Glenville GAA Club News

03 April, 2013

Junior A Footballers secure first round win
Glenville 0-8 Cobh 0-7

 


In a quiet enough weekend the big game of the weekend was the Junior Footballers first round championship played on Easter SundayIn an absolute attrocious day for football Glenville and Cobh had to endure arctic like conditions in this first round Junior A football championship played in Lisgoold on Sunday last. Glenville got a great start to the game scoring the opening three points inside the opening 5 minutes against a stiff breeze. New recruit Seanie Peters converted a close range free with his trusty left leg to steady us. As the half wore on and the intensity at boiling point the Cobh side began to claw their way back into the game and heading towards half time looked like taking a firm holding as they began to make it count on the scoreboard. Scoring five points in a row Glenville looked under pressure but a Seanie Peters points on half time gave us a lifeline heading in only a point adrift after playing against a strong wind. Moments after half time another Peters points leveled matters but Cobh replyed instantly with a pointed free. Conditions began to deteriate further and the physicality was bordering on wreckless at times with referee Pa Beausang flashing yellows cards like confetti. With tempers beginning to boil over at times Glenville held their disclipine with Eamon Counihan,Mike o Donoghue and Colm Murphy very solid in defence. Shane Bergin kicked a neat point and Kieran Coakley extended the lead to two points with ten minutes to go. Glenville failed to score for the remainder of the game and were forced into sustained Cobh pressure. Excellent defensive play frustrated Cobh time and time again. Cobh did manage to score two minutes into injury time to cut the lead to just the minimum but Glenville won the resulting kickout and that was that. The final whistle sounding for the last time and Glenville in the happy position one point winners. Great heart and resiliance in testing conditions. All 17 players worked very hard and did the basics very well,stood up well to anything threw at them, rolled up the sleeves and closed out the game with some very good defensive play. Cobh now play St Catherines in the backdoor game while Glenville move on to the quarter final of the championship which will be played on weekend of April 21st.
 

 

The Minor Footballers qualifed for the league semi final last monday night with an easy win away in Ballynoe. Glenville will play Donoughmore or Sliabh Rua in the semi final at a leter date.
 

 

The U11 team played Douglas on Saturday and found the going tough here as Douglas won both games 6-10 to 3-8 and 8-7 to 4-7. Well done to all 24 Glenville players who preformed well against very strong Douglas side.
 

 

TRAINING CONTINUES EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT IN FOUHY PARK FOR ALL PLAYERS AGE 5 TO 13 AT 7PM.

 

 

LOTTO REPORT
 

 

No winner again of last weeks lotto with the jackpot now up to €9400. Numbers drawn were 1,5 and 32. Eugene o Neill, Joan Ahern, Phil Purcell and Thos Sheehan were the prize winners.
 

 

FIXTURES

 


The Intermediate next league fixture is Tuesday April 9th with a home game v Grenagh. Throw in is 7pm.

Juvenile games Wed night U16FL v Douglas in Douglas at 6.45pm.


Anyone looking to subscribe to the clubtexting service can contact Paud o Neill 087 9890964 to keep up to speed with all our club juvenile football hurling adult and ladies games.

Membership is also due and can be paid to Finola or Emer. Juvenile registration again will take place on Wednesday night in Fouhy Park at 7pm.


Clothes collection scheme. Anyone who has unwanted old clothes lying around the house and want to get rid of them. Glenville GAA will take any unwanted clothes and can drop them to Fouhy Park on Wednesday night.