Mungret St. Pauls 4-5 Cappagh Rathkeale 1-11
It was a dry Monday evening on 25 July 2022 when our Division 1 U-15 footballers took the road to the Bog Garden. This was a great exhibition of football from our players as they played out of their skins striking the net when the chance arose while Cappagh Rathkeale went for points. This was an excellent result for our players who top their group with five wins and only one game to go at home against Newcastle West on Monday 8th of August.
Mungret St. Pauls 1-6 Crecora Manister 1-9
On Monday 25 July 2022 in Mungret our second U-15 footballers team played near neighbours Crecora Manister in a clean game with both teams only having 14 players they were evenly matched. There were a lot of wides throughout the game from both sides and both goalies were kept busy deflecting the ball away. Every player on the pitch played their part and worked hard to lead the ball up the pitch. There was around five minutes where Mungret St. Pauls were down to 13 players after a minor injury but luckily a substitute was available from the U-13 training session on the juvenile pitch to fill in for the last ten minutes of the game. Unluckily for Mungret St. Pauls it was while being down a player that Crecora Manister pulled ahead in the game and running out of time Mungret St. Pauls failed to level one last time. A special word of Thanks to the U-13 players who filled in the spaces of absent players due to holidays.
Camogie Minor Quarter Final, 24th July:
Mungret St Paul’s Minors travelled to Crecora for their minor quarter final on Sunday evening last. A young Mungret team, minus a few regulars, were always going to be up against it, facing an experienced Crecora side. It took a while for Mungret to come to terms with the pace of the game and Crecora established a healthy early lead. As in previous games though our young girls rallied and fought back to be only two scores down at half time. That fight and spirit carried on into the second half with some excellent passages of play from the girls. In the end though the experience of Crecora won out with them exploiting space to secure two quick goals and seal progression to the semi-final. This Mungret St Pauls group deserve huge credit for their commitment and determination in this year’s championship. All bar one of the Mungret girls who fielded this year will be eligible for next year with many more available for the following year, none looked out of place at this level this year. The future is bright.
Full time score: Mungret St Pauls 2-8 Crecora 4-9
Camogie Minor Match, 20th July:
The Mungret St Pauls Minors took to the field at the Crescent Comprehensive for their final group game in the championship last Wednesday evening. Tournafulla Ballyagran took the initiative taking an early lead before a young Mungret team fought back and dominated the second quarter to be only a point down at the break. The Mungret girls kicked on in the second half and got their noses ahead by a point. In a tight game, with defences to the fore, a goal always looked likely to be decisive and it was Tournafulla Ballyagaran who got the vital score in the end to come away with the win. With all of the Mungret girls who played on the night eligible for next year and many more for the following year again, these young girls deserve huge credit for this brave, spirited and skilful showing against a more experienced side.
Full time score: Mungret St Pauls 0-7 Tournafulla Ballyagran 1-8
U11 visiting girls team alert!
We were delighted to have the opportunity to play visiting team Trinity Gaels from Dublin on Saturday as their players travelled down to Limerick!
Earlier in the day they took on the ladies gaelic football team, but that didn’t show with both sides took to the pitch for a wonderful camogie display!
Well done to all, great to see so many skilful camogie players mad for games and setting personal goals for themselves.
Long May they reign!
A big thanks to all parents who contributed to the catering for after the games in the clubhouse afterwards and to Kevin O’Hagan whos organisations skills showed the day go off without a hitch!
The club will be hosting a number of club championship games in the coming weeks. We are looking for volunteers to man the scoreboard. If you are available to do this please contact the club phone on 085 867 9962
Start packing your bags, we will be holding a cash for clobber in the coming few weeks. We will let you know when we will be opening the drop off.
Mungret St. Pauls 4-10 Oola 0-3
A strong win for Mungret St Pauls U-17 division 1 footballers versus Oola in Doon on Wednesday 27 July 2022. Mungret St. Pauls started strong, with a goal in the first minute but perhaps didn’t capitalise offensively, ending the first half 1-6 to 0-1 ahead. Defensively Mungret St. Pauls were too organised for Oola. The second half was a similar tale with Mungret St. Pauls winning 4-10 to 0-3. This is the third win from as many games for this team leaving them top of the group with 2 matches to go.
Mungret St. Pauls 0-11 Askeaton Ballysteen Kilcornan 3-12
At home on the Senior pitch on Wednesday 27 July 2022 our second U-17 footballers took on the combined team of Askeaton Ballysteen Kilcornan. This was a well contested game with Mungret St. Pauls putting some lovely balls over the cross bar. They were level on 7 points each at half time but Askeaton Ballysteen Kilcornan hit the net on three occasions which won the match for them. Half way through the group stages this is a third loss for the team with another three to go.
Mungret St. Pauls 1-20 Ballinacurra Gaels 2-5
Wednesday 27 July our Junior B footballers and Ballincurra Gaels met in the Crescent College Comprehensive pitch it started out as a well matched game with both sides playing some great ball. Both teams also hit the net when the opportunity occurred. It was Mungret St. Pauls that had a bit of a lead by half time 1-7 to 1-4.
Back out it was Mungret St. Pauls that had a better game as Ballincurra Gaels seemed to slow down a bit, a great finish for our third team as they top the group stage after two wins from as many games.
Mungret St. Pauls 0-7 Adare 5-7
On Thursday 28 July 2022 our Division 1 team played Adare in Manor Fields. This is the second round of the group matches with Mungret St. Pauls having won by just one point at home last time there has been an improvement in the players since that match and it showed as the game progressed. Mungret St. Pauls and Adare were in touch with each other on the score board for the first half with Mungret St. Pauls hitting the net twice which helped hold the lead by half time by three points. It was the second half that Mungret St. Pauls dominated and held Adare to only a one point score while Mungret St. Pauls struck some lovely scores to win and keep themselves in second place on the group table with only two matches left to play.
Mungret St. Pauls 7-11 Athea 2-7
Thursday 28 July 2022 our second U-13 team, Division 3, played a very strong game in Athea. This was a lovely game that showcased the level of skill the players have in football. From the start Mungret St. Pauls proved too strong for Athea and took control of the game. With only two games left in the group for this team they currently see themselves in third place with St. Patricks in pole position the next game they play at home.
Deepest Sympathies to the Dwane family on the passing of Liz, mother to Brendan, mother in law to Wanda PRO, grandmother to players Patrick, Ruairí and Caoimhín, extended family and friends.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam dilís