Soccer Win By Borrisoleigh First Year Students

St Joseph’s College first year boys turned their attention to soccer, winning firstly the Mid Tipperary Futsal Championship (5 a side soccer on Astroturf) and took on the cream of the South and North schools to emerge victorious as Tipperary Futsal Champions 2017. This talented group of boys will represent Tipperary in the Munster finals next week in Waterford IT. Best of luck to them. Congrats go to the girls Futsal team who won their Mid Tipp title too.

Soccer Win By Borrisoleigh First Year Students

Futsal Boys from Borrisoleigh

Twenty four hours later, the boys were out in their first competitive 11 a side soccer match, a group game at home to Patrician College, Fethard. Thanks must go to Clodiagh Rangers for hosting this match. St Joseph’s College took an early lead thanks to Tom McCutcheon, but poor concentration led to Patrician College scoring soon after, leaving the spectators expecting an end to end match. Neither team disappointed, with Tom McCutcheon scoring again for St Joseph’s College but within a minute, Patrician College were level again. A double substitution for St Joseph’s College, led to the introduction of man of the match, Colin Walsh. His link play, tough tackling and directing crossing from the right flank, led to two goals for St Joseph’s College, within five minutes of his introduction. St Joseph’s College went on to score two more before the break with the ever willing runner Gavin Ryan, scoring a brace, Tom McCutcheon completed his hat trick and Ted Evans scored from close range.

Into the second half with tough underground conditions, neither team had time on the ball. St Joseph’s College subs Michael Cox and Eoin Lavery, caused Fethard endless problems with their runs and movement. This led to Gavin Ryan, a thorn in the Fethard defence throughout, to skip in for his third and for St Joseph’s College, the final goal of the morning.

With the goal of the day, the three points were achieved, and the boys’ thoughts switched back to the Munster Finals in the Futsal with hopes to achieve a first for St Joseph’s College on the soccer front.

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