Glenville GAA Club News

10 July, 2013

With the sunshine levels at its highest the level of activity is also  high at the moment with many teams currently preparing for championship action. The big game this weekend is the Premier Intermediate Football Championship where Glenville and Carrigaline battle it out for a place in round 4 of the competition. The maths are clear,a win and its into the the knockout stage of the championship loose and its a relegation battle to preserve the status. Glenville will be looking for a serious improvement from the last day out but will be further hampered by the loss of full back Sean o Callaghan who suffered a serious arm injury which will see him sidelined for a long while. Glenville have seen this position in the past and are well renowned and capable of pulling out a performance here when the chips are down provided all hands on deck play together as a team. Carrigaline lost out narrowly to Kiskeam the last day out and will have Nicholas and Peter Murphy available to them again as they missed the last round. Time for the game is 745pm in Pairc Ui Rinn and we want to see a big Glenville crowd there to shout on the team. Best of luck

Glenville put in a solid performance against St Nicks in the league last Saturday night. In very warm conditions Glenville looked well organised and started well scoring the opening three points. Nicks as they always do brought a physical element to the game and scored a goal near halftime to lead by a point. The second half was pretty much even all the way but Nicks had a great chance to win the game at the death but missed a 14 yard free and Glenville breathed a sigh of relief but in fairness Glenville deserved a draw at least for the effort put in. Final Score Glenville 0-11 St Nicks 1-8.

A busy week for the juvenile club with two great wins in the first rounds of the U14 and U16 Football championships.

St Colmans a combination of Russell Rovers and Cloyne were our opponents in the U14 and after defeating them by a point in the league a few months ago we were expecting a serious battle but Glenville giving their best display of the year were well up for the battle and even without the injured Daniel Dennehy Glenville should great commitment in the tackle which was feature of the game. Aaron Spriggs was a thorn in the side and nettle twice to give us a good cushion 4-5 to 0-5 at half time. An early few scores put the game to bed as Glenville continued to play great football and in the end were full value for the win. Tougher tests ahead but great to win nonetheless. Glenville 7-17 St Colmans 0-5
Glenville now face Blarney on Wed July 10th in Donoughmore and this will be a much tougher task. Time 7.15pm.

On a balmy evening in Carrigaline Passage provided a serious test for out side in the first round of the U16FC. Adam Murphy had an early goal but Passage full of running were more than competitive and kicked the next two scores. Josh Cooke frees and Tom Dinan with two great scores stretched the lead and when Adam Murphy scored a second goal it looked like the game might open up. Passage had a good spell approaching halftime scoring 1-2 so the game was poised for a tough close second half. Glenville were a lot stronger in the second half and owned possession but could never put breathing space and Passage maintaining competitiveness kept fighting. A brilliant Ken Spriggs goal stretched the lead to 6 with 5 minutes to go but Passage never gave up as our wastage in front of goals gave them hope. Scoring 1-2 in injury time Glenville were living nervy but winning the last kick out and that was that. A good win but an awful lot to improve on. Glenville play Mallow in the next round in a few weeks time

CORK TEAMS
Well done to PJ Dennehy and Eoin Hammond who were selected to play on the Cork U16 Football team for this weekends Munster championship. Denis Hegarty and Dilan o Donovan were very unlucky to make the cut but their day will come no doubt if they keep at it. At U14 level due to injury Daniel Dennehy misses out on the U14 squad and well done to Aaron Spriggs who was with the squad all up until this week. Well done to all on the continued development.

FIXTURES
Wed U14FC  v Blarney in Donoughmore at 7.15pm
Thurs U8/7 away to Killavullen at 7pm
Friday Minors away v Glanworth at 7.30pm
Friday U15FL v Grenagh in Glenville at 7.15pm.
Sat Prem IFC v Carrigaline in Pairc Ui Rinn at 7.45pm.

LOTTO
Again no winner of lotto jackpot of € 10,000..Numbers were 4,17,30 . Marie Daly Trish Dunlea  Mgt McCoy and Frank Halbert were the prize winners.