2019 Ladies Club Membership Registration is now due. Closing date May 31st. Forms available from your team mentor at your next training session. All players must be registered for insurance purposes.
Girls Academy: This Sunday training for our U10s, 8s and 6s goes ahead in Caherslee at 11am. Thanks to everyone who has paid their 2019 Registration for anyone still outstanding forms will be available & payment will be accepted this Sunday. Note for diary – We will welcome Ballymac U10s & 8’s to Connolly Park for some challenge games on Sunday next June 9th.
U12 Girls Co. League Rose Hotel Co. League Div 1 Glenflesk 3-5 Austin Stacks 2-8: The Austin Stacks U12 girls bus rolled into scenic Glenflesk last Tuesday night (May 21st) for a final round league game in Division 1 of the County. Down 3 points with as many minutes left, it looked like curtains for the young footballers of Rock Street, but two frees by Grace O’Donnell brought it back to one. You could cut the tension with a knife, that is, if you chose to do so instead of killing a few midges, who were swarming like the Glenflesk girls were swarming our attackers. But cometh the hour, cometh the players, and up stepped Amy Stack Leen and Lucy O’Connor combining for an equalising point for the ages. Final score a draw, Glenflesk 3-5, Austin Stacks 2-8. This leaves the Rockettes on 7 points with 3 wins, a draw and one loss, qualifying the girls for a final, depending on other results. So well done to all the players. The game was played on a beautiful evening, surrounded by spectacular scenery, on a perfectly manicured surface at Glenflesk’s designated juvenile pitch, with Stacks ending the half first half two points to the good. However, the local blue and gold Glenflesk girls scored two spectacular goals and some great points to edge them ahead until the spirited Stacks sisters got to grips with the sweeper and the blanket defence being employed by the locals. If Brian Cody had been on holidays and peered in, he would have recognised the lack of frees in the game from the renowned Kilkenny in house training games where no whistle was used. Considering the heat and the fact that most of the girls had played school games earlier, it was a remarkable achievement to show such resolve when it mattered most. Captains Ciara Laide and Amy Scanlon showed superb leadership throughout and the efforts of Kate Sugrue, Emily Flynn, Ella Moore and Lucy O’Connor were nothing short of spectacular. Thanks to all the supporters who made the journey eastwards to cheer on this talented and hardworking squad. Hard luck to a strong Glenflesk team who did their club proud. Beidh lá eile.
U14 Girls: Congratulations to our U14B team who won the Co. League Div 5 final on Sunday (May 19th) in Currans defeating Southern Gaels on a score line of Austin Stacks 5-10 Southern Gales 4-6. This week it was back to non county player League unfortunately our Div 5 game away to ISG had to be postponed at short notice (game will be rescheduled) but our Div 1 team were at home V Milltown/Listry last Sunday evening (May 26th) and following a very entertaining game came away with the win on a score line of Austin Stacks 7-13 Milltown/Listry 7-7. This week it is again non county league in Div 1 we are home to Ballymac on Tuesday May 28th at 7pm & Div 5 its an away game V Spa Killarney. Match details tbc so keep on eye of website for update. Well done to club player Grace Reidy who was part of the Kerry U14 team which won all their games in Rd 2 of the All Ireland series last Saturday.
U16 Girls: We have now completed our Co. League Div 1 schedule so there will be a break in matches for the next few weeks while the Junior Cert exams are underway. Training will continue as usual on Tuesday’s and Sundays. We say well done to the Kerry U15 girls who faced Dublin in some challenge games in Limerick last Sunday. The side was captained by our own Clodagh Murray and also included Rockies Bronagh Kelliher, Eimear Litchfield & Grace O’Mahoney.
Senior Ladies: We played away to Laune Rangers in the Co. League last Sunday afternoon going down to the home side on a score line of Austin Stacks 3-7 Laune Rangers 5-9. Our team: Jemma O’Connell, Sarah Higgins, Rachel Ryan, Karina Slattery, Sarah Fitzgerald (1-0), Maebh Mc Kivergan, Aoife Dillane (0-1), Ciara Nix, Breda Slattery (0-1), Caoimhe Barry Walsh (0-2), Emma Mc Carthy (0-1), Megan O’Brien (2-1), Marina Barry Walsh (0-1) & Linda Raymond. We now have a break for a few weeks from competition due to the exams with fixtures set to recommence again on the weekend of June 22/23rd.
Westlife Tickets Winner: Congratulations to our U14 player Niamh Collins who was the winner of our tickets to see Westlife in Croke Park this Summer. Thanks to everyone who supported our fundraiser and to Dan Ahern of Ahern’s Pharmacy Farranfore who donated the generous prize. The Kerry LGFA Night at the Dogs took place on Saturday night last as part of the evening our U12/14 girls – Deirdre Quigley, Danni O’Sullivan, Jacintha Griffin & Leah Wan took part in the relay event and finished a very credible 4th . Well done girls & thanks to Siobhan for looking after the girls on the night.