MUNGRET ST. PAUL’S GAA CLUB NOTES
U-19 PREMIER FOOTBALL
Mungret St. Pauls 4-10 St. Patricks 2-9
Starting in fading light and finishing off under the Mick Neville Park
flood Lights our U-19 Premier Footballers put in a great display of
grit and determination when they played St. Patricks in the County
final on Wednesday 22 September 2021. A slow burning game for the
first half with St. Patricks looking like they would be defeated
heavily but a sharp turn around in the final quarter saw Mungret St.
Pauls fighting to hold onto the lead to take the much sought after
There was a lot of hand passing in a game of possession in the first
half from St. Patricks with Mungret St. Pauls running for scores when
they got their hands on the ball, this built up a comfortable lead for
Mungret St. Pauls by half time with one of the goals coming from a
penalty in injury time. Mungret St Paul’s: 2-6(12) St Patricks :
The second half saw a faster game being played with St. Patricks
upping their game and keeping in touch with Mungret St. Pauls as they
matched each of our scores before the water break. Back out from the
water break, the ball did not see much of the far end of the pitch as
St. Patricks were not holding back when they scored two points and 2
goals with one of these coming from the second penalty of the game.
This burst of scores from St. Patricks left only one point separating
the two sides. The ball was sent to the far end of the pitch and this
is where Mungret St. Pauls sealed the game with two very quick goals
in injury time. A brilliant finish to the game for Mungret St. Pauls
as captain Jack McCarthy was presented the trophy on behalf of the
team. Well done to the players, management and families and to all the
supporters who attended matches and followed on twitter.
On Thursday night our U8’s welcomed Galbally GAA to MSPCamogie HQ for
a blitz! The coaches and parents were very impressed with the battle
put up from both sides and it’s safe to say the future of camogie is
looking bright! Look at all these happy faces, aren’t they great to
see, well done girls!
On Sunday, our U10’s invited neighbours Ballybrown Camogie over for 2
games. The bright sunny morning turned wet for a brief period, but
that didn’t dampen this crew’s performances! A couple of tough games
with some great camogie played by both sides.
Sunday was a busy morning, because no sooner were the U10s off the
pitch and Ballybrown out the gate, but we had the U12s warming up to
meet St Ailbes and Knockaderry!
It was great to see strong support for the home and away teams. The
MSP Girls did great, wore the red jerseys with pride and played out of
their skins. Another great day at the office! They also played a super
blitz among themselves on Thursday night! Almost 50 girls split into 6
teams and played 5 matches. Some serious mileage put on the clock
flying around the place. Thanks to our Camogie PROg, Katie O’Callaghan
who came along to meet the girls and lend her support for the night.
As a minor player with #MSCamogie Katie was really impressed with the
standard of camogie. We even roped her in for a team pic with some of
the blue team! Great to have you Katie!
Our Junior team captain Aine Joyce attended the launch of the Camogie
Championship at the Fitzgeralds Woodlands House Hotel on Tuesday
evening. The MSPCamogie Junior teams first outing in the 12 aside
Championship was against Kileedy on Saturday. A momentous time for the
club as we enter a second adult team in the championship!!! The girls
put up a great battle, but unfortunately Kileedy came away with the
win. We plough on with our next opponents being Crecora at home on
Saturday 2nd October. Thrown in 3pm. The very best of luck!
Last Wednesday in the glorious sunshine, it was a hive of activity on
home soil, when St.Ailbes and St.Patricks under 9 and 10s were
invited. With a large volume of players in each club, the teams split
their squads which resulted in 4 teams each. There was great skill
and determination on show. A fantastic evening was had by all.
On Friday, Ahane under 11 and under 12 teams came to visit. The
Mungret St Pauls girls put in a great effort and showed off their
exquisite football talent. Well done to all involved.
On Sunday last in the Limerick Intermediate Championship Mungret St.
Pauls travelled to Mountcollins, where they were pitted against
Fr.Casey’s. Mungret St Pauls were never really in any trouble and
came out victorious on a score line of Mungret St Pauls 1.11 to Fr.
Caseys 0.05. This coming Sunday the Ladies face MurroeBoher at home.
Throw in at 5pm.
This year the Ladies Football are 30 years old. We will be have a
Celebration Day on Saturday 16th October. There will be a feast of
football on display with matches for the under 6’s to under 14s. There
will also be Bake sale and Raffle.
We are hoping to resume the Gaelic 4 Mothers and Others training in
early October. We do need some help with coaching, if you are
interested or know somebody that is please contact
Saturday 18th September 2021 saw the under 7s hurlers take on South
Liberties GAA in a home blitz. There were some great skills displayed
and it’s clear the sessions over summer have really developed their
hurling, well done to them all. Meanwhile the U5s and U6s continued
with their football sessions at the same time in the next field with
over 35 players participating there, and at the same time as the
ladies U6 and U8 teams were training at the Village pitch. It’s great
to see so many local young kids out. Now is the time to get involved
and help out coaching (or even just helping coaches). Contact one, and
they’ll guide you to what file to fill out. See you at training!
U8s welcomed Monaleen for a football blitz Friday evening the 17th
September. Fantastic evening, with nearly 70 kids participating in
lovely September sunshine. We have a number of new kids taking up
football this year, it was great to see their progress through the
year and bringing skills learnt to a blitz. Welcome Finn Clarke who
has relocated to the area having previously played with a club in
Belfast. Special mention to Seanie White and Phoebe Jones who got late
call ups from u6s and answered the call. We’ll done all !
U14 LADIES FOOTBALL
There was great excitement for the girls at academy training last
Saturday when members of our victorious county winning U14A football
team visited along with their silverware – hopefully this will provide
inspiration for the U6s, U8s and 10s for the future. Thanks for taking
the time to visit girls!
Mungret St. Pauls 1-11 Kildimo Pallaskenry 1-13
It was a dry sunny day in Clarina when the two near neighbours met for
the County Quarter Final on Saturday 25 September 2021. Our Limerick
Motor Centre sponsored Intermediate Football team met their match with
Kildimo Pallaskenry who took an early lead but a surge in the last
quarter saw Mungret St. Pauls pull back into the game but were
unfortunate that time ran out leaving Kildimo Pallaskenry going
through to the Semi Final.
Kildimo Pallaskenry had the better start building up 3 points to
Mungret St. Pauls one but a quick ball infront of the Kildimo
Pallaskenry goals saw it into the back of the net, another point from
Mungret St. Pauls and two more at the opposite end levelled the game
at the water break. Kildimo Pallaskenry kept the pressure on in the
second half and extended their lead with three points and their own
goal to Mungret St. Pauls one point at half time there was a divide of
5 points between the two sides.
Mungret St. Pauls never dropped their heads and kept the pressure on
with near misses on scoring goals the points were what kept us in the
game. Two points close together for Mungret St. Pauls followed by a
point each and just before the water break Kildimo Pallaskenry took a
shot that hit off the cross bar and back out to a waiting blue jersey
and sent over the bar this time. There were four points separating the
two sides by the break of play. Kildimo Pallaskenry widened the gap
with another two points but Mungret St. Pauls mustered all the energy
they had left and finished the game strong pointing another five balls
to Kildimo Pallaskenrys one but were left short by the final whistle
and end their championship with a two point defeat to Kildimo
Pallaskenry who move onto the Semi Final stages.
The Mungret St. Pauls Intermediate football team are a great mix of
new young players to the experienced players who have played well
together as a team through the year. They have always shown a great
display of skill and determination through all their matches we look
forward to seeing them back next year.
JUNIOR A FOOTBALL
Mungret St. Pauls 0-8 Ballybricken Bohermore 2-11
Played with some serious breeze in Claughaun on Sunday 26 September
2021, this Junior A Football Quarter final was not one of Mungret St.
Pauls better performances when they played Ballybricken Bohermore.
Mungret St Pauls seem to have a hold of the game in the first quarter
taking a one point lead but just before the water break Ballybricken
Bohermore hit the net to lead by 2 points. Back out Mungret St. Pauls
levelled the game with two points but could not secure any more scores
in this first half as Ballybricken Bohermore went in at the break with
a two point lead.
The second half saw Mungret St. Pauls scrambling for scores and
Ballybricken Bohermore kept punishing Mungret St. Pauls adding on a
second goal to extend their lead. Mungret St. Pauls ran out of legs
near the end as Ballybricken Bohermore go on to the Semi Final stage.
JUNIOR B HURLING
Mungret St. Pauls 0-6 Na Piarsaigh 1-11
In Caherdavin on Sunday 26 September 2021, Na Piarsaigh welcomed out
Junior B Hurlers to a wet pitch. Mungret St. Pauls struggled hard to
get the ball between the uprights as Na Piarsaigh presence caused
trouble on the pitch.
Mungret St. Pauls started well matching Na Piarsaighs two points but
then came a freeze on out score board as Na Piarsaigh continued on
securing a goal along the way they went 1-6 to 0-2 up on Mungret St.
Pauls with us pointing the last score before the break.
The second half was much the same Mungret St. Pauls popping over one
point to Na Piarsaighs four in the third quarter. Mungret St. Pauls
pointed either side of one Na Piarsaigh point to finish the game.
This team have won their first 2 matches and with this loss leaves
them second on the table and through to Semi Finals.
Mungret u8 travelled to craughwell in Galway for a blitz tournament
dubbed as the ‘u8 all Ireland’. There were clubs from Galway,
Tipperary and Limerick competing. Event lasted over 2 hours. Fantastic
event. Mungret kids getting stuck in and giving maximum effort. We had
2 teams competing with medals for all at the end. Each Mungret team
could see the other playing. The support from the player and parents
spurred on the teams. Great atmosphere !