Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all our club members.
REGISTRATION ONLINE: The Club is continuing to encourage members to register online as funds are badly needed due to the fact that many of our fundraising activities are at a stand still because of the lockdown. All of the membership options can be found on our website. Supporters of the Rock who don’t normally pay membership are being reached out to this year because of the circumstances we find ourselves in. Austin Stacks needs all its supporters to become members. Purchase online here: https://austinstacks.ie/club-rockies-membership/
Special General Meeting of the Austin Stacks GAA club took place via microsoft teams last Wednesday evening March 10th. Club Members backed unanimously the Club Executive’s proposal to transfer the Clubs Deeds of Trust to the GAA’s Corporate Trust (ICCLG). Chairman, Billy Ryle, thanked former Club Trustees Eddie Barrett, Tadgh Mc Mahon and the late Séan Murphy for their work for the club spanning over decades. Billy on behalf of the Executive also conveyed his thanks and appreciation to Club Solicitor Canice Walsh for all his assistance to the club on legal matters.
Zoom BINGO IS ON THE WAY MARCH 26TH! SAVE THE DATE . . .
AUSTIN STACKS LADIES CLUB: are continuing to appeal to all club members to please support them if shopping in Lidl. Follow these 4 simple steps to help raise funds for Stacks Ladies Cub (1) Download/open the Lidl Plus App (2) Select Austin Stacks LGFA as your chosen club (3) Spend over €30 instore and scan your Lidl Plus card (4) Collect 6 stamps by Sun April 11th and submit your card via Lidl Plus.
MARCH IN THE PAST: On the field of play the third week in March (15th to 21st incl) saw us win the 1954 Joe Barrett Memorial Cup Final (played 20th March 1955) when we had a three points win over John Mitchels (1-11 to 2-5). Then many years later Clubman, Billy Sheehan scored a hat-trick of goals for the Kerry U21s in their Munster Championship win over Tipperary (18th March 2000). Then five years later (20th March 2005) our Seniors opened that year’s campaign with a good Co. League win away to An Ghaeltacht (2-10 to 0-8). That team lined out as follows: David Hennebery, Nessan Crean, Kenneth Leen, Brian Dennehy, Tommy Costello, David Leonard, Jonathan Magnier, Paul Hennebery, Daniel Bohan, Pa Laide (0-1), William Kirby (0-1), Denis Sayers, Pádraig McCannon (2-1), Darragh Long (0-3), Mikey Collins (0-4).
Off the pitch Aoife Ní Choileáin was again to the fore when she won her third County title in Scór Solo Singing in 2014 (15th March).
Finally the third week in March saw the passing of four outstanding Club members – in 2001 (20th) Helen Dowling, one of the founding members of our Ladies Club; in 2008 (21st) Jimmy Barry, former player and Club Chairman; in 2011 (18th) Alan O’Donoghue, another former player and Club Chairman and in 2017 (17th) Denis O’Connor another outstanding all-rounder in the Club.
ONLINE CLUB SHOP OPEN – check out the newest ‘official’ Austin Stacks Club Merchandise – only available to order on this link (free delivery on any orders over €50) see https://www.oneills.com/shop-by-team/gaa/ireland/austin-stacks.html?utm_source=referral&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=clubshop
CLUB LOTTO: Monday Night’s (15th March) Jackpot, worth €13,400, was not won. The numbers drawn were 7, 9, 24, 29.
The €20 winners were Eamon Scanlon, Pádraig Breen and Majella Pierse, all c/o The Club; Helena Hunter – OnLine and Bernie Colgan, c/o Kevin Barry’s. 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., Terry’s Butcher’s, Oakpark and The Burger Shack, Monavally and 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: https://play.clubforce.com/play_newa.asp?ll_id=529#Anchor Kirby’s Brogue Inn Maguire’s Butchers Hussey’s P. Commane Books.
SYMPATHY: Sincere sympathy is offered to the families of the following who died recently: Louise O’Hara, Colliswood; John Joe Murphy, Buttevant (father of Maureen Enright, father-in-law of Christy and grandfather of Roy and Stephen, former Club footballers and hurlers); and Angela Tangney, Irrabeg, Lixnaw and formerly New Marian Park.