Glenville GAA Club News

10 August, 2011

Glenville GAA News

What an eventful weekend it turned out to be with two major games being played by Glenville teams.

On Saturday night the Premier Intermediate Championship swung into gear as Glenville faced a Nemo team fresh from the demolition job they did on championship favourites St Vincents in the last round where as Glenville were on the back of a great win over Carrigaline a few weeks ago.

You could see from the first whistle that this was going to be a bruising full blooded encounter as the exchanges were as tough as you d get on any football field. Glenville started the better and raced into a three points to one lead after ten minutes.

Nemo Rangers like all Nemo teams do got into their stride and began to find holes in our defence getting through for a brace of scores to take the front. A moment of exquisite finishing from the Nemo forwards left us all of a sudden six points down as the half came to a close only for Paudie Cahill kicking a free to cut the lead to five. 1-7 to 0-5.

Glenville had a one man advantage after a Nemo Rangers player recieved a red car. Points from Kieran Coakley Noel o Riordan and Paudie Cahill brought that 1-7 to 0-4 deficit to a more manageable degree as a visibly rattled Nemo struggled to cope with the tenacity of the Glenville play.

At this stage 1-7 to 0-9 and time running out Glenville had done a heroic job in keeping Nemo scoreless since the 23rd minute of the first half. On 55mins Nemo got their first score of the half when their centre back came up field and kicked a massive score.

Immediately Noel o Riordan followed suit with a similar score. Nemo won a free right on the touchline and nailed a great score from an impossible angle. Paudie Cahill free on 58minutes gave us great hope.

With several chances going either side of the post, we still had one more attempt to save the day but Noel o Riordans great effort from 50metres shaved the post and wide. That was that. A massive effort from a gallant Glenville side whose courageous effort deserved better but such is sport.

Well done to the 31 players on the panel on their outstanding commitment and the 24 who played their part in championship action against Mallow, Mayfield, Carrigaline and Nemo Rangers this year.

After a slow start to the campaign Glenville raised the bar considerably and showed that the future is in great shape and with the current panel, provided the work is maintained better days are not too far away. Well done to John Frank and Ger for yer diligence and they way the team competed and disciplined themselves throughout the year was a credit. Still five leagues to play and these will be coming on stream in a few weeks time. Glenville team

K Cronin, WO Leary, S o Callaghan, D McCarthy, B Healy, Po Regan, P Cronin, G Cahill, No Riordan (0-2) J Halbert, E o Reilly, A Cronin, P Cahill (0-6) K Coakley (0-3) D Buttimer.

Subs J Dorgan, W Connolly M Barry.

U14 Football Final v Mayfield A game certainly not for the faint hearted as Glenville put up a great battling display to overcome a super Mayfield in the final of the new Coiste na Nog U14 A Eastern Final.

Right from the off you could see that the quality on both sides made for a super final and the huge crowd on the edge from start to finish. Glenville slow to settle fell two points behind before team Captain Michael Goggin raised the first white flag of the day. After a few near misses a powerful run from Dilan Donovan set up a great pass to PJ Dennehy who in turn passed on to the inrushing Joey o Keeffe who slotted home a great goal to the net.

Dilan kicked a super free, but Mayfield were always dangerous in attack but severe pressure made like difficult for them. A purple patch just before the break as we hit 1-2 but breathing space between the sides 2-4 to 0-4 and this good period ultimately decided the outcome of the end result.

Mayfield thundered into the game at the beginning of the second and kept the scorekeeper busy with three very good scores. Josh Cooke scored a very important score to keep the pressure on. The game really turned on a sixpence when Mayfield cut the gap to two points with 10mins left with a goal.

Glenville had to endure a period of sustained pressure from a resurgent Mayfield as they through everything at us, but with Eoin Hammond, Con o Callaghan Aaron Collins and Dave Flynn in outstanding form at the back Mayfield were kept at bay.

Final score Glenville 2-6 Mayfield 1-7.

The jubilation that greeted the final whistle was emphatic. A long road for this team and to be on top of the pile at the end of the road is a great achievement to all concerned. Michael Goggin captain of the Glenville team in his acceptance speech paid tribute to all the work put in over the year.

The first U14 AFC championship in the new coiste na nog resides in Glenville for 2011. A County semi final to follow in the weeks ahead as Millstreet, Bantry and Kanturk all still in the hunt. That for another day, but at the moment let us salute the U14 class of 2011.!! Ye did Glenville proud.

Glenville Team E Hammond, CO Callaghan, DO Flynn, D Murphy, A Collins, D Hegarty, T Dinan, DO Donavan PJ Dennehy, K Cronin, D McCarthy, J Cooke, JO Keeffe, RO Keeffe, Co Leary.

Subs used, C Maloney, K Spriggs, C Prendergast. Minor Football Our minor footballers finally know their apponants for the next round of the championship. Canovee will be next as they beat Erins Own and Nemo Rangers over the past few weeks.

This game will be played in early September. Glenville have a league game v Blarney next week at home.

Other juvenile affairs Glenville U16s are at home on this Friday 12th in a league game v St Catherines. Throw is is at 7pm. The U12 and U10 league team play Mitchelstown at home on Tuesday night 16th . Both games in Glenville at 7pm. U10 s play Aghada on Friday 12th in Aghada at 7pm


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