Soccer News - Thursday 30 Sep 2004
Under 10 League
St Josephs 5-0 Vale Wanderers
St Josephs under 10s got their season of to a great start with a fantastic display. Playing some excellent football they showed that they will be a force for the season. Every player contributed to an exhibition of how football should be played. Michael Calvey and Barry Power at the back were always in control and both showed some lovely touches. Craig Farrell and Jack Sheehan held the ball up well and fed the midfielders. From some lovely interplay Christopher Gaul scored both goals in the first half. The second half then saw the home side take control and when Jack Sheehan sent a lovely curving shot to the net the game was won. Shane Webb added another before Barry Power sent a long distance screamer to the net to leave the final score 5-0. Every player played well but Marcus Lawlor, Michael Calvey and Christopher Gaul were excellent.
Under 12 League
St Josephs 0-4 Vale Wanderers
By the time Josephs got going the game was gone. Joeys started slowly and the away side took full advantage. Before the home side started to play they were 3-0 down. They then woke up and at the start of the second half really took the game to Vale. Paul Costello, Ruairi Keenan and Jason Noctor started to put their foot on the ball and they were very unlucky to see a fine effort come back of the post and another just go narrowly wide. Most of the second half was played in the Vale half but try as they did they could not break down the Vale defence. Best for St Josephs were James Murphy, Alison Mahon and Aaron Doyle.
Under 14 League
St Josephs 7-1 Vale Wanderers
Joeys under 14s had an easy win against Vale in their opening game of the season. Goals from Conor Byrne, Ryan Curran, Kieran Williamson, David O Shea, Pauric Whelan, Jeff Sutton and Darren Murphy sealed the win. Best for Joeys were Luke Doyle, Alan Kirwan and David O Shea.
St. Joseph’s recorded their second win of the season in the Carlow League Division 4 with a comfortable 5-0 away win to fellow new boys Dereen Heights on Sunday last. Josephs opened the scoring early in the match through John Doyle who was making his debut. Shane Delaney then converted a penalty and added a second before the break after some good work by John Doyle. The Tinryland outfit were well in control throughout the game and another Doyle strike and an own goal in the 2nd half ensured this decisive victory. Best for St. Josephs were Brian Foster, Mark Dempsey, Chris Townsend, Ian Scully, Shane Delaney and John Doyle.