A Round up of the weekend

May 8th, 2017 | by admin
A Round up of the weekend
Club News

The St. James’ U-14 squad recorded another good win in the County A Championship against Barna on Friday night. The Jimmies opened the game on top from start to finish and were quick to punish Barna for their mistakes. Three early goals from Liam Meloday (2) and Jack Folan (1) paved the way for the Jimmies victory. Some excellent team play resulted in a lot of well taken scores. James’ free taking and points from play was very good to watch. Midfielder James Egan fielded some excellent ball and linked up well with the forwards. In addition, captain Matthew Mulvaney must be credited for all his hard work and effort throughout the game. James’ had many stars on the evening but most importantly the team effort is what made this victory a reality. The full-time score resulted St. James’ 4-8 Barna 0-5. Meanwhile, a great morning was had by all at the St. James’ Academy. Club and County Star Paul Conroy came to visit and talk to all the children at the St. James’ Academy on Saturday morning in Mervue. Paul spoke about his career to date and gave the children tips about playing football. It was an excellent morning and everyone enjoyed this occasion immensely. Paul waited for a long duration with all the players and coaches and answered all their questions. Paul had the NFL division 2 title with him and the young Jimmies congratulated him and got their pictures taken with Paul. In addition the St. James’ senior ladies recorded their first win in the Division 2 Senior League. The Jimmies made the journey west of Galway to Moycullen on Sunday morning to take on the girls in green and white. Played in sweltering weather conditions, St. James’ opened the game on top and added a tally of scores. The versatile Michelle Lohan rattled the back of the net to help her side lead at the break 1-6 to 0-3. The second started with both teams exchanging some excellent scores. This game went right down to the wire
and the jimmies were very tenacious and dogged in defensive and emerged winners from this tie in the end. The final score resulted St. James’ 1-11 Moycullen 1-8. James’ had many scorers on the morning and among these players were Michelle Lohan 1-1, Ailbhe O’Regan 0-2, Martina Conroy 0-3, Bernie O’Connor 0-2, Roisin Gibbions 0-2 and Niamh Gilligan 0-1. The St. James’ U-12 Boy’s and Girls teams both suffered defeats at the weekend. The girls lost out to city rivals St. Michaels in Westside on Friday evening. The Boy’s were defeated to a very strong Spiddal outfit in the City leagues last Sunday. Nevertheless, well done to both boy’s and girls teams who put in a good team performance despite the result. Finally, well done to St. James’ minor Ryan O’Toole who has being playing on the Galway U-17 team this season. Ryan put in a solid performance recently for Galway against Kildare. Keep up the hard work Ryan.

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