Mungret/St Pauls GAA Club Notes:
Limerick Players:
Carol Bateman started in goals for the Limerick Junior side who overcame Kilkenny and now are into the All Ireland Semi Final against Fermanagh on 14th July. Well done Carol.
U16 Players Caoimhe Hennessy, Cáit Murphy, Molly O Mahoney and team official Liz Morgan, had a comprehensive win over Leitrim last Thursday in the All Ireland Semi Final. The 3 club members all started in the first 15 and put on a fine display of football. Caoimhe in at full back was solid and strong, Molly at half forward was energetic and lively and Cáit upfront was speedy and sprightly. This Limerick team contest the U16 All Ireland Series Final against Antrim on Saturday 13th July in Kinnegad, Westmeath. Well done girls.
Well done to Limerick Camogies U16 B Team who had a great game at the weekend v Galway in Galway – especially our own club girl Niamh Stackpoole.
After a most dramatic second-half of end-to-end camogie, Limerick Seniors preserved their senior status into an 11th consecutive season, after a tense two-point victory over Antrim at the weekend. Congratulations to our own Ailbhe Larkin, the entire squad and of course Joe Quaid and his backroom staff. Full time score: Limerick 2-17 Antrim 3-12
Meanwhile also on Saturday afternoon, Limerick’s Junior Camogie outfit saw their season end, after suffering a 2-12 to 1-10 defeat away to Cavan in the All-Ireland Junior Championship. Hard luck to our own club girl Olivia Kerins, teammates and management.
The Limerick Academy players were out over the last few weeks, the U-16 Footballers played a challenge against Dublin where they had a loss. Well done to Amhlaoibh Bohane and Jamie Curtin who togged out with Jack Dervan unavailable on the night.
The U-14 players had good wins against Laois. Well done to Flynn Kelly, Sean Casey and Padraig Ahern on one team and Sam Newman on the other. Flynn scored 2 pts Sam got 1-1 . Paddy was solid out in the back while Sean did very well linking up through the middle.
The Academy hurlers were playing on Friday and Saturday, the U-16 hurlers played Kilkenny in Bruff where they drew with them. Well done to Mungret St. Pauls players Killian Begley, Rory Gleeson, Rory O’Callaghan and Oisin Donnelly. The U-14 Hurlers two teams played both Kilkenny and Tipperary in Thurles with the results as three wins and one loss to Kilkenny. Well done to Mungret St. Pauls players, Sean Donnelly and Cian Reilly.
Saturday morning saw the U-15 hurlers in Waterford with a win and in Thurles where they took a loss. Well done to Mungret St. Pauls player Ruairi Dwane who played Waterford on the day.

M.N.Á. Camogie Programme:
Our M.N.Á. programme recently came to a close after 4 weeks of great fun and a huge effort from a fantastic bunch of women:
Martha Maguire, Laura Sealy, Jennifer O’Brien, Evelyn Murphy, Lisa Walsh, Aileen Hanley, Miriam O’Riordan and Mary Barry Larkin.
The programme stands for Motivate, Nurture and Aspire and aims to increase women’s sustained involvement in Camogie as supporters, coaches and mentors in the club.
We had great support from some of our underage players along the way as they came along to demo the skills:
U14’s players: Róisín Hussey, Ava Reaboi, Ava Larkin & Sadhbh Hanley as well as
U18’s players: Molly Tobin and Jayne Casey.
Deirdre Hussey was this year’s mentor for #MSPCamogie and put huge effort into getting trained up to deliver this program.
We really appreciate your time & dedication Dee.
Thank you everyone who was involved in this worthwhile programme for 2024.
The future of camogie in Mungret is indeed strong.

Junior Camogie:
Our Junior Team captained by Niamh Browne unfortunately lost out to a strong Blackrock Effin in the League Semi Final on Sunday which took place in Effin. Hard luck girls!
U-16 Hurling:
Mungret St. Pauls had our two U-16 hurling teams out on Monday 1 July 2024. The division 1 team were on Mungrets Senior pitch playing Monaleen. This was a game of two halves, Mungret St. Pauls scored a goal very early in the first half but Monaleen managed to get back into the game with a lot of their scores coming from frees by the break there was only one point separating the two sides. Mungret St. Pauls 1-6 Monaleen 0-8. The second half was Monaleens game as they dominated and took the win.
Mungret St. Pauls 2-7 Monaleen 1-16.
The division 3 team were in Rhebogue where they played a mix of Ballinacurra Gaels, Old Christians and St Patricks. Our U-15 players stepped up to the plate and played out a four point win in the first game of the championship. A great result where they are currently top of their group with the second match to be played in two weeks against Caherline at home.
Mungret St. Pauls 4-11 Southside Gaels 3-10.
Premier Minor Football:
Mungret St. Pauls 2-7 Oola 2-6
In the Crescent Comprehensive pitch on Wednesday 3 July 2024 the Premier Minor Footballers opened their Championship with a game against Oola, this was a well contested game with both sides putting everything into it. It was very tight with Mungret St. Pauls squeezing over the line with a one point win. This win leaves Mungret St. Pauls on the top of the group with Fr. Caseys, the next match is this Sunday against Cappagh Rathkeale.
Junior B Football:
Mungret St. Pauls 1-12 Ballincurra Gaels 5-7
It was not a great opening match when our Junior B Footballers played Ballinacurra Gaels on Wednesday 3 July 2024 in Ballinacurra. Mungret St. Pauls produced a lot of points but it was the goals that secured the win for Ballincurra Gaels. They next play Na Piarsaigh in Mungret on Wednesday 17 July.
Senior Football:
Mungret St. Pauls 1-9 Adare 1-5
It was a warm evening in Askeaton on Thursday 4 July 2024 when our Senior Footballers took on Adare in the second round of the Championship. This was a showcase game from both sides, Adare had an early lead with a goal but Mungret St. Pauls never let the pressure off as they defended the goals and bounced out any further attempts Adare threw at them. Taking what scores they could by the half time whistle there was only two points separating the two sides Mungret St. Pauls 0-3 Adare 1-2.
Two opening frees for Mungret St. Pauls and they were back level, there was an exchange of points before Mungret St. Pauls had a purple patch with the aid of a strong penalty took charge to the game and left Adare trying to catch up. Time ran out with Mungret St. Pauls holding a four point lead and a second win to top the table. There is a bit of a break until the third round is to be played.
Premier Junior Football:
Mungret St. Pauls 1-7 Athea 0-11
It was in Foynes on Saturday 6 July 2024 when our Premier Junior A Footballers played Athea in the second round of the championship. This was an important game after the loss to Granagh/Ballingarry in the first round Mungret/St. Pauls were searching for a win and unfortunately still are after being unable to secure enough points to overcome Athea. There are three more games with the next match in August against Cappagh.