St Josephs 3-2 St. Anne’s
St Josephs went through to Quarter Finals of the O’Neils Cup with a dominate win against Division 1 side St Annes. Annes started the better side but couldnt force a shot on goal and it was Josephs who drew first blood when Elaine Ware unleashed Kelly Ann Walsh down the wing to which Annes keeper she cleared straight to Ware who lobbed home from 30 yards. Josephs were dominating possession and were starting to bombard the Annes goal but some great goalkeeping denied Emma O’Regan and Lauren Atkinson. Josephs second came when some great work down the wing by Deirdre Tomlinson crossed well to find Ware in the centre who finished neatly to make it 2-0 at Half Time. St Annes started the second half much like the first and it was Josephs again who got back on top and missed a couple of great chances. St Annes got themselves back into it when Ann Marie Macky slotted home. Josephs regained their 2 goal lead when the unplayable Ware scored a screamer from 35 yards to complete her Hat-Trick and make it 3-1. St Annes got back into once more through Macky with 5 minutes left but the home team saw out a great win in which the scoreline didn’t reflect their dominant display.
Best for St Joseph’s were Christine Scully, Erica Farrell and Elaine Ware best for St Annes were Ann Marie Macky and Nicole Dunphy
On a bitterly cold breezy afternoon Hanover Harps progressed to the
U17 Shield Final.
Hanover started the better but Joseph’s gifted them a 2 goal lead
inside the opening 10 minutes . Unable to get their passing game going
Joseph’s struggled to get into the game . On 30 mins however Josephs
Adam Murphy turned the Hanover defence and found the net .
Second half had Joseph’s pressing high up the field searching an
equaliser when Hanover’s long ball worked when they broke to score .
Joseph’s still pressed for an equaliser and scored from a spot kick
when Eoin Fields was fouled. The last 20 minutes were hectic with
Joseph’s keeper making some excellent saves while Hanover were making
goal line clearances . In the final minute Hanover’s long ball worked
again to make it 4-2.
Playing well on the day for Joseph’s were James Brennan , Rory Carbury
, Luc Corcoran , while for Hanover Shane Coakley and Chris Bermingham
St Josephs U 9 March On
Parkville started the stronger of the two teams and put Joey`s under pressure from the whistle with some nice soccer ,but it was Joeys who took the lead through a Joseph Gordan strike .The game settled down after that and both teams attacked each other .Parkville were the next to score with a good goal before Joeys took the lead again when Alan Bohanna headed the ball to the back post where Joseph Gordan finished.The Parkville goalie made some good saves from Joeys before Alan Bohanna scored the 3rd to go in at half time 3-1 up. In the second half Joey`s defended well with Conor Carew, Cian Mc Guire and Cillian Moore held Parkville at bay bar one more goal been scored.In the mid field Cillian Fagan,Joseph Gordan and Kate Mc Donald kept Parkville under control .Up front Franeck Slawatycki,Cillian Fagan scored one goal each to bring the score to 5-2 before Joseph Gordan scored his final goal to score his hat trick.Some nice passing from Josh Donegan and Mark Mullins kept the pressure on Parkville till the end .
Under 13 League Championship
11:00 St Josephs vs Nurney Villa Martin Doran
Under 10 League
10:00 Vale Wanderers vs St Josephs Brian O Reilly
Under 8 league
12:00 St Josephs vs St Patricks Boys Martin Doran
Under 15 League
10:00 St Patricks Boys Green vs St Josephs Michael Salter
Under 11 League
12:30 St Fiaccs Green vs St Josephs Brian O Reilly
Under 9 League
13:15 Parkville vs St Josephs Pat Hurley
St Joseph’s Ladies 1-0 St Pats Ladies
St Joseph’s eventually lifted the Division 2 title with a hard fought win over St Pats at McCardles Cross on Sunday. The game started pretty even with both teams having a couple of half chances but neither able to convert. The first real chance fell for the Saints but Laura Bickerstaffe blazed over from 10 yards. The break through eventually came when an out swinging corner from Elaine Ware was smashed home on the volley by Kelly Ann Walsh to give the home team the Half Time Lead.
The second half started the same as th first and Pats were doing everything to try and get back into it but couldnt get past Saints back two Christine Scully and Laura Murphy. Joseph’s tried to double their lead with two great through balls by Ware put Emma O’Regan through on goal both times but Pats Keeper Jess Wynne pulled off two terrific saves. St Pats tried to push on once more but Josephs held on for their first Senior Trophy in their history.
Best for St Josephs’s were Christine Scully, Kelly Ann Walsh and Laura Murphy
Best for St Pats were Jess Wynne, Clodagh Maguire and Aisling Moran
This Quarter final started at a frantic pace with Josephs pushing high up the pitch through Rickey Nolan , Cathal Gaffney and Eoin Fields driving Josephs forward at every opportunity. Tackling was tough and the physical side of the game was very evident with both sides giving it their all. With all Josephs possession however Vale didn’t give up many chances mainly down to the hard working Lee Conran and Hugo Ashmore. 1st half finished with Josephs in control but still deadlocked at 0-0.
Second half , Josephs changed tactically and it paid of when Eoin Fields unleashed a powerful shot which the Vale keeper couldn’t hold onto 1-0. Shortly afterwards it was Fields again dribbling into the Vale box and passing the ball into the net , 2-0.
Josephs Adam Murphy , Shane Waters and Luc Corcoran were now creating plenty of chances . In the 70th minute Josephs Rickey Nolan was fouled in the Vale box and he stepped up to put away the penalty 3-0.
The game was effectively over with the large crowd of spectators appreciating the quality of football on show.
Both sides played extremely well on the day for Josephs James Brennan , Niall Scully and Conal OSe impressed while for vale Aaraon Ammond and Jordan Doyle played well.
Final Score 3-0
With many expecting Parkville just to turn up and take the points at the St Josephs this morning must of thought there prediction was going to happen with Parkville going 2 up early on as the Josephs defence struggled to get into the game .On 30 minute Josephs woke up with Jordei Coleman finding the net to make it 2-1 .However straight from the kickoff Parkville made it 3-1 .Half time couldnt come quick enough for Josephs .
Second half had Josephs on the Front foot and soon after Jordei Coleman got his second ,Josephs were well on top now and Padgraig Webb unleashed and umstopable shot to make it 3-3.Parkville were rocking now and Josephs went for it and were rewarded when Cormac Kelly crossed for Fergal Kelly to make it 4-3 .
Game finished at a frantic pace but Josephs took a well deserved 3 points .Well done to all
“St Joseph’s brave young team competed really well against a strong Baltinglass side who scored a couple of early goals, despite the sterling efforts of Sinead Thompson, Liam Donohoe, Joe Bermingham and some sterling saves by keeper Conall McGuire. Jack Walton who had played well outfield in the first period also performed admirably in goals after the break. Strikers Bobby Doyle and Peter Whelan did not see much ball in the first half although they pushed really hard anytime it did arrive. In midfield, George Cassidy, Michael Keane and Sean Murphy all put in a valiant effort, tackling hard and passing astutely when the opportunity arose. In the second half a superb run from defense by Eva Doyle who won a corner that was delivered by Peter Whelan was coolly dispatched by Jouzas Ciolidis for a richly deserved consolation goal.”
An early kick off saw both sides struggle to get going early on in the game but as time went on St Pats had the upper hand in the first half which ended 0 – 0. The second half saw the game pick up in pace and St Pats went 2 – 0 ahead ten minutes into the half. St Josephs raised their game and a great through by Harry Taylor saw Maurice Lawler put it in the bottom corner of the net . Joeys picked up a second following a lovely floated corner from Dinny Farrell saw Lawler head home from close range.The game looked to be heading for a draw when St Pats broke quickly and scored in the last minute to take the points.Koysta Cahill had a great game on the left for Josephs with Evan Hannan , Jack Holmes and Padraic Murray also playing well.