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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.

Mungret St. Pauls 1-4 Na Piarsaigh 2-5

The second match Mungret St. Pauls had in Cappamore was a steady game but opportune goals by Na Piarsaigh gave them an edge while Mungret St. Pauls stayed on the attack until the final whistle.

Two frees a piece marked the first quarter of the game but it was followed with Na Piarsaigh striking in a goal to take a lead closing off the first half.

The second half Na Piarsaigh came out stronger as they pointed 2 balls and sent another ball from a free to the corner of the goal. Mungret St. Pauls were awarded a penalty which was well taken and narrowed the lead to 5 points. With Na Piarsaigh wideing their frees Mungret St. Pauls finished with their only point from play. Na Piarsaigh were presented the cup.

Team on the day; Diarmuid Hynes, Brian Hassett, Cian Moloney, Evan McInerney, Fintan Fitzgerald, Marcus Lyons, Conor Collins, John Wright, Mark O’Brien, Sean Duff, Tom Lloyd, Sean O’Halloran, Muiris Ahern, Conor Morgan, Luke Walsh, Darragh Johnston, Christopher McSweeney, Conor Galligan, Jake Foley, Adam Dore, Darragh Hogna, Robert O’Brien, Jay Moroney, Cian Baggott.

Coaches; Fintan Hynes, Mike Galligan, Denis Moloney, Paul Walsh, Kieran O’Brien.

Mungret St. Pauls 2-15 Doon 3-9

The curtain opener in Cappamore on Saturday 22 September saw Mungret St. Pauls start off slow but picked up the pace near the end of the first half to dominate in the second half.

Doon lead the way while Mungret St. Pauls struggled at the start to get going until the last 10 minutes of the opening half when Mungret St. Pauls stepped it up and scored their first goal which helped to narrow the gap at half time to 1-7 to 2-5 Mungret St. Pauls going in one point behind.

The second half saw a different game, Mungret St. Pauls came out and straight away started to attack the Doon backs, we managed to go a goal and 5 points up in 18 minutes before Doon were awarded a free that opened their score in this half. Mungret St. Pauls replied with another 2 points. A point a piece before Doon reminded us they were still in the game with their third goal which they followed up with another 2 points. They needed another goal but were expertly denied by the Mungret St. Pauls goalie and his backs. Mungret St. Pauls took the 3 point win to go into the final where they will meet Ballybrown. Well done to this team who looked lost in the first half but fought back well.

Team on the day Darragh O’Hagan, David Hassett, Conor O’Malley, Ciarán Kenny, 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 Morrison, Harry Page, David Geary, Jack McCarthy, Conor White, Cillian O’Gorman, Darragh O’Connor, Oisin Moss, Daragh Bridgeman, Colin Rochford. 

Coaches; Justin O’Meara, Brian Lynch, Brian O’Halloran, Cian O’Brien, Colin Kenny, Declan Browne 

Thank you to all the teams that took part in the Regina Long Tournament on Saturday 22 September, unfortunately the weather was the one thing we could not organise but every thing went well on the day.

The teams were lead in a parade by a bag piper and our winning Limerick lady footballers holding the cup which we were delighted to have attend on the morning. The games flowed very well through out the day.

Well done to Monaleen who beat Newcastle West in the cup final with Clarecastle taking the plate on a narrow win over Mungret St. Pauls.

On Saturday 8 September a very successful Pa O’Brien Tournament took place when Mungret St. Pauls welcomed 2 teams from Kilmallock, Clarecastle and one team from Newtown Shandrum and Newport. There was some spectacular play in this tournament and ran very smoothly. Each team played a final with Mungret St. Pauls 2 teams winning their finals along with one of the Kilmallock teams with the overall winners taking the Pa O’Brien tournament who were Newport after a fantastic match against Newtown Shandrum. Every player received a medal at the end of the day with a player from each team receiving a most improved player trophy. Well done to George Lloyd and Cian O’Connell who were presented the award. Thank you to the visiting clubs for giving some great challenging games, to all the parents who supplied the food and helped out in the kitchen, to Vinnie Gleeson and all the coaches for their help in set up and taking down the pitches and mentoring the players.

Mungret St. Pauls 4-21 Southside Gaels 1-7

On a cold Friday 7 September in Mungret the U-16 hurlers played their last group match with a rewarding score line.

Southside Gaels opened the game with a quick point but it would take them another 25 minutes and 5 wides before they would score again from a free. In this this Mungret St. Pauls secured 3 goals and 8 points with only one point from a free. This team really pulled together and kept their head but once Southside Gaels got into their stride they pointed another 3 balls unanswered with Mungret St. Pauls finishing the half with 2 more points.

The second half was much the same, after Mungret St. Pauls opened with 2 points Southside Gaels scored their only goal. Mungret St. Pauls U-16 team are not ones to sit back they plugged away on the score board with Southside Gaels remaining scores only coming from frees, Mungret St. Pauls were scoring from a wide variety of angles.

This team finish the group stages with no losses leaving them on top of the table preparing for the Semi Final.

Mungret St. Pauls 3-19 Kilpeacon 1-5

In Mungrets main pitch on Monday 27 August Kilpeacon were welcomed to the last match in the Championship table. Mungret St. Pauls started out well going 6 points up before Kilpeacon replied in the 20th minute with a point and a goal. Mungret St. Pauls held back Kilpeacon and doubled their score to lead half time 0-12 to 1-1.

The second half was much the same with Mungret St. Pauls taking their score and holing off Kilpeacon until the 25th minute when after Mungret St. Pauls scoring a goal and 6 points Kilpeacon put over their 4 points in the finishing half unanswered with Mungret St. Pauls closing the game with 2 final goals. This leaves them in a great position second in the table and in a semi final stage.

Cúl camp for future champions took place last week in Mungret St. Pauls with just under 350 children attending, just under half of these were girls this made us one of the biggest camps in Limerick. We were delighted to have 4 of our players Rory Duff, Patrick Dwane, Conor and James Garvey coaching this week and would like to thank all the coaches who are kept busy with all our young players. The weather brought the rain on the last day shortly before the children had to leave. One of our special visitors was the Liam McCarthy accompanied by Aaron Gillane and Barry O’Connell. We would like to Thank the 2 Limerick Hurlers for visiting us and staying for a photo shoot with our players, we really appreciated it. Thank you to all our helpers for the week who helped keep an eye on all the children. There is still lost and found clothes, there are also some helmets and hurleys missing. We would like to ask you to check everything your children brought home to make sure it belongs to them.

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.

 

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