September 23rd, 2019 | by St James GAA
Club News

There was a lot of talking points at the weekend in terms of the different teams in action in their respective divisions. First up was the senior tie against Barna. This was a must win game for the club and it took extra time to separate the sides in the end.

Superior team work carried the day for Pat Fallon’s side as the Jimmies emerged winners 2-18 t0 2-12. James’ led at halftime in Tuam Stadium 1-9 to 0-4 but the second half would see Barna creep back into the game and they were the ones in the driving seat with less than a minute left on the clock. An Eoin Concannon free in the 60 plus minute leveled the sides and brought the game into extra time. Additional time was required in this relegation playoff. Aaron Connolly rose to the occasion and buried the ball in the back of the barna net and other scores converted by tally’s men Johnny Duane, Paul Conroy and Eoin Concannon sealed the win. A game of ups and downs and an edgy atmosphere but a sigh of relief in the end. The jimmies will be playing senior championship 2020 and credit is due to all the players and management who showed great resilience and determination.

On Friday evening a Gallant effort was displayed by the clubs U12 team. The Jimmies were defeated by Moycullen 2-11 to 2-8 in the City ‘A’ League. This was an entertaining game of Gaelic football to say the least. Well done to both teams and managements for a clean sporting game. On Saturday morning the James’ U6 team lined out in their first game of football against Oranmore/Maree and Loughrea GAA. Manager Olga Murphy put on an excellent exhibition of Gaelic games. Well done to all the players, parents and supporters for supporting Galway’s future stars. It was an action packed morning as our U15s trained and also U8 and U10s. A great vibe in Mervue with everyone enjoying Gaelic games and coffee from Coffee + Mervue.

Clann na nGael are hosting the annual U10 Tormey’s League football tournament on the 28th September 2019 in Johnstown. Clubs from Westmeath, Galway, Roscommon, Sligo and Dublin will take part in this year’s tournament. It gives the boys involved a chance to play against teams that they wouldn’t normally meet. In the tournament, each club enters two teams at different levels (U9 and U10) and the scores of both teams are aggregated to determine the position of the club in the tournament.

On the day – the teams will be entered into a Cup, Shield and Plate. Teams competing on the day are as follows; Fingallians GAA – Swords Co Dublin,  St Marys GAA – Sligo, Clann na nGael – Johnstown Athlone Co Roscommon, St Brigids – Kiltoom Co Roscommon, Ballinasloe GAA – Co Galway, St Ciarans – Cloonbrackna Co. Roscommon, Garrycastle – Athlone Co. Westmeath, St James – Galway City, Co. Galway, Roscommon Gaels – Co. Roscommon, Padraig Pearses – Woodmount, Ballinasloe Co. Galway, Athlone GAA – Co Westmeath and Athenry GAA.

The club hosted a very successful fundraising event last weekend at the Galway greyhound track. The club would like to take this opportunity to thanks everyone who sold and purchased tickets. Many thanks to all the main sponsors who also contributed.

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