MUNGRET ST PAUL’S
JUNIOR A HURLING
Mungret St. Pauls 0-20 Ballybrown 2-13
Monday 8 August was a warm evening for a match as our Junior A hurlers crossed the water to Caherdavin to play neighbours, Ballybrown for the second round of matches having gotten off to a poor start in the first round Mungret St. Pauls needed a win under their belt.
The game started with a point for point, Ballybrown pulled ahead with a three point lead for a few minutes before Mungret St. Pauls pulled it back to level the score for the second time. It was then Mungret St. Pauls turn to take a lead for a few minutes and coming into the dying minutes of the first half both sides had drawn level again with ten points each. The ball was sent in toward the goals and as our goalie got his hand on it the momentum of the ball moved and slipped out of his hands and over the line to give Ballybrown their first goal of the game and a three point lead to start the second half.
Mungret St. Pauls had to make up the deficit and got the first score in only for Ballybrown to match it. Just before the third quarter of the game both sides drew level again building up the tension on the pitch and sideline as the game hit a top gear. There was an exchange of points before a spectacular shot from the further 65 was sent over the cross bar for Mungret St. Pauls to regain the lead again, this was short lived as the ball was worked up the pitch and into the back of the Mungret St. Pauls net. This just urged Mungret St. Pauls on even more as the need for a win was strong, into the closing minutes of the game they leveled the score board yet again. A shot on goals was sent to a 65 for Mungret St. Pauls on the fourth minute of injury time, this was Mungret St. Pauls chance to take the win which was successful. The play went on for another two minutes with the last shot of the game was played in silence as it was a free for Ballybrown from near the right sideline, the ball was struck with all eyes following it and breaths held as it flew through the air and to the right of the nearest upright and wide.
This win gives Mungret St. Pauls a better footing as they take a small break before the third round in early September.
The team were: Rian Murphy, Jason Hassett, Stephen Dilworth, Chams Jagana, David Guilfoyle, Odhran O’Dwyer (0-2), Eamon Flahive, Eoghan Mulcahy, Mark Moroney (0-3), JJ Harrington (0-2), Darragh O’Hagan (0-4, 0-2 frees), David Geary (0-7, 0-3 frees), Conor Garvey, Declan Browne (0-2), Colin Rochford. Subs: Dan Larkin
Mungret St. Pauls 1-7 Newcastle West 2-12
It was a warm Monday evening, 8 August 2022, when Newcastle West arrived in Mungret to play the Division 3 U-15 football match. It was a tough game for our young players as they met with a stronger side. They put in a great effort to track their players and keep the score to a minimum as they managed to stick the ball into the back of the net topped off with seven points. These games are used as a base for next year as the players play in the Division 1 of the U-15 group. They have two more games to play to complete the group.
Mungret St. Pauls 2-3 Kildimo Pallaskenry 2-3
It was a hot evening for the second last of the group matches for the U-13 Division 2 hurlers when Kildimo Pallaskenry came to Mungret to play them on Tuesday 9 August 2022. This was a game of two halves where Kildimo Pallskenry built most of their scores in the first half and Mungret St Pauls left all their scores until the second half. It was an exciting game with both teams fighting hard for possession.
This draw sees Mungret St. Pauls stay at seventh place on the group board with one more game to play. This should see them with a place in a Shield Semi Final.
Our deepest Sympathies to John Furey and his family on the passing of his brother, James (Jim) Furey.
Deepest Sympathies also to Junior Camogie Coach Dermot Morrissey, his wife Carol, children Aoife Cathal and Sean on the passing of Dermot’s Father Jim.
Condolences to the Lee family on the passing of Margaret, mother to U-13 coach, Ollie, mother in law to Ita, grandmother to players Conor and Anna, extended family and friends.
Ar Dheis Dé go raibh a n-anamacha dilis