Glenville GAA Notes

22 July, 2015

July 20th 2015

What a week it has been for Glenville GAA our Minor Footballers overcoming the challenge of Na Piarsaigh in the second round of the premier 2 Football Championship. Our Junior A Footballers have now secured their spot in this year’s league final after a tough and bruising encounter with Russell Rovers as they remain un beaten this year in the league. Also the under 10 Footballers successful day at the Munster Football Blitz in Mallow. Many more to come from this week’s but first here are the lotto results from last week.

Lotto Results

The Glenville GAA Club Lotto Jackpot has still not been won so the jackpot is now worth €4400. The Winning Numbers on the night were 4, 17, 20, and 25. Small Cash Prize winners of €20 were Tj Forde, Thos Sheehan, Emer, Padraigh, Joanne and Susan Cotter. Next week’s draw will take place in Kades on Tuesday July 21st.

Wednesday July 15th Premier 2 Minor Football Championship v Na Piarsaigh

Venue Blarney

Glenville 0-11

Na Piarsaigh 0-6

Our Minor footballers have now advanced to the next round of the Premier 2 Football Championship after a five point victory against a strong and physical Na Piarsaigh side. Glenville came into this match knowing that there were no second chances if they lost here today after they suffer defeat in the opening round against Bishopstown so this was last chance for both teams to keep their Championship hopes alive. Conditions on the day were lovely as Glenville decided to play against the very light breeze in the first half but however Glenville would suffer a set back as Corner Back Kenneth Spriggs

picked up an injury with only two minutes gone his replacement Padraigh O’Leary proved to be more than willing to be up to the task.

Na Piarsaigh opened the scoring in the fifth minute but however this would be their only score for fifteen minutes as our complete dominance in midfield led to score coming from Kyle Cronin, Josh Cooke, and Dilan O’Donovan helped Glenville run into a 0-3 to 0-1 lead with twelve minutes gone. But things were going to change as Aaron Spriggs picked up Glenville’s second black card his Replacement Greg Magner proved to be a big factor in the Glenville full forward line.

However we were unable to keep up with this frantic pace as Na Piarsaigh purple patch began to kick in as they hit two quick points on the bounce then concentration slipped in the Glenville defence as Na Piarsaigh almost got in for the opening goal of the game but their effort Blazed straight over the bar to give them a one point lead.

PJ Dennehy was Brilliant in his best position in midfield and his superb point from the half way line levelled things up with twenty Five minutes gone on the clock. Both teams went on to trade points at either ends of the pitch Dilan O’Donovan getting the Glenville score.

Greg Magner who came on for Aaron Spriggs was having a blinder of a match in this favour position at corner forward as he almost got in for Glenville’s next score but his effort went to the right and wide. We finished the half strong with points from Dilan O’Donovan and Cathal Maloney helped Glenville run into a 0-7 to 0-5 lead at the interval.

What a start to the second half Kyle Cronin who was excellent all day at Full forward was on the receiving end from Thomas Dinan long ball broke past his man had the keeper to beat but he blazed the ball wide from what looked like a great scoring opportunity came to nothing in the end. However Kyle made up for his miss just a few moments ago with a lovely point to increase the Glenville Lead out to three points.

However Na Piarsaigh who were always dangerous going forward carved their way through the Glenville defence but their effort was matched brilliantly by Keeper Eoin Hammond with an excellent save but from the

rebound it looked like that Na Piarsaigh would raise a green flag but once again Eoin Hammond came to the rescue with another great save as he deflected the shot over the bar as the gap was now down to just two points.

However things were going to get trickier for Glenville as they were reduced to 14 players with only twelve minutes left after another few close shaves Glenville managed to steady the ship and a Josh Cooke point calmed the Glenville never down. Glenville began to take control of the game and further points coming from Cathal Maloney and Josh Cooke it looked like that game was won but only for Déjà vu as Thomas Dinan Picked up a harsh black card in the twenty fifth minute his replace was Kenneth Spriggs who had picked up an injury in the first half.

It was a big call from the management team but it was about to pay off as Na Piarsaigh gave it everything in the last few minutes and once again they carved their way through the Glenville defence but only for their effort to be stopped on the line by Kenneth Sprigs it is uncertain how Kenneth managed to get the booth to the ball but it shows that the injury that he picked up in first half had worn off.

In the end it was Glenville who would run out winners on a score line 0-11 t0 0-6 we now set up a meeting with Clonakility in the coming weeks. Team that lined out against Na Piarsaigh Eoin Hammond, Pierce Maloney, David O’Flynn, Kenneth, Spriggs, Thomas Dinan, Aaron Collins, Andrew Desmond, Denis Hegarty, PJ Dennehy, Dylan Mc Carthy, Dilan O’Donovan Captain, Josh Cooke, Cathal Maloney, Kyle Cronin, Aaron Spriggs. Subs Greg Magner for Aaron Spriggs, Padraigh O’Leary for Kenneth Spriggs.

Friday July 17th East Cork Division 2 Football League V Russell Rovers

Venue Shanagarry

Russell Rover’s 0-8

Glenville 0-14

Our Junior A Footballers have maintained their un beaten run after this round six game was played in the Shanagarry venue. We came into this game in great form as we have taken points from Glanmire; a share of the spoils

with St Catherine’s an impressive victory over Father O’Neill’s, Glenabower Rovers, and Castlemartyr.

So in contrast we faced a Russell Rover side that are mid table and seemed not to strike fear into the League Champions from 2014. Played in perfect conditions and playing against the soft Breeze in the first half it was the Home side that would register the opening score in the second minute but however Glenville would suffer a set back as Noel Cahill Picked up an injury his replacement Kenneth Spriggs Proved to be a big factor in the Glenville half back line and it wasn’t long until he got his name on the score sheet.

But concentration slipped in the Glenville defence as Russell Rovers almost got in for a goal when their shot went over the keeper but only for Paud the Rock O’Neill to make a darting run managed to get a hand to the ball and get it out for a 45 which resulted in score for the rovers but it could have been a whole lot more if Paud didn’t get a hand to the ball.

Soon we began to find our form as we began to dominate the mid field area especially with David Quick winning every ball that came his way and points from Johnny Dorgan, and Thomas Dinan helped Glenville run into a 0-4 to 0-2 points lead with only twenty nine minutes gone on the clock but however we were unable to keep up with frantic pace as the Rovers hit two quick points on the bounce to leave the score at 0-4 to 0-4 at the interval.

The second half was very nip and tuck as only two scores were scored in the opening 10 minutes Joe Cullotty getting the Glenville score from that moment on we took Complete control of the game and our complete Dominance in the mid field area led to scores coming from Thomas Dinan, Brendan Maloney, and Johnny Dorgan helped Glenville run into a 0-10 to 0-5 lead with only fifteen minutes gone.

But this would be Glenville’s last score for ten minutes as Russell Rovers purple patch began to kick in as they reduced the gap to just two points but three Brendan Maloney points in a row increased our lead back to five points which meant at full time it was Glenville who would come away with the victory this win now means that Glenville climb top of the table above St Catherine’s. we are now one win away from reaching the league final we face

Aghada in the coming weeks for our last league game. Our un beaten run continues for now.

Saturday July 18th under 10 Munster Football Blitz

Venue Mallow

Last Saturday morning Glenville travelled down to mallow to compete in this Munster blitz in mallow in contrast we are UN beaten this year so this was going to be a new experience for our lads. We played three games against Dr Crokes of Kerry, Kilshannig and Drom Broadford we played exceptionally well in all three games winning them all. We had 20 players in the end with all getting equal playing time so over all a great day for our lads.

The Glenville under 10 football panel pictured at the recent Munster Blitz in Mallow.

Saturday July 18th under 8 Football Blitz

Venue Aghada

In the early hours of Saturday morning Glenville made the trip down to Aghada to compete in the under 8 Blitz. On the day we had 24 players so had three teams on eight with all playing equal time on the day. We played three games against Mayfield 1st and 2nd team and Aghada all played very well it just goes to show that the training in Glenville every Wednesday night pays off.

Sunday July 19th Intermediate Football Challenge

Venue Cloughuv

Glenville 0-13

Ardigole 2-12

Glenville’s intermediate footballers continued their preparation for the next round of the intermediate football championship as they played Ardigole in a Challenge match. Conditions on the day were ideal as both teams played out a great game of football. We decided to play against the strong breeze in the first half and we were only five points down at the interval 1-8 to 0-6. Our first half scores came from Sam Bracken, Paudi Cahill, Kevin O’Neill and William Connolly. They were signs of improvement in the second half as we began to win a lot more ball in the mid field area but on the day the opposition were the stronger of the two as they ran out five point winners in the end.

Upcoming fixtures

Saturday July 25th P2 under 13 FBL v Douglas at home @ 11:30

Saturday July 25th under 11 Central Group 2 v Douglas away @14:00

Monday July 27th under 16 A FBL v Erin’s own at home @19:00 Email: pro.glenville.cork@gaa.ie

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