Under-16 Football Championship (16th September 2012, Rath)
St James’ 5-10 Mizen Rovers 3-5
The under-16 footballers advanced to the final of championship after defeating Mizen Rovers by eleven points in last Sunday’s semi-final. The win was effectively secured in the first half, during which St James’ scored 3-6 to Mizen’s single goal. The unfortunate dismissal just before halftime of a St James’ player for a second yellow tipped the scales in favour of Mizen, and they scored 1-4 during the second half, but St James’ kept well on top, adding 2-4 to their first-half haul. Mizen could have had more goals but for the excellent goalkeeping of Adam Ahern, who was rated as man of the match by many at the game.
Panel: Adam Ahern, Cian McPeake, James Taylor (1-2), Brandon Creagh, Seán O’Connor (0-4), Brian Lombard, Ciarán O’Donovan, Kevin Horan (0-1) Peter Walsh, Euan Courtney (1-1), Aaron Hayes (1-2), Jack Hurley, Jack Butler (2-0), Alan Butler
Junior B Football League (16th September 2012, Leap)
St James’ 1-8 Kilmacabea 1-7
A last-minute goal ensured the win for St James’ against Kilmacabea in last Sunday’s junior B league meeting. Against the wind in the first half, St James’ managed just two points against Kilmacabea’s 1-4, but the second half saw a reversal, with Kilmacabea stopped in their tracks whilst St James’ put 1-6 on the scoreboard, finally taking the lead just as the game was about to end. This game – like last week’s against Gabriel Rangers, which St James’ lost – served as good preparation for the forthcoming championship.
Panel: P. O’Sullivan, D. Hayes, J.D. O’Donovan, P. Keohane, T. Casey (0-1), M. McCarthy (1-0), D. Dooley (0-1), S. Scully, D. Fitzpatrick (0-2), K. Kearns, F. McCarthy (0-2), B. O’Donovan (0-2), D. O’Connor, D. Keohane, N. Evans, J. Ahern, M. O’Brien
After a short summer break from arranged fixtures, it was back to business this week. St James’ played a home fixture against Kilmacabea on Tuesday Sept 11th and travelled to Kilmeen on Friday last, September 14th. If the scores were being recorded, it would be fair to say that St James’ would have lost both games, but when comparing the panel to earlier in the summer, it is clear the under-8s have improved considerably, and on these occasions every player put in a great effort.
Next up is an away trip to Kilmeen. Again, a big thanks to the parents for bringing the players to the games and for their much-appreciated vocal support.
Panel vs Kilmacabea: Tiernan Ahern, Daniel Barrett, Shane Barrett, Daniel Bennett, Liam Carroll, Eoin Fitzpatrick, Darragh Gough, Cian Hurley, Michael Jennings, Aoise Lawless, Charlie McShane, Gearóid O'Donovan, James O'Donovan, Callum O'Sullivan, Joseph O'Sullivan, Adrian Whelton, Conor Whelton, Denis White