PEIL FAOI 7: Our UNDER 7 footballers are still enjoying their seisiúin and are continuously improving in skill and in fitness. Under 7 training/game days/times: (i) Sundays at 11am in CAHERSLEE and (ii) Thursdays at 5.30pm in Connolly Park. Harry Hynes’ Clubshiopa is the place for a nice cup of tea/coffee on Sunday morning while our future stars are kicking football. And don’t forget to cheer on Kerry; they’ll be on television on Sunday at 4pm. Up Kerry! And wear your green‘n’gold! Seachain COVID!
PEIL FAOI 8/9: Our Under 8 and Under 9 boys are still having great fun at their twice weekly sessions. Training/game days/times: (i) Sunday at 11am in CONNOLLY Park and (ii) Thursday at 5.30pm in Connolly Park. Sunday morning: Clubshiopa Harry Hynes in Connolly Park. And don’t forget to cheer on Kerry; they’ll be on television on Sunday at 4pm. Up Kerry! And wear your green‘n’gold! Remember the dangers of COVID.
PEIL FAOI 10/11: These UNDER 10/11 boys are still having great fun at their games and coaching sessions. Sunday in CAHERSLEE (11am) and Tuesday in Connolly Park are our training days and venues. Thursday is match day. And remember to cheer on The Kingdom v Cork; they’ll be on television on Sunday at 4pm. Up Kerry! And wear your green‘n’gold!
PEIL FAOI 12/13: Phase 2 of the Lee Strand County League got underway on Sunday evening last with both teams in action away from home. Our A team faced Churchill in heat wave conditions out in The Spa and pre-match nerves amongst the team and team connections were understandable with The Rock boys missing five players, through injury and holidays, and facing a team that had beaten us well last year at Under 12 grade. All nerves settled very quickly after throw-in, however, as a very determined black’n’amber side cast off the disappointments of Phase 1 and played fine fast flowing football and raced into an early lead. Playing with the breeze, The Rock forwards kicked some great points, the highlight of the first half being a brilliant solo effort from distance by Denis Brassil. Alex Tuohy continued his fine goal-scoring form when finishing a great team move to the net; in at full forward, Rory Lynch scored a first half hat-trick, his third goal being brilliantly set up from a driving run through the centre by Rian Walsh. Wonderful points from Jack Diggins, Haulie Cotter and a pair from Alex Tuohy had our boys leading by ceithre chúl, 4-7 to 0-7, at half-time. If our attacking unit stole the show in the first 25 minutes, it was the turn of our backs to lead the way in an exciting second half as a talented Churchill side gave everything in trying to bridge the 12-point gap. Led by Jay O’Connor and Gabriel Nosidlak in the full-backline and Max Grzybowski at centre back, the Stack Club defensive unit rose to the challenge from the boys in black’n’green and put in a herculean effort in denying Churchill any easy scores. Seanie Clifford was calmness personified in goals and lifted the Churchill siege on a number of occasions with booming clearances. Adam Johnston and Eoin Mangan played crucial roles at wingback by driving forward at every opportunity and linking very well with our hardworking half-forward line, led brilliantly by Jack Shanahan, to ensure that plenty football was also played in the opposition’s half. Our stalwarts kicked 0-4 from five opportunities in the final 20 minutes, the pick of which was a mighty effort by Rory Kavanagh to finish a splendid counter-attack that began deep in defence. Jayden Moriarty built on a fine cornerback performance and moved up to full forward where he won vital possession in the final quarter for The Street of Champions. Jamie Casey was rock-solid when introduced at cornerback and made a number of crucial interceptions and clearances. Tadhg Falvey breathed new life into our attack with his darting runs and intelligent corner forward play. Final score….Cnoc na hEaglaise: 0-11; AdeS A: 4-11. ‘Well done’ to all the boys for keeping their heads up after a difficult Phase 1. They can now look forward with confidence to the rest of their Division 2 campaign. Thumbs up! An-mhaith go léir!
Our ‘B’ team opened their Phase 2 campaign in sweltering heat on Sunday evening against the Kerins-O’Rahilly Club in Ballyrickard. It was 9-a-side game and, so, we had to pick two teams and had to ensure that all players got at least half a game. We started well…tosach maith eile…and some fine defending by Seán McCannon, Brian Kavanagh and Alex Darfoor keep the host at bay. When they did get through they were met by the commanding Barry Laide in goals. Our forwards were on fire (excuse the pun) with Luke O’Connor and Kyle Yoxall scoring 2-4 each; David Hobbert was also on the score sheet. Our midfielder duo of Darragh Lyons and Dean Courtney ensured that they gave good early ball to the towards. We made six changes at half-time and Fionn Cotter, Ryan O’Carroll, Rian McEvoy, Joe Barry, Jack Walsh and Killian Coffey all playing excellent football with some very slick passing that resulted in great points being taken by Joe, Jack and Killian. This was a great start for us and we are now eagerly looking forward to our next game which is due to be played on Sunday 1st August. Details to follow closer to the time.
There will be a sos beag bídeach in the County League action this weekend on account of the very important Munster Football Final (on tv at 4pm on Sunday…..have your jersey on!). Our next games will be on Sunday 1st August and we await publication of the remaining schedule of games by Coiste na nÓg. Next training sessions: the A team will train this Thursday (22nd) at 6:30pm; the B team’s next training session is Tuesday 27th July. Mórbhuíochas le Shane Ó Loingsigh a chuir peann le pár.
PEIL FAOI 14/15: A TEAM: The Lee Strand U15 County Football League (Division 1A) results: (i) AdeS A ✔; An Ghaeltacht X. (ii) AdeS A ✔; An Ráth Mhór X. (iii) AdeS ✔: Cill Chuimín X. (iv) AdeS ✔: Naomh Mícheál/Filemore X. (v) AdeS ✔: Keel/Listry X.
Our Under 15 A team overcame The Spa (Killarney) on the 14th i bPáirc Uí Chonghaile in a very enjoyable Division 1 Lee Strand County League semi-final and, thus, deservedly reached the final. Well done, boys! An painéal buacach: Peaidí Ó Laighin, Gavin Ó Cathasaigh, Stiofán Ó Conbhuí, Dónal Ó Ciarba, Pádraig Ó Cionnaith, Pádraig Ó hAllmharáin, Cormac Bastible, Daithí Ó Luasaigh, Ryan Ó Drisceoil, Rónán Ó Cearúil, Ben Ó Murchú, Luke Mac Gearailt, Jake Ó Conchúir, Seán Heaslip, Max Nosidlak, Bao Ó Foghlú, Séamus Ó Bradáin, Fionnán Ó Riain, Donncha Ó Horgáin, Marcas Ó Loingsigh, Ciarán Caomhánach. Our U15 A team will play v Laune Rangers A in the Lee Strand (Division 1) County Final at 7.30pm i bPáirc Aibhistín de Staic on Wednesday 21st July. Go raibh an suvae ag fearaibh na Carraige! Mórbhuíochas le Risteard Ó Conbhuí a chuir peann le pár.
B TEAM: The Lee Strand U15 County League (Division 9A) results: (i) AdeS B ✔; Listry/Keel X. (ii) AdeS B ✔; An Léigiún X. (iii) AdeS B ✔; Milltown/Castlemaine X. (iv) AdeS B ✔; Cill Chuimín X.
The Under 15 B team emulated their A teammates by reaching the Lee Strand County League (Division 9) Final where they will also meet Laune Rangers. This was achieved following a win over Dr. Crokes in our first B home game of the season in a sunny Connolly Park. Our lads, led by David Slattery, took their time settling down against the Killarney black’n’ambers but, supported as always by our U13 contingent, they took control and pulled away from a Croke side that battled to the end. Well done, lads! An fhoireann bhuacach: Ciarán Kavanagh; Barry Nagle, Bao Foley, Rian Walsh; Liam O’Connell, Max Nosidlak (0-1), Alex Tuohy; Jake O’Connor, Jack Barrett; Ryan McMahon (2-6)(0-3f), Cormac Bastible (0-2), Naode Deregee (0-1); Leon O’Connor (2-1), Tomás O’Connell (0-1), David Slattery (an captaen); subs: Gabriel Nosidlak (0-1), Rory Lynch, Jake Carmody (0-3). The AdeS B team will challenge Laune Rangers B in the Lee Strand (Division 9) County Final at 7.30pm on Thursday 29th July in St. Pats GAA Grounds, Blennerville . Best of luck to our men! Mórbhuíochas le Rónán Caomhánach a chuir peann le pár.
Ná déanaimis dearmad nach bhfuil an phaindéim imithe uainn fós!
CAMPA PEILE: The Austin Stack Club Football Camp will be held on August 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th (An Mháirt go dtí an Satharn) i bPáirc Uí Chonghaile (9.30am go 1pm gach lá). Costas: €50 an duine; €80 do chlann. Is féidir clárú ar an 3ú. Fáilte roimh gach éinne.
SEANBHRÓGA PEILE, FEISTEAS PEILE: Players may donate old club jerseys, training tops, shorts, football boots, srl, to the club. These donated items may be used by upcoming players. They may be given to any club official or coach or may be dropped into the club on a Thursday between 5.30pm and 6.30pm. These recycled items will be available free of charge at the club on Thursdays. Swapping of football gear may also take place on Thursdays. Just come along! Buail aníos chugainn! Emma Mhic Eileagóid atá i gceannas.
AN COMÓRTAS GAILF: Mórbhuíochas le gach éinne a ghlac páirt san fheachtas bailithe airgid a bhí bunaithe ar an mBritish Open Golf Tournament….a sincere ‘thanks’ for your financial support.
FOIRNE CHIARRAÍ: (i) Sympathies to the Kerry U20 footballers, and in particular to our own outstanding Seán Quilter, who were so unlucky v Cork….so close! (ii) Sympathies, also, to the Kerry minor football team that was just pipped at the post by Doire Cholmcille in the 2020 All-Ireland Final. Seven of our club minors were on the 36-man panel. We congratulate them on getting so far in the competition and on performing so brilliantly in an epic final. Joey Nagle, Armin Heinrich and Jordan Kissane (when introduced) played outstandingly. Ben Quilter, Conor Horan, Dean Rusk agus Shane Bastible were always in the background and were always ‘pushing’ for places on the team! The Rock is proud of their achievement! (i) Sympathies to our county hurlers v An Iarmhí (Corn Mhic Dhonncha) on Saturday last. (ii) Sympathies, also, to to the Kerry minor hurlers, including our own Jack Hannon, who were defeated by Tipperary in the quarter-final of the Munster Championship. (v) Best wishes to our county senior footballers v Cork on Sunday next! Díoltas, is dócha!
FOCLÓIR: Díoltas an mhadra rua (the revenge of the little red dog (the fox) – Kerry v Cork?)! Is maith an t-anlann an t-ocras (hunger is the great sauce – buachaint ar Chorcaigh!!).
CLUB LOTTO: Crannchur an chlub: (i) Siopa Chaoimhín de Barra, Sráid na Carraige Uachtarach, (ii) Paudie Commane’s Book Shop, Sráid na Carraige, (iii) Terry’s Butcher Shop, Páirc na Darach, (iv) O’Flynn Interiors, Sráid na Carraige Íochtarach, (v) The Burger Shack, Monavalley, (vi) Kirbys’ Brogue Inn, Sráid na Carraige Íochtarach, (vii) Husseys’ Deli, Cé an Phrionsa, (viii) Maguires, Butchers, Caherslee, and (ix) www.austinstacks.ie.
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COSÁN NUA: ‘Well done’ to George Óg Dineen who cut the tape to officially ‘open’ the new path across the field, to Father Amos who blessed it, to Billy Ryle who spoke on the special occasion and to Wayne’s Wonderful Warriors who outsmarted Na Mistéalaigh on Saturday evening last.