Club News

October 21st, 2019 | by St James GAA
Club News
Club News

There was lots of action at the weekend for the St. James’ club. On Saturday, the Academy took place in Mervue and will end next Saturday. A halloween party and a presentation of certificates is in store for all young Jimmies this weekend. This is the tenth month of the academy and participation levels have increased significantly. The club are putting a lot of work into grassroot level and have hosted several blitzes throughout the course of the year. It has been an action packed summer for the club and this will only continue to get better in 2020.

The U12 boys team finished their City ‘A’ league campaign with a defeat away to Bana on Sunday. 27 players received game time and all contributed to the team performance. This group of players have done very well this season, winning the county league back in June and competing in the ‘A’ City League. A halloween bash is organized for the lads next Saturday morning after the Academy. In addition, this group of players will be working on their skills over the winter months at HQ. An excellent initiative has been designed for this group in order ro improve and enhance player development.

In ladies Football, St James’ were defeated on Saturday by Tuam/Cortoon in the Intermediate Shield final. The North board side had a convincing win in the end and afterwards county referee John Devlin presented Tuam/Cortoon captain Kate Geraghty with the shield. Disappointment for the Jimmies, falling short in two finals in the past month. Nonetheless, chairperson Ann Conlon and her committee must look and move forward into 2020 on a positive note. With a lot of success achieved at juvenile level in 2019, there are a number of players that will

Juvenile Coaching officer David Henry has organised a coaches training day on Saturday November 9th. A review of the year will take place in this seminar with a strong emphasis on coaching education.

S&C coach Niall O’Toole is working very closely with the James’ U-15/16/18 teams and they are undergoing a winter S&C program. The James’ U20 are back training for the up and coming U20 championship. The Jimmies face An Cheathrú Rua on the Bank Holiday Monday 28th of October in Mervue. A time for this fixture has yet to be confirmed.

St. James’ are hosting a three day camp for boys and girls from the ages U6 to U14 over the Halloween holidays. The camp will commence each day at 10am and finish at 2pm. The cost of the camp for three days is 30 euro.The camp will commence on Tuesday 29th, Wednesday 30th and Thursday 31st October. This will be action packed 3 day camp for all, with lots of fun and enjoyment to be had.If parents are interested and want to book a place on the camp for their son or daughter, please send your full name to Coaching Officer David Henry on 087-4311905.

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