U16s St Josephs Red 1 – New Oak Green 4

New Oak Greens showed St Joseph’s why they already had the League Championship ‘in the bag’ on a beautiful sunny evening in Mc Ardles cross in Tinryland. The home team were under pressure from the start and only for some staunch defending from the full backs Mark Lawler and Rory Carbury the town team could have been out of site by half time. They did however score two goals at each end of the half despite some solid goalkeeping by the impressive Ciaran Byrne. Joeys had a trick up their sleeve and early in the second half super sub Adam Buggle capitalised on an incisive pass by the sporadic Eoin Fields to slot the ball into the corner and leave the minimum between the teams. This however turned out to be a false dawn and New Oaks passing game was too much for the home team to handle. Adam Murphy worked hard up front and was unlucky not to notch up a second for Joeys but inevitably the champions showed their true mettle and added to their tally twice before the game was out.

Hat trick Hero wins Grand Prize

Congratulations to our U11 Sinead Hayden, who won the Hamper in the Easter raffle. A great weekend for Sinead.

We would like to thank Raths for donating the Easter egg for the raffle.

Successful Cake Sale

It was the turn of the St Joseph’s Mothers (and one or two fathers) to show off their talents this morning at the local community hall. What a talent that proved to be resulting in a generous and abundant array of home baking. Your generosity is truly appreciated.

We would also like to thank all those who organised and helped on the day. We appreciate you giving up your free time.

A big thanks to all who supported the cake sale where we raised €480 to help with the running of our club.

Cake Sale

A cake sale is being held in aid of the club on Sunday the 25th March after 10am Mass in the Parish Hall. We are looking for homemade donations which can be left into the hall from 9am that morning or ring Loraine on 086 8184589 or Kay 085 1083209 if you need to make alternative arrangements. Your support would be gratefully appreciated.

U8’s St Josephs 7 – 4 Bagnelstown

St Josephs u 8 back on track with a fantastic game today with 5 goals scored in the first half and 2 in the second half .Two hat tricks scored ,one by Conor carew and the other scored by Mark Mullins ,with Alan Bohanna scoring one.With some slick passing in the first half St Josephs totally dominated the game . The whole team put in a great performance .

U16 St Josephs Green 1- 2 Vale Wanderers

St Joseph’s put up a real fight and played excellent football against a very strong physical Vale team. Joseph’s started the better and should of been ahead early on with chances from Dean Dunne and Sean Dermody. Vale scored late on in the 1st half against the run of play with a break away goal. Joseph’s regrouped at half time and there hard work payed off when Dean Dunne was taken down for a spot kick which the impressive Ciaran Larkin dispatched to the net.Josephs again took the game to Vale ! But yet again luck ran against them with Vale breaking late on to nick it. Impressive for Josephs Kelan Gaffney in goal , Aaron Ammond ,KIllian Maher,Conor MCgrath and Bradley Nolan

U16’s St Josephs Red 3 – St Pats Green 2

These two teams served up an entertaining game of football on an unseasonally warm spring morning. It was the home team that broke the deadlock first after 15 minutes. However the midfield trio of Eoin Fields, James Brennan and the impressive Luke Nolan began to dominate proceedings and Joeys scored a deserved Eoin Fields equaliser within 5 minutes and then stamped their dominance on the game when lighting fast reactions from Adam Murphy put the Tinryland based them ahead just before half time. St Josephs continued to dominate in the early stage of the second half with the centre halfs Cathal Costelloe and Conall O Se rebuffing everything that St Pats threw at them. Then midway through the half Adam Murphy finally converted one of the many chances Joeys created to put the away team two up. The game then swung in St Pats favour and they scored a deserved goal to leave just one goal in it for the last ten minutes.

U11’s complete league with 8 – 0 victory

A strong end to the league for St Joseph’s who played away to GRS on a lovely sunny morning. Sam Byrne and Sinead Hayden both scored hat tricks, with two other goals coming from Katie Hickey and Brian McGrath. Great team performance by all the st Joseph’s team.

U16’s St Josephs 6 v Derry Rovers 3

A very sporting game was played in Clonegal with the sun shining for the whole game, Joeys opened the scoring with a great pass from the one touch master Adam Nolan to Adam Murphy to make it 1 nill. In the 16 min Adam Nolan put Mark Lawlor through to make it 2 nill. Adam Murphy was through for goal but was taken down in the box and Adam Nolan took three steps back and fired the ball to the left side giving the Rovers keeper no chance.With 25 min gone Fiac Byrne fired home a rocket giving Joeys Keeper no chance, Eoin Fields dribbled past 4 players to make it 4 1 at the break. The second half got under way with Adam Nolan sliding the ball through to Conor O Toole who sent the ball back to the lively Luke Nolan who volleyed to the Rovers net. Rovers got a free kick just outside the box and took a rocket to the top corner making the score 5 2
Adam Buggle made his presence known and made a great run through the Rovers midfield and delivered a cracking ball to Adam Murphy who slotted it home, the final Score was 6 3 to St Josephs. Cathal Costello Niall Lowery Rory Carbury And Mark Lawlor worked hard in defence, Conor O Toole Luke Nolan in Midfield the two Adams up front Ciaran Byrne in goal all played great.