Austin Stacks GAA Juvenile Club News

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PEIL FAOI 7, 8, 9: Action for our Under 7, Under 8 and Under 9 boys will take place in Caherslee at 11am on Sunday next (14th April). Fáilte roimh chách….new players welcome.

PEIL FAOI 11: (i) Following recent postponed GoGamesfootball v Na Mistéalaigh agus v Cnoc na hEaglaise due to inclement weather…rain, rain and more rain…the U11 season swings into serious action this Thursday (11th) at 6.30pm as our boys head for Killeen to take on Na Gaeil. (ii) And we’re pleased to announce that Football-For-Fun will continue at 10.50am on Sunday next in Caherslee. Aililiú! Let’s pray for fine weather! (Colm Ó Mongáin)

FAOI 13: Our Under 13 teams had two good wins on Wednesday evening in the field of dreams. They took on and defeated the John Mitchel Club U13s. Tús maith, leath na hoibre….a good start to the County League for this very talented bunch. Well done, boys! Training will take place on Tuesday night at the MTU. (Micko Horan)

FAOI 15: Our competition season has finally got underway; both teams were in action on Wednesday of last week (3rd). (i) The U15 boys (Division 1A) did well v Kilcummin at home in Connolly Park. We started the game well and played great football but missed numerous goal opportunities in the first half. Having played with a breeze we lead….0-9 to 0-2….at half-time.

The second half was a keenly contested game and the undoubted star of the show was Noah Reidy who scored 4 David Clifford-like goals. Kilcummin got into the game, fought hard, gave of their best but, i ndeireadh na dála, the better team won. Result…AdeS: 4-11; Cill Chuimín: 3-6.

Well done, boys! Scorers: Noah Reidy (4-0), Harry Murphy (0-4), Danny Lane (0-2), Barry Laide (0-1), Jack Delaney (0-1), Hawlie Cotter (0-1), Darragh Lyons (0-1), Eoin Mangan (0-1). (Pa Laide) (ii) Our other U15 boys played their County League (Division 9A) match in beautiful senic Glenbeigh. These determined boys made a winning start to their County League campaign in a gripping contest i bPáirc na nGael, Gleann Beithe. The hosts made a fast start on their home pitch and dominated the early exchanges and that resulted, ní nach ionadh, in a series of fine points and a well-taken goal. The Rock boys faced a challenge!

The game could easily have run away from our boys but they hung in and, as the half wore on, they opened their own account with a couple of nice well-taken points. The half-time score…GGC B: 1-7; AdeS B: 0-2. Serious!

The second half started with a mini-explosion as the Black‘n’Ambers took control of the game and drove unrelentingly at the home defence with the full intent of clawing back the eight point deficit. In an exhilarating display of attacking football, with a flurry of brilliant points and a couple of cracking goals this objective was achieved within twenty whirlwind minutes. It was a joy to behold!

It was now the Stack Club boys who led as the game entered the closing minutes. Hearts fluttered! The hosts, to their credit, rallied and fought back in an effort to rescue the outcome but, however and to a man, The Rock stood firmly and saw out the game and claimed a memorable victory within a stone’s throw of the Behy River. Toradh…AdeS B: 2-8; Glenbeigh/Glencar/Cromane B: 1-9.

Thanks to the Glenbeigh/Glencar/Cromane team for a great sporting contest and ‘well done’ to the groundsmen on the excellent condition of the Glenbeigh pitch. Thanks to the match referee, Thomas Harold, for his handling of the game.

‘Well done’ to our match captain, Diarmuid Hennessy, and to the other eighteen boys who lined out in the ‘Black‘n’Amber. Certainly, a performance of which to be proud! Laoch an chluiche: Seosamh de Barra. Joe gave a powerful display from start to finish….briseann an dúchas trí shúile an chait! Buachaillí Faoi 15B na Carraige: Conor Murphy; David Ahern (0-1), Dean Courtney (1-0), Diarmuid Hennessy (captain)( 0-1); Eliot Calleja, Fionn Cotter, Jayden O’Dowd; Joe Barry (0-1), Joe O’Halloran; John Riordan, Kyle Yoxhall, Liam Swords (0-1); Mark Foley, Mark Riordan (0-1), Noah Reidy (1-3), Oisín Cotter, Ryan O’Flaherty, Sean McCannon, Tom Dawson. (Dan Ahern) (iii) Training sessions continue. As always, boys, keep a watch out for the group messages with details re games and training.

Schedule for Wednesday 10th: our Division 9A boys at home to Kilcummin.
Schedule for Sunday 14th: our Division 1A lads at home to Laune Rangers. Mouth-watering encounters! Can’t wait! (Ger Hobbert)

GAELTACHT SCHOLARSHIP: Please contact the secretary of Bord Thrá Lí (GAA) to apply for a Gaeltacht Scholarship.

FAOI 17: (i) Our minors challenged Listowel Emmets on Easter Monday in Listowel and they did really really well. Final score…Lios Tuathail: 1-5; AdeS: 1-15. Well done, boys! (ii) Our minor boys continued their County League Division 1A League campaign with a deserved home win in Connolly Park against The Spa (Cill Airne) on Thursday evening last. The weather conditions were very challenging for both sides with constant wind and rain, as well as a heavy pitch, hampering the contestants. Full credit to both clubs for their best efforts in adverse conditions….maith sibh, a leaideanna!

The Rockies started the game strongly with several early attacks and gained some crucial scores to establish a strong lead…4-6 to 0-3…and they held that lead right up to half-time. Our stalwarts began the second half in an even more determined manner and put The Spa kick outs under relentless pressure and maintained that brú for the rest of the game.

This ultimately resulted in our dominance in possession and on the scoreboard. To their credit, our worthy opponents never gave up and kept fighting to the end. However, our Rockies never lost their grip on the game and ran out worthy winners on a final scoreline of 5-7 to 1-5. An Charraig Abú!

Special mention must go to Leon Sweeney, captain on the night, who deputised in goal as our regular keeper, Olivier Lata, was unavailable. Leon gave an excellent display in very trying conditions. Team…foireann bhuacach na Carraige: Leon Sweeney; Gabriel Maszorek, Max Maszorek, Rian Walsh; Ben Litchfield, Fionnán Ryan, Adam Johnston; Alex Touhy, Liam O’Connell; Harry Murphy, Cormac Bastible, Jack Diggin; Tomás O’Connell, Ben Murphy, Rory Lynch; Jack Shanahan, Tadhg Falvey, Darragh Lyons.

(iii) Our next outing, the County League Division 1 semi-final, was scheduled for Connolly Park on Monday last (8th) against Kenmare. And, once again, we witnessed our great team spirit and tireless work rate in every area of the pitch in this encounter. Well done, boys! Beidh scéal an chluiche sin againn an tseachtain seo chugainn, LCD. Management team…an bhainistíocht: Theo Diggin, David Courtney, Ronan Kavanagh, Liam Lynch, Frankie Murphy, Morgan O’Connell. (Morgan O’Connell)

FAOI 18: Our great Rock minor team of 1980: Mike Rohan; Brian Perfect, Mike Crowley, Mike Carroll; Paul Carroll, Richard Prendiville, Mike Counihan (captain); Kieran O’Callaghan, Richard Campbell; Liam Kearns, David Charles, Dermot Sugrue; Damien Dowling, Paul Mullins, Kevin Barry; Pa Carey, Timmy McAuliffe, John Browne, John O’Riordan, Peter Kearns, John O’Shea, Joe McMahon. This outstanding achievement was celebrated on Saturday night last in the clubhouse. Éacht agus mórghaisce!

FEISTEAS CLUB: Club merchandise from O’Neills. Log into

MÓRBHUÍOCHAS: Thanks to all club lotto supporters and especially to: (i) The Burger Shack, Móin an Bhealaigh; (ii) The Brogue, Sráid na Carraige; (iii) Siopa Chaoimhín de Barra, Ollmhargadh Grósaera na Carraige; (iv) Siopa Leabhar Pháidí Uí Chomáin, (PC Books) Sráid na Carraige; (v) O’Flynn Interiors, Sráid na Carraige; (iv) Hussey’s Deli and Newsagency, Cé an Phrionsa.

KERRY U17/U20 HURLERS: Sympathies to the Kerry U17 and U20 hurlers who were unlucky in Leinster.

KERRY U17/U20 FOOTBALLERS: Good luck to the Kerry U17 and U20 footballers in their preparations for the Munster championship.

KERRY SENIORS: (i) Good wishes to Joe, Dylan, Armin, Joey and Kerry in their championship preparations. (ii) Comhbhrón le Dara, le hAoife agus le Mná na Ríochta v Ard Mhacha!

SCÓR: Best wishes to Tralee’s Helen Uí Shiochrú and to The Spa’s set dancers who’ll be performing in the Munster finals of Senior Scór on Saturday at 5pm in Newport Community Centre, County Tipperary.

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