MUNGRET ST. PAUL’S GAA CLUB NOTES
Mungret St. Pauls 2-7 Galbally 1-12
On Monday 24 August in Galbally our U-16 footballers faced into a game they knew would be a challenge. They gave it everything they had in them and with 2 great goals were unlucky to just miss out on a draw.
Well done to everyone who attended the Kelloggs Cul Camp this year and of course all the organisers who helped make it happen. The weather threw a bit of a spanner in the works at times and made for an exciting finish to Thursday. It is always great to see a strong camogie and ladies football presence there at our camps each year. We were the only Limerick Cul Camp last week which ment we were spoilt with the amount of Cul Camp coaches who put our 200 players through their paces. We could not have run the camp without the help of our club volunteers who were put to work straight away getting all the children signed in, Covid checked in and into their groups on the pitch. It has taken 24 coaches and about 6 Cul Camp supervisors to make this camp run smoothly, we are delighted to have two of our own players involved as coaches- Eoin Ryan (Bosco) and Patrick Dwane.
We had a surprise visitor on Friday as Aaron Gillane came along and had a chat with each group of children. There were some very interesting questions asked of Aaron but none too hard that he could not answer.
Photos from the camp are available on our website.
Mungret St. Pauls 2-8 Oola 2-12
On Wednesday 26 August 2020 in Oola our U-14 footballers played a convincing game but just struck lower on the points than Oola whos strong finish left Mungret St. Pauls 4 points behind.
Mungret St Pauls 1-3 Monaleen 5-3
Mungret St Pauls U-14 camogie travelled to Monaleen for the third round of their championship on a blustery wet evening in the aftermath of Storm Francis on Tuesday 25 August 2020. Mungret St Pauls playing with the wind in the first half took the early initiative and opened with a goal before Monaleen responded with one of their own. Mungret St Pauls kicked on and scored the next three points to Monaleen’s one leaving Mungret St Pauls with a slender two point lead at half time. The second half saw Monaleen take control and with the wind at their backs, they eventually ran out winners on a 5-3 to 1-3 scoreline.
Mungret St. Pauls 3-3 Templeglantine Knockaderry 2-8
On Thursday 27 August 2020 in Mungret the U-16 camogie girls took on an equally skilled Templeglantine Knockaderry team. For most of the match the weather stayed dry with a little bit of drizzle around the first water break time, this did not affect either team.
The visitors got the game started with 2 points up but Mungret St. Pauls were not long in catching up. Templeglantine Knockaderry got one more point in before the water break with Mungret St. Pauls rocking Templeglantine Knockaderry when they returned to the pitch snatching 3 goals in quick succession while Templeglantine Knockaderry only scored three points to leave the score 3-2 to 0-6, Mungret St. Pauls with a five point lead.
The second half was Templeglantine Knockaderrys, but it was the goalies on both teams that had to put in a lot of the work as there was constant pressure put on the backs and some close calls on goal scores with the goalies getting their hurley in the way. Mungret St. Pauls only managed one more point in this half while Templeglantine Knockaderry regained the lead with 2 goals and 2 points.
Team; Ellie Mulqueen, Ella Mason, Caoimhe Holmes, Aoife Long, Saoirse Casey, Zoe Page, Ciara Brennan, Emma Fitzgerald (1-1), Ella Page, Leah Nolan, Cliodhna Byrne (1-0), Amy Connolly (1-0), Amy O’Halloran (0-2, 0-1 from frees), Rachel Lynch, Eibhlin O’Grady, Katie O’Callaghan, Mollie Tobin, Jayne Casey.
Management; Brian O’Halloran, John Page, Albert O’Grady
PREMIER MINOR FOOTBALL
Mungret St. Pauls 0-9 Monaleen 0-10
Monaleen had the home advantage on the Premier Minor Footballers first game in the Championship on Friday 28 August 2020. Monaleen held most of the possession in the first half and with some missed chances Mungret St. Pauls were unlucky to lose by one point.
It took Mungret St. Pauls until near the first water break to open their score with 2 points in a row with Monaleen already on 2 points. The water break came just as Monaleen had scored their third point which came from a free. Another 5 minutes and both sides were level on 4 points each. Both sides went on to share the next 4 points to end the half on 6 points all.
The second half saw Mungret St. Pauls make substitutions which gave some fresh legs on the pitch and it made for a tighter half as both sides had many missed chances and put in convincing challenges to the goalies who did well to clear the ball away in tight situations. Mungret St. Pauls went 2 points up but Monaleen came back and leveled the game again with two minutes left to play. The last score in the match was from Monaleen with a placed ball which gave them a one point win.
Team; Casey Tanyi, Conor White, Ciaran Uwatse, David Hassett, Darragh O’Connor, Frank Corcoran, Jack McCarthy, Colin Rochford, Billy Molyneaux, Conor Galvin (0-1), James Killian, Mark Moroney, Cillian O’Gorman (0-1), Darragh O’Hagan (0-7, 0-5 from frees), Daragh Bridgeman, Kieran Bolger, David Geary, Jack Sommers, Conor O’Halloran
MINOR B FOOTBALL
Mungret St. Pauls 3-8 Granagh Ballingarry 1-11
On Friday 28 August 2020 while the Premier Minor Footballers were in Monaleen there were great reports coming from Ballingarry as our second Minor team played a memorable game as they worked together and made use of each player as they put Granagh Ballingarry through their paces. This is a mix of players who shone on the night.
INTERMEDIATE LADIES FOOTBALL
Mungret St. Pauls 2-11 Drom Broadford 2-14
Our Limerick Motor Centre sponsored Ladies Football team were on home ground on Sunday 30 August 2020 when they played Drom Broadford. The visitors had the stronger start but Mungret St. Pauls pulled it together to narrow the gap to 3 points by the final whistle.
Drom Broadford opened the game in style when they scored a goal in the opening minutes, this put Mungret St. Pauls on the back foot and they struggled to catch up, by the water break Drom Broadford had punished Mungret St. Pauls with another 4 points while we had scored 2 points from play. Drom Broadford continued with another 2 point leaving a 7 point gap between the teams. Mungret St. Pauls never dropped their heads they kept picking themselves up and getting stuck back into the game and a goal from play in the twentieth minute helped raise their game a bit more but so did Drom Broadford as they added on another goal and two points by the half time whistle widening the gap to 9 points Mungret St. Pauls 1-5 Drom Broadford 2-8.
With a few changes to the team and some encouraging words at half time Mungret St. Pauls were ready to take the second half on. With the clock just started to tick again the ball was sent to the Mungret St. Pauls forwards and quickly put into the back of the net, followed on a minute later with a point from play. Drom Broadford powered back and went 3 points unanswered. There was one more exchange of points before the second water break. It was the next fifteen minutes that made Mungret St. Pauls shine as they came flying out of the blocks and scored 7 points to Drom Broadfords two but unfortunately for our ladies they were just short.
Team; Marie Lyons, Fiona Browne, Aine Ryan, Caoimhe O’Neill, Ciara Conway, Yvette Culhane, Emer Quinn, Clare O’Meara, Aoife Morrissey (0-2), Megan O’Malley (0-1), Mairead Clancy (0-1), Claire Coughlan (1-0), Norma O’Sullivan (0-7, 0-3 from frees), Aoife Donovan, Niamh O’Keeffe, subs used- Laura Hanlon, Orlaith O’Neill (1-0), Mags Lynch.
Mungret St. Pauls 4-14 Kildimo Pallaskenry 1-5
Our Limerick Motor Centre sponsored Intermediate Footballers played Kildimo Pallaskenry on Sunday 30 August 2020 in the second and last round of the Championship, both teams were to progress to quarter finals the result determined who they played.
Mungret St. Pauls led the game from the start with 5 points counted before Kildimo Pallaskenry got off their mark, by the first half Mungret St. Pauls who were playing down the slight incline in Clarina added another 3 points by the half time whistle.
The second half started much the same again with Mungret St. Pauls writing the play book adding a tally of a goal and 3 points before Kildimo Pallaskenry scored again. Mungret St. Pauls squeezed in another point before the ball was sent across our goal line and rebounded into the back of the net by a waiting Kildimo Pallaskenry player. This goal did not rattle Mungret St. Pauls as the reply was the third goal for us. There were 2 more points each before Shane Barry scored his hat trick. There really was no coming back for Kildimo Pallaskenry but they ended the game with their final score. Mungret now play Glin in the quarter final.
Team; Ronan McElligot, Adrian Naughton, Stephen Dilworth, Brian Treacy, Michael Fitzgibbon, Liam Harrington, James Garvey, Killian Ryan, Brian Barry (1-0), Jack Coyne, John Hutton (0-5, 2 from frees), Sean O’Dea, Shane Barry (3-6), Jack Walsh (0-2), Brendan Giltenane, Subs on; Denis Giltenane, David Bridgeman, Peter Harington, Cian O’Doherty, Pa Begley (0-1). Eoin(Bosco) Ryan, Darren Coffey, Breandán O’hAnnaigh, 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.
BACK TO SCHOOL
We would like to acknowledge all our players who are taking on a new adventure (or already have last week) as they go back to school. For some of our players it will be a new adventure getting to make new friends in a new environment. For others it will be strange as they return to what they believe to be familiar surroundings but to have them different due to the Covid 19 regulations.
For those who start a new school- Montessori, Primary or Secondary we hope you make great memories in your time in the school, enjoy playing GAA with your school.
We will be wishing those who will be preparing for their Junior or Leaving cert in 2021 the best of Luck with the new changes to the exams, we hope you get the most out of your time in school.