Glenville GAA Notes

06 October, 2010

Glenville GAA news


A busy week on the playing field with a host of games played. Monday night saw the U16 footballers in action in the semi final of the championship against Youghal played in Youghal. This game was played less than 48 hours after the county U16 hurling final. Glenville sought a few days grace after such a tough game on Saturday but our opponents weren’t willing to accommodate us so the game stood. Glenville had a very good opening half and looked likely winners at half time leading 0-9 to 1-4.Youghal turned the screw in the second half and came in to the game more and more. Our scoring rate seemed to dry up and we were forced to defend a lot more than in the first half. In saying that Youghal could not shake off a very gritty Glenville side who even though tiring as the game went on still had chances to win the game. On the night it was just a bit too much to ask this side to get to the level required after the exertions of Saturdays game. Still a great performance nonetheless and well done to all concerned. Still league games to go and a chance still to annex some silverware before the season comes to a close. Final score Glenville 0-13 Youghal 2-10.

Tuesday night saw the U14 side play neighbours Carrignavar in the semi final of the league under lights in Fouhy park. Glenville were all at sea in the first half and found the going very tough against a fired up Carrig side were well up for the battle. Trailing 1-7 to 0-3 Glenville turned over to play against a stiff breeze and a much improved performance was required to get anything out of the game. In fairness Glenville dominated the second half and piled on the pressure on Carrig who seemed to implode on a mass of attacking black and amber jerseys. Chipping away at the lead Glenville scores three goals in a ten minute spell to take the lead. From there till the end it was all Glenville and in the end we won out 3-11 to 2-9.Glenville move on to the final against Cloyne or Youghal which will be played shortly.

The Minor team with a weakened side travelled to Killeagh on Wednesday evening for a 6.30 throw in against the home side in the league. A win here would qualify us for the final and after a turbulent opening half in which we mixed the bad with the awful a much improved second half saw us sneak a win that was very hard earned indeed. Glenville yet to loose a league and now in the final have a very hectic schedule over the coming weeks with the minor football league and championship finals to come and also the minor hurling league final and the co championship semi final so serious times ahead for this group of players. Final score from Killeagh. Glenville 5-6 Killeagh/Itas 4-7.

Roundy House Cup
Glenville met Ballyhooly on Friday night in the final of the Roundy House cup played on a perfect sod in Ballyhooly. This was the juniors last game of the year and were anxious to win the cup for the first time. Glenville began well and had four early scores. Ballyhooly began to take control and levelled the scores with four scores after 15 minutes. Four more scores before half time left us ahead by 0-8 to 0-4 at half time. Ballyhooly kicked the first score after the break to cut the gap but Glenville kicked into gear again and extended the lead 0-12 to 0-7 with ten minutes to play. Subs Willie Connolly and MJ o Sullivan sealed the deal with two goals to run out victors 2-15 to 0-9.Joint captains Eoin Barry and Paud O Neill raised the cup amidst great scenes of excitement. Glenville had 6 minors that played in this game. Thanks to the Ballyhooly club for inviting us to their tournament.


Glenville hosted the county Junior Football Championship between Tracton and Mitchelstown on Saturday, in which Mitchelstown ran out winners in the finish by the slimmest of margins.

Glenville rounded off their minor A east cork league campaign on Saturday night in great style with an away game against Kiltha Og played in Dungourney. With Glenville already in the final this was a good competitive game. Glenville fielded a strong side and played very well in the first half kicking some very good scores. Kiltha Og were very dangerous in the forward unit and had us in trouble at times but missed several scores which would have made life a lot more difficult. In the end Glenville kept the 100% run going with an impressive victory 2-11 to 1-6 it finished up. Final opponents still unknown.

The U13 team played Glanmire last Sunday morning in Sallybrook and after a good game we lost out 5-6 to 2-10 to a stronger Glanmire side.

The Intermediates have three league games this week. Tonight Tuesday we play Aghada in Rostellan at 8pm and on Thursday we travel to Cloughduv to play Beara at 8.30 pm. The one remaining game against Na Piarsaigh at the weekend, no time yet for this game.
The U13s play Eire Og on Wednesday night in Fouhys at 8pm.