MUNGRET ST PAULS GAA CLUB NOTES
Mungret St. Pauls 0-13 St. Ailbes 3-2
On a dry Saturday 12 October 2019 in Crecora our Junior camogie team played a tight game against our usual Ladies football rivals, St. Ailbes in the Semi Final. Mungret St. Pauls started out very well but a lack in concentration allowed St. Ailbes to slide back into the game. Mungret St. Pauls held on and won a place in the Final.
2 free in the opening minutes began Mungret St. Pauls points, St. Ailbes first point came from a free as well in the fifth minute. It only took Mungret St. Pauls 8 minutes to point another 3 balls from play. It was at this stage that St. Ailbes started to hit back a free saw the ball clear all the hurleys and straight into the back of the Mungret St. Pauls net to give St. Ailbes their first goal. Mungret St. Pauls put that behind them and built up a good lead as they added on another 4 points to give them a 5 point lead. With only seven minutes left on the clock St. Ailbes received another free, the ball was struck toward the goal and tipped into the back of the net again for them. The next free awarded was again to St. Ailbes and the same result, their third goal, this knocked Mungret St. Pauls from the lead as on the last minute of normal play St. Ailbes scored another point to lead at half time by 2 points.
Mungret St. Pauls were slightly slower to score in the second half but in the first ten minutes of play, Mungret St. Pauls had leveled the score. Mungret St. Pauls tried hard for goals but were unsuccessful in each attempt, they also held St. Ailbes back from scoring anything in the second half especially when there was a dramatic minutes battle at the mouth of our goals which was cleared off with great team work. Mungret St. Pauls eventually won the match with 2 final frees which were excellently converted. Well done to this team and their management, we look forward with anticipation to the final.
Team; Eva Bromell, Jenny Lynch, Jenny Ryan, Molly MacMahon, Fiona Meehan, Ailbhe Larkin (0-8, 0-8 from frees), Sophie O’Brien, Tara Nealon, Aoife Morrissey, Bronagh Byrne (0-1), Sinead Madden (0-1), Clare O’Meara, Sarah Fitzgibbon (0-1), Niamh O’Keeffe (0-2), Aine Joyce, Hannah Lowe, Ellen Maguire, Aisling O’Grady, Aisling McGuinness, Niamh Browne, Alanna McDonagh, Ciara Flahive, Fiona O’Brien, Shauna Costello, Amy Fitzgerald, Katlyn Costello.
Management; Sinead Madden, Mike Lynch, Dermot Morrissey, John MacMahon.
We would like to thank all the members who helped out at the bag packing on Thursday, a special word of Thanks to Colin Kenny for keeping track of the volunteers. We are delighted to say €1310 was raised from this bag packing.
Our U-13 Footballers were out twice last week they were first out against Na Piarsaigh in Na Piarsaigh on Wednesday 2 October where they played a very strong game and got in the extra goal to win the match the second match was at home against a very good Monaleen team on Monday 7 October, our players worked well together and got in some great blocks and hand passes, Monaleen hit hard on our goals but Mungret St. Pauls never gave up and secured their own goals.
As the Limerick minors were so successful this year our U-15 players saw their matches all brought to the same day. We had two teams out at the weekend with our Division 3 team playing in Croagh on Saturday 5 October they had an early start when they olayed Pallasgreen then Coagh Kilfinny Rathkeale and finally played Claughaun. Mungret St. Pauls were very close in their scores to their first two opponents but they excelled in their last match even with tired bodies in the third match, one after the other. The Division 3 team should be really proud of their performance on the day as they kept working on their scoring and defense through each match.
The Division 1 team were in Monaleen on Sunday 6 October again with an early start they had only 2 matches. Mungret St. Pauls were the only team to hit the net, but unfortunately goals were not enough to bring them through and they came away second best from each match.
U12 LADIES FOOTBALL
Well done to both our U-12 Ladies Football players as they both won their finals on Saturday 5 October 2019
Both our U-15 football teams were out on Saturday 12 October in what should be a tournament style, our division 1 team only had Monaleen in their group and they played this game in Mungret. This was a great game where our players got to showchase their skill, Monaleen gave them a tough time with nothing earned too easily. The final result was Mungret St. Pauls 1-10 Monaleen 3-2.
In division 3 our players played 2 games in Mick Neville Park, they began their day with a match against Rathkeale Cappagh where they seemed to be evenly matched but managed to get a second goal which secured their win, final score Mungret St. Pauls 2-4 Rathkeale Cappagh 1-5. The second match was straight after against Askeaton, Ballysteen, Kilcornan, this too was a close match but it was Askeaton, Ballysteen, Kilcornan who secured the second goal to win, final score Mungret St. Pauls 1-8 Askeaton, Ballysteen, Kilcornan 2-6
PHOTOGRAPH Mungret St Pauls Junior Camogie Tram that defeated St Ailbe’s last weekend.