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11th August 2011

posted 11 Aug 2011, 02:46 by Unknown user   [ updated 11 Aug 2011, 02:49 by Mark Evans ]
Junior A Football Championship
Clann na nGael 0-8 St James’ 0-4
St James’ junior A footballers took their leave of this year’s championship after losing to Clann na nGael in Castlehaven last Sunday. A highly motivated and well-prepared St James’ team misfired on the day, as evidenced by the minuscule points tally: three in the first half – from James O’Driscoll and Mark Evans (2) – and a single point in the second half, scored by Kevin O’Leary. However, the St James’ defence must be credited for having kept Clann na nGael’s point-scoring low.

The teams knocked out of the championship by St James’ in previous rounds will surly testify to this team being much better than Sunday’s performance would suggest, but even the most glowing of testimonials will fail to compensate for the severe disappointment felt by players, selectors and supporters alike.

Panel: Diarmuid O’Donovan, Fearghal Beamish, Séamus McCarthy, Eoin Deasy, Mark O’Brien, Micheál McCarthy (B), David Hayes, Kevin O’Brien, Micheál McCarthy (D), James O’Driscoll 0-1, Mark Evans 0-2 (1 f), Donnacha McCarthy, James O’Sullivan, Kevin O’Leary 0-1, Frank Hayes, Tony Hayes, Ian Evans, Finbarr McCarthy, Garrett Lombard, Connie Leahy, Denis Fitzpatrick, Conor Hegarty, James Hayes, Brian O'Donovan, Shane Field, Andrew O'Leary, Tadhg Casey, Eoin Feen, Michael Santry, Niall Evans, Pa Keohane

Under-12 Hurling League
St Marys' 4-5 St James' 1-4
The under-12 hurlers met St Mary's in a home fixture last Monday, but despite a big effort were unable to overcome the visitors. A strong wind helped St Mary's build up a good first-half score, and the same force of nature helped St James' pull back the Ballineen lead in the second half. Though St James' 'won' the second half, St Mary's won the match, not least because of the scores they managed into the wind. 

Points for St James' were scored by the very hard-working Conor Hayes – the man of the match some said – and by keeper turned poacher Harry Oates (2). A goal from Niall O'Donovan was deserved reward for his commitment and skillful play. Defenders Pádraig O'Donovan, Eoin Lombard and Fionn McPeake made life very difficult for St Mary's, whilst Seán White and Ciarán Whelband formed a very good midfield partnership. In the forward lines, the scorers were greatly assisted by Lorraine Calanan, Daniel O'Driscoll, Gary Lombard and the youngest player on the team, Christeoir Hayes, who played beyond his years.

Team: Harry Oates 0-2, Pádraig O'Donovan, Eoin Lombard, Fionn McPeake, Michael White, Seán White, Ciarán Whelband, Conor Hayes 0-2, Gary Lombard, Niall O'Donovan 1-0, Daniel O'Driscoll, Lorraine Calanan, Christeoir Hayes.

Under-14 Hurling Championship (D) County Final
Sunday 6.45pm in Newcestown
St James' under-14 hurlers will meet Dripsey in the county final this Sunday, and supporters are urged to come out in force to cheer the team on.