CLUB AGM: All Club Members are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting of the Austin Stacks Hurling and Football Club taking place in the Gym Hall, Connolly Park, on Sunday next (14th Jan) at 12.00 noon.
DEATH OF BRENDAN BREEN: All in the Club were saddened to learn of the death of Brendan Breen last week. Brendan was one of the great team mentors, especially at Juvenile level, during the eighties and nineties. His sons Declan, Enda and Ger played with the Club and today Brendan’s grand children are carrying on that tradition. In recent years Brendan was a regular at our Card sessions until he took ill some few months ago. We offer sincere sympathy to his wife, Agnes; his sons Declan, Enda and Gerald; daughters Elaine and Miriam and his extended family and friends.
Brendan pictured with Michael O’Donnell, Joe Mc Mahon, David Lucid & Jim Finucane at the Centenary Book launch in the club last month. May he rest in peace.
SYMPATHY: Sincere sympathy is also offered to the families of the following who died recently – Margaret O’Carroll (nee Murphy), Connolly Park and formerly Stack’s Villas (sister of Club Vice President, J.J. Murphy and mother of former Club Footballer, Billy); Mary Reidy (nee Keane), Castleisland and formerly Cordal and Balloonagh Apartments; Eoin O’Connell. Manor Grove (brother of former Club Footballer, Darragh); Elizabeth (Lizzie) Hurley, Latchford’s Terrace, Ballymullen and formerly Cloghermore, Ballymacelligott; Helen O’Shea (nee Fitzgerald), Oakpark Demesne and formerly Mitchelstown; and Mary Foley (nee Scanlon), Lougher, Annascaul and formerly The Anchor Bar and Annagh (mother of Club Mentor, Tom and grandmother of U16 Footballer, Evan).
SENIOR FOOTBALL: It’s just over two weeks away now before our first outing of the new season – round one of the Town League at home to Ballymac on Sunday, 28th January at 12.30pm. The remaining four rounds are as follows – away to Na Gaeil on 4th Feb; at home to Kerins O’Rahillys on 11th Feb; at home to John Mitchels on 18th Feb and away to Ardfert on 25th Feb.
The top two teams will qualify for the final which is fixed for the weekend of the 4th March.
The Co. Board’s Master Fixtures Plan has fixed Sunday, 11th March for the first round of the Co. League. No actual fixtures have come to hand yet as we write.
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.
All at the Cards were saddened to learn of the death of Brendan Breen last week. Brendan was a regular player at our sessions until he took ill some time ago.
LOTTO: Last Night’s (8th January) Jackpot, worth €7,400, was not won. The numbers drawn were 5, 8, 11, 20. The €20 winners were: Tim Tiger Slattery, Maria Guthrie and Dell Whyte, all c/o The Club; Terry Nammock, c/o Carmel O’Neill and Brian Collins, c/o Martin Collins. Tickets are on regular sale at the Rock Street Post Office and at the Stacks Clubhouse, as well as from our other regular sellers.