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.

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. 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 Champio0nship title and the return of the Bishop Moynihan Cup to the Rock.

Speaking at the recent Launch Club Chairman, Shane Lynch 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: Austin Stacks 1-13; Ballymac 0-10.

Our round 2 game against Ballymac, scheduled for last Sunday (27th Feb), did not go ahead due to pitch unavailability. As we write we await an alternative date. The third and final round, away to St. Pats, is scheduled for this Sunday (6th March) at 12.30pm..

MINOR FOOTBALL: Keel/Listry 2-10; Austin Stacks 2-10.

This opening round of this five games Co. League, played in very blustery conditions in Keel on this Saturday (26th Feb) evening, was a typical ‘game-of-two-halves’ caused by those same weather conditions. We scored 10 points (1-7) to four in the first half when playing with the conditions in our favour while our opponents scored 12 points (2-6) to our 6 (1-3) in the second half. So great credit to both sides who played almost 35 minutes in the first half and almost 38 minutes in the second half. Another stat which was definitely weather-relayed was our score from play (four points) while we added 2-6 from placed balls.

We lead by 0-4 to 0-1 at the end of the first quarter – two pointed frees by Damien Hogan, a pointed 45 by Paddy Lane and one from play by Daniel Kirby after a perfect pass from Colm Browne.

Our next point from play came in the 19th minute. Keel were on a dangerous attack when Thomas Deregee brilliantly intercepted and found Noah Townsend who passed to Daniel Kirby and Daniel’s perfect pass found Damien Hogan who put over his third of the evening. Keel pointed again in the 20th minute and then four minutes later when took the game by the ‘scruff of the neck’ when Noah Townsend scored a brilliant goal  from the penalty spot after he himself was fouled. Two more pointed frees by Damien Hogan and Paddy Lane, just before the break left us ahead by 1-7 to 0-4 at half time.

The home side made full use of the weather conditions which now favoured them in the second half and by the 39th minute they had reduced our six points half time lead to just one after they scored 1-2 – their two points coming from frees. In the 43rdminute a well-taken free by Paddy Lane found Thomas Deregee who pointed. Points were then exchanged – ours coming from another free by Paddy Lane. But the next three points came from Keel – all from frees – to put them ahead by a point for the first time in the game with 58 minutes on the clock (1-10 to 1-9). Three minutes later we got back on level terms when Damien Hogan converted from a free after Daniel Kirby was fouled. And then in the 63rd minute Noah Townsend scored his second goal with another brilliantly taken penalty and we felt that that was it. But in the 7th minute of added time Keel got through for the equalizing goal and a minute later referee Eoghan Ó Muircheartaigh blew the final whistle to leave most people present happy with the draw.

Team: Michael Tansley, Jack Slattery, Donnacha Horgan, Sean Moynihan, Ben Murphy, Luke Casey, David Lucid, Colm Browne, Daniel Kirby (0-1), Thomas Deregee (0-1), Paddy Lane (0-3 – one 45; two frees), Marc Carmody, Noah Townsend (2-0 – penalties), Damien Hogan (0-5 – four frees). Ronan Mulroney.

Subs used: Ciarán Kavanagh (23m), Ronan Carroll (38m), Seán Heaslip (49m).

We now also have an away game 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.

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 (28th Feb) Jackpot, worth €4,000 was not won. The numbers drawn were 1, 10, 21, 24. The €20 winners were Maurice McNamara, Mary B, & James Feely and Mary McQuinn, all c/o The Club; and Mags Sanderson and Joanne O’Connor, both c/o Carmel O’Neill.

Next Monday’s Jackpot will be worth €4,050.

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: Betty Lovett (nee Kelliher), Kilmoyley, Ardfert and late of 12 Rock Street; Shane Burke, Muing, Fenit and Stratford-on-Slaney (Wicklow); Ann O’Brien (nee Doran), Rathoonane; Tony (John) Savage, Old Marian Park and formerly Dean’s Lane Villas; John O’Driscoll, Spa Road; and Úna O’Sullivan, Clonmore and formerly Listowel.

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