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Austin Stacks
Aibhistín de Staic
County: Kerry
Nickname: The Rock, Rockies
Club colours: Black & Amber
Grounds: Connolly Park
Coordinates: 52°16′13.08″N 9°41′46.35″W / 52.2703000°N 9.6962083°W / 52.2703000; -9.6962083Coordinates: 52°16′13.08″N 9°41′46.35″W / 52.2703000°N 9.6962083°W / 52.2703000; -9.6962083
Playing kits
Standard colours
Senior Club Championships
All Ireland Munster
Football : 1 2 12
Hurling : - - 4
Ladies : 4

Austin Stacks is a hurling and Gaelic football club based in Tralee in County Kerry, Ireland.[1] It has more All-Ireland Senior Football Championship medals and GAA All-Stars than any other GAA club in Ireland[citation needed]. They have many notable players at the top of the rock such as Joe Barrett, Mikey Sheehy, Ger Power, John O'Keeffe, Cork's Dinny Long, Pa Laide, William Kirby, Kieran Donaghy (who won player of the year after leading Kerry to success in 2006) and Daniel Bohan. The club is named after Austin Stack, Irish revolutionary and captain of the All-Ireland winning Kerry Gaelic football team of 1904. They are the only club in Kerry to have won Senior County Championships in both Hurling & Football, including doubles in 1928 & 1931. Currently the club have three players on the Kerry Senior Panel; Kieran Donaghy(4 All-Ireland Medals), Shane O'Callaghan and Fearghal MacNamara. Daniel Bohan last appeared for Kerry in 2013 and is a holder of three All-Ireland Medals.


The club has prospered off the field in recent years, the new state of the art dressing rooms were opened in 2005. Along with the dressing rooms the building contains a function room, and a top quality gym. The playing pitch itself underwent major surgery in the winter and summer of 2007 and although the finishing touches are yet to be put in place, it is evident that the pitch has improved. The club have now started a new "Rockie Revolution" scheme aimed at fundraising enough money to buy land next to the club's ground. On the field however the club has been starved of success lately. The team is in transition but continues to under perform. Despite this, the Stacks remain competitive in every fixture of every competition and with the average age of the starting team of this year's[when?] championship at only 22.3 years of age the future is bright. The current senior team are managed by William Kirby and Wayne Quillinan. The youths in the club are doing very well with high numbers in all age groups. Town rivals include Kerins O'Rahilly's, John Mitchels, St.Pats, Ballymacelligott, Churchill and Na Gaeil. The black and amber colours of the club are known throughout Ireland. The current chairman of the club is Aidan O'Connor. The current club captain is TJ Hogan.[citation needed] They are the current[when?] holders of the Kerry Co. League Division 1 Title winning the league decider in Dingle in 2011. They were relegated for the first time ever to Division 2 of the Co.League in 2008. They then won Division 2 in 2010 backing that up by claiming the Division 1 crown the following and first season back at the top level, only one of a select few teams to do so. They club are building for the future having run the winners of the last three County Championship's down to the wire in the last three seasons, South Kerry in 2009 and Dr. Crokes in 2010 and 2011 only losing by the minimum. The current squad is a young one with most of the squad under 23 years of age, aided by a few more experienced players with Inter County experience such as Kieran Donaghy, Daniel Bohan and William Kirby. They club have had many players on the Kerry underage teams in the past years including players who started for the Kerry minor team since 2007; Barry Shanahan, Wayne Guthrie, Denis McElligott, Shane Carroll, Fearghal MacNamara, Daragh O'Brien, Greg Horan, Conor Jordan, Joe O'Kelly, Jack Morgan and Seán Ryan. Graham O'Connell was part of the Kerry u-21 panel that claimed the All-Ireland crown in 2008.

County Championship Record Since 2000[edit]


  • 1st round: Austin Stacks 1-14 v 1-11 St.Kieran's, AS Park (AET)
  • 3rd round: Austin Stacks 1-09 v 0-07 South Kerry, Caherciveen(South Kerry)


  • 1st round: Austin Stacks 0-13 v 0-7 Ardfert, AS Park
  • 3rd round: Austin Stacks 0-15 v 1-5 Kilcummin, AS Park
  • 1/4 Final: Austin Stacks 1-13 v 1-14 Dr.Crokes, Fitzgerald Stadium


  • 1st round: Austin Stacks 1-12 v 0-6 Ardfert, AS Park
  • 3rd round: Austin Stacks 1-13 v 0-14 Feale Rangers, Bob Stack Park, Listowel
  • 1/4 Final: Austin Stacks 1-13 v 1-5 Rathmore, Fitzgerald Stadium
  • Semi Final: Austin Stacks 2-12 v 2-9 Dingle, Fitzgerald Stadium
  • Final: Austin Stacks 0-11 v 1-15 Dr.Crokes, AS Park


  • 1st round: Austin Stacks 2-12 v 0-5 St.Brendans, Kilmoyley
  • 3rd round: Austin Stacks 0-13 v 0-8 An Ghaeltacht, AS Park
  • 1/4 Final: Austin Stacks 1-15 v 0-9 Laune Rangers, Fitzgerald Stadium
  • Semi Final: Austin Stacks 2-9 v 1-14 South Kerry, AS Park


  • 1st round: Austin Stacks 0-14 v 1-9 Legion Sat May 17, 18.30, AS Park

Team that Started versus Legion: Martin Moriarty, Brian Dennehy, TJ Hogan, Pat McCarthy, Barry Shanahan, Denis McElligot, Denis Costelloe, Daniel Bohane 0-2, Wayne Gutherie, Shane Carroll 0-2, Martin Courtney, Joe Kinsella 0-2, Graham O'Connell 0-7(0-4 frees), Kieran Donaghy 0-1, Dara Long. Subs Used: Joey O' Connor, Brían Mangan, Gordon Kerins.

3rd round: Kenmare vs Austin Stacks Date:TBC, Kenmare

Austin Stacks v Kenmare


  • 1st round: Austin Stacks 1-09 v 0-09 Kilcummin Sun May 13, 18.30, AS Park
  • 3rd round: Austin Stacks 0-08 v 0-10 East Kerry Sat Jun 23, 18.30, As Park


  • 1st round: Austin Stacks 2-11 v 2-09 Laune Rangers Sun May 14, 14.30, AS Park
  • 3rd round: St. Brendans 3-11 v 1-08 Austin Stacks Fri Jun 16, Lerrig,


  • 1st round: John Mitchels 0-05 v 2-13 Austin Stacks 8 May, 3pm, A Stack Pk
  • 3rd round: Austin Stacks 3-07 v 2-10 Kerins O'Rahillys 15 July, Austin Stk Pk, 20.00
  • Replay: Austin Stacks 2-11 v 0-15 Kerins O'Rahillys 12 Aug, A Stack Park, 19.00
  • 1/4 Final: West Kerry 0-12 v 2-04 Austin Stacks 08 Oct, Fitz Stadium, 15.00


  • 1st round: Dr. Crokes 5-06 v 0-08 Austin Stacks Fitzgerald Stadium 9 May 7.15pm
  • 2nd round: Austin Stacks 0-10 v 1-10 Kilcummin Austin Stack Park, 30 May 19.30


  • 1st round: John Mitchels 0-08 v 0-14 Austin Stacks, Austin Stack Park, 11 May, 14.30
  • 3rd round: West Kerry 0-11 v 1-05 Austin Stacks, Castlegregory, 22 June, 19.30

2002 3rd round(bye): Gaeltacht 1-13 v 2-04 Austin Stacks, Gallarus, 11th Aug, 14.30


  • 1st round: Austin Stacks 1-10 v 0-06 West Kerry, Austin Stack Park, 29 June, 14.30
  • 1/4 final: Austin Stacks 1-15 v 2-10 Felae Rangers, Austin Stack Park, 3rd Aug, 19.30
  • 1/2 final: Austin Stacks 0-12 v 1-08 Dr. Crokes, Austin Stack Park, 7th Oct, 14.30
  • Final: AN Ghaeltacht 1-13 v 0-10 Austin Stacks, Fitzgerald Stadium, 28th Oct, 14.30

Team that started that final vs An Ghaeltacht, AUSTIN STACKS:

David Hennebery, Kenneth Leen, Martin McKivergan, Brian Dennehy, Peter Quillinan, Pa Laide, TJ Hogan, William Kirby, Michael Finn, Denis Sayers, John Walsh, Billy Sheehan (0-1), Darragh Long (0-6),Cormac Kennedy (0-1), Michael Collins (0-1)

Subs: Daniel Bohane (for Laide) Donal McEvoy (for Walsh) Finbarr Smith (0-1) (for Finn) Jonathan Conway, John Peter O'Neill, Wayne Quillinan, Kieran Browne, Martin Courtney, Kieran Donaghy

Trainers: Brian Neenan, Frank Courtney, Damien McLoughlin


  • 1st round: Kilcummin 1-09 v 0-08 Austin Stacks; Fitzgerald Stadium, 28 July, 14.30

2008 season[edit]

Austin Stacks (as of July 8 ) currently have 8points from seven games in the league. These include wins against Finuge, Annauscaul, Waterville and Sneem. They have suffered defeats to Spa, Gelnfesk and Dingle.

Results League 2008

Austin Stacks 1-12 v 0-08 Finuge 31/03/08

Austin Stacks 3-07 v 1-08 Annascaul 06/04/08

Sneem 0-08 v 2-07 Austin Stacks 13/04/08

Spa 4-06 v 1-10 Austin Stacks 20/04/08

Dingle 0-09 v 0-08 Austin Stacks 25/05/08

Austin Stacks 0-11 v 0-08 Waterville 11/06/08

Austin Stacks 0-10 v 0-13 Gleflesk 20/06/08

Stacks' remaining games include home ties against Beale and John Mitchels, and away games versus Tarbert and Currow. Due to the Kerry senior team losing the Munster Final against Cork, all these games have been put back indefinitely.

In the County Championship Stacks defeated Legion in the first round and now await Kenmare in round three. This game has also been postponed due to Kerry's defeat in the Munster Final.


Austin Stacks have won the Kerry Senior Hurling Championship 4 times. They won the Kerry Junior Hurling Championship in 2012. They now play in the Intermediate Championship. They also won Minor County Championships in 1955, 1967 and 1986.


Roll of honour[edit]

  • Kerry County Football League - Division 1: 1973, 1974, 1975, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1990, 2011
  • Kerry County Football League - Division 2: 2010
  • Kerry Minor Hurling Championships 1955, 1967, 1986
  • Kerry Under-21 Football Championship Winners - 2002
  • Kerry Minor Football Championship Winners -1969, 1980
  • Kerry Minor Football League - Division 1: 1973, 1979, 1994, 2000, 2013
  • Under-21 Club Championship - 2008

County Championship Winning Captains[edit]



Notable players[edit]

Notable teams[edit]


  1. ^ "Club site, football and hurling". Archived from the original on 21 April 2008. Retrieved 2008-04-06. 
  2. ^ "Donaghy stars as Stacks crowned Kerry champs". 2014-11-02. Retrieved 2014-11-02. 
  3. ^ "Sticky Stacks extricate themselves from another tight spot". Irish Examiner. 1 December 2014. Retrieved 2 December 2014. 

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