MUNGRET ST PAUL’S
Mungret St. Pauls 0-10 Dromcollogher Broadford 1-8
The intermediate football side suffered a narrow defeat in the last minute to Drom-Broadford on Saturday evening at Askeaton. They were under pressure in the opening half and did well to go in for the break two points down, 0-6 to 0-4. The opponents took the initiative again in the second period and had a goal to stretch out the lead to 1-7 to 0-5. Our boys launched a gallant fightback which culminated with a levelling point from Brendan Giltenane in injury time. However, Drom-Broadford worked the ball down the field to earn a free which was pointed. The referee blew for full time and it was a defeat by 1-8 to 0-10.
Scorers were John Hutton, Daragh Bridgeman, Brendan Giltenane and Colm Quilligan.
Our deepest sympathies to the Dowling family on the sad passing of one of our own volunteers, Kathleen, a lady in every sense of the word, she has minded many of our players through the years and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. A page in the book of memory, silently turns today.
Sympathies to Raymie, Raymond, Paul, Alan, Carol, their partners, grandchildren, extended Dowling and Hoare families, neighbours and friends.
Deepest Sympathies to the Galvin family on the passing of Winnie, mother to U16 ladies football and Junior Football coach Pat, mother in law to Geraldine and grandmother to players Emma and Aine to their extended family and friends.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anamacha.
JUNIOR A CAMOGIE
Our first match in the Junior A Championship kicked off Friday night v Galbally at home. We came out with a share in the spoils after what was a keenly contested match. where no side was backing down on the night.
We could very well be meeting Galbally later on in the championship – hopefully the girls can drive on in the next round and pick up 2 points! They certainly looked the part in their new Cobi gear!
Full time score: MSPCamogie: 1-8 Galbally 1-8
12 ASIDE CAMOGIE
Our 12 aside Junior Camogie team put in a cracking display in Crecora on Sunday night v the hosts. From throw in to full time spectators certainly were entertained! The point scoring from our girls was top notch with fantastic team work from the girls.
Full time score: MSPCamogie: 1-11(14) Crecora: 2-5(11)
A small team of our U12 camogie crew headed to Croke Park on Tuesday 16th August along with their coaches and families to experience something that not a lot of people get the honor of! To play on the sacred ground of Croker!
To ease us in gently, we were welcomed by Aaron (Cork Park Tour Guide) who gave us all a “behind the scenes” tour of croke park in advance of our games. It really did put fire in the girls bellies!
Excitement was at record level following the tour! Some players had trouble sleeping the night before, what with the nerves but you couldn’t tell once the ball was thrown in at 3pm! Their 3 displays for each match befitted the occasion and location! The teams we played were (Piltown) Kilkenny, (Clonakilty) Cork and (Portlaw) Waterford and the skills were through the roof!
Well done to each of the girls, we know that you will remember that day for the rest of your lives. And to the parents who travelled on the day and supported from afar, they are a credit to ye, be proud! No doubt we will hopefully see a few of these girls on the croke park sod in the greed and white of Limerick in the future!
We are delighted to be able to field 3 teams in the U12 championship. Out first team were out to meet hosts NaPiarsaigh last Thursday and this young team put up a brave battle and did us all proud!
On Sunday our 2nd team welcomed Newcastlewest in the Sunshine with a great morning of camogie. Huge thanks to all the parents who came to watch both matches and support the girls so positively from the side lines!
You dont realise how much it means to the girls to see more spectators coming to see them!
Well done to the u16 team who captured the A Shield on Monday last. Final score Mungret 2.12 Fr. Caseys 3.06. Emma O Rourke accepted the Shield on behalf of the team.
Gaelic4Mothers&Others has resumed, and takes place every Tuesday evening at 8pm in the Village Pitch. New Members always welcome.
Cul camp 2022 has come to a close, Mungret St. Pauls were one of the last to finish the summer. We were delighted to have just under 300 children attend this years Mungret St. Pauls Cúl Camp which starting on Monday 22 August.
We were truly blessed with the great weather we had each day. We would like to Thank all who volunteered their time to help keep things running smoothly with the traffic and looking after the children each day. Mungret St. Pauls are delighted this year to have another great crop of coaches with Eoin Ryan, Patrick Dwane, Cian Moloney, Fintan Fitzgerald, Mark O’Brien, John Wright and Sean Duff.
There was excitement on the last day as there was a special visitor when Liam MacCarthy came to be held by all the children in the camp. This was brought to us by Noel Hartigan, Limerick Games Development Manager who will be stepping down from his position next week. Donal Fitzgibbon, Chairperson of Mungret St. Pauls presented a small token of our appreciation to Noel for his 30 years of contribution to the GAA, he will be greatly missed.
U-19 PREMIER FOOTBALL
Mungret St. Pauls 1-5 Galbally 0-10
It was a cool evening on Tuesday 23 August 2022 in Mick Neville Park with a great crowd there to support our U-19 Premier Footballers as they took on Galbally in the Final. Mungret St. Pauls put in a great game in the first half but the second half was where it got away from them for Galbally to win.
There was 2 points each before Mungret St. Pauls got the ball up to the forwards and a pass in from Liam Moran into the waiting hands of Daragh Bridgeman directed the ball into the back of the net to give us the break we needed. The scores were slow in coming but there was another point from play for Mungret St. Pauls extended the lead to four points. Nearing the end of the first half Mungret St. Pauls got a penalty, this shot was saved along with the rebound shot to deny any further scores for us in this side of the game. Galbally got their third point from a free in just before the whistle.
The second half began with an exchange of points, another attack on the Galbally goalie saw us empty handed. Both sides pointed from frees with the ball seeing plenty of action on both ends of the pitch. Our own goalie, Kieran Bolger pulled off a great save keeping a clean sheet throughout the game. Mungret St. Pauls got awarded a second penalty, a score was needed from this but with a lot of pressure on getting a score the ball went wide. Galbally then finished the game strong pointing four from frees and their last score from play giving them the win with two points.
JUNIOR A FOOTBALL
Mungret St. Pauls 0-8 Ballybricken Bohermore 0-9
On Thursday 25 August 2022 in Rathbane our Junior A footballers struggled with a one point score that kept the two sides apart when Mungret St. Pauls met with Ballybricken Bohermore.
This was a game of catch up as Mungret St. Pauls fell behind by one point in the first half and struggled take the lead. It was not our footballers best game but they have one more game in hand against Na Piarsaigh, a win in that in September and they will join Banogue and Ballybricken Bohermore with 8 points at the top of the table.
Mungret St. Pauls 2-6 Monagea 2-1
On Thursday 25 August 2022, our Division 3 U-13 footballers travelled to Monagea to play the last game in their group stages. With just the 15 players Mungret St. Pauls took a while to settle into the game and Monagea kicked some lovely scores getting their two goals in the same way from a 20 yard free which was lobed over the goalie head into the back of the net. Mungret St. Pauls only managed the one point near the end of the first half.
With the game back on Mungret St. Pauls had the aid of the wind as they put in a fantastic game with great hand passes and direct shots there were a few lovely scores that brought the game back on track. Monagea only managed the one point in this half while Mungret St. Pauls leveled the score and went on to win by four points.
This win leaves the U-13 Division 3 team in forth position on the table level on points with Knockaderry to play for the shield Semi Final.
Our U7 regional blitz were in hospital last week, 36 teams took to the field. Great hurling skills on display from all the Mungret St. Pauls kids. Well done to all the players.
Well done to Oisin Donnelly and Killian Begley who played for the U14 B Limerick hurling team today. Unfortunately they had 2 losses but both our players got great game time and Oisin captained the side.
Congratulations to the U-16 A Limerick hurling team and player Sean Duff on their comprehensive win over Wexford in the Final.
Well done to James Fleming who toged out with the U-15 B Hurlers and who were unlucky in the shield final against Wexford.
Congratulations to U14 A Limerick Hurling Player Rory Gleeson and coach Alan Browne on their fantastic win over Clare in the Shield Final today.
Mungret St. Pauls 4-9 Rathkeale 0-12
It was a lovely evening on Saturday 27 August 2022 in Askeaton as Mungret St. Pauls and Rathkeale were both chasing a win in the Intermediate Football. The Limerick Motor Centre sponsored team got off to a poor start but made up for it in the second half with a collection of goals to get the win and be in a strong position with one match left.
Rathkeale got the better start as Mungret St. Pauls started to get their head into the game. It took the first quarter of the game for us to bring the game level but Rathkeale were on form in the first half and went on to regain the lead by three points. In the dying minutes of the first thirty minutes a much needed goal was scored followed by a point to leave Mungret St. Pauls going in with a one point lead at the break, 1-5 to 0-7.
The second half was a better game as more scorers got onto the board. Rathkeale kept us on our toes on the restart levelling the score twice but a fine right boot shot to the corner of the net took a bit of pressure off our players. On a roll Mungret St. Pauls kept the scoring going, mixing it up between goals and points while Rahtkeale only managed three more points. This was the boost that Mungret St. Pauls needed and leaves them on top of the table on scoring difference with the same points as Gerard Griffins and Dromcollogher Broadford. One game remains with us against Gerard Griffins which will be a big game near the end of September.