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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.
Our pitches were very busy Saturday morning 23 September as our U-10 hurlers played host to many teams who traveled to play in the Pa O’Brien Hurling Tournament.
Well done to all who took part and showed great sporting ability. Thank you to our coaches Kevin Dore, Alan Browne, Denis Galvin, Majella Ni Lonaigh, Dave Foley and Mary Lloyd.
Thank you also to our referees, stewards and caterers and to our sponsors who help make the day as successful as it was.
A very special Thank you to the O’Brien family.
Mungret St. Pauls 4-11 Newcastle West 4-5
The second half was where the game was played with most of the score coming in an where the game determined who won.
On Monday 4 September in Mungret the U-16 Footballers welcomed Newcastle West to the pitch in the last of their group matches. While wearing the newly sponsored Regeneron jerseys they saw the players win on the jerseys premier match. The first half was not a great start for Mungret St. Pauls as Newcastle West were winning the ball and taking on the drive to score while Mungret St. Pauls had not hit their full potential the half time had Newcastle West in the lead and they extended their lead with their second goal in the opening minutes of this half. Mungret St. Pauls fell to 6 points behind but on the 45th minute of the game was where Mungret St. Pauls put their first ball into the net and this was when they fired up their game and started to take control. Already through to the Semi final stage the win was a great way to end the group.
Mungret St. Pausl 2-10 Muroe Boher 0-12
Mungret St. Pauls made a tough job out of this Semi final for the Shield but managed to pull off a win on Monday 28 August, to progress to the Final.
Falling behind straight away in the game Mungret St. Pauls let Muroe Boher take a 4 point lead before they hit back with a goal and a point to draw the game but with wides from Mungret St. Pauls the game was not going their way and each point was equaled by Muroe Boher which is where half time was left.
The second half started with frees evening the score on both sides until Mungret St. Pauls secured their second goal to boost spirits Muroe Boher seemed to be losing their wind but Mungret St. Pauls were still sending the sliotar to the wrong sides of the upright and were lucky to end with their 4 point lead.
This now sees them in the final for the Shield against Kilcornan.
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.
On Tuesday 22 August the girls took to the Village pitch to go shoulder to shoulder with Granagh Ballingarry. This was never going to be an easy match but it was a great match to watch and support. The Mungret St. Pauls girls pulled together and put in a huge amount of team effort getting in some great block downs and clearing the ball out the field. While the girls were able to work the ball around the field it must be mentioned the backs and goalie had a tough day but stood up to each challenge that was thrown at them and should be very proud of their team performance.
Mungret St. Pauls 7-13 Galbally 2-8
On Monday 21 August the U-16 footballers had home advantage when they took on Galbally. In a game were Mungret St. Pauls were dominant in goal scoring.
Galbally began the game with a point while Mungret rattled the crossbar before being denied a goal, they took a lead with 3 unanswered points only for Galbaly to strike again but with a goal, while Galbally were winning our kickouts it seemed they were the dominant team by adding another 4 points before Mungret St. Pauls took the game in hand and struck 3 goals and 2 points up on the score board before half time.
There were balls going toward the Mungret St. Pauls goal but they were being struck down very well by defenders and goalie. While Mungret St. Pauls forwards had their shots on target and knotched up a great score. This game confirms the U-16s place in the Semi Final stages.
Mungret St. Pauls 9-14 Monaleen 0-1
On a sunny day in Monaleen, Wednesday 9 August Mungret St. Pauls held the reins on the game with Monaleen getting their only point in the first 10 minutes of the game it was all Mungret St. Pauls were going to allow them.
Mungret St. Pauls opened both halves with a goal and were on target for most of their scores hitting the crossbar a few times during the play. While it looked like Mungret St. Pauls played the game in the Monaleen half this was not the case as the Mungret St. Pauls backs were put under pressure at times and when needed they drew together and defended the goal. Monaleens backs were worked well having to keep on their toes but there were a few good saves pulled off by their goalie. This team still have another 2 games to play in the group.