Glenville Notes (18th Jun)

  • Jun 18,2024
Glenville reach Junior B final
Glenville 0-11
Cobh 0-01

Glenville secured their East Cork Junior B final slot with a very impressive 10-point away win over Cobh on Monday night. 
Davin Sullivan opened the Glenville account with an opportunistic point in the first 45 seconds with a well worked piece of play from the Glenville win of the throw-in where Cathal Fitzgerald broke the ball and set up Davin for his score. Cobh responded with a number of attacks which were strongly defended by a very coherent Glenville defence of Pearse Moloney, Diarmuid McCarthy, Shane Clarke, Donnacha Forde, Eddie de la Hunt and Davin Sullivan. Glenville were very fast on the counter-attack and smartly using the width of the pitch worked the ball into scoring positions resulting in Ciaran Linehan scoring two points in the seventh and thirteenth minute. Cobh tried hard but Glenville pressed on the kick-outs and kept Cobh outside the scoring zone with Niall Sullivan pulling off a crucial save that deprived Cobh of the opportunity to level the game. Glenville grew into the game and the combined forwards of Paudie Cotter, Colin O’Keeffe, Aaron Collins, Tom Dinan and Conor Gowen took several unsuccessful shots before Ciaran Linehan added Glenville’s fourth point from a free on the 21st minute. Despite several more attacks by both Cobh and Glenville, this turned out to be the final score of the first half to see Glenville lead on a scoreline of 0-4 to 0-0.
It was always anticipated that Cobh would start the second half with a strong attack and this is what happened resulting in Cobh getting their first point on the 35th minute. Glenville absorbed the critical ten minutes of pressure with very well structured defending. Josh Cooke converted a point in the 37th minute, followed by a long direct run by Donnacha Forde finishing with a 30m free in the 38th minute. Ciaran Linehan scored his fourth point with a free in the 41st minute. The turning point in the game happened when a Cobh player was shown a red card on the 43rd minute. Glenville used this point to introduce impact subs of Denis Buttimer, Fionn Fitzgerald, Mike Murohy, Paudie Cahill, Brian Cosgrave, Eoin Fitzgerald and Liam Keanen and from there Glenville maximised the opportunity of the extra man and the fresh legs and built on their six point advantage to see Tom Dinan score two excellently hit points from difficult angles in the 46th and 48th minute. Josh Cooke added a further point on the 49th minute and Colin O’Keeffe topped off the Glenville scoring with a brilliantly struck point on the 52nd minute. The remaining eight minutes was a period of game management by Glenville who played a mixture of keeping possession of the ball and pushing forward on an under-pressure Cobh. The game ended with a well-managed team effort by Glenville with a ten-point win over scoreline of 0-11 to 0-01 to book their Junior B Final slot against neighbours Carrignavar.

Squad: Niall Sullivan; Pearse Moloney; Diarmuid McCarthy; Shane Clarke; Donnacha Forde 0-1; Eddie de la Hunt; Davin Sullivan; Josh Cooke 0-2 (0-1f); Cathal Fitzgerald; Paudie Cotter; Colin O’Keeffe 0-1; Aaron Collins; Ciaran Linehan 0-4 (0-2f); Tom Dinan 0-2; Conor Gowen; Stephen Ryan; Denis Buttimer; Fionn Fitzgerald; Mike Murphy; Paudie Cahill; Brian Cosgrave; Eoin Fitzgerald; Liam Keane.
Management: Paddy O’Sullivan, Dave Cooke, Pat McHugh, Joe Carver.

Our U18s played a challenge vs. Whitechurch in sunny Glenville on Sunday morning. The first half was very competitive, but with good panel at our disposal our fresh legs made the difference in the second half as we pulled away to a comfortable victory. It was a good run out for some of our U16s who had completed their Junior Cert recently and it was great to have Billy Ryan back in the fold after being unavailable since February due to his involvement with the Cork minors. While the Cork minors had a disappointing year overall, Billy acquitted himself very well and was a credit to the club with the performances he put in at corner back. Next up is a U18c3 game at home to Ballincollig on Wednesday night before we kick back into the league at the beginning of July.

U14s miss out on a final spot

Glenville 05-06

Cobh 04-11

It was heartbreak for our under 14 team last Sunday evening as they narrowly missed out on a place in the Div 1 football championship final.

Despite being down a few players due to holidays, credit must go for the spirited performance as we put it up to Cobh for the entire sixty minutes.

There was very little separating the teams throughout, and at half time, we held a three-point advantage.  

The second half was very nip and tuck, and when it looked, like Cobh were starting to pull away, our lads kept their composure and came up with a response on every occasion.  

As the game entered the final stages of injury time and was down by five points, we managed to get a goal when Cormac’s powerful strike beat the keeper.  

We managed to win the resulting kick-off and set up another goal chance, but our player was fouled before he could pull the trigger, resulting in a 13m free.  

The Cobh defence managed to save the free and clear their lines with the full-time whistle sounding not long after.  

Hard luck on a great team performance.  
The attention will now switch focus to the league where we currently occupy the top spot. 

U10s played Kilworth on Saturday, two great games in tough conditions. Great to see the lads getting stuck in tackling blocking and shooting

Our U9s played three very competitive games in Carrigtwohill at the weekend. Great football played and a fantastic effort from all today.

U7s  played at the monster blitz in St Michaels on Saturday, played three games, the lads were brilliant

Congratulations to the ladies of Watergrasshill who braved the elements again this year & represented the Club at the Munster G4M&O Blitz in Mallow on Saturday. Fine displays of teamwork & skill we're on show and an enjoyable day was had by all. Well Done Ladies and we look forward to hosting our own mini-Blitz on Sunday in Glenville as part of the St John's Eve Festivities.
G4M&O training continues Thurs evening 
8.30 pm - 9.30 pm
Glenville GAA Astro.
New members welcome, 
No experience needed, 
just be prepared to laugh.
Contact Details: 087-2799956

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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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Dads and Lads football 
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