Glenville GAA News

02 August, 2010

Glenville GAA news

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Games played

After an easy win in the first round over Cobh the U14 team travelled to Lisgoold to play a very strong Youghal side in the next round. From the off Youghal tore us apart and after 15 minutes we were all at sea trailing 3-6 to 0-1 and unable to get the ball beyond our own half. We began to improve as the half developed and a few switches worked to our advantage as we began to settle down and ease in to the game. Colm Fenton who kicked some magnificent points began the charge kicking a long range free and a great score from distance from play. Just on half time sub Thomas Dinan shot to the net and at the break a 3-6 to 1-3 deficit seemed surmountable. Glenville played breath taking football in the second half and took the game to Youghal from the off. Adam Murphy dynamic in full forward stole the show at the start of the half leading the Youghal full back line a merry dance scored three of the best goals you would wish to see at any level and the standard of play from both sides at this stage was of the highest quality. Youghal halted Glenville second half dominance with a well taken goal of their own to take the lead again but an exchange of points left us still a point behind until sub Cathal Moloney rattled the Youghal net to give us the lead again. Youghal capitalised on a defensive mistake to score another goal to lead by a point with a few minutes left, only for Colm Fenton to equalise with a difficult pointed free in injury time. With extra time looming Youghal in the final attack of the game broke forward and nailed the winning score with the last play of the game. Heartache for Glenville, but Youghal move on to the Final of the competition in confident mood. Glenville gave a wholehearted display but in fairness Youghal never threw in the towel when Glenville threw everything at them. Final score Youghal 5-10 Glenville 5-9.With only four players up to the age the future for this group of players is very rosy indeed.

Adult Football

The Junior footballers had a game last Thursday night against Donoughmore in Donoughmore. Again a lot of players hadn’t played football in a while and it took us a while to get a grip on the game. We trailed 1-5 to 2-2 at half time but a much improved second half proved a worthwhile exercise, and it proved to be a good work out for the team. Donoughmore won out in the end 2-9 to 2-7.

The Intermediate side continued preperations with a visit to Blackrock to take on St Michaels in the league on Sunday morning last.This was a very fast moving game with Michaels playing very expansive in the early stages and we took a long while to get a grip to their pace.Michaels had us in all sorts of trouble and bolted into a six points to no score lead.We did register our first score in the 20th minute and converted a few more points before the break to trail 0-7 to 0-3 at half time.The second half was a differant game as we dominated from the off and slowly chipped away at the lead.In fact we missed three gilt edged goal opportunities which would have put us in a better position butwe kept the pressure on and took the three points in succession in the closing stages gave us the lead in injury time but a last gasp free gave Michaels a share of the spoils.Final score 0-11 points each.

Championship this weekend.

Glenville are in championship action this weekend when Carrigaline are our opponants in the the fourth round of the championship.This will be a very difficult assignment for Glenville as Nickolas Murphy lead will be be in confident mood after last years Co Intermediate championship win.Glenville will need to be on top form to have a chance of progression.Hopefully the good display against Newmarket in the last round will be surpassed.Prize for the winner here is a quarter final date with Newcestown/Ballinora.Our game is timed for 7pm on this Saturday 7th August and Pairc Ui Rinn the venue.Support would be greatly appreciated.