Glenville GAA Club News

14 February, 2013

Glenville GAA news
There was plenty action last weekend within the club with the Minor Footballers first into action with a good win over Nemo Rangers in the first round of the league. With the game played at near hurricane wind levels both sides produced some great passages of play in the most difficult of conditions. Kevin o Neill was prominent up front scoring the first three points for us after Nemo started in lightning fashion being 1-2 to no score up after 2 minutes. Darragh o Callaghan and PJ Dennehy pointing the way with good scores. Rob Kelleher scored the last point of the half leaving us 1-7 to 0-8 adrift at halftime with the strong wind at our backs in the second half. Adam Murphy notched 1-5 in the second half as Glenville were a lot more composed and combined very well against a tough hardworking Nemo side. An Ian o Leary goal at the end sealed a slightly flattering 2-17 to 1-10 win for Glenville.
The U21 team played Clondrohid on Friday night and were too strong all through for the travelling Mid Cork side. This game was over as a contest at half time with Glenville ahead 4-6 to 0-2. The second half was a lot more competitive with Clondrohid making a solid second half showing. In the semi final Glenville played Dohenys and this proved to be a big step up in standard from the previous game. Dohenys were full of running but Glenville upped their game and matched the West Cork outfit in most areas. Up front we struggled at times but at least the game will do us the power of good. Glenville had good performances from a number of players trailed by a point with ten minutes to go but 2 goals in the final minutes gave Dohenys a flattering 3-8 to 1-8 victory. Dohenys now meet Clann na Gael in the final.

On Saturday Glenville Intermediates played Carrigaline in a challenge game which was a good game to give the 25 players who turned out a run out. Glenville displayed an impressive first half and were 3-6 to 0-4 ahead. The second begame a little disjointed with so many substitutions being made. In the end Glenville won out 3-10 to 0-12.
The U14s started off the season with a home league game against Killeagh/Itas. This was a mismatch of seismic proportions as Glenville were in total control from the start and lead 4-7 to 0-1 at half time. The second half was a similar trend as Glenville ran out very easy winners. Glenville Junior Footballers with a very depleted squad played Lisgoold in a challenge game on Sunday morning. Glenville playing against the wind in the first half played well and were down a goal at half time but were overran in the second half but a stronger unit. Then on Monday night in Fouhy Park Glenville and Carrigtwohill played a challenge game with the sides finishing level Glenville 1-10 Carrigtwohill 2-7. Carrig coming with two late goals to draw the game.Glenville have two league teams in action in the coming weeks. Glenville Junior A team play Midleton, Fr o Neills, Youghal, Glanmire Castlemartyr and Ballinacurra in the league while the Junior C team have Carrignavar, St Catherines, Dungourney Bride Rovers and Castlelyons in the league. When one considers that with the exception of Carrignavar the other four teams in the league are first teams with our third team it seems ludicrous that the board should allow this situation to accur.
The  draws for the Junior championships were made last Wednesday night with Glenville drawn against Cobh in the first round of the A grade football championship while the Junior C team play Aghada in the first round.
In the U21 Football championship Glenville will meet Carrignavar in the opening round. This game will be played in the next few weeks.

Grenagh travel to Glenville for the first round of the Intermediate League this Sunday. The following week we travel to Cill na Martra with Ballydesmond in Mallow the following Friday. Junior A team have Castlemartyr in round 1 of the league. Junior C team have Dungourney first up. Minor is already under way have Carrignavar this Saturday and have St Vincents on Monday Feb 25th at home.
U16 Premier team play Charleville at home on Wednesday 27th in round 1 while the 2nd team have Nemo this Sunday. U14 team are also very busy with an away league game v Vincents while at home to Cloyne/Russell Rovers combination on the following week.

Well done to our talented scor team who lost out by a whisker after sudden death on Sunday night. As Larry Gogan said one time “they didn’t suit ye” !! Stick at it lads, yer day will surely come. To question time team Enda, Paud and Tadhg we say well done. A stunning version of Glenville by the bride sang by Dinny Martin did Glenville proud but again lady luck wasn’t with Dinny on this occasion.

The club would like to extend its sympathies to our diligent secretary Emer Maloney and her family on the passing of her father in Sligo last weekend.

Again the lotto rolls over for another week with no winner of last weeks €8800 jackpot. The numbers drawn were 6,11 and 20. Winners of the consolation prizes were  Abbey Chloe and Rebecca o Sullivan, Bridie Cronin, Angela Murphy and Anthony Purcell

Well done to all our players who were with Cork underage teams over the weekend. Kevin o Neill continues to impress with the Cork Minor Footballers while Aaron Ricken was with the Cork U17s. PJ Dennehy, Dilan Donovan Eoin Hammond and Denis Hegarty all lined out for the Cork U16s over the last week. Well done to all and the recognition is well deserved.

This weekend a host of games are down for decision
Sat Feb 16th Minor FL v Carrignavar in Sacred Heart College ground at 4pm.
Sun Feb 17th Intermediate FL v Grenagh in Glenville at 11.30am.
Sun Feb 17th U14 FL v St Vincents in Vincents at 11.30am
Sun Feb 17th U16 2nd team v Nemo Rangers in Nemo at 3pm