Many thanks to the large number of our supporters who turned out last Friday night in Dunne’s Bar for our first Fundraising Table Quiz of the year. MC on the night, Cllr. John Sheahan kept all present entertained throughout and a great night was had by all. Keep an eye out for our next quiz in the upcoming weeks.
Bord na nÓg
Glin GAA Bord na nÓg are running a 4 week 1 hour Gaelic football camp for u/5/6/7/8s for all boys and girls in the parish starting this Sunday March 12th from 11.45. It will be held in the training field at the GAA pitch. The camp will start this Sundayat said time and 10am to 11am thereafter. On the 4th morning every participant will receive a Glin GAA shirt and a certificate. Registration on the first morning is essential for the forthcoming season and for insurance reasons. Children in other age groups can also be registered on the morning. Registration for first child is €20, 2nd is €15, 3rd is €10 and family is €50. All coaches are Garda vetted.
We are now taking orders for club tracksuit pants, hoodies, socks, shorts, t-shirts and squad tops. If interested send a private message to our Facebook page.
West Intermediate C’Ship: Glin vs Cappagh, in Askeaton, Saturday, March 11th at 3.30pm.
Glin GAA History
During the past ten weeks, we have looked back at finals, events, club players, officials and mentors from the past 120 years since Glin GAA club was founded in 1897. We would hope it provided readers with a deeper insight into the people who have contributed greatly to our club and recalled the names of those relatives, friends and neighbours who’ve created those memories. Perhaps in the future, if the interest is there, we will go back down memory lane once again. In the meantime, if anyone has old Glin GAA photographs, newspaper clippings or match reports, we’d loved to see them. If you would like to take a picture of it and send as private message to our Facebook page, we’d really appreciate it.
In the final part of series, we look at two reports from the not too distant past, concerning the Glin ladies team of the seventies and the ’85 title winning U15 team.
1976 Athea Tournament
In May 1976, a ladies football team was formed in Glin. Interest was high from the start. Glin entered both men’s and women’s competitions for the Athea tournament held in June of that year. The men’s team beat Abbeyfeale, Newcastle West and eventually Carraigkerry in the final.
In their first ever tournament, our ladies acquitted themselves with aplomb. Under the guidance of trainer Mike Sheehy, they recorded notable victories along their way to the final. In that contest, it was the hosts who prevailed, with Athea edging a hugely exciting encounter by a single point. The Glin ladies team was as follows: Anne Normile, Betty Lane, Mary Fitzgerald, Catherine Scanlon, Margaret Sheehy, Margaret Fitzgerald, Jo Anne O’Connor, Mairead Culhane, Breda Holly, Mary O’Sullivan, Teresa Hogan, Kitty Lane, Helen McEvoy, K. Thornton, Mary Donoghue, Mairead Holly, Siobhán Culhane, Gretta Martin.
1985 U15 Football West Final
The under 15 footballers won the West final at Ballyhahill in November 1985. Under the guidance of Johnny Lyons, Henry Sheahan and the late Billy Martin, our fortunes in football and hurling significantly improved during the mid-eighties. The U15s team in that final was: Billy Sweeney, Anthony Scanlon, Mossie Meade, P. Reidy, J. Costello, Donal Sullivan, Peadar O’Loughlin, Michael Lynch, Tommy McNamara (0-1), Joe Danaher, Billy Martin (0-2), Ger Martin, Darren Tabor (2-0), M. Lenihan (3-0), Denis Daly (0-2), Mike Mulvihill, E. Culhane, Kieran Adams.