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WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY: World Mental Health Day Sun Oct 10th – Austin Stacks GAA & LGFA encourage social activity within our community and aim to promote positive wellbeing both physically and mentally, the club has scheduled a walk up the Skinny Mile and down Caherslee, returning to Austin Stacks GAA Grounds for coffee and a community gathering.

Venue: Austin Stack GAA Club, Tralee Time: 11.00am Sun Oct 10th

Who is it for: Club members and wider community.

Contact Health & Well-being Officer Mike Casey,

FITNESS CLASSES: The Individual Pod Fitness Training sessions continues in the Clubhouse every Tuesday and Thursday evenings  from 7pm to 8pm. All are welcome. Contact Diane at 087 7940531 for further information.

SENIOR FOOTBALL: The coast is now clear for the Club Championship semi finals where we have a home game against Templenoe and Kenmare Shamrocks are at home to Dingle. Our game will go ahead in Connolly Park on next Sunday (10th Oct.) at 2.30pm.

MINOR FOOTBALL: Five of the six teams have now qualified for the knock-out stages of the Co. Championship. St. Kierans and ourselves from Group 2 and East Kerry and St. Brendans form Group 3 have gone through as well as Mid Kerry from Group 1. But any of the other 3 teams in Group 1 could go through – North Kerry, South Kerry or Laune Rangers and they are in action on this coming Saturday (9th Oct.).

SEPTEMBER IN THE PAST (01/10 to 07/10). On the field of play our Senior Footballers won the first of our 12 Co. Championship titles on the 7th Oct. 1928 defeating neighbours Strand St. by 3-4 to 0-7.

Team: Willie McSweeney, Tommy Barrett, Joe Barrett (Capt) (1-1), Bobby Rucky Kelly,Tim Roundy Landers, Dan Ryan, Mick Healy, John Joe Purty Landers, Denis Rory O’Connell, Ned Pedler Sweeney (1-0), Miko Doyle (0-2 frees), Jimmy Kelter, Jimmy Barrett (1-0), James Baily (0-1), Pat Mullins Curtin. Subs: Tom O’Connor, Mick Landers, Bill Gorman.

During the same week, four years later (2nd Oct. 1932) our Senior Hurlers won their 3rd Co. Championship title (the 1931 Final) and this happened to be the very last Hurling title at that grade that we won. Twenty two players were on that winning panel, nine of which are listed above in the 1928 winning football team. Go to page 244 of our Centenary Book for that list of 22 on the Hurling team.

Two outstanding players of the late nineties/early naughties made their Senior Championship debuts on 5th Oct. 1997 – Peter Quillinan and Billy Sheehan.

Two deaths of note during this week in the past included Una Stack (nee Gordon/Cassidy), widow of Austin Stack , who died on 3rd Oct. 1950 and Sister Fabien, Balloonagh Convent who passed away on 7th Oct. 2000 (six years before Sister Fabien composed a song to celebrate our 1994 Co. Championship victory).

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

CARDS: A reminder that, with restrictions (especially social distancing) being eased as and from 22nd October, our Card sessions are coming back on the first available night – the October Bank Holiday Monday (25th October) provided, of course, that there will be no further mishaps in the meantime. We hope to remain with our sessions on Mondays and Thursdays but we may have the start the sessions earlier than what our usual starting time of 9.30pm. More details later.

CLUB LOTTO: Monday Night’s (4th Oct) Jackpot, worth €2,950, was not won. The numbers drawn were 3, 13, 15, 28. The €20 winners were Ger O’Keeffe, Paul Prendergast, Seamus Walsh and Paudie McQuinn, all c/o The Club; and Mike Reidy, c/o Brendan O’’Regan.

Next Monday’s Jackpot will be worth €3,000.

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: Joan Phelan (nee Leahy), Athea and formerly Manor West; Catherine Brennan (nee Galvin), Woodlee and formerly Lispole; Noreen Keane (nee McKennedy), Lioscarrig Drive, Caherslee and formerly Skibbereen; Mary McCarthy (nee O’Leary), Strand Street and formerly Ballydunlea; and Joan Collins (nee Culloty), Moate and formerly Listellick North.


TEILIFÍS NA GAEILGE: We’ll welcome TG4 to our club on Sunday next. Beidh clár á dhéanamh faoi imeachtaí ár gclub.

PEIL FAOI 7: Last Sunday we welcomed the boys from Firies to Caherslee and we had some mighty games. Our lads played brilliantly, really proving that they can be stars of the future! We have three weeks of action left before we finish on October 24….let’s not miss a single second of it! (Our expected trip to Legion won’t take place). Rabhadh (warning)….COVID is still around!!

PEIL FAOI 9: The Martin Bracker O’Regan Cup Tournament began last Thursday and great football was played….great skills, brilliant scoring and really outstanding determination….true men of the Black’n’Amber! We’ll run this tournament over the next few weeks and we’ll finish on October 24th. We had some cracking action in Killeen last Sunday morning with our boys in action v Na Gaeil. This Saturday we’ll travel to Milltown and take part in their Milltown Club Tournament. (Our expected trip to Legion won’t take place). Rabhadh….COVID is still around!!

CÉAD CHOMAOINEACH: ‘Well done’ to all who recently made their First Holy Communion.

PEIL FAOI 10/11: Our upcoming football activities: (i) our usual Sunday morning session at 11.00am and (ii) our Tuesday training in Connolly Park. Enjoy the last few session of 2021, boys! Comhairle (advice)….COVID hasn’t gone away!

PEIL FAOI 13: Réigiún Chiarraí Láir: Réigiún Chiarraí Láir: Best wishes to all still involved Kelliher’s Toyota (Tralee) Central Region League. Among our stars are Alex Dafoor, Seán McCannon, Pa Laide Jack Diggins, Rory Lynch, Adam Johnston, Seanie Clifford, Jay O’Connor, Rian Walsh, Eoghan Murphy, Ben Litchfield, Gabriel Nosidlak, Jayden Moriarty, Max Grzybowski, Haulie Cotter, Rory Kavanagh, Aodhán Horgan, Eoin Mangan, Alex Tuohy, Jake Carmody, Jamie Casey, Tadhg Falvey, Denis Brassil, Jack Shanahan, Fionn Cotter, Ryan O’Carroll, Brian Kavanagh, Rian McEvoy, Darragh Lyons, Joe Barry, Nathan Hurley, David Hobbert, Luke O’Connor, Oran O’Donoghue, Kyle Yoxall, Jay Swan, Denis Griffin, Oisín Cotter, Seán McCannon, Harry Neale, Dean Courtney, Matthew Guerin, Killian Coffey, Jack Walsh, , Martin Courtney, Ger Hobbert. As the final weeks of the season approach, our Tuesday and Thursday training sessions have now finished and, mar sin, we’ll only come together for games. Comhairle (advice)….COVID hasn’t vanished yet!

CÓINEARTÚ: Congratulations to all who recently received the Sacrament of Confirmation.

PEIL FAOI 15: Best of luck to our lads who’ll play v Ballymac on Sunday next at 12.30pm in the Town Board competition!! The game will take place in Ballymac. Unfortunately, we’ll not be fielding a second team in this competition mar tá imreoirí gafa le spóirt éagsúla eile ag an am seo den bhliain agus, mar sin, NÍ imreofar an cluiche v Naomh Pádraig, mar a bhí socraithe. Our mighty U15 panel: Steven Conway, Bao Foley, Donncha Horgan, James Fisher, Seán Heaslip, Pádraig Kenny, Ben Murphy, Daniel Kirby, David Lucid, Ronan Carroll, Gavin Casey, Thomas Deregee, Paddy Lane, Luke Fitzgerald, Bruno Borroway, Max Nosidlak, Jack Barrett, Ryan McMahon, Cormac Bastible; Marc Ó Loingsigh, Rian Ó Drisceoil, Fionnán Ó Riain, Jake Ó Conchúir, Ciarán Caomhánach, Pádraig Ó Cionnaoith, Seán Clifford, Brendan Maunsell, Ciarán Kavanagh, Barry Nagle, Liam O’Connell, Bao Foley, Eldion Topali, Naode Deregee, Tomás Ó Conaill, David Slattery, Max Nosidlak. Comhairle (advice)….COVID hasn’t gone away!

CORN UÍ SHÚILLEABHÁIN: The quarter-final of the O’Sullivan Cup (Senior) competition was played last week in Connolly Park where Tralee CBS played Mercy Mounthawk. Bhí an suvae le buachaillí na Faiche and we wish them well in their upcoming semi-final. Our club was well-represented on both teams. Rock players on The Green team: Ben Quilter, Ruairí O’Connell, Armin Heinrich, Conor Horan, Jordan Kissane, James Charles, Colm Browne, Donnacha Sayers (gortaithe). Damien McLoughlin was The Green physio. Rock players on the Mounthawk team:Joey Nagle, Evan Foley, Caden O’Mahony, Jack Murphy, Noah Townsend, Cillian Litchfield, Brian McElligott, Paddy Lane. Joey Nagle had an excellent game, got great possession, showed excellent vision, distributed well and made some excellent runs through the CBS defence. Evan Foley scored 0-1 and played well throughout the match. Caden O’Mahony came on in the final minutes of the game and showed good skill.

PEIL FAOI 15: The Green U5 boys gave a good account of themselves in the quarter-final of the Corn an Bhráthar Colm Taft competition v Ardscoil Hamaltún, Droichead na Bandan, this week.

IOMÁNAÍOCHT FAOI 16½: Best wishes (i) to the Tralee CBS U16½ hurlers in their upcoming hurling game v Pobalscoil Inbhear Scéine, (ii) to Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí U16½ hurlers v Coláiste Íde is Iósaf, Mainistir na Féile, and (iii) to Mercy Mounthawk U16½ hurlers v Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh.

FOCLÓIR: Bhí séasúr gearr peile againn….we had a short football season; ach bhaineamar taitneamh as….but we enjoyed it; déanfaimid cleachtadh ag baile….we’ll practise at home; i rith an gheimhridh….during the winter; i ndúluachair na bliana….in the depth of winter; cleachtadh a dhéanann máistreacht….practice makes perfect.

WAYNE’S WARRIORS: (i) Good luck to our seniors v An Teampall Nua in Connolly Park on Sunday next in the semi-final of the Club Championship. (ii) Best wishes v East Kerry in the big upcoming championship match later in the month. Is féidir linn……..!

NA MIONÚIR: ‘Well done’ to our minors who had a good victory v Na Crócaigh. We wish them well in their preparations for the quarter final.

OTM: Good wishes to Aidan O’Mahony in his new job as Gaelic football manager of Ollscoil Teicneolaíochta na Mumhan (Ciarraí).

SIOPA: The latest Austin Stack Club merchandise…hoodies, t-shirts, sweatshirts and the new Ganzee Club Clothing Collection… may be viewed on and can be purchased in all sizes. Items may be ordered on this link only: (free delivery for orders over €50).

LOTTO: Club lotto supporters: (i) Terry’s Butcher Shop, Upper Oakpark, (ii) Husseys’ Deli, Prince’s Street, (iii) The Burger Shack, Monavalley, (iv) Maguires, Butchers, Caherslee, (v) Siopa Chaoimhín de Barra, Rock Street, (vi) Paudie Commane’s Book Shop, Rock Street, (vii) O’Flynn Interiors, Rock Street, (viii) Kirbys’ Brogue Inn (An Bhróg), Rock Street, and (ix)

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