Austin Stacks GAA Juvenile Club News

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LÁ ‘LE PÁDRAIG: Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig ar gach éinne. Dóchas linn, Naomh Pádraig!

AN PHARÁID: All Rock juvenile footballers required on DAN SPRING Road, near The Rose Hotel, at 11am next Sunday le haghaidh Pharáid na Féile Pádraig. Black‘n’Amber jerseys, hats, flags, banners, buntings, brollies, bodhráin, bonnáin and banging drums/drumaí de gach saghas needed to fill the air with happiness and cheer!

All age groups, no age barriers, young and old…everybody…welcome to march with The Rock Black‘n’Amber Brigade! Just come along! Ceiliúraimis Naomhphatrún na hÉireann!

MEÁNSCOIL NA TRÓCAIRE: Fingers crossed for the Mercy Mounthawk senior footballers who’ll challenge the boys from the County Tyrone this Saturday (16th) in the All-Ireland Final of the Hogan Cup competition i bPáirc an Chrócaigh.

Agus beidh an cluiche le feiscint ar TG4. Tune in if you can’t go! How exciting it’ll be to see 10 Rock lads and their teammates representing their families, their school and their clubs in the greatest stadium of all! Go mbaine siad súp as an ócáid!

See our 10 boys’ picture on (juvenile notes). Gaiscígh na Carraige: Mícheál Tansley, Séamus Ó Bradáin, Pádraig Ó hAllmharáin, Seán Ó Murchú, Ben Ó Murchú, Dónal Ó Ciarba, Pádraig Ó Laighin, Noah Townsend, Stiofán Mac Conbhuí agus Bobby Ó Broin.

FAOI 13: Under 13 boys….this Friday evening (15thMarch) at The Green School. (Micko Horan)

UNDER 15: We continued our training sessions on Tuesday, on Thursday and on Friday….really enjoyable sessions….bhain gach éinne taitneamh mór astu. Please, keep watching for group messages as training sessions can vary…time and days, etc…because of the availability of pitches/facilities

(ii) Unfortunately, last week’s much-looked-forward-to challenge game v the John Mitchel Club boys in Ballyseedy was cancelled due to the bad weather agus ba mhór an trua é sin!

(iii) A excellent challenge game that was enjoyed by all sides took place in the Townland of the Spring Wells (Fearann Fobhar/Farranfore) v Firies on Sunday morning last. Yes, it was a great morning of outstanding football and all our faithful U15s got plenty of game time. It was a tight affair in the opening 25 minutes and we were happy to be leading at the break.

Bhí go maith is ní raibh go holc! Unfortunately for us, Firies scored 3 quick goals in the early stages of the 2nd half. Encouragingly, however, our boys kept their heads and continued playing strongly in true Rock fashion!

An extra 15 minutes was played at the end of each half to give both teams plenty of playing time. The possession statistics show that the encounter was a 50:50 affair ach, faraor, the final score ar chlár na scóranna was 4-9 to 1-8. So, boys, we’ll have plenty to work on in the next few weeks before the competition season starts.

(iv) We have been drawn in Group 1A of the County League and we are looking forward to facing Laune Rangers, Kilcummin, Na Gaeil and Keel/Listry. Cluichí iontacha agus dúshláin (challenges) mhóra romhainn amach, gan aon agó agus gan aon dabht! Táimid ag tnúth go mór leis na County League fixtures; they’ll be announced shortly.

(v) Keep up your home training schedule and pay special attention to the core skills on which we have been working in the gym! (Ger Hobbert)

MINOR FOOTBALL: (i) ‘Well done’ to our B boys who took on Kilcummin B in the Keane’s SuperValu County League Division 8 game in Connolly Park on Sunday last. Division 8 teams: Na Stacaigh B, Neidín B, Léigiún B, Cill Choimín B, Lios Tuathail B. (ii) Our A lads took on An Spá (Cill Airne) on Tuesday last, March 12th, in the Keane’s SuperValu County League Division 1A game.

Foireann A na Carraige: Olivier Lata; Adam Johnston, Tomás O’Connell, Max Maszorek; Liam O’Connell, Fionnán Ryan, Jayden Moriarty; Gavin Casey, Alex Touhy; Cormac Bastible, Ronan Carroll, Jack Diggins; Leon Sweeney, Ryan O’Driscoll, Rory Lynch; Jake Carmody, Rian Walsh, Jack Shanahan. Management team: Theo Diggins, David Courtney, Ronan Kavanagh, Liam Lynch, Frankie Murphy, Morgan O’Connell. Division 1A teams…Na Stacaigh A, An Léigiún, An Ghaeltacht, Lios Tuathail, An Ráth Mhór, Spá Chill Airne. (Morgan O’Connell)

FREWEN CUP: Congratulations to The Green CBS footballers who played and defeated Coláiste Naomh Flannán, Inis, in the Frewen Cup (Munster U17A football) competition. It was a great win! Scór leathama: 1-11 to 1-1; scór deiridh: 6-21 to 2-4.

This Wednesday (13th) they take on Clonakilty Community College i mBántír. The footballers of Coláiste Phádraig, Oileán Ciarraí, who pipped The Sem by 0-1, await the winners. The Rock boys on The Green panel: Olivier Lata, Fionnán Ryan, Ronan Carroll, Aodhán Horgan and Ryan O’Driscoll. ‘Bhfuil an pheil Ghaelach láidir i dTrá Lí? Tá!

SCÓR: (i) The county final of Scór na bPáistí (for primary school competitors) will be held on Saturday 23rd March and will certainly be a very enjoyable evening of music, song, dance, story and quiz. (ii) The date for the Tralee area Senior Scór (1st round) has yet to be announced. The county final of Scór na Sinsear will take place on Friday 22nd March.

MTU MEDALISTS: Luke Chester, Joey Nagle, Armin Heinrich, Eoin O’Carroll, Conor Horan and Dean Rusk; they won the final of the Trench Cup competition. Boinn eile ar an gcornchlár!

SCRÚDUITHE BÉIL: Go n-éirí go geal leis na peileadóirí a bheidh ag déanamh scrúduithe béil Ardteist) go luath.

CLUB LOTTO: Thanks to the supporters and to the sellers of the club lotto tickets and especially to the following supportive businesses: (i) Paudie Commane’s Bookshop (PC Books) Sráid na Carraige, (ii) O’Flynn Interiors, Sráid na Carraige, (iii) Hussey’s Deli and News agency, Cé an Phrionsa, (iv) The Burger Shack, Móin an Bhealaigh (v) An Bhróg (Ó Ciarba), Sráid na Carraige, (iv) Siopa Chaoimhín de Barra, Siopa Grósaera na Carraige.

BALLRAÍOCHT: It’s time to renew your Rock Club membership. Membership can be renewed on or on or per Bernie on 086 0767415

SENIORS: (i) ‘Well done’ to our senior team v Cnoc na hEaglaise. Bua maith eile! (ii) Good luck v Na Gaeil ar an Luan (18th).

KERRY SENIORS: (i) Sympathies to our senior hurlers v Cill Dara. Go n-éirí leo v Laois i bPáirc Uí Mhórdha ar an Satharn beag seo. (ii) Go raibh ádh mór ar pheileadóirí Chiarraí v Ros Comáin i bPáirc de hÍde ar an Domhnach beag seo.

SCOLÁIREACHT GHAELTACHTA: Munster GAA is delighted to announce a new scholarship competition for second-level students, aged between 12 and 17 years of age, who’d like to attend a 2 week Gaeltacht course in the summer. One full scholarship per county in the province will be awarded.

Scholarships will cover the full cost of the Gaeltacht course. Sea, dhá sheachtain saor in aisce i gCiarraí thiar! Entry requirements: applicants are required to submit a one-minute video recording in Irish on ‘An tImreoir(Gaelic Player) is Fearr Liom.’

The físeán (video) must include a brief introduction of oneself, including one’s interest in our language and culture. The deadline for submissions is Wednesday March 27th.

FEISTEAS CLUB: See what’s on offer on

ÁBHAR CAINTE: Wouldn’t it be nice if we had inter-provincial games being played once again on March 17th? Wouldn’t it be good if top-class players from ‘weaker’ counties were given an opportunity to play on a ‘big stage’?

A ‘Railway Cup’ (called ‘M Donnelly Interpro’ in more recent times) competition medal used to be cherished. Imagine a star Kerry hurler, such as Shane Conway, playing on a Munster team with the likes of Cian Lynch (Limerick), Mark Rogers (Cork), Barry Heffernan (Tipp), Adam Hogan (Clare) or Mark Rogers (Clare) in a ‘Railway Cup Final’? Or Pat Óg Spillane playing football with Connacht?

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