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Mungret St. Pauls 5-8 Monaleen 1-4
A very one sided game in Mick Neville Park on a very wet, Saturday 13 October 2018, when these two sides last met it was the first game of the championship with Mungret St. Pauls wining 1-12 to 1-3.
Monaleen were first to score, Mungret St. Pauls reply was 2 points. Monaleen worked the ball hard and put the ball through the uprights. It was Mungret St. Pauls that held the play book as a goal at the right time separated these two teams. Mungret St. Pauls were more direct on their scores as Monaleen overworked the ball and struggled to take a score. Monaleen only scored another point and a goal in this half as Mungret St. Pauls continued to score. An opportunity to score arose and a goal was the outcome on the kick out, Mungret St. Pauls won the breaking ball and returned to put the goal back into the net again. Mungret St. Pauls next point was a hand pass over the bar, one final point finished the first half.
The rain was not letting up a bit like the Mungret St. Pauls players as they progressed their score even more in the second half. Mungret St. Pauls added on another 2 goals and 4 points. Monaleen were unable to score until the final countdown of minutes when they only managed one final point. The U-16 footballers now play Fr. Casey’s in the final.
Team on the day; Casey Tanyi, Darragh O’Connor, Ciarán Uwatse, David Hassett, James Killian, Frank Corcoran, Colin Rochford, Fintan O’Sullivan (1-0), Billy Molyneaux (0-1), Brian O’Meara (0-1), Odhran O’Dwyer, Daragh Bridgeman (0-1), Liam Lynch (1-6, 0-1 from free), Darragh O’Hagan (2-0), Conor Galvin, Dermot Moloney, Conor O’Halloran, Ciarán Kenny, Mark Moroney, Oisin Moss (1-0), Tom Morrison, Dylan Scanlon, Conor O’Malley, Harry Page, Cathal Joy, Jack McCarthy, Kieran Bolger.
Management; Frank O’Sullivan, Maurice Walsh, Liam O’Connell, Ken O’Connor, John Rochford.
Mungret St. Pauls 3-3 Fr. Casey’s 2-5
A hard fought battle in Mick Neville Park on Saturday 13 October in the early morning saw 2 great teams give everything they had to get across the finish line, Mungret St. Pauls were the victors by the final whistle.
It was a cold morning with the threat of rain throughout the game in Rathkeale. Fr. Casey’s were quick off the mark and putting pressure on our backs with our goalie pulling off a great save. Mungret St. Pauls played their way up the pitch to open the score with a great striking goal. There followed an unlucky strike as Fr. Casey’s hit the uprights twice and Mungret St. Pauls hit the goal post. Fr. Casey’s first score on the 8th minute of the game from a free was followed up with another 2 points. A forced substitution for Mungret St. Pauls led up to a second goal. Mungret St. Pauls kept the pressure on but Fr. Casey’s goalie got the ball out of danger for them just before half time.
The second half was as good as the first half with Mungret St. Pauls slotting over their first point as an opener. Fr. Casey’s were fighting back and scored goal and point to level the game before Mungret St. Pauls replied with their third goal along with 2 more points to bring them further in the lead. With 10 minutes left in the game the pressure was on both teams, Mungret St. Pauls to keep the lead and Fr. Casey’s to make a come back. It was the latter that finished the game as Fr. Casey’s put every effort into getting the ball to their forwards, they converted 2 of their 5 chances, widing 3 frees they scored their second goal and an additional point which left them a point shy by the full time whistle which came just in time.
These 2 sides will meet again over the coming years but Mungret St. Pauls take the victory for 2018 as they traveled home with the U-13 County Football cup and title. Well done to the players, mentors and parents. Thank you also to the supporters on the day.
Team on the day; Jake Foley, Brian Hassett, Ben Gallagher, James Corcoran, Fintan O’Kelly, Cian Moloney, Conor Collins, Tom Lloyd, John Wright, Mark O’Brien (0-2, 0-1 from free), Fintan Fitzgerald, Diarmuid Hynes, Muiris Ahern (0-1), Luke Walsh (3-0), Marcus Lyons, Darragh Johnston, Conor Morgan, Christy Carroll, Cian Kinnevane, Evan McInerney, Conor Johnston, Christopher McSweeney, Cian O’Sullivan, Ciaran O’Connor, Darragh Hogan, Adam Dore, Cian Baggott.
Management; David Foley, Paul Walsh, Denis Moloney, Maggie O’Neill.
Mungret St. Pauls 6-6 Blackrock 2-3
This was a great game for Mungret St. Pauls players who showcased a great display of football and teamwork in Mungret pitch on Sunday 7 October in a windy but dry day in the Semi final of the shield.
The game started well for Mungret St. Pauls who had a lot of possession and were creating a lot of chances but not taking these early on. Once the shooting boots were adjusted they got going and were the main scorers in the first half with 4-4, Blackrock only scored 2 points.
In the second half, as expected, Blackrock contested the game a bit more but Mungret St. Pauls played some competitive football to overcome an older and more physical team. Blackrock scored the first 3 scores, a point and 2 goals. Mungret St. Pauls closed the game out with another 2 goals and 2 points. This result means Mungret St. Pauls now go through to the final of the shield. Before they manage that they face into the U-13 football Final on Saturday in Mick Neville Park at 10.15am.
Mungret St. Pauls 0-16 Ballybrown 0-16
These sides have met before many times so are no strangers to each other. A draw was the best result for this close game of chasing points in Claughaun on Saturday 6 October.
Mungret St. Pauls started both halves with the opening score but Ballybrown matched the score in minutes from a free. Mungret St. Pauls wided their next 2 chances and gave away a free which Ballybrown sent to the wrong side of the upright, they kept the pressure up on the backs but there was a great save pulled off by the goalie. Ballybrown got into their stride as they scored the next 3 points, Mungret St. Pauls paused their scoring streak with a pointed free but Ballybrown were back scoring again getting in the next two. A point a piece before Mungret St. Pauls came back into the game securing the next 3 points, leaving a point difference, a poor finish from both sides followed Ballybrowns last point of the opening half as it closed with 2 wides from Ballybown and one from Mungret St. Pauls.
Mungret St. Pauls got in early with their next score but Ballybrown were not being quietened too easy and took on the next 2 scores. Mungret St .Pauls were fighting to stay in the game going back to a point behind. Another 2 points each until a well worked ball was sent soaring over the Ballybrown crossbar to level the sides. This saw a change in the Mungret St. Pauls side as they upped their game a bit more for the last quarter of the game. A free given to Mungret St. Pauls produced the second time in the game for them to take a lead but this was short lived and Ballybrown leveled then went one up. Another free evened the game for Mungret St. Pauls. Another point a piece before Mungret St. Pauls missed the target. Ballybrown tried three times to go ahead but each failed. As the clock was ticking down Mungret St. Pauls took on their last point of the game but they gave away a free, preventing a goal for Ballybrown to see the game into a replay.
The replay should be another great match for the supporters and we would encourage all our members to please come out and support the players in trying to take home the U-16 cup
Players on the day; Darragh O’Hagan, Ciarán Kenny, Conor O’Malley, David Hassett, Billy Molyneaux, Dermot Moloney, Eamonn Flahive, Cillian Archer, Brian O’Meara, Conor O’Halloran, Odhran O’Dwyer, Conor Galvin, Mark Moroney, Liam Lynch, Barry Duff, Tom Morrisson, Harry Page, David Geary, Jack McCarthy, Conor White, Cillian O’Gorman, Darragh O’Connor, Oisin Moss, Darragh Bridgeman, Colin Rochford.
Management; Justin O’Meara, Brian Lynch, Brian O’Halloran, Cian O’Brien, Colin Kenny, Declan Browne.
On Saturday 6 October on a lovely dry morning the club hosted the annual U-10 Football tournament. We welcomed Portlaoise, DooraBarefield and Na Gaeil (Kerry) each bringing 2 teams. This tournament is in it’s 5th year and honours our former president and principal of St. Nessan’s school, Stephen Cahill. We were delighted to have Stephens wife, Kathleen and son, Donal with us to present the cup to the winners, Doorabarefield Maroon who beat Mungret St. Pauls white in the final, congratulations to the most improved player of the tournament- Amhlaoibh Bohane for the red team and Eoghan Hogan for the white team. Each team that played gave a great game and there was a lot of skill on display which is great to see. Thank you to all the players for attending, the coaches for encouraging the players, parents for supporting, our own coaches for organising, the referees for doing a great job, our parents for their help in the kitchen, our photographers for capturing the day.
On Saturday 29 September Mungret St. Pauls hosted a night to honor our Vice President and former Chairman of our club. Listening to the the list of achievements Raymond has achieved during his years in Limerick was very impressive but the main points brought to light by all speakers were the kindness of this gentleman. Raymond made improvements in every thing he got involved in, in St. Nessan’s where Raymond was principle, he improved the school for the better. Raymond lead the way for Limerick football and brought changes to the Munster council that are still in place today.
We would like to acknowledge Raymond’s wife, Anne and family who have been a source of great support for Raymond in his endevours throughout his active years. Thank you Raymond for all you have done to improve the community, it is greatly appreciated.