MUNGRET ST PAUL’S GAA CLUB NOTES
Mungret St. Pauls had a group of dual players travel to Bishopstown in Cork on Saturday 2 October 2021. There were 2 teams in competition in what was a Munster tournament. Each match was played one half Hurling one half football our U-11 teams won every match and made the final. The day ended with our players cheers being echoed around Cork as they were delighted to be crowned winners of the Johnny Galvin Cup. Well done to all our players and parents who travelled they represented Mungret St. Pauls very well and made them very proud with the excellent skill they showed on the pitch.
Our U6s had a blitz on a wet Sunday morning in Sixmilebridge v Sixmilebridge & Truagh/ Clonlara. Great to see all the hard work at training and practice at home is paying off! Well done girls!
Our U14s came away victorious last Thursday night v Croagh/Kilfinny/Ballyagran in the U14 Treaty Plate Semi Final!!!
It was a fantastic game with each and every single one of the girls putting in a great performance!
Final score 2-2 to 1-1.
We cant wait to see them perform in the final!!!!
Best of luck girls!
In Intermediate Football, MurroeBoher came to Mungret to play the second round of the Championship. MungretStPauls were ahead at the first water break 3 points to 1, and led by a single point at half time 5 points to 4. In the second half MurroeBoher were awarded a penalty which was saved. With 10 minutes to go MungretStPauls were up 1.09 to 6 points. It was them MurroeBoher who made a late surge and scored 1.02 without reply. MungretStPauls scored the last point of the match, leaving the final score MungretStPauls 1.10 MurroeBoher 1.08.
Our under 14 panel of 38 players travelled to Dunshaughlin on Saturday last to play a challenge game against Royal Gaels. A successive outcome for MungretStPauls. The girls then went on to Tayto Park where a great day was had by all.
Many thanks to Kevin Deasy and Accounting Pro for sponsoring the underage groups in the club with footballs, cones and bibs.
Club shop will be open next week, Tuesday 5 October at an earlier time of 6.30pm to 7.30pm
You will need to place your order before this weekend to guarantee delivery for Christmas.
Items for Christmas in Mungret Shop include;
The lightweight Dalton jacket, tapered zip, in red or navy with club and GAA logo.
Padded jacket with club and GAA logo (Adult Sizes€57)
Portland Zip top €50 (adult only)
Portland crew top €50 (adult only)
Also a VERY limited supply of Red and White Golf umbrellas with the M.S.P.’s club logo €35.
Well done to our hard working entrants Breandan O’hAnnaigh, Thiago Silva, Conor Crowley, Catherine Murphy, Meghann Scully and Katie O’Callaghan who represented Mungret St. Pauls in the TG4 Go Gasta competition on Sunday 3 October 2021 where they raced against a team from Na Piarsaigh. There was a delay to the start and our members and supporters were all ready to get going when the time came. Unfortunately the weather was a big hindrance on the day with heavy showers but our brave men and women (and supporters) did not let it bother them. Our group of six got encouragement from Donegal Footballer Eamonn McGee throughout the day. They began by a run up the Caher Road to a field where two obstacles were waiting to be put to use, once these were completed by each of our entrants it was a run back to the clubhouse where five more obstacles were taken on with great team spirt and encouragement. The next trip was out toward Na Piarsaigh to a near by soccer pitch where the last two obstacles waited to be taken on and then a run back to Na Piarsaigh club house pitch where the results of both teams were announced. Each obstacle and the running was all timed and the quickest team were announced the winners but you will have to wait until the show is broadcast in February 2022 for the result.
Mungret St. Pauls are very proud of each of our volunteers who took on this task and put everything they had into it. There was a lot of work put into the build up to this event by our guys as they prepared themselves for what was to come. There was a tremendous effort put in but the attitude and positive encouragement in the team work to each task was very evident right up to the last minute. There has to be a special mention to the supporters who attended throughout and at varying parts of the course, this support is what kept the team going and they are extremely grateful to everyone who attended. It is brilliant to see with a club our size that six people from different age groups that are involved in different codes in the club that paths would not normally cross got on so well though the day and ended as friends. Our underage members better watch out as new training ideas may come from coach Breandan from the obstacles on the course.
Mungret St. Pauls 1-19 Monaleen 3-15
On Tuesday 28 September 2021 in the LIT Gaelic grounds Mungret St. Pauls and Monaleen were the opening game of the Semi Finals for the U-19 Premier Hurling Championship. There were occasional heavy showers throughout the game which did not end in the result we wanted.
Mungret St. Pauls started strong and took an early seven point lead with help from a goal but it did not last long as Monaleen hit back and closed the lead to just the goal keeping the sides apart at the first water break. There was an exchange of points before Monaleen hit the net themselves leveling the game, one more point from Mungret St. Pauls before the half time break ment we had a minimal lead.
Both sides again exchanged points but near the end of the third quarter Monaleen found their scores and with a second goal Monaleen took the lead on the game by the water break. Back out Mungret St. Pauls put up a fight and leveled the game again, one more point and they had the lead only for Monaleen to strike with their third goal. There was not enough time left on the clock for Mungret St. Pauls and with one additional point to each side the championship was over. An unfortunate loss for our players.
PREMIER INTERMEDIATE HURLING
Mungret St. Pauls 1-18 Glenroe 0-11
On Saturday 2 October 2021 our Limerick Motor Centre sponsored Premier Intermediate Hurlers travelled out to Kilmallock where they met Glenroe in the Semi Final stage of the championship. The rain helded off for the duration of the match as Mungret St. Pauls did the job they went to do, get through to the Final.
An early goal gave Mungret St. Pauls a lead which they held onto throughout the game, by the half time mark we in a comfortable lead having added on 11 points while Glenroe had a very slow start and struggled to get any more that four points.
Glenroe gave a better game in the second half with the breeze behind them but Mungret St. Pauls were ready for what Glenroe was going to throw at them. Mungret St. Pauls pointed five balls with only three from Glenroe before the water break. Mungret St. Pauls continued to score as pressure was put onto our backs but there was a great touch on the hurley preventing the sliotar going over the line. Glenroe took their points but they did not get close to our score putting us through to the Final in three weeks time against Cappamore.