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October 8th, 2019 | by St James GAA
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It was extremely busy fortnight for the club with lots of fixtures and club activity. A weekend that had it all in terms of performances, results and entertainment.

After a long season for the 14s it was a case of hard luck in Caherlistrane GAA grounds. The Jimmies were defeated in the ‘B’ championship county final by Kilconly 2-12 to 3-6. Despite losing, the team showed great character and never gave up. Everyone gathered afterwards at the clubhouse for pizza and refreshments. Many thanks to the management team of Johnny Reagan, Brendan Fylnn, Mike Mulhare, Denise Shaughnessy, Tom Frain & Stephen Diviney. It was an excellent year with this group of players and they gave us some great days out at the National Feile in Mervue, league and championship. This is a team that keep improving and the club are doing their utmost to develop the players in the best possible way.

What day it was for the club in Athlone at the Clann na nGael Tormey League. The St. James’ U9 & U10 teams competed in what was an excellent footballing festival. Our U9s won the final and our 10s got to the semi-finals of the competition. 41 Jimmies all received gametime and done the club very proud. Some excellent talent was on display and our boys were a credit to watch. Many thanks to the Clann na nGael club for inviting us and the hospitality shown was second to none. Celebrations continued in the clubhouse and food was provided by the club to all players and parents. Chairman David Henry commended all the players, parents and coaches Mike Murphy, Ciaran de Paor, Alan Corcoran, Eugene McHugh and Eamonn Dillon for all their hard work and efforts.

Well done to the Junior men’s team who defeated city rivals St. Michael’s in the Junior Relegation final. The full-time score resulted 3-11 1-14. This was an excellent result for the club and James’ will remain in the Junior championship in 2020.

Special mention to U-12 club players Billy Regan, Darragh Finnerty, Aaron Collins and Eoin Conway who competed at the Connacht skills tournament at loughgeorge GAA grounds. Thanks to their mentors Liam Finnerty, Philem Conway and Johnny Regan for looking after the lads. Many thanks to Johnny Heaney for organising this excellent skills initiative.

Alan O’Donnells U-8 travelled to furbo to take on Barna. 42 players lined out in the green and maroon and participated in Go-Games. A super morning of Gaelic games was had and many thanks to all the parents, coaches for their input. They are hosting corofin this Saturday morning in Mervue @11:30am.

The U15s had an excellent win, Keith Murphy band of brothers defeated Kilannin in the County ‘A’ West Board Final 5-8 to 3-7. Congratulations to all the players & management on a super win. This group of players have won two ‘A’ title in two years. A great achievement to say the least.2019 has yet again been a very good year for this group of players and we will be keeping a close eye on this group in the near future.

Meanwhile, the club 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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