Mungret St Paul’S GAA Club Notes
There will be a bus travelling from Mungret to support the Team. Anyone wishing to book a seat please contact Cath (0876533347) or Larry (0851351120)
The U-10 Ladies Football team traveled to Passage West where they enjoyed a blitz day.
U-6 and U-8 Ladies Football girls wishing the 4 Mungret St. Pauls ladies who will be playing in Croke Park on Sunday 16 September. Best of Luck to Olivia, Martina, Cliodhna and Jenni.
Mungret St. Pauls traveled to Mick Neville park last Saturday to contest the group 3 u12 football league finals which comprised of 4 teams. We played Drom-Broadford in the opening match and even though they were a strong physical team we matched them for skill and determination. The game ended in a draw but in extra time Drom-Broadford scored two early goals which proved too much to claw back. The 4 teams now played two finals and we faced off against Galbally who had lost to Ahane in their opening match. With the day being so hot, there was a real chance our boys would tire especially after the extra time played earlier and with no break to the final. But that wasn’t to be the case. We defended very well and on the other side we got the goals at the right time. The game went to the wire though and we just held on in the end by a few points after some frantic efforts to keep out serious goal threats from Galbally. Well done all players who togged out in the day.
Mungret St. Pauls 5-5 Athea 4-4
Monday, 27 August, Mungret St. Pauls U-14 division 3 panel of 20 made the long journey to Athea. The Mungret St. Pauls boys started poorly conceding two quick goals but after, they settled to bring the score 2-1 to 1-3 at halftime. In the second half Mungret St. Pauls showed great spirit and unity to take on an older team and prevailed winning 5-5 to 4-4. The boys played some very exciting football and can take great pride in this result. The team showed great character and endeavor to see out the game.
Mungret St. Pauls 2-19 Doon 5-10
The U-16s traveled to Doon on Monday 3 September in the second last of their group matches. This game was a real test to them and did not start well as Doon took an early lead and Mungret St. Pauls found themselves chasing the score as they went 8 points down and had to claw their way back. The secon dhalf had Mungret St. Pauls work hard and they managed to get back on track and as time was running out they got back to get a draw.
Mungret St. Pauls 4-21 Southside Gaels 1-7
On a cold Friday 7 September in Mungret the U-16 hurlers played their last group match with a rewarding score line.
Southside Gaels opened the game with a quick point but it would take them another 25 minutes and 5 wides before they would score again from a free. In this this Mungret St. Pauls secured 3 goals and 8 points with only one point from a free. This team really pulled together and kept their head but once Southside Gaels got into their stride they pointed another 3 balls unanswered with Mungret St. Pauls finishing the half with 2 more points.
The second half was much the same, after Mungret St. Pauls opened with 2 points Southside Gaels scored their only goal. Mungret St. Pauls U-16 team are not ones to sit back they plugged away on the score board with Southside Gaels remaining scores only coming from frees, Mungret St. Pauls were scoring from a wide variety of angles.
This team finish the group stages with no losses leaving them on top of the table preparing for the Semi Final.
U-13 DIVISION 1 FOOTBALL
Mungret St. Pauls 1-5 Fr. Casey’s 2-3
On Thursday 6 September the U-13 footballers traveled to Abbeyfeale with a low scoring game Mungret St. Pauls stood up well agaisnt Fr. Casey’s and kept them in touch on the scoreboard with the narrow lead for Fr. Casey’s to take the win.
U-13 DIVISION 3 FOOTBALL
Mungret St. Pauls 2-4 Askeaton, Ballysteen, Kilcornan 6-8
Played in Askeaton on Thursday 6 September the division 3 team played Askeaton, Ballysteen, Kilcornan. Our players are mainly U-12 players and they put up a great battle aginst the strong U-13 players. Our players did a great job scoring 2 goals and 4 points they were under pressure in the backs but will take on board this game and prepare for next years U-13 division 1 group.
PREMIER INTERMEDIATE HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP
Mungret St. Pauls 1-10 Bruff 0-14
In a cat and mouse game in Croom on Saturday 8 September the Limerick Motor Centre sponsored Premier Intermediate team took on Bruff where it came down to the last score wins.
Bruff took an early lead with Mungret St. Pauls first chance went wide but a placed ball with a score from play brought the game back to level score. Another 2 points a piece brought the game back again to draw. Mungret St. Pauls then got a chance to take a lead when they were awarded a penalty which was fired into the back of the net and boosted the players a bit. Bruff converted 3 of their 5 awarded frees to narrow the gap but Mungret St. Pauls saw the break out with 3 more points leaving the pitch 4 points in lead.
The second half was where Mungret St. Pauls struggled to secure their points with a week free sent straight to the goalies hand, Bruff were not so loose on their frees and added another unanswered 3 points. A good 10 minutes into the second half before Mungret St. Pauls added to their score with Bruff cancelling it out, then Mungret St. Pauls had a chance to score a second goal only to strike it too soft again and straight to the goalie. A possible change to the game as a second penalty was awarded to Mungret St. Pauls only to be saved, a point for Mungret St. Pauls was followed by Bruff attacking our backs with their attempt on a goal very skillfully stopped to a pointed 65 for them. With 8 minutes left in the game Bruff took another point on which brought the game back to a draw for the third time. Mungret St. Pauls and Bruff were making the sliotar dizzy by going from one 21 yard line to the other without scoring. With the game getting tense Mungret St. Pauls were shoot wild balls to the wrong side of the uprights and Bruff hitting the post on a second chance of a goal, it was in injury time that Mungret St. Pauls gave away another scoring free and Bruff put it to use to take the win. Mungret St. Pauls gave a lot of chances to Bruff with 9 of their scores coming from frees, Mungret St. Pauls only scored from 5 frees. This was the first loss in the championship for Mungret St. Pauls with them out again on Tuesday in Doon against Garryspillane.
Team; Conor O’Brien, Conor Flahive, Chris Buckley, Barry O’Grady, Brian Barry, Eoin O’Doherty, Conor Hellewell, Cian O’Brien, Eoin Mulcahy, Patrick Begley (0-2), Brendan Giltenane, Rory Duff, Paul O’Brien ( 1-5, 1-4 from frees), Michael Mullins, Liam Harrington (0-1), Louis Dee, Conor Lynch, Niall Mulcahy (0-2), Denis Giltenane, Brian Tobin, Luke Fitzgibbon, Cian O’Doherty, Shane Barry, Kieran O’Dowd, Conor Garvey, Chams Jagana, Sean Mullane.
Mentors; Diarmuid Mullins, Seanie Barry, Ger Keane, Tony Trehy, John Moriarty, Donie Browne.
Our troupe of U-8 hurlers traveled to Mick Neville Park on their end of year county blitz on Saturday 8 September where they encountered Drom/Broadford, Croagh/ Kilfinney and Knockainey. Our U-8 players proved too strong for each team and ended the day unbeaten. Well done to all the players, coaches and parents on a successful day for Mungret St. Pauls.
PA O’BRIEN U-10 HURLING TOURNAMENT
On Saturday 8 September a very successful Pa O’Brien Tournament took place when Mungret St. Pauls welcomed 2 teams from Kilmallock, Clarecastle and one team from Newtown Shandrum and Newport. There was some spectacular play in this tournament and ran very smoothly. Each team played a final with Mungret St. Pauls 2 teams winning their finals along with one of the Kilmallock teams with the overall winners taking the Pa O’Brien tournament who were Newport after a fantastic match against Newtown Shandrum. Every player received a medal at the end of the day with a player from each team receiving a most improved player trophy. Well done to George Lloyd and Cian O’Connell who were presented the award. Thank you to the visiting clubs for giving some great challenging games, to all the parents who supplied the food and helped out in the kitchen, to Vinnie Gleeson and all the coaches for their help in set up and taking down the pitches and mentoring the players.
PREMIER MINOR FOOTBALL
Mungret St. Pauls 3-5 Galbally 0-13
Mungret St. Pauls had the edge for most of this game where overworking the ball was a downfall, they scraped out a one point win in Staker Wallace on Sunday 9 September.
After a wide Mungret St. Pauls pointed a placed bal to get the score board going, this was followed on by a well taken goal. Galbally were awarded a penalty,only to send it over the cross bar for a point as their first score in the ninth minute, Glabally then set up another 3 points to bring the game on an even score. Mungret St. Pauls did not rest easy until they pointed another ball only for Galbally to even it out again. A scored free a piece saw the game draw again for the third time in the first half.
The second half saw Mungret St. Pauls loose a bit of their shape but they recovered well from it. A point from play for Mungret St. Pauls opened the restart and a try for a goal was expertly saved by the Galbally goalie. Galbally went on to add another 3 points to give them the lead for the first time but Mungret St. Pauls came back well with their second goal. Three wides for Galbally before they drew the game again. Going into the final quarter Mungret St. Pauls secured another point. The game was brought to a level score for the sixth time when Galbally struck the ball over the bar again, another 3 wides for Galbally until the edged ahead with one point and with injury time looming the ball was seen going up the field being passed on until it got passed into the back of the Galbally net, this was the clincher in the game giving Mungret St. Pauls a chance with a 2 point lead. Galbally battled on and with only one more point in them they lost out by just one point, with Mungret St. Pauls going through to the Final.
Team; Ronan McElligott, Gearoid Hanrahan, Fintan O’Sullivan, David Rickard, Sean O’Riordan, James Garvey (1-0), David Aherne, Colm Quilligan, Daniel Larkin, David Bridgeman (1-1), Chams Jagana, Lochlainn O’Keeffe (0-1), Shane Barry (0-2, 0-1 from Free), Darragh O’Grady, Eoin Ryan (0-1, 0-1 from Frees), Joe Rickard, Stephen Barry, Darragh Killian, Conor Galvin, Eoghan Ryan, Evan Barrett, Josh O’Rahilly, Kieran O’Dowd, Louis Dee.
Mentors; Liam O’Connell, Albert O’Grady, Tom Bridgeman, John O’Donovan.