MUNGRET ST PAUL’S
REGINA LONG TOURNAMENT
What a fantastic day for the sport of Camogie on Saturday 24th September – when all roads led to MSPCamogie HQ.
The wonderful weather conditions ,matched by the camogie skills on show made a great day out for all spectators and players.
Huge thanks to the countless volunteers, coaches, caterers, and referees/first whistlers who helped make it all come together on the day.
As always, it was lovely to have Reginas extended family attend and take part in the presentations.
Shield: Congratulations to Shield Winners Kilmallock who we hear are still celebrating!!
Cup: Congratulations also to Crecora who came away as Cup winners.
We will be back next year, even bigger and better!
On Sunday Morning our U8s welcomed Bruff for a great morning of camogie. Thanks to everyone who travelled for a great morning of young camogie skills!
Well done to #MSPCamogies Jayne Casey, Sarah Horgan and Molly Tobin who once again donned the green jersey of Limerick for the U15 national blitz in Tipperary, where they won division 1 shield! We are proud of you girls!
Thank you and well done to our three teams who took part in the County final of the Senior Scor quiz and thanks to Helen McKeogh and the club for hosting the event great night had by all.
We would also like to Thank Aoife Hogan on her recitation in the Limerick Senior Scor County final.
Mungret St. Pauls 3-8 Kildimo Pallaskenry 0-8
On Monday 26 September 2022 Kildimo Pallaskenry made their way to Mungret St. Pauls to play in our U-17’s second play off in a week. This was a solid performance from our players as they put it up to Kildimo Pallaskenry and took the win to wait for the Semi Final fixture. Well done to our U-17 players and their coaches.
JUNIOR B FOOTBALL
Mungret St. Pauls 1-9 Na Piarsaigh 2-7
The weather never took a rest on Tuesday 27 September 2022 when our Junior B Footballers played Na Piarsaigh in the Semi Final. This was a great game of grit and determination as Na Piarsaigh looked like the likely winner as they got straight in to scoring in as the game started, Mungret St. Pauls got a run of scores in at the end of the half time but were still two points shy of Na Piarsaighs.
It only took ten minutes into the second half when Mungret St. Pauls leveled the game. The next ten minutes showed some great fight from Mungret St. Pauls but Na Piarsaigh had regained a five point lead with their second goal and a few points. Mungret St. Pauls had a great come back as they had been denied a few previous goal attempts but managed to hit the net to bring them back to a point behind. There were another point for each side and this is where the game came to a final whistle. A great display from our footballers they were just unlucky. Well done to all who turned out for the Juniors and to the coaches.
U-13 LIAM O’DONOGHUE HURLING TOURNAMENT
We were very lucky on Saturday 1 October 2022 as the weather favoured us as we welcomed Charleville, Clonlara and Newport’s U-13 hurling teams to our pitches for the 14th Liam O’Donoghue tournament. After a break of 2 years it was great to see the players back on the pitch in battle for our own cup.
Liam played for Mungret St. Pauls and Limerick GAA for many years and has won an All Star along with an All Ireland medal from the 1973 match. Mungret St. Pauls are very proud of Liams hurling achievements.
Our first two matches were against strong teams of Charleville and Newport who ended up playing against each other in the Final. Our third match was against Clonlara who we ended up playing against for the Shield final but there was a bit of a break before the finals started so everyone could get a cup of tea and a bite to eat which we would like to thank the U-13 parents for providing.
The Cup final teams were Charleville and Newport with Newport getting a substantial win and being presented the Liam O’Donoghue cup. Mungret St. Pauls played Clonlara in the Shield Final, this was a great game with both sides scoring some impressive points. Mungret St. Pauls squeezed the win on a final score of 3-4 to 2-3. Well done to all the players from each teams and to their coaches and parents for bringing them along for the tournament. We were delighted to have Liam himself around for the morning to enjoy all the matches and to be able to present the Cup, Shield and medals, which were very generously sponsored by Eamon O’Malley from O’Malley Griffin Insurance Brookers, to both winning teams. There was also a Fairest and Best player from both finals chosen by the referees in charge of the game, for the Cup final the fairest and best player was awarded to Newport player, Ollie Roche in the Shield Final it was awarded to our own Ruairí Dwane.
We would like to Thank the referees Donnie Browne, Seamus Hayes and Kevin O’Hagan, to Vinnie Gleeson who worked behind the scenes organising and updating scores. Thank you also to all who gave a helping hand to set up, serve the refreshments and clean the hall and to the volunteers in the shop for staying open until the tournament was over. Without volunteers we could not have run this tournament, Thank You.
U-11 HURLING AND FOOTBALL
Congratulations to our U-11 dual players who travelled to Bishopstown to play in the Johnny Galvin Tournament. Having won last year there was a challenge for our players to try bring the trophy back home.
The tournament was played one half Hurling one half football with 2 teams entered (scores to be combined). Unfortunately for Bishopstown one club could only field one team which left Bishopstown fielding a third team to even the matches. Mungret St. Pauls preformed out of their skins and did the club very proud to end up having both teams to play each other in the Cup Final. It was then agreed to allow Mungret St. Pauls to play 2 different teams one for the Cup and one for the Shield, wouldn’t you know it the players bettered last years winners by winning both the Shield and Cup. A massive challenge for next year’s group to try better that fantastic achievement.
Well done to all our players and supporters who took part today. A big Thank you to Bishopstown for a very well organised Tournament, I am sure we will be back to defend the title
Mungret St. Pauls 3-16 St. Patricks 2-5
In Caherdavin on Saturday 1 October 2022 our Limerick Motor Centre sponsored Intermediate Footballers took on St. Patricks in miserable weather in the quarter final. Mungret St Pauls proved too strong for city rivals St Patricks throughout the game.
Mungret St. Pauls had the aid of the first half breeze and worked up a 2-8 to 1-2 half time lead, although an early goal from a penalty for St. Patricks looked like it was bringing St. Patricks back into the game Mungret St. Pauls secured two goals before the break to give us a good standing on the return to the game.
On the restart a run of early points strengthened our lead before a blow to St. Patricks as a second offence saw them down to 14 men. Not long after they were quickly down to 12 men with two more black cards. Mungret St. Pauls worked some lovely ball up the pitch making use of the spare men but with the greasy ground some slip ups saw St. Patricks in possession and hitting the net from play. There was too big a gap to see this make a difference to the score but Mungret St. Pauls netted a third goal with ten minutes left. There followed a few more points but Mungret St. Pauls had the win and the victory booked a semi final spot against Na Piarsaigh for us to be held on Saturday 8 October in Claughaun at 3pm.
Team; Ronan McElligott, Brian Tracey, Stephen Dilworth, Ciaran Uwatse, Oisin Moss, Ciaran Deane, Liam Harrington, Brian Barry (1-6), Killian Ryan, Daragh Bridgeman (2-1), Colm Quiligan, John Hutton (0-5, 0-3 frees), James Killian, Shane Barry (0-2), Brendan Giltenane (0-1), Subs used; Billy Molyneaux (0-1), Darragh O’Hagan, Eoin P Ryan, Jack McCarthy, David Aherne.
U-11 Mungret St. Pauls dual players who won the Cup and Shield in Bishopstown at the
Mungret St. Pauls 3-22 Doon 1-17
It was perfect weather on Sunday 2 October 2022 in Claughaun for the U-17 Hurling Semi Final against Doon. Mungret St. Pauls took an early lead netting a goal after only 5 minutes. Doon did not take long to fight back and left only a point seperating the two sides. There was great battling on the pitch as both sides put over some impressive scores, Mungret St. Pauls held the lead by their finger tips though getting closer to the break and was brought down to 14 players which seemed to urge us on a bit more to finish the half 1-12 to 0-8 ahead.
Into the second half after a small positional change to account for Doons extra man, Mungret St. Pauls took on the scores in their stride, Doon matched each of our points and added on another six points to lessen the gap but two additional goals from us kept the sides still on a nine point difference right up to the final whistle. We now play Monaleen in the final. Well done to all our players and coaches and Best of Luck in the Final.