FUNDRAISERS: Thanks to all those members who have supported our 2 recent club fundraisers – Fantasy Cheltenham and Zoom Bingo. The Winners in our Fantasy Cheltenham were as follows: 1st Jack Morgan €350, 2nd Neil Nestor €150 and 3rd Matthew Browne €100. Click on link below to view the complete list, including the daily prize winners.
CLUB MEMBERSHIP: A reminder to those members who still have to renew their 2021 Club Membership/Lotto to please do so as this Wednesday (31st March) is the closing date. 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/
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.
The Target is 50 stamps to receive a new set of Jersey’s for our Girls Academy. Closing date April 11th – please support Austin Stacks Ladies Club if shopping in Lidl.
APRIL IN THE PAST: (1st to 7th). On the field of play in 1992 (Sat. 4th April) our Senior Hurlers travelled to Kenmare to play the local side in a game that doubled up as the 1991 South Kerry Championship Final and the semi final of the 1992 South Kerry League and we came away with a splendid four points win (2-8 to 0-10). Team: Tadhg O’Halloran, Tim Walsh, Brendan Long, Pat Murphy, John Lyons, Brian Neenan, Mikey John O’Shea, Joe Rogers, Pádraig Teahan, Eddie Murphy (1-0), Martin McKivergan (Capt) (0-1), David O’Regan (0-6), John Brennan (1-0), Colm Kennedy (0-1), Fergus McCarthy.
In 2009 (4th April) our Senior Footballers got their Co. League campaign off to a winning start with a trip to Annascaul (1-17 to 1-10).
Team: Martin Moriarty, Pa McCarthy, Barry Shanahan, Denis Costello, Tommy Costello, TJ Hogan (0-1 free), Daniel Bohan, Brían Mangan, Kieran Donaghy (1-2), Denis McElligott (0-1), Fiachna Mangan, Joey O’Connor, Graham O’Connell (0-6 – one free), Darragh Long (0-5 – one free), Michael Collins (0-2).
Subs used: Seán Power, Gearóid McCann, Alain Creagh, Shane Carroll, David Clifford.
Off the pitch in 1977 (7th April) a separate Juvenile Section of the Club was formed with Pat Murphy as Chairman. And in 1992 (3rd April) the Dee Butcher Sponsorship of the Club was launched – a sponsorship that lasted for many years thereafter.
Finally the first week in April saw the passing of four outstanding Rockies. On 1st April 1962 there was a poignant day in Castleisland when Moss Slattery died suddenly while playing with the Stacks Senior team just aged 24. Then in 2000 (7th April) John Fitzgerald, a former footballer and Club Chairman (1941-43) died. Two years later (2nd April 2002) another former player, Peter Kearns (a brother of Liam’s) died at the young age of 38. And finally another outstanding footballer – Teddy Brick – died at the relatively young age of 60 on 3rd April 2015. Teddy had the unique record of never missing a Senior Co. Championship game from the day he made his debut on 28th July 1973 until the day he played his 34th and last Co. Championship game in 1984 (also on 28th July). In addition Teddy played 21 consecutive games in the Munster and All Ireland Club Championships between 16th Dec 1973 and 10th November 1979. And one other outstanding feature – he was never substituted in any of those 55 games. Some record.
The late Teddy Brick pictured on the 1973 Co. Championship Winning team and in 2014 pictured with the Bishop Moynihan Cup during a visit with the late Paul Lucey and William Kirby.
In June 2016 – a photograph of Teddy was unveiled in the Austin Stacks Clubhouse with members of his family and former team mates in attendance:
BIRTHDAY GREETINGS: to Annette Carmody, Connolly Park who is celebrating a significant one on next Monday, 5th April. Happy birthday Annette from everyone in the Club and the local community.
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&fbclid=IwAR1AwsWsSrQ9fT1_x3hpiQFZoJEQbO9lY2jnSlA-BCwXAwEXpvKw5getAeQ
CLUB LOTTO: Monday Night’s (29th March) Jackpot, worth €13,400, was not won. The numbers drawn were 6, 16, 24, 32.
The €20 winners were Gerard Crean, John O’Riordan, John Barrett and Timex Slattery, all c/o The Club; and Chrissie O’Brien, St. John’s Park.
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 The Burger Shack, Monavally as well as Maguire’s Butchers and Kirby’s Brogue Inn and continued thanks 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: Jerry McMullan, Ashford, Middlesex and formerly Mitchel’s Avenue; Michael Madden, Cleandries, Causeway (father of Ann-Marie Healy, former Club Officer and father-in-law of Terry Healy, Terry Butchers); and Liam Rice, Ballyard and formerly Kilmoyley and Rice’s Garage, Rock Street.