Junior Football Championship V Kilbeggan Shamrocks
St Josephs made the short journey over to Rosemount on Sunday 9 September 2018 to play neighbours Kilbeggan Shamrocks in what was our final group game in this years competition. With our opponents already in the semi finals and us out of contention, this game was essentially a dead rubber but saying that we would still have hoped for a better final send off to this years competition. We started slowly with Shamrocks goaling in the first meaningful attack of the game and despite some good possession, we found it hard to get a foothold. Some good scores from Stephen Sheil, Niall Moran (3) and Jerry Gleeson put St Josephs with five points at half time but trailing by 4-5 to 0-5 the result was settled. The second half was academic and while we battled on the final score of 5-12 to 0-6 was comprehensive and finished off a championship season where we found the going hard throughout. We have a young side and patience will be required even though these continuous losses are hard to bear. The year doesn’t end with the championship as we still have a league campaign to finish with promotion from our Division a strong probability.
Team:James Kenny,Martin Coughlan,Alan Farrell,Eoin Mc Cormack,Eoin Kelly,Brian Fitzgerald,Tommy Moran,Wayne Mc Cormack,Aaron Mc Donnell,Conor Byrne,Daire Lynam,Mick Larrigy,Niall Moran,Stephen Sheil,Jerry Gleeson. Subs introduced: Ross Elliffe,Daniel Daly
Under 16’s qualify for Semi Finals:
Kilbeggan/St Josephs Under 16 footballers guaranteed a spot in the championship semi finals with a 3-10 to 3-07 win over Multyfarnham on Sunday evening. It didn’t look good in the first half as we trailed badly but fair play to the lads, they bounced back with a great second half display to get a well deserved win. In the semi final, we will play Inny Shamrocks in two weeks time which should be a closely fought encounter.
Under 14’s in Shield Semi Final:
Our Under 14 team will contest the Division 1 shield semi final next weekend against Shandonagh. To prepare for the game, they played Clara in streamstown on Sunday morning and gave a good display against a strong side. Full details will be made known when fixtures are issued.
Under 10’s do well in Matt Slevin tournament:
St Josephs Under 10’s participated in the Matt Slevin memorial tournament in Ballynacargy on Saturday 8th September and reached the final losing out by a narrow margin but showed tremendous promise for the future. Well done to all the boys and to the coaches for their continued good work.
Under 6 Blitz
St Joseph's under 6's played their very first football game on Saturday last against Lilliput Gaels. Both sides were determined, eager and showed great skills in the games. A big thanks has to go to Lilliput Gaels and St Joseph's for coming together to give the children and parents a morning to remember. A first game for the club for over 18 children which in itself is a great sign for the future of the st Joseph's club.