Glenville GAA Club News

14 August, 2013

Glenville 2-8 Na Piarsaigh 1-9

The undoubted highlight of the weekend was the performance of the Premier Intermediate Football when overcoming the challange of Na Piarsaigh in the County championship Round 4. Glenville passage to this stage had been yes a rollercoaster one but this is the business end of things and this is the time to be playing your best football.If the bookies are a guide to the chances to which teams are standardised then Glenville would be cannon fodder. Given a slight chance against Carrigaline a few weeks ago Glenville prevailed against the odds with a narrow win. Again in Caherlag last Saturday night given no chance in most quarters Glenville relished the challange,fronted up and were rewarded at the end after giving 60 minutes of honest commitment and full of energetic passion that Na Piarsaigh just simply could not match. The opening exchanges were in contrast to the overall Glenville performance, Piarsaigh set the tone looked livelier and were rewarded with a 0-4 to 0-2 lead after 20 minutes,playing against the wind looked the better side and played with a bit more purpose. Like all games they hinge on turning points. Glenville without Sean o Callaghan and Anthony Cronin due to injury were also further restricted with the early departures of Mossie Barry and Paudie Cahill who exited the game through injury. Glenville struggled to make an impact up front but coming up to half time we hung in there were slowly getting on top and a brillant team goal which was dispatched with aplomb from Eoin o Reilly brought us level on halftime. Noel o Riordan and Brendan Healy tacked on two points to leave us 0-2 ahead but turning to face the strong breeze in the second half was going to be a tough ask.HT score Glenville 1-5 Piarsaigh 0-6. A tonic start to the second half as a well directed Willie Connolly delivery was caught and riffled to the net by Eoin o Reilly again for his second goal. This goal seemed to infuse another level of confidence into the Glenville veins and we played some outstanding power packed football
Glenville controlled the second half to such an degree that our 2-8 to 0-8 (which could have been a lot more ) lead with 55 minutes gone was a fair reflection of our dominance as the commitment and intensity was too much for Piarsaigh to handle. Kieran Coakley was dismissed for a second yellow and as tempers developed Piarsaigh were reduced to 13 as two were given their marching orders. John Gardiner did manage to fist a goal with 62 minutes on the clock which brought for a nervy last few moments but Glenville had done enough to seal a well meritted and much deserved win. Glenville now progress where Bantry Blues or Clyda Rover await for a place in the semi final. Well done to everyone involved in this important win for the club.

Attention turns to the hurlers this weekend when Mallow will be the opposition in Fermoy.
We wish all team management all the best in whats sure to be another tough encounter.


Glenville and Fermoy played out a good workout last Friday night in a chalange game with the home side winning 2-12 to 1-13. Glenville will play Aghinagh in the semi Final at the end of the August.

The U14 Footballers travel to play Fr o Neills Thursday night in the league playoff at 7.30 while the same night the U8/7 travel to Clyda to play the home side.


No winner of last weeks lotto The jackpot still remains at €10000 . Draw takes place every Tuesday so have your tickets bought before this .