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Brian Morgan, Bar Manager, Kirby’s Brogue Inn Tralee, presenting Austin Stacks Team Manager Wayne Quillinan with the Kirby’s Brogue Inn sponsored jersey set ahead of this Sunday’s Co. Final. Also pictured are Austin Stacks Players Kieran Donaghy, Dylan Casey (Capt), Sean Quilter, Fiachna Mangan and Greg Horan. Photo: Eddie Barrett

RACE NIGHT: Unfortunately, due to the current pandemic situation, last Friday’s Race Night had to be postponed. A new date will be fixed in due course..

SENIOR FOOTBALL: Now it’s just days away from an occasion which both Clubs haven’t witnessed in over 85 years.

It was on the 18th October 1936 when both sides last met in a Co. Championship Final. We won that Final by 0-6 to 0-4.

It was our 5th title after wins in 1928, 1930, 1931 and 1932. And look at the connection on that 1936 team and the current team.

On that 1936 team were the Doyle brothers, John Paul and Miko. John Paul was her father and Miko her uncle. We are referring to Angela Stephenson (nee Doyle) – mother-in-law of today’s outstanding player, Kieran Donaghy.

Come on to the present and look at the connections between both teams. Start with our Club Secretary, Elma Nix (McMahon) wife of Tom Nix who, with his brother Morgan, played with Rahillys.

Then we have Sarah Hoare who plays with our Lady SF team, a sister of Tom Hoare, the Rahillys midfielder, both grandchildren of Denis Dee Butcher O’Regan.

Conor O’Sullivan’s father, Timmy played with the Rock when he was very young and with Strand Road at Senior level and of course Conor’s grandfather, Denis was a Rahillys and Kerry stalwart in the sixties and seventies.

His mother is Gráinne Power, a Rock woman through and through. Ross O’Callaghan (KOR) is a cousin of our own Shane O’Callaghan and they could be marking one another on Sunday. And that’s just the connections that we are aware of – there could be more.

And as we are on football let us send congratulations and best wishes to Club Footballer, Brendan O’Sullivan and his new bride, Ciara who got married last Saturday.

SUPPORTERS CLUB: Kevin O’Carroll informs us that Supporters will gather from noon at the Club Grounds and will march from 1.15pm down the Rock and up through town in time to welcome our heroes on to the field from our Terrace location. All are welcome.

CONGRATULATIONS: from everyone in the Senior section of the Club to Melissa Whyte, daughter of Josh and Dell, on her recent election as Chairperson of the Ladies Club.

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 7940531for further information.

DECEMBER IN THE PAST (01/12 to 07/12). On the field of play our C team won their 3rd Co. Championship title (The Barrett Cup) in a row on 4th Dec 2004, defeating Ardfert in the final by 1-9 to 1-5 in Caherslee. Team: Darren Carey, John Slattery, Kevin Barry, Alan Tobin (Capt), Kenneth Leahy, Daniel Bohan (0-2), Danny Carroll (Snr), Chris Kerins (0-1), Garrett Clifford, David Conway, Martin Courtney 0-1), Joey O’Connor (0-4 – three frees), Anthony Moriarty 1-0), Tommy O’Connor (0-1), Peter Williams. Subs: Alain Creagh (12m), Graham O’Connell (55m).

Off the field three great Rock men were elected Club Chairmen during the first week of December in the past – Jim Naughton in 1996, George Dineen in 1998 and Denny Long in 2000.

Also on 5thDec. 1997 Pa Laide won an All Star Award after a brilliant season with Kerry during that year helping them to win the All Ireland Final that year after an eleven years drought..

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: Our Cards are continuing with our usual twice weekly sessions (Mondays and Thursdays) and all participants seem to be happy with the earlier 9pm start on both nights. However there will be no cards on this Monday coming (6th Dec) due to the Co. Final.

CLUB LOTTO: Monday Night’s (29th Nov) Jackpot, worth €3,350, was not won. The numbers drawn were 4, 12, 21, 23. The €20 winners were Noreen Power, c/o The Club; Siobhán Cushen, c/o OnLine; Denise Relihan, c/o The Burger Shack; and Oliver Healy and Ian O’Shea, both c/o Carmel O’Neill.

Next Monday’s Jackpot will be worth €3,400.

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: Peggy O’Shea (nee Kearney), Kilfelim, Currans and formerly Scartaglin (grandmother of current Club Footballer, Jack O’Shea); Mary Mercedes O’Brien (nee Kerins), UK and formerly Blennerville; Maurice Carmody, Glencastle, Cloghers, Ballyard; Leslie Benner, Racecourse Road;  Celine Horan (nee Galvin), The Horan Centre; and Breda Hickey/Moran (nee Burke), Ballinamult (Waterford) and late of Caherslee.

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