Glenville Notes (29th Apr)

  • Apr 29,2024
U14 Football Championship v Douglas
Goals from Matthew, Darren, and Patrick saw Glenville cruise to an opening round 1 championship victory over Douglas second team.

There was some very impressive performance all over the field from Tom Fennell in the half-back line, our midfield of Callum and Alex, which paved the way for their victory.  

After a very dominant first half, we found ourselves well ahead at the interval.

The lads have been working hard during training these last few weeks, and that proved to pay off as we didn't look back.

Thanks to Douglas for a very sporting game of football.  

Great win by Glenville Minors

Glenville 3-13 (22)

St Dominic’s 2-9 (15)

Glenville hosted St Dominic’s (the amalgamated underage club of Glanworth and Shanballymore) on Tuesday, April 23 and  ran out seven point winners.

Glenville got the dream start with a smart opportunistic Ciaran Linehan goal in the first 30 seconds, followed immediately with a Shayne Curtin point. St Dominic’s opened their account with a point from a free in the second minute before Shayne Curtin added his second point in the third minute. Dominic’s got their second point in the 11th minute before Glenville put a string of scores of a goal and three points in a six minute period with reply (an excellent goal by Coran O’Neill, two more points from Shayne Curtin and a point from Ciaran Linehan).

Glenville were well in control, up 9 points, before a lapse of concentration allowed Dominic’s score 2-1 in a period of three minutes, reducing the margin to tow points. Glenville didn’t panic, rather regrouped and stuck to their gameplan, with Ryan Loftus scoring an excellent point, quickly followed by Shayne Curtin’s fourth point. Dominic’s pulled one point back before Donnacha Forde and Ryan Loftus added well worked points. Dominic’s got a point from a free in the last minute of the first half, leaving the home side leading with a margin of four points on a scoreline of 2-9 to 2-5.

Glenville quickly settled into the second half with an immediate Ryan Loftus point, followed within a minute by a Donnacha Forde point. Dominic’s entered their second purple patch, scoring 4 points without reply, bringing the gap back to two points with 8 minutes remaining. 

Glenville again applied their gameplan, applying very strong defending across their back six, winning the kickouts, playing a fast handpassing game and using the full width of the pitch, resulting in Ciaran Linehan adding another two points and Ryan Loftus scoring a brilliantly struck goal in the final minute to see Glenville win by seven points on a scoreline of 3-13 to 2-9.

Scorers: Ryan Loftus 1-3; Ciaran Linehan 1-3 (2f); Shayne Curtin 0-4; Coran O’Neill 1-1 and Donnacha Forde 0-2.

Squad: Cathal Sheehan, Rio Horgan, Oscar Whelan, Colm Buckley, Conor McHugh, Sean O’Leary, Mike O’Riordan, Donnacha Forde, Ciaran Linehan, Fionn Fitzgerald, Shayne Curtin, Coran O’Neill, Ryan Loftus, Eoghan Forde, Darragh O’Bric, Adam Hennessy, Zach Curtin, Louie Guichard and Eolann Hartnett

Junior C win over Aghada

Glenville 1-7 (10)

Aghada 0-2

Monday night saw Glenville travel to Aghada for the rescheduled Junior C League game that was cancelled at short notice earlier in March due to an unplayable rain soaked pitch in Glenville.

Travelling with the bare 15 players, Glenville had a combination of experienced (some very experienced players) and five under 21 players, meant Glenville set up their formation placing their experienced played at the back and front quarters and using the young players in the middle two quarters.

Aghada opened the scoring with two points from frees in the 5th and 17th minute. Glenville replied in the 18th minute with a Ciaran Linehan point from a free, followed up with a beautifully struck point by Paudie Cahill to equalise the game at two points each. Aghada pushed hard to attack but the well structured Glenville defence pushed Aghada out to the sidelines and forcing them to take low percentage shots, resulting in wides. The resulting kickouts from Stephen Ryan were won by Glenville and the Glenville men now found their form, and despite playing against a strong wind, played a measured passing game using the fill width of the pitch. The policy of tactically passing the ball to get into a good scoring position resulted in the Glenville lads working the ball into to Aghada square before Darragh O’Bric scored a brilliantly struck goal. This proved the turning point in the game and was immediately followed by another Ciaran Linehan point to see Glenville lead at half time on a scoreline of 1-3 to 0-2.

The second half saw a better structured Aghada defence, reducing Glenville’s scoring opportunities while Glenville produced some outstanding tactical defending and very impressive saves before Ciaran Linehan got a point from a free in the 39th minute. Both teams played end to end football without scoring before Callum O’Mahony scored a well struck point for Glenville in the 52nd minute. Ciaran Linehan added two more points for Glenville, to bring his tally to five points and see Glenville win on a scoreline of 1-7 to 0-2. 

Aghada will rue their number of wides in the game, while Glenville will relish a well deserved victory with some memorable moments from their experienced players like Stephen Ryan’s spectacular saves in the second half, the impermeable fullback line of Shane Clarke, Pearse Moloney and Paudie Cotter who prevented Aghada from scoring from play in the entire game, Paudie Cotter’s well claimed forward mark in the second half, Denis Buttimer’s very impressive performance at half-forward, Mike Murphy’s smart linked up play at full forward, Paddy O’Sullivan leaving his sideline management role to play corner-forward, Dave Cooke making his Glenville return and the evergreen Cahill brothers of Noel and Paudie playing key roles in defence and attacking respectively.

Scorers: Ciaran Linehan 0-5 (3f); Darragh O’Bric 1-0; Paudie Cahill 0-1; Callum O’Mahony 0-1.

Team: Stephen Ryan, Paudie Cotter, Pearse Moloney, Shane Clarke, Callum O’Mahony, Noel Cahill, Paudie Cahill, Donnacha Forde, Ciaran Linehan, Fionn Fitzgerald, Denis Buttimer, Darragh O’Bric, Dave Cooke, Mike Murphy, Paddy O’Sullivan.

Management: Pat McHugh and Johnny O’Connell. 

our U10s who played

U9s who played Dungourney 

Well, done on a fine victory. Our next championship game is away to Aghada on May 9th.

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Dads and Lads football 
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The Corner Flag
The club are delighted to announce that we have opened a 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.

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. 


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.

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