HISTORICAL AND HERITAGE DAY: was a lovely day out for all the Family at St. Fergus National School, Glin, on Sunday 16 of June. Despite the weather we managed a virtual tour of the town with a riveting talk from Historians Tom Donovan and Bernard Stack. Impressive interviews’ which our 5th and 6th class students carried out with their grandparents were on display in the school hall. Glin Historical Society sponsored prizes for the children who took part, totalling E150 euro and intend to publish some of these interviews later in the year. 1st prize Amy Adams, 2nd prize Grace Lynch, 3rd Prize Susan Lynch, 4th Prize Emma Hogan and Sonya Mangan. The historical quiz was won by the McDonagh family and the Wolfe Family. Thanks to Tom Wall for completing the day with such an informative talk while we walked around the beautiful gardens at Glin Castle. Special thanks to all who donated to the E160 raised for the school. Thanks to our Principle Mrs. Kennelly for hosting the day, to the Parents Council for the refreshments and treats provided and finally to all the parents and children who braved the weather to support this heritage event.
GLIN COURSING CLUB: Fundraising Night on Saturday 29 June at Wallaces Bar. The ‘Field Development Draw’ will take place. Prize: Classically Bred Coursing Sapling along with numerous spot prizes on the night. Music with Keith Freeman.
SCHOOL REUNION: All is in order now for the Clounleharde School reunion in Knockdown on Saturday June 29. The event will begin at 7 pm with an open air Mass celebrated by past pupil Fr Mikie O’Conno; this will be in the dressing room stand. After Mass all the 165 people who have confirmed that they will be attending will be invited to a cold buffet in the marquee which will be erected in the car park opposite the shop. There will be a display of old photographs on the night as well a little newsletter in memory of the occasion. After the meal we will adjourn across the road to the Knockdown Arms for drinks, music, song, story, chat. The committee members have been working since last October to make this night a success so they hope that everybody enjoys themselves. It is heartening to see that many are coming home from England for the event. The members are also praying for no rain or midges on the night and ask you to pray also!
GLIN LIBRARY: continues to exhibit the Pencil Drawings of Gary Gould, which are attracting lots of attention. The library will be closed this Thursday and Friday June 27/28.
RED CROSS: The Glin branch of the Red Cross are actively seeking new members as well as encouraging existing members to consider re-training in CFR (Cardiac First Response). Members who joined up with then Glin Branch will be contacted on a gradual basis to encourage same. This is an invaluable skill, as it involves treating members of our community who may suffer cardiac arrest. As a Cardiac First Responder, when you answer a call for help, you can be confident that you have given that person the best possible chance of recovery. You have provided the initial links in the chain of survival.
GLIN ROVERS: lotto results w/e 23 June 2013. Jackpot of E3700 not won. Numbers drawn: 5, 17, 20, 21. Lucky Dips: E100 Joe Noonan, E40 or Jacket Johnny Culhane, Church Street, E25 Shane S Culhane, 10 Free tickets Mary Moloney and Mary Sheehan, 5 Free tickets Michael McGrath, Bottle of Whiskey Olly Mulvihill, Promotes Prize Mullane’s. Next draw is on in Dunne’s Bar for a jackpot of E 3,800. There is an important Club meeting this Wednesday night at 8:30pm in Barretts. All Club Members/Managers please attend.
Tommy Wallace has a limited number of Training jerseys on sale for Just E15 in his shop if anyone wishes to purchase one.
Glin Rovers FC wishes to offer its condolences to the Martin family on the recent passing of Mrs Madge Martin. May she rest in peace.