UNDER 7 FOOTBALL: Boys born in 2016/17/18 had their 2nd session of 2023 on Sunday last in the Mercy Mounthawk Gym. Our 6 and 7 year olds with shining morning faces glowing with enthusiasm eagerly followed their coaches’ directions and, ergo, another enjoyable and successful babhta traenála took place! We’d love to welcome more young players from the greater Rock area! Beidh fáilte roimh an domhan is a mháthair….everybody welcome. Feel free to come along to Mounthawk…and bring a friend or two. Be part of the Black‘n’Amber family! So, next Sunday again, boys, at 10am i gCnoc an tSeabhaic. Your bainisteoirí/mentors/helpers for the 20123 season are William Kirby, Kevin O’Leary, Amy Lucid, Martin Courtney, Joe Kinsella, St John Hegarty, Liam Walsh, Séamus Smith.
All The Rock boys born in 2014/15 arrived at the Mercy Mounthawk Gym on Sunday last with even more enthusiasm than they had the previous week. A great session took place and it was enjoyed by all. Next Sunday’s session will commence at 11am in the Mercy Mounthawk Gym. Everyone welcome! Bí ann gan teip!! Bainisteoirí/coaches/mentors/helpers for the year ahead: Michael Lynch, Tim McMahon, Mikey Collins, Kevin Counihan, David Lucid, Richard Long, Dara Ó Lúing, Éamonn Ó Scannláin.PEIL FAOI 9
Last Sunday’s workout was enjoyed by all, both players and mentors….good skills, fine style and great enthusiasm were seen in abundance. All boys born in 2012/13 will continue their football training on The Green CBS Astroturf Pitch on Sunday NEXT at 11am. Remember….Under 11s at 11.oo! Encourage a friend to accompany you next Sunday….the more players the better the panel! Fáilte roimh gach éinne! Bainisteoirí/coaches/mentors/helpers for 2023: Colm Mangan, Wayne Quillinan, Brendan Smith, Jonathon Magnier and Kieran O’Flaherty.UNDER 11 FOOTBALL:
: (i) The U13 boys, with Jack Ó Muireagáin/Morgan, our former Kerry Minor footballer, continue with their Friday night football sessions up in the Kerry Sports Academy, Munster Technological University, Dromtacker, Tralee, V92 CX88. (ii) In addition, Sunday morning sessions will begin this coming Sunday, 29th January, at 9.30am on the MTU GAA astroturf pitch, at the North Campus, Dromtacker. Tá an tús maith déanta agus tá ag éirí go breá leis na seisiúin. ‘Bhfuil An Charraig céim chun tosaigh i mbliana? Bainisteoirí Faoi 13: Dan Ahern, Donal Corcoran, Ciarán Murphy, Micko Horan, Ger Teahan, Brian Horgan, Kyle Fitzgibbon, Jack Morgan. (D.Ahern).PEIL FAOI 13
CLARIFICATION: Aidan O’Connor is president of the Senior Section of the club. Nóirín de Paor is president of the Ladies’ Section of the club. A Juvenile Section (boys) president has yet to be appointed.
SCÓR na nÓG: Like to be part to be part of Scór na nÓg ’23? If interested, please contact Carmel O’Neill. Míreanna iomaíochta: a four-person table quiz team, a grúpa ceoil, solo singing, a five-person (boys or girls) ballad group, a figure dance, a set, a recitation/dán/scéal.
IRELAND LIGHTS UP ~ CLUB WALK: This week’s walk took place on Tuesday (24th). One may log one’s kilometres by downloading the My Life App….getirelandwalking.ie. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. Siúil le páirtí…mar…giorraíonn beirt bóthar!
Michael Tansley (AdeS); G.O’Riordan (Ardfert), Jack Murphy (AdeS), S.de Rís (Ballymac); Daniel Kirby (AdeS), Cillian Litchfield (AdeS), B.Byrne (AdeS); T.Kennedy (K-O’R), D.O’Sullivan (Ardfert); N.Collins (Ballymac), O.Ferris (Ardfert), S.Corkery (JM); D.O’Connor (K-O’R), R.Monahan (Ardfert), Paddy Lane (AdeS; he scored 3-3); J.Hoare (K-O’R), Noah Townsend (AdeS), C.Mason (Churchill), F.Egan (Ardfert), C.Moran (K-O’R), Ben Murphy (AdeS), Liam Carmody (AdeS). Every club and school in the Tralee area wishes the team well in their semi-final encounter.COLÁISTÍ….ROCK PLAYERS IN COLLEGE GAMES: (i) ‘Well done’ to the Mercy Mounthawk U19 senior boys who defeated Clonakilty Community College in the quarter-final of the Corn Uí Mhuirí competition on Thursday last (19th). An outstanding victory for Cnoc an tSeabhaic with no less that 8 Rock boys on the panel. An fhoireann bhuacach:
(ii) The mighty Gaelcholáiste sinsir (Faoi 19 ~ Corn Sheáin Uí Mhurchú) battled hard to see out a 10 point victory against Coláiste Rís, Inis, on Monday 16th. The Ráth Caola pitch was in perfect nick as the Gaiscígh arrived with high hopes for a skilful encounter and progression to the semi-final. Weeks’ worth of Tuesday and Wednesday evening afterschool training bouts showed as 4th, 5th and 6th year titans confidently held their own against a capable Coláiste Rís side. Stacaigh Luke Ó Cathasaigh, Marc Ó Loinsigh, Gavin Ó Cathasaigh and Cian Ó Duilleáin remained men-of-the-match contenders as the Gaelcholáiste held the lead through much of play. Ref’s final whistle confirmed that they’d held on long enough to guarantee themselves another day out sna seachtainí atá romhainn. Preparations have commenced for this Munster semi-final clash and readers of this column will be kept up to date on confirmation of áit, am agus freasúra (opposition). To our Gaiscígh, who comfortably managed to gain supremacy in this outstanding quarter-final fixture….tréaslaimid libh! Táimid thar a bheith morálach asaibh!
(iii) The Tralee CBS (Faoi 16½) boys are due to face Coláiste Bhréanainn in the final of the Dunloe Cup (Kerry colleges) competition. Táimid ag tnúth go mór leis an gcluiche! Idir an dá linn, Ryan O’Driscoll, Rónán O’Carroll, Fionnán Ryan, Donnacha Horgan and their fellow panelists continue to train diligently!
BAINISTEOIRÍ FAOI 15: Theo Diggin, Pa Laide, Morgan O’Connell, Ger Hobbert, Frankie Murphy.
PEIL FAOI 17: The Rock minors are back training again on Sunday mornings at 12.00 in Connolly Park. Preparations are underway for the first game in the Division 1 Minor County League which is due to commence on Saturday February 18th (fixtures still to be confirmed). The Minor leadership team: Richie Conway, William Kirby, David Scanlon, Shane Lucid, Darragh O’Brien, Damien Ryall.
LOTTO: (i) All Rock supporters are earnestly requested to support the Rock Street Post Office club lotto competition. The winning club will have exclusive sales of its club lottery tickets in Rock Street Post Office for the next 3 years. This would greatly help our thriving club. Club supporters need only ask for a token for each transaction completed at the post office between now and Friday 31st March. He/she then puts the token into the Austin Stack Club collection bucket in the post office. By the end of March all the tokens will be counted and the club with the most tokens will be deemed the winner. Tokens can be requested for the following transactions: €4 tv licence saving stamps, registered letters, parcel postage, bill payments, phone top-ups, phone sales, dog licences, foreign exchange dealings, bank lodgements and withdrawals. (A single postage stamp doesn’t count as a transaction). Please support your club.(ii) Thanks to all our present supporters and promoters of the club lotto: (i) Carmel O’Neill and others, (ii) Maguires’ Butcher Shop, Caherslee, (iii) Ollmhargadh de Barra, Upper Rock Street, (iv) Paudie Commane’s Bookshop, Rock Street, (v) The Burger Shack, Monavalley, (vi) O’Flynn Interiors (Malachy Nagle), Lower Rock Street, (vii) The Brogue Inn, Lower Rock Street, (viii) Husseys’ Deli, Prince’s Quay, (ix) www.austinstacks.ie (x) and/or on https://play.clubforce.com/play_newa.asp?ll_id=X529#AnchorCLUB
SIOPA AN CHLUB: Official Austin Stack Club merchandise is only available to order on www.oneills.com
AN RAIBH ‘FHIOS AGAT? Tom Moriarty, who recently passed to his eternal reward, was a Kerryman who played football for Meath. He was full-forward on the Meath Junior team that won the All-Ireland in 1952. His displays with the Junior team earned him promotion to the Senior team for the 1953 Championship but Meath lost to Louth in the Leinster semi-final. He was full-forward on the Meath team that beat Kerry in the 1954 All-Ireland Senior Final. He scored 2 goals in the 1954 Leinster final against Offaly and scored Meath’s only goal in the All-Ireland Final against his native county, Kerry. (If only he had worn The Kingdom’s Green‘n’Gold!) He was also on the team that was beaten by Dublin in the 1955 Leinster final. (Dublin later lost the All-Ireland to Kerry.) Tom subsequently lived in Wexford agus is ann atá sé curtha.
SINSIR CHIARRAÍ: Best wishes to Dylan, Jack’O and Greg in their next Green‘n’Gold outing. An Charraig Abú!