Glenville GAA Club News

31 July, 2012

Glenville GAA News

In a fiercely fought tense battle Glenvilles brave challenge fell short at the death with Vincents coming out on top in this 4th round of the Premier Intermediate Football championship in Riverstown on Saturday night last.  Playing with the aid of a stiff downward breeze St Vincents opened promisingly kicking the first three points in the opening five minutes. But once Glenville settled they began to impose a greater degree of urgency into the pot. Paudie Cahill from the left wing swinging over to open our account on ten minutes with a point from a tricky angle. A minute later the same player kicked our second from a free but Vincents always a treat going forward pointed a free. Instantaneously Jason Foley popped over a score after a great move upfield. At this stage Glenville were beginning to engineer openings in the St Vincents defence and as the intensity increased the physical exchanges also got more intense. With a number of players booked from either side Noel o Riordan and Shane Bergin were getting a foothold in midfield and the defence was coping well. Just before half time we got a tonic when a mistake in the St Vincents defence led to Kieran Coakley disposing Paddy o Shea in the Vincents goal and finishing into an empty net for the simplest of tasks. Glenville going in ahead 1-3 to 0-5. The second half began with Kieran Cronin in the Glenville goal making a great reflex save to deny the Vincents corner forward a certain goal. Glenville went straight down field and  Shane Bergin was at the end of a swift move to finish off with a super score to give Glenville a two point lead. Glenville were well on top at this stage but a number of missed chances halted further progress. At this stage Glenville needed to rattle off a few scores which would have put real pressure on the opposition. St Vincents began to lift their game a notch making a few switches and a couple of pointed frees brought parity. Brendan Healy after a lightening 50 yard run fisted an excellent point but Vincents were beginning to impose a great degree of purpose and hit the front with 10 mins to go. Willie Connolly kicked the score of the game when he finished off a great move with a stunning effort. Level again and 7minutes to go. At this stage it looked like ending in a draw but when the need was greatest St Vincents had the nessessry composure and their vast experience began to tell and they just had that little bit more in the tank in the finish wearing down a fully committed Glenville challange. They hit the front again with 6 minutes to go. Glenville tried in vain to get the leveller but with an all out attack we were caught out in the end and St Vincents punished us with two late late scores to give them the win and overall their experience told and a safe passage to the next round of the competition. Glenville performance and honest effort just fell short. Everyone put in a huge effort and it’s a pity that further progress was halted at this stage of the competition. Glenville had excellent performers on the night in Kieran Cronin who was solidness personified between the sticks, Paddy o Regan was as solid at centre back as ever. Willie o Leary and Brendan Healy had a good games in defence Noel and Shane were competitive in midfield while Paudie Cahill and Kieran Coakley  had their moments in attack. Younger members still just out of minor Willie Connolly Pa Cronin and Brendan Maloney will continue to learn and this experience will further enhance their learning curve.Well done to John, Frank and Ger for their  continued tireless work all year in preparing the team. Twenty four players played Premier Intermediate championship this year with many new debutants blooded for the first time. The experience will no doubt stand them in good stead for the future. Final Score Glenville 1-6 St Vincents 0-12

The Junior team played a Div 2 Football league last Monday night away to Ballinacurra and we ended up loosing 4-5 to 1-8. Glenville scores 1-2 early on, Aidan Foley getting the goal. But in terrible conditions making it hard to control matters Glenville still lead 1-4 to 1-3 at half time. Ballinacurra were more potent in the second half and got goals at stages where the game was in the balance. Glenville had good performers from Dave Quirke, Eamon Counihan, Noel Cahill and Mike o Donoghue.

U16 AFC v Macroom
A great game, a great display of honest endeavour from two committed sides but unfortunately only one winner after 60 minutes couldn’t separate Glenville and Macroom extra time did see Macroom edge out a narrow win at the end. Level at half time Level at full time when Colm Fenton shot a great levelling score to the net, half time still couldn’t separate these two sides. Just tells you the closeness of the game but alas a few mistakes cost us as Macroom came from a point down in extra time to finish the stronger scoring four points in a row to claim the result. Josh Cooke scored a well taken goal early on but Macroom always posed a treat going forward with their direct play. Glenville kept in touch and the half time score stood 1-3 to 0-6. As the game wore on the pendulum swung from both sides looking to have periods of dominance. Macroom hit a purple patch as the game entered the home straight scoring 1-3 in a 5 min spell and looked home and dry but a late Glenville surge resulted in Colm Fenton scoring two points to cut the lead to a goal. In one last raid up field Colm took the last pass to fire home the equaliser. Josh scored our first score in the first minute of extra time. Unfortunately this was our last score as Macroom found an added gear to finish with a flourish. Dissapointment for Glenville but with only 4 on the age the performance was very good indeed. Best for Glenville were Aaron Collins Eoin Hammond in goals, Mike Goggin, Kyle Cronin, PJ Dennehy, Dilan Donovan Denis o Farrell and Colm Fenton. Final Score Glenville 2-10 Macroom 2-13

Underage games
The U12 Footballers had a great day in Pairc Ui Chaoimh last Wednesday with the Munster U12 Football blitz. We played three games against Spa from Kerry, Rathgormack from Waterford and Clonmel from Tipp. Well done to all 17 who played on the day and all enjoyed the day.  Cork Footballer Paddy Kelly gave the players a tour of the stadium after the games.
The U14 Footballers resumed league action with a home game v Killeagh/Itas. This was a great display of football from both sides with the score finishing Killeagh 7-9 Glenville 4-16. Glenville were down three goals at half time but upped the performance bigtime in the second half. Glenville had just one game left v Passage to complete the league programme.
The U8s had a blitz in the glen field on Saturday with Glanmire Douglas and St Nicks and again all played very well and we were very competitive in all the games..

Lotto results
The lotto again had no winner and the jackpot reaches the €6000 mark. Numbers drawn were 7,8 and 32.Last weeks prize winners were John Buckley, Martin Purcell, Mary Hegarty and Mairead Kennedy.
Congrats also to Teresa Kennedy who won a weekend away in the County Board draw.