MUNGRET ST. PAUL’S GAA CLUB NOTES
Mungret St. Pauls 1-16 Patrickswell 0-21
On Wednesday 12 August 2020 our U-21 hurlers took to the LIT Gaelic Grounds when they played Patrickswell in the Semi Final. It was just over five months since this team last played and unfortunately it was not Mungret St. Pauls game.
Mungret St. Pauls started with the warm sun behind them as they played into the City end. Neither side could be divided in the first half with both teams taking the lead throughout but on the half time break the score was 9 points each.
The second half was Patrickswells game while Mungret St. Pauls had a chance on goal, the Patrickswell goalie got a touch to the sliotar to keep it away. Patrickswell kept at least 2 points ahead of Mungret St. Pauls majority of the second half. There was a glimmer of hope in the last two minutes of normal time as there was a placed ball, it was sent to the far side of the pitch and them aimed toward the Patrickswell square where it traveled a bit further but picked up by a red jersey and shot through 2 Patrickswell players and came to a halt in the bottom left of the goal net. This saw Mungret St. Pauls only one point behind but with time ticking away there was only one more score from Mungret St. Pauls with Patrickswell continuing on with another three and taking a place in the Final.
Team; Louis Dee, Conor Flahive, Conor Hellewell, Conor Lynch, Kieran O’Dowd, Liam Harrington (0-1), Shane Barry, Rory Duff (0-2), Daniel Larkin, Chams Jagana (1-0), Paul O’Brien (0-9, 0-7 frrom frees) David Bridgeman , Brian O’Meara (0-1) Seamie Hurley (0-2) Liam Lynch (0-1) Odhran O’Dwyer (on for Seamie Hurley), Barry Duff (on for David Bridgeman), Darragh O’Hagan ( on for Liam Lynch), Billy Molyneaux, Patrick Dwane, Conor O’Halloran, Eamon Flahive, James Garvey, Daragh O’Grady, Ciaran Kenny, Conor O’Malley, Jack Moroney, Dermot Moloney, Luke Fitzgibbon
MINOR B HURLING
Mungret St. Pauls 4-26 Croom 2-8
In Mungret on Thursday 13 August 2020 our second Minor team played what was a great game of skill and team work.
With all the players getting a chance to be involved, even injured Captain Harry was put to use in a white jacket on the goals. The scoreboard looks like it might have been a one sided game but Croom put in a great attack, their goalie was put under a lot of pressure and pulled off some great saves, he even managed to catch any low flying ball with his hurley.
Team; Rian Murphy, Cian Moloney, Conor White, Robert O’Brien, Jason Hassett, Darragh O’Connor, David Guilfoyle, Daragh Bridgeman (0-3), Mark Moroney (1-4), Fintan Fitzgerald (2-2), JJ Harrington (0-0), Cillian O’Gorman (1-15 (0-10 from frees), Liam Moran, Coln Rochford, Luke Walsh (0-1), Briain Maloney, Jack Horgan, Eoin O’Hagan, James Houlihan, John Wright (0-1), Harry Page.
PREMIER MINOR HURLING
Mungret St. Pauls 5-21 Patrickswell 0-19
In Patrickswell on Friday 14 August 2020 our Premier Minor hurlers were composed and ready to get the job done which they did with great style.
Mungret St. Pauls started out very strong, earning a goal and four points before Patrickswell opened their score with one of two sideline points for them. A free infront of the Mungret St. Pauls goal saw a powerful shot stopped in its tracks before the goal line. By the first water break Mungret St. Pauls had distanced themselves by 6 points from Patrickswell. It only took 5 minutes for Patrickswell to bring their score difference back to a single goal before Mungret St. Pauls pounced again with their second goal. A sideline cut for Patrickswell looked like it was destined for the net only for the quick movement of the Mungret St. Pauls defense to block it away. The two goals were what separated the sides at half time 2-12 to 0-12.
The second half was where Mungret St. Pauls upped their game, Patrickswell kept the pressure on with our goalie being put to the test a few times and doing a spectacular job while making his backs work in unison. Our midfield and forwards blended together making sure the ball was sent forward and with 9 of our players getting their name on the scoreboard each player played their part well.
They now prepare to play Ballybrown at home next Friday which should be an exceptional game against the neighbours.
Team; Rian Murphy, Ciaran Kenny, Odhran O’Dwyer, David Hassett, Billy Molyneaux (0-1), Dermot Moloney, Eamonn Flahive, Barry Duff (0-1), Brian O’Meara (0-3), Conor Galvin (0-1), Conor O’Malley (1-0), Killian Archer (1-1) Conor O’Halloran (1-3), Darragh O’Hagan (2-4), Liam Lynch (0-2, 0-5 from Frees), Jack McCarthy, Cillian O’Gorman, Conor White, Darragh Bridgeman, Mark Moroney, Tom Morrison, Colin Rochford, Darragh O’Connor, Harry Page.
Management; Justin O’Meara, Brian Lynch, Colin Kenny, Brian O’Halloran, Cian O’Brien, Dec Browne
Mungret St Pauls 1-13 Galbally 2-2
Our U14 girls started their championship campaign with a home match to Galbally on the village pitch on Tuesday August 4th 2020. Mungret St. Pauls dominated the early exchanges and lead by 4 points to 1 before Galbally struck back with two quick goals. The Mungret St. Pauls girls were not phased and quickly took back the initiative on the pitch. A game high in skill and commitment on both sides saw Mungret St. Pauls win out on a score line of 1-13 to 2-2. This game featured a number of our younger girls not only making their U14 competitive debuts but also contributing significantly to the team performance.
Mungret St Pauls 4-13 Ballybrown 1-3
Tuesday, 11 August 2020, night saw the U14 girls continue their championship campaign with a home derby against Ballybrown. On a balmy evening Mungret St Pauls dominated the early exchanges and built up a six point lead in the first half. The newly introduced water breaks were a very welcome relief for both sets of players as the evening sun beat down on the village pitch. Ballybrown came more into the game in the second half but Mungret St Pauls never relented on their work rate. A game high in skill and commitment finished with Mungret St Pauls winning out on a score line of 4-13 to 1-3.
Mungret St. Pauls 4-19 Monaleen 0-5
The Limerick Motor Centre sponsored Intermediate Football team is impressive to watch play as they work so well together and with this collaboration they won the game when they played Monaleen in the first round of the Championship in Caherdavin on Sunday 16 August 2020.
A strong start for Mungret St. Pauls stood to them as they were two goals and a point up before Monaleen pointed from a free. By the water break Mungret St. Pauls had added on another three points. The next quarter of the game was Monaleens best as they were the only ones to score and it was the majority of their points.
The second half started with a penalty for Mungret St. Pauls that was executed perfectly. Mungret St. Pauls went on and completed the second half with style as they finished the game out on a 16 point difference.
The team waits another week before they play Kildimo Pallaskenry on August 30.
Team; Ronan McElligot, Adrian Naughton, Stephen Dilworth, Brian Treacy, Michael Fitzgibbon (1-0), Liam Harrington, James Garvey, Killian Ryan, Brian Barry, Jack Coyne, John Hutton (1-3, 1-2 from frees/penalty), Sean O’Dea, Shane Barry (0-1), Jack Walsh (0-3), Brendan Giltenane (2-1), Subs on; Denis Giltenane, Eoin(Bosco) Ryan, David Bridgeman, Peter Harington, Pa Begley (0-1). Darren Coffey, Breandán O’hAnnaigh, Cian O’Doherty, Bernard McCarthy, Sean Moran, Darragh O’Hagan, Adam Storan, Mike McMahon, David Brosnan, Dylan Harnett, Eoin Ryan.
Management; Noel Kelly, Pa Ranahan, Brendan Casey, Mick Fitzgibbon.