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STRICTLY COME DANCING: Some male dancers still required to complete this year’s Strictly Come Dancing Line Up for the Festival Dome on Aug 31st . . . fantastic fun opportunity to strut your stuff on Kerry’s biggest stage.

Dancers of all abilities welcome – Dancing guru Jackie O Mahoney will work her magic and make you a Star. Go on Give it A Go! Enquiries to 087 2941470.

SENIOR FOOTBALL: Round 8 of the Co. League goes ahead in Connolly Park on next Saturday evening (13th July) at 7.30pm with An Ghaeltacht the opposition. Currently we top the League table on ten points along with Kerins O’Rahillys and Spa. An Ghaeltach are just two points behind in 6th position.

B FOOTBALL: Our B team  travel to Rathmore, also on Saturday evening for a 5.30pm start. Currently we are in 5th position on the League table with six points. Rathmore are in 10th position on three points.

BEST OF LUCK: to the Kerry Under 2Os, including our own Joseph O’Connor and Seán Quilter, who play Limerick in Austin Stack Park on next Thursday evening (11th July) at 7pm in the Munster semi final.

JUNIOR FOOTBALL: Listowel Emmets 5-12 (27); Austin Stacks 3-15 (24).
Did it ever happen before that we scored 3 goals and 15 points in a game and didn’t come out winners?

Well that’s what happened in round 4 of the Co. League played in Listowel on this Friday evening (5th July). We led by eight points after the first eleven minutes (2-2 to no score). The home side had reduced our half time lead to two points (3-6 to 2-7). Eleven minutes into the second half we were seven ahead (3-11 to 2-7).

Seventeen minutes into the second half we had extended that margin to nine (3-15 to 2-9) and looked to be heading for a certain victory. But between then and full time we failed to score again while Listowel added three goals and three points to give them their first victory of the season with three points to spare.

And it wasn’t that we played poorly as all 18 had some excellent passages of play throughout the hour. But we seemed to lose concentration at times, especially towards to end of both halves.

As in previous games Danny Roche and David Courtney were outstanding up front but on this evening another man caught the eye and that was David Leonard who had swapped his usual number 3 jersey for number 14 on this occasion and it paid dividends, big time, with David scoring two brilliant first half goals.

Danny was our other first half goal-scorer. But no single individual could be blamed for our collapse in those closing 13 minutes of the game. So now we have to put this ordeal behind us as we prepare for the last round of the League which will be against John Mitchels in Connolly Parkon Friday week next (19th July).

Team: Philip Healy. Ricky Moloney, Barry Walsh, Brian Phelan, Joe Looby, Michael Linnane, Conor Lowe (0-1), Gearóid Sheehan, Jason Mitchell, Danny Roche (1-6 – one free), Sean Dukes (0-1), Cian Liston, Pádraig Breen, David Leonard (2-1), David Courtney (0-6).
Subs used: Ger Teahon (10m), Seamus Smith (44m), Ger Breen (50m).

MINOR FOOTBALL: South Kerry 3-4; Austin Stacks 3-13.
In Cahersiveen on last Tuesday evening (2nd July) our Minors had a comfortable win in the end over the home side and will now go through to the quarter finals irrespective of what happens next week in our second game against East Kerry as the Southerners have now lost their two games.

However four minutes into this game this result didn’t look likely as South Kerry led by two goals to one point. But our boys settled well and by the 25th minute had reduced the gap to just one point (South Kerry ahead by 2-3 to 1-5).

Sean Quilter and Conor Myers were our point scorers and Seán was very much involved in our goal which came in the 14th minute and most claim that the breaking ball was finally put away by Cian Purcell.

We were totally in control in the closing minutes of the half, scoring four more points without reply, three from Conor and one from Seán. This left us ahead by three at half time (1-9 to 2-3).

We totally dominated the third quarter scoring 2-3 without reply. It was again Conor and Seán who dominated the scoring with Dara Barry Walsh putting over the other point. We had done more than enough at that stage and just scored one more point in the final quarter while the opposition added 1-1.

Tim McMahon and his fellow Mentors used the bench in this final quarter and any of the six substitutes who came on could easily have started and can be very satisfied with their performances.

All who lined out played extremely well including our chief scorers Seán Quilter and Conor Myers, who scored 1-6 each. But if one had to choose a Man of the Match it would be hard to overlook the performance at wing back of Padraic Linnane who was outstanding

Team; Ben Quilter, Niall Fitzmaurice, Luke Chester, Joey Nagle, David Burke, Adam Curran, Pádraic Linnane, Armin Heinrich, Dara Barry Walsh (0-1), Shane Bastible, Daniel O’Rourke, Mark Holden, Cian Purcell (1-0), Seán Quilter (Capt) (1-6 – four frees), Conor Myers (1-6 – four frees).

Subs used: Greg Scanlon (ht), Mervyn Shalamba (49m), Craig Teahan (49m), Tom O’Farrell (51m), Conor Horan (52m), Matthew Browne (54m).

Our final game in the group stage will be at home to East Kerry on this Tuesday evening (9th July) and with both sides already though to the quarter finals the only question to be determined is who will top the group. Throw-in in Connolly Park will be at 7.30pm.

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 were delighted to see John Murrihy back playing cards again after an absence.

LOTTO: Last week’s (1st July) Jackpot, worth €11,500, was not won. The numbers drawn were 1, 10, 22,  27.
The €20 winners were: Madeline Foley, c/o Carmel O’Neill; Des Hurley, David Doyle and Maureen Williams, all c/o The Club; and Denis O’Sullivan, c/o Rock Street Post Office.
Lotto Tickets 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: Jeremiah (Jerry) Moriarty, Old Marian Park and formerly Cahill’s Park; Josephine Magner (nee Shanahan), Valentia Island and formerly Páirc Na Dún; Louise Doody (nee O’Driscoll), The Marina and Spa Road and formerly Castleisland; Kay Foley (nee Spring), Lissardboola and formerly Kevin Barry’s Villas; and Helen Cole (nee Barry), The Forge Cross.

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