Best of Luck to the Limerick Hurling team in the All Ireland Final against Kilkenny on Sunday from everyone in Mungret St. Pauls . We are delighted to have Rory Duff on the panel representing us.
A great day was had by all that travelled to Naomh Olaf, Dublin last weekend where the u15 Football Team took part in the JohnWest National Féile Peil na nÓg. It was an early start Saturday morning. All Matches were just 12 minutes a side. In the group were London, Killoe Longford and Eoghan Rua Sligo. Mungret St.Pauls first match was against London. This was a tough contest and Mungret St. Pauls found themselves on the backfoot early, but as the match wore on Mungret St Pauls became steely tough and gave it absolutely everything, despite a hill to climb in the second half Mungret St.Pauls really put on tigerish display and managed to get as close as to one point. Unfortunately time went against us and the final whistle went. Final score London 2.04 Mungret St Pauls 2.03.
In round 2 it was Mungret St Pauls against Eoghan Rua. By the time this match came around Mungret St. Pauls had really gelled together, against Eoghan Rua a fantastic performance on put on with great displays of football from all the girls. Final score Mungret St. Pauls 2.03 EoghanRua 1.02.
No rest for the wicked it was straight on to round 3. This was perhaps the toughest game Mungret St. Pauls found themselves in, against Killoe. Despite trailing throughout most of the match, Mungret St. Pauls never gave in and never gave up, there was a lot of rough and tumble and the Mungret St. Pauls defence were well able for it. They certainly tested the pulse of Killoe. Final score Killoe 1.04 Mungret St.Pauls 1 goal.
From the results of the group rounds Mungret St. Pauls found themselves in the National Shield Semi Final. Here they came up against host club Naomh Olaf. Mungret St.Pauls showed great discipline right throughout the match. The green flag was raised several times with some great scores taken that you wouldn’t see the like of in Croke Park!. Late in the game Naomh Olaf scored a couple of points. Final Score Mungret St.Pauls 3.02 Naomh Olaf 1.02.
The Final saw Mungret St. Pauls pitted against Eoghan Rua again. It was an absolutely pulsating match to watch, not very good for the heart! The lead changed hands a few times, it was level a few times, but fair play to Mungret St.Pauls they certainly crashed into EoghanRua and won every breaking ball. An absolutely mesmerising match that captivated the large travelling supporters.Final Score Mungret 2.04 Eoghan Rua 2.01, which made Mungret St.Pauls the National Féile Shield Winners 2022. Captain Laura Naughton delightfully accepted the Shield on behalf of the team presented to her by President of Cumann Peil Gael na mBan Micheal Naughton.
Féile Squad, Captain L Naughton, A Baggott, J Buckley A Byrnes, J Casey, K Collins, A, Coughlan, C Hennessey, K Halpin, S Horgan, R Jordan, G Kelly, K Keogh, R Mitchell, C Murphy, G Madigan, G Morgan,C Moloney, A Nealon, C Nestor, A O Connor, D O Connor, M O Mahony, R Somers, N Stackpoole, M Tobin, and M Watts. Management L Morgan, S Horgan, J Horgan, B Tobin, and A Coughlan.
Many thanks to the vast number of people who supported and sent Best Wishes to the Team, it is very much appreciated. A very special word of Thanks to COBI SPORTS and Nestor Shanahan Auctioneers who very generously sponsored the gear and gear bags for the team and management, Thank you, your support is greatly appreciated by all.
Mungret St. Pauls 1-12 Kilmallock 0-6
It was a lovely evening on Monday 4 July in Mungret when Kilmallock took to the pitch and a great game of skill was to unfold for the supporters. Mungret St. Pauls took the lead from the start with a striking goal and Kilmallock played catch up for the rest of the game. By the end of the first half there were four points dividing the sides 1-6 to 0-5. The second half Mungret St. Pauls proved too strong for Kilmalloack as they pulled ahead while keeping Kilmallock to scoring only one point.
Thanks so much to Munster Wheelchair Camogie Club for inviting us to Mary Immaculate College on Saturday to have our U12s take part in round 2 of the Interprovincial league. A fantastic experience for our girls to step out of their comfort zone, try something different and focus on the ABilities instead of the DISabilities.
The team go to meet Mungret St Pauls Chairperson, Donal Fitzgibbon who was compere on the day.
Limerick City Community Radio also gave #MSPCamogie PRO Annie Browne the opportunity to tell everyone how the club came to be involved and how much the girls have enjoyed the experience to date.
We played a great game but were narrowly defeated in the end. Well done to all involved.
What a great weekend for Limerick camogie with their Seniors beating Antrim to qualify for the All-Ireland quarter finals v Waterford and the U16s getting off to a winning start with a super win over Clare in the All Ireland U16 A championship.
MSPCamogie had a presence on both teams in the form of Ailbhe Larkin and Aoife Morrissey (Seniors) and Cliona Byrne (U16s). You are doing us very proud in the green and white girls,
What a night last Thursday night as our 2 under 10 teams welcomed Treaty Gaels, Na Piarsaigh, Pallasgreen, Ballybrown & Ahane Camogie to MSPCamogie HQ. There was a great buzz around the place with loads of support for these fantastic camogie players! Keep up the good work girls – yer FLYIN! Shout out to our 4 referees, Amy, David, John and Emer – we couldn’t have done it without ye!
In other news the U6’s finished up their training with fun games and obstacles. U8’s closed their season with a blitz in St.Ailbes, U10’s travelled to Ahane for a blitz and had a fantastic evening. The U11/U12 teams had a in house Blitz and a very competitive penalty shoot out. They were treated afterwards to tasty pizza’s. Most underage teams are now taking a short break and will resume again in late July / early August.
As part of the Lidl OneGoodClub a evening of celebration “Reeling in the Years” will take place in the Community Centre on Sunday evening 24th July. More details to follow
Mungret St. Pauls 1-14 Na Piarsaigh 1-13
On Wednesday 6 July 2022 in Caherdavin our U-17 Division 1 hurlers delighted the supporters with a great exhibition of hurling. It was a tight enough game with Mungret St. Pauls not getting enough distance between them and Na Piarsaigh leaving both sides putting everything they had into the game.
Mungret St. Pauls took a bit of a lead in the first half keeping a steady two points away from Na Piarsaigh and near the end of the first half hit the back of the next extending the lead to six points by the break 1-9 to 0-6.
Na Piarsaigh had a better scoring second half and started to chip away at the lead we held with Mungret St. Pauls putting in an occasional point, the Na Piarsaigh goal came after a tussle on the goal line saw our players on the wrong side of the Na Piarsiagh players who easily shoved the ball over the line. This left only one point between the sides and it was this one point lead that both teams set to take on. Na Piarsaigh levelled twice but Mungret St. Pauls pointed after to put their fingers on the win. The last strike of the ball was a bit of a reminder of the final minute of the Offaly Tipperary Minor match at the weekend as the ball was struck off a Na Piarsaigh hurley towards the goal but the Mungret St. Pauls goalie who had pulled off some great saves earlier in the match held his nerve and got the sliotar into his hand to clear it away as the final whistle was being blown. A one point win for our hurlers, well done to the players who put their bodies on the line.
Mungret St. Pauls 3-3 St. Patricks 1-1
On Thursday 7 July 2022 our U-13 Division 3 hurlers played St. Patricks in Mungret. This was a tough test for our players but they were able to take on the challenge and got a goal and three points scored in the first half. St. Patricks came out a bit stronger and kept the pressure on our backs until they scored. There was a penalty for St. Patricks but the Mungret St. Pauls goalie got his hurley in the right place to prevent it going any further. Well done to our players.
Great display by our U7s last evening, Thursday 7 July away to kildimo/pallaskenry, fabulous evening for some summer hurling, huge improvement in all the children.
Mungret St. Pauls 5-10 Newcastle West 0-7
In Newcastle West on Friday 8 July 2022 our Premier Footballers played the hosts, this was a strong game for us with Newcastle West struggling to score in the first half. Mungret St. Pauls held their composure in the second half and while Newcastle West managed to break through our defence they could not catch up.
A second great win for our Premier U-19 Footballers.
Mungret St. Pauls 2-10 Belville Gaels 4-8
This was a tougher match for our second U-19 team who made the journey to Feenagh also on Friday 8 July 2022.
There were some well worked plays throughout from both sides with Mungret St. Pauls unlucky to not get any more scores on the board but they still put up 2-10 which in another match would be a winning score.
Well done to both teams who gave it everything on the pitch.