MUNGRET ST PAUL’S
CASH FOR CLOBBER
Get your bags ready we will be taking your bags this weekend Saturday 15 October and Sunday 16 October. We will confirm times later in the week. Remember we can take clothes, bed linen, curtains, handbags, belts and shoes. We are not able to take duvets or pillows or toys.
LIAM MACCARTHY VISIT
Mungret St. Pauls are delighted to have the Liam MacCarthy and the U-20 Munster cup come to the community centre on Saturday 15 October from 6pm. All are welcome to come and get their photos taken with the cups.
Our 12 a side Junior Camogie Team continue to go from strength to strength following another great match at home v Ahane this Sunday. Full time score: #MSPCamogie 1-6 Ahane 0-7
JUNIOR A CAMOGIE
This Saturday our Junior A Camogie team welcomed neighbours Ballybrown for the plate semi-final. They battled hard right to the end, but unfortunately Ballybrown came away with the place in the final. MSPCamogie 3-7 Ballyrbrown 3-10
Hard luck to our U14 girls in the county semi-final after a tremendous effort last Sunday morning, we came up a bit short in the end. Despite being down a few regular starters, they really put Tournafulla to the pin of their collar. These girls have made great strides this year. Long may they continue! MSPCamogie 1-5 Tournafulla 3-6
This crew also enjoyed a team building day out in Derg Isle Adventure Centre on Saturday, joined by some of their pals from the Gaelic football side of the club. A great day out indeed, albeit a bit chilly!
Our U10s continue to go from strength to strenght! They fielded 2 teams v Na Piarsaigh at home on Sunday. 2 very competitive games from both sides. Keep up the great work girls!
Well done to our U8s who hosted Bruff for a blitz on Sunday 25th Sept. They had a great day and the skill was off the charts!
PA O’BRIEN TOURNAMENT
The sun was shining on Saturday 8 October 2022 when we hosted the Pa O’Brien U-11 Hurling tournament. We were delighted to welcome clubs from James Stephens , Newtownshandrum , Ballybrown, Sixmilebridge, Bishopstown , JK Brackens, and Michael Cusacks. There were some very competitive games on display through out the day with four matches being played at the same time supporters were spoilt for choice on which match to watch. After the group matches were played each team got to have a break which we would like to Thank the parents for putting on such a great spread and looking after the parents and supporters.
The Shield Semi Finals took place first, Ballybrown put up a great game against Bishopstown only for the Cork side to overcome the neighbours. The second Semi final had plenty of drama as both teams ended level after full time, they went on to 5 minutes of extra time and an additional 5 minutes James Stephens eventually overturned JK Brakens in the end to go through to play Bishopstown in the Shield Final
The Cup Semi Final had bigger margins in both games with Mungret St. Pauls being clear winners over Sixmilebridge and Michael Cusacks taking Newtownshandrum out with clean scores.
The Shield final was played with all supporters given a great display of the skills on offer as Bishopstown took on James Stephens, it was the Cork rebels who out shot Kilkennys James Stephens on points for the Shield to be presented to the Bishopstown captains by Pa O’Brien.
The Cup final was a very exciting affair with it coming down to the wire and only one point seperating the two sides, unlucky for Mungret St. Pauls it was Clares Michael Cusacks that had the extra point over our own U-11 players who put in a stellar performance throughout the tournament.
Well done to Michael Cusacks captains who accepted the cup from Pa O’Brien.
A special word of thanks to all who were involved in preparing and running todays matches, it all ran very smoothly. Thank you also to the four referees, Donie, Kevin, Dec and Sean who kept the games running well. We would like to thank all the teams who travelled to play in the Pa O’Brien tournament without you the games would not have been so exciting to watch. We also need to acknowledge the parking volunteers and those in the shop and kitchen who kept things running well without incident.
Mungret St. Pauls 1-9 Ballylanders 2-5
In Mick Neville Park on Saturday morning 8 October 2022 our U-15 Division 1 footballers played Ballylanders in the long awaited Semi Final. Mungret St. Pauls had a great first half but were very slow to score in the second half, they were lucky to squeeze the win with just one point.
Mungret St. Pauls had built up a 1-6 lead before Ballylanders landed the ball over the cross bar. By half time Mungret St. Pauls had 1-8 up against Ballylanders two points. This was a substantial lead for us but it may have left us to forget to score in the second half as Ballylanders came back strong and with a goal in the early minutes of the restart this made Ballylanders believe they could turn the game around. Mungret St. Pauls managed one point in this half and with Ballylanders chipping over points a goal in the final minutes nearly called time on Mungret St. Pauls win it was the only score that Mungret St. Pauls got in the second half that left them winners of the Semi Final and brings them into the Final against Monaleen.
Team; Eoin Murphy, Dylan Gilmore, George Lloyd, Amhlaoibh Bohane, Gavin Dore, Conor O’Lonaigh (0-1), Jack O’Sullivan, Daniel O’Connell, Aaron Morrow, Liam Ahern, Rory Mullins (0-2), Stevie Barry, Mark Barrett (0-2), Conor Crowley (0-3), Killian Begley (1-1), Thomas O’Donaill, Rory O’Callaghan, Cian O’Connell, Jack Dervan, Alan Cleary.
MUNGRET ST PAULS
Mungret St. Pauls 3-10 Na Piarsaigh 3-12
The weather was favourable on Saturday 8 October 2022 when the Semi Final was played in Claughaun where Na Piarsaigh played our Limerick Motor Centre Sponsored Intermediate Footballers. Mungret St. Pauls had a great start going in on the break with a four point lead and Na Piarsaigh down to 14 men for 10 minutes from the restart. It was Na Piarsaigh that had the better second half which eventually won the game for them.
There was plenty of drama in the first ten minutes of the game with two penalties, one for each team and both converted. With two points each the sides were level with the ball in possession of our forwards it was sent across the Na Piarsaigh goal and hand passed into the back of the net to give our score a boost. There was an exchange of points with Mungret St. Pauls getting one point more in to leave them four points ahead at the break. Just before the whistle Na Piarsaigh saw one of their players receive a black card to leave them light one player on the restart.
Mungret St. Pauls got the opening score but Na Piarasigh went on a scoring spree as they drew close netting their second goal and a few points, Mungret St. Pauls struck two points but Na Piarsaigh were unstoppable as they netted a third goal topped off with three more points they had taken charge of the game with a lead of five points. Mungret St. Pauls put in a late rally with help from a converted penalty but it really came down to the wire and time ran out as did Mungret St. Pauls luck.
Last year we were taken out at the quarter final stage by Kildimo Pallaskenry who went on to be promoted to Senior, this year Na Piarsaigh who were newly relegated look strong to return. Our intermediate footballers have a lot of young legs recently brought through and these games will stand to them next year when we go again to bring the club a Senior Football title. Well done to all who took to the field for Mungret St. Pauls.
Team; Ronan McElligott, Brian Tracey, Stephen Dilworth, Jack McCarthy, Oisin Moss, Ciaran Deane, Liam Harrington, Brian Barry (1-0), Killian Ryan, Daragh Bridgeman, Colm Quiligan, John Hutton (2-7, 2-5 frees), James Killian, Shane Barry (0-3), Brendan Giltenane Subs used; Billy Molyneaux, Darragh O’Hagan, David Aherne. Additional subs Darren Coffey, Eoin P Ryan, Colin Rochford, Cian O’Doherty, Jason Hassett, Liam Moran, Eoin G Ryan, David Bridgeman, Ciaran Uwatse, Darragh O’Connor, Breandan O’hAnnaidh, Mark Buckley and Eoin O’Hagan.
Management; David Lavin, Noel Kelly, Pat Galvin, Billy Mangan, Brendan Casey.
JUNIOR A FOOTBALL
Mungret St. Pauls 1-5 Camogue Rovers 0-5
It was not the best of weather to be out playing a Semi Final on Sunday 9 October 2022 as the wind and rain made the Junior A Football match very interesting when we played Camogue Rovers in Croom.
Camogue Rovers got the first point from a free within a minute Mungret St. Pauls had hit the back of the net, only a few minutes later and both sides had pointed before Mungret St. Pauls had a forced substitution due to injury it did not take from the team as they kept the pressure on Camogue Rovers. There were a lot of wides from both sides though out the whole game as the wind played havoc to each sides scoring chances. A close range free for Camogue Rovers was popped over. There was a burst from the back up the field with the ball being handed off before a tackle and back again it was excellently worked up the field and produced a point at the end of it. There were another two points for Camogue Rovers before the break to leave the game level 1-2 to 0-5.
Back out the weather had not improved but Mungret St. Pauls pointed straight away. It took another ten minutes before a second point was scored for us. A free deep into injury time gave Mungret St. Pauls the three point win to go through to the Final.
Team; Darren Coffey, Breandan O’hAnnaidh, Jason Hassett, John O’Donovan, David Riordan (0-1), James Garvey, Michael Lorigan, Darragh O’Sullivan, Cian O’Doherty, JJ Harrington (1-0), Conor Garvey (0-3), Peter Harrington, Conor Galvin, Sean Moran, Liam Moran, Subs used; David Guilfoyle, Mark Moroney, Eoin G Ryan (0-1, 0-1 free), Gearoid Hanrahan, Darren Horan.