Glin GAA will be holding their first fundraising table quiz of the year in Dunne’s Bar on Friday, March 3rd. There will be spot prizes and a raffle on the night also. All are welcome!
Well done to Ella Tobin, daughter of Mark and Siobhán, who made her debut for the Limerick U14 girls’ team in Waterford last weekend.
1984 County Junior C’Ship
This week we look back at one of our county winning teams. After a couple of close runs in previous years, 1984 eventually proved to be hugely successful for Glin GAA club when the junior team, containing a nice blend of experience and youth won the county title.
Glin qualified for the West final after some good victories over Athea and St. Kieran’s along the way. In that final, played in Askeaton on Sunday, September 30th, they were unlucky to be defeated by a very good Rathkeale side on a scoreline of 2-7 to 0-7. The team was: Mike McLoughlin, John Hogan, John ‘Farmer’ Fitzgerald, Jotty Culhane, Tom Connolly, Maurice Fitzgerald, Kieran Fitzgerald, Noel Culhane, David Fitzgerald, Liam Long, Michael Adams, Leo Roche, John A. Culhane, Conor Fitzgerald, John McNamara. Subs: John Connolly for Jotty Culhane, Shane Fitzgerald for John McNamara. Though the game was lost, Glin still qualified for the county quarter finals. Under the guidance of trainer Timmy Woulfe and manager Jimmy Reidy, the team regrouped and easily defeated Fedamore in County quarter final, 3-8 to 0-2.
On Sunday, November 11th Glin came up against Ballylanders in the County semi final held in Castlemahon, winning a tight contest 1-7 to 0-8. The line out was: Mike McLoughlin, John Hogan, Jack Regan, Paddy Sweeney, Tom Connolly, Maurice Fitzgerald, Kieran Fitzgerald, David Fitzgerald (0-1), Noel Culhane, John A. Culhane, Michael Adams (1-3), Conor Fitzgerald (0-1), Liam Long (0-1), John ‘Farmer’ Fitzgerald (0-1). Subs: Pat Martin for John Hogan, Shane Fitzgerald for Tom Connolly, John McNamara for John Connolly. Reports stated that Mike McLoughlin, Noel Culhane, David Fitzgerald had outstanding games for Glin that day, with Maurice Fitzgerald, Liam Long, John ‘Farmer’ Fitzgerald and John Hogan also playing well.
The stage was set then for the County Final on November 25th and a rematch with Rathkeale. It was the Magpies who won in emphatic fashion on a scoreline of 1-10 to 1-3. The Estuary men exacted their revenge and brought home the County Junior title for the first time since 1958. The report of the time highlighted that Glin were brilliant on the day and well deserved their victory that Sunday in Askeaton. The captain’s speech praised the influence of Timmy Woulfe and Jimmy Reidy (a player on the 1958 team), the Glin players for their dedication to training and the supporters for the dedication to the team down through the years. All the players on that day played outstanding and Conor Fitzgerald was given the ‘Man of the Match’ award after the game. The report concludes that ‘all the public houses were packed to capacity and the singing and dancing continued until the early hours of the morning’. Team: Michael McLoughlin, John Hogan, Jack Regan, Paddy Sweeney, Maurice Fitzgerald, Kieran Fitzgerald, Noel Culhane, David Fitzgerald (1-0) John McNamara, John ‘Farmer’ Fitzgerald (0-3), John A. Culhane (0-2) Capt., Conor Fitzgerald (0-4), Leo Roche, Michael Adams (0-1). Subs: Liam Long for Michael Adams, Jotty Culhane for John A. Culhane