St Josephs Glenavy GAC

2017 Top of the page

This week’s Fixtures.

Tuesday 20th. June @ 7.30pm (E.T.)

Laverty Cup Semi-Final

Glenavy 3.10 v 3.07 Dunloy.

Wednesday 21st. June. @ 8.15pm

Division 2 Football

Glenavy Win v D/F Ardoyne

Thursday 22nd. June @ 7.30pm

S.W. U-16 Football

Glenavy v Rasharkin

Friday 23rd. June @ 6.45 & 7.45pm.

U-12 Football: Glenavy 4.12 v 4.00 Antrim

U-14 Football: Glenavy 5.11 v 3.03 Antrim

Sunday 25th. June @ 3pm

Davitt’s 0.02 v 6.19 Glenavy .

 

 

 

2017 Championship Draws

2017 Football Championship Draws
Senior      
Prelim Round    
Cargin v Rossa 1
St.Gall's v Portglenone 2
St.John's v Aldergrove 3
St.Paul's v Lamh Dhearg 4
Aghagallon v St.Teresa'a 5
       
1/4 Finals      
Creggan  v Ahoghill A
Prelim  3 v Glenavy B
Brelim 2 v Prelim 4 C
Prelim  1 v Prelim 6 D
       
Semi-Finals      
B v D  
A v C  
       
Final      
       
Reserve Plate    
Premlim Round    
St.Enda's v Glenavy 1
Glenravel v Moneyglass 2
Ballymena v St.Paul's 3
Antrim v Aldergrove 4
       
1/4 Finals      
Prelim 3 v Prelim 1 A
Aghagallon v Prelim 2 B
Prelim  4 v Ahoghill C
Rasharkin v St.Brigid's D
       
Semi-Finals      
D v A  
C v B  
       
Final      
       
Minor A      
Premim  Round    
Ballymena v St.Gall's 1
Sean Stinson's v Cargin 2
Rossa  v Lamh Dhearg 3
St.Enda's v Aghagallon 4
Zt.Paul's v St.Brigid's 5
       
1/4Finals      
Prelim 1 v Tir na nÓg A
Prelim 2 v Prelim 3 B
Prelim  5 v Creggan C
Prelim 4 v Glenavy d
       
Semi-Finals      
A v D  
C v B  
       

Final

South West Draws 2017

O’Cahan Cup

Byes: 1  Moneyglass

2

St.Enda’s

v

Glenavy

Sun 19th. Feb

3

Glenravel

v

Tir na nÓg

 

4

Rasharkin

v

Dunloy

 

5

Cargin

v

Moneyglass

 

6

Creggan

v

Antrim

 

7

Ballymena

v

Aldergrove

 

8

Ahoghill

v

Aghagallon

 

 

Second. Round

A

1

v

5

Sun 5th. March

B

3

v

8

 

C

7

v

6

 

D

4

v

2

 

 

Semi-Final

 

C

v

A

Wed.5th. April

 

D

v

8

 

Final Wed 10th June

McCormick Cup

Byes: 1  Glenavy; 2   Ahoghill

3

St.Enda’s

v

Aghagallon

Sun 26th. Feb

4

Creggan

v

Moneyglass

 

5

Ballymena

V

Rasharkin

 

6

Lisburn

V

Cargin

 

7

Glenravel

V

Portglenone

 

8

Antrim

v

Aghagallon

 

 

Second. Round

A

5

v

3

T. B. C.

B

1

v

4

 

C

6

v

2

 

D

7

v

8

 

 

Semi-Final

 

C

v

D

T.B.C

 

A

v

8

 

Final date T.B.C.

Laverty Cup

Byes: 1 Ballymena; 2 Sean Stinsons

3

Moneyglass

v

Aldergrove

25th. April

4

Rasharkin

v

Cargin

 

5

Creggan

v

St.Enda’s

 

6

Glenavy

v

Aghagallon

 

7

Dunloy

v

Tir na nÓg

 

8

Antrim

v

Glenravel

 

 

Second. Round

A

2

v

5

Tue 6th. June

B

7

v

4

 

C

6

v

3

 

D

8

v

1

 

 

Semi-Final

 

A

v

D

Tue 20th. June

 

C

v

8

 

Final Sunday 6th. August

Feile starts on Sunday 19th. February.  Aldergrove v Glenavy @ 12noon.

 

The Breslin cup will be drawn at a later date.

 
     

Y 2016 U-21 Championship

2016 U-21 Championship      
           
8 Oct. Casements  0.12 v 1.02 St.Joseph's
06-Nov St.Joseph's  1.1O v 0.08 Gort na Mona
20-Nov St.Joseph's  4.07 v 3.07 Glenravel
04-Dec St.Joseph's  1.09 v 2.12 Aldergrove 

2017 Match Reports

 

 

 

Antrim Football League Division 2.

Davitt’s 0.02 v 6.19 St.Joseph’s

After the disappointment of Wednesday evening when Ardoyne failed to field Glenavy were looking to the game against Davitt’s. Even though with league positions at either end of the table games between these sides are generally fairly close, not on this occasion as the visitors ran out convincing winners by a thirty five point margin. The hill side was 1.06 in front before Aaron Slane pointed for Davitt’s, this proved to be their only score in the first half.

Alex Gallagher started the scoring with a point quickly followed by his cousin Domnic finding the back of the net. Matthew Hamill broke forward to add a minor. Then we had the Gallagher scoring show with a tally of 2.05. Alex plundered 1.03, Domnic helped himself to 1.01 while Owen added a point. Aaron Slane took a point from a free. Michael Johnston and Michael McCourt got their names on score sheet with a point a piece. Just before the break Domnic and Alex Gallagher added goals to leave the haltime score 5.10 v 0.01 to the Chapel Hill side.

At halftime a strong breeze blew up to favour the Belfast side they didn’t make use of it. Eoin Henry and Fergus Cunningham joined the fray and soon were on the Glenavy scoring list with points from Fergus with two and Eoin adding two. Michael McCourt split the posts and Fergus Cunningham added two more to his tally Team captain Patrick Gallagher added to the long list of scorers when he fisted over the bar.  Conor Hamill broke up field to add a point. Just before the fulltime whistle Martin Nelson and came up from corner back to get a point, Davitt’s had the last score when they got a consolation point.

This win puts the Orangemen top of the table but the run in will test their mettle. Next up is St.Enda’s.

Glenavy Scores: Domnic Gallagher 3.03; Alex Gallagher 2.04, Eoin Henry 1.01; Fergus Cunningham 0.04, Michael McCourt 0.02, Owen Gallagher 0.01, Michael Johnston 0.01, Patrick Gallagher 0.01, Conor Hamill 0.01 & Martin Nelson 0.01.  

Davitt’s: Aaron Slane 0.02.

Glenavy Team: Gerard Hamilton; Martin Nelson; Chris Scullion; Niall McLaughlin; Mathew Hamill; Conor Hamill; Ryan Phillips (Sean McGirr); Michael Johnston; Ciaran Loney; Owen Gallagher; Patrick Gallagher (C); Michael McCourt (Malachi Doherty); Nigel Scullion; (Fergus Cunningham)  Domnic Gallagher & Alex Gallagher (Eoin Henry)

Referee: Mark McDonald St.Gall’s    

South West Antrim U14 Football League

St. Joseph’s Glenavy  V St. Comgall’s Antrim

Going into this game the Glenavy team had unbeaten record and were determined to keep it that way. However they knew the Antrim team were no push overs and were going to give them a real physical battle. The team rotation policy of the Glenavy coaches say many players in unfamiliar positions and a few others rested but the coaches had great confidence in the players stepping up.

Five unanswered points two from Darragh Armstrong, two from Rory Nelson and the pick of the bunch from lightning quick Shay O’Neill, seemed to give the Glenavy men confidence but this was soon to change as the Antrim Full forward struck two quick goals and a point to level the game.

An excellently work move seen Conall Hanna fire the ball past the Antrim keeper to restore Glenavy’s lead. This was followed by a well taken point by Midfield giant Chris Beaumont.

A beautifully taken penalty by Matthew Lawler followed by another individual goal by the same player saw the half finish 4-5 to 2-1 in favour of the Chapel Road men.The Antrim team were not finished and started the second half with more determination and even more physicality. Changes made at half time for the Glenavy team saw Darragh the Dodger Doherty take up position between the stick where he was kept busy in the first 5 minutes, making two excellent saves and just failing to reach another powerful shot from the accurate boot of the Antrim 14 who had completed a hat-trick. However this was to be his last score as the Fighting Fit Finn Malley took up a man to man marking role snuffing out the Antrim. Antrim scored two more points to bring their final tally to a hard earned 3:3 but at this stage they seemed spent.

Glenavy seized the opportunity to run at the Antrim team moving the ball quickly through the ranks, holding on when under pressure and tackling tenaciously when the ball was lost. (skills taken straight from the Practice Ground)  The lighting speed and awareness to the Timmy The Tank Hunnyford proved unstoppable and although not getting on the scoreboard himself he was involved in everything, from defence to attack. A goal and two points  from Shay O’Neill, further points from Darragh Armstrong and Chris Beaumont and  two more from Matthew The Mauler Lawler brought Glenavy’s Winning total to 5:12 to 3:3. An excellent win for the Glenavy men but one that they would be quick to admit was very hard fought for and not total reflective of the hard fought entertaining  game.

South West Laverty Cup Semi-Final

Glenavy 3.10 v 3.07 Dunloy

Cuchullian’s travelled to Glenavy as Laverty Cup holders but after an excellent game returned home empty handed. This game provided both sets of supporters some anxious moments as both sides fought for a win.

The visitors got the perfect start with a goal from the impressive Sean Elliott after twenty seconds play. From the kickout Jack Hill got possession and quickly passed to Thomas Gallagher who had the sides’ level with just a minute gone. The home side was getting the better ball around midfield and targeting Thomas Gallagher at fullforward. The exchanges between the fullforward and fullback were one of the highlights of the game. Malachi Doherty pointed a free to put his side in front.

Pearse O’Neill stole forward and took a pass from Aodh O’Neill and rattled the net to put his side four up. With free flowing football from both sides scores were going to come. Once again with a swift move from defence Sean Elliott received the ball and gave the home keeper no chance with a bullet to the net. Thomas Gallagher pointed for the hill side before the speedy Elliott got through for another goal to put his side one up. Orin McGarry pointed a beauty to bring the sides level.

On twenty five minutes Declan Smith had Dunloy’s first point. Malachi Doherty brought the sides level when he pointed a free from an acute angle. With the home support behind them Glenavy began getting the better of their tight marking opponents. With a move that started from the home keeper Jake Nelson and carried on by Jack Hill who got the ball to Thomas Gallagher who spotted his brother Thomas who coolly placed the ball beyond the keeper. Thomas Gallagher and Jack Hill pointed to leave the halftime score Glenavy 3.06 v 3.01.

Fergal Henry joined the game at halftime and was immediately pointed. Now facing a seven point deficit the North Antrim side really put it up to the division one side. Scores were becoming harder to with both defences putting in an enormous amount of work on an extremely hot evening. Anthony Smith got on the scoreboard with a point quickly followed by a Thomas Gallagher point. Sean Elliott pointed to leave five between the sides.

St.Joseph’s were dealt a blow when the lost their influential midfielder to a black card, he was replaced by Chris Grant. Fergal Henry doubled his scoring when he took a point while under pressure. Cuchullian’s were now getting to grips with midfield and fro two excellent possessions Declan & Anthony added points. Aaron McGarry stopped the rot with an excellent point. With time running out Dunloy threw everything into their attack which was blocked on several occasions by a resolute defence. Anthony & Declan Smith did get through for points to leave a nail biting finish with the home side three up. There was jubilation for the home side as they had reached the final for the first time in five years.     

 

 

Antrim Ladies Gaelic Football League Div 1:

Moneyglass 7.1 Glenavy 0.6

Moneyglass hosted Glenavy ladies on Sunday evening at Marian Hill and having beat the visitors in the reverse fixture earlier in the year they understandably started favourites.

After 3 minutes Eleanor Mallon got the girls in blue off the mark with a goal swiftly followed by a point from captain Cathy Carey. Aimee McAtamney returned to the starting 15 this evening after almost a year out with a knee injury and she pointed after seven minutes. Teresa Scullion, new to the moneyglass fold this year, broke through from midfield to hit the target before Megan McGarry fired over Glenavy's first point of the half assisted by Edel Christie. Eleanor Mallon and Aimee McAtamney fired over two more points before Beverley Graffin also found the net from a driving run made by Danielle Duffin. Glenavy's full forward Fionnuala Connor fought back with another well taken point, followed by a point from Bronagh Cunningham.  The home team continuted their dominations and before  half-time Cathy Carey found the net and Aimee McAtamney brought her tally to three. The ploy of  playing Annemarie McCormick as a sweeper was working effectively for the hosts, as pushed on to lead  at the break by 3.6 to 0.2.

Moneyglass introduced a multiple of substitutions for the start of the second half  and one of those replacements, Orlaith Prenter, started off where her team mates ended and pointed after 30 seconds. Cathy Carey and Aine Devlin got in on the act before Megan McGarry pointed again for the visitors despite Orla Carey and Gearldine Campbell pushing as much ball away as possible. Moneyglass would continue to increase their lead through goals from Orlaith Prenter, Aine Devlin and Teresa Scullion. Natasha O'Neill and Ellen Morgan tried to spur on the visitors  with two points with Bronagh Forrestor. However Orlaith Prenter added 4 more points, Cathy Carey scored a penalty after 50minutes and Aine Devlin finished the scoring for the evening with a point on the stroke of the full whistle.

Moneyglass: 1. Anna McCann 2. Orla Carey 3. Christine McCann 4. Geri Campbell 5. Danielle Duffin 6. Bridget Scullion 7. Sarah Louise Duffin 8. Teresa Scullion 9. Sarah McCann 10. Beverley Graffin 11. Cathy Carey 12. Eleanor Mallon 13. Sinead McLaughlin 14. Aimee McAtamney 15. Annemarie McCormick

Scorers: O. Prenter (1.5), C. Carey (2.2), A. Devlin (1.2), E. Mallon (1.1), T. Scullion (1.1), A. McAtamney (0.3), B. Graffin (1.0)

Subs: Aine Devlin for Aimee McAtamney, Aine Scullin for Beverley Graffin, Cailin Weir for Sarah Louise Duffin, Gemma Laverty for Christine McCann, Laura McCann for Sarah McCann

Glenavy: 1. Orlagh Mullan 2. Eve McCarthy 3. Ciara McCorry 4. Mary McStravick 5. Bronagh Cunningham 6. Cathy Scannell 7. Annie McCambridge 8. Bronagh Forrestor 9. Edel Christie 10. Ellen Morgan 11. Megan McGarry 12. Natasha O'Neill 13. Charlotte Mulholland 14. Fionnuala Connor 15. Michele Gregory

Scorers: Megan McGarry (0.2), Ellen Morgan (0.1), Natasha O'Neill (0.1), Fionnuala Connor (0.1), Bronagh Cunningham (0.1)

                                                                             Laverty Cup Minor Football

                                                                                              St.Joseph’s 8.17   5.09 St.Ergnat’s

Both teams served up a thriller on a cold windy evening at Chapel Hill. Thirty nine scores including thirteen goals helped to keep both sides supporters warm. There was no blanket defences on show. Both teams fielded without several first tem players because of exams and injuries. The players who stepped in gave a competent display and will be fighting for a start in the next game. The very strong wind had a bearing on the game. Glenavy played with the breeze but only pulled away in a three minute period just before halftime with three goals and two points.

Malachie Doherty was first on the scoreboard with a pointed free only to see Dermot McErlean level the game. Malachie Doherty and Pearse O’Neill added two points. The game was flowing from end to end and only for two brilliant saves from Jake Nelson in the Hill sides goal Moneyglass would have been well in front. They eventually beat the keeper when Fintan Murray blasted to the net to put his side one in front. Patrick Fox stole forward and finished a passing movement with a well taken goal. Ben Hamill and Sean Duffin levelled the game with two points.

Michael Kane helped himself to a point to put the Orangemen in front for a lead they never lost, Malachie Doherty pointed from a free. Thomas Gallagher playing at fullforward took a pass from his brother Anthony and used his strength to get through for a well worked goal. Pearse O’Neill stole through the visitors defence for a point. Dermott McErlean and Ben Hamill pulled it back to a four point game.

Glenavy really put the game out of reach for the Toomebridge lads in the next three minutes when they conceded three goals and three points. Aodh O’Neill playing his first game of the season after having a broken ankle got a great cheer when he blasted home. Thomas Gallagher and Orin McGarry added two more goals with Malachie Doherty and Pearse Green getting points apiece. This left the halftime score 5.8 v 1.5 in Glenavy’s favour.

Now playing with the strong breeze everyone expected the visitors to come charging out of the blocks but it didn’t happen. Malachie Doherty took possession from the throwin and ran at the defence before passing to Thomas Gallagher who gave the visiting keeper no chance. Centre back David Nelson took possession from the kickout and went on a solo run before finding the corner of the net. Malachie Doherty split the post from an acute angle to leave the score 7.09 v 1.05.

To their credit the visitors didn’t throw in the towel and pulled themselves together and added points from Fintan Murray and Tyler Cassidy. Malachie Doherty broke had an excellent effort from forty meters. Dermott McErlean who had an excellent game pulled a goal and point back for his side. Once again Thomas Gallagher got on the end of a long ball and found the corner of the net. Malachie Doherty added another point before Dermott McErlean showed he wasn’t finished when he found the corner of the net. Thomas Gallagher pointed and Malachie Doherty with two widened the gap. Sean Duffin had a Moneyglass’ point. Orin McGarry and Patrick Fox added Glenavy last points. Tyler Duffin blasted to the net for the final kick of an exciting game. The final score Glenavy 8.17 v 5.09 Moneyglass

Referee - Brendan McCartan (Aghagallon)

St.Joseph’s 1.14 v 0.09 Cuchullian’s

Glenavy kept their upward drive with this well merited win over Dunloy. The first half was a forgettable affair with both sides guilty of more wides than scores.

The home side raced into a four point lead with the scores coming from Domnic Gallagher, Ciaran Loney, Owen Gallagher and Alex Gallagher. The North Antrim side halved the sores with a pointed free from Keelan Malloy and one from play by Kevin McAllister.  Owen Gallagher split the posts and cousin added a pointed free to put four between the sides.

Keelan Molloy pulled a point back for his side. Ryan Phillips got on the score sheet to leave four between the sides. Kevin McQuillan and Owen Gallagher exchanged points to leave the score at halftime 0.8 v 0.4 in the hill side’s favour.

Glenavy started the second half in whirlwind fashion with Owen Gallagher getting a two points with his brother Patrick getting a well worked goal. Fergus Cunningham added a point quickly followed by a Michael McCourt point leaving their side eleven in front.  Keelan Molloy pointed a free and Owen Gallagher added to his impressive tally when he split the posts.

To their credit the visitors didn’t give up and added four unanswered points from Keelan Molloy with two, and one apiece from Kevin McAllister and Kevin McQuillan. . Michael McCourt got the final score with a point. Referee Jarlath O’Donnell blew the final whistle with the score Glenavy 1.14 v 0.09 Dunloy.

Antrim Division 2 football

 St.Joseph’s 2.09 v 1.09 St.Brigid’s

 Table toppers St.Brigid’s travelled to Glenavy expecting to consoliate their place as league leaders. The men from the hill had other ideas and deservedly sent them home empty handed. The game was played as Gaelic football should be with hard tackling, but fair, good scoring and not a dirty foul from start to finish.

 

The game started at whirlwind pace and within two minutes Ronan McGrady had the ball in the back of the Glenavy net. County player Patrick Gallagher got through a tight defence for an excellent point. Conor Doherty added a point for the Malone Road side. Play was flowing from end to end tight defences were making it hard for players getting scores. The ever improving Peter Traynor brought his side back into the game with a well taken point.

 

The hill side suffered a blow when the lost their influential midfielder Ciaran Loney through injury. Former county player Owen Gallagher replaced Ciaran for his for start of the season. Domnic Gallagher playing at full forward was giving his marker a horrid time and was rewarded when he took a pass from his brother Owen and took a well taken goal to bring the sides level for the first time. The ever reliable Fergus Cunningham pointed from an acute angle to put the Orangemen one up.

 

Ronan McGrady and Conor Doherty put the visitors back in front with hard fought points. Both teams were giving it everything to the delight of the large turnout of their supporters. Owen Gallagher was getting himself back to his best and his effort was rewarded when he split the posts to bring the sides level.  With an exciting first half drawing to a close Fergus Cunningham pointed a free to leave his side one up.

 

The Belfast side got the second half off with a pointed free from Ronan McGrady and one from play for the hard working Jason Doherty. Alex Gallagher brought the sides level with a fisted point. James Smith broke from defence and cut through for an excellent point for the Malone Road side.

 

With both sides looking for scores it kept their supporters vocal cords exercised.  The sides were level for the fifth time when Owen Gallagher pointed from thirty meters. Peter Traynor pointed to put the Hill side back in front. Ronan McGrady and James Smith pointed frees  to leave the score on fifty five minutes 1.09 v 1.08 in St.Brigid’s favour.

 

To their credit the locals put in a big effort to get the equalising score. Full back Oisin Hamill took possession in his own half and with a determined solo run dropped the ball into the square. With all hands trying to get the ball a St.Brigid’s back fouled a Glenavy forward and the referee pointed to the penalty spot. A cool headed Conor Hamill took his time with the kick and gave the visiting keeper no chance. With time running out for the Belfast side they tried everything to get the ball down the pith but the locals held tight and were rewarded when they got a free. Fergus Cunningham did what he usually does when he put the ball over the black spot to leave the delighted home side in from by three. From the kickout the referee blew the full time whistle to leave the score Glenavy 2.09 v 1.09 St.Brigid’s.

 

Both sides deserve great credit for the standard of play and sportsmanship shown.

 Referee Sean Laverty Moneyglass.

Antrim League Division 2

Tir Na nÓg 0.10 v 0.11 St.Joseph’s

Both sides went into this game at Whitehill needing points to climb up the table. With a strong breeze blowing diagonally across the pitch it made scoring that much more difficult. The visitors were missing a few established players but their replacements proved more than worthy of their call up.

The ever reliable Michael McCourt put the visitors in front with two excellent points. Playing against the difficult wind the home side got into their rhythm and scored three points from play and one free. Fergus Cunningham pointed a free to leave the minimum between the sides. The Orangemen were dealt a blow when the lost the experienced Fra McMullan to a black card he was replaced by Niall Scullion.

To their credit the Glenavy lads settled and with free running Alex Gallagher causing all sorts of problems for his marker he got through for two well worked points. With half time approaching Michael McCourt split the post with a well directed free from near the sideline. From the kickout the half time whistle blew leaving The visitors in front by two.

Randalstown started the second half like a train and only for an excellent save from Gerard Hamilton in the Glenavy goals they would have been in front. From the resultant forty-five the home keeper split the posts. One again Tir Na nÓg went on the offensive and landed two excellent points. Then came the score of the game when the no 13 was almost the endline planted a beauty over the black spot. Now two in front the lads in blue were putting everything into their attack and only for some resolute defending would have added scores.

Glenavy weathered the storm and levelled the game with two pointed frees. It wasn’t long until the home side took the lead with a point. There was a long delay when Eddie Nelson was injured and Michael McCourt levelled the game from the resultant free. From the kickout Tir Na nÓg gained possession and quickly got the ball the ball to the full forward who put his side one up.

County player Patrick Gallagher gained possession from the kickout and went on one of his jinking runs passed to Fergus Cunningham who pointed to leave the scores level with time almost up. Conal Gallagher fought for possession from the kickout and his cross field kick reached Lorcan Heenan who even under severe pressure from his marker still managed to score what turned out to be the winning point. Once the kickout was taken referee Fiontan McCotter blew the full time whistle to the delight of the Glenavy team and supporters.

Laverty Cup

 

St.Joseph’s 4.09 v 2.10 St.Mary’s

 

                                                                      Glenavy                   Aghagallon

 

When these two teams met in the league Aghagallon went home with a ten point win and would have expected to have succeeded in this cup game. The home side had other ideas and achieved a notable five point win. The game was played on a very cold windy evening.

 

The home side was looking for a good start and Malachi Doherty set the scoreboard rolling with a pointed free. Fullforward Thomas Gallagher split the posts to give his side the perfect start. The visitors were not going to lie down and only for a brilliant save from Jake Nelson they would have had a goal. With a strong wind blowing in their favour the side in green got on the scoreboard with a well worked point. From the kickout Aghagallon gained possession and with a few well worked passes the corner forward gave the keeper no chance to put his side two up.

 

Jake Murray’s kickout found Jack Hill who quickly got the ball to Thomas Gallagher who went on a solo run and with an accurate pass found the inrushing Malachi Doherty who planted the ball in the back of the net. The visitors had three unanswered points to go back into a two point lead. With haltime approaching Thomas Gallagher closed the gap to the minimum, the halftime whistle went to leave the score Glenavy 1.03 v 1.04.

 

Now playing with the wind in their backs the orange men got off to a flying start with centre back David Nelson getting in behind the backs to get a goal to put his side in the lead which they kept until the end. With the home support getting behind the team the players responded by not letting the visitors into the game. Malachi Doherty pointed a free only to see it nullified with a pointed Aghagallon free. Once again that lad Docherty pointed a free from an acute angle. The hill side had a purple patch with two goals and three points. Thomas Gallagher, who had come on as sub, found the net with two brilliant goals. Malachi Doherty added two points and an excellent point from out on the wing from Patrick McCann to leave the score 4.08 v 1.05 in the home side’s favour.

 

With the Glenavy lads tiring from the effort they had put in the Aghagallon side were getting more into the game. Aghagallon added two pointed frees before Malachi Doherty pointed which was to prove his side’s last score. The visitors added a goal and three points to leave the final score Glenavy 4.09 v 2.10 Aghagallon.

 

When these neighbours meet at any level there is always a large turnout of supporters present and this time was no different. On this occasion the home side won to the delight of their supporters but next time it just might be different. The one thing both clubs found from these players both clubs future will be in safe hands.

 

 Glenavy Team: Jake Nelson; Patrick Fox; Liam Henry; Patrick McLaughlin; Aran McGarry; David Nelson; Pearse O’Neill; Jack Hill; Ryan Murray; Lorcan Small; Malachi Doherty; Michael Kane; Patrick McCann; Thomas Gallagher; Tiernan Campbell; Reserves used: Anthony Gallagher; Declan Doone; Zak Murray

 

Referee John Moran St.James’

 

Antrim Division 2 Football

St.Joseph’s 2.08 v 0.15 St.Ergnat’s

With both teams playing their first game of the season in league football no-one was sure how things would go. The first half belonged to the home side and lead by six points at the break. Moneyglass through caution to the wind and won the second half by nine points to two. Both teams were guilty of some wayward passing and shooting.

Paddy Gallagher and Malachy McCourt put Glenavy two up with well taken points. Pat McCormick and Miram Neeson levelled the scores after six minutes. With the game being played at breakneck speed scores were hard to come by. Paddy Gallagher and Ramy Doyle exchanged points. The hill side went two in front with points from Paddy Gallagher and Malachy McCourt from a free. Liam Brady closed the gap with an excellent point from out on the wing. Ciaran Loney moved up to take a point to leave the score after twenty minutes six to four in favour of the Orangemen.

The game then had its first goal when a well worked move from midfield was finished off by Paddy Gallagher. Conor Boyle kept his side in the hunt with a point. Glenavy then extended their lead with Nigel Scullion crossing to an unmarked Malachy McCourt who palmed to the net. Niall Boyd had the last score of the half when he split the post to leave the score 2.06 v 0.06 in the home sides favour.

Whatever was said to encourage the visitors at halftime worked. From the throwin Ryan Boyd gained possession to score a point. With the Glenavy defence under some unnecessary frees were conceded and punished by accurate free takers. Conor Boyd and Liam Boyd closed the gap to three from placed balls. Steven McGrath and Connor Duffin added points to close the gap. Then the Moneyglass went in front for the first time when Liam Brady scored two brilliant points. Brady was once again on hand to widen the gap to two with a pointed free.

The football was frantic as the Glenavy men piled on the pressure for scores but the Moneyglass defence stood firm. Fergus Cunningham pointed to leave the bare minimum between the sides. Jim Melli pointed to ensure the hill side needed a goal with time running out. Alex Gallagher pointed a free to leave a point between the sides as referee Vincent Boyle blew the full time whistle.                                         Final score Moneyglass 0.15 v 2.08 Glenavy.

Glenavy won the reserve game on a score 2.09 v 0.06.

Team: Gerard Hamilton; Martin Nelson; Daniel McAlister; Niall McLaughlin; Ryan Phillips; Fra McMullan; Johnny Phillips; Ciaran Loney; Patrick Gallagher; Nigel Scullion (Mathew Hamill); Conal Gallagher; Michael McCourt; Eoin Henry (Fergus Cunningham); Lorcan Heenan; Malachy McCourt.

 

Antrim A.C. F. L. Division 2 Reserve

St.Joseph’s 4.15 v St.Mary’s 3.11

Both these sides set out to attack at every opportunity which pleased the large number of supporters who turned out on a beautiful sunny afternoon.  The game flowed from end to end with a large amount of good play from both sides. The highlight was a hat trick of goals for Glenavy’s Domnic Gallagher.

First on the scoreboard was Aidan Darragh who split the posts from an acute angel. Michael McCourt replied with a point. Rasharkin went two up when Gerard O’Hanlon and Thomas Doherty added points. Paul Mayo playing his first game for the home side capped a sweeping move when he finished to the net. David McCann got in on the scoring act with a well taken point, Domnic Gallagher got a brace of goals to put his side eight in front.

Gerard O’Hanlon pulled a point back for the visitors. Malachy McCourt added a point for the hill side with a pointed free. Pearse Kelly then had Rasharkin’s first goal to put five in front. The home side then hit five unanswered points from David McCann (two), Michael McCourt, Dominic Gallagher and Malachy McCourt. The referee blew his haltime whistle to leave the score 3.08 v 1.04 in Glenavy’s favour.

Brendan Etherson got the second half going with a beauty from out on the wing.  Fergal Green who had come on at halftime added a Glenavy point. Fergal O’Hanlon brought the scores closer with a point from play. When Domnic Gallagher added his third goal and Gareth Collins, Fergal Green (free), and Edward Nelson kept the home side’s score ticking over with a points it looked all over for the visitors. The score at this point was 4.12 v 1.07 in Glenavy’s favour.

To their credit the Rasharkin lads had other ideas and added a point from Brendan Etherson and a goal from Aidan Darragh. Ben McCambridge stopped the rot when he popped up with a point. Gerard O’Hanlon added a third goal. Michael McCourt and Eddie Nelson once again widened the gap a point apiece, The visitors  put in a strong finish with a goal from Pearce Kelly and points from Killian O’Boyle and Gerard O’Hanlon with two to leave the full time score St.Joseph’s 4.15 v 3.11 St.Mary’s. Referee Sean McAtamney.    

 

Antrim A.C. F. League Division 2 Reserve.

Sunday 12th. March 17

Antrim 0.09 v 1.16 Glenavy

The game was played at St.Comgall’s and was the first league game on the new Dunsilly complex. Both teams were showing  this was their first game of the season with some poor passing and shooting. The visitors showed a mark improvement in the second half whist playing against a strong breeze,

Joseph Webb got the first point of the game for the home side. Glenavy then had five unanswered points form play with Alex Gallagher chipping in with two, Fergal Green had a brace with one from play and a free from an acute angle. Ben McCambridge added the fifth. Colm Graham added his sides second point to leave the half time score 0.02 v 0.05.

Alex Gallagher got the second half off t with a well worked point. Colm McAuley pulled one back for the home side. Chris Smylie got in on the score sheet  with an excellent point from out on the wing. Paul McAleese scored with a long distant kick to narrow the gap. We were then treated to the  score of the game when Eddie Nelson took possession around midfield and went on a jinking solo run which ended with a shot that gave the keeper no chance of saving.

St.Joseph’s were now in control and with Fergal Green having his shooting boots there was no way back for the lads in green and white. Fergal pointed two frees to leave eight between the sides. Alex Gallagher and Chris Smylie added points for the Chapel Hill side. To their credit Antrim kept plugging away and were rewarded with two point from Stephen Webb and Paul Byrne.

Glenavy were finishing the stronger and added points from a Fergal Green free, Gerard Hamilton’ Chris Smylie and Alex Gallagher. Antrim finished their scoring with a Paul McAleese free and one from play from Paul Quinn. Alex Gallagher closed the scoring with a well taken point. to leave the final score St.Comgall’s 0.09 v 1.16 St.Joseph’s.

Glenavy Team: Owen McCormack; Ruairi Forester Martin McPeake; Stephen Doone (Peter McCambridge);; Edward Nelson; Francis McMullan; Michael Small; Ben McCambridge ( Mark Cush); Gavin Phillips; Fergal Green (Ryan Hickland); Johnny Phillips; Frank Corr; Shane Cormican (Chris Smylie); Gerard Hamilton; Alex Gallagher.

Referee Sean McAtamney Tir na nÓg

Y 2016 Annual Dinner

2016 Annual Presentation Dinner.

 

St.Joseph’s GAC Glenavy held their Annual Presentation Dinner in the Templeton Hotel on Friday 25th.. November 16.

 

Club chairman Joseph O’Boyle welcomed over one hundred members for a very enjoyable evening. Special guests were club president Fr. Colm McBride, South West chairman Columb Walsh with his wife Una, Frank and Kathleen Rogers.. Also present was the club’s main sponsor Martin McClinton from Hunky Dory. The highlight of the evening was the presentation of the Antrim intermediate football championship medals to the senior ladies team.

 

Columb Walsh congratulated the club for continuing to encourage the youth of the area to take part in club activities and to accept the ethos Gaelic games. He thanked the club for their participation in all South West competitions and the discipline shown from the players. The chairman congratulated the club on receiving the McStocker cup which is presented to club with the best discipline from managers and players. Columb congratulated the ladies for winning the Antrim intermediate championship. He also thanked our referees Paul Hanna and Christopher Eastwood for their dedication towards refereeing and encouraged others to come forward and take it up. . 

 

The chairman in his citation for the club’s hall of fame award spoke highly of the recipient Frank Rogers. Frank had moved in the early sixties from his home town of Lisnaskea County Fermanagh to teach in St.Aidan’s High School Glenavy where he taught physical education. He joined St.Joseph’s senior team and was an ever present member for the next decade. Joseph encouraged those present particularly the players to follow Frank’s example and be prepared to put something back into the club when they had retired from playing. 

 

When Frank retired from playing he continued to have a huge influence on our club with his expert knowledge of the rules and for keeping players fit he made great use of the school recreation hall for training and coaching. He also started a basketball team to keep the players fit and interested during the winter months. Frank helped several managers with the coaching and fitness of players and his influence held bring success on a number of occasions. Frank now lives with his wife Kathleen and family in Ballycastle.

 

Frank thanked the club for the award and had always kept up to date with results and what was happening in the club. He wished the club well for the future and encouraged d the young players enjoy themselves as much as he had.      

  

The following received the annual club awards.

 Senior Ladies player: Orla Fay.

Senior male player: Michael McCourt

Junior male player Joint:: Ronan Hamill & Martin McPeake

Club person of the year: Joint: Olwyn McCambridge & Marieanne Forester

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