MUNGRET ST PAULS
JUNIOR A HURLING
Mungret St. Pauls 1-17 Askeaton 1-14
It was a dry hour on Sunday 11 September when our Junior Hurlers played Askeaton in Clarina. It was a very tight match with Mungret St. Pauls but we just got over the line with the win, the result we needed.
Askeaton opened the score with a point while Mungret St. Pauls hit hard with a well taken shot on goal. It did not take long for Askeaton to catch up and level the game. There was an exchange of points, then three points on the trot gave Mungret St. Pauls a lead again. Each score Askeaton added was matched by a Mungret St. Pauls point with us finishing strong in the end with an additional two points. Half time score Mungret St. Pauls 1-10 Askeaton 0-8.
Back out there were three points scored in three minutes by Mungret St. Pauls giving them a substantial 8 point lead. Askeaton took longer to reply with two points finishing up with their own goal. Mungret St. Pauls tapped away at the score board building on their lead again bringing it to six points ahead until Askeaton finished out with three points unanswered, they needed a second goal but our defence was ready for the attack and did not let the ball past them.
This win helps Mungret St. Pauls stay away from the bottom of the group with one last game to play against the group leaders St. Kierans on Friday night.
Team; Rian Murphy, Jason Hassett, Stephen Dilworth, Eamonn Flahive, Conor Lynch, Eoghan Mulcahy (0-1), Conor Flahive, Odhran O’Dwyer (0-1), Kieran O’Dowd (0-1), Declan Browne (0-1), Mark Moroney (0-3), Daniel Larkin (0-2), JJ Harrington (0-1), Darragh O’Hagan (0-5), Conor Garvey (1-2, 0-2 frees). Subs used James Garvey and Aaron Hickey.
Mungret St. Pauls 0-8 Newcastle West 6-5
Our U-17 Division 3 Footballers moved out to the Crescent Comprehensive pitch where they played Newcastle West on Monday 12 September. Mungret St. Pauls gave a great first half performance but tired legs kicked in the second half and allowed Newcastle West work on their goal scoring.
The first half game was very tight with Mungret St. Pauls holding the lead for the majority of the thirty minutes, it was close to the half time when Newcastle West rattled the net for the first time. Half time Mungret St Paul’s 0-5 Newcastlewest 1-3.
The second half was a different game with our players under pressure and Newcastle West using our lack of marking to their advantage as they pounced on our defence to take their shots on goal. A substantial win for Newcastle West who have yet to loose a game while Mungret St. Pauls have one last game to play against Dromin Athlacca Banogue who sit just above us on the table.
The Munster Community Games Hurling and Football Semi-Finals took place on Saturday 10 September in UL Maguire Fields. Having beaten other county regions to qualify, Limerick was championed by Mungret Community Games teams in the Football U10 1/2s and Hurling U11 1/2s with the footballers having beaten Clare side Lisscasey the Saturday previous in the Munster first round. Both our teams played a great game but were unlucky on the scores with our U10 footballs losing to Newport and the U11 Hurling team losing out to Newmarket on Fergus. Well done to both teams and their coaches for representing Mungret St. Pauls and Limerick.
Well done to #MSPCamogies Clodagh Nestor, Jillian Buckley and the entire Limerick panel who travelled to Abbotstown at the weekend to compete in their National Blitz Competition, proudly wearing the green and white of their county! The girls performed superbly in some seriously difficult conditions & won all their group games, only to be pipped by a point in the final v Meath. Always a great day out when you get to wear your county colours & well done to all mentors, members of management & supporters who travelled! Future is bright
Fair play to our three U8 camogie teams who headed to Ahane Camogie Club to play their hosts last week.
The girls across both clubs are flying it with all their practice and we can’t wait to continue to see them grow!
We had 3 mighty U10 teams welcome Adare Gaa last Thursday night.
It’s always great to see the girls having the craic and putting their skills on display for all the supporting parents on the sidelines to see! Limerick Camogie watch out for this lot!!
The U12 league continued last week with one of our teams headed to Cappamore to face the hosts with the other staying home to welcome Granagh Ballingarry.
The future of Limerick Camogie is bright with these girls coming up the line! Well done to all teams – keep in, yer FLYIN!
It was a great day last Sunday with the two u14 teams winning their respective Shield Finals in Cappagh. The younger u14 team beat Gerald Griffins 1.06 to Mungret 2.09. This is a fantastic achievement for this team, as they are all under u14 again next year. In the ‘A’ Shield Final there was a massive 16 goals scored. Mungret 10.09 Galtee Gaels 6.03.
The Gaelic4Mothers&Others has resumed and continues every Tuesday evening at 8pm in the Village Pitch. New members always welcome.
Upcoming fixture Sunday 18 Junior Championship Mungret v Croom , venue Mungret , Throw in 6pm
Mungret St. Pauls 1-16 Monaleen 2-16
It was a cool but dry evening on Wednesday 14 September 2022 when our U-17 hurlers played Monaleen in Monaleen in the second last round of the group stages.
It was a point for point for the first 10 minutes before Mungret St. Pauls pulled ahead with three unanswered scores before another exchange of points. Monaleen then put in a strong few minutes to level the game and go ahead with a goal. Mungret St. Pauls reply was another two points before Monaleen hit again with another goal. Half time score 0-10 to 2-8.
The second half was a back and forward of scores as each side matched the others points right up to near the end when Monaleen had a five point lead Mungret St. Pauls after much seeking found the net to knock three points off Monaleens lead. Monaleen squeezed in one more point to hold a three point lead. Both sides go through to qualifying with the final round for Mungret St. Pauls to be played on Saturday morning.
Mungret St. Pauls 0-5 Fr. Caseys 0-8
It was a cold but dry Thursday, 15 September 2022 in Mick Neville Park when our U-13 Division 1 team met with Fr. Caseys for the third time this year. Having beaten Fr. Caseys on the two previous occasions both sides knew what they had to do. It was Fr. Caseys that got the best out of the first half as they took their scores when they could while Mungret St. Pauls struggled to get just the one point on the score board. Half time Mungret St. Pauls 0-1 Fr. Caseys 0-5.
The second half was a better game for Mungret St. Pauls as they got more scores in but they struggled to keep Fr. Caseys from the uprights as they kept their points coming. Unfortunately for Mungret St. Pauls time ran out before they got close to Fr. Caseys lead and they lost the Semi Final.
Mungret St. Pauls 1-5 Ballylanders 2-11
Also on Thursday 15 September 2022 our Division 3 footballers took the long journey to Ballylanders to play the hosts in the Shield Semi Final. Ballylanders got an early start but once Mungret St. Pauls settled into the game they fought back and brought the game back to close game with only one point in it, but late in the first half Ballylanders hit the net for a second time. Half time Mungret St. Pauls 1-4 Ballylanders 2-5.
The second half Mungret St. Pauls played their hearts out but were only able to add one more point to their half time score while Ballylanders secured most of their scores with skilful kicks. An unfortunate loss for our young team.
Well done to all our players and coaches for all the work they have put in through the year.
JUNIOR B HURLING
Mungret St. Pauls 0-22 Claughaun 1-17
Moving up to the village pitch in Mungret on Friday 16 September 2022 our Junior B Hurlers played the last of their group games with Claughaun.
After each side opened their scores with a point, Claughaun raised the green flag with the only goal of the game. Most of Mungret St. Pauls points came from frees in the first half with many wide shots from both sides. Claughaun were more on target from the pitch which left Mungret St. Pauls looking to up their second half game. Half time Mungret St. Pauls 0-9 Claughaun 1-10
The ball was going between the uprights quite often in the start of the second half but the scoring got slower as the game went on. For each of Claughauns one points, Mungret St. Pauls pointed three scores, this was how Mungret St. Pauls leveled the game and then with two final points from Mungret St. Pauls the game was won by them.
This win sees them into a quarter final against Ballybrown on Friday 23 September at 6pm in Clarina.
Mungret St. Pauls 2-15 Kildimo Pallaskenry 1-20
It was a sunny morning on Saturday 17 September when Mungret St. Pauls played host to Kildimo Pallaskenry in the final round of their group matches. While we underperformed in the first half and had to work harder in the second half to make up the difference, we were just shy of two points to tie the game.
There were two goals in the opening minutes of the game, there were an exchange of scores for the first quarter with both sides keeping the scores close, then Kildimo Pallaskenry hit their stride with six points on the run giving them a lead which they kept until the end of the half. Mungret St. Pauls 1-5 Kildimo Pallaskenry 1-14
Mungret St. Pauls left a lot of work to do in the final half having being 9 points behind but they did not waste time in doing so as they set in and started to claw their way back, on the tenth minute a second goal for Mungret St. Pauls helped to urge on the players. Kildimo Pallaskenry returned to their scoring ways but this time Mungret St. Pauls were matching each one. With ten minutes left the game was all square, each score was applauded as it came in. It was Kildimo Pallaskenry that closed the game with an extra two points.
Mungret St. Pauls 2-20 Blackrock 3-17
It was a lovely sunny evening in Ballyagran on Saturday 17 September 2022 when our Limerick Motor Centre sponsored Senior hurlers played Blackrock.
It was a strong start for Mungret St. Pauls as we took an early lead of six points. However, four Blackrock points without response had them back within two points of us midway through the opening half. The next score came from a well taken goal for Mungret St. Pauls but this is where our scores stalled as Blackrock outscored us a goal and five points to two points. Coming into the half time Blackrock struck again when they found the back of the net this put Blackrock in the lead for the first time with a point Mungret St Paul’s 1-11 Blackrock 1-12.
Mungret St Pauls tied the game with the next score but an early second half goal edged Blackrock into a three-point lead, Mungret St. Pauls followed up with three points. With the pressure on a quick score Blackrock raised the green flag for their third goal. However, Mungret St. Pauls had the sides level for the third time when they scored the game’s fifth goal. It was a thrilling end as both sides added on points and Blackrock tried for a fourth goal but had to contend with a point as the final whistle came it was game over for Blackrock as they go down to Premier Intermediate next year while with other results in the group coming in we were placed fourth in the group and now play Ballybrown in the Senior Hurling Championship County Cup Final.
Team; Conor O’Brien, Liam Harrington, Cillian Archer, Billy Molyneaux, Matt O’Sullivan (0-1), Pa Begley, Eoin O’Doherty, Barry Duff (0-3), Brian Barry, Rory Duff (0-1), Brian O’Meara, Jack McCarthy (0-1), Paul O’Brien (0-7, 0-2 frees), Niall Mulcahy (2-1), Brendan Giltenane (0-2).
Subs used; Shane Barry (0-2), Conor O’Halloran (0-2), Kieran O’Dowd, Conor Lenihan.
U12 LADIES FOOTBALL
On Wednesday evening St Ailbe’s were the visitors to Mungret to take on our U11 and 12 girls footballers. The dry conditions allowed the girls to show the full range of their footballing skills, putting together some excellent passages of play. We have a number of new players in these groups this year, and it was really noticeable on Wednesday how quickly they have taken to football – keep it up girls! The evening also saw us debut one of the new sets of jerseys received by the club as part of the award for the “One Good Club” initiative run back in June. Particular thanks to our coach Caitríona Rice who coordinated the various club events that comprised this initiative.
It was great to see all the boys and girls that turned up on Saturday morning, 17 September 2022 to play in the Mungret St. Pauls blitz. We were delighted to welcome clubs like Ballybrown, Newport, Patrickswell, Crecora to our grounds on such a fantastic morning. It was brilliant to see the happy faces out playing hurling with each of the pitches busy with Mungret St. Pauls fielding 13 teams of five. Well done to all the players who played very well.