Mungret/St Paul’s GAA Club Notes:

Limerick Players:
The Limerick Minor Footballers played a challenge match against Carlow at the weekend, winning by 2 points.

Well done to the players especially our own Rory Mullins, Conor O’Longaigh and Daniel O’Connell who was unavailable for the match. We are also delighted to have Sean Ahern as one of the coaches on the team.

Mungret St Paul’s are very proud of Conor O’Longaigh who will captain this team for the year. Well done Conor, a great honor and recognition for all the hard work.

Well done to the Limerick U-20 Football team who played Waterford on Saturday in Ballyagran. Limerick were one point victors by the final whistle. Mungret St. Pauls are delighted to have Jason Hassett and Diarmaid Hynes starting on the team, with Diarmaid scoring a screamer of a goal in the game. We also have Jack Somers on the panel. Final score Limerick 2-07 Waterford 2-06

Limerick Camogue:
Well done to MSPCamogies Niamh Stackpoole and the Limerick U16B’s who beat Tipperary on Saturday in the Munster Quarter final, making it 3 from 3 wins for Limerick at the weekend!

They next move to take on Kerry in the Semi Final on Sunday 31st of March Full time score: Limerick: 2-10 Tipperary: 2-08

Well done also to Olivia Kerins who won the League Semi Final with the Junior squad on Saturday. They have secured a place in the National League Final next weekend. Full time score: Limerick: 3-19 Down: 0-08

Cumann Na mBunscol:
Well done to Derbhla Walsh, Lily Hannon and Khloe Begley (Captain) who represented the City Team with pride in Mick Neville Park last Thursday as part of the Cumann na mBunscol Neville Cup!

They played really well alongside their teams mates, but unfortunately lost by 1 point in the end.

Not to worry girls, the year is only starting and there is plenty more camogie left for ye!

Ladies Football:
The minor footballers had a comprehensive victory over Monaleen on Sunday last.

Feile Peil na nOg:
On a dry Bank Holiday Monday, 18 March 2024 our U-15 Feile Footballers travelled to Mick Neville Park for a morning of Football. The first match kicked off at 11am when we played Fr. Caseys, this was a lovely game of football from both sides with Fr. Caseys having a one point lead after the first fifteen minutes but Mungret St. Pauls came out biting at the bit and took this game with a last minute score that won the first game for us. Mungret St. Pauls 0-7 Fr. Caseys 1-3.
The second match against Ahane was full for goals with Mungret St. Pauls converting two penalties and brought a lot of gasps with the third goal as we had the Ahane goalie jumping all over the place hitting the cross bar, the goalie hitting the ball back into play but we eventually got it into the back of the net. A game we could of won but were just shy on scores from play. Mungret St. Pauls 3-1 Ahane 2-5.
The last game against Monaleen was a hard hitting game with a lot of physical tackles Monaleen had the breeze in the first half and used it well leaving Mungret St. Pauls scoreless by the break. This was the only game that the ref had to bring out cards for all shown to our opposition but did not make any impact on the game as Monaleen ran out easy winners against a tired Mungret St. Pauls team. Mungret St. Pauls 1-0 Monaleen 1-6.
Well done to all the players who attended and played and a special word of Thanks to the coaches for all the time they put into getting the team ready, we now prepare for Feile Hurling and for the U-16 championship. Best of Luck to Ahane and Fr. Caseys who play for the Féile Peil na nÓg Division 1 Final.

Junior B Football:
Mungret St. Pauls 3-6 Ballysteen 0-8
In the Crescent Comprehensive pitch on Monday 18 March 2024 our Junior B Footballers played their first match of 2024 as they took on Ballysteen. This was a lovely game of Football made exciting with the strong breeze. There were some great passages of play that lead to Mungret St. Pauls their scores giving them an eight point lead at the break. The second half saw Ballysteen come back into the game but were still out scored by Mungret St. Pauls who took the win.

TLC Good Friday:
Mungret St. Pauls are taking part in the TLC on Good Friday 29 March 2024 from 9.30am to 11.30am. We are looking for volunteers to come along and give a helping hand to clean up the grounds. We would love to see you here if your estate or area are not taking part themselves.

Con & Annie Kirby:
The Con and Annie Kirby Memorial Stakes began on Saturday 23 March 2024. Our first dog up was the Ladies Football dog, Ballymac Patriot, who ran in the second heat, he had a great start but took a knock at the first bend but finished off in fourth place to progress to next week. Our dog for Mungret St. Pauls GAA, Droppys Metaphor, lead from the start in the ninth heat and secured his spot for next week also.
After the first round the draw took place for the second round and Droppys Metaphor will run in the fourth heat and Ballymac Patriot will run in heat 6 on Saturday 30 March, gates open at 6.30pm. It would be great to see you out supporting the dogs.

Well done to our Scor Senior Table Quiz teams last night, Friday 21 March 2024. Congratulations to Donal Fitzgibbon, Gerry McNamara, Mary Murphy and Mathew Potter who came first place with our second team of Bosco and Eoin Ryan and Brian and Shane Barry coming in third place. Well done to all who took part.

Our Deepest Sympathies to the O’Grady family on the passing of Catherine, wife to Henry, mother to Paul, Ber, Rob, Sarah, Barry, their partners and children.
Ar dhéis Dé go raibh a hanam dilís

Senior Football:
Mungret St. Pauls 3-7 Ballylanders 1-7
The rain did not stop on Sunday 24 March 2024 in the Crescent Comprehensive when our Senior Footballers played their first match in the City East South Senior Football League. Mungret St. Pauls got 3 points in early on in the first half but it was Ballylanders that had a better finish to the first thirty minutes as they went ahead by four points. The second half was Mungret St. Pauls’ with the first goal of the game coming near the end of the third quarter after a point from play which leveled the game. Mungret St. Pauls kept Ballylanders to no additional scores for most of the second half while they added on another three points and a second goal. With two minutes left of normal time Ballylanders managed to get the ball over our goalie and into the back of the net, Mungret St. Pauls replied with the final goal of the game just as time ran out. A two goal win was a great result for our Senior Footballers.