St. Mary's GAA Club notes

The Senior Men’s side played Shamrock Gaels in their final Championship group game on Sunday.   In a tight opening half, scores were traded with Shamrock Gaels leading by 8 points to 7 at the break.   The half time team talk in the St Marys dressingroom clearly had the desired effect as our lads gradually took control of the game and with some sharp point taking eased to a 6 point lead with minutes to go.   Then the game was ended as a contest by a goal in injury time.   The final score was 1-20 to 0-13 and it has been another impressive display by St Marys in what has been a most difficult Championship group.   The guys have a quarter final against Coolaney Mullinabreena in 2 weeks time, and good luck to the team and their management.   The Junior side play the same opposition in their Championship quarter final.   The match is in Kent Park on Sunday 15th with a 2.30 throw in.

The Minor Boys are away to Geevagh on Friday evening, and the U14 boys are busy preparing for their Championship semi-final against Drumcliffe Rosses Point this coming Monday September 16th.    The U16 girls had an important Championship match on last Wednesday evening.   The opposition was Owenmore Gaels and both sides entered the game with impressive form.   A win for Owenmore Gaels would have resulted in a 3 way tie at the top of the league and play-offs.   Our girls ensured this would not happen with a professional display posting an impressive 9-11, and now look forward to their final against Tourlestrane on September 27th

The Minor girls have a challenge this Wednesday in preparation for their Championship final against Tourlestrane on Friday 20th.   The U12 girls have concluded their season and had a surfing treat with their coaches last Sunday to celebrate their year.   No doubt everyone is looking forward to the next year already.

Again last weekend there was a very strong turnout for Saturday morning coaching even without the U10 boys who hosted Calry on the new pitch in an enjoyable blitz.   Coaching continues until early October.   Thanks to Siobhan O’Connor for arranging a bus to the Ladies All Irelands.   Most places are gone, but anyone interested in travelling can enquire of availability from Siobhan.

St Marys has launched a 400 Club fundraiser to continue to develop our facilities for the benefit of everyone.   The Club has an ambitious capital plan and this fundraiser is very important to its progress.   Entries can be returned via any Committee member, and thanks to those who have already entered the draw.  



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