Camogie Club News
Camogie Club Awards Night
Our Camogie club was previlaged to have Cork dual star Rena Buckley present at our awards evening on Sunday 21 January. There was a fantastic reception waiting for Rena as she arrived with the great turn out of players and parents. Rena is the holder of 18 All Ireland medals a feat that is unmatched by any other GAA player in the county and spoke very well on her love of Camogie and Ladies Football, encouraging each player to keep up the training all year round even if it just to hit a ball against a wall. Well done to all our players and coaches for there achievements in 2017, our U-16 team were presented with their medals which they won early in 2017 while all players were honored by their coaches at each age group. There was an oppertunity at the end of the night for our players to chat with Rena and get to lift the O’Duffy Cup. A big Thank You to all who organised this memorable night.
Photos available on our website
Camogie Club Awards Night
The Camogie Club Awards Night will be held on January 21 at 6.30pm in the clubhouse. We are delighted to confirm that we will have Cork camogie captain Rena Buckley in attendance. Rena will bring along the O’Duffy Cup, which many club members saw Rena lift last September in Croke Park, when Cork won their 27th Camogie All Ireland after one of the most thrilling finals ever played. All club members are invited to attend and meet this remarkable athlete who is holder of an unprecedented 18 All-Ireland Senior medals in Football and Camogie.
The club AGM will take place on Sunday 21st Jan 2018 at 3pm in the clubhouse. All motions and nominations to be forwarded to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 12th @5pm. Alternatively, motions and nominations can be left for Brian O’Halloran’s attention in the clubhouse.
Camogie notes 14 November 2017
The Camogie club AGM takes place on Tuesday 5th of December @ 8pm in the club lounge. All nominations and motions must be with Club Secretary Carol O Grady by Monday 27th of November. Please contact Carol by email on secretary.mungret.limerick@Camogie.ie. Remember participation is a essential in the success of any club we would ask that all coaches, parents and players over 16 attend.
Our Minor Camogie team exited the championship at the semi final stage on Sunday last against a very strong Grannagh Ballingarry team. Despite the disappointment of the loss it must be remembered that this is the first year in our history we have entered the minor championship in our own right. Despite been a very young side we were not found wanting in the group stages with a win over Treaty Gaels & very competitive encounters with Blackrock/Effin & Grannagh Ballingarry which will assist greatly in the development of our players. Well done to all players and mentors for their ongoing commitment to our club in the midst of winter.
Camogie Boot Camp continues every Wednesday until the 13th of December @ 7:15 in St Nessan’s School for U14/16’s & minors. If you missed last week you more than welcome to come along it’s a great way to catch up and have the craic for the winter months. Please remember each session costs €3.
Pictured along with their team mascot are the Mungret U13 camogie team who scored a good 4-1 to 1-0 win over Cappamore in the last round of the under 13 championship in Mungret last Saturday 30 Sept. They now will contest the plate in the knockout stages. Team: Grace O’Keeffe, Amy Connolly, Ella Mason, Ciara Brennan, Lucy Connolly, Caoimhe Nestor, Zoe Page, Ella Page, Saoirse Casey, Ellie Mulqueen, Emma Fitzgerald, Roisin O’Gorman, Erin O’Connell, Rachel Lynch, Caoimhe O’Rourke, Dearbhail Mangan, Amy O’Halloran, Eibhlin O’Grady, Aoife Long, Rachel Connolly. Missing from the picture are Caoimhe Holmes and Aela Gleeson who had to leave early.
Congratulations to the U-16 players who won the cup on Saturday.
Thank you to Conor Wyse who has photos available by clicking HERE
Regina Long Camogie Tournament
Saturday 16 September saw one of the highlights of the Camogie Club’s year when we hosted the inaugural U12 Regina Long tournament to commemorate our beloved former secretary who passed away. Amongst the visiting teams we welcomed Skehanagh from Galway, Regina’s home club. We were also delighted to welcome back former Mungret St. Pauls player Brian Fitzpatrick who led in two teams from his adopted club of Clooney Quin in Clare. Truagh were also flying the flag for the banner county, with the remaining 12 clubs all coming from Limerick. The senior pitch, the juvenile pitch and the sand pitch were all pressed into action, each pitch hosting a group of four teams, with the group winners to proceed to the cup semi finals and the runners up going to the plate.
Mungret St. Pauls were captained by Regina’s daughter Aoife Long. While Mungret St. Pauls have some talented players at U12, we have lost more matches than we won in this year’s U12 league, so expectations were modest going into the tournament, with qualification for the plate probably being our target. We got off to a strong start against Croagh Kilfinny in our first group match, with some early goals putting the result beyond doubt well before the final whistle. A much tougher test followed against St Ailbe’s, and it took some teak-tough defending to hold our opponents scoreless. Unfortunately we too failed to get on the scoreboard, so we needed a win against Granagh Ballingarry in our last match to make sure of progression from the group. We responded with an absolutely magnificent performance, stunning a hotly favoured Granagh Ballingarry team with a 1-3 burst early on. We conceded a goal subsequently and endured a late goalmouth scramble which the players dealt with calmy and efficiently, while parents and coaches on the sideline were taking turns on the defibrilator. We got home 1-3 to 1-0 for a win that put us into the cup semi final against Bruff.
This Bruff team had swept all before it in the county league and had rained fire and destruction on us in our league match before the summer, but once more we shot out of the traps and led 2-1 to 0-2 at half time. Frenzied updates were by now zooming back and forth from Japan where U12 head coach Albert O’Grady had the bad fortune to be located as the drama of the day unfolded. Despite playing uphill in the second half we stayed in control of this one and scored a truly remarkable 2-2 to 1-3 win to propel us into the cup final against Truagh. We didn’t know what to expect here, but Truagh are regular underage champions in Clare and the last Truagh team to visit Mungret, which was two years ago, were far too strong for us. It was clear from the throw in however that Truagh were going to have to work a lot harder this time, with the ball fizzing up and down and from end to end in a thrilling first half which saw the visitors lead 0-1 to 0-0 at the interval. We had the slope in our favour for the second half, but, despite the urgings of the huge throng that was gathered at the railing, we couldn’t get past the Truagh defence, and fell a further point behind to a 45. We gave it one last go, and an absolutely brilliant passage of play saw us split the Truagh defence with two superb passes, but the resultant shot went a hair’s breadth wide. That was our final attempt, and Truagh took home the cup on a score of 0-2 to 0-0, a cup which was presented to them by Regina’s daughter Erika. Kileedy won the plate, which they received from Regina’s mother Evelyn Hughes.
Nontheless the Mungret St. Pauls team can be very proud of their efforts. They came up against a very high standard of opposition and from small beginnings came agonizingly close to winning the tournament outright. Well done to the whole team, each and every one of the following players can be proud of what they achieved; Rachel Connolly, Emma Fitzgerald, Amy O’Halloran, Cliodhna Byrne, Aoife Lyons, Ella Page, Saoirse Casey, Roisin O’Gorman, Eibhlin O’Grady, Aoife Long (capt), Lily Quinn, Brooke Quinn, Caoimhe O’Rourke, Rachel Lynch, Dearbhail Mangan, Ellie Mulqueen, Daisy O’Keeffe, Amy Horgan, Erin O’Connell.
We would like to extend our thanks to the pitch co-ordinators, referees, shop assistants, kitchen staff, stewards, coaches, parents and visiting clubs who made this day such an outstanding success.
Thank you to Conor Wyse who has photos of the day available by clicking HERE
“ A life that touches others goes on forever”
Mungret St. Pauls Camogie Club is honored to announce that the inaugural Regina Long Memorial Tournament will take place this coming Saturday 16 September.
Sixteen U-12 teams representing Limerick, Clare and Galway will be participating in the tournament which is named in memory of our former Club Secretary and friend, Regina Long.
Regina, who sadly left us in 2015 was a tremendous servant to Mungret St. Pauls Camogie. Her commitment, kindness and great sense of humor is greatly missed by everyone who knew this remarkable lady.
This festival of Camogie gets underway at 10.30am with a parade of teams, finishing up with the tournament cup and shield finals in the early afternoon.
We would welcome everyone to come along and enjoy what will be a display of fine camogie.
Camogie Round up
They say that a week is a long time in politics, and some of our camogie players have been finding recently that the same applies in sport. Our U-13 summer league concluded away to Granagh Ballingarry on Thursday 17 August and the less said about the result the better. Hopes were not high the following Tuesday 22 August for the U-14s in their first championship outing against Granagh Ballingarry, and though we lost, this was a highly competitive performance where a few late goals put a gloss on the scoreboard for the visitors. This was followed by our debut in the U-13 championship at home against Ahane on Saturday 26 August, which again was one to forget. Heading into Round 2 of the U-14 championship on Tuesday 29 August against Ballybrown, a quality team that have inflicted much suffering on us at this age group over the years, many of the girls could have been forgiven if they decided to stay in and watch telly that night, however these ladies are resilient to the core, and landed a few early blows on the Ballybrown goal to take a surprise early lead, which we maintained until half time.
We expected a backlash and it came, but that only drove us on harder, and as the second half progressed the penny started to drop slowly that there would be no comeback, and Mungret St. Pauls recorded a sensational 3-5 to 0-5 win. This was followed up with a great win for our U-12s at home against Kileedy on Thursday 31 August, and the U-13’s carried this remarkable momentum into round 1 of the U-13 league final blitz on Saturday 2 September, which we started with a good win against St Ailbe’s. Trouble was expected in the next round against Cappamore, who beat us by 5 goals in the league, but Mungret St. Pauls again put in an amazing performance, with our opponents very happy to get home in the end on a scoreline of 2-3 to 1-1. The girls gave in to tiredness for the last match against Na Piarsaigh, but given that over half the team will be U-13 again next year, this was a really solid performance from everyone. Adding this to the U-16’s emphatic win in the championship against Tournafulla last Friday 1 September, it has been a great few weeks for the club with hopefully much more to come.
Well done to all the girls and all their hard work they put in over the weeks with training and matches.
U12 Camogie player of the week award recipients.
The first shows Cliona Byrne receiving her award from coach Morgan Lyons based or her ability to implement skills developed in training in competitive games.
The second shows Ella Page receiving last weeks award from Cliona Byrne following two exceptional performances for an U-12 player playing in the U-13 league.
Mungret U14 Camogie team took on Granagh Ballingarry in the first round of the U14 championship on Tuesday 22 Aug at the Village pitch. This was always going to be a tall order, however our girls got off to a great start and matched out more vaunted opponents toe to toe for the entire first half, and we were very unlucky to trail at half time. Tiredness took over in the second half and we started to show the effects of the summer break, nonetheless this was a very competitive and useful match that will bring our team on. It was also great to see three from the U12 panel play and make very strong contributions in all cases.
Team: Ella Page, Ella Mason, Zoe Page, Emma Fitzgerald, Grace O’Keeffe, Jenny Ryan, Ciara Brennan, Aisling McGuinness, Amy Connolly, Bronagh Byrne, Leah Nolan, Amy O’Halloran, Lucy Connolly, Saoirse Casey, Caoimhe Nestor, Aoife Ryan, Ellie Mulqueen.
Photos available on our website by clicking HERE
Kelloggs Cul Camp
It is a fantastic sight to see our pitches full with more than 250 happy children as they have a great time at the Kelloggs Cul Camp, always a popular camp throughout the country, as always Mungret St. Pauls have surpassed themselves with the amount of children registered for the camp again this year. Thank you to own club helpers who help make the camp enjoyable for all the children before they return to school.
Our u12 camogie had their best performance of the season last Thursday in outscoring table-toppers Patrickswell five scores to two, but they were the wrong scores as a fantastic late rally from Mungret fell just short, losing 2-0 to 0-5. Player of the week Amy O’Halloran is pictured receiving her trophy from Albert. Team: Ella Page, Erin O’Connell, Dearbhail Mangan, Faye O’Connor, Cliona Byrne, Aoife Lyons, Emma Fitzgerald, Brooke Quinn, Lily Quinn, Rachel Lynch, Saoirse Casey, Lucy Hayes, Roisin O’Gorman, Rachel Connolly, Caoimhe O’Rourke, Amy O’Halloran, Saoirse Culhane Keogh. Best wishes to Eibhlin O’Grady for a speedy recovery after her recent trip to A&E!
CLUBHOUSE 30 YEAR CELEBRATION
On Saturday 1 July we had a great day full of GAA. During the day we had some great displays of skill by all sections. The highlight of this was the U-12 Camogie match where they put in an enormous amount of work into the game and it payed off when they beat Crecora in their challenge match, the first time quite while to achieve. Keep up the great work girls. At 6pm the scheduled Division 3 match in football against Galtee Gaels were ahead, there is a separate report on this match but we are delighted to have a win in that game. It was next up for the Premier Intermediates when they took on Clares Clooney Quinn and having loaned a player to the Clare side it was great to see both teams getting stuck in.
Every one was welcome into the club house for food and refreshments and then it was a cue for Donal Fitzgibbon to take to the microphone and present some fantastic certificates to the officers of the past who wore the battle scars of being in office in Mungret St. Pauls during the 30 year period.
This was where we officially launched the commemorative book compiled by Gerry McNamara ( who is available at a reasonable price to autograph your copy) of the history of the last 30 years since the Community Centre was built. Well worth a read- guaranteed you will find something about the club or the people in the club that you never knew before.
At a great price of only €10. Get your copy now before they are gone.
Mungret Post Office
Club shop (open 11.30am to 12.30pm every Saturday)
Clubhouse bar every monday night from 9.30pm on
Noreen Moriarity, Raheen- 087-6228396
Gerry McNamara, Raheen- 085-1901900
Kathleen Dowling, Gouldavoher- 086-3601478
Teresa O’Brien, Mungret- 061-353898
Thank you to everyone who helped compile it with words, wisdom or pictures. A special Thank You to Gerry McNamara who took on this task and put a lot of hard work into it.
The night was topped off with a rare video from the official opening of the club house 30 years ago and some lively music playing in the lounge.
Thank you to every one to attended during the day and at night to help the club in our milestone celebration.
Photos available on our website by clicking HERE
Our coaches at our camp had been preparing their activities well in advance, we had a fantastic turn out of players with over 80 children getting the chance to practice their skills. We hope each child who attended have an enjoyable time for the three days. We are always delighted to see the pitches being full of happy children making the most of their summer holidays. Thank you to our camp coordinator Kevin O’Hagan and all who helped out over the three days without your help we would not be able to entertain the children while making GAA fun. Don’t forget this is not the end of the camps as we still have the Cúl Camp at the end of the summer 21 to 25 August, you can register on line on www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie we look forward to seeing everyone back for that camp.
Photos of camp are available by clicking HERE
Our u12 camogie team have been very busy for the last few weeks on Thursday nights with the first phase of the county league. Although we have been losing more matches than we have won, the players have been making huge strides, with the emphasis being on maximising playing time for every player. Pictured is u12 head coach Albert O’Grady presenting our first player of the week award to Roisin O’Gorman, with her teammates looking on.
It was great to see the pitches very busy this weekend with the Community Games. Thank you to all who helped out at the weekend. Well done to all who took part and Congratulations to everyone who go forward to represent Regional Community Games in Dublin.
Clubhouse 30 Year Celebration
The club would like to invite all our members past and present to our day of celebration on Saturday July 1 the club are delighted to be hosting a day of fun for everyone.
10am – 1.30pm The ladies football begin the day with a display of their skills.
1.30pm – 3pm The Camogie take over with an U-12 challenge match V. Crecora
3pm -6pm The Juvenile boys complete the younger side of the club with their display of skills.
At 6pm the Intermediate Footballers play Galtee Gales
At 7.30pm sees the Premier Intermediate Hurlers play a challenge match against Clooney Quinn.
9pm food will be available in the club house followed by the highlight of the day, where a specially commissioned 140 page book bringing you back through the last 30 years since the Mungret St. Pauls Community Centre opened ,will be launched and put on sale for only €10.
The bar will be open at 6.30pm on the day and we would like to extend our welcome to everyone to attend throughout the day to support our players (young and older) and to stay on for our celebration, spokesman on the night is Donal Fitzgibbon and music will follow the short speaches.
Our coaches are getting ready for the Summer Camp, can you believe it is only a few days away. This camp will have a few new coaches (all club players) and they are already working out some fun games for all the children to play over the three days. It take place on Monday July 3 to Wednesday July 5 from 10am to 2pm.
Ssssh don’t tell the children but on the last day of camp we try surprise them with a special treat.
Have you not booked your child in for our Summer Camp yet? it is okay, it is not too late, click on THIS LINK to download and print the form ( this makes it easier when booking them in) bring along your child/ren on Monday from 9.30am with the form and money and we will take it from there.
Over the weekend why not ask your child/ren to prepare their own bags for camp ( so they know what clothes they are bringing ) and if you could put a name on the labels would be a great help if they did go missing we can get the items back to you quickly.
Items needed to be brought to the camp; hurley, helmet (both available to borrow if you have none), runners/ football boots, mouthguard, lunch, drink, towel, rain jacket, suncream.
We are so looking forward to seeing your family at our camp. If you know anyone else who may enjoy attending our camp let them know, we love seeing new faces on the pitch.
If you have any queries you can email email@example.com or you can contact the camp coordinator Kevin O’Hagan on 087-0601686.
After a titanic battle that went to extra time on Tuesday 16 May our U-14 girls lost out to Blackrock/ Effin in the League Cup semifinal this evening on a scoreline of 2-5 to 2-0. This bunch of girls deserve huge credit for the hard work and effort they have put into there Camogie over the last few months . Photos available on our website by clicking HERE
U-14 Féile Camogie
Our U14 Camogie team lined out in Ballyagran last Saturday 22 April for the annual Feile qualifier tournament. It was a long day for the girls, who were in a group of 5 against Ballybrown, Blackrock-Effin, Kilmallock and Ballyagran-Newtownshandrum. First up were Ballybrown, and given that they beat us by 7 goals in the league, hopes were not high on our side. However we looked every bit as good as our opponents in the first half, with a Tara Nealon point putting us into a well deserved early lead. We were unlucky to trail 1-0 to 0-1 at half time. We lost momentum a bit in the second half, going under eventually 1-3 to 0-1, in a result that was still a huge improvement on where we were earlier in the year. Aisling McGuinness was down injured for several minutes of this match but showed great resilience to get up and play out the whole day, and we also had good performances here from Lucy Connolly and Caoimhe Nestor.
Next up were Ballyagran Newtownshandrum, and it was clear from early on that we were up against it here. However our back four were immense in this game. Ella Mason and Caoimhe Holmes hoovered up everything that came into their corners, nothing got past Jenny Ryan at full back and any stray shots that made their way goalwards were expertly handled in goals by Ella Page. Emma Fitzgerald and Rachel Lynch also showed very well in this match, and Grace O’Keeffe recovered from illness early on to take her place on the team for this match. However but we couldn’t supply the forwards and we eventually lost 0-7 to 0-0.
A short break then saw us face up against Kilmallock, which proved to be a very tight affair with defences on top. Aoife Ryan was unlucky with a shot on goal early on, while Saoirse Casey and Rachel Lynch were also showing very well at this stage. Kilmallock at one stage were threatening to take over in midfield but Leah Nolan put in a fantastic second half to cut off the supply to our opponents. Nontheless things were looking grim as we entered the last minute trailing 0-2 to 0-1, when we were awarded a free from an impossible looking angle out near the sideline. Impossible is nothing to Tara Nealon, however, who dropped it over the black spot to level the match. Kilmallock made one last attempt, but Jenny Ryan, our player of the tournament, was there to avert the danger. Anyone looking at their watch might have expected Jenny to clear the ball and await the full time whistle, but she had more on her mind than securing a draw. She drove upfield, scattering opponents in her wake, finally being brought short 40 yards from goal, where she got a pass into Amy O’Halloran. Amy knocked it into Ciara O’Keeffe, who had spent the match awaiting her chance. She took it with both hands, bursting the Kilmallock net with a superb shot that brought us a terrific 1-2 to 0-2 win.
For a finish, it was a tired team that took on Blackrock Effin. The Kilmallock win meant we were right back in the tournament challenging for one of the top spots, but we couldn’t get going in this match despite particularly strong efforts from Bronagh Byrne and Amy Connolly. We trailed 0-1 to 0-0 at half time, with our back 4 again bailing water all through the half and doing superbly, ably assisted by Ciara Brennan and Aela Gleason.
So while we lost more than we won, this squad is most definitely on the up and up. If any further proof of this were needed, the U14s were out again the following Tuesday in the championship against Croagh-Kilfinny, a team we beat with the last puck of the match in the U12 championship 2 years ago. There was no such drama this time, with our girls winning well. Thanks to all for their contribution to Feile. We have lost a couple of players this year and with Zoe Page and Ellie Mulqueen still out injured, we needed help from the younger players, so a big thank you to Saoirse Casey, Rachel Lynch, Ella Page, Emma Fitzgerald and Amy O’Halloran who came up from the Under 12 squad to help. Thanks also to Fudge who travelled from the U12 blitz in Effin earlier in the day to act as team mascotThe team for Feile was: Saoirse Casey, Aoife Ryan, Ciara O’Keeffe, Aisling McGuinness, Grace O’Keeffe, Zoe Page, Caoimhe Nestor, Amy O’Halloran, Ella Mason, Jenny Ryan, Caoimhe Holmes, Ciara Brennan, Leah Nolan, Bronagh Byrne, Amy Connolly, Tara Nealon, Emma Fitzgerald, Ella Page, Rachel Lynch, Lucy Connolly, Aela Gleeson.
The U-12 camogie squad have been very busy lately. They have had blitzes in Effin and Croagh, along with matches against Patrickswell and Cratloe and have recorded 6 wins in 8 matches. They are pictured above from the effin blitz on April 22, which was noteworthy because we were down five players who were on Feile duty later that day. This gave some of the U10s a chance to play up, and Jane Casey, Molly Tobin, Sarah Horgan and Clodagh Nestor were well able for the step up. Special mention also to Aimee Horgan who has been unavailable for many months but who played superbly. The team that day were: Aimee Horgan, Sarah Horgan, Cliona Byrne, Brooke Quinn, Lily Quinn, Clodagh Nestor, Faye O’Connor, Dearbhail Mangan, Erin O’Connell, Ella Page, Jane Casey, Eibhlin O’Grady, Roisin O’Gorman, Aoife Lyons, Molly Tobin, Rachel Connolly. As you can see from the photo, it was a busy day for our mascot Fudge!
Our U-16’s played the county shield final Wednesday 3 May against Monaleen in Ahane. Its fair to say we struggled in the 1st half to compete with our opposition and get up to the pace of the game allowing them build up a significant lead. However what we know about this bunch of fine young ladies is that they have an abundance of character and are never beaten until the final whistle. After a re – group at half time and a few words of encouragement the second half as a completely different story we battled and fought with renewed vigor and began to take our scores and chip away at the lead. With a couple of minutes to go we were just a goal down but unfortunately time was not on our side and a late point from Monaleen secured there victory on a score line of 5-7 to 4-6. The analogy of a game of two halves certainly describes the encounter. Well done to all involved.
Photos available on our Website by clicking HERE
Our U-12 squad had a fantastic day in the Caman to Croker tournament on Easter Monday 17 April. They played three matches and recorded great wins against Tulsk from Roscommon and Naomh Monina from Armagh, while battling hard in defeat against a very strong Knockavilla-Donaskeigh Kickhams from Tipperary. The players on the day were Lucy Hayes, Brooke Quinn, Lilly Quinn, Izzy Duggan, Cliodhna Byrne, Saoirse Casey, Emma Fitzgerald, Aoife Long, Ellie Mulqueen, Caoimhe O’Rourke, Erin O’Connell, Rachel Lynch, Ella Page, Eibhlin O’Grady, Fay O’Connor, Amy O’Halloran, Dearbhail Mangan, Roisin O’Gorman. Thank you to the parents and coaches who attended on the day to help.
The Camogie club are delighted to announce new leadership at the helm for the year ahead with John Page & Carol O Grady stepping into the roles of Chairperson and Secretary. A number of officers have stepped down this year and we would like to acknowledge and thank them for their commitment and contribution to the Camogie section and to the wider club namely Sinead Hickey, Chairperson, Isobel Madden, Secretary, Sharon Mac Mahon, Register & Jean Costello, PRO.
Camogie Club Officers for 2017
Chairperson – John Page
Secretary – Carol O Grady
Treasurer – Angela Lowe
Register – Isobel Madden
PRO – Sinead Hickey
Child Welfare Officer – Anne Hayes
Coaching Officer – Teresa Fitzgerald
County Board Delagates – Sinead Hickey &Isobel Madden
Have you booked you child in for the Easter Camp yet? Application forms are available on our website for the Easter camp which will take place on Tuesday April 18 to Thursday April 20 from 10am to 2pm forms and money can be handed into the club shop open Saturday 11.30am to 12.30pm.
Items needed to be brought to the camp; hurley, helmet (both available to borrow if you have none), runners/ football boots, mouthguard, lunch, drink, towel, rain jacket. PLEASE label each item being brought to camp.
Saturday April 1st all roads lead to Mallow for the “Caman to Munster” U12 Camogie tournament. Mungret St Pauls were one of three clubs selected to represent Limerick at this prestigious event.
With 24 clubs and in excess of 300 girls from all over Munster in attendance this was a great learning experience for the panel of players attending. Playing teams from Cork (Kilbree & Valley Rovers) and Waterford (Butlerstown) in our section we acquitted ourselves very well and were extremely competitive in all games. A very positive experience was had by all and valuable sessions learned in terms of physicality, first touch control and ball striking which will stand to us going forward . We were represented on the day by Saoirse Casey, Caoimhe O’Rourke, Ella Page, Ellie Mulqueen, Roisin O’Gorman, Eibhlin O’Grady, Cliona Byrne, Faye O’Connor, Emma Fitzgerald, Amy O’Halloran, Aoife Long, Rachel Connolly, Erin O’Connell, Brooke Quinn. Panel were a credit to their club, county and families with the camogie, bus trip and visit to supermacs all contributing to a great day.
Our U-14 Camogie team got off to a winning start in the U-14 league at home on Tuesday April 4, and recorded a great win against Knockaderry on a scoreline of 2-6 to 2-2. What made the win all the sweeter was the fact that the team were decimated due to a clash with a confirmation mass, and out of a team of 12 no fewer than 5 consisted of members of our U-12 panel, all of whom played brilliantly. Team: Ella Page, Ellie Mulqueen, Jenny Ryan, Saoirse Casey, Tara Nealon, Zoe Page, Amy Connolly, Brona Byrne, Grace O’Keeffe, Emma Fitzgerald, Aoife Ryan, Rachel Lynch.
St. Patricks Day Parade
We are again taking part in the St. Patricks day Parade in Limerick this year the Parade committee have suggested that any of our members walking in the parade that are under the age of 8 are only allowed to walk if accompanied by a parent (they are asking for no children to walk under the age of 6). To make sure we have enough participants we are asking that you text 087-6236709 to confirm who is taking part. Thank you.
A big thank you to to all those who came along this evening to help us acknowledge the achievements of our players in 2016. We are always very happy to have new members so as we embark on the season ahead why not come along and give Camogie a go in 2017. Parental support is very welcome please let us know if you are interested in helping out the Camogie club in anyway.
We would like to welcome back our youngest players to the field. Camogie is on a Saturday at 1.30pm in the club house pitch.
Please dress your child for the weather as they may play outside. Spare helmets and hurleys available on the night.
Our U-13 camogie team played Granagh Ballingarry in the U13 “B” County Final on bank holiday Monday 31 October in the front pitch at South Liberties. We put in a few early attacks but quickly found ourselves up against a level of defending that we had not encountered to date in this competition. The possession stakes were roughly 50-50 for the first 15 minutes, but we had nothing to show for our efforts against 2 Granagh Ballingarry goals. It was in the remaining few minutes of the first half that our opponents stepped up the pace, tacking on a further 1-2 while continuing to repulse everything we could throw at them. When a fourth goal went in just after the resumption the issue was effectively decided, though the avalanche that might have been expected to follow never materialized as every one of our players fought tooth and nail for every ball. While we were beaten in the end by a superior team, this group of girls continue to improve and are undoubtedly travelling in the right direction. The panel was Amy O’Halloran, Caoimhe Holmes, Aoife Ryan, Ella Mason, Ciara Brennan, Brona Byrne (capt), Zoe Page, Tara Nealon, Leah Nolan, Amy Connolly, Jenny Ryan, Ciara O’Keeffe, Grace O’Keeffe, Aisling McGuinness, Aela Gleeson, Holly Roche, Aoife Long, Caoimhe Nestor, Caoimhe O’Rourke, Lucy Connolly, Saoirse Casey.
Photos on our website by clicking HERE
Congratulations to our U-13 girls who progress to the final by beating Bruff on Sunday 23 October in Meanus. The now play Granagh Ballingarry in South Liberties at 12pm on Bank holiday Monday 31 October.
Our U10 camogie girls took part in the annual county blitz held at LIT on Saturday September 17. The blitz was very well attended with 30 teams and over 400 girls from around the county taking part. Mungret St. Pauls got off to a flyer, wining all four of their group matches before going on to win their A quarter final. After 2 hours of camogie on the day the girls were unfortunate to loose out by a single point to the eventual final winners Knockaderry in a tight semi final. Our girls did their club and supporters proud with a great display of skill, commitment and sportsmanship both on and off the pitch. Well done to all the girls. U10 camogie training will continue through the winter at the Crescent Comprehensive from 7pm to 8pm on Wednesday nights. New members are always welcome with hurleys and helmets available if any girls fancy giving it a try.
Templeglantine 4-4 Mungret St. Pauls 1-1
There was disappointment for our U13 team as they exited the championship at the hands of Templeglantine on a score of 4-4 to 1-1. However this doesn’t tell the full story, as a combination of illness, school tours and other scheduling conflicts saw us shorn of 8 regulars, leaving us with the bare 15 to take the field. There were some fine performances however. Leah Nolan caused the opposition forwards endless problems, Jenny Ryan notched both our scores, and Aisling McGuinness was superb at center back. Amy Connolly and Brona Byrne worked very hard in midfield. Thanks to Caoimhe O’Rourke, Saoirse Casey and Aoife Long for stepping up from the U11 panel to help out, they played extremely well. Caoimhe O’Rourke produced two fine saves in goals, and was helped by a strong performance at full back from Ciara Brennan. Fiona Kinnevane and Caoimhe Culhane Keogh worked very hard throughout, and Holly Roche created a half chance for Caoimhe Nestor who drew a superb save from the keeper with a second half snapshot. Lucy Connolly also held the line well in the forwards and put the opposition clearances under constant pressure. Team: Caoimhe O’Rourke, Caoimhe Holmes, Aoife Long, Saoirse Casey, Caoimhe Nestor, Caoimhe Culhane Keogh, Ciara Brennan, Amy Connolly, Holly Roche, Lucy Connolly, Leah Nolan, Jenny Ryan, Aisling McGuinness, Fiona Kinnevane, Brona Byrne.
The third last round of the U12 league took place on the juvenile pitch last Thursday 15 September against Doon. Some of our players had a night off after their efforts the previous evening, and many others spent most of the time on the bench, so we had an experimental look taking to the field. As it happened, the back 3 of Ellie Mulqueen, Aela Gleeson and Ella Mason were simply outstanding, not giving our opponents a sniff of goal in the first half despite being under constant pressure. Their task was helped by some superb covering play from Leah Nolan. Rachel Lynch was also extremely busy and effective at midfield, The last play of the half saw Ciara O’Keeffe take a pass from Zoe Page which she planted in the net, to give us an unexpected lead. Rachel Connolloy and Erin O’Connell were particularly effective in the forwards also. Doon had the slope in the second half and piled on the pressure. A goalbound shot was superbly saved by Ella Page to keep us ahead, with the clearance transferring quickly between Caoimhe Holmes, Grace O’Keeffe and Amy O’Halloran, who notched the insurance point. Lucy Connolly and Caoimhe O’Rourke worked hard to keep the ball in our opponents half, while Aoife Long and Saoirse Casey were introduced into the full back line with no loss in quality and Ciara Brennan kept the forwards supplied from the half back line in the closing stages. This was a great win for the team which consisted of: Amy O’Halloran, Ellie Mulqueen, Aela Gleeson, Ella Mason, Leah Nolan, Rachel Lynch, Zoe Page, Grace O’Keeffe, Ciara O’Keeffe, Rachel Connolly, Erin O’Connell, Ella Page, Saoirse Casey, Ciara Brennan, Caoimhe Holmes, Caoimhe O’Rourke, Aoife Long, Lucy Connolly.
U12 Fixtures and training.
Training takes place for the remainder of the season at 6:30 on the juvenile pitch. Thanks to Mike Barry and his U10 boys crew for scrunching up to make some space for us. There are three remaining rounds of the u12 camogie league, throw in 6:30 in all cases:
Thursday 22 Sept away v Kileedy
Thursday 29 Sept home v NCW
Thursday Oct 6 Away v Kilmallock
Well done to Ailbhe Larkin, Aoife Morrissey, Sarah Fitgibbon, Niamh Browne & Fiona Meehan as they went to Dublin Saturady 10 September to participate with their team mates in this years All Ireland U14 Camogie blitz. This weekend is the culmination of huge commitment and hard work by players, team management and families and we thank them for same. Well done girls thanks for been great ambassadors for our Camogie club.
While we had too few players at a match last week, we had the very opposite problem for our U-12 league match against Na Piarsaigh on the village pitch last Thursday 8 Sept. No fewer than twenty four players showed up for duty, and Albert O’Grady found himself in the role of quartermaster as he rationed out the limited supply of jerseys. We contested this game with two different teams in each half, both of whom played superbly against a full-strength opponent who have four players in the county camp. The final result was 3-5 to 1-1 in favour of the visitors, but Mungret camogie have rarely if ever had so many players competing in a single match , and it bodes extremely well for the future of the club. Special mention to Caoimhe O’Rourke who played despite being injured. Team: Caoimhe Nestor, Caoimhe Culhane Keogh, Erin O’Connell, Ciara Brennan, Ella Mason, Caoimhe O’Rourke, Emma Fitzgerald, Roisin O’Gorman, Derbhail Mangan, Ella Page, Ellie Mulqueen, Caoimhe Holmes, Aoife Long, Saoirse Casey, Amy Connolly, Zoe Page, Amy O’Halloran, Leah Nolan, Ciara O’Keeffe, Aela Gleeson, Eibhlin O’Grady, Rachel Lynch, Grace O’Keeffe, Rachel Connolly.
Well done to Bronagh Byrne who played at the half time Primary Game during the Limerick V. Tipperary match on Sunday in Thurles.
On the 9 June 2016 the U-12 team split in two and had two great games against Crecora on our own pitch. There was a great amount of skill displayed from all the teams. Photos from these matches are available on
Match photos from the Crecora games can be located by clicking HERE
Our u12s travelled out to killeedy for round 5 of the league last Thursday night. We had twenty one players who split into two teams to play the hosts who had similar numbers. The white team had a convincing win while the red team sneaked a narrow win with the last puck of the game. We had some outstanding performances from the panel, which consisted of the following players who are pictured after the match enjoying the evening sunshine: Ella Page, Saoirse Casey, Eibhlin O’Grady, Ciara Brennan, Ella Mason, Amy Connolly, Erin O’Connell, Lucy Connolly, Grace O’Keeffe, Zoe Page, Amy O’Halloran, Rachel Lynch, Rachel Connolly, Caoimhe Holmes, Aoife Long, Caoimhe Nestor, Caoimhe O’Rourke, Ciara O’Keeffe, Roisin O’Gorman, Ellie Mulqueen, Leah Nolan.
Well done to Amy Connolly, Bronagh Byrne, Zoe Page and Chantal Robinson who represented their schools proudly for the city primary school trials.
U14 A Camogie League Final
Mungret St. Pauls 4-4 Crecora 2-6
On Tuesday 24 May the U14 camogie players knew thy had a great match ahead of them as they faced battle against Crecora. Having overcome New Castle West in the Semi final the week before they had to put 110% into this game to become the League Winners. Both sides had some great plays with every player being put to use. Crecora took an early lead but Mungret St. Pauls had a great come back and by half time the score was even. The win was there for the taking as both teams came out fighting and Mungret St. Pauls took charge with the forwards putting the Crecora backs under pressure. Not to go down easy Crecora sent some great shots toward our goals with each of them being knocked back with determination.
Well done to the girls and their mentors on the momentous victory, a first for the club.
Team; Niamh Browne, Fiona O’Brien, Jenny Ryan, Lauren Esson, Jenny Lynch, Kathlyn Costello, Fiona Meehan, Alannah McDonagh, Sophie O’Brien, Ailbhe Larkin, Aoife Morrissey, Bronagh Byrne, Aisling O’Grady, Aoife Ryan, Molly McMahon, Sarah Fitzgibbon, Tara Neilan, Rachel Wyse, Ciara Flahive, Casey O’Brien, Emer O’Keeffe, Aisling McGuinness, Fiona Kinnevane.
Mentors; Mike Lynch, John McMahon, Dermot Morrissey, Jean Costello
Our Junior team Shannonside played the 1st round of the junior championship on Sunday last against Tournafulla. In a titanic battle our work-rate was rewarded with a one point win on a scoreline of 2-6 to 3-2.
U14 A league Semi-Final
Mungret St. Pauls 3-8 Newcastle West 2-4
Our girls travelled the short distance to Mary Immaculate College on Tuesday 16 May to take on NCW in the A league semi-final. After loosing out to NCW by the slimmest of margins in the Feile semi-final both our players and mentors were hoping to negate that loss with a determined and assured performance. From the onset it was evident that our players were up for the game as they battled with NCW score for score in the first half and went into the interval with a one point lead. Our girls signaled their intention early on in the second half with some fine team work resulting in well taken scores to push home our advantage. We continued to battle in all areas of the field not allowing NCW time to get any momentum and disputing their flow as much as possible and were rewarded with a well earned victory on a scoreline of 3-8 to 2-4. Our team meet Crecora in the A Final next Tuesday venue and time to be announced your support at the final would be much appreciated. Mungret St Pauls Camogie ABU!!!
U-12 Camogie 12 May 2016
The girls traveled to Templeglantine last Thursday 12 May to take on the locals in round 2 of the u12 league. Many of our girls were making their confirmation that night, so we traveled with many players who have just made the move up from under 10. Templeglantine ran out 3-3 to 1-0 winners but our ladies put in a fantastic performance and we’re more than capable of playing at this level. Well done to all, and a very big thank you to all the parents who traveled out and spent nearly two hours of the finest evening of the year so far stuck in a car.
Training continues every Monday evening on the sand based pitch from 7:15pm. Remaining round 1 u12 camogie fixtures are as follows, throw in 6:45 in all cases unless otherwise advised. Round 2 will start after the summer.
Thurs may 19 @home v na piarsaigh
Thurs may 26 @home v Croagh Kilfinny
Thurs 2 June away v Kileely
Thurs 9 June @home v Crecora
Thurs 16 June away v Ahane
Our U10s are back training on Monday in the club pitch @ 7:15. New players are especially welcome to come along and give camogie a try. We have helmets and hurleys available for those who would like to give camogie a go!!! Coaches Morgan, Eamonn, Brian, & Anne are looking forward to the year ahead Camogie Abu
U-14 Camogie Feile
On Saturday 23 April in Rathkeale the girls did our club proud. They first played Ballygran Newtownshandrum where they had a great result of 3-1 to 0-0 win. They then met Monaleen where they had a close encounter but left the pitch on top on the score 2-1 to 1-3. The third match was another one sided match with 2-3 to Mungret St. Pauls and 0-0 to Kileedy. The fourth match was the toughest challenge of the day and this is where the girls put everything into the match. This was the Semi final and after a NewcastleWest titanic battle with they unfortunately lost by a point on the A Feile semi final. Our girls and mentors put a massive effort into preparations for today and deserve huge credit for same an behalf of all involved with Mungret St. Pauls Camogie we would like to say a big thank you.
Centra Dooradoyle are delighted to announce their sponsorship of Sinead Madden who plays on the Senior Limerick Camogie panel. This is part of the sponsor a player initiative. We wish them both the best in their new partnership and thank Centra for their loyal support.
U14 Camogie 11 April 2016
A great victory for the U14 Camogie team on Monday night when they played Templeglantine on Mary Immaculate Colleges pitch. This is a great build up to the Feile qualifies which will take place in the next few weeks. There is still plenty of work to be done.
Mungret St. Pauls table quiz team for the Limerick Camogie Table Quiz April 2016.
Well done to Matthew Potter, Gerry McNamara, Mary Murphy and Noel Downey who were very close to going through to the next round just missing out by two points.
Our U14’s kicked off their league competition with two wins against Crecora & Croagh-Kilfinny. Last Tuesday we faced Crecora at home in the first league match of the season. Both sides were evenly matched. The standard of Camogie was very high and both teams battled hard with the lead changing hands a number of times. With a couple of minutes to go Crecora were ahead by two points but our girls never give up attitude was evident throughout and with less that a minute to go determination and will to win resulted in a fine worked goal and a one point win on a scoreline of 2-5 to 2-4. Tuesday saw us in Croagh to play our second match against Croagh Kilfinny. Our girls started the brighter and continued on this vain through the match with the number of our younger players on the panel getting their opportunity to shine as we ran out convincing winners on the night on a scoreline of 9-7 to 1-4. Well done to both players and mentors on an encouraging start to the season keep up the hard graft. Next outing for the U14’s is next Tuesday 12 April 2016 V Templeglantine @6:30pm in Mary Immaculate College.
Last weekend Limerick hosted the U14 Eileen Carmody Inter County Blitz in both Kileedy and Ballyagran. Mungret are hugely proud of the fact that this year we are represented on the panel by the following players: Aoife Morrissey, Ailbhe Larkin, Fiona Meehan, Sarah Fitzgibbon & Niamh Browne. With some fine performance in the group stages and semi finals both Limerick teams qualifed for there perspective finals in the A & C competitions. In the C final Limerick were narrowly beaten by kilkenny by one point in a very evenly matched encounter well done to Niamh Browne and Sarah Fitgibbon and their team mates on their performances throughout the competition. Limerick A with Mungret girls Aoife Morrissey, Ailbhe Larkin, Fiona Meehan involved needed extra time to see off the challenge of a strong Cork team in the semi-final to face Tipperary in the final. In a nail bitting encounter Limerick put in a sterling performance and were rewarded with a well deserved victory by the slimmest of margins taking the title of A champions. Mungret Player Aoife Morrissey was given the honour of captaining her team and graciously accepted the cup on behalf of her team mates and mentors. Well done to all involved with both squads and thanks to both Kileedy & Ballyagran for the hospitality afforded to our players and parents.
Shannonside Junior camogie Nov 2015
Our Junior Team Shannonside travelled to Ballyagran on Sunday morning last to play Kileedy in this year’s Junior final. A place in this year final has been the culmination of commitment, hard work and cooperation by each of the three teams involved with Shannonside namely, Mungret St Pauls, Monaleen & Treaty Gaels Camogie Club and had already yielded a Junior League title back in May of this year. In absolutely atrocious weather and heavy underfoot conditions our girls took to the field of play full of energy ready for the titanic battle we knew lay ahead if we were to beat firm favourites Kileedy for the title. Shannonside started brightly and got the better of the opening exchanges however it was evident that all players struggled with the conditions which in turn didn’t allow for an open game of Camogie. At the halftime whistle and having the advantage of the wind Shannonside were 3 points up but very aware that Killedy would have the wind advantage in the second half and it would take a mammoth effort to contain them. From the onset of the second half Kileedy mounted attack after attack and the teams were level 10 minutes into the second half. Buoyed by this and coupled with some indiscipline by our players not helped by conditions Kileedy were awarded a number of very scoreable free’s we found ourselves 5 points down with 10 minutes to play. What was extremely pleasing is this bunch of young ladies are extremely tenacious and determined to fight all the way to the final whistle. All year they have been relentless in their effort to succeed which was proven again in the last 5 minutes when against the run of play Shannonside eked out a goal to leave a deficit of just 2 points, a gap which proved just too hard to close despite our endeavour in those closing minutes and Kileedy were crowned County Champions on a score of 2-6 to 2-4. A big thank you to all those who have supported the team all year and those who travelled out to support the team as always this is very much appreciated by players and mentors alike.
Chloe Duggan, Niamh Holmes, Aisling Doyle, Gráinne Fullen, Hannah Lowe, Alannah Lyons, Anne O’Toole, Níamh Tuite, Jennifer Holmes, Sinéad Madden, Niamh Doyle, Eileen Russell, Caoimhe Lyons, Cathy O’Toole, Pauline Cosgrove, Aine Higgins, Kate Aherne, Amy Fitzgerald, Eva Bromell, Aoife Hogan, Chelsie Moloney, Molly Averell.
Mentors- Paul Doyle, john Doyle, Sinead Hickey, Kevin Holmes, Isobel Madden and Edel Farrell.
After the winter break Camogie is getting ready to get back into full swing over the next few weeks. Our mission is to continue to promote, develop and organise Camogie in our community. We want members to participate fully in our club and be inspired to keep a lifelong engagement with Camogie and our club. Our AGM was held back in November and the following officers were elected for 2015. A copy of my Chairpersons address will be available on our website.
Camogie Officer 2015
Chairperson Sinead Hickey
Vice Chairperson Breda Duggan
Secretary Isobel Madden
Treasurer Mary Lyons
Registrar Sharon Mac Mahon
PRO Jean Costello
Child Welfare Officer Anne Hayes
Delegates to CB Sinead Hickey/Isobel Madden
Coaching Advisors Teresa Fitzgearld/Liam O Gorman
All those who have put themselves forward to represent our Camogie Club as Officers, Coaches and Committee members are ordinary members of our community who on a voluntary basis give freely of their personal time to promote Camogie in our community and your support of them is greatly appreciated.
As we look forward to the year ahead those of us involved in Camogie have made it our goal for 2015 to re-double our efforts on the training field and the field of play at all ages. As still a relatively young section we hope that commitment now to what happens on the pitch will reap the benefits in the years to come. Already for the year ahead we have representation on county panels with Sinead Madden on the Minor county panel and Eve Nealon, Alibhe Larkin, Sarah Fitzgibbon & Aoife Morrissey representing us at U14’s. As the year progresses and other county panels commence I have no doubt we have girls good enough to play their part for their county also. We in Camogie look forward to working with the newly formed Coaching Committee in the year ahead to help us strengthen and grow our coaching structures.
Parents are a huge resource and support to our club. On Sunday the 8th of February we are hosting a parents evening from 5-7 pm as an opportunity to connect with parents and seek their views. Whether your daughter/s are just commencing Camogie or they have played for a number of years we would love you to drop in for a cup of tea, a sticky bun and a chat to meet the people involved in both administration and coaching in our section.
Finally over the next number of weeks all our teams will be back training so keep an eye out for texts, Facebook and club notes for details. Anyone interested in joining the Camogie section who hasn’t been a member before feel free to email Club Secretary Isobel Madden at firstname.lastname@example.org for more detail on Camogie. Warmest regards for the year ahead,