U10’s finish season in Newbridge Easter Cup

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What a great finish to the year for this U 10 team .16 teams from all over the country battled it out in Newbridge . Joeys started well and drew the first game ,lost the second but had a great game where they created loads of chances but couldn’t get the break through . In the last game of the group they beat a strong Arklow team  to finish 3rd in the group .This allowed them to go through to the shield Quarter final where they played Rathangan .Joeys started well and dominated the game but fell behind to Rathangan’s only chance in the game .Joeys continued playing lovely soccer ,hit the bar ,skimmed the post ,ball saved on the line but the goal never came. It was just one of those days where they did everything but score .Overall a great day and a great experience for the team .well done to the team they have had a great year.  

U13’s through to Qtr final of Cup

In the first round of the cup Joey’s hosted Hanover Harps with both teams starting strong and creating chances. It was Joey’s who broke the deadlock when Evan McGuire broke free to open the scoring for Joey’s. A second followed when Sinead Hayden took a wonderful shot from outside the box to find the top of the net, leaving it 2-0 at half time. Again both teams started strong but it was Ryan Cotter for Joey’s who scored the only goal of the half. Following this Joey’s remained strong to the end. Great play from Arnas Karalius, Rory Guerin, Kalum Pawley and Jonah Dunne.  

U11 CUP

St Josephs 0 V New Oak Boys 4
St Josephs started the game off really well, but New Oak were 
the first off the block and St Josephs were 1 nil down. But they
didn’t give up and battled really hard, but it was New Oak who 
went in at half-time 0-2. HT 0-2. St Josephs came out of the 
blocks but New Oak got another to make it 0-3, still St Josephs 
were not letting up, and kept on battling.Five mins to go New 
Oak got another to make it 0-4. St Josephs kept their heads held
high and battled to the end never giving up, had a few chances 
but couldn’t score.FT 0-4 
St Josephs Best Players were: James Hayden, Cian Howard, Micheal
Hosey, Aoife O’Toole.

Mill Celtic v St Joseph’s Div 3 League

Mill Celtic 3
St. Joseph’s 1

The game started at a frantic pace with Mill Celtic pressing for an early goal to put St. Joseph’s on the back foot. St. Joseph’s had to win the game to have any chane of winning the league with Mill Celtic needing only a draw to lift the league title.

St. Josephs withstood the early pressure and started to get a grip on the game mid way through the first half but Mill Celtic always looked dangerous on attack and with 10mins remaining in the first half a speculative cross from the right was met by a head of Mill Celtic’s left back to put the home side ahead.

St. Joseph’s now new they had to score 2 to get in control and were unlucky with attempts from John Paul Moore and Ian Scully.

Half Time Score Mill Celtic 1 St. Joseph’s 0.

The second  half started off well fot St. Joseph’s as  they pressed hard for an equaliser but were unfortunate  not to score during this 15minute spell. Mill Celtic pounced as Joseph’s pressed and scored there second with 20mins remaining.

Subs Evan Doyle, Barry Costello and Dean Farrell provided the freshness St. Joseph’s needed and it wasn’t long before they were awarded a penalty which was neatly scored by Danny Moran.

The game finished 3 – 1 to Mill Celtic and completed the Division 3 league with both teams being promoted to Division 2 next season.

Best for josephs were Brian Byrne, Chris Townsend Stephen O’Sullivan and Darren Murphy.

U13’s leave best ’till last

Joey’s travelled to St Pats for the last league game this season and played what can only be described as their match of the year. From the start Joey’s dominated and very quickly took control of the game all over the field. An early injury saw Rory Guerin having to come on in place of Daniel Giedraitis who quickly slotted in to the strong back line with Ciaran O’Hagan and Jacob O’Brien. Continuously pushing forward and creating chances Joey’s were unlucky not to be a couple of goals up at half time. Half time score 0-0. A determined Joey’s started the second half and the hard work of midfielders Brian McGrath and Cian Shannon soon paid off when Paddy Regan opened the scoring with a great shot to chip the Pats Keeper to find the top right hand corner. Not content with this Joey’s continued to cause trouble for the Pats defence with Daniel Nolan, Sinead Hayden and Jack Murphy controlling the wings.  Joey’s second goal came when a clearance by Jacob O’Brien found Evan McGuire on the half way line, who in turn looked up to see the Pats keeper off his line and struck a magnificant shot which lobbed him, to rattle the back of the net. A solid performance by Joe Walton in goal, who was called on several times ensured Joey’s kept a clean sheet to finish the game 0-2. Well done to the whole squad a great reward for your hard work all year.

Fixture Changes

Due to the funeral of Mr. Jim Deane Snr R.I.P. on Saturday, there are 2 fixture changes. The U14 game is now on Monday while the U12 game is moved to a later time on Saturday.

Under 14 cup
21/04/2014
11:00 New Oak Boys vs St Josephs Gerry Bickerstaffe

Under 12 Round two league
19/04/2014
14:30 St Josephs vs Burrin Celtic Martin Murphy

Convincing win for U13’s

In their penultimate league game of the season Joey’s U13’s put on a magnificent display to beat St Anne’s to add another three points to their tally. Sinead Hayden opened the scoring after a great pass from Ryan Cotter to chip the ball over the keepers head. Joeys added another before the break when Daniel Nolan ran up the wing to shoot from a tight angle which found the back of the net. Half time score 2-0. The visitors started strongest in the second half and this paid off when they broke through to open the scoring. This was quickly followed by another to equalise the game. Joey’s showed character by taking back control and Paddy Regan converted to make it 3-2. In the closing minutes of the game Joey’s were awarded a free 25 yards out which was struck by Evan McGuire to beat the St Anne’s Keeper into the top left corner. A great team performance by everyone including Jacob in goal; Rory, Daniel Giedritis and Ciaran in defence; Sam, Brian, Jack, Daniel Nolan, Paddy and Conor in midfield; Sinead, Evan, Ryan and Arnas up front.