Foireann: This year all player Health Declarations must be submitted online (most of you were already doing this in 2020). But for 2021 it is the only option. Please check that your Foireann/Return to Play account is still active. Anyone who needs to set up a new account an instructional video has been posted on your son’s team What’s App group or view here: Please ensure you select Austin Stacks GAA as your club.
Austin Stacks GAA in association with Jigsaw Kerry will host a 1-hour workshop entitled ‘One Good Adult’ at 8pm on Monday April 19th. The aims of the workshop are to: (1) Have a greater understanding of mental health and what influences mental health (2) Recognise the importance of the role of trusted adults in supporting and promoting young people’s mental health and (3) to Know how to support and promote the mental health of the young people in their lives. The workshop is aimed at all Senior Club Players, the Parents of all Juvenile Players, Club Coaches & Club Officers and will take place via Zoom – the link for this workshop is https://zoom.us/j/98022323510 (no password required). There will be a waiting room and everyone will be admitted at 8pm. We encourage everyone to set the date aside.
PEIL – ALL PLAYERS: Just over two weeks to outdoor activity! Yipee! Keep up the exercises, lads, and be fully ready for ‘take-off’! What to do: (i) kick passes, solos, pick-ups – cos dheas agus cos chlé; (ii) fist passes – lámh dheas agus lámh chlé; (iii) body catches – ard agus íseal; (iv) rith.
ZÚMSHEISIÚN FAOI 13: The U13 clan are taking a sos beag for the Easter holidays! We will be back online on Wednesday 14th for the final run of Zoom sessions before our return to the glorious green grass of Connolly Park on Tuesday 27th April (all being well). Players and coaches alike are looking forward to ‘normal’ training sessions out in the fresh air….sessions that don’t begin with ‘you need to unmute,’ ‘we can’t see you’ or ‘the lads above in Listellick have frozen’! In the meantime, agus idir an dá linn, all players should practice the many football skills that we have covered on our Sunday morning classes and all should keep up the daily regimen (réim aclaíochta) of squats, planks, burpees and lunges! Well done to all who took part in our Zoom sessions last week and to our Lifestyle voucher draw winners….we had a double draw this past week: Nathan Hurley and David Hobbert.
ZÚMSHEISIÚN FAOI 15: The U15 boys are pushing themselves very hard and are taking their physical workouts seriously. The extra sessions during the Easter break were a great success. Great numbers of enthusiastic players participated in Richie’s Skills sessions and Eric’s Strength and Conditioning sessions during Easter. Coimeádaigí súil ghéar ar an Parents’ WhatsApp Group. Leanaigí oraibh, a gharsúna! Dhá sheachtain eile agus beimid ag léim agus ag pramsach ar ghort glas Pháirc Uí Chonghaile!
PEIL FAOI 17: We’re dying for news re the return to action of the Kerry Minors!
PEIL NA mBAN: Please support the Austin Stack Club ladies if shopping in Lidl. Ceithre chéim shimplí chun airgead a bhailiú do mhná an chlub: (1) download/open the Lidl Plus App, (2) select the Austin Stack LGFA as your chosen club, (3) spend over €30 in-store and scan your Lidl Plus card, (4) collect 6 stamps by Sunday April 11th and submit your card via Lidl Plus. Mórbhuíochas ó na cailíní go léir.
FOCLÓIRÍN: Nár laga Dia do lámh = May God not weaken your hand. Is minic a bhris béal duine a shrón= It’s often a person’s mouth broke his nose. An té (duine) nach bhfuil láidir ní foláir dó a bheith glic = He who is not strong must be cunning (cute). Is trom an t-ualach an leisce = Laziness is a heavy burden. Is minic a bhí bromach giobalach ina chapall cumasach = It’s often that an ragged (awkward) colt made a capable (noble) horse = It’s often that young awkward footballer made an outstanding player = A boy who doesn’t make a county training squad can still be a mighty senior footballer.
LOTTO: Club lotto tickets may be purchased at (i) Kevin Barry’s Shop, Sráid na Carraige, (ii) Paudie Commane’s Book Shop, Sráid na Carraige (when restrictions allow), (iii) Terry’s Butcher Shop, Páirc na Darach, (iv) O’Flynn Interiors, Sráid na Carraige, (v) The Burger Shack, Monavalley, (vi) Kirbys’ Brogue Inn, Sráid na Carraige (when restrictions allow), (vii) Husseys’ Deli, Cé an Phrionsa, (viii) Maguires, Butchers, Cathair Sailí, and (ix) on https://play.clubforce.com/play_newa.asp?ll_id=529#Anchor
AN SCOIL: Good wishes to all our players who’ll be resuming ‘live’ school activity an tseachtain seo chugainn. Nár laga Dia sibh.
SCÓR PERFORMER: We mourn the passing of Mary Barry. Mary was part of the great Barry tradition of voluntary involvement with the Austin Stack Club; her particular role was to represent the Black’n’Amber with distiction in Scór na Sinsear. She willingly shared her wonderful God-given talents of singing and acting on our behalf ar ardáin éagsúla i gCiarraí. She competed several times in the highly competitive disciplines of Amhránaíocht Aonair (Solo Singing) and Aithriseoireacht (Recitation). We sympathise with her family on their sad and unexpected loss. Ar dheaslámh Dé dhílis go raibh anam uasal Mháire de Barra.