Glenville GAA Club News

20 March, 2012

Glenville GAA News
Lotto
No winner of last weeks lotto. The jackpot now stands at €4000. You can purchase a ticket at any local outlet. Consolation winners were Danny Farrell, Sean Murphy, Gobnait Fenton and Theresa Barry.
U21 Football Championship
The main game this week in Glenville GAA circles was the U21 Football Championship with Glenville travelling to Dungourney to take on Russell Rovers in the opening round on Patricks morning.. Like all first round games this was a difficult game as Russell Rovers caused us trouble early on an should have opened their account much earlier that they did with lots of chances going astray of the posts which would have opened up an early lead. Glenville were much more economical in front of goal with Aidan Foley the leading light up front kicked us into the lead. Willie Connolly after a long absence from football began to control things around the middle and we stretched the lead before half time with a good score to leave us ahead 0-4 to 0-1 after a poor first half show. The standard improved in the second half but still Glenville could not shrug off the Rovers challenge. With tens minutes to go we conceded a penalty which was excellently saved by Gavin Cronin. That seemed to wake Glenville up a bit and we dictated the game til the end. This was a tough game but Glenville know full well that a major improvement will be needed in the next round. Russell Rovers had the final score of the game with a late free but by then they was only one winner and Glenville move on to the next round and a meeting with Fr o Neills who had a huge win over Carrignavar in their game. Final Score Glenville 0-9 Russell Rovers 0-4.  Glenville had good displays from Goalie Gavin Cronin, Dara Foley, Willie Connolly Pa Cronin and Aidan Foley was the leading light up front.
Team Gavin Cronin, Jack McCarthy, Mike Kennedy Dara Foley, Pa Cronin, Anthony Cronin, Tadhg Murphy, Will Connolly 0-1 Mossie Keane, TJ Forde 0-1, Ger Hogan, Daniel o Riordan 0-1, Brendan Maloney 0-1 Aidan Foley 0-5, Brian Fenton. Subs used Shane Field, James McCarthy, Shane o Regan.

Intermediates resume action
With a severely weakened squad Glenville travelled to play Bantry and put up a creditable display. Early scores from Eoin o Reilly Kieran Coakley and Brendan Maloney gave us an early lead. Glenville were solid at the back and frustrated Bantry with strong defending forcing Bantry into only two first half scores. Just before the break they got through for a goal but we still led 0-7 to 1-2. Another goal just after the break put Bantry in the lead but Glenville displayed great spirit to keep in touch in a game that was played with a fair degree of pace. Eoin Reilly who had a good game on the 40 put us ahead with a goal near the end but Bantry with two late frees took the points. Eventhough defeated Glenville can take a lot of positives from this game. Bantry 2-9 Glenville 1-10
Glenville team.  Kieran Cronin, Noel Cahill, Willie o Leary, Eoin Barry, Patrick Cronin, Paddy Regan, Brendan Healy, Noel o Riordan Sean o Callaghan, Kieran Coakley, Eoin o Reilly, Anthony Cronin, Brendan Maloney, Shane Bergin, Jason Foley. Subs Diarmuid McCarthy.
Glenville v Naomh Aban is our next game in the County League this Sunday March 25th in Glenville.

Underage
Castlelyons and Glenville served up a cracking game of football last Thursday night in the U14 Football league in Castlelyons. After easy wins in the previous two games it was great to get a stiff test and this was a stiff test. Castlelyons were well in control early on and had us in trouble. Unfortunately we lost midfielders Adam Cronin and Aaron Collins through injury which upset our team. Still the team found a new gear midway in the second half as Castlelyons had turned a 0-8 to 1-3 lead into a 1-14 to 1-4 early in the second half. Glenville upped the pace from then on and got some fantastic scores, closing the gap to a goal at the end but a few near misses and we were wondering what might have been. Well done lads. Final score Castlelyons 1-16 Glenville 2-10.
Glenville Minor Footballers received a walkover from Charleville last Saturday in the league as the North Cork side were unable to field a team.
The Premier Minor and U15 Football Championship draws were made at the Central meeting last Tuesday night and Glenville will meet Millstreet in Minor while the U15s meet Inniscarra.

Upcoming games
This weeks action sees the U15 side play Macroom on Tuesday 20th  in Fouhy Park in the League. This game has an 8.15pm kick off.
The Premier Intermediate side play Naomh Aban on Sunday 25th in Glenville at 11.30pm in round 4 of the league.
The U21 Footballers have championship action v Fr o Neills this weekend. This will be a very tough game for our side as O Neills are reported to have a very good side. The game takes place on this Friday night but as of yet no venue had been decided.
Feile Football action commences for the U14s when we travel to Knocknagree to play the home side in the first round. Saturday 24th  4pm start.
Dungourney travel to Fouhy Park on Monday 26th for a JAFL game. This has a 7.30 start. Glenville are fixed to play the first round of the Junior AFC on Sunday April 1st v Fr o Neills in Dungourney at 2.30pm.
The opening round of the Premier IFC  against Valley Rovers will take place on Saturday May 6th in Blarney with a 6pm start. This form first game of a double header with Mallow v Carrigaline on after our game.
Clothes Collection
Anyone who has any type of clothes that may be throwing out can contact Eimear at 0876994699 who will gladly take any unwanted clothes. Collection night is on Wednesday between 7pm to 8pm at Fouhy Park.