Glenville GAA Club News

14 October, 2013


It was with great sadness that we learned of the passing of one of the greats of Watergrasshill /Glenville GAA Jim Sarsfields last week. Jim was one of the great characters and his passing will be felt not alone by the club but far and wide across the county. Jim was one of the main reasons why Glenville and Watergrasshill took the big step and merged forces back in 1961 and took immense pride in seeing the club winning counties in 1974 in which Jim was a selector, 1995 and 2004. Jim served at all levels within the club from Treasurer to selector to County board delegate,you name it Jim did it. Jim proceeded over the election of officers at the Glenville AGM every year for the last 30/40 years and brought great colour with his infectious wit.You can always be sure of Jim sitting inside the door in the Hut Bar in his customary high stool every Friday night and always assured of a story from him whether it was fact or fiction it always brought a smile to whoever was lucky to hear it. Jim will be sadly missed by family friends club members and all connected with the GAA club. Ar dheis De go raibh an aimn.


Not much in the way of games but  the Juniors had two games over the weekend. We played St Catherines on Thursday night in Ballynoe and won out 5-10 to 1-8 while on Sunday Morning we played Carrignavar and won by a point 3-12 to 2-14 after a great run out.


Our Minor footballers have an East Region League Final on this Tuesday night against Donoughmore. This will be a tough game as we were defeated by the same side in the divisional final and will be looking to put one over the Mid Cork side. Game is on in Brian Dillons grounds in Whites Cross with a 7.30pm start.Please support.


No winner of last weeks lotto and it now moves up to 3100 euro. Please support Glenville GAA lotto.


Glenville main pitch took a makeover last Saturday with a long term project of sanding taking place. It is hoped with the new developments that over the next few years the condition of the pitch will be further improved. Great improvements have taken place over the last year since this project was undertaken and already the pitch looks in immaculate condition. All this comes with a high cost and we hope the community will see the continued work done and support the ongoing development fundraisers currently being held,lotto etc.



As November is nearly upon us we still have a huge amount of activity left on the playing fields. The Junior C team are currently awaiting championship and will be playing over the next few weeks.
The Minor team have a League Final tomorrow night Tuesday in Brian Dillons  pitch in Whites Cross under lights v Donoughmore at 7.30pm.
We are also in the County Minor Championship semi final against Western Gaels Kilmichael/Ivelary combination on Oct 26th
The U15 team play Ballinhassig in the championship next week and we also have a league semi final v ibane Gaels combination of Timoleague/Barryroe upcoming.
In U16 Football we have a County League semi Final v Clonakilty and to top it all off we have the U12 team in the County Final v Canovee on Saturday Oct 26th. More on these games in due course.


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