MUNGRET ST. PAUL’S GAA CLUB NOTES
Mungret St. Pauls 1-12 Monaleen 2-7
On Monday 27 May the U-14 footballers traveled to Monaleen where they played an evenly matched team. This was the fourth match in the championship with Mungret St. Pauls receiving a bye in the first, they had drawn one and lost one so a win was looked for. This game gave Mungret St. Pauls a great test for them, they closed in the ranks in the backs and took a score when they got a chance. While Monaleen scored a second goal Mungret St. Pauls kept working on their points and made it work for them as they got the win. This leaves them in third place with one match left to play against the leaders of the board, Fr. Casey’s on 4 June at home at 7pm. We would ask you all to come out and support the players as they play their last group match.
MUNGRET HERITAGE SOCIETY
Are you interested in finding out more about your area and it’s history? You are very welcome to join the Mungret Heritage Society on Tuesday June 4th at 7pm in Mungret College for a very interesting talk.
If you would like more information please contact Donal Fitzgibbon on 086-6053934.
Mungret St. Pauls 2-10 Doon 3-9
On Wednesday 29 May in Mungret the U-14 Hurlers played Doon in the third round of the Jack Lyons Memorial Cup Championship. Mungret St. Pauls played a strong match getting in some quality passes and great tackles. They worked hard thoughout the match but were just 2 points shy by the final whistle. There are 2 more matches in this championship, Mungret St. Pauls currently hold forth place.
Mungret St. Pauls 1-15 Fr. Casey’s 2-10
On a lovely sunny Friday on 31 May in Abbeyfeale infront of very poor support the Limerick Motor Centre sponsored Intermediate Footballs fifteen players produced a great game against an evenly matched Fr. Casey’s team. Mungret St. Pauls finished stronger and proved to be the better team on the day.
It only took a minute for Fr. Casey’s to rattle the net, it took Mungret St. Pauls an additional minute and a half to return the score. Both sides exchanged a point but then Fr. Caseys tacked on another 2 points to gain a lead. Another exchange of points and then Mungret St. Pauls began to attack the Fr. Casey’s goal, 2 great saves by the backs and Mungret St. Pauls eventually handpassed the ball over the bar. Both sides were off target with attempts on scoring and with 5 minutes left on the clock Mungret St. Pauls scored the last point of the half to draw the game for the third time.
Mungret St. Pauls came back stronger in this half and scored 2 points from the off, they kept this point lead for most of this half. It went point for point for the next 10 minutes, Mungret St. Pauls broke the pattern and scored an additional 2 points. Fr. Casey’s hammered back with a goal, a free to Fr. Casey’s drew the game for the forth time. Mungret St. Pauls powered on and were tight on their marking which made the Fr. Casey’s kick outs hard with Mungret St. Pauls winning most of them they scored the next 3 points. To close out the game Fr. Casey’s put in one last go and scored a point, with Mungret St. Pauls still 2 points in the lead.
This was a great game for Mungret St. Pauls and we would like to thank all the players who attended on a bank holiday Friday and traveled the distance to Askeaton, they were well rewarded with a win.