MUNGRET ST. PAUL’S GAA CLUB NOTES
On Monday 22 July we had two U-16 matches
Mungret St. Pauls 1-14 Fr. Casey’s 0-4
The Division 1 team was played in Abbeyfeale where Mungret St. Paulsput Fr. Casey’s to the test and came out on top. This was a greatperformance where Mungret St. Pauls showcased their skill. They haveone match left to play against Galbally but are currently topping the
group having won all their matches so will still be in the top 2places regardless of the result.
Mungret St. Pauls 2-14 Claughaun 3-3
The Division 3 team traveled up the road to Claughaun. These two teams were evenly matched in age, both being made of mainly 15 and 14 year old players. Mungret St. Pauls took their points when they got the chance which is where they won the game. This was a great way for the
team to finish off their group stages they are sitting in second place on the table having won 4 matches and losing only 1. They now await the last game to be played in August to see where they are left on the
table as Bruff is under them with one game loss also but with a better scoring average if they win their next match they knock Mungret St. Pauls into third place. This team are prepared and ready for their own
league which is not yet fixed due to the Minor hurling teams success.
KELLOGGS CUL CAMP
Don’t forget to pre-register your young star into the Kelloggs Cúl Camp this year. It takes place from Monday 19 to Friday 23 August from
10am to 2.30pm each day. Like last year you have the option to receive the childrens fantastic gear bag and tops before the camp begins whenyou register on line.
Last year we broke our own record with a fantastic 350 children
attending, we are expecting similar numbers this year. As we are the
last week for camps in Limerick and in order to guarantee you get the
correct size tops for your player we recommend you register well in
advance of the camp to ensure you will have your gear.
Mungret St. Pauls 1-15 Granagh Ballingarry 2-13
It looked like a close match for our Limerick Motor Centre sponsored
Premier Intermediate hurlers, but it was far from it, for most of the
match Mungret St. Pauls were 6 points behind Granagh Ballingarry when
this league game was played in Ballingarry on Tuesday 24 July 2019.
Granagh Ballingarry got ahead first with 3 points to Mungret St. Pauls
2 when Granagh Ballingarry hit hard with a ball to the back of the
net. Mungret St. Pauls scrambled back to trail by one point. Granagh
Ballingarry did not wait ling before they struck again with another
point and a close shot goal. Mungret St. Pauls tried to narrow the gap
but there were a lot of misses and Granagh Ballingarry took advantage
pointing from all over the pitch. The two sides swoped points by half
time they were 9 points to 2-9 in Granagh Ballingarry’s favour.
The second half was a slightly better half for Mungret St. Pauls, they
were still missing the target and struggling to break through the
Granagh Ballingarry defense. Mungret St. Pauls opened the score but
then there were 3 points for Granagh Ballingarry,
Mungret St. Pauls pointed one in the middle. Mungret St. Pauls then
hit their stride and split the upright 4 times unanswered. A free for
Granagh Ballingarry saw their last score of the game. Mungret St.
Pauls got a break in injury time as a run from the half way and a
strong shot to the goal the ball hit the net leaving the one point
loss for Mungret St. Pauls as the whistle was blown.
Mungret have one more game to play to finish off the league and
concentrate on the County Championship.
Mungret St. Pauls 3-10 Gerald Griffins 0-13
On Tuesday 23 July in Mick Neville Park the Limerick Motor Centre
sponsored Intermediate Footballers took on Gerald Griffins in an even
first half but a great display of football from Mungret St. Pauls in
the second half to win the game for them.
Gerald Griffinsheld most of the possession in the first half putting
up 2 points before the ninth minute of the game when Mungret St. Pauls
pointed twice from frees. Gerald Griffins were scoring at each chance
while Mungret St. Pauls were shooting more wides than points with both
sides adding on another 2 points each before the whistle.
In the second half, Gerald Griffins came out stronger pointing another
2 balls. The Mungret St. Pauls side were struggling to get the ball
into the Gerald Griffins half of the pitch for the first part of the
game but they got a break, ran up the pitch and stuck the ball into
the back of the net. Gerald Griffins pointed again to draw the game
but Mungret St. Pauls produced another 2 points. Gerald Griffins went
and and added 3 points unanswered taking a one point lead, not leaving
them with the lead too long, Mungret St. Pauls took advantage, saw
their chance and netted the ball for the second time. There was a
point each and then the ball was kicked off the Gerald Griffins cross
bar to bounce back to a waiting Mungret St. Pauls player to be sent to
the net for the third time of the game. Mungret St. Pauls hit their
stride and while Gerald Griffins pointed the next 2 balls it was the
last of their score, Mungret St. Pauls closed out the match with the
final 3 points and the win.
There are still another 2 matches to play in this championship and
Mungret St. Pauls sit comfortably in second position at the moment.
With a few days to get over Limerick loosing out on the All Ireland
final it has to be said it seems all messages are of thanks to the
Senior hurlers for giving all Limerick GAA supporters some of the best
months where they have celebrated with the players and management. All
the supporters are proud of the players and management in their
journey since last year. They are still the Munster champions along
with the minor hurlers. We look forward to supporting them for their
Away from the hype of Croke Park there was a win for Limerick U-15
Footballers who defeated Roscommon in the semi-final of the Dermot
Early Cup 3-9 to 1-9 in Abbotstown, Dublin. They now play the final on
August 17. Well done to the players especially our own Jack Somers and
PHOTOGRAPH : Action from Mungret St Paul’s and Gerald Grifiins in the County Intermediate Football Championship game.