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Soccer News - Friday 25 Mar 2005

Four local soccer players in action in Belgium this coming weekend

Four young soccer players from St. Joseph’s A.F.C. travel to Belgium this weekend to take part in the 16th Euro- Cup International tournament at Hamont near the Dutch border. Conor Byrne, Ryan Curran, David O’Shea and Padraic Whelan are part of the Carlow and District schoolboys squad that will compete in the 72 team tournament with teams from Belgium, Holland, England, Scotland, Germany, France and Ireland. The squad will depart from Shannon early tomorrow morning and the tournament will commence at 11 a.m. on Saturday morning when the Carlow lads will play their opening games against S.V. Victoria Hilversum and Hercules of Utrecht.
The players will be guaranteed at least 5 games over the weekend with the tournament due to finish late on Sunday evening. Other Irish teams taking part in the competition are Belgrove F.C. and St. Joseph’s Boys of Dublin and College Corinthians from Cork city. Anyone interested in following the progress of the tournament can click on to

Under 12 League
St Josephs 1-5 St Pats Boys

St Josephs worked hard against a very strong Pats team but ran out of steam in the second half. Joeys played some good football but struggled to break down a well-organised Pats defence. HT 0-1 The second half saw Pats take control of the game but Paul Costello scored for Joeys and Neil Byrne and Eric Bates worked hard with Colm Curran in goal outstanding.

Under 10 League
St Josephs 5-3 Vale Wanderers

Both teams contributed to a very high scoring exciting game on Saturday. With both teams playing attacking football goals were always going to come. Cathal Whelan, Gary Scully, Harry Hennessy scored good goals but Chris Chall scored 2 one of which was a volley from 20 yards. Every member of the team played well.

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