PEIL FAOI 6/8/10: Keep up the fitness activities: (i) 20 kick passes (an chos dheas…an chos chlé), (ii) 20 solos (an dá chos…deas is clé), (iii) 20 pick-ups (an dá chos), (iv) 20 fist passes (dorn clé agus dorn deas), (v) 20 body catches, (vi) 20 high catches (ó na scamaill). All that daily ball work can only be good and when you return with your panel, you’ll be in perfect shape for action!! Bígí ag cleachtadh libh féin, a leaideanna, go dtí go mbuailfimid le chéile arís.
PEIL FAOI 12/14/16: Keep up the fitness levels during our ‘dianghlasáil’ period, boys! Just (i) work on your skills and (ii) go for a run every day or every second day. You’ll be lepping out of your skin when we meet again! After study sessions at school and at home, your worthwhile exercise will do you good! The fitter you are the better you’ll study! Sin a deir na heolaithe – that’s what the experts say!
AIFREANN NA MARBH: The annual Aifreann Mhí na Marbh for deceased members and friends of the Austin Stack Club will take place in the Church of Our Lady and St Brendan at 10am on Sunday November 22nd. The Mass will be broadcast on www.radiokerry.ie and will be livestreamed on www.stbrendansparishtralee.net. Guímis ar son ár marbh.
BÓITHRÍN NA SMAOINTE: A look back at what was happening in the club 12 years ago….a few items from our Club Notes! (Where have all those years gone ? Tempus fugit!) (i) INDOOR WINTER TRAINING: The indoor football season will shortly commence and football action for the Under 6/8/10 boys will continue gan stop gan stad gan staonadh! (ii) CORN DE BARRA: ‘Team Rockies’, our Under 6 club champions and the winners of the Jimmy Barry Cup for 2008: Elliot Ó Loingsigh, Gréagóir Ó Scannláin, Piaras Mac Cathail Riabhaigh, Eimhín Ó Foghlú, Adhamhnán Ó Murchú, Niall Mac Muiris (captaen), Morcha Ó Conaill, Aaron Díring, Eimhín Ó hÉilí, Síomón Mac Piarais, Dara Ó Muircheartaigh. Managers of the various teams: Seán O’Sullivan, Jimmy Browne, Timmy Leahy and Pádraig Killeen. (iii) FAOI 8/10: The winning ‘Rock’ side in the club’s Under 8 league was led by Gearóid Ó Síocháin who was aided and supported by Donagh McMahon, Joe Bastible, Jake Deering, Evan Maher, Jack Scanlon-Gaynor and Jordan Tearle. (iv) PEIL FAOI 13: We are greatly looking forward to our Coiste Thrá Lí Shield final i gcoinne na nGael, the Killeenmen, after our good win over St Pats in the semi-final. The following Under 13 footballers defeated St. Pats in Connolly Park: Killian Comerford (cúl báire), Graham Riordan, Kieran Flanagan, Brian Horgan, Shane Greensmith, James O’Connor, Daragh O’Carroll, Tomas Ziga, Barry Walsh, Colin Griffin, Michael O’Donnell, James Galvin, Seán Fitzmaurice, Eoghan Mac Iomhargáin, Breandán Caball, Dominic Horgan, Brendan Duffin and Anthony Moynihan. This competition has been kindly sponsored by ‘Micko’s Restaurant and Take Away’. (v) PEIL FAOI 12A: Our Under 12 stars who won the Division One Shield: Timmy Murphy, Daragh Scanlon, Claudio Dema, Craig Corcoran, Dylan Hennebery, Seán Dukes (captaen), Shane Flaherty, Seán Ryan, Seán Mac Muiris, Colin Griffin, Mícheál Ó Dónaill, Jack Ó Muireagáin, Brian and Rory Hill, Richard Hurley and Dylan Hartnett. (vi) TRÓFAÍ AR IARRAIDH: The CECIL O’CONNOR SHIELD is on the ‘as láthair’ list! (vii) PEIL FAOI 12B: Victors in Town League Shield B Final: Caoimhín Ó Murchú, Cathal Ó Raghallaigh, Darren Bastible, Oisín Mac Gearailt, Claudio Dema, Sam Ó Nialláin, Aindrias Mac Alastraim, Seán Ó Dónaill, Séan Ó Néill, Tomás Ó Floinn, Eoin Ó Cuirc, Adam Bairéad, Cian Ó Cathasaigh, Dónall Ó Tíocháin, Seán Mac Carthaigh, Louis Ó Raghaill, Éanna Mac Siúrtáin, Seán Ó Muirí, Seán Ó Muireagáin agus Cillian Ó Briain (captain). (viii) PEIL FAOI 15: Our under 15 side’s much anticipated Coiste Thrá Lí final against Ardfert was also called off last weekend. Both captain Alan Crean and ace marksman Daragh O’Brien were unavailable last weekend and, so, their availability should strengthen our hand for the final. In our semi-final replay against the Yellow Road boys we performed well in a good game of football. Our lads were slightly stronger and more effective throughout the field and at the halfway stage we had a cushion of seven points. We maintained our momentum during the second period and had our heads in front at the post. We learned the lesson, from the drawn game, of not relaxing when ahead! Good luck, boys, in this final encounter of the season. Our lads: Shane Begley, Johnny Nolan, Stephen O’Connor, Greg Switzer, Ciarán Ó Conaill, Mícheál Ó Gallchóir, Tomás Mac Lochlainn , Michael Godley, Alan Crean, Paddy Fitzgibbon, Danny de Róiste, David Ó Súilleabháin, Shane Crowley, Danny Carroll, Dean Bastible, Tomás Ziga, Alan Duggan, Brian Óg Caball, Shane Walsh, Pól Ó Gealbháin, Niall Commane, Dara Ó Briain, Lúcás Ó Donnaile. Sponsors of this competition: ‘Kerins’ Brothers and FBD Insurances’. (Cuimhnímis ar Mhícheál Kerins a cailleadh le déanaí. RIP). (ix) IOMÁNAÍOCHT FAOI 15/16: Hurling will take place on Sunday at 12.00 as usual and all welcome to the ‘physical improvement’ session on Wednesday. (x) SCÓR na nÓG: The County semi-finals of Scór na nÓg will take place in Abbeydorney. Good luck to Shelley Ní Eidhin (Hynes) and to Megan Nic Ionnrachtaigh (Enright), our representatives in solo singing and in recitation. (xi) HURLING SEMI-FINAL: Good luck to Ger Scollard and his hurling men when they take on Ardfert in the Co. semi-final (JUNIOR). (xii) ‘MASSABIELLE’: Some of our younger members/players will take part in Fr. Ahern’s Lourdes’ Pageant which will take place in the KDYS. Know anybody who took part when performed 50 years ago in the CYMS…apart from our own Eddie Bailey? Fr Seán Hanafin and James Hobbert (RIP) were involved backstage?
CIARRAÍ: (i) Good luck to our Kerry hurlers v Aontroim in their very important McDonagh Cup game in Corrigan Park, Belfast, ar an Satharn beag seo. (ii) Sympathies to our hardworking senior footballers v Cork! If we, the supporters, are devastated, how must the players feel? We support them and thank them for all their hard work and dedication on behalf of the people of Kerry! These outstanding Kerry players will rise again! Between ‘Séamus Darby/Tadhg Murphy – 82/83’ and ‘COVID/Marc Keane – 19/20’ The Kingdom played in 15 All-Ireland finals and won 10! Is fíor an seanrá: ‘beidh lá eile ag an bPaorach’! (iii) Comhbhrón le foireann dhíograiseach na mban sinsearach v Corcaigh! Beagnach ann! They, too, will rise again! (iv) Minor intercounty competitions are ‘on pause’ until further notice. Good wishes to our magnificent seven Rockites, Conor, Ben, Joey, Dean, Jordan, Armin and Shane, as they continuously train diligently without knowing when they’ll take to the field.
GOALPOSTS: Our Coiste Páirce put up new goalposts i bPáirc na mBan Rialta, Connolly Park, last week. Another step forward for the club. Mórbhuíochas le Cólín Ó Tíocháin agus Foireann T.
CLUB LOTTO: Austin Stack Club lotto tickets may be purchased at (i) The Burger Shack, Monavalley, (ii) O’Flynn Interiors, Rock Street, (iii) Kirbys’ Brogue Inn, Rock Street, (iv) Husseys’ Deli, Prince’s Street, (v) Maguires, Butchers, Caherslee, (vi) Kevin Barry’s Shop, Upper Rock Street, (vii) Paudie Commane’s Book Shop, Rock Street, (viii) Terry’s Butcher Shop, Oakpark, and/or (ix) go to
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