Mungret GAA Club Notes:
Hard luck to our Minor Camogie team who lost the shield final to Granagh Ballingarry at home on Sunday.
A battle to the end with a brilliant come back, the girls did Mungret St. Pauls proud.
Captain: Dearbhail Mangan Full time score: Mungret St. Pauls: 2-10(16) Granagh Ballingarry : 4-8(20)
We are delighted to see #MSPCamogie players Abbey Nealon, Aoife Boyce and Roisin O’Neill returning to the Limerick Camogie for 2024 as part of the U15 squad this time around. All your hard work and dedication to camogie is paying off, and it’s a great honour for you to wear your county colours.
The very best of luck to the three of you – we are incredibly proud!
Mungret St. Pauls 0-14 Monaleen 0-12
The U-21 Premier Hurling final took place on a cold wet, breezy Wednesday 20 December 2023 on the grass pitch infront of the new stand in Mick Neville Park. This was a great match to launch the opening of the new stand with Monaleen having the advantage of the strong breeze in the first half.
Mungret St. Pauls struck the first score with Monaleen missing the next two they quickly made up for it when they went 3 points to one of Mungret St. Pauls twice. Mungret St. Pauls matched the next two points from Monaleen with Monaleen scoring their ninth point near the end of the first half. This left the two sides with four points separating them, Mungret St. Pauls 0-5 Monaleen 0-9.
Monaleen came back fighting in the second half scoring the opening two points. With the breeze in Mungret St. Pauls favour they had a run of six points to level the game. Monaleen got in a quick reply but it was Mungret St. Pauls that finished the game out in style with the last three points of the game leading to a two point win and a Premier U-21 Hurling title for Mungret St. Pauls.
Captain Odhran O’Dwyer was delighted to accept the cup on behalf of the team. This is the last time the U-21 Cup will be won as the Championship changes to U-20 from next year, it has taken many years with Mungret St. Pauls getting to finals and unfortunately falling at the final hurdle but the hard work these players put in has paid off to close out the hurling year with a much sought after reward. Congratulations to all players and management.
Mungret St. Pauls 1-11 Monaleen 1-6
On Friday 22 December 2023 only two days after Mungret St. Pauls and Monaleen met in the U-21 Hurling final they both went toe to toe again for the U-21 Premier Football Semi Final in UL’s Maguire pitch.
Mungret St. Pauls started strong building up five points to Monaleens one point in the first quarter. Monaleen brought it back to two points separating the sides but not for long and Mungret St. Pauls pulled ahead again with another four points. Monaleen saw their chance and a run up the middle left Mungret St. Pauls exposed and Monaleen hitting the net. This left the half time score Monaleen 1-3 Mungret St. Pauls 0-9.
Monaleen came out and hammered over two points only one point separating the two teams. Mungret St. Pauls had a golden chance with a penalty but this shot was saved by the Monaleen goalie and pushed over the bar for a point. It took another five minutes before Mungret St. Pauls managed to hit the net after a great run of playing and passing and taking the opportunity at the right time. Monaleen struck the next point but it was Mungret St. Pauls who proved to be the deserving winners as the went on to score another two points to win by five points.
They now go on to play Fr. Caseys in the U-21 Premier Final on Wednesday 27 December in Castlemahon at 1pm.