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St Josephs Primary School Carnacavill

St. Joseph's Win 7 Aside Tournament

26th May 2023

On Friday, the Primary 7 boys visited Donard Park for a 7 aside soccer tournament. To begin, we entered the league stages of the competition. Throughout the morning, we had to play seven different schools from the surrounding area so we could hopefully qualify for the semi-final. The boys worked hard all morning and played some excellent attacking football, winning all seven games and topping the group. This brought us through to the semi-final stage. Here we played a very talented St. Mary’s side. After a strong opening two minutes, and a well taken goal by Eoin Smyth, we had some disciplined defending to do. Fortunately, the boys were up for the challenge. We had a superb display at the back from Conor Adair and our goalkeeper Hayden Blackam. Having qualified for the final, the boys were determined to work hard and play as a team. We faced a talented Cumran Primary School in the final. Once again, it was a tight affair with Eoin Smyth grabbing the decisive goal. The boys played superbly all day and thoroughly deserved the victory. They were an absolute pleasure to watch and they played with a smile on their faces the whole time. A massive thank you must go to All Children’s Integrated Primary for organising the event. The organisation and preparation involved were fantastic. To top it all off, one of our players, Eoin Smyth was awarded with Player of the Tournament. A well-deserved accolade for Eoin who was fantastic all day. Lastly, a huge well done to the St. Joseph’s Carnacaville side. What a wonderful achievement boys! The squad included: Hayden Blackam, Conleth Lennon, Conor Adair, Riley Boden, Calum McLaughlin, Ryan Thornton, Eoin Smyth, Ollie Toner, Aodhan Toman and Matthew Rafferty.