MUNGRET ST PAUL’S
U-19 PREMIER HURLING
Mungret St. Pauls 0-15 Monaleen 1-19
On Tuesday 16 August 2022 in Caherdavin our Premier Minor hurlers played an impressive game, after recent heat wave and stormy weather they had to contend with a strong breeze on the night. The breeze favoured them in the first half but they did not build up enough points to get them through the second half.
Mungret St. Pauls lead from the start, they built up a seven point lead coming into the closing minutes of the first half but Monaleen tacked on two late points to make it a more manageable difference for the second half.
Back out Monaleen started their scoring spree as they brought themselves back to two points before Mungret St. Pauls produced their own score. There was an exchange of points with Mungret St. Pauls lead starting to slip, with five minutes of normal time left the game leveled for the first time. Monaleen went two points ahead and Mungret St. Pauls were searching for a goal but it was Monaleen that found the net extending their lead. There were another two points added onto Monaleens side in injury time before the final whistle was heard.
This drew the U-19 Premier hurling matches to a close for 2022. Well done to all our players for their hard work and to the coaches and parents. This is not the end of matches for this group as they still have the adult and U-21 matches to play.
Mungret St. Pauls 0-5 Granagh Ballingarry 1-5
Mungret St. Pauls U-13 Division 2 hurlers travelled to Ballingarry on Tuesday 16 August 2022 to play the last of their group matches. They knew this would be a tough match as Granagh Ballingarry were ahead of them in the group but every player that was there gave everything they had and left nothing out as they hit hard and worked the ball.
Mungret St. Pauls tried many times to put a score on the board but it was not until near the end of the first half before they cleared the ball over the crossbar. Granagh Ballingarry were more clinical in their scores and managed to get the ball passed our defence to hit the net along with two points this gave them a great start.
The second half Granagh Ballingarry started strong again adding on another point. At this stage Mungret St. Pauls started to connect with the uprights and as the scores started to come the Mungret St. Pauls players confidence started to show. They tried many times to get the ball into the back of the Granagh Ballingarry net but their goalie was behind every shot. The game concluded with Mungret St. Pauls just shy one goal to level the game.
This team now just wait for the rest of the group matches to finish to see who they play in the shield Semi final on Thursday September 1st.
Mungret St. Pauls 2-26 Bruff 2-10
It was a dry but cool Wednesday 17 August 2022 in Mungret when Bruff and Mungret St. Pauls met. Mungret St. Pauls started well but Bruff kept the fight up for the full sixty minutes giving all the supporters a great game of hurling.
There were some spectacular scores coming from both sides with Mungret St. Pauls second point coming from a sideline shot. It was a close contest for most of the first half with a tussle at the Bruff goal before the loose ball was shot to the back of the net transferring the lead over to Mungret St. Pauls again. Half time score Mungret St Paul’s 1-11 Bruff 0-7.
While Mungret St. Pauls were first to score in the second half it was Bruff that scored the first goal coming from a free. Both teams played the ball well and secured many points along with a few wides. Into the final quarter of the game Bruff found the net a second time also from a free which was saved on first connection but the rebound was from a Bruff hurley into the corner of the net. It did not take long for Mungret St. Pauls to work back the three points and add on another few to widen the gap to ten points. It was near the end of the game when a chance on goal was seized by Mungret St. Pauls but the Bruff goalie got to it quickly and one of the recently played Mungret St. Pauls Subs was hovering near the goals and put his name on the ball as it was cleanly struck to over the line. Bruff kept up the pressure on all our players especially our defence but they pulled together and worked hard to deny any more goals which Bruff were seeking.
This was a great score to win with and have left this team with four wins with three more matches to go. They are currently second on the table with Monaleen on top with scoring difference.
We are delighted to have just under 300 children to the club for Cul camp. It is fantastic to see so many of our young players enjoying GAA in the sun.
Mungret St. Pauls 4-0 Glenroe 2-13
On Thursday 18 August our Division 3 hurlers played Glenroe in the Crescent Comprehensive pitch in the last of their group matches. This was a tough game for our young players who kept the pressure on Glenroe throughout the game. There were some great shots on goal but it was Glenroe that played impressive points from all angles of the pitch. Well done to our players. They now have the Championship finished as they start into U-12 matches.
JUNIOR B HURLING
Mungret St. Pauls 0-16 Crecora Manister 1-14
It was a warm, Saturday 20 August when our Junior B hurlers took to the pitch for the first time as they played hosts Crecora Manister in a great game where there was some impressive skill on display. It was great to see so many players turn out for the match which was a very tight game in the end. We started strong going four points to nothing after ten minutes. Crecora Manister started to find their scores as they neared our score but the clincher came when the ball passed our goalie into the back of the net. This goal was the only thing seperating both sides by the half time whistle, 0-8 to 1-8.
With some truthful words spoken at half time, Mungret St. Pauls came out fighting and threw everything they had at Crecora Manister which saw the lead swop hands a few times throughout the rest of the match. Crecora Manister got awarded a penalty which was skilfully denied. We were unlucky to be on the second place podium by the final whistle.
JUNIOR A FOOTBALL
Mungret St Paul’s 2-18 South Liberties 0-3
We were back to the hot weather on Sunday 21 August 2022 when our Junior A footballers travelled out the road a bit to Crecora to play our locals South Liberties.
This was a very mismatched games as Mungret St. Pauls proved too strong for South Liberties who only managed three points while Mungret St. Pauls built up a very impressive score. This is the third win from as many games with Mungret St. Pauls in pole position on the table with two games left to play.