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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.
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.