm at 066 7126942 for bookings.

BINGO: The Bingo session will continue on this and every Saturday night at 8.30pm in our Clubrooms.

CARDS: The 45 Card Sessions continue in the Clubhouse every Monday and Thursday nights at 9.30pm.

LOTTO: Last Monday week’s (19th May) Jackpot worth €5,000 was not won. The numbers drawn were 3, 5, 25 and 32.
The €20 prizes went to John Culloty and Kitty Bolger, both c/o Brendan O’Regan; Bunny Heinrich, c/o Denis O’Connor; Ian O’Carroll, c/o Club Rockies; and Bertie Flynn, c/o The Ladies.

SYMPATHY: Sincere sympathy is offered to the families of Beatrice Daly (nee Fitzgerald), Castlecountess (Beatrice, who celebrated her 100th birthday last January, was a member of the Fitzgerald Family whose Shop – Denna’s – in Rock Street was patronized by countless Rock people down the decades and whose association with the Club goes back to its very foundation); and Gerry Linnane, Stack’s Villas and late of Newquay, Co. Clare (one of the great Club supporters until ill health, in recent years, prevented him from following the many Rock teams he loved supporting) who died during the past week.

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