MUNGRET ST PAUL’S GAA CLUB NOTES
The sun showed up on Saturday morning 9 October 2021 when our U-15 footballers took on Ahane in the Shield Final in Rathkeale. Mungret St. Pauls had a great start scoring their first goal quickly and adding on a few points before Ahane replied but Mungret St. Pauls had the lead and control of the game. Ahane put up a battle but Mungret St. Pauls proved too strong for them and had a convincing win, captain Billy Dervan was presented the shield by Denis Carroll. Well done to our players, mentors, parents and thank you to our supporters.
Mungret St. Pauls 4-4 Oola 1-3
The U-13 Division 1 football final paired Mungret St. Pauls and Oola, in a previous meeting in August they had played out a draw. The final was at a sunny Fedamore on Sunday October 10th 2021.
Mungret St. Pauls struck early with a goal in the first minute and went on to dominate the first half. Mungret St. Pauls were successful in putting pressure on the kickouts from Oola and retaining possession from their own with excellent teamwork and effort. Mungret St. Pauls didn’t take all the opportunities they created but scored another two goals to build up a comfortable lead by half time, Mungret St. Pauls 3-3 Oola 0-2.
The second half was tighter as Oola upped their performance, however some solid defending and great saves kept them at bay. Mungret St. Pauls passed well to create an attack on the left flank to score a 4th goal. Oola got a late goal for their effort. Mungret St. Pauls were deserving winners and remained undefeated through the championship. This team was made of players all born in 2008 which is a great sign for football in Mungret St. Pauls. Congratulations to all the players, mentors and their loyal supporters. The players would like to acknowledge the supporters who came out on Sunday to support them, this support was fantastic for our players to see. The cup was presented to the team captain Killian Begley by Jack O’Connell.
JUNIOR A HURLING
Mungret St. Pauls 0-14 Feenagh Kilmeedy 2-12
This was the last of the matches in the group for the Junior A hurlers. Mungret St. Pauls had already topped the group having won all previous group matches but Feenagh Kilmeedy needed a strong win to go through in second place. The score they needed depended on how much Doon put up against Monaleen. This was not an easy match for Mungret St. Pauls who did not make it too handy for Feenagh Kilmeedy to get in scores when they met in Askeaton on Saturday 9 October 2021.
Mungret St. Pauls were first to score but Feenagh Kilmeedy did not mess around and hit the net before we had settled into the game, this goal gave Feenagh Kilmeedy a lead that Mungret St. Pauls struggled to shake. Before the water break Feenagh Kilmeedy had added on four points while Mungret St. Pauls held tight to the three points they had scored. There was an exchange of points but Feenagh Kilmeedy bettered Mungret St. Pauls scores with another two points, widening the gap to six points at half time.
Mungret St. Pauls came back firing as they stepped up their game and went four points unanswered until an unexpected stoppage as a Feenagh Kilmeedy player had landed awkwardly and had to be removed from the pitch. There was just one more point to the Feenagh Kilmeedy side before the water break, three points separating the sides. Back out Mungret St. Pauls were tapping on the door as they brought the game to just one point between them but the fire in Feenagh Kilmeedys bellies brought another goal to them, there was not enough time as Mungret St. Pauls kept the pressure on the Feenagh Kilmeedy backs searching for the goal they never got.
Mungret St. Pauls now play St. Patricks in the quarter final next Saturday 16 October in Clarina, your support would be very welcome.
JUNIOR B HURLING
Mungret St. Pauls 1-12 Kildimo Pallaskenry 2-19
The sun shone brightly on Sunday afternoon on Sunday 10 October 2021 when Mungret St. Pauls travelled to Pallaskenry to play hosts Kildimo Pallaskenry in the City Semi Final. Mungret St. Pauls layed everything they had on the pitch but were just unlucky to be out struck by Kildimo Pallaskenry’s sharp shooter.
Mungret St. Pauls first three scores came from frees with Kildimo Pallaskenry scoring two on the run. A strong goal and point from free handed the lead over to Kildimo Pallaskenry. Mungret St. Pauls had evened the score by the water break. The second quarter followed a similar pattern with both teams taking scores when they could but it was Kildimo Pallaskenry who finished the half on a better footing with a two point lead, 0-9 to 1-8.
The second half Kildimo Pallaskenry came out all guns blazing, three points up in as many minutes, a golden opportunity ment a ball in the back of the goal for Mungret St. Pauls bringing them back into the game again. Kildimo Pallaskenry had added another point before a take down in the box awarded them a well taken penalty. Kildimo Pallaskenry kept the pressure on Mungret St. Pauls who were starting to struggle to get scoring chances. Our defence was working very well under pressure with many additional goal chances struck away. Kildimo Pallaskenry finished off the game strong, taking themselves onto the City Final. Well done to our players who put in a tough days work on the pitch, we would like to thank them and the mentors for their time and energy they have giving the club to be able to field a third adult team, this is a great achievement for our club and we look forward to next years Junior B hurling games.
Reminder the Club Shop will be open at an earlier time of 6.30pm on Tuesday 5 October, an online COBI sports shop has opened please check our social media for the link.
We are delighted to let you know the club bar reopened on Sunday, 10 October at 9pm. The bar will be open on a Sunday and Monday from 9pm. You will be required to show your vaccine cert when you arrive. Also the 45 Cards are back on a Monday night at 8.30pm.
Gaelic4Mothers&Others resumes on Tuesday 12th October in the Village pitch at 8pm. Beginners are very welcome. For more details contact Cath 0876533347 or email@example.com
This year the Ladies Football Club are celebrating their 30th Anniversary, 1991-2021. We are having a Celebration Day, Feast of Football, on Saturday 16th October in the Clubhouse grounds. Football Blitzes for underage teams, There will also be a Bake Sale and Raffle. All support welcome.
A busy week for our Junior Camogie players this week gone.
On Sunday our Junior A team faced off against Blackrock Effin at home. This was our first championship game at this grade, so it was very important to the girls that they made their presence known!
And they did just that. At half time we were ahead by 11 points. Both teams came out firing on all cylinders for the second half, with MSPCamogie coming away with a 2 point lead in the end.
Full time score: Mungret St. Paul’s : 6-9(27) Blackrock Effin: 5-10(25)
Fantastic result, looking forward to the next match.
On Saturday our Junior A 12-a-side met with Crecora in round 2 of the Championship. Despite a loss on the day, they put up a real battle of a performance and a huge credit must go to all who played. Well-done girls!
On Friday our U6 Camogie team had a very busy night when they invited Crecora to MSPCamogie HQ for some game time.You can see the girls coming along at each training session, but there’s nothing like a few matches to really see them come into themselves. Well-done girls, keep up the good work!
MSPCamogie is very proud of Sarah Horgan, Jillian Buckley, Jayne Casey & Molly Tobin who togged out yet again for the Limerick Camogie U14 team when they played Wexford at the weekend. Isn’t it great to see! Well-done girls!