Austin Stacks GAA Juvenile Club News

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UNDER 7: We expect another exciting U7 session in the Mounthawk School Hall next Sunday. More skills, more fun and more games!! Come along again next Sunday (4th), boys…all welcome! New boys….like to join? Mercy Mounthawk is the venue and the starting time is 10.00am. Come along if you were you born in 2017, 2018, 2019 or 2020. All queries, re times/training/coaching/etc, to Richie on 089 2470791.

FAOI 9: If you were born in 2015/2016, come along to The Rock Club and to be part of the U9 football brigade. These good footballers are now really settled into their season. Our indoor training/coaching will be held again in the Mounthawk Secondary School Hall at I1.00am on Sunday next (4th). New players welcome; beidh fáilte roimh gach éinne. Call Richie on 089 2470791 for answers to any questions that you may have.

UNDER 11s ON THE ASTRO: The U11 boys (born in 2013/2014) are again being called to action! Date/venue: Sunday next (4th) on the Astro Turf pitch at The Green CBS Secondary School (off Bóthar Mhic an Earraigh). Be there and ready, boys, for an 11.00am throw in. All youngsters welcome agus tabhair cara nó dhó leat!! Má tá ceist ar bith agat….cuir glaoch ar Richie ar 089 2470791.

UNDER 13s in THE GREEN: Our under 13 boys worked hard again at last week’s session and had a very enjoyable workout. They’ll be back playing again on Friday evening next (2ndFebruary) at The Green School. Jack Ó Muireagáin and his fellow coaches will lead the way! Next Friday again, boys! More of the same! Mentors: Wayne Quillinan, Micko Horan, Breandán Mac Gabhann, Jonathan Magnier, Gearóid Ó Tíocháin, Richard Long, Steven Conway. (Micko Horan)

UNDER 15s IN THE GYM: Our Under 15 boys, those born in 2009 or in 2010, will continue their preseason groundwork this Friday (2nd) in the club gym i bPáirc Uí Chonghaile. This will be the fourth U15 session of ‘24. Good luck to everybody….gach ádh ar gach duine! Bainisteoirí na n-imreoirí Faoi 15: Pa Laide, Ger Hobbert, Dan Ahern, Tim McMahon, Dónal Corcoran, Ciarán Murphy, Shane Lucid. (Dan Ahern)

MINOR FOOTBALL: The Keane’s SuperValu Minor County League will commence on 17thFebruary. Here following are the league fixtures: (i) Division 1A teams…Na Stacaigh, An Léigiún, An Ghaeltacht, Lios Tuathail, An Ráth Mhór, An Spá.
(ii) Division 8…Na Stacaigh B, Neidín B, An Léigiún B, Cill Choimín B, Lios Tuathail B. The Rock U17s will be under the direction of Theo Ó Duigín, Frankie Murphy, Liam Lynch, Ronan Kavanagh, David Courtney and Morgan O’Connell. Good luck, boys and men!

SCÓR na bPÁISTÍ: The Tralee District finals of Scór na bPáistí will take place this month. The county final will take place on March 23rd.

THE GREEN – Peil: (i) The Green Under 19 boys performed to their best v Mallow’s Patrician Academy in the Munster semi-final of the TUS Corn Uí Mhuirí competition this week (31st) in Fitzgerald Statium. What a great effort the Tralee boys made! The Rock boys on the panel:Thomas Deregee, Fionnán Ryan, Ronan Carroll, Olivier Lata, Donncha Horgan, Aodhán Horgan, Ryan O’Driscoll, Seán Óg Ó Brosnacháin.
(ii) Best wishes to The Green Under 17 footballers their upcoming challenge in the Frewen Cup competition v Patrician Academy, Mallow. If the Tralee boys win they’ll expect to be challenging Midleton CBS or Coláiste Naomh Flannán na hInse. The Rock boys on the panel: Olivier Lata, Fionnán Ryan, Ronan Carroll, Aodhán Horgan and Ryan O’Driscoll. An Fhaiche Abú!

MOUNTHAWK – Peil: (i) ‘Well done’ to the Mercy Mounthawk Under 19 footballers who gave their all in the Munster semi-final of the TUS Corn Uí Mhuirí competition. They played their old rivals,The Sem (Coláiste Bhréanainn), on Wednesday (31st) i bPáirc AdeS. A great crowd of enthusiastic supporters attended and exciting football was played! ‘Well done’ to The Rock boys….Michael Tansley, James Fisher, Jack Murphy, Ben Murphy, Pádraig O’Halloran, Daniel Ó Ciarba, Paddy Lane, Noah Townsend….and to their team-mates.
(ii) The Mercy Mounthawk U17 footballers are eagerly looking forward to their upcoming Munster U17 challenge. May success be theirs! Our lads on the panel: Ben Litchfield, Harry Murphy, Ben Murphy, Alex Touhy, Cormac Bastible, Eoin Murphy, Liam Sweeney-O’Connor, Jack Shanahan, Jack Ó Duigín. Mercy Mounthawk Abú!

AN GAELCHOLÁISTE: (i) Iománaíocht: Bhí mí-ádh mór ar iománaithe an Ghaelcholáiste i mBántír ar an Déardaoin i gCraobh na Mumhan de chomórtas Chorn Liam Uí Chinnéide. Unfortunately, the gaiscígh shinsearacha were unable to get over the line on the astro turf against a fine Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh opposition. Ní hé sin le rá nach raibh eachtra iontach nó dhó le feiceáil sa chluiche ó Rory Ó Loinsigh, Luke agus Gavin Ó Cathasaigh agus a gcairde, chomh maith le scóranna iontach ó Darren Ó Briain, cúl den ard-scoth ó Gavin Ó Caoimh, sár-thaispeántas ó Dan Ó Maoldomhnaigh, agus cúpla ruathar iontach ó Luke Ó Cathasaigh. Tá foireann láidir fós ann don bhliain seo chugann agus, le cúnamh Dé, beidh a bhfeachtas faoi stiúir an Mháistir Uí Mhurchú i 2024/25 agus beidh sé chomh rathúil céanna is a bhí cluichí na bliana seo! Anois, áfach, ní féidir ach sár-iarrachtaí ár n-iománaithe a mholadh go hard spéire is a rá go mbeidh lá eile ag an bPaorach! ‘Well done’ to the gaelscoil’s hurlers who performed heroically but were unlucky in their Munster U19 E Hurling Final (Corn Liam Uí Chinnéide).

(ii) Peil: Tá Sciath Uí Mhuimhneacháin ar bhord na dtrófaithe sa ghaelscoil don bhliain seo agus tá ardú meanma fachta ag na daltaí dá bharr!

(iii) Peil Faoi 17: Gaelcholáiste are scheduled to play Douglas Community School next week in the Bobby Buckley Cup competition. (Dáithí Ó Loinsigh)

THE ROCK WALKERS: Tuesday at the clubhouse….7.30pm is starting time for the ‘Every Step Counts’ walking group. Bí linn! Route: club, Connolly Park, Monavalley, Bóthar ‘Bracker’, Cnoc an tSeabhaic, An Bealach Glas (Greenway), clubhouse. Health of body, health of mind….sláinte aigne, sláinte choirp.

CLUB LOTTO: Thanks to the supporters and to the sellers of the club lotto tickets and especially to the following businesses: (i) Paudie Commane’s Bookshop (PC Books), Rock Street, (ii) O’Flynn Interiors, Rock Street, (iii) Hussey’s Deli and Newsagency, Cé an Phrionsa, (iv) The Burger Shack, Monavalley, (v) An Bhróg (Ó Ciarba), Rock Street, (vi) Siopa Chaoimhín de Barra, Siopa Grósaera na Carraige.

MEMBERSHIP: It’s time to renew club membership. Membership can be renewed or on or per Bernie on 086 0767415.

CLUB GEAR: Club colours: have a look at what’s on offer on

RECYCLING: The Austin Stack Club Ladies (LGFA) Clothing Recycling Fundraiser will take placein the clubrooms on Saturday February 17th from 11.59am to 3.00pm. Only clothing items, footwear, handbags and belts that are suitable for re-sale will be accepted (no…no household linens, bed linen, duvets or pillows). Your support would be appreciated….mórbhuíochas….ba mhó againn bhur dtacaíocht.

SPORTS’ NEWS: Sport’s news on our televisions (RTÉ tv) on Saturday night last showed a few fine snippets from our Division 1 football games, including the Kerry/Derry game. Interestingly, no snippets from our Division 2 games were shown (Tipp, Longford, Carlow, etc) and yet snippets from Division 2 club games (i gcód eile) in GB were shown (as well as Division 1 matches)! Could one question the logic of such broadcasting? Should that time on air not be given to Gaelic football teams (or other Irish sports) in Ireland. If time-on-air was a problem, why ‘cut’ Irish athletes? Should we, the GAA, ask questions on the matter?

KERRY: Sympathies to our county seniors who were pipped by Doire Cholmcille. ‘Well done’ to Joseph Ó Conchúir and Dylan Ó Cathasaigh (what a great goal he scored!) who performed excellently. Go n-éirí go geal leo v Muimhneachán.

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