Girls Academy: Girls football training for our U6, 8s & 10s will take place at 11am this Sunday in Caherslee. Well done to our U10 girls who played fantastic football at the annual Carmel O’Connor Tournament last Saturday morning which took place at the Na Gaeil GAA club. We will return to Na Gaeil on Saturday afternoon Oct 5th to participate in their U10 Go Games Blitz. Reminder our annual club cake sale & visit from Killarney Legion girls will be on Sunday Oct 13th our final football action for the 2019 season.
U12 Girls: As a result of the U12 girls 20x20x20x20 fundraising efforts the players raised almost €1,200 in 20 minutes scoring 529 points in just 20 minutes with 20 footballs from 20 metres. The winning guess was by Kieran O’Donoghue who estimated 530 and was the lucky winner of a luxury food hamper valued at €100 from KINGDOM FOOD STORE. A big thank you to Maeve, Pat and all their team. The fundraising initiative not only raised money to cover the team’s trips on buses to blitzes etc., but also the girls contributed €375 to Down Syndrome Kerry and another €375 to Kerry Hospice. The cheques were presented by the girls to Hugh O’Brien and Mairead Fernane respectively. Last Wednesday evening we defeated na Gaeil in the opening round of the 2019 Tralee Town League. We played KOR in the town league last Tuesday (Sept 24th) FT KOR 1-5 Austin Stacks 3-5. On Thursday Sept 26th we headed across town to play John Mitchels also in the Town League at 6.30pm FT Austin Stacks 4-9 John Mitchels 3-2. Our final game in the competition is V Churchill next Monday night in Connolly Park at 6pm.
The Kerry U12 Development sessions began last Saturday morning in Ballyrickard from 9.45 a.m. to 11.00 a.m.. It is open to all girls born in 2007 ONLY and each player is asked to bring €3 to cover costs. All Austin Stacks girls born in 2007 are encouraged to attend.
Last Saturday evening, at half time in the Senior Men’s match between Austin Stacks and Cumann Peil Ban Daingean Ui Chuis, our U12 team played in an exhibition match versus Dingle as part of the ongoing 20×20 initiative promoting women in sport and Ladies Gaelic Football specifically. This has been planned for a long time and we are extremely grateful to Jim Garvey and the Dingle club for helping to make this happen. Plans are already in train for a day trip away and more details will be provided in the coming week or so. Finally the U12 Management team would like to express their gratitude to Terrys Butchers Oakpark for their continued support, it is much appreciated.
U14 Girls: North Kerry League games now coming thick and fast. In Div 1 we played out a draw V Kerins O’Rahillys last Tuesday evening and this week we will play 2 games. In Div 3 we played away to Beale/Ballyduff on Tuesday (Sept 24th) and were defeated by the home side 3-3 to 1-4. We now face the same opposition in the Shield Final – fixture tbc. On Thursday (Sept 26th) Div 1 we were defeated by Abbeydorney 1-8 to 1-5. This result now means we have to play Kerins O’Rahillys in a play-off to see who will qualify to play in the Shield Final V Abbeydorney.
U16 Girls: Training continues on Tuesdays & Thursdays. North Kerry League Div 1 fixtures – sees us play 2 home games this weekend. On Friday Sept 27th V Ballymac at 6pm and on Sunday Sept 29th at 10.15am V Corcha Dhuibhne.
Senior Ladies: We will play away to Kilcummin at 11am this Sunday in the Co. League Div 3 Semi Final.