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SENIOR FOOTBALL: This season’s Co. League will be curtailed to take account of the time lost due to the lockdown. Divisions one to five will be divided into two groups of six with each team playing five games in each round. Our Senior are in division 1A along with Dingle, Dr. Crokes, John Mitchels, Kilcummin and Spa Killarney. Division 1B will consist of An Ghaeltacht, Beaufort, Kenmare Shamrocks, Kerins O’Rahillys, Killarney Legion and Rathmore. The top team in each division will contest the League Final. As usual three teams will be relegated to Division 2 for next season – the two bottom teams in each group and a play-off between the second last teams in both Div. IA and Di. 1B. Clubs have yet to be notified of specific dates and times.

Well done to the Kerry Footballers on that brilliant display in the opening round of the NFL in Austin Stack Park last Saturday afternoon – defeating Galway by 4-21 to 0-11. Great to see our own Joseph O’Connor on the Kerry panel. And congratulations also to Conor Jordan who has been added to the Clare SF panel for the coming season. Conor’s father George, who played both Hurling and Football with the Rock in the late nineties/early naughties, is a Clare man of course.

B FOOTBALL: Our B team are in Division 5A of the League together with Ballyduff, Kilgarvan, Killarney Legion B, Moyvane and St. Michaels/Foilmore. The same procedure with regard to promotion and relegation will apply as in Div. 1.

MAY IN THE PAST: (15th to 21st). On the field of play in 2019 (19th May) our U14B Girls won the Co. League with a high-scoring win over Southern Gaels by 5-10 to 4-6.

In 2013 (17th May) our Minors won their 5th Co. League title to add to the other titles won in 1973, 1979, 1994 and 2000. They defeated An Ghaeltacht by 1-8 to 0-4 in Lispole. Team: Brian Horgan, Dylan Harnett, Eoghan McKivergan, Colin Griffin (0-1), Barry Walsh, Conor Jordan, Joseph O’Kelly, Greg Horan (Capt) (0-1), Michael O’Donnell, James O’Connor, Seán Ryan (0-1), James Galvin, Eamon McAllen (0-1), Ciarán Flanagan (0-1), Kyle Fitzgibbon (0-3 – two frees), Subs: Shane Greensmyth (38m), Seán Dukes (53m) (1-0). Team Mentors: Seánie Power, Tim McMahon, Joe Smith and Peter Williams.

Back then to 1944 (21st May) when our Senior Footballers had a narrow win against John Mitchels (3-4 to 3-3) in round 2 of that season’s Co. Championship. Team: Liam Fitzgerald, Jimmy ‘Gawksie’ Gorman, Willie Greaney, Gerald Lambe, Mick Counihan, Mick Barry, Mick Stretton, Joe Kennington, Paddy O’Brien, Paddy Drummond, Tom Campbell, Ger Kavanagh, Joe Kelter, Joe Mulchinock, Mick Switzer.


Two outstanding members passed away during the 3rd week in May. One of our great Lady Footballers, Betty Ann O’Carroll passed away last year (18th May) and in 1998 one of the all-time great Adult and Juvenile Mentors, James Hobbert died on 17thMay.


ONLINE CLUB SHOP OPEN – check out the newest ‘official’ Austin Stacks Club Merchandise – only available to order on this link (free delivery on any orders over €50) see


CLUB LOTTO: Monday Night’s (17th May) Jackpot, worth €2,000, was not won. The numbers drawn were 4, 20, 24, 28. The €20 winners were Liam Somer, Elisha Dowling and Dell White, all c/o The Club, Pat Foley, c/o Noel O’Connell and Richard Quirke, c/o Richard Healy.


Continued thanks to the following businesses for selling our Club Lotto tickets – Kevin Barry’s Shop, Commane’s Book Shop, O’Flynn Interiors, Hussey’s, Princess St., Terry’s Butcher’s, Oakpark The Burger Shack, Monavally as well as Maguire’s Butchers and Kirby’s Brogue Inn and continued thanks to everyone who purchase tickets week in, week out.

Austin Stacks lotto tickets are now also available to purchase on line on the following link: Kirby’s Brogue Inn Maguire’s Butchers Hussey’s P. Commane Books.


SYMPATHY: Sincere sympathy is offered to the families of the following who died recently: Laura Cole (nee Clarke), Tralee and formerly Poole (England); Eileen Moynihan (nee Buckley), St. Brendan’s Park and formerly Laccamore, Abbeydorney) (mother of former Club Footballers, Danny, Michael, John and Aidan); Aoibheann Duffy, Abbeydorney (tragically) – Aoibheann’s 19 month old niece, Sophia, daughter of her sister Katie and Michael Linnane, our current Club Footballer, died suddenly just before last Christmas; Des Fitzgerald, Árd Na Lí, Oakpark; Margaret Quinn (nee Herarty), Foxrock and formerly Tralee;John Myers, Lios Rua and formerly Ballymullen; and Betty Bowler (nee Curran), Camp PO and formerly Tyrrellspass, Co. Westmeath (mother of Avril and aunt of Maria Collins-Williams, both of whom were on our Scór teams in the past).

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