Mungret/St Pauls GAA Club Notes:
Limerick Players:
Limerick Masters Football were playing Cork at the weekend where they were on the loosing side unfortunately Limerick 0-12, Cork Masters 0-18. Well done to Mungret St. Pauls Breandan O’hAnnaigh who was on the team on the day representing us.
We would like to wish U16 County team members Caoimhe Hennessey, Cáit Murphy, Molly O Mahony and Liz Morgan(Mentor) the very best of luck this Thursday as Limerick take on Leitrim in the All Ireland series.
Ladies Football:
The 2 adult teams both played and won league matches last Sunday.  Out early were the junior side who welcomed near neighbours Ballybrown, this was the first year Ballybrown have entered an adult team in competition, and well done to them for doing so.  Mungret were under no real pressure during the match and came away with the victory.  Its fantastic to see the youth coming up and the more experienced members jelling so well together.  This junior side have now played and won all the round matches in the League, and have topped the table, so straight into the County league semi final in early July.
The Division 1 side were out on Sunday eveningand Feohanagh Castlemahon were the visitors. Mungret had prepared really well for this match, and were well marshalled throughout the game. It was a real dingdong of a match, plenty panache displayed by the Mungret side who looked really well in their new HORGAN’S LIFT & ESCALATOR CONSULTANTS sponsored jerseys. It was a very entertaining match throughout, there was goals galore from both sides. At the final whistle it was Mungret who came away with the spoils. Final score Mungret 8.11 FeohanaghCastlemahon 5.11. Mungret have 2 more games to go in this All County League against Ballylanders and Oola.
Roxborough School won the u11 contested MAIRE HOURIGAN CUP recently, on the team were club members Ellen Healy, Kate Coughlan, Carla Ryan, Orla McNamara and Ailbhe Kilroy. Well done girls
A massive BUALADH BOS to all the young participants in our RÉALTAÍ GROUP.
For the last number of Months they have accelerated, danced, explored, hand passed, kicked, jumped, laughed, learned, pulled, pushed and hula-hooped their way through training with great enthusiasm. An absolute pleasure to have them using our club facilities. Thanks ever so much to Parents, Coaches and the Participants themselves for making this happen. Training will resume again in September and new members are always welcome.
Shout out to The Hungry Lyons Restaurants Limerick for sponsoring the end of year party, which was very much appreciated and thoroughly enjoyed by all.
U-10 Camogie:
Our U10s had a great night of camogie in Pallaskenry last week. We had 2 teams who played the hosts, Adare and Crecora in some really competitive matches! Big thanks to Kildimo Pallaskenry for having us and for a lovely evening for all.
U-16 Camogie:
Our U16s travelled to Tournafulla Camogie last Thursday night to take on the hosts in the U16 B league semi final.
The girls, captained by Niamh Stackpoole came away with a great win, securing themselves a place in the final! (Check ClubZap for details of when and where once confirmed)
This team were delighted to wear their new set of red & white hooped jerseys.
You will notice the small band of colours on the sleeves – the LGBTQ+ pride colours.
We want to shine a light on diversity & inclusivity within #MSPCamogie, ensuring that members of the LGBTQ+ community feel welcomed, respected, & valued – what better month to debut these jerseys than June, pride month!
Camogie eliminates barriers between players and teams, and we are proud that camogie is indeed for all. See you all for the final on the 2nd July!
U-14 Camogie:
Our U14s were delighted to be on hand recently to receive two new jersey sets!
Huge thanks to sponsors COBI Sports for both the Home (red & white hooped) and Away (red & navy hooped) sets which also adorn our camogie community mantra #CantSeeCantBe
This investment in our players is very much appreciated and they are delighted to have such a fantastic support network around them, from sponsors like Cobi covering kit, to spectators showing up at matches and the standards of training they are being given – all these things ensure that our players have the opportunity to achieve their full potential while enjoying what is hopefully a lifelong involvement in the wonderful sport that is Camogie. The hoops are here!
U-16 Football:
Mungret St. Pauls 2-6 Claughaun 5-13
Mungret St. Pauls Division 3 football team welcomed Claughaun to our Senior Pitch on Monday 24 June 2024 where Claughaun proved too strong for our 15 year olds in the opening round of the championship. They are next out in two weeks time against ABK Desmonds.
Mungret St. Pauls 9-9 Ahane 1-7
In Ahane on Tuesday 25 June 2024 our Division 1 team had a great game of football with the hosts Ahane. From the start Mungret St. Pauls showed dominance and continued throughout the game. A great win in the first round, they are next out in four weeks time against Monaleen.
U-14 Hurling:
Mungret St. Pauls 3-7 Kilmallock 2-6
It was a nice warm evening in Mungret Senior Pitch on Tuesday 25 June 2024 when our Division 1 U-14 hurling team played Kilmallock. It was Mungret St. Pauls that started out stronger netting the first ball in the first ten minutes, a second came less than five minutes after. This left Kilmallock working hard to break our defence, it was Mungret St. Pauls that had the lead by the end of the first half 2-3 to 0-4.
The second half had a similar start with Mungret St. Pauls getting their third goal in the first 15 minutes, Kilmallocks reply was their own two goals but Mungret St. Pauls held the lead as they final whistle blew. There is a big break for this team as they wait for their next match in August.
U-14 Football:
Mungret St. Pauls 2-6 Ballylanders 3-11
On Thursday 27 June 2024 our division 3 U-14 footballers travelled to Ballylanders where they were met by a slightly taller team but our players improved as the game went on. They scored three points by the half time but had a much improved second half as they worked the ball up the pitch and got two balls past the Ballylanders goalie. This was only the second loss out of four games for this team as they currently are in the middle of the table and have their next match next week.
Senior Football:
Mungret St. Pauls 2-14 Na Piarsaigh 0-3
The opening match in the Senior Football Championship was a great success for Mungret St. Pauls as they proved too strong against Na Piarsaigh when the two teams met in Claughaun on Friday 28 June. There is not much that can be said about this game except it was great to see some of the familiar faces back on the pitch. A great show of football from Mungret St. Pauls proving it is where they are meant to be this year, but this one victory is just the start and a lot more work has to go into some of the mistakes this game highlighted to the management. Next game in the group is against Adare in Askeaton next week. We would ask for your support for the team.
U-13 Football:
Mungret St Pauls travelled to Martinstown to play in the Division 1 U-13 League final against a very strong Monaleen team on Saturday 29 June 2024. Our players put in a lot of work throughout the whole game which did not reflect on the score board. The team should be proud of their performance in wet conditions as they prepare to complete the U-14 Division 3 games.
Premier Junior A Football:
Mungret St. Pauls 0-13 Granagh Ballingarry 4-7
On Sunday, 30 June 2024 our Premier Junior A Footballer were in Adare in their opening championship game against Granagh Ballingarry.
Granagh Ballingarry had a two point start before Mungret St. Pauls struck their first point and then they found themselves a man down to a black card. Coming into the end of the first quarter both sides were on three points each. It did not take much time before Granagh Balingarry hit their first goal, they followed this up with their second goal. At half time Mungret St. Pauls had the two goals separating the two sides 0-4 to 2-4.
Granagh Ballingarry kept our goalie busy in the second half as they kept going for three pointers. Mungret St. Pauls kept taking their scores when they could but failed to get a goal themselves. Granagh Ballingarry then had a time to play down a man, it was at this stage that Mungret St. Pauls went five points without reply to be four points behind Granagh Balingarry but they hit back with their fourth goal and finished the game with two goals behind. They are next out on Saturday when they play Foynes in Athea.