MUNGRET ST PAUL’S GAA CLUB NOTES
Congratulations to John Kiely and all the Limerick panel for a fantastic game and bringing back the joy and happiness to all the Limerick supporters. LUIMNEACH ABU.
Congratulations to Conor O’ Lonaigh, Daniel O’ Connell, Rory Mullins, Liam Ahern and Conor Crowley who made the U-14 Limerick football academy representing Mungret St. Paul’s. Congratulations also to Conor Mangan for making the U-14 Limerick Hurling panel.
Mungret St. Pauls 2-9 Garryspillane 1-16
The U-15 Division 2 hurling semi final was played in Mick Neville Park on Monday 16 August 2021. This was a brilliant battle from both sides as very little separated the teams with the game finishing 1-10 to 2-7 bringing the game into extra time. Again both sides were very close but Mungret St. Pauls ran out of juice in the second half of extra time and Garryspillane excelled to go through to the Final. Well done to our players and management who put in a lot of work not only in the game but through out in training.
Mungret St. Pauls 2-13 Adare 0-4
On home soil on Tuesday 17 August 2021 our U-19 Premier Footballers opened their Championship with a onesided game when they crowded Adare and took a well earned win. It was a low scoring first half with only six points scored with Adare on just one point. Mungret St. Pauls put in a stronger scoring third quarter scoring a goal and four points the final quarter was equally as strong matching the previous quarters score. Adare managed to score another three points before the final whistle.
Mungret St. Pauls 1-19 Bruff 0-18
On Wednesday 18 August our U-17 Division 1 hurlers welcomed Bruff to Mungret where both sides were evenly matched but Mungret St. Pauls managed a ball into the net which won the game for them.
They were four points each at the first water break, with both sides matching each others points by the half time whistle Bruff had a slight lead with one point but it was level again by the second water break, an exciting match to watch as a supporter from either side as all the players put everything they had into the game. The final quarter Mungret St. Pauls pulled out all the stops, they saw an opportunity and stuck the ball into the net to give them a stronger lead, with a final point Mungret St. Pauls eventually got the strong lead they were looking for.
A special word of Thanks to Fintan Hynes for keeping our supporters at home up to date on the score of this and previous matches.
Mungret St. Pauls 0-11 Adare 1-2
On a dry Thursday 19 August 2021 in Mungret our U-13 hurlers took on Adare in their last game of the group. The first half was an even game as both sides fought for possession, Mungret St. Pauls had a one point lead at the break. The second half, Mungret St. Pauls pulled out all the stops and pushed their score on with an additional 5 points while holding back Adare to not scoring in this half.
While this match was taking place our U-12 hurlers played an Adare U-12 team which was evenly contested with some great skill shown on both sides.
U-19 PREMIER HURLING
Mungret St. Pauls 4-22 Ahane 1-11
Friday 20 August 2021 in Mungret our U-19 Premier Hurlers played a good game against Ahane. Mungret St. Pauls had a strong second quarter that helped in separating the two sides with Ahane left to do a lot of catching up.
Mungret St. Pauls had the first score on the board but Ahane quickly followed up with a score and just on the first water break Ahane scored their sixth point to level the game. The second quarter Mungret St. Pauls prevented Ahane from putting up any more scores while they went on and added on two great goals and seven more points. This widened the gap to 13 points.
With the restart whistle still echoing Mungret St. Pauls had struck the ball into the net for the third time, followed up by a pointed free. Ahane then found their scores again with 2 points and a goal, Mungret St. Pauls matches this score. There was 1 more point to each side before the water break. In the last quarter Ahane pointed two more balls but it was Mungret St. Pauls that finished the game out with five more points extending their lead.
Team; Rian Murphy, Eamonn Flahive, Odhran O’Dwyer, Darragh O’Connor, Barry Duff (0-1), Daragh Bridgeman, Brian O’Meara (0-2), Cillian Archer (1-1), Conor O’Halloran (0-1), Darragh O’Hagan (0-5, 0-2 frees), Jack McCarthy, Cillian O’Gorman, Conor O’Malley (2-1), Mark Moroney (0-4), Liam Lynch (1-6, 0-4 frees), David Geary, Dermot Moloney, Colin Rochford (0-1), Ciaran Kenny, Fionn O’Dwyer, David Hassett, Tom Morrisson.
U-15 FEILE HURLING
Well done to our Feile hurlers who topped their group against Knockaderry and Kildimo Pallaskenry on Friday 20 August 2021 and went on to the quarter final against St. Kierans. Mungret St. Pauls did not let St. Kierans close enough to score too much which put them into the Semi Final against Newcastle West where they continued on their scoring streak and progressed onto the Final where they met with Ahane in what was a great game but maybe a game too much as Ahane ended up the Feile B winners.
Well done to all our players who put a lot of effort and energy into each game, we look forward to seeing these players develop over the years.