PEIL FAOI 7/9/11/13/15/17: Keep up the exercises…(i) kick passes – cos chlé, cos dheas, (ii) solos – cos chlé, cos dheas, (iii) pick-ups – cos chlé, cos dheas, (iv) fist passes – dorn clé, dorn deas, (v) body catches, (vi) high catches and (vii) running. Cleachtadh a dhéanann máistreacht! Practice makes perfect!
PEIL FAOI 13 – Zúmsheisiún: Round 4 of our Zoom fitness series was beamed out live to 34 Rockie houses on Saturday evening. Core stability exercises were the order of the day and 40 minutes of planks, taps, bridges and raises had everyone solid as a Rock heading into the mid-term break. A huge thanks as always to Eric for leading the session and for doing so much for the well-being of the group during these past few weeks. We’re back online again this weekend with the day and time to be confirmed on the Parents’ Group WhatsApp during the week. Of course, all are yearning for the day when the Connolly Park turf replaces the yoga mat! In the meantime, idir an dá linn, all you need is a ball and wall to keep your footballing skills sharp and ready for the return to play, which we all hope will not be too long in coming. Finally, all in our group were saddened to hear of the passing of Paddy Moriarty, grandfather of our own Denis Brassil and dad of Sandrene of our Under 12 sponsors, Ross Jewellers. We wish to extend our deepest sympathies to the Brassil and Moriarty families at this very difficult time. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.
PEIL FAOI 15: This week’s Under 15 profiles are as follows: (i) Conor Galvin (Conchúr Ó Gealbháin) is one of three fine goalkeepers in the squad; he is as solid as Sliabh Mis between the sticks; he has a great attitude towards his role as báireoir….he is determined, alert, agile and he has good judgement; is cúl báire sciliúil é gan aon agó. (ii) James Fisher is an intelligent defender…cosantóir den scoth is ea Séamus Ó Bradáin; rarely does he have to dispossess his man….he usually has the ball firmly in his vicelike grasp before his marker has reacted; he reads the play/game very well and seems to know what will happen next. (iii) Eldion Topalli is a guy who had ‘never played much football before’ and he hasn’t a long football background but, without doubt, he has slotted seamlessly into our panel; he has learned the game to perfection, he has energy to burn and has a great workrate…is oibrí maith macánta é; Eldion is a great asset to his team. (iv) Leon O’Connor (Ó Conchúir) is another one of our three great goalkeepers in the squad; he’s a brave ‘keeper who remains quite calm and keeps his concentration even when a tsunami of opposing forwards storms in his direction; he also has a very accurate ‘Ben Quilter-like’ kick-out; is fear iontach é idir na cuaillí. (v) Bao Foley is one of the stickiest defenders in the county and no forward is allowed the freedom of the park while Bao is marking him; he’s very quick on his feet, is always eager to get the leather in his grasp and to offload it to a better placed team-mate; he’s a very strong athlete…tá sé chomh láidir aclaí le Setanta féin…and he’s a great team player.
FOCLÓIR: Know your position on the field of play: cúl báire = báireoir = goalkeeper; lánchúlaí deas = right full-back; lánchúlaí láir = centre full-back; lánchúlaí clé = left full-back; leathchúlaí = half-back; cúlaithe = cosantóirí = defenders; imreoir ionsaithe lár páirce = attacking midfielder; imreoir cosanta lár páirce = defensive midfielder; tosaithe = ionsaitheoirí = attackers; leath-thosaí deas = right half-forward; leath-thosaí láir = centre half-forward; leath-thosaí clé = left half-forward; lántosaí (lántosach) = full-forward.
CLUB LOTTO: Lotto tickets may be purchased at (i) Terry’s Butcher Shop, Oakpark, (ii) The Burger Shack, Monavalley, (iii) O’Flynn Interiors, Rock Street, (iv) Kirbys’ Brogue Inn, Rock Street, (v) Husseys’ Deli, Prince’s Quay, (vi) Maguires, Butchers, Caherslee, (vii) Kevin Barry’s Shop, Upper Rock Street, (viii) Paudie Commane’s Book Shop, Rock Street, and (ix) on www.austinstacks.ie. Sparán deas airgid….€13,400!
PEIL FAOI 17: Our Kerry minor panellists are still on hold! Fingers crossed for Jordan Kissane, Dean Rusk, Conor Horan, Shane Bastible, Joey Nagle, Armin Heinrich and Ben Quilter.
BÓITHRÍN NA SMAOINTE: Another brave club stalwart has put peann le pár (páipéar) to share his memories! ‘Comórtas Peile Faoi 9: Is cuimhin liom go maith an lá a thugamar aghaidh ar Chlub Fionnbarra Naofa i gCorcaigh chun imirt i gcomórtas peile faoi 9. D’fhágamar Trá Lí go moch ar maidin is shroicheamar Corcaigh thart ar a haon déag. Bhíomar go léir ar bís ach níor chuir ár nearóga (nerves) isteach orainn. D’imríomar ceithre chluiche is níor chailleamar ach ceann amháin. Bhuamar an Shield (Sciath) ar an lá is bhíomar ríméadach. Bhí muintir na ‘Barrs’ go han-deas dúinn is cuireadh béile breá blasta ar fáil dúinn ag deireadh an lae. Bhíomar go léir ar bís ach caite amach ar ár mbealach ar ais chuig Sráid na Carraige.
Ní fada go mbeimid ar an mbóthar arís! Na Stacaigh Abú!’
Any other courageous ‘authors’ (no age barrier!)? Would you like to send in a football memory? Do chéad lá i bPáirc Uí Chonghaile. Do chéad phéire bróg. Cluiche mór a chaill/bhuaigh tú. Turas bus leis an gclub! Mo chéad chúl. Scríobh síos do chuimhní (memories) and see your memories on www.austinstacks! An Charraigh Abú!