Under 14 League
18:45 St Josephs vs Baltinglass Andrew Curry
Under 13 League
18:45 Parkville vs St Josephs Andrew Curry
Under 12 Round two league
18:45 St Josephs vs Burrin Celtic Matthew Taylor e
Hanover harps 1 St. Joseph’s 0
The game saw very few clear chances on goal. Hanover pushed hard for a score before the end of the first half but both teams went in level at half time.St. Joseph’s Ian scullys long range effort in the first half was the best of the game which struck the crossbar.
The second half went very similar to the first with very few clear chances for both teams with good defensive work by Brian Byrne and Shane Delaney in the St . Joseph’s defence.
The game remained scoreless at the end of normal time and extra time was needed.
The attendance around the Hanover pitch grew even larger as word spread quickly that division 3 side St. Joseph’s had brought Premier league leaders Hanover into extra time.
Extra time was as exciting as normal time with St.Josephs John Paul Moore and Chris Townsend putting in superb displays to keep Hanover at bay.
A penalty decision in the second half of extra time with 5mins remaining was the only difference between the two teams and St. Joseph’s can be proud for putting in a good display of football and the character they showed throughout the game.
Best for josephs were Brian Byrne, Chris Townsend Stephen O’Sullivan and John Paul Moore.
St Joseph’s and Nurney met for the final time at over 35 level for this season and what a game of football this derby produced. Nurney had won all previous meetings between the two and held all the bragging rights but today the met a very different Joeys side who were in no mood to roll over . Josephs began the game at a frantic pace and after twenty minutes Juozas Ciocadis headed josephs ahead from a well taken corner by Terry Cassidy. Nurney too had some good chances but could not beat an in form Pauric McNally in the home goal.Half time Josephs 1 Nurney nil. The second half began where the first left off with plenty off strong tackles and no shortage of commitment. Ten minutes in and Ger Kavanagh pounced on a loose ball and drilled it to the net to level the match and leave the last 20 minutes a nervous affair for both sides. Tackles were flying in and no quarter was asked or given by both sides. And so to extra time, The first ten passed with Nurney doing all the pressing but Joeys back four stood strong and dealt with all that was trown at them. Last ten minutes and the game looking more and more likely to go to penalties Joeys won a corner and again a great cross from Terry Cassidy was headed home by Peter Scully to great scenes off excitment on the Joeys touch line.Josephs held out for a memorable 2-1 win. For Nurney Joe Nolan, Ger and Johnny Kavanagh were outstanding in a great team performance.For St Josephs every man with a jersey on his back was Brilliant .
Carlow Cup Rd 4 (e.t.pens):
(all games 11am)
Hanover Hps ‘A’ v St Joseph’s M Monaghan
Mullins Memorial Cup Rd 1 (e.t.pens):
St Joseph’s v Nurney Villa 2pm M Doran
Women’s Division 1:
Hanover Hps v St Josephs 2pm G Bickerstaff
First time ever for these two teams to meet . With Joeys only having one sub there would be plenty of game time for everyone.
Capt of the day Josh Donegan picked to play against the hill for the first half . The game started well for Joeys with pressure on Annes straight away .After a few mins Joeys won a corner and the ball was missed by every one and floated into the path of Alan Bohanna who hit it sweetly on the half volley and buried it .One up .Despite Annes been a bigger and stronger team Joeys had the skill to keep them under pressure which lead to a free kick for Joeys. Up stepped Conor Carew to hit a sweet free kick into the top corner .Half time 2 0 . Good for Joeys in first half ,Ruairi Scully ,Jacob Traynor and Cian Mc Guire for keeping a clean sheet.
Second half St Annes started the stronger and pulled one back . Joeys kept the pressure on with some good work on the wings from Josh Donegan and Caoirsa Morahan . Luke Broderick took over in the backs and performed well . Up front Mark Mullin worked St Annes backs by consent movement and creating space for the mid field to work in.
St Annes scored from a free kick against the run of play to level the game 2-2 .This seemed to get Joeys angry and they piled the pressure on Annes to try and get the winner ,Mark Mullin went close with a lovely passing movement ,then the goal of the day created by quick thinking from Josh Donegan passing a short corner to Conor Carew who let a cracker of a shot from near the touch line which hit the top right corner to win the game .
Great performance by everyone today ,Well done.
Final Score St Annes – 2 V St Josephs – 3
Joey’s U13’s travelled to Crettyard where they quickly took control of the game. Pushing forward at every opportunity Cormac O’Brien was unlucky not to open the scoring for Joey’s after creating two great chances. The only goal of the game came when Sam Byrne passed the ball up the wing to Cormac who crossed into Evan McGuire to convert. Joey’s played some great football for the remainder of the game and despite having a number of shots on goal the game ended 0-1. Great play by Jonah Dunne, Jacob O’Brien, Sinead Hayden and Jack Murphy.
Our U14s are playing in the Midlands Cup competition this Saturday V Tullamore Town at home at 12.45, please come and give them your support.
Under 14 Midlands Champions Comp
12:45 St Josephs vs Tullamore Town Charlie timmons
Under 13 League
12:00 Crettyard United vs St Josephs Ross Cole
Under 12 Round two league
11:45 Slaney Rovers vs St Josephs Darren McGrath
Under 11 League
10:00 St Josephs vs Vale Wanderers Charlie timmons
Under 10 League
10:00 St Annes vs St Josephs Andrew Curry
Under 9 League
11:45 Vale Wanderers Red vs St Josephs Aaron doyle
Under 8 League
11:45 St Patricks Boys vs St Josephs Martin Murphy More
12:30 St Patricks Boys Red vs St Josephs Red Martin Murphy
A superb performance all around from St Joseph’s who scored four early goals to put the result beyond doubt. Top scorer Alan Bohanna helped himself to an incredible four first half goals, while the classy Cillian Moore scored a hat trick despite starting as a defender. Peter Whelan and Alex Farrell both helped themselves to a goal each as did Liam Donohoe. Bobby Doyle and Jonah Webb were excellent again, while Jouzas Ciolidis, Lily O’Neill and Eva Doyle all played their part in a great team victory. As ever Conall McGuire was rock solid between the sticks and made some super saves. Difficult to single out any players in such a great team performance however Alan Bohanna, Cillian Moore and Bobby Doyle led the way for St Joseph’s
Final Score -GRS United 2 v St Joseph’s 10
St Joseph’s U13’s hosted Burrin Celtic in there second meeting in two weeks. Joey’s with a number of positional changes in the team where slow to start and allowed the visitors open the scoring shortly after kickoff. Burrin capitalised on this and went on to score two more in the first half. Just before the break Joey’s pulled one back when a cross from Jacob O’Brien found the feet of Jack Murphy who slotted home the opener for the home team. Joey’s had a better second half with some great passages of play resulting in Ciaran O’Hagan converting for his first score of the season. The third goal of the day for Joey’s came from a well struck free kick from Evan McGuire. On the day this wasn’t enough and Burrin went on to score four in the second half. Best for Joey’s Cian Shannon, Arnas Karalius, Rory Guerin and Daniel Nolan.