JUVENILE AGM: Our JUVENILE AGM will take place on January 5th (Tuesday). The meeting will be held virtually on Microsoft Teams, and all adult club members are invited to attend – to participate please email email@example.com in advance.
CARRAIG an tSEACHTAR LAOCH: Good wishes to our seachtar sárpheileadóirí on the Kerry panel (and extended panel), Armin Heinrich, Joey Nagle, Ben Quilter, Jordan Kissane, Conor Horan, Dean Rusk and Shane Bastible who continue to train diligently with the All-Ireland semi-final in their sights (when virus restrictions ease)! These hard-working footballers, having defeated the boys from the County Clare in the Munster final, eagerly look forward to their next challenge….cluiche leathcheannais na hÉireann! We are The Street of Champions and The Rock of the Seven Heroes!
LIKE TO GET INVOLVED?? The Rock Club is inviting people who might be interested in coaching Gaelic games or who might like to be involved in club activities. Feel free to text or call Éamonn on 0879677034. Areas of involvement: administration, underage football, hurling (we are a hurling and football club), various age groups, male/female, men’s division 5 football, Scór…music, song, dance, sketch, recitation, quiz. Fáilte mhór roimh dhaoine nua agus roimh thuairimí nua. You’re invited to participate in or log into the Austin Stack Club AGM and get a ‘feel’ for the club….cf. www.austinstacks.ie.
PEIL FAOI 14: (i) The Rock U14 boys are out and at it; they’re back training but within COVID rules! They train on Saturdays at 2.30pm (14:30) in Connolly Park. Our good wishes to these brave youngsters and to their braver mentors. Some of these stalwarts may be on the county Under 17 panel in 2/3 years time……cá bhfios? The commitment of these lads in 2020 was superb and they’ll be as enthusiastic in 2021. (ii) The mentors would like to wish all parents, players, fans, followers and fellow club members a very happy and safe year ahead.
FOCLÓIR: cos leonta = sprained foot; matán a stróiceadh (a tharraingt) = to tear (pull) a muscle; matán stróicthe = a pulled muscle; ballnasc a bhriseadh = to rupture (break) a ligament; lúidín a bhriseadh = to break a small finger; cnámh briste = broken bone; lámh bhriste = broken arm; cos bhriste = broken leg; táim fíor-aclaí go deo = I’m superbly fit! tá sé chomh haclaí le Cúchulainn féin = he’s as fit as Cúchulainn himself!
PEIL FAOI 16: (i) Ní fada go mbeidh na peileadóirí Faoi 16 i mbun traenála. (ii) The U16 mentors would like to wish a very happy and safe 2021 to everybody involved with this panel.
LE 50 BLIAIN ANUAS: (i) Since 1970 Rock footballers have won a total of 37 All-Ireland medals. Our representatives were: Mikey Sheehy (8), Ger Power (8), John O’Keeffe (5 (+2 in ‘69/’70)), Ger O’Keeffe (4), Kieran ‘Star’ Donaghy (4), William Kirby (2), Daniel Bohan (2), Pa Laide (1), John L.McElligott (1), Shane O’Callaghan (1), Fearghal Mac Conmara (1). Our club has a great football history! (ii) Since 1970 The Rock club has won 7 county championships in football (’73, ’75, 76, ‘79, ’86, ’94, 2014) and we reached 3 hurling finals (’68, ’69, ‘74) but, unfortunately, we were unsuccessful.
LOTTO: Austin Stack Club lotto tickets may be purchased at (i) Terry’s Butcher Shop, Oakpark, (ii) The Burger Shack (An Bothán Burgar), Monavalley, (iii) O’Flynn Interiors (Intí Uí Fhloinn), Rock Street, (iv) Kirbys’ Brogue Inn (An Bhróg), 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. Tá pingin mhaith ann i gcónaí!
CRUINNIÚ CINN BHLIANA: The senior club AGM will take place at 7.30pm on January 13th. It will be held on line via Microsoft Teams. Members who wish to participate must register in advance by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org
AN BHLIAIN 2021: Bliain Nua faoi mhaise dár bpeileadóirí óga go léir…..May they flourish and prosper. We also wish a Happy New Year to all parents, mentors and fans. Nára fada go mbeidh an vacsaín in aghaidh an víris choróinigh ar fáil go flúirseach agus go mbeirimid beo ar an am seo arís.