SENIOR FOOTBALL: The weather is still creating havoc with our fixtures. We were to have played three games in the Town League during the month of February and possibly a Final if we qualified. So far we have only played one game – against Ballymac on the 2nd February. The two outstanding games are against Mitchels and Rahillys. In the meantime the Co. League is about to commence with our first round game, against Kenmare Shamrocks, fixed for Connolly Park on this coming Sunday (8th March) at 3pm. No date fixed yet for the two postponed Town League games as we write.
Ronan Shanahan & Eoin Colgan presented with the Co. League Div 1 Winners shield & cheque on Monday last
MINOR FOOTBALL: Our Minors are in the same boat – they also have only played one game – that drawn game against Ballymac on the 4th February. Two Town League games (against Na Gaeil and O’Rahillys) did not go ahead and two Co. League games (against Rathmore and Dr. Crokes) also fell foul to the weather. We are now scheduled to play Na Gaeil in Connolly Park on this Saturday afternoon (7th March) at 3.30pm in round 3 of the Co. League and perhaps this will double up with the postponed Town League game but this game is also in doubt as we write.
JUNIOR FOOTBALL: Our B team are also due to start their Co. League (Div. 5) campaign as part of a double-header in Connolly Park on this coming Sunday (8th March). Kerins O’Rahillys will be the opposition. Throw-in time has been brought forward to 1pm..
WELL DONE: to the Kerry U20s, including our own Dylan Casey, Michael O’Gara and Seán Quilter, on their win last week against Limerick and the best of luck to them as they take on Cork in the Munster Final which goes ahead in Austin Stack Park on this Wednesday night (4th March) at 7pm.
LAOCHRA GAEL: This Thursday’s (5th March) Laochra Gael Programme on TG4 at 9.30pm will feature our own Kieran Donaghy. If you miss it it will be repeated on the following night (Friday, 6th) at 11.20pm.
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.
Bar opening hours are as follows: 7pm to 12.30am on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Mondays, and 12 noon to 11pm on Sundays.
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 (2nd March) Jackpot, worth €13,300, was not won. The numbers drawn were 5, 13, 21, 31.
The €20 winners were: Liam Brennan, c/o Carmel O’Neill; Denis O’Sullivan, Shane O’Callaghan and Kathleen Moriarty, all c/o Rock Street Post Office; and Michael Carmody Jnr., c/o The Club.
Lotto Tickets are on regular sale at the Stacks Clubhouse and from usual sellers. To those in our community who normally purchase their Austin Stacks lotto tickets at Rock St Post Office we are pleased to advise that our Lotto can still be purchased locally (top & bottom of the Rock) from O’Flynn Interiors Rock St or at Kevin Barry’s Shop. Rock St Post Office will be announcing the winners of their lotto franchise competition at the end of the month so thanks to everyone who has supported our efforts to retain our lotto there over the last number of months.
SYMPATHY: Sincere sympathy is also offered to the families of the following who died recently – Noreen O’Neill (nee Hanafin), Glencairn, Caherslee and formerly St. Brendan’s Park (relative of former Club Footballer, Anne Naughton-Slattery); Mary Brigid White (nee Moore), St. John’s Park and Stillorgan; Tony Flavin, Ashgrove, Ballyvelly and formerly Ballylongford and London; Paddy Lynch, Cahermoneen and formerly Gortatlea; Maureen Hanafin, Mitchels Court (aunt of former Club Footballer, Joe Smith); Mary Flanagan (nee Power), Clahane, Ballyard and formerly Kilflynn; and Kathleen (Kay) Murphy (nee Mason), Derrymore West and formerly Ballybeggan.