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Soccer News - Friday 28 May 2004

St Josephs Reach First Ever Cup Final

Under 13 Cup
St Josephs 2-0 St Pats Boys

St Josephs advanced to the under 13 cup final with a 2-0 victory over St Pats Boys on Thursday evening. Joeys stared well and passed the ball around but struggled to create any clear-cut chances. The home defence was not troubled in the opening period and Lee Buggle in goal was not called on to make any real saves. From a good effort on goal Joeys were awarded a corner and when Brian Farrell played the ball into the area Darren Murphy ran through to send the ball to the net. Joeys continued to dominate but had to settle for a 1-0 half time lead. Just on the restart they were fortunate to get the rub of the green when the referee awarded a goal to Jeff Sutton even though there was an obvious handball by an attacking player. They then controlled the game until the last 5 minutes when the away side had a couple of efforts just go wide. Best for the home team were David O Shea, Ryan Curran and Brian Farrell.

St. Joseph’s will play Stretford Utd in the Carlow Under 13 Cup Final on next Sunday at 11:00am in Parkville, Tullow. All support would be greatly appreciated in what is the first cup final contested by the club.

Under 11 Cup
St Josephs 0-5 St Pats Boys

Joeys under 11s exited the cup after a very game display against the league leaders Pats Boys. The game was very evenly balanced for the first 15 minutes with both sides creating a couple of good chances. Michael Lawlor and David Townsend combined well but the Pats keeper made a really good save. Minutes later Pats took the lead when Michael Foley in the home goal was unsighted and the ball hit the corner of the net. Just on half time Joeys went 2-0 down and this gave the away side a great boost. HT 0-2
The second half saw Pats play the football that has given them the league and despite the efforts of all the home side Pats went on to score a further 3. This team has some lovely footballers and in Michael Foley in goal they have one of the best keepers in any league. Best for Joeys were Paul Costello, David Townsend and James Murphy.

Under 9 League
Derry Rovers 10-2 St Josephs

The under 9 younger squad came up against a very strong Derry side and despite playing really well they could not stop the home side from getting a comfortable win. At half time it was 4-0 to the home side but Josephs tried hard in the second half and were rewarded with two good goals from Art O Dea and Sean Kirwan. Best for Joeys were Eoin Fields, Craig Farrell and Clodagh McGrath.

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