MUNGRET ST PAUL’S GAA CLUB NOTES
It was great to see the club bar back open again on Sunday and Monday evening. It will be open each Sunday and Monday from 9pm. You will be required to show your vaccine cert when you arrive.
Our hall also has had a buzz about as it has been taking bookings for many activities Karate, Dance and Drama Classes, Fitness and Nutrition, Yoga, Irish Dancing and 45 Cards (all abide with Covid regulations) if you are looking to book the hall you can contact Helen McKeogh on 087-7992098.
Mungret St. Pauls 1-6 Fr. Casey’s 1-11
It was a cold evening under lights in Kilbreedy, Monday 11 October 2021 when our U-17 footballers played Fr. Caseys in the County Semi Final which was a great game with plenty of skill coming from both sides on the pitch. Mungret St. Pauls were the better team in the first half but Fr. Caseys raised their performance in the second half
It was a slow starting quarter where both sides only managed a point each before the water break. The second quarter saw more scores coming with both teams matching each other again with a goal but it was Mungret St. Pauls that had the edge by the half time whistle when they found themselves a point ahead.
The second half was where Fr. Caseys pulled ahead while Mungret St. Pauls kept taking their chances they were out struck by a well drilled Fr. Caseys. Our lads played their hearts out, covered every blade of grass but with just a couple of chances slipping by the post, the result could have been different. A disappointing result but the teams drive and commitment throughout the championship was exemplary.These lads will re-group and go again next year, a better bunch you couldn’t meet. Well done to all the players and mentors and thank you to all the supporters who were there to urge our players on.
Team; Jake Foley, Cathal Roche, Ben Gallagher, Cian Maloney, Darragh Johnson, Jason Hassett, Fintin Fitzgerald, Jack Sommers, David Guilfoyle, Liam Moran, Darragh o Sullivan, Diarmuid Hynes, Mark O’Brien, Luke Walsh, Tom Lloyd, John Wright, James Corcoran, Ronan Smith, Christopher McSweeney.
Our U8s invited Crecora Camogie in on Sunday morning for a few matches and what a beautiful morning it was for everyone! Sunny with a large portion of camogie skills! Well done girls, keep up the great work!
Our U10s & U12s were delighted to be under the bright lights of the University of Limerick last week. The evenings weren’t long closing in on them this year which triggered the move BUT if we all get behind the Mungret St Paul’s club development, we won’t be going anywhere next year and we’ll be under OUR VERY OWN BRIGHT LIGHTS!
GAELIC 4 MOTHERS AND OTHERS
There was a fantastic turnout for the Gaelic4Mothers&Others in the Village Pitch last Tuesday evening with over 50 ladies showing up. The Gaelic4Mothers&Others is about learning the skills of Gaelic Football in a nice friendly, relaxed environment. Gaelic4Mothers&Others is for all Mothers, Aunts, Girlfriends, Wives, Sisters and Grandma’s.
JUNIOR A HURLING
Mungret St. Pauls 0-11 St. Patricks 0-13
The rain never let up in Clarina on Saturday 16 October 2021 when Mungret St. Pauls Junior A hurlers met with St. Patricks in the quarter final. Mungret St. Pauls started slow and only caught up late in the match only for St. Patricks to nudge past to seal the win.
St. Patrick’s always had the lead through out as they opened the score and took a four point lead by the water break as Mungret St. Pauls struggled to get to grips with the game. St. Patricks added another two points before Mungret St. Pauls returned a much needed score in the final minutes of the first half. Mungret St. Pauls were behind by five points as they broke for the half time. Mungret St. Pauls 0-3 St. Patricks 0-8.
The second half Mungret St. Pauls upped their game and with three unanswered scores closed in on St. Patricks. There was an exchange of points before Mungret St. Pauls levelled the game just on the water break whistle. They had got themselves back into the game but had to keep their composure in order to take any lead which they had not done during the game. St. Patricks pointed two frees, Mungret St. Pauls pointed their own free but were still shy a point and with everything put into the last few minutes it was St. Patricks that got the final point to win the match. Any other day this game could have a different result but this was the result that counted and Mungret St. Pauls after a strong season bowed out of the Championship. Thank you to all the players for everything they have given the team and the club, to the management who had to come to terms with the loss of their leader and take the baton and keep the team going. This has been an emotional year for this team as they remembered PJ Garvey at every match. Many of this team still have U-21 championship to play before the year is out and we look forward to seeing this Junior team back next year.