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Glin GAA: Congratulations to our Glin Junior Football team who were crowned Limerick County Champions 2014 last weekend in Ballyagran. Played in atrocious weather conditions, our boys gave a truly memorable display of Gaelic football and were worthy winners against a gallant Kilteely-Dromkeen side. Glin’s last county title at Junior level was thirty years ago in 1984 and considering the long wait endured by players and supporters alike, it certainly made this victory all the sweeter. Management and players deserve great credit and hopefully they can build on this great victory and bring the barren years of Gaelic football in Glin to an end. A great bastion of Gaelic Football, this historic victory remind us of the great Glin Gaels that have donned the black and white over the last century, including the great Con Fitzgerald of Clonoughter, who captained Limerick to their second and last football All-Ireland in 1898 and the team of the 1920s and 30s who captured seven county senior football titles, a record that has never been surpassed.  Glin now qualify to play Inane Rovers of Tipperary in the Munster Junior Football quarter-final on Sunday next in Newcastle West at 2.00p.m. If our heroes can produce the same level of commitment and skill as they showed in the county final and if the famous army of Glin supporters continue to cheer them on, who knows where this journey might end!!
 St Fergus’ N.S. Parents Association next meeting being held on Wednesday 12th November at 8pm in Conway’s.  All existing and new members are very welcome.

Glin Baby & Toddler Group: every Thursday from 10am to 12 noon in Coel Corbrai Hall. €3 per family. Refreshments provided for adults and children – Everyone welcome.

ICA: meeting at Cloverfield Centre on Friday next the 14th November at 8.30 p.m.  Don’t forget to bring your shoe boxes ladies please!

ICA Annual Senior Citizens Party: I.C.A. will host their annual Senior Citizens Party at Cloverfield Centre on Sunday 30th November starting with Mass at 1.00 p.m.  Names please to Sheila at Tommy Wallaces, Mary Moloney at Hogans and Frances at McNamaras.

ICA Whist Drive: every Tuesday night at 8.30 p.m. at Cloverfield.  All welcome!

Christmas Church Concert 2014 – The Three Tenors: Glin Development Association are delighted to announce that Ireland’s greatest voices, The Irish Tenors will perform in Glin Church on Tues 23rd of Dec. at 8.00p.m. Making their first appearance in Glin, this trio have performed concerts all over the world and with their “superb voices and friendly approach” these world class tenors will treat you to an evening of diverse songs from Sinatra, Simon and Garfunkel, Andrea Bocelli, Leonard Cohan, Pavarotti and traditional Irish airs. Tickets are available at the usual outlets, from members of Glin Development Association or from Siobhan @ 087 9944 245

Ceol Corbrai Classes: Tuesday at 7.00 p.m. Irish Dancing Classes with Bobby and Mary Kelly.  Wednesday at 6.30 p.m. Taekwondo with Sara Dillon.  Wednesday at 6.00 p.m. Irish Music Classes with Willie Larkin (please note the change in the day). Thursdays at 10 a.m. to 12 noon Toddlers Playgroup

Glin Defibrillator Group Training Course. The Defibrillator Group are running a training course in the use of the defibrillator and CPR on Monday and Tuesday night the 10th and 11th November from 7.30 – 10pm in Conways.  Both nights need to be completed and the cost is €25.  The course includes the following: how to assess a collapsed patient, activate the emergency services, perform CPR on an adult, child and infant, recognise the signs of choking and the appropriate technique to clear the airway, recovery position, operate a defibrillator, recognise signs of a heart attack and how to complete a FAST assessment for a patient suspected of having a stroke.  Learning to perform the skills outlined above is an interactive process that requires both knowledge and skill.  Fully qualified instructors will facilitate you with the learning process.  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.  If you are interested in training please contact Anne Horan on 087 9186556 or Marie Fitzgerald on 086 8691821.

A Great Festive Day Out for the Ladies: Ladies come and enjoy a very relaxing, fun and informative day out at the Listowel Arms Hotel on Sunday 9th November from 1pm to 5.30 pm.  A fun-filled jam-packed afternoon with everything you need to look and feel fabulous for upcoming festivities and the winter season.  Our local experts will share advice on winter style accessories underwear hair and beauty, complimentary therapies, vitamins, fish oils and medicine management as well as Christmas shopping on a budget.  Enjoy a glass of wine and some festive nibbles.  Avail of a free basic health check and relax with a reflexology taster.  Come for a fun day out for yourself or bring a friend!  Entry €25.  Maximum 30 places.  Book now 083 1806361.

Health & Fitness: Classes take place on Mondays from 8.00 to 9.00 p.m. in Ceol Corbrai Community Hall.  Price €8 pay as you go or €25 for 4 consecutive sessions.  Personal training €30 per hour or €100 for 4 sessions.  If interested, please call Colm on 0851111617.

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