Austin Stacks GAA Juvenile Club News

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THE ROCK ALL-STARS: Our All Stars came together on Sunday last for our end-of-year party in the clubhouse. We had a great turnout and Bernie Mannix was chief organiser. It was a great way for our stars to end the season! This special social occasion was enjoyed by all and, ní nach ionadh, especially by the players. ‘Well done’ to everybody for the season’s hard work and dedication. Maith sibh! We look forward to the 2023 season!

PEIL FAOI 7: The U7 boys are taking a winter break from their ‘official’ football duties as are their dedicated trainers/motivators/coaches/bainisteoirí….Tom Tansley, William Kirby, Richard Long, Éamonn Scanlon, Seán Moynihan, St John Hegarty, Michael Tansley and Amy Lucid. Well done, all, on a great season’s work. Go raibh maith agaibh…you are the mainstays of The Rock Club.

PEIL FAOI 9: Another excellent group whose members are on their ‘sabbatical’ until the commencement of the ’23 season are the U9 footballers and their hardworking and pleasant management crew….Michael Lynch, Tim McMahon, TJ Hogan, Kevin Counihan, Finbar Canty and Colin Teahan. Bheidís molta dá mbeimis inár dtost. These are among the people who keep the club ticking over. Is sibhse an chosmhuintir…the foot soldiers of The Rock…and the GAA!

JOHN LYNCH TOURNAMENT: A very successful John Lynch Tournament took place in our club last Saturday. Up to 500 Under 10 footballers from sixteen clubs took part. The weather wasn’t thar mholadh beirte but the occasion, in memory of a dedicated Rockman, was special! Exciting football was played by our U10 lads! We saw good pick-ups, lovely scoring, mighty saves, good defending, a good few brilliant block-downs, some high catching and very good passing! A great Saturday for everybody…players, parents, mentors, visitors and organisers. Well done, all. Beidh cuntas againn an tseachtain seo chugainn.

PEIL FAOI 11: The U11s are also on their ‘sos’ have been ably coached and directed by Colm Mangan, Wayne Quillinan, Ger Teahan, Micko Horan, Pat Carmody, Keith McKenzie and Kenneth Cronin. The players under their care will have lifelong happy memories of their Rock experiences. Maith sibh, a chóitseálaithe! P.S…best wishes to the new Kerry minor football bainisteoir, our Wayne Quillinan!

PEIL FAOI 13: Another enjoyable and successful U13 season, orchestrated and directed by Martin Courtney, Ger Hobbert, Dan Ahern, Eoghan Galvin, David Scanlon, Kieran O’Flaherty, Pa Laide and Jack Morgan, has come to an end. Thanks to a very enthusiastic panel and to their dedicated-to-the-cause leaders. A brilliant season! Outstanding football was played, both at home and away, and our boys are much better players now as the door closes on their ’22 season. We look forward to the ’23 Gaelic season!

PEIL FAOI 15: We look forward to our final game v the Ballymac Club or the John Mitchel Club. This U15 football championship is organised by the Tralee and St Brendan GAA Boards. Urraithe an chomórtais: Suits Select.

COLÁISTÍ: (i) The Tralee CBS boys, in their 2nd game of the Munster Colleges Senior Football competition, will face a strong Pobalscoil na Rátha Móire team. Dáta sceidealaithe: 9ú Samhain (Wednesday). This Tralee team has already pipped Coláiste Fhlannáin, Inis, by 0-2…1-9 to 0-10. Rock players on The Green team: Colm de Brún (7)(an captaen), Éanna Ó Cathail (10), Rónán Ó Cearúill (12), Josh Ó Loingsigh (21) agus Ryan Ó Drisceoil (28). Good luck, lads!
(ii) Cluiche spleodrach gan aon agó a bhí ag an nGaelcholáiste sa Tóchar ar an Aoine seo caite! As the midterm approached the U16½ Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí ‘Rac-réaltaí’ made the early morning trip to Causeway for a spectacular display of footballing prowess!

The lively first half yielded positive results for the gaelcholáiste’s heroes, as ‘Carraigínigh’, Gavin Ó Cathasaigh and Marc Ó Loingsigh (captaen), had their names pencilled into the ref’s notepad with a swathe of well-timed scores.

The Causeway forwards responded rapidly by sending a few pointí of their own over the black spot. With the Tóchar forwards in flying form, the GCC boys understood that this contest would live up to their expectations of a tug-of-war.

Momentum and resolve, in the second half, saw the day out for Laochra Gael an Ghaelcholáiste as cosantóirí Dáithí Ó Smolláin, Ruadhán Ó Clúmháin agus cúl báire (báireoir) Iarla Ó hAiniféin ensured that a clean sheet came home to Tobar Mhaigh Dor. A bhuí le proper preparation and planning afforded them by a postponement from last week, the GCC gaiscígh completed their pre-midterm series of fixtures with a rousing win sa Tóchar!

Ní theastaíonn ón iriseoir seo beag is fiú a dhéanamh de thaispeántas Causeway Comprehensive, áfach; it was clear that the local forwards kept buachaillí Thrá Lí under consistent pressure throughout.

Maith sibh, a mhuintir an Choláiste Ghaelaigh and déanaigí cinnte de to take a well-earned and productive rest over the holidays to hit the ground running with more spectacular performances like these i Mí na Samhna!(Daithí Ó Loinsigh)

(iii) Sympathies to our boys on the Mercy Mounthawk panel who were unlucky v Coláiste Bhréanainn in the Corn Uí Shúilleabháin competition: Michael Tansley (báireoir), Jack Murphy (3), Daniel Kirby (6), Ben Murphy (7), Cillian Litchfield (14), Paddy Lane (15), Liam Ó Cearmada (16), Noah Townsend (17). Good wishes to them in their Corn Uí Mhuirí campaign. Gach ádh orthu v Coláiste Choilm (Baile an Chollaigh) ar an 9ú Samhain (de réir an sceidil!).

CLUB LOTTO: Thanks to all who support and promote our club lotto: (i) Barrys’ Supermarket, Upper Rock Street, (ii) Paudie Commane’s Bookshop, Rock Street, (iii) The Burger Shack, Monavalley, (iv) O’Flynn Interiors (Malachy Nagle), Lower Rock Street, (v) Kirbys’ Brogue Inn, Lower Rock Street, (vi) Husseys’ Deli, Prince’s Quay, (vii) Carmel O’Neill and others, (viii) Maguires’ Butcher Shop, Caherslee, (ix) (x) and/or on

SCÓR na SINSEAR: Best wishes to the Kerry performers in the All-Ireland finals of Scór i gCaisleán an Bharraigh, Co. Mhaigh Eo, on Saturday week (November 12th): (i) amhránaíocht: Marcas Ó Laoire, Gníomh go Leith; (ii) rince seit: Gníomh go Leith; (iii) tráth na gceist: Pearse Brothers Club, Churchill.

AN SIOPA: The official Austin Stack Club merchandise may be ordered on this link: delivery on any orders over €50).
R.I.P. Our sympathies to the family of the late Pádraig Harnett to whom our Juvenile Notes (for Tralee Advertiser) were sent each week (over several years) up to last week. Go dtuga Dia suaimhneas síoraí dá anam fíor-uasal.

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