MUNGRET ST. PAUL’ S GAA CLUB NOTES
Mungret St. Pauls 3-19 Kildimo Pallaskenry 3-10
It was dry for the City League Final in Ballybrown on Saturday 31 July 2021. A tense game where both sides had the lead but it was Mungret St. Pauls determination that pushed them on and with some excellent skilful scores and tight defence the win was ours.
Mungret St. Pauls had built up a three point lead by the water break but it was Kildimo Pallaskenry that got the first goal in and had an improved second quarter bringing the game to a draw on the half time whistle 0-9 to 1-6.
Again the opposition started stronger and with a goal and a point held the lead for most of the third quarter but Mungret St. Pauls were only warming up the score board as they caught up and over took Kildimo Pallaskenry by two points at the water break, Mungret St. Pauls got a penalty which was sent to the left side of the goals but the Kildimo Pallaskenry goalie who had to receive boot repairs in the first half managed to get his hurley to the sliotar to clear it away. It was the last quarter that Mungret St. Pauls put in a very impressive display of goal scoring but not before Kildimo Pallaskenry scored their third goal and pointed free to give them a two point lead, this spurred Mungret St. Pauls on to hit back and this they did within three minutes of play they had 2 goals scored either side of a point. Kildimo Pallaskenry pointed another free before they were down to 14 men after a second yellow card, Mungret St. Pauls had a 4 point lead at this stage and continued to strengthen their lead after an exchange of points before Mungret St. Pauls finished off in style with their third goal followed on by two more points to win the match and become the 2021 City Junior Hurling League Champions. There were not many celebrations as in only another 48 hours they are back on the pitch to play Bruree in Croom in the County Semi Final.
Team; Louis Dee, Darragh O’Connor, Sean Mullane, Eamonn Flahive, Odhran O’Dwyer (0-1), Stephen Dilworth, Sean Leddin (0-1), Mark Patterson, Darragh O’Hagan (1-4), Jack McCarthy, Cian O’Doherty ,Cillian O’Gorman (1-8, 0-7 frees), Richie Burke (0-3), David Bridgeman (1-0), Conor O’Halloran (0-1), Killian Ryan (0-1), John O’Donovan, Colin Rochford, Derek DeLacy, James Garvey, Tom Morrissey, Dermot Maloney, David Geary, Patrick Dwane, Conor Garvey
Management; PJ Garvey, Bosco Ryan, Tom Bridgeman, Mike Kennedy, Dermot Flahive and John Moriarty.
Mungret St. Pauls 5-7 Bruff 2-1
On Monday 26 July the hot sun had eased off and delivered some light showers are our U-15 Division 1 team took on Bruff in Bruff. This was a great game from our players as they really put it up to Bruff, when the opportunity arose they stuck the ball in the net very skilfully.
Our young U-11 hurlers travelled out the road to Ballybrown on Tuesday 27 July 2021 where they were lucky to miss any rain showers and gave a super performance of hurling. There were two teams who left it all out there on the field showing excellent teamwork, a real improvement in the basics and lovely stickwork.
Our Junior Camogie team had a great win last Friday night away to Knockaderry. Full time score Mungret St. Pauls 1:16 Knockaderry 1:5 Great job girls!
Our U10s travelled to Monaleen on Sunday for a league match. The heat didn’t bother the girls one bit, with a great morning of camogie on display and a big thanks to our hosts who provided goodie bags for each player following the match!
Mungret St. Pauls 3-7 Fr. Casey’s 1-3
Thursday 29 July was a wet evening when both our U-13 and U-12 footballers took on visitors Fr. Casey’s. This was a tight game in the first half for the older group when they finished 3 points each at the break. The second half Fr. Casey’s restarted the game with a goal but the Mungret St. Pauls players just worked harder and kept the Fr. Casey’s defence busy as they put up an impressive score.
The younger group played on the juvenile pitch in a friendly match which was just as thrilling as the one on the senior pitch with some excellent skill on display.
CLUB LIMERICK DRAW
The next Club Limerick Draw takes place on the last Saturday of August with another jackpot prize of €10,000, an Exclusive Star Prize and a host of cash prizes up for grabs. This will be the sixth of ten monthly draws which will run until December. Congratulations to Diarmuid Mullins who came out in the July draw.
The Club Limerick Draw is one of our main fundraisers with 50% of the entrant fee returned to our local club. We strongly urge all club members to support this vital fundraiser and hopefully claim some of the wonderful prizes on offer. The cost of entry is €10 per draw. You can still sign up online via the new Club Limerick website at www.clublimerick.ie, remembering to select Mungret St. Pauls as your nominated club during the process.
€ASH FOR €LOBBER
Thank you so much to everyone who has already dropped off their bags to us, we are still accepting donations for our Cash for Clobber. The next drop off is this Saturday 7th August from 10am to 11.30am at the Changing rooms.
What we can accept are Clothes (clean and dry), shoes (paired and clean), duvet covers, curtains, belts and handbags
We are NOT able to accept toys, electrical items, duvets and pillows. This may be our only fundraiser for the year so make sure to spread the word.
Please adhere to social distancing when dropping off your donation.
A fantastic win for our Limerick Minor Footballers who now go onto the Final. Mungret St. Pauls are delighted to have Jack Sommers representing them on the team. Munster Minor Football Championship Semi Final Limerick: 3-11(20) Clare: 0-12(12).
Limerick U-20 Hurling, unfortunately it was not the result we wanted, well done to Liam Lynch, Brian O’Meara and Barry Duff who are on the panel with Diarmuid Mullins managing them and Darragh Droog in the backroom team.
The club would like to extend its best wishes to the Limerick Senior Hurling team and management in this Saturday’s All Ireland senior semi final against Waterford in Croke Park.