Mungret/St Paul’s GAA Club Notes:
Congratulations to the Mackey team on a good win last Wednesday night in a real battle against Patrickswell. A great start to the championship. Captain on the night was Aoife Boyce and thanks also to referee Mike Flannery. Keep her lit girls!
Both our U14 teams are out this Tuesday night in the next round:
Mackey team head to Old Mill to play Newcastlewest.
Shannon team are at home to Kildimo Pallaskenry.
The very best of luck to both teams!
12aside Junior Camogie:
The girls had a great start to the 12 a side championship on Sunday morning with a win over Na Piarsaigh away.
Full time score: #MSPCamogie: 3-3 NaPiarsaigh: 1-1
Hard luck to our Junior Camogie team who lost the A plate semi final on Saturday night against Doon. After a slow start the girls powered through the 2nd half to bring the scores even. Extra time was played and it was just 1 point in the end that sealed their fate. Captain: Aoife Morrissey Thanks to referee Phil Dee
Our U16s travelled to Tournafulla last Thursday night to play the hosts in the U16 B semi-final.
It was a great game and our girls were delighted to secure their place in the final!
Isn’t it only mighty to see so many strong, skilful, confident young girls enjoying the wonderful sport that is camogie last Thursday night at #MSPCamogie HQ!
We had over 30 girls from Mungret welcome St.Ailbes for a great night of matches in some fantastic weather. Well done girls – you are a credit to yourselves, your clubs and families. Thanks to our coaches for organising!
Our U10s had a fantastic morning of camogie on Sunday when they welcomed Wolfe Tones.
They had some really competitive games – well done to girls and of course coaches who put in so much work in the background.
Our 2 U16 teams were out on Sunday last in County Finals. First up was the red team in the B Final against Ballylanders. This was end to end football, though out the match their was fantastic scores taken with the game being tight all the way through. Nothing could separate the teams on the final whistle, the game ended in a draw. An extra 10 minutes a side was to be played and while Mungret gave their absolute best they just came up short in extra time. Ballylanders winning by the narrowest of margins. Final score Mungret 4.06 Ballylanders 3.10.
In the County A Final Mungret were pitted against old rivals Fr.Caseys, despite a massive heavy downpour through out the game, Mungret ploughed through. Mungret were always ahead and never really in trouble. Final score Mungret 5.08 Fr. Caseys 3.03
Junior A Hurling:
Mungret St. Pauls 1-17 Doon 1-12
In Monaleens Peafield pitch on Sunday 10 September 2023 our Junior A Hurlers played Doon in the fourth round of the Championship, Mungret St. Pauls held a lead throughout the game in the second half Doon found gaps and managed to get their scores in. This ended up a tight game but Mungret St. Pauls pulled through to get it over the line and continue their winning streak with the Junior A Hurlers. They are out next for the last round on Sunday 24 September in Askeaton.
Mungret St. Pauls 5-11 Kilmallock 0-2
It was a wet evening on Wednesday 13 September in Mungret when our U-17 Division 2 hurlers played Kilmallock. This was a very one sided game with Kilmallock only managing one score in each half Mungret St. Pauls proved too strong for our visitors. This completed the group matches for this team as they finish in second position with one loss out of six games. They now await the fixtures for the Cup Semi Final.
Mungret St. Pauls 0-15 Ballybrown 2-7
The day final came on Saturday 16 September 2023 when our U-15 Division 1 Hurlers got to play their Shield Final against Ballybrown in Mick Neville Park. The day stayed dry for the players as they prepared to take on our neighbours. From the start Mungret St. Pauls got the first score in and held the lead for the whole first half, there was never much between the two sides in the first half but it was Mungret St. Pauls that had the upper hand. There were two points in it at the break and Mungret St. Pauls got to play with the unpredictable breeze in the second half.
Straight into the second half, Mungret St. Pauls popped over three points but Ballybrown were quick to knock the extended lead when they snuck the ball into the net along with a point. Mungret St. Pauls fought back with another three points on the run only for Ballybrown to hit yet again with a goal. There was only one point seperating the two sides. A free for Ballybrown had all Mungret St. Pauls players and supporters holding their breath with only a few minutes left on the clock, this could change the game for us but luckily the ball went to the wrong side of the uprights. From the puck out the ball was worked up the pitch and with only two minutes on the clock a free for Mungret St. Pauls which was duly taken and cleanly slotted between the uprights to give Mungret St. Pauls a two point lead. The last minute played out with Mungret St. Pauls trying to retain possession as the whistle was blown and Mungret St. Pauls declared the U-15 Division 1 Shield Winners.
Well done to this team of players who through the group stages saw themselves struggle with numbers having just the bare 15 for one of the matches. They worked hard and got to see their reward in the end. Captain Killian Begley accepted the shield from the Bord na nOg and celebrations took place later on that day in the clubhouse.
Team on the day; Alex Finucane, Cillian Roche, George Lloyd, Cillian Johnston, Ruairí Dwane, Oisin Donnelly, Amhlaoibh Bohane, Rory Gleeson, Donnacha Sweeney, Charlie Rushe, Killian Begley, Thomas O’Donaill, Ronan O’Brien, Rory O’Callaghan, Eanna Boyle, Charlie Tobin, Caoimhin Dwane, Josh McCarthy , Cian O’Connell, Cathal Sweeney, Oscar Hayes, Darragh Ryan, Sean Donnelly.
Management Brian Begley, Declan Sweeney, Vinnie Gleeson.
Mungret St. Pauls 2-12 Gerald Griffins 1-14
In Askeaton on Saturday 16 September it was the last of the group matches for our Intermediate Footballers as they played Gerald Griffins. We made hard work out of the win as we started each half strong but eased off the game as the thirty minutes ticked away. We just about held onto the one point lead by the end after a penalty awarded to Gerald Griffins in the last few minutes which was initially saved but the rebound saw the net. This win sees us topping the group table with no losses and into the Semi Finals.