MUNGRET ST. PAUL’S GAA CLUB NOTES
Mungret St. Pauls 1-15 Cappamore 2-14
This was the last game in the group for the U-16 hurlers on Monday 2
September in Mungret and it was their first loss in the group. It was
a great chance to try out different positions on players while they
were put under pressure. They now go forward to the Semi Finals which
should take place in Claughuan on Sunday 15 September.
Mungret St. Pauls 1-27 Garryspillane 3-9
On a sunny but cold breezy evening, Wednesday 4 September in Mungret
the Minor Hurlers played the last of their group matches. They needed
a win if they were to go through to the semi final. This was a great
game to finish off the group stages with 8 different scorers in the
first half, everyone on the team played their part.
Mungret St. Pauls started the game with the breeze and opened the
score with the ball being kicked over the bar, 2 more points followed.
Garryspillane opened with a pointed free, Mungret St. Pauls misguided
2 shots before Garryspillane pointed for the second time. Mungret St.
Pauls settled into the game pointing another 2 balls before
Garryspillane got their third score of the half. The ome side went on
to point another 6 balls before a shot on goal was saved but the
rebound was sent to the net giving Mungret St. Pauls an eleven point
lead. It did not take Garryspillane too long to step up their gears
and with a clean shot hit the net for themselves, added to it another
point Mungret St. Pauls needed to keep the pressure on. With 2 more
great points from play for Mungret St. Pauls they knew Garryspillane
needed to hit the 3 pointers and with a battle on the goal line they
eventually got the ball over the line for their second goal, only 6
points seperated them. There were only 7 points scored in the last ten
minutes of the game. Mungret St. Pauls only getting 3 of these, half
time score Mungret St. Pauls 1-16, Garryspillane 2-8.
The second half began strong again for Mungret St. Pauls, 4 points in
the first 10 minutes before Garryspillane rattled the net for the
third time. Mungret St. Pauls were trying to get another ball into the
Garryspillane net but the backs were too quick in their reactions and
denied all attempts. Mungret St. Pauls continued to score another 3
points, a free for Garryspillane gave them their last point in the
game. Mungret St. Pauls closed out the game with an additional 4
points bringing them 12 points ahead and definite winners. Mungret St.
Pauls were still getting pressure put on them in the backs but the
ball was returned to play.
This win and the rest of the results from the group left Mungret St.
Pauls in third position and a Semi Final place against Doon
U-16 FOOTBALL SEMI FINAL
Mungret St. Pauls 5-16 St. Kierans 0-6
On a sunny, dry Friday 6 September in Mick Neville Park the Mungret
St. Pauls U-16 Footballers who topped their group took on St. Kierans
who were placed in forth in the Semi final while the other semi final
between Newcastle West and Fr. Casey’s took place on a separate pitch.
The last time these two sides met in the group stages, Mungret St.
Pauls had a comfortable win and today was no exception as Mungret St.
Pauls led the whole way.
Mungret St. Pauls and St. Kierans scored their first points in the
first 4 minutes of the game but Mungret St. Pauls proved to be the
stronger team as they were to go on and score another ten points and
four goals while St .Kierans scored only 2 points in the first half
with both coming from frees. Mungret St. Pauls had 7 of their forwards
score in the first half with some very good scores, there were great
runs through which went onto score. It was not all scores for Mungret
St. Pauls as at one stage one of our players nearly took out an umpire
with a misdirected shot, there were also shots where the ball hit the
uprights and off the goal posts.
The second half was more about the play on the field than scores but
it was a better half for St. Kierans who pointed another 4 balls, only
2 from play. Mungret St. Pauls took their chances on goals but not all
were successful. With substitutions coming on Mungret St. Pauls had
another 2 scorers in the second half as they completed the final score
and a definite win for us to go through to the Gerry Molyneaux
Division 1 Final against Fr. Casey’s.
U-14 HURLING SEMI FINAL
Mungret St. Pauls 2-6 Monaleen 2-10
On a sunny Saturday, 7 September in the LIT Gaelic Grounds the first
of the U-14 hurling Semi Finals took place with Mungret St. Pauls and
Monaleen. These 2 teams have met many times over the years and they
have always had a strong game, this was no exception. Mungret St.
Pauls were first to point but Monaleen did not wait long to match the
score and take a 3 point lead in the first 10 minutes. A pointed free
got Mungret St. Pauls back into the game but silly fouls gave Monaleen
their next 3 points. In the sixteenth minute there was a run from the
middle of the field dropped into the Monaleens square after a scramble
on the goal line the ball was helped over the goal line, bringing
Mungret St. Pauls back into the game they followed it up with another
2 points to level the game. Another chance for Mungret St. Pauls
resulted in their second goal and first lead in the game. There was
some great team work from Mungret St. Pauls but no results came from
it. Just before half time Monaleen put pressure on our backs as they
went for their own goal which was brilliantly denied only for the
rebound to be knocked into the net to level the game as they teams
split for half time.
The second half had a slow start as both sides had most of their
scores in the first 25 minutes, there was a lot of play on the field
with the ball going both ends with no scores. Both sides eventually
pointed a ball each before Monaleen struck again and hit the net. The
pressure was kept on our backs but nothing resulted as our goalie
rescued the ball again. With 3 minutes left on the clock Monaleen
edged ahead again with a pointed free, Monaleen were trying to hammer
in goals but each had the hurley of our goalie there to stop it. The
game ended with both sides pointing one last ball each, Monaleen took
the place in the Final. This was a testing game for our players as
they were attacked on every move they made, they will learn from this
and bring it with them to next year when they are U-15.
Mungret St. Pauls 1-7 Galbally 6-7
This was a great game on the field, it was the goals that won the game
for Galbally as Mungret St. Pauls played the best they could Galbally
was just too strong for them in Mungret on Saturday 7 September 2019.
Mungret St. Pauls were first to score putting force on the Galbally
backs who leveled the score . There was another point each and on the
tenth minute Galbally hit with their first goal and continued on their
scoring spree going 3-4 to Mungret St. Pauls 2 points. In the last
five minutes of the game Mungret St. Pauls pointed their third point
while Galbally finished the half off with 2 more goals.
The second half was where Mungret St. Pauls shone as they worked
harder for the ball and they were rewarded with their points. Galbally
opened the restart with their last goal and another point, on the
fifth minute Mungret St. Pauls reopened their score with a point. It
took another 5 minutes for both sides to score a point again and then
there was no score topped up for the next ten minutes of play. This
was when Mungret St. Pauls stepped up their pace and shot the ball
over the goal line. There were some great saves by the Mungret St.
Pauls goalie as she was put under pressure. The game closed out with
another point to each side. Galbally taking the win.
PREMIER INTERMEDIATE HURLING
Mungret St. Pauls 5-14 Muroe Boher 2-20
In Boher on Sunday 8 September 2019 the Limerick Motor Centre
sponsored Premier Intermediate hurlers played their last league match
in Division 2. This game looked like it was lost by half time with
Mungret St.Pauls behind by 7 points but it was a game of two very
different halves as Mungret St. Pauls played a better game to close
the gap and win by 3 points.
Muroe Boher started with a quick lead, going 3 up before Mungret St.
Pauls sent a ball in that went over the goalies head and into the back
of the net. Both sides matched each others points with Muroe Boher
hitting the back of the net to lead. Mungret St. Pauls pointed from a
free with Muroe Boher going on and scoring 3 more times. There was a
lot of work put into the play on the field which lead to a clean goal
for Mungret St. Pauls, there was another point each before there was a
bit of a gap in scores as both sides missed their targets. Muroe Boher
finished the half out with an additional 5 point leaving them 1-13 to
Mungret St. Pauls 2-3.
The second half was Mungret St. Paul’s game as they came back fighting
quickly gaining the lead as they went point and goal twice. Muroe
Boher pointed on the seventh minute to level the game again. Mungret
St. Pauls pointed 3 balls to Muroe Bohers one point twice in the next
10 minutes of play. The next 8 points were shared between the teams
and the game going into injury time Mungret St. Pauls struck for the
final time with a goal. Muroe Boher were given a last minute free
infront of the goals but the quick reaction of our goalie kept the
ball in play until the final whistle.
Mungret St. Pauls are the only ones in the league group to have
completed all their matches while they currently sit in third place
this will change as the rest of the games are played but Mungret St.
Pauls can now concentrate on their Championship matches.
INTERMEDIATE LADIES FOOTBALL
Mungret St. Pauls 0-9 Drom Broadford 0-6
This was a very low scoring game played in Adare on Sunday 8
September, but it was a game of skill and determination as both sides
wanted the go through to the final. The Limerick Motor Centre
sponsored Intermediate ladies put everything they had into this game
with a great mixture of youth and experience throughout the field.
The game started out very even for every Mungret St. Pauls point there
was a point from Drom Broadford for the first fifteen minutes of the
game. A free for Mungret St. Pauls out them one point ahead, Drom
Broadford was given the opportunity to open the game when they were
awarded a penalty, Mungret St. Pauls had faith in their goalie as her
hands got to the ball before it went near the goal. Drom Broadford
were under pressure to score again and were sending their shots off
target, Mungret St. Pauls slotted over their next chance before half
time to leave them with a 2 point lead.
The second half was similar to the first, Drom Broadford’s backs were
quick to regain possession from Mungret St. Pauls as they looked for
the best chance to score. Mungret St. Pauls backs positioned
themselves in the right place to catch Drom Broadfords chances to get
the ball into our half of the pitch. At the start of the last quarter
of the game both sides had pointed 2 balls each. A light drizzle of
rain came which did not seem to bother the players as they held tight
to the ball, another point to each side it looked like Drom Broadford
could not bridge the gap with Mungret St. Pauls defenses working hard
to get the ball out. With 5 minutes left Mungret St. Pauls pointed a
free, they kept going but any further attempts on scoring went wide.
Final whistle, Mungret St. Pauls had held their lead and won a place
in the final against Old Mill on Saturday 21 September at 4pm in