Last Saturday Aug 24th we were back on the road again as our U12 girls travelled to Fossa for the Munster LGFA Blitz. We were able to field 2 teams in this superbly organised tournament. Well done girls some great football played.
U13 Girls: Last Saturday afternoon we welcomed Milltown GAA Club from Co. Kildare to Connolly park for a friendly challenge game. The match was a closely contested event, with victory on the day going to the home side. No doubt a re-match might be arranged sometime in the future for these promising young footballers. The visitors were in Tralee with their families to enjoy the festival weekend, and with a family connection or two between the clubs the match was arranged. Playing on the Milltown team was Anna Mulpeter, whose mother Sarah Galvin is sister of the late John Galvin, club footballer, who passed away after a short illness at the young age of 32 in 1998. (See Galvin group photo) Also with the Milltown group was Petronella Curran, whose daughter was playing with the team. Petronella’s father, John is a past Austin Stacks player, and her grandmother is Nora O’Sullivan from Garryruth, Ballymullen (currently resident in Ocean View Nursing Home.) Thanks to Annette Carmody and her catering team for providing food and refreshments for the visitors, and to John Breen and the grounds committee for preparing the pitch facilities.
U14 Girls: We suffered a defeat to Ballymac last Friday (Aug 23rd) in North Kerry League Div 1. Last Wednesday Aug 28th we played at home to Moyvane in Div 3 losing out to the visitors on a scoreline of Austin Stacks 4-3 Moyvane 4-6
Senior Ladies: We played away to Finuge/St Senans in the North Kerry Div 1 League last Monday night (Aug 26th) and came away with a good win FT Austin Stacks 3-15 Finuge St Senans 2-13 scorers on the night – Megan O’Brien 1-7, Marina Barry Walsh 0-2, Caoimhe Barry Walsh 0-2, Mollie O’Carroll 2-2, Emma Mc Carthy 0-1, Sarah Fitzgerald 0-1. We will play Rathmore in this year’s Senior Co. Championship Semi Final at 7.15pm on Friday Sept 6th in Connolly Park. We wish good luck to those of you starting or returning to college this week esp to Mollie & Dakota who are going overseas to study.