MUNGRET ST PAUL’S GAA CLUB NOTES
Mungret St. Pauls 3-10 St. Kierans 0-6
On Monday 24 June in Mungret our U-16 footballers were very dominant in their game against St. Kierans. Mungret St. Pauls are currently on top of their table with the next team they have to play, Fr. Casey’s, second on scoring difference. This match is due to be played on July 22 in Abbeyfeale which should be a great game.
Mungret St. Pauls 1-8 Kildimo Pallaskenry 0-8
This was the City Championship Semi Final which was played in Clarina on Monday 24 June, the weather was ideal for this encounter. It was a great encounter between the two sides with Mungret St. Pauls coming out on top and progressing to the Final.
The game started out with a Mungret St. Pauls goal, Kildimo Pallaskenry brought the action back to the Mungret St. Pauls backs, the ball hit off the cross bar, it was a free that produced their opening point. Mungret St. Pauls were the next to point, the ball went to the other end of the pitch and Kildimo Pallaskenry scored 2 points on the hop. There was a point a piece, Kildimo Pallaskenry went on to go for a goal but it was sent to the wrong side. Kildimo Pallaskenry pointed again in the next play our goalie saved the ball. The half finised off with a point a piece with both sides even.
The second half took 15 minutes to get the score board moving again. Mungret St. Pauls wided 5 times while Kildimo Pallaskenry were aiming for goals there was some very impressive saves from our goalie. It was Kildimo Pallaskenry that eventually hit the target, Mungret St. Pauls followed with their own point less than a minute later. Keeping to an easy play Mungret St. Pauls worked their way up the pitch to another point. It was now the turn for the Kildimo Pallaskenry goalie as he denied a second goal for Mungret St. Pauls. Kildimo Pallaskenry scored their last point of the game to level the sides. With time ticking, the ball was worked up the field and Mungret St. Pauls directed the ball over the cross bar, the challenge now was to keep the lead. Mungret St. Pauls put pressure on the Kildimo Pallaskenry goalie again who sent the ball over the bar for a two point lead for Mungret St. Pauls, another launch on the Kildimo Pallaskenry goalie was diverted, a free for Mungret St. Pauls and the game was won.
Photos available on our facebook page
ROSE OF TRALEE
Congratulations to Dave Brosnan on becoming an escort for the upcoming Rose of Tralee festival.
This weekend was a very busy weekend. On Saturday 29 June the U-17 Celtic Challenge Limerick Sarsfields played Roscommon in Tullamore in the Corn Jerome O’Leary Final where they were unfortunate to lose. Well done to the team for reaching the final, especially our players Darragh O’Hagan, Eamonn Flahive and David Hassett.
On Sunday 30 June there was an early start with the Limerick Minor hurlers beating Clare followed on by the Senior Hurlers beating Tipperary to become Munster winners. Well done to both teams and management, especially our own Liam Lynch, Brian O’Meara and Odhran O’Dwyer and manager Diarmuid Mullins.
Congratulations to our players who have been named on the U-20 hurling panel- Louis Dee, Conor Flahive, Rory Duff, Conor Hellewell and Paul O’Brien.
Thank you to all members who attended the open meeting where they got to walk the land the club purchased and then they got to have a look at the proposed plans that have been put forward to the planning office.
Mungret St. Pauls 0-16 Camogue Rovers 2-13
On Tuesday 25 June in Mungret in the fantastic sunshine. Mungret St. Pauls started well in the match taking an early lead and holding it throughout the first half. Mungret St. Pauls held onto the lead for most of the second half but Camogue Rovers caught up and with 2 goals they secured a win.
Mungret St. Pauls built a 3 point lead before Camogue Rovers on the 12th minute pointed from a free. Both sides shared the next 6 points, Mungret St. Pauls finished the half with 2 additional points while Camogue Rovers pointed the last point of the half.
Mungret St. Pauls came out strong with 2 points in the restart, Camogue Rovers followed with their own 3 points, there was a point a piece and Mungret St. Pauls went another 4 unanswered, there was a break in play for the players to get water and this was what turned out to be the turning point of the game as Camogue Rovers had a goal and 3 ponts scored before Mungret St. Pauls could reply with a point from a free but Camogue Rovers hit hard again and went another goal and point to win the game.
Mungret St. Pauls 1-25 Blackrock 4-3
In Kilfinane on Tuesday 25 June the division 3 team which is made up of mainly U-15 and U-14 players took on Blackrock. Mungret St. Pauls played a powerful game in the bright sunshine. This was a great game by our young players they still have 2 matches to play and are currently sitting in third place on the board out of 6.
Mungret St. Pauls 0-16 Athea 1-19
In Mungret on a sunny Saturday 29 June the Intermediate Footballers took on Athea in a strong match where both sides seemed evenly matched but Athea got the better of Mungret St. Pauls and with an extra 4 kicks of the ball Athea took the win with a 6 point lead.
Well done to all our players and parents that took part in the ladies football sponsored walk on Sat 29th. (Photograph below)
Underage Ladies Football training takes a break for the summer. Training will resume in mid August for all ages. Enjoy the break.