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24th January 2011

posted 11 Jul 2010, 11:41 by Billy Sheehan   [ updated 22 Apr 2011, 02:45 by Mark Evans ]

St James’ GAA Report: 24th January 2011

St James’ GAA under-age club celebrated a successful 2010 at the annual presentation night last Friday 21 January. Cork hurler Ray Ryan first presented medals to all those involved in winning the under-12 football league, followed by a medal presentation to the players involved in the magnificent under-12 hurling championship-and-league double  – for most of the under-12s this meant a personal haul of three winners’ medals for the one season, and well deserved they were.

The Paddy O’Sullivan Memorial Trophy for most-improved player was awarded to Seán Goggin, who in a busy year donned the green and gold of St James’ for both the under-16s and minors in football and hurling.

Earlier on Friday, the Sam Maguire trophy was brought to Rathbarry and Ardfield National schools. Both schools put on brilliant displays of support for the Rebels, with bunting, posters and flags galore. Red and white face paints were liberally applied, and school jumpers were replaced for the day with Cork GAA jerseys – even Ardfield’s Tipp teacher could not resist donning the red jersey for the occasion.

On the following evening, the junior presentation night saw medals being presented by club president Michael Collins to the thirty-one players on the Junior C football panel that won last year’s league.

Training for the coming season has commenced in the sports hall, and if the commitment already shown in training is carried onto the field of play, St James’ could be in for another memorable season.