On Saturday 15th Oct, one of our U12 squads headed to Murroe Bohers Harty Park for the Johnny O’Brien Memorial Tournament.
Captained by Orlagh Houlihan, the girls put up a fantastic display throughout the day, with some hugely physical and skilful games.
They worked their way through to the final and saved their best display for the end of the day, coming away with a great win!
The #MSPCamogie supporters as always positively encouraged the girls from the sidelines. Your vibe attracts your tribe!!!
Thanks so much to Caroline and all the Murroe Boher volunteers who made sure the day went off without a glitch! The girls came away with smiles, silverware and full bellies!!
We were delighted to have some of our camogie coaches from U10s through to U14s attend the LimerickGAA Health & Wellbeing Seminar last Wednesday night in Fitzgeralds Woodlands-house hotel.
So much information shared on a broad range of critical topics, from mental health to diversity and inclusion – every days a school day.
Mungret St. Pauls 1-21 Patrickswell 1-21
A game of two halves in Mick Neville Park on Tuesday 18 October 2022 when our U-21 hurlers took to the pitch for the first time this year to play near neighbours Patrickswell.
Mungret St. Pauls might of opened the game with two points but Patrickswell went on and put up seven points without reply, five of which were from frees. The two sides then went on to take turns chipping over points but Patrickswell still had the edge by the whistle. Mungret St. Pauls had a few players take a chance to hit the net but the Patrickswell defenders were on the toes ready and we had to take a point instead. Near the end of the first half Patrickswell were brought down to 14 players after a straight red. By the break Patrickswell still had the five point lead but Mungret St. Pauls had the breeze in the second half.
The second half started similar to the first, Mungret St. Pauls got the opening two points and Patrickswell got their chance from three frees to extend their lead. Both sides sharded the next few scores but the introduction of substitutes for Mungret St. Pauls made a difference to the score board as they edged their way closer to the Patirckswell lead. With eight minutes left on the clock, Mungret St. Pauls hit the net in spectacular fashion, this handed the lead to us and we continued to hold it until the final minutes of the game and Patrickswell had yet another free. Most of the players were infront of the goal as Patrickswell searched for a three point boost and they got it this leveled the game with the full time whistle blowing. Overall Patrickswell scored 14 of their scores from frees while Mungret St. Pauls only getting five points from frees.
We were blessed with the weather on Saturday 22 October 2022 for the inaugural Raymond O’Hagan U-13 Football tournament. We welcomed Ballymacelligott from Kerry and Lissycasey from Clare to play two of our own teams consisting of our U-13 and U-12 players. There were some very competitive games on display through out the day with two matches being played at the same time supporters were spoilt for choice on which match to watch. After the group matches were played there was a break which we would like to Thank the parents for putting on such a great spread and looking after the parents and supporters.
It was straight into finals after the break with Ballymacelligott and Lissycasey having won two of their matches they were playing for the Cup. Mungret St. Pauls saw the whites play the reds for the Shield after the whites lost all their matches and the reds winning one and drawing a second.
Both finals were full of drama as Ballymacelligott and Lissycasey battled it out on the senior pitch, this was a very tight match and really came down the final kick with Lissycasey squeezing the win by one point.
The Shield final was a great game with the reds favourite to win the whites pulled out all the stops and brought it home on goals scored.
Eoin O’Hagan spoke a few words on behalf of the O’Hagan family and presented the Raymond O’Hagan cup to the Lissycasey captain, Deirdre O’Hagan presented the Shield to the Mungret white teams captain, Alex Finucane. Well done to all who took part and a special word of thanks to all who were involved in preparing and running the matches, to make it all run very smoothly. Thank you also to the two referees, Donie and Seamus who kept the games running well. We would like to thank the teams who travelled to play in the Raymond O’Hagan tournament without you the games would not have been so exciting to watch. We also need to acknowledge those in the shop and kitchen who kept things running well without incident and to the O’Hagan family and The Acres in Coonagh for their sponsorship of the tournament in memory of a great club man, Raymond O’Hagan.
Mungret St. Pauls 0-8 Monaleen 1-8
On a lovely Saturday morning, 22 October 2022 in Mick Neville Park Mungret St. Pauls U-17 footballers met with Monaleen in the Premier Semi Final. It started as a low scoring first half but Monaleen took over in the second half and with the only goal in the game won it.
Mungret St. Pauls opened the game but Monaleen quickly followed, there was another point each and into injury time Mungret St. Pauls pointed from a free to give them a one point lead going into the second half.
There were another five points scored in the opening ten minutes in the second half between the two sides which leveled the two teams. The two sides leveled another two times and with three minutes left in normal time Monaleen took the lead with a point quickly followed by a goal. Time was running out and with Mungret St. Pauls awarded a free it was sent between the uprights but they were still three points behind. Unluckily time ran out for our U-17 footballers who put in a lot of hard work throughout the year.
Mungret St. Pauls 0-9 Monaleen 2-7
It was ideal weather on Saturday 22 October 2022 when our U-15 footballers were the second Monaleen / Mungret St. Pauls match in Mick Neville Park, this time it was the final. Mungret St. Pauls had a strong start but with the breeze against them in the second half it made it harder to score. Hitting the cross bar no less than on three different attempts it was a great game of football, Mungret St. Pauls were just unlucky in the end.
Mungret St. Pauls looked the stronger team in the first half with four points up and 25 minutes into the game before Monaleen struck a point. Mungret St. Pauls hit another point before the half time whistle.
The first four points were shared between the two sides before Monaleen leveled the sides with a goal and a point. Monaleen topped that up with another two points, Mungret St. Pauls brought it back to a point seperating them before the game finisher when Monaleen were awarded a penalty. While they tried very hard Mungret St. Pauls were unable to get any more scores on the board and time was called. Well done to all the players and coaches, they put in a great game just not their day in the end.
Team; Eoin Murphy, Amhlaoibh Bohane, George Lloyd, Jack O’Sullivan, Conor O’Longaigh, Conor Mangan, Gavin Dore, Aaron Morrow, Daniel O’Connell (0-2), Steven Barry (0-1), Rory Mullins (0-3, 0-1 free), Killian Begley, Liam Aherne (0-1), Conor Crowley (0-2), Mark Barrett, subs used Dylan Gilmore, Jack Dervan and Rory O’Callaghan.
It has been a busy week for Mungret St. Pauls GAA, tree’s coming down, mountain rising, first sample sponsor sign ready, window sign samples on display in a few sponsors. We also got a few more investors and nearly €100K of new sponsors on-board, keep it motoring!