Glenville GAA Club News

06 March, 2013

Probably the busiest week of the year so far with plenty activity on all levels on and off the field.Premier Intermediates following on from last weeks win with another league win this time away against Ballydesmond, Juniors As unlucky with an away loss to Fr o Neills, Plenty action at juvenile level, U21 team preparing for championship this weekend.Lotto reaches a record €9000, Congrats to Marie o Neill winning an All Ireland Club Senior medal with Milford and the juvenile section holding its very successful medal presentation in the Fir Tree last Friday night in conjunction with the hurling and ladies club.

 Intermediates record another League win.

 Almost a carbon copy of the Cill na Martra game the previous week, hard to see where a win was going to come by at half time but Glenville cut down on the mistakes in the second half and had the composure at the end to rifle over the winning scores. Played on a hard sod last Friday night, Ballydesmond were first on the board with a point after two minutes. Glenville had many chances to get of the mark but erratic shooting cost us early scores. Ballydesmond on a breakaway attack finished to the net and another point left us in a precarious position before a Paudie Cahill score opened our account. Trailing by five we hauled our way back into the game before half time to trim the gap to two at the break. The introduction of John Halbert at centre forward before half time gave us badly needed direction in the half forward line. We began to show a bit more cutting and forced Ballydesmond to foul time after time in the second half. Ballydesmond s only second half score came after 10 seconds of the half and the satisfing think is keeping them scoreless for the rest of the half. On the other end we were a lot more direct and as a result points and chances opened themselves. We drew level with a great score from sub Anthony Cronin and Eoin Barry put us ahead. From then on there was only going to be one winner as Ballydesmonds forward challange wilted, Paudie Cahill kicked the last score 5 minutes from time. Final Score Glenville 0-11 Ballydesmond 1-5. Glenville next league fixture is on weekend of March 24th away to Na Piarsaigh.

 On Sunday the Junior A Footballers made the long journey to Ballymacoda to play Fr o Neills in the first league game of the year. Glenville while down a lot of players still had 19 to work with and were very unlucky not to come away with the win. An early score from new recruit Seanie Peters settled us and we played the better football for most of the first half with Mike o Donoghue, John Forde, Colm Murphy and Noel Cahill all doing well in defence. Stalemate at the end of the first half as both sides had 1-6 on the board. Glenville had the advantage of a stiff breeze in the second half but with ample possession we failed to put our territorial advantage to good use. As the wides began to mount up and a glaring goal miss in front of goal which would have sealed the deal ( culprit will remain nameless !!!!) we could not get the scores which would have gave us a lead that our approach play deserved. In the finish a late score from O' Neills gave them victory but a good show from Glenville nonetheless who put in a good shift. Final Score Fr o Neills 1-9 Glenville 1-8.

 Juvenile Section

Premier U16 league commenced last Wednesday night when travelling Charleville make the trip to Fouhy Park. This was a serious test for our side  as  Charleville brought a high level of physicality to the game. Glenville were very lucky to lead 1-2 to 0-4 at half time as we struggled to get through a hard hitting defence. The early second half exchanges belonged to Charleville as they began to dominate in the key areas. Quickfire goals had them 5 points ahead and looking full value for it and Glenville continued to struggle. Adam Murphy released to the half forward began to gather possession and create openings in the attack. Out of nothing Glenville had the ball in the net twice with Adam and Josh Cooke scoring. The confidence from these scores resonated around to the rest of the team as for the rest of the game Glenville regained control. A last minute converted penalty brought a degree of anxiousness but the sound of the final whistle moments later brought an end to that. Glenville on the basis of a better team ethic and better combined play slightly deserved to win out in the end.Well done on a great start. Final Score Glenville 4-7 Charleville 3-8.

Then on Monday night after a hectic few days we travelled to Rostellen to play Aghada in the same competition. This was another top quality tough physical battle with Aghada a very strong unit well on top early on leading 1-3 to no score early on. We found the Aghada team in no mood for passangers and ran into a brick wall on more than one occasion. Struggling to get a grip of the game we conceeded a goal before half time to trail 2-9 to 0-7. We improved greatly in the second have but the timber saved Aghada on numerous occasions. Glenville although trailing by 4-8 to 0-9 still kept battling and were rewarded with a fine Adam Murphy goal. Glenville fell short at the finish. Not one of our better outings but the challange will stand the team in good stead. Of note this was this Glenvilles teams first league defeat in three years so hopefully St Nicks game at the weekend, hae a chance to rectify the situation. Aghada 4-12 Glenville 1-13.

On Sunday afternoon the U14 team had not such a good day out when coming a cropper against Kiltha Og in round 4 of the league. Glenville after a few great wins so far this year had one of those days when everything went wrong and after having a good first half where we were the better team the second half was a different story. The concession of a few soft goals after half time were our undoing .Glenville tried very hard but once Kiltha Og went ahead midway through the second half we were unable to claw ourselves back into the game. Final Score Kilta Og 6-3 (21) Glenville 2-9 (15). With a few players missing we only had 16 players on the day and loosing 3 players through injury early forced us to play most of the game with 14 players. Still this team have a lot of potential and will have plenty good days to come. Feile Football is coming up in two weeks time so players focus will be on this for the immediate future.

The U11 team began the year with a league game in Glenville against Inniscarra. Glenville who for the first time have entered the Central league at this level due to the number of players we have at our disposal at this age. With 24 players on the age we can play two games the same time which ensures everyone gets a full game and no one sitting on the bench for a lot of the time.With conditions dry and cold Glenville had a good squad of players out so two 11 aside games on side by side. Both teams were very even with Glenville winning one game 3-4 to 2-5 and loosing the other one 2-7 to 3-3. Well done to everyone on a good afternoons football. The next round is against Blarney this Saturday in Blarney. Check locally for time.

U21 Football Championship

Glenville face Russell Rovers this weekend in the quarter Final of the U21 B Football Championship. Russell Rovers defeated a fancied Carrigtwohill side in the last round while Glenville recieved a walkover from Carraig na bhFear. The advantage of a first round win will be of great advantage and confidence to Russell Rovers. Last year Glenville were lucky enough to get over Russell Rovers in the first round so a tough game is in store. Carrigtwohill is the venue with a 7.30 pm start. Best of luck to all concerned.

Underage training

This Wednesday night outdoor Football training resumes for all boys from age 5 upwards. The Glenville juvenile club are looking forward to seeing all those who trained and played last year and of course anyone new who wants to play can feel free to show up in Fouhy Park on Wednesday night. Please bring €2 and registeration will also be taken for the year.

Coaching Course

Their is a coaching foundation course on this Saturday March 9th in Watergrasshill Community hall at 9am for anyone looking to get an introduction to the art of coaching a hurling or football team. If interested get in touch with Dave 087 6125719 for details.


Fixtures  for the coming weekend


Fri  March 8th       U21  FC v  Russell Rovers  in Carrigtwohill  at  7.30pm.

Sat  March 9th       U11 FL  v     Blarney  in    Blarney   at 1pm

Sat  March 9th       U16 Prem 2 FL v St Nicks     in Glen Field at  3pm

Sun March 10th     U16 C FL     v   Carrigaline   in Glenville  at  3pm.

Sun March 10th    Junior AFL  v   Ballinacurra  in  Glenville  at  12 noon

Club texting system

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