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On Friday night 1 Dec 2017 the U-8 hurlers and footballers had their final training session for the year with special guests arriving at the end when the U-14 hurling and football teams arrived with their trophies and were present for the medal presentation. We look forward to seeing all our players back in the new year when the children born in 2009 move up to U-10 and the children born in 2011 move up to U-8.
A great night had by all with some memorable moments recalled and some past memories better forgotten. Matt O’Callaghan did a fantastic job as always with his research done well in advance he was able to recite scores of Harty Cup games from years ago. There were interesting questions from the floor that added to the night.
We, Mungret St. Pauls would like to Thank Gerry McNamara for organising this event with the Limerick GAA Health and Wellbeing and Mungret Heritage. Thank you to Kevin O’Hagan who opened and closed the event, to Matt O’Callaghan and our panelists Richie Bennis, Bernie Hartigan, Eamonn Grimes, Eamon Cregan and Tom Ryan. Unfortunately Liam O’Donoghue was unable to attend. We would like to thank all who attended on the night, coming out in the bad weather. As always a special word of Thanks to the committee who set up the hall and served the refreshments.
After a fixtures clash and bad weather conditions, third time lucky we finally managed to run off our annual Stephen Cahill Tournament on a beautiful sunny day last Sunday 5 November. We had Six teams competing with teams from Fr. Caseys of Abbeyfeale, Adare and two teams from both Doora-Barefield and Mungret. Each team played 2 group games and a Finals match. Mungret Reds defeated Adare in the opening game. In the second game, it was a much tighter affair and after a keenly contested match with Doora-Barefield (Maroon), Mungret edged out with a one point win. Mungret Whites recorded a high scoring win against Doora Barefield Whites in the opening game but lost out to Fr. Caseys in their second game. Now to the finals and it was great to see both Mungret Teams contest the “A” and “B” Finals. Mungret Whites faced a strong Doora-Barefield (Maroon) team in the “B” Final and were down a few goals at half time. The boys didn’t drop their heads and pulled back a few scores in the second half to try and narrow the gap but in the end Doora-Barefield went on to win it. In the “A” Final Mungret Reds were up against Fr. Caseys and we were expecting a close and tightly contested match. Our Boys proved too strong and went on to win the final comfortably. In the “C” Final, Adare went on to defeat Doora-Barefield Whites. Afterwards, Kevin O’ Hagan made a fitting speech acknowledging the late Stephen Cahill and the contribution he had made to the Mungret Club. Medals were presented to all players taking part and a Cup to the winning captains along with Man of Match awards. Mark Barrett captained the Mungret Reds and he received the Stephen Cahill Cup on behalf of the team. Alan Cleary won Man of the Match. Thanks to Helen McKeogh for managing the Kitchen and to all the parents that helped out aswell and for providing refreshments. Our club referees on the day were Kevin O’ Hagan, Seamus Hayes and Mike Roche. Never an easy task and we thank you for doing it. Thanks to everybody else that helped out to make the day. A big thank you to our Coaches for managing both teams, Cian O’ Donaill & Derek Meagher for managing the Mungret Whites and Sean Ahern & Tony Barry for the Mungret Reds.
Players on the day; Liam Ahern, Conor Crowley, George Lloyd, Gavin Dore, Josh Hevey, Brian Lynn, Rory O’ Callaghan, Steven Barry, Alan Cleary, Cian Murphy, Eoin Murphy, Rory Gleeson, Rory Mullins, Conor Mangan, Mark Barrett, Amhlaoibh Bohane, Paul Corcoran, Cillian Roche, Eoin Hogan, Jack Dervan, Cian O’ Connell, Cillian Johnston, Keith McCabe, Thomas O’ Donaill, Jack Sullivan, Daniel O’ Connell, Kian Meagher, Oisin Patterson, David McHugh, Oisin Donnelly
Mungret St. Pauls 0-10 Newcastle West 1-4
On Saturday 4 November our U-14 Footballers who already had the Féíle Football trophy on the shelf and came runner up in the U-14 C All Ireland Féile this year made history again for our club ad parish, when they brought home their second football trophy in the match against Newcastle West in Mick Neville Park.
All the hard work this team have put in all year has payed off well. Mungret St. Pauls were the favourite to win and started strong building on their score before half time Newcastle West only managed to get one ball past the Mungret St. Pauls strong defence, to put the ball in the net while Mungret St. Pauls sent the ball over the bar 7 times to give a 4 point lead going in at the second half.
Mungret St. Pauls never let their guard down, while they scored less in this half they worked at keeping Newcastle West at bay only taking points.
The homecoming was great in the club house as the two U-14 football trophies were reunited again and joined by last weeks U-14 County Hurling trophy. Well done to the parents, mentors and especially the players who put everything into each game and have been rewarded with the wins.
Team on the day Kieran Bolger, Conor White, Darragh O’Connor, Ciaran Uwatase, Jack McCarthy, Frank Corcoran, Oisin Moss, Colin Rochford, Billy Molyneaux, Darragh Bridgeman, James Killian, Mark Moroney, Conor O’Halloran, Liam Lynch, Cillian O’Gorman, Conor Brennan, Jason Hassett, Eoin Hennessy, Paddy Roche, Andrew Donnellan, Ryan O’Connell, Mark Supple, David Guilfoyle.
Mentors John Rochford, Mike Brennan, Ken O’Connor, Martin White and Billy Mangan