Glenville GAA Club News

14 June, 2011

Glenville GAA News

Premier Intermediate Football Championship takes centre stage On Sunday next Glenville make their second appearance on the 2011 championship stage when we tackle Mayfield in Riverstown. Its over 6 weeks since we narrowly lost out to Mallow in the opening round in Ballyhooly and since then the team hasn’t had much time to get together due to the hurling championship.

Last week we had a league game v Na Piarsaigh which was a keenly contested encounter and we came out on top by a point but as we all know too well championship football is an all different ball game and we will need to be on top form to get the better of Mayfield.

We wish the team and management all the best and hope we get the result to avoid another gruelling third round game which nobody wants. Riverstown is the venue on Sunday with a 3.30 pm start.

League win in Kelleher Shield.

A narrow win over Na Piarsaigh on Thursday night last saw us climb up the table further. On very slippery conditions the rustiness was pretty apparent at the beginning with plenty ticks on the stats chart which didn’t look very appealing at half time.

Still a very good second half performance overall against a very tough side who themselves have backdoor Senior Football championship this weekend against Ballincollig.

Glenville kicked a few good scores early on and edged clear but silly mistakes cost 3 scores before the break and the lead was down to 0-5 to 0-4. The standard improved considerably on the resumption with both sides skill level upping a few notches.

Piarsaigh goaled after half time and looked the likely winners heading down the back straight but a spirited Glenville onslaught levelled up matters with the winning point coming from a free on the call of time.

A timely boast heading in to this weekends game Glenville 0-13 Piarsaigh 1-9. Junior Football Not an awful lot to report on the Junior football side only we had a challenge game v Whites Cross on Monday night last.

The opening half was competitive enough but after the break the rain began to teem down, and the bottom fell out of the bag so to speak as we fell asunder. Whites Cross got through for very easy goals and we provided little resistance on the night.

With the Bainisteoir away praying in Lourdes for this game a drop or two of holy water wouldn’t have went astray on this occasion. Although I doubt if even the the most holy of holy water would have made any difference on this occasion.

Whitecross 7-7 to 1-6 winners on a night when the defence was marked absent!!.

Underage games Plenty on show here as the U12s has two games in the past week. Defeating Grenagh and Whitechurch with good performances all round.

The U10 and U9 teams took part in a blitz organised by Aghada in Rostellen on Saturday morning. Kilworth Blarney and Aghada also too part. The U9 side hosted Kilshannig in Glenville on Thursday evening last also and had a great run out with two games of 10 a side taking place.

Also we had an U11 blitz on Saturday morning in Glenville with St Catherines Castlelyons and Ballinacurra visitors. A great mornings activity was had by all who played. Well done all. This Thursday night in Fouhy Park the U10 and U9s host Whitecross at 7pm in a series of football games.

U14 Footballers advance

A tricky opening round of the championship against a very good Whitechurch. Glenville had home advantage for this game and were best out of the traps. A devastating start was the key here with a rampant

Glenville side hitting early and knocking our opponents for six. Scores came thick and fast as Glenville over powered a game Whitechurch early on. Leading 2-4 to no score after 15 mins the game was over as a contest at the break.

Still Whitechurch were very committed in the second half and scores some excellent points but the damage had been done in the first and the lead was never going to be threatened.

A good start to the campaign but tougher tests lie ahead. Glenville winning out at the end of an entertaining contest 5-10 to 1-6. Passage are our opponents in the next round and will be seeking revenge for the U13 championship defeat to Glenville a few weeks ago. Eoin Hammond, Declan Murphy Kyle Cronin Josh Cooke and Denis Hegarty performed well on the night.

Well done PJ Dennehy who is performing very well with the Cork U14 footballers at the moment. A great experience for PJ at this stage of his development. Also to Michael Goggin, Denis Hegarty and Daniel o Donovan who continue to perform with Imokilly Divisional U14 football side.

Lotto Draw

No winner this week, €20 winners were Mary McCarthy, Jerry Martin,Daniel Rice and Joe Colloty. Next weeks jackpot is €2200.