MUNGRET ST. PAUL’S GAA CLUB NOTES
INTERMEDIATE LADIES FOOTBALL
Mungret St. Pauls 0-7 Old Mill 0-8
Conditions were very good for this final in Mick Neville Park on Friday 4 October. It was an emotional match as it had been postponed previously, John O’Malley had a lot of involvement with
this team and the club. The Limerick Motor Centre sponsored Intermediate Ladies Football have been searching for the senior title for a few years while Old Mill had only just come from the junior ranks this year. It was a great match with both sides putting
everything into the game, unfortunately for Mungret St. Pauls there was one point that they could not get that won it for Old Mill.
Before the game kicked off a minutes silence was held in memory of John O’Malley. Mungret St. Pauls started out strong with a 3 point lead , Old Mill pointed their first point at 10 minutes
and quickly followed it up with another point. It was on the fifteenth minute that the game was leveled by Old Mill, Old Mill then took the lead in the next minute. It was not until near the end of the first half that Mungret St. Pauls drew the game with a super point. Old Mill managed to squeeze one more point in before the game broke for half time.
Mungret St. Pauls went to try for a goal it was saved to a point to even the game again in the opening minutes of the half. Old Mill went on and scored another 2 points but Mungret St. Pauls
were not taking the Old Mill scores easy as they came back to score their next point in the tenth minute of the second half, a free for Mungret St. Pauls with 8 minutes left brought both sides level once again. The game could be anyones but Mungret St. Pauls
were kicking more wides that Old Mill who were using the ball economically. Old Mill scored what was the winning point from a free with six minutes left on the clock. Mungret St. Pauls defense were very quick in their reactions when the ball came near and
worked the ball well up the field. Mungret St. Pauls went for another shot to level the game but the upright got in the way as it was sent wide. The Mungret St. Pauls forwards were attacking hard on the tight Old Mill defense. It was not to be for Mungret
St. Pauls as they congratulated Old Mill on their win and promotion to the Senior championship for next year. With our strong groups of younger players coming up through the ranks Mungret St. Pauls will be able to build on an already skillful team to come
back next year.
Team; Carol Bateman, Caoimhe O’Neill, Jenni O’Malley, Niamh Foley, Fiona Browne (0-1), Yvette Moynihan, Mairead Clancy, Eimear Quinn, Clare O’Meara, Cliodhna Ní Cheannaigh, Aoife Morrissey
(0-2), Megan O’Malley, Aine Ryan, Laura Hanlon, Norma O’Sullivan (0-3, 0-2 Free), Marie Lyons, Sinead Madden (0-1), Siobhan Clifford, Kelly Griffin, Joanne Foley, Niamh O’Keeffe, Ciara Conway, Rachel Fennell, Kristine Collins, Fiona O’Brien, Laura Collins,
Lisa O’Reilly, Olivia Giltenane, Claire Coughlan, Mags Lynch, Rose Giltenane.
Management; John O’Malley, Mikey Lyons, Davey Lyons.
STEPHEN CAHILL TOURNAMENT
In it’s sixth year the Stephen Cahill tournament took place on Saturday 5 October where we welcomed 2 teams from
Doorabarefield, Clooney Quin and Lissycasey in what was a very well run day. We would like to thank the sponsors Goggin Insurance Brokers who sponsored the trophies and medals. The first games got started at 10am with all 8 teams playing, each match was ran
off well with a bit of rain falling to make the games a little bit more challenging.
The players did not seem to complain as they waded in the muck. The two Mungret St. Pauls teams played some great football but were not strong enough for the visitors as the final was between Doorabarefield and Lissycasey with Lissycasey winning the Stephen Cahill trophy which was presented to the captain by Stephens son, Eoin who we were delighted could attend on the day. There were trophies for each team for the most improved player, David Buckley and Jamie Byrnes were the players awarded for Mungret St. Pauls.
Thank you so much to our refs, coaches, umpires and a big Thank you to all the parents who provided sandwiches and treats for the players and parents and to our ladies who helped out in the kitchen serving the tea.
Mungret St Paul’s Junior ‘B’ Football City Champions 2019