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TREVOR BARRETT: This is the 8th anniversary (20th April 2014) of the untimely death of Club Hurler/Footballer, Trevor Barrett and a special commemorative Mass will be held at St. Brendan’s Church on this Friday morning (22nd April) at 9.30am.

UKRAINE VISIT: Thanks to everyone who helped and participated in the Club activities on Easter Saturday and Sunday to welcome our Ukrainian families to the County.

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.

SENIOR FOOTBALL: Kerins O’Rahillys 1-14; Austin Stacks 0-14.

On a summer-like day in Strand Road of Good Friday evening(15th April) the home side always looked like winners in this semi final of the Tralee/St. Brendans League. They opened the scoring with three quick points inside the first five minutes and they never lost that lead, even though we came within a point of them on two separate occasions in the 46th and 55th minutes. Those opening three points was the difference between the sides at half time when they led by1-4 to 0-4 and again at full time.

Shane O’Callaghan opened our account from play in the 8thminute and David Mannix scored our other three first-half points (one from play).

David added four more during the second half, all from frees. Seán Quilter, who was introduced for the second half, added three more (two from play) with our other three points coming all from play from three different players – Donagh McMahon, David Fitzmaurice and Gearóid Sheehan.

Even though he didn’t get on the score sheet himself Cian Purcell’s support play deservedly won him the Man-of-the Match award, sponsored by Celsius Mensware.

Team: Wayne Guthrie, Luke Chester, Barry Walsh, Niall Fitzmaurice, Eoghan Carroll, Barry Shanahan, Donagh McMahon (0-1), David Fitzmaurice (0-1), Brendan O’Sullivan, Shane O’Callaghan (0-1), Fiachna Mangan (Capt), Gearóid Sheehan (0-1), Cian Purcell, Gearóid Fitzgerald, David Mannix (0-7 – six frees).

Subs used: Seán Quilter (ht) (0-3 – one free), Dara Barry Walsh (39m), John Carmody (44m).

After three consecutive wins in our opening three rounds of the Co. League our Seniors now travel to Cahersiveen on the coming Sunday (24th April) to play St.Marys in round 4. Throw in at2pm..

B FOOTBALL: Our B team also have a round 4 Co. League game at the week-end with Fossa the visitors to Connolly Park. We believe that this game is also fixed for Sunday afternoon (23rd April) at 2pm. Fossa top the Division 4 table on their own with 6 points having won all their three opening games. They defeated Duagh at home (0-10 to 0-6), they won away at Keel (3-10 to 0-10) and won against Ardfert at home (2-15 to 3-7).

THE C TEAM: Laune Rangers 3-8 (17); Austin Stacks 1-9 (12).

At a damp and overcast Connolly Park on Easter Saturday evening (16th April) our C Team had to give way to a stronger Rangers side in the second round of the Development Co. League. The visitors led by 1-3 to 0-2 at half time – our scores coming from Cian Dillane in the 5th minute and Darren Bastible in the 20th.

With Aidan and his back-room team emptying the bench (literally) during the second  half  our lads did that much better (the opposition just outscoring us by eleven points to ten). Our wing back, Joe Reidy was nominated The Celsius Mensware Man of the Match for his outstanding display.

We now have an away game against Listry in the 3rd round (w/e7th May). We have a bye in round 4 and our 5th and final round will be at home to Kerins O’Rahillys on the week-end of 18thJune.

Team: Brian Horgan, James Quigley, Shane Greensmyth (Capt), Kevin Barry, Joe Reidy, Conor Lowe, Evan Foley (0-1), Darren Bastible (0-1), TJ Hogan, Enda Cahill, Seamus Bastible, Cian Dillane (0-2), Dean O’Connell, Seán Dukes (0-2 – one free), David Courtney (0-2).

Subs used: Jack Doyle (35m), Gearóid Kilgallen (35m), Darragh Moriarty (39m), James Charles (39m) (1-0), Ger Teahon (44m) (0-1 free).

MINOR FOOTBALL: Austin Stacks 2-8; Keel/Listry 0-8.

When these two sides met in the opening round of the competition back in Keel just over seven weeks ago (26th Feb) the game ended in a 2-10 draw. But on this Easter Monday(18thApril) in Connolly Park our lads did the business, winning this Co. League semi final with two goals to spare.

All the hard work was done in the first half, especially during the second quarter.  The sides were level on three points each after 20 minutes with Colm Browne and Daniel Kirby on target from play and a pointed free by Paddy Lane. But in the closing ten minutes of the half we added a further goal and four points while keeping the opposition scoreless. Paddy Lane was the goal scorer and he added a further two points as well, one each from play and a free. The other two points came from Noah Townsend, both from play. This left us ahead at the break by seven points (1-7 to 0-3).

Keel/Listry came more into game during the first 20 minutes of the second half and held us scoreless during this period while adding four points themselves to reduce our first-half lead to just three points. But the game changer came in the 54th minute when good work by Noah Townsend put Damien Hogan through for our second goal. Both sides then added a point each during the remainder of the game, ours coming from a second Colm Browne point from play.

So a great all-round display by all our boys. Michael Tansley kept a fourth clean sheet of the six game-campaign so far and his six defenders were solid all through – keeping the opposition to just eight points during the whole hour (and just three of those from play) is no mean feat. Jack Murphy and Daniel Kirby dominated mid-field and up –front, as well as the scorers already mentioned, there was tremendous work done by Thomas Deregee, Marc Carmody and Aaron Nolan. And then the four subs who were introduced did superbly – the opposition only scored one point during their period of introduction and that was from a free.

We now play Kenmare Shamrocks in the final (date and venue not yet fixed) who had a good win over a fancied Laune Rangers side in the other semi final by 0-14 to 1-9.

Team: Michael Tansley, Pádraig O’Halloran, Luke Casey, Seán Moynihan, Ben Murphy, Colm Browne (0-2), Seán Heaslip, Jack Murphy, Daniel Kirby (0-1), Thomas Deregee, Noah Townsend (0-2), Marc Carmody Paddy Lane (1-3 – two frees), Damien Hogan (1-0), Aaron Nolan.

Subs used: Donnacha Horgan (56m), Pádraig Kenny (58m), Mark Lynch (60m), Adam O’Carroll (60m).

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 continue in the Clubhouse on Monday and Thursday nights with the starting time at 9pm sharp.

CLUB LOTTO: Monday Night’s (18th April) Jackpot, worth €2,100 was not won. The numbers drawn were 12, 13, 14, 17. The €20 winners were Diarmuid Brennan, c/o The Club; Pádraig Courtney, Markie Trant and Donie Houlihan, all c/o Carmel O’Neill; and Marie Shanahan, c/o The Ladies.

Next Monday’s Jackpot will be worth €2,150.

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: Phil Danby (nee O’Dwyer), Harpenden (UK) and formerly Blennerville; Zeph (Josephine) Dorrington, London and formerly Church Street; James Keating, Caherslee and formerly Cavan: Nuala Foley (nee Ryan), Woodlee and formerly Ard Carraig and Cloonbeg Terrace; and Moira McCarthy (nee O’Sullivan), Fairway Heights and formerly Banna West.

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