Darragh Frain U-11 Memorial Cup A Big Success

September 11th, 2017 | by stjamesgaa
Darragh Frain U-11 Memorial Cup A Big Success
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The Darragh Frain U-11 memorial cup took place last Saturday in St. James’ G.A.A. grounds Mervue. The teams that participated on the day were St. James’, Milltown, Killannin, St. Michael’s, Oranmore-Maree and St. Croans of Roscommon. This was the first year of the football competition and it must be noted that it was a major success. Every club played four games and qualified for either the shield/cup semi-finals. There was great excitement in the group’s stage and all teams put on an exhibition of football. One of the games that caught all of the spectator’s eyes was the final group game between St. Croans of Roscommon and St. James’. One of the rules of the competition was that no match could end in a draw. After each minute of extra time a player from each team would be removed from the field of play. This particular game went down to four vs four and St. Croans were denied on a number of occasions by the James’ defense. In addition, the Jimmies scored the golden point to win the game. When all the group games had ended, all the points were calculated and the semi-finals awaited all the teams. In the shield semi final Killannin played St. Croans and in the other semi was Milltown and James’. Croans and Milltown emerged the winners of these semi-finals and would meet in the final. Furthermore, James’ took on St. Michael’s in the battle of the saints and again this went to additional time. James’ scored the golden point which put them into the cup final. Oranmore Maree defeated St. Croans in the other semis and faced James’ in the final. Oranmore and Milltown prevailed in the shield and cup finals against the Jimmies and St. Croans. This was an excellent day and thanks are extended to all the people to helped out. Moreover, thanks to the sponsors Bigo Taxi, Crowe’s Bar and Aidan Brady of Club Rossie. Finally, the club would like to express their gratitude to the Frain family for their contribution and support. The club are looking forward to making this an annual event in the yearly calendar.

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