St. James’ G.A.A. Galway A Memorable Year

November 12th, 2017 | by stjamesgaa
St. James’ G.A.A. Galway A Memorable Year
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The St. James’ club enjoyed a successful year on and off the playing fields of Mervue and Renmore. The Juvenile boys and girls club had a very productive year and captured many titles. In addition, the St. James’ U-13 team won the annual Colm Copper football tournament in August and also captured the Division 1 County A Shield final against Salthill Knocknacarra. The U-12s defeated Spiddal in the Division 2 City & West league final and also enjoyed a successful City League campaign. Meanwhile the U-15 squad reached the League A Shield final but were narrowly beaten by Barna. The St. James’ Academy (U-6-8-10) continues to grow each year and they played and hosted many blitzes during the summer period. The Darragh Frain U-11 memorial cup took place in August at St. James’ G.A.A. grounds Mervue. Many teams participated on the day. This was the first year of the football competition and it must be noted that it was a major success. Thanks are extended to all the people who 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 is looking forward to making this an annual event in the yearly calendar. The St. James’ girls club had a great season on the playing fields. The U-12s captured both league and championship titles in their respective division. Also the U-14 team won the county championship and competed very well in the league. These are exciting times for the girl’s juvenile club and a lot of work is being put in. The St. James’ senior ladies competed very well in 2017 reaching two finals in both the league and the championship. Unfortunately the Jimmies lost to Clobur in the Senior B league final. Their season ended in more defeated with another agonizing loss to Ballgar in the Intermediate B championship final. Nevertheless reaching two finals in 2017 was a good reflection on their season. Emerging from the depths of Junior C to Intermediate championship and senior league, St. James’ ladies club are flying the flag high in Galway city for ladies football. The St. James’ senior team had a good season in comparison to previous years. The Jimmies won the John Dunne Senior Cup in June. They defeated Carraroe in the final. Furthermore, James’ qualified to the Quarter finals of the senior championship but were beaten by a strong Mountbellew outfit. Their league campaign in Division 1 went very well. St. James’ remain top of the table with maximum points. They are waiting either Corofin or Killannin in the final. The Junior A team had a very successful year capturing West Board & County A Championship titles. Also the Jimmies toped their season off by winning the North Board league. There is little doubt that this year will be marked in the history books.

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