Glenville GAA Notes.
By John O Connor PRO
East Cork Semi-final
Glenville 3-4 Bride Rovers 0-8
On Saturday our U16 team played against near neighbours Bride Rovers in Rathcormac to decide who would progress to the East Cork decider scheduled for Dec 3rd. The forecast was not good and the morning was wet but it cleared off before the throw-in and at least stayed dry for the majority of the game. Bride Rovers won the first ball and immediately put the pressure on, taking a two point lead before Ryan Loftus got a nice goal after good build up down the wing and followed up with a point to steady the ship. The rest of the first half was low scoring as the conditions were heavy, with both defences playing out of their skins, but a pointed free from Mike O’Riordan and a goal from Darragh Collins after great work from Coran O’Neill, who hit the cross bar twice, brought us to a half time lead of 2-2 to 0-4. The second half was very tense, the Rovers slowly chipped away at the lead, eventually pulling level after substitute Bobby Kelleher had scored an excellent point after a lot of hard work. As the clock wound down it was clear the game might be decided by a single score and when Ciaran Linehan kicked a point from a hard won free it gave us some breathing space. The final whistle was a long time coming, with four minutes of extra time played during which Bobby again stepped up to drive a goal home and seal the result, with Glenville running out winners on a score-line of 3-4 to 0-8. The game was low scoring with Rovers outscoring us eight scores to seven, but goals win games and they made all the difference here, on a day when the defenders generally had the better of things. Special mention to full back Sean O’Leary who made some crucial interceptions, Dara O’Bric who drove forward at every opportunity, and Bobby Kelleher who scored 1-1 as a second half substitute – but to be fair, everyone in the squad played their part. Team: C.Sheehan; C.McHugh, S.O’Leary, C.O’Brien; D.O’Bric, B.Ryan, C.O’Mahony (c); C.Linehan (0-1), M.O’Riordan (0-1); R.Loftus (1-1), S.Curtin, C.O’Neill; D.Collins (1-0), F.Fitzgerald, C.Buckley; L.Guichard, B.Kelleher (1-1), D.Field, L.Doran-Goode, R.Kelleher, E.Hartnett, E.Forde. Next up is the East Cork final which will be a home game against Kiltha Og on Saturday December 3rd.
Fundraiser For Oscar
On behalf of Watergrasshill United and Glenville Football Club we would like to thank all that supported the fundraiser last Friday night for Watergrasshill United U-16 captain and Glenville GAA u15 footballer Oscar. Over 40 players from Glenville GAA and Watergrasshill Utd showed up on the night to support their friend highlighting the bond they create as part of a team sport which is so important in today's environment. With representation from Rathcormac, Watergrasshill and Glenville, we had a team in Glenville GAA jerseys and a team in Watergrasshill Utd jerseys, and the format was 30 minutes of soccer and 30 minutes of Gaelic football. Fittingly, the boys in soccer jerseys won the soccer half and the team in Glenville jerseys won the football half. With some refreshments in the meeting room after it was a fantastic occasion, and everyone really enjoyed it, well done to all involved.
Glenville U16s and Watergrasshill United U16s who played in the fundraiser for Oscar.
SAVE THE DATE
Christmas 7s Gaelic football. Charity Cup Sunday Dec 18th., 12 clock in Glenville. This is a novel event and should be a great bit of craic .
Confirmed teams so far
Team of Santa's
Dad's and Lads
And there's even a team of Kerrymen
Over the next few weeks we'll be updating with more teams
REPLAYING THE YEARS
Copies of this magnificent book, detailing the history of Gaelic games in Glenville and Watergrasshill from 1885 - 2012 are available to purchase for €10. Please message John on 085 7102290 for details. An ideal stocking filler for Christmas, order early before they are all gone.
The AGM will be held in the Glenville Club Meeting Room on December 6th at 8pm. All welcome.
Gaelic for Mothers and Others. Training continues each Thursday evening 8.00 - 9.00 in Glenville GAA grounds. New members always welcome, please contact 087 279 9956 if you wish for further information.
The Corner Flag
The club are delighted to announce that we have opened cafe in our grounds. This will be open when events are taking place on the pitch. Please drop down to sample the delicious coffee and teas available.
A Noticeboard has been erected outside the gates of the pitch. We will be using this to keep people informed of upcoming events.
Paddy Cronin (Coosane)
This week's Jackpot €2,600
Draw in Kades Kounty on 25/11/2022
CLUB SHOP UPDATE
We have limited stock available in our club shop. WhatsApp Catherine on 086-1201770 for more details. We also have a wide range of all top quality types of clothing on our online shop. Check it out on the O'Neills website.
DADS AND LADS
Dads and Lads is a social football and Hurling programme for those keen to enjoy Gaelic games outside the traditional competitive structures of the GAA. The philosophy of GAA for Dads & Lads is all about participation and the camaraderie that only team sports can offer. The small-sided adapted games allow for incidental contact only (to minimise any risk of injury) so skills are to the fore over physicality. The games are self-governed – no referees.. We recently started a Dads and Lads football and Hurling group in Glenville and it has proved a great success so far, with numbers increasing every night. It's open to all and no previous experience of playing football is required. To sign up, or for more details contact John O' Connor our PRO on 085 -7102290