Austin Stacks GAA Club News

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MEMBERSHIP 2022:  Membership for 2022 is now due. Please pay online through club website – or through foireann .com. Any queries please contact Bernie at 0860767415.

LIDL PROMO:  Our Ladies Club received great news last week with confirmation that they have earned a new set of Jersey’s through the Lidl Ireland Serious Support Campaign.  The Ladies Club intend to get an alternative jersey kit for use by our older girls/senior ladies teams.  This has been a serious club effort over many weeks and they wish to acknowledge the help received from the Boys’ Juvenile and Senior Men’s club in helping get them over the line.

UKRAINE APPEAL: Thanks to everyone who helped in anyway with our Ukraine Appeal last weekend. A special word of thanks to our own Daniel Bohan  who coordinated the event.

SENIOR FOOTBALL: Kenmare Shamrocks 2-4 (10); Austin Stacks 1-13 (16).

With a ten points winning margin against Gneeveguilla in the opening round our Seniors continued their winning ways with a trip to Kenmare of last Saturday evening (2nd April) in round 2 of the Co. League. With a strong cross-field breeze favouring no team as such, it took both sides awhile to settle with the first score of the game coming in the 9th from a David Mannix free. Six minutes later a brilliant move started by goalkeeper, Wayne Guthrie, with Jack O’Shea and Cian Purcell also involved, saw our first score from play coming from Gearóid Fitzgerald. David Mannix was then on target from play five minutes later and he followed that with two pointed frees with 26 minutes on the clock. A minute later Cian Purcell laid off to Conor Horan who put over from play. Then just on the stroke of  half time the home side got their first and only score of the half with a pointed free to leave us ahead by 0-6 to 0-1 at the break.

We continued to dominate after the resumption and at the end of the third quarter we had extended our lead to ten points (1-9 to 0-2). Our three points came from Gearóid Fitzgerald, Eoghan Carroll and Fiachna Mangan  with our goal of the game coming in between – a brilliant finish from Conor Horan.

The home side came more into the game during the final quarter – outscoring us by 2-2 to 0-4) – our four points coming from four differed players – Shane O’Callaghan, Jack O’Shea and Eoghan Carroll from play and a pointed free by Darragh O’Brien. But we had enough done during the course of the hour to come away with a well-deserved victory. Michael O’Donnell was deservedly named the Celsius Menware Man of the Match.

Team: Wayne Guthrie, Luke Chester, Barry Walsh, Niall Fitzmaurice, Eoghan Carroll (0-2), Jack O’Shea (0-1), Donagh McMahon, Michael O’Donnell, Ronan Shanahan, David Fitzmaurice, Fiachna Mangan (Capt) (0-1), Conor Horan (1-1), Cian Purcell, Gearóid Fitzgerald (0-2), David Mannix (0-4 – three frees).

Subs used: Shane O’Callaghan (41m) (0-1), Paul  O’Sullivan (46m), Conor Myers (49m); Darragh O’Brien (49m) (0-1 free); Dara Barry Walsh (52m).

We now have a home game against An Ghaeltacht in round 3 of the League which has been fixed for next Sunday (10th April)with a 2pm throw-in.

CONGRATS: And on football let us congratulate Kerry on their comprehensive win over Mayo (3-19 to 0-13) in the NFL Final. Lovely to see Joseph O’Connor holding the winning trophy after the match with David Clifford. This was their 23rd title with their 1st away back in 1928. They are now miles ahead of Dublin with 13 titles and Mayo in 3rd spot with 12. Cork come next with 8 wins.

Congratulations also to Kieran Donaghy and his Garvey’s Warriors on their great win in the Super League last Saturday.

B FOOTBALL: Austin Stacks 1-6; Scartaglin 1-6.

After a big defeat in the opening round our B team can consider themselves unlucky with just a draw in the round 2 in Connolly Park on Saturday evening (2nd April).

We now travel to Knocknagoshel on next Sunday (10th April) to play the home side in round 3 of the League with a 2pm start.The North Kerry side won their opening round against Keel (1-17 to 0-15) but were defeated in round 2 last weekend by Ardfert (3-8 to 0-13).

THE C TEAM: After a defeat away to a strong Keel B team  in the opening round of the Co .League our C Team now have a home game in round 2 against Laune Rangers C in over a week’s time ( w/e 16th April).

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 CARDS: Our Card sessions continue in the Clubhouse on Monday and Thursday nights with the starting time at 9pm sharp.

CLUB LOTTO: Monday Night’s (4th April) Jackpot, worth €2,000 was not won. The numbers drawn were 1, 2, 5, 7. The €20 winners were Barry Shanahan, Canice Walsh and Jim Gannon, all c/o The Club; and CEF, c/o Paudie Barrett and Kevin Madden, c/o Carmel O’Neill.

Next Monday’s Jackpot will be worth €2,050.

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 InnMaguire’s Butchers Hussey’s P. Commane Books.


SYMPATHY: Sincere sympathy is offered to the families of the following who died recently: Joan Lynch (nee O’Shea), Manor Court and formerly Curraheen; Thomas (Katie) Coffey, New Marian Park and formerly Currow; Liam Kelly, Kill (Co. Kildare) and formerly Knockanish; Richard O’Brien, St. Martin’s Park and formerly Manchester; Breda Shaw (nee Galvin), Rathmines and formerly Dundrum and Ballyseedy; and Carol Stone (nee Snelling), Knockmoyle and late of Kent (UK).

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