Glenville GAA Club News

04 April, 2011

Glenville GAA News I

t was with great sadness that we learned of the sudden passing of Padraig Kelleher on Saturday evening last. Padraig was a cherished and well respected member of Glenville GAA served as player, officer and delegate to various boards over many years.

Padraig this year was Manager of the Glenville U16 football team and only Thursday night his team played and won its first game of the season under Padraig s guidance.

Eventhough Padraig was quiet in character he was held in the highest esteem by everyone who knew him. It is difficult to imagine the devastation that his family is feeling at this time. T

his tragedy will be sorely felt throughout the entire community at local and beyond the Glenville parish at all levels. We in the GAA community would like to extend our deepest condolences to Padraig s wife and family in this difficult time.

U16 football league

In driving rain Glenville and Sliabh Rua served up a great flowing game with plenty of quality scores on show. Sliabh Rua who are a combination of Ballymartle and Ballygarvan were full of running early on and looked to be well in control.

Glenville first score was a well taken point from Darragh o Callaghan who was a constant thorn in the Sliabh Rua side all night netted a great goal inside the opening 10 minutes. Sliabh Rua had 1-1 on the board early on but didn’t score for the rest of the half as Glenville went rampant up front, Shane Riordan goaling twice, the second a great finish and Glenville were 3-5 to 1-1 ahead at half time.

The second was hardly minutes old when three goals in three minutes changed the complexion of this game. Game on and playing against a strong wind made the task that bit more difficult. In fairness they stuck to the task and regrouped to eek out a great result.

The introduction of Josh Cooke and PJ Dennehy both U14 players , made a big difference. Kevin o Neill and Josh goaled and a final flourish of scores from PJ ,Darragh and Ian o Leary put us on the right side at the finish. A great start but keep the momentum and improvement going for the year ahead. Final score Glenville 5-9 Sliabh Rua 6-4.

The week ahead is still unclear but for definite the Junior Football game v Castlelyons and U16 football league v Brian Dillons are both called off as a mark of respect for the late Padraig Kelleher.


The one game that goes ahead is the delayed and replayed and delayed again 2010 Minor football final on this Friday April 8th against Kiltha og in Dungourney at 7.30pm.

LOTTO NEWS With the jackpot won last week, it was back to basics again with the jackpot now at € 1100 . Again tickets are on sale from all local outlets and with the regularity its won you better get your ticket and make sure your in!!!. Last weeks winners of €20 prizes were Denis Barry, Mossie Barry Katie Purcell and Glenville Handball club. The time of year again for annual subscription for the local lotto. Tickets are €80 for a yearly ticket.

This is a major funder for the club and with gathering and on going costs becoming greater and greater on a yearly basis every contribution would be greatly appreciated. A hardworking voluntary committee in Glenville GAA has and intends to continue to develop its facilities for the betterment of everyone in the parish, promoting Gaelic Games and coaching the youth one of the top priorities.

Recently the club took a major undertaking in erecting a new state of the art floodlighting system in Fouhy Park. This came with a substantial financial burden which needs to be met. On top of this Glenville GAA club has two full sizes pitches to maintain and with so many teams from juvenile to adult to cater for costs are greater than ever before so your contribution to the club is invaluable .

Like any club new members are always welcome so if you want to get involved in the club in any capacity or level don’t hesitate to contact us. Last chance to become a member of the club also as cut off approaches. Contact Enda 087 2211577 . Paud 087 9890964 can be contacted with regard to the club fixture texting system.

GLENVILLE GYM Glenville has a full equipped weights room. Anyone looking to become a member can do so by contacting Paud 087 9890964 at a “ ressession” rate of €90 for the year. If you’re a Glenville GAA member the cost is €30.