No 15 Urban Terrace, Rock St., Tralee was home to the Mulchinock Family – Joe and his sisters Kitty & Dolly ran Mulchinocks shop (on the site in front of St. Brendan’s Church). Mulchinocks, became the traditional meeting place for decades of Austin Stacks teams. Joe Mulchinock was a former player of both codes, and chairman of the club in his day. Joe was one of the Rock’s greatest and most loyal sons and during his life represented all that is great about the GAA, giving freely of his time.
He was a stalwart of the Austin Stacks hurling & football teams of the 1930’s. But Joe was never happier than when coaching the juvenile hurlers and footballers of the club. It was largely through his efforts that that Stacks Juvenile teams played in many parts of the county at a time when there was no Bord na nÓg ensuring that our juvenile players were kept active and interested. Today 27th December, marks the 45th anniversary of Joe’s death in 1975 at the age of 59.
To mark his place in our Club’s history, a photograph of Joe was unveiled at the Austin Stacks Clubhouse on the 38th anniversary of his death in 2013 by Joe’s family members and club friends – see attached article from our club website which includes some photographs from that night https://austinstacks.ie/joe-mulchinock-supreme-rockie-1916-1975/
For a fuller picture on Joe’s life go to pages 53-56 of our Centenary book to read a brilliant article written by Tadgh Mc Mahon & Billy Ryle.