Glenville GAA Club News

22 March, 2012

U21 East Cork Football Championship  17th March 2012
Glenville 0-9 Russell Rovers 0-5
It was a case of what might have been for our U21 footballers on St Patrick’s day on a very good Dungourney  pitch. A 4 point defeat at the hands of Glenville, doesn’t tell the real story. If the Rovers had taken their chances it would have been a different story. Rover’s dominated proceedings early on in the game, spurning a number of point scoring opportunities. Against the run of play Glenville notched two scores after 15mins. Rovers kept the pressure up and to their credit finally raised the white flag, A good run from the lively Brian Whelehan, as he rounded the keeper and slotted the ball over the bar, unlucky not to find the net. The game continued on and rovers kept pressing but Glenville took their scores as they came. At Half time the score was Glenville 4 points Rovers 1point, It was hard on the Rovers who made most of the running but couldn’t find the target.

At the start of the second half however, Rovers found their Kicking boots. Two unanswered points from the McGraths Brothers, Eoin and Jack, left the team trailing by a point. Rovers pushed for a leveller but couldn’t find one. Glenville pushed ahead again and extended their advantage to three points. Rovers were still taking the game but couldn’t raise the white flag enough. Then on the 44th minute Brian Whelehan won a penalty for his team, But the Rovers failed to convert this chance to level the scores. Glenville notched another score shortly after to make it a four point game.  Going into the final 10 minutes a converted free from Colman Quinlan made it a single score game again. But Glenville came back with two more points, leaving the score 9points to 4, a late free from Colman made it 0-9 to 0-5 but Rovers couldn’t find the scores to level the match. When the whistle blew it was hard to take as the game was there for the taking, Rovers lacked the killer instinct in taking the scores when they got there chances But to their credit it was a brave and valiant effort which deserved more from the lads. So the 30 year wait for the U21 football championship title goes on for another year.

Team:  J.Walsh, A.Beausang, D.Moynihan, D.Whelehan, P.Lane, R.Walsh, K.O’Brien, S.Fleming, K.Tattan, E.McGrath(0-1), K.Ivers, J.McGrath(0-1), A.Hartnett, C.Quinlan(0-2F), B.Whelehan(0-1)

Subs: K.Walsh, D.O’Brien, (all used) S.Casey, D.Lane, J.Moynihan, J.O’Flynn