Glenville GAA Club News

29 April, 2013


Lotto report

 There was no winner of last weeks lotto. Numbers drawn were 15,29,32. Winning prizes went to Mike & Liam o Donovan, Pauline Cahill, Martin Purcell and John Andrews. Next weeks jackpot is €9800 in Anglers Rest bar.

 Games played

 After showing up well to date with an unbeaten record Mallow firmly smashed that statistic when they taught us a lesson in power and pace on Wednesday last. Glenville had a goal and 2 points early on and looked lively but Mallow began to play we had no answer to their power packed running and point scoring. New Cork player James Loughrey was a big influence around the middle but Glenville were beaten all over the field and dissapointingly failed to score for the rest of the half. Eventhough we only trailed 1-5 to 1-2. The second half was totally Mallow domination and everything they kicked seemed to float over the crossbar. To compound matters we conceeded two very soft goals which added to the foe. Hopefully this is a one off game that just everything was flat and nothing went right which happens every team occasionally. Championship just around the corner and all eyes will be firmly on the Naomh Aban challange now

Final score Glenville 1-5 Mallow 3-13.

On Saturday night we travelled to Kinsale to play the home side in the last run out before championship. Glenville were slow off the blocks but there was a marked improvement in this game. Kinsale took an early grip on the game and went 1-4 to 0-2 ahead.  Some good scores from Anthony Cronin kept us in touch.A second goal left us with a tough task in getting back into the game. Several switched improved the make up of the team considerably and Glenville began the second half in a lot stronger position and quickly rattled off some great scores. Free taking from Brendan Maloney was of the highest quality converting four from 45 metre range. The tempo was a lot quicker and Glenville leveled the scores when a high ball wasnt dealt with by the Kinsale defence and Willie Connolly was on hand to pounce and crash to the net. Kinsale levelled and went a point ahead but two late scores from Paudie Cahill and Willie Connolly swong the game in Glenvilles favour.

  On this Sunday championship first round has come around and Glenville face a very strong Naomh Ahan side. Naomh Aban so far have been hugely impressive in the league and have amassed some impressive scalps most notibly senior sides Newmarket Dohenys and Clonakilty in the last few weeks. Glenville have been solid in the league so far with just the one blip out of 6 games recording 5 wins out of 6.Championship is a differant ball game altogether and everyone will need to be playing at top level for us to comeout of this one. Ballincollig is the venue with a 3pm start. Please support the team and every voice will be much appreciated.

The Junior teams were in action last week with a Junior 4 Football league played in Aghada. Glenville had 17 players ready to do battle again our old rivals and a tough good spirited game was played. Aghada were the better side overall marginally and played with a good pace which we matched but could not get the nessessry scores in the other side. Aghada won out in the end 1-6 to 1-3 but Glenville had a great goal chance at the end where could have brought parity.

In preperation for the upcoming Junior AFC quarter final Glenville travelled to Douglas and had a good run out against the home side. Douglas were understrength but the game was good from a Glenville view point. Glenville winning out 2-12 to 0-9.

A very understrength U13 team travelled to Grenagh to play the home side in the championship on Sunday evening last. Canovee were our opponents and we gave a good display in the circumstances. Glenville were on top in the opening half and were unfortunate to conceed a good just on half time. The concession of a goal right after half time which clearly for  all to see was a definate not. Goalkeeper Niall o Sullivan caught a great ball and was charged into the net by the inrushing full forward but the referee incrediablly managed to give the goal , something like this might have been accepted in the 1950 rule book but 100 times out of 100 now this act would result in a free out. Obviously this referee saw it as acceptable and was was a huge boost for Canovee and our four point lead was down to one. Glenville tried hard to the end but Canovee now with a spring in their step tagged on a number of scores to win out 3-9 to 2-5 in the finish.

On Saturday Glenville U11s displayed great skill and football ability when participating in the John kerins tournament in Togher. Glenville were outclassed in the first game v St Finbarrs but with 4 of our strongest players coming available for the na Piarsaigh game Glenville were a differant proposition. The third game Bishopstown were our opponents and again we had a comfortable win. Glenville unfortunately missed out by a 2 goal score differance for next weeks Finals in Parc Ui Rinn but the experience of last weeks game is a great learning curve. Well done all. Glenville 1-1 Finbarrs 6-3. Glenville 6-7 Na Piarsaigh 2-3 ,Glenville 5-5 Bishopstown 3-5. Barrs Bishopstown, Douglas and Nemo qualify for the finals

U10 football played two games over the past week. Away to Fermoy in a miserable night for football Glenville played very well in both games and again on Wednesday night another game v Kilshannig in Fouhys. Well done to everyone and the performances and continued improvement seen. Keep the commitment going.

Cork Minors

Kevin o Neill had an outstanding game last week v Kerry in the Munster championship. Cork with a late penalty drew the game so back to Tralee for the replay where again Kevin did great work in another super display scoring a great goal in the second half. . As on the subject of Cork players this week James Gowen,and Daniel Dennehy were selected for the Cork U14 football panel. Well done to the two lads. PJ dennehy, Dilan o Donovan Denis Hegarty and Eoin Hammond continue to fly the flag for Glenville at U16 level.  Great to see such a strong representation from Glenville contingent at this level of play.


Wed U8 Football v Erins Own in Caherlag 7pm

Fri U8 Football v Clyda in Fouhys at 7.15pm

Fri U14FL v Youghal in Youghal at 7.30pm

Sun Premier IFC v Naomh Aban in Ballincollig at 3pm.