Austin Stacks GAA Club News

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PAUL LUCEY RUN/WALK: Our annual Paul Lucey Run for the Rock proved to be another  resounding success with participants of all ages and abilities enjoying this annual club event. We would like to thank everyone who participated and the organising committee who worked tirelessly behind the scenes to insure that everything went off without a hitch. Special thanks to the following for their sponsorship:

Lucid Insurance & O’Flynn Interiors for ice cream van, Kinsale Coffees, Lee Strand Milk, Mikey Collins & Lidl Tralee for water/bananas/fruit/energy bars, Mc Donald’s Tralee for sponsoring U12 boys & girls prize and Clifford’s Cash & Carry.


MEMBERSHIP 2022:  Club Registrar, Bernie Mannix, wishes to thank everyone who have paid their Membership for 2022. She wishes to remind everyone who have not paid that they are no longer in weekly Lotto draw and that they will not be eligible for All Ireland tickets should Kerry get to the final.


SENIOR FOOTBALL: Austin Stacks 2-12; Dingle 1-15.

Dingle looked to have this one in the bag at half time (Stacks 0-5 Dingle 0-11) and 12 minutes into the 2nd half had extended that lead to 9 points but the Rockies on home turf would always stage a comeback and come back they did.  Two second half goals by substitute Gearóid Fitzgerald and a beauty from Michael O’Gara deep in injury time levelled the game.  Stacks did have a chance to win the game with a very late free but alas it was not to be.

Team:  Wayne Guthrie, Niall Fitzmaurice, Barry Shanahan, Barry Walsh, Eoghan Carroll, Ronan Shanahan, Donagh Mc Mahon, Michael O’Gara (1-0), Michael O’Donnell (0-1), Shane O’Callaghan, Fiachna Mangan (0-2), Sean Quilter (0-4 all frees), Cian Purcell, Gearoid Sheehan, David Mannix (0-3 (2 frees).

Subs used: Luke Chester, Gearoid Fitzgearld (1-1) Dara O’Brien (0-1) and Conor Horan.

After the game Ronan Shanahan was presented with the Celsius MOTM award.

Thanks to Elma Nix for this Report.


B FOOTBALL: Cromane 5-12; Austin Stacks 2-8.

In round 5 of the Co. League played in Cromane on last Sunday afternoon (1st May) the home side took full advantage of the very strong wind blowing in from Dingle Bay and raced into an early 2-2 lead inside the first nine minutes. We then settled and put over three consecutive points just at the end of the first quarter with a Shane Carroll free after Ciarán O’Connell was fouled and two from play by Calvin Foley. Cromane got back into the game again between then and half time, putting a further 1-4 on the board, while our solitary score during this period was a well-taken goal by Shane Bastible in the 27th minute to leave the home side ahead at half time by 3-6 to 1-3.

Now with the strong wind to our backs we had a good start to the second half, scoring a goal and two points to just one point (from a 45) for the opposition. Our goal came just after the resumption from Calvin Foley with Calvin also on target with a point and the other point coming from Shane Bastible. However Cromane extended their lead again three minutes into the final quarter with another goal and even though we responded with two quick points from Daniel O’Rourke, just on as a sub, and a Donagh McKivergan free they took complete control during the final ten minutes of the game, scoring a further 1-5 with our last score coming from another Calvin Foley point deep in added time.

Team::  Robbie Murphy, Ruairí O’Connell, David Burke, Joe Reidy, Andrew Morrissey, Paul Barrett, Dean Rusk, Cillian Litchfield, Ciarán O’Connell, John Carmody, Calvin Foley (1-4), Shane Carroll (0-1(free), Conor Myers, Donagh Mc Kivergan 0-1 (free), Shane Bastible (1-1).

Subs used: Daniel O’Rourke (46m) (0-1), Greg Scanlon (54m), Evan Foley (55m).

We now have a home game in round 6 against Castlegregory on the week-end after next after they also lost their round five game at the week-end, at home to Ardfert (2-15 to 0-16).


THE C TEAM: Our C Team’s R3 Co. League game, away to Listry, goes ahead on this Friday evening, 6th May with a 7.30pm start. So far our season hasn’t gone according to plan having lost our opening two rounds to Keel B and Laune Rangers C. After the Listry game we have one more round to play and that’s at home to Kerins O’Rahillys on the w/e of 18th June.


MINOR FOOTBALL: See Club Website for details.


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 (2nd May) Jackpot, worth €2,200 was not won. The numbers drawn were 16, 23, 29, 31. The €20 winners were Ray & Pamela Swan, Conal Couchman and John Purcell, all c/o The Club; and Mags Kent and Noel Foley, both c/o Husseys.

Next Monday’s Jackpot will be worth €2,250.


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: Patrick Dunne, Firies and formerly Ballinorig East; Joe Hanley, St. Brendan’s Close and formerly Kerins Park (Joe was one of the outstanding photographers of his time, participating in so many events down the years); and Peter Morgan, Lisbeg, Oakpark and formerly Drogheda.

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