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Fun at the Austin Stacks Race Night on Friday. Photo by Adrienne McLoughlin

RACE NIGHT: Our thanks to Adrienne McLoughlin for the following report. There was a good turnout for the re-scheduled Austin Stacks GAA Race Night which was held at the clubhouse in Connolly Park on Friday 4th March.

This event was organised to raise funds to alleviate the costs of running the juvenile boys and girls football and finance pitch maintenance and upgrades.

The operation of the event on the night was co-ordinated by  Fundraising Events Group with their Sales and Marketing Director, Jimmy Bouchier operating the night’s ten races.  The last race was an auction race with the bids being taken by Eddie Barrett.

The Senior Mens Team were in attendance with The Bishop Moynihan Cup (Co. Championship)  and the Ladies Senior team were also well represented.

Well done to the organising committee who put in a huge amount of time and effort in promoting and  running the event.

On the night the race betting and prize presentations were conducted by Bernie Mannix, Mary Fitzmaurice, Marie Jordan and Lauren Barrett.

Vouchers were presented to Angelina Moriarty and Ger Breen for being the Best Dressed Racegoers on the night.  Some photos attached.

The next fundraising event on the calendar is the Golf Classic on Friday 25th March at Tralee Golf Club.

MEMBERSHIP 2022:  Membership for 2022 is now due. Please pay online through club website – or through foireann .com. Any queries please contact Bernie at 0860767415.

LIDL PLUS LGFA CLUB REWARDS SCHEME – Help our Ladies Club get a new set of Jerseys! Each time Lidl Plus registered users spend more than €30 in their local Lidl store and scan their app at the till until Sunday 27th March, they will receive a stamp on their digital stamp card.

Alternatively, ask the cashier to add your shopping points to our Club Treasurer’s number – 086 0767415.  Multiple stamps can be earned in each shop if a multiple of €30 is spent (€60 = 2 stamps, €90 = 3 stamps, etc.) and once six stamps have been collected, users can submit their completed stamp card via the app where their stamps are then added to their chosen club’s total.

GOLF CLASSIC: A reminder that our Golf Classic takes place on Friday 25th March in Tralee Golf

Club. Full details are available on the club’s website at

SENIOR FOOTBALL: Austin Stacks 4-9; St. Pats 0-8.

With a narrow one point defeat against John Mitchels in the opening round and round 2 against Ballymac postponed to another date, our round 3 game in the Tralee/St. Brendans League, played under lights at the Mitchels pitch on Saturday evening (5th March), saw us back to our winning ways with a near perfect performance from all 20 who lined out during the course of the hour.

Pats went into an early two points lead before Gearóid Fitzgerald opened our account with a goal in the 9thminute. Cian Purcell then pointed for us in the 16th minute but Pats added three more to leave them ahead by one (0-5 to 1-1) as half time approached. But in the closing minutes of the half we scored a goal and two points – Conor Myers with the goal and a point and the other point by Gearóid Sheehan – to leave us ahead by four at the break (2-3 to 0-5.

We had the perfect start to the second half. Barry Shanahan won the throw-in, passed to his mid-field colleague, Michael O’Donnell who found Conor Myers, who linked up with Gearóid Sheehan with the ball eventually finding Gearóid Fitzgerald who pointed after just 20 seconds.

Further points followed from Michael O’Donnell, Cian Purcell and Gearóid Fitzgerald with Pats adding three of their own by the 51st minute which left us still with that four points lead which we had at half time.

However that was Pats last score of the game while we went on to add two more goals and two points during the remaining ten minutes of the game. David Mannix scored the two points with our two goals coming late on. Eoghan Carroll was already giving a man-of-the-match performance before he scored our third goal with the final score and goal of the game coming from second half substitute, Donagh McKivergan.

Team: Ben Quilter, Luke Chester, BarryWalsh, Niall Fitzmaurice, Eoghan Carroll (1-0), Donagh McMahon, Dara Barry Walsh, Barry Shanahan, Michael O’Donnell (0-1), David Fitzmaurice, David Mannix (0-2), Gearóid Sheehan (0-1), Cian Purcell (0-2), Gearóid Fitzgerald (1-2), Conor Myers (1-1).

Subs used: Ruairí O’Connell (1m), John Murphy (40m), Andrew Morrissey (46m), Donagh McKivergan (49m) (1-0), Killian Litchfield (52m).

Just after the start of the game Donagh McMahon suffered a back injury and had to be replaced. We all wish Donagh a full and speedy recovery.

It was good to see Ben Quilter and Cian Purcell making their Senior debuts as well as Ruairí O’Connell and Killian Litchfield who made their first Senior starts in the opening round against John Mitchels a fortnight ago.

The first round of the Co. League takes place on St. Patricks Day (Thursday). The game in Connolly Park against Gneeveguilla throws in at 2pm.

MINOR FOOTBALL: After a draw in round one, away to Keel/Listry, a week ago we now travel to Killorglin on this Saturday (12th March) for a round 2 game against Laune Rangers. Please note that the throw-in time has now been brought forward to 2pm. Then we have home games in the remaining three rounds against Dr. Crokes (19th March), Kenmare Shamrocks (26th March) and Kilcummin (4th April). The League will conclude with two semi finals and a final.

THE C TEAM: Kevin O’Carroll informs us that the C Team will be back in action again this season and they have already commenced training – at CBS The Green on Friday nights at 7pm and in the Club Gym on Monday nights at 8pm. Anyone interested are more than welcome to join the group.

We are away to Keel B in the opening round of the Co. League on Saturday, 26th March Our three other games in the League are at home to Laune Rangers C (16th April),away to Listry B (7th May) and at home to Kerins O’Rahillys C (18th June) . In the meantime we have a challenge game against a visiting Belfast team on the week-end after next with firm details yet to be finalized.

FITNESS CLASSES: The Individual Pod Fitness Training sessions continues in the Clubhouse every Tuesday and Thursday evenings  from 7pm to 8pm. All are welcome. Contact Diane at 087 7940531 for further information.

ONLINE CLUB SHOP: A reminder that our Club shop is open 24/7. Check out the newest ‘official’ Austin Stacks Club Merchandise – only available to order on this link (free delivery on any orders over €50) see We would also like to introduce the new Austin Stacks Ganzee Club Clothing Collection, available in Mens/Unisex, Womens & kids check out all the style ranges in hoodies, t-shirts and sweatshirts on

CLUB CARDS: Our Card sessions are now up and running again on the usual Monday and Thursday nights with the starting time at 9pm sharp. It’s great to see the number of players increasing again on a weekly basis.

CLUB LOTTO: Monday Night’s (7th March) Jackpot, worth €4,050 was not won. The numbers drawn were 12, 28, 29, 30. The €20 winners were Elisha Dowling and Tony Hennessy, both c/o The Club; Mandy Furey, c/o On-Line; Kay Browne, c/o The Brogue; and Shane Bastible, c/o Flynn’s Furniture..

Next Monday’s Jackpot will be worth €4,100.

Continued thanks to the following businesses for selling our Club Lotto tickets – Kevin Barry’s Shop, Commane’s Book Shop, O’Flynn Interiors, Hussey’s, Princess St., Terry’s Butcher’s, Oakpark The Burger Shack, Monavally as well as Maguire’s Butchers and Kirby’s Brogue Inn and continued thanks to everyone who purchase tickets week in, week out.

Austin Stacks lotto tickets are now also available to purchase on line on the following link: Kirby’s Brogue InnMaguire’s Butchers Hussey’s P. Commane Books.

SYMPATHY: Sincere sympathy is offered to the families of the following who died recently: Maurice (Mossie) Quirke, Blennerville and formerly Derrymore; Hugh Davey, Kilcock (Co. Kildare) (nephew of former Club Vice Chairman, Pat Joe McQuinn); Kathleen (Kay) O’Brien, Dublin and formerly Listellick; and James O’Sullivan, St. Brendans Park.

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