Glenville GAA Club News

16 April, 2012

Glenville  GAA
Victors Dung coming to Glenville
If you’re a theatre lover the much acclaimed “Victors Dung “ will be coming to town and a night you certainly cannot miss. Award winning comedy sketch which falls under the GAA s Social Initiative Project will be staged in Watergrasshill Community Hall on Friday May 4th at 9pm.
Written, directed and starring former County Leitrim footballer Seamus O Rourke – Victor's Dung is set in a farm yard, complete with its very own dung heap, outdoor toilet and rather poor broadband reception. It is the comic tale of Victor Maguire, a crude, vulgar, abrupt, Cavan farmer who gets a surprise one Friday morning.
The audience then taken on whirlwind journey through Victor's somewhat sad and unconventional life, meeting up with many a strange bucko along the way
Audiences were raving about this show when it featured at the All Ireland Drama Finals so come along to Watergrasshill Community Hall on Friday May 4th and you wont be disappointed.
Tickets are now available and on sale from any local outlet at €10 or contact Eimear Maloney 087 6994699 or Finola Bracken 086 1036710.

Lotto news
The jackpot of €4500 rolls on another week as we had no winner of last weeks lotto. To be in for the draw contact any officer or subscribe at any local outlet. The current yearly lotto subscription will cease on April 17th so you will need to re subscribe to be in the draws after this date. Last weeks numbers were 3,7,31 and the prize winners were Orla o Regan ,Ian Hendricks, Brian Fenton and Vivian o Donoghue.

Junior AFC
On Saturday evening last in glorious conditions for football Glenville and Lisgoold made their way to Castlelyons for the second round of the Junior AFC. Lisgoold made the better start and soared into a 0-4 to 0-1 early lead. Glenville were beginning to soak up the Lisgoold pressure and with Brendan Maloney kicking some sublime scores Glenville were back on track with some good sustained play. Shane Bergin kicked a marvellous point after a great move. Lisgoold went into the lead at the last attack of the half with a pointed free to end a high tempo first half. A feature of the first half was the excellent scores from both sides. Lisgoold caught us knapping at the very start of the half with a goal out of nothing but this didn’t deter Glenville s performance as we went straight up field and kicked a brace of scores to close the gap to two again. At this stage nothing separated the sides as Glenville monopolised possession but found the Lisgoold rear guard a tough nut to crack. Scores were at a premium but on a rare up field attack Lisgoold stretched the lead with a pointed 45. Sub Shane Field first contribution was sailing a shot over the bar and when Brendan Maloney pointed a free we were well poised for a grand stand finale but in a flash Lisgoold split the defence with a move which ended with a goal to give them a five point lead. Lisgoold with their tails up now finished strong with three further points to finish any hope Glenville had of a late reprieve . Glenville gave a great team effort and didn’t deserve to loose out by the margin in the end. Final score Glenville 0-9 Lisgoold 2-12.Unfortunately the A grade championship is over for 2012 but the squad gave great commitment over the last few months and are still well in contention in the Junior AFL. Some of the players put their hands up for first team inclusion and also the younger players first introduction to adult football will be all the better for the experience. A lot to play for yet at Junior level with the aforementioned league games and Junior CFC and league games also to play.
Juvenile games
Plenty action on the playing fields over the past week with both U12 teams heavy in action. On Wednesday evening Glenville (2) had a home fixture against Brian Dillons and gave a great performance winning 8-17 to 2-2.  The same team made the trip to Ballynoe on Sunday evening and found the going much tougher here loosing out 4-8 to 1-3. Catherines sealing the game with 3 late goals. Then on Saturday Glenville (1) had another home outing and gave another polished performance seeing off Castlelyons 5-14 to 3-8 in a splendid open game of football.  The U10 and U9 sides were in action away to Erins Own and Youghal and were much too strong for both these sides over the past week. The U10s play Aghada this Thursday night in Glenville in the league.
Killeagh hosted Glenville U13 Footballers in the league last Monday and Glenville gave a solid performance winning out on a 1-6 to 1-2 margin. Aghabullogue were visitors also on Sunday night and this was a very entertaining game with Glenville well on top in the first half and should be out of sight, squandering many chances but worked very hard and put in a descent 60 minutes which even in defeat was a great lesson from a side who have yet to be beaten this year. Well done to everyone . Glenville 2-5 Aghabullogue 2-9. Glenville next game is at home to St Vincents this Friday night in Glenville.

Intermediate news
With only 3 weeks to go to championship preparations get underway in earnest. Tuesday 17th Glenville have a tough trip to Clonakilty to take on the home side in the League while on April 28th will have a league fixture against St Michaels before we take on Valley Rovers on may 6th.

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