MUNGRET ST PAUL’S
Mungret St. Pauls 1-7 Monaleen 4-14
On Monday 2 May 2022 the U-15 hurlers travelled to Monaleen to play the hosts. These two sides have already met this year when they played each other in the Feile so Mungret St. Pauls were expecting a very tough game and this is what they got. Mungret St. Pauls never gave up and fought hard building up a great score of a goal and seven points. They now take a break from matches until July.
Surely Team of the Week must go to the U15 Football Team, who made it two in a row by capturing the Eileen Carmody County Féile Cup on Sunday last. MungretStPauls were in Division 1 and grouped with DromcollogherBroadford, St.Brigids, Fr.Casey’s and OldMill. Games were to be only 15 minutes (7 and a half minutes a side). First up were OldMill, and while MungretStPauls were slow to start they kept their composure. MungretStPauls scored 1.02, while OldMill failed to raise a flag. In the second match it was one way traffic MungretStPauls 2.05, St.Brigids no score. In the third match we came up against Fr.Casey’s this was a fast paced, tough encounter, with the defence so strong on both sides and forwards finding it hard to do damage to their opponents. MungretStPauls came out on top on a scoreline of MungretStPauls 3.00 Fr.Casey’s 1.03. For the final group match MungretStPauls received a walkover from DromcollogherBroadford as even a win for them would not bring them back in contention. Fr.Casey’s overcame St.Brigids. So in a repeat of last years final it was once again, MungretStPauls v Fr.Casey’s. This MungretStPauls team were well prepared and very determined for victory right from the throw in. They showed perseverance and were stealy strong when tested by Fr.Casey’s. They displayed great competitiveness and fine football ability. There may have been a dark cloud in the skies above during the game, but it was MungretStPauls who shone brightest. At the final whistle and after an exhausting days football, there were cheers galore, MungretStPauls were victorious. Final score MungretStPauls 1.02, Fr.Casey’s 1.01. Captain Clodagh Nestor collected the Eileen Carmody Memorial Cup on behalf of the team.
Well done to Management and all 26 team members who each played their part.
The Under 8s visited Na Piarsaigh for a hurling Blitz on Saturday where 3 teams of 8 faced off their opponents over 5 matches. Mungret/St Paul’s were very strong and the skills and teamwork they have been practicing in training was very evident. Well done to all.
JUNIOR A CAMOGIE
On May bank holiday Monday, we headed to Croom GAA Club to watch Mungret St Pauls and Feenagh Kilmeedy battle it out for the title of Junior A Plate Final Winners. And a battle is indeed what they gave us! Both teams were very well met, with a draw of 11 points each at full time, we quickly proceeded to extra time. Mungret came out of top with a final score of Mungret St Pauls 0-15 Feenagh Kilmeedy 0-13.
Captain Sinead Madden was delighted to accept the cup on behalf of her team from Limerick Camogie Chairperson Grace McNamara.
Well done to the entire panel and back room team on a fantastic match, and bringing the cup home!
CLUB SHOP AND COFFEE DOCK
Thank you to everyone who has supported the Club shop and Coffee dock. Opening hours are Monday and Thursday 6.30pm to 8pm and Saturday 10am to 12pm.
Mungret St. Pauls 2-7 Granagh Ballingarry 1-2
On a very sunny day on Thursday 5 May 2022 in Mungret our second U-13 footballer team, Division 3, welcomed Garangh Ballingarry to our pitches. This game started out even enough but once Mungret St. Pauls settled into the game they took on the scores, by the half time break Mungret St. Pauls had gained a three point lead. Back out on the pitch Mungret St. Pauls kept Granagh Ballingarry at bay allowing them only one more score while we added on another six points to our total. This team next meet Monaleen who also have three wins on Thursday 19 May.
Mungret St. Pauls 0-15 Na Piarsaigh 3-19
There was not much of a breeze on Saturday 7 May 2022 when the Limerick Motor Centre sponsored Senior Hurlers took on Na Piarsaigh in Caherdavin. This was expected to be a hard match as Na Piarsaigh had won all their matches but Mungret St. Pauls were prepared and played a brilliant first half, popping over fantastic shots and working the ball well. There were only two points separating the two sides by the break with Mungret St. Pauls in the lead.
There must have been some strong words spoken in the Na Piarsaigh huddle at the break, while Mungret St. Pauls reopened the game with a point from play, Na Piarsaigh took over and scored seven points with no reply. There were a few more points for Mungret St. Pauls but it was Na Piarsaigh that left everything on the pitch as they finished the game strong with Mungret St. Pauls doing what they could to shut them down. There is one more game left against Kildimo Pallaskenry on Saturday 21 May.
Mungret St. Pauls 3-4 Mungret St. Pauls 6-6
On Sunday 8 May 2022 our younger U-15 footballers, Division 3, travelled to Rhebogue after the Limerick hurling match to play St. Patricks. This was a tough game for our players as they had to recruit some of the U-13 panel. This team give everything they had and put up some great scores netting three times, they were unfortunate that St. Patricks secured more on the score board by the final whistle.
Well done to Róisín O Brien, Katie O Mahony, Anna Nealon, and Jillian Buckley on the Limerick Ladies Football U16 Football Team who captured the Munster C Championship, by overcoming Waterford last Saturday.
A disappointing loss to Tipperary in the Electric Ireland Munster Minor Football Championship Phase 1 Final on Thursday May 5th, well done to the team and management especially our own players Jake Foley, Diarmuid Hynes, Luke Walsh, Tom Lloyd and Ben Gallagher.
Massive Congratulations to the Limerick U20 Hurlers in their Munster Final win over a strong Tipperary side on Wednesday 4 May 2022. A brilliant game of Hurling played last night by both teams with Limerick getting over the line first. Well done to all the players and management especially our own Manager Diarmuid Mullins and players Brian O’Meara, Barry Duff and Liam Lynch.
The two U-15 Limerick Footballers team were out on Saturday 7 May 2022 with different results. Well done to all players and management. Mungret St. Pauls are delighted to have 5 players on the panel-
Liam Ahern and Conor O’Longaigh were on the team who beat Galway East and Rory Mullins, Conor Mangan and Daniel O’Connell were beaten by Meath. Both matches were played in Martinstown.
Well done to Limerick Sarsfield U-17 Hurlers in their great win over Kilkenny on Saturday 7 May 2022 in the quarter final. Final score Limerick 5-18 Kilkenny 2-16. Congratulations to all the players and management especially our own players Robert O’Brien and Mark O’Brien.