Glenville GAA Club News

02 July, 2013

Glenville faced into round two of the Premier Intermediate Football against Macroom last Saturday knowing that victory would bypass the do or die scenario that isn't the prettiest of places to be but what transpired on Saturday night its a place we are glad of at this stage. Twelve months ago we defeated the same opposition at the same stage of the championship with comfortable ease 0-15 to 0-12 which in truth should have been far greater as was our dominance so its difficult to analysis such a dramatic change where in truth this game was over as a contest after where we trailed 2-5 to no score as early as the tenth minute. Lifeless leaderless and totally outplayed all over the field we continued to be run ragged by a much more committed and determined Macroom side who no doubt were hugely motivated after last year championship. Brendan Maloney raised our only white flag just before half time. A slight improvement in our second half say us really only playing for pride and we did get a good goal from Mossie Barry but overall this was  torrid viewing from a Glenville perspective. Luckily we have a chance to redeem ourselves where we play Carrigaline in Pairc Ui Rinn on Saturday July 13th. A win here would put us back in the championship race but an awful lot of ironing needs to be done before we talk about that.Sean o Callaghan received a serious injury in this game and we wish Sean a speedy and full recovery.

The Junior team which fielded the majority of Junior C team played Glanmire in a challenge match last Friday night in the field near Buck Learys Cross. Glanmire had a strong team out but Glenville fought away and got a good run out.

Underage matters took an increase in participation with exams finishing the Minor and U16 teams in particular were very busy. Minors took on a very strong Douglas side and lost out 6-9 to 0-8 while the U16s drew with Carrigaline in the league in a super game 4-13 to 3-16. On Thursday night the U16s were again in action away to St Michaels and lost out 6-4 to 5-11 after a lively game. We travel to Glantane this Tuesday to play Thomas Russells in the league and this will be the last game before we play Passage West on Monday July 8th in the first round of the Premier 2 FC.
The U14s were also busy with a great win over Carrigtwohill which brings us joint top of the league with two games to play. Championship is this Thursday night v St Colmans in Lisgoold at 7.30pm. We also played a Munster Football blitz on Saturday morning in sunsplashed Mallow. Glanmire De La Salle and Kilmurry Ibrickine were the other teams in the group and we weren't strong enough to win any of the three but the experience was good at the same time.
The U13s travelled with a weakened team to Kilmurry and lost 8-12 to 2-2.

Unfortunately luck wasn't on the side of the Cork Minors last week where like the Footballers they went down in the semi final stage. Again the great hearted Kevin o Neill gave his all and everyone in Glenville GAA is proud of his continued positive progression. Well done Kevin.

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