St. James’ and Moycullen lead the way for St. Mary’s College Galway

December 29th, 2016 | by stjamesgaa
St. James’ and Moycullen lead the way for St. Mary’s College Galway
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St. Mary’s College are back to winning ways at senior level. Under the guidance and management of Galway football legend Seán Óg de Paor and Colin Mc Caul, Marys’s have rejuvenated their senior side. A lot of hard work has been invested into this group of players and their recent performances on the playing field is evident of such commitment and dedication. St. Mary’s overcame Garbally in the opening round of the senior championship. The boy’s in black and red led at halftime by two points and some well executed scores from Josh Pyne, Paul Kelly, Sean Croke and Francey Lomboto must be noted. Kevin Hourgian was very unlucky not to get on the score board before the interval and his efforts rattled the upright. The second half commenced with Garbally taking the game to the city college and Mary’s lead was diminished and they found themselves trailing the game up to the last quarter. Nevertheless, it was Mary’s who fought back and took the lead in the dying minutes of the game. Some great teamwork and determination carried the day for de Paor side. In addition there was a lot of tenuous and dogged defending from Dion Walsh, Stephen Flaherty Kelly and Kevin Hourgian who was awarded ‘man of the match’. The final score resulted St. Mary’s 2-14 Garbally 3-10. Furthermore, Mary’s advanced and continued their winning ways with another good win away to Balla. This game wasplayed in Headford on Wednesday 21 December. Balla opened the game on top and led at the break. It took Mary’s a while to get going in this encounter and at one stage of the game Mary’s were trailing by six points. Late in the second half, the city side started the comeback and a turning point in the game was a excellent score from Josh Pyne from 35 yards out. Mary’s pushed on and Paul Kelly along with Sean Croke and Francey Lomboto added a tally of scores to take the lead. The final score resulted St. Mary’s 2-17 to Balla 3-9. Next up for St. Mary’s is An Cheathrú Rua. The time and venue is yet to be confirmed. It must be noted that St. James’ are well represented on the St. Mary’s senior college team. Rykelmy Rodrigues starts in goals and alongside him in the backline are defenders Dion Walsh, Stephen Flaherty Kelly and Kevin Hourgian. In the middle of the park is Josh Pyne and up front is Cian Costello Hynes.

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