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Glenwood Rovers

Get Peter Dunne back from Australia Night

The club recently raised 4,500 Euro, to bring their veteran defender back from Oz.

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The Glenwood Team flew to Malaysia in June to take part in a 4 team tournament, comprising of the Malaysian National Side, PSV Einhoven and the Portugese Champions Boavista.

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Glenwood Rovers Night of Shame

"I told him that I believed he was the greatest player to adorn the famous yellow jersey - he smiled and fondled my breasts"

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These were the words of a distraught Linda De Clair (20) from Foxrock, on the incident which led to the arrest of star Glenwood Midfielder Kieran McSherry. Earlier, McSherry had been involved in an altercation with fellow squad member Kevin Prendergast. Meanwhile, in the very same pub, teammates Johnny Roche and Paul McSherry came to blows after a war of words, which onlookers described as "tense" and "hate filled" Just 6 hours after a humiliating 6-2 defeat to Naas, the Glenwood Empire was shook to it's very foundations as two unrelated episodes threatened Glenwood's unofficial "Family Club" standing. Newly installed manager, Niall Ward has confirmed that all 3 players will be disciplined. Onlooker's to the Roche v MacSherry described how Roche, who had been drinking from 5.20pm, threw insults at McSherry, largely based around the 23lbs which McSherry had put on during his year's trip to Australia. The incident spilt over into the mens toilets, where these shocking photo's were taken.

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SMS Messaging Service

While the Glenwood website will always keep visitors up to date with everything going on at the club, we accept that there'll always be times when even the most fanatical Glenwood fans simply won't be able to access the site. That's why we've launched a unique SMS Messaging Service so that fans on the move don't have to miss out on the news that matters most. If you've got a mobile phone, there's no reason why you can't keep track of the club's progress on the pitch as it happens or miss out on the big news stories as they break. Whether it's goal flashes, full-time scores or Wardy's matchday team sheet you're interested in, with Glenwood's SMS Messaging Service, you can select a package that's personally tailor made for you at a price you can afford.

For more information contact Kieran at the following web address; Kieran.McSherry@newireland.ie

Tables, Results Fixtures. Division 1 Saturday.

Last Fixture and Report

Off and Running

Glenwood secure first point in ding-dong battle

St Marks 5-5 Glenwood
 
Saturday Nov 13th 2004

White Hart Lane was not the only place where the goals rained in on Saturday
afternoon, for in the wilds of West Tallaght  Glenwood and St Marks served up
a goalfest unencumbered by any sense of defensive nous, and eventually
settled for a point apiece after ten goals had been notched.

Neither side could feel unhappy with the outcome, with the lead swinging back
and forward as pacey attacks swamped leaden-footed defences. As the dust
settled, Johnny Roche marched off with the match ball, a hat-trick secured by
the precious equalising header with less than five minutes to go. Added to a
fine free kick from Russell (equalled by a Marks effort in the second half)
and a goal by yours truly, this was a game that did nothing for the nerves of
the managers, but underlined the AUL's status as the most exciting league in
Dublin.

With late drop-outs, manager Ward had to opt for another new line-up. Mark
O'Brien performed Rio-like (you may draw your own conclusions) at centre-back
alongside the quickly injured Ward. Russell patrolled the centre with O'Brien
Senior, and Roche and Koomson hassled and harried up front. Russell's free
kick secured an early lead but at half time and 2-1 down, a familiar scenario
had reasserted itself.

A reshuffle brought sub Ross O'Brien on at full back and Roche began the
fightback with a beautifully lobbed finish. Two badly defended goals in quick
succession looked to have sunk Glenwood at one stage but the fight continued,
and Roche's late equaliser was thoroughly deserved.

And so Glenwood return to the Cup next week with their first League point
safely bagged. Still bottom but with games in hand, the great journey has
begun with a single step.

Oct 2 2004
 
Nivea Cup 2nd Round
 
Aungier Celtic 0 Glenwood Rovers 3 
 
( By our match reporter, E.C. Win)
 
 
     All teams may be competing in the Nivea For Men Cup, but there was no doubting who the real men were in Ballyfermot last Saturday. For on a windswept afternoon in LeFanu Park, Glenwood Rovers showed they had the steel and spirit to overcome difficult conditions and a spate of injuries, to defeat last season's Division One champions Aungier Celtic. Goals from Kieran McSherry, right on half-time, followed by two late strikes from Johnny Roche, were just reward for an outstanding performance.
 
    Injuries and withdrawals had once again forced manager Niall Ward to reshuffle his pack, with Mick McBride dropping back into central defence, Brian Gilroy moving to right back, and Paul Waters returning in an unfamiliar role on the left. And this new-look defensive unit knew it would face a grilling from the start. Aungier, who dropped just two points in cruising to the title last year, took advantage of a noticeable slope and a gale-force wind, to instantly pile pressure on the away side. While the sheer strength of the wind made it difficult on occasion for Aungier to control long balls, the majority of play still flowed in the direction of the visitors' goal. But the defence, marshalled superbly by Ward, and with Mark O'Brien looking increasingly assured in goal, restricted their opponents to half-chances and hurried shots, and would have been fully deserving of parity by half-time. But then there came a late twist. In a rare foray upfield, Glenwood won a free kick.Ward delivered to the back post, where Ray Koomson's strong header was parried straight to Kieran McSherry. The Glenwood captain finished from close range, and his team turned downwind with an unexpected bonus.
 
     But if any of those in the Glenwood ranks thought that the hard work had been done, they were quickly proved wrong. Right from the start of the second half, Aungier attacked with even more ferocity, despite now facing the gale. Rovers struggled to hang on, as with the passage of time, the home side piled yet more men forward. At one point, a colleague in the press box counted all ten outfield players, the goalkeeper, two unused subs, the physio, and a man out walking his dog, all surging into the Glenwood box, hoping to get on the end of a cross from Aungier's kit-man, who was marauding down the right wing. As Mick McBride might have said afterwards, "Now I know what a kitchen sink feels like"
 
     But Rovers' defensive discipline was outstanding. Cross after cross was cleared, often to the grateful midfield players, who forraged for scraps as best they could. And their ceaseless hard work would ultimately be rewarded. Five minutes from time, after a largely frustrating afternoon, Johnny Roche picked up a loose ball in Aungier's half. Twisting and turning like a twisty, turny thing, Roche waited and waited, and when the gap came, drove firmly into the top right corner of the net. Glenwood were nearly home. And in the final minute, Koomson chased a long ball into the box, was pulled down by the Aungier keeper, and Roche converted the spot-kick. The scoreline might be flattering, but the victory was fully deserved, and the visitors returned home for a night of warming-down, muscle-rubs, and high-energy sports drinks.
 
     So Glenwood go into the hat for the next round, while Aungier must surely go into denial about what happened to them on a wild and windswept afternoon in LeFanu Park. 

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