Austin Stacks GAA Club News

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NEW GENERATOR: Our newly purchased generator (to operate the pitch floodlights on the Nuns pitch) was installed in Connolly Pk on Friday last Aug 13th.  Thanks in particular to our Club Treasurer Mike Tangney for all his hard work with this project.

We also say a sincere thanks to those of you who supported our recent British Open Golf Fundraiser, all who buy weekly lotto tickets & socialise in our Club Bar. Your ongoing financial support of the club ensures that projects such as this can become a reality . Thank you once again.

KERRY GAA HOUSE DRAW: Kerry GAA have just launched their Win A House Draw.  Tickets are €100 each for your chance to win a stunning 3 bedroomed house in Killarney while supporting our Kerry GAA teams.

Remember when purchasing your ticket don’t forget to include ‘Austin Stacks GAA’ in the additional information section – this ensures that Austin Stacks will receive a raffle ticket for the exclusive Kerry Clubs draw taking place in December for a cash prize of €1,500.    The online link to purchase tickets can be found on

SENIOR FOOTBALL: Our next competitive outing is likely to be in the opening round of the Club Championship which we outlined in detail in last week’s Notes.

In the meantime the second All Ireland SF semi final between Kerry and Tyrone has been moved back another week, to Saturday 28th August. The date for the All Ireland Final has also been put back to Saturday, 11th September.

B FOOTBALL: The Division 5 Co. League final between ourselves and Cordal  has now been re-fixed for next Sunday evening (22ndAug) at 6.30pm in Castleisland.

U20 FOOTBALL: Dr. Crokes 4-17; Austin Stacks 4-8.

Our round 4 game in this five round Co. League against Laune Rangers did not go ahead as planned last week. No new date has been fixed as we write. Our round 5 game against Dr. Crokes did go ahead  in Lewis Road on Monday evening (16th Aug) which ended in a nine points win for the home side.

MINOR FOOTBALL: The Co. League Div. 1 semi final between ourselves and Laune Rangers did not go ahead as scheduled on  Monday evening (16th Aug). No new date has been fixed as we write. In the other Div. 1 semi final, Glenflesk had a two points win over Fossa (3-11 to 3-9).

Twelve teams have entered this season’s MF Co. Championship.  There will be three groups of four teams who will play off on a league basis with the top teams and second placed teams qualifying for the knock-out stages.

One of the top teams and the three second placed teams from the group stage will qualify for the quarter finals with the two other top teams from the group stage qualifying for the semi finals where they will await the winners of the two quarter finals.

The groupings are as follows – Group 1: Laune Rangers, Mid Kerry, North Kerry and South Kerry; Group 2: Austin Stacks, Dr. Crokes, St. Kierans and West Kerry: Group 3: East Kerry, Glenflesk, Kenmare District and St. Brendans. No dates have been fixed as we write for these games.

CONGRATULATIONS: to David White and Aoife Dempsey who were married in Newbridge at the weekend. David, son of Dell and Josh, was a former Club player who played a huge role as a member of the great C team of the mid noughties winning the double (Co. Championship and Co. League) in 2005 with that great team, lining out as a wing forward for most of the games played during that season..

AUGUST IN THE PAST (11/08 to 17/08). On the field of play on 17th August 2016 our Hurlers won the South Kerry SH League with a comprehensive win over Kenmare by 3-13 to 0-8.

Line-out: Michael O’Leary, Kevin O’Leary, Peter O’Regan, Eddie Barry, Ian Moynihan, Paul Daly (0-1 – sixty five), Andrew Morrissey, Ciaran Breen (0-3), Robert Byrne (0-1), Andrew Foley (Capt), Killian O’Riordan, Johnny Downey, Ronan Gilsenan (1-0), Seán Hartnett (1-0), Colm Ó Giollagáin (1-7 – two frees). Subs: Kieran McCaughley (0-1), James Smullen, Seán King, Tadhg Meehan.

Also on the field of play it turned out to be an evening of drama in Gallarus (11th Aug 2002) when Stacks and An Ghaeltacht met in the first round of that season’s Co. Championship. The positive for us was the Championship debut that evening of four great Rockies – Alex Donovan, David Leonard, Timmy Lynch and the one and only Kieran Donaghy who is still going strong.

Off the pitch, on 12th Aug 201, we had the very first Strictly Come Dancing Fundraiser in the Brandon Hotel.

Two great Rockies passed away during this week in August. First in 2014 (12th Aug) a former footballer, Morgan O’Connell died and the following year (16th Aug) we lost that great C Team Manager and Lotto Seller, Charlie Healy.

ONLINE CLUB SHOP: A reminder that our Club shop is open 24/7. Check out the newest ‘official’ Austin Stacks Club Merchandise – only available to order on this link (free delivery on any orders over €50) see We would also like to introduce the new Austin Stacks Ganzee Club Clothing Collection, available in Mens/Unisex, Womens & kids check out all the style ranges in hoodies, t-shirts and sweatshirts on

CLUB LOTTO: Monday Night’s (16th August) Jackpot, worth €2,600, was not won. The numbers drawn were 2, 12, 26, 27. The €20 winners were Laura O’Regan, c/o Brendan O’Regan; Damien Ryall, c/o The Club; Martina Hurley and Una Hayes, both c/o Online; and Francis King, c/o Kevin Barry’s.

Next Monday’s Jackpot will be worth €2,650.

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: Tadhg Kelly, O’Rahillys Villas and formerly Caherslee and Barrack St., Cork (son of the late Michael, former Club Treasurer); Tommy Molyneaux, Irrabeg, Lixnaw (Vice Chairman of Lixnaw GAA Club and brother of Noreen Power and uncle of Siobhán); Anthony ‘Anto’ Carroll, St. John’s Park (former Juvenile player and one of the Club’s great supporters, along with his brother Michael); Laura Kelleher, Douglas, Cork and Tralee: Constance Ethel Dewey, Upper Reen, Kenmare and Farmer’s Bridge; Brendan Buckley, St. Brendan’s Park; John Fitzgerald, Mayfield, Cork and Tralee; and Elizabeth Moynihan (nee Hobbert), Kilteenbane, Camp and formerly St. Brendan’s Park (sister of the late James).

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