Glenville GAA Club News

19 June, 2012

Glenville GAA

Intermediates back in championship race

Displaying characters we associate in championship winning performances Glenville brought all these characteristics firmly to the table on Saturday night last with a stunning display to overcome a hotly fancied Macroom side in the magnificent Mallow venue. Glenville who were soundly beaten in the first round by Valley Rovers were a different side on this occasion and playing with sheer aggression and determination a talented footballing Macroom side simply had no answer to. Forced into a number of changes due to the unavailability of injured trio Ger Cahill, Denis Buttimer and Paudie Cahill from the last game  Glenville were out of traps well with Brendan Maloney and Willie Connolly firing over. Macroom didn’t waste time replying but Glenville were playing with a zest of zip about their game and keep the scoreboard ticking primarily from the boot of Minor player Brendan Maloney who was unerring from place balls and ended with seven scores in his first championship start. A feat at any level not to be snuffed at but at such a tender age showed a great temperament as did Willie Connolly another young player who showed the coolness of a veteran slotting over two good scores. Glenville who always looked the better side still in all found Macroom a hard nut to shake off and with limited possession they punished us at every indiscretion. An eight points to six lead was a fair enough reflection at half time but we still had a fair degree of pressure to contain with in the second half. Fintan Goold looked dangerous at full forward and when Kieran Cronin saved brilliantly from a fierce Goold shot it kept our noses in front. Macroom level soon after but then we saw the double substitution of John Halbert and Paudie Cahill and the game took a turned the scales firmly in our favour as Macroom found them too hot to handle. John who is exiled in the US for the last 9 months showed he has lost none of his class and guile where he began to lead the Macroom defence a merry dance with his strong running. Extra time followed Glenville got stronger and stronger as the Macroom challenge wilted. Glenville with Noel o Riordan continuing to boss the midfield exchange we were never going to loose control. Macrooms failure to even test the umpires flag waving skills for the entire 20 minutes or so was a reflections on Glenville enormous workrate and desire not to be beaten. John Halbert and Paudie Cahill showed the way with two class scores in quick succession to finally put the result firmly to bed All 19 players did the club proud. The secret to any successful side is hard graft and appetite and on the night Glenville had oodles of that. Upwards and onwards for Glenville, Macroom now in a dogfight against last years County Intermediate Champions Kinsale a situation that nobody wants to be in. August weekend will see Glenville next in championship action.
Team : Kieran Cronin, Willie o Leary, Sean o Callaghan, Diarmuid McCarthy, Pa Cronin 0-1, Paddy o Leary, Brendan Healy, Noel o Riordan, Shane Bergin, Kieran Coakley, Willie Connolly 0-2, Eoin o Reilly, Brendan Maloney 0-7, Jason Foley 0-1, Sam Bracken
Subs used: Anthony Cronin, Paudie Cahill 0-2 John Halbert 0-2 ,Eoin Barry

The U14 Footballers are in championship action tonight Tuesday v Cobh in Cobh. This will be a tough assignment for Glenville as Cobh gave us a hiding two years ago in the U12 championship but the form of late has been good and a good win in the league last week against Kiltha Og will give the team confidence going into the game. Throw in is at 7.30pm.
U14 League Result Glenville 3-16 Kiltha Og 2-4
Glenville were well on top in this game and held a 1-13 to no score interval lead. Taking the foot off the gas in the second half Kiltha Og inproved their performance but the lead was too much to overcome.

Other games played this week were the U6/7 in Fouhy Park v Whites Cross. U9 v Delaneys which the teams performed very well again. This Friday U8/6 Football in Fouhy Park v Fermoy at 7pm. The U10 team are in the Dromtariffe Saturday at 10.30am for the Final of their competition as last weeks evebt was postponed due to bad weather.

Lotto Results
No winner again of last weeks lotto. 7,10,32 were the numbers drawn. Jackpot next week is a tasty sum of €5300
The four prize winners were Tadhg McSweeney, Liam and Josie Cahill, Sylvia McCarthy and Sandra.