And their reward is a final date with Bride Rovers.
Cloyne did come back at them in the second period, when a last-minute goal from Diarmuid O’Sullivan left only a point between the sides.
But the Glen survived for a win they deserved over the 90 minutes.
They very nearly lost it in normal time and it took a John Anderson penalty in the final minute to take the game to extra-time.
Cloyne led 1-5 to 0-7 at half-time and Conor Cusack got what looked to be the winning goal for Cloyne in the final minute to see them lead 2-10 to 1-12 with time running out, until Anderson’s penalty tied it all up at full time at 2-10 to 1-13.
Glen’s sterling play in extra-time saw them lead 1-18 to 2-11 at the break but credit to Cloyne, they never gave up.
: Glen Rovers: S Kennefick 1-2, J Anderson 0-7, K O’Callaghan 0-3, S McGrath 0-2, P Horgan 0-2, G Callinan, A McCarthy and G Moylan 0-1 each. Cloyne: D O’Sullivan 1-4, C Cusack 1-2, V Cusack 1-0, P O’Sullivan 0-2, I Quinlan, P Cahill, C O’Sullivan 0-1 each.
: D Hourihan; N Horgan, D Og O’Donovan, G Hackett; D Cunningham, P O’Brien, L Leahy; R Rice, S Kennefick; K O’Callaghan, G Callinan, A McCarthy; P Horgan, J Anderson, S McGrath.
: G Moylan for A McCarthy, D Cronin for R Rice.
: D Óg Cusack; B Fleming, K Cronin, E O’Sullivan; D O’Sullivan, D O’Sullivan, R McCarthy; I Quinlan, M Naughton; J Cotter, V Cusack, J Nyhan; C Cusack, C O’Sullivan, P O’Sullivan.
: D Ring for J Nyhan, P Cahill for V Cusack, J Nyhan for B Fleming.
: K Healy (Ballymartle).
BRIDE ROVERS finally got the better of Midleton in the all-east Cork second semi-final at Kilworth.
Midleton led at the break 0-8 to 0-6 but thereafter they were outscored by their neighbours eight points to two, with Midleton failing to score from play in the second-half.
Cork star Brian Murphy was excellent in the second period, exerting a major influence at midfield, while Barry Murphy, Barry Johnson and Jerome O’Driscoll, whose free-taking was exemplary, also put their stamp on this game.
: Bride Rovers: J O’Driscoll 0-6f, T Broderick 0-2, S Ryan, B Murphy, P Murphy, B Hazelwood and B Walsh 0-1 each. Midleton: M O’Connell 0-4 (0-3f), C Hurley, S Hennessy, D Cott, K Ryan, D Cott and C Dunlea 0-1 each.
: C O’Keeffe, P Barry, C Collins, J Murphy, B Murphy, B Walsh, P O’Driscoll, P Murphy, B Murphy, D Ryan, J O’Driscoll, B Johnston, T Broderick, N Fitzgerald, S Ryan.
: B Hazelwood for Broderick.
: B Behan, P Smith, E Ferriter, A Cahill, P Barry, A Ryan, D Hogan, K Ryan, D Cott, M O’Connell, S Corcoran, S Hennessy, A Cotter, C Hurley.
: C Dunlea for K Ryan, L Walsh for Corcoran, K McSweeney for Hogan.
: D Copps (Ballyhea).