Glenville GAA Notes

25 August, 2015

We are in for a hectic week in the Glenville GAA Camp with loads of championship deciders coming up. So by the Time you ready this Our faith will be decide on Sunday Afternoon when we take on Fermoy in the quarter final of the intermediate Football Championship which is fixed for a 3:30 throw in time in Glanworth. Also this week Our under 15 Footballers will be in action on Wednesday night August 26th as they take on Cill na Matra for a place in this year’s County Final .

Also our under 16 Footballers will be aiming to make it into the East Cork Semi Final as they take on Blarney at home on August 31st. This week the under 13 Footballers will be in action as they take on Eire Og in the league and on Friday will be at home to Cobh It is vial as we win these two games as a win will secure a league semi-final spot for our lads.

Finally the Minor Footballers will be in Action on Thursday as they take on St Nick’s in the league. This weekend there will be a family fun day activity on Saturday August 29th in which there will be many of activities. Over all this is by far the buzziest week for Glenville GAA. Now the attention turns to latest match reports and the under 12 Footballers Final outing of the season in Killarney. More to Come Stay Tuned but first here are the latest lotto Results.

The Glenville GAA Club Lotto Jackpot has now increased to a staggering €4900 as there was no winner from last week’s draw that took place in the Anglers Rest. The winning numbers on the night were 9, 17, 22 and 26. Small Cash Prize winners of €20 were Maeve, Ger Murphy, Barry Kennedy and Carmel & Nollaig.

U12 Football Blitz in FitzGerald Stadium Glenville U12s headed to Killarney last Thursday to take part in a blitz against a mix of teams from Kerry and Cork. The friendly tournament took place all week with up to forty teams taking part. Glenville were in a group with Aghabullogue of Cork, and Fossa, Foilmore and Ardfert from Co. Kerry. Game 1 v Fossa The first game turned out to be one of the toughest of the day. The Killarney outfit were big and strong, and well able to play football, as you’d expect from a Kerry team. Glenville’s starting line-up had a mixture of 12, 11 and 10 year olds. Craig O’Reilly played a blinder in goal all day long, and he had plenty to do in this game, along with his full back line of Eoghan Knapp and Patrick Ryan. Colin O’Keefe did well to retain possession up in the forward line, however it wasn’t until the introduction of experiences subs Mark O’Donoghue and Eanna FitzGerald did Glenville start to match the Kerry side. Game 2 v Aghabullogue Glenville began to get into the swing of things in this game. Eoghan FitzGerald and Andrew Desmond had great presence in the middle of the field. Some great forward play from Colm O’Regan, Dara O’Callaghan and Ben Flanagan saw Glenville storm to a strong lead in this game. Game 3 v Foilmore Despite losing the first game, Glenville were now picking up a few winning habits. We started with a strong team of almost all u12s in this game and they looked very strong. Sean Murphy in the backs and Liam O’Keefe in the forwards showed how much they have improved over the year with their performances. Colin O’Keefe and

Eoin FitzGerald added to their tally for the day with some well taken scores. Glenville went on to win this tough encounter Game 4 v Ardfert In this final game Glenville got to give every player a game and it was a great way to finish out the day. Daniel Cronin, Eoghan Knapp and Dara O’Callaghan deserve particular praise in this game and really seem to have improved a lot over the last few months. Glenville went on to win this game also, but not without a strong challenge put up by the opposition. It was a great experience to see all the Kerry teams in action. The team finished out the day with a tour of FitzGerald stadium. Selector Colman O’Driscoll was particularly impressed with the whirlpool in the Kerry team dressing rooms, and is putting forward a motion to add with to the Fouhy Park set up. This was a great way to finish off the year for the u12s. The U11s are still in the hunt for a place in the league play offs, and have Ballincollig and Cobh to play in the coming weeks.

The under 12 Football Panel That Travelled to Killarney.