Win Westlife Tickets: Joint Fundraiser Club & County – Purchase ‘A night at the dogs May 25th’ admission ticket (€10) from Austin Stacks Ladies club and be in with a chance with win 2 Westlife tickets in our exclusive draw compliments of Ahern’s Pharmacy Farranfore. Austin Stacks Ladies & Kerry LGFA receive €5 each for every admission ticket sold. Tickets on sale at your next training session.
Girls Academy: U6, U8 & U10 girls train as usual at 11am this Sunday – Easter Sunday in Caherslee.
U12 Girls: North Kerry Ladies U12 Div 1 Final Connolly Park Thursday 18th April, 2019. Referee: Seamus Mulvihill. Attendance: 140. Hearts in Mouth: 140.
Half Time Austin Stacks 3-2 Abbeydorney 3-1
Full time Austin Stacks 5-8 Abbeydorney 5-6
“The future of Kerry Ladies football is extremely bright” Referee Seamus Mulvihill put is best when presenting the 2019 North Kerry Division 1 League cup to the Stacks Captain, Aoibhe Kilgallen after an enthralling end to end contest, that had almost everything at sunny Connolly Park on Holy Thursday 18th April. The only thing missing was VAR.!
Egged on by vociferous support, both sides went at it hammer and tongs and it was almost impossible to keep track of the score, let alone the contest for every loose ball during general play. Skills, both defensive and attacking were aplenty and if there were GPS statistics kept, then players like Anna Slattery, Laura Flavey and Lisa Slattery for Abbeydorney and Kaya Huserova, Lucy O’Connor and Grace O’Donnell from Stacks, would have broken all records on a hot night of fantastic football.
Abbeydorney can count themselves extremely unlucky as Stacks has a lucky crossbar over keeper Aoife Begley’s head denied Abbeydorney three times which kept the Rock girls in the game. At the end of the game there was just a kick of a ball in it and the next encounter between these closely matched rivals will be an eagerly waited affair. The abiding memory of the game was the honest endeavour by all players on both sides and the sporting manner in which they conducted themselves throughout.
Austin Stacks ran the bench over the game and the panel was: Rachel Barry, Aoife Begley, Aisling Browne, Lauren Cotter, Jocelyn Cushen, Emily Flynn, Jacinta Griffin, Kaja Huserova, Aoibhe Kilgallen (captain), Kara Kirby, Ciara Laide, Belle McDonagh, Jodie Martin, Clodagh Moore, Ella Moore, Grace Nolan, Naoise O’Carroll, Lucy O’Connor, Grace O’Donnell, Chloe O’Sullivan, Amber Ryan, Amy Scanlon, Amy Stack Leen, Kate Sugrue, Maeve Trant.
Abbeydorney: Kerry Anne Moore, Faye Courtney, Jennifer Harty, Ellen McKenna, Lillie Stack, Grainne O’Carroll, Amy Cremin, Anna Slattery, Laura Falvey, Eva Costelloe, Lisa Slattery, Rebecca O’Dowd, Amy O’Sullivan, Rebecca O’Mahony, Ciara O’Brien.
Austin Stacks Ladies Club extends its thanks to mentors Gene O’Donnell, Dave Scanlon, Grainne O’ Sullivan, Pa Laide, Karen Griffin & Jimmy Browne for their contribution to the the team. Heroes all!
U14 Girls: Another very busy week for our U14 girls. We played in Div 5 Co. League home to Castlegregory at 6.30pm on Tuesday April 9th FT Austin Stacks 3-10 Castlegregory 2-6. Last Saturday we travelled to Ballymac to play in the Co. League Div 5 (non County players) and had a comprehensive win. On Sunday last (April 14th) in Co. League Div 1 (non county) we welcomed Southern Gaels to Connolly Park. Trailing 3-7 to no score at half time our girls but in a brilliant display in the second half to share the spoils 4-7 a piece at the final whistle. On Wednesday last April 17th we travelled to Currow to play our deferred Co. League Div 5 game and came away with the win FT Austin Stacks 10-11 Currow 1-8. This weekend is Féile weekend and we will play in the Div 1/2 group – Southern Gaels, Ballymacelligott , I.S.G , Glenflesk , Fossa , Kerins O Rahillys, Cromane , Abbeydorney, Austin Stacks
U16 Girls: in Rd 3 of the Co league Div 1 we suffered a defeat to Southern Gaels last Tuesday (April 9th). The bus trip seems to have been a great hit and despite the result the girls really enjoyed their evening. Sincere thanks as always to Peter, Tjitske & Caroline who looked after the team so well and special mention to Bernie Sommers who looked after team transport on this occasion. We take a break from training this Sunday and resume as our usual time of 5.30pm on Tuesday. Upcoming game away V Ballymacelligott – match details tbc.
Senior Ladies: Our Co. League game V Laune Rangers did not go ahead last Sunday due to Kerry Senior game. We will play the same opposition in the Mary Jo Curran cup at 7pm this Bank Holiday Monday April 22nd in Cloon pitch.
Gaeltacht Scholarships: The GAA and Coláistí Chorca Dhuibhne are offering Gaeltacht scholarships to members (ages 12 to 17 years) of GAA clubs. These scholarships will enable club members to attend Irish language courses in the Corca Dhuibhne (West Kerry) Gaeltacht during the summer holidays. nterested applicants are asked to text their names to 087 6606693 asap. Closing date 20th April.
Paul Lucey Run for the Rock – Bank Holiday Monday May 6th – It is our ambition that every person associated with the club will participate in this occasion with our Run/Walk/Help initiative ie you Run it, you Walk it or you Help. There will be no other club activities on this day. It is our ambition to make this a day of Club Unity that shows us in our best light.