Glenville GAA Notes

22 October, 2015

Under 16 Win East Cork Title for the First Time in 9 Years after a Pulsating finish against a Strong Kilmurry side in which was the championship game of season and as the old saying goes if you buy the ticket you win the raffle.

Rebel OG under 16 A East Cork Championship Final v Kilmurry

Venue Blarney

Glenville 5-5 (20)

Kilmurry 2-13 (19)

Glenville’s under 16 footballers were crowned East Cork Champions for 2015 after a might battle against Kilmurry in which saw a late goal in the last kick of the game give Glenville the victory.

Once again the teams from the Eastern Division squared off against each other as they bid to become East Cork Champions. These Clubs Met already this year in the under 15 county Football Final when Kilmurry were the Victorious by the narrowest of margins.

Many of the lads from both clubs that were on the panel for the under 15 will be playing in the teams in action and we hope for a similarly high standard of football that we witnessed a few months ago. In Contrast both these clubs came into today final in impressive form for Glenville we have been impressive in our

Championship wins to date and defeated Sliabh Rua, Blarney, and Carrigtwohill to reach today’s final.

Our opposition on the other hand had win wins over Passage and Fr. O’Neill’s to reach the Final. The stage was set in the lovely sunny sunshine Conditions in the Blarney venue as Glenville decide to play against the Light Breeze in the first half and what a start we got off to in the opening twenty seconds as a big long ball from Seamus Curtain that fooled the Kilmurry keeper and found its way into the back off the net.

Kilmurry kicked over their first score in the fifth Minute Glenville’s work rate was exceptionally good as we won a lot of the breaking ball from the kick outs and Seamus Curtain did what he did at the start of the match a big long ball into the full forward line but this time it was Lee Flannigan that got his name on the score sheet as he riffled the back of the Kilmurry Net to put us up by five with Ten Minutes Gone.

We were very fortunate with the amount of frees that we gave away as we left Kilmurry back into the game as they hit over two pointed frees to leave the scores stand at 2-0 to 0-3. Seamus Curtain was excellent on the breaking ball and his darting solo run from mid field lead to Glenville’s first Point been scored.

The Half back line of Shane O’Regan, Aaron Spriggs and Andrew Desmond had to be alert all the time as Kilmurry Broke up the field on numerous occasions but their work rate paid off as we turned over the possession that resulted in a Glenville free to which James Gowen put over the bar. However a string of unanswered Points from Kilmurry left the scores at 2-2 to 0-5 Points with Five minutes on the clock. Then Concentration slipped in the Glenville defence as Kilmurry Got in their first goal of the match as they tied up the

Scores that was followed at the other end with a Lee Flannigan point which meant at the Glenville held a narrow lead 2-3 to 1-5 at the interval.

Once against Glenville were at fault for the amount of frees that they gave away as Kilmurry levelled the game with two minutes gone from the resulting kick out that was won by Jason Power set Glenville on the moved again and lovely ball into the Isolated James Gowen with only one thing on his mind buried the ball into the back of the net to increase our lead out to three.

That was followed by a vital Shane O’Reilly block on the edge of Square but from the Rebound the ball went over the bar as they gap was now down to just two points. Glenville needed their big players to step up and they sure did as Captain Aaron Spriggs lead by example From Centre Back worked the ball up Lee Flannigan who scored his second goal of the game Glenville’s fourth as we increased our lead out to five points and we didn’t have to wait long for our next score as James Gowen hit over a superb Point.

Kilmurry were always dangerous going forward and a string of unanswered points left the scores at 4-4 to 1-9 with ten minutes left but what unfolded in those last few minutes you will not believe your eyes. As the clock ticked into the final ten minutes Glenville were doing everything they could to hold onto their four point lead but within a flash Kilmurry broke up the field and scored super goal which now meant there was only a point in it but Colin Cronin immediately replied for Glenville to ease the nerves down.

However Kilmurry Kicked over the next two scores which meant it was all to play for 2-11 to 4-5 with injury time approaching. So who was going to get the all-important score? It went to Kilmurry as they Hit over two Quick Points and that could be that as it was not

looking Good For Glenville but what happened next I swear you won’t see anything like this ever again. First Kilmurry broke up the field and hit a long ball in in the hope of getting another score but Shane O’Regan was determined to win the ball as he used all his strength to catch the ball in mid-air as we work the ball out from defence and won Glenville a line Ball.

So this was the last chance the last throw of the dice in the hope of snatching a late goal and from that line ball that was taken by Aaron Spriggs found its way to lee Flannigan who Fisted the ball into Seamus Curtain and without hesitation Buried the ball into the back of the net which sent Glenville players and management into raptures as the old saying goes if you buy the ticket you win the raffle. So at the end of sixty five Minutes it was Glenville who were Celebrating as we were crowned East Cork Champions for 2015 Captain Aaron Spriggs accepted the cup on behalf of the team hats off to Kilmurry who played a great a great game by far the championship game of 2015 as for our lads well done on a marvellous achievement we now move onto the County Semi Final as we set up a meeting with Urhan in two weeks’ time as for Kilmurry they also progress to the county semi-final so who knows we might meet in the county final only time will tell.

Team That Lined Out Against Kilmurry Niall O’Sullivan, Chris Healy, Conor Crowley, Shane O’Reilly, Shane O’Regan, Aaron Spriggs (Captain), Andrew Desmond, Seamus Curtain, Jason Power, Padraigh O’Leary, Greg Magner, Lee Flannigan, James Gowen, Colin Cronin and Eoin Desmond.