Austin Stacks GAA Club Juvenile News

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BALLRAÍOCHT (Membership): Club membership for all our juvenile players is now due. Spriocdáta: March 31st. Please ensure that your future star footballer is registered in time.Unregistered players are not covered by insurance and will not be permitted to play in official matches after March 31st. If you have not received a membership form please contact Club Secretary Elma Nix on 086 1053300 or email secretary at austinstacks.kerry@gaa.ie or alternatively pay online www.austinstacks.ie

PEIL FAOI 6: Peil an Domhnaigh….all our Sunday action will take place in Caherslee from now on. See you all, boys, after you’ve celebrated Easter Sunday and gobbled up you Easter eggs!

PEIL FAOI 8: (i) Caherslee is the place to be at 11.00am on Sunday. (ii) On Wedneday next, April 4th, we will be participating in the U8 Kerry County Board football blitz. Players, expect text. This will be exciting!

PEIL FAOI 10: (i) Dé Domhnaigh ag 11am i gCathair Sailí le haghaidh peile. (ii) On Wedneday next, April 5th, we will take part in the U10 Kerry County Board football blitz. Players, expect text.

PEIL FAOI 12: (i) ‘Well done’ to all for excellent performances in both games v An Ghaeltacht i nGallaras last Saturday afternoon agus mórbhuíochas ó chroí to our hosts for their friendship and sportsmanship, cairdeas agus cothrom na Féinne. In addition to our midweek challenge game this week, we look forward to a trip to Legion on Easter Monday (2nd). It is important that as many as possible make these matches in preparation for the upcoming county leagues. Regular training will be replaced by matches in the run-up to the Easter weekend and parents will be notified of further arrangements early next week. Let’s keep up the progress! Ní bhíonn damhsa gan dua (no success without effort)! (iii) Lee Strand County League fixtures:- DIVISIONs 1A and 1B: 8th April (Sunday 6pm) – Kilcummin v AdeS (away); 15th April – AdeS (home) v Laune Rangers; 22nd April – AdeS (home) v Ráth Mhór; 29th April – B/mac v AdeS; 6th May – Crócaigh v AdeS. DIVISION 9: 8th April (Domhnach 6pm) – AdeS v B/donoghue; 15th April – Asdee/Bally v AdeS; 22nd April – AdeS v Ballyheigue; 29th April – Scartaglin v AdeS; – 6th May – Naomh Pádraig v AdeS.

RULES FOR UNDER 12 FOOTBALL LEAGUE: 1. a goal scored after the 5th goal counts as a point; 2. games are to be 25 minutes per half; 3. the player who is fouled takes the free kick; 4. a sideline kick is to be taken by the player nearest to where the ball goes out; 5. it is recommended that all players play for at least 25 minutes in each game; 6. the number of substitutions is unlimited; 7. play is restricted to one hop and one solo; 8. all kick outs are from the hand and from within the small parallelogram; 9. the dimensions of the small parallelogram are 1.2m out from the goalposts and 3m from the end line; 10. all 45s are to be taken off the ground from 36 metres; 11. no foot dribbling, i.e. no more that two foot-touches along the ground are permitted; 12. size 4 footballs are to be used; 13. for all U12 games, the ‘square ball’ rule will apply but there will be NO PENALTIES; 14. maximum number of players on team is 11; 15. B teams may be 9-aside or 10-aside; 16. clubs with three teams must submit their first 11 and second 11 two days before the second-round games; 17. the dimensions of the playing pitch will be circa 90 metres long and circa 45 metres wide; 18. if a team has an issue about the eligibility of an opposing player, a mentor should request the referee to take the player’s name and to get the player’s signature and date of birth; 19. if the home pitch is unplayable, the onus is on the home team to find an alternative venue, subject to agreement with the coordinator; 20. clubs are obliged to find an alternative referee if their own club referee is not available; 21. a team wishing to change a fixture (i) must agree to the change with the opposing team, (ii) must agree to a new date with the opposing team, (iii) must notify the coordinator, the PRO and the referee and (iv) must arrange the appointment of a referee for the new fixture.

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR UNDER 12 LEAGUE: 1. all players in their final year (dhá bhliain déag d’aois) must play for at least half the game. 2. players who are two years younger than the age limit may NOT play IF there are players older than them on the sideline (e.g. U10 players may NOT play on the U12 team IF any 11s or 12s are on the sideline).

PEIL FAOI 14: (i) Our Under 14 indoor training is being held in the club gym on Thursdays at 5.45pm. (ii) Our Sunday outdoor training venue: expect text. (iii) TDB U14 League games: (a) DIVISION 1: Our A team played v Na Gaeil on Wednesday 21st and, after an epic encounter in Connolly Park, our boys were victorious. As three teams were tied at the top of the league table and as three teams can’t play in a final, it was decided to toss a coin chun an fhadhb a réiteach and, as a result, The Rock boys have advanced to this year’s final while Strand Road and Na Gaeil will meet in a play-off to decide which team gets the privilege of playing us in the final! A mouth-watering prospect! Date and venue to be decided. (b)

DIVISION 3: Our B team contested this year’s Town League final v Ballymac in Healy Park and, after a fantastic team performance, our lads defeated our opponents. Even with several key players missing, we managed to line out 23 able-bodied young Rock men who overcame the challenge of Ballymac. Bhí bua cuimhsitheach ag an gCarraig. Captain on the day, Rohan Grattan, graciously accepted the Town League Trophy on behalf of his teammates and he thanked the large crowd in attendance.  We’d like to make special mention of all seven of the U12 panel who have helped us throughout this tournament and we look forward to your help again, boys, when the county league kicks off on Wednesday night. All the great work and effort is certainly showing with this very talented young side and ‘well done’ to all! Toradh iontach! (iv) County League fixtures: (a) DIVISION 1: Our a boys played away v Laune Rangers at 6.30pm on Wednesday March 28th. (b) Division 9: The B team played at home v Milltown/Castlemaine at 6.30pm on Wednesday March 28th.

PEIL FAOI 15: On Saturday next we’ll make our annual trip to Fermoy for the Pa O’Brien Tournament. Beidh an-lá againn cois Abhann Móire.

ROCK PLAYER WINS GOLD: Congratulations to Rock footballer, Jordan Kissane, representing Tralee Harriers and Kerry, who won gold (1st place) in the 200m race in the recent National Athletic Championships. Mórghaisce agus éacht thar na bearta!

PEIL FAOI 16: (i) Training for our Under 16 players will take place on Fridays and on Sundays. (ii) (a) The first U16 Central League match for our A team was played (ag baile) on Monday last (26th) v Laune Rangers. (a) The B team’s match v St Pats has been fixed for Good Friday. Thanks to the St Pats club for accommodating us with this refixture. Nach trua gur ar Aoine an Chéasta a tá sé! (iii) The U16 Central League Division 1 game v An Ghaeltacht will be played (as baile) ag 7pm ar an Luan seo chugainn, April 2nd.

SCÓR na bPÁISTÍ: (i) ‘Well done’ to our Scór na bPáistí representatives, Aoife Trant (amhránaíocht aonair) agus Abi Nic Conmara (scéalaíocht), both of whom performed admirably and were pipped in very high standard competitions. Let’s hope that they’ll have another ‘go’ next year.(ii) The county finals will take place at 2pm on Sunday April 22nd i Halla Pobail na Faille Móire. The county final quiz will be held at 11am on Sunday April 22n in the Intermediate Secondary School Killorglin. There’s still time to enter a 4-person quiz team!

SEANFHOCAIL: (i) .Mairg gur beag leis Dia (woe to him who is not content with God); (iii) Ní raibh iasc riamh ag liairne díomhaoin (a lazy slovenly person never caught a fish). (iii) Ná déan nós is ná bris nós (don’t start a new trend; don’t BREAK AN OLD CUSTOM).

CAMPAÍ ‘CÚL’: (i) Football camp in Connolly Park from 2nd to 6th July. (ii) Hurling camp in Caherslee from 13th to 17th August.

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