Austin Stacks GAA Club News

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CONGRATULATIONS: to our Lady Footballers on their brilliant win in the first round (quarter final) of the Munster Intermediate Championship in Kilrush yesterday. A last minute goal by Mollie O’Carroll secured the one point win over Burren Gaels by 3-6 (15) to 2-8 (14).

See Ladies Notes for full Report.

CENTENARY GALA DINNER: To celebrate Austin Stacks Hurling and Football Club’s centenary year, we are hosting a Gala Dinner on Saturday week next (14th Oct) in The Rose Hotel, Tralee.

The night will kick off with a champagne reception at 7pm followed by dinner at 8pm.

Music will be provided by Keep in Touch followed by a disco with Austin Stacks resident DJ Francie Breen. Special presentations will be made on the night along with some fantastic spot prizes along the way.
Tickets on sale in the coming days €50 per person. Get yours early to avoid disappointment!

Tickets available from the following club members: Noreen Power 087 2461732; Mary McQuinn 087 0559455 and Lorraine Scanlon 087 2428282.

FOOTBALL: The Junior Town League final between ourselves and Na Gaeil has been fixed for next Sunday at 12 noon. The venue has yet to be confirmed.

We all wish Club Footballer, Barry Shanahan and his girlfriend, Linda the best of luck on their new venture to the Southern Hemisphere. Barry, as all Rockies will know, was the last man to captain a Rock SF County and Munster Championship winning team in 2014.

HURLING: Four teams participated in the annual Garry Scollard Memorial Under 15 Hurling Tournament which took place last Saturday (30th Sept).  At the Caherslee pitch, Ennistymon, Co. Clare were defeated by Kenmare/Kilgarvan and at Connolly Park, Tralee Parnells overcame Kileedy, Co. Limerick.  The Memorial Shield Final was played at Connolly Park between Tralee Parnells and Kenmare/Kilgarvan, with victory going to Parnells (3-8 to 1-1.)  The Garry Scollard Memorial Perpetual Shield was presented by Ger Scollard on behalf of the Scollard Family and the Hurling Co. Board to Jonathan Lowe, the winning captain of Tralee Parnells.  At Caherslee  Kileedy defeated Ennistymon in the Shield Final, 1-13 to 1-10.

Our thanks to Adrienne McLoughlin for the above Report.

We still await the remaining fixtures schedule from the South Kerry Hurling Board.

In the meantime the Trevor Barrett Tournament will go ahead in Connolly Park on Saturday week (14th Oct) from 2pm to 6pm.

CLUBHOUSE: 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.

CARDS: The 45 Card Sessions continue in the Clubhouse on every Monday and Thursday nights, commencing at 9.30pm each night.

LOTTO: Last week’s (25th September) Jackpot, worth €6,650, was not won. The numbers drawn were 2, 4, 6, 11. The €20 winners were: Annette Nolan and Denis O’Sullivan, both c/o Rock Street Post Office; Jonathan O’Mahony and Paul Lucey, both c/o The Club; and Brian Collins, c/o Martin Collins.

Tickets are on regular sale at the Rock Street Post Office and at the Stacks Clubhouse as well as from the other usual outlets.

SYMPATHY:  Sincere sympathy is offered to the families of the following who died recently – Cornelius (Neilie) Finnerty, Ballinorig Close; Thomas (Tom) Harris, Dean’s Place; Nora (Nono) Corkery (nee O’Keeffe), Blackrock and formerly Abbeyfeale; and Marie Looney (nee Taylor), Boherbee and formerly Moyderwell (grandmother of Club Footballer, Padraig Looney).

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