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September 24th, 2016 | by stjamesgaa
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St. James’ update

Juvenile manager Alan O’Donnell U-15s squad overcame Salthill-Knocknacarra recently in the U-15 county league. In addition the U-15 Boy’s also defeated St. Michael’s in the Battle of the Saints at Westside G.A.A. grounds last weekend. The club would like to congratulate the team and management on this success. Meanwhile, the St James’ U-12 Boys team defeated Ballinasloe in the U-12 County Championship. The score resulted St James’ 2-10 Ballinasloe 1-11. As a result St. James’ have now booked their place in the U-12 County final against Athenry in the coming fortnight. Well done to St. James’ U-14 team player Jack Greaney. Jack is a squad member of the U-14 City & West U-14 Galway team for 2016. He has recently competed in the Annual Sean Purcell Tournament and also made the journey South to the Kingdom this season to play against Kerry. Everybody at the club are very proud of Jack and all that he has achieved. It must be noted that Rory Melody and Stephen Flaherty Kelly both lined out for the tribesmen U-15 team. Both boy’s competed and represented in a tournament in the Kingdom for Galway. The club are proud of their achievements. The St. James’ Academy is open to all beginners from U-5 up to U-16. To join the school of excellence please contact St. James’ Coaching Officer David Henry 087-4311905. The St. James’ Juvenile Academy is a very successful school of excellence for young boys. The Academy takes place every Saturday for eight months of the year. The times are from 10:30am to 11:45 noon at St. James’ G.A.A. Grounds Mervue. The ages that attend the Academy are under 6-8-10 and all new players are always welcome to join and participate in Gaelic games in fun, friendly and safe enviorment. The Academy has many qualified coaches including, David Henry, Jimmy Howley, Mike Murphy, Liam Finnerty, Shauna Kerr, Stephen Diviney, Greg Connelly, Johnny Regan, Eamonn Dillion, Gary Casey, Ronan Collins, Ryan O’ Toole, Keith Murphy, Eoghan Frain and many more. During the course of the year the different ages groups participate in Go-Games. These games help all the children to develop and enhance their fundamental skills of Gaelic Football. St James’ provides an excellent G.A.A. experience for all ages and offers a knowledge and understanding regarding our cultural sport. The pride and passion of wearing the green and maroon Jersey is another important aspect to note. Fun and friendship are key factors to a successful sporting organisation and St James’ continues to promote and implement this policy throughout the club; on and off the field.

Pictured in this week publication at the Juvenile Academy is Conor Conway of Acorn presenting St. James’ with U-6 tops. From Left to right Martin Crowley Club President, Conor Conway Acorn Marketing Advisor and Michael Murphy Juvenile Mentor.

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