St. Mary's GAA Club notes

St Marys Senior squad travelled to Tubbercurry for the first round of the Championship, which turned out to be a testing encounter with Coolaney/Mullinabreena.   Marys got a bright start with an immediate free from Rory Guinan and this was followed by 4 further scores before Coolaney/Mullinabreena replied with 3 frees mid way through the half.   Then Kyle Cawley struck with the only goal of the tie, which stretched our lead again to 5 points.   Good play from Coolaney/Mullinabreena gradually ate into the lead and at the half, there was only 1 point in it again.   For most of the second half the teams could not be divided, but shooting accuracy proved the difference between the teams and eventually Marys stretched their lead to win by 1-15 to 0-14.   A good start to the campaign and well done to the lads, good luck next week against Tubbercurry.


The U16 girls had a great victory over Calry in the first round of their Championship.   The league earlier in the season was exceptionally competitive and the signs are that the Championship will be a repeat.   Despite missing a number of the squad due to holidays, our girls showed the momentum of earlier in the summer is still with them and put in a gutsy performance in a highly entertaining game that was a credit to both sides.   Final scoreline was 9-08 to 6-11, and there is a 3 weeks break until the next round against Eoghan Rua.


In Bord na nOg, the U16 side had a big win over Geevagh in the A Championship and look on course to being very competitive as the competition progresses, and the U14’s were similarly impressive in their Championship when defeating Owenmore Gaels.   The coming week sees our Minors in action when they take on Calry at Kent Park on Thursday.   The U16 game scheduled for Monday 6yh has been cancelled and instead the lads have to await playing Ballymote/Bunninaden on Monday 13th.


Training is continuing on Thrusdays and Sundays for September’s sponsored run/walk in Mitchell Curley Park and while there has been a very good response, more participants are welcome.   Please contact David Keane or Niall Murray if interested.

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