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Village FC 2 - 4 St. Joseph's FC 6/8
Village FC despatched by St. Joseph's FC.
6th placed Village FC were beaten at home by 5th placed St. Joseph's FC at Superbowl Leighlinbridge (Vale Wanderers) at 5 pm

Village FC has yet to win in this competition, having lost its last 4 games.
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10/08/2022 03:01
Round Tower Rovers v St. Joseph's FC
div 2 cup 17/04 11:00
Round Tower Rovers 3 - 2 St. Joseph's FC
This was another absolutely brilliant game of football between the two top teams unfolded in Timahoe on a rainy Sunday morning, but the weather certainly didn't dampen the passion and performance shown by both teams. The Saints started strong and immediately went on the attack and opened the scoring through their top goal scorer Tom Mitchell in the 5th minute when Padraig Webb drove at the heart of the Rovers defence and passed neatly for Mitchell to finish from 6 yards. The Joeys lead didn’t last long when Kieran Delaney stepped up to finish past the Joeys team from the edge of the box. The Saints pulled back in front when Fredo Eyong scored with a tidy finish at the back post, this time Mitchell becoming the provider for Eyong. A well deserved goal for Eyong, for his exceptional work rate and attacking play. Rovers equalised for a second time when a Cian Dowling Byrne shot was saved well by the keeper only to fall into the path of Enda Butler who rifled it home. Just before the break was when Rovers took the lead for the first time when a good ball from the left from Darren Byrne was send home by Ben O’Reilly, in what proved to be the match winner. The Saints began to dominate the second half by playing fantastic football for both their fans and the neutral to enjoy. Kieran Carey had a great chance to level for the Saints when he found himself with time and space in the middle of the box but his shot was blocked by a Rovers defender. The Saints tried valiantly to score their third goal of the game but for all their magnificent play they could not find the net and Rovers went through to the next round. A really fantastic game of football between both teams with Brandon Sheehan, Jack Murphy and Evan McGuire standing out for the Saints.
17/04/2022 21:01
St. Joseph's FC v Slaney Rovers B
17/04/2022 20:42
St. Joseph's FC v Lyons FC Kilkenny
Junior Plate 27/03 11:00
St. Joseph's FC 1 - 3 Lyons FC Kilkenny

Saint Joseph’s FC of Carlow exited Leinster Plate on Sunday at the hands of Lions FC, Kilkenny. Nevertheless, a great football game unfolded on a sunny morning in McArdle Cross, Tinryland. Lions took the lead when Saints defender Jack Murphy was caught out of position, leaving a massive gap for Lion's attackers to exploit. Saint Joseph's equalised through Craig Bowden on the 35th minute. After great forward work from Tom Mitchell and Kuba Brzezinski, the ball fell to Bowden in the box, and he made sure to rifle it home into the back of the net. This goal left the score 1-1 at halftime.

The Saints lost Brandon Sheehan through injury, which was a significant loss as he was the standout player in the game until that point.

Then, Saint Joseph's Cian Shannon was caught lacking in a defensive position, allowing the Lions striker to get around him and slot the ball home. This goal left the score at 2-1 with just under 20 minutes to play in the game. Unfortunately, the young Saints folded, and the Lions scored a third goal soon after to leave the final score at 3-1.

Outstanding for Saint Josephs on the day were Brandon Sheehan, Kuba Brzezinski and Luke Hutton.

27/03/2022 18:27
St. Joseph's FC v Burrin Celtic
Div Two 20/03 14:00
St. Joseph's FC 2 - 1 Burrin Celtic

Saint Joseph's came away with all three points in the race for the Division Two title in a massive game at the top of the table in McArdle Cross, Tinryland. Two impressive footballing sides lined out to play what was to be a fantastic football game. After dropping points in their previous two games, Saint Joseph's understood the importance of this game and began to dominate the game's early stages. St. Joseph's opened the scoring on the half-hour mark when a lovely kick out from goalkeeper Daniel Donegan released Jake Snoddy down the right-hand side. Snoddy was the quickest to react to the ball and knocked it over the head of the onrushing Burrin keeper to make it 1-0 before halftime.

St. Joseph's extended their lead ten minutes into the second half from a corner. Tom Mitchell rose highest to meet the ball from the in-swinging corner delivered by Evan McGuire. This goal was Mitchell's 11th goal of the season. Burrin worked extremely hard to equalise, and this came through a cracking goal from well outside the penalty area that flew into the top corner. It was an unstoppable strike to make it 2-1 with not long left to go! Soon after, Burrin were awarded a penalty, but Daniel Donegan kept St. Joseph's 2-1 lead intact when he dove to his left of the goal to make a fine penalty save. Donegan was to be called upon twice more as Burrin increased their attacking threat, and he made an incredible save outstretched to his right and then another with his feet to keep the Burrin attack from equalising. St. Joseph's saw out the rest of the game and came away with all three points. It was a great game of football from two good footballing sides, which saw Joseph's move up to second place, and Burrin down to third place. Best for St. Joseph's FC - Tom Mitchell, Daniel Donegan and Jake Snoddy.

27/03/2022 18:12
Baltinglass Town v St. Joseph's FC
Div Two 06/03 11:00
Baltinglass Town 1 - 0 St. Joseph's FC

A sunny morning in Parkmore Baltinglass saw the long-awaited clash between Baltinglass Town and St. Joseph's FC. Both teams started well with some excellent phases of play, although this was limited due to some pitch conditions. Nevertheless, Baltinglass pressed hard and battled in crucial areas to pin back the St. Josephs midfield. Gary Carroll for Baltinglass then scored the game's only goal after a long ball over the top fell to Carroll, who headed past the keeper. After that, both teams battled strongly with chances at both ends, leaving both goalkeepers to make big saves for their sides.

The second half started similar to the first, with ample chances from both sides just falling short. However, Saint Joseph's then began to dominate the second half and had Baltinglass defending for the majority of it. St. Joseph's Padraig Webb came the closest to scoring when his free kick struck the crossbar. Baltinglass ground out a result with brave defending as the game ended Baltinglass Town AFC 1-0 St Joseph's FC. A crucial 3 points dropped by St. Joseph’s in this close race to the Division 2 title. Best for Baltinglass - Gary Carroll, Brandon O’Rourke, and Shane Travers. Best for Saint Joseph's - Matthew Downey, Jack Lawlor, and Evan McGuire.

13/03/2022 15:06
Vale Wanderers B v St. Joseph's FC
Div Two 27/02 14:00
Vale Wanderers B 2 - 2 St. Joseph's FC

Vale Wanderers B 2

St. Joseph's FC 2

At the Superbowl in Leighlinbridge, Vale Wanderers started the game frantic and took the game to the top of the table St. Joseph's. Vale played some lovely football in the opening few minutes, and St. Joseph's struggled to match them. This type of play led Joseph's to give away several early fouls. It was through one of these fouls that Vale's PJ Haughney's free-kick from just inside his half eluded everyone and ended up in the back of the net to give Vale an early 1-0 lead.

The Saints responded, and the hard work and determination of the St. Joseph's players bundled the ball over the line for the equalising goal scored by Kit Gaffney. If both goals so far were fortunate, there was no element of luck in the next as a sweeping St. Joseph's move saw them grab the lead on the stroke of halftime. Jack Murphy and captain Padraig Webb linked in through midfield before Robert Timmons was released down the flank, crossing the ball for Kuba Brzezinski to fire home from inside the box. A lovely team goal to leave the score at 2-1 to St. Joseph's at halftime.

Vale again started the better of the two in the second half and equalised when a Darren O Keefe cross was fired home by Lee Conran. A proper end to end football game was played out, but neither team could find the winner after 90 minutes. Full-Time and the score finished Vale Wanderers B 2 - 2 St. Joseph's FC.

Best for Vale - Adam Dunne, PJ Haughney, and Keelan Brennan.

Best for Saint Josephs - Kuba Brzezinski, Robert Timmons, and Jake Snoddy.

27/02/2022 20:24
New Oak Boys B v St. Joseph's FC
Carlow Cup RD 1 13/02 11:00
New Oak Boys B 2 - 1 St. Joseph's FC

Dorgan's strike sends St. Joseph's home and New Oak B into Second Round

New Oak Boys B 2

St. Joseph's FC 1 (AET):

An entertaining first-round cup tie played in a good spirit; New Oak started well and put Joseph's under pressure early. The New Oak team created early chances and were very unlucky when a Robert Purcell shot struck off the post. However, the longer the first half proceeded, the more St. Joseph's grew into the game, and they finished the first half on top with more prevalent play and possession. But still, this closely contested cup tie remained scoreless at the half-time break.

In the second half, the game opened up and Saint Joseph's made it 1-0 in the 50th minute when Daniel Donegan was released down the right-wing and crossed for Padraig Webb, who finished on his left foot. However, New Oak were not behind for long as in the 55th minute, a brilliant free kick from Ben Dorgan levelled the game after St. Joseph's gave away a needless foul within striking distance. 1-1. Both teams tried their best to win the game in regulation time, with St. Joseph's Evan McGuire coming close from a free kick, followed by a great chance created by Luca Hutton in the box. But it wasn't to be, and an extra thirty minutes was needed.

Neither team fancied the prospect of penalties which made for an exciting extra period with all-out attacks to try and win the game. It finished level at half-time despite some good chances for both sides, and it looked the same in the second half. The game seemed destined to be decided in a penalty shoot-out. That was until four minutes from full-time when a defence-splitting pass from the outstanding Jesse Clarke found Ben Dorgan in space, and he made no mistake to put New Oak into the next round. Best for New Oak B - Stephen Lacey, Ger Brennan and Jesse Clarke. Best for St. Joseph’s - Padraig Webb, Jack Murphy and Kuba Brzezinski.

26/02/2022 20:43
Nurney Villa v St. Joseph's FC
U17 cup 12/02 14:30
Nurney Villa 5 - 1 St. Joseph's FC

Nurney 5

St Joseph’s 1

These two neighbours met for the second time in a week and after a scoreless draw last week it was Nurney who won the bragging rights and a spot in the semi-final next week away to Burrin Celtic. It was a bright start by Nurney who almost got their heads in front on 2 minutes when Cian Kelly shot just over the bar. Nurney continued to press but Josephs were dangerous on the counter, and they got the opener on 21 minutes when Conal McGuire scored from a free kick which went in off the post. Nurney didn't take long to respond and got a well-deserved equaliser on 23 minutes when Oisín Maloney scored from a free kick. Oisín Maloney was on the scoreboard again for Nurney a minute later when he converted a penalty.

Nurney continued to cause Josephs difficulties from set pieces and again conceded a 3rd when Oisín Maloney got his head on a corner ball on 34 minutes. St Joseph’s continued to be dangerous, but Nurney were in control for the rest of the half. Nurney started the 2nd in much the same way they started the 1st and Josephs tried to break through the Nurney defence but struggled with the final ball. Nurney continued to weather the Josephs attack and went close several times. Josephs had a great chance on 77 minutes, but the ever-reliable Thomas Bermingham kept them out and Darragh Fitzgerald got his 1st for the club when he struck home on 79 minutes from close range. Shane Kelly added to the tally when he converted on 81 minutes from play. It was a Great performance by Nurney against a team which has always caused them problems in the past. Nurney's best players were Oisín Maloney, Darragh Fitzgerald and Ben Smyth

26/02/2022 20:38
St. Joseph's FC v Suncroft AFC u20
Junior Plate 06/02 13:00
St. Joseph's FC 2 - 1 Suncroft AFC u20

St Josephs 2

Suncroft u20 1

The Saints stepped into their first Leinster competition at home to Leinster Senior League side Suncroft on a sunny Sunday afternoon, proudly representing the CDFL. Both teams displayed good footballing ability and it was Suncroft who opened the scoring with a brilliant team move. The Saints equalised through Fredo Eyong when he dribbled past 3 defenders before finding himself one on one with the goalkeeper and blasted the ball into the back of the net. 1-1 and game on. Half time arrived and the Saints regrouped. In the 55th minute, Jake Snoddy played a lovely through ball into the path of Tom Mitchell, who with a burst of pace went past the Suncroft defender and found himself one on one with a tight angle to finish - Mitchell cooly slid the ball past the keeper and the Saints were in front. The Saints remained compact and defended excellently with Brandon Sheehan making two fine tackles late in the game to deny the Suncroft attack. Best for the Saints were Jake Snoddy, Luke Hutton and Brandon Sheehan.

26/02/2022 20:36
St. Joseph's FC v Nurney Villa
U17 League 05/02 14:30
St. Joseph's FC 1 - 1 Nurney Villa

Nurney 1

St Joseph’s 1

Nurney went to St Joseph’s hoping to get the win that would have them finish ahead of Josephs in the table. Nurney started the game well and created chances with the aid of the wind. Nurney were unlucky not to take the lead on 11 minutes only being denied by some good goalkeeping. St Joseph’s got the opener against the run of play on 21 minutes with a goal from play. Nurney continued to press causing Joseph’s problems in mid field.

St Josephs continued to be dangerous and forced a great save from Thomas Bermingham to keep it at 1 nil. The half-finished 1 nil to Josephs. Nurney were against the wind now and started the half well and created some good opportunities to score. St Joseph’s absorbed the Nurney pressure well and created a great chance of their own on 70 minutes which required the Nurney keeper to be at his best to keep the score at the minimum. Nurney really on top now and got a well-deserved equaliser on 82 minutes when Ross Nolan hammered home the ball from inside the box. It was all Nurney for the remainder of the game but they couldn't get the elusive winner. Another great battle between these 2 teams who face each other next week in the cup quarter final. Best for Nurney were Evin Kearney, Thomas Bermingham, Luke Brennan and Ross Nolan.

26/02/2022 20:29
St. Joseph's FC v Nurney Villa
Div Two 30/01 14:00
St. Joseph's FC 2 - 1 Nurney Villa

An evenly contested game unfolded on Sunday afternoon in McArdle Cross. A young, talented, and upcoming St. Joseph's team had an excellent opportunity to put some ground between themselves and the chasing pack after Baltinglass Towns loss at home to New Oak that morning. St. Joseph's displayed impressive football for the large crowd in attendance to enjoy, with Luca Hutton almost opening the scoring on the 20th-minute mark, when his sweet left-footed strike from outside the box brought a fine save from the Nurney goalkeeper Chris Kearney. This was the chance of the half. The hardworking and willing partnership of Bowden and Eyong upfront for St. Joseph's were met by a persistent and well-organised Nurney defence who were going to be challenging to break down, leaving the score 0-0 at half-time.

Nurney Villa went ahead when a clearance from the St. Joseph's defence fell to Pakie Fleming, who volleyed a fine shot home to make it 1-0 to Nurney. However, this lead lasted just six minutes when St. Joseph's Padraig Webb was fouled on the edge of the box, and Luca Hutton stepped up to send a beautiful curling left-footed effort in off the post. 1-1 and game on. Nurney found themselves chances on goal, but after his outstanding performance last week, the Saints number one produced some fantastic saves when called upon. As the game began to reach the end, St. Joseph's overloaded the Nurney defence. After relentless attacking efforts, they found the all-important goal when Robert Timmons crossed for Daniel Donegan, who found himself with time at the back post to grab a last-minute winner and all three points for St. Joseph's. Best for St. Joseph's - Daniel Donegan, Padraig Webb, and Luca Hutton. Best for Nurney Villa - Andy O'Brien, Jamie McCabe, Mick Murphy and Pakie Fleming.

30/01/2022 20:20
New Oak Boys B v St. Joseph's FC
30/01/2022 20:19
Ballymurphy Celtic v St. Joseph's FC
U17 League 29/01 14:30
Ballymurphy Celtic 0 - 0 St. Joseph's FC
These two played out a very competitive scoreless draw. It was a great complete team performance from all 15 players from Tinryland. Up against a physically strong Ballymurphy team, St Josephs battled throughout the game and had the local team rattled at the end. Very commanding performance from the back line under the watchful eye of the excellent Sean Buggy in goal. All players played their part in this tough encounter and St Joseph's can look forward to finishing on a high to the end of their league campaign and are well capable of causing one or two Cup shocks in the coming weeks.
30/01/2022 20:06
St. Joseph's FC v Burrin Celtic
O' Reilly Helps Burrin back to winning ways
U17 League 22/01 14:30
St. Joseph's FC 2 - 6 Burrin Celtic

Burrin Celtic got back to winning ways after an absolute ding dong battle took place in McArdle’s park between two very evenly matched teams. St Joseph's took the lead on seven minutes with a long range shot from Charlie Deacy. Both teams battled hard and Burrin equalized after 20 mins when a Dylan O Reilly corner was met at the back post by Ben Nolan and his brilliant shot was deflected in by a defender. St Joseph's took the lead again with a Paddy Hogan cross slotted home at the back post. Just before half time Burrin equalized again from a Dylan O’ Reilly corner as Frankie Fitzgerald knocked home from close range. Half time 2-2. Burrin really dominated the second half with Dylan O’Reilly causing real trouble down the wing as he did in the first half. Burrin took the lead from another Dylan O’ Reilly corner when striker Cian Lester beat his man to the front post to smash a header in. Burrin capitalized on Joseph’s slow start when Dylan O’ Reilly got his fourth assist this time his brilliant free kick was tapped home from inside the six-yard box by Sam Collier for Burrin Fourth. Burrin killed the game with Collier scored a very good individual goal. St Joseph's finally got to grips again and both teams battled hard. Burrin added a sixth in the last minute when Conor Deacon made a great run and broke the offside to coolly slot home

A solid performance from both teams and apart from a ten-minute spell in the second half there was nothing between the sides. A solid performance from a at St Joseph's with James Cranny the best player. Best for Burrin were man of the match Dylan O’Reilly getting a bunch of assists, Dylan McCann, and Glenn O’Rourke along with a great team performance overall

30/01/2022 20:04
Fortbarrington FC v St. Joseph's FC
30/01/2022 19:58
Parkville United v St. Joseph's FC
U17 League 15/01 14:30
Parkville United 1 - 7 St. Joseph's FC

Parkville 1

St Joseph’s 7

Parkville hosted St Joseph's in the under17 league, St Joseph's started well and pressed hard from the off, the had a few wasteful chances before James Cranny put them ahead from a Charlie Deacy cross, on 25 minutes John Byrne added a second when he rose highest for a corner. Three minutes later St Joseph's added a third when Adam Segar tapped in after the ball came back off the post from a James Cranny shot. St Joseph's continued to press hard, and we're rewarded with a forth when a corner was turned into his own net by a Parkville defender. Leaving the half time score at 4-0 to the visitors. The second half started very flat from both sides however midway through the half Jamie Fitzharris slotted home at the back post from a Paddy Hogan cross, this seemed to spark St Joseph's again and with ten minutes left a fierce shot from Ross Moran found the top Corner, with only five minutes left, Paddy Hogan added a seventh running into a through ball. Parkville did have time for a consolation goal when Oisin Lyons lobbed the advancing St Joseph's keeper. Leaving a full-time score of 1-7, an outstanding team performance from St Joseph's with Dan Brennan playing an exceptional captain Role and Ross Moran the outstanding player of the match. Best for Parkville were Senan Murphy, Charlie Brennan, Kuba Konieczny, Rioghan O’Callaghan who caused problems with tireless effort after coming on up front.

30/01/2022 19:48
Killeshin FC v St. Joseph's FC
U17 League 08/01 14:30
Killeshin FC 6 - 2 St. Joseph's FC
A windy day in Killeshin meant both teams started slow when no chances were created in the first 20 minutes. In the 23rd minute a penalty was converted by James Ingram who finished well. In the 30th minute Killeshin kept going and a good cross from Dylan Williamson to Chris Fitzgerald who finished well to the corner. In the 37 minute another assists by Dylan Williamson fell to James Ingram who clinically finished. to see the home team three up at half time. The second half started with Killeshin still on top and in the 50th minute a good pass from Kyle Kehoe into Dylan Williamson who finished well. In the 55th minute another great run by Kyle Kehoe who crossed it well to Dylan Williamson whose header went in top corner. Joeys never stopped and soon after pulled one back through James Cranny, with ten minutes left Paddy Hogan slotted a second to make it 5-2 and in the 85th minute a high ball into the Joseph's box fell down to Aaron Power who finished well, and it finished 6/2 to Killeshin. Best players from Killeshin were Dylan Williamson Tommy Hutton and Chris Fitzgerald.
16/01/2022 20:57
St. Joseph's FC v Hanover Harps B
12/12/2021 20:07
St Anne's Ballylinan v St. Joseph's FC
St Joseph's away win at St Annes
U17 League 11/12 14:30
St Anne's Ballylinan 3 - 4 St. Joseph's FC
St Anne’s34St Josephs

In the second half Joeys took control in midfield and their high press say a through ball fall to James Cranny who coolly finished to put Josephs back in front. St Joseph's pushed on and soon after, a long ball was met by Adam Segar, who lobbed the keeper to double the lead. James Cranny was unlucky not to add a second when his shot rebounded off the crossbar. St Joseph's took the foot off the pedal in last ten mins and St Annes scored a third through Tadhg Dineen and set up a tense and exciting last few minutes. St Joseph's held on for the win. Best for St Anne's: Alex McDonagh, Jack Gorman, Darragh Loughman.
11/12/2021 22:04
St. Joseph's FC v Round Tower Rovers
Div Two 05/12 14:00
St. Joseph's FC 1 - 2 Round Tower Rovers

Saint Joseph's FC 1 – 2 Round Tower Rovers

Saint Joseph's suffered their first defeat of the season at home to Round Tower Rovers on Sunday afternoon. In the first half, a poor showing from the Saints saw them go in 1-0 down at halftime. Then, a catastrophic error in the backline just one minute into the second half saw them go 2-0 down and face an uphill battle against a Round Tower side defending well. St. Joseph's dominated the second half, and Tom Mitchell had three clear chances that he couldn't convert. However, they were awarded a penalty in the 70th minute after constant pressure on the Rovers backline, which Kuba Brzezinski converted. Padraig Webb came close to equalising in the last minute when his free kick went agonisingly wide. Round Tower Rovers defended well and went home with all three points. An overall poor showing from St. Joseph's, while Robert Timmons and Kuba Brzezinski both put in a respectful performance each.

05/12/2021 21:32
St. Joseph's FC v Hanover Harps
U17 League 04/12 14:30
St. Joseph's FC 0 - 6 Hanover Harps

St Joseph’s AFC 0 – 6 Hanover Harps AFC.

Hanover kept their unbeaten run going with a convincing 0 – 6 win over Joey’s, with Hanover scoring three goals in the first half, courtesy of a brace from Scott Dunne and another from Scott Dooley for a 0 – 3 half-time lead.

The second half was more of the same from Hanover, as they were totally dominant, with Scott Dunne scoring again to complete his hat-trick and further goals came from Harry Brown and Ray Darlington – the final score being 0 – 6.

Standing out for Hanover were Pol Casas, John Phiri and Scott Dunne

05/12/2021 21:22
St. Joseph's FC v Baltinglass Town
05/12/2021 21:16
Nurney Villa v St. Joseph's FC
U17 League 27/11 14:30
Nurney Villa 4 - 6 St. Joseph's FC

Nurney Villa AFC 4 – 6 St Joseph’s AFC.

It was a good start by both teams, with some attractive flowing football and Nurney took a 1-0 lead when Ben Smyth headed home following a corner, on nine minutes and then on seventeen minutes, Nurney conceded an equaliser when Joey’s scored from play to make it 1-1.

This was the beginning of a good spell of play for Joey’s, as they scored two more goals on 27 and 30 minutes to make the score a comfortable 1-3 lead.

Just after Nurney responded with a goal by Oisin Maloney on thirty three minutes to make it 2-3 and on thirty five minutes Oisin Maloney scored again, for his brace and level the scores at 3-3 and they took that score into half-time.

Joey’s opened the second-half scoring with their fourth goal from play for 3-4 and they continued to press the Nurney defence and Nurney were struggling to get into the game and they conceded again on fifty eight minutes when Joey’s made the score 3 – 5.

Nurney were reduced to just ten men when they lost a player to a straight red card and they were really up against it, but despite that reverse Oisin Maloney completed his hat-trick on seventy two minutes and a scoreline of 4 – 5, with a well taken goal from outside the box.

05/12/2021 21:02
Hanover Harps B v St. Joseph's FC
Div Two 21/11 14:00
Hanover Harps B 1 - 5 St. Joseph's FC

Hanover Harps B 1 -5 St. Joseph’s FC

On Sunday afternoon, Saint Joseph's continued their unbeaten run with a strong away win vs Hanover Harps B. Joseph's Tom Mitchell opened the scoring during the 15th minute. He found himself one-on-one with the Hanover keeper after a fine through ball from Kuba Brzezinski, leaving Mitchell to pass the ball around the opposing keeper calmly. Mitchell scored his and St. Joseph's second of the game in the 25th minute when the ball ricocheted off a Hanover defender and found the opposite bottom corner. Hanover came back strong, forced an OG of their own, and had some excellent opportunities to level through Dillon Murphy, Vinny Oba, Pa Carr, and Aaron Kinsella, all of which missed. Joseph's Daniel Donegan scored the pick of the game's goals when he saw the Hanover keeper off his line, he struck the ball from 40 yards out, and it sailed into the net.

During the second half, Hanover was comfortable in possession but susceptible to the counterattacks, which would prove the difference. St. Joseph's team captain Webb scored a classy goal on the 65th minute when Brzezinski played him down the left, and Webb chipped the keeper to make it 4-1 to the Saints. Brzezinski finished off a fine display from the young and talented Saints team. He outmuscled and turned the Hanover left back to score a well-deserved goal.

It was a hardworking and impressive team performance for Saint Joseph's and their players Evan McGuire, Kuba Brzezinski, and Padraig Webb. A harsh score line for an improving Hanover team and Brandon Redmond, Vinny Oba, Mick Ryan and Darragh Brennan

28/11/2021 15:24
Vale Wanderers v St. Joseph's FC
U17 League 13/11 14:30
Vale Wanderers 3 - 0 St. Joseph's FC

Vale Wanderers AFC 3 – 3 St Joseph’s AFC.

A very slow start by Vale, saw Joey’s take an early 0-1 lead through Adam Ziegler, but this was the ‘wake – up call’ that Vale needed, as they equalised through a fine goal by Sam Murphy.

Vale went on to dominate the game for the rest of the half, but there were no more goals, and the teams went into the interval, with a 1-1 scoreline.

The second half saw Vale start very well and a brace of goals from Charlie Nolan – the second being an excellent finish into the top corner of the net and make the score 3-1 to Vale.

Vale relaxed and dropped back in defence and Joey’s came back into the game and pulled a goal back from a poorly defended corner to make it 3-2, with Vale never getting back to the level of play that they’d achieved in the first half.

Joey’s took advantage and scored a well-deserved equaliser to make it 3-3 and gain a share of the points as the game fizzled out to a poor ending.

Standing out for Vale were Ben Hogan and Charlie Nolan, whilst it was a good all-round team performance by Joey’s.

28/11/2021 14:51
Burrin Celtic v St. Joseph's FC
Div Two 06/11 19:30
Burrin Celtic 1 - 2 St. Joseph's FC

Burrin Celtic 1-2 St Josephs

St Joseph's continued their unbeaten start with a big win away to Burrin Celtic in Ballon on Saturday night, making it 4 wins and 1 draw from their opening 5 games. Both teams started well, but it was St. Joseph's who broke the deadlock on the 25th-minute mark through striker Kuba Brzezinski. After good passing down the right-hand side, the young and talented Jack Lawlor played an inch-perfect pass to the feet of Brzezinski, who turned and struck the ball sweetly into the top left corner. Unfortunately, Jack Lawlor was substituted after because of an injury and was replaced by Leon Woods, making his league debut. Burrin found it challenging to break down the defensive lines of St. Joseph's, who looked then to counter several times. This continued throughout the second half, with both sets of players giving it their all for their teams.

In the 70th minute, Brzezinski found himself with time and space to play a lovely through ball into the feet of Tom Mitchell, who held his run impressively to find himself one on one with the Burrin Celtic keeper, and he curled the ball beautifully into the net. 2-0 to St. Joseph's. Burrin still played very well with the ball but could not break down St. Joseph's defence. At the 90-minute mark, Burrin got one back through a free-kick from Adam Feeney, but it was too little too late. In goal for the Saints, Ross Mannion put in another consecutive man of the match performance, making save after save and keeping things calm and organised in his box. While Burrin’s Josh Fernandes, John Kinsella and Eamon Lalor all played well.

14/11/2021 21:26
St. Joseph's FC v Killeshin FC
U17 League 06/11 14:30
St. Joseph's FC 4 - 8 Killeshin FC

St Joseph’s 4 – 8 Killeshin

Killeshin started well with James Ingram getting the ball from Cialan Brady and scoring in the 15th minute. Killeshin kept up their dominance and on the 18 minute James Ingram ran in and scored. A jack deary free kick from the edge of the box from Joseph's brought them back 2_1. Josh Brady through ball to James Ingram who got his hattrick on 29 minutes. Adam Seger then scored game 3_2. A long range shot from Jack Deacy found the net to level the game at three all with 5 minutes left in the half. A red card for a St Joseph's player and a penalty scored by James Ingram after second half. Dylan Williamson shot from close range made it 5_3 in the 70 minute. A great run by Jack Deacy who was playing very well for Josephs in the 74 minute made it 5_4. A corner from Killeshin fell to Dylan Williamson who finished well 75 minute. Another corner kick with a great header by James Comerford made the game 7_4 in the 80 minute. To finish the game a through ball by Dylan Williamson to Bobo gift who finished well. Game finish 8_4 best players from Killeshin were James Ingram Cody Nolan and Cialan Brady

14/11/2021 21:15
St. Joseph's FC v New Oak Boys B
14/11/21 2 pm
Div Two 14/11 14:00
St. Joseph's FC 3 - 0 New Oak Boys B

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Saint Joseph’s FC 3 - 0 New Oak Boys B

St. Joseph's continued their unbeaten start to the season with a big win at home against a battling New Oak on Sunday afternoon. This win made it five wins and one draw from their opening six games. Josephs started well in this top of the table clash. Team captain Padraig Webb opened the scoring on the 15-minute mark; after a shot from Fredo Eyong went into the air, Webb was quickest to react as he headed in from close range. While the New Oak defending was hesitant, St. Joseph's defended excellently, with Jack Lawlor orchestrating a well-organised unit and putting in a calm and mature performance in defence. Making his league debut in goal for St. Josephs, Daniel Donegan made a great save from a close-range New Oak chance in the first half. On the half-hour mark, Evan McGuire made it 2-0 for the Saints when his free kick from just inside the opposition half sailed into the net.

In the second half, St Joseph's put in an exceptional defensive team effort to earn a clean sheet and keep the high scoring Ben Dorgan of New Oak from scoring. Fredo Eyong made it 3-0 for the Saints on the hour mark as his hard work saw the ball fall to his feet in the box, and he slotted it home after some lovely football from St. Joseph's. Some would say this was due to poor defending putting the game beyond New Oak. Still, New Oak never let their heads drop and continued to try and find a way back into the game. But they had come up against a very well drilled St. Joseph's team, who held out to stay unbeaten after the ninety minutes. Best for New Oak on the day were Lee Kane, Cian Maddock, and Chris Bermingham. Every St. Joseph's player individually put in a man of the match performance to achieve this result against a high flying and impressive New Oak team, with special mention for Cian Shannon, Jack Lawlor, and Jack Murphy.

14/11/2021 20:19
St. Joseph's FC v Fortbarrington FC
Div Two 31/10 11:00
St. Joseph's FC 3 - 2 Fortbarrington FC

St Joseph's FC 3-2 Fortbarrington FC

St. Joseph's started the game by playing quality football and created plenty of chances within the first few minutes. With ten minutes played on the clock, Tom Mitchell won a free kick on the edge of the box. Evan McGuire stood over it, delivered a fine finessed shot over the wall, and passed the keeper. 1-0 St Joseph's. A lovely through ball from Luca Hutton in midfield led to Tom Mitchell doubling St. Joseph's lead five minutes later. With an excellent finish, Mitchell sent the Fortbarrington keeper one way and the ball into the opposite corner. Kuba Brzezinski added to his 3 goals last week with another fine strike on the 20th-minute mark after some lovely passing and movement from Luca Hutton and St. Joseph's captain, Padraig Webb. Fortbarrington began to fight back and scored when Chris Fennell smashed the ball into the top corner. 3-1.

Suddenly the pressure was piled on St Joseph's as Fortbarrington began retaining the possession and creating brilliant chances. The score was 3-2 when the ball fell to Brandon Brennan outside the box, who smashed it in the left bottom corner. Fortbarrington were well and truly back in the game! An impressive defensive performance from St. Joseph's is what followed in the second half. St. Joseph's managed the game excellently, against a Fortbarrington team that played well, showed heart, and fight to get back in the game, and came away with a very important 3 points. Best for Fortbarrington - Jack Brennan, Joe Brennan, and Brandon Brennan. Best for St. Joseph's - Ross Mannion, Kieran Carey, Jack Lawlor and Fredo Eyong.

31/10/2021 20:10