Glenville GAA Club News

04 October, 2011

Glenville GAA News

Minor Footballers through to Final

A focused and committed performance was the platform for Glenvilles progression to the Minor A Football Final and a meeting with Cobh next weekend. The damage was all done in the first half with two great goals from Aidan Foley the deciding factor.

Glenville were very fast out of the traps and took the game to Donoughmore from the beginning. Moving the ball very well in the most difficult of conditions with constant rain making it very difficult to play any type of good football.

Shane Field and Shane o Regan with early points settling us well. A great piece of individual skill from Foley turning and planting the ball to the back of the Donoughmore net.

The second a great four man move with a clinical finish to the bottom corner. A healthy 2-4 to 0-1 half time lead was always going to be difficult to surmount especially in the trying energy sapping conditions.

Donoughmore were the dominant force early in the second half. A goal and two points giving them great hope. Glenville settled again and stopped the momentum with a brace of minors. This knocked the stuffing out of the Donoughmore momentum and the game was pretty comfortable from then on as Glenville were always at arms length of a game Donoughmore challange.

Glenville finished the game out without any real fuss and a few late points didn’t deter from a very solid over all display. Glenville 2-8 Donoughmore 1-6 is how it finished.

Junior B Footballers first round

Finally the Junior Footballers first round took place. Midleton were our opponents on a desperate night for football. Glenville with so many players lost to the first team were very depleted but still in all 25 or so players were togged out for this clash. Midleton were first off the blocks with a goal. Glenville had plenty chances to put scores on the board but couldn’t hit the target.

Certainly in this first half we should have found ourselves a lot closer that seven points down at half time, several gilt chances going astray. Glenville had three penalties in a minute and all were missed. No need the embarrass the said individuals much more !!!!. It had been well documented.

Glenville fell further behind coming up to half time when Midleton got through for two very soft goals to stretch their lead 3-1 to 0-3. Glenville were a lot more dominant in the second half and parked anchor in the Midleton defence. An early Cathal Whelan goal put us right back in the game and a further two points put the lead down to very manageable proportions.

With the weather a clear spoil sport the game became a lottery. Glenville managed to cut the lead down to a point but that was as good as it got. Several chances going either side of the post. In the end Midleton ground out a one point win. Glenville play Lisgoold in the next round of this championship on Wednedsay night in Fouhy Park at 7.30pm.

Encouraging several younger members of the club getting their chance and introduction to adult championship action. Each of them aquiting themselves very well. We need to defeat Lisgoold on Wednesday night to stay in the championship race. Final Score Midleton 3-3 Glenville 1-8.

Intermediate league

In dense fog and very heavy underfoot conditions Glenville and visiting St Michaels served up a lively game in the league on Sunday morning last. The highlight of this game was the two cracking Glenville goals scored in each half which were out of the top drawer.

A brilliant individual Paudie Cahill goal and a swift five man move saw Denis Buttimers rasping shot from 20 yards hit the roof of the net. Pity with the heavy fog that some people were deprived of seeing two goals of such high standard. Glenville were the better side for most of the hour but Michaels scored two late points to give them a share of the spoils. Glenville 2-8 St Michaels 1-11, Hopefully we can end the year on a positive note with a performance against Valley Rovers next Sunday in our concluding fixture.

Major week of action ahead.

The big game of the weekend is the Final of the Minor football championship. Glenville have had a hard road to get to this stage of the competition and a lot of tough games along way. Defeating St Finbarrs in extra time in Togher 0-15 to 1-11 was a big win for us in the opening round.

Carrigtwohill was another sticky game but we came through without a few scary moments in the end 1-9 to 2-4. Canovee were next up and after falling behind by four points with ten minutes to go we ground out another great win 2-8 to 2-6.

The game of the championship surely was the drawn game in Delaneys v Donoughmore where again going to extra time the sides still could not be separated. 1-13 to 0-16 , Glenville doing the business in the replay 2-8 to 1-6.

Cobh are our opponents in the final this Saturday and this will be major task for our side. Cobh annilated a fancied Killeagh/Itas in the other semi final so we need to be in top form to have a chance in this final.

The game is due to be played in Ballinlough on Saturday but check time locally.

The Junior Footballers face Lisgoold in round 2 of the championship on Wednesday night in Fouhy Park at 7.30pm.

The U15 Footballers play Ballinhassig in the quarter final of the championship on Sunday morning in Glenville at 11.30pm.

Thursday night the U10 Footballers play neighbours Carrignavar in Fouhy Park at 7pm.

The Premier Intermediate side conclude their league programme with an away league fixture against Valley Rovers on Sunday evening in Brinny at 4pm.

The following week the U12 Footballers face Mitchelstown in the final and the U14 league Final in scheduled the weekend of October 15th also.

Best wishes to all our teams and management this week and hopefully we will be successful in their quest for success.

Congratulations to Carrigtwohill Congratulations are extended to Carrigtwohill on winning the Co SHC last weekend in a terrific achievement.