Glenville GAA Notes.
Intermediate football championship
Glenville 1-07 - Adrigole 1-19
It was disappointing end to the group stages of the championship on Saturday for our Intermediate team when they lost their final game. Played in sweltering conditions, Adrigole raced into a 4- 1 lead by the 12th minute. Glenville's point coming from Josh Cooke, who finished the day with 1-04 to his name. This is as close as Glenville got to the winners as Adrigole dominated the game. They led at half-time, 12 - 0-3. Glenville did start the second half brightly but any hope of a comeback was ended when Adrigole scored a goal after six minutes. Glenville did respond with the score of the game, a truly majestic goal from Josh Cooke but were unable to make any inroads into Adrigole's lead.
GLENVILLE: A Foley; D Sheehan, E Delahunt, S O’Reilly; J Carver, M O’Driscoll, T Dinan; C Fitzgerald, R Murray; J Cooke, J Gowen, L Foley; B Lehane, C O’Leary, C O’Keeffe.
Subs: S Curtin for C O’Keeffe, C Cronin for J Gowen, D O’Sullivan for D Sheehan (all h-t), D McCarthy for T Dinan (39), E Fitzgerald for R Murray (43).
Next up is a relegation final against Ballinora in Riverstown on Sunday 24th September at 3pm. All support will be greatly appreciated for this vital match.
Congratulations to our U15 Footballers.
They won on Saturday September 2nd the Div 1 Football championship final against Kilta og in Mayfield and in doing so this group of players completed the Div 1 double having won the Div 1 hurling final against Youghal the previous Monday.
Glenville were first out of the blocks with two well taken points by the lively and industrious Jack Counihan inside the opening five minutes . The 2nd of these being the pick of the bunch when Jack and David Barry combined brilliantly to work a great score.
It was Kilta who struck the game’s opening goal when a shot came off the crossbar and rebounded onto the incoming Kilta full forward who slotted home from close range. Kilta now lead 1.01 to 0-2. Glenville to their credit never panicked and responded brilliantly with the first of 3 scores on the day for the very efficient Tadhg McCarthy who it has to be said kicked three fantastic scores in a row on the 9th, 11th and 14th minutes.
Glenville were growing in confidence and were beginning to really take control of the game. Further scores towards the end of the first half from Jayden Hennebry and David Barry who along with his mid field partner Eoghan Forde were dominating around the middle. Glenville went in at the half time whistle leading 0-7 to 1-01.
Again it was Glenville who got the opening score of the 2nd half when Jayden Hennebry scored a brilliant goal having received a lovely cross field pass from Jack Counihan. Glenville now leading by six points, were well in control all over the pitch defending brilliantly with good discipline. Glenville’s defence remained solid throughout, ably aided by great individual performances most notably Zach Curtin at corner back.
10 minutes into the 2nd half the hard working Donnacha O'Leary was pulled down inside the small square which resulted in a penalty for Glenville. The cool and calm Adam O Reilly stepped up to take the penalty and slotted it home perfectly. Glenville now lead on a scoreline of 2.07 to 1-01.
The hardworking Billy Graham and Dylan McCarthy came on in the second half to help the team get over the finish line which they did brilliantly.
At this point Glenville could sense victory and pushed on again when Jayden Hennebry now at full forward slotted home a well taken goal to put the game beyond the reach of Kilta Og. Donnacha O'Leary got Glenville’s final score when he chipped over for a well earned point. The last three scores of the game came from Kilta who in fairness kept going till the end. Glenville ran out eventual winners on a scoreline of 3-08 to 1-05. The team now goes onto a county semi final in the coming weeks.
Scorers for Glenville:
Jayden Hennebry (2-01), Tadhg McCarthy (0-3), Jack Counihan (0-2) David Barry (0-1), Donnacha O Leary (0-1), Adam O Reilly (1-0).
Glenville team and panel of players:
1. Louie Guichard
2. Adam Casey (capt)
3. Sean Callinan
4. Zach Curtin
5. Josh Madden
6. Dara O Neill
7. Jack Long
8. David Barry
9. Eoghan Forde
10. John Kelleher
11. Jack Counihan
12. Jayden Hennebry
13. Tadhg McCarthy
14. Donnacha O'Leary
15. Adam O'Reilly
16. Harry Wain
17. Dylan McCarthy
18. Billy Graham
19. Will Manley
20. Fergal Duffy
21. Gearoid Fitzgerald
22. Liam Sheehan
23. James Buckley
24. Dylan Joyce
25. Daniel O'Connor
26. Darren Cahill
27. Matthew Counihan
The Cup was presented by Rebel Og East secretary Eoin O'Mahony to our brilliant captain and corner back Adam Casey. The team arrived back in Glenville where they received a homecoming parade through the village with both captains Adam Casey (Football) and Dara O'Neill (Hurling WGH) proudly carrying both Div 1 Cups.
The celebrations were held in Kades Kounty where the team enjoyed pizza and refreshments.
Thanks to all who helped out on the night, in particular the Moms!, Kades Kounty for hosting the team, Sean McCarthy for recording the homecoming and to Niamh Kelleher (Funkyids) for sponsoring the food.
It was a big week for our U17s with our last round robin championship game against Mayfield last Wednesday night, where we had to win to have a chance of progressing to the knock-out stages of the championship. We had a setback in the warm-up when our captain Fionn Fitzgerald pulled up with a hamstring injury which meant a last minute change to the team formation, but the lads took it in their stride. After a cagey first 15 minutes it was 3 points apiece before Darragh Collins caught a 45 that fell short and crashed the ball to the net with a superb finish to open a gap between the teams. Glenville pulled ahead over the remainder of the half with Shayne adding a second goal from a tight angle after super build-up play from Ryan and Mike, whose interplay was a feature of the first half. At half time it was 2-6 to 0-6, with both teams keeping the points ticking over, the two goals being the difference between the teams. In the second half the lads were very disciplined, extending their lead to nine points at one stage with a late Mayfield goal evening up the scoreboard a little, Glenville running out winners on a scoreline of 2-12 to 1-9. Each and every player was fantastic, including the substitutes, highlighting the necessity of a strong squad at this level. This win meant we progressed to a play-off two days later with a home tie vs. St Colman’s, who had beaten us in the first round-robin game back in July. The winner of the playoff would progress into a semi-final, with the losers ending their championship participation for 2023. The game started in the late evening sun in Glenville at 7.30pm, and ended under our new floodlights, the most significant game to date played under lights in Glenville. Our first outing v. St. Colman’s was a very tight affair and so it began on Friday night with St. Colman’s pressing hard, but our defence remained solid and disciplined, forcing a number of errors and repeatedly winning possession to provide ball to the centrefielders and forwards. Shayne equalized their opening point in the tenth minute but Ciaran took the scoring plaudits for the remainder of the half, scoring 1-4, 1-3 of which was from play, to take us to half time leading by 1-5 to 0-2. We knew the second half would be tough as St. Colman’s were very well organized and very fit and so it proved when after Ryan scored a beautiful point right after the resumption, St. Colman’s scored 1-2 without reply. Donnacha scored a great point from wing back in the 44th minute before Mike put over two fantastic frees, the second from a very tight angle after winning the free himself in the corner. St. Colman’s then scored three more points before Ryan first and then Shayne scored two security points for Glenville to end the match with a home victory on a scoreline of 1-11 to 1-7. It was a superb team performance from start to finish, and the lads really deserved this after the work they put in over the sixty minutes. Next up is a semi-final away to St. Catherine’s, date and time to be decided at the time of writing.
Team and scorers vs. Mayfield: C.Sheehan; C.McHugh, S.O’Leary, C.O’Brien; O.Whelan, B.Ryan, D.Forde; C.Linehan (0-7), C.O’Mahony; R.Loftus (0-1), S.Curtin (1-2), C.O’Neill (0-1); M.O’Riordan (0-1), D.O’Bric, D.Collins (0-1); F.Fitzgerald, C.Buckley, A.Hennessy, D.O’Leary, E.Forde, L.Guichard.
Team and scorers vs. St. Colman’s: C.Sheehan; C.McHugh, S.O’Leary, C.O’Brien; O.Whelan, B.Ryan, D.Forde (0-1); C.Linehan (1-4), C.O’Mahony; R.Loftus (0-2), S.Curtin (0-2), C.O’Neill; M.O’Riordan (0-2), D.O’Bric, D.Collins; F.Fitzgerald, C.Buckley, A.Hennessy, D.O’Leary, E.Forde, L.Guichard, J.Counihan, Z.Curtin.
Many thanks to Philip Hennessy for the fantastic hospitality he showed the team after their match with Mayfield. Much appreciated.
U13 Football League Glenville 3.08 Kilta Og 3.11
Glenville u13 footballers travelled to Castlemarter to take on table toppers Kilta Og on Friday evening last. On a lovely evening, the early exchanges were even with both sides playing a good brand of football. We started off well with some fine scores from Matthew , Colm and Darren. Kilta were always dangerous up top and their tricky forwards were posing big treaths to our defense. A goal from kilta put some seperation between the sides but out lads were doing well and long distance points from Darren, Matthew, Dara and Kallum kept us in touch. Before the break, great work from Sean released Colm who billowed the net for a great goal. The halftime score was Glenville 1.07 Kilta 1.06. The long distance point scoring from our lads in this half was worth the admission fee alone. Kilta started the second half brightly and kicked two goals in a row, with their first two attacks and they really brought the game to Glenville. A tough challenge lay ahead but our lads stayed at it. Scores were harder to come by as both defences tightened up considerably. Glenville rallied again and a beautiful finish to the net by colm brought the game to Kilta. It was tough stuff at this period. Glenville stayed in it with a good score from Sean and then Colm got on the end of a great sean run to bury another goal, and now it was game on, with a point between the sides. We tried hard to get the equaliser and on a breakaway move from kilta, a speclative shot dipped into the top corner of the net for a kilta goal. We had another one or two efforts to equalise the game but didnt convert. All in all a great effort from our lads and well done to Kilta Og for a fine sporting game. Panel, D Mchugh, J Sheehan, E O Mahony, C Kearney, D Cahill, L Moynihan, , K O Sullivan Fahy(Capt), D O Mahony, M Counihan, C Murphy, J Forde, A Smith, A O Donovan, P O Sullivan, T Fennell, D O Driscoll, P Moore, S Fenton.
Gaelic for Mothers and Others
Well Done to our G4M&O crew who managed a great session in the blistering heat on Thursday night.
A great turn out, after their successful collaboration with Glenville Dads & Lads at the Official Opening of Glenville GAA facilities on Sept 1st & Best of Luck to the ladies representing our group on Sept 16th at the National G4M&O Blitz in Dublin.
Training continues on Thursday evenings in Glenville GAA Grounds at 8.30. New members always welcome. Contact name : Clíona 087-2799956
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This week's Jackpot €6,800
Draw in Kades Kounty on 16/09/2023
Dads and Lads football
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