Glenville GAA Club News

02 September, 2013

Premier Intermeiate Football Championship

Clyda Rovers progress to the Semi Final of the County PIFC with a blistering start that was just too much for a gallant Glenville sie to claw back. Played in perfect conditions for football a huge crowd packed into the superbly appointed Mayfield venue watched as Clyda came out all guns blazing and by the opening quarter ha notched up nine points while without a reply from Glenville. Coming up to half time Glenville through Paudie Cahill frees an a Willie Connolly gave us some hope as we retired 0-9 to 0-3 in arrears. The opening stages of the second saw a definate improvement in Glenvilles intensity as we slowly clawe our way back into the game. John Halbert Paudie Cahill and John again reeling over some sublime scores an by the the 50th minute we had gone from 0-9 to 0-0 adrift to 0-12 to 0-9 and with a serious mount of momentum behind us. A few chances went a miss,Glenville reduced to 14, sensing danger Clyda scampered up field and got a brace to knock us back again. Try as we might we could not get the goal to bring us closer and in the end Clyda deservedly progress to the semi finals and we wish them the best of luck in the remainder of the championship. Unfortunately this rollercoaster of a championship ends for Glenville but looking back over the season Glenville can take great positives from the year. After the second round against Macroom, Glenville were at an all time low beaten by over 20 points. The subsequent transformation by the side along with John Frank and Denis had brought a great deal of restored pride to a lot of people involved in Glenville. Beating Carrigaline in the do or die game and then another great win over a tough Na Piarsaigh side brought out the fundemental core values to which Glenville are assosiated with passion pride and commitment seen in abundance. Unfortunately the wheels came off the cart last Sunday but Glenville are work in progress Progress this year winning two tough championship games , a feat that the three favourites for the championship St Michaels, Bantry and Mallow failed to attain. The continued honesty and commitment by players an management is relentless, 30 guys every night hail rain or snow you can depend on that, some day that championship break will come. Having those 30 guys training year after year is a must to ensure that dream. 24 players played PIFC for Glenville this year,That experience gained from some of the newbees will stand to them in the future. Well one to players management and others connected in Glenville 2013 campaign.


The big game this week is the Minor Football semi Final v Aghinagh which is on this Thursday in Coachford at 7pm
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Glenville have two games this week Wednesday in Fouhys at 745pm v Lisgoold an Sunday v Killeagh at home in Glenville at 7pm.