Glenville GAA Club News

13 May, 2011

Glenville GAA News

Glenville had their second game in the current County U16 football league campaign on Wednesday night in a cold and windy Brian Dillons. Dara o Callaghan was our scorer in chief on the night and his darting runs had the Dillons defence in all sorts of trouble.

PJ Dennehy was also very conspicuous in attack running at the defence at every opportunity. Slow to settle Dilons aided by the breeze looked to have the better of things early on but a solid defensive unit kept them at bay.

The decisive score came just on half time when Dara weaved his way through the Dillons defence and shot a great goal. Glenville held a 1-5 to 0-4 lead at half time. Dillons made a fight of it in the second half and brought the score down to a point but a few late scores sealed a good win for the team. Good defensive play from Denis o Farrell, Niall Griffin and Shane o Riordan kept them at bay.

Final score Glenville 1-11 Brian Dillons 1-5.

Action now comes to a close for this team with Junior Cert occupying the minds and we wish everyone doing exams the very best.

Glenville Team. Josh Cooke, Aaron Ricken, Colm Fenton, Robert Kelleher, Shane o Riordan, Denis o Farrell, Kyle Cronin, Kevin o Neill (0-1), Niall Griffin (0-1), PJ Dennehy(0-2), Dara o Callaghan (1-6), Gavin o Donovan, Daniel Fitzgerald(0-1), Ger Carmody, Ronan o Keeffe.

The Minor team had their last run out too before the exams when they played Mitchelstown in Glenville on Monday. Mitchelstown were that little bit stronger on the day and won out 2-14 to 1-11.

U13 Footballers clear first hurdle A great result for the U13 footballers who travelled to Killeagh to play the home side in the first round of this county U13 championship. A place never easy to get a result from Glenville displayed great finesse and craft to carve out a win.

Thomas Dinan had a great game at centre back and as did the whole defence as a unit after a slow start in which the Killeagh St Itas combination looked very strong and forceful. Cathal Maloney kicked a few good scores in the second half when the game was in the melting pot.

Greg Magner had a great game in the wing and his early goal proved to be the most important score as it turned out. Glenville held out in the end for a one point win 1-10 to 3-3. Next round is against Passage on Monday night . Well done to all .

Premier Intermediate Football Championship v Mallow In terrible conditions on Sunday night Glenville faced the task of surmounting the Mallow hurdle in the first round of the 2011 Premier IFC. Ballyhooly was the venue and even after the constant rain that fell in the previous the pitch was in immaculate condition.

Mallow settling a lot faster and playing fluent and pacey football looked the better team early on and had us in all sorts of trouble. Kicking the opening pair of points. Jason Foley got us off the mark with a good score but with the ever increasing strength of the breeze we needed a good start.

Again Mallow looked more potent up front and got some very good scores into the teeth of the wind. In a flash and against the run of play a great move ended with Anthony Cronin taking the final pass rounding the keeper to slot home a good goal on 15 mins. Paudie Cahill kicked a few frees and suddenly we were on terms. Mallow kicked a free just on the call of half time and we left the field trailing 1-3 to 0-7 and having to face a hurricane type wind in the second half.

Glenville entered the second half in determined mood and not for the first time the team this time Mallow playing with all the elements struggled badly to cope with Glenville hugely increased level of intensity. In a very tough tackling second half played in real championship spirit Glenville frustrated Mallow at every opportunity with a high pressure performance. Paudie Cahill sending over a point in the 15th minute to level the scores.

With 5 mins to go Mallow found a gap in Glenville defence for their first score in the half after an unforced error in our control.. Try as we might we could not get the all important score and Mallow finished the stronger to squeeze home 1-5 to 0-10.

Still a lot to play for yet as the championship will resume again in mid June where we play our second round tie so plenty of positives and plenty to ponder til the next phase begins. Glenville with newcomers to championship action Pa Cronin, Kieran Cronin Sam Bracken and Eoin Barry can fell very happy with their introduction and contribution to this level of football.

Glenville team. Kieran Cronin, Willie o Leary, Sean o Callaghan, Eoin Barry, Paddy o Regan, Diarmuid Mc Carthy, Sam Bracken, Ger Cahill, Noel o Riordan, Pa Cronin, Eoin o Reilly, Anthony Cronin, Kieran Coakley, Jason Foley, Paudie Cahill. Sub Denis Buttimer.

U13 Footballers make further progress Another good win for this team as putting Passage to the sword in the second round of the U13 football championship. When the sides met a few weeks ago in the league Passage came out on top but they was no mistaking the superior team on this occasion as Glenville raced into a 1-8 to no score after 20 mins.

Some of the scores were out of the top drawer with Dylan McCarthy Aaron Collins and Cathal Maloney causing major problems up front. Passage goaled and followed with a point but another Glenville goal left Glenville 2-10 to 1-2 ahead at the interval but facing the strong wind victory was far from secure as Passage had a number of very good players on their side.

Apart from a period where Glenville conceded 2-1 the control of the game was firmly in our hands , Seamus Curtin and James Gowen finding the range again. Thomas Dinan and Pearce Maloney were dependable at the back and overall a good days work winning 4-14 to 3-3 in the finish.

Moving along now to the next round which will be against Castlelyons.

Lotto results No winner, €20 prizes went to Eamon Fitz, Sinead o Riordan, Eilish o Sullivan and Georgie Mc Auliffe. Next weeks jackpot is €1700.