Glenville GAA News

31 August, 2010

Glenville GAA


Coming away from Páirc Uí Rinn last Sunday evening wondering how we let a game we totally dominated and yet somehow found ourselves behind at the final whistle is a hard pill to swallow. Glenville after a poor start in which we found ourselves 1-2 to zip down inside 5 mins. Glenville started a barrage of breathtaking football which Carrigaline had no answer to knocking over 1-7 without reply. Some of the scores were out of the top drawer with the pace and attacking unit leading the Carrigaline defence a merry dance. Kieran Coakley getting the goal after a great build-up play. Just on the stroke of halftime Carrig nailed two converted frees to keep them in touching distance. Glenville again were dominant in the second half with Sean Leary and Noel O Riordan totally dominant in midfield. Defensively we were sound and always in control. Scores were not as fluent as in the first half and yet with 5 mins to go we held a 4 point lead. We had numerous chances to extend and put the game to bed and paid the price for that when two goals in injury time put paid to our aspirations for this year. This Glenville team did themselves and supporters proud. A freak show at the end cost us. We played some marvellous football in our 5 championship games this year. After the night against Mayfield when things were at a low ebb, we continued to improve as the games went on. Bantry, the Newmarket game and the two games with Carrigaline in particular shows that this team is on the right road. Stick together, better days will come.25 players have played intermediate championship this year. And with a few young fellows chewing at the bit, better days will follow. For now we wish Carrig all the best in the latter stages but even they will point that they got out of jail in this one.

We still can make the final of the division 2 league if we win the last few games, which would be a great achievement so a lot to play for yet.

Junior 1 football league

The juniors played a very strong Midleton on Friday night in Midleton in the league. Glenville had to give way to a power packed Midleton in the first half as we fell behind 1-10 to 0-1.On the change over Glenville were a different side and ran at the Midleton defence time and time again. We slowly reduced the lead from being 13 points behind to loose out in the end 1-12 to 1-10.A great second half show and what if we had preformed like that in the first half.

Minor football

We played Nemo in a challenge last Thursday night and lost out 3-7 to 2-16.We are down to play Castlelyons in the semi-final of the Minor AFC next week 8th or 9th Sept.