Glenville GAA Notes

02 September, 2015

Our hopes of reaching the intermediate semi-final were dashed last Sunday Afternoon at the hands of Fermoy after a Tough and Bruising encounter. What a week it has been for our under 15 Footballers as they left it late once again to advance to this Year’s County Final which is fixed for this Saturday v Kilmurry. The under 16 Footballers are now in the semi-final of the East Cork Championship as they saw off a strong Blarney side in the quarter Final. It has also been a good week for our under 11 as they secured their place in this year’s league semi- final. Final the under 13 were in action against Eire Og and Cobh. More to come but first here are the latest lotto Results.

The lotto jackpot now stands at a lovely €5000 as there was no winner from last week’s draw. The winning numbers on the night were 10, 13, 22 and 31. Small Cash Prize winners were Dermot Fenton, Pauline Cahill, Denis Noonan and Gwe Pot. Next week’s draw will take place in Kades.

Rebel Og County B under 15 Football Championship semi- Final v Cill Na Matra Venue Ballincollig

Glenville 4-11

Cill Na Matra 1-13

We often talk about Championship games been won in the final five minutes and certainly this was the case when this County Championship semi-final was played in the sunny sunshine conditions in the Ballincollig venue. Once again Padraigh O’Leary came to the rescue to score a late goal deep into injury time to insure that it would be Glenville who would advance to this Year’s

County Final and set up a meeting with Kilmurry in two weeks’ time. Glenville came into this game with impressive wins against Whitechurch and Millstreet but knowing what was at stake we knew we had to up the Tempo.

Glenville decided to play against the light breeze in the first half and straight away our full back line of Caden Horgan, Shane O’Regan and Ciarn O’Leary had to be alert to sniff out the danger as Cill Na Matra broke on the counter attack. But the Brilliance of Full Back Shane O’Regan intercepted the ball at the crucial moment as he turned over possession and set Glenville on the move.

As in the Millstreet game a few weeks ago the Mid field pairing of Timmy Hegarty and Padraigh O’Leary were once again producing the magic as they won a lot of the possession to make sure that Cill na Matra would not get their hands on the ball. And a sweeping move which saw Hegarty lay off a brilliant hand pass to Colin Cronin but however the ball was intercepted by the Cill na Marta player but the quick speed of Colin saw him get the near hand in and dispossess the player of the ball and from that move saw Sean Desmond register the opening goal of the game. Our Full forward line of Sean Desmond, Jake O’Brien and Eoin Desmond were working perfectly as they won a lot of ball that came their way and two superb points from O’Brien and Desmond saw Glenville Run into a 1-2 to 0-0 lead after 10 minutes.

From The resulting kick out with saw O’Leary get up the stronger of the Two won the ball and neat little one two to O’Regan saw him kick a magnificent point from fourth yards out. Cill Na Matra were always dangerous going forward but the Brilliance of O’Regan once again came to the rescue as he kept the Cill na Matra Full forward line at bay. Right Half Back Shane O’Reilly was on top form as he

put his man under pressure to insure that it would be Glenville that would turn over the possession and a sweeping Move that Involved O’Reilly and Hegarty who set up Evan Lynch who shot was saved by the keeper but only for the perfectly positioned O’Regan to Goal from the rebound.

However form the resulting Kick Out that was won by Cill Na Matra saw them work a well executive move but once again O’Regan came to the rescue to dispossess the player of the ball but the referee felt that it was a cynical foul which resulted in a black card his Replacement Conor Gowen proved to be a hug factor in the Glenville defence. Glenville work rate in the first half was very impressive especially with Centre back Colin Cronin who was alert to ever danger that came his way and he soon got his reward with a brilliant point from the half way line.

Cill Na Matra registered their opening score in the nineteen minute. The Glenville response was empathic as mid fielder Timmy Hegarty won the ball and went on a darting solo run to put the ball down low to the keeper’s right to score our third Goal of the game. Centre forward Lee Flannigan also got his name on the score sheet along with Jake O’Brien as we Finished the Half strong to lead at the interval 3-6 to 0-1.

Every Team will have their Dominance at some stage in the Game as in the second half Cill na Marta came out with a new Look on them as they Came forward in waves of attacks and a string of unanswered points had them right back in the game as the Score was 3-6 to 0-6 with ten minutes gone.

Glenville needed a score and Colin Cronin was the man to get the job done as he kicked over his Second point of the game and that was followed by a Sean Desmond Point to Increase our lead out to

eleven Points. But however our lead would be cut as a string of unanswered points point’s left the score board at 3-8 to 0-11 with Fifteen Minutes Gone.

Keeper Niall O’Sullivan had to be at full stretch as Cill Na Matra Carved right through the Glenville defence but his quick reflexes stopped the ball from going into the back of the net out for the expense of a 45 which resulted in a score as our lead was down to just five points.

Glenville managed to steady the ship and a third point from Colin calmed the Glenville never down. But within a flash Cill na Matra Broke down at speed as they carved their way right through our defence and there was nothing that O’Sullivan Could do this time as the ball riffled its way into the back of the net. The score was now 3-9 to 1-12 as it was all to play for.

Glenville needed fresh legs as we brought in Dylan Power to add a bit of strength to Glenville Full Forward Line. As the game was reaching its Climax all was wondering who was going to get the next score but it was the opposition who would register the next score as our lead was down to just two points. It was going to take something special to win a county semi-final and once again the mid field pairing of Leary and Hegarty produced the magic when it was needed most as we worked a well executive move that saw O’Leary go for Goal but his shot was saved but on the rebound scored which sent the Glenville team and management into raptures to insure that it was Glenville who would advance to the county final.

We finished strong with points From Evan Lynch and Lee Flannigan as Glenville ran out winners on a score line of 4-11 to 1-13. What a game what a performance this never say die attitude from these

great bunch of players all played brilliant. We now Face Kilmurry in the county Final This Weekend.

Team That Lined out against Cill Na Matra. Niall O’Sullivan, Ceadan Horgan, Shane O’Regan, Ciarn O’Leary, Shane O’Reilly, Colin Cronin, Rob Mc Kenna, Padraigh O’Leary, Timmy Hegarty, Mark O’Riordan, Lee Flannigan, Evan Lynch, Sean Desmond, Eoin Desmond and Jake O’Brien.

Rebel Og Central Premier 2 under 13 Football League v Eire Og

Venue Glenville

Glenville 1-3

Eire OG 2-8

Our under 13 Footballers were very unlucky to be beaten in the League after a strong and physical battle against Eire Og. Conditions on the afternoon were ideal that saw some good football been played but on the day the opposition were the stronger of the two and came away with the victory.

Rebel Og Central Premier 2 under 13 Football League v Cobh

Venue Glenville

Glenville 4-3

Cobh 3-4

Our under 13 Footballers had two points to spare as they recorded their 7th League win of the Year after a tough encounter against a strong Cobh Side. In contrast there was very little to separate the sides but in the end we came away with a victory.

Cork County Intermediate A Football Championship Quarter Final v Fermoy Venue Glanworth

Glenville 0-9

Fermoy 2-8

Glenville’s hopes of reaching this Year’s County Semi- Final were dashed last Sunday afternoon at the hands of Fermoy when this Quarter Final Tie was played in the Glanworth venue. Conditions on the day were perfect which saw some good football been played we played against the light breeze in the first half and we were very unlucky to be a point down at the interval 1-3 to 0-5. Our first Half scores came from Dilan O’Donovan, Noel O’Riordan and Paudie Cahill. Our work rate in the second half was exceptionally good as we turned over a lot of possession. They say goals win games and certainly this was the case as Fermoy second Goal was the hammer blow to us in the end Fermoy ran out five point winners. Over all a disappointing day for Glenville it just goes to show that character and the commitment these lads put in all Year will pay off and I have no doubt that Glenville will be back in the top grade in the coming Years. So our Championship season comes to an end we look forward to our last few remaining league games and to the future and 2016 doesn’t seem very far away.

Rebel Og East Cork under 16 A Football Championship Quarter Final v Blarney Venue Glenville

Glenville 1-8

Blarney 0-7

Our under 16 Footballers and the reigning County Champions are now into this Year’s East Cork Championship semi Final after a tough battle against a strong Blarney side. This quarter final tie was

played in the lovely sunshine conditions on home soil. We decide to play against the light breeze in the first half as our Complete dominance in midfield lead to scores coming from Eoin Desmond, James Gowen, Padraigh O’Leary and Colin Cronin had us up by 1-7 to 0-2 at the interval the Glenville goal scored by James Gowen. Blarney came into the game in the second half and a string of unanswered points cut the Glenville lead down to three and despite Glenville been reduced to 13 players we held on for a four point win. This never say die attitude paid off once again our second half score came from a James Gowen pointed free. We now set up a meeting with Carrigtwohill in two weeks’ time. Over all a good performance but there is a lot of work needs to be done if we are to make the final.

Rebel Og Central under 11 Football League v Ballincollig

Venue Ballincollig

Our under 11 Footballers have now secured their spot in the league semi-final after a comfortable win against Ballincollig. The conditions on the day were mixed but on the day there was some great football been played in the end we came away with a victory.

Juvenile Training will continue this Wednesday Night From 7-8 In Glenville.

Up Coming Fixtures

Wednesday September 2nd East Cork Division 3 Junior B Football League away v Carraig Na Bhfear @7:15

Saturday September 5th Rebel OG County B under 15 Football Championship Final v Kilmurry @2:30 Venue Ballincollig

Monday September 7th Rebel Og under 16 A Football League away v Father O’Neill’s @7:00 Email: pro.glenville.cork@gaa.ie

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