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12th April 2011

posted 12 Apr 2011, 02:54 by Unknown user   [ updated 30 May 2011, 08:12 by Mark Evans ]
Junior A Football League (played in Drimoleague)
St James’ 0-10 Clan na Gael 0-10
With championship this coming Sunday against Barryroe, the junior A footballers needed a good workout in this league encounter with Clan na Gael in Drimoleague last Sunday. It turned out to be a stern test of character but at least St James’ took a share of the spoils, having led by three points on two occasions and never being behind at any point. Though the team was disappointed to come away with just the one league point, they are still unbeaten after three games. There will be a degree of disappointment, too, with the overall standard of the performance, and though the defence coped well they will come up against far tougher opposition as the season progresses. 

Team: Diarmuid O’Donovan, Micheal McCarthy(D), Eoin Deasy, Seamus McCarthy, Micheal McCarthy (B), David Hayes, Kieran O’Donovan 0-2, James O’Driscoll 0-1, Kevin O’Brien 0-1, Mark Evans 0-1, Donnacha McCarthy, Paul O’Sullivan 0-2, Tony Hayes 0-1, Frank Hayes 0-2. Subs: James O’Sullivan, Garrett Lombard

Junior B Football League (played in Ardfield)
Belgooly 3-10 St James’ 3-7
The junior B footballers had their work cut out for them in this bruising encounter in Ardfield last Saturday. Tackling was hard, though for the most part fair, despite the spilling of the odd drop of blood. Belgooly were dominant for three-quarters of the game, but St James’ put on a spurt towards the end with a couple of quick goals, and might have overtaken their opponents if only the resurgence had begun sooner. 

Team: Johnny Carroll, Dennis Fitzpatrick, Micheál McCarthy (D), Eoin Feen, Niall Barrett, Garrett Lombard, Brian O’Donovan, Brian O’Leary, Jonathan O’Donovan, James O’Sullivan, Conor Hegarty, Connie Leahy, Peter Barrett, Michael Santry, Frank Hayes. Subs: Emmet Hayes, Andrew O’Leary, Paul O’Donovan
Unlucky in Croke Park
Commiserations to James Hayes, Patrick Keohane and Niall Evans and the Clonakilty Community College team who played in the All-Ireland Vocational schools senior A football final in Croke Park last Saturday. Though they lost out on an All-Ireland medal, the honour and pleasure of having playing at such a venue is immense, and is something the lads will always treasure.
Sports Hall Opening: Thanks to all who helped
St James’ GAA Club wishes to thank everyone who helped in any way with the official opening of the sports hall: to those who prepared the hall in advance, those who baked and provided food, and those who helped on the night, many thanks.