Austin Stacks GAA Club News

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COMMUNITY COVID 19 RESPONSE: Kerry Co Council’s coordinated Covid-19 response, supported by Kerry GAA, continues to provide this wonderful service in these difficult times.

Austin Stacks have now amalgamated our own Club Community Response with this initiative.

Anyone seeking assistance is asked to phone the Kerry COVID-19 Community Helpline for non-emergency and non-medical assistance:  Need a delivery of fuel?  Need a delivery of food/groceries? Need a delivery of medical supplies?  Need other advice or support?

Pick up the phone and ring 1800 807 009.

Kerry Co Council will contact Austin Stacks, our thanks to Ciara Nix for managing these calls.  Ciara & Wayne Quillinan will match the call-out to one of our club volunteers who have signed up to help.   We try in so far as possible to match calls which are local to our volunteers.

This has worked very well and in many cases a rapport has built up between our volunteers and those seeking assistance so much so that as the weeks go by we are finding that callers often revert directly to their club contact when they need a grocery run etc.

To date we have assisted with approx 40 calls directly but we believe that number is substantially higher if direct requests to club volunteers is factored in.  So a huge thank you to all our wonderful volunteers – you are a credit to your club.

SENIOR FOOTBALL: Tim McMahon’s project, where he has invited all interested to vote for the best 15 to have lined out with The Rock SF Men’s team in Co. Championship football for the past 30 seasons (1990-2019), continues to gain momentum.

In last week’s Notes we had reached the number five position with Michael Hussey, Liam Liddy, Barry Shanahan, Pat Slattery and Pa McCarthy winning out. As we go to press on this Monday evening (20th April) a further eight positions have been chosen.

Pa Laide gets the number 6 spot while Ronan Shanahan follows his brother Barry (who already won the full back position last week) as the best left wing back.  Centre field goes to William Kirby and Wayne Guthrie while the three half forward positions have gone to Denis Sayers, Darren Aherne and  Daniel Bohan.

Then just earlier on this Monday the number 13 spot turned out to be one of the most competitive of all positions and eventually went to Owen Moynihan. So two more positions to be filled as we write.

CLUBHOUSE: Our Bar and Clubhouse remain closed until further notice.

CARDS: Likewise our 45 Card Sessions on Monday and Thursday nights are also on hold.

LOTTO: Our Lotto is also out of action for the time being.

REMEMBERING: We remember this week our late colleague Trevor Barrett who passed away six years ago (20th April 2014) at the young age of 29.

DEATH OF JOSEPH NEVILLE: We extend sincere sympathy to the family of Joe Neville (of Dundrum, Dublin and formerly Railway Terrace, Tralee) who died last week. Joe played Senior Championship Football with the Rock from 1959 to 1962.

In his last game on 12th August 1962 the team lined out as follows – Monny Breen, Johnny B Brosnan, Joe Neville, Mick Barry, Shamie Condon, Christy McQuinn, Brian Frazer, Kevin Barry, Joe Joe Barrett, John Barry, Mick Ryan, Henry McKinney, Tim Barrett, Mick Quirke, Charlie Chang Hanlon. Joe also played with the Rock Minor Hurlers in 1952 and the Rock Minor Footballers in 1952 and 1953.

SYMPATHY:  Sincere sympathy is also offered to the families of the following who died recently – Annie Mae Gleasure, (nee Donegan), Clogherbrien and formerly Tullaghna, Causeway (grandmother of current Club Footballer, Norma O’Connor); Maisie Harris (nee Dunne), Manchester and formerly Clahane; Patrick (Paddy) O’Shea, St. Joseph’s Estate, Spa Road; Grace Kirby (nee O’Sullivan), Galway, Tralee, Nenagh and Sligo; and James (Jimmy) Stack, Ballyvelly (first cousin of former Club Hurler, Brendan Stack).

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