Glenville GAA Club News

13 March, 2013

Glenville GAA news

Results went Glenvilles way this weekend when firstly on Friday night the U21 Footballers began the championship with a tricky fixture against Russell Rovers. Last year Glenville found it hard shaking  off the Rovers challenge and were expecting a simlilar challenge but overall this did not materialise as Glenville were well on top from the off. Glenville had no first round game while Russell Rovers had the advantage of a first round victory over Carrigtwohill. Glenville attacked from the off and had a point from Aidan Foley inside 30 seconds. The rovers reply was instant when a fast break up field resulted in a converted free which was scored. Glenville were well on top but found it difficult to carve openings in the rovers defence. Ben Halbert finished off a long crossfield ball to the net and Kevin o Neill followed up with a good point. Brendan Maloney and Willie Connolly scored a point each but Russell Rovers in a rare attack found the net after some very sloppy Glenville defending. Two goals from Gavin Cronin and Brendan Maloney gave us a comfortable 3-4 to 1-2 half time lead and we had the near gale force wind to our backs in the second half. We never kicked on in the second half and only added three scores to our first half tally which was disapointing. Aa the other end though Russell Rovers never looked like scoring apart from a few missed frees as our defence were comfortable and never tested but in truth the game was over as a contest at half time and the second half was played out in near challenge game pace. An awful lot of work to do if we are to get over a very impressive Aghada side in this weekends semi final. Final Score Glenville 3-7 Russell Rovers 1-3. In saying that a championship win is always welcome but Aghada will be a clear test of out creditionals.


With only 2 weeks to go until the first round of the Junior AFC Glenville had a home league fixture against Ballinacurra in round 2 of the league. Heavy rain that fell overnight and as a result the game had to be postponed.


A second away game in a row this time in Glen Field where our U16s  played St Nicks in the league. After suffering a loss to Aghada a week earlier we were in determined mood this time out. In what was a funny sort of game Nicks with a gale to their backs were well on top,kicked a load of wides and still Glenville ended up 3-4 to 1-5 ahead at half time. With about 30 percent of the play we managed to create some goal scoring opportunities which were converted. Josh Cooke scored two well taken ones while Tom Dinan hit the third. Kyle Cronin and Pearce Maloney were industrious in this half and won some great ball. Aaron Collins from centre back scored the opening two points in the second half eventhough we were keeping the scoreboard ticking regularly we never got a comfortable lead and when Nicks scores two goals mid way through the half we looked in a spot of bother. A flurry of scores from Josh ,Dilan Donovan and Denis Hegarty gave us a deserved win 3-14 to 4-8 it ended.


The U16 C team game against Carrigaline was also postponed due to the bad weather.


U11s were in Blarney on Sunday morning winning 8-6 to 3-7 and drawing the second game 5-4 a piece. Well done to all 24 players for giving a great display. The next round is 23rd of March and Cobh will be visiting Glenville.


Fixtures this weekend


Saturday is a very important day for the club as the U21 Footballers face Aghada to see who makes it to the Final. Both sides had big wins last weekend and a cracking game is in store. Glenville and Aghada have had many battles down through the years and in keeping with the traditions of two of the leading football clubs in the division this promises the same.Lisgoold is the venue with a 3pm throw in. Hope we will have big support for this game. Best of luck players and management.


Saturday also sees the Feile Football U14 side in action with the first rounds of the Feile taking place in Nemo grounds in Trabeg. Glenville have a tough group along with Nemo, St Vincents, Mayfield and Mitchelstown. The top team goes through to the Finals on March 23rd. Best of luck to both teams.

Friday March 15th  Junior AFL v  Ballinacurra in Fouhys at 8pm

Saturday  March 16th  Feile Football in Nemo. First game is at 10.45am

Saturday  U21 Football Semi Final v Aghada in Lisgoold at 3pm.

Saturday  U16 FL  v  Carrigaline in  Glenville at 5pm  (prov)

Lotto is now at €9100 and tickets can be got at any local outlet. Membership is also due and can be given to Finola Bracken or Emer Maloney as soon as possible

Registration for juvenile players will be taken on this Wednesday night in Fouhy Park during training from 7pm to 8pm.