MUNGRET ST PAUL’S GAA CLUB NOTES
Congratulations to the Limerick footballers on a fantastic win on Sunday 27 March 2022 which promotes them to Division 2 next year. Mungret St. Pauls are very proud of Killian Ryan, he is a fantastic role model for our young players.
Saturday 26 March 2022 was a night where our many adult players spruced themselves up and made their way to the Castletroy Park Hotel where a night of celebration took place. Arriving in the main doors everyone was greeted with a Diageo drinks reception before making the short trip to the function room. There was a brilliant atmosphere during dinner with everyone in cheerful spirits.
After dinner we were introduced to our special guest, Mayor of Limerick, Daniel Butler who commended the work that has been done to the club since his own father was a player there and now his own son is attending training in our nursery group. Our club Chairperson, Donal Fitzgibbon spoke very well on all the work that takes place every year on the pitches and behind the scenes to bring the club to where it is now.
Next to take to the podium was Limerick GAA Chairman, John Cregan who spoke on our One Club model. The U-19 Footballers head coach, John Rochford was invited to the top of the room to present his team their medals as MC for the night, Colin Kenny called each player to come forward. Bosco Ryan was invited next to come forward and present the Junior A Hurlers their County medals, once these medals were presented Colin spoke of how PJ Garvey had brought the best out of the Junior hurlers helping them to succeed, this was followed by a resounding round of applause to honor the late PJ Garvey. Last to be invited to present medals was the Premier Intermediate Hurling head coach, Liam Cronin. Once all the medals were handed out Cian O’Brien, captain of the Premier Intermediate Hurling team closed out the speeches with a very well spoken piece about the last few years bringing the club to Senior status.
It did not take long for the dancefloor to fill once the music started to bounce around the room thanks to the Tiny Giants. It was a late night for some but it was an enjoyable night for all. We look forward to this years challenges and hope to have more celebrations next year with all sections of the club. We would like to thank the committee for putting together a great night and to all who sponsored table or raffle prizes for the night.
JOE MCDONAGH FOUNDATION
Bhí CLG Mungairit/Naomh Pól mar chuid des na buaiteoirí de Bhonn Fondúireacht Sheosaimh Mhic Dhonnchadha, as clubanna ar fud na tíre, de bharr ár gcuid oibre ag cur an Ghaeilge chun cinn sa Chlub i rith 2021. Bhronn Uachtarán CLG, Labhras Mac Cárthaigh, an duais orainn. Beidh Mungairit/Naomh Pól ag leanúint ag spreagadh na Gaeilge tré imeachtaí cultúrtha a eagrú.
Mungairit/Naoh Pól were among the recipients of the Joe McDonagh Foundation medals to clubs from all over the country last week, in recognition of their work promoting the Irish language during 2021. The award was presented by GAA Uachtarán Larry Mc Carthy. Mungairit/Naomh Pól will continue promoting Gaeilge and expand on Irish cultural elements and activities as Gaeilge.
Mungret St. Pauls 0-8 Ballybrown 4-8
We travelled to Rhebogue on Wednesday 23 March to play the South Junior A Football League against Ballybrown under lights. This was a great battle between the two sides in the end it was only four scores that separated the sides, unfortunately the four scores were goals.
Mungret St. Pauls opened the score with a point, Ballybrowns reply was a goal and two points leaving Mungret St. Pauls playing catch up. The next six points were shared between both sides. With time ticking down to the break Ballybrown struck again with their second goal.
The second half was much the same as the first, as Mungret St. Pauls pointed another four points with Ballybrown striking their remaining goals, one from a penalty and extending their lead with the additional points.
Well done to our younger players who stood up to the mark and played a strong game.
Mungret St. Pauls 0-7 Monaleen 2-9
It was a great day for a football match on Saturday 26 March in Mungret when our intermediates played a stronger Monaleen side.
Mungret St. Pauls put in a strong start keeping in touch with Monaleen until after the first quarter when Monaleen struck the net to give them the lead. Mungret St. Pauls matched Monaleens points and just before the half time break Monaleen struck again with another ball into the net along with two additional points Monaleen expanding the gap to 7 points by the break.
Mungret St. Pauls came out fighting after the break adding up two more points but Monaleen replied with two of their own. Mungret St. Pauls scored one more point before Monaleen finished the game out with the last two points.
Mungret St. Pauls 5-9 Croom 1-10
On Sunday 27 March in Croom our Junior footballers had a great game with plenty of scores from both sides, there were a few of our players who thought they had played their last game last year but ended up working with the younger players to produce a winning score for us.
CLIMB WITH CHARLIE
On the 2nd of April we are taking part in the ‘ ‘Climb With Charlie ‘ (Charlie Bird) campaign to raise awareness and funds for both the Irish Motor Neurons Disease Association and Pieta House. Unfortunately both these associations are close to our hearts.
We are climbing Keeper Hill on Saturday the 2nd of April and would be delighted for people to join us on the climb or contribute to the cause by clicking on the link www.idonate.ie/DenisBarron455.
If you are interested in taking part in the climb you can contact at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are joining Newport Secondary School on the day of the climb and every body needs to be registered to take part. If you want to contact me for information about registering I’m trying to keep us all in one group to do the climb together.
Our local pubs Russell’s Bar, The Highway, The Westward Ho and The Still House are getting behind the campaign and have kindly offered to organise a night in the Westward Ho on the night of the 2nd of April with finger food, sandwiches and music to recover from the hike.
Thanks Niall Barron 086 2321300
Well done to all our U-11 hurlers who travelled to Na Piarsaigh to take part in the Aisling Murphy Memorial Blitz on Sunday 27 March 2022. This was a very good day from our excellent panel of U11 players. There were superb performances all round, a great spirit and teamwork among this group. This was the first set of matches for this group yet it is like they had a full season of matches under their belts. It is only better this group are getting. They were rewarded with all their hard work by winning the shield, congratulations to our players and mentors.
This tournament was a fund raiser for the domestic abuse centre, thank you to Na Piarsaigh for hosting this tournament.
CLUB LIMERICK DRAW
The 1st draw of the year took place on Saturday 27 March 2022 and Mungret St. Pauls had a €100 winner in Bernadette O’Gorman. Anyone wishing to join in for the next draw Please contact Noreen Moriarty on 086-2067312.
Limerick and Mungret St. Pauls Footballer, Killian Ryan surounded by Mungret St. Pauls players delighted with the Limerick Football win.
Mungret St. Pauls and Ard Scoil Ris player, Fintan Fitzgerald with parents Teresa and Mike after Ard Scoil Ris won the Croke Park Cup.