In this podcast Austin Stack’s grand nephew Eddie Barrett gives us an insight into Austin Stack’s life. We also hear about the foundation of the Rock club in 1917 and what football was like in Tralee at that time.
Originally from Croom in County Limerick, Jim Naughton and his family ‘found a home in Austin Stacks’ when they moved to Tralee. Here he tells about his duties as a county board delegate as well as about his time as club chairman.
School teacher Tim McMahon is carrying on a family tradition of administration within the Austin Stacks club. Here he tells us about his role as Juvenile Chairman.
In part two of Timmys podcast he tells us about his work in the media and goes through his top Irish sports stars.
Denis O’Regan is better known Dee Butcher. A Limerick man originally, Denis tells us why he came to Tralee and got involved with the club and how he got his name !
Carmel Quilter O’Neill tells us about her role in the club as the Youth Welfare Officer.
Martin Collins is the club’s Public Relations Officer (P.R.O). He probably knows more about the club than any other member. Here he tells us about his P.R.O. duties that that as well as about his love of statistics.
In 1961 Michael Hayes a school teacher took 30 boys and began training them as footballers. Club juvenile football was non-existent at the time. Michael gave a helping hand to the likes of Mikey Sheehy, John O’Keefe and Ger Power to name but a few. Not a bad legacy!
If you need to contact Austin Stacks GAA Club about anything then the club secretary Elma Nix is your first call. Elma tells about her role and how she always answers the phone with a smile on her face. This ensures that the reputation of Austin Stacks as a friendly and helpful club is maintained.
Maurice McNamara’s father moved the family from Limerick to Kerry when he was 17 to give himself and his brother a chance to hopefully play for the Kerry minor football team. In this interview Maurice tells us about his early sporting days, his life on the continent as a building sub contractor, how a car […]
Timmy Sheehan played his first senior match for the club at age 15. If you know Timmy you will know that he is sports mad and so it is no surprise that his podcast is in two parts. In part one he tells about the club winning of the 1977 All Ireland Club Final.
As Club Treasurer, Mike Kenny likes to keep things simple. At the start of every year make a budget for spending and if anything extra comes up then the money for it has to be found elsewhere. Originally from Castlegregory, Mike grew up in a sports mad family and he certainly caught that bug. […]