Glenville GAA Notes

01 November, 2010

Glenville GAA notes

With the playing activity nearing a conclusion a couple of games did take place last weekend. The minor footballers were in county action in the quarter final of the Co Minor AFC against Delaney’s in Carrignavar and after a good start in which we were 0-5 to 0-1 ahead we struggled thereafter and let our opponents back into the game before halftime. Backed by the strong wind in the second half the expected push forward never materialised and we struggled to shake off an increasing improved Delaney’s side who used their physical advantage to good effect. We also missed a penalty at a crucial stage which would have given us the momentum to drive forward. At the end of a tough hour both sides finished level. Extra time and at this stage the momentum was with Delaney’s and after a low scoring period the pendulum swung in Delaney’s favour, kicking two late points at the end to win in the end.1-11 TO 0-12.Glenville have still a league final against Kiltha Og which will be played very soon. Attention turns to hurling and this team play Aghabullogue in the Co semi final on Sunday coming.

Nemo defeated Glenville in the semi final of the city U13 football on Saturday. Glenville trailed by a goal at halftime but Nemo's greater power in the second half gave them a well deserved victory. Also on Saturday the U12 side played Mayfield in the semi-final of the league. Mayfield proved far too strong for our side on the day and showed why they are reigning county champions.

Macroom 7s.

Glenville travelled to Macroom to take part in this tournament again on Saturday. Our first game was a real shocker when we trailed to west cork side Kilmacabea at half time by 2-3 to 0-2.A better second half gave us a one point win in the end. We than played Macroom and after a tough outing we again won by a one point margin. Our quarter final opponents were St Colman’s and we won out easily so which brought us to a semi final stage where we faced Paul Kerrigan and Nemo Rangers. This was a tough ask for our side but after a fantastic first half we lead 0-6 TO -0-3 at half time. Nemo turned the screw in the second half and came back at us but defensively we were very sound and a very harsh penalty at the end which was scored was the difference in the end, Nemo winning out 1-8 to 0-8 in the end. Nemo went on to defeat Dohenys in the final by a point. Well done to all the ten Glenville players who took part.

This weekend sees the Junior football team play Carrignavar in the Cobh winter league on Friday night in Fouhys at 8pm, while on Saturday the U13s play the east cork blitz/chship. The U15 footballers also play championship Saturday when again Nemo provide the opposition in Nemo at 3pm in the semi final. Best of luck to all concerned.