CLUB MEMBERSHIP: A reminder to those members who still have to renew their 2021 Club Membership/Lotto to please do so before March 31st, just one week away now. This will ensure your lotto ticket stays in the drum for a chance to win our €13,400 Jackpot. Sincere thanks to those who have already renewed. All those paying by Direct Debit will be renewed automatically. Contact Club Registrar Bernie Mannix 086 0767415 with any enquiries. Purchase membership online on www.austinstacks.ie/club-rockies/
CLUB ZOOM BINGO FUNDRAISER: – Zoom Bingo Fun Family Club Fundraising Event March 26th – Encouraging all our club families to support this important club fundraiser by buying a book through the website www.bingoathome.ie/buytickets
You will need to scroll down and be sure and purchase your books from the ‘FRIDAY LIVE BINGO MARCH 26TH’ selection.
Single Books €13 & €23 for Double.
AT THE FINAL PAYMENT STEP. IN THE ORDER SUMMARY – Please use enter code: AUSTINSTACKS (as the gift or discount code)
or alternatively phone 0877192082 to purchase your books now – quoting AUSTINSTACKS
Proceeds generated from this code will be donated to the club!
For full terms and conditions click on image below
SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING of the Austin Stacks GAA club took place via microsoft teams last Wednesday week (March 10th). Club Members backed unanimously the Club Executive’s proposal to transfer the Clubs Deeds of Trust to the GAA’s Corporate Trust (ICCLG). Chairman, Billy Ryle, thanked former Club Trustees Eddie Barrett, Tadgh Mc Mahon and the late Séan Murphy for their work for the club spanning over decades. Billy on behalf of the Executive also conveyed his thanks and appreciation to Club Solicitor Canice Walsh for all his assistance to the club on legal matters.
AUSTIN STACKS LADIES CLUB: are continuing to appeal to all club members to please support them if shopping in Lidl. Follow these 4 simple steps to help raise funds for Stacks Ladies Cub (1) Download/open the Lidl Plus App (2) Select Austin Stacks LGFA as your chosen club (3) Spend over €30 instore and scan your Lidl Plus card (4) Collect 6 stamps by Sun April 11th and submit your card via Lidl Plus.
MARCH IN THE PAST: (22nd to 31st). On the field of play during the last week in March 1998 (22nd to 31st incl) our Minor Hurlers had a brilliant two points win (3-4 to 0-11) in Connolly Park over a fancied St. Brendans side in round 2 of the Co. League. Our team – Andy McAllen, Pádraig Sugrue, Jonathan O’Regan (1-0), Brian Phelan, Mark O’Regan, TJ Hogan, Eoghan Kirby, Pádraig McMahon (1-0), Kevin Walsh (1-3), Stephen Enright, Shane O’Callaghan (0-1), Keith Greensmyth, Michael Ashe, Tamar O’Carroll, Damien Leane. Subs used: Andrew Dineen, Jeremiah Moriarty.
Our Senior Footballers had good wins in 2001 (25th) against Kilcummin in the opening round of the Co. League (0-13 to 0-6) and against Kerins O’Rahillys in 2009 (22nd) in the final of the Town League (2-11 to 2-6). And in 2005 (26th) it was the turn of our B team to get one over Strand Road in the second round of that season’s Co. League (1-11 to 0-10).
Off the pitch in 1990 (30th) the Club had one of its best Race Nights ever, organized by the one and only Jim Gannon. Then in 2004 (29th) building commenced on our new Dressingrooms and the year after (2005) we had a Major Poker Classic in those very new Dressingrooms (25th March). Fast forward then to 2018 (29th) when the Club was presented with the MacNamee Award for the best new Digital Initiative produced by Rory Kirby.
Finally the last week in March in 2002 (23rd) saw the passing of Tom Mangan (father of current Club Executive, Colm) at the age of 90. Tom was a former Club Treasurer and was one of the great Club and Kerry supporters of his day.
ONLINE CLUB SHOP OPEN – check out the newest ‘official’ Austin Stacks Club Merchandise – only available to order on this link (free delivery on any orders over €50) see https://www.oneills.com/shop-by-team/gaa/ireland/austin-stacks.html?utm_source=referral&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=clubshop
CLUB LOTTO: Monday Night’s (22nd March) Jackpot, worth €13,400, was not won. The numbers drawn were 10, 14, 18, 21.
The €20 winners were Darragh Healy, c/o Terry Butchers; John Fitzpatrick, On Line; and Bertie O’Brien, Siobhán Ryle and Catherine Commane, all c/o Kevin Barry’s.
Continued thanks to the following businesses for selling our Club Lotto tickets – Kevin Barry’s Shop, Commane’s Book Shop, O’Flynn Interiors, Hussey’s, Princess St., Terry’s Butcher’s, Oakpark and The Burger Shack, Monavally and to everyone who purchase tickets week in, week out.
Austin Stacks lotto tickets are now also available to purchase on line on the following link: https://play.clubforce.com/play_newa.asp?ll_id=529#Anchor
SYMPATHY: Sincere sympathy is offered to the families of the following who died recently: Violet Ryle (nee Leonard), Somerville, The Spa and formerly Tralee and Claremorris (grandmother of Club footballers Louis and Jasmine Ryle); and Bridie Hoare (nee Walsh). Castle Demesne and formerly Glen, Cloghane, Castlegregory (grandmother of Senior Club Footballer, Sarah Hoare).