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Charity Cycle

The 5th annual Glin Knights Charity Cycle in association with the Nano Nagle School and Glin GAA will be taking place on August 15th this year. We will have two routes again in 2015.

The 70 k route is as follows: starting in Glin, Tarbert, Moyvane, Knockanure, Athea, Ardagh, Shanagolden, Foynes, Loughill and finishing in Glin.

The 120 k cycle route is as follows: starting in Glin, Tarbert, Moyvane, Knockanure, Athea, Abbeyfeale, Killaughteen, Old Mill, Ardagh, Rathkeale, Askeaton, Foynes, Loughill and finishing in Glin.

It caters for every category of cyclists. Water stops will be provided for in Athea and Foynes while a food stop will be provided for in Ardagh. The route is a challenging one with some tough hills but some beautiful scenery coming along the Shannon and when you’re finished, you’ll know you’ve been on a good spin for a great cause. Registration will take place in Barrett’s Bar from 8.30am on the day, with the cycle beginning at 10.00am.

Sponsorship cards are available from any member of Glin GAA and local businesses. Immediately after the cycle there will be food in Barrett’s Bar and music and craic until the small hours in O’Shaughnessy Bar later on that evening. All your support will be greatly appreciated.

West Junior B C’Ship

Glin 1-12

St. Kieran’s 1-5

Conditions were perfect for football in Foynes last Friday evening as our Junior B team faced St. Kieran’s in the final group game, knowing that victory would secure a semi-final place but defeat would bring our season to an end.  Right from the throw in, we looked to attack and James Wallace, who was a thorn in our opponent’s side throughout, made a great run through the defence and kicked over a fine point from 30 yards out. Corner forward James McSweeney then raised a white flag with a wonderful long range effort from near the sideline. Peadar Mulvihill followed up with two well taken points around the 20 minute mark which kept us firmly in control. Our full forward line of Mulvihill, Fitzgerald and McSweeney caused all sorts of problems throughout the contest. We restricted St. Kieran’s to a single pointed free in the 1st half and that was down to the hard work and tenacity of our defenders with Mulvihill, the two Culhanes, Lyons, Scanlon and Sullivan deserving special praise for their timely interceptions and pressure put on their markers. In the five minutes leading up to half time, centre forward David Horan took on his man and kicked a great point and Peadar cleverly fisted the ball over the bar from close range. At half time, the score read Glin 0-6 St. Kieran’s 0-1.

Minutes into the second half, Bill Culhane began a solo run in his own half and finished with a well taken point from the left hand side of the field. In the 42nd and 44th minutes, Horan scored two fine points, while McSweeney followed up minutes later, with another point. As expected St. Kieran’s came back into the game in the second half and when they scored a goal in the 48th minute, it reduced the gap to four points. However, Glin responded in style. James Wallace took off on a solo run through the defence and he set up Peadar who struck a left foot shot to the back of the net.  Midfielders Brian Mulroe and Tadhg Culhane put in a great 60 minutes in the engine room, benefitting from the accurate kick outs of Killeen in goals. As the game entered the latter stages, Tadhg got on the score sheet with a long range point from the right hand side and just as the referee was about to blow the final whistle, Patrick Killeen capped off a fine performance,  with a right footed point on the run from 25 yards out.  It was an outstanding performance by our lads and we now go directly through to the West semi-final in four weeks time.

Team: D. Killeen, J. Culhane, S. Lyons, E. Mulvihill, D. O’Sullivan, K. Scanlon, B. Culhane (0-1), B. Mulroe, T. Culhane (0-1), J. Wallace (0-1), D. Horan (0-3), P. Killeen (0-1), J. McSweeney (0-2), P. Mulvihill (1-3), F. Fitzgerald.

Sympathy

Glin GAA club would like to extend our sympathies to the Connolly and Moore families on their recent bereavements.

Fixtures

Please keep an eye on the fixtures section of the Weekly Observer and our Facebook page for fixture updates.

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