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
U-16 Football Semi Final
U-13 Football FINAL
Mungret St. Pauls 3-3 Fr. Casey’s 2-5
A hard fought battle in Mick Neville Park on Saturday 13 October in the early morning saw 2 great teams give everything they had to get across the finish line, Mungret St. Pauls were the victors by the final whistle.
It was a cold morning with the threat of rain throughout the game in Rathkeale. Fr. Casey’s were quick off the mark and putting pressure on our backs with our goalie pulling off a great save. Mungret St. Pauls played their way up the pitch to open the score with a great striking goal. There followed an unlucky strike as Fr. Casey’s hit the uprights twice and Mungret St. Pauls hit the goal post. Fr. Casey’s first score on the 8th minute of the game from a free was followed up with another 2 points. A forced substitution for Mungret St. Pauls led up to a second goal. Mungret St. Pauls kept the pressure on but Fr. Casey’s goalie got the ball out of danger for them just before half time.
The second half was as good as the first half with Mungret St. Pauls slotting over their first point as an opener. Fr. Casey’s were fighting back and scored goal and point to level the game before Mungret St. Pauls replied with their third goal along with 2 more points to bring them further in the lead. With 10 minutes left in the game the pressure was on both teams, Mungret St. Pauls to keep the lead and Fr. Casey’s to make a come back. It was the latter that finished the game as Fr. Casey’s put every effort into getting the ball to their forwards, they converted 2 of their 5 chances, widing 3 frees they scored their second goal and an additional point which left them a point shy by the full time whistle which came just in time.
These 2 sides will meet again over the coming years but Mungret St. Pauls take the victory for 2018 as they traveled home with the U-13 County Football cup and title. Well done to the players, mentors and parents. Thank you also to the supporters on the day.
Team on the day; Jake Foley, Brian Hassett, Ben Gallagher, James Corcoran, Fintan O’Kelly, Cian Moloney, Conor Collins, Tom Lloyd, John Wright, Mark O’Brien (0-2, 0-1 from free), Fintan Fitzgerald, Diarmuid Hynes, Muiris Ahern (0-1), Luke Walsh (3-0), Marcus Lyons, Darragh Johnston, Conor Morgan, Christy Carroll, Cian Kinnevane, Evan McInerney, Conor Johnston, Christopher McSweeney, Cian O’Sullivan, Ciaran O’Connor, Darragh Hogan, Adam Dore, Cian Baggott.
Management; David Foley, Paul Walsh, Denis Moloney, Maggie O’Neill.
U-14 Division 3 Football
Mungret St. Pauls 6-6 Blackrock 2-3
This was a great game for Mungret St. Pauls players who showcased a great display of football and teamwork in Mungret pitch on Sunday 7 October in a windy but dry day in the Semi final of the shield.
The game started well for Mungret St. Pauls who had a lot of possession and were creating a lot of chances but not taking these early on. Once the shooting boots were adjusted they got going and were the main scorers in the first half with 4-4, Blackrock only scored 2 points.
In the second half, as expected, Blackrock contested the game a bit more but Mungret St. Pauls played some competitive football to overcome an older and more physical team. Blackrock scored the first 3 scores, a point and 2 goals. Mungret St. Pauls closed the game out with another 2 goals and 2 points. This result means Mungret St. Pauls now go through to the final of the shield. Before they manage that they face into the U-13 football Final on Saturday in Mick Neville Park at 10.15am.
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U-16 Hurling Final
Mungret St. Pauls 0-16 Ballybrown 0-16
These sides have met before many times so are no strangers to each other. A draw was the best result for this close game of chasing points in Claughaun on Saturday 6 October.
Mungret St. Pauls started both halves with the opening score but Ballybrown matched the score in minutes from a free. Mungret St. Pauls wided their next 2 chances and gave away a free which Ballybrown sent to the wrong side of the upright, they kept the pressure up on the backs but there was a great save pulled off by the goalie. Ballybrown got into their stride as they scored the next 3 points, Mungret St. Pauls paused their scoring streak with a pointed free but Ballybrown were back scoring again getting in the next two. A point a piece before Mungret St. Pauls came back into the game securing the next 3 points, leaving a point difference, a poor finish from both sides followed Ballybrowns last point of the opening half as it closed with 2 wides from Ballybown and one from Mungret St. Pauls.
Mungret St. Pauls got in early with their next score but Ballybrown were not being quietened too easy and took on the next 2 scores. Mungret St .Pauls were fighting to stay in the game going back to a point behind. Another 2 points each until a well worked ball was sent soaring over the Ballybrown crossbar to level the sides. This saw a change in the Mungret St. Pauls side as they upped their game a bit more for the last quarter of the game. A free given to Mungret St. Pauls produced the second time in the game for them to take a lead but this was short lived and Ballybrown leveled then went one up. Another free evened the game for Mungret St. Pauls. Another point a piece before Mungret St. Pauls missed the target. Ballybrown tried three times to go ahead but each failed. As the clock was ticking down Mungret St. Pauls took on their last point of the game but they gave away a free, preventing a goal for Ballybrown to see the game into a replay.
The replay should be another great match for the supporters and we would encourage all our members to please come out and support the players in trying to take home the U-16 cup
Players on the day; Darragh O’Hagan, Ciarán Kenny, Conor O’Malley, David Hassett, Billy Molyneaux, Dermot Moloney, Eamonn Flahive, Cillian Archer, Brian O’Meara, Conor O’Halloran, Odhran O’Dwyer, Conor Galvin, Mark Moroney, Liam Lynch, Barry Duff, Tom Morrisson, Harry Page, David Geary, Jack McCarthy, Conor White, Cillian O’Gorman, Darragh O’Connor, Oisin Moss, Darragh Bridgeman, Colin Rochford.
Management; Justin O’Meara, Brian Lynch, Brian O’Halloran, Cian O’Brien, Colin Kenny, Declan Browne.
Stephen Cahill Tournament
On Saturday 6 October on a lovely dry morning the club hosted the annual U-10 Football tournament. We welcomed Portlaoise, DooraBarefield and Na Gaeil (Kerry) each bringing 2 teams. This tournament is in it’s 5th year and honours our former president and principal of St. Nessan’s school, Stephen Cahill. We were delighted to have Stephens wife, Kathleen and son, Donal with us to present the cup to the winners, Doorabarefield Maroon who beat Mungret St. Pauls white in the final, well done to the most improved players of the tournament- Amhlaoibh Bohane for the red team and Eoghan Hogan for the white team Each team that played gave a great game and there was a lot of skill on display which is great to see. Thank you to all the players for attending, the coaches for encouraging the players, parents for supporting, our own coaches for organising, the referees for doing a great job, our parents for their help in the kitchen, our photographers for capturing the day.
U-13 Hurling FINAL
Mungret St. Pauls 1-4 Na Piarsaigh 2-5
The second match Mungret St. Pauls had in Cappamore was a steady game but opportune goals by Na Piarsaigh gave them an edge while Mungret St. Pauls stayed on the attack until the final whistle.
Two frees a piece marked the first quarter of the game but it was followed with Na Piarsaigh striking in a goal to take a lead closing off the first half.
The second half Na Piarsaigh came out stronger as they pointed 2 balls and sent another ball from a free to the corner of the goal. Mungret St. Pauls were awarded a penalty which was well taken and narrowed the lead to 5 points. With Na Piarsaigh wideing their frees Mungret St. Pauls finished with their only point from play. Na Piarsaigh were presented the cup.
Team on the day; Diarmuid Hynes, Brian Hassett, Cian Moloney, Evan McInerney, Fintan Fitzgerald, Marcus Lyons, Conor Collins, John Wright, Mark O’Brien, Sean Duff, Tom Lloyd, Sean O’Halloran, Muiris Ahern, Conor Morgan, Luke Walsh, Darragh Johnston, Christopher McSweeney, Conor Galligan, Jake Foley, Adam Dore, Darragh Hogan, Robert O’Brien, Jay Moroney, Cian Baggott.
Coaches; Fintan Hynes, Mike Galligan, Denis Moloney, Paul Walsh, Kieran O’Brien.
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U-16 Hurling SEMI FINAL
Mungret St. Pauls 2-15 Doon 3-9
The curtain opener in Cappamore on Saturday 22 September saw Mungret St. Pauls start off slow but picked up the pace near the end of the first half to dominate in the second half.
Doon lead the way while Mungret St. Pauls struggled at the start to get going until the last 10 minutes of the opening half when Mungret St. Pauls stepped it up and scored their first goal which helped to narrow the gap at half time to 1-7 to 2-5 Mungret St. Pauls going in one point behind.
The second half saw a different game, Mungret St. Pauls came out and straight away started to attack the Doon backs, we managed to go a goal and 5 points up in 18 minutes before Doon were awarded a free that opened their score in this half. Mungret St. Pauls replied with another 2 points. A point a piece before Doon reminded us they were still in the game with their third goal which they followed up with another 2 points. They needed another goal but were expertly denied by the Mungret St. Pauls goalie and his backs. Mungret St. Pauls took the 3 point win to go into the final where they will meet Ballybrown. Well done to this team who looked lost in the first half but fought back well.
Team on the day; Darragh O’Hagan, David Hassett, Conor O’Malley, Ciarán Kenny, Billy Molyneaux, Dermot Moloney, Eamonn Flahive, Cillian Archer, Brian O’Meara, Conor O’Halloran, Odhran O’Dwyer, Conor Galvin, Mark Moroney, Liam Lynch, Barry Duff, Tom Morrison, Harry Page, David Geary, Jack McCarthy, Conor White, Cillian O’Gorman, Darragh O’Connor, Oisin Moss, Daragh Bridgeman, Colin Rochford.
Coaches; Justin O’Meara, Brian Lynch, Brian O’Halloran, Cian O’Brien, Colin Kenny, Declan Browne
On Saturday last Mungret U13 footballers traveled to Tralee to participate in the Austin Stacks Lee Strand tournament. Mungret started with a tough game with Clontarf. Mungret came away with a one point win. Up next was Legion of Killarney who Mungret beat 8-9 to 1-2. Our final group game was a ten point win over John Mitchels Tralee. We then went on to play a much fancied Salthill of Galway in a the A semi final. Salthill were a very physical strong team but again Mungret playing some inspired football ran out 3-7 to 1-5 winners. This meant we were to travel back to Tralee on Sunday for an 11am throw in. Our opponents were Ballyboden St Enda’s of Dublin were a strong physical side who put it up to our boys and after a highly competitive first half the score was 5-3 in Ballybodens favour. Unfortunately our exertions of the previous day started to take its toll and we struggled a bit in second half going down 3-7 to 5 points. Special mention to Tom Lloyd who was named man of the match. Overall it was a great achievement for this group to be runners up in the A final something that has not been done by Mungret in the past. A big thank you to all who supported the team over the two days and we can look forward to more success from this outstanding group of players.
Liam O’Donoghue U-12 Hurling Tournament
Our annual Liam O’Donoghue Tournament took place on Sunday 16 September with an early start at 9.45am, Mungret St. Pauls welcomed Murroe Boher, Ballybrown, Kilmallock, Newtown Shandrum and Doon. With 3 of our senior players taking charge of the games the tournament ran very smoothly. There was a lot of skillful play on both pitches from all teams. The finals took place at 12pm and this ran into a great standard of play from the teams involved. Well done to the winners of the Liam O’Donoghue Tournament trophy, Murroe Boher with Liam himself presenting it. A special word of Thanks to the organisers- the U-12 Hurling coaches headed off by Kevin Dore, to O’Malley Griffin Insurance Brokers for sponsoring the event, the helpers in the kitchen who kept everyone hydrated and fed and the parents for their supporting the event.
U-14 Hurling Shield Final
Mungret St. Pauls 3-10 Ballybrown 0-7
Friday 14 September brought both teams to Askeaton when both sides looked even at first Mungret St. Pauls stepped up their game and held Ballybrown off when close to the goals.
Mungret St. Pauls were first to point with Ballybrown equalizing minutes later, this was repeated again. The sliotar was worked up the field and into the hands of the waiting forward who smashed it into the back of the Ballybrown net. This was the changing point in the game when Mungret St. Pauls took off and saw out the first half with a further 2 points to widen their lead.
The second half, Mungret St. Pauls put the pressure on the Ballybrown backs again going for a shot on goal they were unlucky to hit the crossbar twice before eventually taking a point. The first pointed free for Mungret St. Pauls came before Ballybrown got in their own 3 pointed frees but this was not a strong enough come back as Mungret St. Pauls quenched them with another 2 points. A change of fresh legs on the pitch saw what could only be described as an assassination on the goals with 2 quick shot goals were scored accompanied with a point for Mungret St. Pauls with Ballybrown closing out the game on their last 2 points. This was a great result for this energetic team as they accepted the shield from Mary Hasssett the Bord na nOg Secretary.
Team; Rian Murphy, Andrew Aherne, Mark Buckley (0-1), Conor Collins, Max Duggan (1-0), Fintan Fitzgerald, Ronan Greaney, Davd Guilfoyle, JJ Harrington (0-1), Jason Hassett, Sam Hogan, Jack Horgan, Diarmuid Hynes, Tom Lloyd (2-0), Marcus Lyons, Briain Malone, Cian Moloney, Liam Moran, Conor Morgan, Eoin O’Hagan, Sean O’Halloran, Mark O’Brien (0-3, 0-3 from free), Ronan Smith, John Wright (0-2), Ben O’Hagan (0-3, 0-1 from free).
Mungret St. Pauls 3-7 Ahane 0-2
On Thursday 13 September, Mungret St. Pauls hosted Ahane in what was a one sided game. Mungret St. Pauls worked very well together holding back Ahane from scoring while the forwards and mid field took on their own scores.
Mungret St. Pauls 3-14 Ballybrown 0-1
This was another one sided game on Monday 17 September where neither team learned anything. Mungret St. Pauls excelled on skill and earned their score. This was their last game in the group with them second in the grouping.
Pa O’Brien U-10 Hurling Tournament
On Saturday 8 September a very successful Pa O’Brien Tournament took place when Mungret St. Pauls welcomed 2 teams from Kilmallock, Clarecastle and one team from Newtown Shandrum and Newport. There was some spectacular play in this tournament and ran very smoothly. Each team played a final with Mungret St. Pauls 2 teams winning their finals along with one of the Kilmallock teams with the overall winners taking the Pa O’Brien tournament who were Newport after a fantastic match against Newtown Shandrum. Every player received a medal at the end of the day with a player from each team receiving a most improved player trophy. Well done to George Lloyd and Cian O’Connell who were presented the award. Thank you to the visiting clubs for giving some great challenging games, to all the parents who supplied the food and helped out in the kitchen, to Vinnie Gleeson and all the coaches for their help in set up and taking down the pitches and mentoring the players.
Our troupe of U-8 hurlers traveled to Mick Neville Park on their end of year county blitz on Saturday 8 September where they encountered Drom/Broadford, Croagh/ Kilfinney and Knockainey. Our U-8 players proved too strong for each team and ended the day unbeaten. Well done to all the players, coaches and parents on a successful day for Mungret St. Pauls.
U-13 Division 1 Football
Mungret St. Pauls 1-5 Fr. Casey’s 2-3
On Thursday 6 September the U-13 footballers traveled to Abbeyfeale with a low scoring game Mungret St. Pauls stood up well agaisnt Fr. Casey’s and kept them in touch on the scoreboard with the narrow lead for Fr. Casey’s to take the win.
U-13 Division 3 Football
Mungret St. Pauls 2-4 Askeaton, Ballysteen, Kilcornan 6-8
Played in Askeaton on Thursday 6 September the division 3 team played Askeaton, Ballysteen, Kilcornan. Our players are mainly U-12 players and they put up a great battle aginst the strong U-13 players. Our players did a great job scoring 2 goals and 4 points they were under pressure in the backs but will take on board this game and prepare for next years U-13 division 1 group.
Mungret St. Pauls 4-21 Southside Gaels 1-7
On a cold Friday 7 September in Mungret the U-16 hurlers played their last group match with a rewarding score line.
Southside Gaels opened the game with a quick point but it would take them another 25 minutes and 5 wides before they would score again from a free. In this this Mungret St. Pauls secured 3 goals and 8 points with only one point from a free. This team really pulled together and kept their head but once Southside Gaels got into their stride they pointed another 3 balls unanswered with Mungret St. Pauls finishing the half with 2 more points.
The second half was much the same, after Mungret St. Pauls opened with 2 points Southside Gaels scored their only goal. Mungret St. Pauls U-16 team are not ones to sit back they plugged away on the score board with Southside Gaels remaining scores only coming from frees, Mungret St. Pauls were scoring from a wide variety of angles.
This team finish the group stages with no losses leaving them on top of the table preparing for the Semi Final.
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Mungret St. Pauls 5-5 Athea 4-4
Monday, 27 August, Mungret St. Pauls U-14 division 3 panel of 20 made the long journey to Athea. The Mungret St. Pauls boys started poorly conceding two quick goals but after, they settled to bring the score 2-1 to 1-3 at halftime. In the second half Mungret St. Pauls showed great spirit and unity to take on an older team and prevailed winning 5-5 to 4-4. The boys played some very exciting football and can take great pride in this result. The team showed great character and endeavor to see out the game.
Mungret St. Pauls travelled to Mick Neville park last Saturday to contest the group 3 u12 football league finals which comprised of 4 teams. We played Drom-Broadford in the opening match and even though they were a strong physical team we matched them for skill and determination. The game ended in a draw but in extra time Drom-Broadford scored two early goals which proved too much to claw back. The 4 teams now played two finals and we faced off against Galbally who had lost to Ahane in their opening match. With the day being so hot, there was a real chance our boys would tire especially after the extra time played earlier and with no break to the final. But that wasn’t to be the case. We defended very well and on the other side we got the goals at the right time. The game went to the wire though and we just held on in the end by a few points after some frantic efforts to keep out serious goal threats from Galbally. Well done all players who togged out in the day.
U-13 Football Division 3
Mungret St. Pauls 1-6 Knockaderry/ Monagea4-6
Thursday 30 September, Mungret St. Pauls hosted Knockaderry Monagea in U-13 football Division three championship match. This team is a mixture of U-13s,12s and 11s. The players gave away a little in height and physicality but not an inch in endeavor and heart. We had 20 players on our panel and all were eager to do well. There were some good play between players with Mungret St. Pauls very unlucky not to score three goals in first half. We were behind at halftime with Knockaderry taking their chances well. In the second half we took the game to Knockaderry but again were unlucky not to finish off good scoring chances. The game finished 4-6 to 1-6 in Knockaderrys favour but this scoreline does not reflect the effort and endeavor the boys showed. Well done to all.
U-13 Football Division 1
Mungret St. Pauls 7-11 Adare 3-2
Mungret St. Pauls U-13 footballers took on Adare in Division one u13 championship on Friday 31 September in Mungret. The game started at a quick pace with both teams narrowly missing scores. Mungret St. Pauls settled and got up to the pace picking off some good scores from fast interplay and were well ahead at halftime. At the beginning of the second half three changes were made with players keeping up the pace and getting some fine scores. We scored and conceded a penalty which we converted and saved but unluckily let in rebound. Overall a very good team performance but there will be tougher days ahead.
U-16 Division 1 Football
Mungret St. Pauls 3-19 Kilpeacon 1-5
In Mungrets main pitch on Monday 27 August Kilpeacon were welcomed to the last match in the Championship table. Mungret St. Pauls started out well going 6 points up before Kilpeacon replied in the 20th minute with a point and a goal. Mungret St. Pauls held back Kilpeacon and doubled their score to lead half time 0-12 to 1-1.
The second half was much the same with Mungret St. Pauls taking their score and holing off Kilpeacon until the 25th minute when after Mungret St. Pauls scoring a goal and 6 points Kilpeacon put over their 4 points in the finishing half unanswered with Mungret St. Pauls closing the game with 2 final goals. This leaves them in a great position second in the table and in a semi final stage.
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U-16 Division 3 Football
Mungret St. Pauls 1-12 Galtee Gaels 2-4
Monday 27 August in Mungret’s village pitch the division 3 team took on Galtee gaels where they played with great strength and determination in finishing their last game of the table in a win. They showed great skill on the field using their players well and knowing when to pass. They have finished third in their group which is a great result as they have played their matches a year ahead of themselves.
U-13 Division 3 Football
Mungret St. Pauls 3-4 St. Senan’s 5-5
Our U-13 players had to travel to Foynes on Thursday 23 August. This was a great game that displayed a lot of skill and some determination in our players as they played their hearts out and were unlucky to lose on this occasion.
U-13 Division 1 Football
Mungret St. Pauls 5-6 Monaleen 1-4
On Thursday 23 August in Monaleen there was a delayed start with no official ref to start the game. When the match did start Mungret St. Pauls started out strong and kept the momentum going as they worked out the full length of the game and took the win in their first match in the championship.
Cúl camp for future champions took place last week in Mungret St. Pauls with just under 350 children attending, just under half of these were girls this made us one of the biggest camps in Limerick. We were delighted to have 4 of our players Rory Duff, Patrick Dwane, Conor and James Garvey coaching this week and would like to thank all the coaches who are kept busy with all our young players. The weather brought the rain on the last day shortly before the children had to leave. One of our special visitors was the Liam McCarthy accompanied by Aaron Gillane and Barry O’Connell. We would like to Thank the 2 Limerick Hurlers for visiting us and staying for a photo shoot with our players, we really appreciated it. Thank you to all our helpers for the week who helped keep an eye on all the children. There is still lost and found clothes, there are also some helmets and hurleys missing. We would like to ask you to check everything your children brought home to make sure it belongs to them.
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U-14 Football Division 3
Mungret St. Pauls 7-17 St. Patricks 4-6
On Monday 13 August in St. Patricks there was a lovely game of football from 2 skilled teams, Mungret St. Pauls took a good win but the game on the pitch was well played. There was some great hand passes and team work on display which pleased the supporters.
U-16 Football Divivsion 3
Mungret St. Pauls 3-10 Bruff 2-4
Traveling to Bruff on Monday 13 August Mungret St. Pauls came on at a run and had scored a goal and 4 points in the starting 10 minutes before Bruff tried to match but were 3 points shy. Mungret St. Pauls came back again and added their second goal with another 2 points, Bruff repeated their original burst with another goal and point with Mungret St. Pauls closing the half on their seventh point, a 5 point lead.
Bruff came out the stronger at the restart with 2 points and this is where their scoring ended as Mungret St. Pauls settled into their stride and took a confident win. Thank you to the U-14 players who stood up to the challenge for this match with no substitutes available they played a full match.
Mungret St. Pauls 1-10 Galbally 1-12
This was a tight match as was expected in Galbally on Monday 13 August. Mungret St. Pauls broke through to score at every chance while pulling together to keep Galbally from scoring. They were unfortunate to not get 2 final points to draw as they hold onto third place in the group with one game left at home against Kilpeacon, a win should hold their position on the table.
U- 13 Hurling
Mungret St. Pauls 3-4 Doon 1-10
Mungret St. Pauls traveled to Doon on Thursday 9 August to play their last match in the group which was a great battle for our young players. This was one of the tougher matches and really put it up to our players who left everything on the pitch. They had the lead up the the dying minutes of the game and Doon broke through our defense and scoring their only goal to finish the game on a draw. This left Mungret St. Pauls top of the table and into the final to be played against Na Piarsaigh at a later date.
Mungret St. Pauls 5-18 Adare 1-12
Just a short trip out the motorway for our U-16 hurlers to play Adare in what was another great exhibition of play from this team on Monday 6 August.
Mungret St. Pauls were on top form when they started this game going 4 points up before Adare broke through and scored their first point on the 11th minute of the game. Another point for Mungret St. Pauls lead up to the mid fields showing great control on the ball a quick hand off to score the first goal. This boosted Mungret St. Pauls on more and they secured another 2 points before Adare replied with a placed ball score and their only goal of the game. Mungret St. Pauls quickly equaled the goal themselves with another 3 points to Adares 4 more points before the break.
The second half was Mungret St. Pauls game, they never gave up throughout and continued to score in both goals and points while they held back Adare with them only breaching the defense to score 6 more points. There was a lot of pressure put on our backs in the dying minutes of the game as Adare tried to add to their goal score but each attempt was denied by all the backs working together as a team. The subs that were put on were all equally as good as the players they replaced.
Mungret St. Pauls 0-10 Monaleen 2-3
In Mungret on Thursday 2 August a great game was to be played out as Mungret St. Pauls and Monaleen put everything into the game and Mungret St. Pauls took the win.
U-16 Division 3 Football
U-16 Division 1 Football
Mungret St. Pauls 3-5 Ballybrown 1-6
On Thursday 26 July the U-13 Hurlers traveled up the road to the neighbours Ballybrown. A good match is always expected from Ballybrown but this was a great match when Mungret St. Pauls stood up and took on any challenge that came for them. They deserved the win that they worked hard for.
Mungret St. Pauls 3-17 Patrickswell 1-8
On Monday 23 July the U-16 hurlers had a great start to the match and did not hold back throughout. The Mungret St. Pauls defense worked well breaking down the Patrickswell players and the forwards and midfield played the ball nicely to secure the score.
U-13 Division 1 Hurling
Mungret St. Pauls 1-6 Murroe Boher 2-2
Thursday 19 July in Mungret the U-13 hurlers played a very skillful game. They held Murroe Boher off scoring while working the ball up the field and taking their own score. This game had a great exhibition of play from both teams. The goalies had their work cut out throughout. Well done to the Mungret St. Pauls team for keeping their lead and wining by the minimum.
U-14 Division 3 Football
Mungret St. Pauls 1-4 Granagh Ballingarry 4-15
On Wednesday 18 July in Ballingarry our U-13 players played a skilled game against a strong Granagh Ballingarry team. The positives they took from this game was the way they worked as a team. These games are to prepare for next year when they play in division 1.
U-14 Division 1 Football
Mungret St. Pauls 1-12 Monaleen 7-9
The last time these tow teams met it was a very low scoring game with Mungret St. Pauls scraping a win. On Wednesday 18 July in Mungret this was not the same game. Mungret St. Pauls had to work hard for every score but did not let Monaleen take any easy score either.
Mungret St. Pauls 0-3 Doon 5-8
Wednesday 11 July our U-14 players traveled to Doon where they played a competitive match that got away from them in the second half. Doon are top of the table and our players are not a team to let a loss get them down. They were due to play Ballybrown only 2 days later and had to get their heads into that game.
Mungret St. Pauls 4-6 Ballybrown 0-3
Having taken a loss 2 days earlier our U-14 hurlers had put that game behind them and were ready to take on neighbours on Friday 13 July. They started out with great strides knocking over points holding back Ballybrown so much they only managed their first score in the dying minutes of the first half. The second half saw much the same style of strong play from our U-14s in their last match they were going to make sure they came off the pitch with a great win and they did. Well done to this team and their management.
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.
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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.
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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.
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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)