Glenville GAA News

23 June, 2010

Glenville GAA news



Kilmurry was the venue for Glenville second round game against west cork and Graham Canty lead Bantry Blues on Friday night last. This was a difficult assignment for our side as Bantry possess a lot of quality footballers. Bantry opened the scoring with a pointed free inside the opening minute. Glenville were quickly in to their stride and some very fluent forward movements deserved a better reward. Our opening score came on five minutes when Pat o Brien fisted over and a minute later pointed a free. Bantry nudged ahead again with a pointed free and a minute later a high ball wasn’t dealt with and the ball trickled over the line for one of the softest goals you could concede. In fairness Glenville rallied well after that and played far the better football in the opening half and turning to play with the stiff breeze in the second only a point adrift looking in a great position.

Disaster struck at the beginning of the second half when Bantry got through for another soft goal to put them four points ahead. Glenville then had a period of fifteen minutes where we again dominated but seven successive wides were all we could muster up. Kieran Coakley finally got our second half account ticking and followed up with a free to reduce to four with ten to play but Bantry sensing a Glenville surge forged forward and got in for another goal to kill the game off. Two pointed frees in injury time sealed an emphatic win but in all truth the closeness of the game is not reflected on the board. Even so a much improved performance and if carried on to the next round will have every chance in defeating Newmarket. Big improvement but plenty to ponder facing the next and last chance saloon against the Duhallow side, which will be played probably weekend of July 3/4th.

Attention turns to hurling next weekend with the back door game against Castlelyons in Rathcormac Sunday night.

U14 footballers took on Nemo Rangers on Saturday morning in Nemo. A good first half in which we lead by three goals was the platform to the win. Nemo wind aided in the second half forced a strong comeback but fell short at the end. Glenville winning out 5-9 to 2-13.

The U9 team had a great game with Killeagh at home on Saturday morning and were narrowly beaten.

Minor and U16 action is back in full swing after the exams and will be in full swing over the next week again.

U14s play Gleann na Laoi in the league on this Thursday night while the U16 team kick on after the summer break with a league game against Dohenys at home next Wednesday night.