U 10 St Josephs 3 – 0 Killeshin

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First game of the season at home to Killeshin. Two things we said to them 1- have Fun and 2- do the simple things right and they achieved those 2 with flying colours .Adding 3 goals into the bargain .St Josephs started the stronger and got a good foothold on the game very quickly .They were 1 up after 6 mins with Mark Mullin passing the ball to Conor Carew to slot home .The St Josephs Defence made up of kate Mc Donald, Cillian Moore ,Cian Mc Guire and goalie Ruairi Scully were holding Killeshin at bay at the other end .St Josephs kept up the pressure with Alan Bohanna hitting the bar before a great run by Conor Carew ended with a nice flick past the goalie.half time St josephs 2- Killeshin 0. Changes were made at half time to bring in debuts for Cariosa Morahan,Seamus Mc Cullagh and Jacob Traynor .Jack Dune also made his first appearance in the first half.

More pressure from St Josephs  produced the third goal with a thumping shot from Seamus mc Cullagh but was saved by the Killeshin goalie only to fall to Jack Dune to slot it home .Killeshin pressed hard for a goal during the game but were`nt able to get past the on form Ruairi Scully. Josh Donegan keep the pressure near the end to slot a lovely pass through but the forwards were unable to score another. Good team performance .Well done all.

U13 St Joseph’s 2 – 2 Newtown Saunders

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On a lovely sunny morning, St Joseph’s U13’s welcomed Newtown Saunders. Joey’s first game of the season saw them off to a strong start and quickly open the scoring through a brilliant strike from Daniel Giedraitis. Joey’s continued to push forward and had the strong Newtown defence under pressure for most of the first half. Joey’s scored a second before half time from a great passage of play which started in the backs and found Cian Shannon who converted. Joey’s missed a penalty leaving it 2-0 at half time. Strong play from both sides in the second half, resulted in Newtown levelling the game at 2-2. Joey’s failed to convert a second penalty and in the dying minutes of the game Newtown were denied a 3rd when keeper Evan McGuire pulled off a great save. Great play by Jacob O’Brien,Ciaran O’Hagan, Cormac O’Brien and Jack Murphy.

Senior Fixtures for weekend 28th/29th Sept

Saturday 28th Sept

Under 18 Division:

Hanover Hps v St Joseph’s 2.30 pm J Wynne

Sunday 29th Sept

Whites Pharmacy Division Three

Grange FC v St Joseph’s 11am Ross Cole

Seniors Division 2

Village FC v St Joseph’s 11am J Wynne

Revised Juvenile Fixtures for Sat 28th Sept

As there has been further changes to juvenile fixtures here is the full revised list. Note U11 game cancelled, U10s time changed to 12.15, and U8’s game now being played at home at 1pm.

Under 14 SFAI Cup
13:00 Gorey Rangers vs St Josephs local

Under 13 League
11:00 St Josephs vs Newtown Saunders Sean Doyle

Under 12 SFAI Cup
12:15 Bohemians vs St Josephs local

Under 10 League
12:15 St Josephs vs Killeshin Sean Doyle

Under 8 League
13:00 St Josephs vs Killeshin Sean Doyle

Juvenile Fixtures for Sat 28th Sept.

Under 16 SFAI Cup
12:00 Cashel Town vs St Josephs local

Under 14 SFAI Cup
13:00 Gorey Rangers vs St Josephs local

Under 13 League
11:00 St Josephs vs Newtown Saunders Sean Doyle

Under 12 SFAI Cup
12:15 Bohemians vs St Josephs local

Under 11 League
12:30 St Josephs vs St Fiaccs Sean Doyle

Under 10 League
10:00 St Josephs vs Parkville Sean Doyle

Under 8 League
12:00 Killeshin vs St Josephs John Fox

St Joseph’s Ladies 2-5 Slaney Rovers

Newly promoted Joseph’s put in a fantastic performance where the result didn’t reflect the game. The first half hour was very even with both sides only having a couple of half chances. Rovers then scored 4 goals in 15 mins through Mary Coady twice, Carol McGrath and Laura Kavanagh, Saints silly mistakes causing the damage…     Slaney then scored early in the second half through Chloe Devereux to make it 5-0. Joseph’s then woke up when coming close with Deirdre Tomlinson and Aisling Kelly…. Joseph’s got one back through skipper Andrea Jeaney and a contender for goal of the season from Elaine Ware made it 5-2. A dominant second half performance from Joseph’s nearly made up for a slow start with Niamh O’Regan, Tomlinson and Ware going close but it wasn’t to be.

Best for St Joseph’s were Emma O’Regan, Deirdre Tomlinson and Aisling Lyons

Best for Slaney were Edel O’Brien, Josephine Dunne and Marion Daniels

Carlow League Division 3 – St. Josephs v Nurney Villa

St. Josephs 1   –   Nurney Villa 0

There was a good attendance at St. Josephs Tinryland with the visitors Nurney Villa looking to upset the recent good form of St. Josephs. Both sides played an entertaining game of soccer but it was Nurney Villa who went closest in the opening half when a good cross from the left wing was met by a Nurney Villa header which rattled the crossbar. St. Joseph’s went close on a couple of occasions in the first half but the Nurney Villa goal keeper kept his team in it up to half time. Half time score 0 – 0. The second half started with attempts at goal from St. Josephs Barry Costello and Danny Moran but once again the Nurney Villa goalkeeper stood in the way to keep the score at 0 – 0 with 10 minutes remaining. With a scoreless draw on the cards up stepped Chris Townsend of St. Josephs with a dribbling run through the center of midfield and when he entered the penalty box he was taken down and a penalty was awarded. No arguments from the visitors and it was Chris Townsend that took the penalty and scored with 8 mins remaining. St. Josephs held out to the end to achieve there third victory in the league to date.

Final score St. Josephs 1 Nurney Villa 0.

U15s struggle against the league champions

The newly formed St Josephs – Vale team found it tough going against Parkville today

The current league champions finally showed their class in a dominant second half in which they scored 5 unanswered goals. The first half was a very different story with a gritty and determined display form St Josephs – Vale led them to taking the lead through a classy Ciaran Doyle finish. St Josephs- Vale battled valiantly to maintain their lead, particularly through the goalkeeping heroics of Cathal Murphy, but were finally undone just before the break and Parkville never looked back.

Best for St Josephs-  Vale were Cathal Murphy, Luke Lawlor and AJ Flynn