Mungret St. Pauls 2-10 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.
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.
Mungret St. Pauls 5-19 Claughaun 1-10
In Mungret on Tuesday 20 September 2022 our Junior B Footballers played Claughaun in Mungret in the last of the group matches. This was a very strong game for Mungret St. Pauls as we opened the game and kept the scores coming. Getting a goal early on boosted the score along. Claughaun had some late scores near the break with a penalty hitting the net but there was still seven points separating the two sides. The second half was much the same as the first with Mungret St. Pauls scoring some impressive points and hitting the net another four times. This win put Mungret St. Pauls into the Semi final against Na Piarsaigh to be played on Tuesday 27 September.
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.
Well done to our Junior Camogie 12 a side team who hosted Na Piarsaigh at home on the 13th Sept. It was a lovely evening for an excellent quality match. Mungret came away with the win! Well done girls!
Our Junior Camogie team hosted Patrickswell last Friday night at home. The girls played a great game but unfortunately lost out by 4 points in the end.
Our U10s hosted Monaleen at home on Sunday morning, each club fielding 2 teams.
Its great to see such young girls loving the game! Keep up the good work girls!
Our U12 teams faced off Crecora and Knockaderry in the last week also. It was great to hear all the cheers coming from the side lines for these really competitive matches.
Mungret St. Pauls 3-13 Fr. Caseys 1-5
On Thursday 22 September 2022 our U-17 Footballers played Fr. Caseys in a Play off in Mungret. This was a showcase of skill for our U-17 players as they proved too strong for Fr. Caseys. We had built up a substantial difference by the half time break 2-7 to 1-2 but there was more to come from Mungret St. Pauls in the second half eventually winning by 14 points. This win brings them into a second play off on Monday in Mungret against Kildimo Pallaskenry.
Mungret St. Pauls 1-15 Gerald Griffins 3-6
It was a breezy day on Sunday 25 September 2022 but we were lucky the rain stayed off although the ground was quite greasy when we played Gerald griffins in the final round of the Intermediate Football group stages in The Bog Garden, Rathkeale. This was a game that both sides needed a win to progress.
This started with each team getting two points each and only quarter the way into the game Gerald Griffins powered through our defence to hit the net for the first time. Mungret St. Pauls tried a few times themselves to get the ball past the Gerald Griffin goalie but they were blocked down at each attempt, we did get in a few more points and was just behind Gerald Griffins at the half time whistle 0-5 to 1-3.
Back out it was Gerald Griffins that got the better of the third quarter as they powered ahead with two points and their second goal leaving Mungret St. Pauls to work extremely hard which they did straight away totting up four points before Gerald Griffins smashed the good work with a second goal. Mungret St. Pauls bounced back with a point and our only goal in the game, with this three point boost Mungret St Pauls continued on their scores and eventually levelled the game. With time running out Mungret St. Pauls held possession and sought the uprights a further three times to win by these final scores. This win for us saw both teams go through to the quarter finals while Dromcollogher Broadford toped the group and went straight to Semi Final stages.
Our Quarter Final is to be played on Saturday 1 October in Claughaun against St. Patricks at 4pm.
Mungret St. Pauls 1-11 Ballybrown 1-20
The weather was not favourable on Sunday 25 September 2022 as our Junior B Footballers lined out in Clarina for the Quarter Finals against Ballybrown.
Ballybrown started out with the scores as Mungret St. Pauls sent sliotars toward the uprights willing them to make their way between them. Our backs came under pressure a few times as Ballybrown were denied their attempts on goals. Half time score was Mungret St. Pauls 0-5 to Ballybrowns 0-10.
At the restart Ballybrown kept matching Mungret St. Pauls points keeping the five points seperating the two sides. Coming into the final ten minutes of the game Mungret St. Pauls stood up to take a free which was dropped in and into the back of the net, Mungret St. Pauls were only two points away from a draw. This additional score urged on Ballybrown as they finished in style and scoring six points and a goal on the final whistle.
Well done to the Junior B Hurlers and their management in their championship games over the last few weeks.
On Saturday 1 October 2022 our U-13 hurlers will host the Liam O’Donoghue tournament against Charleville, Clonlara and Newport. The first game starts at 10am, matches are 10 minutes a side and each team will get to play each other on the Senior and Juvenile Pitches. There will be a break at 12pm until 1pm before the Shield and Cup final games take place at 1pm.
We would love to see our supporters get behind our U-13 hurlers as we expect there to be some great games of hurling on display on the day.