Glenville GAA Club

18 May, 2017

U21 Football Final 
Glenville 2-14
Glanmire 1-10
Congratulations to our U21 Footballers on a superb display to deservedly regain this championship we previously won two years ago. Glanmire started well and looked very threatening in the full forward line.  A couple of clever switches early on nullified this threat and Glenville began to play good open attacking football that had the Glanmire defence in all sorts of trouble.  We hit 1-6 in a row with Josh Cooke finishing the goal but a period before halftime let Glanmire in for a few scores that gave them hope. Moments after the restart we had a real battle to fight as Glanmire goaled from a penalty. An equalising point moments later looked to have given Glanmire real momentum at 1-7 a piece but suddenly Captain Aaron Ricken, Colm Fenton,  Dylan McCarthy,  PJ Dennehy and Denis O Farrells up the anti considerably and a classy Aaron Collins goal followed by sublime scores from sub James Gowan and Dylan Mc Carthy were defining scores .  Glanmire had no answer to the intensity and power of Glenvilles play in this period and the game petered out with Glenville completely in control. Again we are lucky to have some very good players on the line who contributed handsomely to the overall achievements of this panel. A great reward also for a dedicated  management team of Frank Halbert,  Eddie Ricken,  Colman O Driscoll Ben Halbert and Diarmuid McCarthy who worked very hard since January 5th with this team. Glenville will play city champions St Nicks in the County Quarter Final in the end of June. 
Another big day to look forward to. !! 
Thanks to Kades Kounty for supplying our players with food after all our championship games.  Its much appreciated.  

Junior C football chship 
Glenville 5-8
Aghada  3-7
Our Junior C football chship semi final game against Aghada pitted both clubs fielding their respective third string selections at a superbly appointed Ballinacurra venue. Both sides went hammer and thong at this one with Aghada drawing first blood with a goal. Looking like we'd be overrun we slowly fought our way back from 1-2 to no score down. Sam Bracken with a superb goal settling us. The quality of scores from both sides was a feature of the game.  Glenville gaining confidence as the game progressed looked comfortable leading 2-5 to 1-3.  Aghada kept us honest and trimmed the gap to a goal midway through the second half but a second Sam Bracken goal followed by another from James Gowan  finished the game as a contest.  Glenville winning out 5-8 to 3-7 in the finish. Well done all on a great win with a great mix of golden oldies and young lads gelling well.  We now play our neighbours Carrignavar in the Final. 

This win brought us on nicely to our Intermediate footballers championship clash with Kinsale.  We entered this tie in good form having some very impressive league results and a good 2-12 to 1-8 victory over Mitchelstown in our final league game setting us up well. Still championship is a big leveller but we produced a workmanlike performance to comfortably win this game even if the scoreline suggested a close game, we were leading 2-12 to 1-6 on 53 minutes.  Kinsale finished with a flourish with a goal from a penalty and a few pointed frees as Glenville got sloppy. Still a job well done as Dylan McCarthy netted twice and Denis Hegarty,  Shane Field and Ben Halbert impressing. We came thundering out of the blocks and built up an early 1-6 to 0-1 lead which in all fairness was too much for a game and honest Kinsale outfit to reel in.  We move on to round 2A with Kildorrery our opponents. Kildorrery will be a serious test as they made light work of Glanmire in the opening round. This game is fixed for Sunday June 4th in Castlelyons and we hope the big crowd that followed us in Ballygarvan will turn out again. 

Glenville 2-15 
Cobh   3-7
The morning after the Intermediate win our second team travelling to Lisgoold to take on Cobh. Having easily dispatched with Youghal the week previous we knew this would be a tough task as Cobh first team would be a tough physical challenge for our very young side.  After an even first half we trailed 1-4 to 1-5.  Cobh turned the screw at the start of the second half wind assisted and increased the lead to 7 midway through the second half. At Glenville 1-5 Cobh 3-7 and against a stiff breeze a rout looked highly likely but then out of nowhere Glenville attacked and played like men possessed.  Aaron Collins,  James Gowan and Eoin Barry pointing.  Further points from Brendan Maloney and James McCarthy and we had game on our hands. James finished a superb move to the net and here we were only a point down. At this stage Glenville with Willie O Leary and Kieran O Keeffe marchelling a watertight rearguard Cobh began to run out of ideas.  Further scores from the impressive Fenton brothers put the seal on an unbelievable turnaround.  Glenville victorious and into the semi final of this championship which will be played later in the year. Few would have given us a chance midway through the second half but we kept our composure and in fairness kicking 1-11 in the second alone is serious kicking.  Roll on the semi final..!!!!

Just a note on events to date on the Minor football front. Our side are competing very well in the Premier 2A league with super wins over Valley Rovers,  ilen Rovers, Carrigaline and Kilmurry.  Our only loss to date was an opening day loss to Kilshannig by a point.  We have a break til after the leaving cert exams but have Summer non exam league games every Tuesday for 5 weeks to keep us ticking over.