MUNGRET ST. PAUL’S GAA CLUB NOTES
We are all aware of the closing of not only our facilities, games, events, lotto, bar, gym, etc. but all other clubs and various other establishments. While this will cause some disruption, our primary concern is the health and well-being of all our members, volunteers and those from the community that use our facilities.
We urge all our members and their families to please follow all the protocol that is being asked of you. Please be responsible, cough into your arm, wash your hands properly, avoid close contact with people, avoid crowded places, especially indoors. Follow the travel advice from the Department of Foreign Affairs, stay at home if you are sick to help stop the spread of whatever infection you may have. You will not know who has a low immune system and more prone to infection so please be aware of how close you may be to people. Only leave your house if it is a necessary journey and leave your children at home if it is possible.
We would like to invite members of our Club and the wider Community to make contact with us if they need assistance in any way which we will provide where possible/capable.
If you are in the situation where you are able to help if needed please contact us.
We can be contacted by direct message to our facebook, twitter, instagram, email firstname.lastname@example.org or the club phone 0858679962.
Club Lotto draws are suspended until further notice. Any tickets already sold this week will be carried forward and entered for the next draw. For people playing online and for those that have paid in advance, your entries will carry forward and still be valid for the next draw.
Children have been given work to do at home while they are out of school but they still need to be active to use up their built up energy. Why not set up an obstacle course in your back garden where they can use a few drills from their training session, time them and get them to better their time each time (children love a challenge and a target to beat).
With the two week Lock down we hope to have our pitches back in playable condition, our groundsmen are keeping a close eye on the pitches and are hoping for dry weather.
The club would like to wish continued good health to all members and the wider community. Please adhere to HSE guidelines and show consideration to those around you. We look forward to a return to regular action, whenever this may be. All the information you need is on the HSE website.
The U16 camogie team had their first outing of the year on Sunday March 1st against Patrickswell away. Conditions were far from ideal but huge credit to the players who turned out on such a difficult day. As we were short a few players Patrickswell did a few temporary transfers, and we were narrowly ahead mid way through the second half when a severe shower of hail brought an end to proceedings. Thanks to Patrickswell for inviting us out. Competitive action for this group begins with the county league on Thursday April 2 at home against Templeglantine/Knockaderry. Team on the day; Ellie Mulqueen, Caoimhe Holmes, Dearbhail Mangan, Rachel Connolly, Ella Page, Aoife Long, Emma Fitzgerald, Lucy Connolly, Saoirse Casey, Caoimhe O’Rourke, Amy O’Halloran, Rachel Lynch.
Mungret St. Pauls 1-14 Garryspillane 1-19
The final group game of the u21 championship took place in Martinstown on 8th March with Garryspillane the opposition. Within the first 5 minutes, Mungret had the ball in the back of the Garryspillane net with a well taken finish by Seamie Hurley under some pressure by the keeper. Both teams struggled with accuracy shooting a number of wides from play. Garryspillane began to find their feet and picked off a few scores from play and frees. The Mungret full back line held strong with Conor Lynch, Conor Hellewell and Barry Duff cutting out any potential goal threats. Points from Brian O’Meara and Liam Lynch kept the sides close, however Garryspillane slotted 4 unanswered points before half time bringing a lead of 1-5 to 0-10 into the 2nd half.
Both teams exchanged scores during the first 5 minutes of the 2nd half but a goal from Garryspillane stretched their lead. It became increasingly difficult for Mungret’s forwards to retain possession especially as the weather turned. Shane Barry and Kieran O’Dowd won a lot of ball in the Mungret half back line and scores from Dan Larkin and Paul O’Brien kept Mungret within touching distance but the gap never closed quite enough and some sloppy frees kept Garryspillane ahead until the end. Garryspillane were the better team in this battle of old foes on a final score of 1-19 to 1-14.
Team: Louis Dee, Conor Lynch, Conor Hellewell, Barry Duff (C O’Halloran 55”), Conor Flahive, Kieran O’Dowd, Shane Barry, Liam Harrington, Rory Duff, David Bridgeman, Paul O’Brien, Brian O’Meara, Seamie Hurley, Dan Larkin, Liam Lynch. Subs: Eamonn Flahive, Patrick Dwane, Odhran O’Dwyer, Darragh O’Hagan, Darragh O’Grady, Sean Deignan, Conor O’Halloran, Billy Molyneaux, Dermot Moloney, Conor O’Malley