Glenville GAA Club News

12 March, 2012

Glenville GAA Notes

Fouhy Park on Monday night was a hive of activity with two games played. The U14 and Minors team were both in action in their respective leagues. The U14 side continued on a good run with a polished display against a competitive Ballinora side. Glenville held the advantage in the first half and were well in control kicking some sublime points in a fast flowing first half. Kicking 12 points in this half to a solitary reply from Ballinora. An early Dylan McCarthy goal killed the game off. Ballinora did stick at it and got some attacks going but the lead was too great to make any significant dent in it. Glenville stayed composed, kept the scoreboard ticking and ran out convincing winners in the end. A fine performance all through. Final Score Glenville 1-17 Ballinora 3-2. A hectic few weeks for the U14s with Castlelyons next game on Thursday night in Castlelyons at 6.30pm and the team play Knocknagree away in the first round of the Feile Football.
Team v Ballinora. Jason Power, Neil Meehen, Pearse Maloney, Aaron Spriggs, Kenneth Spriggs, Con o Callaghan, James Gowen, Aaron Collins, Adam Cronin, Dylan McCarthy, Thomas Dinan, Greg Magner, Cathal Maloney, Luke Ricken, Daniel Dennehy Subs Billy Kennedy, Shane o Regan and Chris Healy.

Minor Footballers v Midleton
Midleton were too strong for Glenville in this Premier Minor Football League on Monday night in Fouhy Park. Glenville competed well for the first 20 minutes and with Aidan Foley and Brendan Maloney kicking some good scores we trailed 1-6 to 0-5 at halftime after a tough first half. Midleton upped the anti on the change of of ends and netted twice early on to open up a commanding lead. Physically Midleton were a powerful side and as the game wore on their presence told and ran out clear winners in the end. Glenville 0-9 Midleton 5-10.  Glenville were due to play Charleville in the League this weekend but Charleville have given us a walkover.
Glenville team. Colm Fenton, Robert Kelleher, Dave Hammond, Eoin Lynch, Shane o Riordan, Niall Griffin, Jack McCarthy, Kevin o Neill, Brendan Maloney, Denis o Farrell, Brian Fenton, Dara o Callaghan, John o Connell, Aidan Foley, Aaron Ricken. Subs used, Dilan o Donovan, Ger Carmody and Josh Cooke.

Junior A Footballers busy schedule with two games
Travelling to Castlemartyr Glenville made the journey a successful one with an impressive display in windy conditions. In truth we should have had this game wrapped up as we held an eight point lead 1-11 to 0-6 midway through the second half and lost a bit of focus near the end. Still in all good to get the win. We conceded a plethoria of easy frees and were punished every time by a very accurate Castlemartyr free taker. The introduction of Aidan Foley and Brendan Maloney at half time brought an added buzz around the forward line. Edward O Connell looking lively and energetic all through grabbed a good goal and a point after the restart. Mossie Keane was also a thorn in the Castlemartyr defence with his contant running. When the need was greatest and with the game in the melting pot veteran Paud o Neill using all his experience and guile moving into an advanced forward role made a swashbuckling run, dancing his way round a series of defenders before offloading to Brendan Maloney who kicked the last score of the game. This was the final act in a good all round Glenville performance. Final Score Glenville 1-12 Castlemartyr 1-10.
Glenville team Pat o Leary, Mike Kennedy, David Quirke, Paud o Neill, Noel Cahill, Mike o Donoghue, Eoin Barry, Ger Cahill ,Denis Buttimer, Edward o Connell, Cathal Whelan, Paddy o Leary, Mossie Keane, Shane Bergin, Ger Hogan. Subs Brendan Maloney and Aidan Foley

Glenville and Midleton played out a tough, uncompromising game on Wednesday night in the JAFL. Conditions were very difficult with a very heavy surface making it extremely difficult to play. Midleton opened well with two points slotted to give them a handy start. Glenville dominated from then on and a John Dorgan goal gave us a nice cushion. In a night where defences were by and large on top every score was hard earned. We continued to play well and a Shane Field goal early in the second half gave us a 2-5 to 0-7 lead. Soon after a very sort goal was conceded and we were under pressure as a physically strong Midleton side mounted an assault on our goal. With the sides on level terms we conceded a very needless penalty which was converted. We immediately engineered an attack in which a stone wall penalty was somehow not seen by the referee and turned down. Midleton saw out the remaining minutes of the game to record a hard earned win.

Final Score Glenville 2-6 Midleton 2-9.  Glenville Team, Pat o Leary, Dara Foley, David Quirke, Paud o Neill, Eoin Barry, Noel Cahill, Mike o Donoghue, Ger Cahill Cathal Whelan, Paddy o Leary, Shane Bergin, John Dorgan Aidan Foley Joe Culloty Brendan Maloney. Subs used William Connolly, Tadhg Barry Murphy, Shane Field, Sam Bracken.

U13 Football League
Glenville found the going tough here with a strong Castlelyons side proving the victors. Glenville were trailing 0-5 to 0-3 at half time. In a low scoring second half Glenville stayed in the game but found it hard to get the scores in the other end. Early days yet only their second game of the season and hopefully will respond the next day out with a win. Castlelyons got a goal at the end to finish off this tie. Castlelyons 2-5 Glenville 0-5.
Team Padraig o Leary, Billy Kennedy, Aaron Spriggs, Chris Healy, Andrew Desmond, Jason Power, Evan Lynch, Shane o Regan, Daniel Dennehy, Greg Magner, James Gowen, Colin Cronin, Seamus Curtin, Conor Geary, Killian Roche. Subs Jake o Brien Niall o Sullivan.

U16 Footballers win
After a slow start in which we conceded a few soft scores Glenville were well worth their seven point win in the end of this U16 Football League against Carrigtwohill on Sunday evening last. A superb scoring feat from Josh Cooke 0-6 and PJ Dennehy 1-7 all from play was the chief reason for victory here. Ger Carmody also did good work and chipped in with a good goal. Glenville were dominant for long stages but Carrigtwohill still managed to score four goals which was the only worry in an otherwise solid Glenville performance. Eoin Hammond was very solid in goals and also Denis Hegarty had a storming game at centre back. Final Score Glenville 2-17 Carrigtwohill 4-5.

Lotto News
No winner of the Glenville GAA lotto last week with the numbers drawn 3,24 and 31. Consolation prizes went to Liam Purcell, John and Ger Halbert, Karen Cronin and Eamon Sweeney. Next weeks jackpot is €3900.


Other News
This week is a busy week for the U21 Footballers when they head out on the championship race when taking on Russell Rovers in Lisgoold at 11.30 am on St Patricks morning. Like all U21 sides this is a difficult age group to prepare but Glenville under coach Jimmy o Leary have played a number of games and got a great response. We wish the players and management all the best in their endeavours.
After a few weeks break with hurling commitments the Intermediate Footballers face Bantry Blues in the third league game on Wednesday night. This will be another tough assignment for our side.
Best wishes to Dilan Donovan who sustained a serious head injury and Paudie Cahill who are sidelined at the moment with injuries sustained in recent games.

Wednesday March 14th Intermediate FL v Bantry in Cloughduv at 7.30pm.
Thursday March 15th U14FL v Castlelyons in Castlelyons at 6.30pm.
Saturday March 17th U21FC v Russell Rovers in Lisgoold at 11.30am.
Tuesday March 20th Prem U15FL v Macroom in Fouhys at 8.15pm.