Austin Stacks Juvenile Club News

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PEIL FAOI 6: (i) We hope to see all our Under 6s in Caherslee at 5.45pm on Thursday. (ii) We’ll have football as usual next Sunday morning at 11am. (iii) Our big news is that we’ll have a big big game v Killarney Legion on September 30th. Plenty practise idir an dá linn!

FAOI 8: (i) Wour U8s had a great day’s football on Saturday last at the John Mitchel Club Blitz. We brought a squad of our the boys who were born in 2010 and among the stars were Karol Kowallzyk, Ryan O’Flaherty, Alex O’Flaherty, David Ahern and Liam Swords. Mórbhuíochas to Kevin McMahon and the John Mitchel Club workers for the invitation to this wonderful event.

(ii) This coming weekend we’ll travel ‘northside’ to play our Cillín neighbours, Na Gaeil.

(iii) The following week we’ll head for ‘Beauty’s Home’ to challenge Legion.

(iv) On October 7th, we’ll be in Churchill for their blitz peile.

(v) The Bracker Regan Leagues will continue this Thursday at 5.45pm in Caherslee. So, very busy times ahead for our future ‘stars’! Let’s hope that our mentors and parents and fans can keep up with all the action!

Ó 9 MBLIANA D’AOIS GO DTÍ AON BHLIAIN DÉAG D’AOIS: Was there ever a more hectic weekend for our juveniles…peil gan stad gan staonadh!? (i) Another road trip, on Saturday last, saw our heroes visit Glanmire, County Cork, for the Michael O’Leary Memorial Tournament.

They had a great time and played real Kerry football. Despite the early start, the Rockies hit the Cork pitches in full stride and overcame the legendary Nemo Rangers in the first match. That was nice!!

The tournament format had both our teams playing simultaneously against two teams from the opposing club with the cumulative score from both matches counting as the result for the fixture.

This, ní nach ionadh, resulted in lots of running between pitches, in serious mathematical calculations and in great excitement! Everyone had to be kept up to date…míle buíochas le Batty de Bastábla agus Pádraig Ó Foghlú!!

In their second match our boys overcame Bishopstown and that result ensured a ‘winner-takes-all’ final v the Glanmire boys, who had also won their first two matches.

We were behind when both scores were added at halftime but, hey presto, the famous Rockie resolve came to the fore in the second period as our boys hit the ‘turbo switch’ and pulled away from the host club.

Heartstopping! Mighty! Captain Gavin Ó Cathasaigh joyfully received the magnificent trophy and thanked, amongst others, our great friends in Glanmire for hosting such an excellent event. A great day for a great bunch of determined players and dedicated mentors…lá dár saol!

(ii) We were also represented at the fantastic John Mitchel Club Blitz last weekend. Undoubtedly, a great day’s football was had by all, a day that was full of thrills and spills for our team under the guidance of Dex Carmody and Brian Shanahan. There were ‘big’ performances on the day from Rory Lynch, Jack Diggin, Tadhg Falvey, Eoin Mangan and, in particular, from Adam O’Brien in goals.

(iii) On Sunday, we made our annual trip to the Canty Cup Competition at the St Finbarr Club in Cork. The management team of Brian Shanahan, Pa Laide, Laurence Cotter and Dex Carmody were very very happy with the day’s football. Great skill was shown by our lads and the oppositions were very impressed with our style of football!

(iv) The John Galvin Trophy Competition will continue on Thursday at 6.30pm in Caherslee.

PEIL FAOI 12: ‘Still living the moment……the Kilmacud Blitz at University College Dublin where our lads performed brilliantly!

PEIL FAOI 13: (i) Lee Strand Rock panel: Togor Silong, Mícheál Tansley, Noah Townsend, Liam Ó Morónaigh, Seán Ó Muimhneacháin, Rónán Ó Maolruanaidh, Jeaic Ó Murchú, Aaron Ó Nualláin, Adam Ó Cearúill, Tiarnán Ó Cearúill, Séimí Ó Sé, Jeaic Ó Slatara, Damien Ó hÓgáin, Colm de Brún, Marcas Ó Cearmada, Lúcás Ó Cathasaigh, Shane Mac Coitir, Dylan Ó Cuinneagáin, Roan Grattan, Séimí Ó hArgáin.

CAID FAOI 16: (i) U16 club training will continue on Fridays at 5pm in Connolly Park. (ii) The Bordcheantar Thrá Lí Football League will commence this Sunday with an away game v Ballymac. Up The Rock! The Churchill and John Mitchel Club boys will be our opposition in the coming weeks.

‘STAR’: We are sad to hear that ‘Star’ is ending his Kerry career. We wish him well. We hope to see him holding the Bishop Moynihan Cup in the near future! Buíochas, a Chiaráin, as ucht na gcuimhní go léir!

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