Junior B Football League (Clonakilty, 31st July 2012)
Clonakilty 2-9 St James’ 0-5
The junior B footballers put in a good effort against Clonakilty in their latest league fixture, with a number of players emerging from semi-retirement to lend a hand, but Clon claimed the spoils.
Minor Football League (Barryroe, 3rd August 2012)
St James’ 5-11 Barryroe 2-8
The minor footballers played Barryroe in the league and won with a convincing margin of twelve points. The trainers, Billy Crowley and Denis Fitzpatrick, expressed satisfaction with the team’s performance a week before championship against Gabriel Rangers, and were especially pleased with the play of several under-16 players, including goalkeeper Adam Ahern and outfield players Brandon Creagh, Jack Butler, Peter Walsh, Seán O’Connor, Jack Hurley, Aaron Hayes, Cian McPeake and Euan Courtney. Ciarán O’Donovan took over goalkeeping duties and as usual pulled off a brilliant save. Seán Scully dominated midfield, whilst Ruairc Courtney also impressed, and his emphatic goal suggests he will have a lot to say in the forthcoming championship fixture. Other scorers for St James’ included Dylan O’Sullivan (1-3), Niall Evans (0-1), Shaun Goggin (0-2), Aaron Hayes (1-0) and Tadhg Casey (2-5), all of whom had good games.
Under-16 Football League (Goleen, 6th August 2012)
Mizen Rovers 4-9 St James 2-15
A number of players made their second trip west inside a few days, having already played Mizen Rovers at under-14. The team was slow out of the blocks and trailed 0-8 to 4-2 at the break, but the second half was a completely different story: St James’ dominated the play and dragged themselves back into the game. Though the game was drawn, St James' seemed on the verge of the win when the referee controversially ended the match with four minutes still to play after two opposing players got into what seemed a fairly harmless ruck.
Panel: Adam Ahern, Brandon Creagh, Jack Hurley, Brian Lombard, Peter Walsh, Euan Courtney, Aaron Hayes, Kevin Horan (0-4), Seán O’Connor (0-6), Cian McPeake, Jack Butler (2-2), Sean O’Reilly (0-1), James Taylor (0-2), Conor Scully, Ciarán O’Donovan, Alan Butler
Under-14 Hurling League (Goleen, 4th August 2012)
Mizen Rovers 4-6 St James’ 3-8
In hurling, the U14s took a spin down to Goleen to play top-of-the-table Mizen Rovers, but lost by a single point.
U-14 Football League (Ardfield, 1st August 2012)
St James 4-24 Castletownbere 2-9
Castletownbere made the long journey to Ardfield on Tuesday evening only to return empty-handed after being overrun by a strong St James’ side. By half-time, St James’ led 2-11 to 1-2, despite having kicked ten wides. A dominant St James’ improved on their good first-half tally by scoring 2-13 in the second half, and most of these scores were on the board before Castletownbere finally scored. Still, the visitors managed a credible 1-7 in the second half, and their tally could have been substantially higher were it not for a terrific man-of-the-match performance by goalkeeper Pádraig O’Donovan, who made a string of terrific point-blank saves and prevented a goal from a penalty half-way through the second half.
Panel: Pádraig O’Donovan, Peter Whelton (0-1), Eoin Lombard, Conor Scully (0-1), Frank Meaney, Joseph O’Sullivan, James Taylor (1-7), Seamus O’Sullivan (0-2), Conor Frost (1-2), Jack Oates (1-2), Daniel O’Driscoll (0-2), Seán O’Reilly (0-6), Seán White (1-0), Michael O’Mahony, Corry Beattie (0-1), Fionn McPeake, Michael White