Deepest Sympathies

On behalf of St Joseph’s we would like to express our deepest sympathies to Bernard & family on the recent death of his mother (Alice Mullen, Castledaly, Westmeath).

As a mark of respect all Club activities are cancelled this weekend.

Funeral details available on www.rip.ie

17’s run out of steam away to Pats

Joeys U17s were up against it from the  off on Saturday. Playing away at St Pats the league leaders was always going to be a difficult ask and with some senior players missing from the starting line up the task was made even harder. However team spirit matched St Pats from the start and with 44 minutes gone and with the score at 0-0 Pats realised they we in a game.

The game turned in the 45th minute when what can only be described as a dubious handball decision against the brilliant Conal O’Se saw Pats awarded a penalty which they despatched to the net. Half time 1-0

Joeys never really recovered  and with every minor decision seemingly going against them it was hard to stay in the game , Pats took full advantage and scored 4 goals in the final 15 minutes.

Excellent for Joeys were Conor McGrath , Rory Carbery, Adam Nolan ,James Brennan

Special mention to all Parents who supported the lads on the day and throughout the 1st half of the Season .Your continued support is greatly appreciated

U9’s Unbeaten Run Saved with Last Kick Of the Game

St Josephs continue their good run with a 3 all draw away to New Oak .New Oak started the game the stronger and went one up before Joseph  Gordan levelled the score.Twice more New Oak took the lead but St Josephs fought back on both occasions to level the score with goals from Conor Carew and a great run and goal from Joseph Gordan to level the game for the 3rd time with the last kick of the game.Difficult conditions under foot made passing difficult .Best for St Josephs today were mark Mullins ,Ruairi Scully,Cillian Moore and Cian Mc Guire.
Final score New Oak 3- St Josephs 3

U15 St Joseph’s 0-1 Burrin Celtic

Arguably the best performance by Joeys U15’s this morning saw them lose out by the narrowest margin to a very strong Burrin Celtic side. From the off both sides attacked and defended brilliantly with both keepers in fine form.

The only goal of the game came on the stroke of half time , a powerful shot was well saved by Kélan Gaffney ,only for it to come back of the post and deflect of Eamon Murphy into the path of the Celtic striker who passed the ball into the empty net.

Second half had Joeys push high up the pitch in search of an equaliser with Lee Kane having the best of the chances only for Jim Nolan in the Celtic goal to produce some fine saves.

A great all round team performance

St Joseph’s Christmas Draw

St. Joseph’s are holding a Christmas draw which will take place on the day of our soccer marathon on the weekend of 29th/30th December (depending on weather). A draw card consists of 5 lines x€2, 1 card per family but more cards are available.

1st Prize 2 Tickets for Manchester United V Everton (9th Feb 2013)

2nd Prize St. Joseph’s Hoodie.

3rd Prize St. Joseph’s Kitbag.

The soccer marathon will be a social occasion for the whole club, where teams will have fun matches playing the next age group.

The Order of Malta will be on standby for certain age groups ……

U8’s give it their all against New Oak

A good game from St Josephs, with all players giving their all for the team.  The tackling is improving with each game with the enthusiasm of everyone on the team obvious for all to see.The future of St Josephs is in save hands with this great bunch of players.

U10 St Annes 0 St Joseph’s 2.

Started off really well end to end action.In the first half St Joseph’s goalkeeper James Hayden pulled off a great save to keep it at  0-0 at half time.St Joseph’s came out fighting and a solo run by Padraig Kelly running in between players and scored to make it 1-0.Joseph’s kept fighting and got a second one from Matthew Gleeson to make it 2-0 with 4 mins to go.St Joseph’s came out with a fine win. All round great team performance.
Goalscorers:Padraig Kelly,Matthew Glesson

Under 11…..St Joseph’s 1 Nurney Villa 2

In what was a very tight start to the game both teams found it hard to create chances but after 12mins after a scramble in the St Joseph’s box Nurney took the lead and within 2 mins they increased their lead with a break away goal H/T  0..2. The second half started with St Joseph’s playing much better and putting Nurney under alot of pressure and 10mins into the second they pulled a goal back when a through ball by Aongus O Se found Kian Dooley whose shot was parried by the Nurney goalkeeper only for Cian Nichol to score the rebound , St Joseph’s continued to push for the equaliser but saw some good chances go a begging and ran out of time  the second half performance from St Joseph’s was far better than the first but just not enough on this day

Best Players: Aongus O Se, Dwena Bradley,Cian Nichol.

Under 13 Parkville 0 v St Josephs 1 .

This was a very hard fought match at Hawkins lane with Joe’s coming out on top against a very big and strong Parkville side.
The first half was very tight with the only two chances falling to St Josephs but they were unable to take advantage. The second half saw Joe’s put on alot more pressure and were awarded for this after a good move down the left saw the ball reach Dinny farrell slotted the ball home with his left foot into the bottom corner of the net.St Josephs then held out Parkville with some great defence work .This was another great preformance from Joe’s defenders Thomas Sheehan , Jack Holms and midfielders Dinny Farrell, Harry Taylor and Eoin Woods.