Glenville GAA Club News

22 July, 2013

The big game of the weekend was the Premier Intermediate football meeting with Carrigaline in the championship on Saturday night last. Conditions were like everywhere else in the county scorching with temperatures in the high twenties which was very difficult for both sides but in fairness the tempo and pace of the game was of the highest quality with players on both sides making light of the difficult conditions. Pairc Ui Rinn was looking majestic and we were set for a good game of football. Glenville were smarting after the previous defeat to Macroom while Carrigaline had a narrow defeat to Kiskeam in the last round . Both set about the task in getting over this do or die game in an impressively positive fashion. Nicholas Murphy positioned at full forward for Carrigaline was always going to be a major treat but Diarmuid McCarthy more than matched him toe to toe. Glenville were a completely changed side from the previous outing and displayed a freshness and eagerness we more associated with this side and began well with 3 early scores Carrigaline were always in the game and points in the 6th and 8th minute leveled the game after a lively start. Neither side looked like gathering breathing space on the scoreboard and it was score for score until Willie Connolly kicked the last score of the half to send us in leading 0-7 to 0-6 at half time. Carrigaline began in strong fashion early in the second half and soon had the sides level. Glenville were still full of running eventhough we trailed by 0-9 to 0-7 with 15 minutes to go but a strong finish with points from Eoin Barry Paudie Cahill Brendan Healy and a free from Paudie Cahill edged us two points ahead which is of the course the most dangerous lead as time ticked away. The odd scare was broken up by a well organised Glenville defence which were immense all night. Paddy o Regan Mossie Barry and Willie o Leary particularly excelling. Kevin o Neill made a great contribution when introduced while John Halbert just off the plane from the US (A difficult task anyway) but showed great commitment and application to the cause. Glenville deservedly progress and well done to players management and all who contributed to this important honest hardworking victory. Glenville now play Na Piarsaigh who regraded from Senior last year in round 4.
This game possible could be on this weekend July 29th but we wont know until the County Board meet on Tuesday night which is farcical position. Will keep posted when the date is announced


A very important week coming up with championship games coming thick and fast. This Monday night Glenville play Mallow in the next round of the Premier U16 FC .Glenville who had a great win over a strong Passage side will need an improved display to trouble Mallow. This is on in Ballyhooly with an 8pm start.

Then on Thursday night our Minor side play Carrignavar in the championship. Glenville recieved a bye to this stage and Carrig had a big win over Nemo in the first round. This game is on in Whitechurch with a 7.15pm throw in.

Our U14 side bowed out of the U14 FC with a titanic struggle against Blarney on Wednesday night last. Glenville with a tight panel competed well all through and were unlucky not to win the game in normal time as both sides in searing heat battled out a 3-7 to 2-10 draw. Extra time proved a bridge too far for Glenville and Blarney kicked on and won by a 5 point margin. Well done lads ye did the club proud .

The U12 team continue to power on with another league win .This time over Castlelyons on Saturday. Glenville with many players on holidays did very well and won out 6-6 to 3-2 in the finish

The U10 and U8 teams played Killavullen last week with great sunshine keeping the players and supporters in great spirits. Well done to both sides on a great nights entertainment. Fermoy are the visitors this Monday night in a for U8/7 football while on Friday night the team is off to Clyda Rovers to play the home side in Mourneabbey.

No winner of last weeks lotto. Lotto jackpot is €10,000 so make sure you get your tickets bought before Tuesday nights draw.

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