Glenville GAA News

02 March, 2010

Action on the playing fields took off last weekend with a host of games played,The U15 football championship game v Aghada was cancelled on Tuesday night and refixed on last Friday night in Rostellan.Glenville playing against the strong breeze in the first half were the better side and lead 1-6 to 0-4 at the break playing very well and at this stage looked very comfortable ,A couple of swift scores just after the break streached the lead to 7 points and looked like it would be a massacre,Suddenly after a few near misses to kill the game off Aghada slowly into the game,shipping away into the lead and and slowly bit by bit reduced the lead with a brace of goals midway through the second half,At this stage Glenville struggled to come to terms with Aghada and could not cope with the momentum Aghada had generated.At the end of the day Aghada were ahead 2-10 to 2-8.Unfortunately this was a game that Glenville should have won and just sends the message out that a game is never won til the fat lady sings.Well done to all the players and mentors who put in a great effort.Lady luck was not on their side on this occasion.
The same evening the U21 football team had a very worthwhile challenge game v Ballinora in Fouhy park and won out by a point at the end.
Our 2010 County Football League campaign began in Bishopstown where we engaged with local senior side in the first round of this league.At the moment we are finding it even difficult to get 15 players on the field with a host of players out injured at the moment so we went to Bishopstown at a major disadvantage.We began very slow and our opponents were three points up inside 10 mins and we looked to be in for a tough afternoon,slowly we got a foothold in the game and we began to create inroads and a great goal from Anthony Cronin brought us level. At half time we trailed by only a point even though we played with the strong wind,The second half began in frantic pace with Johnny Dorgan getting a great goal after a great move and a couple points put us three points up. Bishopstown put in a strong finish and 7 unanswered points in the last ten mins gave them a flattering 14 points to 2-4 win.
This Sunday we play o Donavan Rossa in the second round at home in Glenville at 3pm
Junior football
We played Carrigtwohill last weekend in the second round of the league,A very inept first half in which Glenville scored the first point was disappointing. Carrig had much the better in the half and racked up a strong lead 1-5 to 0-1 at the break. Glenville came out a transformed side in the second half and tore in to Carrig even though we still trailed 1-8 to 0-3 midway through the second half. Glenville put in a storming last quarter and the introduction of 5 second half subs made a bit difference The comeback was secured when James McCarthy finished a great goal in injury time,Carrig came up field in the last attack of the game to equalise.Final score 1-10 each.A great performance against a very strong Carrigtwohill side
The minor team begin their league campaign with an away trip to Castlelyons next Monday night at 7 45.
All Ireland VEC final
Congratulations to our own Patrick Cronin on his achievement on winning an all ireland vocational schools football medal with cork against Monaghanlast Saturday.Pa played centre forward and had an excellent game scoring a great goal in the narrow two point win.