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8th June 2011

posted 8 Jun 2011, 14:14 by Unknown user   [ updated 13 Jun 2011, 01:49 by Mark Evans ]
Junior A Football League (Ardfield 7 June 2011)
St Mary’s 1-8 St James’ 0-9
The junior A footballers took to the field again on Tuesday, this time at home to St Mary’s of Ballineen. There is a determination in the camp to be ready for the next game in the championship, and though the win proved elusive, a number of players looked as though they are reaching peak form. Midfielders Kevin O’Brien and Kieran O’Donovan stood out for St James’ – both players also got on the scoresheet – while the full-back and half-back lines were well organised and difficult to break down (despite the absence of the injured Fearghal Beamish). Among the forwards, the influential Frankie Hayes scored three points, whilst Paul O’Sullivan was again on the scoresheet. Though St James’ held the lead for a good portion of the second half, Ballineen’s final bout of scoring went unanswered.

Team: Diarmuid O’Donovan,  Eoin Deasy, David Hayes, Micheál McCarthy (D), Mark O’Brien 0-1,  Micheál McCarthy (B), Seamus McCarthy, Kevin O’Brien 0-2, Kieran O’Donovan 0-1, Kevin O’Leary, Mark Evans, Donnacha McCarthy 0-1, Paul O’Sullivan 0-1, Frank Hayes 0-3, James O’Sullivan. Subs: Dennis Fitzpatrick, Ian Evans, Tony Hayes, William Sheehan, Garrett Lombard, Brian O’Donovan, James Hayes, Tadhg Casey

Junior A Football League (Ahiohill 3 June 2011)
Oliver Plunkett’s 2-5 St James’ 0-5
What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, they say, and the junior A footballers will hope there’s plenty of truth in this as they contemplate a poor result at Ahiohill last Friday. St James’ scored as many points as their opponents, but only because both sides managed a mere five points; the win for Plunkett’s was the product of the two goals they also scored (St James’ had a goal disallowed). Though silver linings for St James’ were in short supply, they were nevertheless welcome: James Hayes again showed his scoring ability, Micheál McCarthy (Dunnycove) was a towering presence in defence, Mark O’Brien impressed, and Seamus and Micheál McCarthy (Brittas) both made the going tough for Plunkett’s. Other St James’ players put in good performances, but somehow individual endeavour failed to translate into a convincing team performance. 

[Note: Oliver Plunkett’s was mistakenly rendered St Mary’s in this report in the Southern Star – apologies for the confusion]

Team: Diarmuid O’Donovan, Fearghal Beamish, Micheál McCarthy (D), Eoin Deasy, Garrett Lombard, Micheál McCarthy (B), Mark O’Brien, Kevin O’Brien, Seamus McCarthy, James O’Sullivan, Kevin O’Leary 0-1, Frank Hayes, Paul O’Sullivan 0-1, Kieran O’Donovan 0-1, James Hayes 0-2. Subs: Dennis Fitzpatrick, David Hayes, Shane Field, William Sheehan, Tadhg Casey

Under-14 Football League (Goleen)
St James' 4-6 Mizen 3-5
The under-14s got back to winning ways last Monday away to Goleen. Technically, St James' were the better team, and dominated the first half (3-5 to 1-2). Scores seemed harder to come by in the second half, and thankfully Mizen’s bout of scoring came too late to deny St James’ the win.

Panel: Seamus O'Sullivan, Conor Scully, James Taylor, Frank Meaney, Joseph O’Sullivan, Eoin Lombard, Seán White, Alan Butler, Peter Walsh, Seán O'Reilly, Peter Whelton, Ciaran Whelband, Daniel O'Driscoll, Micheal O'Mahony, Cian McPeake, Jack Oates