West Junior League
We travelled to Mountcollins last Saturday afternoon for Round 3 of the West Junior League. It was a very good first half from our point of view. Aided by the wind, we racked up 3-8 in the opening half hour. After Shane Culhane opened the scoring will a nice point, the floodgates opened, with Ger Lyons scoring two very well taken goals, either side of terrific solo goal which was expertly dispatched to the back of the net by Killian Lenihan. In fairness to our opponents they were unlucky not to get a goal of their own back straight away, with Michael Stack pulling off a brilliant point blank save and corner back, Jack Scannell, making a number of clever interceptions which allowed us to keep scores conceded to just 2 points in the first half. During the remainder of the half, two converted frees from Lyons, three fine left footed points from Shane Culhane and a point each from the industrious Edward Mulvihill and Gary Culhane saw us take a 15 point lead in at half time.
Mountcollins really took the game to us in the second half and reeled off a number of points in the opening ten minutes. However, we kept the scoreboard ticking over through points from Gary Culhane, the impressive Killian Lenihan, Shane Culhane and a very sweet strike from Ed Mulvihill which meant that the game ended 3-12 to 0-11 in our favour. The club would like to wish a speedy recovery to the Mountcollins corner forward who suffered an unfortunate injury towards the end of the match. Best for Glin were Scannell, Lenihan, Lyons and Shane Culhane.
Team: Michael Stack, Jack Scannell, Tadhg Culhane, Kieran Scanlon, Brian Mulroe, Paddy Fitzgerald, Pádraig Costello, Edmond Horan, Gary Culhane (0-2), Shane O’Sullivan, Shane Culhane (0-4), Killian Lenihan (1-1), Edward Mulvihill (0-2), Ger Lyons (2-3), David Horan. Subs all used: Oliver Wallace, James McSweeney, Cormac Healy, Darragh Leahy.
West Intermediate League
Glin 1-10 Athea 0-15
It was a good battling never say die performance by what was probably the youngest ever Glin first team ever. Athea were the much better team in sec half but we never gave in and kicked the last 1-1. Team: S O’Sullivan, T. Woulfe, J. Fitzgerald, P. Cregan, C. Shine, J. Sheehan, A. Mulvihill, R. Culhane, S O’Connor, F. Henderson, O. Wallace, P. O’Connor, E. Mulvihill, James Wallace, C. Culhane. Subs: T. Scanlon, C. Healy, J. Scannell, JD Hickey.
It was an honour to have the Mayor of Limerick, Michael Collins visit our club on Sunday to present a beautiful framed scroll to our Club Secretary, Alan O’Donovan, to acknowledge the club’s contribution and assistance to the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Glin GAA Club would like to express their deepest sympathy to the family of Anne Sheahan, Ballyguiltenane, who died recently. Condolences to her sons Patrick, Mike and local councillor John, who are wonderful supporters of our club and her grandchildren Paul and Darren have been great players for us over the years. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam uasal.
Online Club Shop
A new range of Glin GAA gear has been added to the O’Neill’s online club shop which can be accessed online at:
Split the Bucket
Our Split the Bucket Draw took place on Monday evening and Teresa Conway was the winner of €179. The next draw takes place in a fortnight’s time and you can enter online at www.smartlotto.ie/glin-gaa<http://www.smartlotto.ie/glin-gaa>.
West Junior league
Home v Athea, Wednesday at 7.30
West Intermediate league
Away v NCW, Friday at 7.30.