Austin Stacks GAA Club News 08/12/14

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Austin StacksSENIOR FOOTBALL: Austin Stacks 5-20; Ballymac 1-7.

Our Senior squad had a good work-out in Ballymac on this Sunday afternoon (7th Dec) in the Tralee District Championship semi final. The opposition were not at full strength and despite the heavy hail showers during the game both sides played some good open football.

We scored 2-10 in the 1st half (to 1-4 for Ballymac) and 3-10 in the second period. Darren Tiernan did what very few have done at Senior level – scored a hat trick of goals. He becomes only the 4th player at Senior level to achieve this in the past 23 years. The last to do it was Darragh O’Brien in a Co. League game in May 2012. Before that David Hennebery did it in a 2008 Town League game and we have to go back to June 1991 to find Owen Moynihan doing it in a Co. League game against John Mitchels.

Shane Carroll and late substitute, Conor Jordan were our other goalscorers in Sunday’s game.
Mitchels and O’Rahillys could not be separated in the second semi final, even after extra time, so the final is not likely to be played now on this side of Christmas.

Team: Jonathan Conway, Eoghan McKivergan, Barry Walsh, Nicholas Gogarty, Pa McCarthy (0-4), Ciarán O’Connell (0-1), Denis McElligott, William Kirby, Michael O’Donnell (0-2), Seán Ryan (0-1), ShaneCarroll (1-2 – 1 free), Alan Duggan (0-1), Darragh Long(0-5), Darren Tiernan (3-2), David Mannix (0-2).
Subs used: Paul Galvin (ht), Shane Crowley (ht), Barry Shanahan (ht), Alan Crean (39m), Greg Horan (43m), Conor Jordan (48m) (1-0).

CONGRATULATIONS: And while we are on our senior footballers let us offer congratulations to team Manager, Stephen Stack and his wife Siobhán on the birth of a new baby girl last week – Saoirse Cáit Stack – a sister for Muiris and Peadar.

SUCCESS: Has it happened before in the same year? In Munster Kerry won the Senior, Junior and Minor Football Championships. In the Munster Club Football Championships all three grades have now been won by Kerry Clubs – first the Rock and Ardfert at Senior and Intermediate levels and now last Sunday Brosna completed the trio by winning the Junior Final.

Congratulations to Ardfert and Brosna and let’s hope that all three Clubs have further success in the All Ireland Championships in the New Year.


2014 – A ROCKUMENTARY:  Rory Kirby’s fantastic DVD documentary telling the story of how Austin Stacks won the 2014 county football championship will be launched in Siamsa Tíre on this Wednesday night (10th Dec). The Rocumentary will feature never before seen footage and document the excitement, commitment and love every player and fan has for our club. Copies of the DVD will be on sale after the screening for €20.

CLUB AGM: Due to circumstances outside our control the Club AGM has had to be put back two day – to next Sunday (12th Dec) at12.30pm at the Clubrooms.

SCÓR NA SINSEAR: Scór Officer, Brian Caball pens the following – ‘Senior Scór will take place in January. Now’s the time to begin the preparations for Scór ’15…anois an t-am! Competitors must be 17 years of age or older on 1-1-’15 to participate. Only definite item as of now is solo singing. Is leor nod don eolach! Full information on competitions on Kerry GAA website’.

BEST WISHES: to two great Rockies who, we are glad to say, are well on the mend after  a recent brief spell of hospitalization – Dolores O’Connor ( wife of Club Chairman, Aidan) and the one and only ’Famous’ Seamus O’Mahony.

BINGO: continues on this and every Saturday night commencing at 8.30pm.

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

CARDS: The 45 Card Sessions continue in the Clubhouse every Monday and Thursday nights at 9.30pm.
All at the Cards offer sincere sympathy to Cornelia Casey on the death of her mother, Eileen Forde (see Sympathy)

LOTTO: Last Monday’s (1st Dec) Jackpot worth €5,000 was not won. The numbers drawn were 17, 27, 30, 31.
The €20 Prizes went to Christy Walsh, c/o The Club; Gene O’Donnell and Colm McLoughlin, both c/o Club Rockies; Eileen Sugrue, c/o Brendan O’Regan; and Brendan O’Riordan, c/o John O’Riordan.

SYMPATHY: Sincere sympathy is offered to the families of the following who died recently – Eileen Forde (nee O’Donoghue), Mitchelstown  (mother of Cornelia Casey – see Cards); Maurice O’Connor, Lissardboola and late of The Maherees; Michael Flynn, Mitchel’s Court (brother of Bertie); Laurence Seymour, St. Brendan’s Park and late of Kevin Barry’s Villas; Don Middleton, Ballymullen; Dora O’Connor (nee McKenna), Monavally (mother of former Club and Kerry footballer, Eileen Mangan); Alan Perfect, Knockavinnane, Ballymacelligott (father of former Club footballer, Bryan); and Tom Roundy McEllistrim, Ballydwyer (former All Ireland Handball Champion).

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