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ANNUAL CHURCH GATE COLLECTION: Thanks to everybody who contributed so generously to our Annual Church Gate Collection last week-end, despite the inclement weather. And a special thanks to Ger O’Shea, the co-proprietor of  The New Yorkers Diner at 5 Bridge St. whose contribution of €50 was by far the biggest single contribution of the week-end. Ger and his family are residents in the heart of the Rock and Ger himself has participated in our Strictly Come Dancing competitions in the past. Thanks Ger again for that splendid donation.

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

SCÓR: Brian Caball informs us that Marcas Ó Laoire from Gneeveguilla won the All Ireland Scór Competition in Singing in Castlebar last weekend singing a song (The Hills Around Listowel) made famous by the former Kerry Footballer, Gary MacMahon.  Brian also reminds us that our own Aoife Ní Choileáin was in second place behind Mark in the Kerry Final of the competition a few weeks ago.

CLUB CARDS: Our Card sessions continue in the Clubhouse on Monday and Thursday nights with the starting time at 9pm sharp.

CLUB LOTTO: This week’s (21st Nov) Jackpot, worth €2,650 was not won. The numbers drawn were 24, 27, 29, 31. The €20 winners were Eugene Lee, c/o On-Line; Sharon Walsh, Kenneth Cronin and Liam Somers, all c/o The Club; and Budge Grady, c/o The Brogue Inn.

Next Week’s Jackpot will be worth €2,700.

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: Patrick Dennehy, Rahoonane and formerly Strand Road; Michael Fahy, Lyreacrompane and formerly Corrandulla (Galway) – a valued member of our Senior Hurling team in the early1990s; Patsy (Patricia) Griffin (nee Shannon), St. Joseph’s Estate and formerly Mitchels Court; Eleanor Sugrue (nee O’Mahoney), Colleswood and formerly Strand Road; Eddie Doran, Brewery Road and formerly Casements Avenue; Anne Harris Duffy (nee Edwards), Caheranne and formerly St. Brendan’s Park; Marie Kelly (nee Fitzgerald), Ogham Rian and formerly Kevin Barrys Villas; Frances Fitzgibbon, Marian Park; Bridie Cantillon (nee Brosnan), Mounthawk and formerly Churchtown (Co. Cork), Causeway and Cordal; and Phil Quilter (nee Tiernan), Clounalour (Grandmother of current Club Footballers, Seán and Ben Quilter and sister of former Club Footballers Frank, Jack and Jimmy Tiernan)..

There was shock and sadness in Rock Street and elsewhere on last Friday evening when news broke of the untimely passing of Dolores O’Connor, wife of Aidan and co-proprietor of The Greyhound Bar. Sincere sympathy to Aidan and to all the O’Connor Family at this sad time.

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