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Mungret St. Pauls 0-16 Fr. Casey’s 1-3

On Monday 10 June during the break in the rain, Fr. Casey’s traveled to Mungret with a few of their key players missing Mungret St. Pauls had a great chance to get a win over Fr. Casey’s.

The game started out even enough with a lot of wides from Fr. Casey’s it was not looking great for them, Mungret St. Pauls had 3 points up before Fr. Casey’s half way through the first half had their first point from a free. Fr. Casey’s came back to attack the goal but the Mungret St. Pauls goalie was swift on his feet and sent the ball wide. The 2 sides scored another point each before the half time whistle.

The second half was Mungret St. Pauls game, Fr. Casey’s showed they were still on the pitch when they scored a cracker of a goal. Mungret St. Pauls tried to reply with their own goal but they were denied by the Fr. Casey’s goalie. Mungret St. Pauls scored their fifth point before Fr. Casey’s scored what was their last point of the match. Mungret St. Pauls played a great game and Fr. Casey’s made them work for every point, they were very tight in their defense blocking down every attempt Mungret St. Pauls played to scoring a goal.

Club notes can be activated  HERE

Club notes can be activated  HERE

In Mungret St. Pauls clubhouse on Thursday 2 May we welcomed the U-13 and U-15 Football, U-14, U-15 and U-16 hurling teams to the clubhouse along with special guest for the night, 9 time all Ireland winner and Kilkenny hurler Tommy Walsh, representing Bord na nOg was Mary Hassett. The night ran very well, in Tommy’s speech he mentioned the upcoming exams and how a GAA player should approach them, he said that most parents would tell you to cut back on the sport and do more study “ I say NO”, balance them out, stay doing both, use your sport to take a break from studying. The top quote on the night- GAA is like a wardrobe, whatever you put into it you get back out of it.

Tommy also advised the players to practice what your good at, don’t admire the guy who is able to take frees and try be like him, you may not be a free taker but a great player who can catch the high ball, practice catching the high ball and you can lay if off to another player, the game is a team sport and is best when made of different skills. The club presented Tommy with various gifts; he was presented with Cobi club clothing items, a gift suggested by Pa O’Brien, a bag of sliotars for the team Tommy coaches in Kilkenny and as Tommy enjoys a cup of tea a hand crafted tea cosy. The medals were presented and the night finished off with a question and answers before the tea and coffee was served.

We would like to thank everyone on the committee for organizing this event and for everyone who attended on the night.

Mungret St. Pauls 2-7 Kilteely Dromkeen 4-15

In Mungret on Monday 22 April 2019 our second U-16 football team lined out against a slightly taller team of Kilteely Dromkeen. They did not get off to the best start but never gave up. They gave a great display of football throughout.

Kilteely Dromkeen lead the way throughout the game and had 1-9 scored before Mungret St. Pauls saw their first point in the last few minutes of the first half which they followed up with a second point. It was not all plain sailing for Kilteely Dromkeen in the first half as the Mungret St. Pauls goalie pulled off two saves for what should have been definate goals for Kilteely Dromkeen, the backs were working hard on moving the Kilteely Dromkeen players out and forcing them to send the ball to the wrong side of the uprights.

The second half was a better game for Mungret St. Pauls as they started out with a free pointed while they won the next kick out they sent the ball off coarse. Kilteely Dromkeen hammered back and added on a goal and 5 points but Mungret St. Pauls powered a reply with their own goal, Kilteely Dromkeen tried their luck on scoring but Mungret St. Pauls were the next to add to their score with another goal. It was a point a piece and then Kilteely Dromkeen scored their third goal followed up by their forth they then played another point and it was Mungret St. Pauls to close out the game. Mungret St. Pauls did this in style as they ball was hit off the cross bar on the rebound it was caught by a Mungret St. Pauls player kicked but hit off the back of a tall defender who sent it to another Mungret St. Pauls player who third time lucky sent the ball over the bar. Another 2 points from play and the game was finished.

This was a great game to watch from the young team, some of these players are out again on Wednesday night for the U-14 Championship.

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The U6’s finished up for the year on Dec 8th with a few hurling and football games together, despite the miserable weather, followed by a big party in Mungret GAA hall. Once they had their fill of cakes, buns, sweets and carrots and humus they each received a Certificate of Achievement for their efforts during the year. A big thanks went out to all the parents for bringing goodies as well as bringing their children week-in, week-out to sessions. Coaches were also thanked and a ‘Chocolate Sliotar’ was presented to them all by TD Willie O Dea. U6’s will return again on Saturday January 12th 11am for football, weather permitting, with hurling on Monday 14th at 7pm under lights at Crescent Comp.

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Mungret St Pauls 1-6 Fr. Casey’s 5-10

On Sunday 27 October in Mick Neville Park our U-14’s played in the Shield Semi Final. The last time these 2 sides met was in the Feile Final in April where a draw was forced into a replay when Fr. Casey’s won.

This was a another great battle for our U-14 players but Fr. Casey’s shots on goal were too strong for us to block down and this is where they took the lead and won the game.

The team are; Eoin O’Hagan, Jack Horgan, Jason Hassett, Cian Moloney, Tony Barry, Ronan Greaney, Fintan Fitzgerald, Kelvin O’Carroll, Jack Somers, JJ Harrington, David Guilfoyle, Tom Lloyd, Michael Cleary, Max Duggan, Liam Moran, Conor Collins, Ronan Smith, Cathal Reid, Briain Malone, Rian Murphy, Sam Hogan, Mark Buckley, Cathal Roche.

Mentors; Kevin O’Hagan, Gary Smith, John Horgan, John Hassett, Jim Moran.

Mungret St. Pauls 0-7 Fr. Casey’s 2-6

On a cold night under lights in Mick Neville Park on Wednesday 24 October when the U-16 footballers stepped onto the pitch to play Fr. Casey’s where there was more scores earned in the dying minutes of the first half to the earlier 25 minutes played. The second half was a better game but the U-16 hurling final started to show in the tired feet of the Mungret St. Pauls players.

The one thing Mungret St. Pauls won in the game was the cross bar challenge which is the way they started the match followed by a wided free. There was a lot of missed opportunities and bouncing the ball off the posts, this could have been a different game for Mungret St. Pauls. It took 5 minutes to get the first score and another 10 minutes before Mungret St. Pauls was to mark up another point. There was a lot of pressure on both backs but Mungret St. Pauls made more attacks, one of the shots came back off the cross bar with another close encounter straight into the hands of a Father Casey’s perfectly positioned back, it was after this ball was sent out the field that it was returned for Mungret St. Pauls second point. The ball then spent a few minutes around the Mungret St. Pauls backs with Fr. Casey’s being stopped by a great save by our goalie. The ball was sent 4 times into the field behind the goals with Fr. Casey’s wides. What looked like a great slow start for Mungret St. Pauls when on the 27th minute they pointed a free to give them 3 points to nothing. Fr. Casey’s suddenly started to play a stronger game and came back into the game in the last 2 minutes scoring 2 points, they also then hit the cross bar during the injury time. Fr. Casey’s kept hammering our backs but they were on point with their blocking and denying any more score in the first half.

The second half was a more on target half, Mungret St. Pauls pointing their first free of the half. There was danger when a Fr. Casey’s player headed straight for the goals but a bad tackle in the square gave them a penalty, our goalie got his had to the ball but the rebound was kicked in by the Fr. Casey’s goalie who took the penalty, Mungret St. Pauls were left on the back foot. A point for Mungret St. Pauls boosted the boys a bit before Fr. Casey’s replied with a pointed free.  The Mungret St. Pauls feet were getting tired and mistakes were being made. Fr. Casey’s were winning most of the kickouts with Mungret St. Pauls left contesting the ball. Fr. Casey’s put up another 3 points before Mungret St. Pauls struck back again with what was their final point of the game. Fr. Casey’s were awarded 4 frees in the final minutes of normal time but only secured one point. With our goalie down Fr. Casey’s took their opportunity to go for goal, Mungret St. Pauls backs stopped the first attempt but a second shot confirmed Fr. Casey’s win. This team just were unable to keep the momentum going as they ran out of energy, a lot to ask from them but they gaveit what they could.

Team on the day; Casey Tanyi, Darragh O’Connor, Ciarán Uwatse, David Hassett, James Killian, Frank Corcoran, Colin Rochford, Fintan O’Sullivan, Billy Molyneaux, Brian O’Meara, Odhran O’Dwyer, Daragh Bridgeman, Liam Lynch (0-4, 0-1 from free), Darragh O’Hagan (0-1, 0-1 from free), Conor Galvin (0-2), Dermot Moloney, Conor O’Halloran, Ciarán Kenny, Mark Moroney, Oisin Moss, Tom Morrison, Dylan Scanlon, Conor O’Malley, Harry Page, Cathal Joy, Jack McCarthy, Kieran Bolger.

Management; Frank O’Sullivan, Maurice Walsh, Liam O’Connell, Ken O’Connor, John Rochford.

 

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