STACKS 100: We continue to remind all club members that our Award Winning Stacks 100 website is now available to view – check out club memories, matches & podcasts – a great way to spend an enjoyable few minutes or hours and hours and hours . . . www.stacks100.ie
ONLINE CLUB SHOP OPEN – check out the newest ‘official’ Austin Stacks Club Merchandise – only available to order on this link (free delivery on any orders over €50) see www.oneills.com
CLUBHOUSE: Our Bar and Clubhouse continue to remain closed until further notice.
CONGRATULATIONS: to Eoin and Noelle Colgan on the recent birth of daughter Poppie, a sister for Grace, and now two future Club Footballers.
LOTTO: After an absence of 10 weeks (from 23rd March to 25th May incl.) our Lotto returned this week. This Monday Night’s (1st June) Jackpot, worth €13,400, was not won. The numbers drawn were 8, 17, 28, 29.
The €20 winners were – Ger Power, Finbarr Canty and Kieran O’Callaghan, all c/o The Club; and Clare Needham and Mary McQuinn, both c/o Brendan O’Regan.
For the time being the Jackpot will be capped at €13,400 and of course if it’s won it will then restart at €2,000.
Next draw Mon June 8th
From June 15th our Club Lotto will be available to purchase online.
We would be delighted to hear from any other businesses who wish to sell lotto tickets for Austin Stacks GAA Club. If interested please get in contact with Bernie on 086 0767415 and in exchange we will promote your business, special offers and products to our vast membership through our extremely popular social media outlets which command a very high following.
ANNIVERSARY: Many still regard him as the greatest GAA commentator of all time. We refer now to the late Mícheál O’Hehir who was born in Dublin 100 years ago on this day (2nd June 1920). He was just 18 years old when he did his first commentary on Radio Éireann on the All Ireland SF semi final between Galway and Monaghan in Mullingar on 14th August 1938. Probably his most famous commentary was from the Polo Grounds, New York in 1947 on the Cavan-Kerry All Ireland Final, the only final ever to be played outside of Ireland.
As well as GAA Mícheál also excelled at Horse Racing and Show Jumping and possibly covered some other sports as well. Outside of sports he covered, for example, President Kennedy’s visit to Ireland in June 1963 and later that year he covered the President’s funeral cortege after his assassination in Dallas.
Micheál was still going strong at the age of 65 when he did what happened to be his last commentary on the 4th August 1985 on the Galway-Cork All Ireland SH semi final. Four or five days later he got a stroke which incapacitated him for the rest of his life. Although he lived for another eleven years he was never able to broadcast again. He died at the age of 76 on 24th November 1996.
SYMPATHY: Sincere sympathy is also offered to the families of the following who died recently – John McCarthy, St. Brendan’s Park (John, together with his wife, Mary and daughter, Renee, were part of our Scór team for many years); Liam Dennehy, Boherbee and formerly Strand Street; Chrissie Collins (nee Quirke), Woodlee and formerly Fenit; Mary (Sis) Greaney (nee McCarthy), Birmingham and formerly Day Place; Chris O’Shea (nee Jeffers), Doon North and formerly North Commons, Ardfert; and Fred Lynch, St. Brendan’s Park and formerly Boherbee (one of the outstanding Mitchel’s footballers of their five-in-a-row (1959-1963) era) .