Austin Stacks GAA Club News

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Rockies taking part in the St Patrick’s Day parade.

GOLF CLASSIC: Club Treasurer, Nial Shanahan and his dedicated group of helpers have been working hard over the past few weeks in preparation for our Golf Classic which take place in just over a fortnight’s time on Friday April 5th at Tralee Golf Course.

The event is a 4 person team stableford with 2 scores to count on each hole. There are at least five team prizes, longest drive and nearest the pin.

On arrival tea / coffee will be available. On completion of your round a 3 course meal will be served in the clubhouse. The cost per team is €500 (inc meal) and sponsorship of a tee box costs €100.

Presentation of prizes will take place in Austin Stacks Clubhouse in Connolly Park on the same evening at 9pm followed by a raffle for valuable spot prizes and light entertainment.

The golf classic forms an essential part of the annual fundraising events at the club, and allows us field over 20 teams each week, ranging from juvenile up to adult in Gaelic Football, Hurling and Ladies Football.

Your support/sponsorship for this event would be greatly appreciated.  As we write there are still a few places left but they are running out fast. To reserve your tee -time who may call or text Nial on 087 2801634.

SENIOR FOOTBALL: Round 2 of the Co. League goes ahead at the week-end. We are away to NaGaeil on Sunday (24th March) at 2pm.

B FOOTBALL; After their big win in the opening round our B team are also on Co. League duty on Sunday next with a home game against Beaufort. This game throws-in at 12 noon.

MINOR FOOTBALL: Austin Stacks 1-17; Dr. Crokes 1-7.

In a weather-beaten Connolly Park our Minors chalked up their second win in this their 3rd game of the Co. League on last Saturday afternoon (16th March). Crokes, aided by a very strong wind, opened the scoring inside the second minute.

It took us awhile to come to grips with the unfavourable elements but once we opened our account with a pointed free by Seán Quilter in the 13th minute followed quickly by a Conor Myers one from play and another from play by Seán we took complete control for the rest of the half.

The clincher then came in the 20th minute when Conor was at the end of another slick move by our lads to hit the roof of the net from a tight angle.

Between then and half time we added a further five points – two each from Conor Myers and Sean Quilter and the fifth by Shane Bastible. In the meantime the visitors could only add two more to their earlier opener to leave us with eight points to spare at the break (1-8 to 0-3).

Inside two minutes after the resumption we went further ahead with three well-taken points – Seán Quilter again on target with two and the other from Jordan Kissane.

Then in the next seven minutes both sides had two points each – ours coming from Conor Myers and Adam Curran. Two more points by Conor Myers and Sean Quilter left us with a whopping twelve points to spare (1-15 to 0-6) with ten minutes of normal time remaining.

Crokes did get through for a goal a minute later but it was too little too late for the Killarney boys who added one more point before full time.

We finished off a very good performance with two super points from distance by Dara Barry Walsh from play and by Seán Quilter from a free on the stroke of full time to cap a man-of-the-match performance by Seán who was unerring with his eight points during the hour from all angles and against a strong swirling wind all through.

Not far behind was Conor Myers with 1-5 but the support play by all our other players contributed in no small way to this victory which now has us on the top of League table, although some outstanding games have yet to be played.

Team: Ben Quilter, Niall Fitzmaurice, David Burke, Joey Nagle, Luke Chester, Dara Barry Walsh (0-1), Eoghan Carroll, Seán Quilter (0-8 – four frees), Adam Curran (0-1), Shane Bastible (0-1), Daniel O’Rourke, Armin Heinrich, Jordan Kissane (0-1), Conor Myers (1-5 – two frees), Cian Purcell.

Subs used: Tommy O’Farrell (46m), Craig Teahan (46m), Mark Holden (53m), Ciaran Kelliher (53m), Matthew Browne (57m).

Our two remaining games are fixed for the next two Saturdays – at home to Legion next (23rd March) and away to Na Gaeil in the 5th and final round on the 30th March.

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.

All at the Cards extend sincere sympathy to Christy Murphy on the death of his sister, Sally O’Shea (see Sympathy).

LOTTO: Last week’s (11th March) Jackpot, worth €10,650, was not won. The numbers drawn were 5, 6, 26, 29.

The €20 winners were: Pat Kissane and Mags Quillinan, both c/o The Club; Oran Dwyer, c/o Carmel O’Neill; Patricia Walsh, c/o Brendan O’Regan; and Eileen O’Mahony c/o Rock Street Post Office.

LottoTickets are on regular sale at the Rock Street Post Office and at the Stacks Clubhouse, as well as from our other regular outlets.

SYMPATHY:  Sincere sympathy is offered to the families of the following who died recently – Sarah (Sally) O’Shea (nee Murphy), Killelton, Camp and formerly Derrymore West (sister of Christy Murphy of our Card Players); Thomas (Tommy) O’Connor, Kerins Park and formerly Blennerville; Betty Hennessy (nee Kerins), Kerins Park; and Patrick (Pat) Harris, Ahabeg, Lixnaw and formerly Balloonagh.

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