U14s Midland Cup Competition

Our U14s are playing Roscrea tomorrow at 1pm at home. This is a replay of the drawn game played in Roscrea earlier this year. A large home crowd could help the U14s get this one over the line. Please come out and support your team.

Senior Fixtures for Sun March 2nd

Senior Men

Divisions 2/3 Cup Rd 2 (e.t.pens):

St Joseph’s v Bagenalstown ‘B’, 2pm, Referee: P Moran

Over 35s

St Joseph’s v Palatine Cel, 2pm, Referee: M Monaghan

Senior Women

Women’s Division 1:

Crettyard Utd v St Joseph’s, 2pm. Referee: Ross Cole

Juvenile Fixtures for Sat March 1st

Under 14 Midlands Champions Comp

13:00 St Josephs vs Roscrea Utd Martin Doran

Under 13 League

10:00 Milltown United vs St Josephs Kevin Maher

Under 12 Round two league

10:00 St Josephs vs Hacketstown United Martin Doran

Under 11 League

11:00 Burrin Celtic vs St Josephs Brian O Reilly

Under 10 League

10:00 Burrin Celtic vs St Josephs Brian O Reilly

Under 9 League

10:00 Crettyard United vs St Josephs Ross Cole

Under 8 League

10:00 St Josephs Red vs Hanover Harps green Kylie Murphy
10:45 St Josephs vs New Oak Boys Kylie Murphy More

Div 3 League St. Joseph’s v Grange

St. Joseph’s 5 – Grange 1

It was the home side that took the lead 10 minutes into the first half when St. Joseph’s Barry Costello struck a sweet right shot from inside the box into the back of the net.
Grange were awarded a penalty shortly after however Darren Murphy in the St. Joseph’s goal pulled off a great save to keep the home side in the lead.
Grange then pressed for an equaliser and were rewarded with 15 minutes remaining in the first half following a mix-up in the St. Joseph’s defence.
Half time score St. Joseph’s 1   Grange 1.
The second half became very one-sided with St. Joseph’s ringing in the changes at half time. Goals quickly followed from Stephen O’Sullivan and Danny Moran. With 25 minutes remaining John Paul Moore scored a rasper from 40 yards  to score what was surely the best goal ever scored in St. Joseph’s park.
With time running out another goal by Stephen O’Sullivan sealed victory for St. Joseph’s.
Final Score St. Joseph’s 5  Grange 1.
Those that played well for the winners were  John Paul Moore, Evan Doyle, Darren Murphy and man of the match Stephen O’Sullivan.

Plenty of Grazing for the young calves !!

On a lovely morning at McArdles Cross it was like watching 22 young calves being let out on grass for the first time as it had been so long since we played a match .  Hanover played with the light breeze in the first half and they took advantage of this by taking the lead after ten minutes. Not long after Joeys put on some pressure and were awarded a free kick on the edge of the box and Harry Taylor put it in the corner of the net. The home side went close a few times with Mark Walsh hitting the post after some great work by Jacob O’Brien down the right. Joeys took the lead shortly after with some a nice 1-2 between Dinny Farrell and Cahill ONeill who finished it off to make it 2 – 1 at half time. The second half saw Joeys pick up the pace and put alot of pressure on Hanover and saw Dinny Farrell finish off two well taken goals. Sean Rourke who had defended well earlier in the game slotted home goal no. 5. Throughout the half there was some great play from Cian Williamson , David Quinn and keeper Joe Walton kept the ship tight at the back. Joey’s then introduced Paddy Regan and Brian McGrath who had played earlier for the Under 13 s and both fitted in nicely with McGrath like a terrier at right back. St Josephs were then awarded a corner which Paddy Regan buried into the net with his head. We then saw two great strikes the first from Cahill O’Neill and the second from Jack Holmes to make it 8-1.
Due to holidays etc we were short a few players for the game and we were very grateful to the Under 13 s who subbed up after playing  their own match and allowed us to fulfill the fixture.

St Josephs 8 v Hanover Harps 1

U 10 St Josephs 3 V Hanover Harps 3

Honours Even in a cracker of a Game

After all the rain it was great for the kids to get out for a game .Hanover took the lead against the run of play with a long shot that sailed into the top corner.Joeys pressed for a goal with some nice play but could not score .Hanover scored again to make it 2 nil .This is the first time that this team has gone 2 nil down ,the character of the team would now be tested.Not once did their heads drop ,they played the same good soccer with Conor Carew controlling the game with some nice passing .Before long it payed off with a series of shots been blocked before Jack Dunne`s shot was heading for the bottom corner before Alan Bohanna confirmed the goal by sending it into the back of the net. 1-2 .With only 5 min of the half remaining Joeys produced the goal of the day with Mark Mullin passing to Conor Carew who passed to Alan Boanna who passed to Jack Dunne  who slotted the ball home. 2-2 at halftime. half time talk – play the same way ,score one more goal ,don’t concede any more goals.
   Joeys again played well in the second half with the back 3 of Cian mc Guire,Kate McDonald and Jacob traynor cleaning up any attack that Hanover produced .Joeys attacked and attacked and piled the pressure on but could not take the lead.Hanover took the lead again with a kick out produced a wicked bounce of the ball that sailed over our backs before the Hanover striker reacted first and slotted home.2-3 .Josh Donegan kept the Hanover backs busy with some nice movement up front before a nice break from a corner with Conor passing into the path of Cillian Moore to slot under the goalies legs .3-3 .What a game.Ruairi Scully defended his goal very well on 2-3 occasions from corners to keep it 3-3 .
Positives to take from this .1- They never gave up .2- Kept playing good soccer . 3- defended and attacked corners a lot better than any other game.
Well Done.

U13s win against Hanover Harps

At home, Joeys welcomed Hanover Harps for their first meeting this season. Joeys U13s struggling for numbers,  with only 8 available players. A big thanks to Jack Murphy and Cormac O’Brien who rushed from their Leinster handball competition to bring the count to 10. We then had to call on the only member of the management team who was eligible to play to make it 11, Cian McGuire. A huge effort was also made by Paddy Regan, Daniel Donegan and Kian Dooley, who rushed from their U12 game to help out.  A lot of positional changes for the Joeys  starting lineup, saw Jacob O’Brien starting in goal, Daniel Giedraitis in the backs  and making his debut out field Evan McGuire up front. They quickly settled into these new positions and took control of the game. Joeys opened the scoring when Cormac O’Brien crossed the ball into the box and found Sam Byrne, who converted. Joeys had a number of chances but were denied by the Hanover goalie Cian Sweeney. Leaving it 1-0 at half time. Joeys continued where they left off after the break,  when a great through ball by Evan McGuire set up Paddy Regan for the second and then Cormac O’Brien for the third. The game finished 3-0, a great team performance by all including Brian McGrath, Ciaran O’Hagan, Sinead Hayden and Kalum Pawley.

Juvenile Fixtures for Sat 22 February.

Under 14 League

12:30 St Josephs vs Hanover Harps Morgan O Reilly

Under 13 League

11:15 St Josephs vs Hanover Harps Morgan O Reilly

Under 12 League

10:00 St Fiaccs vs St Josephs Martin Doran

Under 11 League

10:00 St Josephs vs St Annes Morgan O Reilly

Under 10 League

12:45 St Josephs vs Hanover Harps red Kevin Maher

Under 9 League

12:30 Vale Wanderers vs St Josephs Seamus Ivers

Under 8 League

11:15 St Josephs vs Hanover Harps red Kevin Maher
12:00 St Josephs Red vs Slaney Rovers Kevin Maher

St. Josephs v Bagnalstown 16-02-14 Carlow Div 2-3 Cup

St. Josephs 2 – Bagnalstown 0  (Match Abandoned) 65mins gone.

It was the home side that took the lead 5 minutes into the first half when St. Josephs Gary Fields was taken down inside the square. Stephen O Sullivan took the spot kick and put St.Josephs in the lead.
St. Josephs Trevor O’Reilly then scored following a good play by Barry Costello and Gary Fields with 10mins remaining in the first half.
Half time score St. Josephs 2 Bagnalstown 0.
The second half started slowly with no real threat and with 25mins remaining St. Joseph’s Gary Fields got injured when clearing the ball from the defence. He sustained a severe knee injury resulting in the ambulance being required.
As a result referee Pat Moran and both team managers agreed to abandon the game.
Both teams wish Gary Fields a speedy recovery.