Glenville GAA News

17 May, 2010

Glenville GAA notes

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In truth even though the scoreline might suggest a close tight encounter,this was fair from the truth as Glenville displayed a dismal showing in this first round of the Premier Intermediate football championship in fine conditions in Caherlag on Friday night last.Mayfield started well and kicked the first few scores.Glenville through an excellent Sean O Leary free opened our account and Pat o Brien followed up with a similar score moments later.Again Mayfield seemed to have a lot of possession but over elaboration cost them a number of scores.The fare produced by both sides were of a very mediocre standard.At the interval Mayfield held a one point lead and the general view was if Glenville upped the anti any bit it would be enough especially as we were playing with the stiff breeze in the second half.

The expected second half improvement never materialised and in fact things got more and more ragged as mistakes and sloppy play was the order of the day.Mayfield ran at us and conjured up scores at regular intervals.With 6 minutes to Mayfield held a 5 point advantage,which could have been a lot more only for a number of missed goal opportunities and Glenville still hadn’t registered a single score in the half.Then with a few minutes to go Glenville engulfed and blitzed the Mayfield goal,Four points in as many minutes had the lead down to a point with injury time looming.We had a couple of gilt edged chances to force a draw and you could argue the point of the amount of overtime played was no where near what should have been played but that would be clutching at straws.Pity we didn’t show the same drive and enthusiam in the previous 50mins or so Mayfield deservedly progress as they showed far more hunger for the battle.Glenville need to take a good look at the situation before we face Bantry in mid june in round 2.The team is far better than that but you only get one chance on championship days.Management can only do so much.Time for players to step up to the plate bigtime..Final score Mayfield 0-8 Glenville 0-7.

U12 semi final

A game that finishes with close to 40 scores is a must see and that was the fare served up when Glenville locked horns with Cobh on Monday night last.Glenville found themselves 4-1 to zip down after 5 mins.An amazing game as the openness and non stop action was a credit to both sides.Cobh won the game because they had a goal keeper of rare quality and virtually unbeatable on the night.On another night Glenville would have close to double figures in goals but could find no way past him.At half time we trailed 4-9 to 0-3,The second have was all Glenville and bit by bit reduced the lead but the start was the key to Cobhs success and they won out in the end 8-11 to 3-15.Hard luck to Glenville but later in the year they have a league final to look forward to.

The u14 had a good win away to Macroom on Sunday morning winning 2-11 to 1-4.They play Cloyne in the league on Wednesday night in Glenville at 7.15.

The next few weeks its hurling action with the Intermediate hurling first round v Youghal close on the horizon on June 4th.