Glenville GAA Notes

04 May, 2015

Our Club lotto jackpot now stands at 3200 as there was no winner from last week's draw. Winning numbers on the night were 5, 16, 26, & 31. Small Cash prize winners were Ger Hosford, Diarmuid Mc Carthy, Pat & Joanne Walsh and Tuesday Club. Next week’s draw will take place in Kades.


Friday April 24th Junior B Football Championship Quater Final

Venue Catherlag

Glenville 3-7

Russell Rovers 3-9

Our junior B footballers exited the East cork championship at the quarter final stage after a tough match against a strong Russell Rovers side. Our lads decided to play against the strong breeze in the first half but it was the rovers who would register the opening score in the second minute. Our lads quickly replied to the rovers score with some good passage of play and a Jason Foley point on five minutes had the team’s level. Brendan Maloney got our next two scores to put us up by two points and minutes later Johnny Dorgan was on the receiving end from Darragh O'Callaghan long ball who broke past two rovers’ defenders and buried the ball in the back of the net leaving the scores 1-3 to a 0-1 on fifteen minutes. Our lads were beginning to win the majority of the possession especially Darragh O'Callaghan winning every ball that came his way which set Glenville on the move again and Jason Foley was on the receiving end from Darragh long ball and put the ball in the back of the net to give us a commanding lead. The next ten minutes were all Russell rovers with a string of unanswered points as they fought their way back into the game and at half time there was only a goal in it 2-3 to 0-6 points in favour of Glenville. Brendan Maloney opened the score for us at the start of the second half with a lovely pointed free and minutes later Johnny Dorgan got in for his second goal of the game to put us up by 7 points. Russell rovers always looked dangerous going forward and they caught our lads on the counter attack and almost got in for a goal but the brilliance of Kevin O'Donovan got down low to his right and stopped the ball from hitting the back of the net. Russell rovers managed to get their first score in the 45th minute as they reduced the gap to 6 points and within seconds the deficit was down to five points. Our lad’s then stepped up a gear as they began to dominate the possession and two points from JJ Kearney and a Brendan Maloney free increased our lead back to 8 points with ten minutes left. Russell Rovers hit back and this time they made no mistake as they broke past the Glenville defence to set up a well taken goal to level the scores at 3-7 to 1-8 with only five minutes left on the clock. Russell Rovers showed us why they were dangerous going forward as they carved through the Glenville defence but this time they went for the point and the gap was down to 4 points with time almost up but little did we know what was about to happen and once again the rovers broke past the Glenville defence and the effort went straight into the back of the net as the gap was now down to a single point. it looked like that our lads were going to becoming away with the victory but the rovers had one last chance to get the score to force extra time as they broke up the field looking for that opportunity and it looked like that it was going to be extra time but at the very last moment the ball fell shot and flew past the Glenville keeper and hit the net as Russell Rovers snatched the victory at the death winning on a score line of 3-7 to 3-7. Hats off to our Junior B footballers who put up a magnificent performance. Team that lined out against Russell Rovers Kevin O'Donovan, Ciaran O'Keeffe, Paud O'Neill, Don O’Ridrion , Darragh O'Callaghan, John O'Connell, Don Kearney, Ger Cahill, Jason Foley, Joe Cullotty, JJ Kearney( Captain), Josh Cook, Johnny Dorgan, Brendan Maloney, David Dennehy. Subs Thomas Dinan for John O'Connell, Aaron Collins for David Dennehy.


Saturday April 25th Under 11 John Kerin's Tournament

Venue St Finbarr's

Glenville were bitterly unlucky not to progress to the final round of the annual John Kerin’s tournament in the Barr’s at the weekend. Playing in the top tier of the competition we came up against Na Piarsaig, Kinsale and the hosts St Finbarr’s. 

Glenville had a slow start against Na Piarsaig. We seemed to be on top, with our full back line and half back line dominating. Eoghan Knapp and Michael O'Driscoll were large presences from the word go, with Patrick Ryan working very well to keep the Na Piarsaig danger man at bay. However chances up front were hard to come by. Efforts by Colm O'Regan, Ciaran O'Leary and Ben Flanagan were wide of the mark and it looked as if Glenville would rue their missed chances as Na Piarsaig went in 4pts to 0 up. In the second half however Glenville dominated and drew level thanks to a fine goal by Ciaran O'Leary. It looked certain we would push on for a victory however a final effort for a winning point, kicked by Sam Dennehy, came agonisingly off the post and wide.

Kinsale were up next and Glenville continued the momentum they had built up from the last game. Darragh Casey was the star man in this game with a brace of goals, and Eanna Desmond contributed to the score line also. Knowing that score difference would be a big factor, Glenville powered on in the second half. Fine performances by Donal Sheehan, Brendan Lehane and Liam Foley in particular helped Glenville to a 5:5 to 1:1 win.

Glenville needed a strong performance in the last game against a very strong Barr’s team. A 100 strong crowd had gathered to watch the final game of the day. The game started well with points from Colm O'Regan and Ben Flanagan. However the Barr’s had four goal opportunities, and despite the efforts of Joseph O'Riordan, who was very reliable in goals all day, they took each of them to give them a 4:2 to 1:2 half time lead. At half time the heavens opened, and the crowd instantly disappeared into the dressing rooms and clubhouse for cover, leaving just the players, the mentors and the referee on the field. The few spectators who could still see were treated to a Glenville onslaught of the Barr’s defence. Time after time attacks were made by Brendan Lehane, Daniel Cronin, and man of the match Sam Dennehy, but unfortunately, other than a fine Colm O'Regan penalty, the elusive scores that Glenville needed could not be found. 

In the end 2 points was all that Glenville were short to go through to the next round. Although the players will be disappointed, and they've a lot to work on, they can be very proud of their performance, and a great year of football is in store of the year. 

Panel: Joseph O'Riordan, Patrick Ryan, Michael O’Driscoll, Eoghan Knapp, Brendan Lehane, Donal Sheehan, Eanna Fitzgerald, Liam Foley, Darragh Casey, Sam Dennehy, Daniel Cronin, Ciaran O'Leary, Colm O'Regan, Ben Flanagan.

Sunday April 26th Junior A Football Championship 3rd Round V St Catherine's

Venue Castelyons

Glenville 0-11

St Catherine's 1-7

Our Junior A Footballers have now advanced to the quarter final stage of the East Cork Championship as they set up a meeting against Erin's Owen on Saturday May 2nd  after completing a championship double over the saints. Both Teams meet in the first round at the end of the march as both teams played out a thriller of the match with the outcome going to Glenville thanks to late William Connolly point so could history repeat itself. Played in perfect conditions in the Castelyons venue it was a surprise that the two teams from the first round meeting again in the third round. Our lads decided to play against the breeze in the first half and from the start our lads took control of the game and a Diarmuid Mc Carthy point after 40 seconds had us up and running. St Catherine's hit back and levelled things up in the second minute. For the next eighteen minutes it was all Glenville as we dominated the midfield area especially with David quirk catching every ball that came his way and three William Connolly points in a row had us 0-4 to 0-1 up on 20 minutes. The last ten minutes were all St Catherine's with a string of unanswered points to leave the scores 0-5 to 0-4 at the interval. The second half sprung into life as St Catherine's got the opening goal of the game after 15 seconds and that followed with a lovely point as our lads were now five points down. William Connolly soon calmed the Glenville nerves down with a pointed free on 40 minutes as the gap was down to 4 points. St Catherine’s responded to the Connolly point as they work a well taken point to increase their lead back out to five points with only 15 minutes on the clock. Glenville decide to freshen out their bench and bring on subs Darragh O' Callaghan, Johnny Dorgan, and Aaron Collins. Brendan Maloney added his name to score sheet with the score of the game as Glenville were beginning to reduce the gap to just 4 points. Our substitutions were working perfectly especially Aaron Collins who was causing havoc for the Catherine's back every time he got on the ball and he set up Willie O'Leary who put the ball straight between the posts as the deficit was now to just three points with five minutes remaining. there was a new look with in the Glenville team as they found renewed hope and renewed energy and two Brilliant Willie O'Leary Points in the space of two minute had the gap down to the minimum with time almost up. From the kick out saw Ger Cahill win the breaking ball which set Glenville on the move and who better than Breandán Maloney to hit the point that would put the team’s level in the first minute of injury time. It was always going to take something special to win a championship game and yes history has repeated itself as William Connolly hit over the winning score as Glenville ran out winners on a score line of Glenville 0-11 St Catherine's 1-7. Well done lads on what was a brilliant game of Gaelic football and well done to St Catherine's who put up a mighty battle against our lads in which was a thriller of a match. Our lads will now face Erin’s Owen in the quarter final on Saturday May 2nd.