Glenville GAA Notes

11 May, 2022


Glenville GAA Notes.

By John O'Connor PRO Glenville GAA Club.


The club are delighted to announce a 252km virtual Glenville to Croke Park Challenge, which is being proudly sponsored by Ross's Centra, Watergrasshill, Co. Cork. 
For this challenge you can virtually walk, jog, run or cycle from Glenville to Croke Park. You will navigate 252km over 12 weeks (or less). The first adventurers will kick off on the 7th May 2022 and finishing on the day of the All-Ireland football final on 24th July. 
Last year's challenge successfully raised money for our AstroTurf. 
This year we are raising money towards the installation of floodlights on our pitch and the Rainbow Club Cork, Centre for Autism. 
You can submit your distances daily and track your progress via the MyRunResults website and for those that are more competitive you can keep an eye on the leader board too. 
Feel free to post pictures along the way to Instagram, Twitter & Facebook and let us know how you are getting on. You download a partipants certificate when you finish – ‘BEST OF LUCK’
How It Works
Sign Up by registering for the Event
Get Walking, Jogging, Running or Cycling
Submit your distances
What is a virtual fitness challenge?
A virtual fitness challenge can be walked, jogged, run or cycled from any location you choose. You can walk, jog, run or cycle on the road, on the beach, on the trail, on the treadmill, at the gym, or on the track. You get to partake at your own pace, and time it yourself.
Registration Options:
Adult Entry - €20
Family Team Entry - €40 (includes 2 adults and up to 4 kids)
Under 16s Individual Entry - €10
There is also an option to donate funds to contribute towards to the Rainbow Club.
The Rainbow Club Cork Centre for Autism is a professional autism service provider, supported by over 60 volunteers, with a mission to provide skills, support and a community hub for children and young people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their families in order to promote inclusivity, education and career opportunities leading to a fulfilled lifestyle and participation in all aspects of society.
For those people who register they will automatically be entered into a free draw with prizes as follows:
1st Prize: A yearly club lotto subscription 
2nd Prize: €50 club shop voucher
3rd Prize: Club Jersey 
 Optional event t-shirts, and medals available to purchase also. 
Registration is open from the 7th May 2022. You have 12 weeks (or less) to complete your 252km virtual challenge. The clock starts ticking from the first day you submit your daily distance. 
Track Your Progress
Once you have signed up you can submit your distances daily and track your progress, and for those that are more competitive you can keep an eye on the leader board too.
You can enter your activity manually by entering your daily distance. You can verify your activities from your favourite fitness tracker or smartwatch. To track your distances you can also download the Strava app or Garmin to your smartphone.
Submit your results to the MyRunResults site following the steps.
Walk, Jog, Run, Cycle, Rest, Repeat
Continue to get out there and get moving! To keep you motivated as you progress virtually from Glenville along the route to Croke Park you will receive event badges as you complete distance milestones. These milestones are aligned to Counties along your route.
START – Glenville GAA grounds 
Cork (12km)
Limerick (40 Km)
Tipperary (70km)
Kilkenny (100km)
Laois (130km)
Kildare (170km)
Dublin ( 210km)
Croke Park (252km) FINISH 


Well done to the u11 footballers Saturday morning , The workmate and team play was a joy to watch and especially at times playing with less players than the opposing team and the lads just got on with the job in hand in working hard and getting some great scores. 
Also big thanks to the parents for the great support & thanks to st Catherine’s for hosting 

U17 Div 1 v St Catherine's
St Catherine's 8-6 Glenville 3-12.

A very open game of football but defending was left at home for the night!! Glenville made all the early running in Ballynoe, started off well but failed to score on numerous attempts at the target. Catherine's on each attack seemed to be finding the target and raced through an open Glenville defence to score 2 goals in quick succession. At halftime we trailed 4-4 to 0-4. A blistering start to the second half saw us rattle in 2-7 without reply in the opening 10 minutes . Again we were hit with a sicker blow with 2 quick fire goals and the match hung in the balance after that until a few late goals gave Catherine's the win after what must be said was a very entertaining but strange game.
Our U8s travelled to Ballyhooly on Thursday night to take part in a wonderfully organised blitz. Many thanks to Ballyhooly GAA club for hosting it. The boys had great fun in the fabulous facilities. 
After losing out in the semi-finals of Feile, our U15s had an immediate chance to put that disappointment behind them on Wednesday night with a home league game against Lisgoold. On a beautiful sunny evening, the team had a fantastic start with early goals from David Barry and Colm Buckley setting the tone for the evening. The forwards were in flying form and the centrefield and defence were strong throughout. Further goals from Jack Counihan, Zach Curtin, and Colm Buckley (again) led to Glenville running out comprehensive winners on a 5-18 to 0-02 score line. To be fair, Lisgoold were depleted with illness and injury, but our lads showed great character to put the disappointment of Feile behind them and put in a very professional performance. This was our last league game until the end of June and it was great to finish this phase of the league with a win. Glenville are now in a four way tie at the top of what is turning out to be a very close league, so we will enjoy the break from competitive action for a few weeks. Match squad: Louie Guichard, Conor McHugh, Sean O’Leary, Eoghan Forde, Oscar Whelan, Billy Ryan, Sammy Haberlin, Cathal Sheehan, Shayne Curtin, Richard Kelleher, Mike O’Riordan, Eolann Hartnett, David Barry, Jack Counihan, Colm Buckley, Cathal O’Brien, Zach Curtin, Jayden Hennebry, Adam Casey.
On Sunday evening our U14 team played their second league game of the campaign, and after a tough opening game with a depleted squad against Crosshaven, we were facing a Killeagh team who had won all three of their games to date. The team got off to a strong start, scoring 4 unanswered points, and as Killeagh began to come back into the game a foul on Donnacha O’Leary led to a penalty which Adam O’Reilly coolly slotted to the back of the net. By half time the lads were well on top, and although Killeagh threatened briefly with some well taken scores at the beginning of the second half, the Glenville lads put together some very well worked moves, building on winning the ball in defence and moving it quickly up the field for some superb scores. Further goals from Sean Callinan, Jack Counihan and Tadhg McCarthy contributed to Glenville finishing on top with 4-12 to Killeagh’s 2-05. Next up for this team is the opening round of the championship away to Aghada which is always a tough test, but if they can continue with the form and attitude on shown Sunday evening they will give a good account of themselves.
Match squad: Louie Guichard, Dara O’Neill, Liam Kelleher, Zach Curtin, Sean Callinan, David Barry, Adam Casey, Eoghan Forde, Tadhg McCarthy, Adam O’Reilly, Jack Counihan, John Kelleher, Daniel O’Connor, Donnacha O’Leary, Jayden Hennebry, Gearoid Fitzgerald, James Buckley, Matthew Counihan.

We have limited stock available in our club shop 
Whatapp Catherine on 086-1201770 for more details.
We also have a wide range of all top quality types of clothing on our online shop
Check it out on the O'Neills website. 
Dads and Lads is a social football and Hurling programme for those keen to enjoy Gaelic games outside the traditional competitive structures of the GAA. 
The philosophy of GAA for Dads & Lads is all about participation and the camaraderie that only team sports can offer. The small-sided adapted games allow for incidental contact only (to minimise any risk of injury) so skills are to the fore over physicality. The games are self-governed – no referees.

We recently started a Dads and Lads football and Hurling group in Glenville and it has proved a great success so far, with numbers increasing every night. It's open to all and no previous experience of playing football is required. 
To sign up, or for more details contact John O' Connor our PRO on 085 -7102290


We are re-launching our text message service for 2022.
Fixtures for Watergrasshill & Glenville hurling, football, camogie and ladies football matches for a yearly fee of €5.
Contact Paud O'Neill 0879890964 or Barry Joyce 0871847017 

Lotto Results Friday 6th May 

Jackpot €12,400
Numbers drawn were
Lucky Dip 4 x €20 Prize winners 
Tadgh Manley
Patrick O'Regan 
Sean Hegarty 
Rossany Torrealba
This week's Jackpot is €12,500


Surf the Curve, in association with Glenville GAA club are hosting a three day summer camp on 25th, 26th and 27th July. 10 - 2pm each day. €80 per child with a family discount available. Book early to avoid disappointment. 
Contact to book.