Glenville GAA Notes.
Official opening of our upgraded facilities
The club's upgraded facilities were opened by, Uachtarán Cumann Lúthchleas Gael, Larry McCarthy, on a glorious evening that will live long in the memories of the people who were fortunate to be there.
The evening started off with girls and boys combined Blitzes for U7- U11. This was followed by a parade when the boys and girls were led around the pitch by a piper. There was great excitement at the end of the parade when the boys and girls were treated to ice creams supplied by Tim Madden.
Our Chairperson, Richard Cahill then got ceremonies underway when he introduced Jerry McHugh, Project Manager of the Glenville GAA Executive, who went through how the development came to fruition. Next up was Avril Geary, Chairperson of the East Cork Board who was as eloquent as always and praised the club's vision. Richard then introduced, Marc Sheehan, Chairperson of the Cork County Board who praised the development and said that Glenville could look forward to hosting more top class matches.
Next came the stars of the show, Cathal Sheehan and Laura O'Riordan, both underage players who spoke brilliantly and from the heart about how much the facilities mean to them. We look forward to the two of them joining the club Executive in the future.
The final speaker was Larry McCarthy, Uachtarán Cumann Lúthchleas Gael, who spoke about the importance of the GAA club in parish life in Ireland. He praised the the facilities and acknowledged the hard work done to get the club to where they are now. He also promised to come back to present medals if an adult team won the county this year. Over to the intermediates now!
After the plaque was unveiled, an exhibition match between the U14-U17s took place on the main pitch under the new floodlights. At the same time, a combined Gaelic for Mothers and Others and Dads and Lads match took place on the astro pitch. Safe to say all ages were represented during the evening!
Many thanks to everyone who helped organise a fantastic night.
Larry McCarthy unveiling the plaque to commemorate the opening of the upgraded facilities. Present in the photo are Marc Sheehan, Chair of Cork GAA, Richard Cahill, Chair of Glenville GAA , Larry McCarthy, President of the GAA, Frank O'Flynn, Mayor of Cork County, Avril Geary, Chair of the East Cork Board and Jerry McHugh, Project Manager of the Glenville GAA Executive.
Glenville GAA Executive with Larry McCarthy
Under 12 football Glenville v Eire Og
On a sun-drenched day, Glenville hosted Eire Og in an exhilarating Gaelic football match showcasing the skills and talents of the young athletes. The home team displayed plenty of nice intricate play, keeping the spectators on the edge of their seats throughout the entire game.
Glenville's captain, Andrew Walsh, led his team with determination and resilience. His leadership skills were evident as he guided his teammates towards victory. Paddy O'Shea, in a move reminiscent of the legendary Seamus Derby, scored a magnificent goal, leaving the opposition in awe.
Eolann Desmond showcased his exceptional skills by persistently rowing in with his trademark 1-2.Jack O'Sullivan, leading the line with his, relentless efforts to create scoring opportunities for his team.
In midfield, Joe Connolly assumed the role of the general, orchestrating the game with precision and strategic thinking. His ability to control the tempo and distribute the ball effectively was instrumental in Glenville's success. Ciaran Lee and Donncha Carrol demonstrated their work ethic and perseverance, tirelessly contributing to the team's performance.
Max and Austen provided excellent leadership on the field, motivating their teammates and ensuring everyone was giving their utmost effort. Their presence and guidance were vital in maintaining the team's unity and cohesion.
Luke, guarding the net with impeccable skill, flew in goals with awe-inspiring acrobatics. His ability to make every kick-out count was crucial for Glenville, giving his team a solid foundation to build upon.
In the closing stages of the game, Glenville unleashed a blistering display of skill and determination when they scored three goals and two points. The players' commitment to the game and their tireless efforts were rewarded.
Overall, it was a thrilling match filled with talent, teamwork, and excitement.
Mallow next !
Glenville v Adrigole
Saturday at 2pm in Carrigadrohid
This match will be streamed live. Please see our social media channels for more information. All support will be greatly appreciated.
Glenville v Mayfield away
Thursday at 7pm
Glenville v Kiltha Og away
Friday at 7pm
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Dads and Lads football
Our sessions continue on a Sunday night at 8.30pm and are growing week on week.No experience or level of fitness required.
Contact John on 085 7102290 for details.
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.
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OUR UNDERAGE ACADEMY IS BACK
We are delighted to announce that our underage academy are back training this weekend. Boys born in 2016 & 2017 will play football & hurling together on Saturday mornings at 9:30 in Watergrasshill pitch and Wednesday evenings at 6:30 in Glenville pitch.
Our academy is a great way to have fun & make new friends so if your son would like to give it a go, pop along on Saturday or Wednesday and we're sure they'll have a great time.
An Cupán Tae will be open for Tea & Coffee or we'd be delighted to welcome new parents to get involved - no experience necessary.
As we kick off what will no doubt be an extremely busy 2023 we'd love some help if you can volunteer.
An hour a week, an hour a fortnight (entirely your call) or whatever you can manage in the following areas:
Help Develop our club website.
Organising or help in Fundraising.
Buying or Selling lotto tickets or help on lotto Friday nights draws.
Become a referee.
Help in the coffee shop.