Girls Academy: The Austin Stacks Paul Lucey Memorial 5K/10K Fun Run and Walk takes place on Bank Holiday Monday May 7th. This Sunday morning the club will be shooting a fun promotional video for the event in the club grounds in Connolly Park. Therefore, our Juvenile academy both boys & girls will relocate to Connolly Park for this Sunday April 29th commencing at the earlier time of 10.45am with filming of the video commencing at 11.45am for 15 mins approx.
U12 Girls: Its been another busy week for our U12 girls in NK Div 4 – Last Wednesday (April 18th) in tough wintery conditions we played at home to Abbeydorney B in a very exciting game. Our girls put in a fantastic performance to see off the Abbeydorney threat FT Stacks 11-3 Abbeydorney 7-3. Then on last Sunday (April 22nd) we travelled to Castlegregory to take on the local side and maintained our unbeaten record to win on a score line of Austin Stacks 5-9 Castlegregory 2-5. Our final game in Div 4 will be at home V Ballymac B at 6.30pm on Wed May 2nd.
The North Kerry U12 Div 1 Final V Ballymac was played at 7pm last night (Wednesday April 25th) in Connolly Park FT Austin Stacks 1-6 Ballymac 1-4. Half time score was Ballymac 1-2 Austin Stacks 0-4. Ballymac had levelled the scores 1-6 a piece with 10 minutes to go before Stacks pulled away with 2 fine well taken points. Captain Grace Lucid collected the Div 1 trophy. Well done to Anthony, Siobhan, Marian, Pa & Jimmy who have worked so hard with this group of players over many months. Our unbeaten Div 4 side will play their final game V Ballymac in Connolly Park at 6.30pm next Wednesday 2nd May – the girls will be presented with their Div 4 Winners trophy on the night (as they cannot be caught at the top of the table). So top marks to both our U12 Girls teams – outright winners of their respective divisions. Super rockies one and all!
U14 Girls: We are back with Co. League action this week and are due to play away to Inbhear Scéine Gaels this weekend in a RD 3. Match details tbc.
Senior Ladies Co. League Div 2: We played at home to Finuge/St. Senans last Sunday morning and came away with a very hard earned draw FT Austin Stacks 3-11 Finuge St. Senans 5-5. We send our best wishes to Sarah Higgins who sustained an injury during the game. We have a break now for a few weeks before our next Co. League game which will be away to Scartaglin. Training continues at 7pm this Tuesday and Friday evenings. Anyone interested in playing senior football with us this year is invited to come along to any of these sessions.
GAELTACHT SCHOLARSHIPS: are funded by GAA Coistí (Munster, Kerry & District Boards) to give some financial help to young students who wish to spend time in Corcha Dhuibhne, West Kerry over the summer months. If you wish your child to avail of the scoláireacht, apply immediately by texting your child’s name Brian Caball on 087 6606693. All applicants must be registered members of Austin Stacks GAA or Austin Stacks Ladies Club.
Austin Stacks Ladies Club Membership 2018: Forms have now been distributed to all our players . Membership can be paid to your club mentor at any training session. Rates for 2018: U6’s €20. U8-U16s €60 and Senior Players €80. Closing date for registration is May 31st. For insurance purposes all players must be registered. Players unregistered after May 31st cannot play in competition.