Jimmies Winning Matches Jimmies Winning Games

October 22nd, 2018 | by stjamesgaa
Jimmies Winning Matches Jimmies Winning Games
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St James U16 ladies successfully rounded off a long season on Saturday when they captured the U16 county final championship beating Mountbellew Moylough in a hard fought contest having already beaten Carna Caisel in Round 1 and St Marys in Round 2. Both sides had previously contested a high scoring draw earlier on in the season in the league. In front of a large crowd, St James set the early pace scoring 2 quick fire goals and points.
15 Minutes into the game St James suffered a setback when Seun Shogbein was sin binned for ten minutes. However, the Jimmies rallied scoring 2 consecutive goals and three unanswered points. The highlight of the first half was peach of a goal scored by Aaliyah Clohessy which saw the jimmies overturn the ball in their own defence and sweep forward with inter weaving passes before Aaliyah smashed the ball into the corner of the net.
A half time the score was St James 5-5 to 2-1.

Mountbellew Moylough began to rally early in the second half scoring an early goal and point with the jimmies goalkeeper Marie Bambara pulling off am incredible save to stem the onslaught. However, buoyed on by the jimmies supported and the hard pressing of the jimmies defence Mountbellew Moylough were forced into a number of turnovers from which the jimmies midfield and attackers capitalised scoring another 2-3 in the process.
At the final whistle there were scenes of jubilation from the jimmies supporters and players. The fnal score was Mountbellew Moylough 3-2, St James 7-08. The jimmies score line was the biggest across all juvenile final fixtures on Saturday. The jimmies leader and captain Seun Shogbein accepted the cup from the Galway LGFA secretary Geraldine Heverin who commented on the incredible skills and strength of the St James Ladies display. In her acceptance speech, Seun gave special thanks to the opposition, the parents for all of their dedication throughout the season, the coaches and most importantly her fellow players.

What is remarkable about the U16s achievement is that this age category has only been in existence since January 2018. This achievement would not have been possible without the hard work and dedication of the players and the coaches Trevor Clohessy, Tanya Byrne and Sue Kenny. These players have trained for three days a week over the past nine months. The future is bright! Scorers: Seun Shogbein – Captain (4-3), Aaliyah Clohessy (2-2) and Ella Gilmore (1-3) Final Score: Mountbellew/Moylough 3-2 vs St James 7-08.

Meanwhile, well done is extended to the St. James’ U-11 boy’s team and management that won the Shield final against Killanin on Saturday morning. The Jimmies took part in the annual St. Mary’s College Football Tournament and everyone had a wonderful time in St. Mary’s. Many thanks to the school and staff for all their hard work and support over the years. The U-8s competed in an another successful blitz with Corofin on Saturday morning in Mervue. Thanks to all our coaching staff for their efforts and continued dedication! Up to 80 children in attendance this morning from both side. Hard luck is extended to the James’ U-16 team and management. The jimmies were defeated by Michael Breathnachs in the championship A shield semi-final. Details of the Minor B county final between St. James’ and Mountbellew will be posted in the coming days. One can keep a close watch on social media in order to receive clarification of this fixture.Finally, thanks to Galway & St. James’ Star Paul Conroy for presenting Ted Webb medals with club players and Galway U-16s Daniel McNulty captain, Eoin Finnerty and Ian Casserly at Loughgeorge last Friday night!

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