A Super Weekend – 2 Juvenile County Titles Won & 8 Juveniles Representing Galway GAA

July 28th, 2019 | by St James GAA
A Super Weekend – 2 Juvenile County Titles Won & 8 Juveniles Representing Galway GAA
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It was an extraordinary weekend for the St. James’ club. The club had eight boy’s representing the tribesmen. Both Daniel McNulty & James Egan were part of the Galway team that defeated Kildare yesterday in the All-Ireland quarter final, 2-17 to 0-15. Galway are now through to the All-Ireland semi-final against Kerry and the time and venue has yet to be decided. Meanwhile Matthew Mulvaney lined out for the Galway City/West U-16 football team that played Cork and Mayo in two well contested games at Limerick GAA grounds. Joey O’Hara, Jamie Hayes, Ciaran Kinsella and Keane Griffin all played against Meath on Saturday morning in the All-Ireland semi-final for the Galway U-15 team but unfortunately were beaten by a strong Meath side. In addition, Nial Kirton lined out for the Galway U-14 team that took on Mayo last weekend. It is a great achievement to have some players on Galway G.A.A. Academies and we are very proud of their achievements.

The Jimmies defeated Oranmore/Maree on Friday night in the U-13 ‘B’ League County final. This was a thrilling final to say the least. This was a well supported final and the club would like to thanks Johnny Regan and his management team of Brendan Fylnn, Mike Mulhare, Stephen Diviney, Denise Shaugnessy and Joe Kennedy for all their input and efforts in 2019. They are a credit to the club. We would like to thank the young Jimmies for representing the club on the field of play and we are very proud of their achievements. They are a super bunch of kids . Many thanks to all the parents for their support all year and having the lads ready and prepared for training and games. Thanks to the James’ supporters who traveled to Pearse Stadium last night to cheer on the club. Frank Walsh of Galway GAA presented Paddy Bradbury (St. James’ U-13 captain) with the county cup after the game and the Jimmies celebrated in style. The club would like to thank Oranmore/Maree for a well contested game of football. Finally, thanks to the referee for a clean sporting game of football.

Congratulations are extended to the James’ u-16 girls team & management who captured the County League title earlier today. The Jimmies defeated Clonbur in the final. This is a great achievement for the club and well done to managers Tanya Byrne and Trevor Clohessy who have put in a lot of work with this group of players. They will travel to England next month to compete in a 9-a-side tournament and are hoping to have an awesome times in the UK. We wish them well over seas and if one can support their fundraiser next month please do so. On August 3rd, a karaoke contest will take place in the St. James’ clubhouse at Mervue from 7pm. Tickets can be purchased on the evening of the event or contact Tanya on ‭(086) 350 4063‬.Finally, it was a case of hard luck to the James’ senior ladies team and management. A great effort by girls in Glenamaddy on Friday evening, with a scoreline of 1-12 for Glenamaddy to 7 points. Lots of passion from a team we can be proud of but their dreams and hopes of Intermediate glory in 2019 has now ended. The ladies club will have better days ahead of them and one can look forward to 2020, espcially with all the underage success this season.

Despite being regelated in the league from division 2 to 3, the senior mens team played out two good challenge games this week. Ennistymon and Lissycasey of Clare visited Mervue and both games were very good tests fro the Jimmies. With Claregalway next on the agenda in the senior championship, Pat Fallon and his backroom team are putting in serious work on and off the field to have the team right on the occasion. Lots of players are back from injury and the squad is strengthen once again. Ronan McNulty’s minor team played out an end to end tie game against Annaghdown last Wednesday in Renmore. They will face Oranmore/Maree next month in their final championship game. The Jimmies need to win this game to stay in the championship and they too are putting in hard work in order to get the right result come championship.

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