MINOR FOOTBALL: As we outlined in last week’s Notes our MF committee, spearheaded by Mike Casey and Eamonn O’Reilly, are holding a function in the Clubhouse on this Friday night (27th Oct) at 8pm to honour past and present Club players who have won All Ireland Minor medals with Kerry since the first of their 15 All Ireland Final wins away back in 1931. We outlined then that a total of twenty six Club players had won a total of 32 All Ireland medals. That was incorrect. It should have been 27 players winning 34 medals. We omitted Seán Ryan who won a medal in 2014 and Ferdia O’Brien who won one in 2015. Both these medals were won when both Seán and Ferdia were part of the extended Kerry panel and extended panel players have been awarded official medals in the past few years. That means Ferdia has two medals (he won his second in 2016) to join that elite group who have achieved that feat – Brendan Reidy (he has won 3), Frank O’Neill, John Paul Doyle, Henry McKinney and Jack Morgan.
for more info on the night see http://www.austinstacks.ie/celebration-night-for-club-ai-minor-winners-on-friday-oct-27th/
STACKS 100: If you haven’t dipped into Rory Kirby’s http://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.
SCÓR: Oifigeach Scór, Brian Caball informs us that the AGM of Kerry Scór has been refixed for Wednesday week next, 1st November at 8pm in Austin Stack Pavilion Tralee. Fáilte roimh chách.
It’s also time to encourage our younger member to enter Scór na nÓg. Club members under the age of 17 years (on January 1st ‘18) and who are interested in participating in the Tralee Area Scór na nÓg competitions should get working on same! The Tralee round will take place on the 10th November. Why not? Competitions: table quiz team of 4, solo singing, recitation/story, figure dancing, set dancing, instrumental music group of 5, ballad group of 5, sketch. Please make contact with club asap má tá spéis agat i Scór. Some singers and dancers are preparing already.
JUNIOR FOOTBALL: The Junior Town League final between ourselves and Na Gaeil has now been refixed for Sunday week, 5th November at 12 noon with the venue to be confirmed in due course.
WELL DONE: to Kerins O’Rahillys who retained their Senior Co. Championship status by their five points win in the relegation play-off against Kilcummin last Sunday. And congrats also to Dr. Crokes who won their 12th Co. Championship title on Sunday to join us on top of the Roll of Honours – both Black & Amber brigades now with 12 titles each.
CONGRATULATIONS: to Nicola and Seamus Smith on the recent birth of of a second baby boy, named Tadhg.
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 (23rd October) Jackpot, worth €6,850, was not won. The numbers drawn were 17, 18, 21, 28. The €20 winners were: Timex Slattery and John Gutteridge, both c/o The Club; Johnny Bonner and Patrick Clifford, both c/o Carmel O’Neill; and Caitriona Chester, c/o Club Rockies. Tickets are on regular sale at the Rock Street Post Office and at the Stacks Clubhouse, as well as from the other usual outlets.
SYMPATHY: Sincere sympathy is offered to the families of the following who died recently – Eddie Howard, Connolly Park, and formerly Lissanearla; Gary Ryan, Ballinlough (Cork) and formerly Tralee; Paddy O’Sullivan, The Anchorage, Tralee Marina and formerly of Cloghers; Seán Wynne, Castlegregory and formerly St. John’s Park and Russell Street; Siobhán McNamara (sister of former Club players Maurice and Michael – see Ladies Notes); and Sadie Walsh (nee McGrath), ‘Loughmore’, Upper Rock Street and formerly Loughmore (Tipperary) (mother of Canice, former Club Treasurer and Secretary and grandmother of current Club Footballer, Shane).