Glenville GAA News

14 April, 2010

Glenville GAA notes


The minor team kicked off the championship season in fine style with a cracker of a game in rearranged Glenville venue on Thursday last.Conditions were ideal for the game and Erins Own were a very strong physical side.Glenville began very well and have early points from B Moloney and Pa Cronin.In fact Glenville were dominant in the early stages and scored and carved openings in the Erins Own defence.At half time Glenville held a healthy five point lead and turning to play with the slight breeze in the second half looked a good bet to progress.

Erins Own were a changed side in the second half and took the game to Glenville with forceful play and notched a couple of early scores.Glenville were struggling to get the ball out of our own half and the more physically bigger Erins Own side began to take control.The took the lead in the 45 min when a long ball into the defence was nt dealt with and the inrushing forward toe pocked the ball to the net to give them the lead for the first time in the game.Glenville not to be out done got a grip in the middle area and a J McCarthy point levelled matters again.B Moloney free gave us the lead again only for Erins Own to regain parity with a similar score.Deep into injury time Glenville foraged one more attack and a well won free from B Halbert gave Moloney the task of winning the game which he duly done and gave us a great hard earned win.The next round will not be played until after the exams in july .final score Glenville 0-9 Erins Own 1-5.

On the previous night the junior team travelled to Ballinacurra to play the home side in the div 1 league.This proved to be a lively game with Ballinacurra catching the Glenville defence unawares and goaling in the first minute.A point quickly followed and Glenville found themselves chasing the game until half time.In fairness Glenville did have a strong first half apart from the early blip and rattled off seven points while Ballinacurra held sway at the break leading by two points.The second half was a strange one from a Glenville point of view as plentiful wasn’t transferred into scores.where as Ballinacurra seemed to punish every mistake we made.Two late goals put a flattering 4-8 to 0-11 scoreline in favour of Ballinacurra.

On Saturday the U11 team played Ballyphehane in the league and came away with a comprehensive victory kicking great scores while keeping a clean sheet at the other end.

The U12 team had two wins over the weekend on Sunday morning they played Whitechurch in Glenville and ended up 5-16 to 4-6 winners after a free flowing game with the large panal all getting game time.Again on Monday night they played St Catherines in the league and again we too strong for a competitive Ballynoe side who never threw in the towel.3-13 to 3-4 it finished up.

Kilmurry was the venue for the latest round in the Div 2 County Football League where Glenville who were seriously understrength and struggling for 15 players played Newcestown on Sunday evening in glorious conditions.On draining conditions both sets of players seemed very energyless due to the warm conditions,Glenville made a great start and led three points to one.Slowly Newcestown got the ball rolling and produced a few points before a goal on half time took the gloss off our gutsy first half display.Ten minutes into the second half and Newcestown goaled again to put them five up but Glenville bagged a goal immediately when PoBrien goaled after a great move.With only a point in it bodies began to tire and we eventually leaked a few late scores to trail 2-10 to 1-5 in the end.