MUNGRET ST. PAUL’S GAA CLUB NOTES.
Mungret St. Pauls 7-16 Bruff 0-1
This match was a great start and exactly what the players needed in their opening match to the Feile.
Mungret 2-5 Fr Casey’s 1-8
This proved a tougher match while Fr. Caseys had a chance to relax after their first match Mungret St. Pauls had to dig deep to get over the finish line and top their group which is where they wanted.
The team overall put in a great team effort and were rewarded. They now play Monaleen in the Semi final on Sunday 7 April time and venueto be confirmed.
Mungret St. Pauls 1-10 Mountcollins 0-9
The Bog Garden in Rathkeale was the setting for the first round of the Championship for the Limerick Motor Centre sponsored Intermediate footballers as they took on Mountcollins on Saturday 30 march 2019.
The weather had cooled but stayed dry as Mungret St. Pauls had a deserved but hard fought win over Mountcollins.
Mungret St. Pauls were first on the attack as they put over the opening score. Our backs were put under pressure as Mountcollins struck for what looked like a definite goal only to be expertly broke down by our goalie. Another great point from Mungret St. Pauls lead to Mountcollins getting onto the score board with their first point.
Mungret St. Pauls deflected a shot that seemed destined for their net, with Mountcollins keeping the pressure on the backs their next shots were sent wide. Once the ball reached the opposite end Mungret St.Pauls pushed through the defense and racked up point and well taken
goal to give them a comfortable lead of 5 points. Mountcollins eventually got into the game and came back with 2 points. There was another point a piece before the half time whistle.
The second half was not what anyone could have expected, Mungret St. Pauls came out firing points from all angles going 7 points ahead.
Mountcollins was slowly edging back with 2 pointed frees either side of another great save on goal. This saw the third quarter end and a stop in play as one of the Mountcollins players after going for a high
ball fell in pain. There was a half hour intermission as everyone waited for an ambulance to see to Stephen Beehan who we would like to wish well on his recovery. With the light failing the game resumed and
Mountcollins took control of the play as they narrowed Mungret St.Pauls lead with 3 consecutive points but Mungret St. Pauls did not sit back and in the final minutes of the game secured their lead with 2 points from frees.
It has to be said the outstanding goalkeeping underpinned the victory for Mungret St. Pauls as they accepted their first win in the Championship. They are next out on Sunday 7 April in Kilmallock when they play Galtee Gaels.
Mungret St. Pauls team; Ronan McElligot, Adrian Naughton, Michael Collins, Brian Tracey, Sean O’Dea,Killian Ryan, Miahcel Fitzgibbon,
Patrick Begley, Michael Cussen, Sean Moran, Adam Storan, Brendan Giltenane, Shane Barry, Jack Walsh, Eoin Ryan, Darren Coffey, James Garvey, Denis Giltenane, Peter Harrington, Breandán Ó’hAnnaidh, Eoin
Ryan, Cian O’Doherty, David Brosnan, Liam Harrington, Brian Barry, Thiago Silva, Dylan Carlos, David Burke, Jack Coyne, Darren Horan, Kevin South, Paddy McMyler, Stephen Dilworth, Mike McMahon.
Mangers; Diarmuid O’Driscoll, Noel Kelly, Eoin Rice, Danny Galvin, Maurice Walsh.
Mungret St. Pauls are delighted to be hosting our 3 day Easter Camp from Tuesday 23 to Thursday 25 of April from 10am to 2pm this year.
New for 2019, you can register on line (similar to club registration) On our website www.mungretstpauls.com in the DOWNLOADS section you can
click on the link, or you can download the forms and hand in with the appropriate payment to the club shop on a Saturday from 11.30am to 12.30pm or on the first day of camp.
CON AND ANNIE KIRBY PUPPY STAKES
Unluckily Likey Gift did not get through to the next round. On Saturday night there was a banner competition and we are delighted to say we came second place with Garryspillane taking first and Feohanagh
Castlemahon taking third place. This Saturday is the Human race where we have James Garvey taking place, we would like to urge everyone to come out to support James. There are limited free passes available for
the club, please contact Brian O’Halloran on 0868349399. We would like to thank the generosity of Noreen and JP McManus for hosting this great event for all Limerick GAA clubs.