Austin Stacks GAA Juvenile News

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SCÓR NA nÓG: Club members under the age of 17 years (on January 1st ‘18) and who are interested in participating in the Tralee Area Scór na nÓg competitions should get working now! The Tralee round will take place on the 10th NOVEMBER. Competitions: figure dancing, solo singing, recitation/story, instrumental music group of 5, ballad group of 5, set dancing, sketch, table quiz team of 4. Please make contact with club asap má tá spéis agat i Scór. Some singers and dancers are preparing already.

PEIL FAOI 6: Our outdoor season has ended! The Jimmy Barry Cup was played for and a great morning was had by all! Good football was played by Shay Horan and Billy Kirby. Account next week!

PEIL FAOI 8: Last Sunday was the last ‘green grass’ action day for The Rock Under 8 footballers for this season! The Bracker Regan Trophy was up for grabs and was eagerly fought for! Following the traditional parade, the playing and singing of Amhrán na bhFiann and the taking of photographs for the 2018 club calendar, the teams took to the pitch.

The Bracker O’Regan Cup Final saw ‘Austin Stacks’ take on ‘The Rockies’. ‘Austin Stacks’ started brightly and took an early lead with scores from captain Micheal Cotter and the very dangerous Nathan Hurley.

‘The Rockies’ settled and, with Eoin Mangan and his fellow backs steadying the ship and with mid-fielder Danny Lane driving forward, they fought their way back into the game. At half-time, the score stood at ‘Austin Stacks’ 1-03, ‘The Rockies’ 0-03.

The early stages of the second half belonged to ‘The Rockies’ as Barry Laide started to make an impression and two goals by Danny Lane put them in front for the first time.

However, ‘Austin Stacks’soon regained control. Michael Cotter drove his team forward and scored two goals of his own. At the final whistle, ‘Austin Stacks’ prevailed on a score of 3-04 to 2-04.

For the winners, Micheal Cotter played a captain’s role throughout and he gave an exhibition of all-round play highlighted by some impressive fielding and score taking. Luke Galvin had a great spell as goal-keeper and at the back, Jamie Casey and Oisín Cotter were prominent and Diarmuid Hennessy tried hard. Conor O’Regan was busy at centre-field, winning lots of possession and setting up attacks.

In the forwards, Nathan Hurley was very sharp, David Hobbert won a lot of ball while Ewan Canty and Elliot Calleja supported well. For ‘The Rockies’, Philip was very sound in goals. Eoin Mangan gave a magnificent display in defence where he was ably assisted by Ryan Flaherty and Jayden Griffin. Danny Lane played his heart out at mid-field where Barry Laide did his best work after half-time.

In the forwards, Killian Coffey, Liam Swords and Conal Moore were always a threat. After the match, Martin O’Regan presented the Bracker O’Regan Cup to ‘Austin Stacks’ captain, Micheal Cotter.

PEIL FAOI 10: (i) We are looking forward to the John Lynch Trophy competition on Sunday next October 29th (10am – 2.30pm). It’ll be a great occasion….i gcuimhne Sheáin Uí Loingsigh féin, duine a dhein cion fir ar son an chlub.

(ii) On Sunday last we witnessed great football being played in the finals i bPáirc Uí Chonghaile. Two important prizes were played for! Fionán Ryan and Leon O’Conner lifted the John Galvin Trophy and Eoghan Costello and Gavin Casey lifted the Gary Fernane Cup.

AGM: The AGM of Kerry Scór has been refixed for Wednesday, November 1st, at 8pm in Austin Stack Pavilion Tralee. Fáilte roimh chách. A few Rock faces would be gratefully appreciated!

PEIL FAOI 13: Our brave Black’n’Amber brigade faced Na Gaeil in the Kellihers’ Mills Under 13 Football Championship final ar an gCillín on Sunday last.

Luck wasn’t on our side and we went down to ár gcomharsana ar an gCillín…..1-11 to 1-8. U13. An outstanding second half display put us within a kick of a ball to a very strong Na Gaeil side.

The heart and pride by the boys in the Black’n’Amber was a pleasure to watch and having witnessed such an outstanding with a performance like that to finish off the season we all look forward to next year and to seeing these young men progress even further.

We look forward to our Under 14 campaign in 2018 with great anticipation. An painéal: Liam Carmody, Michael Lesneak, Cillian Litchfield, John Duggan, Jack Slattery, Cian Dillane, Jack Murphy, Seán Hill, Josh Lynch, Enda Cahill, Donnacha Sayers, Jamie O’Shea, Conor Kirby, Darragh Moriarty, Declan Lacey, Rohan Grattan, Noah Townsend, Paddy Lane, Damian Hogan. Mentors; Denis Sayers, Liam Lynch, Ed O’Connor. Well done, all! A great year’s work!

CAID FAOI 15: The HK Property Services Under 15 championship, under the auspices of Tralee Town Board, commenced last weekend. Our boys will play in the final.

We put on a great performance last Thursday in Caherslee when we became Tralee qualifiers in the County Under 15 Competition having had two fine wins over the Na Gaeil and the Kerins-O’Rahilly Clubs. We have qualified for the finals of the U15 SuperTouch competition. We are the holders of this title and, so, are eagerly awaiting the finals!

CAID FAOI 16: Best wishes to Conor Myers on his recuperation from an unfortunate injury. With both Central and County Leagues ‘in the bag’ we are happy to say that it has been a great season and we look forward to these fine players progressing to minor and/or going again at this level an séasúr seo chugainn.

MIONÚIR: ‘Well done’ to all involved in a great occasion in the clubhouse this Friday (27th) in onóir do mhionúir an chlub a bhuaigh bonn Uile-Éireann i ngeansaí Chiarraí….breis is dhá dhosaen imreoir cumasach sciliúil!

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