Glin club notes

January 03, 2018

The Glin GAA Club AGM is set for the 5th of Jan at 8.30pm in clubhouse. Motions are to be given to the club secretary by December 29th. It is hoped that as many players and members as possible will be present on the night and new members are welcome.  Any former players who have come back to the parish or new players who may have moved to the area recently are more than welcome to attend also.

Glin GAA History

This week's article comes from an evening of celebration for the club in May 1938.

At Glin Football Club's social at Conway's Hotel, on the occasion of the presentation of a set of gold medals to the team as West Senior Football Champions, Rev. Fr. McCarthy, C.C., President of the club, presided, and after the banquet addressed the gathering. He referred in glowing terms to the work of the club and team and complimented the latter on the splendid display in the final of the 1937 West Senior Championship. He was confident that the great objective of the club was not to achieve victories and accumulate medal but rather to be a Gaelic Social Club, where boys are trained to play the game rather than win it. That he said was the objective of the GAA and was the ideal which inaugurated its first ever meeting in Hayes's Hotel in Thurles many years ago (1884).

The following then were presented with medals- John Kelly, James Ryan, Paul Mulvihill, Patrick Conway, Seamus Duggan, Thomas Culhane, James O'Driscoll, William Bicknell, John M. Fitzgerald, John Culhane, Michael O'Connor, James O'Connor, Garrett Pierce, Maurice O'Connor, James Normile, Patrick Mangan, William Leonard and Thomas Mulvihill.

On behalf of the club, Seamus Duggan returned thanks to Rev. Fr. McCarthy for his efforts to forward the interests of the club. He also complimented the team on their many successes since they were first brought together by their former President, Rev. Fr. Lyons, twelve years ago (1926). During that time, they had tasted victory and defeat, but the results on the field, be it one way or the other, only helped consolidate the club and strengthen those grand ties of friendship and understanding, which have always been a feature off it and which he hoped will always be the case.

Songs on the night were expertly sung by the following- Patrick Culhane, Thomas Culhane, John M. Fitzgerald, James O'Driscoll, William Bicknell, Donal Sheehan and James O'Connor. The merry evening of celebration came to close with a rousing rendering of Mister McQuire.

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