Glenville GAA Club News

31 March, 2011

Glenville GAA Notes.


Travelling Cobh inflicted the first defeat on this Glenville side this year with a win on Wednesday night in Fouhy Park that didn’t look too likely from a Cobh point of view early on in this game .

Monopolising possession Glenville looked better placed early on and threatened to overrun Cobh but a succession of missed scores and a penalty miss let Cobh off the hook. Leading two points to no score after 15 minutes Cobh began to increase intensity of their game and had Glenville on the back foot by half time leading 0-5 to 0-3.

Joe Colloty scored a wonderful point at the start of the second half to reduce the lead but Cobh out of nothing raced through for a goal to opening up a bit of daylight between the sides. Glenville at this stage had plenty possession but could never get close enough to over turn the Cobh lead.

In the end the goal at the start of the half was the deciding score which put Cobh deservedly in the right end of a 1-8 to 0-7 scoreline. Cobh now with maximum points look good for a final spot in this league.


The same night Cobh hosted our U13 Football team in the second round of the league . Glenville played really well on the night and were unlucky to come out on the wrong end of a 2-9 to 3-10 scoreline.


Old rivals Carrigtwohill stood in our way from making further progress in this very competitive U21 football championship. Having easily defeated Russell Rovers in the first round this was going to be a major step up in standard as we faced the favourites for the championship on this occasion.

Glenville were very eager in the opening stages and took the game from the off to Carrig. Brendan Maloney and TJ Forde getting early scores. Carrig responded with a goal against the run of play but undeterred Glenville continued to keep the umpires busy with further scores from Willie Connolly and a Brendan Maloney free.

Carrig scores were coming all from expertly taken frees from former Cork minor Brendan Horgan who punished us every time. Coming up to half time we got a shot in the arm when Anthony Cronin wormed his way through the defence and shot a great goal to the net to leave us 1-5 to 1-3 at half time.

We had our chances after half time to extend the lead but it was not to be. With Glenville still holding on to a two point lead the crucial score came with a Carrig goal. Sub Gavin Daly who kicked three points from play in this half had the margin down to a point heading into injury time but two huge kicks from distance from Horgan put this particular tie to bed.

A great effort from this very young Glenville side who gave their all and were not found wanting. With only one overage next year a great group of players can made further progress in this grade in the year ahead.

Final Score 2-8 to 1-8.

Team Aidan Foley, Eoin Lynch ,Ger Hogan, Mike Kennedy, Brian Fenton Anthony Cronin (1-0), Mossie Keane Willie Connolly (0-1) Gavin Cronin Shane o Regan (0-1) MJ o Sullivan Pa Cronin Brendan Maloney (0-2) TJ Forde (0-1) Jack McCarthy. Subs used Ben Halbert Gavin Daly (0-3).


Summarising this game of a game of two halves is probably an accurate reflection of how the game went. Glenville were well in control in the first half leading by 0-8 to 0-3. The highlight of the game was the marksmanship of corner back yes you’ve read right corner back Eoin Barry who kicked two great points from distance.

Willie Connolly was causing the Nicks defence a lot of bother as was Paudie Cahill in the other corner. Eoin o Reilly and John Halbert were were industrious in the half forward line but indiscipline in defence was punished by the accurate Nicks free taker. Towards the end of the half we lost both Paudie Cahill and Noel o Riordan through injury ,but a brace of points from Kieran Coakley extended the lead. Second half Nicks were a different side and upped the pace of the game.

Points in the 35th, 37th and 44th had the lead down to two but a great move which resulted in Willie Connolly finishing a great drive to the net pushed us 1-9 to 0-7 ahead. Patrick Cronin extended the lead with a neat point from a tight angle. A very soft goal let Nicks back in the game but Glenville held out for a one point win after a late St Nicks onslaught was derailed by a resolute Glenville defence..

Glenville 1-10 St Nicks 1-9.

Team P o Leary W o Leary S o Callaghan E Barry (0-2) S Bracken P o Regan D McCarthy D Buttimer No Riordan J Halbert E o Reilly K Coakley (0-2) W Connolly (1-0) J Foley P Cahill (0-5) Subs used, P Cronin (0-1) N Cahill B Maloney Next league game is against Na Piarsaigh on weekend of April 10th. This game is in Glenville.


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