MUNGRET ST PAULS GAA CLUB NOTES
Mungret St. Pauls 2-11 Kildimo Pallaskenry 1-16
On Monday 31 August 2020 in Mungret our U-16 hurlers took on Kildimo Pallaskenry in the last of their group matches. Both sides were level pegging for the first half but Kildimo Pallaskenry upped the game in the third quarter with Mungret St. Pauls hammering back in the final minutes to be unlucky not to win.
Kildimo Pallaskenry got their goal in early in the match but Mungret St. Pauls caught up quickly, Kildimo Pallaskenry had the edge by the first water break with a 2 point lead. Back from the break Mungret St. Pauls powered back and scored 5 points to Kildimo Pallaskenry 2 points leaving the score 0-9 to 1-5, Mungret St. Pauls with a one point lead.
The next quarterer Kildimo Pallaskenry kept Mungret St. Pauls quiet as they played a strong fifteen minutes. Kildimo Pallaskenry went 8 points up to Mungret St. Pauls 2, Kildimo Pallaskenry leading by 5 points. It was the last 15 minutes of the game that drew the attention of the camogie training in the next pitch as Mungret St. Pauls blocked down attempts on goals and scored their own 2 goals in quick succession but unfortunately for Mungret St. Pauls were a goal shy of a draw.
Well done to the players and management on their Championship performances this year.
U-16 DIVISION 3 HURLING
Mungret St. Pauls 2-14 Patrickswell 4-11
In Patrickswell on Monday 31 August 2020 our second U-16 hurling team had a narrow defeat in what was a game of determination in the last of the group stages. Well done to these players and management in stepping up and playing in the U-16 group, you did your club proud.
MINOR B HURLING
Mungret St. Pauls 6-9 Beville Gaels 6-15
This was a quarter final played in Askeaton on Wednesday 2 September 2020 it not only poured rain for the whole match but it also poured goals for both sides thoughout the game. The rain made the conditions tough to play in but our Minor hurlers put every bit of energy and skill they had into the game and were just unlucky to be down by 6 points by the final whistle. Well done to all the players and management for their fantastic efforts throughout the championship and progressing to the quarter finals.
Mungret St. Pauls 2-4 Murroe Boher 9-14
This game was played in Murroe on Wednesday 2 September 2020 with the rain not letting up thoughout. This team are a relatively young team and always have to up their game for every match with this being the last of the group stages. They are a team with a great attitude to playing the game. We would like to thank the players and management for all the hard work they put into each game this year.
PREMIER MINOR HURLING
Mungret St. Pauls 1-14 Newcastle West 2-10
It was by the skin of their teeth that Mungret St. Pauls pulled through this quarter final game in the LIT Gaelic Grounds on Wednesday 2 September 2020 under lights and in miserable wet weather against Newcastle West.
Mungret St. Pauls started strong by the water break Mungret St. Pauls had gone 7 points ahead with 1-5 while Newcastle West only had a point. Back from the break Newcastle West settled into the game and started to come back with a goal and 2 more points while Mungret St. Pauls tried hard to get in a second goal the Newcastle West goalie was sharp on his blocking but Mungret St. Pauls still managed to hold a four point lead by the half time break with their additional 2 points before the whistle.
Both sides held their own for the next fifteen minutes Newcastle West were first to score with 2 of their four points in the first few minutes Mungret St. Pauls kept their steady scoring adding on five points still ahead by 5 points but it was after the water break that Mungret St. Pauls seemed to let their guard down and Newcastle West punished hard with a goal and 2 points to Mungret St. Paul point, leaving only a point lead for us, there were only one more point to each side both from frees before the relief of the full time whistle securing a place in the Semi Final for Mungret St. Pauls against Monaleen on Wednesday 9 September in the LIT Gaelic Grounds at 6.30pm
Team; Rian Murphy, Ciaran Kenny, Mark Moroney, David Hassett, Billy Molyneaux, Dermot Moloney, Eamonn Flahive, Barry Duff, Brian O’Meara (0-1), Conor Galvin (0-2), Conor O’Malley, Conor O’Halloran (0-1), Darragh O’Hagan (1-1), Liam Lynch (0-8, 0-8 from Frees), Jack McCarthy (0-1), Killian Archer, Odhran O’Dwyer, Cillian O’Gorman, Conor White, Darragh Bridgeman, 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.
MINOR B FOOTBALL
Mungret St. Pauls 1-10 Belville Gaels 4-9
On Friday 4 September 2020 in Mungret the Minor B footballers played a game with the sun shining against Belville Gaels.
This is our second minor team which was a relatively young team but they played a great game of football. Mungret St. Pauls had a slow start leaving Belville Gaels go three points up to our one point but they brought the score board back on our side by the water break after another 4 points giving us a point lead. Another point for Mungret St. Pauls extended their lead with Belville Gaels replying with a goal which passed the lead onto them who continued to score another point and goal before the half time break.
The second half Mungret St. Pauls bounced back as they scored their own goal and two points leaving Belville Gaels point once from a free. There were many wides for both sides as the defense were strong on their attacks. An unlucky blow for Mungret St. Pauls came as the ball bounced off the crossbar into the hands of a Belville Gaels player and straight into the back of the net. Mungret St. Pauls scored another 2 points but it was Belville Gaels who finished strong scoring their fourth goal and another 3 points.
They don’t get much of a break as they are out again next Friday at home against Monagea.
Jake Foley, Cathal Roche, Ben Gallagher, Cian Moloney, Jack Horgan, Jason Hassett, Tom Lloyd, Ciaran Kenny, Christopher McSweeney, David Guilfoyle, John Wright (0-3), JJ Harrington (0-1), Liam Moran, Ronan Smith (0-1), Luke Walsh (0-2, 0-2 from free), Ronan Greaney, Rian Murphy, Darragh O’Sullivan (1-1), Briain Malone, Diarmuid Hynes (0-2), Eoin O’Hagan, Mark Buckley, Cian Kinnevane, Conor Collins, Denis O’Dwyer.
PREMIER INTERMEDIATE HURLING
Mungret St. Pauls 0-22 Glenroe 1-14
The Limerick Motor Centre sponsored Mungret St. Paul’s Premier Intermediate hurlers faced off against Glenroe on Saturday 5th September 2020 in Bruff in the Premier Intermediate semi final.
The teams spent the first few minutes finding their feet with the surface slippery for both. It was members of the Mungret St. Pauls half back line that kicked off their scoring with Liam Harrington and Brian Barry pointing from play. Glenroe picked off a few scores of their own from frees, hitting the Mungret St. Pauls net from play after 12 minutes. Mungret St. Pauls trailed 0-4 to 1-4 at the water break. Mungret St. Pauls started strong and Eoghan Mulcahy pointed twice from play. The Mungret St. Pauls full back line of Barry O’Grady, Ronan Kirby, Conor Flahive worked well as a unit but Glenroe punished the frees conceded and the gap remained at 3 points at half time, Mungret St. Pauls down 0-9 to 1-9.
It was the second half where Mungret St. Pauls game began to take a hold. Niall Mulcahy picked up 2 points from play in quick succession and Conor Hellewell became the final member of the Mungret St. Pauls half back line to score. Again the majority of Glenroe scores came from frees but Paul O’Brien responded with scores from placed balls of his own some of which from well within his own half. Conor O’Brien’s puckouts paid off and primary possession put the Glenroe back line under pressure, Mungret St. Pauls worked their way into a lead of 0-17 to 1-13, out scoring Glenroe 8 points to 4 in the third quarter. Again Paul O’Brien’s accuracy from frees pinned Glenroe back and the big man Mike Mullins picked off some fine points drawing a roar from the small crowd in attendance due to Covid restrictions. Mungret St. Pauls finished strongly with Rory Duff emerging time after time with the ball, driving the team home.
The game ended with a Mungret St. Pauls win, final score of 0-22 to 1-14. After falling at the semi final phase the last two years, we finally progress to the county final facing off against the familiar foe Kildimo Pallaskenry next weekend.
Team: Conor O’Brien, Barry O’Grady, Ronan Kirby, Eoghan Mulcahy, Conor Hellewell (0-1), Brian Barry (0-1), Liam Harrington (0-1), Rory Duff (0-1), Eoin O’Doherty, Mike Mullins (0-2), Paul O’Brien (0-8, 0-7 placed balls), Eoghan Mulcahy (0-2), Niall Mulcahy (0-3), Pa Begley, Brendan Giltenane (0-1) Subs Used: Conor Lenihan (0-2), Brian O’Meara Subs not used: Louis Dee, Cian O’Brien (c), Richie Burke, Dec Browne, Shane Barry, Chams Jagana, Kieran O’Dowd, Daniel Larkin, David Bridgeman, Darragh O’Brien, Odhran O’Dwyer
Management: Seanie Barry, Liam Cronin, Paul Harman, John Van Veen, Ger Keane, Brian Mullane, Killian Stockil, Dan O’Brien, Donal Browne,John Moriarty
JUNIOR A HURLING
Mungret St. Pauls 0-11 Patrickswell 2-12
On Sunday 6 September 2020 in Clarina our Junior A hurlers played their second last match of the Championship against near neighbours Patrickswell.
Mungret St. Pauls matched both of Patrickswells opening points but while Mungret St. Pauls were still settling into the game Patrickswell had a strong hold on the score board and went a goal and three points up before Mungret St. Pauls pointed 4 unanswered closing the gap. Before the break Patrickswell managed another two points to Mungret St. Pauls pointed free so the half time score was 0-7 to 1-7.
Mungret St. Pauls reopened the score board back from the break. Patrickswell took their opportunity and punished Mungret St. Pauls with their second goal and a point. The next two scores went Mungret St. Pauls way but Patrickswell were winning the dirty ball and making use of it pointing another 4 balls to Mungret St. Pauls one.
The next match the Junior A hurlers play is against Askeaton which they need to win to avoid relegation.
Players; Louis Dee, Dec Browne (0-1), Sean Mullane, Chris Dunford, Stephen Dilworth, John Malone, Conor Garvey (0-6, 0- 5 from free), James Garvey, David Bridgeman, Conor Barry (0-1), Darragh O’Hagan (0-1, 0-1 from free), Killian Ryan, Chams Jagana, Cian O’Doherty, Seamus Hurley (0-2, 0-2 from frees), Jack Moroney, Denis Guiltane, Mark Patterson, Patrick Dwane, Tim Lehane, Darragh O’Grady, Donal Browne
Management; PJ Garvey, Bosco Ryan, Mike Kennedy, Tom Bridgeman, Eoin Ryan, Shane Barry.
Photograph : Mungret St Pauls Premier Minor Hurling team