Mungret/St Paul’s GAA Club Notes:
Our U8s invited Granagh Ballingarry to #MSPCamogie HQ on Saturday for a great few matches. Some amazing skills were on display from both sides – keep up the practice girls, ye are flying it!
U16 B Camogue:
What an incredible win for our U16s last Thursday night who battled against a brilliant St.Ailbes in trying conditions and produced their best display of the year! They say big characters win big games – we had a full squad of those characters tonight from 1 to 27.
We are so proud of you all!
Captain: Jayne Casey Referee: Morgan O’Sullivan
Full time score: Mungret 4-7 St Ailbes 1-9
Congratulation to all the girls and management team! Thanks also to Happy Dough Lucky & The Hungry Lyons Restaurants Limerick for their amazing hospitality as always!
The U12 Autumn league continued last Thursday tonight with both our teams heading to Monaleen Camogie for a great night of sport.
Thanks so much to Monaleen for hosting! The girls on both side showed plenty of skill and the future (as always) is indeed bright!
Galbally was the place to be on the 12th Sep when our U10s headed their for a few cracking matches. All teams were well met and the girls really enjoyed the night. Keep up the practice girls. Its paying off! Thanks as always to coaches and parents for all their commitment!
The intermediate had a nice win over Fr.Caseys in the quarter final of the county championship on sunday last. An early goal set Mungret up for the rest of the game as they held the lead all the way. A solid performance and great teamwork on display. Mungret 1.09 Fr.Caseys 0.08. Mungret now face GalteeGaels in the county championship semi final this Sunday 24th September at 4.30pm in Knocklong. All Support welcome.
The junior team played there last round match of the championship against GalteeGaels, after a good first half display, there wasn’t much between the sides at half time. Unfortunately things didnt go Mungrets way in the 2nd half, and it was victory for GalteeGaels.
The two U14 teams were out in semi finals on saturday last. 2 wins, and now 2 finals to look forward to. First up was the red team against Adare where Mungret had a comprehensive victory. In the 2nd match the white team had more of a competitive game against Monaleen and had a 2 point victory Mungret 2.07 Monaleen 2.05. These two finals go ahead on Sunday 1st October at 11am and 1pm in Martinstown (to be confirmed).
Junior A Football:
Mungret St. Pauls 6-21 Fedamore 0-4
It was a bit of a wet evening in Rathbane on Sunday 17 September 2023. Mungret St. Pauls proved too strong for Fedamore in the last round of the group games. This win leaves us top of the table and into a Semi Final game in a few weeks.
Junior C Hurling:
Mungret St. Pauls 2-21 Hospital Herbertstown 0-10
In Banogue on Monday 18 September 2023 our Junior C Hurlers took on Hospital Herbertstown. This was a good game for our players on the score board. An early start on the match left us short a few subs while Hospital Herbertstown managed just the 15. There is just one more match to play against Crecora Manister as we wait for the rest of the teams to finish their group games, we have gone undefeated so far topping the table.
Mungret St. Pauls 4-13 Cappamore 0-9
Cappamore were the hosts for our U-17 Division 2 Footballers when they played on Wednesday 20 September 2023. Early scores from Mungret St. Pauls set the game up for them as they continued to build on their lead they left Cappamore under pressure in defence. This was the final game in the group which left them on the same points as Na Piarsaigh. With three groups in Division 2 the top two teams go through to Quarter or Semi finals. We await a play off with one of the other groups before it is decided who we play next.
Mungret St. Pauls 2-11 Cappagh Rathkeale 2-7
It looked promising to stay dry for the U-13 Shield Final in Mick Neville Park in the early hours of Saturday 23 September 2023 but it did drizzle for a bit at the start of the game but it did not effect our players as they dominated in the first half.
Mungret St. Pauls had three points on the scoreboard before Cappagh Rathkeale replied with two points but Mungret St. Pauls were the only ones to score in the remainder of the first half building up a ten point lead 1-9 to 0-2.
The second half was a different game as Cappagh Rathkeale came out with all guns blazing as the second kick from the restart was a point for them. There were five unanswered points from Cappagh Rathkeale and it looked like Mungret St. Pauls were never going to get the ball into a scoring position until near the end of the third quarter the next score was a goal from Mungret St. Pauls, but the game was not ours yet as Cappagh Rathkeale managed to find a way through our strong defence to score two goals within minutes of each other, this brought the game to two points. Mungret St. Pauls dug deep and secured another two points from play to tide them over until the final whistle to be the U-13 Division 1 Shield winners by four points.
Captain Mark Nelligan accepted the Shield from Bord Na nOgs Denis Carroll on behalf of his team. Well done to all the players, coaches and the parents.
Junior C Hurling:
Mungret St. Pauls 0-12 Crecora Manister 2-13
There was a venue change from Rathbane to Crecora on Saturday 23 September 2023 for our Junior C Hurlers as they played the last of their group matches having won the previous three matches we were already through to the next round.
This game did not reflect the way we have been playing throughout the other games. We struggled to keep the momentum during the second half of the match after a build up in the first half score. It was Crecora Manister that had the better second half as they hit back on the score board. A first loss for the Junior Hurlers but they still top the group.
Mungret St. Pauls 2-17 Ballybrown 0-20
The neighbours met in Claughaun on Sunday 24 September 2023, it was not ideal weather to be playing or even supporting in but the way the lads played, especially when it was needed near the end of the game made you forget there was any rain fall.
Ballybrown were dominating in the first few minutes of the game as they poped over six points to our one as we struggled to find our footing. Just when we needed a boost, we saw the green flag being raised, but it was not enough and only served as a small plug for an increasing hole in the score board as Ballybrown hammered home points from way back the pitch as the wind was so strong. Half time score was Mungret St. Pauls 1-5 Ballybrown 0-14.
Both sides exchanged a few points on the restart before Mungret St. Pauls found the right channel to put the sliotar into as we edged nearer to the Ballybrown lead. There was a like for like on the scores with Mungret St. Pauls producing and extra point or two to nibble away at the Ballybrown score line and before we knew it there was only one point in the game. Mungret St. Pauls upped a gear and produced a second goal out of this and did not stop as they went on to keep the scores ticking over and before we knew it we had the lead. Building on this with a promotion to Senior A for 2024 in the back of the players minds they put everything they had into the final few minutes and it paid off as when the final whistle blew and Mungret St. Pauls got their win with a three point difference. This win meant Mungret St. Pauls are now a Senior A Hurling club and already knew they were into quarter final place in the next stage of the Championship. The players might of celebrated that evening but it will be back to business in the coming days as they prepare for the next game to be against either Doon or Patrickswell.
Well done to all the team and the management, this has been a fantastic boost for the club especially with all the development that has taken place on the grounds over the last few months.
Junior A Hurling:
Mungret St. Pauls 1-14 Dromcollogher Broadford 0-17
It was a breezy evening in Askeaton on Sunday 24 September 2023 when our Junior A Hurlers played the last of their group games against Dromcollogher Broadford. We had already toped the table and qualified for the knock out stages but Dromcollogher Broadford needed a win to go on. It was very much touch and go throughout the match with Mungret St. Pauls hitting spurts of scores and then letting Dromcollogher Broadford take the reins of scoring for a while.
Mungret St. Pauls opened an impressive score going a goal and four points to Dromcollogher Broadfords one point in the first quarter of the game. Four points with no reply was Dromcollogher Broadfords reply. Mungret St. Pauls hit another patch of scores as they tacked on another four points to Dromcollogher Broadfords one point. Half time score 1-8 to 0-6, a five point lead but as we have seen many times before five points is not enough to put your bet on a win.
The second half is where we saw a start stop game from Mungret St. Pauls as while we were scoring we were giving Dromcollogher Broadford room to get around the ball and put them over the bar, the lead we held quickly demising. It took just under 20 minutes in the second half to see the two sides level. Dromcollogher Broadford also got a chance to lead the game by one point but it did not last long as Mungret St. Pauls saw to getting the vital balls over to keep the game level. The final whistle came as the two sides equalled their scores to give Mungret St. Pauls a clean sheet on games having lost none through the group games. They now go through to the next stage in the group.