Glenville GAA Club News

23 May, 2011

Glenville GAA News

With hurling taking centre stage for the most part this week they was still plenty of activity on the playing fields in the week gone by.

Juveniles travel to Whitescross On Friday night the up and coming brigade had a series of games at U10,U9,U8 and U7. Whitescross were the hosts and had everything well organised for so many games on the pitch at the one time.

All the games were 12 a side and every player got maximum game time which is the main objective. Well done to Whitescross for organising the night. It is hoped that a return visit will ensue in the coming weeks in Glenville.

U13 footballers good run comes to an end

The great run of our U13 footballers in the championhip came to an end against Castlelyons on Wednesday night when Castlelyons were the stronger outfit. Glenville could not display the same form that brought them narrow wins over Killeagh and Passage in earlier rounds, but you have to acknowledge that the great strength and speed lied with Castlelyons.

In saying that trailing by two points at half time and several missed chances after the break didn’t help the cause. Castlelyons finished with a flourish but the winning margin of 2-7 to 0-4 didn’t reflect the overall story of the game though. Still a very good bunch of players with a great degree of knowledgeable tutors in charge of them so that combination ensures future progress and improvement.

Well done to all involved for the continued progress this year at this level. The season dose not end here as Glenville are in the hunt for league honours with a game against Macroom taking place on this Tuesday away at 7pm.

JUNIOR FOOTBALL LEAGUE 2

The Junior 2 footballers had a league game against St Catherines on Monday last in Glenville. Inside 20 seconds we were forced to do without forward talisman Jerry McHugh who was forced off with a dislocated thumb after trying to catch a high ball ala Kieran Donaghy. You get the picture !!.

Glenville were in defensive mood in the early stages and the Saints followed suit with a similar defensive strategy. This resulted in after 20 minutes Glenville 0-0 Saints 0-1.The score keeper found it hard to stay awake.

Liam Long an interested spectator at the game aggressively commented about the defensive line up and promptly made his way across to the far side of the field where he had a whisper in the managements ear. Before Liam had made his way back to his original birth Glenville had rattled the net but the saints had 1-2 on the board also.

Retiring at the break the Saints held a slender lead 1-2 to 1-1. The general consensus a lot done more to do ..The second have saw a lot more open football and the stage fright seemed to be gone from the players first half showing.!

Joe Colloty added a point to his goal in the first half but sensing danger the Saints stuttered and stammered through the gears and went ahead with a succession of points. This game was on its knees midway through the second half and needed a shot in the arm. Johnny Dorgan raced through the defence to slot home a good goal.

Glenville were ahead, kept their noses in front and looked to have done enough to earn the win as we headed down the back straight. The fat lady was about to get out her guitar but the Saints found the extra push from somewhere levelled and then in the last kick Pat Hartigans charges slotted over to give them a one point victory. 1-8 to 2-4.

Best of luck to St Catherines in the county B championship at the weekend.

Glenville team. Pat o Leary, Paddy o Leary, Dave Quirke, Moss Keane, Cathal Whelan, Noel Cahill, Jack McCarthy, Gavin Cronin, Don Kearney, Ben Halbert, Brian Cosgrove, Joe Colloty, Johnny Dorgan , Jerry Mc Hugh Brendan Maloney. Subs Steven Cronin and Noel Manley.

Lotto Results

No winner of the GAA lotto which was held in Kades Kounty, € 20 winners were Lill Buckley, Cathal and Annie , Ken Murphy and Kay Buckley.

Upcoming fixtures

The week ahead sees action with the Junior Footballers playing Grange in Grange at 7.45pm. Tuesday night the U13 footballers are away to Macroom in the league, U12 s are in league action with a home game on Wednesday night at 6.45pm against Kinsale. Friday again the Junior Footballers are out when they play St Nicks in a challenge game. The same night the U14 footballers continue their preparations for the upcoming championship when they play St Vincents in the league in Glenville.

This team will be sprung into championship action on the June weekend when they take on the Whitescross/Whiteschurch combination which by all accounts are a very formidable outfit and ill be a serious test for our side. Intermediate championship action With the hurlers in action on June 4th v Tracton Glenville footballers next outing in the championship is a second round game v Mayfield on the weekend of June 18th/19th. This game will be played in Riverstown. Mayfield had a narrow defeat last weekend to St Michaels in Pairc Ui Rinn. So Glenvilles next league fixture will be around June 8th/9th.