MUNGRET ST PAUL’S GAA CLUB NOTES
€ASH FOR €LOBBER
We are opening our Cash for Clobber drop off this Saturday 17th July from 10am to 11.30am at the Changing rooms.
What we can accept are Clothes (clean and dry), shoes (paired and clean), duvet covers, curtains, belts and handbags
We are NOT able to accept toys, electrical items, duvets and pillows. This may be our only fundraiser for the year so make sure to spread the word.
Please adhere to social distancing when dropping off your donation.
JUVENILE GIRLS FOOTBALL
This was a busy week for our juvenile ladies footballers. On Wednesday evening Our U10s hosted Monaleen in glorious sunshine. There was a great turn-out of players on the night, with both clubs fielding four teams. These girls have played a number of blitzes in recent weeks, and it has been great to see their football skills and confidence grow with each game they play, something particularly noticeable of our newer players – keep it up girls!
On Saturday morning our U8s played Dromin-Atlacca at the Village Pitch, before our U12s and U11s took on their counterparts from Monaleen. The torrential rain that arrived midway through these games could not dampen the enthusiasm of the girls who out on an excellent display of football. A big thank you also to Jack Horgan for taking on refereeing duties on the morning.
Training at the Village Pitch for U6 and U8 is at 10am on Saturday, with U10 at 11am and U12 at 12, with new players always welcome!
Molly Tobin and Jayne Casey were doing us proud at the weekend, with the Limerick Camogie U14s who took on Tipperary Camogie in Croom.
Both girls played great, with Molly scoring 1-1!
Our Junior Camogie Team had an away win on the 2nd July V Granagh Ballingarry. Final Score: Mungret St Pauls: 1-11 / Granagh Ballingarry: 2-6
Our U16s had a good win against Ballybrown Camogie in round 2 of the U16 championship, on a score of 1-11 to 2-1. Their fighting spirit was best shown by Caoimhe, who terminated 2 hurleys during the match!!
Mungret St. Pauls 5-14 Croagh /Kilfinny /Rathkeale 0-11
It was a wet night on Monday 5 July 2021 for our U-15 Division 2 hurlers but they were on home soil when they played the combined team of Croagh /Kilfinny /Rathkeale. From the off Mungret St. Pauls had the game under their control as they powered through the heavy defence to get the reward of goals on the score board. This was a much needed boost for our U-15 team who have seen a lot of defeat in previous years. There were a lot of scorers in this game but the Mungret St. Pauls backs played a great game also as they defended their goals with great determination.
Well done to the U-11 footballers who travelled to Caherconlish on Tuesday 6 July 2021. Mungret St. Pauls fielded a sturdy team that were too strong for the opposition. There was some great skill shown throughout the game.
Well done also to the two teams that lined out in Kilmallock on Wednesday 7 July 2021. They came up against two tough physical Kilmallock teams but stepped up to the challenge and won well.
Wednesday 7 July 2021 was a busy night for our U-17 hurlers as they were both out. Our Division 1 team took on a strong Monaleen team in Mungret. Mungret St. Pauls were down by 9 points at one stage but this team did not let the score get away from them and with determination they clawed it back to the four points that eluded them for most of the match. Both sides scored 3 goals each but Mungret St. Pauls goalie was working hard throughout the game denying anymore goals. Mungret St. Pauls first goal came from out the field and slotted perfectly into the back of the net. The other two were worked up the field and passed across the goal to be nudged into the back of the net. We were unlucky to not score more as Mungret St. Pauls were playing in the shadows of the Monaleens tall players. Final score Mungret St. Pauls 3-11 Monaleen 3-15.
Our Division 3 team played Croom in the Crescent College Comprehensive pitch, this is a great opportunity for our younger players to get some game time and they showed great heart and determination in their play. They were well beaten by a very strong Croom team but they earned experience.
In all we had 35 lads taking to the field between both teams achieving our goals of #gamesforall
Both our U-13 hurling team were out on Tuesday 8 July 2021. All our 31 players present got game time which is the aim of entering two teams at this age group, this gives them experience in playing on a full size pitch. Our Division 1 team travelled to Boher where they met a tight outfit of Murroe Boher. This Mungret St. Pauls team improved as the match went on, finishing off with a better second half. Final score Mungret St. Pauls 1-1 Murroe Boher 4-9.
The Division 2 team were home playing host to Croagh Kilfinny Rathkeale. Each player gave everything they had in this game, concentrating on their style of play. They were outscored on this game Mungret St. Pauls 0-2 Croagh Kilfinny Rathkeale 6-4
JUNIOR A FOOTBALL
Mungret St. Pauls 0-7 Camogue Rovers 1-17
On a dry Wednesday 7 July 2021 our Junior footballers travelled to Meanus to play Camogue Rovers. Mungret St. Pauls played a great game and built up most of their score in the first half but ran out of steam in the second half where Camogue Rovers took advantage. This Mungret St. Pauls team has a great mixture of the younger players being introduced to the adult scene and the experienced players who are well established in playing adult football.
Mungret St. Pauls 4-9 St. Patricks 2-13
On a dry Thursday 8 July 2021 St. Patricks travelled across town to our pitches when the two sides met in the last of the League matches. This was a physical match where our Limerick Motor Centre sponsored Intermediate Footballers were brought down to 13 men for a while but held strong and finished the game with a win.
St. Patricks took the lead early on in the game when they scored the first goal in the sixth minute. Mungret St. Pauls did not mess around too long and struck the net themselves a few minutes later twice handing over the lead to us. There was an exchange of points before the water break. There started a bit of a tit for tat as both sides scored an additional goal with both sides equal on points it was the extra goal that held Mungret St. Pauls in the lead. The last five minutes of the game saw Mungret St. Pauls down to 13 men as a straight red and a black card sin bin were flashed with St. Patricks getting off with a yellow. The Mungret St. Pauls side pulled together and each side added one point each before the break.
Back on the pitch there was still 4 minutes of the sin bin to be played where St. Patricks drew the game level. Back to 14 men and some fresh legs on the pitch, Mungret St. Pauls netted the ball one last time adding with it 3 points to St. Patricks two points before the water break. St. Patricks came flying back adding on 3 points before Mungret St. Pauls could reply keeping the bare points needed for the lead scoring their final points either side of St. Patricks final point.
Mungret St. Pauls 2-9 Ballylanders 0-5
Thursday 8 July 2021 had our Junior football team in the Crescent College Comprehensive pitch with Ballylanders in the last of the South Limerick Intermediate Football league. Mungret St. Pauls were the leaders in this game from the start and dominated throughout. A great win for our players.
On Saturday 10th, our Under 7s Hurlers hosted a home Blitz against neighbours Ballybrown with each side fielding 6 teams of 5 or 6 players each. There was great competition for the sliotars from both sides and good spirited enjoyable games. Thanks to all the coaches for leading their little groups and to Ballybrown for visiting. It didn’t end there for some kids as they skipped over to the next field where our Under 6’s were doing their usual Saturday morning football drills. Even with the overlap of times we had a huge number of kids out participating (so we’re on the look out for more coaches!). Blitzes and training sessions continue for the next few weeks in both codes for all ages. Thanks to all our coaches, mentors, players and parents for being so involved.
PREMIER INTERMEDIATE HURLING
Mungret St. Pauls 0-16 Ballybrown 0-26
It was a game of two halves which included a big change in weather at half time as our Limerick Motor Centre sponsored Premier Intermediate Hurlers played neighbours, Ballybrown at home on Saturday 10 July 2021. The first half saw both sides equally matched but a heavy rain in the second half had a lot of players slipping and Ballybrown upped their intensity on the match.
Mungret St. Pauls got stuck straight in from the off and each side went score for score to the water break, six points each. The second quarter was much the same with a second sideline point for Mungret St. Pauls. It was Ballybrown though that had the extra point by the break, going in 0-11 to 0-12.
During the break a little drizzle began but when the match restarted the heavens opened which did not help as Ballybrown pushed harder on our midfield and defence and kept the scores coming in. Ballybrown had eight points up on the board by the water break holding Mungret St. Pauls back to scoring one point. An improved final quarter for Mungret St. Pauls got us adding another four points to bring the score to 16 points but Ballybrown had already done the damage in the third quarter and finished off the game with their final six points. Ballybrown tried many times throughout the game to score a goal but both our first half and second half goalies blocked down each attempt.
Despite a brave display last Saturday in the Gaelic Grounds the Limerick Senior Footballers exited the All-Ireland Championship being defeated by Cork at the Munster Semi-Final stage, the journey unfortunately now ends for 2021. Well done to Killian Ryan who proudly represented our club throughout the year, as well as Brian Begley in the backroom team. There was also no joy for the Limerick U20 Footballers last Thursday evening when they suffered a three point defeat to Tipperary. Mungret St. Pauls were very proud to have Ronan McElligott in goals.
Best of luck to the Limerick Senior Hurling team and management who play in the Munster against Tipperary in Cork this Sunday at 4.15pm.
CLUB LIMERICK DRAW
The next Club Limerick Draw takes place on Saturday July 31st with another jackpot prize of €10,000, an Exclusive Star Prize and a host of cash prizes up for grabs. This will be the fifth of ten monthly draws which will run until December.
The Club Limerick Draw is one of our main fundraisers with 50% of the entrant fee returned to our local club. We strongly urge all club members to support this vital fundraiser and hopefully claim
some of the wonderful prizes on offer. The cost of entry is €10 per draw. You can still sign up online via the new Club Limerick website at www.clublimerick.ie, remembering to select Mungret St. Pauls as your nominated club during the process.
GAA COVID UPDATE
Clubs in the 26 Counties
The latest information on what to do as a Close Contact if you have been fully vaccinated in the 26 Counties is available here.
In essence, adults and children over the age of 13 who are not displaying symptoms and who are designated as a close contact of a positive case DO NOT need to restrict their movements or be tested for Covid-19 if it is more than:
· 7 days after your 2nd Pfizer-BioNTech dose
· 14 days after your 2nd Moderna dose
· 14 days after the Janssen vaccine
· 15 days after your 2nd AstraZeneca dose
Notwithstanding the above, the advice of the HSE in each individual case should always be followed.
PHOTOGRAPH : Mungret St. Pauls Ladies Football giving Roisin Upton a Good Luck send off as she headed to Tokyo on Friday