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SENIOR FOOTBALL: Dr. Crokes 1-13; Austin Stacks 0-11.

Our trip to Killarney on a fine Sunday afternoon (21st Aug) for this third and final round robin game of the Club Championship ended with a five points defeat and now puts us in a relegation play-off against Kenmare Shamrocks ( who ended bottom of Group A) to determine if we are to stay in next season’s competition.

We started well with three opening points on the board – all from play – inside the first seven minutes from Seán Quilter, David Mannix and team captain, Michael O’Donnell. A minute later Crokes opened their account and added three more to take the lead after 14 minutes. We equalized again a minute later from a Joe O’Connor point from play.
That turned out to be the last time we were level in the game. Crokes added two more during the second quarter to give them a two points lead at half time (0-6 to 0-4).

That was still the difference between the teams at the end of the third quarter when both sides had chalked up a further four points each – ours coming from Shane O’Callaghan, Michael O’Gara and Jordan Kissane (just two minutes on the pitch at that stage) – all from play – and one from  a David Mannix free. Then in the 47th minute Crokes got through for the only goal of the game to give them a five points lead and that was still the difference between the sides at the final whistle with both sides scoring three points each during the remaining quarter of the game. Two of our second half substitutes were of target from play – Cian Purcell and Conor Horan and the final score of the game coming from a David Mannix free.


Team: Wayne Guthrie, Colin Griffin, Barry Shanahan, Niall Fitzmaurice, Conor Jordan, Jack O’Shea, Adam Curran, Joe O’Connor (0-1), Michael O’Donnell (Capt) (0-1), Michael O’Gara (0-1), Shane O’Callaghan (0-1), Armin Heinrich, Seán Quilter (0-1), Gearóid Fitzgerald, David Mannix (0-3 – two frees).

Subs used: Jordan Kissane (38m) (0-1), Cian Purcell (38m) (0-1), Paul O’Sullivan (43m), Conor Horan 51m) (0-1), Eoghan Carroll (59m).


MINOR FOOTBALL: For the first time at Minor level there will now be a Club Championship competition, commencing next Saturday week. There will be eight teams in five groups. There will be a quarter final, a  semi final and a final in each group. The four quarter final losers will go into a Shield semi final. The quarter final pairings in our Group A are – ourselves away to Rathmore; Kenmare Shamrocks .v. Dr. Crokes; Keel/Listry .v. Kilcummin and Laune Rangers .v. Ardfert. At the moment all quarter final games are fixed for Saturday, 3rdSeptember at 4pm.


CELEBRATIONS: Festival of Kerry activity was not the only celebrations taking place during the week. We all wish birthday greetings to both Harry Hynes and Seán O’Connor (Connolly Park) who were celebrating their 60th (that has to be wrong – it surely is 40) and greetings also to Aidan and Dolores O’Connor who were celebration their Golden wedding anniversary.


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 (22nd August) Jackpot, worth €2,000 was not won. The numbers drawn were 3, 17, 25, 27.  The €20 winners were Sarah O’Riordan, c/o John O’Riordan; Paul Walsh c/o The C team; Mark Rael, c/o The Club; Paul Commane, c/o Paudie Commane and Liam Maguire, c/o Maguire Butchers.

Next Week’s Jackpot will be worth €2,050.


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., 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: Donal O’Connor, Lohercannon and formerly Blennerville (uncle of Seanie); Norah Condon (nee Houlihan), Park Lane and formerly Kilflynn and Lixnaw; Noirín Walsh (nee Scanlan), Killeen and formerly Church St., Listowel (wife of former Club Hurler, Con) ; Sister Columbanus Quirke, Presentation Sisters, Castle Street and formerly Lyre, Milltown (aunt of Fiona Leahy –wife of former Club Chairman, Liam Lynch); John Joe Sheehy, Abbeydorney and formerly Connolly Park; and Eugene (Gene) Horgan, Colchester (UK) and formerly Knockanish (brother of the late John, former Club Footballer).

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