St. Joseph’s Annual Food Appeal for St. Vincent de Paul.

This week we are carrying out our annual food appeal for St. Vincent de Paul, non perishable food items can be given to managers at all training sessions this week , or alternatively for anyone involved in Tinryland N.S we will have collection boxes at the two school concerts on Tues and Wed 17th&18th Dec. This is an important appeal as all donations will be given out by the S.V.P to families in our own community. Please see below a link to the S.V.P website of suitable items to donate. Many thanks.

U12 St Joseph’s 3 St Fiaccs 1

This was a very enteraining match considering the poor
conditions. It was St Joseph’s who started the game well and
used the strong wind to their advantage,it was no surprise when
St Joseph’s took the lead when Cormac McEillgott scored after 16
mins. St Fiaccs tried hard against the wind and rain to contain
the home team but were finding it hard at times.In the 21st min
St Joseph’s double their lead when Daniel Donegan scored,and
just before half time Cormac McEillgott scored to make it 3-0 at
H/T. The second half started with St Fiaccs putting on all the
pressure with the wind at their backs. St Joseph’s were finding
it hard at times but were defending very well.St Fiaccs finally
got a goal in the last 10 mins but was not enough as St Joseph’s
ran out deserved winners,but both teams deserve great credit for
putting on an very entertaining match F/T 3-1.

Under 9’s St Josephs 3 – 7 Hanover Harps red

Well done to all players who participated in an entertaining game in spite of the dreadful weather.  Conall McGuire was excellent in goals for St Joseph’s with Jonah Webb, Sinead Thompson and Alex Farrell all performing well in defence.  In midfield, Eva Doyle covered lots of ground while up front Peter Whelan had a few decent chances. Best for St Joseph’s were Bobby Doyle, Alan Bohanna, who again scored two crackers and the excellent Cillian Moore who scored a very well deserved goal.

Juvenile Fixtures for Sat 14th Dec

Under 14 League
12:00 St Josephs vs New Oak Boys Martin Doran

Under 13 League
12:30 St Annes vs St Josephs Gerry Bickerstaffe

Under 12 League
11:00 St Josephs vs St Fiaccs Martin Doran

Under 11 League
12:00 GRS United vs St Josephs Matthew Taylor

Under 9 League
10:00 St Josephs vs Hanover Harps red Martin Doran

U13’s Denied by Nurney in dying minutes

St Joseph’s U13’s hosted Nurney and it was Joey’s who started the strongest. With several early shots on goal that didn’t convert it wasn’t long until the home team opened the scoring. Jack Murphy worked the ball out from the Joeys defence, crossed a lovely ball into Sinead Hayden who took control and found the back of the net. Joeys continued to keep pressure on the Nurney defence but there was no other score at the break. Joeys started the second half as strong as the first but 10 minutes in we’re forced to make a change in the defence when Brian McGrath had to come off. Joeys continued to play well up until the last 5 minutes when a rare mistake by the Joeys defence allowed Nurney in to get an equaliser. Nurney with renewed vigour dominated for the final 5 minutes and went on to score two more to make it 3-1 to the visitors.
Best for St Joseph’s were Cormac O’Brien, Kalum Pawley, Ciaran O’Hagan and Cian Shannon.

U10’s impressive against a determined St Pats

On a very tight  pitch St Josephs overcame a determined St Pats with some nice soccer to win 2-0. With a changed mid field  and back line every one took a few minutes to adapt to their new position ,before they started to take control and created some chances .kate McDonald had a good shot saved by the St Pats goalie.
Even with all the pressure the score at half time was 0-0. Advice by the coaches at half time ,play the same and the goals will come .
The second half  was again a good game with some good soccer played by both teams before St Josephs were awarded a penalty for handball .Alan Bohanna stepped up and had a good penalty saved by the keeper .Alan reacted quickest and slotted the ball home.1-0 to Joeys.
Seamus Mc Cullagh had a great shot just skim wide before Cillian Moore slotted a lovely shot into the bottom corner for his first goal of the season.2-0 to Joeys .Overall the team played some great soccer but Mark Mullin, Cian Mc guire and kate McDonald  impressed.Well done to the whole team .Keep up the good work.

U11 St Joseph’s in 7 goal thriller …….

Hanover Harps came off the blocks and ten mins into the game
they were 0-1 up. St Joseph’s didn’t give up and were level five
mins later through Matthew Gleeson making it 1-1. St Joseph’s
kept on pressing and were awarded another goal through a great
strike from James Hayden making it 2-1 St Joseph’s just before
the half time whistle Cian McCreanor scored to make it 3-1 at
half-time. Hanover Harps scored two goals in the space
of ten mins to make it level. But St Joseph’s never gave up and
were awarded when Cian McCreanor curled the ball into the top
corner to make it 4-3. Hanover Harps kept pressing but St
Joseph’s held on for the win. FT 4-3

Div 3, 2 cup – St. Josephs 3 Hacketstown 2

It was the away side that took the lead 2 minutes into the first half when st. Josephs Barry Costello scored from a cross by Chris Townsend. Hacketstown equalised 10mins later. 15 mins before half time St. Josephs david Townsend scored to leave the half time score St. Josephs 2 Hacketstown 1. The second half started slowly with no real threat on either keeper before Hacketstown pushed to get a goal and there efforts were awarded with 20 mins remaining. With 5 minutes remaining St. Josephs equalised following good play by Stephen Sullivan on the left wing. Final score St. Josephs 3 Hacketstown 2. Those that played well for the winners were Danny Moran, John Paul Moore, Stephen Sullivan and Trevor O Reilly.