STACKS 100: If you haven’t dipped into Rory Kirby’s www.stacks100.ie in a while, we encourage you to do so. The collection is now extensive and will provide hours of entertainment to all Rockies young and old featuring videos, match footage, podcast interviews etc. Check it out.
CHURCH GATE COLLECTION: The Austin Stacks Annual Church gate collection takes place on the weekend after next (Nov 25/26th) If anyone is free to volunteer 20 minutes of their time to help us out on either the Saturday night or at any of the Sunday Masses it would be greatly appreciated. Please contact Club Secretary, Elma Nix on 086 1053300.
MINOR FOOTBALL: A lovely evening was enjoyed in the Austin Stacks Club last Friday night (Nov 10th) to celebrate the achievements of our Minor Team of 2017. The evening opened with an address by Club Chairman, Liam Lynch, who outlined the Club’s commitment to the team going forward. He discussed the Coaching Committee’s recommendations in terms of coaching, strength & conditioning and the opportunities for the players to find local employment through the Clubs Job Match programme which to date had successfully found employment for 65 members. We were delighted to be joined by special guest Mikey Sheehy who presented the 30 panel members with their 2017 Co. League Div 1 & Town League Winners medals. Wayne Quillinan thanked his team of Jonathan Conway, Eoin Colgan, Kevin O’Callaghan and John O’Sullivan for all their help during the year. He thanked the players collectively whom he said had put in a massive effort for the last 2 years and were a credit to both their parents and the club. Every player was acknowledged and thanked individually before being invited to come forward to receive their medals. Player of the Year was awarded to Gearóid Fitzgearld – his stats make for remarkable reading – during the 2017 season he scored: 14 goals and 17 points (scoring 13 goals and 14 points from play) a worthy winner indeed. With formal proceedings completed everyone retired to the club bar where Karl O’Brien provided the musical entertainment for the rest of the night. It was lovely to see all the players remain in the club and enjoy their evening with family and friends with many finding their singing voices as the night went on. Well done again boys on a wonderful year – Rockies Abú.
Our thanks to Elma Nix for the above Report.
CLUBHOUSE: As always the Clubhouse is available for all types of Parties and Functions. Enquiries about Club Bookings should be made by contacting Harry Hynes at 087 2467286.
CARDS: The 45 Card Sessions continue in the Clubhouse on every Monday and Thursday nights, commencing at 9.30pm each night.
LOTTO: Last Night’s (13th November) Jackpot, worth €7,000, was not won. The numbers drawn were 1, 17, 19, 32. The €20 winners were: Deirdre Donaghy, Seán Power and Tommy Costello Snr., all c/o The Club; Kieran Horgan, c/o Carmel O’Neill; and John O’Connor, c/o Richard Healy.
Tickets are on regular sale at the Rock Street Post Office and at the Stacks Clubhouse, as well as from our other regular sellers.
SYMPATHY: Sincere sympathy is offered to the families of the following who died recently – Eileen Cotter (nee O’Connor), Cloonbeg and formerly Boherbee and New York; Seán Moloney, Castle Street and formerly Shanakill (father of former Club Footballers, Elizabeth and Fionnuala Moloney); Mary Ellen Finucane (nee Lynch), Doonard Lower, Tarbert (mother of Club Member, Jim Finucane); and Frank Gleasure, Castle Demesne and Rock Street.