Apr 20

Ellen McSweeney

Reporter:

Ellen McSweeney

RECRUITMENT: Glin Red Cross are recruiting people who would be interested in getting involved in ambulance work – training will be provided. Also if you’re over 25 with a full, clean license and interested in driving the ambulance we would be delighted to hear from you. For further details contact: 087 – 2324740.

RECRUITMENT: Glin Red Cross are recruiting people who would be interested in getting involved in ambulance work – training will be provided. Also if you’re over 25 with a full, clean license and interested in driving the ambulance we would be delighted to hear from you. For further details contact: 087 – 2324740.

CLOVERFIELD DAY CARE CENTRE: The next Open Day is on this Thursday 18 April, the Groups that will be attending are: – Askeaton, Foynes, Shanagolden and Tarbert. If you would like any further information please contact Una or Meg on (068) 26033

TIDY TOWNS: Tidy Towns clean up date is Friday 19 April. Meet at town park at 6.15 sharp. Clean up commences 6.30-8.30pm. Please bring gloves, reflector jackets if you have them as supplies are limited. Plastic bags will be provided. We hope to clean approach roads as well as the entrance to the town. Please inform the organisers if you know of any dumping around Glin. All volunteers welcome, have a lovely evening walking with friends and clean the environment

PARENTS COUNCIL: St Fergus Parents Council would like to extend our thanks to all in our community who contributed their spare change into Glin National School fund raising buckets which were in the shops until Easter. Special thanks to our local businesses that facilitated this collection for us. Your spare change raised almost E300 for the school and along with the money raised by the school disco, will go towards buying two visualisers which will enhance teaching and learning for our children. Finally, a huge thank you to all the members of the Parents Council and parents who continue to give of their time – we really appreciate your efforts. The next meeting of the Parents Council will take place on this Thursday 18 April in the school hall at 8pm. New members are very welcome. Please contact Ann if you have any questions.=

ESTUARY CREDIT UNION: would like to congratulate Scoil Naomh Mhuire, Ballyhahill on coming third in the National Final of the Credit Unions Schools Quiz at the RDS, Dublin on Sunday 7 April. This was the first time that Estuary Credit Union had been represented in the National Final of the Schools Quiz and the team, namely Orlaith McSweeney, Darragh Murphy, Paul O Donnel and Aaron Murphy did us all proud. Comhghairdeas le gach éinne a ghlach páirt ann.

VANDALISM IN PLAYGROUND: There has been a recent spate of car break-ins at the car park of the Town Park. As this problem is on-going, it would be appreciated if anyone that has any information would convey it to Garda Cummins or any member of the Garda Siochana. Please be vigilant and not leave your car unattended in this area or indeed any of your belongings visible.

GLIN RED CROSS: The AGM of Glin Red Cross which was to be held on Friday 5 April has now been rescheduled for Friday 26 April at 8pm in Cloverfield Day Care Centre. All are welcome.

DEFIBRILLATOR TRAINING: Members who’s defib training/certification has expired and are interested in retraining/re-certifying please contact Trish Griffin, secretary on 087-9745737 or Anne Horan, Chairperson on 087-9186556. Or on the other hand if you would like to be trained for the first time please contact Ger on 087-2324740.

GLIN BABY & TODDLER GROUP: every Thursday in Ceol Corbrai Hall from 10 til 12 noon. Light refreshments for the adults and fruit/toast/juice for the children. E3 per family. All welcome.

WHIST DRIVE: Ladies: Gracie Holly 1st. Eileen Reidy, Siobhan Sweeney, Maureen Enright 2nd. Gents: 1st- Joan Lavery, 2nd Mary O Shea. Lowest score: Anna Costello. Longest at table: Anna Costello. Raffle: Joan Mc Kenna, Patrick Fennell, Maureen Enright. Bottle of wine, Siobhan Sweeney. Free ticket, Joan Lavery

GLIN HISTORICAL SOCIETY: are hosting the Shanid Historical Society, from Shanagolden, this coming Sunday, April 21. The two societies are meeting at Glin Church Car Park at 2 pm and proceeding to Glin Castle (admission charge applies) followed by a tour of Glin village. On Sunday April 28 Glin Historical Society, in conjunction with Thomond Archaeological and Historical Society, is visiting our neighbouring village Ballyhahill. We will be meeting at Glin Church Car Park at 2 pm for this outing.

GLIN GAA: Club membership is still being collected adult E40, student E20 and family E50. Our u/15s lost to Deel Rangers 2-9 to 0-5 in their championship. Our u/16s play away to Ballybrown tonight (15th). Gum shields are now compulsory for every under age team up to minor for training and matches and will be regimentally enforced for insurance reasons. Anyone interested in purchasing club gear i.e. shorts, jackets and shirts don’t hesitate to leave a message on our Facebook page.

GLIN ROVERS: Lotto Results, W/E 14 April 2013. Lotto Jackpot of E13,500 was not won. Numbers: 4, 10, 19, 27. Lucky Dips: E100E Mary M. and Mary S. E40 John M. Culhane, E25 William Scanlon, 10 free tickets Kylie Hickey, 5 free tickets Sean Normile, Bottle whiskey Patricia Keane, promoters prize Wallaces Bar. Next Draw is on Saturday 20 April at Wallace’s Bar and the Jackpot will be E13,600.

GLIN GAA CLUB: Junior B league round 1 Mountcollins 0-5 Glin 1-8. We travelled last Friday night without a lot of regulars but still had a formidable 18 players to pick from. Being the first game of the year both teams were ring rusty but it was Glin who settled the quicker with a goal and 3 points (from recently returned from illness) Padraig Scanlon followed by 2 from Aidan Mulvihill and a sweet point from the industrious Shane Fitzgerald. A lot of hard work was being done out the field with Alan Donovan Eric Costello and Timmy O Connor working to the max. We went in at the interval 1-6 to 0-3 to the good, we knew there would be a kick from our hosts and that’s how it turned out as we had to withstand wave after wave of attack in the second period. A missed penalty by Mountcollins ten minutes into the second half seemed to spur us on more and made us more resolute, a further score from Scanlon coming off great work from Gary Culhane and Pa Killeen seemed to kill off the Mountcollins spirit. We battled right to the end and claimed the two points on offer much to the delight of all Glin personnel present. Best on the night: All 1-18.Team:M Sheehy(c),S McInerney, K Scanlon, John Wallace, T O Connor, M Sweeney, H Dunne, S Fitz(0-1),G Culhane, A Donovan, P Killeen, P Moore, A Mulvihill (0-2),P Scanlon (1-5),E Costello. Subs: G Sheehan-E Costello, P Culhane-P Moore.

All county league round 2. Gerald Griffins 1-12 Glin 2-12. On a wet and windy Spring evening we made the short trip back the road to near neighbours Griffins last Saturday. We started slowly going 4 points behind before we got going through a Mark Culhane free. The going was hard as the ground was very heavy not making it ideal for fast flowing football, we went in at the break fortuitously behind only by a point as we snuck in a goal from a well taken low drive from Gary Culhane just before the break. The second half started like the first very sluggishly. We trailed by 5 points with 13 minutes left as we kept giving away silly frees close in which were being punished clinically by the GG free taker. A rocket of a goal by Jack Fitz on the 49 minute brought us to life and seemed to spur us on, frees from Mark (4) and a couple of beauty’s from Kevin Moore put us 3 clear eventually. We had to withstand a late onslaught from our hosts which we did resolutely with some great defending from Ja Culhane Hugh Dunne and Brian Donovan. We now have maximum points from our opening 2 games in this competition. Team: S Lyons H Dunne, JA Culhane, T Scanlon, P Fitz, B Donovan, S Fitz, G Lyons (0-1),E Horan (0-1),G Culhane(1-0),J Fitz (1-0),O Wallace,J Martin (0-1),M Culhane (0-4),K Moore (0-5).Subs: M Sweeney, A Mulvihill, K Scanlon (all used).