Austin Stacks GAA Juvenile Club News

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PEIL FAOI 7: (i) Football as usual next Sunday morning (25ú) in Caherslee at 11am. Fáilte roimh pheileadóirí nua. (ii) Outstanding football was played last Thursday night! These lads are mighty little players! This Thursday (22nd) again, boys, at 5.30pm.

PEIL FAOI 9: More U9 GoGames action at 11am on Sunday next (25ú Meitheamh) i bPáirc Uí Chonghaile. Last week’s GoGames were enjoyed by all. Maith sibh, a bhuachaillí na Carraige!

ALL-STARS: The All-Stars had another really good session last weekend. Great excitement once again i bPáirc Uí Chonghaile on Sunday last! Our youngsters thoroughly enjoyed their drill, skill and peil session! Coaches and players enjoyed the session and everybody performed to the best of their abilities.

The lads are getting better and better with each passing week; sea, tá siad ag dul ó neart go neart, seachtain in aghaidh seachtaine! Parents/Guardians, feel free to bring your youngster along to The Rock, Connolly Park, on Sunday next (25th June) to give him/her the opportunity of increasing his/her social participation, to make friends and to gain confidence. (Cathal Ó Sé)

PEIL FAOI 10/11: (i) U11 County Football GoGames (Phase 2): another game (Bord na nÓg) game on Thursday. (ii) More Football-For-Fun at 10.50am next Sunday (25úMeitheamh) in Caherslee. Fáilte roimh dhaoine nua. (iii) Our UNDER 11 boys had a great trip to Nás na Ríogh i gCo. Chill Dara last Saturday and played well in the Naas Club Tournament. They had a very enjoyable time, had really good fun and played wonderful football against some of the country’s top teams. Well done, all….boys and mentors. (Colm Ó Mongáin)

CÓITSEÁIL: Last week’s club coaching session under Billy Lee, senior team coach/bainisteoir, David Lavin and Mickey Collins was a great success. It was most enjoyable and very beneficial to all the Juvenile Section coaches who took part. This week’s session has been scheduled for this Tuesday 20th June (7pm to 9pm). It is being held in conjunction with a senior team training/game session. Come along to this week’s worthwhile session even if you were as láthair an tseachtain seo caite! B’fhiú go mór é! (Tadhg Mac Mathúna)

PEIL FAOI 13: (i) An exciting and entertaining U13 County League (Division 2) final was played in the John Mitchel Club grounds on Sunday last. Final score….AdeS A: 1-12; Na Gaeil A: 4-10.

The Stack Club A squad gallantly fought a great battle in this final and it was only some late goals by Na Gaeil that killed off their brave challenge. A heavy shower just before throw-in ensured that this game was played on a slippery slimy surface le liathróid a bhí slim sleamhain.

All that made ball-handling, passing and the pick-up very tricky indeed! The Rock started very slowly, as can often be the case in finals, and found themselves behind…1-2 to 0-0…after the early exchanges. They then started to find their feet and roared back into this game with some lovely passing moves which saw them level up at 1-2 a-piece midway through the first half.

A great response, indeed! It was score for score and point for point until the Black‘n’Ambers kicked onbefore half-time. They kicked over a few excellent scores that put them 0-3 up going in at the break…1-7 to 1-4. Bhí go maith is ní raibh go holc!

At the start of the second half scores were hard to come by as both teams worked extremely hard….covering hectares of ground….to ward off dangerous attacks. Then there was the key moment midway through the second half when, after a sustained period of Rock pressure and with The Gaeil barely hanging on, the Cillín boys, with a sudden forward surge, managed to find their way through The Rock defence and bagged a goal of their own.

The Greens now had the bit between their teeth and kicked a few points to open up a lead. The Connolly Park lads were not going away, however, and kept on fighting bravely to stay in touch…even scoring a couple of points.

They game was up for grabs and the temperature, tension and excitement rose as they entered the closing stages.

Then, as the Stack Club’s enthusiastic players were eagerly pressing forward to find scores, too much space was allowed to open up for the dangerous Na Gaeil forwards and….alas, alack, ochón agus mo bhrón….they picked off two further goals.

That put the caidhp a’bháis on The Rock challenge and put the game to bed! Comhghairdeachas le Foireann na nGael and to its coaches on a good victory.

‘Well done’ to the Austin Stack Club U13 boys on a fantastic performance and on fighting all the way to the finish.

They can build on that superb and polished performance and they can look forward with confidence to the rest of the summer.

Níl deireadh ráite ag buachaillí seo na Carraige…fós; the greatest lies ahead! The Rock squad: Billy Kirby; Blake Bowler, Conor Maguire, Conor Murphy; Danny Lane, David Ahern, Diarmuid Hennessy; Dylan McEvoy, Ediart Topali; Harry Maguire, Jayden O’Dowd, Karol Kowalczyk; Kian Cronin, Liam Swords, Luke Kavanagh; Mark Riordan, Michael Carmody, Noah Reidy, Oisín Horan, Ryan O’Flaherty, Shea Horan, Tadhg Lucey, Tadhg O’Regan. Management: Ciarán Murphy, Dan Ahern, Kieran O’Flaherty, Tim McMahon, Dónal Corcoran, Gearóid Ó Tíocháin, Micko Horan.

(ii) Foireann B na Carraige that was so unlucky v the Listowel Emmet Club in the U13 County League (Division 13) Final: Gerard Teahan; Séamus Keenan, Oran O’Regan, Conor Maguire; Ethan Cushen, Shea Horan, Harry Maguire; Kian Cronin, Blake Bowler; Tom Dawson, Oisín Horan, Gearóid Corcoran; Luke Kavanagh, Joe O’Halloran (captaen), Eliot Calleja. Fir ionaid: Darragh Moriarty, Conor Hanafin, Mark Foley, Matthew Murphy, John Riordan, Jack Maguire, Diarmuid Hennessy, Albi Gaxha, Zac Moore, Shane Carey.

An Fhoireann Bhainistíochta/Management: Dónal Corcoran, Gearóid Ó Tíocháin, Micko Horan, Dan Ahern, Ciarán Murphy, Kieran O’Flaherty, Tim McMahon. (Dan Ahern)

PEIL FAOI 15: (i) Training will continue during the summer period…so, boys, keep an eye out for messages/texts from the coaches. (ii) The U15B team County League champions: Conor O’Regan; Jamie Ó Cathasaigh (captaen), Fionn Cotter, Tadhg Sommers; Oran O’Donoghue, Eoin Mangan, Joe de Barra; David Hobbert, Harry Murphy; Dean Courtney; Michael Cotter, Denis Brassil; Jay Sweeney, Barry Laide, Ryan O’Carroll. Subs: Kyle Yoxall, Seán McCannon, Oisín Cotter, Nathan O’Connor, Nathan Hurley, Eoghan Murphy, Vinny Moriarty, Ewan Canty, Alex Dafoor. A night of celebration…oíche mhór cheiliúrtha…will be held for the team in the near future. (Ger Hobbert)

CAID FAOI 17: Good wishes to Ben Ó Murchú, Pádraig Ó Laighin, Rónán Ó Cearúil,Dónal Ó Ciarba, (Ryan Ó Drisceoil, Seán Óg Ó Brosnacháin), to mionúir Chiarraí and to Bainisteoir, Wayne Quillinan, as they prepare for their next serious football challenge.

CLUB SHOP: Club merchandise is available to order on

CLUB LOTTO: Thanks to all who support and/or promote our club lotto. Mórbhuíochas le O’Flynn Interiors, Kirby’s Brogue Inn, Kevin Barry’s Shop and Commane’s Bookshop (PC Books)….all i Sráid na Carraige, The Burger Shack in Móin a’Bhealaigh and Hussey’s Deli i gCé an Phrionsa.

CIARRAÍ: Comhghairdeachas le foireann shinsearach na bhfear v Contae Lú agus le foireann shinsearach na mban v Baile Átha Cliath. Taispeántais iontacha ón dá fhoireann!

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