St Joseph’s College News – November 13th

1st year Boys soccer
St Joseph’s College 1st year boys travelled to the Dome, Thurles for the annual Futsal tournament. With a promising team, St Joseph’s travelled in hope of reclaiming the county title. We were grouped together with Gaelcolaiste Clonmel, Carrick CBS and Colaiste Mhuire Thurles. We set the tone in the opening match, hitting the post on four occasions and with goals from Barry McCarthy and a long rang goal from Dan Ryan, St Joseph’s College secured the win in the opening game. Excellent finishing against Gaelcolaiste Clonmel, with goals from Barry McCarthy, Dan Ryan, Sean Dunne, Alvis Danko (x2) and Kevin Maher saw us win 6-1. The key match was our final group match v Carrick CBS. Carrick took the lead early but Sean Dunne scored the equalised for the match to finish a draw. With St Joseph’s and Carrick on 11 scored and 2 against, a playoff was decided to see who topped the group. Carrick CBS scored the golden goal inside the opening minute and this ensure thet topped the group. St Joseph’s were drawn against Group 2 winners, Borrisokane. St Joseph’s lost the match 3-0. Credit must go to Borrisokane who won the Tipperary title and will be worthy representatives in the Munster finals next week.

1st year girls soccer
The 1st year girls took part in th Futsal soccer tournament in the Dome last Friday. The team, captained by Derbhila Donnelly showed tremendous courage and tenacity in the four games. The defence only contained 3 goals thanks to our back line of Megan Dunne, Alice Buckley and Catheriona Ryan. However Hazel Reynolds was outstanding in goals and kept her composure throughout. In misfield, the inpressive duo of Meave Stapleton and Aoife Ryan made a nuisance of themselves every time the opposition got the ball. Derbhila Donnelly also had an excellent performance throughout the
tournament, leading the attack along with Antoinette Atik and Shaneen Stapleton who shot at every opportunity. All girls are looking forward to the next ouying.

BT Young Scientist
A big congratulations to Ciara Ryan, John Ryan and Jack O’Meara who have selected out of over 2,500 groups to exhibit at the BT Young Scientist competition in January 2015. Best of luck.


Open Night
We would like to thank the parents and 6th class students who took the time to come to our open night last Wednesday 5/11/2014. We would also like to thank our students who put in a massive effort to make it happen. Please note, oppurtunities for enrollment are still available.

All-Ireland Cross-Country
One of our students Richard O’Donoughue (transition year) finished 9th in the Munster finals winning a bronze medal. Only the first 12 were picked to race in the All-Ireland Final. A big congratulations to Richard and Best of luck.