Austin Stacks GAA Juvenile Club News

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UNDER 15 ROCK STARS: The Tralee/St Brendan District Under 15 Championship champions who defeated Ballymacelligott….3-7 to 1-7…..in the final: Olivier Lata; Aodhán Horgan, Bao Foley, Tomás O’Connell; Liam O’Connell, Alex Touhy, Leon O’Connor; Ben Murphy, Ronan Carroll (captain); Naode Derege, Gavin Ó Cathasaigh, Cormac Bastible; Rory Ó Loinsigh, Ryan O’Driscoll, Jake Carmody; Adam Johnston, Brian Kavanagh, Jack Diggin, Jayden Moriarty, Jack Shanahan. The competition was  sponsored by Suits Select. Up The Rock!

COLÁISTÍ: (i) Congratulations to the Mercy Mounthawk senior boys who had a fine victory over Coláiste Choilm, Baile an Chollaigh, in the Corn Uí Mhuirí (U19) competition in Banteer last week. Tralee led at the break…0-13 to 0-5…the Cork boys rallied but in the final quarter Mounthawk pushed on and scored 3-3 to the opposition’s 0-3. Scór deiridh…Mercy Mounthawk: 3-18; Coláiste Choilm: 0-12.

The Rockmen on the Mounthawk panel: Mícheál Tansley (báireoir), Jack Ó Murchú (3), Ben Ó Murchú (5), Daniel Ó Ciarba (7), Cillian Litchfield (9)(0-1), Paidí Ó Laighin (15)(1-7; 1 free, 1 mark), Noah Townsend (a d’imir), Liam Ó Cearmada. We wish them well v Coláiste na Sceilge (Sceilg) ar an 7ú Nollaig (Wednesday) de réir an sceidil. (Seán de Rís)

(ii) In the Munster Colleges Senior Football competition (Faoi 19), the Tralee CBS boys, followed up their 1st round win with a good victory against a strong Pobalscoil na Rátha Móire (Sliabh Luachra) team. Tralee led…1-8 to 0-5…at half-time and just held on at the end to take the spoils. Scór deiridh: The Green: 2-13; An Ráth Mhór: 2-11. That success ensures that The Green will go through to the knockout stages of the competition after Christmas. Austin Stack Club players who contributed to the win: Colm de Brún (captaen), Éanna Ó Cathail, Ryan Ó Drisceoil and substitute Rónán Ó Cearúill. Also on the panel: Josh Ó Loingsigh, Damien Ó hÓgáin, Tomás Derege, Seán Ó Muimhneacháin agus Donnacha Mac an tSaoir. (Adrienne Mhic Lochlainn)

(iii) Foireann pheile shinsearach an Ghaelcholáiste faced off against Neidín i mbuaicphointe an tséasúir go dtí seo.

The school bus, containing the courageous cohort dár laochra Gael fhéin, hit the road go gCill Airne go luath Wednesday morning. The Dr Croke Club pitch was found to be in fine condition as the warm-ups commenced.

Rac Réaltaí Cian Ó Duilleáin, Marc Ó Loinsigh, Gavin Ó Cathasaigh agus Luke Ó Cathasaigh awaited the ref’s whistle attentively as they understood a tough contest would be in store. Sure enough Neidín took an early lead with the initial score.

Not long after this, fortunately, the Gaelcholáiste responded with a rousing goal from an tUasal Cian Ó Duilleáin (d’imir a athair críonna, Pat ‘Mullins’ Curtin, leis an gCarraig blianta fada ó shin) that gave muintir an Ghaelcholáiste the edge.

That decisive goal spurred his teammates into action and soon scores were being lofted over the bar in quick succession. Lucht an Neidín never permitted the match to become a write-off and continued to chip away at the lead in the second half. Yet it was ár ngaiscígh féin who held their form until the final whistle sounded.

Sár-thaispeántas gan aon agó a bhí ann and pobal na scoile are delighted that the foireann chaide shinsearach have returned to their winning ways so soon after the briseadh lár téarma.

Tá súil againn that this form can be maintained over the coming weeks….we’ll have full coverage of all further senior and U16½ fixtures in these Nótaí gan amhras! (Dáithí Ó Loinsigh)

MASS FOR DECEASED MEMBERS: Mass will be offered for the souls of deceased members of the Austin Stack Club in the Church of Our Lady and St. Brendan at 6.30pm on Saturday next, 19th November. Requiescant in pace.

SCÓR na nÓG: Any takers for Scór na nÓg (Faoi 17)?

SCÓR na SINSEAR: ‘Well done’ to all the Kerry performers in the All-Ireland finals of Senior Scór on Saturday last (12ú Samhain) i gCaisleán an Bharraigh, Co. Mhaigh Eo. (i) Our neighbours from the Pearse Brothers Club, Churchill, were unlucky in the tráth na gceist competition. (ii) Bhí bua iontach ag Marcas Ó Laoire, Gníomh go Leith, sa chomórtas amhránaíochta; he sang ‘The Hill around Listowel.’ (iii) Comhghairdeachas, leis, le Gníomh go Leith a bhuaigh comórtas an rince seit.

ANNUAL CHURCH GATE COLLECTION: Our annual church gate collection will take place next weekend….on Saturday (19th) and on Sunday (20th). Please support at a church gate or give a donation to a club officer….all support greatly appreciated.

LAST MAN STANDING: World Cup Fun….contact a club committee member or try clubforce.com….all support greatly appreciated. Who’ll be the last man/woman standing?

LIKE TO HELP IN THE CLUB? Who’d like to become involved and help out in the Austin Stack Club? Contact Éamonn on 087 9677034 immediately, if so. Have a chat re joining The Rock family. Have you a particular interest….manager, coach, helper, administrator, physical development, skills, jerseys, etc, etc? Age group…youth or adult sections? All replies will be assessed, people will be contacted as appropriate and may be recommended to relevant AGMs.

CLUB LOTTO: Thanks to all who support and promote our club lotto: (i) The Burger Shack, Monavalley, (ii) O’Flynn Interiors (Malachy Nagle), Lower Rock Street, (iii) Kirbys’ Brogue Inn, Lower Rock Street, (iv) Husseys’ Deli, Prince’s Quay, (v) Carmel O’Neill and others, (vi) Maguires’ Butcher Shop, Caherslee, (vii) Barrys’ Supermarket, Upper Rock Street, (viii) PaudieCommane’s Bookshop, Rock Street, (ix) www.austinstacks.ie (x) and/or onhttps://play.clubforce.com/play_newa.asp?ll_id=X529#Anchor

AN CLUBSHIOPA: The official Austin Stack Club merchandise may be ordered on this link:www.oneills.com. Free delivery on any orders over €50.

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