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SENIOR FOOTBALL: Kenmare Shamrocks 3-11 (20); Austin Stacks 1-15 (18).

We were ahead by four points to two inside the first twelve minutes of this Club Relegation game played in Fitzgerald Stadium on Sunday afternoon (23rd Oct) with our points coming from four different players – Armin Heinrich from play after five minutes followed by two pointed frees by Michael O’Donnell and Seán Quilter and one from play by Shane O’Callaghan. But in the space of the next four minutes Kenmare got three consecutive goals to give them a seven points lead at that stage (3-2 to 0-4).

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We rallied well, however during the final quarter of the half, scoring a goal and four points to three for the opposition to leave them three ahead at the break (3-5 to 1-8). Michael O’Donnell got a cracker of a goal in the 18th minute followed by two more Sean Quilter points (one each from play and a free) and a point each from play by Jack O’Shea and Shane O’Callaghan.

We had a very poor third quarter, scoring just one point from a Michael O’Donnell free while Kenmare put over five more points during this period to restore their seven points lead (3-10 to 1-9) after fifty one minutes. But we put up a brave show in the closing minutes of the game scoring a further six points to just one for the opposition. Substitute David Mannix who was introduced in the 48th minute, scored four of those points (three from play) with the other two coming from Michael O’Donnell and Shane O’Callaghan.

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It was good to see both Dylan Casey and Joey Nagle making second half appearances after being  absent through injury for a good part of the season. With others also due to return season 2023 will be something to look forward to even if we will be playing in the Intermediate Club Championship for the first time.

We will now have at least one more game to play before the season comes to an end and that will be a semi final outing in the Town Championship, details of which have yet to be announced.

Team: Wayne Guthrie, Colin Griffin, Barry Shanahan, Jack O’Shea (0-1), Paul O’Sullivan, Conor Jordan, Ronan Shanahan, Greg Horan, Michael O’Donnell (1-3 – two frees), Armin Heinrich (0-1), Michael O’Gara, Conor Horan, Seán Quilter (0-3 – two frees), Kieran Donaghy, Shane O’Callaghan (0-3).

Subs used: Gearóid Fitzgerald (31m), Dylan Casey (41m), Joey Nagle (41m), David Mannix (48m) (0-4 – one free).

And well done to Kerins O’Rahillys on winning this season’s Club Championship – their third title in the competition – with their other two wins coming in 2009 and 2010. One point just separated themselves and Templenoe at the end (0-15 to 0-14). The now look forward to a Munster semi final clash against a Clare or Waterford Club on the 27th November.

JOSEPH O’CONNOR: Great news to hear that Joseph has undergone a very successful operation in Santry last week and is well on the mend now, even though it will be some time into 2023 before he will be back on the playing field again. Everyone in the Club and on the Kerry panel sends their best wishes to you Joe and great to see you on the Fitzgerald Stadium pitch before the game on Sunday.

CONGRATULATIONS: to Kevin O’Leary, former Club Hurler and his wife Emma on the recent birth of another son, Rowland.

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: This week’s (24th Oct) Jackpot, worth €2,450 was not won. The numbers drawn were 13, 16, 25, 26. The €20 winners were Damien Ryall and Tom Tansley, both c/o The Club; Eugene Lee and Tom Prendergast, both c/o On Line; and James Hussey, c/o PC Books.

Next Week’s Jackpot will be worth €2,500.

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., 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: John Joseph Collins, Tonevane and formerly Harrow (UK); Annamarie (Ann) Nolan (nee Coffey), Edgeworthstown and formerly Upper Strand Street; Helen Rusk (nee Duggan), St. Brendan’s Park and formerly Farmers Bridge; Anne Siochrú (nee O’Donnell), Ashleigh Downes and formerly Lohercannon and Annascaul); Sonya Doyle (nee McKiernan), Tursillagh and formerly Mitchel’s Road; and James (Jim) O’Sullivan, Haig’s Terrace.

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