St Josephs Glenavy GAC

2015 Match Reports

 

Ulster Intermediate Football Championship Semi-Final

St.Joseph’s Glenavy 1.07 v 1.12 Realt Na Mara Bundoran

Glenavy’s good run in the intermediate championship came to a wet and windy end in Pairc Esler with a strong Bundoran running out with a five point margin. The game was played terrible conditions but the players from both teams deserve great credit for the amount of effort they put in.

Tommy Hourlhane had the first score for the Donegal champions when he had a point. Players were finding the slippery underfoot conditions difficult to come terms with. The Antrim champions who were playing with wind advantage levelled the game when Fergus Cunningham pointed a free. Alan Russell put his side in front with a well taken point. Play was fragmented with players both sides guilty of misplaced passes or poor finishing. The lively Christy Keaney playing as a roaming full-forward put his side two up..

Then we had what was probably the best move of the game when the Glenavy defence broke up an attack and with a quick counter attack the ball was collected by Niall McCann who cut inside his marker passed to Fergus Cunningham who gave the keeper no chance for a perfect goal. Back came Realt Na Mara to equalise with Christy Keaney split the post from play. Both sides exchanged points with Niall McCann pointing a free and Christy Keaney bring the sides level with a point from play.

At this stage of the game orangemen were in control and only for some poor decision making further scores should have been taken. Niall McCann brought a good save from keeper Johnny Keenan at the expense of a forty five. James Gallagher pointed the resultant kick. Niall McCann was fould going through and he pointed the free to leave the halftime score Glenavy 1.04 v 0.05 Bundoran.

Now playing against a strong breeze and driving rain the Chapel Hill side would have it all to do in the second half. The side from the Atlantic coast levelled the game with two excellent points from Tommy Hourihane and Gary Clancy. Johnny Phillips who had come on as a sub just before halftime put his side back in front with a well taken point.

In the next seven minutes the game was won and lost. St Joseph’s had several chances of scores but poor passing cost them dear. The Bundoran side added five unanswered points with two from Christy Keaney and one apiece for Tommy Hourihane Diarmuid Spratt and Peter McGonigal. Glenavy played the last nine minutes with a player short when the referee sent off a Glenavy player for a very harsh second bookable offence. To be fair to the Antrim side they didn’t give up the fight and indeed were unlucky not to get a couple of more favourable calls from the officials. James Gallagher added two points from frees to leave just two between the sides. With time running out the Glenavy lads were putting everything into attack only to get caught with a sucker punch. From a breakaway the Bundoran side put the game out of reach of their opponents when the ball reached their talented full-forward Christ Keaney who gave Fergus Green in the Glenavy goal no chance to give his side the right to be in the Ulster Final. When referee Niall McKenna blew his final whistle the score was 1.12 v 1.07 in the Donegal champions’ favour.

As was said earlier both sides deserve great credit for the standard of football played in such trying conditions.

The St.Joseph’s side were obvious disappointed but were first to congratulate their opponents and wished them well in the Ulster final.

St.Joseph’s: Fergal Green; Daniel McAllister; Oisin Hamill; Niall McLaughlin; Ciaran Loney; Martin Clenaghan; Francis McMullan (Jonathan Phillips 28 mins}; Patrick Gallagher Captain: Michael Johnston; Conor Hamill; Charles Gallagher: Owen Gallagher; James Gallagher; Fergus Cunningham (Malachy McCourt s8mins..}; Niall McCann.

Realt Na Mara: Johnny Keenan; James Kearney (Alan Russell 42 mins.); Pauric Rooney; Paul Brennan; Shane McGowan; Johnny Boyle; Ciaran McCaughy; Peter McGonigle; Diarmuid Spratt; Gary Clancy; James Brennan; Tommy Hourihane; Christy Keaney; Darragh Hoey 

 

 

Ulster Intermediate Football Championship

St.Joseph’s Glenavy 1.15 v 2.11 St.Molaise Irvinestown

The game was played on a beautiful sunny afternoon on the excellent Corrigan Pitch. There was a very large crowd present and they got excellent value for their entrance fee. Both teams deserve great credit for the sportsmanship shown throughout the game. 

St.Joseph’s came into this game after what had been a very difficult week for the club after the sudden death of their manager Francie Doone while he was on a charity cycle run.

The game started with a flurry of Glenavy points from team captain Patrick Gallagher, Charles Gallagher, two from Niall McCann, a pointed from Fergal Green and a Point from Fergus Cunningham. Six points up and playing against the breeze everything was going right for the orange men. St.Molasie showed just why they are the current Fermanagh champions when they came back with points from Dwayne Carleton and the hard running Kevin Duffy. The Glenavy defence was breached and with some desperate tackling gave away penalty. Gary Maguire was tasked with the task of taking the spot kick with his initial kick being well saved by Fergus Green the Glenavy keeper only to see the ball rebound to Maguire who made no mistake with his second effort.

Now only a point behind the lads in green put everything into attack only to be caught out with a long Oisin Hamill clearance reaching Michael Johnston who was fouled. Up stepped Michael McCourt to take the free and split the posts with a beauty. James Duffy with two and a Rory Cassidy point put their side in front for the first time. Patrick Gallagher finished the first half scoring with a well executed point to leave the halftime score level at 0.08 v 1.05.

The Chapel Hill side made the better start in the second half with the Gallagher brothers Patrick and Owen putting their side two in front. The side from the lakes then went three in front with points from James Duffy and Gary Maguire. The Antrim champions seemed to have weathered the storm and were progressing into the opposition half when a misplaced pass was intercepted by Tiernan Daly. There followed a swift passing movement until the ball reached James Duffy who gave the Glenavy keeper no chance when he blasted the back of the net to put his side three in front.

Ciaran Loney stole up from the defence to pull the margin back to two with a well taken point. Niall McCann was once again on the scoresheet with a beauty from out on the wing. Gary Maguire at centre forward was creating all kinds of problems for his marker and was rewarded with a point to put his side two up. James Gallagher who had entered the fray earlier pulled a point back for his side. With both teams fighting for ascendency it made scores hard to come by. With both side tiring after fifty minutes of tough, but fair, tackling it looked like the next score would be crucial.

Then Owen Gallagher added a point and a goal to put his side in front. The goal was worth the journey when Fergal Green saved well and started a move which involved six players before the ball reached Owen Gallagher who gave the Fermanagh sides keeper no chance. Back Came Irvinestown with points from captain Stephen Sherdian and Ronan Ormsby. When the board showed there would be five minutes of added time you could hear the gr0ans from the Glenavy support. Niall McCann had his sides last score when he pointed fro far out on the wing. With time almost up James Duffy put the minimum between the sides. From the kickout Ronan Campbell burst forward to try and get the equalising score only to his shot brilliantly blocked by Martin Cleneghan and his clearance proved to be the last kick of the game as referee Kieran Trainor blew the full time whistle to leave Glenavy winning by a single point.

It would be unfair to single out any players for playing well as everyone on both teams gave us an excellent game. Both sets of supporters deserve a mention as well for their vocal backing throughout the game.

St.Molaise must feel disappointed with the result but they were gracious in defeat and wished Glenavy well with further success in the championship.

St.Joseph’s: Fergal Green; Martin Nelson (Daniel McAllister halftime); Oisin Hamill; Niall McLaughlin; Ciaran Loney; Martin Clenaghan; Francis McMullan (Jonathan Phillips 28 mins}; Patrick Gallagher Captain: Michael Johnston; Michael McCourt (Conor Hamill 40 mins.) ; Charles Gallagher: Owen Gallagher; Malachy McCourt {James Gallagher 44 Mins.)}; Fergus Cunningham (Ryan Phillips 50 mins.}; Niall McCann.  

St.Molaise: TJ McMulkin; Shane Goan; Ciaran McGoldrick; Benny McCaffrey; Kevin McDonnell; Tiernan Daly; Ronan Ormsby; Liam Murphy; Ronan Campbell; James Duffy; Gary Maguire; Stephen Sherdan (captain); Kevin Duffy (Conor McGuigan);; Rory Cassidy; Dwayne Carleton  


 

Antrim Intermediate Football Final

 

Saturday 17th. Oct 15 @ Creggan

 

St.Joseph’s Glenavy 0.15 v 0.05 Cuchullian’s Dunloy

 

St.Joseph’s playing in their first senior final for twenty three years travelled in hope to lift the cup against a strong Dunloy side. Cuchullian’s were coming off the back of sixteen straight wins in their league and cup run, while Glenavy had a poor league run but came good in the cup with wins against Aghagallon, Moneyglass and Rasharkin.  The game was played at the excellent Creggan Kickham’s pitch on a beautiful autumn afternoon. Both clubs had pulled out all the stops to get their supporters out in such large numbers. The players from both sides deserve credit in the manner in the way the game was played which made referee Brendan Toland’s  job that much easier. Dunloy had the first score inside thirty seconds from Karol Fitzpatrick soon followed by two points from Charles Gallagher and Fergal Green to put their side in the lead, a lead they never lost. 

 

Cuchullian’s gained possession from the throwin and with a swift attack the ball found its way to half forward Karol Fitzpatrick who split he posts for the first score. Glenavy showed their intent with four excellent points to pull clear. Team captain Patrick Gallagher was leading by example when he burst through the opposition at speed until he was unceremoniously hauled down. Michael McCourt levelled the scores from the resultant free. Fergus Cunningham was fouled and up stepped goalkeeper Fergal Green to put his side in front for a lead his side never lost. Fergal had an outstanding game between the posts with several top drawer saves. His kickouts always found a Glenavy player.

 

The Chapel Hill sides inside forwards of Malachy McCourt, Fergus Cunningham and Niall Cunningham were creating havoc each time the ball was played in. Fergus Cunningham and Niall McCann extended the lead to three, Dunloy were finding it difficult to get the ball to their forwards because of the tenacious tackling of halfbacks Ciaran Loney, Martin Cleneghan and Fra McMullan. On a rare attack by Gabriel McTaggart resulted in a free which Caolan Gillan

 

Patrick Gallagher and Michael Johnston were winning the midfield battle for the orange men. Niall McCann, Charles Gallagher and a beauty from Malachy McCourt extended the lead to five. With the halftime approaching the side in green pierced the defence for a pointed free from Karol Fitzpatrick and a point from play by Conor McKinley to leave the halftime score o.7 v 0.4 in Glenavy’s favour.

 

The second half started with Fergus Cunningham being fouled and Michael McCourt pointing the free. Glenavy were now playing fast and accurate football with passes finding their intended target. The hard working Fergus Cunningham pointed a beauty from out on the wing to put his side further ahead. Caolan Gillan pointed a free which was to be his side’s only score in the second half.

 

Martin Nelson, Oisin Hamill and Niall McLaughlin in the Glenavy full back line were like a brick wall when anything that was thrown at them was driven back. Owen Gallagher and his brother Patrick added points to extend the lead to give their side a firm grip on the game. Michael McCourt, Charles Gallagher and Owen Gallagher in the half forward line ran their opposite numbers ragged. When Niall McCann pointed three frees his side’s supporters knew the twenty three year wait was a thing of the past. The Glenavy management brought on five subs towards the end of the game. Niall McCann had the final point to leave Glenavy the winners. When referee Brendan Toland blew the fulltime whistle there were a sense of relief and jubilation for the Orangemen after so many disappointments.

 

On the day Glenavy looked the stronger team throughout the pitch and put in a great team effort for the win. When the dust has settled Cuchullian’s will look back on very a good season with their side gaining promotion to division two and reaching the intermediate final. The higher standard of football will bring this young team on leaps and bounds.

 

 On occasions like this players are very appreciative of the effort put in by the team management. Francie Doone, Gerard Doherty, Kieran O’Neill and Conor McCumskey have put in Trojan work to prepare their charges with success coming on Saturday. It can also be said Domnic Dillon along with Paddy Bradley and their side put in the same amount of time and effort for the Dunloy side.

 

St.Joseph’s: Fergal Green; Martin Nelson (Daniel McAllister 53 mins.); Oisin Hamill; Niall McLaughlin; Ciaran Loney; Martin Clenaghan; Francis McMullan; Patrick Gallagher Captain: Michael Johnston ( Gavin Phillips 57 mins.); Michael McCourt ( Jonathan Phillips (46 mins.}; Charles Gallagher: Owen Gallagher; Malachy McCourt { Conor Hamill 40 mins,}; Fergus Cunningham (Ryan Phillips 50 mins.}; Niall McCann.    

 

Cuchullian’s: Sean Doherty; Kieran Hughes; Karl O’Kane; Oran Corrigan; Jamie McFerran (David Higgins 22 mins.); Paudie Shivers;  Declan McGarry (Dwayne Scott 28 mins.); Gabriel McTaggart; Kevin McQuillan: Paudi Conlon; Karl Fitzpatrick; Conal Dooey (Stephen McAlone 37 mins.);  Kevin McAlister (Nigel Elliott 52 mins.); Conor McKinley; . Caolan Gillan (Paddy Fitzpatrick forty four mins.).

 

 

 

 

St.Joseph’s Glenavy Reach Their First Final in 23 Years

Antrim Intermediate Championship Semi-Final

St.Joseph’s Glenavy 0.12 v 0.08 St.Mary’s Rasharkin

This eagerly awaited semifinal was played under lights at Ahoghill on an excellent pitch made slippery by the night due. Having already beaten their opponents twice in the Antrim division league this season Rasharkin must have fancied their chances on reaching the final. Not having won this championship for 23 years the Glenavy lads had their sights set on reaching the final.

Neither team were used to playing under lights and with the grass damp both sides found scoring difficult particularly during in the first half. Having said that both sides were guilty of some very erratic shooting when it seemed easier to score? A very large crowd turned up to see what turned out to be an excellent game with players from both teams giving every ounce for their team.

St.Mary’s made the better start and had two points on the board from Conor McFerran and Conor Doherty before Niall McCann pulled one back for his side. Conor added a third Rasharkin point from play. Urged on by their vociferous supporters Glenavy clawed their way back into the game. With Glenavy keeper Fergal Green finding his men from his excellent kickouts it gave the Glenavy midfielders the opportunity to gain the upper hand. Centre back Martin Cleneghan had a point when he raced forward to take a perfect pass from team captain Patrick Gallagher to leave the minimum between the sides. Ciaran Loney was named at number thirteen but acted as sweeper were he did an excellent job with some very timely clearances. 

Fergus Cunningham took an excellent point while under severe pressure from his markers Malachy McCourt took the opportunity to close the first half scoring with an excellent point.

Half time score St.Joseph’s 0.04 v 0.03 St.Mary’s

From the throwin Rasharkin broke downfield and from a resultant foul they brought the sides level for the third time when Eamon McNeill split the posts. Conor Hamill, good to see him back, was just a few seconds on the pitch when he took a pass from Niall McCann to put his side back in front again. James Gallagher joined his three brothers when he joined the fray

Just to show they had not finished yet Rasharkin brought the sides level for the fourth time with an excellent point from out on the wing by Benny Hasson. Charles Gallagher ran onto a pass to put his side in front. Not to be outdone by his brother James Gallagher got on the scoreboard with a well executed point from play. If the side from Glenavy thought they had the game won it was a false dawn as the Dreen side to their credit came right back into the game with two excellent points to draw the game for the fifth time at 7 apiece. The hard working Eamon McNeill pulled his side right back into the game with two excellent points.

The game could have been won or lost on the next attack when Rasharkin broke through a solid Glenavy defence only to see a goal bound effort come back off the base of the post. With this let off the orange men put in a tremendous effort to put their side back in front with a James Gallagher point from a free from far out on the wing quickly followed by another from the ever reliant Cunningham. St.Mary’s once again broke away and from what looked like a soft free Eamon McNeill pointed to put a point between the sides as the game went into added time. Owen Gallagher and Johnny Phillips put the icing on the cake with two very valuable points to leave three points between the sides as referee Jarlath O’Donnell blew the full time whistle.

Both sides deserve great credit for their effort and skill under difficult conditions. Level on five occasion’s shows there was little between the teams with Glenavy finishing that little bit stronger to take the spoils.

St.Joseph’s now play Cuchullian’s Dunloy in the County final on Saturday 17th. October in Creggan @ 3.30pm.

St.Joseph’s: Fergal Green; Martin. Nelson; Oisin Hamill; Daniel McAlister (Conor Hamill) ; Fra McMullan: Martin Cleneghan; Naill McLoughlin; Michael Johnston            (Owen Gallagher); Patrick Gallagher Captain; Malachy McCourt (James Gallagher); Charles Gallagher; Michael McCourt (Johnny Phillips); Ciaran Loney; Fergus Cunningham & Niall. McCann.

St.Mary’s: Andrew Hasson, Shane Hasson, Cathal Mooney, Donagh Quigg, Conor Doherty, Conor Hasson, Declan McKay, Martin McGuckin and Benny Hasson, Ryan Lynch, Thomas Doherty, Eamon McNeill, Gerard O’Hagan, Johnny McAleese and Conor McFerran. Subs: Enda McFerran and Connor Gribben

                

Antrim Minor Championship B Final

                                 St.Mary’s Aghagallon 2.13 v 2.08 St.Joseph’s Glenavy

 Both these near neighbours travelled to Ahoghill full of confidence they would bring back the cup. At half time it looked likely the Glenavy would succeed as they were four points in front. St.Mary’s had to make changes when they lost two players in the first half with what seemed harsh black cards. Whatever the Aghagallon manager said at half time worked as his charges came out of the blocks at full steam and added four unanswered points to bring the sides level.

St.Mary’s would have got off to a dream start only for Liam Henry getting in for a superb block to stop a goal bound shot. From Eunan Walsh. Eunan pointed the resultant 45. Alex Gallagher took a superb point to level the scores. Excellent points from Paul Mulholland and Niall McShane put their side in the driving seat. Gallagher again and pointed Malachi Doherty point brought the sides level for the second time Adam Shanks pounced when the Glenavy keeper Owen McCormack fielded a high ball only to lose possession to Shanks who took his opportunity for the games first score.

 Lorcan Heenan found himself in the right place when he was first to react to a breaking ball which he coolly placed beyond Robert Haire‘s reach to find the corner of the net to once again bring the sides level. The chapel sides midfielders Ethan McGarry and Dan McKavanagh were gaining control and with a good supply of ball to the forwards scores duly came. Alex Gallagher pointed three frees to put his side in front for the first time. Glenavy were now on top and only for two superb saves from the Aghagallon keeper to keep out a certain goal. Firstly he went full stretch to stop a David McCann piledriver and was quickly out to dive at the feet of Pearse Green to stop the rebound. Malachi Doherty had the final point to bring the scores to Glenavy 1.07 v 1.03 as referee Paul McKeever blew fulltime.

 From the throw in it was all Aghagallon who looked liked they had changed their engine at halftime. Marc McAfee and James Crossan added points in quick succession. Thomas Gallagher almost restored his sides pride when after some excellent work he saw his shot pass the wrong side of the post. Back came the lads in green with two Jack Lenehan frees to level the scores at 1.07 apiece. Just to show they were not finished back came Glenavy with a superb run by Lorcan Heenan who drew the defence and with a pinpoint pass found Pearse Green to score his sides second goal.

 The St.Joseph’s supporters must have thought their side had withstood the Aghagallon onslaught and would now take control. The goal seemed to spur their opponents as back to back Jack Lenehan frees pulled his side back into the game. The next move by Aghagallon was the one that put in the driving seat. Adam Loughran took advantage of a rare poor kickout and burst through on goals. He spotted the better placed Eunan Walsh who made no mistake and put his side two up. Points from Stephen Bunting, James Crossey, Marc McAfee and two Eunan Walsh frees finished the Aghagallon scoring. Alex had a pointed free to leave the fulltime score 2.13 v 2.08.

 Both sides were a credit to their clubs and no doubt most of these players will meet again in the senior ranks.

 Player panels::

 St.Mary’s: R. Haire; A; Mulholland; A. Doherty; J. Grant; P. Mulholland; P; Brannigan; A. Shank’s; J. Crossey; E. Walsh (capt); M. McAfee; S. Russell; J. Lenehan; A. Loughran; N. McShane; C. Reynolds; E. Lavery; S. Bunting, R. Mulholland; A Henry; S. Brannigan; D. Foster & C Lavery.

 St.Joseph’s: Owen. McCormack: Liam Henry: Ruairi. Forester; Lorcan Small; Eoin Henry; Colm Magennis; David McCann; Ethan McGarry; Dan McKavanagh; Malachi Doherty; Mathew Hamill; Lorcan Heenan; Alex Gallagher; Pearse Green; Thomas  Gallagher; Shane Cormican; Jamie Grant; Ronan Armstrong; Caolan Power; David Nelson; Patrick McCann; Owen Kelly Zak Murray & Finn McGrade.

  

Antrim Intermediate Championship

St.Joseph’s Glenavy 1.12 v 1.09 St.Ergnat’s Moneyglass

This was the third meeting for these two clubs this season and with a victory each a close game was expected. Played at the excellent Kickham’s Creggan pitch the large support were kept enthralled until the final whistle.

Niall Boyd broke clear to open the scoring with a point from play for the Moneyglass side. The Glenavy side had their first attack Niall McCann was fouled and keeper Fergal Green, who was playing his first championship game,  came up to split the posts. When Ciaran Loney came up in an attack he took a pass from Michael McCourt to split the posts and put his side in the lead which they never lost. Glenavy were now in control Michael McCourt got on the score sheet quickly followed by a Niall McCann point to put three between the sides.

Both sides were playing well but the forwards were guilty of over elaboration when getting into scoring positions. The Toome side got their act together and with a mixup in the Glenavy defence were almost through for a goal. Moneyglass got a free which Colm Duffin pointed. With newfound energy the side in blue gave the Glenavy defence a torrid time. Ryan Duffin fired over a beauty from far out to put the minimum between the sides.

The say luck follows the brave and in this case it was true when Colm Duffin found himself one on one with the Glenavy keeper and with a piledriver bound for the net Fergal Green through himself full length to push the ball over the bar. With a long ball into the square a Moneyglass forward put the ball in the net only to see the referee give a square ball, a let off for the orange men. Colm Duffin brought the sides level with a well taken point to leave the halftime score 4 apiece.

Malachy McCourt who only came on at halftime took a pass from Michael Johnston to open the scoring in the secondhalf. Colm Duffin brought the sides level for the third time with a lovely point from far out on the wing. Owen Gallagher taking a pass out near the sideline split the posts. Charles Gallagher caught the kickout and passed to his brother Owen who put his side two up. Oisin Hamill broke up a Moneyglass attack carried the ball forward and got the ball to Charles Gallagher who laid it off to the inrushing Ciaran Loney who gave the keeper no chance as he blasted to the net.

To their credit the Toome side responded almost immediately with Tiernan Duffin point. Niall McCann with two and a Charles Gallagher point put seven between the sides. Patrick Gallagher burst through the St.Ergnat’s defence only to be pulled down in the large square for a penalty. Up stepped Michael McCourt to take the resultant kick only to see his well struck shot rise over the bar. From the kickout Michael gained possession and put his side nine points in front.

Moneyglass spurred on by their large vocal support came back to score 1.03 without reply. Colm Duffin started the comeback with a pointed free quickly followed by one from play. Now playing like men possessed they breached the Glenavy defence with Liam Brady finding the back of the net to set up a grandstand finish. With time running out Colm Duffin closed the gap to three which proved to be the last kick of the ball as referee Danny O’Neill blew fulltime to what was a very entertaining game.

It would be unfair to name outstanding players on either team as everyone gave all they had. St.Joseph’s now play St.Mary’s Rasharkin in the semifinal.

St.Joseph’s team: Fergal Green, Martin Nelson (Niall McLaughlin 42 mins.), Oisin Hamill, Daniel McAlister, Ciaran Loney, Martin Cleneghan, Fra McMullan, Patrick Gallagher (capt.) Michael Johnston. Michael McCourt (Fergus Cunningham 50mins.)   Charles Gallagher, Ryan Phillips (Malachy McCourt (halftime), Owen Gallagher, Niall McCann, James Gallagher.  

 

 

Antrim Minor Football 2 A League

Aldergrove v Glenavy

St.James’ 0.06 v 2.13 St.Joseph’s

 

Glenavy travelled the short distance to Crumlin knowing that a win would give them the 2A league title following on from last season’s success in the B league.   Cheered on by the large travelling support the visitors burst into a five point lead which they never lost.

 

Jamie Grant playing at full forward took a pass from Owen Kelly and got the scoreboard rolling with an excellent point. Eoin Henry was fouled and the ever reliable Alex Gallagher pointed the free. Alex followed up with a point when he ran onto a pass from Jamie Grant. Glenavy’s full forward line of Owen Kelly, Jamie Grant and Thomas Gallagher were causing panic to their opposite numbers each time they gained possession.  From the kick out Thomas Gallagher gained possession and with a perfect pass he gave his cousin Alex the opportunity to push his side further in front.

 

The visitors midfield pairing of team captain Dan McKavanagh and Ethan McGarry were in complete control with some high catching and passing were giving their forwards a frequent supply of the ball. Eoin Henry was fouled and he pointed the resultant free. Caoimhín McConnell pointed from a rare raid from the Crumlin side. When Anto Brown pointed a free it looked like Aldergrove were fighting back. Eoin Henry steadied the Glenavy ship with a well taken point.

 

The visitors defence were now coming under severe pressure with Caolan Power Ruairi Forester and Shane Cormican in the full back line making some daring blocks and clearances. One particular block from Ruairi deserves special mention when a certain goal looked on he through his body in to block at the forwards feet. Matt McGready closed the gap to three. David McCann scored a beauty from an impossible angle to leave the haltime score Glenavy 0.07 v 0.03 Aldergrove.

 

The second halt started with a point from Eoin Henry when he took a pass from Thomas Gallagher. Anthony Brown pulled one back with a pointed free quickly followed by a Caoimhín McConnell Point. Owen McCormack in the Glenavy goals had a steady game clearing up anything that came his way. His kickouts and clearances always found a team mate. Alex Gallagher scored a wonder goal, taking possession out in the corner he went a jinking run past a helpless defence to score from an acute angle. Glenavy halfbacks Lorcan Small, Mathew Hamill and Liam Henry were getting the better of the St.James’ half forwards.

 

Eoin Henry, David McCann and Alex Gallagher were having the upper hand against the home sides defence. David McCann and Lorcan Heenan added to their sides total with two excellent points. Alex Gallagher rounded off a great night for him when Eoin Henry put him through for a goal. Lorcan Heenan and Thomas Gallagher finished the job with two well taken points. Also a word of praise to referee Fionntan McCotter for letting the players express themselves.

 

The final score St.Joseph’s 2.13 v 0..06 St.Joseph’s.

 

It would be unfair to single out any player on the St.Joseph’s team as the starting fifteen plus the four who came on during the game all had excellent games. Next up is the championship final against Glenravel on Sunday 13th September. The Aldergrove team will have better days ahead of them. On this occasion they found the visitors determined not to let the league title slip. 

 

St.Joseph’s team: Owen McCormack, Shane Cormican (David Nelson 30 mins.), Ruairi Forester, Caolan Power ( Patrick McCann 30 mins.), Lorcan Small, Mathew Hamill, Liam Henry, Daniel McKavanagh (captain), Ethan McGarry ( Colm Magennis 43 Mins.),  Eoin Henry, David McCann, Alex Gallagher, Owen Kelly (Lorcan Heenan 18 mins.), Jamie Grant (Malachi Doherty 45 mins.), Thomas Gallagher.   

 

 

South West Antrim Breslin Shield Final

Sunday 30th. August @ Aldergrove

St.Joseph’s Glenavy 3.11 v 3.07 Erin’s Own Cargin

Glenavy went into this final full of hope after having beating Cargin twice in the league but the Toomebridge side really put it up to the Chapel Hill side and made them fight for their victory.

From the throwin Glenavy went on the attack and a well placed pass from Malachi Doherty put Pearse Green in the clear from which he got the opening score with a well taken point. Cargin midfielder Jamie Gribben got possession from the kickout and with a surging run got the ball to Adam Lynn who gave Jake Nelson no chance in the Glenavy Goal. The Glenavy fullback line of Ronan Armstrong, Ryan Malley and Michael Kane were breaking up attacks. Patrick Shivers added a point from play to put his side three in front. Malachi Doherty was fouled and he converted to close the gap.

On eleven minutes Glenavy were given a rude awaking when their crossbar came to the rescue from a piledriver from Mark Keegan. With this let off the orange men went downfield and when the ball made its way to the ever alert Malachie Doherty who blasted to the net. The Glenavy fullforward line of Malachi Doherty, Pearse Green and Patrick McCann were giving their opponents a torrid time. David McCann tested the keeper who brought off an excellent save. Patrick Shivers kept his side scores ticking over with a point from an acute angle which brought the sides level.

The Chapel Hill side were now on top with Jack Hill and Lorcan Small lording it at midfield.  Pearse Green and Tiernan Campbell added points it was looking good. Malachi Doherty finished what was probably the best move of the game when he took a pass from Pearse Green and finished to the net. From the kickout Doherty gained possession turned and split the posts to put his side six in front.

Over the years no Cargin team ever gave up without a fight and this young side is no different. When Mark Keegan added a goal which was quickly followed by a Shay Dovill   point to put two points between the sides both sets of supporters in full voice. Thomas Gallagher got a point back for Glenavy and on the stroke of halftime Pat Shivers put two between the sides as the halftime whistle blew.

Shay Dovill opened the scoring in the second half with a well worked point. Halfbacks Aaron McGarry, Liam Henry and Patrick Fox were mopping up any loose balls that came their way. Thomas Gallagher finished an excellent passing move with a well placed shot to the net. Pearse Green cut in for a point from acute angle. Lorcan Small was fouled and the ever reliable Malachi Doherty pointed to put six between the sides. Once again back came the lough shore side with points from Pat Shivers and a a Shay Dovill Free. Glenavy could have found themselves in trouble only for an outstanding save from Jake Nelson.

Glenavy half forwards David Nelson, Thomas Gallagher and Tiernan Campbell were working hard to cut out any Cargin clearances from defence.  Paddy McCann and a brace from Malachi Doherty ended St.Joseph’s Scoring. Pat Shivers had the final score when somehow he found the Glenavy net to leave the final score St.Joseph’s 3.11 v 3.07 Erin’s Own.

Both sides deserve great credit for the standard of play and on how to get the ball between the posts. No doubt quite a number of these players will go on to represent their clubs in higher grades.

St.Joseph’s: Jake Nelson, Ronan Armstrong (Peter McCambridge 48 mins.), Ryan Malley, Michael Kane (Pearse O’Neill 41 mins.) Aaron McGarry, Liam Henry (capt), Patrick Fox, Jack Hill, Lorcan Small  David Nelson, Thomas Gallagher, Tiernan Campbell, Malachi Doherty and Patrick McCann. Referee Paul McKeever Portglenone

 

 

Antrim Minor Football Championship

Belfast Saffrons v Glenavy

Saffrons 2.09 v 2.11 Glenavy A.E.T.

 

When these two sides met in the all county league there was only a couple of points in it so a close affair was expected. The game was played at St.Teresa’s on a cold blustery evening.

 

The game was played at a hectic pace which resulted with both sides guilty of taking the wrong options particularly when it came to shooting. Alex Gallagher had the visitors in front with a pointed free. From the kickout the Belfast side gained possession in midfield and quickly laid the ball into the forwards. On twelve minutes Chris Gallagher was fouled and he pointed from the free. Liam Gault added one from play quickly followed by a Mathew Mallon point to put their side two up.

 

With both defences making sure no would pass scores were in short supply. It took another ten minutes until the next score. This one was worth waiting on as Glenavy fullback Liam Henry breaking up a Saffron attack passed to Malachi Doherty and with a jinking run put a beautiful pass into the path of Lorcan Heenan who gave the home keeper no chance as he blasted to the net. Back came the City side and only for a finger tip save by the Glenavy keeper a goal looked on. With their tails up the Saffrons soon had the ball in the Glenavy net with an almost carbon copy of the Glenavy goal. This left the score Saffrons 1.03 v 1.01 Glenavy as referee Fionntan McCotter blew the halftime whistle.

 

Daniel Henry had a point for the city side. The Chapel Hill side were now gaining the upperhand in midfield and with a good supply of ball to the forwards the home defence committed several fouls which Malachi Doherty punished with two points.

Declan Smith put his side two in front with a well worked goal. Malachi Doherty put the minimum between the sides from a placed ball. Eoin Henry pointed to level the scores. Pearse Green pointed to put their side in front by one. Owen Gallagher once again came to his side’s rescue with a point blank save from Paul Kennedy. Mathew Mallon brought the sides level with an excellent point. With time running out Chris Gallagher pointed to level the scores and the referee blew full time with the scores at 1.06 each.

 

Extra time started with Lorcan Heenan pointing two well worked points. But the home side didn’t give up and closed the gap to one when Liam Gault pointed. From the kickout Saffrons took the catch and with swift passing against a tiring Glenavy defence got through for an opportunist goal from Daniel Henry. Somehow the visitors mustered up the energy to put Pearse Green through for a well taken point only to see it nullified by a Paul Kennedy point.

With darkness closing in both sides were going for the win. Alex Gallagher now playing in a deeper role burst through for a point to put his side one behind. With the vocal support from the visiting fans the lads dug deep and worked the ball through to Eoin Henry who gave the home keeper no chance to put his side two up. When Malachi Doherty added another point it looked like the country side were through to the next round. As the amalgamated side pushed through for the equalising goal the visitors defence committed a foul and when Chris Gallagher stepped up with a blaster it sailed over the bar. The fulltime whistle sounded to leave the fulltime score Saffrons 2.09 v 2.11 St.Joseph’s.

 

Both sides deserve full credit for the standard of play they produced without any cynical playacting or nasty fouls.

 

Glenavy: Owen. McCormack; Shane Cormican; Liam Henry; Ryan Malley; Mathew Hamill; Ruairi Forester; Lorcan Small; Dan McKavanagh; Ethan McGarry; Lorcan Heenan; Malachi Doherty; Eoin Henry; Alex Gallagher; Thomas Gallagher; Colm Magenniss.

Owen Kelly; Caolan Power; Pearse Green;  David Nelson; Jamie Grant; Finbar McGrade 

 

Antrim Intermediate Championship

Saturday 1st August 15 @ Lamh Dhearg

St.Joseph’s Glenavy 0.17 v 1.07 St.Mary’s Aghagallon

A local derby always creates a lot of interest to see who will have the bragging rights until the sides next meet. This one didn’t disappoint the large crowd who turned up at the excellent Lamh Dhearg pitch. With Glenavy sitting in the top half of second tier of the Antrim leagues and Aghagallon leading the way in division three a close game was expected.

Both sides were guilty of over passing and wasted excellent chances of scores. Aghagallon were first to get through and were unlucky to see a great effort come off the crossbar an alert Daniel McAlister taking possession. When clearing the ball Daniel got injured and was replaced by Niall McCann. Only on the pitch a few seconds McCann showed how to finish when he to0k an excellent pass from Ciaran Loney to put his side one up. The Chapel Hill side were controlling midfield and only for some over elaboration more scores should have followed. With eleven minutes gone Fra McMullan was fouled fifty meters out. Luke Devereux pointed from the placed ball.

St.Mary’s eventually started to get more ball around midfield and had their first point on fifteen minutes from a Rory Loughan free. From the kickout the ball made its way to Oisin Lenihan who levelled the scores with a well worked point. It was now the Aghagallon side who were controlling midfield with some excellent high fielding. Once again St.Mary’s won the kickout and from some good attacking play the ball found its way to David McAlernon who put his side one up. When Francis Bustard added another point to double his side’s advantage the St.Mary’s supporters must have thought they were on their way to the second round.

James Gallagher caught the kickout and quickly got the ball to his brother Patrick   who was fouled. Up stepped the ever reliable Luke Devereux to put the minimum between the sides. Eunan Walsh pointed from an acute angle to stretch the lead. St.Mary’s would have had a goal only for the agile Steven Daly getting across his goal to push a shot out to Oisin Hamill. Oisin went off on a solo run he played the ball to Ryan Phillips who spotted Ciaran Loney free and from the resultant point there was only a point between the sides as the referee blew the halftime whistle.

During the break some harsh words must have spoken by the St.Joseph’s management for the team came out like players rejuvenated. Five unanswered points put them four points up with seven minutes played. Owen Gallagher started the charge with a point when he ran unto an inch perfect pass from Luke Devereux. Niall McCann put his side in front from a well worked move which started from the Glenavy defence. Patrick and his brother Owen exchanged passes before Owen pointed. Fergus Cunningham, had replaced Gavin Phillips, took a pass from the hard working James Gallagher and extended his sides lead. Luke Devereux scored what was probably the best point of the game when he split the posts from an acute angle. Eunan Walsh pulled a point back for the lads in green. Fergus Cunningham was showing he had lost none of his accuracy after his long layoff through injury when pointed.  Once again James Gallagher pointed to put five between the sides. Rory Loughan pointed a free to pull one back.

Patrick Gallagher gained possession around midfield and with a long foot pass found his brother James who pointed to put five between the sides. Francis Bustard carried the ball forward before finishing with a well taken point. From the kickout Aghagallon gained possession and worked the ball past a hesitant Glenavy defence to get the ball to Ciaran Brady for a well deserved goal.  Now with the minimum between the sides a ding dong battle was expected to the finish but this proved to be St.Mary’s last score

Owen Gallagher steadied his side when he fought for possession from the kickout and landed a much needed point. Patrick Gallagher was fouled around the forty five line and with Luke Devereux in such fine scoring form his pointed free put three between the teams. Once again Owen Gallagher pointed when he finished a fine move started by his brother James. Niall Scullion, good to see him back after injury, stole up from the back to get on the score sheet. From the kickout James Gallagher gained possession and added to his earlier scores. The last score of the game came from Fergus Cunningham when he cut in from the wing to split the posts.

There was relief all around the St.Joseph’s camp when the referee blew the final whistle to leave the final score St.Joseph’s 0.17 v 1.07 St.Mary’s.

Both sides deserve great credit for serving up an exciting game with some excellent football and sportsmanship. Also a word of praise for referee Fionntan McCotter who had an excellent game when letting players get on with the game but was always ready to blow when necessary.

Glenavy will now play Moneyglass in the next round.

St.Joseph’s: S. Daly; N. Scullion, O. Hamill; D. McAlister (Niall McCann 5 mins.);     F. McMullan; M. Clenaghan (M. McCourt blood sub.} J. Phillips: J. Gallagher. G.  Phillips; C. Loney; O. Gallagher; P. Gallagher; L. Devereux (M. McCourt 57 mins.);  C. Gallagher; R. Phillips.

                                                                       

Glenavy do the double over Gort Na Mona

Antrim Division 2 Football League

Gort Na Mona 2.11 v 2.17 St.Joseph’s Glenavy

The Glenavy side travelled quite confident of gaining two valuable points to keep them mid-table after nine point win in the first round played at home. Playing on the tight Gort Na Mona pitch usually makes it difficult to get a favourable result for visiting teams. 

The game was played on a cold but pleasant evening with a fairly strong breeze blowing towards the town end. The home captain won the toss and decided to play with the breeze. David Hughes opened the scoring with a beauty from out the wing quickly followed by a Darren Boyle point. Both sides were having a great battle to get the better of the midfield exchanges. The art of scoring seemed to desert both sets of forwards who were guilty of some terrible wides.

Patrick Gallagher got his side’s first point when he ran unto a Ryan Phillips pass to take a good score. Back came the Belfast side with an excellent worked point from the speedy Padraig Hughes. Ryan Phillips was fouled about forty meters out and the ever reliable Luke Devereux split the posts to put the minimum between the sides. Padraig Hughes increased his side’s lead to two when he pointed from a free. Charles Gallagher gained possession from the kickout soloed for thirty meters and closed the gap to one. From the kickout the ball was worked to Padraig Hughes who worked his way through the hard working visitors defence to score an excellent point.

Both sides had now settled and were giving their supporters value for their money. From Stephen Daly’s excellent kickout he found Patrick Gallagher who flicked the ball to his brother Owen who went on one of his jinking runs and finished with a well taken point.  David Hughes put his side two up when he finished a good passing movement to put two between the sides.

A bit of indiscipline cost The Upper Springfield side the loss of a player. Just to show they still meant business when Darren Boyle put his side three up. With the first half drawing to a close the hard working Patrick Gallagher gained possession and worked the ball Ciaran Loney who took his point to leave the halftime score 0.07 v 0.05 in the home sides favour.

The Chapel Hill side started with a flourish from the throwin James Gallagher gained possession and with a well placed pass found his brother Owen and lobbed the ball into the square where Ryan Phillips ran in and finished to the net. Ryan Phillips took a pass from the alert Luke Devereux to put his side two up. The lough view side were now like they meant business. Mid-fielder James Gallagher let his brothers know he could score when he burst through to land a point. A Glenavy defender got caught in possession and from the resultant free Darren Boyle pointed.

County player Own Gallagher was gaining a lot of possession, he picked out his brother Patrick who added a point to put his side three up. Darren Boyle pulled one back from a pointed free. Under 21 county player Ciaran Loney took a pass from Own Gallagher and put three between the sides. From a James Gallagher pass his brother Owen added to the visitors score. Luke Devereux took possession got the ball to Patrick Gallagher who put his side five up. Darren Boyle pointed a Gort Na Mona free.

Now playing some of the best football of the season Glenavy had taken control of the game. Luke Devereux, playing well after a long layoff, pointed from what seemed an impossible angle. With points from Ryan Phillips, Patrick and Owen Gallagher and Ciaran Loney put their side eight in front. When Oisin Hamill playing at full back moved up field to score a goal from great move by Neill Scullion and Ryan Phillips it looked didn’t look good for the home side. The Gort Na Mona keeper brought off a great save, Luke Devereux scored from the resultant 45.

With five minutes left the game seemed to be all over but to their credit Gort Na Mona took full advantage of some slack marking from the visitors defence. First Brian Barry broke through for a goal quickly followed by a Darren Boyle point. From the kickout David Hughes gained possession and burst his way through a retreating defence to bring his side within striking distance with an excellent goal. Ciaran Loney had the last say when he pointed to leave six between the sides.

There was relief in the Glenavy ranks when referee Colly McKnight blew the final whistle to leave the final score Gort Na Mona 2.11 v 2.17 Glenavy.

Antrim Minor Football League

                                                            St.Joseph’s 4.12 v 1.16 Belfast Saffron’s

 With Glenavy and Belfast Saffron’s level on points at the top of the Antrim minor league neither team wanted to lose their supremacy. Both teams fielded without several of their regular starting 15 due to injury and holidays. The game was played at Glenavy on a beautiful summer evening with very little wind.

 From the throwin both teams went hell for leather which meant errors did occur with players finding passing and finishing a problem. Alex Gallagher, he finished with 2.06, 2 of them from frees, got the scoring going with a pointed free. Matt Mallon   brought the sides level with a well taken point. The Belfast side were now playing the better football and only for some poor decision making in the scoring department they would have pulled away from the home side.

 When a Saffron attack was broken up by an alert Liam Henry and with quick thinking got the ball to Dan McKavanagh who then passed to Thomas Gallagher. The space in front opened up for Thomas who accepted his good luck and with a nifty bit of footwork g0t passed his marker and finished to the net. Eoin Henry and Alex Gallagher added points from play to put their side five in front.

 The visitors then showed why they shared top of the league table with three unanswered points from David Smyth getting two and 1 from Liam Gault., all from play. Thomas Gallagher stopped the Belfast side’s good run with an excellent point. Back came the Saffron’s with another three points  from David Smyth, Niall McCurry and a pointed free from Matt Mallon. Eoin Henry finished the first half scoring with his point leaving the haltime scoreline 1.05 v 0.07.

  With the second half only four minutes gone St.Joseph’s found themselves four points in arrears, with a goal from David Smyth and points from Matt Mallon and Liam Gault to leave the score St.Joseph’s 1.05 v 1.09 The Saffron’s. Urged on by the home support the Hill side began to get the upper hand. Thomas Gallagher pulled a point back only to see it cancelled out by David Smyth.

 Glenavy’s midfields were now beginning to get the upper hand with some great fielding and distribution. Alex Gallagher took possession around the sixty five line and after a jinking run he finished with a superb goal to leave the minimum between the sides. Liam Gault widened the gap to two with an excellent point. Thomas Gallagher worked hard to get the ball before beating the keeper all ends up to put the lough view side in front.

 Once again the visitors pulled a point back to level the scores. Jamie Grant had a fine score when he followed in a cross from David McCann to punch over the bar. If the home side thought the visitors were going to lie down Matt Mallon and Niall McCurry had other ideas with two superb points. Alex Gallagher and Niall McCurry exchanged points to leave the score with ten minutes left Glenavy 3.18 v 1.15 Saffron’s. Jamie Grant a point from an acute angle and when David Smyth aadded a pointed from a free a grand stand finish seemed to be on.

 Alex Gallagher then gave the supporters a bit of a laugh when it took him three attempts to get the ball over the bar, the ball come off the crossbar at his first attempt, then the left upright, then the right upright before he lashed it over the bar. Alex showed all his talents when he finished to the net a move that started with Owen McCormack getting the ball to Patrick McCann who got the ball to Gallagher who did the rest. Alex added another point to leave four between the sides. Eoin Henry finished the scoring with a well taken point just as referee Danny O’Neill was about to blow the final whistle, to leave the full time score 4.12 to 1.16 in the home sides favour.

Both sides deserve great credit for the way they played the game. There was no hauling and pulling by players or rough play.

                                                                    Antrim Division 2 Football

St.Joseph’s 1.13 v 0.07 Moneyglass

Both these teams were after the two points for different reasons, before this game Moneyglass were fighting to keep their place in the top three of the league while their hosts were trying to get out of the bottom three. As it turned out the home side came out on top.

The first ten minutes were played at a hectic pace and only for both sides being guilty of some poor finishing scores could have been five apiece. The hill side settled first and were soon on the scoreboard with a point from Conor Hamill. Owen Gallagher added another followed by a Mark Cush goal. It took the Toome side twelve minutes before they opened their account with a point. The home side lost their midfielder Michael Johnston through a black card, Peter McClenaghan replaced him. The visitors added a pointed free to leave the score after twenty minutes 1.02 v 0.02. Luke Devereux pointed a long distance free before Conor Hamill who once again split the posts. Moneyglass had the final point of the half to leave the score 1.04 v 0.03

Everyone expected the visitors to come in the second half with all guns blazing but it was the home side started the better with points from Owen Gallagher and a beauty from Niall McCann from almost the end line. Moneyglass came back with two points and looked like they were going to make a fight off it. Only for some wayward shooting they could have closed the gap.

In recent games St.Joseph’s have been guilty of allowing their opponents back into the game but on this occasion they made sure this was not going to happen. County player Owen Gallagher steadied the ship with two excellent points. Once again Moneyglass came back with two points which were to prove to be their last scores. Niall McCann, Conor Hamill, Patrick Gallagher added points for the home side. The final two points came from the boot of the excellent free taker Luke Devereux. The home side were happy to hear referee Danny O’Neill blow his final whistle to leave the final score Glenavy 1.13 v 0.07 Moneyglass.

St.Joseph’s team S. Daly, N. McLaughlin, P. Gallagher, M. Nelson, C. Loney, M. Cleneghan, F. McMullan, M. Johnston ( P. McClenaghan 24 mins.), G. Phillips, M. McCourt, C. Hamill, M. Cush, L. Devereux (R. Phillips 55 mins.), O. Gallagher, N, McCann

The reserve game was won by Glenavy with a score 2.12 v 1.05

 

County Minor Football League

 Tuesday 12 May @ Glenavy

 St.Joseph’s 3.10 v 2.07 St.James’

 

Matches between these two neighbouring are usually rip roaring affairs, but not this one. Played before what was probably the least number of supporters ever seen at a Glenavy – Aldergrove game. Played in a very sporting manner, which was to make this a good game of football.

 Alex Gallagher got the opening point direct from the throwin. From the kickout the visitors gained possession and with quick and accurate passing the ball found its way to Paul Hanna who gave the home keeper Owen McCormack no chance. Michael Brazier got in on the scoring act with a well taken point. David McCann pulled a point back from a dead ball. D. Bell extended the Crumlin side lead with a point from an acute angle..

 The Glenavy halfbacks Mathew Hamill, Ruairi Forester and Ethan McGarry were now making telling runs into the opposing defence. After a thirty meter solo run Thomas Gallagher brought the best out of the St.James’ keeper who pushed the ball round the post for a 45.

 Eoin Henry & David McCann pointed from frees to leave the score after 20 minutes Glenavy 0.04 v 1.02 Aldergrove. Paul Hanna had a pointed free to put two between the sides. The old saying if at first you don’t succeed keep on trying was true for Thomas Gallagher. Thomas was rewarded for his earlier miss when he rattled the back of the net to put his side in front for the first time. A pointed free from Alex Gallagher left the halftime score 1.05 to 1.03 in the hill sides’ favour.

 The second half started with the home side on the offensive with a goal from Lorcan Heenan. Eoin Henry with two and Alex Gallagher added points to put nine between the sides. If the home side thought the visitors were finished they soon found out this was not the case. Paul Hanna pointed two frees and when he finished one to the net all of a sudden the deficit had been cut to four. Alex Gallagher extended his side’s lead. Michael Sherdian and Michael Brazier once again closed the gap.

 Eoin Henry capped a splendid game with a goal to leave the full time score 3.10 v 2.07.

 St.Joseph’s Team: Owen McCormack, Caolan Power, Finbar McGrade, Mathew Hamill, Ruairi Forster, Ethan McGarry, Dan McKavanagh, (Conor Mulholland 45 mins.)  Colm Magennis (Alex Gallagher 22 mins.), Eoin Henry (Zac Murray 42 mins), David McCann, Alex Gallagher (Owen Kelly 10 mins &.Shane Cormican 48 mins.), Lorcan Hennan and Thomas Gallagher.

 

Antrim Division 2 Football

Wednesday 6th. May @ Glenavy

St.Joseph’s 0.07 v 0.09 Rasharkin

This fixture was between the two bottom sides in the league and with the standard of play it wouldn’t be hard to know why. Heavy overhead rain during the reserve game left the pitch heavy.

Glenavy playing with a strong breeze got their first score from a Michael McCourt pointed free. Jonathan McAleese and Shane Hasson put their side in front. With the home side exerting strong pressure the visitors defence were committing fouls. Michael McCourt punished their indiscretions with three pointed frees.. Ryan Phillips extended the Chapel Hill side’s lead to three. Eanan McAleese Pointed a free, Michael McCourt had the last score of the half with a pointed free, to leave the. Halftime score 0.06 v 0.04 in favour of St.Joseph’s

The second half started with a deluge of rain which made playing almost impossible. Ryan Phillips pointed for the home side, this would be their last score. Rasharkin took control and had points from Brian Etherson, Eanan McAleese with a point from play and a pointed free to leave his tally 5. Jonathan and Shane Hasson completed the scoring to leave their side two in front.

This was not a day for pretty football but St.Mary’s won’t mind as this win lifts them third from bottom. Referee Barry Coyle deserves the highest praise for allowing the game to go ahead.

St.Joseph’s team: Gareth Collins, Daniel McAllister, Oisin Hamill, Niall McLaughlin, Niall McCann,  Martin Cleneghan,  Jonathan Phillips, Mark Cush (Gavin Phillips 48 Mins) Michael Johnston, Owen Gallagher, Fran McMullan,  Ciaran Loney, Michael McCourt, Patrick Gallagher, Ryan Phillips (Conor Hamill 25 Mins),

 Referee Barry Coyle

St.Joseph’s won the reserve game 3.06 v 1.07

 

Antrim Division 2 Football

Wednesday 6th. May @ Glenavy

St.Joseph’s 0.06 v 0.09 St.Paul’s

The country side hoped their losing streak would change when they faced city side St.Paul’s but their hopes were dashed with a three point win for the visitors.

Luke Devereux pointed from a free and quickly added a second from play. James Ferran pulled one back for the city men. James Gallagher split the posts from an awkward angle. Between the twelfth minute and half time scores came time about.

Liam Óg McCartan had a St.Paul’s, Luke Devereux pointed for the hill side. Defences were on top making it hard for the forwards to get scores. Conor McCartan closed the gap with a point quickly followed by a Luke Devereux point to leave the halftime score 0.05 v 0.03 for the home side.

The second half started with a James Gallagher point. This proved to be Glenavy’s last score. St.Paul’s parked their team in the home sides half for the remainder of the game. Connor McCartan scored two pointed frees. James Ferran (2), Michael Cooper (1) and Jim Duff added the points to give their side a three point win.

St.Joseph’s team: Gareth Collins, Daniel McAllister, Martin Cleneghan, Martin Nelson, Jonathan Phillips, Oisin Hamill, Fran McMullan, Mark Cush (Michael McCourt 38 Mins.),  Michael Johnston (Gavin Phillips 42 Mins.),  Ciaran Loney, ,    Luke Devereux, . Ryan Phillips, Owen Gallagher,  Patrick Gallagher, James Gallagher. Referee Brendan Toland

St.Joseph’s won the reserve game 3.03 v 0.11

 

South West Breslin Cup

Thursday 7th May @ Glenavy

St.Joseph’s 1.12 v 0.16 St.Enda’s

This game was played on a cold wet miserable evening on a pitch that was hosting its eighth game in six days which made underfoot conditions difficult. Both teams deserve great credit for the standard of play they produced. When these sides met in the league it finished level on a 3.11 v 3.11 score line so a close game was expected and the teams made sure it was.

Tiernan Campbell put the home side in front with a point. From the kickout the visitors travelled the length of the pitch for a very well worked point.  Now it was the lough shore lads to prove they could do the same. Jake Nelson the St.Joseph’s goalkeeper had an excellent game with excellent saves and kickouts. From the kick out he found Thomas Gallagher who quickly passed to Pearse Green who crossed into the goalmouth for Michael Kane to punch to the net. Malachi Doherty pointed a free and when Thomas Gallagher added another from play things looked good for the home supporters.

St.Enda’s were gradually getting the better of the midfield exchanges and with their half forwards picking up a lot of loose ball the home defence were coming under sustained pressure. St.Enda’s had two pointed frees and one from play. David Nelson extended the gap with a well taken point. It was the Glengormley side’s turn to put on the pressure and were rewarded with three excellent points (one from 55 meters) to level the score at 1.04 v 0.07.

Once again it was Glenavy’s turn to put the pressure on with points from a Thomas Gallagher free, a Pearse Green Beauty and a Malachi Doherty free to leave their side three up. St.Enda’s finished the scoring with a point to leave the half time score 1.07 v 0.08

Both sides started the second half with some hard tackles from both sides. St.Enda’s then went in front with three unanswered points. Pearse Green gained position and from near the end line he split the posts to once again level the scores. Just like the first half the teams were scoring point for point. St.Enda’s went back in front only for Thomas Gallagher to level the side once again. St.Enda’s pointed from a hotly disputed free and when Malachi Doherty brought the sides level once again we knew the next score would be vital.

The stronger North Belfast lads were lasting the pace better and when they went three up with five minutes left it seemed all over. To their credit the home side never gave up and with points from Thomas Gallagher and Pearse Green a grand stand finish was on the cards. Hard a s the tried the home side were unable to get the equalising score.

Both sides deserve the highest praise for the standard of football they played. St.Enda’s who were they stronger team just about deserved to win.  

St.Joseph’s Team: Jake Nelson, Ronan Armstrong, Liam Henry, Patrick Fox, Aaron McGarry, Ryan Maley, Pearse O’Neill, Thomas Gallagher; Lorcan Small, Malachi Doherty, Patrick McCann, Tiernan Campbell, David Nelson, Pearse Green, Michael Kane.

                                                                                           Antrim Division 2 Football League

Wednesday 29 April @ Glenavy

St.Joseph’s 1.10 v 3.09 All Saints’

All Saints’ journey to Glenavy was a fruitful one returning home with two valuable league points. Played before a large crowd on a cold damp evening the supporters  got good value for their money.

Luke Devereux got the game’s first score with a pointed free in the first minuet. County player Owen Gallagher showed his power when bursting through a tight defence for his first point. When All Saints’ had their first real attack a real mix up in the home defence allowed the ball to creep over the line for a goal. The Ballymena side added three unanswered points to go four up.

When the Chapel Hill side lost Conor Hamill with an injury things were not looking good for his side. Ryan Phillips replaced Hamill and gave an excellent performance. The visitors added two pointed frees to extend their lead. Mark Cush showed his experience with a well taken point. One again disaster struck when the home defence stood back and allowed the ball to finish in the net. James Gallagher got in on the scoring act with a point. Luke Devereux finished the half as he had started it with a pointed free. Half time score St.Joseph’s o.05 v 2.05 All Saints’

Owen Gallagher had an exploitive start to the second half when gaining possession from the throwin he ran 30 meters before blasting the ball to the wrong side of the post. To his credit he soon made up for this when he finished a good move with a goal to bring his side back into contention. Luke Devereux closed the gap to the minimum with two pointed frees. All Saint’s showed they had not finished and were rewarded with a point.

Glenavy also showed they wanted the points with points from Ryan Phillips, Owen Gallagher and a beauty from halfback Ciaran Loney, to put his side in front for the first time. This was to be the home sides last score

The All Saint’ midfield was gaining the upper hand and was giving their forwards an excellent supply of the ball. The home defence were coming under severe pressure which resulted in three pointed frees. The scoring finished with a goal which left the full time score St.Joseph’s 1.10 v 3.09 All Saint’

St.Joseph’s Team: Gareth Collins, Daniel McAllister, Martin Cleneghan, Jonathan Phillips, Niall McCann, Oisin Hamill, Ciaran Loney, Mark Cush, Gavin Phillips,   Owen Gallagher,  Patrick Gallagher, Conor Hamill (Ryan Phillips (19 Mins.) , James Gallagher, Michael McCourt, Luke Devereux. Referee Barry Coyle

 South West Laverty Cup  

Tuesday 28th. April @ Chapel Hill 

St.Joseph’s 4.13 v 0.06 Dunloy 

Cuchullian’s made the long trip on a cold wet and wintery evening to Glenavy for this Laverty cup game and found their hosts in no mood for mercy. Each player deserves great credit for playing the game as conditions were terrible. 

Alex Gallagher got the home side on the scoreboard with a pointed free quickly followed by a goal and point from Eoin Henry. The North Antrim side came back with two points from play. Alex Gallagher extended the home sides lead with a well taken point from a difficult angle. On a rare Dunloy attack Owen McCormack came to the home sides rescue with a point blank save.  

The Chapel Hill side were now in the ascendancy and unlike last week’s game the forwards were finding their range with some very well taken points. The home side extended their lead with that lad Gallagher and Lorcan Heenan splitting the posts to put their side 1.05 v 0.02 in front. The lads in green were not giving up the fight and came back with point.  

Glenavy added four unanswered point between the 14 and 20th. minuet, Eoin (2), Alex Gallagher and David McCann getting on the score sheet. Cuchullian’s in a rare attack added a point. Lorcan Small replaced Shane Cormican. David McCann had the last point for the home side in the first half. Just on the blow Dunloy added the last score of the first half to leave the score 1.10 v 0.05.  

The second half started with a Dunloy pointed free but this was as good as it got for them. The home side upped their effort and added goals from Lorcan Heenan, Alex Gallagher and Thomas Gallagher. Owen Kelly replaced Caolan Power. Matthew Hamill got on the score sheet with a well earned point. Lorcan Heenan had the final scores with two points to leave the final score 4.13 v 0.06 

Referee John Moran, players and officials deserve a medal for keeping the game going in such terrible conditions. 

St.Joseph’s Team: Owen McCormack; Shane Cormican (Lorcan Small 25 Mins); Finbar McGrade; Liam Henry; Malachi Doherty; Edward Forrester; Mathew Hamill; Colm Magenniss; Daniel McKavanagh; Alex Gallagher; David McCann; Eoin Henry; Thomas Gallagher; Caolan Power (Owen Kelly 38 Mins). Lorcan Small

 

All County Div 2 Football League

Sunday 19th April at Glenavy

St.Joseph’s 2.15 2.06 Gort na Mona

The game was played in perfect conditions at Glenavy’ s home pitch between old rivals St.Joseph’s and Gort Na Mona. Usually these games are close affairs but on this occasion the home side ran out easy winners.

County player Owen Gallagher opened the scoring in the first minuet  when he took an excellent pass from his brother James  and finished the move with a well taken goal. James Gallagher playing at full forward added 3 points (1 a free) before his brother Owen added a beauty from out on the wing.

At this stage it home side were giving their supporters a treat with excellent approach play.   

Midfielder Michael Johnston ran through to add to the scoring. Bye the 19 minuet James Gallagher and brother Owen added points to leave the score 1.07 to no score. To their credit the Gorts got their game going and only for an excellent save from Gareth Collins the visitors would have had a goal.

The Belfast side finished the half with an excellent point from Nigel Rice and with time almost up Daren McKillop added a point to leave the half time score 1.07 t0 02.

The second half started with Daren McKillop’s second point. Fergus Cunning split the posts to leave the lough view side in front 1.08 to 03.Again the City side added a point from Pearse McHugh The country lads pulled themselves together again and added a goal. The goal came from some excellent work from the half backs who worked the ball inside the Gorts defence for Conor Hamill to run onto, Hamill made no mistake and finished the ball to the net. Owen Gallagher extended the lead with a point. 

Darren McKillop added a point to close the gap. Conor Hamill and Fergus Cunningham put further light between the sides to leave the score after 50 minutes 2.11 to 0.05.

The visitors were coming more into the game and would have had a goal only for the alert Gareth Collins in the home side’s goal only to see his save come off a defender and finish in the net. When Darren McKillop added a second goal a comeback seemed to be on the way. Michael McCourt added a Glenavy point only to see it cancelled out with a McKillop point.

The home side finished the fitter and added points from Fra McMullan and a brace from Conor Hamill to leave the full time score

Glenavy 2.15 v 2.06 Gort na Mona.

St.Joseph’s team: Gareth Collins, Niall McLaughlin, Daniel McAllister, Fra McMullan, Niall McCann, Oisin Hamill, Jonathan Phillips, Patrick Gallagher, Michael Johnston, Owen Gallagher, Michael McCourt, Conor Hamill, Ryan Phillips, James Gallagher, Fergus Cunningham.  Luke Devereux replaced Fergus Cunningham (55 Mns.)

Glenavy also won the reserve game 1.07 v 0.06

Feíle Shield Final

Wednesday 22nd April at Ahoghill

St.Joseph’s 1.04 v 5.10 Cargin

A large number of supporters travelled to Ahoghill to support local side St.Joseph’s in the Feíle Shield final. Following a good run to the final everyone was hoping for a favourable result. This was not to be as Cargin were formidable opponents.

Glenavy started well and were unfortunate to see their first two attacks finish in wides. The Toome side got into their stride and had 1.04 on the scoreboard before Glenavy gave their large support some hope when Chris Grant scored a goal. 

This hope was short lived as the side in green added a goal and two points to leave the halftime score 2.06 v 1.00 in Cargin’s favour.

The second half started with a Cargin point and to their credit the Chapel hill side kept on trying and were rewarded with a pointed free from Fergal Henry.

At this stage of the game it was obvious Cargin were much stronger all over the pitch and when they added another point and raised the green flag there was no way back for our heroes.

Fergal Henry added three more points to bring his tally to five. The lough shore side finished the stronger and added a further 2.2 to leave the full time score 1.04 v 5.10.

Cargin’s scorers were P J Matthews 3.05, P J Quinn 2.02, Pat Shivers 1.03

The panel of players along with their team management and their supporters are a great credit to their families and the club.

St.Joseph’s Panel: Aodh O’Neill (captain), Jack McCann, Fergal Henry, Chris Grant, Anthony O’Hare, Lorcan Nelson, Sean McCambridge, Rory McCann, Matthew Horner, Oliver Brankin, Matthew Magee, Cal Burke, Finn Stott, James Mulholland, Callum Crighton, Darragh Armstrong, Darragh Doherty. 

 

Antrim Minor League

Thursday 23rd April at Glenavy

St.Joseph’s 3.11 v 3.11 St.Enda’s

Games between these two clubs at all levels are usually close affairs and this one didn’t disappoint as the final whistle blew the sides couldn’t be separated.

St.Enda’s struck first with Patrick Hamilton splitting the posts from an awkward angle. Tiernan Campbell levelled the scores with a well taken point. The Hightown lads came back with a point from Cormac Scott. When Malachi Doherty pointed from a free it was obvious to all, this one would be close. Then a mix up in the home sides defence allowed John Joe McCord through for a goal and Ethan Gibbon added a point to leave four between the sides.

Thomas Gallagher raced through for a point and not to be outdone Pearse Green added another to close the gap to two. Cormac Scott added a point for the visitors to put three between the sides.

Both sides were playing attacking football which left the defences vulnerable from a quick turnaround. This proved the case with the Chapel hill side breaking out and with two kick passes Pearse Green got possession and was fouled in the large square. Malachi Doherty dispatched the ball in the corner of the net giving the keeper no chance.

St.Enda’s responded with points from Cormac Scott 3 and Oliver brown chipped in with one to leave their side four in front. Malachi Doherty, who was giving a man of the match performance, added a point and then pointed a free from out on the wing to leave the haltime score 1.06 v 1.08 in the Glengormley sides favour.

Tiernan Campbell got the first score of the second half. Malachi Doherty brought the sides level once again with a pointed free. When Cormac Scott added a pointed free St.Enda’s once again went in front. Malachi Doherty was vying for man of the match when he added a pointed free and split the post with a beauty from an awkward angle to put the home side in front for the first time in the game. Cormac Scott brought the sides level with a pointed free.  

The lough view lads were giving it everything and only for a brilliant save from the St.Enda’s keeper they would have four up. From the clearance the ball went straight down the pitch to John Joe McCord, even with Jake Nelson in the home goals best efforts McCord his opportunity to score his second goal. Things were looking bleak for the home side with Patrick Hamilton scoring a point. Patrick Hamilton completed his hat trick when the ball reached him on the edge of the square for him to tap home to leave the score 3.11 v 1.10 in the visitors favour.

Roared on by the home support the players responded by throwing everything into attack and were awarded a penalty when Zac Murray was pulled down. Once again Malachi Doherty stepped up and planted the ball in the net. Pearse Green added a point to leave three between the sides. With time running out and with an onslaught on the visitors goal Pearse Green gained possession and scored a well deserved goal much to the annoyance of the St.Enda’s team.

When the final whistle blew the final score was St.Joseph’s 3.11 v 3.11 St.Enda’s.

Both sides deserve great credit for the entertainment they gave their supporters.

St.Joseph’s Team: Jake Nelson, Ronan Armstrong, Liam Henry (captain), Patrick Fox, Aaron McGarry, Ryan Malley, Michael Kane, Lorcan Small, Thomas Gallagher, David Nelson, Malachi Doherty, Tiernan Campbell, Zac Murray, Patrick McCann, Pierce Green. Replacement: Sean Burke for Zac Murray.

All County Div 2 Football League

Sunday 26th April at Hightown

St.Enda’s 1.10 v 2.06 St.Joseph’s

St.Joseph’s travelled to Hightown to play newly promoted side St.Enda’s in a game they hoped to win. Played on a perfect pitch but bitterly cold along with rain and hail.

James Gallagher opened the scoring with a pointed free. From the kickout Niall McCann collected the ball around midfield and went on a 30 meter solo run he gave a perfect pass to Michael McCourt who gave the keeper no chance. St.Enda’s playing with a strong breeze then pulled themselves back into the game with a well worked point. The Glenavy defence were coming under strong pressure and committed a needless free which was converted to level the scores.

Both sides were playing a sweeper system which left a lot of the football being played around midfield. James Gallagher gained possession and was fouled in the big square. James took the penalty and was unfortunate to see the home keeper push it round post. From the resultant 45 the ball was played to Patrick Gallagher who got on the score sheet with a point. St.Enda’s took complete control until the halt-time whistle with four unanswered points to leave the score 1.02 v 0.06.

Playing with the wind and now we had a bright sunny day the visitors must have thought they game was there for the winning. St.Enda’s had other ideas and added a point just to prove their point. Then we had what turned out to be the best move of the game, The Glenavy keeper cleared to Johnny Phillips out on the wing who then went on one of his runs, he got the ball to Conor Hamill who ratted the back of the net to put his side one up. Back came the Glengormley lads and levelled with a point.

James Gallagher playing as the target man gained possession and put his side back in front. Once again some sloppy defending allowed St.Enda’s through for a goal. When they added a pointed free things were looking bleak for the Chapel Hill side. But to their credit the Glenavy lads never gave up and were rewarded with two James Gallagher points. This time St.Enda’s dug in and came back with two points to put two between the sides. St.Joseph’s pushed all they could to get the necessary scores but only managed an Owen Gallagher point to leave the minimum between the sides when referee Eamon Hamill blew the final whistle.

St.Joseph’s Team: St.Joseph’s team: Gareth Collins, Daniel McAllister, Fra McMullan, Niall McCann, Martin Clenaghan, Oisin Hamill, Jonathan Phillips, Patrick Gallagher, Michael Johnston, Owen Gallagher, Michael McCourt, Conor Hamill, Ryan Phillips, James Gallagher, Tony McDermott, Ciaran Loney replaced  Tony McDermott ( 48mins)

Glenavy also won the reserve game 1.09 v 0.06

 

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U-14 Football
Date Comp Team Score   Score Team Venue Time
15 April  League  Glenavy  0.01 v  3.05  Lisburn  Home  Loss
11 May   Antrim  0.01 v  3,07 Glenavy  Away  Win
6 May   Glenavy  1.00 v  2.06 Moneyglass Home  Loss
13 May   Tir na nÓg 1.05 v  1.04  Glenavy  Away  Loss
20 May   No Game   v        
27 May    Glenavy   v   Creggan Home  
3 June   Rasharkin   v   Glenavy Away  
10 Jun   Lisburn   v   Glenavy Away  
17 Jun   Glenavy   v   Antrim  Home  
24 June    Moneyglass   v   Glenavy Away  
 1st.July    Glenavy   v    Tir na nÓg  Home  
 8 July   No Game   v        
 22 July    Creggan   v     Glenavy Away  
 29 July    Glenavy   v    Rasharkin    
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Club History

 History

 

Gaelic football has been played in the Glenavy area since 1899. The first club was "Owen Roes" and records show that it participated in competitions up until about 1916 - 17. The present club, can trace its foundation to its birth in 1942 when locals, including Dan Cardwell, Kevin Cinnamond, Joe Ayre, Bobby Heatley, John and Paddy O'Neill, Felix Mulholland, Donald Jordan, Tom Fleeton, and Joe McGarry enlisted the support of the then local curate Fr. O'Hare. The Club was to be formally known as St Joseph's Glenavy. In 1943 the club played in the South Antrim Junior League sporting blue shirts the clubs first colours!

Ten years later the clubs first success was the winning of the Intermediate League and the South West Junior Championship in 1952/3. The club was flourishing during this period and along with success on the pitch came development of new grounds. Indeed St. Joseph's first ever game at senior level was on the opening of their new pitch on Sunday November 15th 1954. The famous O'Connell's were the opponents that historic day and it was fitting that St Joseph's recorded a fine victory marking there arrival to Senior football in a most emphatic manner. Over the next decade the club participated in Senior competition but did slowly slide to Division 4 by 1960.

The early sixties saw a renaissance in Glenavy football, culminating in the club returning to Div 1 in 1966-67 season and the S.W. Junior Championship annexed. To the fore in the senior team were men like Joe Creaney, James Heatley, Joe Loughan, Brian Mulholland, Brian Falloon, Kieran O'Neill, Mark Kelly, Frank Rogers, Eamonn Kelly, Liam Cormican, Terry Cormican, Aodh Cormican, Owen Ruddy, Kevin McAreavy, Jim McCorry, Sean Devlin and George Grant.

St. Joseph's roller coaster ride through the divisions continued and unfortunately the early seventies were to see a decline in football fortunes and the club in Div 4 of the leagues. However work at underage level began to pay dividends and the senior team were in Div3 by 1978 taking the S.W. Championship and the Irish News Cup that year. The nucleus of a successful team had been found and in 1984 St. Joseph's became Intermediate Champions by beating St. Enda's in the final in Casement Park.

The 1990's were a decade of development, change and success within the club. A new pitch was opened during the summer of 1990 and in 1992 the senior team had unparalleled success. All competitions entered were won by the team- the Intermediate Championship, the Division 2 league title and the S.W. Championship- the O'Cahan Cup.

St. Joseph's have always been an active participant in Scor and had competed at All Ireland level in the Quiz section and Ballad group and at Ulster level in the in the Novelty Section. Junior Scor continues to be well supported in the club and there have been many successes over the years. Development of the grounds continued apace with new clubrooms being opened in 1998 and a new training pitch in 2001.

 Our senior team won the All County division 3 league in 2007. To follow on with promotion to division 1 football in 2008.

 Over the past number of years St.Joseph's underage teams have won a number of South West Trophy's. In 2008 the U-16 footballers won the All County Shield beating Davitt's in Casement Park. 2011 They also won the Breslin Cup in 2011 and the South West league the following year.

Ladies football has also come of age in the club with St. Joseph's contesting the Antrim Championship final on a number of occasions. We also field teams in camogie and hurling at U8, U10, U12, U14 & u16. Our u14 camogie team won the league in 2011. With growing experience it will hopefully only be a matter of time before more silverware adorns the trophy cabinet. Juvenile football continues to grow and the large numbers of young footballers thronging our pitches augurs well for the future of the game in Glenavy. The club fields teams at U-8, U10, U12, U14, U16, U18, U21 Division 2 & 5 all county league. , with modern facilities and growing numbers is well placed to be a force within the county and hopefully will be a source of talent for the county team as it has in the past.

Jim McCorry played at fullback with the Antrim team for 13 years. Jim was named at fullback on the Antrim millennium in 2000.

The club have almost 600members with over 400 underage players.

Club website: www.glenavy.info Face page: Glenavy GAC

The club have almost 600members with over 400 underage players.  

 

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Minor Football

Date

Comp

Team

Score

 

Score

Team

Venue

Time

5 April

League

Glenavy

 0.12

v

 2.12

St.Enda's

Home

Loss

12 Apr

 

St.Brigid's

 

v

 

Glenavy

Away

 7pm

19 Apr

 

Rossa

 2.16

v

1.10 

Glenavy

Away

Loss

3 May

 

Glenavy

 2.11

v

 2.15

Cargin

 Home

Loss

14 June

 

Glenavy

 

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Aghagallon

 Home

7.30

28 June   Dunloy    

Glenavy

 Away 7.30
5 July  

Glenavy

   v   Stinson's  Home 7.30
19 July   Creggan    v  

Glenavy

Away 7.30
26 July  

Glenavy

   v   Tir na nÓg Home  7.30
9 Aug   No Game    v        
6 Sept  

St.Gall's

   

Glenavy

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