What a whirlwind game we had at Greenford v St.Brendans in the semi-final of the IFC on Sunday. St.Brendans were the first out of the traps and raced into a 4 point lead before the Joes lads got their act together and registered their first score from the boot of Shane Ruane. The Joes got another from James Gartlan prior to Eamonn McGovern converting a major from the penalty spot to leave them a point to the good after an indifferent opening first 15 minutes. The St.Brendans popped over their own scores but the Joes kept their end of the bargain via scores from Eamonn McGovern and Shane Ruane to leave the minimum in it at half time.
HT 1-05 to 0-07
In second half playing with the wind, the Joes did not make the most of the slight advantage however started the brighter with a pointed scores from Shane Ruane and Mark Porter, this left the Joes 4 up with 20 to play. As expected the Brendans lads pushed on and started chipping away at the scoreboard with the Joes lads missing some great chances to really kill the game off, this giving the opposition encouragement going into the final 5 minutes. The Brendans lads got themselves into the lead and looked to have the game won when the Joes manufactured a wonderful most and won a free within the dying seconds of the game… up stepped club stalwart Mark McNulty to split the posts and send the game to a replay.
Loads for the fellas to work on going into the replay. Scorers on the day Shane Ruane 0-4, Mark Porter 0-1, James Gartlan 0-1, Eamonn McGovern 1-02, Mark McNulty 0-1.
The replay will take place in Ruislip this Sunday 16th September with a 15:30 throw in. Please keep an eye on the Facebook and Twitter pages should any changes take place.
Training continues this Tuesday and Thursday at 19:30.
New Players & Recruitment
New players are always very welcome to join our friendly club. We are based in West London; the club covers a wide area and current players live in many different areas across London, including, Brentford, Ealing, Clapham, Fulham, Greenford, Northfields, Ruislip and Wimbledon. Transport to and from training and pick-up from stations can be arranged, if required. If you would like to join our club, please do not hesitate to contact us on 07956 666 979. We would be delighted to hear from you.
The Junior Joes are still training and have been taking part in tournaments across London over the summer months, to see some of the photos and action from the tournaments please see the photos on our Facebook page. As always if you have a child U12 or younger that want to play Gaelic Football please contact Derek on 07527711759 and additional if there are any parents who would like to get involved in coaching please get in touch on the same number.
Over the next few weeks there will be some coaching taking place as the Junior Joes are now getting involved more of the Tournament Blitzes some loads to look forward to for the Junior Joes.
Official Club Merchandise
Don’t forget - Our official club merchandise is available to purchase on the O’Neill’s website at https://www.oneills.com/shop-by-team/gaa/united-kingdom/st-joseph-s-gaa-london.html
You will find a wide range of high-quality merchandise for the whole family! Our training tops are now on there for purchase and our new jerseys should be available over the next number of weeks.
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As always many thanks to our Sponsors from Errigal Contracts and also to our secondary sponsor J.Coffey who have put a lot of effort in over the year supporting at different events across the year. Please support them where possible.