Glenville GAA News

04 April, 2010

Glenville GAA Notes



The past week proved to be a good one for the club which began with the U12s playing a league game on Wednesday night and put in a great hours football to win against a strong Glanmire side in terrible conditions with strong winds making good football very difficult but fair play to both sides for putting the weather to one side and getting on with the game. Glenville were well ahead in the first half after playing with the elements but a strong second half by the Glanmire side was not enough to deny Glenville a victory 3-5 TO 1-4 in the end.

The Intermediate side continued on their good run and collected another two points when we travelled to Mallow to play the home side in the third round of the league on Thursday night. Glenville began slowly and Mallow were more forceful early on and created problem for us but a gradual improvement saw us began to get a grip on things and win a lot more possession. Points in quick succession from John Halbert, Kieran Coakley and Ger Cahill brought us level and we began to take over for the rest of the half playing some very good football and organised and strong in defence. Half time 7pts to 4pts.Mallow reduced the lead at the start of the second half and a similar trend began to develop like the first half Mallow out of the traps strong and levelled matters inside 5 minutes with three points. A Pat o Brien goal gave us the lead again and three further points gave us a commanding lead but Mallow replied strong near the end and cut the gap down to a goal but sub Ian Gardiner sealed matters deep into injury time with a well taken score. Another good hard earned win. Next up is away to Newcestown this Friday in Cloughduv at 815.Final score Glenville 1-11 Mallow 0-10.

The u12s had another league game in Mayfield on Saturday against Mayfield and were beaten by four points by a strong and well organised Mayfield side.

The U15 team travelled to Fermoy to take part in a day blitz which had 10 teams from Cork, Kerry, Dublin and Tipperary.

Glenville first game was against the hosts Fermoy and won out by a two point margin after a close hard fought win. Our next game was against Kilsheelen from Tipperary and we had thing all our own way here winning by 0-7 to 0-1. Our third and last group game was against Kerry side Kerins o Rahillys. This was a game that we dominated early on and built up a lead of 2-2 to 0--0 but a brace of goals before half time left this game finely balanced; this was a game that the Kerry side had to win to make the semi finals as Glenville were already through. A tough hard second half followed and Kerins o Rahillys nudged home in the end 2-6 to 2-5.

In the other side of the draw Douglas and Kilmacud Crokes came through with Austin Stacks and Listowel going on to the plate section.

The semi final parings were Glenville v Douglas and Kilmacud v Kerins o Rahillys.

Douglas started off in whirlwind fashion and looked as if we would be blown out of the water, trailing by 1-5 to 0-1 at half time and looked down and out the team showed remarkable strength to lift themselves and produce a splendid second half effort to knick it end the end 1-7 to 2-5.So then we faced Kilmacud Crokes in the final and this proved to be a fantastic game which again went down to the last seconds and in the end we won out again by a one point to the delight of the players and mentors.

Kevin o Neill was judged player of the tournament and everyone one of our lads deserve great credit for their performances and the way they conducted themselves and also great credit to the Fermoy GAA Club in organising the competition in such a professional and organised fashion.

The week ahead see a number of important games for the club as on Wednesday night the Junior footballers travel to Ballinacurra to play the home side in the division 1 of the league. This team will be anxious to get a win under their best after a number of narrow defeats previously 7pm throw in here. The minor football team kick off the championship season with a first round game against Erins Own in Rathcormac at 6 45pm.Glenville will have to play in top gear if there are to overcome the Glounthaune side who are meant to have a very strong side. The Intermediate side travel on Friday night to Cloughduv to play Newcestown in the county league, throw in is at 8 30 pm. The side had two impressive displays against Siberian and Mallow in recent and will be anxious to continue this trend.

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