Glenville GAA Club News

25 October, 2011

Glenville GAA

A great weekend for football in Glenville with both Juniors and U14s doing the business. Ironically both loosing the toss and had to travel to both Ballynoe and Macroom but both came away with creditable wins.

U14 complete the clean sweep.
A magnificent year came to a satisfactory conclusion for the U14 footballers when in rain lashed Macroom they ended the year in a high with an exhibition of attacking that the hosts could not contain.

Played in conditions more suitable to water polo Glenville found the going tough early on and Macroom playing with a fair degree of intensity were well up for the challenge. Josh Cooke kicking a few good frees early on.

Living on scraps corner forward Adam Murphy was beginning to cause a lot of problems in the Macroom defence and he netted on 15mins. Following a period of sustained pressure Macroom hit the front with a well taken goal.

A second followed and Glenville were four behind. This did not deter this Glenville side and we levelled with four unanswered points. Adam Murphy again breached the defence to crack home a great drive and moments later Dilan Donovan added a superb brace of points. Macrooms challenge at this stage began to weaken as Glenville superior firepower was always a telling factor.

Denis Hegarty and Dave o Flynn were solid at the back and coped admirably with anything Macroom threw at us. Cathal Maloney came on and finished off two great poachers goals.

In the end Glenville finish off the game in style 5-10 to 2-6 winners to round off a memorable year unbeaten in league and championship 16 games in total. Another victory speech for captain Michael Goggin. Well done to everyone for bringing great honour to the club.


Junior B Football

A great team effort Glenville travelled to Ballynoe to play the home side St Catherines in this quarter Final clash. Glenville started well and a brace from Richie Cahill and Mossie Keane settled us well. Catherines found a hole in the Glenville defence and cracked a great goal that Aidan Foley could do nothing about.

A point followed and Glenville were suddenly two behind. Brendan Maloney converted two great scores and we retired after a tough first half on level terms 1-2 to 5pts. The second half began with Brendan kicking two further great scores from distance and with the defence well in control we looked set for a confortable victory.

Against the run of play the saints goaled to level the scores and we had to graft very hard to take control again of the game. Scores dried up for a while but when it mattered most Glenville had their noses in front at the end of a tough physical battle.

Glenville after a one point defeat in the first round now with two wins on the spin find themselves in the semi final against Castlelyons or Midleton which will be played this weekend. Well done to everyone involved on digging out  a great win.


Minor Football

On Sunday last Glenville travelled to Kilmichael to take on ilen Rovers in the semi final of the County Minor Football championship. After making the over an hours spin down when we arrived at the venue we were told that the pitch was unplayable.

Surely this was a ridicules situation and could certainly be avoided with a single phonecall and a bit of common sense earlier before we set off. We have to make the journey again this Monday to see who will contest Kanturk in the County Final.

Glenville have a serious bout of injuries to key players at the moment and will have to be on top form to challenge strongly here.Best of luck Glenville.

Check locally for times venues for all games this weekend as at going to press everything is unclear.