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Wednesday, September 30, 2009



Glenvale's Michael Atkins says the team is now showing good form after a slow start to the season: " We introduced many new players to the squad but now the team has at last found its form at both league and cup levels. The recent back to back victories over Mallow Celtic in the AOH Cup and Leeside in the One B would rate as our best victories to-date. We have just entered the top half of the league and are still involved in both the AOH Cup and City Challenge Cups. We are very pleased with the progress."

After the problems of last season, Kenneth Quinn, formerly of St Mary's and Midleton AFC in the MSL, was appointed player manager for the current season. Ken's wealth of experience and knowledge of the game at senior and junior level enabled him to adapt quite quickly to the job on hand.

The new signings have mixed in well and progress to date has been steady. The job of player manager can be fairly demanding both on and off the pitch but Ken is ably assisted by two very experienced mentors who have served the club well over the years: Atkins and Derek Barnes, who between them have chalked up many years in junior football.

John Cullinane, with the club for over thirty years, is the current chairman and has just taken over as secretary. Barnes is treasurer and the other committee members are Shay Pidgeon, Mick Atkins, Joe Flynn, Michael Walsh and Maurice Kenneally. They get great support from Darby O'Gills (Blackpool), McDonalds (Blackpool) and Munster Joinery.

While the committee are delighted with the progress to date this season, they want to move on up, back to Premier A for a start. The rapid drop from Premier has been a big disappointment but the corner has been turned this season.

Glenvale Facts and Figures

Leading Goal Scorer: Eighteen year old Steven Goulding is ahead with 11 goals. Steven is the youngest player in the squad and possesses great talent and ability.

Club Captain: Club captain for the current season is Alan (Bob) O'Driscoll who plays in the centre of defence.

Honours: Having lifted both Division 1A League and Premier A trophies in the last five years, Glenvale is presently undergoing a team building program and but expects to be in contention for trophies in the very near future.

Ground Situation: Glenvale are currently based at the Regional Park (Ballincollig) and training facilities are at the Glen Resource Centre.

Aims for the Season: As always, the aim is to finish as high up as possible in the league. But to lift the AOH Cup would be a dream come true for past and present members of the club. Atkins says next weekend's game is huge for the club "as we host Hibernians in the last 16 of the AOH Cup. After a good win at Leeside last week, the club is hoping to keep the good run going and confidence is very high going into this game".

Current Panel of Players: Thomas Corcoran, Derek Barnes, Paul O'Keeffe, Joe O'Flynn, Darren O'Mahony, Alan O'Driscoll, Ken Cullinane, Ken Quinn, Colin O'Sullivan, Brian Bowen, Colin Quinn, Steven Goulding, Gary Sheehan, Graham Casey, Keith O'Mahony, Gavin Byrne, Maurice Kennelly, John O'Flynn, Adrian O'Driscoll, Colin Lee, Steven Hackett, David Goggin, John Goggin, Sean O'Keeffe, Gavin O'Sullivan, David Quinn, Michael Walsh.

There are five sets of brothers: Ken and Colin Quinn, John and Joe O'Flynn, Darren and Keith O'Mahony, Alan and Adrian O'Driscoll, David and John Goggin.

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