AUSTIN STACKS JUVENILES
eil Faoi 7
Next Sunday’s (3rd) Under 7 football session will take place at 11am in Connolly Park. Looking forward to it?
Peil Faoi 9
On Sunday morning next our Under 9 boys will travel to Churchill (Pearse Brothers Club). This will be the first juvenile outing of the season. This challenge game will be played by the Wild Atlantic Way and from where one of the country’s most panoramic views can be seen…..Barrow Harbour and Castle, Fenit Island, An Machaire agus an Mhuclach, Sliabh Mis agus Cnoc Bréanainn.
Peil Faoi 11
(i) The Under 11 boys will be in action at 11.00am in Connolly Park on Sunday next, 3ú Aibreán. (ii) Tralee/St Brendan Boards’ Under 11 GoGames (sponsored by Kellihers Mills): A and B Teams – Round 1 was held on Thursday last (24th) in Connolly Park v Na Mistéalaigh. Round 2 on 31st March (this Thursday) at 6.30pm…AdeS (away) v Na Gaeil. Round 3 on 7th April at 6.30pm…AdeS (away) v Ballymac. (iii) County League (sponsored by Lee Strand): Round 1 on April 14th; Phase 2 on June 2nd. (iv)
A very exciting ‘coffee morning’ get-together was held in the clubhouse last Sunday and full use was made of our delightful new coffee machine! Agus, ambaiste, raibh caife go dtí é!! Mórbhuíochas le Claire Griffin agus Harry Hynes.
The County Board Cúl Camp will be held in Connolly Park on 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th July.
Peil Faoi 13
(i) The first round of the County League Division 2 was played on Sunday last (27th) in Firies v Firies…..well done, boys! See report on www.austinstacks.ie. Upcoming Division 2 fixtures: Round 2 on Sunday 3rd April (an Domhnach beag seo) ag 7pm i bPáirc Uí Chonghaile v An Ghaeltacht A. Round 3 on 10th April at 7pm i bPáirc Uí Chonghaile v Na Gaeil A. Round 4 on 24th April at 7pm…AdeS (away) v Milltown/Castlemaine A. Round 5 on Sunday 8th May ag 7pm i bPáirc Uí Chonghaile v Ballymac A. (ii) The first round of the County League Division 10….Firies B: 3-7; Team Amber (AdeS): 1-8. Team Amber’s opening County League game was played in the Firies GAA Ground on Sunday evening (27th) last. Great credit is due to both teams for putting in excellent performances on the large expanse of Páirc Éamoinn in Farranfore in glorious warm sunshine. Ultimately, a very skilful well-drilled Firies team came out on top in an enthralling contest. Seán McCannon had another solid game in goal with some fine saves and very smart distribution from his kick-outs. Oisín Cotter, Diarmuid Hennessey and Conor Murphy were rock solid in the full-back line and they had a mighty tussle with the sharpshooters of Firies. Killian Coffey, Liam Swords and David Ahern excelled in their defensive duties and were the launchpad for many a Rock attack. Tadhg Somers and Oran O’Donoghue worked tirelessly in midfield and covered oceans of ground on the large pitch. The half forwards, Mark Foley, Luke O’Connor, Joe O’Halloran and Gearóid Corcoran, were willing sweepers who greatly relieved the pressure on their hard-pressed defence and linked up expertly with their inside forwards, Séamus Keenan, Jayden O’Dowd and Elliot Calleja. Our brave boys kept their heads up right to the final whistle and they can be rightly proud of their determined efforts in fighting for the Black’n’Amber. They have learned from Sunday’s encounter and, this week, they are working assiduously to build on and to improve various aspects of their game agus iad ag ullmhú do chuairt bhuachaillí na Gaeltachta go Connolly Park on Sunday next (3rd). Thanks to the Firies team and mentors for a fine 15-a-side game and ‘well done’ to the referee for his overall handling of the match. Upcoming Division 10 fixtures: Round 2 on Sunday 3rd April (an Domhnach beag seo) ag 5.30pm i bPáirc Uí Chonghaile v An Ghaeltacht B. Round 3 on 10th April at 5.30pm i bPáirc Uí Chonghaile v Na Gaeil B. Round 4 on 24th April at 5.30pm…AdeS (away) v Milltown/Castlemaine A. Round 5 on Sunday 8th May ag 5.30pm i bPáirc Uí Chonghaile v Ballymac B. (iii) Amanna Nua peile: from now on all our training and home games will take place in Connolly Park. Training will be on Tuesday evenings from 5pm to 6.30pm and on Thursday evenings from 6.30pm to 7.45pm; our home games will be played on Sundays (see dates/times above). Tá sé deas a bheith ar ais ‘sa bhaile’ i bPáirc Uí Chonghaile le haghaidh traenála. (iv) Phase 2 County League will commence on 22nd May….scríobh sa dialann.
Peil Faoi 15
(i) Training will take place on Sunday next in the Bishop’s Field from 2.30pm to 4pm. Training will also be held on the MTU Astroturf from 7.30pm to 8.30pm on Thursday. Other weekday sessions vary….depending on the availability of pitches.
(ii) (a) On Wednesday, 30th March, our A boys played their first County League match at 7pm in Connolly Park v An Spá. (b) At 7pm on Wednesday 6th April our B team will play away v Listowel in their first Division 9 County League game.
(iii)The Central Region games are expected to be from 22nd June to 20th July. (iv) The County Championship dates have yet to be fixed.
First year fixtures
Rockie wunderkinds Gavin Ó Cathasaigh and Ruairí Ó Loinsigh were on familiar soil at Cathair Sáilí as the mighty Gaelcholáiste U15 side battled Mainistir na Féile on Tuesday (22ú). The conditions couldn’t have been better – these young maestros were surely grateful for a blazing grian at their backs and hard soil underfoot as the match kicked off. Ó Cathasaigh sailed a beauty thar an dtrasnán during the action, and soon after was celebrating a well-timed goal with his teammates. Goalkeeper Iarla Ó hAiniféin was still kept on his toes by the Mainistir Na Féile attack however- both teams shone in a tense but skilful demonstration of peil. Gaelcholáiste managed to see the threat out however and shéid an fheadóg deiridh with a scoreline of 4-17 to 3-3 breactha síos in the ref’s notepad. These Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí giants are showing massive potential and producing some beautiful displays such as the above. They now progress to the next stage of Corn Aodhán Uí Chonchúir with hope that they can continue this fine run of form. (Comhfhreagraí GCC, Dáithí Ó Loinsigh).
‘Well done’ to Kerry and to Dylan Ó Cathasaigh and to Joe O’Conchúir v Tír Eoghain and to Greg Horan and Jack Ó Sé who were on standby.
Thanks to all who continue to support our club lotto: (i) Deli Uí hEosa, Cé an Phrionsa, (ii) The Burger Shack, Móin an Bhealaigh, (iii) Maghuidhir, Búistéirí, Cathair Sailí, (iv) Ollmhargadh Chaoimhín de Barra, Sráid na Carraige, (v) Siopa Leabhar Pháidí Uí Chomáin, Sráid na Carraige, (vi) O’Flynn Interiors, Sráid na Carraige, (vii) An Bhróg (Ó Ciarba), Sráid na Carraige, (viii) Siopa Búistéara Terry, Páirc na Darach and (ix) www.austinstacks.ie.
(i) The All-Ireland finals of Scór na nÓg will be held in the INEC, Killarney, on May Sunday (1st May). (ii) The Scór na bPáistí series of competitions (for primary school students) will be held during month of June and the finals will take place on Saturday 2nd July. (iii) Beidh Scór na Sinsear ar siúl i Mí Dheireadh Fómhair ‘22. (iv) Scór rules and information may be read on kerrygaa.ie or on Google. Scór competitions: Amhránaíocht Aonair, Aithriseoireacht nó Scéalaíocht, BailéadGhrúpa (2 songs with harmony, 2-5 people), Grúpa Ceoil (two tunes, 3-5 people), Léiriú (Sketch), Rince Foirne, Seit and Quiz Boird (4 people).
Senior Co. League
Our senior team are fixed to play Listry next Saturday at 6pm in Killeen.
Na Gaeil TV
Watch out for Na Gaeil TV’s andquot;The Green Flagandquot;. Last Saturday night was the launch of episode 4 which was ‘As Gaeilge’. Its a showcase for everything Na Gaeil. Catch it on Na Gaeil’s Facebook page and other social media outlets.
Lotto Tue 22nd March. No winner. Numbers drawn were 3, 6, 22, 24. Lucky dip winners of €20 each were Katherine Duggan, Dónal Leahy, Noreen Dennehy, Marie Cregan, David Arthur. Next week’s jackpot will be €6,700.
A very enjoyable retirement party took place in the club on Saturday last to mark Seán O’Connor’s retirement as Bar Manager. Seán was a founder member in 1978 and began his term as manager in 2002. Tim Lynch, chairperson, thanked Seán for his dedication and commitment to the club down through the years. The clubhouse has continued to grow as a focal point in the community for many different activities but, above all, it is the central meeting point for Na Gaeil members, young and old. Seán was central to arranging all these activities and he always conducted his work with enthusiasm, wit and charm. Seán himself claimed that his work was his hobby. The sit-down meal was, as usual, excellent.
This followed from the hard work of the many members who worked tirelessly to make it a success. These included Cathy Carey, Margaret Doody, Jenny Sheehy, Tracey Hurley and Jackie Carlos plus many others who contributed a seemingly endless supply of food which included desserts to die for. Lenten resolutions can be renewed next year! Luigi Chiellini, well known chef around Ballylongford, happened to be visiting Tralee and gave unasked-for pointers to all in the kitchen. After the meal he gave a half hour session of comic singing and one-liners which had the audience in stitches. It was really fabulous. Seán’s daughter Catríona, home from London with her family, gave a fine rendition of ‘Master of the House’ from Les Misérables, and thanked all for such a great night for her dad. To bring the formal or at least the semi-formal part of the night to a close there was a plaque unveiled and Seán was presented with a small gift from the club. The night continued until closing time, with an open mike which was kept busy by some fine singers and story tellers.
Good luck to the Kerry team, especially Diarmuid O’Connor and Jack Barry in the National League Div. 1 final against Mayo next Sunday at 4pm in Croke Park.
Player registration is now due. The family membership is a great option to help support our ever-expanding club. We have made it very easy for all parents to pay membership by following the link to Klubfunder: https://www.klubfunder.com/Clubs/Na Gaeil CLG/Membership
Na Gaeil cycle club
Cycle each Saturday at 9.30am from Na Gaeil club. Everyone is welcome to come for a nice friendly cycle.
Well done to Na Gaeil players Cara Gannon and Eve Broderick who were part of the Mercy Mounthawk girls football team who won the Lidl All-Ireland Post Primary School Junior ‘C’ final in Galway last Saturday. U14 girls
Div. 2 County League result: Na Gaeil 3-7, Beaufort 3-11.
Our u 9s were out in force last Sunday and were delighted to be on their home soil of Killeen. The boys are gradually getting used to the rules of the game and improving week on week. Training continues on Thursday from 6-7 pm.
We finally started back home in Killeen on a glorious Sunday morning. We concentrated on hand passing in possession and finished with a game of backs and forwards getting lads used to playing in their positions once again. The lads performed well and are always willing to learn.
Our U13’s had two teams that travelled back to An Gaeltacht last Sunday evening for the first round of the Co. League.Our first game was at 5.30pm where Na Gaeil Green team put in a fantastic performance against a fine An Gaeltacht team. The football was outstanding by our lads who were always challenged by An Gaeltacht but we kept our composure and took some great scores. Defence was excellent, backed up by great goalkeeping. Midfield worked tirelessly to cover box to box.
Final score was Na Gaeil 4-10 and An Gaeltacht 2-5.
Na Gaeil White team were on at 7pm and again a fine performance against a very strong An Gaeltacht team. Scores were fought hard for and midfield and the forwards worked excellently to take as many opportunities as they could. We led at half time but An Gaeltacht came out fighting hard and it was our defence that was immense all through the second half and were able to keep the An Gaeltacht forwards out for the most part. Na Gaeil’s work rate and discipline was outstanding for the whole game and came out worthy winners in the end with a scoreline of 4-14 to 2-4.
Thanks to An Gaeltacht for two fine sporting games.
The county league kicks off next Wednesday 30th March and we will be away to Listowel Emmets at 7pm. Gym will back next Friday from 6-7pm with our field session on Sunday morning.
Our minors lost out to Gneeveguilla last Saturday in their third game in the county league Div 6B. Final score: Na Gaeil 4-6, Gneeveguilla 3-13.
Cúl Camps 2022
A note for your diary if you have little footballers in your house ….Na Gaeil’s Cúl Camp will be held from July 4th-8th.
The weekly 45 card game is back. Every Wednesday night, starting at 9pm sharp. Bring your own partner or come along and we will get you a partner.
The club is at all times looking for new volunteers. If you’d like to give a hand with our bingo on a Monday night, our lotto on a Tuesday night or maybe helping with juvenile coaching we’d be delighted to hear from you. You can contact Colm on 087-9080465.