MUNGRET ST PAUL’S GAA CLUB NOTES
MINOR B FOOTBALL
Mungret St. Pauls 1-15 Knockaderry 2-5
Sunday 20 September 2020 in Mick Neville Park was the setting for a very skilful game from Mungret St. Pauls as they played Knockaderry in the Quarter Final. This is a team with great spirit and determination which has stood to them in their matches they now play Rathkeale.
U-16 LADIES FOOTBALL
Mungret St. Pauls 3-4 Galtee Gaels 2-6
On a lovely sunny Sunday 20 September 2020 our U-16 Ladies Football traveled to Oola where they thrilled their supporters when they gave Galtee Gaels a tough game in the Shield Final but it was Mungret St. Pauls who were rewarded with the win. Well done to this group of girls who handled themselves very well throughout the championship and in the Final. There were a lot of giggles and laughter in Milanos later on when the girls rewarded themselves with a treat after their victory!
JUNIOR B HURLING
Mungret St. Pauls 1-8 Kildimo Pallaskenry 2-12
It was a relaxing sunny day in Crecora on Sunday 20 September until the Junior B Hurling semi final began against Kildimo Pallaskenry. The first half was an even game but Kildimo Pallaskenry pulled ahead in the second half to take their place in the final.
Mungret St. Pauls did all but one point of their scores in the first half with a few missed chances on goals this did not help Mungret St. Paul on the score board. On the first much needed water break there was only a point separating the sides, it must have been spring water at the break as Mungret St. Pauls were not too put down by Kildimo Pallaskenrys goal when they scored their own goal straight after and then proceeded to take a two point lead but another goal from Kildimo Pallaskenry saw to Mungret St. Pauls good run and the half time lead.
The second half had Mungret St. Pauls flat on their feet as they tried but were only able to score one more point with Kildimo Pallaskenry going on to score and winning with a 7 point win.
Team; Darragh O’Grady, Brian Mullane, Odhran O’Dwyer, Ciaran Kenny, Conor Galvin, Killian Stockill, Patrick Dwane, Mikey Drane, Mark Boyle, Thiago Silva (1-0), John Roche (0-3), Aaron Hickey (0-5, 0-3 from frees), Tim Lehane, Mikey Barrons, Denis O’Connor, Brian Naughton, Derek DeLacy, Donal Browne, Mark Patterson, Rob Donnelly, Padraig McGuinness, Fionn White.
Management; Niall Long, Ger Keane, John McKeogh, John Moriarty, Donie Browne.
U-16 DIVISION 1 FOOTBALL
Mungret St. Pauls 6-14 Kildimo Pallaskenry 1-5
Monday 21 September was a great day for our U-16 footballers who played their shield final against Kildimo Pallaskenry in Rathbane. It was a lovely evening made all the better for the game of football that unfolded. Our players gave the game 100 % and were presented the cup at the end of the match for their hard work. Well done to all the players and mentors.
U-16 DIVISION 3 FOOTBALL
Mungret St. Pauls 1-7 Ballybricken Bohermore Fedamore 1-5
This was a very tightly contested game on Monday 21 September 2020 in Fedamore when they played Ballybricken Bohermore Fedamore in the second last of their championship games. This is a young team who are learning from each game they play and they deserved their win. They are next out to neighbours Ballybrown on Saturday.
JUNIOR B FOOTBALL
Mungret St. Pauls 2-11 Claughaun 1-3
In Mungret on Monday 21 September 2020 our Junior B Footballers played their second match. This was a great result for the team as they dominated from the start.
Mungret St. Pauls lead with 3 points before Claughaun got off the mark, Mungret St Pauls followed it up with a goal and a point before Claughaun scored their second point. Mungret added on another goal and a point before half time where Mungret St. Pauls had a healthy nine point lead.
Both sides seemed to tire as they had most of their scoring done in the first half it was Mungret St. Pauls that scored on the restart but Claughaun managed to stick the ball into the back of the net and add on a third point. Mungret St. Pauls worked steadily on as they completed the game with an additional 6 points.
They now go into the City Semi Final against Na Piarsaigh on Saturday 3 October 2020.
Team; Adam Barry, Cathal Shinnors, Gearoid Hanrahan, Mike McMahon, Conor Garvey, Eoin O’Doherty, Chris Dunford, Bernard McCarthy (0-1), Darragh O’Hagan (0-1, 0-1 from free), Brian O’Sullivan (0-2), Danny Taylor (1-1), Sean Moran (1-2), Steve Scanlon (0-1), David Burke, Neil O’Driscoll (0-1), Adrian Hanley, John Flynn, Dec Browne (0-1), Chris Hanley, Eamonn Dore (0-1), Mikey Drane, Eoin Ryan, Stephen Barry, Dylan Hartnett, Michael Cussen, Darren Coffey, Breandan O’hAnnaigh, John O’Donovan, David Keogh.
Management; Noel Kelly, Brendan Casey, Mick Fitzgibbon, Maurice Walsh.
PREMIER MINOR FOOTBALL
Mungret St. Pauls 2-6 Newcastle West 1-10
On Thursday 24 September in Askeaton our Premier Minor Footballers took on Newcastle West in a tight game. This is the second loss for Mungret St. Pauls with the last one with a one point loss as well. There is one more game for the Premier Minor Footballers against Fr. Casey’s which will be expected to be another tight game in the last of the group matches. Mungret St. Pauls are currently in third place with Fr. Caseys just above them so a win on Sunday would bring them to a more comfortable second place.
U-16 DIVISION 3 FOOTBALL
It was a lovely sunny Saturday, 26 September 2020 in Mungret when our second U-16 football team took on neighbours Ballybrown which was their first team.
The first half was an even enough game, it took 8 minutes for Mungret St. Pauls to score but the great Mungret St. Pauls defense had held Ballybrown off from scoring any more than 3 points. By the water break Mungret St. Pauls had scored one more point to Ballybrowns two. It took until the last five minutes of the first half to bring another score, these 2 scores hit hard in the form of goals.
The second half brought more scores but it was the work on the pitch that was what Mungret St. Pauls were concentrating on. They were unlucky in hitting the crossbar instead of the net on one occasion but the footwork on the pitch was great.
Team on the day; Eoin O’Hagan, Brian Hassett, Conor Morgan, Briain Malone, Tony Barry, James Corcoran, Evan McInerney, Christopher McSweeney, Conor Collins, Denis Dwyer, Mark O’Brien, Muiris Ahern, Conor Johnston, Darragh Hogan, Rian Murphy, Mark Buckley, Kevin Morrow, Billy Dervan.
Management; Dave Foley, Kevin O’Hagan, Paul Walsh
Mungret St. Pauls 0-12 Gerald Griffins 1-15
In Askeaton on Sunday, 27 September 2020 our Limerick Motor Centre sponsored Intermediate Football semi final was played against Gerald Griffins. It was Gerald Griffins that had the better start and they held the lead throughout the game.
Mungret St. Pauls fell behind and struggled to keep up with Gerald Griffins going 1-9 to 0-3 down by half time. The second half saw Gerald Griffins widen the gap to 13 points before Mungret St. Pauls upped their game and fought back to go to four points behind, this unfortunately was the closest Mungret St. Pauls got to catching up to Gerald Griffins who go on to play in the Final.
Team; Ronan McElligot, Adrian Naughton, Stephen Dilworth, Brian Treacy, Michael Fitzgibbon, Liam Harrington, James Garvey, Killian Ryan, Jack Coyne, John Hutton, Sean O’Dea, Shane Barry, Jack Walsh, Brendan Giltenane, Pa Begley, Denis Giltenane, David Bridgeman, Peter Harington, Cian O’Doherty, Eoin(Bosco) Ryan, Darren Coffey, Bernard McCarthy, Sean Moran, Adam Storan, Mike McMahon, David Brosnan, Dylan Harnett, Eoin Ryan, Breandán O’hAnnaigh, Brian Barry, Darragh O’Hagan.
Management; Noel Kelly, Pa Ranahan, Brendan Casey, Mick Fitzgibbon.
INTERMEDIATE LADIES FOOTBALL
Mungret St. Pauls 3-4 Drom Broadford 2-8
Our Limerick Motor Centre sponsored Intermediate Ladies Football team took on Drom Broadford on a sunny Sunday, 27 September in the final in Knockaderry.
It was a slow starting game with only 3 points between the two teams by the first water break, Mungret St. Pauls were on the back foot on the score board. It only took another 5 minutes for Mungret St. Pauls to pull ahead with a goal and a point which is where the game was paused for half time 1-2 to 0-3.
The second half saw another change in the lead as Drom Broadford pulled away with a goal and three points before Mungret St. Pauls responded with a goal just before the water break where only a point separated the sides. Another goal and 2 points for Drom Broadford pulled them ahead again as Mungret St. Pauls seemed to struggle to score only one point but a third goal for Mungret St. Pauls raised the spirits of the Mungret St. Pauls girls again with another point was added leaving only the one point gap again. This unfortunately for the ladies was where it ended as the one point proved too much.
Thank you to the ladies for all the effort and dedication they have put into their training. They were unlucky not to get the reward they deserved.
Team; Marie Lyons, Fiona Browne, Aine Ryan, Caoimhe O’Neill, Ciara Conway, Yvette Culhane, Emer Quinn, Clare O’Meara, Aoife Morrissey (1-0), Megan O’Malley (1-0), Laura Hanlon (1-0), Mairead Clancy (0-1), Claire Coughlan (0-2), Norma O’Sullivan (0-1, 0-1 from frees), Jenni O’Malley, Aoife O’Donovan, Orlaith O’Neill, Mags Lynch, Amy Dineen, Carol Bateman, Fiona O’Brien, Joanne Foley, Kate McEvoy, Lisa Reilly, Niamh Foley, Niamh O’Keeffe.
Management Davy Lyons, Mikey Lyons
U8 & U10 LADIES FOOTBALL
Adare were the latest visitors to Mungret St. Pauls to play our U-8 and U-10 girls last Wednesday evening as our next generation of Ladies Footballers continue to learn the game. As always with these girls, their enthusiasm and work-rate without the ball could not be faulted, and there has been a noticeable improvement in their inter-play and score taking over the past month as they have gotten more game time under their belts. They will continue to work on this every Saturday morning at 11am on the Village Pitch at training, with new players always welcome. We also hope to have news of another blitz shortly!