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U-16 Hurling

Posted in: Gallery, General News, Juvenile Club  |  7 Aug
Mungret St. Pauls 5-18 Adare 1-12
Just a short trip out the motorway for our U-16 hurlers to play Adare in what was another great exhibition of play from this team on Monday 6 August.
Mungret St. Pauls were on top form when they started this game going 4 points up before Adare broke through and scored their first point on the 11th minute of the game. Another point for Mungret St. Pauls lead up to the mid fields showing great control on the ball a quick hand off to score the first goal. This boosted Mungret St. Pauls on more and they secured another 2 points before Adare replied with a placed ball score and their only goal of the game. Mungret St. Pauls quickly equaled the goal themselves with another 3 points to Adares 4 more points before the break.
The second half was Mungret St. Pauls game, they never gave up throughout and continued to score in both goals and points while they held back Adare with them only breaching the defense to score 6 more points. There was a lot of pressure put on our backs in the dying minutes of the game as Adare tried to add to their goal score but each attempt was denied by all the backs working together as a team. The subs that were put on were all equally as good as the players they replaced.

We would like to extend our congratulations to our President, Pa O’Brien on his recognition by the Mayor, Daniel Butler for his services to GAA and Mungret St. Pauls at the recent Mayoral Reception that took place in the Limerick Council Chamber. This was followed by an acknowledgment to Pa’s efforts in the clubhouse by Chairman, Mike O’Connell in the presence of Pa’s family, club members and Mayor Daniel Butler who is no stranger to our club. Thank You Pa and Teresa for all your hard work and efforts you have both given the club throughout the years.

Mungret St. Pauls 2-18 Newcastle West 1-4

A very one sided game that was evident Newcastle West were down a few key players when they played in Adare on Sunday morning 24 June.

Within 4 minutes Mungret St. Pauls had scored their first point and goal. It was looking obvious that Mungret St. Pauls were the stronger team on the field as kickouts were being won by Mungret St. Pauls with Newcastle West having to work really hard to achieve a score which came for them in the fifteenth minute of the game by a way of a goal but it was a bit late in coming as Mungret St. Pauls had already racked up 2-6 with only one point coming from a free.

It was a clean game with Mungret St. Pauls on target for most of their scoring chances Newcastle West had wided their last chance just before the break as Mungret St. Pauls left the first half 2-11 the better.

The sun was beginning to take its toll on the players as the game took a slightly slower pace, a better half for Newcastle West in their play as they attacked each ball, Mungret St. Pauls were still splitting the posts with the ball with 4 on the trot before Newcastle West replied with a point. A penalty was awarded to Mungret St. Pauls to add to Newcastle Wests pain but the goalie got a great touch to the ball and sent it wide, this seemed to lift Newcastle West as they went on to score in the last 5 minutes of the game to bring their total to 1-4. Mungret St. Pauls took their last 3 points from play.

Noone likes to win on a one sided game but hats off to Newcastle West who did not give up through out and stayed fighting for the ball all game. Well done to our players who used their head in the game and used a free men when they could get the ball to them.

Player on the day; Kieran Bolger, Conor White, Darragh O’Connor, Ciarán Uwatse, Jack McCarthy, Frank Corcoran. Oisin Moss, Colin Rochford, Billy Molyneaux, Daragh Bridgeman, James Killian, Mark Moroney, Conor O’Halloran, Liam Lynch, Cillian O’Gorman, Paddy Roche, Ryan O’Connell, Andrew Donnellan, David Geary, David Guilfoyle, Jason Hassett. (14 were on the panel for the hurling final only 2 days previous)

Management; John Rochford, Liam O’Connell, Ken O’Connor, Liam O’Gorman.

Mungret St. Pauls 3-11 Bruff 2-13

It took extra time to finish this game and it all came down to the last minute before supporters could breath on Friday 22 June in Claughaun on a very hot day.

A point a piece opened the game followed by cheers from the Bruff supporters as they hit the net, but Mungret St. Pauls kept their heads and played the game knowing they were 3 points behind made them work harder and they pulled ahead with skill as they went 2 goals and 2 points unanswered, the second goal came from a well taken penalty. Bruff were working on their scores as well but were expertly denied a goal by Mungret St. Pauls goalie.There was a share of scores for both sides and just before the half time whistle Bruff sent the ball toward our defense which ended in the net bringing them back into the game and a draw at the end of the first half.

The second half was played more on the field with both sides only scoring 3 points a piece to draw again. Extra time declared the boys had to muster more energy as the game was hotting up on the pitch and both teams were looking to win the game. This was a tight game with little going astray it really was coming down to who got into a scoring position and took their chance. Mungret St. Pauls scored their 3 points in the first half of extra time on the trot with Bruff only managing a point either side.

A mere point a head Mungret St. Pauls had to hold their minimal lead to through the last 10 minutes of the game and get everyone working on the pitch. This was a nail biting part of the game as it looked like Mungret St. Pauls had lost their steam as Bruff powered on to 2 points ahead and Mungret St. Pauls at their crucial time were sending their shots to the wrong side of the uprights until the ball was sent to the right position and the strike was defiantly the strongest one through the whole game as the ball passed 4 Bruff players to burn through the back of the net, we think they are still looking for the ball. Mungret St. Pauls were back to their point a head and all eyes were on the ref as the clock ticked down until the final whistle and joy as the game was finally over and Mungret St. Pauls declared winners of the U-15 Hurling League. Well done players.

Players on the day; Rian Murphy, Darragh O’Connor, Conor White, David Guilfoyle, Daragh Bridgeman, Barry Duff, Conor O’Halloran, Billy Molyneaux, Jack McCarthy, JJ Harrington, Mark Moroney, Oisin Moss, Cillian O’Gorman, Liam Lynch, Colin Rochford, david Geary, Fintan Fitzgerald, Mark O’Brian, Mark Buckley, Jason Hassett, Cian Moloney.

Management; Liam O’Gorman, Mike Fitzgerald, Tom Bridgeman, Joe Harrington, John Rochford.

Club notes can be activated  HERE

Hand over the the Land

Posted in: Gallery, General News  |  10 Jun

On Friday 8 June a generous crowd were seated in the club house as the night got under way by Chairman, Mike O’Connell who was accompanied by Donal Fitzgibbon from the Mungret St. Pauls Development Committee, John Cregan, Limerick County Board Chairman and Mungret St. Pauls secretary, Brian O’Halloran. There was a run down of how the land eventually got to be in our possession after a long 11 years and we would like to acknowledge those on the committee, Margaret Horgan, Geraldine Dee, Jim O’Connor, Donal Fitzgibbon, Raymond O’Hagan, John Furey, Noel Downey and Gerry McNamara for all their hard work.

John Cregan added a few words on the hard work that goes on with the players on the pitches and hopes great things come from Mungret St. Pauls. We were delighted to have a wide number of our sponsors, councilors and politicians present on the night which ended up with a fine spread put together by the Catering Committee which we are thankful to for preparing the refreshments on the night.

U-14 Football

Posted in: Gallery, General News, Juvenile Club  |  5 Jun

Mungret St. Pauls 0-2 Newcastle West 6-6

Saturday 2 June was when the U-14 Football welcomed Newcastle West to Mungret in what was a tough game for our players. They were physically challenged for every ball but they never gave up throughout the game. Mungret St. Pauls were driving the ball well up the field only for Newcastle West to stop them and send the ball back down the pitch.

Mungret St. Pauls 4-13 Galbally 1-0

On a very sunny Wednesday, 30 May in Croagh the U-14 girls found them selves in another final, this time a Camogie one for the plate. This as it turned out was a very one sided scoring game but there was a lot of work from both teams on the pitch. There was some fantastic strikes, catches, blocks and free taking it was hard to believe they were only U-14.

Mungret St. Pauls were dominant from the off and used their great team work well calling for the ball and talking to each other, all passes were definite ones but Galbally were quick off the mark as well taking control of the ball on the pitch nut failing to get to the final destination as the Mungret St. Pauls backs pulled together and build up a very strong defense only letting one ball slip through to the net early in the game it was not going to happen a second time.

Wile Mungret St. Pauls won the plate it was team work and commitment that won over all. This team will grow stronger and be one to watch. Well done to all the players, coaches, parents and water girls who all had a part to play in this final.

Well done to everyone who took to their feet on Saturday and Sunday. Saturday saw our younger competitors take to the grass as they ran in a variety of races from wobblier to mini teen followed by an obstacle race.

On Sunday 13 was the main event the 6K walk and 10K run which was a great success, congratulations to the winners- women were Jessica Coyne, Hilkk Kontro and Donna Hayes. The men were Niall Shanahan, Colm Tucker and Declan Ginane. A very well done to the first club member back Breandán O’hAnnaidh, who after helping in the childrens run the day before played in the intermediate football match Saturday night and still had the energy to run and win the Pat Barron trophy which he accepted from Mike Barron.

A big Thank you to all our committee members and to everyone who helped out over the weekend as stewards, administration or caterers.

Photos of the childrens run can be found here

10K photos available on our facebook page by clicking HERE



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