Glenville GAA Club News

18 July, 2011

Glenville GAA News

Glenville back in Premier Intermediate Football title race.

Pure determination and a fantastic appetite to succeed that Carrigaline simply couldn’t match secured Glenvilles passage to the knockout stages of this highly charged Premier Intermediate Football Championship played in Blarney on Sunday evening last.

Glenville went into this game on the back of a lukewarm stuttering opening sequence to the season but produced a power packed display that warmed the hearts of every supporter that witnessed the game on Sunday evening.

A tentative opening saw Carrigaline looking the pacier outfit but that view point was changed as the game developed and took shape. Glenville”s opening score came after ten minutes, a fine Eoin O Reilly effort.

Glenville began to find their feet and although Carrigaline took the lead 0-3 to 0-2 Glenvilles superior ball winning was beginning to tell and monopolising possession around midfield eventhough Carrigaline parading marquees figures in Nick and Peter Murphy in this sector of the field,Glenville more than held sway in this area. Our lead as the short whistle sounded of 0-5 to 0-4 should have been a lot greater but the team were playing well.

Glenville set a marker at the beginning of the second half in industrious fashion splitting the posts on three occasions Paudie Cahill, Denis Buttimer and Kieran Coakley doing the honours here. Carrigs response was a brace in the space of a minute, their only scores of the half.

Glenville played football in no nonsense style Brendan Healy in his first game in a year was a revelation as was Denis Buttimer in his role as a third midfielder. Glenville should have been at this stage out of sight but a failure to execute some easy chances was a worry.

The final 10 minutes of the game were played out with the Glenville men in total control and eventhough Carrigaline had a 13 metre free saved on the line the defence were far from generous with everyone in control of an out of sorts and increasingly frustrated Carrigaline attacking unit.

Wing forward John Halbert provided the coupe de grace with a fine effort from an acute angle to put the final nail on a great performance. The next cheer was the refreshing sound of referee James Dorgans final whistle. Glenville safely through to the knockout stages, while Carrigaline will have to face Grenagh in the relegation section. A place nobody wanted to be.

Final Score Glenville 0-11 Carrigaline 0-6.

Glenville Team. K Cronin, D McCarthy, S o Callaghan, B Healy, W o Leary P o Regan P Cronin, G Cahill No Riordan, A Cronin, E o Reilly (0-1) D Buttimer (0-1), K Coakley (0-2), J Halbert (0-1) P Cahill (0-6) Sub used J Dorgan.

Minor Footballers progress to quarter finals They say a rising tide raises all boats and this must surely applies to the Minor Football team with another closely fought win in trying conditions on Thursday last.

Having conquered the Barrs on the previous Monday Carrigtwohill were next on the radar three days later. We began very well and looked to be in complete control early on. Brendan Moloney kicking some sublime scores and a good finish to the net from Dara Callaghan gave us a healthy cushion.

Hardworking Kevin o Neill and Ben Halbert followed suit with similar scores and with the defense in mean mood we exited the half in a nice position 1-7 to 0-2 ahead. Carrig came storming out of the blocks in the second half and an early goal gave them confidence.

The scores were slow to come but bit by bit the lead was being chipped away. 1-7 to 1-5 it was entering the last 10 min. Shane Field stemmed the tide with a nice score and when Aidan Foley knocked over another soon after the hard work looked like being enough to take us over the line.

Carrigtwohill broke up field and engineered a penalty with a minute left which they duly converted, the lead down to one and Carrig looking like the most likely team to score and equalise.

From the resultant Colm Fenton kickout Brendan Maloney won a great kick out took off in a 50 yard run and planted the ball over the bar for the insurance score. Another great win from this side and with a few players to return from injury the season looks pretty rosy indeed.

Team. C Fenton, D o Farrell, E Lynch, M kennedy, N Griffin, B Fenton, J McCarthy,KO Neill, B Maloney, B Halbert, S Field, D o Callaghan, S o Riordan, A Foley, D Cronin, Subs A Ricken, G Carmody.

Upcoming Championship games.

Glenville will take on Nemo Rangers in the next round of the Premier Intermediate Football championship in the coming weeks probably on the weekend of August 1st.

This will be a very tough assignment but one that we will relish. Nemo will welcome back James Masters and David Niblock who missed the last round for this game but a game that everyone in Glenville will be looking forward to.

The full knockout draw is as follows.

Clyda v Mallow/Macroom v

Bantry Glenville v Nemo

St Michaels v Ballingeary

Kiskeam v Ballyvourney

Newmarket v Ballinora

Mayfield v St Vincents

Just to give you the state of play with other Glenville teams left in championship action. The Junior B team will play Midleton sometime in late August and have three games still to play in Div 2 of the league and are currently second in the league with four wins out of five league games.

The Minor team are through to the quarter final after defeating both St Finbarrs and Carrigtwohill. They now have to wait for Erins Own /Nemo and Canovee to play with us awaiting the winners on Sept 10th.

The U16s are playing the winners of Cloyne/Aghabullogue in the quarter final of the championship and have three games to play in the league and are undefeated so far this year.

The U15s play Ballinhassig at home in the championship in September.

The U14s are safely through to the quarter finals with two wins so far in the championship against Whitechurch and Passage.

We now play St Vincents at home on July 25th. Also qualified for the league final with an unbeaten run.

The U12s and U10s will have a game every week in August in the league. Details to follow.

Underage games

Glenville hosted a U10 blitz on Saturday morning last with Fermoy and Aghada. Each club had 2 teams of 10 players. A great mornings football was had. Everyone enjoyed the games.

Scrap metal collection A great response so far to this fundraising venture, but anyone who is interested in getting involved can contact 087 2211577 .

Lotto No winner of last weeks lotto held in Keame.

Next weeks jackpot is €2600. Guess the score Recently Glenville held a guess the score for the Cork/Kerry Munster Football Final. The was no winner but it was decided to draw 10 winners of €20 each. I have not the names at hand but will have them by next weeks publication.