Best of Luck to the nine Mary’s men picked for the Galway Senior Football Panel this season…got get Sam lads! The players selected are: Paul Conroy (Captain), David O’Connell, Eddie Hoare, Seán Armstrong, Michael Lundy, Gareth Bradshaw, Eoin Concannon, Conor Costello and Johnny Duane.
Congratulations to former Mary’s men Paul Conroy, Eoin Concannon, Gareth Bradshaw, Johnny Duane and staff member Seán Armstrong who all played a pivotal role in winning the Inter-provincial title for Connacht after a span of 45 years.
Our senior team bowed out of the Connacht Championship at the quarter final stage following a hard fought battle with St. Attracta’s Tubbercurry.
Coached this year by Mr. Seán Óg De Paor and Mr. Colin McCaul our first year team are busily preparing for the coming season, with a lot of feverish activity taking place on the training field.
St. Mary’s V. Headford October
The 1st year Gaelic football team took on Headford in our second league match of the season on 22/10/13. The game was played on our patch with students providing some vocal support.The Mary’s team started well getting up to match speed fairly quickly which led to the opening goal from Paul Arrigan. From then until half time it was tit for tat scoring with Headford marginally ahead at the break.The second half started brightly for us with Kealen Reddan goaling after some lovely build up play.This brought us back into contention. Our style of direct play was leading to numerous chances of scoring but unfortunately we didn’t convert a large percentage of them.In the end Headford proved too strong on the day.Despite this it was a much improved performance from our first outing. There were some great efforts from Stephen Flaherty, Kevin Hourigan,Shane Kyne, Joshua Brodricks and Paul Arrigan.
St. Mary’s V Claregalway College September
Last Monday the St Marys 1st years took on Claregalway College in a first round Connacht League Gaelic Football match.It was our first game of the year and at times, especially during the first half, we were a bit rusty.Passes went astray and our lads weren’t at match pace despite the honesty of effort.
In the second half things improved considerably. Mary’s had a lot more possession and made better use of it.We scored 4 goals in that half courtesy of Cian McHale,Shane Kyne and two from Ethan O Brien. Other notable performances in that second half were from Stephen Flaherty, Fiachra Mulkerrins and James Loftus. We saw enough in that second half from the lads that offers encouragement for the rest of the year.
Mol an oige agus tiocfaidh si!!