MUNGRET ST PAUL’S GAA CLUB NOTES
LEAVING CERT RESULTS
Congratulations to all our players who received their results last week.
We are awaiting confirmation of the Junior 12 a side championship as well as the U14 fixtures which are being rescheduled, as soon as they are locked in we will let you all know. We are also, eagerly awaiting the minor semi final details which are to follow.
Our Minors were away to Granagh/Ballingarry on Wed 25th August and unfortunately lost our to their opponents. Full time score: Mungret St Pauls 2-8 Granagh / Ballingarry 3-18.
Our U12s welcomed Ahane Camogie to #MSPCamogie HQ on the 24th August. Both sides fielded 2 strong teams who put on a great display on a beautiful sun filled evening.
Well done to all.
U10 GIRLS FOOTBALL
Our U10s returned to action on Wednesday night when Feohnagh-Castlemahon were the visitors to Mungret. The girls showed no signs of rustiness after their summer break and put in a great hour of football. September is shaping up to be a busy month for this group, with details of more matches to be confirmed shortly. Meanwhile, training for U10s is on Saturday mornings at 11am in the Village Pitch – new players are always welcome!
We fielded four teams on Tuesday 31 August 2021 Team 1 and 2 won well in South Liberties. Teams 3 and 4 won 3 and drew 1 against Monaleen. Very impressive performances by all 4 teams. Well done to all our teams. Apologies to Team 4. Your coaches were too busy celebrating your dominant victories that we forgot to take the team photo.
Mungret St. Pauls 1-15 Newcastle West 1-20
In Newcastle West on Wednesday 1 September 2021 there was a great game of hurling between two similar teams. Both sides were going point for point the whole way through the first half it was not until the second half that Newcaslet West pulled ahead and left Mungret St. Pauls on the chase, unluckily Mungret St. Pauls never managed to narrow the gap and finished five points behind.
Mungret St. Pauls 1-7 Ballybrown 1-11
There was a great effort in the Shield Semi Final against Ballybrown in Ballybrown on Thursday 2 September 2021. There was some excellent defending and an exciting finish with Mungret St. Pauls putting great pressure on the Ballybrown back but unfortunately a narrow loss to us in the end.
PREMIER INTERMEDIATE HURLING
Mungret St. Pauls 6-17 Murroe Boher 1-16
This was a game of goals as Mungret St. Pauls hammered home a strong win when they met Murroe Boher in Bruff on Friday 3 September 2021.
Once Mungret St. Pauls had a few points up and had a bit of a lead they held strong to hold it and the flurry of goals in the first half showed the divide between the two sides. Murroe Boher kept working away but Mungret St. Pauls defence were tight and were swift in clearing out balls. By the first half whistle the score was 4-10 to 0-7.
There was not much Murroe Boher could do only to keep working on their own scoring chances which they did as they had a better third quarter just before they were brought down to 14 men after a second yellow card. Mungret St. Pauls kept the pressure on and came back in the third quarter to extend the lead more. A great start to the Championship, next up is Cappamore.
JUNIOR A HURLING
Mungret St. Pauls 0-19 Patrickswell 2-11
This was a great match against a tough opposition on Sunday 5 September 2021 in Ballybrown. Mungret St. Pauls were chasing the lead for half the game until they shot a string of points which gave them the lead that they held onto with their teeth to the last minute.
Mungret St. Pauls held a two point lead before Patrickswell hit the net which transferred the lead to them. The first water break Mungret St. Pauls were a point behind. Back from the break Patrickswell took a five point lead with help from a second goal from a free which was redirected to the back of the net while in motion. Mungret St. Pauls stumbling on first touch and direct passes, with shots on target splitting the uprights we narrowed the lead to two points by half time 0-9 to 2-5.
After some words at the break Mungret St. Pauls back back onto the pitch with more fight in them and in less than ten minutes had levelled the game, this boosted us on and a few more scores followed with Patrickswell not playing catch up. The game continued with Patrickswell trying to get another quick goal but Mungret St. Pauls used their resources well and denied any chance that Patrickswell came close with right down to the final minute of the game. A two point win was a great way to open the championship for our Junior A Hurlers.
Mungret St. Pauls have been invited to take part in a tv series for TG4 on sport clubs vs their neighbouring clubs called ‘Go Gasta’ which is an obstacle race, run from one club to the other. It’s a bit of craic and bit of friendly rivalry between two local GAA teams, check out the previous series’ where the competitors had had a great day out. We are looking for people to take part we need 6 people- one male and female age 40 and up, one male and female 30 to 20 years and one male and female in their teens.
If your interested or want to know more information send a message to the club phone 0858679962