Mungret/St Paul’s GAA Club Notes:

U-15 Hurling:
We were very tight for numbers on Monday 3 July 2023 when our recently crowned Féíle football champions lined out against Monaleen at home in the Division 1 group. There were only 15 players available and very tired bodies ready to play. Monaleen put up the first score but Mungret St. Pauls hit the net early on in the game to take a lead and with the help of another goal in the second half we proved too strong. We kept Monaleen to only two points in the second half when we dominated the play to take a much needed win.
Mungret St. Pauls 2-9 Monaleen 0-8
The Division 3 team were also down on players but filled the gaps with younger players as they took on a very strong Caherline team in Caherconlish. The backs put in a tough game as they were worked very hard while our forwards kept going for scores, converting seven of them. Caherline lead throughout but our players never dropped their heads and kept playing with determination.
There are still five more games to play for the Division 3 team while our division 1 team are currently in fifth place with three games to play. The next match for both are on the 17 July.

Our deepest sympathies to the Mullins and Carey families on the sad passing of Valerie, mother to player Aoife Carey, to Valeries sisters Claire and Mariann and brother Patrick and their extended families, neighbours and friends.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam dílis.

U-19 Hurling:
Mungret St. Pauls 2-20 Na Piarsaigh 3-12
In the first match for the U-19 Hurlers we were hosts to Na Piarsaigh on Tuesday 4 July 2023. This game saw both sides in control at different stages throughout. Mungret St. Pauls started strong building up a four point lead but in less than a minute Na Piarsaigh leveled the game with a goal and a point. With a second goal for Na Piarasigh they took a slight lead but not for long as Mungret St. Pauls hit hard with our own two goals in less than a minute, this gave us a six point lead at the break.
Mungret St. Pauls kept topping up their scores as Na Piarsaigh started to break through and take on their own scores. Near the end of the game Mungret St. Pauls took their foot off the pedal as Na Piarsaigh netted their third goal of the game but with time up and a five point lead it was Mungret St. Pauls that took the victory in this game.
This win now sees them play Ahane in the next round this week.

U-17 Hurling:
Mungret St. Pauls 1-16 Glenroe 1-10
On Wednesday 5 July our U-17 Division 2 Hurling team played Glenroe in Mungret. The first half was an even game with both sides taking shots at the uprights, Glenroe opened their score with a quick goal, by half time there was only one point separating both sides, Mungret St. Pauls the point behind. The next quarter played similar to the first half with little between the two sides, it was not until the last fifteen minutes that Mungret St. Pauls hit their stride and powered ahead to win by 6 points. This was a great first game in the Championship. The next match is away to Bruff in early August.

Intermediate Football:
Mungret St. Pauls 2-18 Pallasgreen 0-3
It was a wet, breezy Thursday, 6 July 2023 when our Intermediate Footballers played Pallasgreen in Claughaun. This was a game that saw Mungret St. Pauls settle quickly into the pace of the game as they took on scores from all angles while Pallasgreen relied on frees for their scores. This was a second win for our players as they now share the top position with Gerard Griffins in the group as they wait for the next match against Rathkeale in the middle of August.

Junior A Football:
Mungret St. Pauls 5-17 St. Patricks 0-7
On Sunday 9 July 2023 in Rathbane our Junior A Footballers played St. Patricks, this was a very one sided game where our players dominated the play. After two matches Mungret St. Pauls top the group on scoring difference while they prepare for their next match in a months time.