MUNGRET ST.PAUL’S GAA CLUB NOTES
U-21 PREMIER FOOTBALL
Mungret St. Pauls 1-9 Cappagh Rathkeale 1-10
With a last minute venue change to Maguire Pitches in UL on a cold Friday night, 5 November 2021 the U-21 Footballers were ready to open their championship. They had a great start but ran out of legs leaving Cappagh Rathkeale to finish the game off with a win.
The game began with both sides pointing twice before Mungret St. Pauls took a three point lead by the water break, adding another point after the break Mungret St. Pauls were holding the game with five minutes of the first half left Cappagh Rathkeale found their scoring boots and narrowed the gap to two points.
Back on the pitch again Mungret St. Pauls took hold again regaining the four point lead, Cappagh Rathkeale squeezed another point in before Mungret St. Pauls looked like they were going offline but slotted a lovely ball into the far corner of the goal to extend the lead to six points. This unfortunately was the turning point of the game as Cappagh Rathkeale became alert and started to put their scores in and with just one point behind us they hit the net after a tussle at the goals this left Mungret St. Pauls two points behind and they did try but only succeeded with one more point to finish the game a point behind.
Ronan McElligott, Jack McCarthy, Gearoid Hanrahan, Darragh O’Connor, Frank Corcoran, David Aherne, Ciaran Uwatse (0-1), Darragh O’Hagan (0-1), David Bridgeman, Oisin Moss (0-1), Shane Barry (0-6, 0-4 frees), Colin Rochford, Conor Galvin, Eoin Ryan, Daragh Bridgeman (1-0), James Killian, David Rickard, Billy Molyneaux, Mark Moroney, Darragh O’Grady, Darragh O’Sullivan, David Guilfoyle, Liam Moran, Mark Buckley.
U-21 PREMIER HURLING
Mungret St. Pauls 2-15 Croagh Kilfinny Rathkeale 1-13
Perfect weather for a hurling match in November on Sunday 7th in Askeaton when our U-21 hurlers got to eventually begin their championship after a false start last weekend. Mungret St. Pauls were slow to start but made up for it in the second half as they powered their way back into the game and took the win against Croagh Kilfinny Rathkeale.
Mungret St. Pauls had scored three points but still saw themselves four points down in the first fifteen minutes until a perfect shot directly to a waiting red jersey with a clean catch was sent flying to the back of the net, this still left Mungret St. Pauls a point behind. Croagh Kilfinny Rathkeale extended their lead with another two points and a strong shot to the back of our net. Four pointed frees for Mungret St. Pauls before the half time saw us claw our way back to two points behind 1-7 to 1-9.
The second half was where Mungret St. Pauls pulled out all the stops as they had leveled the game in five minutes and continued in their stride of scores as they took the lead with another two points. Croagh Kilfinny Rathkeale pointed from a placed ball before Mungret St. Pauls scored another three points and a great goal. Croagh Kilfinny Rathkeale had the last play in the game adding on two more points but Mungret St. Pauls had done enough damage to the score to seal the win.
Team; Louis Dee, Eamonn Flahive, Odhran O’Dwyer, Patrick Dwane, Shane Barry, Billy Molyneaux, Jack McCarthy (1-0), Sean Leddin, Kieran O’Dowd, David Bridgeman (1-0), Brian O’Meara, Darragh O’Hagan (0-11, 0-8 frees), Conor O’Halloran (0-1), Chams Jagana (0-1), Barry Duff (0-2), Cillian Archer, Ciaran Kenny, Seamus Hurley, Colin Rochford, Conor Galvin, Daragh Bridgeman, Darragh O’Connor, Darragh O’Grady, Dermot Moloney, Mark Moroney, Mark Patterson, Rian Murphy, Liam Lynch, Cillian O’Gorman.
A HUGE thanks to Gearoid Lyons of Happy Dough Lucky who has kindly sponsored a set of jerseys for our #MSPCamogie Junior Team!
The official presentation took place last Thursday night outside Happy Dough Luckys Dooradoyle premises where Management and players were only delighted to accept the jerseys from Gearoid and Mary Lyons .
As always #MSPCamogie have big plans for the years ahead and we value partners like Gearoid who are also growing their business in the locality. These jerseys will certainly be worn with pride!
Here’s to a continued bright future for everyone involved!!!
JUNIOR A CAMOGIE
Our Junior A Camogie team headed to Manor Fields last Sunday in what can only be described as atrocious weather conditions. Their Semi-Final opponents Adare got off to a very strong start taking full advantage of their home ground going into half time well in the lead. However, Mungret St Pauls hard work started to reap some rewards in the second half but unfortunately after a tough battle Adare came away with the win.
Full time score: MSPCamogie 1-3 Adare 2-9
Well done to this great team of girls and Management and also a big thanks to all the younger girls and their parents up turned up to support the girls from the sidelines on the day!
Male members…..Before you run the razor across your lip would you consider doing Movember to highlight men’s health and in support of Club members currently dealing with serious illness and mental health issues…..no financial commitment just a way of supporting others and highlighting mens health as part of Mungret St Pauls GAA Healthy Club initiative. We would also like to encourage discussion on early intervention for all health issues.
The juvenile AGM is on Tuesday 23rd November at 8pm in the Club bar, we would welcome nominations for the positions of Chairman and Secretary, they can be sent to email@example.com