Mungret/St Paul’s GAA Club Notes:

U14 Camogie:
What a fantastic season these U14 girls have given us. It wasn’t to be on Saturday when they played Killeedy is the semi final replay, but we are so proud of the heart and determination they have shown.
The future is bright. Captain: Abbey Nealon

U16 Camogie:
Huge excitement Thursday night at HQ when our U16 County B Champions dropped in to see our almost 80 strong U10s/12s after training with their cup
Trying to coordinate a group shot was the biggest challenge of the night but we made it in the end!
Thanks so much to the girls for calling in, it’s great for the younger players to have these fantastic sportswomen to look up to! #CantSeeCantBe

U-17 Football:
Mungret St. Pauls 6-9 Galtee Gaels 2-10
In Rathkeale on Monday 30 October 2023 our U-17 Division 2 Footballers took on Galtee Gaels in the Semi Final. It was Mungret St. Pauls who had the first score but it was the successful goals that brought a great win for Mungret St. Pauls.
It did not take long for Mungret St. Pauls to prove they had an upper hand as they had secured two goals in the first ten minutes with Galtee Gales matching our two points. Galtee Gales had a strong finish to the first half getting five points to Mungret St. Pauls one leaving a two point difference in Mungret St. Pauls favour at the break.
Back out there were a few exchanges of points before Mungret St. Pauls struck again with a third, fourth and fifth goal, these were added to with a few more points extending the gap considerably to fifteen points before the end of the third quarter. It was either side of Mungret St. Pauls sixth goal that Galtee Gales managed to hit the net themselves with their only two goals of the game, topped off with a final point it was Mungret St. Pauls that had the win without any doubt. The now play Kildimo Pallaskenry on the 11 November in the Final.

U-21 Hurling:
Mungret St. Pauls 2-23 Ahane 1-6
Our U-21 Hurlers did not have much time to prepare for this match as they gathered who they could due to upcoming football finals on a cold Thursday, 2 November 2023 in Doon, It saw us down a few of our regular starters but it did not seem to faze our players as they took on Ahane who themselves were down on players also.
Mungret St. Pauls started well getting three points before Ahane managed a reply, there were another three points and then we netted the next ball. Mungret St. Pauls were on a roll as Ahane missed crutial shots, Mungret St. Pauls were taking scores from all over the pitch. Ahane scored their only goal in the match just going into the last ten minutes of the first half but it was lost among Mungret St. Pauls points. Half time score Mungret St. Pauls 1-13 to Ahane 1-4.
The second half restart saw Ahane coming out strong scoring the next two points but this is where they finished their scores, Mungret St. Pauls finished out the game on a clean run of scores. A second win for the U-21 hurlers in their group leaves them on top with two matches to play.

Intermediate Football:
Mungret St. Pauls 1-8 Dromcollogher Broadford 1-3
It was a dry day in Askeaton but it was a very soft pitch on Saturday 4 November 2023 when Mungret St. Pauls played Dromcollogher Broadford in the Intermediate Football Final.
Mungret St. Pauls dominated from the start going three points up before Dromcollogher Broadford got off the mark, there were many miss shots from both sides but Mungret St. Pauls had more chances and added on another two points before the half time break leaving us four points ahead.
Dromcollogher Broadford might have started with a score in the second half but Mungret St. Pauls took over with a point either side of our goal. An opportunity for Dromcollogher Broadford arose and they took their shot which rattled the net. There was only one more point to each side and with ten minutes left on the clock the ball saw both ends of the pitch with no successful scores. The final whistle eventually blown, Mungret St. Pauls were declared the winners of the Intermediate Football Championship gaining promotion to Senior Football for 2024. This will be the first time that Mungret St. Pauls will have Senior Hurling and Football teams competing in the same year.
The man of the match was awarded to Brian Barry by Griffin Coaches as the Mungret St. Pauls captain, John Hutton accepted the Intermediate Cup from Gerry McNamara. Congratulations to all involved with the team and a special Thank you to all who came out to support the players through their championship.

Junior A Football:
Mungret St. Pauls 2-16 Camogue Rovers 0-7
The pitch was in very good condition in Cappamore for the Junior A Football Final between Mungret St. Pauls and Camogue Rovers on Sunday 5 November 2023. Mungret St. Pauls dominated from the start denying Camogue Rovers much of a look in.
Mungret St. Pauls had the first goal secured before Camogue Rovers got off the mark with a point, this lead to Mungret St. Pauls second goal. There was a share of scores between the two teams with Camogue Rovers ending the half with 2 points on the bounce. Half time Mungret St. Pauls 2-6 Camogue Rovers 0-7.
The second half left Camogue Rovers scoreless as Mungret St. Pauls held the play book. There were a few miss passes which saw Camogue Rovers take possession of the ball and down the field only be faced by our defenders who reclaimed ownership and back up the pitch. There were ten points added to Mungret St. Pauls tally in the second half securing the win for us. Well done to Luke Walsh who was awarded the player of the match by Richard and Tommy Fitzgerald of the Woodlands House Hotel and Spa. The Cup was presented to joint captains Cian O’Doherty and Sean Moran by the Limerick Football chairman, Wayne MacGearaitt and Irish Officer Gerry McNamara.
This was another great football win for us which leads to another promotion. A brilliant achievement for our players, management and club. Well done to everyone involved, thank you to all our members who have come out to support our players.

U-11 Hurling:
Mungret St. Pauls U-11 hurlers travelled to Michael Cusacks in Co. Clare to take part in their tournament on Saturday 4 November 2023. They played Doorabarefield, Ballyea and played HolyCross in the Shield final which they were successful in. This is a great group of players who have travelled to many tournaments throughout the year and seem to be cleaning up wherever they go.
Well done to all the players and their coaches, keep up the great work.

This year we are following on from last years huge success when we held Movember for a Grow a Mo for Joe as you all helped to raise over €4000 for Milford Hospice. So men, put the razors aside and grow that Mo for November which is dedicated to brave and selfless men to grow a moustache, and women to step up and support them, all to raise awareness and funds for men’s health – specifically prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention. This fundraising page is for those of you who would like to show your support. The donations will be going to Milford Care Centre in memory of a gentleman, Joe Harrington who sadly is no longer with us. We are asking our men to take part in growing a Mo for Joe for the month of November.
If you would like to make a donation check out our social media pages were we have the eventmaster give2you page link. Thank you to everyone who has donated so far, your money goes to a great charity in Limerick.