The following Officers were elected at the AGM Dec 2016
Chairperson John Rochford
Vice Chairperson To be advised
Secretary Vince Bolger
Treasurer Brendan Ryan
Registrar Colette O’Grady
PRO Wanda Dwane
Have you booked you child in for the Easter Camp yet? Application forms are available on our website for the Easter camp which will take place on Tuesday April 18 to Thursday April 20 from 10am to 2pm forms and money can be handed into the club shop open Saturday 11.30am to 12.30pm.
Items needed to be brought to the camp; hurley, helmet (both available to borrow if you have none), runners/ football boots, mouthguard, lunch, drink, towel, rain jacket. PLEASE label each item being brought to camp.
Last Thursday saw the completion of the very successful U-12 Spring Hurling League held in St. Patricks GAA grounds, under floodlight. Over the four weeks of matches all players on the night got to play two matches. We had two teams. In the early part of the league the teams were split into an A and B team and the last two weeks we balanced the teams in a way that would make all four games on the night competitive. The Group 3 team played Murroe Boher, Ballinacurra Gaels and Kildimo Pallaskenry. In Group 1 the team played Murroe Boher, Monaleen and St Patricks and on the last night played Ballybrown and Na Piarsaigh. Thanks to all players and parents who turned up over the duration of the Spring League and braved some of the cold nights to support the players. This was very successful as the coaches were able to provide two games every night to all players, players were played in different positions to their normal position and we were able to move players between the two teams. U-12 training has now moved to the Juvenile Pitch on Tuesday’s at 6pm to 7pm starting March 28.
On a glorious Sunday 26 March Mungret St. Pauls U-12 football hosted Austin Stacks, Tralee, Doorabearfield and Clonmel Comercials. Stacks brought three teams while Doorabearfield had 2 and Clonmel one. We had two teams with 32 players on display and all teams played three matches. The matches were played in a great spirit with all players giving their best and were given extremely good challenging games. Our lads were very competitive and showed great heart and determination in their performances. It was very pleasing to coaches when they fell behind they rallied and never dropped their head. It was also pleasing to see all our players enjoying the day and getting a good team spirit going. Thanks to Kevin O’Hagan, John Rochford and Sean Ahern for referring matches and also to Helen, Clodagh, Michelle, Eva, Nicola and Mary for helping out on catering for 130 kids and adults. We are now training on Sundays at 4.30 going forward for the summer with the county U-12 football league starting in late April.
Mungret St. Pauls 3-7 St. Patricks 7-18
On Monday March 27 a very young U-16 team traveled to St. Patricks with only 15 men the players knew there was a tough challange ahead of them and they started by playing into the wind, it was a struggle to get the ball past the half way line but this group of players never gave up and kept the pressure on the strong St. Patricks team. At half time Mungret St. Pauls went in with 1-1 on their sheet. The second half was a slightly different game the players came out and gave it their all with every additional goal or point to Mungret St. Pauls was seen as a bonus as the defenders were battling down the St. Patricks forwards. This was only the first match for the U-16 footballers.
We would like to welcome back our youngest players to the field
The under 6 and under 8 hurling group are currently training on a FRIDAY night from 6pm to 7pm in the Crescent Comprehensive school. There is a €2 charge on the Friday night (for rental of the pitch).
The boys and girls football still remains on a Saturday morning from 11am to 12pm. Boys play on the clubhouse grounds. Girls play in the village pitch. Mouthguards are required, coaches will direct you to the club shop which sell them. Camogie is on a Saturday at 1.30pm in the club house pitch.
Please dress your child for the weather as they may play outside. Spare helmets and hurleys available on the night.
U8 Football blitz
Well done to the boys and girls that attended the U8 blitz in UL on Friday. There were three different teams with 31 children playing for Mungret St. Pauls on the night. Each player had a great game.
Mungret St. Paul 3-16 Kildimo Pallaskenry 1-10
In the first competitive match for the U16s we were host to Kildimo Pallaskenry where the visitors showed their presence on the pitch with the first score, Mungret St Pauls replied only for Kildimo Pallaskenry to come back again with a goal. Mungret came back with the same reply and it was at this point where Mungret St. Pauls pulled themselves together and started to take charge. Going in at half time the home team had the advantage with a four point lead.
This was a very physical game with everything put into getting the sliotar into the Mungret St. Pauls forwards. This worked well and they came out with a great win.
Photos from this match are on our website. http://mungretstpauls.com/general-news/9786
Mungret St. Pauls 2-5 Ahane 0-7
Ahane had home advantage on Wednesday night when our U15s took their place on the pitch. Mungret St Pauls had Ahane on pace but still only managed 2-5 in the 40 minutes of play. Ahane kept a presence in our backs but were denied any damaging score. They have only two more matches in this group meeting Muroe Boher at home next Wednesday they then have Na Piarsaigh to play.
Photos are available on our website http://mungretstpauls.com/general-news/u15-hurling-13-april-2016
Bord na nOg Medal Presentation Dec 2015
Thank you to the club members who attended the Bord na nOg Medal Presentation last week in the Woodlands Hotel to collect the medals on behalf of their teams. Presenting the medals were Ronan Lynch and Gearoid Hegarty. A Mungret St. Pauls medal presentation night will take place in last January, more information to follow.
Present on the night Conor Lynch (U16 Hurling Div 1), Eoghan Killian (U16 Football Div 1 Shield), Patrick Dwane (U14 Hurling Div 1 and Féile Hurling Div 1), Dermot Moloney and Eamonn Flahive (U13 Hurling Div 1)