Peter Stack

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By Eddie Walsh (1997)

The man about whom we are to write now wasn’t an Asdee man by birth, but was from the neighboring parish of Ballydonoghue. In fact he was a thorn in the side of many Asdee teams in his youth and was a star on the Ballydonoghue team that defeated Craughdarrig in the 1927 North Kerry junior final.

A few years later having married he came to live in Asdee and from then on he became a great supporter of Asdee football teams. He was known affectionately to all as Peter and reared a large family that contributed much to the GAA and the social life of the parish.

His son Tony was an outstanding player with Asdee for a number of years. Later Tony emigrated, he and his brothers Tom, Paddy, Mick and Brendan did great work for the GAA in New York and if ever a Kerryman got down in his luck they were always to the forefront in organizing a fund raising event or benefit dance.

When Peter died at an advanced age his family presented a trophy to Asdee GAA club now known as the Peter Stack Cup, a fitting tribute to a great father and a great sportsman. The cup is now played for at minor level.

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