U16s: Our U16 Girls (born 2008 2009) Strength and Conditioning course is proving to be a great success, next session at 6pm again this Thursday in the Austin Stacks Club Gym.
Clothes Recycling Drive: We’re just a few weeks out from our Annual Club Clothing Recycling Fundraiser (Sat Feb 17th) – please note we receive payment per Kilo for all Mens, Womens’ and Children’s clothing/shoes/bags suitable for re-sale, so even if you’ve only a few items to donate please do bring them along on Sat 17th Feb 12pm-3pm as Every Little Will Help!(homewares/duffets/pillows not accepted)
Girls Academy: We’re Back! Sunday February 18th!! Austin Stacks LGFA Academy will recommence for our U6, U8 and U10 girls on Sunday 18th February. U6s (born 2018/19) at 11am in Balloonagh School Hall (eircode V92 Y653) and U8s (born 2016/17) at 12pm also in Balloonagh School Hall. Our U10s (born 2015/2014) will train at 11am on the Astro Pitch at CBS NS, Brewery Road, Tralee (Eircode V92 FD62). Returning players and new players very welcome. Runners and bottle of water is all that is required. We ask for €2 per player to cover hall & pitch hire. So spread the word to family and friends. Our coaching officers, Una & Linda, would be delighted to hear from anyone wishing to get involved in a mentoring/coaching role this year with the club, female liaison officers (FLOs) also required in all age groups. The ladies ensure that everyone will be fully supported in their roles. Please contact 086 3979428 if you are interested in getting involved,
U12 Girls: Save the date, football returns for the 2024 season on Sunday February 11th at the CBS The Green Astro Pitch, more details to follow.
U14 Girls: (born 2010/2011)- We plan to resume football with the girls hopefully on Sunday 10th February on the astro-turf. Details to follow. With the bigger playing field this year at U-14 level we decided to do some fitness and conditioning sessions with the girls once a week. We completed our 2nd run on the Greenway last Friday night. We have had a very positive response to our ‘Movement Development and Injury Prevention’ activity 4-week programme, exclusive to the Austin Stacks U14 girls. The programme will take place from 6-7pm on Friday nights starting this Friday Feb 2nd and continuing on the 9th, 16th & 23rd at Kerry Sports Academy, MTU. Our thanks to Martina for organising this workshop for the girls.
Senior Ladies: Return to Training for our Senior Ladies Team – We’re back at the Austin Stacks Gym, S&C sessions at 7.15pm every Friday night. New and returning players very welcome. Contact 087 7925605
Gaelic 4 Mothers And Others: Austin Stacks LGFA will register a Gaelic 4 mothers and others team for 2024. This initiative is an innovative way to introduce mothers and other women to playing Ladies Gaelic Football. Mothers often drop their kids to training and call back to collect them, but the Ladies Gaelic Football Association wants to change that. The Gaelic4Mothers&Others initiative sees women playing Ladies Gaelic Football in a fun, non-competitive and social environment. Gaelic4Mothers&Others provides an opportunity for women to get their recommended weekly exercise in a fun way while meeting other mothers in the area. The initiative has proved hugely popular with women of all ages and has taken off in all 32 counties with success stories popping up all over the country. There is one provincial blitz organised in each province every year and one national blitz day which have been a huge success with between 900 and 1000 mothers participating in the National Blitz Days each year. We hope to see plenty of former footballers as well as lots of new players who would like to give our Gaelic games a try (no experience necessary) in 2024! Anyone interested in participating can contact Melissa on (087) 792 5605
Congratulations: to our 3 dual players on their Kerry Camogie Team Panel 2024 selections; Jessica Leen (U16), Ciara Trant & Aoibhinn Hennessy (U14).
Kerry Ladies: Kerry made it 2 wins out of 2 last Sunday when they defeated Waterford in the National League Div 1. This Bank Holiday Monday (Feb 5th) the Kerry team will face Cork at 3pm in Austin Stack Park, Tralee, we encourage all our girls to go and support the Kerry ladies. If she can’t see it she can’t be it.
Condolences: Sincere Sympathy is extended to Club mentor Dan Ahern and family on the death of Dan’s father, Henry Ahern of Farranfore. May Henry RIP.