Glenville GAA Club News

24 July, 2012

Glenville GAA News
Premier Intermediates face St Vincents on Saturday night

After defeating one of the favourites for the championship in the last round it dosnt get any easier for the Glenville Premier Intermediate Footballers when next up are the side fancied by many to win out the championship, St Vincents. Glenville go into this game as serious underdogs as Vincents are the most consistent sides in the County at this level, winning it in 2006 and also reaching finals in 2008 and 2009 and loosing semi finalists in 2010 and 2011. They come into this game with serious pedigree and Glenville will have to up the performance level again to succeed here. Since the last championship game all of 6 weeks ago, Glenville have a good record against St Vincents in the championship playing them 3 times winning two and drawing one but this will have very little bearing on Saturday nights game. Glenville have played one game since the Macroom game in the league loosing by a point to Nemo Rangers. The panel have trained well over the last few weeks and hopefully things will fall into place on Saturday night. Riverstown is the venue with a 7.30pm start. Best of luck to all concerned.

Games played.

Plenty of activity on the playing fields during the past week with the Junior Footballers, Minor and U16 in action.
On Wednesday night the Minor Footballers were in championship action as we travelled to Mallow to play Millstreet in the first round of ther Premier 2 FC. This was a tough game but in fairness Glenville plugged away against superior opposition and eventhough well beaten in a lot of areas kept the performance level up which was a real positive. Trailing 2-7 to 0-5 at half time Glenville put it up to Millstreet for a lot of the second half but the scoring threat was weak and dependant a lot on Brendan Maloney. Good performances from Shane o Riordan Niall Griffin, Kevin o Neill and Aaron Ricken as Glenville closed the gap to 6 points 2-8 to 0-8 but Millstreet in a late burst rattled in two goals and a couple of points to run out easy winners 4-11 to 0-8. All is not lost as Glenville have a back door round 2 game against Carbery Rangers to stay in the championship. This will be played in mid August.

On Monday night the U16AFC between Glenville and Kiltha Og took place in Dungourney. This game was played in damp miserable conditions but Glenville gave a strong workmanlike performance to grind out a win that didn’t look too promising with 5 minutes to go. A tough physical first half Glenville led 0-6 to 0-4. We were finding it hard to make any sort of headway against the home side. Panic didn’t come into the equation as we kept playing football. Josh Cooke planted a great finish to the net. Ger Carmody and Dilan o Donovan were very solid and working very hard. Denis o Farrell and Denis Hegarty were strong in defence. PJ Dennehy got some sublime scores but we could not shake off a stubborn Kiltha Og side who brought a serious degree of intensity to the game. Kiltha Og levelled the game late on with a pointed free but on the next attack Josh again popped up with another great goal. A few scary moments towards the end but Glenville held out for a well earned win. Final Score Glenville 2-13 Kiltha Og 2-10. Glenville advance to the quarter final and a meeting with Macroom. A game not to be missed.

The same night the Junior 2 Footballers travelled to Ballinacurra to play the home side. Damp miserable conditions made it very hard to control a greasy ball. Glenville looked in control early on and lead 1-2 to no score. Ballinacurra found their feet and scored two points coming up to the break a very soft goal as a defensive blip let them in for as soft a goal as you will see. 1-2 each was the halftime score. The second half both sides showed more bit but Ballinacurra had a bit more options up front and took the chances when they arose. Final Score Ballinacurra 4-5 Glenville 1-8.

U9 and U8 travelled to Caherlag to play Erins Own last Wednesday night in two 12 a side games. Well done to all who travelled and a great hours football ensued. Erins Own make the return journey in a few weeks time.
The U12 second team completed the league with a very good show against a strong Carrignavar side on Friday night last. Glenville took the game to Carrig all night and were very unlucky a few late scores turned the game in Carrigs favour. Carrig winning 4-8 to 2-9.
Glenville U12s  travel to Pairc Ui Chaoimh on Wednesday morning for a Munster Football blitz playing three games. Games begin at 10 30am and the players are eagerly looking forward to the challenge. The U14 Footballers play Killeagh/Itas on Friday night in the league in Glenville. Time 7.30pm.


Lotto results
No winner. Numbers drawn were 13,14 27. Next weeks jackpot €5800. Consolation prizes went to Ray Barry, Brian Burgess, Enda Maloney and Ger and Marie.