The new football season is upon us and supporters of Glin football have much to look forward to in 2017. We are once again in a very competitive Division 3 of the County League along with Kilteely, Bruff, Athea, Pallasgreen, Claughaun, Mungret, Cappamore and Galtee Gaels. The first game is provisionally fixed for the St. Patrick’s weekend away against Pallasgreen. Our championship group consists of Galbally, Mungret, Bruff, Claughaun and St. Senan’s. Training is on this Saturday morning, Feb 18th at 11am and anyone who is interested in playing at any level for Glin this year in Minor, U21, Junior B or Intermediate is welcome to attend. Glin GAA will be running our first table quiz of the year over the next few weeks also.
Glin GAA club would like to extend their deepest sympathy, to the Lyons family on the death of Tommy Lyons, Thurles; and to the Crimmins family, Killacolla on the death of Harry Crimmins. Ar dhéis Dé go raibh a n-anamacha.
Glin GAA History
The sixth instalment of our ten part series charting key matches from the history of Glin GAA looks back at three games played over 100 years ago. The first concerns a challenge match in 1911 with our neighbours across the estuary, Labasheeda, which took place at a time when strong links, both of a commercial and friendly nature were held between the two parishes. The second is our West final victory over Newcastle West in 1908; the third a contest between ourselves and Ballyhahill. The names of these players will be familiar to many. May they rest in peace.
On Sunday, an interesting match of Gaelic football was played at Labasheeda, Co. Clare, between a team representing several districts in the Banner County and the Glin Gaelic team. The utmost good order prevailed. The visitors won the toss and elected to play with the breeze from the west, and after some time, Michael Adams scored a goal. This was followed by two points and at the half-hour the play stood, Glin, 1 goal 2 points, Labasheeda, Nil. Resuming, the home team pressed, favoured by the wind, and playing like their opponents splendid football of the first half, they scored a goal. The Glin men again scored two points to their credit. The home team scored three further points. Result: Glin, 1 goal 4 points, Labasheeda 1 goal 3 points. William Quaid, John Dunne, Maurice O’Shaughnessy, Thompson, Matt Dillane and Michael Adams played very well for Glin. The referee was satisfactory. Glin team- John Dunne (captain), William Quaid, John Thompson, Peter Thompson, P. Hanlon, Denis Connors, Maurice O’Shaughnessy, Michael Fitzgerald, Daniel Geoghegan, Tim Conway, Matt Dillane, Patrick Lawlee (goalkeeper), Michael Adams and John Barry.
1908 West Final
Newcastle West 0-2
What would certainly have been an interesting football match yesterday in the Markets Field, was to a great extent disappointing, owing to the continuous downpour of rain. First-class football was impossible, but still, the exhibition was good and in the trying circumstances, the fielding and play all-round gives great promise of future excellent players from the West. Keen interest centred on the match as both teams had met previously and drawn. For this reason the replay was at the city ground yesterday. On their present form, Glin showed a little ahead, their taller and heavier players travelling better in the slushy ground, and towards the end of the game played the sounder and more dashing football than he men from Newcastle. Both teams have a few excellent men, who ought with a good season’s practice develop into really first-class footballers. Result-Glin, 5 points; Newcastle West, 2 points. The following represented Glin-John Dunne (captain), Maurice O’Shaughnessy, Patrick Fitzgerald, John Sheehy, William Quaid, Maurice J. O’Shaughnessy, James Chanley, Marcus O’Donnell, Patrick McCoy, Thomas Culhane, Edmond O’Connell, John Thompson, James Cussen.
1912 West Championship
Glin Emmets 1-2
A most interesting football match was played on Sunday in a field at Cahara, Glin, kindly placed at the disposal of the committee by Mrs. Dunne, between Glin Emmets and the Ballyhahill club and resulted in favour of the home team by the narrow margin of one point. In the first half, the visitors who played remarkably well, scored a goal and a point, while the Emmets failed to put anything to their credit. When play was resumed they worked hard to alter the state of things and soon did so, and at the close the figures stood: Emmets 1-2, Ballyhahill 1-1. Mr. Richard Fitzgerald refereed and gave entire satisfaction. This friendly match was witnessed by a big crowd who enjoyed the contest. For the Emmets, Quaid, O’Shaughnessy, Cregan, Dunne, Adams and Thompson played a fine game. Glin Emmets-John Dunne (captain), Michael Adams, James Bridgeman, John Thompson, William Quaid, Maurice O’Shaughnessy, Matt Dillane, John Houlihan, Thomas Dillane, J Conway, Michael Ellis, P. E. Hanly, Daniel Geoghegan, Michael Cregan, Patrick Hallinan.