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VIDEO: The Journey Is Over, But What A Rockie Road It’s Been!

VIDEO: The Journey Is Over, But What A Rockie Road It’s Been!

February 15, 2015 at 10:39 pm Comments are Disabled

  THERE will be no fairytale ending. No Rockies marching down Jones’ Road, no black and amber in Drumcondra pubs, no Billy Sheehan rallying the troops with his trusty megaphone in the Hogan Stand this St Patrick’s Day. Austin Stacks lost by one solitary point on a rainy Sunday in Portlaoise but, with […]

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O’Halloran’s Rugby: Talk Of Ireland Winning Six Nations Is Premature

O’Halloran’s Rugby: Talk Of Ireland Winning Six Nations Is Premature

February 15, 2015 at 9:02 am Comments are Disabled

Our rugby writer, Mike O’Halloran on a fantastic win for Ireland yesterday… Johnny Sexton came back from a twelve week lay off to put in a man of the match performance when Ireland overcame a French team of “big human beings” as Joe Schmidt called them. It looked like France […]

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The Rock Will Rise Again To Book Date With Destiny

The Rock Will Rise Again To Book Date With Destiny

February 14, 2015 at 10:30 am Comments are Disabled

Gavin O’Connor says it’ll be hard and it won’t be pretty, but Austin Stacks will overcome Slaughtneil on Sunday in the All-Ireland Club Semi-Final in Portlaoise… ROCK STREET is a long way away from the foot of the Carntogher mountain. Between Austin Stacks and Slaughtneil it’s as much north v […]

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Austin Stacks supporters gearing up for Sunday in the Connolly Park clubhouse. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

VIDEO: Forget Paris! It’s Portlaoise For A Weekend Of Love Rockie-Style

February 13, 2015 at 4:16 pm Comments are Disabled

A LOVE affair of a different kind will be in bloom for the most romantic weekend of the year when fanatical Austin Stacks support hit the road in search of a St Patrick’s day date in Croke Park. At least eight buses will depart on Sunday morning for Portlaoise, for […]

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Road Closures On Sunday Morning To Facilitate Valentine’s 10 Mile Run

Road Closures On Sunday Morning To Facilitate Valentine’s 10 Mile Run

February 12, 2015 at 12:44 pm Comments are Disabled

  IF you’re travelling around town early on Sunday morning you’ll need to be aware that the Council will be closing off a number of roads for a time. The reason is to facilitate runners in the Valentine’s Weekend 10 Mile Road Race which is starting from Tralee Wetlands at 10am. […]

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Brendan’s Going To LA For Special Olympics

Brendan’s Going To LA For Special Olympics

February 12, 2015 at 11:51 am Comments are Disabled

FLYING the Kerry flag at the Special Olympics this summer in LA will be Oakview swimmer, Brendan O’Connell. The member of Kerry Stars Special Olympics Club is the sole representative from  Kerry who will compete for Team Ireland. Brendan will be gunning for gold in the 1500 metres swim. No […]

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Austin Stacks, team manager, Stephen Stack Photo by Dermot Crean.

Stephen Stack: “I Don’t Want Us To Have Any Regrets…We Have To Go For It”

February 12, 2015 at 10:37 am Comments are Disabled

Gavin O’Connor spoke to Austin Stacks boss, Stephen Stack, recently about preparations ahead of Sunday’s All-Ireland semi-final showdown with Slaughtneil… “NO REGRETS” has been the Austin Stacks mantra since they began their club championship campaign nine months ago. For many of the players, Sunday will be the most important game […]

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Una O'Mahony, founder of Radar Sports at their new premises in Ivy Terrace. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Homegrown Sports Company Set To Open First Store In Tralee

February 11, 2015 at 12:44 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE owned and based sports equipment company is taking the next step in their evolution by opening their first ever store in Ivy Terrace this week. Radar Sports, have been in business now for eight years. The company was the brainchild  of Una O’Mahony who, up until now, operated […]

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Tralee International Marathon Makes Changes To Start And Finish Lines

Tralee International Marathon Makes Changes To Start And Finish Lines

February 10, 2015 at 4:59 pm Comments are Disabled

  THERE will be slight changes to both the starting and finishing lines of the ‘Tralee International Marathon’ when it takes place on Sunday March 15. The Kerry vs Donegal National Football League game is due to be held in Tralee on the same day and so the decision has […]

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St Brendans Park FC News

St Brendans Park FC News

February 9, 2015 at 11:37 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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Eoghain Sheehy, Jamie Lowham, David Culloty, Kieran O'Donovan and Neil Cannon at the Na Gaeil GAA Celebration Night at The Meadowlands Hotel on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Na Gaeil GAA Club Celebrates In The Meadowlands

February 9, 2015 at 11:08 am 1 comment

OVER 150 members of Na Gaeil GAA gathered to celebrate a great year for the Oakpark club at the Meadowlands Hotel on Saturday night. This year the annual social was billed as a celebration night, as they have a lot to celebrate according to Club PRO, Theresa Kelliher. “We have […]

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O’Halloran’s Rugby: Italian Job Done, But Ireland Face Much Tougher Test Against France

O’Halloran’s Rugby: Italian Job Done, But Ireland Face Much Tougher Test Against France

February 8, 2015 at 11:17 am Comments are Disabled

Our rugby writer, Mike O’Halloran, says Ireland can expect France to bring their A game for the next match… EVEN the loss of Sean O Brien just before kick off wasn’t enough to prevent the expected opening win for Ireland over Italy in the Six Nations. O’Brien twinged his hamstring […]

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Stephen Stack Rallies The Troops Ahead Of Big Match

Stephen Stack Rallies The Troops Ahead Of Big Match

February 7, 2015 at 11:06 am Comments are Disabled

AUSTIN Stacks senior team boss, Stephen Stack, has issued a rallying cry for all Rockie supporters ahead of the All-Ireland Club semi-final next Sunday. In an open letter published on the Austin Stacks website last night, the Rockies manager asks the black and amber fans to make a special effort […]

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A New Era For Darts In Tralee As Town League Returns After 12 Years

A New Era For Darts In Tralee As Town League Returns After 12 Years

February 7, 2015 at 10:27 am 1 comment

A NEW era of darts could be on the horizon in Tralee with resumption of the Tralee District Town League after a 12 year absence. The competition will begin on Febuary 20 at the Huddle Bar and has already gained a lot of interest. “The interest is back again, all the […]

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David Moran strides forward during the Allianz League game between Kerry and Mayo at Killarney on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Match Preview: Blues To Lead Kerry In Derry For Crucial League Match

February 7, 2015 at 10:26 am Comments are Disabled

  Gavin O’Connor says Kerry will be sharper this time out and should get the two points… Derry v Kerry, Allianz National League, Celtic Park, Derry, Sunday 2pm IT may just be the second game into the league, but already you can feel a little bit of pressure for Kerry […]

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VIDEO: Bryan Sheehan Recreates Famous Kick In New AIB Video

VIDEO: Bryan Sheehan Recreates Famous Kick In New AIB Video

February 6, 2015 at 3:05 pm Comments are Disabled

  KERRY footballer, Bryan Sheehan, has recreated the famous free kick he took for South Kerry in the 2010 county semi-final which sailed over the bar from 67 yards. The new AIB video shows Sheehan scoring from the mammoth distance and poses the question is it “The longest ever in […]

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How ‘The Rose Of Tralee’ Answered Ireland’s Call At The World Cup

How ‘The Rose Of Tralee’ Answered Ireland’s Call At The World Cup

February 6, 2015 at 10:13 am Comments are Disabled

HERE’S a fact that has passed us by as Ireland prepares to kick-off their Six Nations campaign tomorrow. It came as a surprise to us to learn that ‘The Rose of Tralee’ was used four times as Ireland’s national anthem at the 1987 Rugby World Cup. An article by Malachy […]

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O’Halloran’s Rugby: Hard To See Ireland Beaten…But You Never Know!

O’Halloran’s Rugby: Hard To See Ireland Beaten…But You Never Know!

February 6, 2015 at 10:03 am Comments are Disabled

Our rugby writer, Mike O’Halloran, looks forward to Ireland’s Italian job tomorrow and says the home side will be no pushovers… IRELAND head to the Eternal City for their opening game in this years RBS Six Nations. The fan-friendly (if not transport-friendly) Stadio Olimpico will play host to this battle […]

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Tommy Walsh during the Allianz League game between Kerry and Mayo at Killarney on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Tommy Walsh Starts In Midfield For Kerry This Sunday

February 5, 2015 at 9:55 pm Comments are Disabled

  TOMMY WALSH has been selected in midfield for Kerry’s Allianz National League match against Derry this Sunday. This will be Walsh’s first start for Kerry since the All-Ireland final in 2009. Kieran O’Leary has been dropped from the starting 15, while Bryan Sheehan makes the switch into centre forward to make […]

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Jack Savage, eyes up the goal against Kerry in the McGrath Cup. Photo by Dermot Crean.

Jack Savage Gets All IT Tralee Scores In Sigerson Cup Match But They Crash Out

February 4, 2015 at 10:21 am Comments are Disabled

  JACK SAVAGE continued an impressive start to 2015 when he scored all of IT Tralee’s points in a 0-7 0-10 defeat to Carlow IT in the Sigerson Cup yesterday. The Kerins O’Rahilly’s man fired over three points from play and four frees in a match IT Tralee will be […]

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Denis 'Ogie' Moran

‘Ogie’ Moran To Feature In TG4 GAA Documentary Series Laochra Gael

February 3, 2015 at 11:17 am Comments are Disabled

EIGHT-time All-Ireland senior medal winner, Denis ‘Ogie’ Moran will be the next Kerry legend to feature in the long running TG4 GAA documentary series, Laochra Gael. Ogie’s episode will be aired on March 31 with a repeat viewing on April 5. The new series begins tonight at 8pm with Mayo’s Liam McHale […]

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David Moran looks for a team-mate as Stephen Coen of Mayo looks on during the Allianz League game between Kerry and Mayo at Killarney on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Four Talking Points From Kerry v Mayo

February 2, 2015 at 4:28 pm 1 comment

GAVIN O’Connor takes a look at a few of the main talking points among Kerry supporters after defeat to Mayo in Fitzgerald Stadium on Sunday, along with photos from yesterday’s game by Dermot Crean… 1. ‘Wintering Well’ Again Kerry had all the signs of it yesterday as they dusted off the cobwebs […]

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Michelle Greaney, Helen Tansley, Anne Kelliher, Ursula Barrett and Marian Bowler at the start of the Kerins O'Rahilly's GAA 10k Run on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Four Hundred Take Part In First Kerins O’Rahilly’s GAA 10k Run

February 2, 2015 at 11:26 am Comments are Disabled

THE inaugural Kerins O’Rahilly’s 10k run was a huge success with 400 taking part yesterday morning. It was cold, but the rain cleared just in time for the runners to take off from the clubhouse at 10am for the route which took them up around the Kerries and Fenit Road area and […]

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Park Fc U13 who reached the last 16 of the SFAI Cup

St Brendans Park FC News

February 2, 2015 at 10:29 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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Tommy Walsh, fetches a ball high in the sky earlier in the year against Mayo in the National League.  Photo by Dermot Crean.

PHOTOS: Kerry Off The Pace Against Fit And Eager Mayo Side

February 1, 2015 at 5:08 pm Comments are Disabled

  Kerry 0-1o Mayo 2-11 IT’S only February. They’ll be a few doom-mongers about, but Kerry’s lacklustre performance against Mayo in the Allianz National League opener at Killarney’s Fitzgerald Stadium today isn’t the end of the world. The Kingdom looked off the pace for most of the game, with only Kerins […]

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Mick Galwey, Tom Cooper, Joe Brolly and Eoin Liston at the Austin Stacks GAA Corporate Lunch Fundraiser at the Ballygarry House Hotel on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Over 550 People Pack Ballygarry For Stacks’ Fundraiser

January 31, 2015 at 10:32 am Comments are Disabled

WHAT a fantastic afternoon, evening and night it was in the Ballygarry House Hotel yesterday for the Austin Stacks GAA corporate lunch fundraiser. There was wall to wall GAA legends among the 550 people present who gathered to celebrate the Rock club’s success in 2014. Companies and clubs from all over […]

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Whaddya Think Of Joe Turning Up Like That Kieran?

Whaddya Think Of Joe Turning Up Like That Kieran?

January 30, 2015 at 8:05 pm 1 comment

KIERAN Donaghy got a shock this afternoon when a special friend dropped into the Austin Stacks Corporate Fundraiser in Ballygarry House Hotel. While MC, Second Captains’ Eoin McDevitt was interviewing the Rockies ace about his, now famous, post All-Ireland comment “Whaddya think of that?” aimed at Joe Brolly, guess who stepped out from […]

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Five Things Kerry Have To Focus On For The League

Five Things Kerry Have To Focus On For The League

January 30, 2015 at 10:03 am Comments are Disabled

On the eve of the opening weekend of the Allianz National Football League, Gavin O’Connor looks at five key areas Kerry need to concentrate on before the summer… 1. Getting Off To A Good Start In Eamonn Fitzmaurice’s previous two seasons presiding over Kerry in the league, he has failed to […]

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In 2014, David Moran announced himself on the big stage. Photo by Dermot Crean.

David Moran Captains Kerry With Tommy Walsh On The Bench

January 29, 2015 at 10:03 pm Comments are Disabled

  DAVID Moran is to captain his county on Sunday against Mayo in the Allianz National Football League opening match. With new captain Kieran Donaghy unavailable due to Austin Stacks’ involvement in the club championship, it’ll be a proud moment for the Kerins O’Rahilly’s man. The team contains just six of […]

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Donaghy Would Love To Play On Sunday, But Stacks Need Him Now

Donaghy Would Love To Play On Sunday, But Stacks Need Him Now

January 29, 2015 at 11:43 am Comments are Disabled

IT’s hard to imagine how the next year can go better for Kieran Donaghy than 2014 did. He starts the year, with a 4th All-Ireland medal, county and Munster medals for Stacks and the Kerry captaincy that comes with those successes. It’s a cruel irony that the performances that won […]

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