Ladies – St Joseph’s 4-2 Nurney Villa

St Joseph’s finally got their first win of the season with an impressive performance against Nurney on Sunday. Joseph’s started off the quickest with a couple half chances through Derbhla Kelly and Christine Scully. Saints broke the deadlock after 20 mins with a fantastic curled effort from 25 yards out from Emma O’Regan after a neat pass from Scully. They made it 2-0 7 mins later with a great through ball from Elaine Ware found Scully through on goal and she finished well. It woke Villa up who got back into it when a long throw caught the Saints defence out and Edel Condron scored to half the deficit. They quickly got back on level terms when a handball led to a Villa penalty, and Sarah Murphy stood up to finish to make it 2-2 at Half Time.
    Joseph’s started the second Half much like the first with a dominant display of possession football and missing some great chances through Deirdre Tomlinson, O’Regan & Ware. Saints eventually got the goal they deserved when a Villa clearance landed at Ware’s feet on the edge of the box and she drilled it in the bottom corner with 25 minutes left on the clock. Joseph’s kept the pressure on and were attacking wave after wave to no prevail until Scully picked the ball up in midfield and slipped a great ball through to O’Regan who took one touch and fired in the bottom corner to round off a well deserved victory.

Best for St Joseph’s were Emma O’Regan, Deirdre Tomlinson and Christine Scully

Best for Nurney Villa were Edel Condron, Sarah Murphy and Michelle Lawlor

Juvenile Fixtures Sat 1st Nov

Under 14 League
10:00 St Josephs vs Parkville Aaron doyle

Under 13 League
12:30 St Josephs vs Killeshin Aaron doyle

Under 12 League
11:15 St Josephs vs Burrin Celtic Aaron doyle

Under 9 League
13:15 Baltinglass red vs St Josephs Red Kevin Maher

U11’s home to Hanover

Second time to play this Hanover team ,first time Joeys came out on top this time Hanover just piped it at the post . Hanover took the lead with a header about half way through the first half . This was after Joeys had the better chances but could not hit the net .Josh Donegan made 2 good saves in the first half to keep it one  nil at half time .
Second half was as exciting as the first half . Conor Carew struck a lovely shot to draw it at 1-1 .But Hanover fought hard and seemed to want the game more than Joeys and stuck a winning goal shortly after .
Joeys never gave up but it wasn’t to be today and went down 2 -1 for their first loss of the season .
Knowing this team well I can say that they will learn from it and come back stronger .

U12’s thriller

St Joseph’s started the game off but it was Bagenalstown who took control of the game. And were ahead after ten mins and scored five mins later. St Joseph’s tried their best but they were  not able to score. Bagenalstown scored three more goals before half time H-T 0-5. There was a special moment when one of St Joseph’s player Pablo Arais parents arrived at Half time from Spain to see there son play. St Joseph’s were not going down without a fight and Pablo Arias scored to make it 1-5. Pablo Arias scored again fifteen mins later to make it 2-5. But Bagenalstown were
not given up and scored to make it 2-6. St Joseph’s kept on battling and Matthew Gleeson scored to make it 3-6. The match was getting exciting and St Joseph’s scored when the ball was
crossed and Matthew Gleeson scored his second to make it 4-6.
F-T 4-6.
St Joseph’s goalscorers: Pablo Arias(2), Matthew Gleeson(2)
St Joseph’s Best Players:All round great team performance.

Honours even at U14’s

Joeys U14s hosted Baltinglass this morning in what turned out to be an exciting encounter which can only be rivalled by tonight’s El Clasico. Despite a number of attacks by the home team it was the visitors who opened the scoring followed swiftly by a second. A determined Joeys fought hard and were rewarded with a goal from Cormac O’Brien and an equaliser from Ryan Cotter. However the visitors didn’t give up and went on to score 2 more before half time. A injury to Paddy Regan just before half time did not deter his teammates and following the break Joeys started stronger and their constant pressure finally paid off when Cian Shannon converted for Joeys 3rd. Digging deep and showing the true spirit of this team they continued to create chance after chance with Daniel Giedraitis scoring to equalise for the second time. A solid defence in the second half kept Baltinglass from scoring, and Joeys were unlucky not to push on for the win. From 1-15 of the panel played their hearts out, left everything on the field and gave their loyal supporters some thing to shout about. Final score 4-4.

Juvenile Fixtures Sat 25th

Under 14
10:00 St Josephs vs Baltinglass Martin Doran

Under 13
10:00 Vale Wanderers vs St Josephs Essmay Mannix

Under 12
11:15 St Josephs vs Bagenalstown Martin Doran

Under 11
12:45 St Josephs vs Hanover Harps red Martin Doran

Under 8
10:00 GRS United vs St Josephs Matthew Taylor

Comfortable win for U11’s at home

Today was a good day for this team . All the players individually played very good then combined as a team to put in a excellent game . 2 out of the 8 goals were scored with the left foot by right footed players which is excellent .
      The game started slowly with both sides playing well before Joeys took a hold of the game with some lovely crosses been put in by Jack Dune .The first goal was from a Cillian Fagan cross for Jack to head home ,point to note is up to this year this team hasn’t sored a header and so far this year they have scored 3 .The second goal was a left footed screamer from Cian McGuire into the top right corner . Half time 2-0 .
    In the second half Joeys used the wide pitch to their advantage and created loads of chances with Alan Bohanna and Cillian combining well to get behind the defence and put in a few crosses .Alan put in a nice cross for Ruairi Scully to finish into the back of the net .
  It was then Conor Carew`s chance to shine and slotted home 4 goals ,one a lovely volley from the half way line .Next up Cillian Fagan from the backs to slot home a screamer into the top corner.
We have mentioned a few players there who scored and set up goals ,but we have to mention the rest who didn’t score but put in equally as much good work and play .Cillian Moore working on the left wing for the second half caused the back line headache after headache  by running at them with pace .Josh Donegan in goal who kept another clean sheet .The ever steady Kate Mc Donald holding the back line together.Jacob Traynor who is improving with each game .Matthew Farrell again another player improving with every game .Fiac Brennan a new player who joined this year along with Eoin Townsend who have settled into the team nicely.
Praise must go to Nurney for a brave display who never gave up or dropped their heads.

U13 win at home to New Oak

This was a very entertaining game where St Joseph’s were the better side in the first half and were creating alot of chances with Cian Nichol going close a number of times. No goals in the first half.H/T 0..0.The second half started with St Joseph’s pushing forward again and were rewarded with Arnas Karalius  scoring with a fine header. New Oak pushed forward after that putting the St Joseph’s defence under pressure but St Joseph’s were up for the battle right to the end to secure a fine win .
F/T 1..0.

Goalscorer: Arnas Karalius.

Best Players: Aongus 0 Se, Keith Moran, Daniel Hegarty.