Soccer News - Thursday 3 Feb 2005
Local soccer players help Carlow U14s defeat Kildare
St. Joseph’s players Conor Byrne and David O’Shea were part of the Carlow U14 schoolboys league team that defeated the Kildare league in the first round of the S. F.A.I inter league competition at Hawkins Lane Tullow on Sunday last.
The Carlow squad were 2-0 ahead early in the second half before Kildare pulled back a goal in the closing stages which put pressure on the Carlow defence. St.Joseph’s players Ryan Curran who is on the comeback trail following a serious knee injury and Padraic Whelan were also part of the Carlow squad on Sunday. Carlow will now play Wexford in the next round.
Local players Padraig Townsend (Nurney Villa) and Conor Byrne (St. Joseph’s) helped Carlow C.B.S. defeat Tullow C.S. in the final of the South East Colleges U16 final at the Meadowland’s Graiguecullen on Tuesday last. The C.B.S. now advance to the Leinster semi final as defending champions having won out in Leinster last year. Tinryland Gaelic footballer Mark Morrissey was a member of the Tullow C.S. team
St.Josephs 2-4 Vale Wanderers
This was a very entertaining Under 11 Carlow league game, both teams played good flowing football throughout the game. Joseph's started off very strongly and were unlucky to go one goal down after 10 mins. St. Joseph's continued to work hard for an equaliser and were justly rewarded on the stroke of half time with a fine goal from Sean Delaney.
Vale Wanderers restarted the second half very well and went on to score a further 3 goals. But in fairness to St. Joseph's they never gave up and after good ball work from Aaron Doyle, Jonathan Brennan and Eoin Maddock they were rewarded with another goal from Sean Delaney. This was a fine St. Joseph's team performance with all players giving their best, especially Aoife Hosey, Neill Byrne, Eoin Maddock, Sean Delaney and Rory Lynch
Final score: St. Joseph's 2 - Vale Wanderers 4