MUNGRET ST PAUL’S GAA CLUB NOTES
MINOR B FOOTBALL
Mungret St. Pauls 2-8 Rathkeale 4-9
This is our second Minor team in Football and they have played a blinder so far in the championship where the coaches have been putting more attention to the style of play from the lads more than the score on the board. They made it to the Semi Final with their great team work and put in a fantastic effort in this game from start to finish when they played Rathkeale in Croagh on Sunday 27 September.
U-6 TO U-12 FOOTBALL AND HURLING
Over the last few weeks our young boys have been very busy attending a lot of matches both at home and away. Well done to our players as they have shown a great improvement during the last few months after returning from lock down. They all still have more games to play, we wish them the best of luck as they represent Mungret St. Pauls.
Mungret St. Pauls 2-13 Cois Laoi Gaels 1-13
On Wednesday 30 September 2020 Mungret St. Pauls Division 1 hurling team traveled to Kilbreedy for the Shield Semi Final. This team have given everything that has been asked of them and it is paying off for them as they secured a place in the Shield final after a belter of a game. The final will be against Na Piarsaigh with the date still to be determined.
JUNIOR B FOOTBALL
Mungret St. Pauls 2-5 Na Piarsaigh 2-10
The Semi Final was played in Clarina on a sunny but slightly breezy day on Saturday 3 October 2020. The game was level by the first water break but Na Piarsaigh took a slight lead by the half time whistle going 1-7 to 2-1 up.
By the second water break Na Piarsaigh had pulled further ahead having tapped in a second goal and added on another three points while Mungret St. Pauls only scored another 2 points. The last quarter left Na Piarsaigh scoreless but Mungret St. Pauls tried but were unsuccessful in getting in any more goals, they did add on another 2 points to leave the gap at 5 points and a place in the final to Na Piarsaigh.
PREMIER MINOR FOOTBALL
Mungret St. Pauls 1-4 Fr. Caseys 1-9 (Group Match)
Mungret St. Pauls 2-7 Fr. Caseys 1-13 (Semi Final)
On a blustery Saturday, 3 October 2020 in Mick Neville Park Mungret St. Pauls met with Fr. Caseys for the second time in 4 days having played each other on the Wednesday Fr. Caseys were the winners by 5 points. Having played this game Mungret St. Pauls knew what they were up against. This team have been plagued by injury from before their first game they still pulled together and gave everything they had to the match.
In the Semi Final both sides opened with 2 points each, Fr. Caseys then took a 2 point lead by the first water break and coming back from it they added another 2 points. Mungret St. Pauls came back with one point but Fr. Caseys were quick to reply with their seventh point before half time to lead by 4 points.
The second half Mungret St. Pauls had the inconsistent breeze behind them and with the game barley started Fr. Caseys were knocked down to 14 players. It only took two scores for Mungret St. Pauls to level the game when they scored a goal and a point. Fr. Caseys squeeze in two more points before the second water break. Back on the pitch and a chance for Mungret St. Pauls was successful when they scored their second goal of the game. Both sides added on one more point but a free for Mungret St. Pauls leveled the game to bring the game into extra time.
Fr. Caseys were back to 15 men for the extra time and it was Mungret St. Pauls turn to be down to 14 men after 9 minutes of play with no scores, this gave Fr. Caseys their free to take a one point lead and the only score in this half of extra time. The second ten minutes saw Mungret St. Pauls playing into the breeze, both sides shared a point each but try as they could Mungret St. Pauls were stopped each time they went for a goal while Fr. Caseys added on another two points to win the game by 3 points.
Well done to the players and management for all the effort they have put into the championship and for getting to the Semi Final with all the hurdles they have had to overcome. We look forward to seeing them back on the pitch for next years championship when all the injuries have healed.
Team; Casey Tanyi, Conor White, David Hassett, Jack McCarthy, Colin Rochford, JJ Harrington, Ciaran Uwatse, Conor Galvin (1-0), James Killian, Brian O’Meara (0-1), Mark Moroney, Cillian O’Gorman (1-2), Darragh O’Hagan (0-3, 0-3 from frees), David Geary (0-1), Jack Sommers, Daragh Bridgeman, Billy Molyneaux, Conor O’Halloran, Odhran O’Dwyer, Jason Hassett, David Guilfoyle, Ciaran Kenny, Liam Moran, Darragh O’Connor, Frank Corcoran, Oisin Moss
Management; Jim Moran, John Rochford, Ken O’Connor, Liam O’Gorman, Tom Bridgeman.
U-16 DIVISION 3 FOOTBALL
Mungret St. Pauls 2-4 Knockainey 4-2
This Shield Semi Final was played in Knockainey on Sunday 4 October 2020, as this is our second team in the age group it’s average age would be 14 as they played against Knockainey.
This was a hard fought battle with Mungret St. Pauls putting it up to Knockainey and never letting their heads drop as they concentrated on their play on the pitch more than on the scoreboard. We would like to Thank the players for putting everything they had into each group game and this Semi Final. We look forward to seeing them play the Division 1 championship next year.
Mungret St. Pauls 4-4 Doon 1-9
The weather from start to finish was arctic during the Final in Kilfinane on Sunday 4 October 2020 with the rain falling nonstop it was tough conditions for both teams.
Mungret St. Pauls got off the mark early getting 2 points in before Doon replied with a point from a free. Mungret St. Pauls got an opportunity to go further ahead when they scored their first goal just before the water break. Doon must of had a few stern words said at the water break as they came flying out and took a lead with a goal and 2 points. This did not sit well with our ladies and with the breeze behind them there was no guarantee if it would help or hinder a score but in this case it helped as a free from out the field was struck to go over the bar the sliotar dropped and ducked itself under the crossbar to give Mungret St. Pauls their second goal and the lead back. Half time score was Mungret St. Pauls 2-2 Doon 1-4.
The second half was a tougher one for Mungret St. Pauls as they were now playing into the rain fall and the breeze, but they have proved they can overcome these obstacles and work with what they have. Doon reopened the score with a pointed free, Mungret St. Pauls shot in their third goal which spured Doon on and they scored another 2 points to leave Mungret St. Pauls with only a one point lead at the second water break. The next 3 scores all came from frees with Mungret St. Pauls getting 2 of them. A fresh pair of legs in the forwards in injury time and being placed directly infront of the goals gave Mungret St. Pauls their forth goal and security of a 5 point lead. Doon kept the pressure but were not successful as they only managed another point before the final whistle.
Well done to the ladies on bringing a cup back to the club after a few weeks of heart break with all codes we eventually got on the right side of the scoreboard in a final this year which is a great boost for the club as well as our players, management and supporters, Thank You ladies.
Team; Marie Lyons, Jenny Lynch, Sophie O’Brien, Molly MacMahon, Fiona Meehan, Aisling McGuckin, Eimear Quinn, Ailbhe Larking (1-3, 1-3 from frees), Tara Nealon, Niamh O’Keeffe (1-1), Bronagh Byrne, Clare O’Meara, Sinead Madden, Eimear O’Keeffe (1-0), Jenny Ryan, Fiona O’Brien (1-0), Eva Bromell, Aine Joyce, Fioan O’Brien, Aoife Donovan, Niamh Browne, Alannah McDonagh, Isobel Archer, Ciara Flahive, Aisling McGuinness, Aoife Morrissey.
Management; Mike Lynch, John MacMahon, Sinead Hickey, Jenni O’Malley.
Action from Mungret St Paul’s v Fr Casey’s in County Premier Minor Football Semi Final game on Saturday last 3rd. October.
Mungret St Paul’s Junior Camogie team that won the County Junior ‘B’ Championship Final defeating Doon in the final played in Kilfinane on Sunday last 4th. October