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It was a lovely sunny Saturday, 26 September 2020 in Mungret when our second U-16 football team took on neighbours Ballybrown which was their first team.
The first half was an even enough game, it took 8 minutes for Mungret St. Pauls to score but the great Mungret St. Pauls defense had held Ballybrown off from scoring any more than 3 points. By the water break Mungret St. Pauls had scored one more point to Ballybrowns two. It took until the last five minutes of the first half to bring another score, these 2 scores hit hard in the form of goals.
The second half brought more scores but it was the work on the pitch that was what Mungret St. Pauls were concentrating on. They were unlucky in hitting the crossbar instead of the net on one occasion but the footwork on the pitch was great.
Team on the day; Eoin O’Hagan, Brian Hassett, Conor Morgan, Briain Malone, Tony Barry, James Corcoran, Evan McInerney, Christopher McSweeney, Conor Collins, Denis Dwyer, Mark O’Brien, Muiris Ahern, Conor Johnston, Darragh Hogan, Rian Murphy, Mark Buckley, Kevin Morrow, Billy Dervan.
Management; Dave Foley, Kevin O’Hagan, Paul Walsh
Mungret St. Pauls 2-11 Kildimo Pallaskenry 1-16
On Monday 31 August 2020 in Mungret our U-16 hurlers took on Kildimo Pallaskenry in the last of their group matches. Both sides were level pegging for the first half but Kildimo Pallaskenry upped the game in the third quarter with Mungret St. Pauls hammering back in the final minutes to be unlucky not to win.
Kildimo Pallaskenry got their goal in early in the match but Mungret St. Pauls caught up quickly, Kildimo Pallaskenry had the edge by the first water break with a 2 point lead. Back from the break Mungret St. Pauls powered back and scored 5 points to Kildimo Pallaskenry 2 points leaving the score 0-9 to 1-5, Mungret St. Pauls with a one point lead.
The next quarter Kildimo Pallaskenry kept Mungret St. Pauls quite as they played a strong fifteen minutes. Kildimo Pallaskenry went 8 points up to Mungret St. Pauls 2, Kildimo Pallaskenry leading by 5 points. It was the last 15 minutes of the game that drew the attention of the camogie training in the next pitch as Mungret St. Pauls blocked down attempts on goals and scored their own 2 goals in quick succession but unfortunately for Mungret St. Pauls were a goal shy of a draw.
Well done to the players and management on their Championship performances this year.
Mungret St. Pauls 2-11 Cappamore 2-12
On Monday 3 August in our Senior pitch the Division 1 team took on Cappamore after a dramatic Camogie match this match was not too far off the same excitement as both sides put in a great battle to find their scores. Mungret St. Pauls opening score came from a penalty which gave them a lead but Cappamore were quick to respond. The half time came just as Cappamore scored their first goal giving them a slight lead at the break 1-4 to 1-6.
Mungret St. Pauls put in a stronger game in the second half coming straight out and regaining the lead. It was half way through the second half when Cappamore struck with their second goal leaving Mungret St. Pauls a goal behind. With 3 minutes left on the clock Mungret St. Pauls found their second goal which leveled the game again. Time was ticking away but it seemed to go slowly as both sides vied for the next score, it was Cappamore with a free in injury time. The ball was sent to the far end of the pitch and with no halk eye for definite confirmation if the sliotar was batted down by the Cappamore goalie after passing the crossbar, Mungret St. Pauls had to take a loss.
While this match was taking place our U-16 division 3 hurlers were doing their own battle in the village pitch with a smaller gathering it was none the less a game of skill against Askeaton, Ballysteen, Kilcornan. Mungret St. Pauls players put in a fantastic effort and were rewarded with their score of 1-10 but unfortunately Askeaton, Ballysteen, Kilcornan masked their efforts with their score of 4-19.
Not many clubs in Limerick are able to field two competitive U-16 teams which is a great way to bring on our players as they get in game time and for the younger players get a taste of what Championship for U-16 is like.
The juvenile club hosted their medal presentation on Friday 3 January in the club house. Club Chairman, Brian O’Halloran started the proceedings as he welcomed everyone and wished all the players the best of luck in the season ahead.
Liam O’Gorman gave Liam O’Donoghue a great introduction as he took over the mike to say his few words on his thoughts of how the teams played during the year, that they were an impressive group to watch play. Liam O’Donodghue also gave a few words of encouragement to the players for the season ahead and indeed for their future in playing as senior players with the club. Paul Walsh was called up to help Liam O’Donoghue present the U-14 Footballers their medals.
When the players had received their medals, Liam O’Gorman explained how the U-16 footballers and hurlers have won for many consecutive years and not by luck but by sheer hard work. Each player was then called up individually to accept their medals from Liam O’Donoghue.
Liam O’Gorman then reminded each player it is their club as well as it is the coaches and supporters club and they need to look out for each other and help each other along.
The Juvenile Chairman, John Rochford had a few words to say to close the night out as he congratulated the players for all their hard work which payed off for them and he reminded players to talk to each other and mind each other through the years ahead.
Thank you to everyone who attended on the night.
In it’s sixth year the Stephen Cahill tournament took place on Saturday 5 October where we welcomed 2 teams from Doorabarefield, Clooney Quin and Lissycasey in what was a very well run day. We would like to thank the sponsors Goggin Insurance Brokers who sponsored the trophies and medals. The first games got started at 10am with all 8 teams playing, each match was ran off well with a bit of rain falling to make the games a little bit more challenging. The players did not seem to complain as they waded in the muck. The two Mungret St. Pauls teams played some great football but were not strong enough for the visitors as the final was between Doorabarefield and Lissycasey with Lissycasey winning the Stephen Cahill trophy which was presented to the captain by Stephens son, Eoin who we were delighted could attend on the day. There were trophies for each team for the most improved player, David Buckley and Jamie Byrnes were the players awarded for Mungret St. Pauls. Thank you so much to our refs, coaches, umpires and a big Thank you to all the parents who provided sandwiches and treats for the players and parents and to our ladies who helped out in the kitchen serving the tea.