Glenville GAA Notes

20 October, 2010

Glenville GAA Notes

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Disappointment for Glenville minor footballers on Saturday last when we were soundly beaten by a much stronger Erins Own side in the final of the minor AFC. Having beaten Erins Own in the first round way back in April by a point Erins Own has a series of tough games through the back door route which obviously benefited them while we received a bye to the semi final and had a very easy win over Castlelyons. Saturdays final was played in glorious sunshine and in front of a nice crowd. Erins Own set there stall out from the start and had us on the back foot scoring early on and building up a 5 points to one lead. Two Glenville scores from Brendan Moloney and Willie Connolly cut the gap but Erins Own piled on the pressure and finally broke through for a goal mid way through the first half which put daylight between the sides. Half time came and went but again we were very lethargic in the second half. While on the other hand every time Erins Own attacked they seemed to score at will. James McCarthy goaled on 50 mins and even though we missed a penalty after the margin was too great to cause distress to a well balanced and physically very strong side. Final score read 1-14 to 1-5.Erins Own now move on to the county semi final while Glenville gladly avail of the scenic route to resurrect the championship season, which starts this weekend and a quarter final against Delaney’s which is on bank holiday Monday in Carrignavar at 12.30.Hopefully the team can pick themselves up and put last week’s final to bed. Winners of this game play Kiskeam or Valley Rovers in the semi final.

U14 side capture league title

Well done to the U14 football team on winning the league final against Cloyne on Sunday morning last. Conditions were ideal for a game and Glenville started at lightening pace and maintained it throughout the first half building up a 3-6 to 1-0 lead. Turning to face the breeze in the second half Cloyne came out a far more determined side in the second half and caused many problems in our defence. They goaled early in the half and cut the lead 3-6 to 2-2 but that was as close as it got as Glenville regrouped and goaled at the other end to end any hope of a Cloyne revival. Apart from a spell in the second half this was a sound performance and a well deserved win and a bright future is in store for this side. Having been beaten in the championship by eventual winners Youghal by a point this was a welcome win and the team can look forward to next year with a fair degree of confidence.

U12 footballers had a league game against Eire Og and won by a 2 goal margin played in Ovens on Saturday last.

This weekend fixture

Monday October 25th County Minor A football quarter final Glenville v Delaney’s in Carrignavar at 12.30pm.

U15 football semi final opponents are Nemo Rangers and will take place very soon. Check locally.