Glenville GAA News

09 July, 2010

Glenville GAA

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Action on the playing front was sparse enough with games thin on the ground but at this stage of the year it’s a case of calm before the storm with a host of championships on the horizon. With the Premier Intermediates safely through to the fourth round of the championship and the hurling equivalent also in the hat, we await the draw which is on July 13th with great anticipation. Pencilled in is the hurling on July 23rd and the football due to be played on the August weekend 1st or 2nd.League action is at an advanced with Glenville playing in Division 2 of the county league in a good position in joint second position behind leaders Bishopstown with four games to play against Na Piarsaigh, Aghada, St Michaels and Beara. All these games are home games so we look forward and hope we can challenge for ultimate honours in this grade.

The Junior footballers will recommence action in the next week or so with a few league games to catch up on. The championship game against Carrignavar is also to look forward to but no date yet has been given for it. The team have seven league games to go and have played just four to date in Div 1 of the league. With 23 players lost now to the Intermediate squad the junior side will be pretty depleted but still will have a good nucleus to compete.

Minor action is also in full swing and the minors play a home game against Canovee on Tuesday night at 7.30 in Glenville. Glenville passed the first test on the championship with a victory over Erins Own by the slender of margins and safely through while we await the back door games to be played before we know our next round opponents. This team are also unbeaten in the Minor AFL with maximum points from three starts and have three games to go against Killeagh/Itas, Fr O Neills and Kiltha Og all away games.

Juvenile action is also at a busy stage with the U16 team in action in the county league on Wednesday night and succumbed to the Clonakilty challenge on home soil. Glenville to be fair were minus some key players and gave a good account of themselves but found the Clon outfit that little bit difficult to overcome. Final score 5-10 to 3-7.Glenville return to domestic action on this Monday with a league game at home in Glenville against Cloyne. Glenville unbeaten in the East Cork league will be anxious to keep that run going. The draws for the city U15 and U13 championships were made last week and Glenville could not have got a harder task than facing Nemo Rangers first team in both competitions.U14 championship v Cobh is fixed for Monday July 19th at home in Glenville. Preparations are continuing for this game and it’s hoped that we give a good account of ourselves in this outing. The prize for the winners is a home tie against Youghal in round 2.The team are doing very well so far playing plenty games and only loss is a league game to Youghal by two points a few weeks ago. Also this Monday night the U12 side have a league play off against Bride Rovers in Rathcormac at 7pm.Best wishes to the players and management in their quest to reach the final. Glenville hosts an U8 football blitz on Saturday 17th in the main pitch. Games begin at 10.30am.

With so many teams and players in particular at underage playing football we appeal to anyone out there who could lend a hand with any team or any aspect of the club it would be of great assistance and benefit and your contribution would be greatly appreciated. We field teams in U6,U7,U8,U9,U10,U11,U12,U13,U14,U15,U16,minor,U21,Junior and Premier Intermediate so with so many teams many hands are required. It might be only an hour a week but it would be worth a lot.

Sincere thank you to Moynihan’s Pharmacy who kindly sponsored a set of jerseys for the U16 football team recently.

Lotto.

The lotto hasn’t been won now in a while jackpot is reaching a nice sum of 4000 euro so you can purchase tickets at any local outlet or club officer. Yearly Lotto tickets at €80 can be purchased from any officer also.