MEMBERSHIP 2022: Club Registrar, Bernie Mannix, wishes to thank everyone who have paid their Membership for 2022. She wishes to remind everyone who have not paid that they are no longer in weekly Lotto draw and that they will not be eligible for All Ireland tickets should Kerry get to the final.
SENIOR FOOTBALL: Dr. Crokes 1-11; Austin Stacks 2-10.
With the home side on second spot on the League table and ourselves in third position going into this postponed round 6 game of the Co. League at Lewis Road on this sunny, summers Friday evening (27th May) it was bound to be a well contested affair, and so it turned out to be. The sides were level at half time (1-6 each) and in the second half both sides had five scores each, the difference being all Crokes scores were points while one of our five scores was a Seán Quilter goal in the 42nd minute.
All our eighteen players played brilliantly with our defenders keeping an always dangerous Crokes forward line under control. Gearóid Fitzgerlad opened the scoring inside the second minute and then the lead changed hands on seven different occasions before the break. Apart from Cian Purcell who put over a long-distant point in the 15th minute all our other scores came from Seán Quilter. Three of his four points came from play with his goal coming from a well-taken 25th minute penalty.
Seán was again our chief scorer in the second half scoring 1-2 of our 1-4 scores – our other two points coming from Gearóid Fitzgerald and a well-taken Conor Horan free. Sean, of course, was the Celsius Mensware Man of the Match.
Team: Wayne Guthrie, Barry Walsh, Barry Shanahan, Joey Nagle, Adam Curran, Luke Chester, Niall Fitzmaurice, Ronan Shanahan, Greg Horan, Gearóid Sheehan, Fiachna Mangan (Capt),Conor Horan (0-1 free), Seán Quilter (2-6 – one penalty goal; two frees), Gearóid Fitzgerald (0-2), Cian Purcell (0-1).
Subs used: Jordan Kissane (42m), Dara Barry Walsh (44m), John Carmody (58m).
We now understand that our next Co. League game is a round 9 game away to Ballymac on the w/e of the 12th June with our round 8 game at home to O’Rahillys on Saturday, 18th June at 7pm..
KERRY FOOTBALL: Well done to Kerry, winning their 83rd Munster SF Final last Saturday (28th May) and great also to see our own Dylan Casey making his Senior Championship debut after Joe O’Connor made his in the semi final against Cork three weeks before that (7th May).
CONGRATULATIONS: and best wishes from everyone in the Club to David Leonard, former Club Footballer and Lucie Hanrahan who were married last Friday (27th May).
B FOOTBALL: Our B Team also have a home game in round 8, against Duagh. The game is fived for next Sunday (5th June) at 2pm.
MINOR FOOTBALL: After going down away to Laune Rangers in the opening round of the Central League our Minors have drawn the next two rounds, against Ardfert (2-7 each) and Keel/Listry (3-5 to 1-11). Our 4th and final round game was at home to Churchill on this Monday evening (30th May) FT Austin Stacks 2-11 Churchill 3-5
In the meantime let us wish the Kerry Minors, including our own Paddy Lane, Michael Tansley and Colm Browne, every success as they play Cork in the Munster Final on this Wednesday evening (1st June). The game in Páirc Uí Rinn at 7.30pm will be live on TG4 and Radio Kerry.
FITNESS CLASSES: The Individual Pod Fitness Training sessions continues in the Clubhouse every Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7pm to 8pm. All are welcome. Contact Diane at 087 7940531 for further information.
ONLINE CLUB SHOP: A reminder that our Club shop is open 24/7. Check out the newest ‘official’ Austin Stacks Club Merchandise – only available to order on this link (free delivery on any orders over €50) see www.oneills.com We would also like to introduce the new Austin Stacks Ganzee Club Clothing Collection, available in Mens/Unisex, Womens & kids check out all the style ranges in hoodies, t-shirts and sweatshirts on www.ganzee.ie/austin-stacks-gaa-clubs/
CLUB CARDS: Our Card sessions continue in the Clubhouse on Monday and Thursday nights with the starting time at 9pm sharp.
CLUB LOTTO: Monday Night’s (30th May) Jackpot, worth €2,400 was not won. The numbers drawn were 3, 10, 19, 25. The €20 winners were William Kirby, Mary McQuinn and Mick Laide, all c/o The Club; and Aoife O’Neill and Brendan O’Neill, both c/o Carmel O’Neill. Purchase Lotto online here: https://play.clubforce.com/play_newa.asp?ll_id=529#Anchor
Next Monday’s Jackpot will be worth €2,450.
SYMPATHY: Sincere sympathy is offered to the families of the following who died recently: Seán Geary, Knockaclogher, Ballyroe (former Club Hurler and father of former Club player, Colman); Pat Conneely (Pádraic Ó Confhaola), Knockmoyle and formerly Ballinahown (Galway) (former Club Hurler); Joseph Brosnan, Abbey Court and formerly Connolly Park; Fr. Joe McCarthy, Sacramento, California and formerly Racecourse Road; Alice Frampton (nee O’Connor), Leedale, Caherslee and formerly the UK and Boherbee; Patrick (Pat) Phelan. Stacks Villas and formerly Aghaboe (Laois) (father of Brian, former Club Footballer and a current Mentor of our Girls Academy) and Ned O’Shea, Park Place and formerly Keel, Castlemaine.
See Club Tribute to Ned O’Shea here: https://austinstacks.ie/club-tribute-to-ned-oshea-rip/