FEBRUARY IN THE PAST: The second week in February almost always saw our Seniors and Minors in action in the Town League. In 2019 both had good wins over Kerins O’Rahillys – our Seniors 4-8 to 2-8 and our Minors 2-15 to 1-8. SF Scorers – Shane O’Callaghan (3-4), Gearóid Fitzgerald (1-1), Darragh Scanlon, Fiachna Mangan and Donagh McKivergan (0-1 each). MF Scorers – Shane Bastible (1-2), Conor Myers (0-5), Padhraic Linnane (1-0), Dara Barry Walsh and Seán Quilter (0-3 each) and Daniel O’Rourke (0-2).
In 2018 our Seniors had another good win over O’Rahillys (1-12 to 0-9) while our Minors had eight points to spare over Na Gaeil (4-9 to 0-13). Senior Scorers – Michael O’Donnell (0-5), Donagh McKivergan (1-0), Theo Diggin (0-2), Conor Jordan, Pa McCarthy, Jack O’Shea, Shane O’Callaghan and Darragh O’Brien (0-1 each). Minor Scorers – Michael Slattery (2-1), Dean Scanlon (1-1), Seán Carmody (1-0), Donagh McMahon (0-2), Dylan Casey, David Couchman, Adam Curran, Daniel O’Rourke, and Tom O’Farrell (0-1 each).
In recent times two great Club men passed away during the second week in February – Denna Fitzgerald in 2003 (12th Feb) and Mick Ryan in 2017 (13th Feb).
Austin Stacks Minors 2019 –
Team: Ben Quilter, Ciarán Kelliher, Niall Fitzmaurice, Joey Nagle, Owen Healy, Dara Barry Walsh (0-1), Dean Rusk, Seán Quilter (Capt) (1-2), Eoghan Carroll (1-0), Craig Teahan, Daniel O’Rourke (1-1), Tommy O’Farrell, Mark Holden (1-1), Conor Myers (0-4 – one free), Matthew Browne. Subs used: Rory O’Connell (ht), Charlie Curran (45m).
Austin Stacks Minors 2018 –
Team: David Oba, Craig Teahan, Donagh McMahon (0-2), Jack McGrath (Capt), Dara Barry Walsh, Dylan Casey (0-1), Eoghan Carroll, Seán Carmody (1-0), David Couchman (0-1), Adam Curran (0-1), Daniel O’Rourke (0-1), Dean Scanlon (1-1), Conor Myers, Michael Slattery (2-1), Tom O’Farrell (0-1), Subs used: Luke Chester (ht), Gearóid Sheehan (ht).
BEST OF LUCK: to our Co. Board delegate, Eddie Barrett and his wife Pauline who have announced their retirement from their Auctioneering business after a life-time in the job. Their daughter, Doireann will of course continue to with the family name as she continues in Rea North’s at Ivy Terrace.
CONGRATULATIONS: to three Club Footballers Seamus Bastible, Denis Costello and Kieran Donaghy on the addition of three more budding footballers for the Club – two for our Ladies teams and one for the Mens. Denis and Jane had a baby girl, Naoise; Kieran and Hillary had a baby girl, Ruby and Seamus and Erin had a baby boy, Corey.
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
CLUB LOTTO: Monday Night’s (8th Feb) Jackpot, worth €13,400, was not won. The numbers drawn were 5, 17, 18, 28.
The €20 winners were Orla Walsh, Ger Mannix, Brendan O’Donnell, John O’Connell and Tim McMahon, all c/o The Club.
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: John Farmer, Ballinrobe and formerly Ballymullen and England; John Collins, Castlebar and formerly Kerins Park; and Joe Melia, Cloondara and formerly London and Devon.