The following Officers were elected at the AGM Dec 2017
Chairperson John Rochford
Vice Chairperson To be advised
Secretary Vince Bolger
Treasurer Brendan Ryan
Registrar Colette O’Grady
PRO Wanda Dwane
Mungret St. Pauls 5-10 Askeaton, Ballysteen, Kilcornan 3-10
On Monday 2 July on home ground the supporters were to witness a great game of football. The sides were even enough in ability the 2 extra goals for Mungret St. Pauls were the only difference. The skill on the pitch was great as the ball was well worked up and down the pitch.
U-6/8 HURLING AND FOOTBALL BLITZ
All through the year our U-6 and U-8 players are playing a range of set blitzes and some the coaches have organised themselves. This is a great way for our young players to learn how a game runs and builds up their confidence on how they can play. We would like to thank the coaches for organising and reffing these blitzes for our players.
Mungret St. Pauls 2-5 Newcastle West 3-7
It was a hot Tuesday 26 June in Mungret when our U-14s welcomed Newcastle West to Mungret.
This was a great game with a lot of talent on show from both sides. Newcastle West proved too strong in the end but Mungret St. Pauls gave everything to their game leaving only a goal and 2 points in the difference.
Mungret St. Pauls 4-24 Ballybrown 1-9
With home advantage on Monday 25 June this was a one sided game where Mungret St. Pauls came out on top and had a convincing win.
Taking advantage of Ballybrown missing key players Mungret St Pauls took an early lead and played at full strength through out the game. This gives them a healthy score difference.
Mungret St. Pauls Summer Camp
Well done to all 75 children who participated in our Centra sponsored Summer camp which was enjoyed by all who attended. We would like to thank those that helped run the camp and of coarse to our coaches who entertained the children for the 3 days. A very special Thank You to Ryans Centra, Raheen for supplying a fantastic display of healthy option fruit for the children to enjoy .
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U-15 Football FINAL
Mungret St. Pauls 2-18 Newcastle West 1-4
A very one sided game that was evident Newcastle West were down a few key players when they played in Adare on Sunday morning 24 June.
Within 4 minutes Mungret St. Pauls had scored their first point and goal. It was looking obvious that Mungret St. Pauls were the stronger team on the field as kickouts were being won by Mungret St. Pauls with Newcastle West having to work really hard to achieve a score which came for them in the fifteenth minute of the game by a way of a goal but it was a bit late in coming as Mungret St. Pauls had already racked up 2-6 with only one point coming from a free.
It was a clean game with Mungret St. Pauls on target for most of their scoring chances Newcastle West had wided their last chance just before the break as Mungret St. Pauls left the first half 2-11 the better.
The sun was beginning to take its toll on the players as the game took a slightly slower pace, a better half for Newcastle West in their play as they attacked each ball, Mungret St. Pauls were still splitting the posts with the ball with 4 on the trot before Newcastle West replied with a point. A penalty was awarded to Mungret St. Pauls to add to Newcastle Wests pain but the goalie got a great touch to the ball and sent it wide, this seemed to lift Newcastle West as they went on to score in the last 5 minutes of the game to bring their total to 1-4. Mungret St. Pauls took their last 3 points from play.
Noone likes to win on a one sided game but hats off to Newcastle West who did not give up through out and stayed fighting for the ball all game. Well done to our players who used their head in the game and used a free men when they could get the ball to them.
Player on the day; Kieran Bolger, Conor White, Darragh O’Connor, Ciarán Uwatse, Jack McCarthy, Frank Corcoran. Oisin Moss, Colin Rochford, Billy Molyneaux, Daragh Bridgeman, James Killian, Mark Moroney, Conor O’Halloran, Liam Lynch, Cillian O’Gorman, Paddy Roche, Ryan O’Connell, Andrew Donnellan, David Geary, David Guilfoyle, Jason Hassett. (14 were on the panel for the hurling final only 2 days previous)
Management; John Rochford, Liam O’Connell, Ken O’Connor, Liam O’Gorman.
U-15 Hurling FINAL
Mungret St. Pauls 3-11 Bruff 2-13
It took extra time to finish this game and it all came down to the last minute before supporters could breath on Friday 22 June in Claughaun on a very hot day.
A point a piece opened the game followed by cheers from the Bruff supporters as they hit the net, but Mungret St. Pauls kept their heads and played the game knowing they were 3 points behind made them work harder and they pulled ahead with skill as they went 2 goals and 2 points unanswered, the second goal came from a well taken penalty. Bruff were working on their scores as well but were expertly denied a goal by Mungret St. Pauls goalie.There was a share of scores for both sides and just before the half time whistle Bruff sent the ball toward our defense which ended in the net bringing them back into the game and a draw at the end of the first half.
The second half was played more on the field with both sides only scoring 3 points a piece to draw again. Extra time declared the boys had to muster more energy as the game was hotting up on the pitch and both teams were looking to win the game. This was a tight game with little going astray it really was coming down to who got into a scoring position and took their chance. Mungret St. Pauls scored their 3 points in the first half of extra time on the trot with Bruff only managing a point either side.
A mere point a head Mungret St. Pauls had to hold their minimal lead to through the last 10 minutes of the game and get everyone working on the pitch. This was a nail biting part of the game as it looked like Mungret St. Pauls had lost their steam as Bruff powered on to 2 points ahead and Mungret St. Pauls at their crucial time were sending their shots to the wrong side of the uprights until the ball was sent to the right position and the strike was defiantly the strongest one through the whole game as the ball passed 4 Bruff players to burn through the back of the net, we think they are still looking for the ball. Mungret St. Pauls were back to their point a head and all eyes were on the ref as the clock ticked down until the final whistle and joy as the game was finally over and Mungret St. Pauls declared winners of the U-15 Hurling League. Well done players.
Players on the day; Rian Murphy, Darragh O’Connor, Conor White, David Guilfoyle, Daragh Bridgeman, Barry Duff, Conor O’Halloran, Billy Molyneaux, Jack McCarthy, JJ Harrington, Mark Moroney, Oisin Moss, Cillian O’Gorman, Liam Lynch, Colin Rochford, david Geary, Fintan Fitzgerald, Mark O’Brian, Mark Buckley, Jason Hassett, Cian Moloney.
Management; Liam O’Gorman, Mike Fitzgerald, Tom Bridgeman, Joe Harrington, John Rochford.
Mungret St. Pauls 0-4 Ballybrown 1-4
On Monday 18 June in Ballybrown our U-14 team took on our neighbours in Football. This was a well matched game but a lucky goal for Ballybrown won the game for them.
Players from Mungret St. Pauls who represented Limerick City in the Mayor’s Cup Final against the City Schools Champions, Ballybrown. Limerick City won the game by 4 points. Players are pictured with the Mayor and the Cup. Brian Hassett, Diarmaid Hynes, Darragh Hogan and Conor Horgan.
U-14 Division 3 Football
Mungret St. Pauls 7-10 Glin 4-6
Mungret St. Pauls U-13 team took to the pitch against Glin on Monday 18 June. The game started in a very chaotic fashion, Mungret St. Pauls opened scoring with a well taken point with Glin going up field and hitting a well taken goal. Mungret St. Pauls came back with their own goal but to concede on another central attack.The game was tit for tat with the half time score 3-6 to 3-3 in Mungret St. Pauls favour. The players were asked for a response in the second half and they all collectively raised their game to produce a strong attacking display. There was some great interplay producing excellent scoring. The game finished with Mungret St. Pauls outright winners. Well done to all players who gave it their all.
Mungret St. Pauls 1-4 Na Piarsaigh 5-18
In Caherdavin on Wednesday 13 June our U-14 players were met with a very strong Na Piarsaigh team. The score our players got were well earned with our back working very hard to keep Na Piarsaigh at bay.
U-14 Div 3 Football
Mungret St. Pauls 1-7 Monaleen 1-7
In Monaleen on Monday 11 June our U-13 footballers opened their U-14 Division 3 Championship games, this is a young team normally playing against players older but Monaleen are a club similar to ourselves and can field two teams in the U-14 age group which made for an evenly matched game for both sides. Our players put in a spirited game and finished by matching the Monaleen score.
Mungret St. Pauls 0-2 Newcastle West 6-6
Saturday 2 June was when the U-14 Football welcomed Newcastle West to Mungret in what was a tough game for our players. They were physically challenged for every ball but they never gave up throughout the game. Mungret St. Pauls were driving the ball well up the field only for Newcastle West to stop them and send the ball back down the pitch.
Mungret St. Pauls 2-5 Monaleen 1-12
On Wednesday 30 May the U-14 hurlers played Monaleen with home advantage. This was the first match in the Jack Lyons Cup with Mungret St. Pauls putting in a great performance by Monaleen the stronger scorers on the night. They are out next week again against Na Piarsaigh.
In the U-17 Limerick Celtic Challenge hurling competition we are delighted to have Patrick Dwane and Sean Leddin on the Limerick Sarsfield team, Congratulations to Patrick Dwane who was awarded the Fairest and Best player award as picked by the referees at the game in the recent game against Clare Saffrons.
Primary School Games
On Tuesday 22 May the Gaelic Grounds were buzzing with primary school students out playing for their schools. U-11 Hurling opened the day when St. Nessans played Monaleen and were unfortunate in their result. St. Nessans were out again with their U-13 Camogie team who played a stronger Milford school. In U-13 Hurling Division C An Gael Scoil Raithin took on St Patricks and were victorious in their game. St, Nessans closed the day of games with the U-13 Olo Cup agaisnt neighbours Ballybrown who once more overcame St. Nessans. Well done to all the players who represented their clubs not just today but in all the games leading up to the finals.
We were delighted on Saturday morning 19 May to have a well known rugby player visit our club in connection with Ryan’s Centra, Raheen. Donnacha began with a chat about healthy eating which was greatly supported and then Donnacha was led outside by chairman Mike O’Connell to an excited group of young players fresh from the training pitch where he was presented with a Mungret St. Pauls top and hurley. We would like to Thank Ryan’s Centra in Raheen for this fantastic opportunity which was enjoyed by all.
Congratulations to our U-9 and a half Community Games footballers who overcame Monaleen in a tough fight taking the gold medal and a place to the Munster finals on a great score of 1-7 to 2-5. Well done to all the boys and their coaches on this achievement.
We are delighted to say we had some of our younger club players on the pitch in the Primary Games jerseys this weekend. For football we have Cian Moloney and ladies Football was EllaMay Roche, hurling is Fintan Fitzgerald and representing the camogie are Ella Page and Amy O’Halloran. Well done to our young players.
Mungret St. Pauls 6-9 Askeaton, Ballysteen, Kilcornan 1-3
Mungret St.Pauls U-15 footballs have been biting at the bit to get into an U-15 game and they eventually got one in the last game of the league with Fr. Caseys pulling out and NewCastle West conceding their match to them they were delighted to get the game played in Askeaton on Wednesday 9 May. They played this in style and came out well on top.
Mungret St. Pauls 2-12 Bruff 1-9
On Wednesday 2 May in Mungret Bruff took the lead at the start until Mungret St. Pauls could not hold off their full impact of their talent until the last quater of the match when they came from behind and won the game in style. They are topping the table with only one game left to play.
Mungret St. Pauls 2-7 Monaleen 1-8
These teams are not strangers to each other. Monaleen were the winners in the Féíle final last year and as always both teams gave a cracking game.
Mungret St. Pauls had the best start and did not let up throughout the game with Monaleen playing catch up the whole time they got to a point behind but Mungret St. Pauls pulled ahead to keep the game. Mungret St. Pauls now top the table with wins in all their matches while Monaleen needed the win to get through.
Congratulations also to the U-15 hurlers who took part in a tournament on Saturday. Representing Mungret St. Pauls are Liam Lynch, Conor O’Halloran, Barry Duff, Mark Moroney and Billly Molyneaux.
Representing the club at U-16 are Darragh O’Hagan, Ordhan O’Dwyer, Killian Archer, Conor Galvin, Brian O’Meara and Dermot Moloney.
Well done also to Eoghan Mulcahy who represents Mungret St. Pauls on the U-21 Limerick hurling team and Best of Luck to Seamus Hurley who will be wearing the Limerick Jersey on the Minor Hurling panel this year.
Well done to our juvenile club members playing in Mackey cup primary schools hurling today in Gaelic grounds , representing the city . Mark O Brien , Fintan Fitzgerald , John Wright and Cian Moloney and representing the east Sean Duff
Well done to Colin Rochford, Oisin Moss, James Killian, Daragh Bridgeman and Ciaran Uwatse who wore the Limerick U-15 football jersey last Saturday in Portlaoise. They lost to Laois and won against Louth.
Mungret St. Pauls 9-23 Kilpeacon 0-13
On Monday 30 April in Ballybricken Mungret St. Pauls U-16 hurlers played a a very strong game taking a comfortable win to top the table. They take a break from competitive matches until the Junior cert is over when they come back to play neighbours Ballybrown.
Mungret St. Pauls 4-15 Monaleen 1-10
Monday 23 April in Mungret our U-16 hurlers opened their championship against Monaleen after a slow start they powered their way to a comfortable win.
There was a cold breeze throughout the game which made it difficult for on target shots but both teams prevailed and racked up double digits in points. Mungret St. Pauls were slow out of the blocks and Monaleen made full use of their power shots but Mungret St. Pauls did not let Monaleen take hold of the match and started to build up a comfortable score leaving Monaleen to work hard to hold our boys back.
Mungret St. Pauls 3-10 Newcastle West 1-9
It was the goals that won this game for the U-16 footballers on Saturday 21 April in Newcastle West.
A great game unfolded in Newcastle West when our U-16 team took to the field. They got stuck into the game and defended the goals while the forwards struck the ball into the back of the net.
Mungret St. Pauls 0-15 Cois Laoi Gaels 0-5
On Wednesday 18 April in Kilbreedy the U-15 hurlers were ready to take on their opponents Cois Laoi Gaels this was a game of skill and determination. From the off Mungret St. Pauls were on the right foot and made an impact on the score board. They were happy with the final score of a 10 point win.
Mungret St. Pauls 0-5 Fr. Caseys 2-7
On Saturday 14 April, Mungret St. Pauls traveled to Adare for the replay of the Féíle Football Final to see who would represent Limerick. The Centra sponsored U-14 team held the majority of possession in the first half but were unable to convet any score while Fr. Caseys knotched up 1-5 by the first whistle. The second half had Mungret St. Pauls with the wind but it still took a further 10 minutes for their first point quickly followed by another 3. Fr. Caseys placed another ball into the back of the Mungret St. Pauls net to further their lead and with the clock counting down Mungret St. Pauls only converted one of their 3 chances of points.
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 1-10 South Liberties 3-2
In the U-16 Division 3 group our U-15s traveled to South Liberties on Monday 9 April 2018 where they were lucky to miss the rain for the game and put in a tough challenge to come out on top proving that goals don’t always win games.
Mungret St. Pauls 1-9 Patrickwell 1-4
This match was transferred to the Crescent Comprehensive School pitch which was in great condition on the 4 April. There have been better performances from this team but they managed a win on a poor game. They are next out on the 18 April against Cois Laoi Gaels.
Mungret St. Pauls 1-12 Monaleen 1-3
In very wet weather on Monday 2 April the U-16 footballers were on home ground as they played Monaleen. Mungret St. Pauls lead the whole way while Monaleen put pressure on our backs they were denied a score on a lot of trys.
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)