Austin Stacks Juvenile Club News

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Our summer football camp is going great since Tuesday and will finish on Saturday at 1pm. Well done, all! PEIL FAOI 6/8/10: (i) Back to morning football at 11am on Sunday next. Great effort by our Kerry seniors and minors…’Star’, Jack and new addition Seán Ó Riain. (ii) More Under 6/8/10 football on Thursday at 5:45pm. FAOI 13 – FINALS OFF: The Under 13 finals due to be played on Wednesday 6th have been deferred to a later date due to an objection. This objection was heard by the CCC on Wednesday night…expect text or check A final: AdeS v Na Gaeil; B final: AdeS v Na Mistéalaigh.


After a titanic struggle in the heart of Ballymac on the last day of summer and against the famed blue-jerseyed Laune Rangers, our Under 14 Boys completed a fantastic Kerry title treble: County League Division 1, Féile na nÓg and now the Kelliher Toyota Central League!! Mighty! Despite the absence of our talisman, Michael Slattery, due to an important Kerry Hurling game, we confidently faced Raonaithe na Leamhna who set out and set up with a Donegal-like blanket defence and two men up front! Cuimhnigh ar sin! The lads from Poc were highly motivated, well organised and had put a well-honed game plan in place. A crowded midfield meant that the middle third was all clogged up and exchanges were tough and fast.

This kept the scoring close and when we did breach the defence we were found wanting with at least four glorious goal-scoring opportunities and, ergo, dá bhrí sin, we entered the dressing rooms at half time in a disappointed mood as we trailed by 0-1…0-6 to 0-5. Everyone upped the ‘ante’ in the second half and all players were given a part in the action.

Goals by Seán Carmody, Dean Scanlon and Joe Looby-Lugandu were accompanied by points from Seán Quilter, Gearóid Ó Síocháin, Gearóid Fitzgerald and the irrepressible, versatile and dynamic Donagh McMahon! Egged on by our main cheerleader, super Alicante Rockie, Marta Martinez, whose English skills won many admirers, the boys’ performance in the second half greatly improved and even a last minute goal by Laune Rangers did not take from the sheen of the victory.

An scór deiridh:- AdeS: 3-11; Raonaithe na Leamhna: 2-10. A gracious Joe Looby-Lugandu accepted the trophy from/ón bhfear iontach gaelach úd ón nGaeltacht, Liam Ó Rócháin, Cathaoirleach, Coiste an Cheantair Láir. The squad: Garry Clifford, David Oba, James Quigley, Dylan Ó Cathasaigh, Jack McGrath, Eoghan Carroll, Dara Barry-Walsh, Gearóid Fitzgerald, Seán Carmody, Evan Maher, Seán Quilter, Michael O’Gara, Pádhraic Linnane, David Couchman, Andrew Breen, Gearóid Ó Síocháin, Dean Scanlon, Joe Looby-Lugandu (captaen), Conor Myers, Leon Sholamba and Oisín Liston.

The man-of-the-match award was given to Eoghan Carroll and, in a game of great intensity, this was an amazing achievement considering Eoghan is under age again next year!!! Agus an focal scoir: thanks to Ballymac for hosting the final and tribute must be paid to the sportsmanship of the Laune Rangers squad who sportingly joined David Oba’s celebrations! Maith sibh, a Leaideanna na Carraige!


Ruairí Mac Easmainn, an aquaintance of Austin Stack, will be commemorated at the Casement Gathering on 29th/30thAugust in Meadowlands Hotel. FOCLÓIR: lántaca=lánchúlaí=full back; babhta leathcheannais=cluiche leathcheannais=semi-final; an freasúra=the opposition; foireann an fhreasúra=opposing team; For other words go

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