MUNGRET ST PAUL’S GAA CLUB NOTES
Mungret St. Pauls were deeply saddened to hear the passing of our
Junior A Hurling coach, PJ Garvey who was laid to rest on Saturday 28 August 2021. The Garvey family and Mungret St. Pauls would like to Thank everyone who attended the guard of honour and have helped to make the last few days a little easier for the family. There will be a big void in not just the Junior A Hurling group but in Mungret St. Pauls and the Garvey and O’Doherty families as PJ will be greatly missed by all who knew him as a husband, father, brother, uncle, player, supporter, coach and friend.
Condolences to his wife, Sheila, sons, Conor and James and their
partners, brothers, sisters, mother in law, brothers and sisters in
law, nephews, nieces and extended family and friends.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dilís
It was a fantastic day last Saturday with 16 super camogie teams
involved in the 2021 Féile. Mungret St Pauls camogie had 3 games on the day, meeting Kilmallock, Croagh/Ballyagran & Galbally. The games were exciting, competitive and most importantly very sporting – the buzz and excitement around the place was great to see as Féile returned after the disappointment of last year. Thanks so much to all our players & management who did us proud on the day!
Our U14s were away to Croagh/Kilfinny/Ballyagran on Thurs 19th and came away with a great win. Full time score: Mungret St Pauls 4-6 Croagh/Kilfinny/Ballyagran 2-4. Well done girls.
Our U12 travelled to Ballingarry on the 16th Aug to play
Granagh/Ballingarry in the league. They were up against a strong side in the hosts but stood strong and did us proud. Both sides had the numbers to field 2 teams. Well done to all, with a special shout out to the referee who took the time to meet with the girls before hand for a quick chat. Next they meet Ahane on Tue 24th Aug.
Well done to our three teams who were out on Monday, 23 August 2021.
Our two teams in Bruff gave a great account of themselves and were too strong for their opponents. A special mention to Conor Lee, Shane Ryan, and Andrew Hayes who donned Bruff jerseys to make the game more even.
Our Team who played Cappamore had a tougher challenge and took a few minutes to get to grips with the physicality of Cappamore. But they grew into the game and made it a very tight game in the finish.
Well done to all considering they had all put in a good shift at the
Cul Camp that day in very warm conditions.
Mungret St. Pauls 3-16 Galbally 3-8
On a warm Tuesday 24 August 2021 in Mungret our U-19 footballers took on a spirited Galbally team. The first quarter saw scores from both sides keeping both sides in the game. After the first water break Mungret St. Pauls pulled ahead and put a lot of distance between the two sides, Mungret St Paul’s 2-11 Galbally: 1-3. Galbally started to put scores back up but they could not close in on the substantial lead Mungret St. Pauls had earned.
The back line were great at distributing the ball out the field with
the goalie pulling off some great saves.
Mungret St. Pauls (Division 1) 2-10 Monaleen 4-11
Mungret St. Pauls (Division 3) 1-4 Na Piarsaigh 7-12
On Wednesday 25 August 2021 Mungret St. Pauls had both our U-17
Footballers out, our Division 1 team were at home to a strong Monaleen side who out scored us on the evening but the Mungret St. Pauls team played a great game and put up a strong score, unfortunatly Monaleen netted 2 goals that won the game for them.
The Division 3 team were away to Na Piarsaigh, this was a tough game for our second team as Na Piarsaigh gave us a good battle putting our defense under pressure. There are another three games in this group to play.
Mungret St. Pauls 4-9 St. Patricks 2-6
In Croom on a sunny Thursday, 26 August 2021 our Intermediate
Footballers opened their Championship when they played St. Patricks.
This was an active game with a lot of great passes working the ball up the field.
There was a minutes silence for PJ Garvey before the game started.
Before the first water break there were already 2 penalties given and 3 goals scored. Mungret St. Pauls netted their penalty with St.
Patricks hitting back straight away with a goal from play. Only a few
minutes later Mungret St. Pauls followed it up with their second goal.
The second goal opportunity for St. Patricks was their penalty which
was struck off the cross bar and back out to play. The game was level by the water break but when the game restarted the third penalty of the game was given to St. Patricks, this time it was converted. There were a few points from Mungret St. Pauls which leveled the sides again as the half time whistle came Mungret St. Pauls: 2-4 St. Patricks: 2-4.
Back on the pitch there was an exchange of points when the ball hit
the net again for Mungret St. Pauls this is when the game changed and Mungret St. Pauls took a lead which was extended with additional points. Just after the second water break there was another exchange of points before Mungret St. Pauls forth goal of the game, extending the lead even more. There was only one more point for Mungret St.Pauls in the last ten minutes of the game giving the win to them and a break from a second game for a week until they play Rathkeale onSeptember 7th.
(Division 1) 2-8 Monaleen 1-1
(Division 2) 3-3 Cappagh Rathkeale 4-4
Well done to our U13’s on Thursday 26 August 2021 who were home to
Monaleen and away to Cappagh Rathkeale. The division 1 team worked
hard and got the result they needed which left Mungret St. Pauls on
top of their group games bringing them into a Semi Final which will be
set for a later date.
The division 2 team took a while to get used to the physicality of the
game but grew into it as the game progressed. They hit the crossbar
twice, had shots cleared off the line and just did not get the rub of
the green but every player stepped up and won the final quarter by 2-2
to 0-1. Super grit and determination shown by this panel which will
put all these learnings to good use for next year.
COMMUNITY GAMES FOOTBALL
Mungret Regional community games team that won the Under 10 and a half
county football championship on Friday 27 August 2021, well
represented by members of Mungret St. Paul’s GAA. Well done to all the
players and management.
U15 FOOTBALL FEILE
The U15 Football Feile A competition was held in Mungret last Friday
and Saturday. In total we played four games against the top clubs in
the County. Although we didn’t secure a win, we competed well in all
games. This team will learn from the experience and will prepare us
well for our Shield Final in the coming weeks. We played Monaleen &
Oola on the Friday and Cappagh/Rathkeale & Fr. Caseys on Saturday.
Fr. Caseys went on to win Feile after defeating Cappagh/Rathkeale in
the final. We had some players out through injury so hopefully we will
have them back for the Shield Final.
We were blessed with the weather for our Cul Camp this year with 170
children attending and around 30 coaches to keep them active through
out the week. We are extremely grateful as always to our volunteers
who helped out with parking and supervising each day. This year we had
a record number of club coaches involved, thank you to coaches Aoife
Morrissey, Barry Duff, Eamonn Flahive, Eoin Ryan, Liam Lynch and
Well done to Cian Moloney and Fintan Fitzgerald who played for
Limerick U-16 hurlers on Saturday 28 August 2021 in Martinstown. There
were two good wins over Clare and Cork. Mark O’Brien, John Wright and
Robert O’Brien who were on the U-16 team that played Cork in Mallow.
What a wonderful week for Ladies Football. First up the (2008) Under
14 team, they were playing Knockainey in the C Championship Semi Final
in Mungret. After fifteen minutes the teams were two points a piece.
No sooner had Mungret St Pauls tipped over another two points when
Knockainey received a penalty on the twenty fifth minute. Knockainey
failed to hit the net as the ball rolled wide. Before the half time
whistle, both teams, did raise a green flag leaving the half time
score Mungret St Pauls 1.04 Knockainey 1.03. In the second half there
were great passages of play from both sides, Mungret St Pauls were up
four points with only minutes left on the clock, Knockainey tried
their best for another goal only for a great Mungret St Pauls defence
to keep them out. Final Score Mungret St Pauls 2.09 Knockainey 2.05.
Referee Eamonn Moran. The final will take place this Wednesday
against Feohanagh/Castlemahon, venue to be confirmed.
Meanwhile there was more excitement in Ballysteen where Mungret St
Pauls (2007) under 14 team were playing Fr. Caseys in the County
Final. Mungret St. Pauls got off to a great start and were ahead 1.05
to no score at the first water break. Shortly after the break
Fr.Caseys got a goal and a point. Just before the half time break
Mungret St. Pauls received a yellow card and were down to 14 players
for ten minutes. Half time score Mungret St. Pauls 1.06 Fr. Caseys
1.01. Both teams came out with great gusto in the second half and
played a very spirited, sporting and entertaining match. Both teams
managed to score another goal each and a few points between them. It
was a real ding dong battle, but Mungret St Pauls prevailed and were
worthy winners on the night. It was a fantastic team performance where
everybody played their part. Cameryn Moloney accepted the cup on
behalf of a delighted Mungret St Pauls team. Final score Mungret St
Pauls 2.08 Fr.Caseys 2.05. Referee Seamus Mulvihill. The last time
Mungret St Pauls won this title was 2008 where Roisin Upton(Irish
Olympian) received the cup.
On Saturday last it was the turn of the Under 15 Footballers for a day
out. The venue was Kilmeedy for the County Football Feile. Mungret
St Pauls were in the ‘A’ divison. The first match was at 1.00pm where
Mungret St Pauls paired against Dromcollogher Broadford. Right from
the throw in Mungret St Pauls were in total control and any 50/50
ball Mungret St Pauls were first to it. They never looked in trouble
throughout the twenty minute game. Final score Mungret St Pauls 4.06
DromcollogherBroadford 0.01. Next up Mungret St. Pauls faced St
Brigids and StBrigids came out on to the field with great enthusiasm,
they were the faster team and hit the net after just two minutes.
Mungret St Pauls settled after this score and the lead changed hands
several times throughout the match but Mungret St Pauls held out and
had a one point victory. . Final score Mungret St Pauls 3.03 St.
Brigids 2.05. With two victorious from two games Mungret St Pauls had
now qualified for the final. Fr Caseys being their opponents.
Despite the low scoring, this was a great contest, where every blade
of grass was covered by both sides, end to end stuff. FrCaseys got an
early goal and Mungret St Pauls were playing catch up right up to the
last quarter of the match. Mungret St Pauls were denied a score on
more than one occasion by the crossbar and the upright, but they
preserved and gave everything they had on a warm and humid day.
Roisin O Brien received the cup on behalf of a joyous team. Final
score Mungret St Pauls 1.04 FrCaseys 1.00.
Under 10, Under 8 and Under 6 training resumes this Saturday 4th
September at 10am in the Village pitch.
Mungret St. Pauls 0-28 Na Piarsaigh 1-8
While this was not the strongest game Mungret St. Pauls has played itwas a good win when they played Na Piarsaigh in Mungret on Sunday 29 August 2021.
Mungret St. Pauls started out strong with four points before Na
Piarsaigh started to score and the two sides were even on the water
break. Back out again both sides swooped scores but Mungret St. Paulsput in a great effort and pulled ahead by three points by the water break.
Six unanswered points extended Mungret St. Pauls lead with Na
Piarsaigh shooting a ball into the back of the net and one between the uprights they struggled to get a handle of this half and Mungret St. Pauls excelled on their scoring adding on another six points with Na Piarsaigh scoring the last point of the game.
Mungret St. Pauls players who were coaches in Cul Camp for Limerick this year. Aoife Morrissey, Barry Duff, Eamonn Flahive, Eoin Ryan, Liam Lynch and Patrick Dwane.
Mungret Regional Community Games U-10.5 Football winners.
PJ Garvey who sadly passed away last week and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.