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GET ON THE BUS FOR THE TRIP TO TIPP: Bus seats must be pre-booked in the Austin Stacks Club Bar which will be open to take bookings and payments until this Thurs 6pm to 8pm.

No further bookings will be accepted after Thursday at 8pm. Every seat €15 per person and all under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. Bus leaves Club grounds at 8.30am sharp next Sun morning, travelling straight to Hayes Hotel, Thurles.

We will march from Hayes Hotel to Semple Stadium for the 1.45pm throw-in. Bus leaving Thurles 30mins after the final whistle & heading straight back to the Austin Stack Club house. Masks to be worn on the bus. Hopefully everyone will make every effort to come along and support our team on what is a very special occasion for our great Club.

SENIOR FOOTBALL: This will be our fifth time in a Munster Final. We lost the first two away back in the 1974/75 season and in 1975/76 – both against Nemo Rangers. Our two wins came in the 1976/77 season when we defeated Sunday’s opposition, St. Finbarr’s and in the 2014/15 season when The Nire (Waterford) were the opposition.

The winners in Munster will meet the Ulster winners (Kilcoo from Down or Derrygonnelly from Fermanagh) in the All Ireland semi final, a fortnight later. Pádraig Pearses (Roscommon) and Dublin’s Kilmacud Crokes will contest the other semi final.

CLUB AGM: This year’s Club AGM will be held on Sunday week, 23rd January, 2022 at 11.30am.  Details of the outgoing Executive Committee can be viewed on club website.  Nominations are invited for all positions on the incoming Executive Committee. The nominator must seek the permission of the person they wish to nominate.

Nominations and Motions for discussion should be emailed to to be received on or before 5pm on this Thursday 13th January, 2022. Nominations & motions received after this time shall be deemed to be invalid.  Please note our Juvenile Club AGM takes place on this Wednesday, 12th January, 2022.

CONGRATULATIONS: It was a weekend of celebrations on the Hurling field. Last Saturday the Kerry Senior Hurlers had a first ever competitive win over Tipperary while on Sunday Kilmoyley became the first Kerry Club to win a Munster Intermediate title. Congrats to both.

BEST WISHES: As well as sending best wishes to our own lads in Thurles on Sunday next let us also wish every success to our neighbours Na Gaeil as they battle it out in Mallow in the Intermediate Club Final against Corofin of Clare.

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.

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 (10th Jan) Jackpot, worth €3,650 was not won. The numbers drawn were 26, 27, 28, 29. The €20 winners were Ed & Yvonne O’Brien, Danny Carroll and John Collins, all c/o The Club; Sarah Galvin, c/o Carmel O’Neill and Seán O’Connor c/o The Burger Shack.

Next Monday’s Jackpot will be worth €3,700.

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.

CONDOLENCES: On the eve of one of the Club’s great games we are sad to relate the passing of two former great players during the past week or so. Richard (Dick) McCarthy, Springmount, Killeen and formerly Ballyduff died on 4th January.

After winning seven SH Co. Championship medals with his native Ballyduff  (1955-1965) Ritchie joined the Rock when he came to live in Tralee in the late sixties and was part of a great Rock Hurling team that contested two Co. Finals in 1968 and 1969 – two finals which we lost by the narrowest of margins.

Then, two days later (6th January) we learned of the passing in Dublin of Terry MacMahon. Terry was goalkeeper and his late brother, Timmy wore the number 2 jersey during the 1952 season when the Rock reached its first Co. Championship semi final in 15 seasons.

Even though living and working in Dublin he was an avid supporter of the Club all his life. His first cousin Tim Tiger Slattery sent him the line-out of that 1952 team a number of years ago and that was one of the items his family found in his possession after his passing last week. We extend our sincere sympathy from everyone in the Club to Richard’s and Terence’s families.

SYMPATHY: Sincere sympathy is also offered to the families of the following who died recently; Eileen Moriarty (nee Fitzgerald), Old Golf Links and formerly Castlegregory; Nicholas Foran, Rathass and formerly Castleisland; Michael (Miceál) O’Keeffe, Hillview Drive, Caherslee (grandfather of current Club Footballer, Adam Curran); Timothy John Scannell, Ballybeggan; and Clive Rusk, Old Marian Park (uncle of current Club Footballer, Dean Rusk).

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