Glenville GAA Club News

12 May, 2013


Not a memerable week for the Glenville Premier Intermediate Footballers or Junior A Footballers and as we suffered defeat in championship. Minor Footballers had a good win away to Kinsale ,Lotto reaches €10,000 while juvenile action was at fever pitch all week with numberous games to keep parents and coaches and supporters entertained.

Premier Intermediate Football Championship

Turning around at halftime i dont think anyone in Balllincolig could forsee the events that transpired in lst Sundays PIFC as Glenville totally outplaying the Gaeltacht side to such a degree that the dejection on the faces of the Naomh Aban players at half time said it all. Glenville were rampant playing the game at a great pace with a forward line  with Willie Connolly Paudie Cahill Anthony Cronin and Cork Minor Kevin o Neills leading them a merry dance. In fact the 1-8 to 0-3 lead at halftime could have been so much more as we had two more gilt edged goal chances that went abegging. Naomh Aban started the second half with two early scores but our replay was instant as we came back the field and knocked over two good replys. Even at this stage 40 minutes played Glenville looked very comfortable holding an 8 point lead. Out of nowhere Naomh Aban ran through the middle forcing Glenville to conceed a penalty which was scored. Two points in a minute and the lead was cut to a goal. An error gifted Naomh Aban a second goal and immediately they scored another goal as they senced Glenvilles total collapse and went for the throat. Glenville recieved a further setback when we went down to 13 players with the sending off of Noel o Riordan and Paudie Cahill. Anthony Cronin did reduce the lead to a point with a well taken goal with three minutes to go but Naomh Aban came straight down field and kicked three points to win out 3-13 to 2-11 in the end. Glenville who second half display was difficult to understand and simply not good enough conceeding 3-10 when the pressure came on we failed miserably to stand up to the battle that transpired. Glenville will again have to take the scenic route with a meeting with Macroom in mid June in round 2. Naomh Aban safely through to the fourth round on the August weekend. Hopefully we can learn form this and come back as we have done before better for it.


Junior AFC Quarter Final


In the circumstances this was always going to be a difficult assignmentGlenville found the going tough here as we had to make do with several changes from the last championship game against Cobh with injuries and players lost to Intermediate level we were down 5 players in all. Seanie Peters kicked the opening score after 3 minutes but we struggled to get to the pace of the game for 15 mins as Lisgoold ran at us and caused us lots of problems in defence.

A well worked goal gave them the impetus to kick on with confidence as they ended the half 1-5 to 0-2 ahead. Right after halftime Lisgoold goaled and increased the lead to 10 points. In fairness to this Glenville side, with definate limitations up front we match Lisgoold possession wise but frustration in front of goals left us failing to put away some great approach play. Glenville showed a lot of charactor to keep the game honest and never threw in the towel eventhough in truth Lisgoold had this game wrapped up after halftime. Both teams were reduced to 14 players as tempers frayed but the Glenville team can hold their head hight as they showed a commendable level of spirit and honesty,a quality that can never be overlooked. Lisgoold deservedly move on to the semi final against Erins Own. Final score 2-11 to 0-4. Good to see the likes of minor player Darragh o Callaghan making a good contribution in his first adult championship outing.

Underage games played

In monsoon conditions last Monday night the Minor Footballers travelled to Kinsale to play the home side in the league. This game a tough game for 40mins with Glenville pushing on late on to record a good win 4-11 to 2-6.


The high level of underage activity last week saw all teams from U8 to U14 in football action.Coinsiding with a beautiful spell of weather brought playing football a lot better feel good factor to the games. Well done to everyone involved on having  well over 120 young players from U14 to U8 playing football games over the past few days. We appeal to anyone who can give a hand to any team in the club as every hand makes thing a lot easier and with the growing numbers we all need to put the shoulder to the wheel to ensure the wheel keeps turning.! Contact dave if you can give a hand out in any way 087 61257219

On Wednesday Glenville had 30 U8/U7 players in Caherlag ready to take on the home side Erins Own. ErinsOwn and Glenville played 4 evenly matched games and a great evenings football kept the large group of parents and onlookers very entertained. Thanks to the Erins Own club for holding the game and we hope to host a return visit during the summer.

Then on Friday night to round off a busy week Clyda Rovers travelled to Glenville for an U8 football game. We played two 10 a side games and everyone went home happy and tired after two tough games in a few days.

This group have games against Whites Cross, Bride Rovers coming up in the next few weeks and on this Saturday we have a blitz in Fermoy. Check locally for details.

On Monday night the U10 side hosted St Catherines in the league. Glenville had a strong side out for this game and St Catherines found the going tough here but great to see all the players on both sides enjoying the football in good conditions.


The U11 side travelled to Dungourney to play Kiltha Og in the central league. Glenville played two games with two 12 a side games and won one and lost one. We have two games left in the league against St Michaels at home and Valley Rovers away.

The U13 team went down 8-6 to 5-6 away to St Vincents. Glenville were ahead by a point at halftime but the wind had a deciding factor here as it proved too much for an overworkd defence in the second half.

The U12 team continued their good league run with a second successive win this time over Carrigtwohill. Glenville displayed some great football in this win and with James o Leary, Paddy King and Sean Desmond displaying some great skill we were well ahead in the first half 3-1 to 1-1. Glenville wind assisted in the second half continued to grow and Dylan Power Shane o Reilly and Rob McKenna playing very well Glenville won out 6-5 to 2-3 in the end.

On Friday night the U14 team made the long journey to Youghal with 16 players ready for action. It s been a long time since we played a football game due to the hurling league in April and Glenville were pretty rusty early on but grew in confidence as the game went on and recorded a good win in the end. Glenville 4-10 Youghal 3-6. Well done to James Gowen, Aaron Spriggs and Dan Dennehy who were selected to play for the Cork U14 team recently. Also Jason Power who played in goals for Imokilly U14s in the recent County blitz. Keep the work up.

St Catherines travelled to Glenville on Monday night for the first round of the U10 and U9 league. Both teams won in the end of two close exciting games as we travel to Erins Own for the next round.

Club texting service

Keep up to speed with all action in Glenville and Watergrasshill GAA and ladies teams. Contact Paud o Neill 087 9890964 to be added on the text list.

Lotto report

Glenville lotto is now up to the magical figure of €10000. a record for the club.So if your interested in being in the draw you can purchase a ticket at any local outlet. Last weeks lotto in Keame  saw no winner Numbers drawn were 19,22 and 29 Prize winners were Hannah Smyth, Mary o Sullivan, kay Coakley, Sonny Murphy. Keame hosts next Tuesdays lotto.




Thurs May 9th U14FL v Erins Own at 7.30pm in Glenville

Sat  May 10th U8 Blitz in Fermoy

Tues May 14th IFL v Glanworth in Glanworth 730pm PROV

Tues May 14th Minor FL v Kilmacabea in Glenville at 7.30pm

Wed May 15th Junior CFL v Cloyne in Glenville at 7.45pm.

Thurs May 16th U11 FL v St Michaels in Glenville at 7pm.