GAME TIME: With the publication of a new 2020 roadmap announced last week by Croke Park (for inter-county activity) and by our own Co. Board (for local action) there is now hope that games will go ahead, probably not in the same fashion as before, but at least our players should be back in action after the longest lock-down in living memory. It’s scheduled to start at local level with an eleven week period (w/e 1st August to w/e 10th October) earmarked for Club and Co. Championships and then inter-county activity beginning on the w/e of 17th October. Our Seniors will be involved in the opening three rounds of the Club Championship (w/e 1st, 8th and 15th Aug) with the final to be held later in the season. At the moment it is proposed that the Co. Championship will be run-off on a knock-out basis, commencing on the w/e 22nd August. That would probably mean one game in a preliminary round, then eight games in round one, followed by four quarter final games, two semi-finals and a final. There will also be Championship activity for our Junior teams – McElligott, Molyneaux and Barrett Cup competitions. There is also likely to be a Minor Football Co. Championship but Co. Secretary, Peter Twiss, is doubtful that an U21 Football Championship could be held having regard to the narrow time span involved. All these proposals are expected to be discussed and agreed (with or without amendments) by all vested interests over the next few days.
COVID-19: The COVID-19 Emergency Fund is a grant programme to provide funding to groups that are directly involved in the Community Call response to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development and administered by the Local Authority in each area. Austin Stacks GAA Club acknowledges the receipt of €280 in funding.
STACKS 100: We continue to remind all club members that our Award Winning Stacks 100 website is now available to view – check out club memories, matches & podcasts – a great way to spend an enjoyable few minutes or hours and hours and hours . . . www.stacks100.ie
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)
CLUBHOUSE: Our Bar and Clubhouse continue to remain closed until further notice.
ONLINE LOTTO: This new initiative, which was launched last week, is to reach out to a much wider playing audience locally, nationally and worldwide. Playing the Austin Stacks Club Fundraising Lotto online will be very straight forward. It takes just six easy steps to play. All you need do is visit our club Website, Facebook Page or Twitter Account, click on the lotto links and follow the steps.
Online tickets purchased up to 6pm on a Monday will be included in that evening’s Lotto draw. Tickets purchased online after 6pm on a Monday will be included in the following Monday’s Lotto draw. Results of the Austin Stacks GAA Club fundraising Lotto draw are published weekly on our website, club notes and social media platforms.
LOTTO RESULTS: This Monday Night’s (15th June) Jackpot, worth €13,400, was not won. The numbers drawn were 1, 10, 15, 16.
The €20 winners were – Pádraig & Maria Foley, Wayne Quillinan, Tom Quilter and Michael Naughton, all c/o The Club; and Willie Walsh, c/o Brendan O’Regan.
For the time being the Jackpot will be capped at €13,400 and of course if it’s won it will then restart at €2,000.
We would be delighted to continue to hear from any other businesses who wish to sell lotto tickets for Austin Stacks GAA Club. If interested please get in contact with Bernie on 086 0767415 and in exchange we will promote your business, special offers and products to our vast membership through our extremely popular social media outlets which command a very high following.
Lotto Committee November 2015.
SYMPATHY: Sincere sympathy is offered to the families of the following who died during the past week: Daniel O’Dwyer, Blennerville and late of Cairns (Australia); Noreen Ebert (nee O’Rourke), Woodview and formerly Knockbrack, Firies and New York; and Betty Slattery (nee Callaghan), Monavalley and formerly Lacca Cross, Ballyduff (mother of former Club Footballers, Marie, Ger and John – Marie winning two Senior Football Co. Championship medals in 1989 and 1993 – see pages 142 and 143 of our Centenary Book).