Munster Junior Club Semi Final
The fairytale continues for our great Junior football team. In a close, gripping encounter in Newcastle West, we eventually prevailed to secure a hard fought three point victory.
It was Kill who began the game well, shooting over two early points before we got on the scoreboard through a fine long range effort from Jack Fitzgerald. Kill then kicked another point before parity was achieved through two 30m frees from the boot of Darren Sheahan. It was a 1st half where the defences were very much to the fore and the half time score was 0-3 apiece.
The second half was a completely different affair and we began to take more of a grip on proceedings. Our forwards started to cause more problems for the Kill backs and this pressure yielded frees which were converted by the reliable Mark Culhane. Darren Sheahan swung over another point with the outside of his boot before Mark kicked another from play on the 50thminute mark which widened the gap to three. The clinching score however came six minutes from time. Jack Fitzgerald’s pass dropped at the feet of Pádraig Costello and the wing back made no mistake, slotting the ball first time passed the Kill goalkeeper. Our opponents fought back valiantly, piling the pressure on our backs, but great credit was due to Kevin Sweeney and Aiden Mulvihill who contributed some vital inceptions in the dying stages of the game. When the referee blew the final whistle, a great cheer erupted from the Glin following, our place in this year’s Munster decider now secured. Fair play to Newcastle West once more for the great condition of the pitch and their facilities and to Whelan’s Bar for providing refreshments to both teams and supporters after the match. Great credit is also due to our supporters who turned out in such large numbers on Sunday.
Team: M. Stack, T. O’Connor, B. O’Donovan, K. Sweeney, John Wallace, J. Fitzgerald (0-1), P. Costello (1-0), M. Sweeney, E. Horan, S. Culhane, K. Moore, D. Sheahan (0-3), P. Fitzgerald, P. Scanlon, M. Culhane (0-4). Subs: T. Scanlon for J. Wallace, A. Mulvihill for P. Fitzgerald, G. Culhane for S. Culhane, James Wallace for D. Sheehan, P. Moloney, B. Culhane, S. Shine, K. Scanlon, M. Sheehy, P. Horan.
U21 A West Final
Shannon Gaels take on Deel Rangers in the West U21 final in Foynes this Saturday in what is a repeat of last year’s encounter. As reigning champions the Glin-Gerald Griffins combination came through their semi final with an impressive performance against Daithi Brudairs and will earnestly be looking to put back to back titles together. Their opponents, an amalgamation of Feohanagh/Castlemahon and Knockaderry, are a fine footballing side and Saturday’s final promises to be a hugely entertaining contest. All support is welcome.
Glin GAA Club Christmas Raffle
Our annual Christmas Raffle will take place on Sunday, December 21st with a range of cash prizes and hampers to be won. Tickets are now on sale from all club players and members and are priced at €5 for one, with a book of 3 for €10.Your support is greatly appreciated.