PEIL FAOI 7: The U7 football finals took place in Connolly Park on Sunday last in brilliant weather….buíochas le Dia don dea-aimsir. A wonderful occasion! We had our traditional parade and sang ‘Amhrán na bhFiann’ before some of the nicest football ever was played by the most enthusiastic U7s ever! What a joy to be present! Outstanding skill was shown by Alex, Conor, Shane, Dominique and dozens of other great players. Parents, grandparents, siblings and Rockies were highly entertained. The presentation of medals and treats for all followed! An exciting day for The Rock!
PEIL FAOI 9: At 10am on Sunday morning last in our own Connolly Park, after the players had marched around the pitch and had brightened the day further with their singing of our national anthem, we witnessed a tremendous finale to the U9 Gaelic football season….the playing of the final match in the Bracker Regan Cup competition. After an hour of outstanding football Team D was victorious, having been greatly tested on the field of play. What enthusiasm and excitement! The team was captained by the outstanding Rua Horan who was ably assisted by Rian Murphy, Rian Hogan, Sonny McDermott, Nathan Stanley, Kyle Lucid; Michael Broughton was also part of that panel. The losing captain Orán Maguire received the Paddy Drummond Cup and Kyle O’Flaherty was handed the Jimmy Barry Cup. Then we had the presentation of well-deserved medals and treats for all! Lá speisialta ar an gCarraig!
PEIL FAOI 11: The U11 football finals took place in Connolly Park on Sunday last. We had an pharáid, bronnadh na mbonn agus na gcorn and, of course, treats for all! In this end-of-season football finale we saw some great top-quality football being played….every skill in the game was exhibited: stylish pick-ups, great scoring, outstanding saves, stout defending, brilliant block-downs, high catching, accurate free-taking, pin-point passing, legitimate aggression and respect for the réiteoir! A great Sunday morning for everybody…players, parents and mentors. Well done, all!
PEIL FAOI 13: These Rock footballers are now resting after their great outing against Carraig Uí Leighin (Carrigaline) and after a great season of good football. Well done, boys! Be working on your skills until the call-up comes again….left foot, right foot, left fist, right fist, pick-up, high catch and plenty kickabouts with friends!
PEIL FAOI 15: We look forward to our final game v the Ballymac Club or the John Mitchel Club. This football championship is organised by the Tralee and St Brendan GAA Boards and is sponsored by Suits Select.
THE ROCK ALL-STARS: Our All-Stars Sunday morning sessions in Connolly Park have come to an end for 2022. We thank all who participated. Well done, everybody! We’ll have a little get-together shortly…..an All-Star party! We’re looking forward to it! Thanks again to all who worked so hard to keep the show on the road….bainisteoirí, coaches, organisers, parents, friends, helpers, supporters!
COLÁISTÍ: (i) Mercy Mounthawk met Coláiste Bhréanainn in the O’Sullivan Cup (Coláistí Chiarraí) competition final on Wednesday (26th). (ii) The Green boys played their their 1st game in the Munster Colleges Senior Football competition in Ballyagran, Co. Limerick, on Monday last and had a nice victory over Coláiste Fhlannáin, Inis, on a score of 1-9 to 0-10. Rock players on The Green team: Colm Browne (7)(an captaen), Enda Cahill (10), Ronan Carroll (12), Josh Lynch (21), Ryan O’Driscoll (28). Photographs of the game on Adrienne McLoughlin’s facepage. (iii) We wish daltaí díograiseacha an Ghaelcholáiste the very best in their pre-midterm examinations… tá sibh breá ábalta dóibh, a leaideanna, agus tá sibh in ann deileáil leo! Téarma ar leith a bhí ann go dáta, with daltaí ó rang-ghrúpaí éagsúla participating in sports days….rowing machine classes, student forums, golf classics, camino hikes as well as the basketball, football and hurling ties….the list of achievements over September and October alone is an extensive one with Rockies participating in almost all these exciting outings! Tá atmaisféar den scoth le sonrú timpeall hallaí na scoile….it has been a very enthusiastic, energetic and enjoyable initial few months back in class. Bainigí sult as na laethanta saoire, a scoláirí….táid tuillte go maith agaibh! (Daithí Ó Loinsigh) (iii) Good wishes to all our lads who are facing midterm examinations…ná gá díobh ach bhur ndícheall a dhéanamh, a leaideanna….bhur seacht ndícheall! Agus bainigí súp as briseadh na Samhna!
CLUB LOTTO: Thanks to all who support and promote our club lotto: (i) Maguires’ Butcher Shop, Caherslee, (ii) Barrys’ Supermarket, Upper Rock Street, (iii) Paudie Commane’s Bookshop, Rock Street, (iv) The Burger Shack, Monavalley, (v) O’Flynn Interiors (Malachy Nagle), Lower Rock Street, (vi) Kirbys’ Brogue Inn, Lower Rock Street, (vii) Husseys’ Deli, Prince’s Quay, (viii) Carmel O’Neill and others, (ix) www.austinstacks.ie (x) and/or on https://play.clubforce.com/play_newa.asp?ll_id=X529#Anchor
SCÓR na SINSEAR: Results from the Kerry finals…(i) quiz: Churchill [Mike Gaynor, Paul Culloty, Mike Moriarty and Tom O Donnell]; (ii) rince foirne: Piarsaigh na Dromad; (iii) amhránaíocht: Marcas Ó Laoire, Gníomh go Leith (‘The Hills around Listowel’); (iv) aithriseoireacht: Helen Uí Shiochrú, Na Gaeil (‘The Holy Kiss’); (v) bailéadghrúpa: Keel; (vi) léiriú: Na Gaeil; (vii) ceol uirlise: Keel; (viii) rince seit: Gníomh go Leith.
The Kerry items that were successful in Munster and that go forward to the All-Ireland i gCaisleán an Bharraigh, Co. Mhaigh Eo, on Saturday November 12th: (i) amhránaíocht: Marcas Ó Laoire, Gníomh go Leith; (ii) rince seit: Gníomh go Leith; (iii) tráth na gceist: Churchill.
AN SIOPA: The Official Austin Stack Club merchandise may be ordered on this link: www.oneills.com. (Free delivery on any orders over €50).
SENIORS: Our sympathies to Wayne’s Warriors who were so unlucky (by 0-2) in their relegation play-off game v Seamróga Neidín on Sunday last in Fitzgerald Stadium. They have given us, their followers, great enjoyment…and excitement…throughout the season. We admire their great commitment to their game and to their club. Best wishes to Wayne in his new role as manager of the Kerry minor footballers. ‘Well done’ to Club Uí Chéirín-Uí Raithille on their victory v An Teampall Nua agus go n-éirí go geal leo sa Mhumhain.