THE TRIP TO TIPP: It is hoped that as many supporters as possible will make a big effort to travel to Thurles on Sunday next to support our team on what will be a very special day for our club. Will you travel in a supporters’ bus? Information for those travelling by bus: (i) bus seats must be pre-booked in the Austin Stack Club bar which will be open to take bookings and payments every day until Thursday from 6pm to 8pm; bookings will not be accepted after 8pm on Thursday; (ii) costas: €15 per person and all under 16s must be accompanied by an adult; (iii) the bus will leave the club grounds at 8.30am sharp on Sunday and will travel to Hayes’ Hotel, Thurles, from where the Black’n’Amber Army will march in ‘traditional’ fashion to Semple Stadium….drums will beat, horns will sound and The Rock shout will echo round the Devil’s Bit! (iv) the bus will leave Thurles 30 minutes after the final whistle and will head for home….back to the Austin Stack Club; (v) masks must be worn on the bus.
TICKET INFORMATION FOR THE MUNSTER FINAL – ALL TICKTES MUST BE PURCHASED ONLINE – NO TICKETS WILL BE ON SALE ON THE DAY. With Capacity limited to 5,000 this Sunday go online today and secure your ticket. Big Game, Big Support required as our boys go in search of Munster Glory. Important to note that all U16s (€2) must have a ticket for this one.
DELAYED JUVENILE ACTION: The expected start to the 2022 Austin Stack Club juvenile football season will be delayed until the 23rd because of the Munster Club Senior Football Final on Sunday next (16th). We must support Wayne’s Warriors in their efforts to win a 3rd Munster club title for The Street of Champions and a 20th for Kerry. The game will take place in Staid Semple, Durlas Éile, will commence at 1.45pm agus beidh sé le feiceáil ar TG4.
UNDER 7: Football for the Under 7 boys will commence on Sunday week, January 23rd, i Scoil Eoin, Balluamhnach (primary school). Ya Hú! Ag tnúth go mór leis an gcéad seisiún!
UNDER 9: Football for the Under 9 boys will commence on January 23rd (next Sunday week) in Balloonagh Primary School. Great news! Football again….can’t wait!
UNDER 11: Football for the Under 11 boys will commence on Sunday January 23rd (Sunday week) on the Astroturf at The Green CBS. Chun peile linn! Dying to get going!
JUVENILE AGM: A very successful AGM for the JUVENILE section of the club took place on
Tuesday last (11th) in our clubhouse in Connolly Park! The last season’s activities were discussed in detail, plans were made for the upcoming 2022 season, good wishes were expressed for Wayne and his team in their Munster championship adventure and everybody is ready for the juvenile ‘off’ on the 23rd! More information (officers, srl) in next week’s notes.
CRUINNIÚ CINN BHLIANA: The Club AGM (senior section) will take place in our Connolly Park clubooms at 11.30am on Sunday 23rd January. Nominations are invited for all positions on the incoming Executive Committee. If one wishes to nominate a person for an executive position, one must first seek the permission of the person whom they wish to nominate. The names of members of the outgoing Executive Committee may be read on our club website (www.austinstacks.ie). The deadline for nominations and motions for discussion is/was 5pm on Thursday 13th January; correspondence to be emailed to email@example.com. Fáilte roimh chách go dtí an Cruinniú Cinn Bhliana.
CORN SHEÁIN UÍ MHURCHÚ (Peil Faoi 19): Beidh peileadóirí Ghaelcholáiste Chiarraí ag imirt i gcluiche leathcheannais na Mumhan ar an 29ú Eanáir (Satharn) in aghaidh Inis Díomáin, Contae an Chláir. The Rock representative in the game will be Cian Ó Duilleáin. Go n-éirí go geal le buachaillí na Ríochta!
CORN UÍ MHUIRÍ (Faoi 19): The Munster quarter-final games for the Corn Uí Mhuirí competition have been officially scheduled for the 15/16th January. However, as some of The Green boys are on The Rock senior panel, dates may be changed to the 14/15th January for Tralee CBS. The quarter-final matches are as follows: (1) Pobalscoil an Sciobairín v Pobalscoil na Rátha Móire; (2) Tralee CBS (The Green) v Clonakilty CC; (3) Cnoc an tSeabhaic (Mercy Mounthawk) v Hamilton HS, Bandon,; (4) Coláiste Bhréanainn, Cill Airne, v Coláiste na Sceilge. Winners (1) will play winners (2) and winners (3) will play winners (4) in the semi-finals. Buachaillí na Faiche: Armin Heinrich (captaen), Ben Quilter, Ruairí O’Connell, Conor Horan, Jordan Kissane, Donnacha Sayers and James Charles. Gach rath ar an bhFaiche! Leaideanna Chnoc an tSeabhaic: Joey Nagle, Evan Foley, Paddy Lane and Cillian Litchfield. Gach ádh ar Chnoc an tSeabhac!
RACE NIGHT: The Austin Stack Club Gala Race Night will be rescheduled when current COVID restrictions will be lifted. That’ll be an opportune time, also, to celebrate the wonderful achievements of our senior football team, id est, when our heroes’ campaign will have come to a successful end. All tickets sold to date remain valid and tickets may still be bought from any member of the committee or online at https://member.clubforce.com/memberships_cart_m.asp? Thanks: mórbhuíochas croí to all our very generous and faithful business sponsors/supporters….especially in these hard times for many businesses.
SIOPA AN CHLUB: Thanks to all who continue to support the Austin Stack Club shop in recent times.
LOTTO AN CHLUB: Thanks to all who support our club lotto per (i) O’Flynn Interiors, Rock Street, (ii) Kirbys’ Brogue Inn, Rock Street, (iii) Terry’s Butcher Shop, Páirc na Darach, (iv) Husseys’ Deli, Cé an Phrionsa, (v) The Burger Shack, Monavalley, (vi) Maguires, Butchers, Caherslee, (vii) Siopa Chaoimhín de Barra, Sráid na Carraige, (viii) Paudie Commane’s Book Shop, Rock Street, and (ix) www.austinstacks.ie. Thanks: mórbhuíochas le lucht leanúna agus le lucht tacaíochta Chlub na Carraige.
WAYNE’s WARRIORS: Our good wishes to The Rock management and players in their Munster final game v Cumann Barra Naofa of Cork. Our heroes will give of their very best to win Corn Mhíchíl Uí Chonchúir on Sunday week (16th). We expect all roads to lead to Thurles, County Tipperary. Good luck, Wayne! Good luck, team! And good luck to all aficionados/fans/followers who’ll be wearing and waving the Black’n’Amber and cheering and singing and shouting and wishing our boys ‘over the line’! Agus bíodh brat dubh is ómrach le feiceáil i ngach teach ar an gCarraig!
We’ll cross the Feale, the Deel, the Maigue, we’ll cross the Mulcaire, too.
The Silvermines and Cnoic an Dúin are hills we’ll wander through
In Thurles town we’ll settle down……in famous Semple Stadium…
And cheer on our men against The Barrs…..yes, we will surely beat ‘em!
From thrown in, we will shout and sing; and chant and roar and cheer!
And urge along our fighting men so they’ll never yield or fear.
The ‘Connor Cup we want to win and with us bring it back
For the honour of those who’re from The Rock and who love the Amber’n’Black.
IOMÁNAÍOCHT: Is everybody in Kerry delighted with Kerry’s victory over Tipperary? Of course! Co-Op Superstores Munster Hurling Cup quarter-final result: Tipperary 0-14; Kerry 0-17. Go n-éirí go geal leo v Luimneach ar an Aoine seo.