MUNGRET ST PAUL’S GAA CLUB NOTES
U-16 DIVISION 3 FOOTBALL
Mungret St. Pauls 1-12 St. Patricks 3-9
On our home pitch on Sunday 6 September 2020 our U-16 Division 3 Footballers were unlucky to lose by a goal when they played St. Patricks. They gave it everything they had but just fell short in the end. This was only the second game for this team and have another two matches to go over the next two weeks.
JUNIOR B FOOTBALL
Mungret St. Pauls 1-7 St. Patricks 3-6
On Monday 7 September 2020 in Rhebogue on a wet miserable day our Junior B footballers lined out for their first round match where they met a tough opposition.
Mungret St. Pauls had a bit of a slow start but were first off the mark with 2 points, St. Patricks were quick on their return with a close range goal and a point, both sides pointed again before St. Patricks took a strong lead before the water break with their second goal scored and a pointed free. The last quarter was where Mungret St. Pauls brought themselves closer to St. Patricks score with a great ball across the goal and into the back of the net for their only goal of the match which was joined with a point from play.
Mungret St. Pauls were first to score again before St. Patricks widened the gap again with two additional points. Mungret St. Pauls only had 2 more points in them and with a slip up at the goal, St. Patricks got their third goal finishing off with their last point from the field.
Team; Darren Coffey, Gearoid Hanrahan, Mike McMahon, Stephen Barry, Breandan O’hAnnaigh, Conor Garvey, John O’Donovan, Bernard McCarthy, Brian O’Sullivan (1-0), Sean Moran (0-3, 0-2 from frees), Eoin Ryan (0-4), Dylan Hartnett, Adrian Hanley, David Burke, Neil O’Driscoll, Cathal Shinnors, Danny Taylor, Michael Cussen, Chris Hanley,David Keogh.
Management; Noel Kelly, Brendan Casey, Maurice Walsh.
U-16 DIVISION 1 FOOTBALL
Mungret St. Pauls 3-7 Monaleen 1-13
This game came down to the final minute to see the final result in Mungret on Monday 7 September 2020. Mungret St. Pauls put it up to Monaleen, after a slow scoring start with Monaleen taking a 4 point lead by the first water break, Mungret St. Pauls pulled together and at half time were only one point behind.
The second half was an impressive game for Mungret St. Pauls as they leveled the game with Monaleen by the second water break. Monaleen drew ahead again by 3 points and down to the last minute of the game, a free for Mungret St. Pauls was called and Mungret St. Pauls free taker stood up to the ball while the Monaleens goals were lined the unbelievable happened as in slow motion the ball was kicked and dropped toward the goal mouth with all hands heading toward the ball none got there as the ball hit the net and drew the game on the final whistle.
JUNIOR B HURLING
Mungret St. Pauls 2-8 Claughaun 2-8
On a wet Tuesday, 8 September 2020 in Claughaun our Junior B Hurlers eventually got to play their second match in the Championship. This was an entertaining game.
A low scoring first quarter, Mungret St. Pauls took an early lead going 3 points up to one. Mungret St. Pauls added another point straight back on the pitch but Claughaun regained control and scored a point and a goal. From the puck out the ball went straight up toward the other goal and into the back of the net for Mungret St. Pauls to regain the lead, a foul in the square and Mungret St. Pauls got a penalty which was converted to widen the gap to 5 points. There was just one more point for Claughaun before the half time whistle.
Both sides exchanged points at the restart, a bit of a tussle on the pitch and Claughaun were down to 14 men. Mungret St. Pauls pointed another ball before a second yellow card to one of Claughauns players and they were down to 13 men with Mungret St. Pauls ahead by 5 points. Claughaun put in a stronger effort with Mungret St. Pauls getting used to the extra men, a point and a second goal for Claughaun narrowed the gap to only one point. Back from the water break Claughaun sent the sliotar between the uprights to level the game. There were tired legs on the pitch but both sides pointed another 2 points each to leave the game on an even score again.
The Junior B hurlers now go onto the County, this fixture will be on club zap once announced.
Team; Darragh O’Grady, Donal Browne, Fionn White, Brian Mullane, Padraig McGuinness (0-1), Killian Stockill (1-1, 1-1 from frees/penalty), Patrick Dwane, Mikey Drane, Mark Patterson, Mark Boyle, Aaron Hickey (0-5, 0-1 from frees), Tim Lehane, Mikey Barrons, Denis O’Connor (1-1), Rob Donnelly, Thiago Silva, John Roche, Derek DeLacy.
Management; Niall Long, Donie Browne, John McKeogh, John Moriarty.
PREMIER MINOR HURLING
Mungret St. Pauls 3-16 Monaleen 0-15
The final score looks like Mungret St. Pauls had a comfortable win over Monaleen but it was only in the final stages of the game that Mungret St. Pauls put their name on the Final slot when they played in the LIT Gaelic Grounds on Wednesday 9 September 2020 in the Semi Final against an equally skilled Monaleen side.
Mungret St. Pauls may have scored the first point but it was Monaleen that took the lead with 3 points in a row while Mungret St. Pauls were missing the target on a few occasions. Mungret St. Pauls managed another 2 points from play but Monaleen had added to their lead with another 3 points by the water break, 0-4 to 0-6. Back from the water break Monaleen pointed a placed ball but 2 consecutive points from winning the Monaleen puck outs helped keep Mungret St. Pauls within range of Monaleen. The next 4 points came all from frees with 2 a piece, Mungret St. Pauls just a point behind by the half time whistle 0-8 to 0-9.
The second half saw Mungret St. Pauls shots becoming more accurate having 9 wides in the first half to Monaleens 3 wides. It was another free for Monaleen that reopened the score in the second half, Mungret St. Pauls reply was a very well taken shot on the Monaleen goalie as the ball was bounced at his feet and popped into the back of the net, this was Mungret St. Pauls first time in the lead after their first point of the game. Mungret St. Pauls seemed to be more dominant from this goal as they tacked on another 3 points. Monaleen were still knocking on the door as they brought themselves to 2 points behind Mungret St. Pauls, another 2 points for Mungret St. Pauls to Monaleens one saw the confidences shining in the Mungret St. Pauls players. Straight back from the water break Monaleen struck another 2 points but Mungret St. Pauls replied with their second goal, this was joined with the last 3 points of the game. The final blow in the game was a loose ball at the Monaleen goal mouth and an eagle eyed Mungret St. Pauls player looking to make a name for himself as he took his opportunity and netted the ball.
This was a great game for our players and it was a pity more supporters could not witness this game from 2 skilful teams. Our match was followed by another fantastic game between Ballybrown and Doon with Ballybrown winning in the final minute to go forward to play Mungret St. Pauls in the final on Wednesday 16 September in the LIT Gaelic Grounds at 7.30pm.
Team; Rian Murphy, Ciaran Kenny, Mark Moroney, Billy Molyneaux, Dermot Moloney, Eamonn Flahive, Barry Duff (0-2), Brian O’Meara, Conor Galvin (1-0), Conor O’Halloran (0-2), Darragh O’Hagan (0-3), Liam Lynch (0-5, 0-4 from Frees), Jack McCarthy (0-2), Killian Archer (1-2), Odhran O’Dwyer, Conor O’Malley, Darragh Bridgeman (1-0), Tom Morrison, David Hassett, Cillian O’Gorman, Conor White, 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 met Bruff in the village pitch on Thursday 10 September 2020.
Our girls were up against a very strong Bruff team but it was Mungret St. Pauls that scored first. Bruff hit back with strong goals, our goalie was really tested but composed herself really well and had some great blocks. There were some great scores from the Mungret St. Pauls players and they were not too shy on getting stuck into a tackle.
Mungret St. Pauls scored 2-7 in this game.
Team; Ellie Mulqueen, Ella Mason, Caoimhe Holmes, Aoife Long, Saoirse Casey, Zoe Page, Ciara Brennan, Emma Fitzgerald (0-2, 0-1 from free), Ella Page(0-1), Leah Nolan, Cliodhna Byrne, Caoimhe O’Rourke (1-1), Amy O’Halloran (1-2, 0-2 from frees), Rachel Lynch, Eibhlin O’Grady, Katie O’Callaghan, Mollie Tobin (0-1), Jayne Casey.
Management; Brian O’Halloran, John Page, Albert O’Grady
PREMIER MINOR FOOTBALL
Mungret St. Pauls 4-9 Galbally1-7
On a lovely sunny Friday, 11 September in Mungret our Premier Minor Footballers played Gallbaly in the second round of the championship.
Mungret St. Pauls got off the mark quick and had secured a goal and a point but Galbally were quick in their response with a goal of their own, a pointed 45 brought the two sides level. Just before the water break Mungret St. Pauls struck again as they scored a second goal. The second quarter of the game did not see much action on the score board as the play was traveled up and down the pitch with Mungret St. Pauls defence strong in their team work. Mungret St. Pauls did add on another 2 points to Galbally squeezing in one near the end of the first half.
This half was where Mungret St. Pauls really showed how they worked well together as a team and each player did the job they needed to do, to keep Galbally at bay while Mungret St. Pauls had six of their players putting their name to a score. Three of Galballys 5 points in this half came from frees with Mungret St. Pauls converting two points from frees and 2 goals and 4 points from the play, this secured them an eleven point lead to win the game.
Team; Casey Tanyi, Conor White, David Hassett, Jack McCarthy, Colin Rochford, Billy Molyneaux, Conor Galvin, James Killian (0-1), Mark Moroney, Cillian O’Gorman (1-4), Darragh O’Hagan (0-2, 0-2 from frees), Daragh Bridgeman (2-0), David Geary (1-1), Jack Sommers, Conor O’Halloran (0-1), JJ Harrington, Jason Hassett, David Guilfoyle, Ciaran Uwatse, Darragh O’Connor, Frank Corcoran, Oisin Moss
Management; Jim Moran, John Rochford, Ken O’Connor, Liam O’Gorman, Tom Bridgeman.
MINOR B FOOTBALL
Mungret St. Pauls 0-10 Monagea 0-4
This was quite a low scoring game when it was played in the Village Pitch on Friday 11 September against Monagea. This was a great game for our players and a win was what they needed to progress to the quarter final which is fantastic for the first time for Mungret St. Pauls to put out a second Minor Football team for them to not only be very competitive but to also progress onto quarter finals. Well done to the players and management.
JUNIOR A HURLING
Mungret St. Pauls 1-11 Askeaton 0-18
Saturday, 12 September in Clarina on a sunny but very breezy day our Junior A Hurlers played Askeaton in the last of their group stages.
Playing into the strong wind in the first half Mungret St. Pauls were struggling to get going, Askeaton had built up a 5 point lead with Mungret St. Pauls only pointing 2 balls before the first water break. The second quarter again saw Askeaton dominate on the score board as Mungret St. Pauls struggled to score another 3 points and Askeaton tacking on another 5 points to go in at the break on a score 0-12 to 0-5.
With the breeze in the second half it was a better half for Mungret St. Pauls who had to close a 7 point gap, this was quickly diminished when from the throw in the ball was run down past Askeaton players and shot straight into the back of the net. A penalty for Mungret St. Pauls came in the next minute but ended up over the crossbar, another point from play for Mungret St. Pauls saw the gap back to 2 points. There was an exchange of points before the water break. The next two points came from play with one for each side, the remaining 3 Askeaton points were all from frees, with Mungret St. Pauls only managing one more point. Our defense was very solid throughout the game preventing Askeaton getting any ball over the goal line while Mungret St. Pauls broke through the Askeaton back line a few times but it was the goalie that put a stop to any further goals.
Players; Louis Dee, Dec Browne, Sean Mullane, Stephen Dilworth, John Malone, Conor Garvey (0-5, 0-5 from free/penalty), James Garvey, David Bridgeman (0-1), Conor Barry, Darragh O’Hagan (0-1), Killian Ryan (1-2), Cian O’Doherty, Jack Moroney (0-1), Denis Giltenane (0-1), Eamonn Flahive, Patrick Dwane, Donal Browne
Management; PJ Garvey, Bosco Ryan, Mike Kennedy, Tom Bridgeman
U8 AND U10 LADIES FOOTBALL
On a glorious Autumn evening ideal for football, our U8 and U10 girls played a series of matches against their counterparts from Ahane at the main club complex. This was a welcome return to match action for the girls whose last game was in UL back in March and prior to lockdown, which seems like a lifetime ago now. Since the U10s returned to training in July however, they have put in great work on the training pitch on Saturday mornings which was very evident in the quality of the football produced on Wednesday night.
We would like to thank Ahane for making the trip to Mungret in such great numbers. As always when these side met, the games were tough and competitive, with no little skill on show from both sides, and always played in the right spirit. Football training continues every Saturday morning for U6/ 8/ 10 at the Village pitch at 11am – new members always welcome! Our next match for U8 and U10 is on Wednesday16 September 2020 in Mungret v St. Ailbes, time TBC.
INTERMEDIATE LADIES FOOTBALL
Mungret St. Pauls 1-09 Murroe Boher 0-8
On a lovely sunny Sunday 13 September 2020 in Doon our Limerick Motor Centre sponsored Intermediate Ladies Football team came up against a skilled Murroe Boher team in the County Semi Final.
Both sides got off the mark slowly with a free each, these were the only scores by the water break. Mungret St. Pauls then took a 2 point lead only for Murroe Boher to catch up. By the half time whistle Mungret St. Pauls had powered ahead scoring a goal and 2 more points.
At the restart Murroe Boher came out with determination and scored another 2 points, narrowing the gap to three points. Mungret St. Pauls equaled Murroe Bohers 2 points before the water break. Again after the water break Murroe Boher hit back and tacked on another 3 points, Mungret St. Pauls put it up to Murroe Boher and scored another 2 points to strengthen their lead and eventually win .
Throughout the game Mungret St. Pauls defense work was excellent not letting many balls getting past but when they did they were quickly secured and safely sent back out the pitch. There was great turnover and winning the ball in the kick outs. This win puts Mungret St. Pauls into the Final when they will play Drom Broadford.
Team; Marie Lyons, Fiona Browne, Aine Ryan, Caoimhe O’Neill, Ciara Conway, Yvette Culhane, Emer Quinn, Clare O’Meara (0-1), Aoife Morrissey (0-1), Megan O’Malley (0-1), Laura Hanlon (1-0), Mairead Clancy (0-0), Claire Coughlan (0-2), Norma O’Sullivan (0-4, 0-2 from frees), Aoife O’Donovan, Orlaith O’Neill (0-0), Niamh O’Keeffe, Mags Lynch, Amy Dineen, Carol Bateman, Fiona O’Brien, Joanne Foley, Kate McEvoy, Lisa Reilly, Niamh Foley, Jenni O’Malley
Management Davy Lyons, Mikey Lyons
PHOTOGRAPH : Mungret St Paul’s Junior Football team that played St Patrick’s last week.