Austin Stacks GAA Juvenile Club News

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PARÁID NA FÉILE PÁDRAIG: Time to march, to honour our National Apostle, to celebrate our Christian heritage and to wear the Black’n’Amber with pride. We’ll meet in John Joe SHEEHY ROAD ag 11.30am for Paráid na Féile Pádraig which will move off at 11.45am. Fáilte roimh chách! The Parade is expected to finish in The Square at circa 1pm. Every younger player must be accompanied by an adult. Colour, colour and colour….flags, hataí, clócaí, cleití, balúin, geansaithe, bodhráin, drumaí, trumpaí, feadóga! Sweet singing and strong cheering Rock voices will be clearly heard in Bóthar Buí and in far off Bóthar na Trá! We’ll let our presence be felt as we vamp our way go dtí lár an bhaile mhóir! An Charraig go glórach! An Charraig go deo! Agus dóchas linn, Naomh Pádraig.

PEIL FAOI 6/8/10: Our indoor/Astro season is now complete. We’ll break from football to march in Sunday’s parade and on the following Saturday (23ú Marta) we’ll play our first matches of the season when we travel to Legion Killarney. Tá An Charraig ag máirseáil!

SCÓR NA bPÁISTÍ: ‘Well done’ to our solo singer, Aoife Trant, who did us proud at the Greater Tralee Area Scór na bPáistí on Wednesday at the Killeen Club.

SAOIRE SA GHAELTACHT? The GAA (Bord Chiarraí, Bord Thrá Lí, Comhairle na Mumhan), in conjunction with Coláistí Chorca Dhuibhne, is offering a limited number of part-scholarships to youth members (ages 12 to 17 years) of GAA clubs. These GAA-sponsored scholarships will enable club members to participate in residential courses to improve their spoken Irish. The young students will be based in the Corca Dhuibhne (West Kerry) Gaeltacht for 2/3 weeks during the summer. Over the years, many young members of The Rock Club experienced these Cúrsaí Gaeilge and thoroughly enjoyed their participation in lessons, sport, music, song and dance in an ‘Irish’ environment. Interested applicants are asked to text their names to 087 6606693 asap. Closing date set for 20th April (Holy Saturday). Please pass on the word to friends as some look for the scoláireacht after the closing date! Bain triail as saoire sa Ghaeltacht, a leaideanna!

PEIL FAOI 12: (i) The Timberlands Kitchen and Floors Town League continued on Saturday last with matches against Ballymac (as baile) and Churchill (ag baile). Despite a couple of late defections, our boys played excellent football against our Ballymac hosts in the A game. A last kick goal allowed the home team to deservedly level matters on the stroke of the hour. The overall match standard was very high indeed….right from the first whistle. Well done, boys! (ii) Our B team was set an extremely difficult task against a Churchill A side that will be no less than 7 divisions ahead of them in the upcoming Timberlands Kitchen and Floors County League. The boys gave of their all throughout the game with a display of commitment and skill that was a credit to the Black’n’Amber. A few more challenge games lie in store over the coming weeks and our boys can look forward to the continued improvement that we’ve observed in recent weeks. Onwards and upwards!

PEIL FAOI 14: (i) Suits Select Town League (Division 1): (a) Our A team played away v Ardfert, and with great success, on Saturday last. Foireann: Michael Tansley; Jamie Horgan, Lúcás Ó Cathasaigh (captaen), Seán Moynihan; Thomas Deregee, Colm de Brún, Seán Heaslip; Luke Fitzgerald, Noah Townsend; Ronan Mulrooney, Jamie Ó Sé, Paddy Lane; Liam Moroney, Daniel Ó Ciarba, Marc Ó Loingsigh. Ionadaithe: Roan Gratton (J.Ó Sé…20 min), J.Ó Sé (Daniel Ó Ciarba…33 nóim). Laoch an Chluiche: Paddy Lane. Bua iontach gan aon agó! (b) Our As will challenge Cnoc na hEaglaise at 11am on Bank Holiday Monday in a postponed game. (ii) Suits Select Town League (Division 2): (a) The B team played away v Club Naomh Pádraig on Sunday morning last. The game was played in hail showers and in gale force winds agus ‘bhí fiacail an tseaca sa ghaoth ón gcnoc’ (Máire Mhac a’tSaoi) but these hardy boys didn’t allow the elements to get in the way of a great team performance. They returned home with a 4-4 to 2-3 victory. Maith sibh, a leaideanna! An fhoireann bhuacach: Steven Conway; Barry Nagle, Jack Slattery (captaen), Seán Heaslip, Éamonn de Barra, Seán Moynihan, Ronan Mulrooney, Dylan Cunningham, Ciarán Kavanagh, Tiarnán Ó Cearúill, Shane Cotter. Fear ionaid: David Slattery (Shane Cotter). Laoch an Chluiche: Jack Slattery. Thanks to team managers, Ritchie and Ronan, who willingly agreed a request by our Coiste Páirce to play this game away to ensure that the Nuns’ Field was in the best possible condition for that afternoon’s senior county league game v Cill Chuimín. Much appreciated! (b) Our U14 B Boys (Division 2) are expected to play away v K-O’R but day and time of this game has yet to be confirmed. It may be played on Friday at 5.30pm.

PEIL FAOI 16: (i) We had a great fundraising drive last Saturday as our faithful stalwarts decended on the town centre for a street collection. We thank the very generous people of Tralee for their very kind and welcome support. Míle buíochas to Garvey’s ‘Supervalu’ Supermarket for their continued support . Agus….a very special ‘thank you’ to all the lads and parents who helped out and worked hard ar chosáin an bhaile. (ii) Training this week will switch to Wednesday and Friday evenings with starting times of 5.45pm (17:45). (iii) The ‘Kelliher’s Toyota Tralee’ Central League is due to begin next Monday 18th March and we have entered TWO teams for this year’s competition. We look forward to working with the Under 14 boys to ensure that we remain competitive throughout the season. Expect Text/WhatsApp. (iv) Full U16 football fixtures: (a) 18-3-19 ag 6pm…AdeS v Na Gaeil; (b) 25-3-19 ag 6.15pm…AdeS v Laune Rangers; (c) 8-4-19 ag 7pm…B/mac v AdeS; (d) 15-4-19 ag 7pm…An Ghaeltacht v AdeS; (e) 22-4-19 ag 7pm…semi-finals; (f) 29-4-19 ag 7pm…final. Tá gach duine ag tnúth go mór leis na cluichí atá le teacht! An Charraig Abú!

‘BHFUIL CÚPLA FOCAL AGAT? (i) Chuir sé an liathróid thar an trasnán = He ‘pointed’ the ball. (ii) Bhain sé triail as an solo = He tried the solo; (iii) Phreab sé an chaid faoi dhó = He hopped the ball twice; (iv) Ní raibh sin ró-chiallmhar, a bhuachaill = that wasn’t too sensible, boy! (v) Scaoil leis an gcaid, a dhiabhail = Let the ball go, you devil! (vi) An liathróid = an chaid. (vii) Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig ort = Happy St Patrick’s Day!

SINSIR: Sympathies to the Kerry hurlers on their two point defeat v An Iarmhí and to our own senior footballers v Cill Chuimín.

SCÓR NA SINSEAR: At the end of a pulsating Kerry Tráth na gCeist(eanna) competition, last year’s Scór All-Ireland champions, Churchill (Mike Gaynor, Paul Culloty, John Flaherty and Dermot Crowley), had full marks and they now progress to another All-Ireland Final. We congratulate our neighbours!

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