Reeling Back the Hurling Year 1973:
A great night had by all with some memorable moments recalled and some past memories better forgotten. Matt O’Callaghan did a fantastic job as always with his research done well in advance he was able to recite scores of Harty Cup games from years ago. There were interesting questions from the floor that added to the night.
We, Mungret St. Pauls would like to Thank Gerard McNamara for organising this event with the Limerick GAA Health and Wellbeing and Mungret Heritage. Thank you to Kevin O’Hagan who opened and closed the event, to Matt O’Callaghan and our panelists Richie Bennis, Bernie Hartigan, Eamonn Grimes, Eamon Cregan and Tom Ryan. Unfortunately Liam O’Donoghue was unable to attend. We would like to thank all who attended on the night, coming out in the bad weather. As always a special word of Thanks to the committee who set up the hall and served the refreshments. Photos available on our facebook page and website
5 Year Plan Review:
On Thursday 16 November in Mungret St. Pauls GAA community centre at 7.45pm the club will hold a review of the 5 year plan, come long to see how far the club has come in the last five years and have you say on the future development of the club.
If you have not been Garda vetted since 2014 you will now hae to renew your information on line. Go to http://www.gaa.ie/the-gaa/child-welfare-and-protection/vetting
The form is available on this page, follow the instructions. You need to supply a photo ID and a copy of your application form to the clubs Child Welfare officer Trish Barry who can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org. The club and you will both receive an email once the application has been confirmed. In accordance with the Child Welfare Act the GAA shall not permit any person to undertake relevant work or activities with children up to the age of U 18’s on our behalf unless we receive a vetting disclosure from the National Vetting Bureau of that person. GAA vetting services are available to any person over 16 years of age fulfilling a role of responsibility with children. Consent from a parent/Guardian shall be required for applicants between 16 & 18 years of age.
Junior B Hurling County Final:
Mungret St. Pauls 0-13 Bruff 0-13
Five years ago these two teams met on the same pitch in Ballyagran in a County Junior B final. On that occasion Bruff were declared winners with the score 1-11 to 0-11.
This was an even enough game with Mungret St. Pauls and Bruff both getting their fair share of scoring frees, it was what they did with it that made the difference. Mungret St. Pauls was first to score from a free and followed it up with another 2 scores before Bruff broke through on the 8th minute to put up their first score this was accompanied with 2 wides from Bruff and one for Mungret St. Pauls. On the 15 minute mark Bruff added another point from a 65, they proceeded to score another 4 points unanswered taking the lead with them. Just before the half time whistle Mungret St. Pauls managed another point but Bruff struck another 2 taking a 4 point lead.
Mungret St. Pauls needed to up their game but had the slope to their advantage. Straight into the game and Mungret St. Pauls lost 2 chances to score. Bruff did not waste time to put the sliotar over the bar at the other end. Mungret St. Pauls got some momentum and scored another 5 points to Bruffs one point. The lead was narrowed down to one point making the game very interesting. Three more points from play brought the game to a draw with Bruff notching up one and Mungret St. Pauls seeing two for them.
This brought the game into the final 10 minutes and every bodies eyes were on the sliotar as Mungret St. Pauls kept the ball in the Bruff half a missed free was closely followed by a point for Mungret St. Pauls. Bruff were off target 3 times in a row with Mungret St. Pauls accepting the 2 point advantage with a pointed free, another free was sent to the wrong side of the uprights. It was into injury time that 2 frees for Bruff brought the game to a close with only Limerick GAA delighted with the result of a draw and a replay.
We would like to thank all our supporters who came away from their warm houses to support the junior Hurlers and we hope you can make the replay which may be next Sunday.
Photos available on our facebook page.
CLUB Limerick Draw:
Club Limerick draw for November will take place at West Board convention on Wednesday 22nd November in the Devon Inn Hotel, Templeglantine.
The much asked about ¼ zip red and grey top can be ordered for Christmas, you will have to have your order placed by 17 November in the club shop they cost between €37 to €40. If you are looking for the club gear bags the cut off date is also 17 November. The following two items are also available for Christmas order. They are only available in adult sizes.
Hooded Gilet €50 and navy red trim jacket €50. Shop opens Saturday 11.30am to 12.30pm.