Glenville GAA Club News

27 March, 2012

Glenville GAA News
Junior AFC this Sunday
A big weekend for the club this weekend as the Junior A Footballers are in the championship arena as we take on Fr o Neills in the first round game. This game is fixed for Dungourney with a 2.30 start and will be a tough outing for our side. Glenville have done well in the league so far losing narrowly to both Carrigtwohill and Midleton but had good wins over Bride Rovers, Dungourney and Castlemartyr. Fr o Neills on the other hand are the form team and top of the Junior AFL. One of the fancied teams in the competition and will be a stiff challenge for our young side. The response to date to games and training has been excellent and we wish the team and management all the best on Sunday.

U21 Football championship
Rostellan was the venue for Glenville second round fixture in the U21 Football championship. Fr o Neills were the opposition and from the off we found ourselves adjusting to the pace in a fast moving game. Finding ourselves down 1-3 to 0-1 after 10 minutes was going to be an uphill task. On the night Glenville approach play was good but our undoing was an end product in front of goals when we kicked 15 wides over the hour. Lining out without centre back Anthony Cronin and the early departure of Ger Hogan wasn’t a help to our cause but in fairness the team gave it everything just luck in front of the posts deserted us on this occasion. A James McCarthy goal at the start of the second half gave us great hope and when Pa Cronin kicked a great score with ten minutes to go we trailed by a solitary point and looked good for victory but Fr o Neills regained a foothold on the game and kicked three scores without reply to deservedly win out 1-7 to 1-3 after a tough physical game.
Glenville Team. Gavin Cronin, Dara Foley, Mossie Keane, Jack McCarthy, Tadhg Murphy, Mike Kennedy, Shane Field, Willie Connolly, Ger Hogan, Pa Cronin,TJ Forde, James McCarthy, Daniel o Riordan, Brendan Maloney, Aidan Foley. Subs used Brian Fenton, Shane Regan, Niall Griffen, Eoin Lynch.

Feile U14 Football
Glenville made the long trip to Knocknagree to play the home side with a depleted squad. Glenville were struggling in the first half against the strong wind and Knocknagree took full advantage scoring 2-8 to Glenville 0-2. Glenville were a lot better in the second half and took the game to Knocknagree but could not get the nessessry scores to cause panic in the Knocknagree side.  Seamus Curtin scored a great goal at the start of the half to trim the lead but on the day we were not strong enough and well done to Knocknagree who displayed great team work and deservedly won out in the end. Glenville were also reduced to 14 players early in the first half which was no help to our cause. Better days ahead.

Intermediate win
With such an injury hit squad at the moment this was a welcome win against a traditional football side in Naomh Aban from Ballyvourney in round 4 of the league. Glenville defended well competed well and took some excellent scores all through. Blooding newcomers Dara Foley and Mike Kennedy brought a degree of freshness to the side and both had very good outings. Eoin O Reilly scored a stunning goal in the opening sequence of play to steady us down. On top in most areas Glenville continued to press on and looked comfortable all through. Willie Connolly and Sam Bracken worked very hard on the wings and Noel o Riordan having things his own way around the middle of the park. Pa Cronin scored an equally similar goal midway through the second half and we lead 2-9 to 0-6. We seemed to loose a grip on the game as the game neared the end as Naomh Aban scored six unanswered points to make us swet even further on a scorching morning for a football game. Glenville had done enough and won out 2-9 to 0-12. A deserved win and hopefully the momentum will continue to grow as championship is just around the corner. Mossie Barry who last week received news of the dreaded cruciate knee injury. Best of luck on his road to recovery. Also a significant amount of the Intermediate panel are on the treatment table at the moment. We hope that the injury situation will improve over the next few weeks.
Team Pat o Leary, Brendan Healy, Willie o Leary, Dara Foley, Diarmuid McCarthy, Paddy Regan, Pa Cronin, Noel o Riordan, Denis Buttimer, Sam Bracken, Eoin o Reilly, Jason Foley, Shane Bergin, Willie Connolly, Eoin Barry. Subs used, Noel Cahill, Mike Kennedy, Aidan Foley.

Junior AFL
Another two points in the bag with this latest win in the Junior 2FL on Monday night. Dungourney were the opposition and from the start Glenville were well in control. A John Dorgan goal gave us an early lead and minutes later Brendan Maloney rounded his man and struck a great drive to the net. A series of points left us 2-5 to 0-4 ahead at half time. Unfortunately James Dorgan just back after a year out in Australia received a nasty leg injury and had to be stretchered off.  Dungourney scored two early points at the beginning of the second half but Glenville were always too far ahead for the Duns to make an inroad. Glenville winning 2-10 to 1-8. Glenville had good performances from Mike o Donoghue, Paddy o Leary, Edward o Connell and Cathal Whelan worked very hard all through.
Team Jimmy o Leary, Shane Field, Dave Quirke, Paud o Neill, Noel Cahill, Mike o Donoghue, James Dorgan, Cathal Whelen, Paddy o Leary, Edward o Connell, Johnny Dorgan, Aidan Foley, Joe Colloty,  Brendan Maloney. Sub Eoin Barry.

U15s win again
Another polished display Glenville totally on top in the first half in this league game on Monday night against Macroom. Adam Murphy running the show in the full forward line scoring four goals in this half. Glenville lead 4-7 to 0-2. Macroom were improved in the second half but could not find a way past Eoin Hammond in goals. Glenville maintaining their 100 percent record in this league. Final score Glenville 4-12 Macroom 0-8. Glenville have already qualified for the league semi final even though we have one game yet to play.