St. Mary's GAA Club notes

St Marys Senior ladies played their third Championship game against title favourites Geevagh, and acquitted themselves with distinction.  Our girls served up a superb game of football but came out on the wrong side of a tight game.   An especial mention to Emma Corcoran , Andrea Flynn and Emma Keavney who made their senior Championship debuts for the club.    Although St Marys are new to the Senior level this year, they are showing that they have the ability to compete and this gives confidence to all.   Well done and our next game is away to St Michaels in two weeks time. 

The Senior men will have to await another year as they exited the Senior Championship to neighbours Coolera on a scoreline of 4-10 to 0-11. We wish Coolera the best in the remainder of the Championship, and they will not be easily beaten.   It has been a frustrating year for our lads who started with 5 straight league wins, but never reached these early season heights thereafter with so many players involved in the county set-up adding to injury and other availability disruptions.    There is no doubting we have the right blend of experience and youth so next year we can be confident that the potential in the squad will come through across the season.    Thanks to team management and the players.

The U16 girls are on a very good run and qualified for the A championship final last Thursday night with a win away to Tourlestrane which can never be taken lightly.   The Home team started strongly scoring 1-1 early on but Marys responded impressively and at half time led 3-7 to 2-3.  We grabbed control after starting the 2nd half in determined fashion scoring 3-1 in the first few minutes and went on to dominate the 2nd half running out convincing winners in what was a very good all round team performance, with each of the 20 players on the evening contributing to the victory.   The final group game is next Thursday evening at home to Drumcliffe/Rosses Point. Our minor girls play St Johns next Friday evening in Kent Pk at 6.30.   This is our last group game in what to date has been an impressive Championship for the squad.

Great excitement with the start of the U9 City Leagues.  Our players started in determined fashion last Wednesday putting in a very strong performance against St. Molaise Gaels out in Scarden.  Conditions were difficult for the teams but some lovely scores were kicked by both sides. The U9s are progressing really well.  Next up is Coolera/Strandhill this Wednesday evening.   Tuesday sees the U13 Feile squad play their first outing away to Eastern Harps in what will be a strong test for the lads.   Good luck on the day and for the rest of the competition.   On Friday the St Marys minor lads take on St Johns in the Minor Championship and we wish them well also.

Please note that Saturday Morning Coaching this Saturday (September 15th) will be at the later time of 5pm as part of ‘St Marys GAA Community On the Move Event’.   This will be a massive club day in Kent Park with family events, games and a community run from 5pm to 7.30pm.  Later that night there will be a Club Social with food and music for all in Clubhouse from 9.30pm.  We hope all the kids and parents can join the community run at 7pm.  Please wear your St Marys gear.  The event is a Fundraiser for the Club and all donations (however small or big) would be hugely appreciated.



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