Joeys U8s show great spirit against a strong Killeshin side

St Joseph’s 0 v Killeshin 3

In an entertaining game played in great spirit, St Joseph’s showed a massive and encouraging improvement from the previous meeting of the sides. Jack Walton and Robbie Fitzgerald performed well in goals for the hosts who had a few decent goal chances, most notably from Oskar Dluzniewski and Peter Whelan. Best for the home team were Sinead Thompson, Eva Doyle, Jouzas Ciolidis and Joe Bermingham. Throughout the game Michael Keane, Liam Donohoe, Adam Nolan, Erk Trojak and Sean Murphy also played really well.

U17s great run of form continues with impressive win away at Parkville

Parkville 1 – 6 St Josephs

Josephs started at a frantic pace and within 2 minutes were awarded a spot kick when Luc Corcoran was upended in the Parkville area . Up stepped Josephs Captain Rickey Nolan to put them 1 up. Within 10 minutes Adam Murphy made it 2 nil with a fine solo effort . Josephs eased off and Parkville scored on 15 minutes to spark the home team into life . Josephs battled hard with the impressive duo of Conal OSe and Rory Carbery at centre back dominating the the Parville forwards. With Josephs back on top , Rickey Nolan let fly from 30yards to find the roof of the Parkville net , soon after Cathal Gaffney made it 1-4 when he lobbed the Parkville keeper .

Second half started the same as the 1st with Josephs dominating .Man of the match James Brennan set up attack after attack on the left wing , Eoin Fields made it 5 when he dribbled throught the Parkville defence to calmly pass the ball into the net . On 70 minute Luke Nolan wasnt to be out done when he chipped the Parkville keeper to make it 6 to the away side. Sean Regan and John Nolan continued to work hard until the final whistle .

This was out last league league fixture of the 2012/2013 season and on behalf on myself , Diarmuid and David we’d like to take this opportunity on to thank  everyone for all their support throughout the season,. Cheers Tony

U13 St Josephs 1 v Parkville 1

A very early kick off saw both sides start slowly but ten minutes into the game Joeys got a free kick which Padraic Murray delivered into the box , the ball was punched out by the keeper and Thomas Sheehan was on hand to put the ball in the net. Within minutes Parkville had pulled a goal back. The second half saw St Josephs pile on the pressure but despite two good chances near the end they could not get the winner. For St Josephs Koysta Cahill was outstanding at the back along with Jack Holmes , Evan Honnan, Eoin Woods and Mark Walsh who also played well.

Juvenile Fixtures for Sat 23rd Feb.

Under 15 League

11:15 St Patricks Boys Red vs St Josephs Morgan O Reilly

Under 13 League Championship

10:00 St Josephs vs Parkville Kevin Maher

Under 11 League

11:00 Baltinglass vs St Josephs William bowes

Under 10 League

11:15 St Josephs vs St Patricks Boys Kevin Maher

Under 8 league

12:00 St Josephs vs Killeshin Kevin Maher

Woman Division 2 Cup Quarter Final

     St Joseph’s 4-2 Hacketstown
    St Joseph’s came out on top in this close encounter in Tinryland on Sunday and nearly took the lead in the first minute but Elaine Ware could not convert. Saints didn’t have to wait long though when Andrea Jeaney put Ware through who slotted home to give the home team the lead. Hacketstown got into it and equalised when Niamh Byrne finished well to make it 1-1 at Half Time.
         The second Half started very scrappy and both teams going close but none able to finished well untill Stacey Farrell headed in a great corner to give Hacketstown the lead. The Saints started to win the ball in Midfield and a great through ball by Ware put Christine Scully through to make it 2-2, Suddenly Joseph’s were on top and Scully slotted home a neat passage of play to give the home team a 3-2 lead. Joseph’s won a free kick on the edge of the box when Kelly Ann Walsh was taken down, Scully took the free and struck the ball perfectly into top corner to cap off a fantastic Hat-Trick and fine individual performance to put the Saints through to the Semi Final.
Best for St Joseph’s were Christine Scully, Deirdre Tomlinson and Kelly Ann Walsh
Best for Hacketstown were Niamh Byrne and Stacey Farrell

U17s St Josephs 4 – 1 Hanover Harps

Josephs started this game on the front foot and should of took the lead on 6 minutes when Luc Corcorans effort came back off the underside of the crossbar. Hanover battled well in the middle of the park but struggled in the final third of the pitch. On 30 minutes Josephs took the lead when Adam Murphy was fouled in the area, Eoin Fields scored from the resulting spot kick..Second half saw Hanover push higher up the pitch while chasing an equaliser .Josephs however went 2 up on 50 minutes when Eoin Fields picked the ball up in Josephs half and ran the length of the pitch before setting up Shane Waters who stroked the ball calmly into the Hanover net. Minutes later Hanover spilled the ball in the area and Shane Waters pounced again to put Josephs 3 up. Hanover responded with the excellent Chris Bermingham scoring from a tight angle to make it 3-1 , shortly after Bermingham hit the crossbar .Josephs stood firm and late on a James Brennan free kick made it 4-1 to Josephs.

On the day Conal OSe ,  Conor McGrath , Luc Corcoran and Niall Scully played well for St Josephs while for Hanover  Shane Coakley ,Chris Bermingham and Dylan Walshe stood out

U 9 St Josephs 7 – 2 Hanover Harps green

Strong Team Performance by St Josephs U 9.

From the kick St Josephs attacked the Hanover goal and had 2 good chances to take the lead in the first 2 min .The goals finally came with some good team work and Conor Carew scoring 2 goals in quick succession.Joseph Gordon scored 2 and Josh Donegan added a goal  before Hanover scored one from a corner .This made it 5-1 at half time.In the second half with changes been made by both teams there was one more goal from Hanover and 2 from St Josephs scored by  Francisezek Slawatycki and Conor Carew  this made the  final score 7-2 to Josephs.Over all a very good performance from both teams .Conor Carew and Kate Mc Donald stood out for St Josephs.

U12s at Home to Parkville United

St. Joseph’s U12s played at home V Parkville Utd. Parkville scored early on from a corner. St. Joseph’s kept the pressure on the Parkville defence but were unable to convert their many chances. Leaving it 0-1 at half time. Despite a strong start from Joeys in the 2nd half Parkville secured a 2nd. Pavel Cahill was unfortunate not to score when his well taken free kick rattled the crossbar. Strong for St. Josephs were Arnas Karaliene , Jack Murphy and Sinead Hayden. Final score 0-2

Vote for Lauren Dywer for Carlow Sports Person of the Year.

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The Nationalist is running its annual Sports Person of the Year, and our own Lauren Dywer has been nominated as the soccer representative. Lauren was just recently named as The Republic of Ireland’s women’s U17 international player of the year. The people of Carlow have the opportunity to vote and we are asking that you support Lauren. All you have to do is fill in Lauren’s name on the coupon on pg 2 of The Nationalist and return it to the paper’s office before 5pm Thurs 14th.