Soccer News - Wednesday 25 Aug 2004
Derry Rovers 2 St. Joseph’s 2
St. Joseph’s First Ever Junior Soccer team took to the field in Clonegal on Sunday last and came away with a very creditable 2-2 draw.
After going behind to an early own goal, the young Joeys team responded and replied within 10 minutes thanks to a well taken Richard Whyte goal after some fine midfield play produced the chance. Unfortunately the Tinryland side fell 2-1 down before the break when a poorly taken free kick took a favourable bounce and somehow found its way to the net.
St. Joseph’s totally dominated the 2nd half with Shane Delaney and John Paul Moore in complete control in the middle of the park.
This good spell of attacking play was rewarded with a fine goal from Colm Doran 15 minutes from the end to earn a draw.
The newcomers should feel pleased with this performance and some players showed a lot of promise for the future.
Best for St. Joseph’s were man of the match Brian Foster, Shane Delaney, Richard Whyte, James Moore and John Paul Moore.
St Josephs Juvenile Soccer
A meeting of St Josephs Juvenile soccer club will take place on Wednesday 25th August in Tinryland National School starting at 8:00pm. The purpose of the meeting is to finalize arrangements for the coming season. The Managers of the various teams will be named and a decision on what teams will be entering the league will be made. Details of training and of the Codes of Conduct for all individuals linked to the club will be given.
Based on current registration the club will only be fielding 3 teams this coming season. The number of players registered so far is very disappointing but the resources of the club will be targeted towards those players registered.
On Saturday 21st Ger Bickerstaffe the Kilkenny City Manger and his assistant put on a very informative and excellent coaching session for players and potential coaches in the field. Despite a poor turnout the weather was favorable and the benefit to the club of events like this cannot be underestimated. Ger has said that he will do more sessions for us in future. Kilkenny City are home to UCD in the League on Saturday 28th Aug and if you would like to attend this match contact the Secretary on 9146013
St Josephs season gets under way on Sat 4th Sept when the Under 13s take part in the Tullow Tournament. This is an opportunity for Joey’s players to put themselves forward for selection for this years Kennedy Cup Squad that will represent Carlow in Limerick next year.
At 9:00pm on Wednesday evening a meeting will take place between The Committee of the Juvenile Club and the recently formed St Josephs Adult Soccer Club. The Juvenile Club would like to wish the Adult Club a very successful season.