Austin Stacks GAA Juvenile Club News

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Young participants at the Paul Lucey Memorial Run For The Rock on Monday morning at Austin Stacks GAA Club. Photo by Dermot Crean

THE ROCK RUN: Thanks and ‘well done’ to all who supported the 4th Paul Lucey Walk/Run on Monday last, to all who completed their course and to the organisers. A great day was had by all.

STACKS-FOR-ALL: We had a wonderful response to our new venture in Connolly Park on Sunday morning last. We’ll have a similar session this coming Sunday at 10am and we intend to continue our Austin-Stacks-for-All sessions throughout the summer. This Sunday 10am slot will be part of our regular weekend programme. All welcome. Please contact Sandra (087) 294 6658 or Sarah (087) 281 0239 for details.

UNDER 7 (born 2015/16/17): More great football was played on Sunday morning last. Next Sunday’s Under 7 football session will take place as usual at 11am in Connolly Park. We’ll continue our Sunday morning football in Connolly Park for the summer. Thursday night football has commenced and a mighty session was held on the 5th. We are looking forward to ourGoGames that will be coming up in the not-too-distant future. Exciting football action ahead! New footballers always welcome.

KELLOGG’s CÚL CAMP: The Kellogg’s Cúl Camp 2022 will take place in Connolly Park from July 4th to July 8th. All young players may book atáilte roimh chách.

PEIL FAOI 9 (born 2013/14): It’s non-stop action for these super U9 athletes. On Sunday last in our own Páirc Uí Chonghaile our young warriors took on Na Gaeil Ghlasa ón gCillín. The first Thursday night football session of ’22 was a great success and was enjoyed by all. Upcoming challenges: v Laune Rangers (May 10th), v Cill Chuimín (May 24th) and v Firies (June 7th). All our U9s are eagerly looking forward to their Dublin trip on May 22nd for the prestigious Kilmacud Crokes Football Tournment….a great tournament that will be held in the grounds of University College Dublin (UCD).

PEIL FAOI 11 (born 2011/12): (i) County League (sponsored by Lee Strand) – A and B teams: our lads played great football on Thursday 28th April v Milltown/Castlemaine. It was a great outing and a great challenge….lots of good footballers in Mid-Kerry….good players in The Rock, too! (ii) This Thursday, 5th May, Na Mistéalaigh will be our opposition in their home pitch in Ballyseedy (at 6.30pm)….a mouth-watering encounter, no doubt! (iii) The Blue‘n’Gold of B/mac will be in our line of fire on Thursday 12th May i bPáirc Uí Chonghaile.

SCÓR ’22: The Scór na bPáistí series of competitions (for primary school students) will take place in June and the finals will take place on Saturday 2nd July. Have we competitors/volunteers….a solo singer, a storyteller or reciter, a group of singers (cúigear), a group of musicians (cúigear), a figure dance group (ceathrar, seisear nó ochtar), a set (ochtar), a four-person quiz team….buachaillí agus/nó cailíní.

PEIL FAOI 13: (i) The 5th Round (and our final game in Phase 1) of the County League DIVISION 2 will be played on Sunday next (8th May) against Ballymac. Up The Rock! (ii) The DIVISION 10 boys are eagerly looking forward to their 5th Round of the County League. (iii) Traenáil/cluichí: Training will be held in Connolly Park on Tuesday evenings from 5pm to 6.30pm and on Thursday evenings from 6.30pm to 7.45pm; our home games will (generally) be played on Sundays. A full attendance at training would be appreciated. (iv) Phase 2 of the County League will commence on 22nd May. (v) Stars of The Rock: Eliot Calleja, Nathan O’Connor, David Ahern, Tadhg Somers, Mark Foley, Jayden Foley, Ryan McCord, Diarmuid Hennessy, Oisín Cotter, Joe O’Halloran, Conor Murphy, David Ahern, Matthew Guerin, Oran O’Donoghue, Liam Swords, Killian Coffey, Kyle Yoxhall, Nathan Hurley, Tadhg Somers, Mateusz Mikolajczuk, Jayden O’Dowd, Luke O’Connor, Karol Kowalczyk, Ewan Canty, Jack Walsh, Mohammad Zakrit, Ediart Topali, Gearóid Corcoran, Conor Hanafin, Albi Gaxha, Seán McCannon, Séamus Keenan, Noah Reidy.

FÉILE CHAMPIONS OF KERRY: Comhghairdeachas! ‘Well done’ to our victorious Division 1 Féile boys! You’ve done us proud again. On Saturday last, we overcame Laune Rangers (2-14 to 0-4) and Killarney Legion (7-7 to 2-3) at David Clifford’s home club, Fossa, to reach the Féile semi-final. The game was to be played in Currans against Rathmore on Monday morning. However, the East Kerry boys were unable to fulfil the fixture and, dá bhrí sin, we were given a bye to the final. We overcame a strong challenge from Ballymac in a ding-dong battle on Monday afternoon and eventually emerged with 0-10 victory….2-11 to 1-4. Imríodh an craobhchluiche sna Coirríní (an tIonad Barr Feabhais). Our young heroes returned to The Rock tired, proud and happy….chomh sásta le Diúic! Cormac Bastible (co-captain), Jake Carmody, Ronan Carroll, Gavin Ó Cathasaigh, Naode Derege, Jack Ó Duigín, Bao Foley, Aodhán Horgan, Oliver Lata, Rory Ó Loingsigh, Ben Murphy, Gabriel Nosidlak, Max Nosidlak, Liam Ó Conaill, Tomás Ó Conaill, Leon O’Connor, Ryan O’Driscoll, Fionnán Ó Riain (co-captain) Alex Tuohy, Rian Walsh. Management/Bainistíocht: Morgan O’Connell, Ciarán O’Conaill, Ronan Kavanagh, Theo Ó Duigín, Joe Walsh, David Clifford. A fine achievement!

PEIL FAOI 15: (i) Our U15s continued their County League (Division 1) campaign with a good victory over Na Mistéalaigh. Our boys: Gavin Ó Cathasaigh, Max Grzybowski, Leon O’Connor, Ronan Carroll, Ryan O’Driscoll, Cormac Bastible, Jake Carmody, Rian Walsh, Bao Foley, Jack Ó Duigín, Seán Clifford, Paddy Lucid, Gabriel and Max Nosidlak, Liam Ó Conaill, Tomás Ó Conaill, Fionán Ó Riain, Alex Tuohy, Naode Derege, Rory Ó Loingsigh, Oliver Lata. (ii) Our Division 9B players who were successful v Cill Chuimín: Max Grzybowski, Brian Kavanagh, Tadhg Falvey, Jack Shanahan, Jack Diggins, Rory Kavanagh, Jake Carmody, Vinny Moriarty, Brendan Maunsell, Denis Griffin, Liam O’Connell, Adam Johnston, Gabriel Nosidlak, Seán Clifford, Eoghan Murphy, Rian Walsh, Jay Sweeney, Jayden Moriarty. (iii) On Wednesday evening we play at home v Killarney Legion in both Division 1A and Division 9A. Both of these Connolly Park games will have a throw-in time of 7pm.

GME: Sadly, very little nuacht iománaíochta nó caide came from the Gaelcholáiste this week (25th-29th April)! Rockie warriors are still preparing to test their mettle, however, in the long-anticipated Lá Spóirt na Scoile. The Sports Day has always been a highlight of the school events calendar, keeping athletic students of all ages on their toes with a wide range of sporting challenges. This author hopes to be particularly iomaíoch in the egg-and-spoon race which in previous Laethanta Spóirt proved to be his downfall! An rannóg CLG will also be well represented with the highly-contested Poc agus Cic Fada competitions! We wish all Rock iomaitheoirí the best of luck in advance of next Friday, which will no doubt be an energetic celebration of school spirit!! (D.Ó Loinsigh)

LOTTO: Thanks to all who support our club lotto: (i) The Brogue (Kirbys), Lower Rock Street, (ii) Terry’s Butcher Shop, Upper Oakpark, (iii) Husseys’ Deli, Prince’s Quay, (iv) The Burger Shack, Monavalley, (v) Maguire, Butchers, Caherslee, (vi) Kevin Barry’s Shop, Upper Rock Street, (vii) Paudie Commane’s Bookshop, Rock Street, (viii) O’Flynn Interiors, Lower Rock Street, and (ix)

PEILEADÓIRÍ CHIARRAÍ: (i) Best wishes to Joey Nagle, Armin Heinrich, Adam Curran, Jordan Kissane agus buachaillí Faoi 20 Chiarraí in this weekend’s All-Ireland semi-final game v Tyrone. Go n-éirí go geal leo uile. (ii) Best wishes to Joe O’Connor, Dylan Ó Cathasaigh, Greg Horan agus buachaillí sinsearacha Chiarraí in this weekend’s Munster semi-final game v Corcaigh i bPáirc Uí Rinn.

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