Mungret/St Paul’s GAA Club Notes:

Munster Intermediate Football Final:
On Sunday 10 December 2023 Mungret St. Pauls Intermediate Footballers will be playing Cill Na Martra from Co. Cork in the Munster Final in Mallow at 1.30pm.
We are asking our members to please come along and support our players as they make history for our club being the first team to contest a Munster title. Show your support around Limerick by purchasing some club flags available in the club shop and display them proudly. Tickets are available on our website .
We would like to take this opportunity to wish our players and management the very best of Luck on Sunday.

Well done to all our Men who cultivated a moustache over the last month. Over €4000 was raised for Milford Hospice in memory of Joe Harrington.
The goal of Movember is to get men talking and checking in on each other. This does not have to stop, just a simple Hello, how are you? Is all it takes.
Thank you so much to all who have donated so far. It is greatly appreciated. Our fundraising page will stay open for a few more days so make sure to get your donations in as soon as possible.

U-13 Players:
On Saturday 25 November our U-13 players had a great time bowling, think they may prefer the football and sliotar to the bowling ball. They had a very enjoyable time ending the evening with a Hungry Lyons. Thank you to the coaches for organising this for the boys.

U-6 and 7 Players:
Monday night it was the turn of the U6s and U7s boys to be visited by the club’s ever growing collection of trophies, as over 65 kids enjoyed their last few sessions before the Christmas break. Thanks to all the coaches and all the parents for continuously making the effort.

Minor Camogie:
Hard luck to our Minors who lost v Killeedy away on Sunday.
Captain: Dearbhail Mangan & Caoimhe O’Rourke Ref: John O’Donnell.

U6/8 & 10 Camogie Disco:
Never underestimate the power of a girl with a hurl!
Sunday night we welcomed our U6/8s & 10s to the community centre to officially wrap up 2023!
We started off with a medal presentation by the big man himself (Nigel O’Keefe) with a few congratulatory words from our incoming Camogie Chairperson Mary Larkin followed by a night of chooooons with DJ Quiksilver (Hilary Pratt)
Camogie is empowering for each and every one of these girls. It has offered them an opportunity to build their self-esteem, circle of friends, courage and fitness and they wouldn’t have this opportunity were it not for our fantastic coaches – coaches who design weekly plans, wash bibs, store gear, arrange matches, order ice packs….. and that’s before they even step foot on the pitch!
With this in mind a HUGE thank you to U10 head coach Aileen Hanley, Mogan Lyons, Hilary O’Grady, Seamus Cantillon, Mark Boyle, Ronan Sherlock, Deirdre Hussey, Dave Fitzgibbon, James Connaughton, Patrice Heffernan, Joanne Delaney, Nigel O’Keeffe. U6 & 8 coaches: Head Coach Mike Larkin, Evan Haugh, Mikey Barron, Niall Barron, Deborah Ryan, Geraldine Wallace, Jamie Hynes & Brid Smith – true champions of these young girls in sport.
And to all our players, you make all the hard work worth it, don’t ever change, keep turning up, keep practicing, keep telling us about your week, keep hurling – KEEP HER LIT
See you all in the new year

U10 Camogie:
Our U10s finished off the season with a bang on Thurs night when they had their last session with some antlers and Christmas jumpers thrown in!
This crew motored through the year with gusto and drive like we have never seen before!
Between training, matches, blitzes and a visit to Croke park thrown in for good measure – it would be quicker to list the pitches they HAVENT played on, as opposed to have!!

Juvenile AGM:
There was a low attendance at our Juvenile AGM on Wednesday 29 November 2023. It highlighted many of the benefits the club have seen during the year through the coaches we have available to us, our new drive to get coaches into the primary schools and our Camps which were busting with energetic players. Each coach mentioned the addition of our recent development, saying how it has benefited in such a great way to have the astro pitch available now.
It was noted that our juvenile teams played all their competitive matches giving no walk overs which is a great achievement considering the size of our club. A big Thank you to all our coaches and volunteers who have helped out in any small or big way throughout the year, without your help we would not be where we are. Saying that there is always room for more volunteers to come and help, every little bit you do makes it easier for your childs coach to concentrate on developing your son’s skill.

U-21 Premier Football:
Mungret St. Pauls 1-9 Newcastle West 0-5
It was a cold evening in Rathkeale on Tuesday 28 November as our U-21 Premier Footballers took on Newcastle West. This was a slow starting match but it was a physical game where all our players put in some steady work to get the result.
The first half saw only two points separating the two sides by the end of the thirty minutes with Mungret St. Pauls needing to put in a bit more work in the second half. Newcastle West came to one point behind but Mungret St. Pauls added three points before Newcastle west added their last score of the match with Mungret St. Pauls striking a bonus into injury time of a goal topped off with one more point. This is a great start to the championship for our U-21 Footballers

U-21 Premier Hurling:
Mungret St. Pauls 1-15 Doon 0-16
The pitch in Kilmallock had seen plenty of wear as Mungret St. Pauls and Doon eventually got to play each other on Saturday 2 December 2023 in the last of the group games, this game would decide who went forward to the semi final stages.
Mungret St. Pauls had an early start as Doon were shooting wides. Doon caught up on our scores just before the first quarter was over but they soon saw a loss as a second yellow card was flashed and they were down to 14 players. While Doon were learning to adjust to their 14 man team Mungret St. Pauls saw a chance and a quick fire to the net doubled our score. Doon came back with two points before Mungret St. Pauls equalled those, a last score from Doon before the half time whistle left the score 1-5 to 0-6.
It only took two minutes for a fighting Doon to level the game again, Mungret St. Pauls then pulled up their socks and went three points on the trot only for Doon to do the same thing. This was followed with an exchange of points but Mungret St. Pauls snook in an extra two as Doon had made many scoring chances their number of wides were into double scores as Mungret St. Pauls kept their wides to a minimum.
A win was all Mungret St. Pauls needed to top the group and now go on to play Na Piarsaigh in the Semi Final on Tuesday 5 December in Doon.

The club AGM will take place on Wednesday 13 December at 8.15pm in the Community Centre