Mungret/St Paul’s GAA Club Notes:
Best of Luck:
Mungret St. Pauls would like to wish the Senior Hurling team the very best of luck on Saturday when they play Clare in the Munster Final.
The U17 Dev squad, which includes #MSPCamogies Lily Quinn and Aisling Hardiman, had a great weekend where they wrapped up their season with a bang.
On Saturday they welcomed Galway Camogie, Kildare Camogie and Limerick Camogie U16B’s, which included #MSPCamogie Clodagh Nestor and Jillian Buckley, to Cappamore for and end of season blitz.
It was a brilliant day by all accounts.
On Sunday the U17 girls attended Basecamp Adventure Park in Shanagolden to finish off their season.
Well done on a great effort throughout the year!
Well done to Ruairí Dwane who played for the Limerick U-14 Academy on Saturday 4 June in Cappamore where they played Galway and Clare, winning both games.
Junior A Football:
Mungret St. Pauls 2-13 Pallasgreen 3-9
It was a warm sunny Monday evening, 29 May 2023, in Fedamore when our Junior A Footballers met with Pallasgreen in the City East Semi Final. This was the second meeting of the two sides with Mungret St. Pauls taking a four point win when they played in Mungret in April. The first half saw Mungret St. Pauls build up a substantial lead but the second half saw Pallaskenry come back with more aggression on the score board as they stalled Mungret St. Pauls scores while they went on to put up most of their scores in this half. Mungret St. Pauls just held onto the lead as time was running out and they now go onto the Final.
Mungret St. Pauls 2-6 Kildimo Pallaskenry 2-5
This really was a game of two halves when Kildimo Pallaskenry played hosts to our U-14 Division 2 hurlers on Monday 29 May 2023. The first half was a tough one for our players as they struggled to get into the rhythm of the game. Half time saw us seven points down 0-2 to 2-3. The second half was a much cleaner game as more pressure was put onto the Kildimo Pallaskenry players and before they knew it the game was level and it only took one more puck to put Mungret St. Pauls in the lead for the first time and to hold this lead until the final whistle.
There will be a second game in this group against Adare in two weeks time.
Back in 2018 when news started filtering through of a serious accident in Shannon never did I expect to hear it would be our good friend and club stalwart Conor O’Dea.
Conor was an acclaimed Galway footballer, is a staunch Galway GAA supporter to this day and was an inspirational member of Mungret St Pauls intermediate football team who won the county intermediate football final in 2004 achieving senior football status. He has been a keen participant in all Mungret GAA club activities. If not pounding the roads preparing for a marathon he would be peddling his bike in preparations for Ironman competitions. A true athlete in every sense of the word.
Conor did not dwell on his accident and neither will we. He has throughout his recovery always remained positive and through grit and determination has defied the odds and achieved huge milestones. In the last 12 months he has taken delivery of a Trike and not to rest on his laurels he has decided to give something back as a mark of appreciation for all he has achieved so far. Conor and 25 of his friends have decided to cycle from Malin head to Mizen head on the 12th to the 16th June covering a distance of about 600km.
Conor’s fund raising cycle will support 2 great charities.
CAF ( Challenged Athlete Foundation)
The trike that Conor will use for the cycle was fully funded by the CAF who’s mission is to provide opportunities and support to people with physical challenges. This fundraising cycle is Conor’s way of giving back to the CAF.
DSL ( Down Syndrome Limerick)
DSL is a charity that Conor has supported for many years and has witnessed first-hand the positive impact that their work has on the lives of people of all ages with Down Syndrome, through the provision of essential services.
Conor will be supported throughout the cycle by his good friend and club supporter Damien Delaney.
Mungret St Paul wish to be associated with the cycle and we are requesting donations to Down Syndrome Limerick.
All donations received will be greatly appreciated and can be made using the following links.
We are proud to announce that all of the money donated will go directly to the charities as all of the cyclists taking part will cover their own accommodation and food expenses for the event.
Your support will be greatly appreciated
It was great to have #MSPCamogie & Limerick Snr player Ailbhe Larkin present our #NoHurleyLeftBehind competition winners with their new Torpey hurleys on Monday night! Dearbhla Walsh (U10) and Ava Considine (U13) were delighted to meet Ailbhe and have a chat with her in advance of the presentation! Also present was #MSPCamogies Development Officer Alan Browne.
In case you need reminding: Ava took her Hurley to Paris at Easter and pucked some ball at the foot of the Eiffel Tower. Dearbhla performed some astounding magic on the beach in Ballybunion with her Hurley. Katie Wallace did some astounding trampoline style jumping jacks!
Our U8 winner Katie was otherwise engaged on the night due to her busy camogie schedule, but her prize is winging its way to her this week!
Remember girls – never leave your Hurley behind!!!!
On Saturday morning the sun shone bright at #MSPCamogie HQ as we welcomed Douglas GAA for what can only be described as a smashing few hours of sport! Not only did we see some fine displays of camogie, but we were also treated to some football afterwards. Thanks to everyone who helped in some way to make it such a great event!
Our U10s also headed to Ahane last week for a much anticipated blitz, another great night for the girls!
Our U8s paid a visit to Kildimo Pallaskenry on Saturday and the beautiful weather made the amazing camogie even more enjoyable!
The girls were sure to lash on the sun cream and take on plenty of water in advance.
Thanks so much to the hosts Kildimo Pallas and of course Crecora camogie club and Ballybrown Camogie Club
Keep her lit.
A fantastic game of camogie last Friday as our U14 Mackey team headed to Ahane Camogie Club to take on the hosts.
Both teams were incredibly competitive, but unfortunately Ahane came away with a 3 pt win.
Full time score #MSPCamogie: 4-03 Ahane: 4-06 Captain: Emily McKenna
Another great game took place in Meanus when our Mackey team took on Bruff in a great game.
Our girls were strong throughout and came away with the win!
Full time score #MSPCamogie: 5-07 Bruff: 1-06 Captain: Aibhlin Hassett
On Tuesday night the girls faced off against Glenroe camogie in what was a great game! Some fantastic scores from our girls on the night.
Unfortunately, our opponents pipped us to the post in the end, but the girls did us so proud!
Full time score #MSPCamogie 4-0 (12) Glenroe: 2-9 (15) Captain: Emma Nolan
29 of our U12 #MSPCamogie players travelled west last Thursday to Old Mill Pitch and took on hosts Newcastlewest Camogie in a couple of great matches! Camogie has changed (and will continue to) each one of these girls lives, in either big or small ways. They are learning teamwork, self-reliance, resilience, confidence and most of all, making friends for life! And did we mention that our coaches love facilitating that?!? Keep her lit girls. Keep. Her. Lit!
Mungret St. Pauls 4-14 Ballylanders 2-11
The U-17 Division 2 Football League Final against Ballylanders was played in Kilbreedy on a very warm Wednesday 31 May 2023. This game needed to go into extra time to be decided who the eventual winner would be. Mungret St. Pauls lead the whole way building up a 6 point lead at one stage but in the second half they let Ballylanders back into the game and the last kick of the ball levelled the game bringing it into extra time. It only took two minutes for the game to change when two quick goals took the pressure off our players, Ballylanders only managed a second goal while Mungret St. Pauls continued to keep scoring. Captain Adam Dore accepted the trophy from Philip Dee. Well done to all our players, managers and supporters on the day. They now take a break for exams before they start into Championship.