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In it’s sixth year the Stephen Cahill tournament took place on Saturday 5 October where we welcomed 2 teams from Doorabarefield, Clooney Quin and Lissycasey in what was a very well run day. We would like to thank the sponsors Goggin Insurance Brokers who sponsored the trophies and medals. The first games got started at 10am with all 8 teams playing, each match was ran off well with a bit of rain falling to make the games a little bit more challenging. The players did not seem to complain as they waded in the muck. The two Mungret St. Pauls teams played some great football but were not strong enough for the visitors as the final was between Doorabarefield and Lissycasey with Lissycasey winning the Stephen Cahill trophy which was presented to the captain by Stephens son, Eoin who we were delighted could attend on the day. There were trophies for each team for the most improved player, David Buckley and Jamie Byrnes were the players awarded for Mungret St. Pauls. Thank you so much to our refs, coaches, umpires and a big Thank you to all the parents who provided sandwiches and treats for the players and parents and to our ladies who helped out in the kitchen serving the tea.

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U-16 Hurling Final 2019

Posted in: Gallery, Juvenile Club  |  30 Sep

Mungret St. Pauls 1-18 Monaleen 1-11

After a wet day on Saturday the U-16 hurlers were delighted to see sunshine for their final and the pitch in the LIT Gaelic Grounds was in great condition when they came toe to toe to familiar faces in Monaleen on Sunday 29 September 2019.

These two sides have met often and have never failed in giving a very good game. Mungret St. Pauls got their footing right first and lead the majority of the match with Monaleen leading only once Mungret St. Pauls regained the lead and were duly rewarded when they got presented the Shane Hourigan cup.

Mungret St. Pauls started scoring straight away with 2 frees, Monaleen tried to get themselves on the board but misjudged their shots. There was one more point from play for Mungret St. Pauls before Monaleen got started and pointed 3 balls in 3 minutes, The next two minutes had Monaleen in the lead with one point and Mungret St. Pauls knocking them back in the second minute. Mungret St. Pauls continued on their scoring streak as they pointed 3 more times in as many minutes, this was followed by a run at the Monaleen goals and a strong strike to hit the net. Mungret St. Pauls had an eight point lead but they knew not to let their guard down. Both sides scored a point before Monaleen got a lucky break and in a close shot hit the ball past our goalie. Coming into the break Mungret St. Pauls pointed twice more while Monaleen only scored the once.

In the second half the breeze had had changed direction and begun to go against Monaleen. The next eight shots were all from frees with Mungret St. Pauls pointing their first and widing their second . Monaleen also sent 2 frees to the wrong side of the uprights but they pointed their next one. Mungret St. Pauls finishing off the frees with two out of three on target. There was another point a piece to bring the game into the final quarter. Monaleen pointed their next two scores from frees with Mungret St. Pauls replying with two from play. Monaeen pointed one last time with Mungret St. Pauls signing the game off with two final points. Billy Molyneaux accepted the cup from Shane Hourigans Mother and son. The team would like thank the Molyneaux family, Maths Academy and Spar, Racefield for their generous sponsorship of togs. Well done to our U-16 players with a lot of them having won the football the weekend before they deserve their celebrations and a break from training.

Team; Rian Murphy, Darragh O’Connor, Conor White, Fintan Fitzgerald, Barry Duff, Billy Molyneaux, Daragh Bridgeman, Conor O’Halloran, Jack McCarthy, JJ Harrington (1-1), Liam Lynch (0-11 frees), David Geary (0-1), Mark Moroney (0-1), Colin Rochford, Cillian O’Gorman (0-3), Oisin Moss, David Guilfoyle, Jason Hassett, John Wright (0-1), Mark Buckley, Robert Galligan, Fionn O’Dwyer.

Managment: Liam O’Gorman, Mike Fitzgerald, Brian Tobin, Mike Lynch, Tom Bridgeman, Joe Harrington, John Rochford.

Mungret St. Pauls 0-12 Fr. Caseys 1-7

This was a battle to the final whistle for both sides as the leader had changed through the match and the game was on level score for a long time near the end but it was Mungret St. Pauls that got awarded the Gerry Molyneaux trophy in Mick Neville Park on Sunday 22 September 2019.

The game started with both sides scoring a point. Fr. Caseys then took an early lead as they netted a close range free, Mungret St. Pauls suddenly found themselves as they went 7 points unanswered. In the closing stages of the first half Fr. Casey’s pointed from another free to leave themselves 3 points behind.

The restart was slow as Fr. Casey’s attacked the goals but the ball was returned to play and pointed. It took Mungret St .Pauls another while to get back into the game as they pointed from the field. It only took Fr. Casey’s two minutes to close the lead to level the game, there was a lot of play on the field while both sides missed the targets for a quarter of the match. Mungret St. Pauls eventually broke out and pointed, another wide from Fr. Casey’s while Mungret St. Pauls hit a safety point through the uprights. In injury time both sides pointed one more time in the last few chances to take the win.

This team have a lot of medals already to their name as they have won over the last few years all the titles. The management and team would like to thank our Molyneaux family for their very kind sponsorship of their togs from the Maths Academy.

Team; Kieran Bolger, Conor White, Darragh O’Connor, Oisin Moss, Jack McCarthy, Frank Corcoran, Ciarán Uwatse (0-1), Colin Rochford (0-1), Billy Molyneaux (0-2), Daragh Bridgeman, James Killian (0-5, 0-3 from free), David Geary (0-1), Cillian O’Gorman (0-1), Mark Moroney, Conor O’Halloran, Liam Lynch (0-1), Andrew Donnellan, David Guilfoyle, JJ Harrington, Ronan Greaney, Liam Moran, Jason Hassett, Jack Sommers, Mark Buckley, Jack Horgan, Briain Malone, Eoin O’Hagan, Rian Murphy, Cathan Roche.

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

It was a great day on Saturday 21 September when Mungret St. Pauls welcomed Ballybrown, Kilmallock, Doon, Garryspillane and Newtownshandrum each team got to play 2 matches with an A and a B final to close out the day and determine the winner. Mungret St Pauls and Kilmallock were competing for the Liam O’Donoaghue trophy by the end of the rounds and it was Kilmallock who eventually won by 2 points. Thank you to everyone who helped out on the day, your work was greatly appreciated.

Mungret St. Pauls 2-16 Bruff 0-12

In Fedamore on Thursday 19 September our U-16 hurlers played a lovely game in the sunshine to bring them into the Shane Hourigan Final. The U-16 hurlers play like a well run clock, each cog works independently to each other but they work well together as a team to make the ball move up the field and take their scores when they can. This team have won many medals already over the years and are looking to top it off with the U-16 hurling medal.

Thank you to Kieran Bolger for stepping in and taking photographs of the match.

On a lovely sunny Saturday, 14 September Mungret St. Pauls hosted an U-10 hurling tournament, it is in its sixth year to honor our president, Pa O’Brien. We were delighted to welcome 118 U-10 players to our pitches from Ballybrown, Kilmallock, JK Brackens and Newtown Shandrum and Mungret St. Pauls. We were delighted to have 41 boys in our red and white colours. Our Mungret St. Pauls Red team found themselves in a highly skilled grouping where they played JK Bracken Blue, Kilmallock and Newtown Shandrum Green where they were unfortunate to lose which saw them in the D final against Newtown Shandrum Yellow. The Mungret St. Pauls White team were in a competitive group also which matched them up against JK Bracken Black, Ballybrown and Newtown Shandrum Yellow, this team had wins against each of these teams which matched them up against Newtown Shandrum Green in the A final. Our Red team proved too strong for the Newtown Shandrum Yellow team and they won the D final. The A final was a tight game with both sides getting in great scores, unfortunately for Mungret St. Pauls White it was the visitors that won the Pa O’Brien trophy.

Congratulations to all our players who put in a super effort into their game, well done to our players who received the most improved player – Charlie Tobin and Shane Duggan. A very special word of Thanks to Vinnie Gleeson and all our coaches, the refs, parents who helped fed and water the visitors, Helen McKeogh for her continuous help and Kieran Bolger who helped take photos on the day.

Mungret St. Pauls 2-6 Monaleen 2-10

On a sunny Saturday, 7 September in the LIT Gaelic Grounds the first of the U-14 hurling Semi Finals took place with Mungret St. Pauls and Monaleen. These 2 teams have met many times over the years and they have always had a strong game, this was no exception. Mungret St. Pauls were first to point but Monaleen did not wait long to match the score and take a 3 point lead in the first 10 minutes. A pointed free got Mungret St. Pauls back into the game but silly fouls gave Monaleen their next 3 points. In the sixteenth minute there was a run from the middle of the field dropped into the Monaleens square after a scramble on the goal line the ball was helped over the goal line, bringing Mungret St. Pauls back into the game they followed it up with another 2 points to level the game. Another chance for Mungret St. Pauls resulted in their second goal and first lead in the game. There was some great team work from Mungret St. Pauls but no results came from it. Just before half time Monaleen put pressure on our backs as they went for their own goal which was brilliantly denied only for the rebound to be knocked into the net to level the game as they teams split for half time.

The second half had a slow start as both sides had most of their scores in the first 25 minutes, there was a lot of play on the field with the ball going both ends with no scores. Both sides eventually pointed a ball each before Monaleen struck again and hit the net. The pressure was kept on our backs but nothing resulted as our goalie rescued the ball again. With 3 minutes left on the clock Monaleen edged ahead again with a pointed free, Monaleen were trying to hammer in goals but each had the hurley of our goalie there to stop it. The game ended with both sides pointing one last ball each, Monaleen took the place in the Final. This was a testing game for our players as they were attacked on every move they made, they will learn from this and bring it with them to next year when they are U-15.

Mungret St. Pauls 5-16 St. Kierans 0-6
On a sunny, dry Friday 6 September in Mick Neville Park the Mungret St. Pauls U-16 Footballers who topped their group took on St. Kierans who were placed in forth in the Semi final while the other semi final between Newcastle West and Fr. Casey’s took place on a separate. pitch. The last time these two sides met in the group stages, Mungret St. Pauls had a comfortable win and today was no exception as Mungret St. Pauls led the whole way.
Mungret St. Pauls and St. Kierans scored their first points in the first 4 minutes of the game but Mungret St. Pauls proved to be the stronger team as they were to go on and score another ten points and four goals while St .Kierans scored only 2 points in the first half with both coming from frees. Mungret St. Pauls had 7 of their forwards score in the first half with some very good scores, there were great runs which went onto score. It was not all scores for Mungret St. Pauls as at one stage one of our players nearly took out an umpire with a misdirected shot, there were also shots where the ball hit the uprights and off the goal posts.
On a sunny, dry Friday 6 September in Mick Neville Park the Mungret St. Pauls U-16 Footballers who topped their group took on St. Kierans who were placed in forth in the Semi final while the other semi final between Newcastle West and Fr. Casey’s took place on a separate pitch. The last time these two sides met in the group stages, Mungret St. Pauls had a comfortable win and today was no exception as Mungret St. Pauls led the whole way. Casey’s.
Mungret St. Pauls 3-17 Patrickswell 0-10
In Mungret on Monday 12 August 2019 our U-16 hurlers played a great game, while it looked like the game was a very one sided affair, Patrickswell gave a great game and made our players work for every score.
Patrickswell opened the game with a pointed free, Mungret St. Pauls very quickly moved onto the scoreboard and did not stop until they had 5 points up. Both sides pointed again before there was a rush of red making a run from the half way line, eyes directed infront and only one thing on his mind, while the coaches were shouting to pass the ball on, the shot was struck and straight to the back of the Patrickswell net before the goalie realised what had happened. Both sides welcomed 2 pointed placed balls each and one form play but Mungret St. Pauls closed out the half with an additional 2 points and a goal from a short range free, going in 2-11 to 0-5.
The second half matched the first 30 minutes, Patrickswell pointing first and Mungret St. Pauls following it up with 3 points before Patrickswell stopped them to score their own point from a free. While the ball was near our goals Patrickswell tried to get the ball over the line but the defense were not letting anything past them so had to accept another point. Mungret St. Pauls took 5 chances on scoring only making 2 of them count. Patrickwells pointed one out of 2 attempts. Mungret St. Pauls saw their chance again and rattled the net for the third time, another 2 pointed placed balled ended the game with Mungret St. Pauls deserving winners.
This Mungret St. Pauls team remain unbeaten in the table with 2 more games to go, the next is in 2 weeks time against Knockainey in Knockainey.

 

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