Glenville GAA Club Notes

13 September, 2016

Glenville GAA Club Newsletter

Tuesday September 13th 2016

Under 16 Beaten in epic battle

For those who travelled to Kilmurry last Monday Night witnessed an epic battle between two tough teams in which was a battle of the Champions. Both these meet twice last year in the under 15 county final and the under 16 East cork final. Our opponents were the winners in the under 15 decided by a points we then turned the tables on them in the under 16 Final as we won the title thanks to a last minute injury time goal however Kilmurry went on to win the county so it was no surprise that these two teams would meet in the championship. Conditions were far from scratch on a wet and windy night. Kilmurry opened the scoring in the fifth minute it was very hard to hold onto the ball at times with both teams making very few handing errors but from 1- 15 it was a brilliant team effort our defence was rock soled at times with Caden Horgan keeping Kilmurry best player at bay for the entire game. Our midfield due of Shane O’Regan and Colin Cronin was a constant threat to the Kilmurry players. Owen Desmond was on superb form and his sixteen minute point levelled the scores up. Kilmurry opening goal came in the twenty minute from a shot that deflect off the cross bar and went into the net. Glenville kept rolling on the points through the concession of Owen Desmond frees and by the half time interval it was still all to play for 1-4 to 0-4. Within twenty seconds of the second half Kilmurry got there second goal of the match but we responded with points from Eoin Desmond and Colin Cronin as we began to eat into Kilmurry lead. Keeper Niall O’Sullivan was brilliant in goals as he made numerous of saves

during the match to keep us in the game Kilmurry went on to hit the next point of the game to leave the score at 2-5 to 0-6. From the resulting kick out that was won by Shane O’Regan managed to win Glenville a free and his quick instinct to pick out Mark O’Riordan at corner forward who set up Owen Desmond who buried the ball into the back of the Kilmurry net and by this stage the tied was turning in our favour the blood was pumping the endrilline was rushing on as we had hit a new level as Kilmurry were rattled at this stage but the saga didn’t end there a superb point from Colin reduced the margin down to one. There was something in the air it was the feeling of belief but straight away O’Sullivan was called into action with another super save to deflect the ball out for a fourth five which went wide as the clocked ticked into the last ten minutes of the game. Within those ten minutes Kilmurry purple patch began to kick in but we kept them to a minimum of two points to leave the scores at 2-7 to 1-7. We need a goal to force a replay and we taught we had it as we craved though the Kilmurry defence but for O’Regan effort to hit off the cross bar and from the rebound to be saved on the line. It was that type of game end to end stuff but in injury time Kilmurry rallied the troops and hit over two more points to put it beyond our reach. So at the full time whistle Kilmurry came out winners by 2-9 to 1-7 after a might battle disappoint for our lads but all can hold their head held high as they put up a might display all played their part the full 22 that togged out a brilliant team performance but it just wasn’t our night but we will looking to turn the tables on Kilmurry as we get another shot off them in two weeks’ time in the League Semi Final what a match to look forward to well done to all.

That same night saw our intermediate football take on St Michaels in the league with Michael’s coming away with a 1-10 to 0-16 point win.

U14 League: St Finbarr's 6-03 Glenville 2-07. In a game played in atrocious high wind and rain, our U14s played a tough game against a well drilled 'Barr’s side. Our boys played well and tried hard right up to the final whistle. Thanks to the 18 players who turned up this evening as well as the parents who stayed and supported the team in miserable conditions. Team coach on the evening was Paudie Cahill. Thanks to Ludo Guichard and Gary O'Sullivan for helping out on the evening. Great to see Chris Heffernan at the game - the club, U14 panel and parents wish him continued progress on his recovery.

Glenville GAA invites everyone on Wednesday Sept 14th 6:30pm in Glenville main pitch to our end of Summer BBQ. They'll be nobody go home hungry that's for sure!!!

Lotto Results

The Lotto jackpot is still worth €10000. Winning numbers from last week’s draw were 4, 16, 28 and 32. Small Cash Prize winners were Elaine Sheehan, Lydia Bracken, Thos Sheehan and Joan Forde. Next week’s draw will be in Kades. Email: pro.glenville.cork@gaa.ie

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