Club Shop: Official Austin Stacks Club merchandise is only available to order on www.oneills.com (free delivery on any orders over €50)
Girls Academy: While our U6s trained in Caherslee. Our U8s and U10s made the trip across town to play some Go Games V KOR and enjoyed a great morning. Thanks to KOR for the invitation. Our U10s will commence mid-week summer Training this Tuesday evening at 6.30pm. This Sunday the academy U6, 8, 10s is back in Caherslee at 11am. New Players always welcome just come along on the morning. Our Next Go Games: Tuesday 30th May U8’s & U10’s V Churchill in Connolly Park.
U12 Girls: Our fantastic U12 Girls Coaching team have organised a very special evening this Thursday to celebrate the girls recent North Kerry Div 2 League title victory: Cup presentation for winning the North Kerry League will take place on Thursday 25th May 6:15-7:45. It was disappointing not to be presented with the cup last Tuesday however we are delighted that Aoife Dillane of Austin Stacks and Kerry Ladies has kindly given of her time to make the presentation to the girls on Thursday evening. The girls are asked to meet up at the earlier time of 6:15 in Connolly Park. Please be on time as Aoife has another engagement that evening. Parents are welcome to stay for the presentation which will take 20 mins. The girls are to wear their full Stacks gear. Runners will do if the evening is dry, football boots if the evening is wet. National League Cup the Kerry ladies won will also be on display so there will be plenty of photo opportunities. After the presentation the girls are going to Barry’s for some treats on the coaches. On returning to Connolly Park, we will have some fun games. The girls can be collected at 7:45 pm. We hope all the girls will be able to make it.
U14 Girls: Austin Stacks U14B team gave it their all in the Div 7 NCP Co. League Shield final last Sunday V Spa, Killarney but ended up on the wrong side of the score line on a damp evening in Mitchels. The girls never gave up and put together some lovely passages of play but were unable to reign in Spa. Our sincere thanks to Donal Corcoran who has managed this team throughout the league, and through his commitment to our club has ensured that all our girls in the U14 catchment have had plenty of game time opportunities. The Team named for final is as follows: Sarah Charles (Captain), Ella O’Sullivan, Clodagh Cunnane, Lexi O’Connor, Maria O’Connell, Lucy Carey, Kate O’Shea, Mary Gibbons, Tara Smith, Shauna Quigley, Diborah Foley, Ruth Dowling, Emily Bequaj, Isabelle Cushen, Sophie Quillinan, Moira Butler, Kayla Pigott, Sophie Ferriter, Jane Gentleman.
U16: Training continues for our U16 girls every Mon evening from 5 to 6pm.
Senior Ladies: Donal Curtin Cup Rd 4 FT: Austin Stacks 2-15 ISG Kenmare 2-5: This game was played in beautiful evening sunshine in Connolly Park last Monday night (May 15th). Two first half goals in the opening 15 minutes from the visitors had Stacks behind by 5 but a great 2nd quarter saw our team regain their composure and when Caoimhe Barry Walsh kicked a fine point on the half time whistle the home side had levelled matters to leave the score at the break Austin Stacks 0-8 ISG 2-2. The 3rd quarter was a tightly contested affair until Mother/daughter duo Caoimhe & Marina Barry Walsh combined for a well worked goal and provided a cushion of a 5 point lead for their team at that juncture. The Stacks attack was now working well with Sarah Hoare, Deirdre Quigley, Marina and Saoirse Moriarty all chipping in with points from play. All the while Kenmare were dangerous on the attack but the lessons of the 1st half had been learned and it is a credit to our defence that their forwards were limited to 3 points (2 frees ) in the 2nd half of the game. Our 2nd goal with 5 minutes left on the clock was a powerful shot from Megan O’Brien across the goalmouth which left Saoirse Moriarty with the easiest task to direct it into the net and that was it game, set and match. Well done to our team and mentors. Special thanks to the Austin Stacks Field Committee who had the pitch in perfect condition and to Aisling Browne who operated the score board for us on the night. Team: Emma Dunican, Karena Slattery, Lara Flynn, Lilly Collins, Eimear O’Sullivan, Clodagh Murray, Maeve Mc Kivergan, Norma O’Connor, Caoimhe Barry Walsh (1-3), Deirdre Quigley (0-2), Saoirse Moriarty (1-4), Megan O’Brien (0-3), Mary Moore, Marina Barry Walsh (0-2), Grace Lucid. Subs used Holly O’Brien, Katie Nagle, Sarah Hoare (0-1).
In Rd 5 we are away to Clounmacon on Monday May 22nd – FT Austin Stacks 3-7 Clounmacon 4-8. A great game and despite the loss the team can be very happy with their performance on the night. Stacks Scorers – Marina Barry Walsh 1-1, Megan O’Brien 2-4 and Caoimhe Barry Walsh 0-2.
There is now a break for exams with Rd 6 not scheduled until July 17th V Legion.
Kerry: We send our best wishes to the Kerry Senior ladies including our own Aoife Dillane and Darragh Long (manager) as they take on Cork in the Munster Senior Championship final this Sunday May 28th at 3.30pm in Mallow. Tickets available from www.universe.com