Mungret/St Paul’s GAA Club Notes:

Limerick Players:
Well done to the Limerick U-20 Football team who played a strong Clare team on Saturday 30 march 2024 in Ballyagran. Not Limericks day in the end but they still go through to the B final against Waterford. Mungret St. Pauls are delighted to have Jason Hassett, Diarmaid Hynes and Jack Somers on the panel.

Con and Annie Kirby:
The Con and Annie Kirby Memorial Stakes second qualifying round was on Saturday 30 March 2024. Both our dogs got through in their heats to next week. We would love to see members out in their jerseys this Saturday in support for the Dillon Quirke foundation and for our two dogs for the Ladies Football our dog is Ballymac Patriot and our dog for Mungret St. Pauls GAA is Droppys Metaphor gates open at 6.30pm. It would be great to see you out supporting the dogs.

Launching MNA – Hurl with me programme 2024 at MSPCamogie!!!
It’s no secret that our main mission here at #MSPCamogie is to strive to increase the number of girls participating in Camogie.
So when the Camogie association looked for volunteers to take part in their “MNA – Hurl with me” programme, earlier this year, we were delighted to have U12 coach Deirdre Hussey throw her hat in the ring to take part and champion it!
Fast forward a few months, modules and in-person training sessions later and we are here to tell the women of the parish that Deirdre and her army of recruiters ARE COMING FOR YOU!!!
Mammies, Aunties, Older Sisters – would you like to build on your relationships with the younger camogie players in your life? Connect through the power of camogie both off and on the pitch? Meet new friends in the area and improve your physical and mental health? Learn the basic skills of camogie with a group of likeminded women who want to show the girls that they are represented? Gain the confidence to raise your hand to coach one of our younger teams?
Well you can do all that, and MORE by signing up for our 4 week programme. We will train you, educate you and influence you to become the camogie player you never knew you could be!

No Camogie Experience Required, All Training Given:
The only down side is that we have **limited spaces available** for this programme. So don’t walk RUN to express your interest via whatsapp to 087 746 1586. YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT!!!

Primary Games:
We would like to congratulate #MSPCamogies Khloe Begley who was recently chosen to play in the Primary Games!
To all of you heading to the Limerick v Tipperary Senior Hurling clash on Sunday April 28th, take to your feet and cheer on Khloe and her teammates at half time on what is a huge occasion in their sporting lives!
We are all very proud of you Khloe – a fantastic ambassador for MSPCamogie and of course your school
St Nessans NS – She loves her county!

Ladies Football:
Well done to Sive Finnerty, Sophia Neville, Eilís O Neill and Emma Somers who took part in the County U14 Blitz last weekend.

Well done to Carol Bateman and the Limerick Football Team who reached the National League Final last weekend by overcoming Leitrim in a fantastic game. Final takes place in Birr, 6th April against Carlow.

Feile na nGael:
On a windy but sunny Saturday, 30 March 2024 our U-15 hurlers planted themselves in Clarina for their group matches. They met at the new pitch where there was a minutes silence for Aidan Goggin, one of our players grandfathers. Mungret St. Pauls lead Kilmallock from the start, they had a two point lead by half time and had the advantage of the hill in the second half. Within five minutes of the restart Mungret St. Pauls had gone six point up with the aid of a quick-thinking strike to the goal. Unfortunatly Kilmallock came back with a goal of their own and put the pressure on our players as they added on a few extra points. With two minutes left Mungret St. Pauls pointed a free, Kilmallock quickly matched this to level the sides and the last strike of the ball in extra time saw Kilmallock point a free to win the first game. Final score Mungret St. Pauls 1-7 Kilmallock 1-8.
There was a quick regroup before a trek to Ballybrowns clubhouse pitch for the second match. It took a few minutes for Mungret St. Pauls to get used to the pitch and the breeze by the clubhouse and Ballybrown had built up a substantial lead of a goal and five points before we got off the ground with one point from a free in the last few minutes of the first half. This left a lot of work to do in the second half and Ballybrown did not make it any easier for us, Mungret St. Pauls managed another three points from frees but it was Ballybrown that were the deserving winners Mungret St. Pauls 0-4 Ballybrown 1-8.
It was back to the new pitch for the last of the group matches to play against Na Piarsaigh who had already qualified to go through to the semi finals with two wins and the decider of the other team to go through between Kilmallock and Ballybrown. It was a chance for Mungret St. Pauls to put in a good game to finish out the day and this is what they did. Na Piarsaigh had a two point lead for a few minutes before a ball tapped down by the Na Piarsaigh goalie gave our forwards a chance to strike the net, the puck out was won by Mungret St. Pauls and brought straight back through the Na Piarsaigh defenders to hit the net again. Na Piarsaigh closed out the first half narrowing our lead to two points. Back out Mungret St. Pauls had a new lease of life and powered ahead driving home an additional five points, keeping Na Piarsaigh scoreless in this half. It was a great way to end the day with Na Piarsaigh and Ballybrown going through to the Division 1 semi finals. Final score Mungret St. Pauls 2-6 Na Piarsaigh 0-5.
Well done to all our players who took part and Thank you to all who attended to show their support and to Ballybrown for hosting the group matches, O’Sulllivans Centra in Clarina sponsored a man of the match prize which was presented to Ruairi Dwane for Mungret St. Pauls. A special word of Thanks to the coaches involved that prepared the team well for the weekend. They now take a short break as our 15s prepare for the U-16 championship which start in July but our 14 players are out on the 11 April. Best of Luck to all in their respective championships.

Senior Football:
Well done to our footballers who traveled to the Castlebar 9s tournament for Saturday 30 March 2024. They won three of their four matches in the group stage on the Saturday which left them to play in the quarter final on Sunday 31 March 2024.
They played Thomas Davis in the quarter final but were unlucky to lose on a final score of Mungret St. Pauls 1-4 Thomas Davis 2-7 with Thomas Davis going on to win the cup well done to all our players who took part Eoin O’H, Brian, Rob, Conor, Oisin, Jack, Ciaran, Brian, Darragh, JJ, Shane, Colin, David, Eoin R, Caoilte and Ronan and Thank you to the supporters who travelled to help out. A great weekend of football for all involved.

TLC Good Friday:
Thank you to everyone who took part in #TLC2024 your time and enthusiasm was greatly appreciated. A great way to get the community to work together and enjoy some lovely treats after.