MUNGRET ST. PAUL’S GAA CLUB NOTES
Deepest sympathies to our camogie club registrar Mike Larkin on the passing of Mike’s father-in-law Patrick (Paddy) Barry, to Mike’s wife Mary, and to their children,all three of whom are Mungret players.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.
Our deepest sympathies to the King family on the passing of Pat, brother to U12 coach Brian King, brother in law to Sinead, uncle to players Cathal, Ailbhe and Shona.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam
The club shop will reopen its doors on Tuesday 21st July at 7.30pm. An order will be placed with O’Neill’s on Tuesday night for anyone wanting something not in stock. Due to social distancing rules there will be a few changes in the way the shop will run, please be patient and stay 2 meters apart while waiting to be served.
PREMIER INTERMEDIATE HURLING
Mungret St. Pauls 1-17 Kildimo Pallaskenry 1-16
The Limerick Motor Centre sponsored Mungret St. Pauls Premier Intermediate Hurlers commenced their championship campaign against Kildimo in Clarina on July 24th 2020.
In front of a reduced crowd due to Covid capacity regulations, both teams had a nervous start and each conceded numerous frees with the teams exchanging points from placed balls, Paul O’Brien with the Mungret St. Pauls scores. The teams settled into their games with Mungret St. Pauls Liam Harrington receiving a well placed Conor O’Brien puckout in the 12th minute to point from play. As the referee blew for a water break on the 15th minute, Mungret trailed by a point, 6 points to 5. The use of water breaks has resulted in matches being split essentially into 4 quarters. Mungret St. Pauls rallied and points from play for Niall Mulcahy and Eoin O’Doherty leveled the scores for a period but Mungret St. Pauls still trailed by a point at half time, 0-11 to 0-10.
There was a spattering of rain at half time which resulted in a slippy playing surface for both teams. Paul O’Brien scored 4 points from frees within the first 6 minutes of the second half bringing Mungret St. Pauls into the lead. Brian O’Meara a half time substitute took a well taken score from play on his championship debut drawing a big cheer from the bench and crowd for the young man from the Mounteen. Within a minute Kildimo Pallas had Darren O’Connell bearing down on their goal and he hit the back of the net. The teams exchanged points but Paul O’Brien found the net directly from a sideline after an error from the opposition goalie in the last play before the water break, teams level 1-14 a piece at the break in play. As Mungret St. Pauls emerged for the last quarter, their back line came to the fore and Brian Barry, Ronan Kirby and Conor Flahive put in immense work to gain the upper hand and nullify the Kildimo Pallas forward line and supply Shane Barry in the half forward line to set up attacks further up the pitch. The final quarter became a tense affair and was quite low scoring as the teams squared up for a final push. It was a Mungret St. Pauls man who emerged from the crowd with the ball, Rory Duff splitting the posts with the final puck of the game to snatch victory against our neighbours. The Mungret St. Pauls men did their parish proud and while there will be a few sore bodies tomorrow we look forward to the next group game against Bruree next Saturday.
Team: Conor O’Brien, Conor Flahive, Ronan Kirby, Eoghan Mulcahy, Conor Hellewell, Brian Barry, Liam Harrington (0-2), Rory Duff (0-1), Eoin O’Doherty (0-1), Shane Barry, Cian O’Brien (C), Niall Mulcahy (0-3), Paul O’Brien (1-8 all placed balls), Mike Mullins, Brendan Giltenane (0-1). Subs Used: Brian O’Meara (0-1), Daniel Larkin, Kieran O’Dowd Subs not used: Louis Dee, David Bridgeman, Dec Browne, Darragh O’Brien, Barry O’Grady, Pa Begley
Management: Seanie Barry, Liam Cronin, Paul Harman, John Van Veen, Ger Keane, Brian Mullane, Killian Stockil, John Moriarty, Dan O’Brien, Donal Browne
JUNIOR A HURLING
Mungret St. Pauls 0-19 Old Christians 0-13
Claughaun was the backdrop for the Junior A hurlers to start their championship on Saturday 25 July 2020 as they played Old Christians. The first score came from Mungret St. Pauls and the game followed on with Old Christians playing catch up throughout.
At the first water break Old Christians were trailing by 4 points but it was not an easy game for the Mungret St. Pauls players as they had to stand their ground which they did well. In the last ten minutes of the first half the ref saw an injustice to an Old Christians player and pronounced a penalty, this did not go down well with the Mungret St. Pauls supporters but it was our goalie’s quick movement and eagle eyes that made direct contact with the incoming sliotar and stopped it from entering the goal. Old Christians converted the 65 which followed which left them still needing a goal to level the game. By the half time whistle Mungret St. Pauls had widened the gap to 6 points.
The second half was a similar game, Old Christians got all but 4 of their points from frees while Mungret St. Pauls had 8 expertly executed frees but we had five players taking their scores also which is great to see in the game. Mungret St. Pauls were also wining a lot of the puckouts and even at times the players were still able to move the sliotar on while being stripped of their hurley in a tackle.
This is a great team to watch play and worth keeping an eye on during the championship.
Team; Barry O’Grady, Chams Jagana (0-1), Christopher Dunford, Cian O’Doherty, Conor Barry (0-1), Conor Garvey, Conor Linehan (0-5), Conor Lynch, Darragh O’Brien, Darragh O’Hagan ( 0-9, 0-8 from frees), Declan Browne (0-3), Denis Giltenane, Donal Browne, Eamonn Flahive, Jack Moroney, James Garvey, John Malone, Killian Ryan, Louis Dee, Mark Patterson, Patrick Dwane, Sean Deignan, Seán Mullane,Stephen Dilworth, Tim Lehane.
Management; PJ Garvey, Bosco Ryan, Tom Bridgeman, Mike Kennedy
Mungret St. Pauls 2-7 Monaleen 2-9
On Thursday 23 July 2020 in Mungret the Minor Camogie team put it up to Monaleen but came off with a 2 point loss.
Great game of camogie minors, unlucky to lose out by a couple of points. Great effort by team & management.