This weeks notes 10-6-13

GLIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY: Visit to Scattery Island, Sunday, 18 August 2013.  Meet at Glin Church Car Park at 10:30am and take Tarbert to Killimer ferry at 11am.  Maximise passenger numbers in cars for Tarbert ferry (Car E28 return) so car with five people less than E6 each.  Visit the Colleen Bawn monument and then her grave at Old Burrane Graveyard.  Proceed to Kilrush for coffee break before taking the ScatteryIsland ferry at 1pm.  After a short boat trip we will be met by our OPW guides Stephen and Margaret.  Return from Scattery at 4pm.  Please bring drinks and food for the three hours on Scattery as apart from toilets there are few facilities.  Wear strong walking shoes/boots and bring sun cream and rain coats to cover the Irish Summer.  Numbers on boat limited, so to reserve place book with Rosemary Daly (087) 6296439. E15 fee payable prior to trip (E7 under 16)

HISTORICAL AND HERITAGE DAY: out for all the Family on Sunday 16 June. Registration from 2pm at St. Fergus National School Glin.  There will be a ‘Historical Walk and Talk’ for all the generations lead by local historians – Tom Donovan and friends – who will bring us all on a visit to the Castle Gardens and sites of historical interest around our village.  Some of the work completed by Glin Development Association Tidy Towns committee during the year will also be highlighted.  The children will have a quiz to do along the way.  (All children to be accompanied by an adult).  ‘Bring and Show’ will also take place following the walk to give everyone an opportunity to show any Memorabilia/Photos/Objects that you may have at home which might be of interest to others.  Glin Historical Society will be at the school hall to chat with you and can record items for the archives.  ‘Local Interviews’ have been recorded by our 5th and 6th class students, which they carried out with their family, friends and neighbours and will be displayed around the school hall. Prizes sponsored by Glin Historical Society.  This is a Fund Raising Event by St. Fergus National School Parents Council.  Registration (E5/Family) or donation to School Fund at St. Fergus National School Glin.  Tea/Coffee/Refreshments in school hall following the walk.  Hope to see you all there whatever the weather!

CYBER BULLYING TALK:  parents of 5th and 6th class pupils are invited to talk on Internet Safety and Cyber Bullying presented by John Mills Education Development Officer with Barnardos, on this Thursday 13 June at 7.30pm in St Fergus National School.

GLIN BABY TODDLER GROUP: made a deposit to Barnardos in the amount of E529 for the Toddle Walk that took place on May 23.  Thank you to everyone that made a donation and a special thank you to those that donated money from Cloverfield.  We are open every Thursday morning from 10am til 12 noon.  Refreshments provided for adults and children, E3 per family – everyone welcome.  Please visit for upto date information and photos.

BALLYGOUGHLAN SCHOOL REUNION: are hosting a Table Quiz this Friday evening 14 June at 10pm in O’Shaughnessy’s Bar.  4 per table at E20 per table.  Raffle on the night and spot prize.  Everyone welcome.

MISS WEST LIMERICK 2013: On the 5 July in the Devon Inn at 8pm West Limerick 102fm are to host a night to crown the first Miss West Limerick 2013.  In a night that will reflect all that is good about West Limerick young women it promises to be a night for the ages.  “West Limerick 102fm celebrates life in West Limerick; nights like the Best of the West, the Country Music Awards, and now Miss West Limerick all aim to do just that” said Joe McGill Co-Manager at West Limerick 102fm.  So how do you become the next Miss West Limerick?  Well each contestant is entered on behalf of a business or community group at a cost of 70 euro.  The contestants then are interviewed during the day of July 5 by a judging committee.  They are then put through their paces again on stage with a brief chat and perhaps a party piece. Contestants will have to be from or living in the West Limerick area and be aged between 18-28 years of age up to July 5.  “Miss West Limerick will reflect the intelligence, compassion and independence of modern Irish women.  Miss West Limerick represents the collective aspirations, social responsibilities and ambitions of young women from a variety of communities and backgrounds.” said Connie Broderick Co-Manager at West Limerick 102fm.  For further details on Miss West Limerick phone 069 66200 or check out their facebook page or visit

ICA: ICA meeting at Cloverfield Centre, this Friday June 14 at 7.30pm.


LIMERICK WEST GIY: with the aim of inspiring people to grow their own food goes on the road for the next few months.  First up is a visit to Bernie McEnery’s garden Moanwing in Rathkeale on Thursday 20 June with meeting time for the garden tour scheduled for 7pm  This is a beautiful flower garden with a small vegetable part which is very stylishly designed..  Wherever you look it holds your interest and is one not to be missed. Bernie is a well seasoned gardener and is always willing to share her knowledge.  If you plan to attend and need directions please text your name to 0879918956.

On Thursday 18 July we will then pay a visit to the garden of Rachel O’Grady, Askeaton before on Thursday 15 August the visit will be to the plot of Chris Enright, Morenane.  More details on these in the coming weeks.


GLIN ROVERS: Glin Rovers A ensured premiership status for next season with a fine 3-0 victory over NCW Rovers A at Clonreask last Sunday morning.  Glin Rovers 3 Newcastlewest Rovers 0.  “SURVIVAL SUNDAY WIN FOR GLIN”.  It was a great result for Glin with our Junior A team winning against NCW Rovers at Clounreask in their relegation playoff tie.  Glin started the brighter as Tadhg sent a long ball over the top to Barclay, who forced a great save from the keeper.  Jack Fitz was very influential on the right wing as he seen a lot of ball throughout the game.  Jack sent in a dangerous cross, Tommy flicked it onto Christy who’s shot was just blocked en route to goal.  Mark and his brother Shane were working tremendously on the left wing linking up several times to create numerous chances.  A long throw by Mark found Tommy in the box and forced another wonderful save from the NCW Rovers Custodian.  It was half an hour into the game when NCW Rovers had their first chance of the game as their striker just shot wide of Stack’s post.  NCW Rovers received a corner shortly after as Tadhg cleared the danger.  Edmund along with his centre field partner Sweeney were battling hard in the middle of the park winning headers and tackles that helped out the team immensely.  Barclay was full of running often threatened the Rovers defence with his blistering pace.  On the stroke of half time, Glin were rewarded a free which was dangerously whipped in by Mark, Ed rose highest but couldn’t steer his effort on target.  The ref sounded the half time whistle straight after.  The second half was a more even contest with NCW Rovers really testing Glin’s defence of Christy Mc Sweeney, Brian Donovan, Tadhg and Mark Culhane but they were well organised and stood strong in challenge.  15 minutes into the second half Glin made their first sub John Kelleher on for the hard working Barclay Costello.  Glin were always going in search of that goal they so badly needed in order to secure safety but NCW Rovers nearly caught Glin on the counter attack twice in the space of five minutes but Stack was on top of his game and pulled off fine saves to keep his clean sheet intact.  With only 20 minutes remaining and the deadlock still not broken Glin had to throw the kitchen sink at it.  Sean Mulvihill was next to enter the fray on the left wing for Shane Culhane as he worked hard all day.  Chances were few and far between and it seemed it was going to take something special to break the deadlock and so it proved.  Glin got that break when a long ball over the top was met by Ed who was fouled inside the box.  The ref pointed to the penalty spot which Tommy stood up to it and sent his effort into the bottom left hand corner of the net.  This settled any remaining nerves as Glin were now in the driving seat.  One-nil was always a tricky lead as there was always the fear that one mistake would change the match, but we seemed to be in control of the game as NCW Rovers seemed to run out of ideas.  With only five minutes remaining we doubled our lead. Kelliher flicked it onto the in-coming Sean Mulvihill who powerful header finished into the top corner.  This goal really seem to kill the game as we were approaching the end of normal time.  Glin really finished the game off in style as neat interlink play from Tommy found Kelleher’s run into the box and cooly despatched his effort into the bottom corner.  There was seven minutes additional time added on as Glin used their third and final sub Oliver Wallace was sent on to kill off the game and time but no chances arose.  Eventually the full time whistle sounded and we came out on top as worthy winners to continue our run in the Premier Division.  Team: Micheal Stack, Christy Mc Sweeney, Brian Donovan, Tadhg and Mark Culhane, Jack Fitz, Ed Horan, Micheal Sweeney, Shane Culhane, Tommy Culhane and Barclay Costello. Subs: John Kelleher for Barclay Costello (60mins), Sean Mulvihill for Shane Culhane (70mins), and Oliver Wallace for John Kelleher (95mins) Unused Subs: Jack Costello and Ollie Mulvihill.  On behalf of the club I would like to thank the managers of Shane Culhane, Mike Mc Loughlin, John Fitzgerald and Pa McMahon on their tremendous and hard work all year with this team.

Congratulations to Sheagh O Connor on being voted best U13 Inter League player for the Limerick Desmond team and to Shane O Sullivan U12 Div 3 player of the year.  Congratulations to Vicky Moore on representing Glin Rovers on the Gaynor Cup Desmond League team recently.  Underage awards will be held this Friday evening at Ceol Corbrai at 730pm.

Check out the new Glin Rovers Apple IPhone 4 and 5 custom cases on our Facebook page.  For every custom case bought the (Tralee) will reimburse the club 5 euro per cover sold.







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