Glenville GAA Club News

05 November, 2012

Glenville GAA News

Glenville were involved in two games over the weekend. The U12s won the league while the U15 side bowed out of the championship in a tough battle. The lotto still in tack with the jackpot up to €7300. There was no winner of last weeks lotto. Numbers drawn were 3, 8 ,13. Prize winners were James o Gorman, Philip Mc Govern Brendan Collins and Kevin Egan.

U12 Football Final

A great performance on Wednesday night where Glenville and Erins Own played out a great battle where already beaten by Erins Own earlier in the year a motivated Glenville side turned the screw to win this time round with a polished performance. Erins Own were on top early on and looked the stronger side. Glenville through good defence kept a lively Erins Own side at bay with some good defending. Keeping things tight Glenville began to get a grip on the game and by half time hung in there only trailing by a point and at this stage it was anybodys game. Glenville thundered into the game at the start of the second half with Eoin Desmond, Sean Desmond, Colin Cronin all kicked good scores. Glenville were beginning to win all the central battles and as a result the scores began to flow. The defence still maintained its solidness and making like difficult for the Erins Own forwards. Glenville saw out the game with good effect and captain Padraig o Leary accepted the shield to great applause from team mates and supporters alike. Well done to Moss, Noel and TJ for their efforts in coaching and looking after this group of players and to keep both teams going and getting to two finals was a great tribute to their efforts.

U15 Football Championship

Dissapointment was our lot in this quarter final of the Co U15 P2 FC in Glenville on Saturday last in a cold and windy day for football. Glenville went into this game minus the services of PJ Dennehy and Mike Goggin and their losses were severely felt here. We still played with a strong side and looked the better side early on as Adam Murphy netted twice in this half. Aghada were never far from the mark and could have scored twice early only for Eoin Hammond again to come to the rescue. Dilan o Donovan was having a major influence and was the best player on the pitch over the hour but lacked support at crucial stages. The half time score suggested a tough slog in the second half where the sides were level. Glenville faced the strong breeze in the second half and found it hard to break through a Donegal styled Aghada defence.  Aghada had a man dismissed midway through the second half as the referee began to loose total control of the game. The game descended into a near total farce as refereeing decisions began to baffle players and supporters alike. Glenville then had a player dismissed and the fractured nature of the game continued to frustrate both sets of players. With Glenville trailing by a point and the game in injury time Glenville s Dilan o Donovan was heading for goal with a certain chance of a score when the referee called the play back for a tangle between two players 60 yards away. A hop ball ensued and resulted in Aghada working the ball up field and finishing the game off with a goal. Unfortunately this was the final score of the game and Aghada move on to the next round and we wish them the best of luck. Glenville on the other hand lost their first game in either league or championship in 2 years and will come back a better side and can hold their heads high. Still a semi final of the league v Nemo to play and a chance of remit for this championship defeat. Well done everyone on the commitment showed.

Games left to play

Only two games left to be decided. The Junior C Football Final v Lisgoold on weekend Nov 17th. U15 Prem 2 FL semi final v Nemo Rangers on Saturday Nov 17th.