Glenville GAA Club News

29 December, 2012

Buckley strikes to sends Glenville packing !!

 

Come with the hour come with the man. Donal Buckley did what Cristiano Ronaldo failed to do in the European championships,score a penalty which would give his side victory. Buckley held his nerve, Ronaldo didnt. That was the differance. Deciding the first ever Charity Glenville v Santas football game in Fouhy Park last Sunday in front of a great crowd. Weather conditions were excellent and the huge crowd who showed up for this event were not dissapointed.  Apart from the aforementioned Buckley who had a great tussle with seasoned campaigner and defender Paud o Neill, many great tussles all over the pitch brought something that Fouhy Park or not too many other football pitches around the country for that matter. After an even first half Glenville lead by the minimum. Obviously the second half was going to come down to survival of the fittest and the Santas brought a differant level in this facet of the game. A late strike from Jerry Fitzgerald brought parity to this game so referee Denis o Leary decided the best way to settle the game was a penalty shootout. The rest is history. After the game Gobnait Fenton presented the cup to the Santas captain Stephen Cronin amidst wild scenes of eurphoria.

This was a great event and many thanks are due to a large number of individuals for the efforts made to get this event off the ground. Chief organisers Mike o Donovan, Liam o Donovan, Mike Lenihan, Eimear Maloney single out for special praise here,referee Denis o Leary who officiated in his usual high standard. Sean McCarthy, Helena Cronin and Kevin Egan for the camera work and hope to compile a dvd for the occasion.

Finally to the close to 50 players who played and the many people who contributed for this worth while cause. All proceeds from this event went to the Samaritains and from what i gather the figure was close to €2000.
 

Glenville GAA Lotto

 

There was no winner of last weeks lotto. The jackpot rolls over to €8100 next week and the draw will be in the Anglers Rest.

 

 

All in Glenville GAA wish all those who helped,played,members, supported us in any way a very happy xmas and new year.
 

The club also wish to send its sympathys to the o Driscoll family on the recent passing of Margie.

 

Premier Intermediate Football Draw.
 

Glenville were drawn against mid Cork side Naomh Aban in the first round of the Premier Intermediate Football Championship.

Its 13 years since we met the Gaeltacht side in the championship when Glenville won out winners by a point on that occasion.

The league campaign begins for the Intermediate side on Feb 17th where Glenville have  ahome game v Grenagh followed by an away game v Cill Na Martra the week after.