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DEFIBRILLATOR TRAINING: Anyone interested in Defibrillator Training is asked to send their details to The Club is organising a course in association with Tralee Red Cross commencing with an online theory session followed by practical training once restrictions are lifted.

The Austin Stacks GAA Club Defibrillator is located on the wall at the bottom of the Stairs in the main gym building in Connolly Park.

GAME TIME: The Co. Board is currently in consultation with Clubs regarding a draft competitions format as to how the Club season will be managed. We still understand that teams will be given a 3 weeks lead in time and a revised Co. League format (6 teams per group) would go ahead from 13th June to early August with the Senior Club Championship commencing in September following the conclusion of inter-county activity.  The Senior Co Championship is still scheduled to commence after the Club Championship is completed.

LIDL SERIOUS SUPPORT: Thanks to everyone who supported the club during the recent Lidl ‘Serious Support’ Promotion. We were successful in earning enough reward points to secure a new Lidl Sponsored Jersey set for our Juvenile Academy.

MAY IN THE PAST: (1st to 7th). It was on the 6th May 1928 that the Club played its first ever game in the Co. SF Championship. The game was back in Dingle in a quarter final tie and we had a 3-1 to 0-1 win over the local side.It was the beginning of the Club’s first Golden Era. In that nine season period (1928-1936) the Club won five SF and three SH County Championships.

Team: Willie McSweeney, Tommy Barrett, Joe Barrett, Jimmy Barrett, Tom O’Connor, Tim Roundy Landers, Bobby Rucky Kelly, Jimmy Kelter, Denis Rory O’Connell, Dan Ryan, Ned Pedler Sweeney, Mick Healy, Mick Landers, James Baily, John Joe Purty Landers. Subs: Bill Gorman, Pat Mullins Curtin, Miko Doyle.

Two years later (4th May 1930) our Senior Hurlers were winning their 2nd SH Co. Championship in a row – this May 1930 game was the 1929 Final. We had  5-2 to 0-6 win over Boherbee on that day.

Team: Mick Murphy, Bill Texan Burke, Joe Barrett (Capt), Mick Landers, Johnny Boyle, Dan Ryan, Tommy Barrett, Denis Rory O’Connell, Miko Doyle, Martin Bracker O’Regan (3-0), Jimmy Kelter (1-0), Tim Roundy Landers (0-1), Bobby Rucky Kelly, Thomas O’Regan, Mick Naughton (0-1). Subs: Ned Pedlar Sweeney, Dan O’Neill, John Joe Purty Landers, Johnny Roche.

Today both Eddie Barrett and Jim Naughton are the Club’s Co. Board delegates and have been for many years. Both their father’s were on that Hurling team – Tommy Barrett and Mick Naughton.

ONLINE CLUB SHOP OPEN – check out the newest ‘official’ Austin Stacks Club Merchandise – only available to order on this link (free delivery on any orders over €50) see

CLUB LOTTO: Monday Night’s (3rd May) Jackpot, worth €13,500, was not won. The numbers drawn were 18, 19, 20, 25.

The €20 winners were Patricia Flynn, Anne-Marie Horgan and Louise Quill, all c/o Online; Helena Rusk, c/o The Club and Molly O’Shea, c/o Brendan O’Regan.

The Club Executive has agreed that the Jackpot will be increased by €100 on the first Monday of each month, from now on, assuming that the Jackpot is not won in the meantime. 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 Inn Maguire’s Butchers Hussey’s P. Commane Books.

SYMPATHY: Sincere sympathy is offered to the families of the following who died recently: Jim Costelloe, Ballyvelly and late of Bandon: Nora Motherway (nee Kennedy), Derrylea and formerly Wrixon’s Lane, Cork; Mick (Sado) Walsh, Rock Street and formerly Stack’s Villas and Strand Road; Patrick (Pat Joe) Brosnan, Shanakill and formerly Boulicullane, Farranfore; Tony Murphy, Meadowlands, Oakpark and formerly Dunboyne (brother of former Club Footballers Kevin and Benny), Oliver Sheehy, Cloondara, Oakpark and formerly Drogheda; Dr. Áine O’Sullivan (nee King), Oakpark and formerly Killarney and Westport (wife of former Kerry Footballer and Kerry’s first ever All Star in 1971, Donie).

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