Great win for U12’s

St Joseph’s 3 v St Patricks Boys 2

St Patricks Boys started off well and from the tip-off were 0-1 up.St Joseph’s woke up and kept on battling and got it level through Matthew Gleeson 1-1.Both teams kept on battling but at half-time it was level.H-T1-1.St Joseph’s came out in the second half and were 2-1 up when Michael Regan assisted Pablo Arias to score.St Patrick’s Boys kept on battling but St Joseph’s kept them out.It wasn’t long till St Patrick’s Boys got level 2-2.It was game on and both teams were taking chances,St Joseph’s had a few great chances.The windy weather had a factor in the game but
that didn’t stop the teams.St Joseph’s were awarded a free kick just outside the box, up stepped St Joseph’s Captain Micheal Hosey to score in the top left hand corner of the goal to make it 3-2 Joseph’s.And there was only seconds from the end but St Joseph’s held on for the win.F-T 3-2.

St Joseph’s Goalscorers:Matthew Gleeson,Pablo Arias,Micheal Hosey

St Joseph’s Best Players:Goalkeeper Cian Howard,James Hayden,
Adam Ormond.

Deepest Sympathies

We would like to offer our deepest sympathies to Jack O’Shea (part of our U14’s squad) and his family on the recent passing of his mother Denise Barry. May she rest in peace.

See attached link for Funeral arrangements

Deepest Sympathies

St Joseph’s AFC would like to express our condolences to the family and friends of Johnny Coughlan Honourary Secretary of the Carlow League who passed away last night. RIP.

As a mark of respect all Carlow League matches are cancelled today.

U11’s Bagenalstown 0 – St Joseph’s 2

Well Deserved Win .
Against a good Bagenalstown team St Josephs put in a good display to win 2 nil . With the team going in at half time 0-0 ,it was always going to be a tight game . Joeys did nothing wrong in the first half and had the better chances to score but it wasn’t to be.
Half time we asked them to do one or two things differently and it worked. Alan who was playing on the wing moved in between the back two unnoticed and received a through ball from Conor ,Alan took the smallest of touches and slotted the ball into the corner. The second goal was a great dribbling run from Conor who received the ball just inside their half ran at the defence and slotted home the ball.
After that the game flowed nicely with the few changes been made ,Ruairi had a good game in midfield ,with Matthew improving all the time on the wing . But most improved over the last few games has been Luke at left back ,doing the simple things right and was impressive today. Also special note  for Cian who replaced the injured Kate at CB. This has been his first time to play in this position but you wouldn’t think it. Eoin, Mark, Josh and Jack had their normal good game with the whole team playing steady soccer with very little mistakes . Overall a good day.

U9’s Red away to Hanover

This was a great performance from the Under 9 St Joseph’s Red team, Tomas Murphy slotted home the first after a great pass from Bobby Doyle. Hanover came back strong to level the
score before half time. Early in the second half the St Joseph’s defence was tested on many occasions and Hanover finally broke through to take the lead. St Josephs battled well and Bobby Doyle broke through to bring the score to 2-2.

Both teams had chances to win the game at the end but a draw was a fair result.

Best for St Joseph’s was Maeve O’Neill & Bobby Doyle who ran their hearts out & Conall McGuire for a solid performance in defence.

U14’s show their true potential

From the kick off St Josephs went out with a point to prove. Where with other games they could have done with a bit of luck, in this game they made all their own. With a number of positional changes and excellent passing moves they had the Hacketstown defence under pressure from the start. Joeys opened the scoring, from a corner, an intelligent flick on from Evan McGuire left the Hacketstown goalie flat footed. This was quickly followed by 2 well taken goals from Daniel Giedraitis. With Sam Byrne taken down in the box, Evan McGuire slotted home the resulting penalty. 4-0 half time. In the 2nd half Joeys continued to dominate the game but the visitors didn’t give up and scored 2 goals early on. Joeys added another 3 goals, Cormac O’Briens hard work and persistence paid off when he scored 2 crackers and the final goal came from a well struck corner from captain Ciaran O’Hagan. In a game like this it was hard to pick out best players as it was a whole team effort from all 14 players, Joe Walton (goal), Brian McGrath, Ryan Cotter, Jacob O’Brien, Jack Murphy, Paul Dermody, Paddy Regan, Ciaran O’Hagan, Evan McGuire, Sam Byrne, Daniel Nolan, Rory Guerin, Cormac O’Brien, and Daniel Giedraitis.

U13’s Home to St Fiaccs

St Joseph’s 2 St Fiaccs 1.

This was a very evenly contested game with both sides playing
good football at times. It was St Joseph’s who took the lead
when after some good passing Cian Nichol put Arnas karalius
through to score after 20 mins. St joseph’s started to take
control of the first half and scored again with Arnas Karalius
scoring again H/T 2-0. The second half started with St Fiaccs
trying their best to get back into the game but St Joseph’s
defended well and it wasn’t till the last few mins when St Fiaccs
got a goal to make it a frantic finish to the game but the home
side held on for the win F/T 2-1.

Goalscorer:Arnas Karalius.

Best Players: Kian Dooley, Cian Nichol, Dylan O’Donnell.

U12’s Hattrick Hero

Vale Wanderers 2 Vs St Joseph’s 8

St Joseph’s Goalscorers:Max Bolger(3),Matthew Gleeson(2)
Pablo Arias(2),Cian McCreanor.

St Joseph’s Best Players:Micheal Hosey,Garth Woods,James Hayden,
Jamie Spillane.

U10’s away to Killeshin

In a game which was more competitive than the score suggests, the home team took the chances that came their way. St Joseph’s tackled and competed really well and we’re unlucky not to score on a couple of ocassions. In a fantastic all round team performance, the standout moment was a close range save onto the crossbar from Conall McGuire.