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Shane O'Callaghan, takes on the West Kerry defence in the county championship quarter final in Killarney. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

County Final: Austin Stacks’ Hunger To Have The Edge Over Mid Kerry

October 26, 2014 at 8:57 am Comments are Disabled

Gavin O’Connor gives his verdict on who’ll take home the Bishop Moynihan Cup today…  ON Sunday, Austin Stacks will be looking to bridge a gap of 20 years without a county title when they face Mid Kerry in Austin Stack park at 3pm. This is a final that has observers […]

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O’Halloran’s Rugby: Munster Come Through A Tense Encounter

O’Halloran’s Rugby: Munster Come Through A Tense Encounter

October 25, 2014 at 9:43 pm Comments are Disabled

Our rugby analyst, Mike O’Halloran, on Munster’s victory on Friday night… AFTER a very tense first half, full tactical box kicking and handling errors, Munster finally overcame the challenge presented by the star studded Saracens. This game was won by the forwards, especially the back row of O’Donnell, CJ Stander […]

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County Final: Prospect Of The 12th Means It’s Marching Season For Rockies

County Final: Prospect Of The 12th Means It’s Marching Season For Rockies

October 25, 2014 at 9:27 am Comments are Disabled

THEY come in their hundreds. They’re noisy and colourful. They are The Rockies fan club. We caught up with one of the Austin Stacks fan club’s chief organisers, Kevin O’Carroll, to get a sense of the mood ahead of the hotly anticipated county final this Sunday against Mid Kerry. “There […]

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County Final: Austin Stacks’ Road To The Decider

County Final: Austin Stacks’ Road To The Decider

October 24, 2014 at 9:43 am Comments are Disabled

Gavin O’Connor takes a look at Austin Stacks’ road to the county final this year… ONE of the hallmarks of Austin Stacks charge for county glory this year has been their marked and continued improvement throughout the campaign. Stephen Stack and his men must take a lot of credit for […]

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‘Star’, David Moran And Three Other Kerry Players Win All-Stars

‘Star’, David Moran And Three Other Kerry Players Win All-Stars

October 23, 2014 at 8:49 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was a boost for Kieran Donaghy ahead of the county final on Sunday as it was announced this morning that he has won an GAA GPA All-Star along with fellow Tralee man David Moran. Legion’s James O’Donoghue, as expected, won an All-Star as well as Kenmare’s Paul Murphy and […]

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County Final: School Of Rock – CBS Primary Turns Black And Amber

County Final: School Of Rock – CBS Primary Turns Black And Amber

October 22, 2014 at 11:22 am Comments are Disabled

WITH excitement building ahead of this Sunday’s county final, the Austin Stacks contingent in CBS Primary went all out on Tuesday to show their colours. Austin Stacks face Mid Kerry this Sunday in Austin Stacks Park and will be bidding for their first county championship in 20 years, long before the […]

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Barry John And Cormac Keep Their Promise To Donal Walsh

Barry John And Cormac Keep Their Promise To Donal Walsh

October 21, 2014 at 3:43 pm Comments are Disabled

TWO Kerry stars remained true to their word when they visited an old friend over the weekend. Barry John Keane and Cormac Coffey, both tasted All-Ireland success this year, something they had promised they would do for anti-suicide campaigner Donal Walsh, before he passed away in May last year. They […]

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Tralee-Based Gardaí Win National Awards

Tralee-Based Gardaí Win National Awards

October 21, 2014 at 3:36 pm Comments are Disabled

THREE Gardaí based in Tralee, including Kerry All-Ireland winner Aidan O’Mahony, are to be honoured next month at the 2014 Coiste Siamsa Sportstar Awards which will be held at The Malton Hotel, Killarney. The awards are presented to Garda members who have achieved success in their chosen sporting areas, locally, nationally and […]

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St Brendans Park FC Club News 20/10/14

St Brendans Park FC Club News 20/10/14

October 21, 2014 at 2:22 pm Comments are Disabled

ACADEMY SEASON Our academy for ages 5 to 10 years continues every Saturday . All our coaches are fully qualified so your child is guaranteed the very best of Coaching .Proof of this is that our academy has been running since 2006 and over 100 kids attend every Saturday. The […]

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Representatives of the five Kerry Special Olympics clubs, with Mayor of Kerry, John Brassil at the Special Olympics civic reception in Kerry County Council buildings were, From left: Cliodhna Palmer, Eoin O'Sullivan, Cllr John Brassil, Brendan O'Sullivan and Bronagh Enright. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Special Olympics Groups Honoured By County Council

October 21, 2014 at 11:44 am Comments are Disabled

THE five different Special Olympics groups in Kerry were honoured with a civic reception at Kerry County Council buildings on Monday afternoon. They were gathered to acknowledge their outstanding contribution to the sporting life of Kerry. “This means an awful lot to us. There is a lot of work that […]

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The scene outside Austin Park, just before throw in of Austin Stacks v Dingle, in the County Championship semi-final

Tickets For Sunday’s County Final Now On Sale

October 21, 2014 at 11:28 am Comments are Disabled

TICKETS for this Sunday’s County Championship final between Austin Stacks and Mid Kerry in Austin Stack Park are now on sale. The tickets can be purchased from the Kerry County Board Office, Kerry GAA Store in Killarney and Supervalu Stores in Tralee, Dingle, Killorglin and Castleisland. Two weeks ago, due […]

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SPORT: Relief For O’Rahilly’s As They Avoid Championship Relegation

SPORT: Relief For O’Rahilly’s As They Avoid Championship Relegation

October 20, 2014 at 12:24 pm Comments are Disabled

Gavin O’Connor reports from Castleisland yesterday, where the Strand Road side ensured their senior status by beating Kilcummin… Kerins O’Rahillys 0-12 Killcummin 0-7 A LATE flurry of points secured senior championship football next year for Kerins O’Rahilly’s when they beat Kilcummin in this relegation playoff match. Played out in front of […]

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With Sam and Barry John Keane in Healy Park were, from left: Ross Kennedy, Rory Kennedy and Adam Evans.

“Dream Come True” For Barry As He Brings Sam Back To O’Rahilly’s

October 20, 2014 at 9:40 am Comments are Disabled

BARRY John Keane was a happy man on Saturday morning as he and his Kerins O’Rahilly’s teammate, Cormac Coffey, paraded the Sam Maguire and Tom Markham Cups around Healy Park in Ballyrickard. “It’s a dream come true, when I was training all year, I didn’t really think of these moments, […]

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Action from the match on Saturday between Kerins O'Rahilly's and Legion in Killarney. Photo by Dermot Crean

Relegation Playoff Preview: “We’re Shooting In The Dark” Says O’Shea

October 17, 2014 at 9:41 am Comments are Disabled

Kerins O’Rahilly’s v Kilcummin Senior County Championship Preliminary Relegation Playoff – Castleisland, 2pm. THEIR crosstown rivals might be taking the headlines over the past few weeks, but Kerins O’Rahilly’s will contest a match of major importance on Sunday as they attempt to retain their senior status. If they do lose […]

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Fenit Samphires Club News 13/10/14

Fenit Samphires Club News 13/10/14

October 14, 2014 at 12:44 pm Comments are Disabled

Seniors: Fenit Samphires 6 Killarney Celtic B 0 We had a great result against Killarney Celtic B on a sunny autumn morning in Fenit. Daniel Clinton put us one up after ten minutes and this was closely followed by goals from Ger McCarthy and David Sullivan. We went in at […]

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Stacks fans on the terraces on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

AUDIO: Kathryn Makes Short Documentary On Rockie Fans’ Passion

October 14, 2014 at 9:34 am Comments are Disabled

HERE’S something to get Austin Stacks fans in the mood for the county final. The passion of the Rockie hordes is captured brilliantly on a short audio documentary made by Ballyduff native Kathryn Smith. At the time Kathryn, who is married to a Connolly Park man, John Smith, was doing a […]

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VIDEO: Stacks Get ‘Home’ Advantage For County Final

VIDEO: Stacks Get ‘Home’ Advantage For County Final

October 13, 2014 at 9:50 pm Comments are Disabled

AUSTIN Stacks fans will be happy to know they have a ‘home’ venue for the Garvey’s Supervalu Kerry Senior Football final against Mid Kerry on Sunday, October 26. In a surprise move, the CCC decided on Monday night, to fix the game for Austin Stack Park at 3pm in two […]

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Full Match Report/Photos: “To Get Back To A County Final Is Great” Says Donaghy

Full Match Report/Photos: “To Get Back To A County Final Is Great” Says Donaghy

October 13, 2014 at 3:30 pm Comments are Disabled

Gavin O’Connor reports from yesterday’s Austin Stacks v Dingle county senior championship final in Austin Stack Park and talks to Kieran Donaghy… DONAGHY was the catalyst for the purple purple patch at the end of the first half which left Dingle’s hopes black and blue. On current form he is quite […]

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St Brendans Park FC Club News

St Brendans Park FC Club News

October 13, 2014 at 9:40 am Comments are Disabled

ACADEMY SEASON; Our academy for ages 5 to 10 years continues every Saturday . All our coaches are fully qualified so your child is guaranteed the very best of Coaching .Proof of this is that our academy has been running since 2006 and over 100 kids attend every Saturday. The […]

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Deirdre, Karina and Kevin O'Carroll at the Austin Stacks v Dingle match on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Stacks Fans Kidnap ‘Fungi’ For The Day

October 12, 2014 at 7:47 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Austin Stacks fans are renowned for the colour they bring to matches and Sunday was no exception. They even had a special guest in the form of Fungi dressed in an Austin Stacks jersey (see video below). The fans gathered at headquarters in Connolly Park and paraded up to Austin […]

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SPORT: Donaghy The X-Factor In Stacks’ Triumph

SPORT: Donaghy The X-Factor In Stacks’ Triumph

October 12, 2014 at 5:18 pm Comments are Disabled

Gavin O’Connor reports from Austin Stack Park where Austin Stacks booked their place in the county final in two weeks time Austin Stacks 2-13 Dingle 1-9 KIERAN Donaghy was the main man for Stacks as they beat Dingle by seven points to book their place in the county final. Players […]

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PHOTOS: A Game Of Two Halves As Lixnaw Crowned Kerry Champs

PHOTOS: A Game Of Two Halves As Lixnaw Crowned Kerry Champs

October 12, 2014 at 11:54 am Comments are Disabled

Our hurling expert, Mike O’Halloran, on the Garvey’s Supervalu Kerry Senior Hurling Championship Final replay on Saturday at Austin Stack Park… Lixnaw 1-12 Kilmoyley 0-12 Lixnaw completed the double in Kerry Hurling finals when they added the senior title to the minor title they won last week. I played in the […]

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SPORT: Stacks To Shade It On Sunday…But Only Just!

October 11, 2014 at 8:54 am Comments are Disabled

Gavin O’Connor looks at the Austin Stacks v Dingle Super Valu Senior County Championship Semi-Final at Austin Stacks Park, this Sunday… STACKS and Dingle have a few things in common. Firstly – and they won’t like being reminded of this – they have both suffered heavy county final defeats to Crokes in recent years. […]

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Donaghy Wins GAA GPA Player Of The Month For September

Donaghy Wins GAA GPA Player Of The Month For September

October 9, 2014 at 2:33 pm Comments are Disabled

IT has been announced that, Kieran Donaghy, is the GAA GPA Player of the Month for September. Kieran received the award in Croke Park alongside Kilkenny’s, Richie Power, who picked up the Hurling Player of the Month. “Kieran Donaghy’s role in Kerry’s All-Ireland series push was nothing short of spectacular, […]

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TV Programme To Show Tralee Was ‘Mad For Sam’ At Homecoming

TV Programme To Show Tralee Was ‘Mad For Sam’ At Homecoming

October 9, 2014 at 10:30 am 1 comment

WHILE the Kerry teams’ homecoming to Tralee was skimmed over by RTE, Irish TV captured all the atmosphere and can be seen in a special programme this Friday. A crowd of up to 25,000 people packed Tralee streets to welcome home the Kerry senior and minor teams after their victories over […]

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Action from when Austin Stacks faced Dingle in the Club Championship last May. Photo by Adrienne McLoughlin

SPORT: Three Key Battles That May Decide Austin Stacks v Dingle

October 9, 2014 at 9:32 am Comments are Disabled

IF you were going to pick the dream match-up of the round before the semi-final draw was made, it would have been this one. Both sides have a panel of full of young, quality players and established stars to make it a hotly anticipated encounter. Dingle remain the only side to […]

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Donaghy One Of 11 Kerry Players Up For An All-Star

Donaghy One Of 11 Kerry Players Up For An All-Star

October 8, 2014 at 10:06 am Comments are Disabled

  AUSTIN Stacks supremo, Kieran Donaghy, has been nominated for an GAA GPA All-Star Football award along with ten other Kerry players. ‘Star’ is now in a good position to scoop his third All-Star award after Donegal’s Micheal Murphy, who was speculated to take the full-forward spot, was nominated in the […]

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Nicolas Roche, was more than happy to sign autographs for young fans. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Fans Flock To Fels Point To Meet Nicholas Roche

October 8, 2014 at 9:42 am Comments are Disabled

TOUR DE FRANCE cyclist, Nicholas Roche, came to the Fels Point Hotel on Monday night as part of an event to raise funds for the Donal Walsh LiveLife foundation. A crowd of around 250 cycling fans greeted the ‘Le Tour’ rider. It was a thrill for young fans in particular, who […]

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Pa Daly out the back of his offices in 23 Rock Street where a tannery was once located. Photo by Dermot Crean

Cllr Requests Meeting With Kerry GAA About Lack Of Big Games For Tralee

October 7, 2014 at 12:43 pm 2 comments

A TRALEE Municipal District councillor said that a meeting should take place with members of the GAA county board about the lion’s share of big Kerry games being allocated to Killarney. Sinn Fein Cllr, Pa Daly, brought up the issue at the monthly meeting on Monday and said he would like councillors to meet with board […]

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Austin Stack Park To Host Championship Double Header

Austin Stack Park To Host Championship Double Header

October 6, 2014 at 11:06 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE will host the Garvey’s Supervalu Senior Football Championship semi-finals next Sunday, October 12. Austin Stacks will play Dingle at 2pm followed by the clash of Shannon Rangers and Mid-Kerry at 3.45pm, both in Austin Stack Park. The news will be welcomed by Austin Stacks fans and businesses in the […]

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