Glenville GAA News

13 August, 2010

Glenville GAA news


Glenville rollercoaster championship season continues if only just after a free flowing encounter against Carrigaline on Saturday night in a superb Páirc Uí Rinn ended in stalemate in the Premier Intermediate fourth round tie.

After a terrible start in which we took an age to get out of the blocks, a mobile Carrigaline side spearheaded by Cork senior Nickolas Murphy tore out of the traps and had us in a all kinds of trouble. Leading 0-5 to 0-1 after 15 minutes our only score coming from Kieran Coakley. Forced to line out without three of our players from the previous win against Newmarket Diarmuid McCarthy, John Halbert and Ger Cahill all on the injured list, It could have been a lot worse only for Carrigaline missing two open goal chances in the opening quarter. In a rare Glenville attack we finally added to the score board and eventually when we did get in to our stride we played some splendid football and clocked up a further 1-4 to finish the half in a commanding position. The goal had a hallmark of class about it as Anthony Cronin was on the end of a 5 man move to strike for a great goal on 25 minutes.. At this stage the forwards were running riot led by scorer in chief Paudie Cahill who kicked three from all angles and distances. Turning over 1-6 to 0-7 in front Glenville began the second half with purpose and struck early to extend the lead to three, but we then lost our way for a spell as Carrigaline easing more into the game and chipping away at the lead. By the 50 min mark they levelled and actually went ahead again on 52 mins with a pointed 45 metre free. But Glenville have been in this position on numerous occasions and stood up to the mark when the need was greatest with a Kieran Coakley point to level and Paudie Cahill pointed a free to take the lead again, which looked like the winning score. Carrigaline threw everything at us in the closing stages and were rewarded with a close in free which in fairness was of the very generous nature to share the spoils. A draw was probably a fair result but a further improvement will be needed and in particular surgery on the slow opening to games which is becoming a feature of our play of late. Anyway the replay won’t be until Corks all Ireland semi final contest with Dublin on August 22nd.So time to iron out the finer details. We still have three league games left all at home against Beara, Na Piarsaigh and Aghada and we are currently joint second in the County League Div 2 behind Bishopstown and Valley Rovers. So lots to play for yet in this topsy turvy season .Final score Glenville 1-9 Carrigaline 0-12.

The U14 side played Passage in the league in Fouhy Park on Wednesday night and lost out to a very strong Passage outfit.2-8 to 3-14 was the final tally. Glenville have one more game in the league with an away game against Castlelyons win here would see this team in a playoff at worst for league honours.

The minor team after that great win in the hurling final turn attention to football for the foreseeable future with a game in Sallybrook on Thursday night v Glanmire. Championship is only a few weeks away so preparations are ongoing. As of yet we do not know our opponents as Aghada must play Erins Own in the losers round this week.

Kildorrery and Kinsale played in the Intermediate football championship in Glenville on Saturday last. Kildorrery ran out winners in the end by a three point margin.

The club would like to sincerely thank Moynihan’s Pharmacy Watergrasshill for the sponsorship of a set of jerseys for the Glenville U16 football team.


No winner last week the jackpot next week in now €4,300 so you can purchase at any local outlet.