Glenville GAA Club News

08 May, 2012

Glenville  GAA  News
Intermediates must take the back door route
A personal contribution of 2-3 from Cork senior Footballer Fiachra Lynch was the main difference in this first round of the Premier Intermediate Football Championship tie played in Donoughmore on Saturday night last. Glenville began at a good pace and should have been a lot more that two points up after 10 minutes. The first indication of Valley Rovers physical power was when a high ball in to the Glenville defence wasn’t dealt with and a Valleys players got a fist to it and into the net. Glenville responded with a point but Valleys were now in control in vital areas and pounced just on half time with a second goal to give them a four point lead. Brendan Maloney kicked a great score just after half time but this score did not lift Glenville as we conceded a third killer goal moments later which effectively killed the game as a contest. Valleys continued to pile on the pressure as Glenville struggled to remain competitive. Injuries didn’t help our cause and with a tight panel it always drains your resources. Overall not a good night at the office but on the positive we have six weeks before our next game against Macroom.  You ll always look at these games and ask were we bad?? But that would be doing a disservice to Valley Rovers. Their finishing was excellent and they brought a level of intensity to the game that on the night we couldn’t match. And were set up well to deal what we had to throw at them. For Glenville we are well capable of better, every team has bad days and traditionally we are slow starters but improve as the championship progresses. Hopefully that trend will continue . You ll always learn a lot more from defeat and no doubt the management and players will have learnt a lot from this. Also a number of young players were blooded and this will no doubt have positive implications long term. Final score Glenville 0-7 Valley Rovers 3-9. Team Kieran Cronin, Willie o Leary, Brendan Healy Sean o Callaghan, Pa Cronin, Paddy Regan, Diarmuid McCarthy, Ger Cahill Noel o Riordan Denis Buttimer, Eoin o Reilly, Willie Connolly, Paudie Cahill, Shane Bergin Eoin Barry. Subs used Darragh Foley, Brendan Maloney Sam Bracken

Cork teams
Well done to Kevin o Neill who lined out with and played very well for Cork Minor hurlers win over the past week. Also to Brendan Maloney who continues to do well for the Cork Minor Footballers and played a few games with them over the last few weeks.
A number of players from the club are also continuing to do very well with Imokilly teams and Tom Dinan, Ken Spriggs, Aaron Collins and Dylan McCarthy with the U14 side, Cathal Maloney did very well with the feile football skills competition in Blackrock and Imokilly U15s Denis Hegarty, Dilan Donovan Josh Cooke PJ Dennehy, Adam Murphy and Mike Goggin flying the flag.

U13 Football
Probably the busiest week on the playing field to date with a host of games played. On Tuesday night we had the 13 Footballers clashing with Passage in the championship played in Passage. Glenville got a great start with Aaron Spriggs drilling to the net after 20 seconds. Passage availing of the stiff breeze to their backs responded with a series of well taken points and even midway through the half we looked under severe pressure. Just before the break Aaron Spriggs found the net a second time and we went in at half time on level terms after being outgunned in the first half. Glenville produced a storming second half and took the game to Passage from the very start. As the game wore on Glenville were a slicker outfit and moved the ball a lot better. Scores were slow to come but such was the second half domination that this statistic was shortly lived. Glenville limited Passage to a solitary point near the end as the defence were not in generous mood. Sean Desmond and Seamus Curtin were our goal getters in this half. A good performance from everyone who gave it their all. Final Score Glenville 4-5 Passage 0-8.

When these two sides met in the league Castlelyons were clear cut winners but Glenville turned the screw on Friday night giving an outstanding performance in the championship tie played in a constant mist which made life difficult for both sides. Glenville adapted much better and moved the ball with great pace all through. James Gowen in outstanding form at the back as was Daniel Dennehy in midfield. Aaron Spriggs again was a thorn in Castlelyons side while Padraig o Leary in goal dealt with anything that came his way in confident fashion. Glenville opened up a 0-6 to 0-1 lead and looked very composed. The forwards were combining very well and the whole team ethic was visible and well illustrated in some of the scores carved out were out of the top drawer.  As the rain became heavier the football standard didn’t drop as Chris Healy finished off a great move drilling to the far corner, A few points followed and that was that. Glenville giving their best display of the year now in the semi final against Russell Rovers. Well done to everyone involved in these two great winning performances.

U14 Football
Having had a layoff for a month or so the U14s resumed action on Wednesday night with visiting Aghabullogue providing the opposition in the league in Fouhy Park. This was a tough game for us as Aghabullogue are a quality side and unbeaten to date. Under the cosh at the start we fell 1-4 to nil behind but found our feet and settled with good scores. Aaron Spriggs goaled and good points from Aaron Collins Cathal Maloney and Dylan McCarthy brought us level. Glenville had the tonic of a goal just on halftime from Aaron Collins put us ahead 3-3 to 1-5. Aghabullogue had a renewed intensity to their game at the start of the half and opened up a gap with two goals and three points in quick succession. Glenville carved out good openings but luck wasn’t on our side in this occasion. Dylan goaled but the lead was too much to surmount. Aghabullogue winning out 3-12 to 4-3 in the end.  Next league game is away to Russell Rovers on Thursday night at 7.15pm.

U12 Football
Thursday night Grenagh were the opposition and this was a tough game for our second U12 side. Glenville had a lot of the play but found it hard to get scores. As the game wore on Grenagh looked more likely of winning but Glenville early dominance was enough to see us over the line. John o Driscoll, Daire o Leary Sean Desmond and Rob McKenna Ciaran o Leary and Gavin Gowan were to the fore for Glenville as we maintained good form in this league Glenville 2-4 Grenagh 2-2. The other U12 team travelled to Ballinora on Saturday morning with just the enough to make a team with the bank holiday and communion forcing a lot of absentees. Glenville were much too strong for Ballinora and won out 7-20 to 2-2 in the end.  Glenville have two games this week against Erins Own on Wednesday night in Caherlag in the A and Carrignavar in the B on Saturday in Carrignavar.

U8/7 Football
On Wednesday over 30 players made their way to Mallow to play the home side in a series of games. We played three 10 a side games and Glenville performed exceptionally well against physically stronger opposition. Games have been organised every two weeks throughout the summer for these players and with the Wednesday night training sessions continuing in Fouhy Park they will be plenty of action for these players. Any queries contact Dave 087 6125719 who coordinates juvenile affairs. Bride Rovers come to Fouhy Park on Wednesday night for a series of games for the under 6/7 and 8 year olds.

Victors Dung

Well done to the organising committee and in particular Eimear Maloney for all the effort in organising this event in Watergrasshill Hall on Friday night last. It was an outstanding success and provided great night entertainment for the large crowd who gathered. Again many thanks to those who gave spot prizes and to everyone who helped out in any way to make it a successful and enjoyable night.
Glenville  GAA Lotto

No winner of last weeks lotto. Numbers drawn were 11,24 and 27. Consolation prize winners were Brian Fenton, Marie Daly, Noreen o Keeffe and Marie Roche. Next weeks jackpot is €4700.