Austin Stacks GAA Club News

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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.

GOLF CLASSIC: Rockie golfers and supporters gathered in The Brogue Inn on Sunday evening for the launch of the 2022 Austin Stacks Golf Classic which takes place on Friday 25 th March in Tralee Golf Club.

Speaking at the launch, Austin Stacks Chairman Shane Lynch said that “The Rock has a long and storied history of golf fundraising events and this year’s edition promises to be our biggest yet.

As we emerge from Covid restrictions, the Golf Classic provides our fabulous supporters with a fantastic day out at the magnificent Barrow links course and an opportunity to celebrate our Senior Team’s hugely successful 2021 campaign which culminated in our 13th County Championship title and the return of the Bishop Moynihan Cup to the Rock”.

Shane remarked that this year’s Golf Classic is a hugely important part of Austin Stacks’ fundraising campaign to generate much-needed finances required for the club’s pitch upgrade programme and to alleviate the costs of the Senior Team’s County and Munster Championship campaigns.

He added: “like all GAA clubs, our fundraising capability was adversely impacted by the Pandemic and we now call on all our supporters and on keen golfers in the Kingdom and beyond to get behind this fabulous event and help Austin Stacks finance the next wave of development in the club”.

At the launch, which was attended by several of the County Championship winning team, Shane thanked the club’s Golf Classic committee who have worked tirelessly over the past number of months to make the event a reality, and also to Tralee Golf Club for hosting the event.

In addition to playing one of the best links courses in the world, teams of four will play for some fantastic prizes including a draw on the day for four All Ireland Football Final tickets.

Full details of the Austin Stacks Golf Classic are available on the club’s website at

SENIOR FOOTBALL: John Mitchels 0-4; Austin Stacks 0-3.

This opening round of the Tralee/St. Brendans League saw Mitchels win a low-scoring game on their home ground on last Sunday (20th Feb). It was a credit to both sides and referee Mike Hennessy to play the game at all, in the worst weather conditions ever witnessed – torrential rain and near gale-force wind all through. Both sides had a point each and a wide each during the first half. Conor Myers was our scorer from play.

Mitchels just shaded the second half, scoring three points to our two. Gearóid Sheehan scored our second point from play in the 42nd minute and our third and last score coming from a David Mannix free in the 55th minute.

Team: Wayne Guthrie (Capt),  Luke Chester, Barry Walsh, Ruairí O’Connell, Niall Fitzmaurice, Donagh McMahon, Eoghan Carroll, David Fitzmaurice, Dara Barry Walsh, Conor Horan, Gearóid Sheehan (0-1), Andrew Morrissey, Donagh McKivergan, David Mannix (0-1 free), Conor Myers (0-1).

Subs used: Calvin Foley (37m), Killian Litchfield (37m), Dean Rusk (40m), Tom O’Farrell (51m.

.In round 2 on next Sunday (27th Feb) we are at home to Ballymac (throw-in at 12.30pm) with the third and final round away to St. Pats on Sunday, 6th March. The two semi finals are fixed for the following weekend (12th/13th March) with no date yet fixed for the final.

And on football let us congratulate our four players who were on the Kerry U20 squad at the week-end – Adam Curran, Armin Heinrich, Joey Nagle and Jordan Kissane.

MINOR FOOTBALL: Our opening two rounds of the Town League, against Ardfert and Ballymac, fell foul of the inclement weather with the third round against Churchill also to be played.

In the meantime the Co. League fixtures have come to hand with the opening round fixed for this coming Saturday (26th Feb) with an away game against Keel/Listry at 4pm. We are also away in round 2 against Laune Rangers (12th March). 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.

CONGRATULATIONS: to former Club Footballer, Seán Purcell (brother of current footballer, Cian) and Aoife Healy who were married in Camp last Saturday (19th Feb).

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.

CLUB LOTTO: Monday Night’s (21st Feb) Jackpot, worth €3,950 was not won. The numbers drawn were 3, 4, 11, 15. The €20 winners were Brian Morgan, James O’Sullivan, Diarmuid Trant and Michael Collins, all c/o The Club; and Vinny Murphy, c/o Carmel O’Neill.

Next Monday’s Jackpot will be worth €4,000.

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: Noreen Foley (nee Moynihan), Blennerville and formerly St. Brendan’s Park; Tom (Tomás) Begley, Listellick North and formerly Feohanagh (mentor for  a period with our U12 team); John Kennedy, Clounalour, Oakpark and formerly Castlecountess; Paul Alan Beardshall, Cois Abhainn and formerly Coventry; Arthur (Autie) Boyle, Oakpark Demesne and formerly Castlemaine; Rose Joy (nee O’Grady), Spa Road and formerly Limerick; Maura Lawlor (nee McSweeney), Caherslee and formerly Cork City (mother of former Club Footballer, Fintan); Joan Fitzgerald (nee Rice), Cloghers and formerly Kilmoyley; Breanndán Murphy, Clondalkin, Straffan and formerly Árd Na Lí (son of the late Kerry Footballer, Seamus and a member of our U12 team in the late seventies); and Denis Reen, Oyster Hall, The Spa and formerly Clounalour (former Chairman of Na Gaeil GAA Club).

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