County Intermediate Play Off
Glin retained their intermediate status for 2018 with a well deserved victory over Cappamore. The goals came in either half from Gary Culhane and Karl O’Sullivan. Overall, we had hoped to do better this year but being in the more difficult group coupled with narrow defeats in the early rounds put paid to our ambitions for this year. We can be happy that many new young players got their chance this year. Glin GAA would like to thank Pádraig Hogan and Brendan Guiney for their commitment to the team during the year.
Congratulations to Shannon Gaels who were recently crowned West Limerick champions. The Glin-Gerald Griffins combination comprehensively defeated St. Senan’s by 3-15 to 1-4 in Askeaton last Saturday. We wish them well in the county semi final against the winners of the East final, which is on this weekend between Cappamore and Pallasgreen.
Glin team to be Honoured
The Glin team who won the West championship in 1967 will be honoured next Sunday at the West Junior football final. The final between Newcastle West and Fr. Casey’s will take place in Feenagh this Sunday, Sept. 10th at 3pm. Glin beat Kilcolman in the West semi by 1-2 to 0-3 in late August 1967. They then had to wait two months before playing St. Mary’s (Rathkeale) in the West final. The first match ended in the dramatic scoreline of Glin 0-9 St. Mary’s 3-0 before Glin prevailed in the replay. This Glin team at the time contained: J. Sullivan, M. Meade, P.J. Fitzgerald, P. Fitzgerald, D. Culhane, P. Sweeney, D. Hogan, W. Fitzgerald, J. Culhane (capt), T. Healy, D. O’Connor, J. Reidy, D. Fitzgerald, D. Geoghegan, J. Stack, T. Horan.
Glin GAA club would like to extend their deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Mossy Meade, Church St. who passed away recently. Mossy was an integral part of the Glin football team during the late 50s, 60s and early 70s, giving many great performances during that time. Mossy lined out at midfield in the 1958 County Junior final, with the Limerick Leader report of the time stating that Glin’s dominance around the middle of the field played a key role in Magpie’s victory. He was also full back on the great Glin team, listed above, who won the 1967 West Junior Championship. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.