Last Saturday, the St. James’ club hosted the 6th annual Darragh Frain Memorial tournament. A new feature of the tournament included the Mike O’Neill “Player of the Tournament” where three players from the cup, shield and plate were selected and presented with their trophy from the O’Neill family.

The games began after the opening ceremony and it must be noted that the standard of football was extremely high. St. James’, St. Michael’s, Salthill Knocknacarra, Killannin, Carraroe, Elphin Ballinameen and Erris St. Pats all battled it out on the day. In the plate final Salthill defeated the Jimmies by a single point. St. Michael’s were beaten by Elphin Ballinameen in the shield final. The cup semi-finals were cracking game with St. James’ beating Salthill by a golden score in extra-time and in the other semi-final Killannin were narrowly pipped by St. James’. The final was between the host club and St. James’ who were wearing their gold strip came out on top. Tony O’Brien sealed the victory for his team with a MOTM performance in the final.

Lots of work went in to making this day a big success. The Darragh Frain committee must be thanked for all their work. The St. James’ club for their stellar work and everyone who sponsored ads in this years programme. A great day was had by all and the club can look forward to the 7th years of the tournament in 2023.

A final word of thanks to the Frain & O’Neill family and everyone who supported the event. This is certainly one of the most successful underage tournaments in the country and the club can take a bow when it comes to the organisation of the event.