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KERRY GAA HOUSE DRAW: Kerry GAA’s recently launched ‘Win A House Draw’ continues to expand.  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: The Club Championships get underway next weekend with a trip to Castleisland for our boys for a neutral venue game in round one against Killarney Legion. The game is fixed for Sunday (5th Sept) at 2.30.

The other two teams in our Group 1 – Dingle and Kerins O’Rahillys will play their round 1 game in Annascaul at the same time. The winners of both games will then have a home venue  in round two (scheduled for w/e 11th Sept) when they will play the round one losers. The 3rd and final round is fixed for w/e 25th Sept with the semi final down for w/e 9th Oct and the final on w/e 16th Oct.

U20 FOOTBALL: 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.

MINOR FOOTBALL: An under-strength Minor side were well defeated by Laune Rangers in Killorglin on Monday evening (30th Aug) in the Co. League semi final.

AUGUST IN THE PAST (25/08 to 31/08). On the field of play our Lady Footballers gave a fantastic performance in the 2011 Junior Co. Championship Final with a two points win over a very good Kilcummin side in Caherslee on 31st August on a score-line of 3-12 (21) to 4-7 (19). Team: Elaine Williams, Sarah Higgins, Carmel Roche, Emma Quinn, Ciara Rogers, Rachel Tough (Capt), Michelle O’Hara, Aisling O’Mahony (0-1), Laura Rogers (1-2), Sháuna Lynch (0-1), Linda Raymond (0-1), Breda Slattery (0-2), Rena O’Connor (1-1), Marina Barry-Walsh (0-2), Megan O’Brien (1-2). Rest of panel: Lisa Brennan, Karen Conway,Shannon Carey, Patrice Brosnan, Gillian Mannix, Amy Jordan, Grace Healy, Alison O’Sullivan, Claire Dwyer, Sarah Carey, Charlotte Higgins.

A number of great players made their SF Co. Championship debuts during this week in the past – Denny Walsh on 26thAug. 1979; Michael Counihan and Pat Sugrue on 31st Aug. 1980 and Fearghal MacNamara on 28th Aug. 2010.

Two great Rockies passed away during this week in August – John Joe Purty Landers, one of the Club’s and Kerry’s greatest footballers (27th Aug. 2001) and Johnny Carroll, tragically killed in a traffic accident on 29th Aug. 2017.

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 (30th August) Jackpot, worth €2,700, was not won. The numbers drawn were 7, 13, 25, 26. The €20 winners were Patricia Flynn and Lesley O’Callaghan, both c/o OnLine; Fiachna Mangan and Colin Teahon, both c/o The Club; and Fionn O’Regan, c/o Brendan O’Regan.

Next Monday’s Jackpot will be worth €2,750.

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: All in the Club were saddened to learn of the recent death of James ‘Sparks’ Cotter, San Francisco and formerly St. Brendan’s Park. Jimmy, along with his brothers, played with the Club in the late forties, early fifties. Then in recent years when home on holidays he loved visiting the Club to play cards on Mondays and Thursday nights. We extent sincere sympathy to his family and friends and especially his brothers Michael (in New York) and Joe (in St. Brendan’s Park).

Sincere sympathy is also offered to the families of the following who died recently: Maureen O’Mahony (nee Sweeney), Hillview Drive, Caherslee and formerly Ballinakilla, Glenbeigh; and Catherine O’Donnell (nee Horgan), Knockmoyle and formerly Gurrane, Dingle.

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PEIL FAOI 7: We had a big turnout of fine footballers on Sunday morning last and they displayed great skill….wonderful skill was shown by this young group of Rock upcoming stars….the future looks bright! We hope to have a match next Sunday morning. And we look forward to two exciting games, in the next few weeks, against the boys of the Kerins-O’Rahilly Club (20th Sep?) and boys from Firies (27th September?). Our football times/days: Sunday morning at 11am and Thursday at 5.30pm. Avoid COVID!
PEIL FAOI 8/9: Football days and times for our Under 8 and Under 9 boys: (i) Sunday at 11am in Caherslee and (ii) Thursday at 5.30pm in Connolly Park. Cupán tae ó Harry Hynes in Connolly Park on Sunday morning. Seachain COVID.
PEIL FAOI 10/11: Our usual action: Sunday training in Caherslee, Tuesday training in Connolly Park and Thursday. Our Under 11 boys had a wonderful trip to Neidín on Thursday 25th. Have a look at the really lovely photographs taken by Marta Kolodziejczyk…go to agus bain lán do dhá shúil astu!
PEIL FAOI 12/13: FOIREANN A: (i) We played Churchill in a challenge match in Connolly Park on Tuesday evening at 6.30pm. Well done, lads! (ii) Thursday is our 2nd football day. (iii) The Tralee and St Brendan Boards plan to run a joint U13 football league in the coming weeks. We await confirmation of the fixture list and details will be posted on the parents’ WhatsApp group as soon as we receive them. (iv) We also look forward to the commencement of the Central Region League. (v) Our U13 stalwarts: Jack Diggins, Rory Lynch, Alex Tuohy, Jake Carmody, Jayden Moriarty, Jamie Casey, Tadhg Falvey, Denis Brassil, Jack Shanahan, Gabriel Nosidlak, Seanie Clifford, Adam Johnston, Max Grzybowski, Haulie Cotter, Rory Kavanagh, Jay O’Connor, Aodhán Horgan, Rian Walsh, Eoghan Murphy, Eoin Mangan, Ben Litchfield, Adam Johnston.
FOIREANN B: (i) Football action continues at 6.30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. (ii) The Tralee and St Brendan Boards plan to run a joint U13 football league in the coming weeks. (iii) We look forward to the Central Region League and we await the fixture list which will be posted on the Parents’ WhatsApp group as soon as it becomes available. (iv) Our men: Darragh Lyons, Joe Barry, David Hobbert, Barry Laide, Tadhg Falvey, Dean Courtney, Oran O’Donoghue, Jamie Casey, Fionn Cotter, Brian Kavanagh, Ryan O’Carroll, Rian McEvoy, Oisín Cotter, Nathan Hurley, Matthew Guerin, Killian Coffey, Luke O’Connor, Kyle Yoxall, Jay Swan, Jack Walsh, Alex Dafoor and Denis Griffin, Seán McCannon. Bainisteoirí: Pa Laide, Martin Courtney, Ger Hobbert.
PEIL FAOI 14/15: The Lee Strand Central Region (Division 1) Under 15 football results for TEAM A….
(i) 4th August: AdeS v Laune Rangers…victory for The Rock.
(ii) 18th August: Ard Fhearta v AdeS….victory for The Rock.
(iii) 25ú Lúnasa: An Ghaeltacht v AdeS….bua iontach ag an gCarraig. Our A boys played An Ghaeltacht on the 25th in the picturesque Gaeltacht of Corca Dhuibhne and had a good victory. After their fine taispeántas peile, the players went for a dip in the Atlantic….in the refreshing waters of Cuan Smeirbhic from where they had a lovely view of an Triúr Deirféar and Ceann Sibéal (‘Star Wars’). They came home refreshed and happy. We send our good wishes to one of our brave stars, Marc Ó Loingsigh, who injured a finger when putting his body on the line for the Black‘n’Amber; and then he begged management to put him back on the field of play after he had been substituted. An painéal buacach: Steven Conway, James Fisher, Jack Barrett, Seán Heaslip, Daniel Kirby, Luke Fitzgerald, Pádraig O’Halloran, Pádraig Kenny, Mark Lynch, Jake O’Connor, David Lucid, Donncha Horgan, Thomas Deregee, Ben Murphy, Ryan O’Driscoll, Ciarán Kavanagh, Fionan Ryan, Ronan Carroll, Cormac Bastible, Gavin Casey, Paddy Lane, Ryan McMahon. (iv) Our A lads have no Central League game this week.
We look forward to Féile which will be held on Saturday next September 4th. Good wishes to all players involved.
TEAM B: The Lee Strand Central Region Under 15 (Division 4) football fixtures for Team B….
(i) 4th August: AdeS v Club Naomh Pádraig…victory for The Rock.
(ii) 21th August: An Daingean v AdeS…..bua ag An Daingean. Ár mbuachaillí cróga misniúla: Seán Clifford, Brendan Maunsell, Barry Nagle,Tomás Ó Conaill (captaen), Jake O’Connor, James Fisher, Jack Barrett, Eldion Topali, Ciarán Kavanagh, Ryan McMahon, Cormac Bastible, Bruno Borowy, Naode Derege, David Slattery, Mark Lynch, Steven Conway, Leon O’Connor.
(iii) 30ú Lúnasa: AdeS v Ballymacelligott i bPáirc Uí Chonghaile.
(iv) 1st September: AdeS v Annascaul/Lispole in Annascaul or Lios Póil.
(v) Dé Céadaoin 8th September at 7pm: semi-finals.
(vi) Dé Céadaoin 15th September at 7pm: final.
TREALAMH PEILE, etc: Players may still give football gear to the club. Donated items may be used by upcoming players. They may be given to any club official or coach or may be dropped into the club on a Thursday between 5.30pm and 6.30pm. These recycled items will be available free of charge on Thursdays. Swapping of football gear may also take place on Thursdays.
FOCLÓIR: Ciarraí (the ‘tribe’ of Ciar); Tír Eoghain (the ‘country’ of Eoghan); Maigh Eo (the plain of the yew tree); Baile Átha Cliath (the town of the ford of the latticed/wattled fencing/hurdles); Corcaigh (corcach = marsh).
LOTTO: Club lotto supporters: (i) Maguires, Butchers, Caherslee, (ii) Siopa Chaoimhín de Barra, Sráid na Carraige Uachtarach, (iii) Paudie Commane’s Book Shop, Sráid na Carraige, (iv) O’Flynn Interiors, Sráid na Carraige Íochtarach, (v) Kirbys’ Brogue Inn (An Bhróg), Sráid na Carraige Íochtarach, (vi) Terry’s Butcher Shop, Páirc na Darach Uachtarach, (vii) Husseys’ Deli, Cé an Phrionsa, (viii) The Burger Shack, Monavalley and (ix)
SIOPA: Our club shop is open 24/7. Check out the latest ‘official’ Austin Stack Club merchandise. Items may be ordered on this link only (free delivery on any orders over €50): We would like to draw your special attention to our new Ganzee Club Clothing Collection and to let you know that it is available in all sizes. Check out all the style ranges in hoodies, t-shirts and sweatshirts on
FOIREANN CHIARRAÍ: Our sympathies to our Kerry senior footballers after our loss to Tyrone on Saturday last. They worked so so hard throughout the short football season, they gave us great pleasure as we followed their fortunes, they gave of their very best in Croke Park and nobody feels the pain of losing more than our Green‘n’Gold heroes. We look forward to supporting them next season. Bheidís molta dá mbeimis inar dtost! Up Kerry!
KERRY CHAMPIONSHIP: We look forward to shouting on our Black‘n’Amber players in the Kerry County Championship. An Charraig Abú!

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