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On Friday night 1 Dec 2017 the U-8 hurlers and footballers had their final training session for the year with special guests arriving at the end when the U-14 hurling and football teams arrived with their trophies and were present for the medal presentation. We look forward to seeing all our players back in the new year when the children born in 2009 move up to U-10 and the children born in 2011 move up to U-8.
A great night had by all with some memorable moments recalled and some past memories better forgotten. Matt O’Callaghan did a fantastic job as always with his research done well in advance he was able to recite scores of Harty Cup games from years ago. There were interesting questions from the floor that added to the night.
We, Mungret St. Pauls would like to Thank Gerry McNamara for organising this event with the Limerick GAA Health and Wellbeing and Mungret Heritage. Thank you to Kevin O’Hagan who opened and closed the event, to Matt O’Callaghan and our panelists Richie Bennis, Bernie Hartigan, Eamonn Grimes, Eamon Cregan and Tom Ryan. Unfortunately Liam O’Donoghue was unable to attend. We would like to thank all who attended on the night, coming out in the bad weather. As always a special word of Thanks to the committee who set up the hall and served the refreshments.
After a fixtures clash and bad weather conditions, third time lucky we finally managed to run off our annual Stephen Cahill Tournament on a beautiful sunny day last Sunday 5 November. We had Six teams competing with teams from Fr. Caseys of Abbeyfeale, Adare and two teams from both Doora-Barefield and Mungret. Each team played 2 group games and a Finals match. Mungret Reds defeated Adare in the opening game. In the second game, it was a much tighter affair and after a keenly contested match with Doora-Barefield (Maroon), Mungret edged out with a one point win. Mungret Whites recorded a high scoring win against Doora Barefield Whites in the opening game but lost out to Fr. Caseys in their second game. Now to the finals and it was great to see both Mungret Teams contest the “A” and “B” Finals. Mungret Whites faced a strong Doora-Barefield (Maroon) team in the “B” Final and were down a few goals at half time. The boys didn’t drop their heads and pulled back a few scores in the second half to try and narrow the gap but in the end Doora-Barefield went on to win it. In the “A” Final Mungret Reds were up against Fr. Caseys and we were expecting a close and tightly contested match. Our Boys proved too strong and went on to win the final comfortably. In the “C” Final, Adare went on to defeat Doora-Barefield Whites. Afterwards, Kevin O’ Hagan made a fitting speech acknowledging the late Stephen Cahill and the contribution he had made to the Mungret Club. Medals were presented to all players taking part and a Cup to the winning captains along with Man of Match awards. Mark Barrett captained the Mungret Reds and he received the Stephen Cahill Cup on behalf of the team. Alan Cleary won Man of the Match. Thanks to Helen McKeogh for managing the Kitchen and to all the parents that helped out aswell and for providing refreshments. Our club referees on the day were Kevin O’ Hagan, Seamus Hayes and Mike Roche. Never an easy task and we thank you for doing it. Thanks to everybody else that helped out to make the day. A big thank you to our Coaches for managing both teams, Cian O’ Donaill & Derek Meagher for managing the Mungret Whites and Sean Ahern & Tony Barry for the Mungret Reds.
Players on the day; Liam Ahern, Conor Crowley, George Lloyd, Gavin Dore, Josh Hevey, Brian Lynn, Rory O’ Callaghan, Steven Barry, Alan Cleary, Cian Murphy, Eoin Murphy, Rory Gleeson, Rory Mullins, Conor Mangan, Mark Barrett, Amhlaoibh Bohane, Paul Corcoran, Cillian Roche, Eoin Hogan, Jack Dervan, Cian O’ Connell, Cillian Johnston, Keith McCabe, Thomas O’ Donaill, Jack Sullivan, Daniel O’ Connell, Kian Meagher, Oisin Patterson, David McHugh, Oisin Donnelly
Mungret St. Pauls 0-10 Newcastle West 1-4
On Saturday 4 November our U-14 Footballers who already had the Féíle Football trophy on the shelf and came runner up in the U-14 C All Ireland Féile this year made history again for our club ad parish, when they brought home their second football trophy in the match against Newcastle West in Mick Neville Park.
All the hard work this team have put in all year has payed off well. Mungret St. Pauls were the favourite to win and started strong building on their score before half time Newcastle West only managed to get one ball past the Mungret St. Pauls strong defence, to put the ball in the net while Mungret St. Pauls sent the ball over the bar 7 times to give a 4 point lead going in at the second half.
Mungret St. Pauls never let their guard down, while they scored less in this half they worked at keeping Newcastle West at bay only taking points.
The homecoming was great in the club house as the two U-14 football trophies were reunited again and joined by last weeks U-14 County Hurling trophy. Well done to the parents, mentors and especially the players who put everything into each game and have been rewarded with the wins.
Team on the day Kieran Bolger, Conor White, Darragh O’Connor, Ciaran Uwatase, Jack McCarthy, Frank Corcoran, Oisin Moss, Colin Rochford, Billy Molyneaux, Darragh Bridgeman, James Killian, Mark Moroney, Conor O’Halloran, Liam Lynch, Cillian O’Gorman, Conor Brennan, Jason Hassett, Eoin Hennessy, Paddy Roche, Andrew Donnellan, Ryan O’Connell, Mark Supple, David Guilfoyle.
Mentors John Rochford, Mike Brennan, Ken O’Connor, Martin White and Billy Mangan
Mungret St. Pauls 2-6 Galtee Gaels 3-4
On Sunday 29 October our U-12 players traveled to Kilbehenny where they played a competitive match agaisnt Galtee Gaels, while Mungret St. Pauls had a younger group of players they were well matched to the Galtee Gaels and played a tight game which proved that goals make a difference to the game.
Mungret St. Pauls 2-12 Clauaghaun 2-2
On Monday 30 October our footballers showed no tiredness as they lines out the next day after their tough match against Galtee Gaels. This game showed great skill and drive. Claughaun had more players on the age who were taller than some of our players but it did not prevent any of our players in taking them on in a tackle. Mungret took an early lead and held the lead throughout the game with Claughaun only getting a goal passed our refenders by the break while Mungret St. Pauls had a goal and 8 points scored. The second half was similar play to the first half but there were more chances on goals for Mungret St. Pauls which where brilliantl cleared by the Claughaun goalkeeper and backs.
This was a great ending for both team as Mungret St. Pauls finished their league with a great win and Claughaun toped the league table.
Looking at our records the first time for Mungret St. Pauls to win the U-14 Hurling trophy was by our current Minors in 2013, a new trophy was named in 2015 in memory of Knockaderry player, Jack Lyons and Mungret St. Pauls were the first team to win it, it alluded us last year but after loosing out in the Féile final the U-14 players had build up the need to retrieve the trophy again.
The match was played in Claughaun in not ideal weather on Saturday 28 October. Both teams seemed ideally suited leveling the sides many times throughout the game. Doon took an early hold on the game taking in a 3 point lead only for Mungret St. Pauls to strike back with a goal just before the half time to level the playing field.
Doon came out strong at the start of the second half and built up their lead again this time to 4 points by the 15 minute mark on this half. Mungret St. Pauls U-14 team are not the type to get hung up on the score they play the game and keep the ball flowing and yet again it was another goal that knock Doon off the lead on the full time whistle. With extra time declared it would come down to the players with the most steam left. It was Mungret St. Pauls that pulled out all the stops in extra time only letting Doon get one score at the end in, Mungret St. Pauls did most of their damage in the second part of extra time. Mungret St. Pauls added to their 2 points from the first half of extra time, with a third point and their third goal of the game to take them out in front with 6 points. Doon replied back with their only score in extra time with a goal which is where the scoring stopped and with the final whistle Mungret St. Pauls accepted the Jack Lyons Trophy again from the Lyons family.
Well done to both teams on a fantastic game. Thank you to our coaches, parents and especially our players for putting in a lot of hard work through the year, some get to rest until the next season of hurling while our dual players are still preparing for the Football final.
Special mention of Thanks to the team sponsor John Fitzgerald from Spar, Racefield who not only supplied the socks for the players also sponsored their winning feast.
On Saturday 14th October, 30 of our U10 hurlers accompanied by their coaches and parents set off for an end of season tour to Dublin where they first went on a Guided Tour of Croke Park, visiting Players Lounge, Dressing Rooms, Warm Up Area and exiting though the tunnel to climb the steps to the Presentation Area and the Ard Comhairle Section where they learned about some of the history of Croke Park and then on to a Corporate Box to see what that looked like.
They then took part in some of the interactive games in the museum before having a picnic in the Shadow of the Cusack Stand.
It was then off to Round Towers GAA Club in Clondalkin for two challenge matches, where we got a very warm welcome and in which our players played very well.
To round off the stay the players were treated to Supermacs on the way home.
This is the end of our training and games for 2017 and we eagerly await the start of the 2018 season. Photographs from the day are on our club website.
Our U-12 hurlers had 3 matches close to each other they played South Liberties on Monday 25, Croagh Kilfinny on Wednesday 27 and Killeedy in their last match on Friday 29. Although they were not successful in these matches they were however improving with each match as the experience they have gotten from playing these matches will stand to them as they prepare for the Liam O’Donoghue Tournament.
Well done to this great groups of players
Mungret St. Pauls 0-11 Kilpeacon 2-18
On Saturday 23 September the U-16 hurlers traveled to Mick Neville Park where they met with Kilpeacon. Kilpeacon started off strong while Mungret St. Pauls struggled to get going and this was the way for most of the match. Silly frees gave Kilpeacon their head start with 4 points. Mungret St. Pauls defense were worked hard with the forwards and midfield struggle to break through a sturdy Kilpeacon backline to score.