Glenville GAA News

19 April, 2010

Glenville GAA Notes


Games played

Sallybrook was the venue for the first round of the U21 footballers first outing in the championship.On glorious conditions for football Glenville opened well and pointed inside thirty seconds.Cobh in their first attack opened up the Glenville defence and rattled the net with a well taken goal but Glenville began to impose themselves in the game and driven on by a strong half back line began to take control.Scores began to flow and by the midway stage in the half we lead 0-6 to 1-1 when Will Connolly latched onto a breaking ball and billowed the Cobh net.Cobh kept in touch before the end of the half and reduced the lead to foru points at the break.A strong start to the second half from Glenville in which we scored 1-3,the goal coming from TJ Forde and the game looked done and dusted 2-9 to 1-3.Cobh kept chipping away with points and were awarded a penalty with 10mins to go which was converted and suddenly the game was down to a goal lead.Two Glenville points gave a bit of breathing space again and Cobh were unable to break down the Glenville rearguard.Final score Glenville 2-11 Cobh 2-6.

Underage games were played over the weekend when the U11s played Valley Rovers in Glenville.Again another great display of scoring and skill shown with this very enthusiastic group of players.Glenville winning out in the end 7-8 to 3-6.

Sunday night saw the U21 team play their semi final of the championship against a strong Carrignavar team in Sallybrook.This was a very difficult for this team as we were picking from a team with only one on the age and two more over minor so not much was expected but the team gave a great hearted display and gave of their all and only for the unfortunate sending off of full back Ger Hogan who knows what might have been.We kept tabs with Carrignavar in the first half and a splendid goal from Sam Bracken levelled matters but just on half time Carrig pounced to leave them a goal ahead 1-7 to 2-7 after an excellent first half of football.Carrig began strongly in the second half and increased the lead but Glenville kept plugging away and with 50mins played were still in it mainly due to the fabulous kicking of Will Connolly who kicked eight points,reduced the lead 1-11 to 2-12 but Carrig kicked on from that and snuffed out the Glenville treat and rounded off matters with a goal 3mins into injury time to win out 3-14 to 1-11.Well done to the Glenville side who battled to the end and the future is in safe hands with the performance of such nature with such a young side on duty. Carrignavar now meet Erins Own or Glenbower Rovers in the final.