Glenville Notes

21 June, 2011

Glenville GAA News

A disappointing first half performance void of any urgency and purpose proved Glenville stumbling block in the Premier Intermediate Football championship played in beautiful conditions in Riverstown on Sunday afternoon last. Glenville looked in control possession wise early on and owned the ball for the first 5 mins or so but failed in four scoring attempts. Mayfield on their first attack knocked over a points and on eight minutes the first testing ball was poorly dealt with by the defence and Mayfield cut through for the opening goal. An exchange of points followed ours coming from Kieran Coakley but with our defence all over the place Mayfield found themselves through on goal again and slipping the ball past Kieran Cronin in the Glenville goal. Unbelieveably a third goal was to follow with again another gaping hole in the Glenville defence was punished by a ruthless Mayfield forward line. Glenville struggling badly to cope in an overworked defence were lucky Kieran Cronin was on the alert making a great save moments later as Mayfield came in search of further goals. Glenville pointed on half time to leave us in a peerless position 3-4 to 0-5 in arrears. Glenville came out at the start of the second half in determined mood and had four points in a two minute spell and the lead now looked well surmountable. Mayfield sensing danger stopped the rot and pointed a free. The scores dried up for a while as Mayfield re organised themselves and kept distance between ourselves on the scoreboard. Glenville could never get close enough to mount a serious challenge and the persistence on going for goals when points were always the better option. Mayfield controlled the play for the last few minutes and eventhough Glenville were the much the more dominant side in the second half the first half performance is certainly not acceptable at this level and expect to be punished for naive defending that cost three first half goals. Fortunately all is not lost as we still have a game against Carrigaline to resurrect our championship season in a few weeks time but a drastic improvement is the basic requirement if we are to make progress. Carrigaline put us out of last years competitition with two injury time goals so we have a score to settle with them. Attention switches to hurling next week with a backdoor game v Youghal. Challanging times indeed if you’re an Intermediate footballer and hurler. Final score Mayfield 3-7 Glenville 0-11. Glenville team Kieran Cronin, Willie o Leary Sean o Callaghan Eoin Barry, Sam Bracken, Paddy o Regan, Diarmuid McCarthy Ger Cahill Noel O Riordan Kieran Coakley John Halbert Pa Cronin Paudie Cahill Denis Buttimer and Anthony Cronin. Subs used David Quirke, Jason Foley, John Dorgan.

U14s make further progress

In control from the off Glenville U14s progressed to the Quarter Final with an emphatic win over Passage played in sun splashed Glenville on Monday evening last. Apart from a few hairy moments early on when fortunate to get away with a few Passage chances that went astray, Glenville without setting the world alight played well in patches. Catching the eye was Adam Murphy at full back who was a collossis and mopped up everything in that general area, Declan Murphy and Eoin Hammond in goal was very solid. A lucky goal early on set us on our way and when the forwards started to click the scores began to flow. Dylan McCarthy and PJ Dennehy getting a succession of points to leave us 1-6 to no score ahead at half time. The second half Glenville continued to attack. Dylan getting a good goal. Passage did make a fight of it for a while scoring five unanswered points but the gap was too great to make any difference. Glenville finished the game in style, Josh Cooke getting a goal, Cathal Maloney getting a great point to round off a polished performance. Final Score Glenville 3-16 Passage 0-6. Glenville now play the winners of St Vincents or St Finbarrs in the last 8 of the competition which wont be played until mid July.

The All Ireland feile football will be held on the weekend of june 30th july 1st in Carrigtwohill . Glenvilles fixtures are as follows.

Thurs June 30th Glenville v Mattock Rangers (Louth) at 12.30pm

Thurs june 30th Glenville v St Marys (Sligo) at 2pm.

Friday July 1st Glenville v Carrigtoohill at 10am.

Fri July July 1st Glenville v Russell Rovers at 11am.

Winner of this group progress to the Final on Saturday July 2nd .

Underage games

Whitescross were visitors to Fouhy Park on Thursday night for a series of games from U6 to U10. A very enjoyable ensued and all players who played enjoyed the games. Fermoy are visitors on this Friday for U9 football.

Minor Football

The Minor team resume action after the leaving cert with a league game v St Vincents on Monday june 27th in Vincents grounds. The championship v St Finbarrs is fixed for Monday July 4th in Togher. Winners of this game are scheduled to play the next round of the championship on thurs July 7th against Carrigtwohill . A ridicules situation with Minor games at a standstill for the months of May and June due to exams and to run off the championship in this manner is very unsatisfactory. For the majority of teams who will be out of championship in mid July a minor footballers season is therefore over as a result as league programmes are also concluded before the championship begins.. This new Coiste na Nog was meant to provide a meaningful structured season for all players instead its just running off competitions as quickly as possible. What will our Minor players across the county do from mid July onwards?

Lotto

No winner of last weeks lotto. This weeks €20 winners were Orla Dwyer, Sean Russell, John Buckley, Dave and Catherine Lyons. Next weeks jackpot is €2300.