Glenville GAA Club News

01 June, 2011

Glenville GAA News

Juvenile affairs took the main stage this week with a host of activity on the playing fields. On Sunday last the U14s took on Mallow at home in Glenville in blustery conditions. Mallow who are a strong Premier 1 side were a tough test for our side.

Playing with a strong breeze we built up a good lead 0-10 to 0-2. The second half was a different story as Mallow used they physical advantage to good effect getting through for goals on a regular basis.

Still a good learning process for this Glenville side. Final score Glenville 0-14 Mallow 7-6.

On Tuesday night the U13 s got back to winning ways with a good away win against Macroom in the league. A good first half was the key to the win with Glenville hitting the net four times in the half.

The second half was a lot more competitive as Macroom were a changed side but Glenville kept Macroom challenge as arms length and came away with a deserved win. Dylan McCarthy, Cathal Maloney, Neil Meehan and Thomas Dinan were the pick of the Glenville side. Final score Glenville 6-6 Macroom 2-3.

Kinsale were visitors to Glenville on Wednesday night for an U12 league game. An exhibition of shooting from all angles and distances from James Gowan was the highlight of the game.

Great display from this young exciting group of footballers who played the game in the right spirit. Kinsale were plucky performers in the opening half and looked in a good position at half time trailing 2-1 to 0-8 and turning to play with the wind in the second half looked best placed for success.

Glenville turned in a brilliant second half and dominated all over kicking quality scores. Seamus Curtin, Chris Healy and Aaron Spriggs along with the aforementioned James Gowan were prominent performers in this high quality game. Final Score Glenville 2-19 Kinsale 4-5.

The same night in the U9s travelled to Nemo to play the home side in a challenge game. A great evenings play in poor conditions with rain making things difficult but in fairness both side mastered the conditions and gave a great display.

Well done to all 20 players who played. This team have another game on Thursday v Kilshannig in Glenville at 7pm.

On Friday the U14s were back in action in the league v St Vincents. In a week where high scoring was the theme, the U14s kept the trend going with another exhibition of point scoring.

Dylan Donovan was in great scoring form from midfield kicking 1-5. But the overall display of teamwork was the key to this win. Leading 1-12 to 1-2 at half time, Vincents caused a lot of problems in the second half with a target man in full forward causing havoc. But Glenville held their nerve to keep tipping over the points. Final score Glenville 1-20 St Vincents 5-6.

A two point win for Glenville for those of you finding the calculations difficult.!

Junior Football

Two games played and contrasting fortunes for the Junior Footballers. On Monday night a tight squad played Grange in Grange. Confusion surrounded this game as some of our party ended up in Grange in Douglas. Still the trip back to the picturesque Grange venue proved just as difficult. A satnav on its way to Brian Cosgrove for future similar trips!!.

This game started well for Glenville and Willie Connolly goaling inside the first minute. The rest of the half saw the umpires dormant .The Glenville forwards on the night could have done with a satnav as steering the ball over the crossbar proved too much on the night.Not much champagne football on show here but a run out non the less for the players who played. Grange winning out in the end 0-13 to 1-3.

On Friday night a stronger side played St Nicks in the Glen. Cathal Whelan stole the show in the first half scoring two goals from wing back. Glenville put in a good showing in the second half and ended up winning after a free flowing game. Well done to all who played and performed well Glenville 3-11 St Nicks 0-15.

In all 28 players played in both these games.

Yearly Lotto

A bit later than usual but the time of year again. Fundraising is a very important feature of the club and the yearly lotto is one of our mains sourses of income in keeping with the huge costs that’s surrounds running an ever expanding club. So for €80 you get to be in the draw every week for the year. Support generously .

Last weeks jackpot was €2000. No winner. Consolation prizes were Brian Fenton, John Lenihan, E Roche and Denis Noonan.

Championship game in Glenville Glanmire and Killavullen will play their second round of the Intermediate Football Championship in Glenville on Friday June 10th.

So all stewards be present at 6pm please.

Fixtures U14 footballers play championship Wednesday night in Glenville at 7.30pm.

Junior footballers play Whites Cross Monday night in Glenville at 7.30pm.

Kelleher Shield Thursday June 9th v Na Piarsaigh in Glenville at 7.30pm.