Survival of the Fittest

September 9th, 2019 | by St James GAA
Survival of the Fittest
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Another busy week for the St james’ club with lots of teams in action. However, results did not go as expected. The senior team suffered another defeated in the senior championship against Annaghdown 0-14 to 0-9. The club face relegation and will take on Barna in the next stage. This is a must win game for Pat Fallon’s side. Another defeat would see the Jimmies in a group of three, with two of three teams being relegated to Intermediate . A very disappointing year it has been for the senior team, considering the talent on paper. Nevertheless, the team and management have a job to do in the next round and the club must get behind them in order to stay safe. It will be a survival of fittest encounter no doubt. A time and date has yet to be confirmed by the galway county board.

Keith Murphy’s U-16 team suffered a defeat to city rivals St. Michael’s last Friday evening in Merve. This game was a playoff championship ‘A’ tie and a lot was a stake. The winners would qualify for the cup quarter finals and the loser to the shield quarter finals. It was a highly entertaining game of football and it was St. Michael’s that emerged winners of this encounter, winning 2-10 to 1-6. Murphy’s side have very little time to regroup and will now face Moycullen tomorrow evening in the shield quarter final. Throw in is at 7pm.

The James’ U-12 team started their City League campaign with a defeat to Oranmore Maree last Friday evening at Mervue. The Jimmies put up a good display and the game was a well contested game. Having won the county league earlier in the year, David Henry’s side advanced to the ‘A’ division of the city League. Their next outing in this competition is next Sunday away to Claregalway. Meanwhile, Mike Murphy’s U-10 team hosted Padraig Pearses of Roscommon to Mervue on Saturday morning. up to 70 players enjoyed playing Gaelic games at headquarters and the talent on display was impressive to say the least. A successful morning was had by all. Next up for this group are Tuam Stars next Saturday in Tuam. at 11:15am.

The James’ U-15 team are awaiting the County ‘A’ League final against Killannin. The time and venue for this fixture has yet to be confirmed by the galway county board.

Off the field of play, the club are fundraising and the club are asking all members to purchase a ticket. The fundraiser is a “Night at the Dogs” on Saturday September 21st @7pm in the Galway Greyhound track and a ticket is 20 euro. Minors are free admission on the night.¬†Tickets are on sale and can be purchased from the St. James’ clubhouse in Mervue and the Merlin Bar. Top prize to be won is 1 thousand euro. It is promising to be a great night and the club look forward to seeing everyone on the night.

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