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Ladies Football News
St. Stephens day Match
White Team (Hurlers ) 3-20 Red Team (Footballers) 7-9
This was an entertaining game to watch finishing on a competitive last 10 minutes.
It was a game of 4 quarters (to give those of less training extra breaks). Both sides had an equal amount of female players who where getting to grips in the first quarter but started to confirm their place on the pitch in the rest of the game. The Hurlers opened the game with a point but it did not take long for the Footballers to reply with a goal. The Hurlers fought back and by the end of the first quarter it was all square 0-4 to 1-1.
The second quarter was the Hurlers quarter as they brought their score up 2 goals and 7 points while the footballers looked a little lost as they only added another 2 goals and 2 points. Giving the Hurlers a 5 point lead.
The third quarter was a more competitive game seeing the Footballers take ownership on the game and lessening the gap to only 2 points. There were some fantastic saves by the goalies throughout the game and some skilled passes. It was the final quarter that the game took off and the competitive side came out in the players as each player worked hard to get possession. The game leveled up with only 7 minutes left the footballers pulled ahead with 2 points, the hurlers are not ones to sit back they powered on and leveled the score again but the last kick of the ball was the winning kick for the Footballers.
We would like to Thank everyone who was involved in the planning of this game, a big Thank you to the players for taking to the pitch and supplying the food and raffle prizes. To Maureen O’Doherty for her catering skills, Annette Patterson for her art skills in facepainting, Geraldine Dee for the gate collection and Wanda Dwane for the photographs. Our raffle ticket sellers, bar staff and the organisers for setting up the children’s movie. This was a great way to work off a Christmas dinner and get in a bit of training. We look forward to the games ahead of us this year and wish all our players the Best of Luck.
Photos available on our facebook page by clicking HERE
St. Stephens day Match
For the last few years the players have come together to host a charity match, this will take place again this year with a slight difference. On St. Stephens day, 26 December, Battle of the Codes will take place for the Kick & Mix Cup, Registration opens at 12pm for players. First throw in @1pm. There will be at least 4 teams with 2 games each (semi’s – Final & Shield). A team is to include 2 Ladies Footballers, 3 Hurlers, 3 Footballers, 3 Over 35’s and the rest from any team. Get in early with your registration €10 per player for advanced registration, €15 on the day. We are asking each player to bring along a Raffle Prize OR cakes/bun/sandwiches.
There will be plenty of fun for everyone in the family on the day. Entertainment will be provided in the Hall and Clubhouse from 1pm: Kids Movie on the Big screen, kids activities, facepainting etc, Novelty Penalty Shootout. Sandwiches & Tea/Coffee and other goodies will be available. There will be a raffle on the day with great prizes. €5 per adult (if not playing), children will be free.
Limerick Ladies Cup
Thank you to our Limerick Ladies footballers who made an appearance at the Camogie tournament before heading over to the under age ladies football training on Saturday 22 September. We are lucky enough to have Olivia Giltenane, Martina Giltenane, Cliodhna Ni Cheallagh, Jenni O’Malley, Jim Moran and Roisin Moran all involved in the Limerick Team and are delighted they could spend time with our young players.
The U-10 Ladies Football team traveled to Passage West where they enjoyed a blitz day.
U-6 and U-8 Ladies Football girls wishing the 4 Mungret St. Pauls ladies who will be playing in Croke Park on Sunday 16 September. Best of Luck to Olivia, Martina, Cliodhna and Jenni. Also to Jim Moran who is a selector on the team, with Roisin Moran, water girl.
“Aine Ryan enjoying a special visit from Liam McCarthy. Aine has been playing Camogie and Football with Mungret St. Pauls for the last 4 years. Aine has had a very tough year but she is a great little fighter and is looking forward to getting back to playing with Mungret in the near future.”
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.
Limerick Ladies Football
Well done to the Junior Limerick ladies on their recent win against Carlow, Mungret St. Pauls were represented by players Martina and Olivia Giltenane, Cliodhna Ni Cheallaigh and Jenni O’Malley. The win means they qualify for the semi Final.
The womens Irish Hockey team surprised a lot of people coming from second last in the ranks to overcome some great teams and make it to the World Cup Final where they played the top ranked Netherlands in the hot tempetures. We are very proud of the ladies who came off second best taking the silver medal. Hockey is quite similar to the GAA in that the players play for passion not for money. Roisin Upton was a former player with Mungret St. Pauls with one of her highlights being the captain of the winning Ladies Football Féile team. We would like to congratulate Roisin and her team mates on their fantastic achievement for Ireland, they have done their families, friends, clubs, counties and women in sport very proud.
Ladies Football Féile
Well done to our U-14 ladies football who traveled to Summerhill in Meath on Friday 28 June. When they arrived they got a chance to settle in and meet their host families before they went tonplay their first match against Carbury from Kildare. This was a great opening match with Mungret St. Pauls winning 4-8 to 1-3.
Next up they played Kinawley which proved another great game and Mungret St. Pauls persistance payed off as they took the win in this as well 5-3 to 2-5.
They had a break for the night as they prepared for their host team to be played on Saturday morning 29 June. This was a land slide game with Mungret St. Pauls scoring 7-5 denying and score to Summerhill. This result brought the girls into the quater final later the same day where they were to meet up with Magherafelt. This was a very exciting game with the scores going both ways but it was the last few minutes that determinded the winner as Magherafelt popes 2 balls over the bar to win 2-3 to 2-5.
We are delighted with our girls play and attitude to the game. They represented our club very well and can hold their heads up high on their results. We look forward to seeing their performance for the rest of the year. Well done girls, your mentors and supporters.
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 .
Ladies Football Sponsored Walk
Well done to all who took part in the sponsored walk on Saturday. We really appreciate your participation in the event which was a great success. A special word of Thank you to those who helped out on the day.
A big Thank you to all who supported the Ladies Football Cake Sale on Saturday. Your support was very much appreciated.
Camogie and Ladies Football clubs would like to thank all players, coaches, parents and committee members who helped with our bag packing in Tescos recently on a day better suited for the beach. Thank you!
U-14 Shield Final
Congratulations to our U-14 Ladies football who won the Shield Final
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.
Well done to the girls from Mungret St. Pauls who competed in the U14 LGFA All Ireland blitz in Portlaoise on Saturday12th of May for Limerick. Ciara O’ Keeffe, Ella Mason and Monica Sheehan
Congratulations to Olivia Giltenane who along with fellow Limerick Ladies Football players- Shauna Ryan and Mairead Kavanagh on being named on the Division 4 Lidl Team of the League.
Ladies U-16 Football
Mungret: 4-10 Drom/Broadford: 4-06
The Mungret St. Pauls ladies U-16 footballers had a very hard fought victory over a gallant Drom/Broadford side in the final of the County League – Section B Cup final at LIT on Monday 6 May. Mungret St. Pauls started the brighter and scored three cracking goals in the first half to lead at half-time on a scoreline of 3-08 to 2-03 and only for hitting the woodwork on no fewer than three occasions, would have been out of sight. But this was a game of two halves and Drom/Broadford battled strongly and went into the lead by a point well into the second half. A goal from a free (after hitting the crossbar for the fourth time!) settled the team and Mungret ran out winners on a final scoreline of 4-10 to 4-06.
This was a fine performance from a group of girls who have worked very hard so far this season and the quality of hand-passing and teamwork up and down the pitch was a joy to watch. This bodes well for the Championship later in the year. A special word of thanks to the parents and supporters who attended at LIT on Monday.
Team are; Ella Mason, Alannah McDonagh, Aine Joyce, Bronagh Byrne, Jenny Lynch, Fiona Meehan, Helene Dee, Zoe Page, Fiona O Brien,Kathlyn Costello, Ailbhe Larkin, Niamh Browne, Megan Cronin, Monica Sheehan, Emer O Keeffe, Tara Nealon, Aoife O Connor, Olivia Kerins, Jennifer Ryan, Sophie O Brien, Aisling McGuinness
Congratulations to Aoife Morrissey, Ailbhe Larkin and Olivia Kerins who were part of the Limerick team which won the Munster Ladies U16B football title beating Clare by 5-05 to 1-06 in Mallow last Saturday.
U-14 Ladies Football
Mungret St. Pauls 3-8 Ahane 1-2
On Sunday 22 April the U-14 Ladies Footballers took on Ahane in the Féile final in Mungret. Against a very strong wind in the first half the girls held their composure and kept in reach of their opponents who led at half time by 2 points.
The overcast grey skies and showers did not dampen these girls hopes of victory as they took to the pitch for the second half with a determined attitude and played a skillful second half where the ball barely left the Mungret St. Pauls forwards. A goal early in the restart saw a lift in the girls spirits and the supporters encouragement helped speed the pace of the game.
The defense line of Mungret St. Pauls were not going to let anything through when the final whistle blew and the girls were confirmed winners of the Eileen Caromdy Memorial cup and to represent Limerick in the Féile 2018 on 29 June.
Well done to the girls, coaches and everyone who supported them in their goal.
Limerick Ladies Football
Well done to the girls from Mungret St.Pauls who played with Limerick in the Munster final in Mallow on Saturday 21st of April. Limerick defeated Clare 9-13 to 0-06. Pictured are Ciara O’Keeffe, Ella Mason and Monica Sheehan.
Ladies Football Féile
December 2017 was when this team started training for the 2018 League Championship and Féile. In all weathers, nothing hindered these girls getting on with their training sessions.
They have played 2 challenge matches against Co. Clare teams. The Banner ladies traveled to us on a snowy Sunday 18 March where both teams showed great skill and determination and played out the game in full.
They then travelled to meet Doora Barefield on Thursday 29 March with a skeleton team of 15, they showed great pride in their game of football.
Mungret St. Pauls were confirmed winners of both matchs on very impressive score lines. The girls have played Monagea and Monaleen so far in their championship league games winning both.
Their Féile 2018 qualifiers were played on Sunday 15 April. The team travelled to Abbeyfeale where their group opponents were Fr. Caseys, Dromcolligher/ Broadford and Monagea.
The girls played 3 skilful matches with great determination and were the winners of all their games. They now go to the final for the féile 2018 qualifier and will play Ahane for the Eileen Carmody memorial cup on Sunday 22 April. Best of Luck to the girls.
Team; Grace Noone, Grace O’Keeffe, Aoibheann Collins (Captain), Kate Feasey, Ella Page, Jools Deegan, Aimee Dore-Barry, Dearbhaill Mangan, Emer Conroy, Sarah Butler, Zoe Page, Ciara O’Keeffe, Ella Mason, Ciara Brennan, Abbie Cullinane, Monica Sheehan, Amy O’Halloran, Alex Connole, Aimee Ryan, Maria Campbell Amy Connolly, Emily Breen.
U-14 Ladies Football
Mungret St. Pauls 5-5 Monagea 2-2
Mungret St. Pauls transfered their home pitch to the Crescent Comprehensive school for their match against Monagea on Wednesday 4 April. Mungret St. Pauls played a strong match and lead from the off. There was some great foot and hand passes up worked up and down the pitch. A great performance from this team of girls.
U16 Ladies Football
Mungret U16 ladies football played their first match of the 2018 season which was an friendly against St Bridget’s. It was a free flowing game with lots of scores and the game was a great benefit to both teams as they start their league campaign next week. Thanks to St Bridget’s for travelling to Mungret for the match and also thanks to our referee Catherine Murphy.
Camogie and Ladies Football joint bag packing in Centra
Our thanks is extended to our friends at Ryan’s Centra in Raheen. They graciously accommodated a joint Camogie and Ladies Football bag packing event on Mother’s day weekend. Thanks particularly to Brenda, Joe and all the staff for the help, friendliness and assistance with this task. Also thanks to the many people and volunteers who contributed generously.
Ladies Football Minor Development League
Mungret St Pauls 0-6 Murroe Boher 6-6
On a bright and dry Mother’s Day evening our ladies minor team lined out to face Murroe Boher in the development minor league at home on the Village pitch. For many of our players this was their first outing of the year and the cobwebs were soon blown away when Murroe Boher took an early lead. Both team moved the ball well, particularly down the wings with some moves leading to decisive Murroe Boher goals. In the second half, Mungret St. Pauls contested better in midfield and contained the movement of Murroe Boher going forward. Our backs and goalie did some excellent defending with tackles and blocks preventing Murroe Boher taking many scores, while at the other end, our forwards foraged back and took some excellent points of their own. Despite the finishing score line of Mungret St Pauls 0-6 to 6-6 for Murroe Boher, it was an entertaining game with many good movements and plenty of promise shown by our ladies.
Lining out for Mungret St. Pauls were : Aine Joyce, Clare O’Meara, Ella Mason, Emma Bourke, Fiona O’Brien, Joanne Foley, Karin Mason, Olivia Kerins, Rachel Fennell, Roisin Moran, Shanan Barron, Sophie O’Brien and Zoe Mangan.
Well done to the Limerick teams that were out over the weekend. The Camogie overcame Meath with a great win, while the Footballers knew they had a tough game against Laois but preformed well, we are delighted to have Pa Begley and Killian Ryan named on this panel. The Hurlers also took on Laois and won their battle, leading all the way while the Ladies Football were well represented by Mungret St. Pauls with Olivia Giltenane, Clíodhna Ni Cheallaig, Jennifer O’Malley and Clare O’Meara all on the panel they ended a low scoring draw with Carlow.
Limerick Ladies Football
Well done to our young Ladies who will represent Mungret St. Pauls as they play for Limerick. Selected for the U-14 Limerick Ladies Football team are; Ciara O’Keeffe, Ella Mason, Monica Sheehan, Maria Campbell and Sarah Butler. For the U-13 Limerick Ladies Football team are; Emer Conroy, Abbie Cullinane and Kate Feasy.
The club AGM will take place on Thursday 25 Jan 2018 at 7.45pm in the clubhouse. All motions and nominations to be forwarded to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 12th @5pm. Alternatively, motions and nominations can be left for Brian O’Halloran’s attention in the clubhouse.
Allianz Cumann na mBunscol
The girls in St Nessans reached the city finals in U-13 and U-11 Football. The U-13 extended their play into extra time where Milford came out on top and the U-11 were second best to Monaleen.Well done to the girls in St. Pauls and Gaelscoil an Raithin who put everything they had into their games since September.
Three Mungret St. Pauls girls were on the Roxboro School team who won the East U13 cup.
Larkin Shield U-13 Ladies Football
There are 9 Mungret St Paul’s players on squads for the Larkin Shield. Abbie Cullinane, Amy O’Halloran, Aimee Horgan and Anna Campbell from St Nessans, Emer Conroy and Jools Deegan from Ballybrown NS, Dearbhaill Mangan from Gaelscoil Raithin, Roisin O’Brien from Patrickswell NS and Ella Page from St Paul’s.
Finals are on next Tuesday evening with Girls playing at 6.30pm and boys at 7.30pm in the Gaelic Grounds under floodlights. Entrance fee is €5 per family.
Well done to the girls from Mungret St. Pauls who represented Limerick at the U13 Munster blitz in Mallow on Saturday. Ciara O’Keeffe, Aimme Dore Barry, Sarah Butler, Zoe Page, Monica Sheehan, Ella Mason, Ciara Brennan and Maria Campbell.
Kelloggs Cúl Camp
It is a fantastic sight to see our pitches full with more than 250 happy children as they have a great time at the Kelloggs Cul Camp, always a popular camp throughout the country, as always Mungret St. Pauls have surpassed themselves with the amount of children registered for the camp again this year. Thank you to own club helpers who help make the camp enjoyable for all the children before they return to school.
CLUBHOUSE 30 YEAR CELEBRATION
On Saturday 1 July we had a great day full of GAA. During the day we had some great displays of skill by all sections. The highlight of this was the U-12 Camogie match where they put in an enormous amount of work into the game and it payed off when they beat Crecora in their challenge match, the first time quite while to achieve. Keep up the great work girls. At 6pm the scheduled Division 3 match in football against Galtee Gaels were ahead, there is a separate report on this match but we are delighted to have a win in that game. It was next up for the Premier Intermediates when they took on Clares Clooney Quinn and having loaned a player to the Clare side it was great to see both teams getting stuck in.
Every one was welcome into the club house for food and refreshments and then it was a cue for Donal Fitzgibbon to take to the microphone and present some fantastic certificates to the officers of the past who wore the battle scars of being in office in Mungret St. Pauls during the 30 year period.
This was where we officially launched the commemorative book compiled by Gerry McNamara ( who is available at a reasonable price to autograph your copy) of the history of the last 30 years since the Community Centre was built. Well worth a read- guaranteed you will find something about the club or the people in the club that you never knew before.
At a great price of only €10. Get your copy now before they are gone.
Mungret Post Office
Club shop (open 11.30am to 12.30pm every Saturday)
Clubhouse bar every monday night from 9.30pm on
Noreen Moriarity, Raheen- 087-6228396
Gerry McNamara, Raheen- 085-1901900
Kathleen Dowling, Gouldavoher- 086-3601478
Teresa O’Brien, Mungret- 061-353898
Thank you to everyone who helped compile it with words, wisdom or pictures. A special Thank You to Gerry McNamara who took on this task and put a lot of hard work into it.
The night was topped off with a rare video from the official opening of the club house 30 years ago and some lively music playing in the lounge.
Thank you to every one to attended during the day and at night to help the club in our milestone celebration.
Photographs available by clicking HERE
Our coaches at our camp had been preparing their activities well in advance, we had a fantastic turn out of players with over 80 children getting the chance to practice their skills. We hope each child who attended have an enjoyable time for the three days. We are always delighted to see the pitches being full of happy children making the most of their summer holidays. Thank you to our camp coordinator Kevin O’Hagan and all who helped out over the three days without your help we would not be able to entertain the children while making GAA fun. Don’t forget this is not the end of the camps as we still have the Cúl Camp at the end of the summer 21 to 25 August, you can register on line on www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie we look forward to seeing everyone back for that camp.
Photos of camp are available on our website by clicking HERE
Clubhouse 30 Year Celebration
The club would like to invite all our members past and present to our day of celebration on Saturday July 1 the club are delighted to be hosting a day of fun for everyone.
10am – 1.30pm The ladies football begin the day with a display of their skills.
1.30pm – 3pm The Camogie take over with an U-12 challenge match V. Crecora
3pm -6pm The Juvenile boys complete the younger side of the club with their display of skills.
At 6pm the Intermediate Footballers play Galtee Gales
At 7.30pm sees the Premier Intermediate Hurlers play a challenge match against Clooney Quinn.
9pm food will be available in the club house followed by the highlight of the day, where a specially commissioned 140 page book bringing you back through the last 30 years since the Mungret St. Pauls Community Centre opened ,will be launched and put on sale for only €10.
The bar will be open at 6.30pm on the day and we would like to extend our welcome to everyone to attend throughout the day to support our players (young and older) and to stay on for our celebration, spokesman on the night is Donal Fitzgibbon and music will follow the short speaches.
It was great to see the pitches very busy this weekend with the Community Games. Thank you to all who helped out at the weekend. Well done to all who took part and Congratulations to everyone who go forward to represent Regional Community Games in Dublin.
Our coaches are getting ready for the Summer Camp, can you believe it is only a few days away. This camp will have a few new coaches (all club players) and they are already working out some fun games for all the children to play over the three days. It take place on Monday July 3 to Wednesday July 5 from 10am to 2pm.
Ssssh don’t tell the children but on the last day of camp we try surprise them with a special treat.
Have you not booked your child in for our Summer Camp yet? it is okay, it is not too late, click on THIS LINK to download and print the form ( this makes it easier when booking them in) bring along your child/ren on Monday from 9.30am with the form and money and we will take it from there.
Over the weekend why not ask your child/ren to prepare their own bags for camp ( so they know what clothes they are bringing ) and if you could put a name on the labels would be a great help if they did go missing we can get the items back to you quickly.
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, suncream.
We are so looking forward to seeing your family at our camp. If you know anyone else who may enjoy attending our camp let them know, we love seeing new faces on the pitch.
If you have any queries you can email email@example.com or you can contact the camp coordinator Kevin O’Hagan on 087-0601686.
U12s Ladies Football Community Games – Regional Crowned County Champions
Regional were crowned county champions on Sunday evening last after an exciting final full of quality football against Bruff/Meanus/Grange. The opposition took an early lead with a cracking goal but the Regional girls fought back to lead by 2-2 to 1-1 at the end of the first quarter. The second quarter saw a quick fire hat trick of goals by Amy O’Halloran and Regional opened a nice 5-3 to 1-4 lead at halftime.
Bruff/Meanus/Grange never gave up and in the second half Regional’s defence were tested to the extreme. They passed the test with flying colours which helped Regional close out the game by 7-4 to 3-5. All sixteen girls played significant parts in the victory and can be proud of their performances.
The team on the night was Amy Horgan, Amy O’Halloran, Anna Campbell, Aoife Lyons, Cliona Byrne, Eimear Greaney, Ella Page, EllaMay Roche, Emma O’Rourke, Faye O’Connor, Izzy Duggan, Jillian Buckley, Orla McCabe, Rachel Somers, Ruth Bolger and Saoirse Culhane Keogh.
U12s Ladies Football league vs Dromin/Athlacca/Banogue
Friday night last saw 22 of Mungret St Pauls’s finest travel to Athlacca to face Dromin/Athlacca/Banogue in the final non-competitive game of the series. A feature of the game was some tremendous point scoring by our Mungret ladies. The two teams were evenly matched and the upcoming championship campaigns for both sides will only have benefited from this game. All of our 22 ladies got a good run out and played at least half the match.
The squad on the night was Abbie Cullinane, Amy O’Halloran, Aoife Lyons, Brook Quinn, Cliona Byrne, Dearbhaill Mangan, Ella Page, EllaMay Roche, Emma Galvin, Emma O’Rourke, Hannah O’Byrne, Izzy Duggan, Jools Deegan, Kate Feasy, Lily Quinn, Lucy Carroll, Orna Cronin, Rachel Connolly, Roisin O’Brien, Ruth Bolger, Saoirse Culhane Keogh and Shahd Awaga.
U14s Ladies Football vs Oola B Cup Final – Mungret’s 3-07 4-06 Oola
Our U14 ladies football team travelled to Mick Neville Park in Rathkeale on Monday evening to play Oola in the B Cup final.
It was a game that any senior male county team would have being proud to be part of. Having previously beaten Oola in a tight game earlier in the season, the girls were only too aware that a serious game was ahead of them.
The first half was a closely fought match with both sides playing to their best, It was a fast paced half with Oola closing out the first half with a one point lead after hitting the woodwork on a few occasions.
Mungret St Pauls started off the second half swiftly with a well taken goal. This fired up the Mungret ladies who then took the lead with another 2 goals and a point, but, as we well knew, Oola would not give up without a fight,
Sure enough, Oola responded with counter scores on the other end of the field. The tension and passion on the field was electric, Oola scored their fourth goal putting Mungret on the backfoot at a critical stage of the game.
But Mungret St Pauls continued to play their skillful passing game, but only found themselves losing out narrowly on a final score line of Oola 4-06 to Mungret’s 3-07.
Our girls have trained hard two nights a week since January, they have applied great dedication to the game and represented the club to the very highest standards. While they did not get the Trophy they deserved this time, they can all hang up their boots ‘temporarilly’ knowing they have the winning combination of dedication, accountability and leadership. On a season where they have only lost to the County Feile Champions, the A Cup Winners and the B Cup winners we all know these girls ‘will be back’.
In the picture are Aimee Dore Barry, Aisling McGuinness, Alex Connole, Amy Connolly, Aoibheann Collins, Broangh Byrne, Caoimhe Culhane Keogh, Ciara Brennan, Claire Doolan, Ella Mason, Ellen Healy, Grace O Keeffe, Jennifer Ryan, Maria Campbell, Monica Sheehan, Olivia Kerins, Rachel Guinea, Rebecca Dore, Saoirse Hanrahan, Sarah Butler, Tara Nealon and Zoe Page.
Other team members who were not available on the night were Ciara O’Keeffe, Dearbhla Smith, Kate Feasy, Lucy Connolly and Ruth Maher
U8s& U10s Ladies Football vs St Senans, Foynes
On a very sunny and warm evening last Wednesday our U8s and U10s travelled to play St. Senans. Our U8s put in a great performance where the girls worked very well together and scored some great goals. With so many of our U10s travelling, we split into two teams. St. Senans are a club continuing to improve in this age group, showing great blocking and tackling skill as we pushed forward at every opportunity taking so goals, but even more please were the points we score on the evening. Our backs and goalie did every this asked of them when St Sennans got through our midfield.
Our next blitz is on Wednesday 14-June at home to Adare and on Wednesday 28-June away to Feohanagh-Castlemahon. Our training continues on Saturday mornings at 11am on the village pitch.
Our U8s are Abbey Nealon, Aibhlin Hassett, Aoibheann Friel, Aine Galvin, Aoife Cuffe, Aoife Dennigan, Arienne Walsh, Caoimhe McGrath, Eilis O’Neill, Ella Mescall, Emma Fox, Eva Wardle, Isabelle Kenny, Lucy Barry, Roisin O’Neill, Rossa Harrington, Saoirse Aherne, Sophie Mcinerney and Vivienne Mcinerney.
Our U10s are Abbie O’Connor, Aine Ryan , Aimee Butler, Aoife Byrne, Aisling O’Kelly, Amy Baggott , Anna Coughlan , Anna Nealon, Caoimhe Hennessy, Ciara Donnarumma, Clodagh Nestor, Doireann O’Connor, Emma Nagle, Faye O’Dwyer, Grace Morgan, Holly Meagher, Isobel Killian, Ivana O’Carroll, Julie O’Sullivan, Katie Halpin, Katie Keogh, Maeve Ryan, Molly Tobin, Muireann McGee, Rachel Somers, Rachel Walsh, Sarah Horgan and Sophie Mulcahy.
Many thanks to all our parents for travelling and bringing our girls to all these games during a very busy week for the club.
Senior ladies Football challenge V Athea
Athea provided a good workout for the team as part of our preparations for our first championship outing against our dear rivals, Murroe-Boher, to be played on the weekend of 25-June. In a lively encounter Mungret St Pauls ran out on a winning scoreline of 7-07 to Athea’s 3-11. Our preparations for the upcoming championship will continue on Tuesdays & Thursdays @7pm on the village pitch and with a few more challenges matches to come.
To our club members Ella Mason (St. Nessan’s NS) and Jason Hassett (St. Paul’s NS) who represented Limerick in the Munster Primary Go Games in Cusack park in Ennis last Sunday in front of a crowd of 2,968 spectators. Both had strong performances during the half time interval games with both Limerick Primary school teams winning on the day.
U-10 Ladies Football
Our U-10s played Old Mill in their first home league fixture last Wednesday evening 17 May. Old Mill had 13 players and Mungret St Pauls had a great turn out with 28 players. We split into 2 teams with each of our teams putting up a very strong performance against a resilient Old Mill team. Mungret St Pauls defended very well and great determination was displayed as all players played their part in helping to get some great scores on a sunny but windy evening. The girls enjoyed the match and are looking forward to their next game away to St Senan’s in Foynes this Wednesday evening.
Players: Abbie O’Connor, Aine Ryan , Aimee Butler, Aoife Byrne, Aisling O’Kelly, Amy Baggott , Anna Coughlan , Anna Nealon, Caoimhe Hennessy, Ciara Donnarumma, Clodagh Nestor, Doireann O’Connor, Emma Nagle, Faye O’Dwyer, Grace Morgan, Holly Meagher, Isobel Killian, Ivana O’Carroll, Julie O’Sullivan, Katie Halpin, Katie Keogh, Maeve Ryan, Molly Tobin, Muireann McGee, Rachel Somers, Rachel Walsh, Sarah Horgan and Sophie Mulcahy.
U-14 Ladies Football
After losing out in the ‘A’ league semi-final spot on score difference, our U-14 ladies contested the ‘B’ league semi-final with St. Ailbes on Monday evening 22 May. In the first half scores were at a premium. Mungret St Pauls barely showing their usual pace and skilful play but with a well-timed goal in the dying minutes of the half we went on to lead 1-01 to 0-02 at half-time. After some key words and good motivational speeches from the coaches our U-14 ladies returned to the field with renewed vigour. We began to see more of their usual skills and precise football that we have become accustomed to from this U-14 side, resulting in 2 quick goals in the first 5 minutes of the half putting us firmly in control of the games. From there Mungret St. Pauls limited St Ailbes to a single point in the half. Mungret St Pauls closed out the game on a score-line of 4-05 to 0-03. Our ladies deservedly earning their place in the ‘B’ cup final. Details of opponent, venue and time yet to be decided.
In the photo are Aishling McGuinness, Aimee Dore Barry, Amy Connolly, Aoibhean Collins, Bronagh Byrne, Caoimhe Culhane, Ciara O’Keeffe, Clare Doolin, Dearbhla Smith, Ella Mason, Ellen Healy, Grace O’Keeffe, Jenny Ryan, Maria Campbell, Monica Sheehan, Olivia Kerins, Rachael Guinea, Rebecca Dore, Sarah Butler, Tara Nealon and Zoe Page. Missing from photo were Alex Conole, Ciara Brennan, Ellie Smith, Kate Feasy and Ruth Maher.
As part of a busy week our U-14s travelling to Pallasgreen to play Kilteely/Dromkeen/Garrydoolis in the Community Games. The U-14s played a great game with intensity but, unfortunately, came up short at the end losing a closely fought affair by 2-07 to 2-05.
U-12 Ladies Football
Our U-12s were also in action last Friday evening 19 May, again in the Community Games. Their opponents on the night were Murroe-Boher. Our ladies got on top early in the game and continued to keep pressure on a Murroe-Boher side who battled gallently to the final whistle. Our ladies continue on their merry way in this competition and have now qualified for this years Community Games County Final.
U-14 Ladies Football.
On a busy week for our U-14 ladies football team, we had an away match in Banogue vs Dromin/Athlacca/Banogue last Wednesday evening and the final phase 2 group game against Fr Casey’s on Sunday last on the senior pitch.
On a beautiful evening in Banogue, Mungret started well with a few quick scores but Dromin/Athlacca/Banogue began to come more into the game and went on to lead at half time by a single point. In the second half we gained the upper hand early and after a few minutes began to get the scores our play deserved. We continued to dominate the second half and out winners on a score-line of 7-07 to 4-01.
Our game on Sunday evening was a different affair. As Fr. Caseys had previously lost to Dromin/Athlacca/Banogue, they needed to win to ensure a three way tie at the top of the group. Fr Casey’s started off in a determined mood and maintained their intensity for the entire duration of the game. All of the Fr. Casey’s U-14 Limerick players were available to them and they showed their strength in the air and in the tackle and made our girls work very hard in both halves. When we had possession we struggled to get through their mid-field and half back lines and when we did their full-back line blocked every shot and smothered every move forward. Although behind for all the game, they were still in touch until Fr Casey’s scored two quick goals in the second half. From there, they added on a number of points and finished with 4-12 to our 0-01. Despite this score-line, there were many magnificent performances on our side with much to admire in our attitude to keep going to the very end of the game.
U-12 Ladies Football.
Although we had no U-12 club game, many of our girls represented Regional in this year’s Community Games in an away fixture with Knockainey. The first half was a tight enough affair with Regional leading at the halftime break 2-3 to 0-2. A quick flurry of goals for Regional in a wind assisted third quarter settled matters although Knockainey had the best of the final quarter with the game finishing 5-5 to 1-6. The score line was a little flattering to Regional but they were deserved winners.
The team on the night was Izzy Duggan, Ella May Roche, Emma O’Dwyer, Ruth Bolger, Faye O’Connor, Saoirse Culhane Keogh, Jillian Buckley, Rachel Somers, Anna Campbell and Amy O’Halloran. They have now qualified for the semi-finals which will be played in the coming weeks. Well done girls
Whereas the results may have gone against Limerick in the Lidl NFL Division 3 league, the commitment and performances of Olivia Giltenane have not gone unnoticed. Olivia has been recognised by her inclusion in the Lidl NFL Division 3 Team of the League. This follows on from her inclusion last year in the Lidl NFL Division 4 Team of the League. Well done Olivia and many congratulations to you from us all.
Senior ladies football:
Our Mungret St Pauls ladies played the last match in Division One League last Saturday against Ballylanders, current Senior County Champions. In the first half Mungret St Pauls played very well showing some great teamwork and running off the ball and managed to take a lead of a couple of points into half time. After the break, Ballylanders come out a renewed vigour and proceeded to chip away at the Mungret lead. By full time both teams finished in 10 points each with Ballylanders edging Mungret out of a place in the Division One League final.
We have now received the fixtures for the U8s and U10s non-competitive leagues, so we now look forward to seeing you put your skills into action on the pitch.
Congratulation to Olivia Kerins who won the Munster U14B Championship with Limerick last Sunday vs Waterford in Mallow on a scoreline of 2-07 to 1-09 in a very tight contest. We wish you the best of luck in the All-Ireland blitz this weekend in Portlaoise.
U-12 Ladies Football.
Friday night saw our girls travel to Dromcollogher to take on Drom/Broadford. 17 girls made the trip and all enjoyed plenty of game time and acquitted themselves very well. As these games are noncompetitive, scores are not kept. Generally you would have an idea of whether you won or lost but on this high scoring occasion neither side claimed victory and an honorable draw was declared. Thanks to all the girls and the parents who made the trip. We will be at home to Feoghanagh/Castlemahon next Friday evening.
The squad on the night was Abbie Cullinane, Aimee Ryan, Amy O’Halloran, Anna Campbell, Cliona Byrne, Dearbhail Mangan, Ella Page, Emer Conroy, Emma O’Rourke, Izzy Duggan, Jools Deegan, Kate Feasy, Lucy O’Carroll, Oran Cronin, Rachel Connolly, Ruth Bolger and Shadh Awaga.
U-14 Ladies Football.
MSP completed phase 1 of U14 championship with an away match vs Monagea. MSP had the advantage of the hill and the breeze in the 1st half which they used to build up significant lead at half time. This allowed MSP to use their full squad and MSP ran out comfortable winners on a score line of 5-8 to 1-1. Next up for MSP are matches vs Dromin/Athlacca/Banogue and Fr Caseys.
Junior Ladies Football.
On bank holiday Monday the MSP junior ladies team travelled to Ballyhahill to take on Gerald Griffins in the final league match of Div 3. It was a well contested match with some nice patches of play and great teamwork throughout. The match ended in a draw with a final score of Gerald Griffins 1-09 Mungret St Pauls 2-06. The player who travelled were Aisling Dee, Catherine Murphy, Clare O’Meara, Cliodhna Kelly, Joanne Foley, Karin Mason, Kate Galvin, Leah O’Carroll, Leisha Horgan, Lisa Garvey, Marita O’Brien, Maire Lyons, Megan O’Malley, Michelle Kennedy, Niamh Foley, Paulina Vijidran and Rachel Fennell.
Senior Ladies Football.
Mungret St Paul’s senior ladies were at home to St Ailbes in Div 1 of the leagues last Friday. Ailbes were the quicker off the blocks, getting two goals inside the opening six minutes. MSP tried their best to claw back but were left trailing at half time. MSP played much better in the second half, the defenders were tighter and the attack play resulted in scores. MSP held Ailbes to just one point in the second half, but try as they might MSP just couldn’t close the gap and it was victory for St Ailbes on the night. Lining out for MSP were Aisling Dee, Ciara Moloney, Claire Coughlan, Clare O’Meara, Cliodhna Kelly, Jenni O’Malley, Joanne Foley, Karen Gibbs, Karin Mason, Kate Galvin, Leah O’Carroll, Lisa Garvey, Maire Lyons, Mairead Clancy, Marita O’Brien, Megan O’Malley, Niamh Foley, Paulina Vijidran, Rachel Fennell, S Kelly, Theresa Mulcaire and Triona Bannon.
A tussle for possession in the senior div 3 game last Sunday. Photo courtesy of Sports Action Photography (Seamus McElligott)
To Mick Timmons for taking part in the Great Limerick run on Sunday. To Catherine Murphy for being linesperson at the Div 3 league final between Tipperary and Wexford last Sunday. And also to Olivia Kerins who will play in the Munster U14B Championship final vs Waterford after their win against Clare last Sunday evening.
Senior ladies: Mungret St Paul’s senior team had their third outing in Div. 1 of the league last Friday against Feohanagh / Castlemahon. MSP started very well with a goal in the opening minute and kept up the scoring, never giving Feohanagh / Castlemahon a chance to string a few passes together. Marvellous teamwork throughout saw MSP well ahead at the half time break. The situation didn’t really change for Feohanagh / Castlemahon in the second half. Their county players (all levels) showed well for Feohanagh / Castlemahon but MSP just had a better balance on the day and came through with a comprehensive win.
In the photo (Courtesy of Eamon Doody, SkyView Photography) are: Aisling Dee, Claire Coughlan, Clare O’Meara, Cliodhna Kelly, Deborah Kelly, Emma Nolan, Jenni O’Malley, Karen Gibbs, Karin Mason, Kate Galvin, Leah O’Carroll, Leisha Horgan, Lisa Garvey, Maire Lyons, Mairead Clancy, Megan O’Malley, Niamh Foley, Olivia Giltenane, Theresa Mulcaire and Triona Bannon. Missing from the photo are: Catherine Murphy, Norma O’Sullivan and Paulina Vijandran.
Junior ladies: Next up for the junior team is the league fixture vs Groody Gaels (St Patrick’s & Monaleen) on Wednesday evening in the village pitch.
Minor ladies: The B shield final is the next game for our minors vs Casey Colbert’s (Athea and Fr Casey’s). Details to be finalised.
U16 ladies: On a bitterly cold Monday evening our U16’s travelled to Herbertstown to take on St. Brigid’s in the league. Our girls battled hard and trailed by 2 points at half time. Not wanting to let the match get away from us, our girls came out in the second half in fighting form. Determination, teamwork and a few good goals resulted in a well-deserved win on the night with a final score 6-6 to 4-4. Well done to all on a great effort but, unfortunately, we miss out on the A Shield Final due to score difference by just 3 points with Knockainey and St Brigid’s contesting this final next weekend. Training continues next Thursday evening from 6 to 7pm.
U14 ladies: MSP continued their league campaign with a home match vs Drom/Broadford. MSP started the match dominating procession but failed to convert all their scoring chances. Drom/Broadford caught MSP on the break by converting a penalty to narrow the score to 1-08 to 1-02 at half time. MSP started the 2nd half much brighter and quickly finished off the match as a contest recording a very solid 3-11 to 2-02 win. The game was cut short at the request of our opponents so we missed out on the chance to get more of our panel onto the pitch for the final minutes of the game. Or U14s are playing great football and we have won all our matches so far. This Wednesday we travel to face Monagea in the re-scheduled fixture.
U12 ladies: We had a week off and most ladies even skipped training last Saturday. We think most of the dads were anxious to watch another team in red on the TV instead.
One memory of Croke Park for our Gaelic4Teens ladies.
Our Easter Raffle was a great success and thanks to everybody who purchased tickets and to those who donated Easter Eggs for the draw. It is much appreciated. Our thanks to Kathleen, Catherine and Mary Murphy for organising this for our Academy players.
Also, well done to all our players who appear in the Spring edition of the Green and White magazine.
Our U16s and Minors and a few new faces had their final training session last Thursday in preparation for the trip to Croke Park this Tuesday. A number of educational sessions on nutrition and lifestyle were held in the morning and a practical session with Cora Staunton of Mayo later on. In the afternoon we split into two teams for a number of short matches with the other participating clubs. Our thanks to all coaches involved in the programme and particularly to Aine O’Brien, Pat Galvin, Kieran O’Keeffe and Matt Fennell for managing the teams in Croke Park on the day and also to Mick Timmons for lending his considerable support.
U12 ladies football.
Friday night is football night for our U12 girls and they hosted Adare last Friday. With all 22 members of the squad on the night contributing handsomely, they proved too strong for a valiant Adare team. This was the third match of the series and they will have another six matches before the summer break. The squad on the night was Aimee Ryan, Amy O’Halloran, Anna Campbell, Aoife Lyons, Cliona Byrne, Dearbhaill Mangan, EllaMay Roche, Ellen Shaw-Kelly, Emer Conroy, Emma Galvin, Emma O’Dwyer, Hannah O’Byrne, Izzy Duggan, Julianne Deegan, Kate Feasy, Lucy Carroll, Orla McCabe, Orna Cronin, Rachel Somers, Roisin O’Brien, Saoirse Culhane-Keogh and Shadh Awaga,
Many of these ladies also represented Mungret St Pauls with the U12 camogie team that also played in Croke Park on Easter Monday.
Senior ladies football:
Mungret travelled to Boher last Sunday evening, to play Murroe/Boher in the senior league. Mungret tried their hardest and played well, especially the younger members of the team who are blending in nicely with the more experienced ladies on the team. On the night, Mungret received two yellow cards, so were down to 14 players for 20 minutes of the match. This pressure took its toll on the Mungret team and even though Mungret were in contention right up until the final 5 minutes of the game, Murroe/Boher scored two late goals to seal the win underlining the fact that they were the better team on the evening.
Our U14 ladies team were not in action last week. They were due to play Monagea who looked to defer the match as a mark of respect to the Kennelly family, as many of the Monagea players play camogie with the ladies from Old Mill.
Our deepest sympathies to all in Old Mill Ladies Football due to the untimely death of Aggie Kennelly. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Ar dheis De go raibh a hanam.
Senior & Junior Teams
Last Sunday our senior ladies team had their first outing of the season in the Div. 1 league away to St. Brigid’s. Our new team members integrated well in to a balance side that put in a great team performance. Mungret took the lead from the throw-in and managed to keep the scoreboard ticking over to keep their distance from St. Brigid’s. Mungret won comprehensively and were never troubled by a young St. Brigid’s side.
On Monday evening, our junior ladies side participated in Div 3 match away to Adare. Some of our players were making the transition from underage and really impressed on the evening. This game was a real ding dong battle, real end to end stuff, with every inch of grass being used. Scores were traded frequently and those on the sideline needed calculators to keep track due to the ferocity of the scoring. At half time Adare led by 4-07 to 2-06. The second half resumed with no drop in the pace. Both teams giving their all, and with just 4 minutes to go Mungret trailed by 4 points. Unfortunately the clock went against us and ran out of time to claw our way back in a very entertaining and competitive game with the full time score of Adare 7-10 to Mungret’s 7-09.
Also on Monday evening our U16’s ladies hosted Knockainey in the league. With only thirteen players available our girls showed great determination, battling and fighting hard throughout the match. However, Knockainey proved to be the stronger team and ran out winners in the end. The burning question on the night “Was that a goal??”
Last Wednesday evening, our U14 ladies continued their winning ways with a comfortable win against a spirited St. Senan’s side. We had the opportunity to rest some of our ladies making their confirmation eager for their meeting the Bishop the following day. However, we had sufficient cover on the evening with our strong squad of 28 players. Our next game is away to Monagea on Wednesday evening.
Final preparations are underway for our Gaelic4Teens coaches and players. Next Tuesday they will be in Dublin (rumoured to be Croke Park) to take part in a series of activities ending up with a blitz on the day.
Our U12 continue with their league games and our U10s, U8s and U6s are taking part in the Academy on Saturday mornings.
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.
U14 Girls reach Feile football county final
In the picture are Ciara Brennan, Bronagh Byrne, Sarah Butler, Maria Campbell, Aoibheann Collins, Alex Connole, Amy Connolly, Lucy Connolly, Caoimhe Culhane Keogh, Claire Doolan, Rebecca Dore, Aimee Dore Barry, Kate Feasey, Rachael Guinea, Saoirse Hanrahan, Ellen Healy, Olivia Kerins, Ruth Maher, Ella Mason, Aishling McGuinness, Tara Nealon, Ciara O’Keeffe, Grace O’Keeffe, Zoe Page, Jenny Ryan, Monica Sheehan, Derbhla Smith and Ellie Smith
On Sunday last we played the fancied Fr. Casey’s in the Feile county final after winning our semi-final against Oola, played in Monaleen peafied pitch, and winning our group matches against Drom/Broadford and Monagea in Mungret on Saturday morning. Our girls knew that Fr. Casey’s was going to be their toughest challenge of the weekend. After a dynamic battle against a superbly skilled team, Fr Casey’s ran out as the well-deserved winners’ They now go on to represent Limerick later this year. Our Mungret St Pauls girls showed great skill and determination in all their games over the weekend and provided great entertaining matches for all the spectators.
Our semi-final was a tightly fought game vs Oola. Our midfield and back line won every ball that came into their area making it difficult for Oola to play their game. Their strong midfield was unable to shake off our determined midfield players who defiantly blocked all advances towards our goal. The game went down to the wire with a final point scored in the dying minutes to clinch the win for Mungret St Pauls.
On Saturday Mungret St Pauls hosted the West Group 1 of Feile on our main pitch with Drom/Broadford and Monagea. First up was a game vs Drom/Broadford. The match was close contest with Mungret St Pauls having the lead at half time. The second half saw Drom/Broadford shift up a gear and netted two quick goals. But thereafter the Mungret resilient defence line limited their opportunities. The win was eventually sealed with great scores by our excellent forwards who, with great composure and skill, took their scores.
Our next game was against Monagea with the winner taking the place in the semi-final in Monaleen. Mungret headed onto the field with nothing but a win on their minds. We took the early lead with a great combination of scores. Our girls did not let the ball out of their possession with Monagea having no answer to our outstanding play.
Our thanks to the club for the use of the main pitch. All teams appreciated playing on such a good pitch given the recent waether. Also thanks to all partent for providing food and helping out with the refreshements in the clubhouse after the games. The ladies and parents of Drom/Broadford and Monage may have left without the grup win they were seeking but complimented our hospitality.
Hard luck to our U-12 who lost to Dromin/Banogue/Athlacca in Mungret last Friday evening at the start of a busy weekend for our club. On Sunday evening our Minors faced St. Brigids in the league B semi-final. Both teams finished some great moves with excellent scores. St Brigids’ ability to find the net told with a scoreline of 4-09 to 1-16 at the final whistle. On Monday evening our U-16s travelled to Doon to play Oola, with both teams fielding many of the Feile teams for the previous day. Oola were in control of the game from the start but found it difficult to take all their chance in the breezy conditions. A spirited performance by Mungret St Pauls forced Oola to bring their U-16 county players back on to the field for them to close out the game with the win.
U14 Ladies Football Feile Weekend
Our U14 girls football have put in a hard few months training since January. This hard work has paid off and we are off to a winning start in our league games beating Old Mill and Gerald Griffins. Last Sunday we travelled to play a gruelling match against Doora Barefield where, at half time, we were 8 points down. This didn’t dampen our spirits and the second half saw an excellent display of skills. We fought back and finished the game with a superb passage of play, finishing off with a goal from Olivia Kerins which saw both sides level at full time.
This Saturday we hope to continue with our successes as we compete in the U14 ladies Feile competition, with the West I group matches being held in the Mungret St Pauls main pitch with throw-in at 10am. The group winners will go on to compete in the county semi-finals in Monaleen on Sunday 02-April.
If you are on the way to the U6, U8 U10 & U12 training, why not come down earlier on Saturday morning as we would welcome your support on the day.
Well done to our minors ladies who travelled to Ballyhahill last Sunday evening to take the win against Gerald Griffins in the minor league. Both teams made the most of the good conditions to give their players a good run out. Mungret St. Pauls proved to strong in most areas of the pitch and were full of running getting many decent scores.
Our U-16 team went down to St Ailbes on Monday evening on the main club pitch. After a bright start by Mungret St. Pauls, Ailbe’s managed to control midfield for long periods but Mungret St. Pauls ladies got good scores when moving the ball at pace from the backs.
Feile weekend is upon us this Saturday and Sunday. We have home advantage on Saturday when we will host two other teams for the west division. Throw in is due at 12.00 noon. Parents expect a call from the U-14 management for some help on the day.
Hard luck to Pat Galvin, part of the Limerick U-16 management, who lost to Corofin last Saturday on a beautiful day for ladies football. Congratulations to Claire O’Meara who got a run out for the Limerick Ladies intermediate team last Sunday afternoon against Roscommon.
Limerick Minor Panel.
Well done to our representatives on the Limerick LGFA Minor panel who faced Clare in the Munster B Championship last Sunday in Martinstown. Clare O’Meara who started I’m midfield, Joanne Foley and Karin Mason who came on later in defence. In the conditions, Clare proved to be too strong for our ladies and ran out comfortable winners.
St. Nessans NS.
Congratulation to all our club members, both girls and boys, and all the school teams, who received their medals for hurling, football and athletics from the Chairperson of the Ladies football at an event in the school last week
Our Gaelic4Teens program kicked off last Thursday Night in the Hall in St Nessan’s NS. Our coaches Matt, Pat, Aine, Catherine and Kieran put the 19 girls through the new drills they recently learnt in Dublin. This phase will see us use the 7-8 slot on Thursday evenings in March to continue the fun training sessions. At the start of April, our coaches are back in Dublin for more training and they will be taking a team to Dublin on Tuesday 18-April for further training, learning and a blitz on the day with the other clubs. If you would like to hear more or join the program contact Aine on 087 2547106
Minor Ladies Football
Our minors lined out last Sunday in our first competitive match in ladies football this season against Old Mill. Both teams served up some excellent football moving up and down the pitch in a closely contested game. Old Mill edged us out in the end in what proved to be a flowing game. The cobwebs of winter are gone. Well done to both teams.
The Pieta Challenge 2017 Kilimanjaro
On Saturday last the 11th March Colette O’Grady, Catherine Murphy and Liz Leonard set of towards Ventry Co. Kerry to accompany Olivia Giltenane on her training for Kilimanjaro in July. They climbed Mt Eagle and Mt Mionnan on the Dingle Peninsula with the help of their local guide Denis O’Sullivan. Another great day of climbing/hiking was had by all.
If you would like to help Olivia in Achieving her target funds for Pieta House please do so by clicking the link below.
A full account of the day Liz Leonard wrote one up if you click below you’ll see it.
https://http39.wordpress.com/2017/03/12/65 – the story
St. Patricks Day Parade
Unfortunatly due to low numbers looking to walk for Mungret St. Pauls we have had to withdraw from marching in the St. Patricks day parade, we would still like to see you all attend to watch the parade and have a great day. Please note also that the club house will not be open on the day.
Senior ladies Football
Welcome to our new senior team coach and manager, Liam Patterson. Liam hails from west Cork and is a school teacher by profession. In the last few year has played with Monaleen and has coached junior, minor and under 21 teams up to 2010. More recently, with Mungret St. Pauls, Liam has been a selector with the minor footballers and later with the intermediate and junior footballers. Liam also has experience with the U-17 Limerick football academy. Liam is bringing John English on board as a selector. John has previously been joint manager with Limerick Ladies Football with All-Ireland Junior success in 2010 (alongside our own Kathleen Murphy, with many of our current senior players and committee being part of that success). John has more recently managed St Ailbe’s, competing in the 2016 county final in the Gaelic Grounds. Liam will look to complete his management team over the next few weeks.
Back on the pitch
At last, after a long layoff, it was great to see all age groups back in training. With the U-6, U-8, U-10 and U-12 back last Saturday, and the juniors and seniors out in force on Monday night. Our minors will start this week and the U-14 panel have been training hard since early January, they recently had a challenge match with St Aible’s.
Mother and coaching
Well done to Geraldine Dore and Paula Mason who completed a FUNdamentasl course in NewCastle West recently. As ‘mothers’ to the U-14 team they decided knowing a little more about the game to help them with their charges on the side-line.
We will be looking for mothers to help with all age groups over the coming weeks and we will help you through the Garda vetting process as this will give our panels and management great flexibility for the coming season.
Gaelic 4 Teens
Mungret St. Pauls LGFC has been selected as one of the ten clubs to take part in the new and exciting Gaelic4Teens pilot programme over the coming months. Contact Aine O’Brien with your interest in taking part.
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.
In addition our ladies on the Scor team, congratulations to Sarah Butler and Maria Campbell who competed in Scottish Indoor Championships recently. Sarah won the 1500m, was 4th in the Long Jump and 5th in the 60m Hurdles. Maria was 3rd in both the 60m Hurdles and the 200m. We look forward to seeing these skills on show with the U14s in the upcoming Feile weekend. Well done ladies.
Gaelic 4 Teens
Mungret St. Pauls LGFC has been selected as one of the ten clubs to take part in the new and exciting Gaelic4Teens pilot programme over the coming months.
Our thanks and congratulations to the team led by Matt Fennell in securing this wonderful opportunity for our club. The 10 clubs that will take part in the pilot programme are St. Brigids (Roscommon), Éire Óg (Clare), Valley Rovers (Cork), Mungret St. Pauls (Limerick), Doire Colmcille (Derry), crosserlough (Cavan), Naomh Muire Iochtar na Rossan (Donegal), Lucan Sarsfields (Dublin), Clonguish (Longford) and St. Patrick’s (Wicklow).
Ladies Football Training
Our U-14 players have started back training with a good turnout at every session. Our other teams will begin their training over the next few weeks.
Parents, remember if you are interested in getting involved in coaching in any section of the club please contact Kevin O’Hagan on 087-06010686 as he is organising a foundation course for coaches in the middle of February.
Ladies Football Celebration
On Friday 18 November there was a great gathering in the Club house as the Ladies Football celebrated their 25th birthday. Thank you to all who attended especially Marie Hickey, Ladies Football President and Peter Sheehan, Limerick Ladies Football Chairperson.
Photo available HERE
Well done to the girls Limerick City team who defeated the West in the Cumman na mBunscol Larkin Shield on Thursday on a score of 2-5 to 1-4. Representing Mungret St.Pauls were Ella Mason, Sarah Butler, Ciara O’Keeffe, Maria Campbell, Ciara Brennan and Rachel Guinea.
25th Birthday Celebration
All past, preset players, coaches and officers are welcome to attend the Club house on Friday 18 November in celebration of the 25th Party for Mungret St. Pauls ladies Football. Doors open at 9pm.
Comhghairdeachas le buachaillí Gaelscoil Raithín faoi 13. Bhuaigh siad craobh na cathrach. (Congratulations to the Gaelscoil Raithín Under 13 boys. They have won the City Final.)
Congratulations also to St. Nessans girls on their double win in the U11 and U13 football finals.
A very proud moment for our club. Well done to all the players who represented their schools. We would also like to thank the other teams in Gaelscoil Raithín, St. Nessans and St. Pauls who put in a valiant effort in each of their matches.
Ladies Football Blitz
This Saturday 22 October we welcome Ahane, Feohanagh/Castlemahon, Oola, St Senans and Knockainey to our club in a display of Ladies Football. This kicks off the begining of the 25th anniversary celebration. The club house pitches will be full of excitement as we will see U-6’s welcome Ahane and Feohanagh/Castlemahon on the sandbase pitch. The U-8s will play on the Juvenile pitch against Ahane, Feohanagh/Castlemahon, St. Senans, Knockainey and Oola. While on the Senior pitches the U-10s take on Ahane, Feohanagh/Castlemahon, St. Senans, Knockainey and Oola. The games all begin at 9.30am sharp. All are welcome to the see the fantastic example of Ladies Football skill that will be played on Saturday.
The blitz will break at 12pm and after refreshments the U-12 Ladies Football will play a Celebration games against St Ailbes.
Ladies Football U-10
Saturday 1 October the U-10 Ladies Football competed in the Annual Ahane LGFA Blitz they played Oola, St Patricks, Galtee Gaels and Feonagh Castlemahon and represented themselves very well.
Mungret St. Pauls will be hosting our own Blitz for U-6, U-8 and U-10s on 22 October expecting to play St Senans, Knockainey and Ahane on the Clubhouse pitches to celebrate 25 years of the Mungret St. Pauls Ladies Football Club.
On 18th November the ladies football will celebrate 25yrs with a party.
U-8 and U-10 Girls football
Our U-10 and U-8 girls travelled to Passage West in Cork for the annual football blitz on Sept 10th. Our U-10’s played Kilmacud Crokes, Passage West, Dripsey and St. Colemans, while our U-8’s played Cooraclare, Grenagh, Cobh and Kinsale. The girls played exceptionally well and thoroughly enjoyed the parade, football matches and of course the bus journey. Thanks to the parents for their assistance on the day. Training Sat at 11.00am in village pitch and new players are always welcome.
Only a few weeks left to the Féile football where we are one of the host clubs welcoming in the Ladies Football Termon GAA from Donegal and St. Malahys GAA from Derry.
On the Friday 24 June when the teams had arrived and settled in the Ladies football stay in Mungret where at 5pm they played against Old Mill and then they play Gaultier from Waterford at 7.15pm.
The boys have to travel to Askeaton on the Friday where they play Askeaton/Ballysteen at 5pm and then they play Clann Na Gael from Tyrone at 6.30pm.
On Saturday 25 June the matches begin at 11am in Mungret.
The boys play against their visiting team St. Malahys GAA from Derry
The Ladies play against their visiting team Termon GAA from Donegal
Both teams then travel for the Quater Finals matches depend on results from previous matches.
The Ladies are in Croom and the boys travel to Rathkeale
Semi Finals and Finals both take place in Rathkeale on the Sunday 26 June
We hope to keep you upto date on twitter, facebook and Clubify.
U-12 Ladies Football
On Monday 20th June Mungret St.Pauls took on Drom/Broadford in Cappagh in the U12s County Championship final. The game was played in perfect conditions and both sides got up and running from the start. Mungret converted two points from Maria Campbell to settle the side but Drom kept pushing up the field and eventually converted two quick points to get them back in the game. The solid defence line of Zoe Page and Amy Connolly kept the Drom scores to a minimum. The game was played at a ferocious pace with both sides putting in 100%. Two more points from the boot of Campbell from frees before half time saw Mungret lead 0-4 to 0-3 with everything to play for in the second half. A slight breeze favoured Mungret and the girls made the most of it. Ella Mason, Sarah Butler and Ciara Brennan worked incredible hard to mark the Drom forwards and contest every 50/50 ball. Mungret got two more frees which were converted to see the score 0-6 to 0-3 in their favour. Midfield was strongly marshalled by Grace O’Keeffe and Monica Sheehan who worked tirelessly to keep the forwards supplied with great passes. Just when Drom were making a comeback Aoibheann Collins gave a lightning pass to Ciara O’Keeffe who buried the ball in the back of the net and the Mungret girls began to believe that this could be their year. The work rate from Aela Gleeson, Amy Dore Barry and Rachel Guinea kept the dream alive until the final whistle. Another point from Maria Campbell and Ciara O’Keeffe saw the final score finish at Mungret St.Pauls 1-08 Drom/Broadford 0-03. This squad of 28 girls have trained and worked hard all year and all have contributed to this win. Team in Full Ruth Maher, Ciara Brennan, Zoe Page, Ella Mason, Sarah Butler, Amy Connelly, Grace O’Keeffe, Monica Sheehan, Aoinheann Collins, Maria Campbell, Rachel Guinea, Ciara O’Keeffe, Amy Dore Barry, Aela Gleeson, Lucy Connolly, Amy O’Halloran, Ella Page, Derbhaill Mangan, Rachel Lynch, Rachel Connollly, Abbie Culhane, Eva Kiely, Ellen Shaw Kelly, Aine Shelly, Anna Campbell, Roisin O’Brien, Aoife Long, Derbhla Smith. Thanks to the coaches, Kieran O’Keeffe, Noel Sheehan, Paula Mason and Brian Campbell.
U12 Ladies Football
In Foynes on Monday 23 May the girls put in a match and a half as they came out on top against Ahane and Fr. Caseys. Their toughest match was against Drom Broadford where they ran out silver medalist. Well done to the players and mentors.
Well done to the Limerick U14 ladies football team who won Division 2 in this years All-Ireland blitz in Laois on Saturday.
They played Down, Louth, Offaly, Wicklow and Wexford to get to the final where they beat West-Meath on a score of 9-3 to 0-2.
Mungret/St Paul’s was represented by centre back Ailbhe Larkin who worked very hard keeping the opposition scores to a minimum. Aoife Morrissey work played Mid-field and supplied super balls to the forwards and Emer O’Keeffe who played full forward, tormented the defence and scored 7-1 in the final.
Limerick Ladies Football
Congratulations to the four Mungret St. Pauls players on the Limerick team who were last week crowned Lidl National League Champions. Claire Coughlan, Yvette Moynihan, Martina & Olivia Giltenane.
Gaelic 4 Mothers and Others
Recently there has been interest in “Gaelic 4 Mothers and Others” This is Ladies Gaelic Football in a fun, non-competitive and social environment for the more “seasoned” women!!!!
A Training session will take place this Saturday morning at 11am in Village Pitch, You do NOT have to be a Mother to take part. Please spread the word.
U14 Feile Ladies Football
The ladies football headed to Monaleen were they played the Féile tournament. They successfully got through to the final where they met Old Mill for the second time in the day having beaten them earlier. Legs were tired as they faced into their final match. The result was not with the Mungret St. Pauls team but they still get to represent our club as a host team in June. Well done to the girls who played some stunning games of football.
Senior Ladies Football 9 April 2016
U12s Ladies Football
Our U12s traveled out to Monagea last week to begin their Championship campaign. The girls played against a strong breeze in the first half and converted two goals and three points up to the interval. Monagea kept the pressure on in the second half but the girls from Mungret kept converting scores and ran out winners on a score line Mungret 5-05 Monagea 1-02.
U14 Ladies Football
Our U14s travelled to Ballingarry to take on Grannagh/Ballingarry in the championship. The game was a very one sided game with Mungret slotting in twelve goals in the game. The girls will compete in the County Feile Championship on Sunday 10th of April.
U16s Ladies Football
The U16 footballers traveled out to Knockainey on Monday night in the league. Conditions were very wet and it was a real cliff-hanger of a game with both side ‘leaving everything on the pitch’.Mungret led 2-03 to 2-01 at half time and the second half was a very exciting game. Mungret finished the stronger and ran out winners 2-06 to Knockainey’s 2-03. The girls will take on Ahane next Monday evening in Ahane.
Senior Ladies Football.
The Seniors will begin their League campaign on Saturday 9th of April at 7pm when they take on St.Ailbes in Ballybricken.
Recently there has been interest in “Gaelic4MothersandOthers” This is Ladies Gaelic Football in a fun, non-competitive and social environment for the more “seasoned” women!!!! A Training session will take place this Saturdaymorning at 11am in Village Pitch, to see the level of interest, if numbers are sufficient, it will continue.
You do NOT have to be a Mother to take part.
Please spread the word. For more information checkout ladiesgaelic.ie
Minor ladies Football November 2015
Our Minors took on Monagea in the Minor A Shield county final on Sunday in St. Patrick’s. Mungret starting the scoring with a well taken point. Monagea came into the game and converted three points when Mungret got a break in front of the Monagea goal and buried the ball in the back of the net. Another point from Mungret was cancelled out by three more points from Monagea to see the half time score Mungret 1-2 Monagea 0-6. The second half saw Mungret make a better start and scored two goals in quick succession to get a hold on the game. Monagea converted four more points during the half but Mungret finished off the half with another three points to see Mungret run out winners on a score line of Mungret 3-5 Monagea 0-10. Chairman of the County Board Peter Sheehan presented captain Aine Ryan with the trophy after the game. Pictured above are the team on the day Clare O’Meara, Joanne Foley, Karen Mason, Kerri Guinea, Emer O’Keeffe, Julie Mangan, Emma Bourke, Grace Morrissey, Michelle Joy, Aioibhin Maher, Aine Ryan (Capt) Niamh O’Keeffe, Kate Mulqueen, Julia Walsh, Leah O’Carroll and Claire Goggin. Thanks to coaches Matt, Mick, Kieran and Vera for looking after the squad.
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Well done to the Limerick Ladies Football who won the West County Cup in the Junior Championship. We were delighted to have the ladies come and celebrate with us. ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]
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Mungret St. Pauls 3-8 Ahane 1-2 On Sunday 22 April the U-14 Ladies Footballers took on Ahane in the Féile final in Mungret. Against a very strong wind in the first half the girls held their composure and kept in reach of their opponents who led at half time by 2 points. The overcast grey Continue Reading…