Glenville GAA Club News

04 November, 2013

Disapointment this weekend as both Minors and U15 football teams exited at County Semi Final stage. First of all in a horrendous day for football Glenville travelled to Macroom to take on Western Gaels the combination side from Inchegeela Kilmicheal region to see who would qualify for the County Minor Final. Glenville took the field in positive mood after winning the league title a week earlier and played well in the opening half only to conceed a goal just on half time to give Wester Gaels a lifeline having being out played by a determined Glenville side in the opening half. PJ Dennehy goal gave us a well deserved lead but that soft goal just before the interval was a cruel body blow. Glenville facing the strong wind in the second half still fought with great determination and the loss of captain Shane o Riordan with a serious leg injury was a major blow.Another mix up in the Glenville defence resulted in another own goal and gave Western Gaels the lead for the first time. But Glenville came right back and a Dilan Donovan penalty was expertly converted to give us the lead again. Glenville stretched the lead to two with another Dilan free 2-5 to 1-6 with 50 mins played but another soft goal right after was a major blow and from then on it was all Western Gaels as we struggled with such a small panel. Unbelievably Western Gaels got their third own goal to finish Glenville off at the death after Dilan o Donovan with another superbly struck penalty gave us hope. The final whistle sounded shortly after and Glenville had to give way to a better balanced side in the finish. Glenville gave a great display and with some new faces no doubt to be promoted to the Premier Intermediate side next year will be another  the future is in safe hands. Best for Glenville were Dilan o Donovan, Denis o Farrell, Kevin o Neill,Colm Fenton and Denis Hegarty with  special mention to the younger player Aaron Collins and David o Flynn who first games at this level and performance was outstanding. Best wished to Shane o Riordan on the injury and to Kevin o Neill who goes under the knief this week. FINAL SCORE Glenville 3-6 Western Gaels 4-8

 

U15 FOOTBALL SEMI FINAL

 


After two great wins over the last week in the championship over Ballinhassig and Grenagh both Glenville and Aghinagh played themselves to a standstill on Sunday morning last in the semi final. Glenville began well and Aaron Collins prominant up front. Cathal Maloney finished off two good scores and with the Aghinagh forward line always a danger it kept the defence on its toes. Approaching half time a Tom Dinan point tipped us ahead but the main focus on the first half was the quality from both sides in the scoring stakes. Half time Glenville 1-9 Aghinagh 2-6. The quality was maintained in the second with the physicality also at boiling point at times but in fairness both sides displayed great passages of football to keep the large crowd well entertained. Glenville were very unlucky with an Aron Collins shot hitting the crossbar but a Cathal Maloney goal left us a point behind and heading into added time. Aghinagh broke clear from the kickout and worked a great goal to seal a deserved win but two great sides playing themselves to a standstill there is no shame in loosing a game like this. Best wishes to Aghinagh in the final. FINAL SCORE Aghinagh 5-8 Glenville 2-13.

Glenville are not finished yet and have a league final to play. Details to follow on this.


THIS WEEKEND GAMES


The Junior C team play Aghada in the championship in Lisgoold on Sunday at 3pm


The refixed Co U12 Final v Canovee is scheduled for next Saturday in Brinny at 12noon. Best of luck to both sides.


The U16 Footballers are due to play Clonakilty in the County league semi final


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