Glenville GAA Club News

27 March, 2013


Glenville  GAA  Report


Glenville  Premier Intermediate  Footballers  maintained their 100 percent start to the campaign with another hard fought win over  Na Piarsaigh in bitterly cold conditions in Piarsaighs grounds on Sunday afternoon last. Playing against the biting wind was always going to be a tough half and Glenville were lucky not be be down a goal early on as a gilt edged chance went abegging.  Points in the 4th 6 th and 10 minutes gave Piarsaigh an early advantage. Glenville working hard and keeping in touch with three pointed Brendan Maloney frees. Inproving as the half wore on Glenville struck the first goal when Anthony Cronin latched on to a break to neatly finish to the net. Glenville with the stiff breeze advantage in the second half took time to organise and Piarsaigh lead at one stage in the second half by 1-7 to 1-3 and looked likely winners. Getting a foothold in vital areas we began to make our presence felt with points from Sean o Callaghan, Shane Bergin and a glorious effort from Kieran Coakley to nudge us ahead. Willie Connolly scored a goal with 5 minutes to go and that was that. 14 man Piarsaigh were never going to regain the momentum at that late stage. Final Score Glenville 2-9 Piarsaigh 1-8. 3 wins now from 3. Grenagh at home next on Tuesday April 9th in Glenville.

Glenville Minors qualifed for the league semi final with a easy win over St Catherines on Monday night. Glenville lead from the start and never let up to the end. Well done to everyone involved in winning the 5 league games out of 5. Final Score Glenville 4-13 St Catherines 3-0. After this game the Junior A Footballers in preperation for the championship this Sunday played the Saints in a challange game and with both defences on top the sides finished level 0-5 each.

Saturday the U16 team put in an exhibition of Football in trying conditions with a convincing win over Whitechurch in the Premier 2 Football league. This win was all the more impressive as we held a very slinder lead at half time but scoring 2-16 in the second half was worth noting against tough opposition. Glenville again in this league in top position winning 3-21 to 1-6.


The U12 Football team travelled to Fr o Neills on Saturday and after a great performance came away with a great win 3-7 to 0-2. On Sunday the U11 side entertained Cobh and had 2 games where we won one and lost one.

Junior A Football Championship


This Sunday Glenville have a tough task when we meet Cobh in the opening round of the East Cork Junior AFC. Glenville are one of 2 clubs fielding in this grade with their second team so the task will be a difficult one indeed. Cobh will be a very tough nut to crack and Glenville will have to be at their very best to survive here. So far Glenville have played 2 league games loosing to o Neills by a point and drawing with Ballinacurra. Funny enough the two challange games we played have also ended in draws agains St Catherines and Carrigtwohill. Best of luck to players and management for Sunday. Time 3pm and venue is Lisgoold. Please support.