ST. JOSEPHS LIFT CUP IN STYLE

This was a top drawer performance from a great team who came back from a recent poor league run to play four rounds of cup football and dominate the final running out 4-1 winners. St Joe’s started strongly and were rewarded with a Kostya Cahill goal after 5 mins. New Oak hit back on 15 mins with a great free kick to level matters. St Josephs kept pressing forward through the mid-field with both front men Jack Mitchell and Kostya Cahill coming close on a few occasions. In the second half St Joe’s kept the pressure on New Oak and were awarded a penalty which Thomas Sheehan converted. Throughout the match St Josephs’ defence of Jordan Fitzgerald Agar, Jack Holmes, Padraig O’Connor and Sean Rourke stood firm and let nothing through. After 45 mins New Oak cleared their line only to see Dinny Farrell hit a great shot from 25 yards which finished in the back of the net. This was shortly followed by a second from Kostya Cahill to make it 4 – 1 at the final whistle. Man of the match award went to Joe’s captain Dinny Farrell for a great display in midfield. We would like to thank all our supporters who came out in great numbers to support us and to New Oak for a sporting game.

Well Done U12’s on winning the Cup Final

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Congratulations to all our U12’s players and to Dennis, Michael and Derek on winning the U12 Cup final yesterday evening against New Oak. A well deserved win and a great display of football.

Congratulations to Dinny Farrell on Man of the Match.

 

St Joseph’s U12 hit form

This was a great cup tie which saw Joe’s come from behind twice to
edge out St Pats. The game saw both sides test each other out in the first 20 mins with St Pats taking the lead just before half-time. St Joe’s came out in the second half with some purpose and drew level through a goal from Koysta Cahill. St Pats hit back and went 2 -1 up 10 mins into the second half. A Thomas Sheehan header from a free kick put Joe’s back level again. St Josephs kicked on from this point and
two more goals from Kostya Cahill giving him a hat-trick sealed a deserved victory for St Joes. Others to play well for Joes were Jack Mitchell, Jack Holmes, Conor Hickson and Dinny Farrell.

we would really like to thank everyone for there great support parents and kids

Young 35’s play great soccer

Joey’s over 35s finished their first season in the league going down to a first half goal conceded from a corner. When the draw for the cup was made things did not look good for Josephs as they had conseded 18 goals in two matches against the same opposition. So in many ways yesterdays result was a moral win for the lads. Today saw the lads play the best football of the season with outstanding performances from Vitas in goal, Pat Regan, David Donegan,and Tom Delaney at the back. In midfield Martin, Dermot, Sean and Mark got through a mountain of work. Up front Greg Doyle had his best game of the season and kept the home team on their toes all day. Patrick Hutton ran all day and was outstanding on the wing, his link up play created many chances for Joeys but all to no avail. Hubert, Jerry,and Sean came on and all three worked really hard for the cause. On paper it would appear we had a terrible season losing all 16 matches but nothing could be futher from the truth. We are a mix of foreign and Irish players and the friendship that has blossomed is the real winner. We have had lots of laughts and jokes along the way and minutes after the final whistle yesterday we began planning for the new season. We will continue to train all summer long and if anyone out there would like to join us they are more than welcome to come along.

U16 Girls win promotion

It all came down to the last home game of the season for our u16 girls to gain promotion from div 2 of the kilkenny senior league. Urlingford were the visitors and they began the day one point behind our girls which made for a very interesting match with the winner to be promoted. The game began at a frantic pace with Urlingford piling on the pressure and only for a number of good saves by Kate Roe josephs might well have gone behind. The visitors pressure finally paid off on the twenth fifth minute and the scored following a scramble in the home penalty area. This was just the wake up call that Joeys needed and when Katie Quinn won a corner TORRES fired in a cross that was deflected to the net, one one and time for the TORRES show to begin, First off Sinead Lyons won the ball in midfield and played a lovely ball to Aobhinn who smashed it to the bottom corner, then Ciara Condron broke up an Urlingford attack in her own back line and sent a long ball over the top for Torres to run on to and this time she put it in the top corner, half time and Josephs were leading 3 -1. The second half began with Clionadh O’Se tipping the ball to Aobhinn who raced through the Urlingford defence before slipping a beautiful back heel pass to Clionadh who slotted home to make it 4-1. The game then became very phyisical and there were many stoppages for injuries to Joeys players and things did not look good when Kate Roe had to be replaced in the Josephs goal following a number of fouls on her. Fifteen minutes remaining and alarm bells began to ring when Urlingford scored two quick goals to leave it 4-3 and they were bossing the game. But as that old saying goes in football “cometh the hour, cometh the woman”, When the Injured Lauren Dwyer stepped from the dougout took her tracksuit off and entered the game it gave the whole team a huge lift, Two minutes later she got onto a great pass from Sinead Lyons and smashed it to the net, with a minute left she picked up the ball on the wing ,beat two players before laying off a pass for Torres to smash home. Final score Josephs 6 Urlingford 3. This was a game that saw every girl in pink take their game to a new level. Our keeper is getting better with every game, our back four of Ruth ,Roisin,Audrey and Nicola were awsome today and have been all season, Words can not describe how good Ciara and Sinead were in centre mid, THEY are a big part of the reason we were promoted today, On the wings Oonagh and katie worked their socks off and gave the oppisition a torrid time of it. Up front the MASTER and her APPRENTICE were amazing scoreing 4 off the six goals. Kate and Jane Bullen came on today and poth played vital roles, These two young girls joined the team this year and are showing great promise for the future, finally how lovely it is for a manager to be able to bring on an Irish u17 international to save the game, It has been a pleasure to work with Lauren and all at St Josephs are very proud off her. A Big thank you to Mary and Fionnula, I have enjoyed working with you all season. Bernard

Support for our U12’s, U14’s and U16’s

Best of luck to all our teams who are playing again this week in the quarter and semi finals of the Cup.

U14’s at home on Tuesday evening at 6:30 in the quarter finals
U12’s at home on Thursday evening at 6:30 in the semi finals
U16’s away to St Pats on Thursday evening at 6:30 in the semi finals

Please come along and support your teams.