Glenville GAA Club News

28 February, 2013

Glenville GAA

A great weekend with all three Glenville teams in action getting results, Intermediates recording a one point win over Cill na Martra while Minors and U14s also oing the club proud over the weekend. The lotto has reached a record €9000 with no winner last Tuesday night. Numbers drawn were 25,30 and 32 with Mary O Neill, Tim Dinan Sean Murphy and Helen Mccarthy. Next weeks draw is in Anglers Rest Keame.

The sun shone last Sunday and coincided with the start of the Intermediate Football League where Glenville and Cill na Martra played out a bruising contest. What maybe, like all first round league encounters wasnt eyecatching where football quality wasnt overly exciting the purist followers ,but was made up by a fierce physical battle which was saw as much hits as one would see in a mucky Sunday in Thomond Park. Never will you get an easy ride from CNM and that exactly what materialised as Glenville had to dig to the bottom of the saucepan to manifest a result which in all fairness did not look likely as the game entered injury time. Glenville trailing by two points. Glenville remained composed enough to engineer three scores in the eight minutes of injury time. Shane Bergin getting the last score with a brave fisted effort to a cross pass.
Glenville were at times in the first half lucky to stay in touch and were grateful for careful free taking of Brendan Maloney who converted difficult efforts.We improved greatly on the turnover and held our nerve to pull off a good win in the circumstances. Performance could have been a lot better but the presence to carve out an unlikely win at the end was admiral. We ll done everyone. Glenville 0-10 Cill na Martra 0-9.Next game Ballydesmond friday night March 1st in Mournabbey. 8pm throw in. Hopefully some of the current injured contingent will be able to line out.

On Monday night the Minor Footballers welcomed St Vincents to Fouhy Park for a league fixture. Glenville after two impressive outings continue on the winning ways with a facile win. This didnt look likely early on as Glenville trailed 0-4 to no score. Adam Murphy,Ian o Leary and  Daragh o Callaghan began in particular to win their area of the field and the scores began to flow. By half time we had turned a 1-4 to 0-2 deficit into a 1-8 to 1-4 lead. Continuing to dominate the second half we killed the game off with Adams second goal and some subline scores from Dilan o Donovan and Darragh o Callaghan. In the end we won 4-14 to 1-9.

Returning to winning ways the U14s had a great win over St Colmans on Saturday in a great game of football. Glenville began well and had some great combined moves which deserved more from the approach. Eventhough we held a 5 point lead at the break the treat from the Cloyne/ Shanagarry combination was all too apparant and well one to all defence players for keeping such a strong forward unit to limited opportunitys. A late burst wasnt enough and Glenville held the advantage by the narrowist of margins.

On this Friday night the WGH/Glenville Juvenile and ladies teams medal presentation will be held in the Firr Tree at 7pm. Hope to see a good crow there.

U21 Football Championship

Glenville were due to play Carrig na bhFear in the U21 championship but unfortunately Carrig are unable to field a team. So Glenville move on to the quarter Final and will play either Carrigtwohill or Russell Rovers on Sat March 9th.

Weekend Fixtures
Wed Feb 27th U16 FL1 v Charleville in Fouhys at 7.30pm
Fri    March 1st Intermediate FL v Ballydesmond in Mournabbey at 8pm.
Sat   March 2nd  U11 FL v Inniscarra in Glenville at 4pm
Sun March 3rd  JAFL v  Fr o Neills in Ballymacoda at 3pm. meeting in WGH at 1pm.
Sun March 3rd  U14FL v Kilta Og in Castlemartyr at 3pm
Mon March 4th U16FL1 v Aghada in Rostellen at 8pm.