Glenville GAA Club News

21 October, 2013

A good week for Glenville teams as the Minor Footballers took revenge on Donoughmore and reversed the championship outcome ,the U15 team passed the first test with an easy win over Ballinhassig, the lotto had no winner with the € 3200 jackpot rolling over until next week .Numbers drawn were 19,21,27 with Fiona Fahy ,Padraig Fitzgerald, Ava Fitzgerald and Betty o Neill were the consolation prize winners. The All Ireland  GUESS THE SCORE competition prize winners were Jack Counihan, Brendan Hemlock, Sean o Flynn and Cathal Fitzgerald. Each get €50. Hard luck to the U21 hurlers who came short in the County Final last Saturday night.



On Tuesday night last Glenville again met Donoughmore in the East Region Minor Football League Final in a superbly prepared Brian Dillons venue. Glenville got a desperate start and conceeded a goal in the opening minute and by the time we worked the ball past the half way line for the first time we were already trailing 1-2 to no score. A free from Josh Cooke steadied us and we began to string a few good moves together. A well worked move up field saw Kyle Cronin receive the final pass and slot the ball beautifully past the hapless keeper. Shane o Riordan followed with a point but we still found it hard to contain a slick moving Donoughmore attack who kicked three on the spin. In a fast moving half we found the range from Colm Fenton and Dilan Donovan to lead at half time 1-7 to 1-6. Glenville turning to face the breeze were going to be up against it and displayed a stunning second half display with some splendid football being played. Our defence got to grips with the Donoughmore forwards and Kevin o Neill was a tower of strength in the middle. Kyle got another goal with ten minutes to go to push us four ahead and with Denis o Farrell and PJ Dennehy were strong in defence Donoughmore began to struggle for scores. Josh Cooke and Darragh o Callaghan scored two fine goals late on as we stretched the lead to ten points. Donoughmore scored a goal in injury time but at this stage the goose was cooked and Glenville had this game wrapped up by then. Well done on a fine win and Glenville can look forward to next weekends County championship semi Final with confidence. Final Score Glenville 4-11 Donoughmore 2-10. Glenville scorers Kyle Cronin 2-0 Josh Cooke 1-2 Dara o Callaghan 1-1 Shane o Riordan 0-2 Dilan o Donovan 0-2 Denis o Farrell Niall Griffin , Ian o Leary and Colm Fenton 0-1 each.




Travelling to Ballinhassig , Glenville put in a power packed display against the home side with a great performance which took a while to start motoring but when Glenville began to get on top they played some stylish football against what must be said a poor Ballinhassig side .Glenville lead after 15 minutes 0-4 to 1-0 but then we started to open up and get on top in all sectors with Cathal Maloney and Luke Ricken goaling to give us a strong 2-10 to 1-1 half time lead.

The trend continued in the second half as scores began to pop over from all angles. Cathal goaled again and from then on it was all one way show. A late Ballinhassig push saw them scoring three late goals but at this stage Glenville had an impressive scoreline built up Final score Glenville 3-21 Ballinhassig 4-4.


Other games played last week saw the Junior C team in preparation for the upcoming championship defeat Carrignavar by a point in a tough game and they play Rathpeacon tonight Monday at 7.30 pm in Fouhy Park. The U15 team defeated Whitechurch also in Fouhys last Thursday night winning 6-11 to 4- 8



This weekend is a very busy weekend for Glenville teams as some important games for the club are fixed.

On Friday night the U15 football team host Ibane Gaels from Timoleague/Barryroe in the playoff to decide who qualifies for the league final.This game is on in Fouhy Park with a 7.45pm start.

On Saturday evening at 4pm at a venue yet to be decided the Minor Footballers fresh from their league final victory have a tough task in this County Semi Final against the west cork champions amalgamated side Western Gaels from Kilmichael/Iveleary/Clondrohid. 

On Monday the U16 footballers play the County semi final of the County League with another tough task against Clonakilty. Time and venue as of yet unknown

The U12 team are due to play a league final v Buttevant this weekend also and have a County Final v Canovee to play in the coming weeks.


We wish all the teams well in their pursuit of further progress this weekend.




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