Glenville News

30 May, 2012

Glenville GAA News

Great effort by U13 Footballers in County Final
A game that had everything, great scores, near misses, huge crowd, great atmosphere but in the end two fantastic teams played themselves to a standstill, unfortunately they could only be one winner and in a game that Glenville looked likely winners with 10 minutes to go, a strong finish from Thomas Russell’s was the difference in deciding this County U13 AFC Final in perfect conditions in a beautiful manicured Coachford on Sunday last.  Glenville put in a marvellous first 20minutes and an Evan Lynch goal early on gave us a good start. James Gowen kicked an outrageous point from his left leg on the run that would grace any senior game extended the lead but after a few near misses Kilshannig began to assert some control around the middle and scored a goal of their own coming up to the half time break. This goal one would have taught would propel them to better things but Glenville had other ideas and monopolised the play and bossed the exchanges during the opening sequences of the second half. Two Glenville goals from James Gowen and Colin Cronin gave us a great boost and we led 3-3 to 1-5. Amazingly the scoreboard didn’t change for 15minutes which suited Glenville to a tee. The pressure finally told when Kilshannig after finding a route through the up to then brick like Glenville defence who to a man were all magnificent led by Paudie o Leary in goal. A goal and a point levelled the scores with 5 minutes to go the momentum was definitely with the Kilshannig boys as the pushed on and killed the game off with a series of scores to break the Glenville hearts. Considering no team had come within 25 points of this Kilshannig side all year the achievement of our lads in coming within a whisker of pulling off a County Final win is a notable feat. The improvement game by game is much encouraging and no doubt with continued work with this diligent and hardworking side it won’t be long till they have their day. To come so close is a tough pill to swallow but the lessons learnt will serve the side in great stead in the coming years. Mike Gowen deserves great credit in preparing this team to the highest standard and all who helped either financially or otherwise a special thank you to all involved.  To the players and subs you did the club, your families and yourselves proud. Tiocfaidh ar la.
Other action on the playing fields was the U10s played Fermoy and the U9s played Bride Rovers both on Wednesday night. Both sides recorded notable wins. On Thursday upwards on 40 players travelled to Fermoy for a series of U6/8 games. Thanks to Fermoy for hosting the games in St Colman’s College pitch.
Also on Thursday night the Junior Footballers in balmy conditions played St Catherine’s and won out in the end of a good contest 3-15 to 2-8.

The Premier Intermediate Football championship v Macroom will take place on June 16th in Blarney with a 6.15 throw in. Glenville have a league game pencilled in for Friday June 8th v Clyda Rovers but this will all depend on the Intermediate hurling game at the weekend.
This Wednesday there is a Junior B County championship game in Glenville where Grange play Lough Rovers. Stewards need to be there at 6 30 please. The U15 Footballers play St Michaels in Mahon at 7pm while the U12s second team play Lisgoold in Fouhy Park at 8pm. The U12 (1) play Ballinhassig on Saturday at 2pm in Glenville.
Glenville Juniors play Passage Friday night in Passage at 7.30pm. The U10s play St Nicks in the Glen Field also on Friday night while on Saturday the U15 Footballers have a Munster U15 tournament. The group stages are in Clashmore on Saturday with three games against Russell Rovers, St Marys and The Nire from Waterford. Winner of this group will go forward to the finals on June 16th in Mallow.

No winner of last week’s lotto. The numbers drawn were 11, 17, and 19.  Consolation prizes were Jim Ryan, Shane Forde, Brid Fenton and WJ Manley. Next week’s jackpot is a tasty €5100.