Glenville Notes (28th May)

  • May 28,2024
Strong Glenville win over Millstreet
Glenville 1-12 (15)
Millstreet 2-5 (11)

 our Premier Junior team who defeated Millstreet

Glenville made the trip to Millstreet on Sunday morning in the McCarthy Football League Division 5 and came home with a well won four-point win.
Glenville got the dream start with Josh Cooke opening the Glenville account with a point from play in the third minute. Ciaran O’Leary kicked a second point for Glenville in the eighth minute before Colin O’Keeffe scored a superb goal in the ninth minute which proved to be the turning point in the game. The in-form Josh Cooke score his second point in the thirteenth minute to see Glenville lead 1-3 to no score. 
It took Millstreet until the 17th minute to open their account with a point and they followed up with two further points without reply. Glenville’s keeper David Quirke pulled off some great saves, but Millstreet were forced to take many wasteful long-range shots through the highly effective defending by Paudie Cotter, Diarmuid McCarthy, Pearse Moloney, Davin Sullivan, Eddie de la Hunt and Mike O’Driscoll. The Millstreet wides gave Dave Quirke some great kick-outs which were well won by the mid-fielders of Cathal Fitzgerald and man of the match Josh Cooke, who kicked two excellent points from frees, while Millstreet got their fourth point from a forward mark. Glenville played some great attacking with superb linked-up play by the forwards of Aaron Collins, Colin O’Keeffe, Ciaran O’Riordan, Callum O’Mahony, Tom Dinan and Ciaran O’Leary which piled the pressure on Millstreet, while the introduction of Donal Sheehan by Glenville in the 25th minute was timely and very influential and saw the first half end with Glenville leading 1-5 to Millstreet’s 0-4.
The second half opened well for Glenville, who hit early with another Josh Cooke free converted to a point in the very first minute of the second half. Glenville playing with confidence and defended strongly and launched their attacks from deep in their own half and played some excellent passes to see Ciaran O’Riordan point on the 39th minute, followed by a point by Cathal Fitzgerald in the 43rd minute, a Ciaran O’Leary point in the 47th minute, a Mike O’Driscoll point on the 48th minute before Josh Cooke finished off the six point streak with another difficult angle point. Glenville introduced the highly experienced Denis Buttimer who had a strong physical impact in the middle of the field. Millstreet, lagging by 11 points and kept scoreless for 25 minutes tried hard and were rewarded with a point and a goal in the 54th and 55th minute. Glenville didn’t panic and regrouped with Ciaran O’Leary scoring his third point in the 58th minute. With 60 minutes played, Glenville were 7 points ahead and well in control before Millstreet were awarded a penalty which resulted in Millstreet’s second goal. The final whistle was blown immediately with the penalty and Glenville ended up as deserving 4-point winners on a scoreline on 1-12 to 2-5. 
Scorers: Josh Cooke 0-6 (4f); Ciaran O’Leary 0-3; Colin O’Keeffe 1-0; Ciaran O’Riordan 0-1; Cathal Fitzgerald 0-1; Mike O’Driscoll 0-1.
Squad: David Quirke, Paudie Cotter, Diarmuid McCarthy, Pearse Moloney, Davin Sullivan, Eddie de la Hunt, Mike O’Driscoll, Cathal Fitzgerald, Josh Cooke, Aaron Collins, Colin O’Keeffe, Ciaran O’Riordan, Callum O’Mahony, Tom Dinan, Ciaran O’Leary, Donal Sheehan, Stephen Ryan, Denis Buttimer, Noel Cahill, Paudie Cahill.
Management: Roy Leahy, Pat McHugh, Dave Cooke, Ger Cahill.

Minor league 
Glenville 5-09 - Killavullen 0-08
Our minor team were out last Thursday night away to Killavullen in the 5th round of the league to play a fixture that was originally scheduled for early April, but which fell foul to the weather at the time. On a very pleasant night on a well turned out Killavullen pitch we had a very fast start and never lost control after that. A goal from Eoghan straight from the throw-in followed by a point from captain Darragh, another goal from Eolann and a point from Ciaran saw us storm into an 8-point lead after 6 minutes before Killavullen steadied the ship with a few points. We unfortunately lost Mike to an injury after 8 minutes but had good back-up on the bench, with replacement David Barry making an immediate impact with a point from wing back, and further points from Ciaran and Ryan and a terrific goal from Ryan seeing us into a 3-6 to 0-4 lead at half time. To be fair, Killavullen came out much stronger in the second half and were chipping away at our lead with a few points before two late goals from Coran put the fixture beyond doubt, with the scoreline at the end 5-9 to 0-8. The scoreline flattered us as we were very flat at times and the goals were certainly the difference between the teams in this encounter, coming at really good times for us. A very positive feature of the game was the spread of scorers, with 8 players getting on the scoresheet, continuing a trend from the last game, and all players getting good game time.

Team and scores: C.Sheehan; C.Buckley, O.Whelan, R.Horgan; C.McHugh, S.O’Leary, M.O’Riordan; C.Linehan (0-3), D.Forde (0-1); C.O’Neill (2-0), D.O’Bric (0-1), F.Fitzgerald; R.Loftus (1-2), E.Forde (1-1), E.Hartnett (1-0); A.Hennessy, R.Kelleher, D.Barry (0-1), Z.Curtin.

After a shaky start to the league with two defeats we now have three wins on the trot and can look forward to the resumption of the league in July after the exam break.

U14 Football Championship

Last Friday evening, we saw our under 14s play their final group stage in this Div 1 Championship tie.

With both sides having won their opening two games, the pressure was off as both sides were through to a semi-final.

We knew that a win would give us a home-semi-final.  

credit to both sides for serving up a very entertaining game. A very even first half saw us hold a three-point advantage at the interval.  

Both sides went score for score in the second half, but our lads managed to hold out for 2-13 to 1-14 victory to secure that all important home semi-final.  


our U11s who played Kilworth

U11 footballers gave a great exhibition of football in Kilworth on Wednesday night.
Great tackling, fantastic interplay and teamwork finished off with some great score taking against the wind for most of it.
Improving every week and the 19 of them couldn't be faulted for their efforts all through.

Junior B

our Junior B team who beat Glanmire

Junior Bs secure semi-final slot
Glenville 3-13 (22)
Glanmire 2-4 (10)

Congratulations to our Junior Bs who defeated Glanmire .

JACKPOT €10,400
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Shane Forde 
Stephen Kelly 
Patricia Moran 
Pearse Moloney 
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Draw in Kades Kounty on 31/05/2024

Cork Masters 
Congratulations to Brian Cosgrove and the Cork Masters on their win over Waterford today.

Sciath Na Scoil 
Congratulations to the girls in Glenville National School on winning the Sciath Na Scoil final.

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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