This weeks notes 24-4-13

GLIN RED CROSS: The AGM of Glin Red Cross which was to be held on Friday 5 April has now been rescheduled for Friday 26 April at 8pm in Cloverfield Day Care Centre.  All are welcome.


DEFIBRILLATOR TRAINING: Members who’s defib training/certification has expired and are interested in retraining/re-certifying please contact Trish Griffin, secretary on 087-9745737 or Anne Horan, Chairperson on 087-9186556.  Or on the other hand if you would like to be trained for the first time please contact Ger on 087-2324740.


GLIN BABY AND TODDLER GROUP: are taking part in this years ‘Big Toddle Walk’ for Barnardos.  All the young children have been given sponsorship cards and the Toddle Walk will take place (date to be decided) on a Thursday morning in Glin Playground. Sponsorship cards are available from the toddler group and all toddlers, waddlers, crawlers and climbers that have not yet received a card are very welcome to join in the fun.  We are open on Thursday mornings (term time) from 10am-12, E3 per family – refreshments for all.  For up to date information please visit

GLIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY: On Thursday evening next (April 25) we will have our final meeting (at Cloverfield at 8 pm.) before the Summer break when we will plan our Summer Schedule.  The following Sunday (April 28) we will visit Ballyhahill with the Thomond Archaeological and Historical Society.  Again we will meet at Glin Church car park at 2 pm.  Everybody welcome and new members are also more than welcome to attend.


BOOKS IN LIBRARY: As locals abroad are returning for The Gathering its still possible to give them a gift of local produced items which will mean so much to them, examples are Every place has a name by Gerald Curtin, The Purple Pencil by Peg Prendeville, Ballyguiltenane Rural Journal , and local art/crafts , often on display in Glin Library.


WHIST DRIVE: At a very enjoyable function at the Foynes inn president Gracie holly presented the presidents prize to the following players, 1st Mary Meade Askeaton, 2nd Norma mckeon Glin, 3rd. Esther Dunne Glin, 4th Mary lynch Loughill


GLIN GAA: Club membership, Adults E40, students E30, family E50.  It’s vital all players pay their membership as soon as possible.  We started some Spring cleaning at our grounds last Saturday.  A big thank you to the volunteers that helped out doing a spot of painting.  Weather permitting we will continue again next Saturday morning, all are welcome.  Club gear: Club merchandise is now being ordered so anyone interested in buying club hoodies, jackets, shorts etc please leave a message on our Facebook page.

Training/Fixtures:  All county league round 3 v Na Piarsaigh Friday (26) at the Ennis rd venue, throw in is at 7.  Best of luck to our county Senior footballers in the Allianz national football league division 4 final in Croker next Saturday against Offaly.  Having already clinched promotion it’s now time to try and bring some much wanted silverware to Shannonside.  U/16: Our u/16s had a great win on the road against Ballybrown on a score line of 3-3 to 0-5 points, this gives the boys maximum points from their opening two games.

GLIN ROVERS: Lotto Results, W/E 21 April 2013.  Lotto Jackpot of E13,600 was not won.  Numbers: 14, 19, 21 26.  Lucky Dips: E100 Tomas Geoghegan, E40 Marie Geoghegan, E25 Peg and Una C/O Daycare Centre, 10 free tickets Phil Scanlon, 5 free tickets Maudie Lyons, bottle of whiskey Sean Wallace, promoters prize Captain’s Bar.  Next Draw is on Saturday 27 April at Barrett’s bar and the Jackpot will be E13,700.


Limerick Desmond League

Premier Division

Newcastle Rovers 2 – 1 Glin Rovers

This was a crucial game for both teams and Glin started the stronger playing against the hill in Knockaderry (Match was moved to Knockaderry as NCW Rovers pitch was deemed unplayable).  Gary Culhane came close with a good header on 5 minutes but the ncw keeper saved.  Joe Martin had a good chance also but it did not amount to the goal we so desperately needed. Brian O Donovan was next to come close for us with a good header and on 10 minutes Padraig Costellos good shot went just over.  The pressure on their goal was nonstop, Ger Lyons was the best player on the pitch today and he mopped up everything in midfield alongside Edmond Horan. Tommy Culhane and Padraig Costello and Joe Martin were proving a real threat to NCW rovers in the first half while our defence of Christy Sweeney, Kevin Sweeney, Brian O Donovan and John A Culhane didn’t allow one shot on Mike Stacks goal to NCW in the opening 40 minutes.  Gary Culhane was very unlucky not to score when his 30 yard free kick whistled over the crossbar on 23 minutes.  Great work by Johna, Gary and Padraig Costello resulted in a corner on 33 mins when Padraig’s shot was deflected.  NCW Rovers were awarded the softest of penalties on 38 minutes and totally against the run of play they went 1-0 from the spot kick.  Glin came out of the blocks fastest in the second half and some great work by Kevin Sweeney nearly got us an equaliser, Edmond Horan connected to his cross but the ball went over the bar.  Johna was next to come close for us when he nearly met a brilliant ball in by Ger Lyons from a free kick after 55 mins. he just missed the header by inches.  35 Minutes in to the second half we finally made it count when Edmond Horan barnstormed in to the box beating 3 player s and his cross was neatly dispatched to the net by Tommy Culhane (who steamrolled in the box to get to the ball) much to the relief of all in the Glin line.  We were dealt a massive blow though a minute later when an over head ball sent a ncw player free and his cross across the face of the goal reached a ncw player who unfortunately for us made no mistake and put his side 2-1 up.  We did have one good chance to even it up before the final whistle when Ger Lyons’ fierce shot was spilled by the keeper but none of our players could get to the ball in time before it was cleared.  Patrick Fitzgerald and Jack Fitzgerald came on for the A team today whilst Pa Killeen was also available to them.  There are 3 matches left now and it will go down to the wire in the fight to retain premier survival.  We wish the A Team the best of luck over the next few weeks and we would hope our supporters will come out in numbers over the next few weeks to support them…..


Notes for the Week: Glin Rovers are running a “Guess The Score” competition for the upcoming Heineken Cup semi-final between Munster and Clermount which takes place Saturday 27 April.  Guess the score of the game for E2.  Score cards are located in all local shops, pubs and businesses.  Guess the score cards to be handed back to Tommy Wallace’s Shop by 6 O’clock this Friday evening (26 April).


Limerick Desmond League

Premier Division

Newcastle Rovers A 2 – 1 Glin Rovers A

(Scorer: Tommy Culhane)


Division 4 League

Feenagh B 0 – 3 Glin Rovers B



Sunday 28 April

Limerick Desmond League Premier Division

Carrig Celtic A V Glin Rovers A (P. Manning)

Venue: Carrig

Kickoff: 11:30 AM


Division 4 League Cup Semi-Final 2nd leg

Feenagh B V Glin Rovers B (S. Hartnett)

Venue: Feenagh

Kickoff: 2:30 PM


Limerick Desmond Schoolboys League

Check the Limerick Leader Schoolboys/girls section for recent results and fixtures.


LAUNCH OF BROCHURE AND WEBSITE: A day and evening of events and activities took place recently to celebrate the launch of the Glin Heritage Trails Brochure and the new Glin website,  During the day there was a ‘Treats on the Trails’ walk where dozens of children and their families completed the Knights Walk and were met along the way by the Easter Bunny who distributed chocolates and treats to all.  Later that evening in Conways the heritage trails brochure was officially launched by Madam Olda FitzGerald who was accompanied by her daughters Catherine and Nesta and her son-in-law Dominic West.  The Madam gave a heartfelt speech about how proud the late Knight of Glin, Desmond FitzGerald, would have been to see how much progress has been made since the idea of Heritage trails in Glin Castle Demesne was first mooted.  The Madam thanked Glin Development Association who ‘energised the Knight’s vision’ in creating the trails and she especially acknowledged and expressed her delight with this latest step of producing the brochures to showcase the trails and all that Glin has to offer.

Mary McGrath, Life President and longest serving member of Glin Development Association officially unveiled the Glin website, and spoke of her delight at being involved in so many worthy projects over the years in Glin.  Thanks to the sponsors, Shakeel from Glin Grub for very generously providing the food at the launch in Conways and Ben Mullane for the Treats on the Trails. Full details and more pictures from both events on

LISTOWEL COMMUNITY COLLEGE: VTOS Open Information Morning on Thursday 9 May 2013, from 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.  For Adults wishing to return to Education.  VTOS – Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme is a second chance education programme for adults over 21 in receipt of a social welfare payment.  Details regarding the course and eligibility for the course will be available on the day.  For further information please contact the school on 068-21023





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