GLIN COMMUNITY GAMES: sports/athletics afternoon to be held in Glin GAA pitch on Friday 17 May from 3.30pm to 5.30pm.
ICA: ICA meeting at Cloverfield Centre, this Friday 10 May at 7.30pm.
GLIN LIBRARY: We are into the month of May – Bealtaine – a month when Ireland celebrates creativity as we age. So in Glin library the Bealtaine Festival will be celebrated on Tuesday night 21 May at 8pm. All are welcome to a hour of poetry, music and song. Peg Prendeville will read from her book “The Purple Pencil” accompanied by local musicians. The Ballyhahill/Loughill Going Strong group are especially welcome on the night along with anybody else who would like a hour of relaxation and get away from all life’s pressures. The event is open to all and FREE.
LISTOWEL COMMUNITY COLLEGE: VTOS Open Information Morning on this 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
START YOUR OWN BUSINESS COURSE: West Limerick Resources will be running a Start Your Own Business course in the Desmond Complex, Newcastle West on Saturdays May 11 and 18 from 10am-4pm. The course will cover all aspects of how to start your own business. To register for a place contact Morgan on 069 66290 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
WEST LIMERICK CONNECTS: West Limerick Connects is a free phone call service operating out of three Day Care Centres in West Limerick (Abbeyfeale, Glin and Newcastle West). Through this project, phone calls are made to older people who may be living alone, at a fixed time every week to check on their well being and inform them of local events and services. If you or anyone you know, would like to receive a weekly phone call, please contact Irene on 069 66298
WHIST RESULTS: Gents, Kitty Kelly, Nola Adams. Ladies, Maureen Dillane, Teresa Lanigan. Lowest score, Mary Sweeney. Longest table, Patricia Danaher. Raffle, Patricia Stack, Anna Costello, Maureen Enright, Sheila Culhane, Peg Kelly.
GLIN ROVERS: Match Reports,Premier Division
Carrig Celtic 3 – 3 Glin Rovers
(Scorers: Gary Culhane 2, Ambrose Lanigan)
With three games remaining in the Premier Division Glin travelled to Carrigkerry in search of a vital win in order to boost their survival chances and remain in the Premier Division next season. With a strong cross wind blowing across the park it took a considerable period of time for both sides to settle in order to get a foot hold in the game. With Carrig settling the better they created the early chances and worked Stack in goals but Michael was up to the task and saved the early Carrig shots. Glin came into the game after 10mins with some good work from Kevin Sweeney down the left wing, Kevin fed the ball through to Tommy Culhane who skipped past the right back and set up an early opportunity for Ambrose Lanigan but his shot was sent over the bar. 2mins later Ambrose was fouled close to the Carrig box, Gary stepped up to the set piece but his effort just went wide of the near post. 3mins later Carrig won a corner and scored from their set-piece. The heads didn’t drop and the lads got stuck into action from the tip-off and enjoyed some vital possession, then on the 25th minute, Tommy went on a great run down the left and set up Gary for chance on goal, Gary turned quickly and shot low and hard to the bottom corner to level up the game. Glin defence were beginning to play well especially the full backs clearing every ball that came their way. With 5mins to go in the half, a Carrig corner wasn’t dealt with and the home side brought the best out of Stack saving a powerful shot. On the stoke of half time, Brian O’Donovan was fouled close to goal, Gary sent in a dangerous cross to the Carrig box which was met by Ambrose Laingan who headed past the keep with Glin taken the lead. In the second half Carrig kept it tight in the back given little away to the Glin strikers. Gary and Ambrose worked hard up front in order to create chances but they couldn’t find an opportunity to strike on goal. Johna and Tommy had shots but both were sent over the bar. Then disaster struck with 20mins to go with Carrig scoring two goals in 2mins. Glin didn’t give up and with 8mins to go Ambrose worked tirelessly to keep the ball alive and set up Gary on goal and Gary made the most of the opportunity and shot low and hard to the far corner to tie up the game once again. Glin couldn’t find the all important goal to take the three points and took home a point from the game. With a two week break Glin will need two big performances in their final two games to survive in the Premier Division next season.
Team: Michael Stack; Christy MacSweeney, Tadhg Culhane, Brian O’Donovan, Kevin Sweeney; Joe Martin, Johna Culhane, Edmond Horan, Tommy Culhane; Gary Culhane, Ambrose Lanigan.
Subs: Paddy Fitzgerald, Jack Fitzgerald, Olly Wallace, Olly Mulvihill, Jack Costello, Barclay Costello & Paddy Killeen.
U14 Desmond Cup Semi Final
Newcastle West AFC 2 – 1 Glin Rovers
(Scorer: Sheagh O Connor). Commiserations to our young U14 Team who lost out narrowly to Newcastle West AFC in the Cup Semi Final. It was a fine display of graft and heart from our boys who faced a physically much bigger outfit on the night. They can hold their head up high tonight for this performance. Team: Alan Scanlon, Patrick Cregan, Jamie Fitzgerald, Tomas Woulfe, Jack Scannell, Joe Robb, Karl O Sullivan, Brendan Flanagan, Sheagh O Connor, Davey Daley, Jack Sheahan. John Daniel Hickie, Fionn Henderson, Jack Fitzgerald,Shane O Sullivan, Eoin Woulfe. NCW started the better tonight, Alan Scanlon had to save smartly on 3 minutes to keep the sides level, while Brendan Flanagan made a good block from a NCW shot on 5 minutes. Jack Sheahan and Karl O Sullivan combined well on 12 minutes resulting in a Glin free kick just outside the box but NCW cleared the incoming ball from the free. Brendan Flanagan was playing well inside the first 20 minutes as NCW were on the attack. Our defence of Jamie Fitzgerald, Patrick Cregan, Tomas Woulfe and Jack Scannell well up for this game and ended many NCW attacks before the could get in to the box. Karl O Sullivan and Joe Robb were proving an effective partnership in midfield and many Glin attack commenced on their wing. Jack Sheahan and Sheagh O Connor were very lively for us tonight and young Davey Daley showed some true grit tonight going up against two big NCW centre halves, he didn’t pull back on any tackle. Karl and Jack combined well on 25 minutes ending in a fine shot by Jack Sheehan which the Keeper saved. We got a rub of the green on 28 minutes when Sheagh O Connor pounced on some indecision between a NCW defender and the Keeper. He fired home from just inside the box to put Glin up 1-0. Alan Scanlon pulled off an incredible save on 32 minutes when he went full stretch to parry the ball to safety from a fierce shot from a NCW forward. NCW equalised on 34 minutes when a NCW striker showed well for the ball and sent the ball to the top left hand corner. 1-1 at half time and a tough second half ahead for the two teams. Jamie Fitzgerald was marshalling his defence well this evening and showed some good composure on the ball tonight, his free kicks were a real thorn in the side of NCW. Joe Robb came more in to the game in the second half both in defence and attack for us and Karl O Sullivan was battling well in Midfield breaking up any forays into our half aided by the Brendan Flanagan and Sheagh O Connor. Jack Scannell was very busy on his wing with NCW very busy on that side, he had Patrick Cregan and Tomas Woulfe ready and able to defend the Glin line at all costs. Jack Sheahan was showing some neat touches to set up many a glin attack with Davey Daly in close proximity ready to pounce should the chance of a shot on goal arise. Shane O Sullivan came on for Davey with 15 mins left and went in to goal allowing Alan Scanlon to play up front for the final minutes. NCW scored on 55 minutes to make it 2-1 with a neat finish form a striker. It was to prove the winning goal on the night but we have to applaud our lads for the strength of character they showed tonight against a big Newcastle side. This U-14 team did not back down tonight and they gave it their all, it was good to see such a strong panel on the sideline ready to give their all should they be called upon also. A couple of referring decisions went against them also on the night and they were unlucky not to have been awarded a penalty early in the opening exchanges. They were well supported on the sideline tonight and were a credit to the club.
CONGRATULATIONS: Congratulations to Mark Culhane and Denise Lanigan who got married this past weekend. We wish them the very best for the future.
IRELAND’S MISSING PERSONS: Irelands missing persons will be remembered on Sunday May 12. at 2pm at Knockfierna near Adare, Co. Limerick. The day’s events are hosted by Knockfierna Heritage Society and guest speakers will include Mary Phelan, Co. Killkenny the sister of 21 year old JoJo Dollard missing since 9 November 1995 and Bob Shanahan, Limerick City whose son Gus is missing since 11 February 2000 also guest speaker on the day is Mark Patrick Hedderman, Abbot of Glenstal Abbey, Co. Limerick. The names of other missing people will be recalled. A large attendance is expected on the day and all are welcome. For further information contact Pat O’Donovan, Chairman of Knockfierna Heritage Society on 087 9977340.