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Soccer News - Sunday 26 Dec 2004


St Josephs will hold their Christmas Soccer Day on Wednesday 29th December. Please note the change of date. The day will start with the under 9 teams coming together at 11.30. The under 10s and 11s will play at 12.30. The under 12s and 13s will play at 12.00 with the under 14s and guests playing at 1.00pm. The annual adult match, which is for any parent male or female, will kick off at 2.15 pm. Please make every effort to attend as these days have always proved to be great days out. On the day there will be a raffle for a very special prize (worth coming for this alone) and also a surprise presentation. The presentation will make a lot of people happy? That evening we hope every body will make the usual sacrifice and go out for a drink. Venue to be announced. There will be no more league matches until the 8th January.
St Josephs AFC would like to wish everybody a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Under 14 League
Slaney Rovers 1-5 St Josephs

Joeys travelled to Rathvilly to take on Slaney and came away with the 3 points. Joeys can take very little from this game other than the points. As a team they did not play well and there were too many individuals playing for themselves. Joeys went one nil up when Ciaran Williamson scored. They then gave away a penalty to allow Slaney to equalise. Shortly after Ciaran was on hand to get his second and it was still at 2-1 at half time. The second half was all Joeys and Jeff Sutton scored to make the game comfortable. Ciaran Williamson scored a further 2 to give him 4 goals in the game. Joeys were missing four of their regular squad but if they are to go any further in the league they will have to start performing as a team. In a mediocre performance Ciaran Williamsons 4 goals stood out and Jeff Sutton and Darren Murphy worked hard.

Under 10 League
Killeshin 5-5 St Josephs

In one of the best games of the season both teams came away with a point which was a very fair result. There was nothing to choose between the teams and they played their hearts out for the full game. With good quality end-to-end football there was not a dull moment in the game. There was never more than a goal between the teams and everyone on the pitch should be lauded for the manner in which the game was played. Killeshin took the lead but back came Joeys with a good goal from Jack Sheehan. Killeshin went in front again but Barry Power brought the teams level again. Killeshin took the lead again just before half time. HT 3-2
The second half continued as the first had left off. Joeys again levelled through Barry Power and then went 4-3 ahead when Christopher Gaul scored. Back came Killeshin to level and go 1 up with just a few minutes left. Still Joeys kept going and in the last few seconds Brian Hosey scored a smasher to leave the final score 5-5. Every player in the Joeys team played their part. The goal scorers were brilliant but they were reliant on Cathal Whelan and Harry Hennessy to perform stoutly at the back. Gary Scully played a captains role and David O Neill worked his socks off. This was an example of sport at its best and no involved in this game left the field without a smile.

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