Glenville GAA Club News

30 April, 2012

Glenville GAA News

All systems go for Premier Intermediate team
This Saturday evening all roads lead to Blarney for Glenville first game in the 2012 Premier Intermediate Football Championship.
Glenville have a stern test in the form of 2010 winning side Valley Rovers. This will be a tough nut to crack for Glenville as Valleys won the Championship in 2010 and applied their trade in Senior Championship last year. With Alan Quirke, Fiachra Lynch and Kevin Canty leading their charge Glenville will have to be at full tilt here to beat the men from Innishannon. Glenville at present have a litany on the injured list with several players already ruled out through injury but hopefully Glenville will rise to the challenge and our last visit to Blarney in last years championship against Carrigaline proved a fruitful one, lets hope for a similar result. Saturday 5.15pm in Blarney. Don’t miss it. !!

Unfortunately the Intermediate suffered two recent defeats in the County Div2 FL over the past week with Clonakilty and St Michaels inflicting defeats on us. Clonakilty was a tough ask as we travelled with a depleted squad but we were very competitive and gave it everything but fell short up front when the opportunities presented itself. Glenville were ahead 0-3 to 0-2 when coming up to the break Clon goaled to push them ahead at the interval. Glenville showed great character playing against driving rain to remain in the game but the game opened up near the end and Clon just had that bit extra firepower and craft in attack to carve out a 1-9 to 0-6 win. Brendan Maloney kicked some good scores up front, the defence while under pressure near the end coped well as a unit all through.

Then on Saturday we travelled to St Michaels and our undoing here was a horrid first half as Michaels took full advantage of our sloppiness carving out two goals to lead 2-7 to 0-5 at half time. Glenville were a different team in the second half and hauled them selves back to level the score with a great Eoin Barry goal. Sub Brendan Maloney kicked three sublime scores and the return after a long layoff from Paudie Cahill was a great boost to our side. Unfortunately Michaels kicked a late goal and two converted free to give them the points. 3-11 to 1-13 it finished. While kicking 1-13 was very positive the concession of 3-11 will obviously be something that will have to be worked upon before the main event this Saturday.

Juvenile affairs
A good result from the U13 team as we had a good win over St Vincents in the league 3-11 to 1-7 was how it ended with Aaron Spriggs getting the three goals. Championship action for this team in on Tuesday 30th as we travel to Passage to play the home side.
The U10s had a  win over Aghada in the league at home on Monday night while the U9/8s travelled to Castlelyons and played two games against the home side.

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 8.30pm.
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 0861036710

Tues May 1st U13FC V Passage in Passage at 7 15pm
Wed May 2nd U12FL v Grenagh in Glenville at 7pm.
Thurs May 3rd U8/7 v Mallow in Mallow at 7pm
Thurs May 3rd U14FL v Aghabullogue in Glenville at 7 15pm
Fri May 4th U16FL v Ballinhassig in Glenville at 7 15pm
Sat May 5th Premier Intermediate FC v Valley Rovers in Blarney at 5.15pm
Mon 7th U15 Football v Glanmire. Time TBA.


Lotto news
Last weeks Lotto again saw no winner and the jackpot rolls over to €4600 this week. Consolation winners were Helen Fitzgerald, Mairead Sweeney, Gerry Mackey and Aidan Forde. Numbers drawn were 8,10,20.
The yearly tickets are currently on sale with the first draw taking place this Tuesday night. Anyone who wishes to do so can contact any club officer to subscribe.