MUNGRET ST. PAUL’S GAA CLUB NOTES
On Wednesday last the Under14 team played FeohanaghCastlemahon in the C Championship County Final. While the score may not reflect the performance, MungretSt.Pauls played a great game and never gave up. The team can take comfort in knowing they are, all in this age grade again next year.
Final score: MungretSt.Pauls 0.04 , FeohanaghCastlemahon 2.05
Last weekend the Regional Community Games under 14 team, were representing Limerick in the quarter final of the Munster Championship. The match took place in UL against MoycarkeyBorris (Tipperary). This was a very exciting and sporting game. Regional found themselves down a few points at half time, but the team really rallied in the second half. It was end to end stuff, with goals a plenty for both sides. While Regional may have won the last quarter unfortunately it wasn’t enough on the day.
Regional 4.04 MoycarkeyBorris 4.09.
Underage training continues every Saturday morning, under 6 and under 8 at 10am, Under 10 at 11am.
Everyone was delighted to see the return of the U6s/8s to training last Thursday night. After a summer break the girls were only chomping at the bit to get back on the pitch and we also had some new starters eager to get stuck in! Great to have you all back girls!
On Thursday last, our U10s headed to southeast Limerick to meet opponents Galbally. They played a great game and continue to show the coaches that they really are coming into themselves. The match was quickly put on the back burner when Limerick Senior Hurling Manager John Kiley arrived on the scene. In true form, John took the time to meet the girls, who were only delighted to give him more than a few pointers to take back to the Senior Squad for when they are finished their all-Ireland victory celebrations!
On Tuesday last we had 2 teams taking part in the U12 league. 1 team headed to Claughaun to face Treaty Gaels. The girls put some fantastic skills on display against the hosts and showed massive heart. They are getting stronger by the day and we are very proud of how hard they are working! The other U12 team welcomed Monaleen at home. They stood strong against their rivals on a chillier than usual night. Plenty of red smiling faces at the end of both matches and what more would you want!
A very busy week last week for our U14s. It started on Thursday 2nd away to Granagh Ballingarry. They put up a great fight, and there wasn’t much in it in the end, but unfortunately came away with a loss. Final score: #MSPCamogie 2-0 Granagh Ballingarry 2-2.
Fast forward to Sunday at home to Adare and the girls weren’t going to let another one slip away! At half time there was only 1 point in it, but the #MSPCamogie crew pulled ahead scoring a cracking 2 goals in the second half. Full time score: #MSPCamogie 4-3 Adare 2-3.
The #MSPCamogie girls were busy this representing us at county level also this weekend! Jayne Casey, Jillian Buckley & Sarah Horgan donned the green jersey for the U14 panels and Aoife Lyons and Cliona Byrnes togged out for the U15’s. Each and every one of the girls did us very proud against tough opponents and they are fantastic ambassadors to have for the Club, Sport and Girls! Congrats to the U14 A & B squads won both their respective blitzes
Mungret St. Pauls 0-11 Rathkeale 0-11
It was a very warm evening in Mick Neville Park on Tuesday 7 September 2021 when our Limerick Motor Centre sponsored Intermediate Footballers played Rathkeale in the second and last of their group games. Mungret St. Pauls had a poor start but rallied near the end and close the game on a draw.
Rathkeale had four points up before Mungret St. Pauls opened their score a few minutes before the water break. Back out and Mungret St. Pauls continued to add on another 2 points before being brought down to 14 players on a black card. Rathkeale scored another two points before the break bringing Mungret St. Pauls back to three points behind.
The half time talk worked as Mungret St. Pauls was back to 15 men and levelled the score in less than ten minutes. Rathkeale surged and separated themselves again by another three points before the water break. Like the beginning of the second half Mungret St. Pauls had popped over three more balls before Rathkeale responded which they did with one point before they were brought down to 14 men on a black card offence with four minutes of the game left. There was another point to each side but Mungret St. Pauls squeezed in one more point before the full time whistle to level the game.
JUNIOR B FOOTBALL
Mungret St. Pauls 0-14 Ballinacurra Gaels 0-4
There was some dust brushed off some football boots before the Junior B Football match on Wednesday 8 September 2021 which took place in Mungret under a very wet sky against Ballinacurra Gaels.
It was looking as if both sides were going to play a close match with each team pointing in the first five minutes but once Mungret St. Pauls had settled into the game they started their climb up the score board with Ballinacurra Gaels struggling to get the ball between the uprights. With no water breaks as there seemed plenty of water with the rain the half time score saw Mungret St. Pauls lead 0-9 to 0-3.
The second half was much the same as the first with the ball getting a lot of work up and down the field and Mungret St. Pauls defence clearing any close calls on goal. There was a bit of pressure put on the Ballincurra Gaels backs as a few attempts on raising a green flag went astray. Mungret St. Pauls had all their scoring done before Ballincurra Gaels pointed the last ball before the game ended.
Mungret St. Pauls 1-11 Na Piarsaigh 0-12
In Caherdavin on a very wet Wednesday 8 September 2021 our U-17 Division 1 team played the hosts, Na Piarsaigh in a very close game with very little seperating the teams in the first half, each side matching the other teams score the half time score was eight points each.
The second half, Mungret St. Pauls put in a great half scoring the goal in the first quarter helped them have a narrow lead by the water break, the final quarter of the match had both sides low on scores. Na Piarsaigh only had one more point in them while Mungret St. Pauls pointed two which was the margin they eventually finished the game with .This was an outstanding game of hurling from both sides in the miserable conditions.
Mungret St. Pauls 0-3 St. Kierans 4-7
It stayed dry for the U-17 Division 3 Football match in Mungret against St. Kierans on Saturday 11 September 2021. This was a competitive game of football with the players putting everything they had into the game.
St. Kierans opened the game with a goal while Mungret St. Pauls scored 2 points they were not enough to keep up with the opposition as another goal was sent to the net which is where the game was paused for the water break. The second quarter was a great one for Mungret St. Pauls as they kept their hand in and held St. Kierans off on only getting one point in the fifteen minutes.
The last half was where St. Kierans did a lot of damage to the score board but Mungret St .Pauls players did not let that stop them to plug away at their own scores, coming close to scoring more, they were just unlucky the end.
PREMIER INTERMEDIATE HURLING
Mungret St. Pauls 1-18 Cappamore 2-13
Our Limerick Motor Centre sponsored Premier Intermediate Hurlers travelled out the road to Claughaun on Saturday 11 September 2021 where they met Cappamore in the second round of the group. Both sides had won their opening games which led this to be a highly contested game.
Mungret St. Pauls quickly started the game securing a good lead with a pointed free and a smashing goal, Cappamore did not wait too long before they had a reply securing their own goal and three points in response to Mungret St. Pauls additional 3 points leaving just a one point lead for us on the first water break. Only a few minutes out on the pitch and after matching each others scores Cappamore found the net again with an additional point they had taking the lead by one point but not for long as Mungret St. Pauls levelled the game and then regained the lead again closing the first half Mungret St. Pauls 1-10 Cappamore 2-6.
Back out the second half was much the same as the first half, both sides going point for point. It all coming down to the final minutes, Cappamore came close to drawing but Mungret St. Pauls serged forward and separated them selves from Cappamore by two points. Cappamore kept seeking a third goal but were unable to get past the Mungret St. Pauls backs.
They are next out against Knockainey on Sunday.
JUNIOR B HURLING
Mungret St. Pauls 4-13 Ballybrown 0-13
This match brought what was expected, boiling blood, plenty of sweat and the verge of tears when our Junior B Hurlers hosted neighbours, Ballybrown on Sunday 12 September 2021 in their opening round match of the championship.
Mungret St. Pauls excelled from the start as they settled well into the game with a goal and two point head start on Ballybown as they found their scores but the three of Ballybrowns scores were matched by Mungret St. Pauls before the water break. Ballybrown managed to narrow the gap to just the goal separating the sides by the half time mark, 1-7 to 0-7.
The third quarter was where Mungret St. Pauls did most of their scores exposing Ballybrown who only managed three more points. Mungret St. Pauls extended the lead with another 3 goals and five points on the board, Ballybrown were also brought down to 14 men before the water break. In the final quarter Mungret St. Pauls only added on one more point while Ballybrown worked hard but only pointed another three balls and were brought down to 13 players before the end of the game.
JUNIOR A HURLING
Mungret St. Pauls 1-19 Doon 0-12
The weather was favouriable in Caherelly on Sunday 12 September when Doon and Mungret St. Pauls Junior A hurlers went toe to toe. This was a great game for Mungret St. Pauls where there was some great passages of play with our players putting everything they had into the game.
Each point was matched by the other side in the first quarter, back out after the water break and Doon were brought down to 14 men after a second yellow and hit hard when Mungret St. Pauls goal came from a penalty. The next 3 points were again matched until injury time in the end of the first half when Mungret St. Pauls separated the sides with an additional two points leaving the half time score Mungret St. Pauls 1-10, Doon 0-8.
Shortly after the break Mungret St. Pauls were man to man on the pitch when an unfortunate sending off for Odhran O’Dwyer left us down to 14 men. There was another exchange of points for both sides but Mungret St. Pauls ended the third quarter stronger extending the lead to eight points. The last quarter was much the same with Mungret St. Pauls over powering Doon who shoot a lot of wides and hit the post on two occasions during the game.
This second win now leaves Mungret St. Pauls in pole position in the group with three more matches to be played.
Goal scorer, Niall Mulcahy for Mungret St. Pauls stiking one of his pointed shots in the Premier Intermediate hurling match.
_Mungret St. Pauls Killian Ryan calling a mark in the recent intermediate Foootball match agaisnt Rathkeale.