Desmond Cup - Round 2

Ballingarry B 0 - 6 Glin Rovers A

Scorers: Killian O Connor (2), Paul Sheahan, James Wallace, Gary Culhane & Sheagh O Connor.


Leading 1-0 at half time through an early Paul Sheahan finish, the lads ran in comfortable winners in the second half.


They now look forward to a home quarter final against near neighbours Athea Utd - provisionally pencilled in for next weekend in Glin.

Deepest Sympathies

Glin Rovers F.C. would like to offer its Deepest Sympathies to The McNamara family on the passing of Dolores McNamara. May She Rest in Peace.

Junior Results

The A’s travelled to Granagh on Sunday morning in search of a first win in the league cup and that they truly earned with a dominant display from start to finish.


The deadlock was broke before the 10 minute mark. A free kick taken deep in the Glin defence was knocked on by Shane Culhane into the path of Paraic O’Connor who raced past the full back and drilled the ball across the danger zone where oncoming James Wallace smashed the ball to the net.

The away side were playing really well with some great attack play, Zach his usual self was live wire up front. Mid way through the half he broke with pace from midfield and found himself one on one with the keeper but unfortunately the keeper kept the ball from nestling into the bottom corner with a finger tip save. 


Midfield and strikers were linking up well and with less than 10mins to the break the lead was doubled. Sheagh used his power and pace in the attacking third of the field to race clear of the defence to fire home the second goal with a well taken finish.

Minutes later the lead was out to 3. Good play from Paul on the right hand side created space for Zach to get on the ball on the edge of the box, a dangerous cross to the back post was finished to the net by the lighting Paraic O’Connor.


Zach’s pace was causing problems for Granagh and a bare 5mins were gone in the second period when he drove deep at Granagh and was brought down to earn Glin a penalty. Up stepped Paul who finished the ball to the net from the spot kick.


10mins later, arguably the goal of the game was scored by Sheagh. Hard work by James Wallace down the wing found himself on the right side of the attacking third, his neat play was picked up by Cillian O’Connor who’s cross was headed clear by the Granagh defence but to drop to the oncoming Sheagh who lashed onto ball and doubled his tally with a half volley.

With less than 20mins to play, Cillian and Sheagh swapped roles to score the 6th goal. Great work by Sheagh turned supplier to Cillian who was powering into the box and slipped the ball to the back of the net to score his first goal for the club.


For the remaining period of the game chances went a-begging for the away side. An important clean sheet was kept by Mike, which was reinforced by Brian, Tadgh, Tommy & Shane in defence who were excellent across the 90mins. Sheagh, Conor, James and Paraic excelled in the middle of the park. Paul and Zach worked tirelessly up front. All subs introduced added to the display with Cillian poaching in the box and got his deserved first goal, Ambrose rolling back the years picking passes in the middle of the park and Christy adding to the defensive unit. 

It was a great display by the lads with plenty to work on the training field to turn this display into a clinical one.


Team: Mike Stack, Brian Donovan, Tadgh Culhane, Tommy Culhane, Shane Culhane, James Wallace, Conor Shine, Sheagh O Connor, Paraic O Connor, Zach Behan and Paul Sheahan.

Subs: Cillian O Connor, Ambrose Lanigan & Christy McSweeney

Glin Rovers B Result

Division 2 league 

Glin Rovers B 1 - 6 Athea Utd

Scorer: Cian Culhane

Glin Rovers F.C. Child Welfare Policy

The guidelines in this document are based on the national guidelines as outlined in the following documents.

  • Code of Ethics and Good Practice for Children’s Sport, Irish Sports Council, 2000.

  • Children First: National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children, Dept. of Health & Children 2011

  • Our Duty to Care, Dept. of Health & Children 2002

  • Football Association of Ireland Code of Ethics & Best Practice

Mission Statement

Glin Rovers FC ensures that all coaches and volunteers are Garda Vetted and we have facilitated all members to partake in the appropriate safeguarding / child welfare courses and introduce them to the rigours of our internal child protection policies.

Our approach includes:

  • Child Welfare Officers in place

  • FAI Child Welfare Policy in place in line with legislation

  • Implemented a process where we host the FAI Safeguarding training on a quarterly basis.

  • Written and published a number of pro-child, child protection and welfare policies that are available on our website

  • Continuous child welfare policy review process in place

  • Garda Vetting for all volunteers and coaches

  • Risk assessments carried out prior to all events/camps

The work of Glin Rovers FC is based on the following principles that will guide the development of sport for young people in this club. Children and young people’s experience of soccer should be guided by what is best for the child or young person. The stages of development and the ability of the child should guide the types of activity provided within the club. Adults will need to have a basic understanding of the needs of young people, including physical, emotional and personal.

Integrity in relationships
Adults interacting with young people in soccer should do so with integrity and respect for the child. All adult actions in soccer should be guided by what is best for the child and in the context of quality, open working relationships. Verbal, physical, emotional or sexual abuse of any kind is unacceptable within soccer.

Quality atmosphere and ethos
Soccer for young people should be conducted in a safe, positive and encouraging atmosphere. A child centred ethos will help to ensure that competition and specialisation are kept in their appropriate place. Too often unhealthy competitive demands are placed on children too early and results in excessive levels of pressure on them and as a consequence, high levels of dropout from sport.


All children should be treated in an equitable and fair manner regardless of age, ability, sex, religion, social and ethnic background or political persuasion. Children with disability should be involved in sports activities in an integrated way, thus allowing them to participate to their potential alongside other children.

Fair Play
Fair play is the guiding principle of the Irish Sports Councils Code of Ethics and Good Practice for Children's Sport. It states that “all children’s sport should be conducted in an atmosphere of fair play”. Ireland has contributed and is committed to the European Code of Sports Ethics, which defines fair play as: “much more than playing within the rules”.
It incorporates the concepts of friendship, respect for others and always playing with the right spirit. Fair play is defined as a way of thinking, not just behaving. It incorporates issues concerned with the elimination of opportunities, excessive commercialisation and corruption.
(European Sports Charter and Code of Ethics, Council of Europe, 1993).

A balanced approach to competition can make a significant contribution to the development of young people, while at the same time providing fun, enjoyment and satisfaction. Coaches/managers should aim to put the welfare of the child first and competitive standards second. A child-centred approach will help to ensure that competition and specialisation are kept in their appropriate place.