Glenville GAA Notes

31 July, 2015

All roads lead to Ballyclough this Sunday as we take on Ballydesmond in the 4th round of the intermediate championship at stake a place in the quarter final. Also this week the under 14 will be hoping to make it into the final of the shield competition in the premier 2 grade as they take on Aghabullogue this Saturday. Also our under 15 had their first outing of the season as they recorded an impressive victory against Whitechurch in the first round of the championship. More to come but first here are the latest lotto results.

The Glenville GAA club lotto jackpot has still not been won from last week’s draw which took place in Kades. The winning numbers on the night were 7, 12, 16, and 26. Small Cash prize winners of €20 were Eugene O’Neill, John Forde, John Nott, and Paud O’Neill. Next week’s jackpot is worth €4500 draw will take place in the Anglers Rest.

Friday July 24th Under 15 B Football Championship v Whitechurch

Venue Whitechurch

Glenville 5-14

Whitechurch 3-4

Our under 15 footballers have advanced to the quarter final stage of the Championship after we recorded an impressive victory against a dogged Whitechurch sided on away soil. This was our first outing of the season so we didn’t know what to expect on the day. Played in ideal conditions we decided to play against the Strong breeze in the first half but we started off in great form with Sean Desmond opening the score the second minute. From the resulting kick out we worked the ball up to Timmy Hegarty who scored a super goal to increase our lead out to four point. Whitechurch were struggling to get out of second gear but in the tenth minute scored their opening point but however this would be their only score in the first half as our complete dominance in midfield lead to some great scores coming from Sean Desmond, Timmy Hegarty, Colin Cronin, Eoin Desmond, Shane O’Regan and Padraigh O’Leary helped Glenville run into a 3-9 to 0-1 lead at the

interval. Our first half goals scorers were Sean Desmond and Timmy Hegarty. Whitechurch came out with a new look on them as they hit 1-1 without reply in the opening five minutes. A Padraigh O’Leary free minutes later opened our account in the second half. But concentration slipped in the Glenville defence as Whitechurch got in for their second goal of the game but minutes later Mark O’Riordan would get in for Glenville’s fourth goal which killed this game off as a contest. Whitechurch had their purple patch at times during the match and during that spell they hit 2-1 without reply but further points from Lee Flannigan, Colin Cronin, and Padraigh O’Leary increased our lead even more. Eoin Desmond who was Brilliant all day at left half back got in for Glenville’s fifth goal and our final score which brought his personal tally of the afternoon to 1-4. Over all a great performance by everyone we will now face Duragoel Gaels who are mixture of Cullen and Millstreet joined together in the coming weeks. Team that lined out against Whitechurch Niall O’Sullivan, Dylan Power, Shane O’Regan, John O’Driscoll, Shane O’Reilly, Colin Cronin, Eoin Desmond, Timmy Hegarty, Padraigh O’Leary, Rob Mc Kenna, Lee Flannigan, Evan Lynch, Jake O’Brien, Mark O’Riordan, and Sean Desmond.

Glenville scorers Sean Desmond 1-1, Timmy Hegarty 2-0, Colin Cronin 0-3, Eoin Desmond 1-4, Shane O’Regan 0-2, Padraigh O’Leary 0-3(0-1from frees) Lee Flannigan 0-1, Mark O’Riordan 1-0.

Saturday July 25th under 11 Football League Group 2 V Douglas

Venue Douglas

Venue: Douglas GAA Pitch Glenville travelled to Douglas village on Saturday to face a very strong Douglas team. The current table toppers in this league, Douglas have failed to drop any points in any of their games so far. Glenville knew we were going to be up against it today. This was certainly the case for Team 1 today. They lined up with Colin Healy in goal to start with, and a backline of Patrick Ryan, Michael O’Driscoll and Donal Sheehan. These four were under serious pressure from the word go,

but managed to keep the ball out of the goal for the majority of the first half. Meanwhile up front we had Darragh Casey, Ben Sullivan and Calum O’Mahony, who were finding it hard to get on much ball. Calum in particular was making the most of what he could get his hands on and this resulted in a good tap in goal by Ben Sullivan. It was in midfield where Douglas was most dangerous. They had two players here who would possible walk onto many an U16 team despite being only 11 years old! Sam Dennehy and Ciaran O’Leary marshalled them as best they could, however Douglas were 7pts to 1:1 up before they got their first goal just before half time. Team 2 had a different story though. Containing players of the calibre of Eoghan Knapp, Liam Foley and Brendan Lehane, they provided Douglas with what was according to the Douglas mentors as their first real test of the year. Joseph O’Riordan, who pulled a groin muscle in the warm up, was confined to goal for the game, but he was rock solid there throughout. More positive performances from Jamie Curtain and Ben Flanagan saw Glenville go in at half time with a commanding lead. This must have concerned Douglas, and these concerns were justified as Glenville, with the help of Ciaran O’Riordan, Colm O’Regan and Daniel Cronin went on to completely overpower Douglas, and run out convincing winners on a score line of 5:8 to 1:4 Team 1 improved in the second half and a much better showing from midfielders Mike and Sam meant that Douglas were held scoreless for the majority of the second half. It looked like Glenville were going to claw their way back into this one as well, in particular after Ciaran O’Leary powered up the field to get a cracking goal. However a late goal by the Douglas boys insured a victory in this game on a score line of 3:7 to 2:3. So the points were shared today, and this means that Glenville and Douglas are top of the table in this league. Three games remain, against Carrigtwohill, Cobh and a potential decider against Ballincollig.

Monday July 27th under 16 A football League v Erin’s Own

Venue Glenville

Glenville 4-4

Erin’s own 3-7

On Monday evening last our under 16 footballer’s entertained Erin’s own in the latest round of the league. Conditions on the day were not good but both teams played out a descent game of football in the end it was a share of the spoils but there is more work to be done if we are going to beat the East cork Champions Sliabh Rua in the championship in the coming weeks.

Condolences: Glenville GAA would like to send their deepest sympathies to the Fitzgerald family bridestown on the recent passing of Tom. Tom was a great Glenville follower and never missed a championship game. Our sympathy goes to his beloved wife Helen, son’s Gerry and Denis, and daughter Orla.

Remembering the big one

This Sunday evening all roads lead to Ballyclough for our championship round 4 meeting with Ballydesmond. We were uncertain when this championship tie was going to be played going on the cork results from the weekend but after corks defeat to Kildare it is confirmed that we will face Ballydesmond this Sunday afternoon at 3:30. Your support is greatly appreciated as we hope to make it into the quarter final the very best of luck to the lads and the management team.

Upcoming fixtures

Saturday August 1st P2 under 14 Football Championship Shield Semi Final v Aghabullogue @4:00 venue TBC

Sunday August 2nd IFC Round 4 v Ballydesmond @3:30 Venue Ballyclough

Monday August 3rd P2 under 14 FBL v Carrigaline @19:30 Venue Glenville


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