MUNGRET ST PAUL’S GAA CLUB NOTES
Mungret St. Pauls 0-8 Galbally 1-7
It was a game that tested the players as they contended with the strong cold breeze, rain and even a bit of sleet just to top it off when our U-21 footballers played Galbally in Doon on Friday 26 November 2021. Mungret St. Pauls kept in touch with Galbally for most of the game, the goal was what changed the game but Mungret St. Pauls never gave up.
There was only one point each by the first water break, by the half time whistle Galbally had added on only three more points while Mungret St. Pauls only managed one additional point. It took 14 minutes for Mungret St. Pauls to level the game but were unfortunately brought down to 14 men after a straight red card. Galbally took advantage and struck a goal before Mungret St. Pauls settled back into the game. Keeping the scores coming Mungret St. Pauls pointed from a free as the water break was called. Galbally added another three points but Mungret St. Pauls worked together putting pressure on the defence they were unlucky on a ball going wayward on the goal but Mungret St. Pauls did get three points to leave just the two points dividing the two sides.
There was delight when the players returned to the changing rooms and found due to scoring difference they got to go through to the Semi Final to play Fr. Caseys in Mick Neville Park on Friday at 8pm.
Team; Ronan McElligott, Jack McCarthy, Gearoid Hanrahan, Darragh O’Connor, Frank Corcoran, David Aherne, Ciaran Uwatse, Darragh O’Hagan (0-1), David Bridgeman, Oisin Moss, Shane Barry (0-4, 0-3 frees), Colin Rochford, Conor Galvin (0-2), Eoin Ryan, Daragh Bridgeman (0-1), James Killian, Darragh O’Grady, James Garvey, Cillian O’Malley, Mark Buckley, David Guilfoyle, Liam Moran.
Thank you to everyone who attended the juvenile meeting on Tuesday 23 November 2021. It was great to hear the success of each for the groups on the numbers of players attending training each week, the only thing each head coach echoed was the need for new coaches to help out, we would love to have parents to help out at training, each coach or helper will need to be Garda vetted which is an easy process and will need to take part in a child welfare course. There was no change in management as Breandan O’hAnnaigh stays on as Chairperson and Kevin O’Hagan stays for one more year as secretary but is looking to get a replacement for next year.
There is a call to look for a child welfare person to share the work load to help look after the juvenile section.
This weekend at TUS Gaelic Grounds, Limerick Camogie presented their county medals on Camogie County Final day in front of a record crowd of 2,049!!
#MSPCamogie were delighted to have a number of our players in attendance.
Here we have Emma Fitzgerald and Caoimhe O’Rourke who received their U16C Munster Championship winner medal:
And also U14 players Molly Tobin, Sarah Horgan, Jillian Buckley and Jayne Casey :
Finally, we must mention Ella Page, Ellie Mulqueen and Amy O’Halloran who also represented the club at County level, well done to you and all the #MSPCamogie girls for your efforts throughout the year!
END OF YEAR HURLING AND FOOTBALL
Thank you to the Premier Intermediate hurling players who attended the U-9 groups training session on Saturday, they were grilled by some of the future players who had some very interesting questions. The session was topped off by treats, hats and sliotars.
Thank you also to the Premier Intermediate hurlers who attended the U-11 training session the morning before their big match in October. The U-11 group finished up their training for 2021 with a night of matches and just before they left were presented a sliotar and hurling grip or a hat and treats. Well done to all the players for the work they have put in during the year and a special Thank you to all the coaches who have put in a lot of time and effort into each of the training sessions and matches.
On Thursday night, 2nd December 7pm to 9 pm we will be in the Community Hall to take in person investments. Ideally you will have an email address and PPS number on the night to get the full benefit of the Tax relief scheme, any queries please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Car stickers will also be available for all who have already invested.
Well done to everyone involved in the U10, U12 and U14 Hurling Matches today. Mungret St. Pauls were delighted to welcome Trinity Gaels GAA from Donaghmeade in North Co. Dublin to Limerick and play some great games against them. An invite for a return fixture next season has been offered which we look forward to taking the offer up on.
Well done to Luke Walsh, Jake Foley, Tom Lloyd and Diarmuid Hynes won today, all played their part in Limerick Leinster U16 cup victory over Wicklow in Stradbally. The final score was 1-6 to 0-8.
Do you have a helmet or hurley gathering dust in the shed ?
Why not donate them to Mungret St. Pauls so our nursery groups can make use of them allowing new players to try out Hurling and Camogie.
Just message us on the club phone 0858679962 and we can arrange a drop off time.