St. James’ Club News

March 12th, 2018 | by admin
St. James’ Club News
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It is busy times at the St. James’ club and the majority of teams are back in action. The senior men’s team have been drawn in group A with of the 2018 Galway Senior Football Championship with Corofin GAA, Claregalway GAA, Cortoon Shamrocks and Clg An Cheathrú Rua. Meanwhile, the men’s junior team championship group sees the jimmies paired with Clonbur GAA, St. Michael’s and Cumann Peile Mhaigh Cuilinn. In addition, the U-20 team have been tied with CLG Naomh Anna, Leitir Móir in the opening round of the championship. The time and venue for this fixture has yet to be confirmed. Furthermore the James’ minors will commence their season this Sunday at home to Carraroe. The Jimmies are paired with Oranmore Maree, Killannin and Clifden in Group B of the league.

The U-16, U-15 and U-14 Juvenile teams are back training since January and are preparing for the season ahead. The U-16 team are in the County A Championship and are paired with St. Michael’s, Salthill Knocknacarra, Moycullen, Michael Breathnachs, Claregalway, Barna and Annaghdown. The U-15 team are also in the A Division and will compete against St. Michael’s, Salthill Knocknacarra, Moycullen, Michael Breathnachs and Barna. The U-14 season will be the busiest of all the age groups this season. The Jimmies will comptet in the A Feile and A Championship. They are tied with Oranmore-Maree, Salthill-Knocknacarra, Moycullen, Killannin, Claregalway, Barna and Spiddal. Moreover, it was noted that the U-13s will face Clarinbridge, Athenry, Caltra , Tuam Stars and Kinvara in the county development league. Meanwhile, the U-12 team will compete in the City League A Division and the County league. They will play a variety of teams including St. Michael’s, Salthill Knocknacarra, Moycullen, Claregalway, Barna, Annaghdown, Oranmore-Maree and Moycullen. The Juvenile Academy (U-6-8-10-11) will resume in the month of April and their training days and blitzes will be scheduled for every Saturday from 11:30am to 12:45pm. All Juvenile Boy’s and Girls will be marching in the Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. We encourage all children and parents to take part on the morning. To sign up to the Jimmies March please text Juvenile Officer Gary Casey 086-3009611.

In schools football, The Bish won the Connacht A Junior championship with a fantastic display played in Headford. A strong showing in defence from Ian Casserly, Rory Melody, Aaron Flynn and Ethan Fiorentini set the tone for David Hurley and D’Angelo Massah in midfield to dominate. They supplied great ball to Colin Kelly who kicked 0-08, Daniel O’ Flaherty who took two goals and captain Daniel Cox who popped over 4 great points. These were helped by great displays from Rory McDonnell, Dylan Cummins, Dara O’Malley, Evan Nolan, Cillian Callaghan and goalkeeper James Egan. James’ had four players who all played a part in the victory and among these players were Rory Melody, Ian Casserly, James Egan and Jack Greaney. They now go on to contest the All-Ireland semi-final. The time and date has yet to be confirmed. The final score was Bish 3-15 St. Gerald’s, Castlebar 0-06.

The St. James’ senior ladies are up and running since the beginning of the year and were unlucky in their opening round of the league against Clonbur. The senior ladies take on CLG Naomh Anna, Leitir Móir this Saturday morning in Connemara.The time has yet to be confirmed. The Juvenile girls teams are back training and are putting in a lot of work on the field of play. Their tournaments and competitions will be commencing soon and based on the success rate from last year everybody at the club are looking forward to these games. Finally many thanks are extended to all members (men’s & ladies) that contributed to the recent bag pack at Dunnes Stores in Briarhill.

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