U10 St Josephs 0 – 2 New Oak

In what was a great game between to well matched teams with some great attacking play from both teams but no goals came about in the first half  H/T  0…0. New oak took the lead midway through the second half and St Joseph’s started to put New Oak under alot of pressure and getting chance after chance trying to get level but just couldn’t get a goal that thEIr good play deserved ,as the game was heading to the end New Oak scored with the last kick of the game, this was a game that St Joseph’s deserved a better result for all their good playF/T0..2.
Bestplayers: James Hayden Padraig kelly,Joe Regan.

U11 St Josephs 2 – 3 Hacketstown

In a very entertaining match Hacketstown took the lead after 2 mins St Joseph’s battled back into the game which saw both teams give as good as they got.St Joseph’s good play drew them level when a through ball found Kian Dooley who finished the ball to the net with a half volley to score an fine goal H/T 1…1 .The second half started with Hacketstown scoring early again to take the lead again and soon after that increased their lead to 3..1. St Joseph’s came back again to score when Cian Nichol got a touch to a through ball by Daryl Nolan to score, St Joseph’s continued to press  but just couldn’t  get the leveller F/T  2…3.

Goalscorers: Kian Dooley, Cian Nichol.
Best Players Dwena Bradley,Aongus O Se,Keith Moran

U13 St Josephs 5-2 Vale Wanderers

On a crisp morning at McArdles Cross we saw Joe’s take the lead twice only to see Vale hit back straight back twice. The first St Josephs goal was scored by Jack Holmes following a corner, the second was a good shot from just inside the box from Thomas Sheehan. This left the score 2-2 at half time. In the second half Joey’s defence stood firm with Thomas Sheehan and Jack Holmes again proving to be a good partnership at the back. St Josephs picked up the pace in the second half and played some good football , they  scored three more goals in the second half through Kostya Cahill , Harry Taylor and Dinny Farrell. Others to play well for St Joe’s were Eoin Woods and Oisin Byrne.

Match Minutes

We wish to inform parents and supporters of the club that as a fundraiser the club will be selling match minutes. Match minutes cost €2 per ticket with the winning ticket paying out €80. Managers and committee members have tickets for sale and the next match is November 25th Man City V Chelsea. Winning ticket will be paid on the minute listed in the DAILY STAR newspaper on Monday 26th.
Please ask any manager if you wish to buy a ticket for the match mentioned as all funds raised go directly back into the club.

U9’s hit 7 away at St Pats

The U9’s unbeaten run continued with another impressive win against St.Pats.Great ball passing was the order of the day which resulted in a 7-2 win.Goals from the first half came from Conor Carew,Joseph Gordon and Alan Bohanna.Which gave a 3 – 1 lead at half time.

In the second half it was another dominant display by St.Josephs.With goals coming from Cillian Fagan,Josh Donegan,Mark Mullen and Conor Carew getting his second.It was another fantastic team performance with Cillian Moore , Kate Mc Donald and Cian McGuire impressing.

Final score 7 – 2

Juvenile fixtures for Sat 24/11/12

U15 League
11:00 St Patricks Boys Green vs St Josephs Kevin Maher

U13 League
11:00 St Josephs vs Vale Wanderers Jim Wynne

12:15 St Josephs vs Hacketstown United Jim Wynne

U10 League
13:30 St Josephs vs New Oak Boys Jim Wynne

U8 League
12:00 Hanover Harps red vs St Josephs Edward Galavan More

17’s play second fiddle as Harps pull the strings

On Paper this was match which Joeys should of taken at least a point from .Hanover Harps however had other ideas . Joeys started the better and with the aid of the breeeze should of scored in the 1st twenty minutes , failure to do so proved critical as the game progressed .Harps were awarded a penalty midway through the 1st half after a deliberate hand ball which they despatched brilliantly to the net . Joeys never really recovered and the 1st half finished 1-0.

Josys start to the 2nd half was described on the line by spectators as Kamikaze conceedeing 2 goals with the 2nd half no more than a few minutes old. Joeys were given a lifeline midway through the 2nd half when Shane Waters played in Eoin Fields to make it 3-1 . But it was no surprise when Harps went straight up the field and scored to make it 4-1. Harps added a 5th soon after before Rickey Nolan scored from the spot late on .Final Score 5-2.

Showing well on the day for Joeys were Conal OSe and Niall Scully

Taylor strike sets Joeys up for comfortable win

St Joseph’s U13’s played some of their best football this season in the first half at McArdles Cross against a well drilled Baltinglass side. St Joes opened the scoring with a well taken free-kick from Harry Taylor from just outside the box, the second was a pile-driver of a volley from Jack Holmes , the third goal after a good passing movement saw Dinny Farrell slot home a left footed strike from just inside the box.The second half saw Baltinglass come into the game more but Joey’s defence were in great form with Thomas Sheehan and Jack Holmes stopping everything that was thrown at them. The other goal scorers were Maurice Lawler and a great shot from Mark Walshe.

Final Score 5-0

Milltown Keeper in fine form to deny U11’s

Milltown 2  St Joseph’s  1.

In what was a very entertaining match ,St  Joseph’s seem to be asleep when they allowed Milltown to score in the first minute, after this St Joseph’s took control of the rest of the half and only for the good goalkeeping of the Milltown goalie St Joseph’s could have scored a few goals,H/T 0..1.The second half with St Joseph’s still on top and looking like the could score at any time but instead Milltown broke away and were awarded a penalty for an hand ball in the box which they scored to go two up. To there credit St Joseph’s continued to press and scored when Cormac McEillgott’s corner was deflected to the net to put St Joseph’s back in the game. St Joseph’s continued to pile on the pressure for the rest of the game but just could not get the goal that their good football surely deserved F/T 2…1 Milltown.

Goalscorer: Cormac McEillgott.


Bestplayers: Damian Farrell,Keith Moran, Kian Dooley Cian Nichol.