Mungret St Paul’s GAA Club Notes
PREMIER INTERMEDIATE HURLING
Mungret St. Pauls 0-12 Ballybrown 2-21
This was the first in the Senior Championship for our young Intermediate team on Tuesday 29 May
Mungret St. Pauls were first to try for a score but all three went left of the upright and it was a free that secured their first point after Ballybrown had already pointed 2 balls. 3 more points for Ballybrown and both teams matched each other with wides and points with Ballybrown going a bit more, by half time there was only 5 points in it.
The second half Ballybrown started stronger and it took Mungret St. Pauls a bit longer to settle back into the stride of the game with a well taken free. Ballybrown then managed to break through the defences and leave the sliotar in the back of the net. Ballybrown were controlling the play with Mungret St. Pauls taking their chances when they could and putting a lot of work in the defences.
Mungret St. Pauls will take on board what they have learned from this match and will be stronger for it.
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Mungret St. Pauls 4-13 Galbally 1-0
On a very sunny Wednesday, 30 May in Croagh the U-14 girls found them selves in another final, this time a Camogie one for the plate. This as it turned out was a very one sided scoring game but there was a lot of work from both teams on the pitch. There was some fantastic strikes, catches, blocks and free taking it was hard to believe they were only U-14.
Mungret St. Pauls were dominant from the off and used their great team work well calling for the ball and talking to each other, all passes were definite ones but Galbally were quick off the mark as well taking control of the ball on the pitch nut failing to get to the final destination as the Mungret St. Pauls backs pulled together and build up a very strong defense only letting one ball slip through to the net early in the game it was not going to happen a second time.
Wile Mungret St. Pauls won the plate it was team work and commitment that won over all. This team will grow stronger and be one to watch. Well done to all the players, coaches, parents and water girls who all had a part to play in this final.
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Mungret St. Pauls 2-5 Monaleen 1-12
On Wednesday 30 May the U-14 hurlers played Monaleen with home advantage. This was the first match in the Jack Lyons Cup with Mungret St. Pauls putting in a great performance by Monaleen the stronger scorers on the night. They are out next week again against Na Piarsaigh.
JUNIOR A HURLING
Mungret St. Pauls 1-12 Patrickswell 1-26
This game started out equal for the first 10 minutes until Patrickswell took up speed and overpowered Mungret St. Pauls, a gift of a goal for Mungret St. Pauls helped in Crecora on Friday 1 June.
It was 3 points each all from play and then 2 frees for Patrickswell pointed to give the well their lead which Mungret St. Pauls were unable to catch up to. Mungret St. Pauls next 4 scores were all frees with Patrickwell matching each of Mungret St. Pauls with another 3 to finish the half 7-12.
The second half Mungret St. Pauls points were aided by Patrickswell giving away frees, one free to be mentioned was the fantastic sideline by our veteran which was expertly taken and sent soaring through the uprights without hesitation. A slip up by the Patrickswell goalie left Mungret St. Pauls with 2 players in the perfect position to push the sliotar in over the line. With thunder and rain threatening the game was closed with Patrickswell deserving winners.
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Mungret St. Pauls 0-2 Newcastle West 6-6
Saturday 2 June was when the U-14 Football welcomed Newcastle West to Mungret in what was a tough game for our players. They were physically challenged for every ball but they never gave up throughout the game. Mungret St. Pauls were driving the ball well up the field only for Newcastle West to stop them and send the ball back down the pitch.