U12s Score Big Win Over Cooley

19 Apr 2013

St. Josephs under 12 squad served up a near perfect display in their first outing of the season against Cooley at Cluskey Park. It was Oran McParland in his first game for the club who opened the scoring with a point. After a number of near misses Cooley were back on level terms with a point from a free. With Michael Staunton dominating around midfield the Joes created chances for Josh Todd and Jack Barron to score points.  Joes continued on the attack and Josh Mackin worked his way in from the right to score a good goal, leaving the score at 1-3 to 0-1 after 10 mins. Conor Casey kept his goal well and the Joes stretched their lead with a Gabriel Bell point and an opportunist goal from Oran McParland. Cooley created a number of good scoring chances adding two points before the break. The final score of the half came from Jack Barron with a point from a free to leave the half time score St. Josephs 2-5; Cooley Kickhams 0-3.


In the second half the Joes continued to dominate with a point from Josh Todd and two from Jack Barron before Gabriel Bell crashed an unstoppable shot to the net. Cooley rallied strongly with three well taken points and were kept in the game by their goalkeeper, who made superb saves from Adam Stewart and Josh Todd. Another save from a Josh Mackin shot was fisted to the net by Kevin Campbell. Points from Ciaran Johnston and Gabriel Bell were followed by goals from the ever dangerous Josh Todd and one from distance from Jack Barron.


On a night when everything went right for the Joes, it was an excellent team performance. Outstanding all through was Gabriel Bell, Josh Mackin, Turlough McGeeney and man of the match Michael Staunton .
Full Time Score: St. Josephs 6-10, Cooley Kickhams 0-6


St. Josephs: Conor Casey, Aaron Neary, Ciaran Johnston(0-1), Turlough McGeeney, Michael Staunton, Josh Mackin(1-0), Gabriel Bell(1-2), Kevin Campbell(1-0), Jack Barron(1-4), Adam Stewart, Josh Todd(1-2), Oran McParland (1-1)


(Report: Pat Coyne)

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