LÁ ‘LE PÁDRAIG: Beannachtaí Naomh Pádraig ar gach éinne sa chlub, idir óg agus aosta. Go mbeirimid beo ar an am seo arís.
COMÓRTAIS GHAEILGE CLG: You’re invited to take part in one of three GAA competitions during Seachtain na Gaeilge. (ii) Bunscoil: primary school pupils are invited to draw a picture of a GAA hero entitled ‘Mo Laoch CLG’. Have you a favourite GAA player? Now’s your chance! Tarraing pictiúr agus seol chuig Páirc an Chrócaigh (seoladh thíos) é. (ii) Meánscoil: secondary school pupils are invited to tell us ‘as Gaeilge’ about their GAA hero – ‘Mo Laoch CLG’ – in less than 300 words. Seol an obair chuig Páirc an Chrócaigh (seoladh thíos). (iii) Daoine Fásta: a crossword for the grown ups to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. It may be found on Google: ‘Crosfhocal Sheachtain na Gaeilge 2021.’ Or the crossword may be posted to Comórtas Gaeilge, Cumann Lúthchleas Gael, Páirc an Chrócaigh, Bóthar Mhic Sheoin, Baile Áth Cliath 3 on or before the 26th March. Tabhair faoi! Duais: sports packs (including three garments of your choice) sponsored by O’Neills. Be sure to include your name and your address (and the name of your school). Go n-éirí go geal leat!
PEIL – GACH AOISGHRÚPA: Mí Aibreáin/April is strongly mentioned as the possible time to return to ‘real outdoor football.’ Prepare well, boys! Exercises: (i) cos dheas agus cos chlé – kick passes, solos, pick-ups; (ii) lámh dheas agus lámh chlé – fist passes; (iii) body catches – ard agus íseal; (iv) rith. Is fiú an tairbhe an trioblóid! The benefit is worth the trouble!
ZÚMSHEISIÚN FAOI 13: Whispers of an April return to the hallowed Connolly Park turf saw a boost in Zoom attendance numbers last week! Bailíonn brobh beart….one rush (stem) gathers a bundle (when rolling!) and The Rock is on a roll! On Saturday, Eric put the boys through 40 minutes of great éacht ‘s gaisce online. What an inspiring sight it was to see 30 Rockies throw mighty shapes in some of the great living and utility rooms of Tralee….with a few guest appearances from the inquisitive family cat and dog! Less than 24 hours later, we had the great pleasure of welcoming club and county star Seán Quilter to our Zoom fold. Seán took the boys through high tempo sets of challenging drills and skills and imparted some great tips and knowledge to our young charges. Míle buíochas, a Sheáin, as seisiún den chéad scoth. We’re back online again this Wednesday at 7pm. Check for details on the Parents’ WhatsApp Group. Fingers crossed that we’re now only a matter of weeks away from a return to the green grass of Croogorts (crua+goirt = hard fields)! It’s very important that all of our players now step up their own football practice and fitness work at home. We expect county league action to commence very shortly after our return to training and, so, we need everyone to be hopping for The Great Restart ~ Part 2! Ár mbuíochas le Shane Lynch a chuir peann le pár.
ZÚMSHEISIÚN FAOI 15: We had more successful ZOOM sessions with Eric in the last week. Our Under 15 boys are really working (i) on their skills and (ii) on their strength and conditioning. Bhí Eric, ár n-eolaí scileanna, nirt (strength) agus aclaithe (conditioning), i bhfeighil na n-imeachtaí agus bhí gach duine, idir pheileadóirí agus bhainisteoirí agus thuismitheoirí, an-sásta leis na seisiúin. Our player numbers are increasing for these workouts and the U15 players are greatly benefitting from them. Leanaigí oraibh, a bhuachaillí!
We are excited to announce that Zoom BINGO IS ON THE WAY MARCH 26TH! SAVE THE DATE . . .
PEIL FAOI 17: Our Black’n’Amber boys in Green’n’Gold: excitement mounts with the possibility of resuming football in the very near future!
PEIL NA mBAN: The Austin Stack Club ladies are appealing to all club members to support them if shopping in Lidl. Ceithre chéim shimplí chun airgead a dhéanamh do chailíní an chlub: (1) download/open the Lidl Plus App, (2) select the Austin Stack LGFA as your chosen club, (3) spend over €30 in-store and scan your Lidl Plus card, (4) collect 6 stamps by Sunday April 11th and submit your card via Lidl Plus. Mórbhuíochas.
RÉITEOIRÍ: Kerry (GAA) football and hurling organisers are inviting young people and former players to have a ‘go’ at refereeing. A training course will shortly commence. This might be a stepping stone to refereeing inter-county games! Cá bhfios? When qualified, these new réiteoirí will be afforded opportunities to officiate at Under 11 and Under 13 games. Some or many of these newly-qualified réiteoirí might, with some extra guidance, be afforded opportunities to referee senior games within a year or two. Ar mhaith leat tabhairt faoi? Anyone interested is requested to contact the Austin Stack Club secretary, Elma Nix, on 086 1053300.
FOCLÓIRÍN: éacht agus gaisce = great achievements; óige an chlub = the youth of the club; mo laoch = my hero; seoladh thíos = address below; tairbhe = benefit/advantage; bróga den chéad scoth = top quality boots; an bhróg ghalánta = the beautiful (posh) shoe/boot/brogue; ceithre chéim mhóra – four big steps.
CRANNCHUR AN CHLUB: Club lotto tickets may be purchased at (i) The Burger Shack, Monavalley, (ii) Kirbys’ Brogue Inn, Rock Street, (iii) Husseys’ Deli, Prince’s Quay, (iv) Maguires, Butchers, Caherslee, (v) Kevin Barry’s Shop, Upper Rock Street, (vi) Paudie Commane’s Book Shop, Rock Street, (vii) Terry’s Butcher Shop, Oakpark, (viii) O’Flynn Interiors, Rock Street, and (ix) on online here – https://play.clubforce.com/play_newa.asp?ll_id=529#Anchor