Glin Library

Congratulations to the Glin men who won the County Junior Football title last weekend. Well done to all the team : M. Stack, T. O’Connor, B. O’Donovan, K. Sweeney, J. Fitzgerald, P. Costello, John Wallace P. Moloney (0-1), E. Horan, P. Sheahan (0-1), M. Culhane (0-7), D. Sheahan (0-2), P. Scanlon (0-1), P. Fitzgerald, T. Culhane (0-2). Subs: S.Culhane for P. Sheahan, M. Sweeney for T. Culhane, A. Mulvihill for D. Sheahan, T. Scanlon for K. Sweeney, H. Dunne for J. Wallace, James Wallace, B. Culhane, M. Sheehy, S. Shine, P.Horan, G. Culhane.

I post the following poem which was written by Paddy Faley RIP when they last won in 1984. It was published in the BRJ 1985 which is in the local history corner of the library.

Some well trained men set out from Glin
To capture the county crown
In the junior grade we were not afraid
Their followers they’d let down.
For Timmie Woulfe had made them tough
As he drilled them oe’r and oe’r
Day and night in their sportsfield bright
Down by the Shannon shore.

Great craft and skill he did instill
Into these gallant men
Who in their great display on that November day
Defeated the famed Seán Finns.
Like great Glin men bold in the days of old
They shone out in ‘84
And we sang their praise as in former days
Down by the Shannon shore.

For history’s sake an effort I’ll make
Their names to enumerate
Michael McLoughlin of course between the posts
We cannot over-rate.
We had Hogan John and Jack Regan
And Paddy Sweeney to the fore
The three Fitzs clearing, Maurice, Shane and Kieran
Down by the Shannon shore.

Noel Culhane, a great young man
With Davy Fitzgerald too
They at centrefield great skill did yield
And their rivals did subdue.
John Anthony in the roll of captaincy
And Fitzgerald farmer John
Did wish John McNamara shine, in the half forward line
And could be relied upon.

Leo Roche is beyond reproach
With Michael Adams and Conor Fitz
In full forward flight was an inspiring sight
As they smashed Rathkeale to bits.
Subs, young Liam Long and Jotty Culhane
A warrior from days of yore
Brought great renown into Glin town
Down by the Shannon shore.

As they home returned, the bonfires burned
To welcome our heroes brave
Amidst ringing cheers as in former years
When their forefathers the day did save.
Excitement was high as the night drew nigh
And the music and song did soar
As the county cup, it was filled up
In the pubs by the Shannon shore.

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