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U-16 Football

Mungret St. Pauls 6-10 Newcastle West 2-6

On Monday 8 April in our home pitch we welcomed Newcastle West on Monday 8 April 2019. Mungret St. Pauls were very dominant in this game and worked in unison with each other to provide a great score. A fantastic way to open their championship and possibly a team to watch. They next line out against Monaleen in Monaleen on Monday 22 April.

 

Feile Football

Mungret St. Pauls 1-13 Monaleen 1-0

This was the semi final that the U-14 players have been working up to and they had a great game where they dominated the play and ran out winners to go forward to the Final against Kildimo Pallaskenry.

Mungret St. Pauls 2-8 Kildimo Pallaskenry 5-5

This was the toughest match the U-14 players faced in the Feile tournament and they worked really hard, putting everything they had into the game and were unlucky in their endeavor.

Most of these players are out again this Saturday for the Hurling Féile. We wish them the Best of Luck.

 

U-16 Football

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.

 

U-15 Football

Mungret St. Pauls 0-6 Knockaderry/ Monagea 3-7

On Monday 2 April our U-15 footballers moved to the village pitch in the rain to play visitors Knockaderry/ Monagea in the U-16 division 3. This was a challanging game for our 15 year olds and stood up to Knockaderry/ Monageas challenges. They came away from the match with experience.

 

 

LIMERICK U-16 HURLING

Congratulations to the U-16 Limerick team who won the Tom Nolan Shield when they defeated the Kerry Minor team on a score 4-16 to 4-8. Well done to Odhran O’Dwyer, Dermot Moloney and Conor Galvin who represented Mungret St. Pauls on the team.

 

U-14 Féile Football

Mungret St. Pauls 1-5 Fr. Caseys 1-5

Mungret St. Pauls U-14 Féile footballers traveled to Mick Neville Park on Sunday 1 April with a chocolate free diet that morning they were prepared and ready to go. Each player put everything into the game and really put it up to Fr. Caseys. They get to meet each other again in a replay after the sided ended on a draw. We would like to Thank all who came to support and look forward to seeing the club support getting behind this team at the replay.

 

U-15 Hurling

Mungret St. Pauls 3-8 Na Piarsaigh 1-7

On Wednesday 28 March the U-15 hurlers traveled to Caherdavin where they were lucky to miss out on a heavy shower. From the off Mungret St. Pauls lead and held onto the lead going in at half time. The second half Na Piarsaigh started a bit stronger but Mungret St. Pauls had a strong hold on the lead. There were some great scores won and the Mungret St. Pauls defense worked hard to break down Na Piarsaighs challenges.

U-15 Hurling 28 March 2018

 

Easter Camp

We are delighted to say we have just under 100 children at our Easter Camp this week who seem to be really enjoying playing in the weather we are currently getting. We are on the last of our 3 days of fun activities for the children.

 

Well Done

David Bridgeman and Evan Barrett are over in Zambia volunteering with a group from St. Clements, we have heard they are having a smashing time teaching hurling skills.

 

Limerick Minor Players

Congratulations to David Rickard and Ronan Mc Elligott who have been selected for the Limerick county minor football panel for the coming season. Also Well done to Seamus Hurley who is on the Limerick County Minor Hurling panel.

 

U-14 Feile B Football

Mungret St. Pauls 0-2 Killacolla Gaels 4-5
Sunday 25 March with an 11am start in Bruree our U-13 football team took to the pitch for their second match in their Féile competition. Killacolla Gaels are a strong team but Mungret St. Pauls put it up to them and kept their determination going through to the final whistle. They unfortunately lost out to Killacolla Gaels but they will be back next year to contest the A Féile Football.
 

Easter Camp

Mungret St. Pauls will again be hosting their 3 day Easter Camp from Tuesday 3 April to Thursday 5 April from 10am to 2pm. Forms are available on our website in downloads to print and hand in with the appropriate payment to the club shop on a Saturday from 11.30am to 12.30pm or on the first day of camp.

What will they need to bring?

  • Packed Lunch + Drink  (like school they will have a small and big break)
  • Hurley and Helmet for Hurling and Camogie
  • Mouthguard for Football
  • Suitable playing gear, tracksuit, shorts, runners, boots
  • Rain jacket and changes of gear on wet days
  • Towel
  • Water

DOWNLOAD FORM HERE

 

U-14 Féile Football

Mungret St. Pauls 3-3 Newcastle West 1-3

On Sunday 18 March in baltic weather in Askeaton our brave U-14 football players took to the pitch and put in a great first half building up 2 goals. The third goal came in the second half from a well taken penalty this secured their place in the Féile Football final on Saturday 31 March against Fr. Caseys.

 

Féile Hurling

Mungret St. Pauls 0-6 Doon 2-10

Our U-14 Division 1 team were straight into a semi final stage for the féile where they played Doon in Old Christians on Saturday 10 March. The Féile games are only 20 minutes a side which means the players have to be ready from the throw in. Mungret St. Pauls were well preped and put everything they had into the game only for a stronger Doon side to overpower on the score board. The loss will not stop this team, they will jump back into training to prepare for the county championship.

 

U-14 Hurlers

No weather warnings were going to stop the U-14 hurlers take to the pitch on Tuesday night in UL as they played Monaleen. We look forward to seeing these players back out again when they play Doon in their first outing in Féíle on Saturday 10 March at 12.15pm in Old Christians. There is a match previous so parking will be tight and there will be a €5 charge on the gate.

 

 

Harty Cup Win

Congratulations to Ard Scoil Rís who have taken the most coveted school cup back to Limerick. Well done to our club players who were on the team, Paul O’Brien, Rory Duff and Chams Jagana.

 

U-14 Féile Football

On Sunday 18 February we had two teams out on pitches playing for their right to stay in the next stage in the Féile. First up we had the older team playing in Division 1 on the home pitch against Monaleen.

Mungret St. Pauls 0-4 Monaleen 0-2

The first half saw evenly matched teams with a draw at half time it could go either way in the second half but Mungret St. Pauls stood up to the challenges Monaleen gave them and brought the low scoring game in their favour bringing them forward to the Semi Final where they meet Newcastle West in Newcastle West on March 4 at 11am.

Mungret St. Pauls 2-3 Cappamore 1-3

On a dreary Sunday last our under 13 team took to the pitch to play Cappamore in the U14 Feile. We were missing a few players but had a panel of 18 for the game. The game started in a very competitive fashion with defenses on top. Our players were the physically smaller side but that did not inhibit them in any way.  We had some great interlinking play which resulted in a well taken Cian Baggot goal. We then conceded a soft goal ourselves which led the half time score to be 1-1 a piece.  In the second half we had to roll up our sleeves and we produced some great attacking play which resulted in a Muiris Ahern break away goal. Both teams exchanged a number of points before we had to defend a late onslaught on our goals with Conor Morgan, Brian Hassett and Jake Foley all made telling blocks to keep out the opposition.  Marcus Lyons was immense at centre back with our two midfielders John Wright and Cian Kinnevane putting their all into the game. Up front Mark O Brien, Luke Walsh and Diarmuid Hynes worked tirelessly and showed for everything. The final whistle came and we won out 2-4 to 1-4. It was a great team performance with players playing for each other and being fully committed to their team.  We have a bye in the next round. 

One thing for our club to note I think the Hassetts have created history with both Jason and Brian captaining Feile A and B match winning teams respectively!!! Well done to them!

Photos of the Division 1 team 

 

Foundation Courses

To be a coach you need to take part in a foundation coaching course. The dates for these are as follows;

Football

Wednesday 14 and 21 March in Monaleen GAA Club

Friday 23 and Saturday 24 March in Fr. Caseys GAA Club

Hurling

Tuesday 27 February and Thursday 1 March in Killeedy GAA Club

Wednesday 14 and Thursday 15 March in Knockaderry GAA Club

Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 March in Old Christians GAA Club

Hurling and Football

Friday 2, Saturday 3 and Monday 5 March in John the Baptist Secondary School

Tuesday 6, Wednesday 7 and Wednesday 14 March in Newcastle West GAA Club

Fill out and submit this form to confirm attendance

 

Once you have the foundation course completed and looking to go further there is a Award 1 for Youth

Hurling and Football

in Colaiste na Trocaire School in Rathkeale the course takes place on Monday 19, Saturday 24, Monday 26 February, Saturday 3, Monday 5 and Monday 12 March

in Bruff GAA Club the course takes place on Tuesday 27 February, Tuesday 6, Tuesday 13, Tuesday 20, Saturday 24 and Tuesday 27 March.

Fill out and submit this form to confirm attendance

If you are booking into any of these courses please let Kevin O’Hagan know on 087-0601686

 

U-15 Limerick Footballers

Congratulations to Billy Molyneaux, Ciaran Uwatse, Colin Rochford, Darragh Bridgeman, Frank Corcoran, Oisin Moss and James Killian who are on the U-15 Limerick Football panel for 2018.

 

Juvenile Medal Presentation

On Friday 5 January a great crowd gathered to help celebrate with the fantastic U-14 hurling and football players who won the county hurling, county and féile football and were runners up in the all Ireland féile football in 2017. We were delighted to have Aaron Gillane to present the medals and Juvenile Medal Presentation individualised framed photographs for each of the 36 players involved in the teams. A big thank you to Denis Carroll and Mary Hassett for representing Limerick Bord na nÓg on the night also. This was a very well run night with many thanks to the coaches involved Liam O’Gorman, John Rochford, Ken O’Connor, Martin White, Mike Brennan, Mike Fitzgerald, Tom Bridgeman, Joe Harrington and Billy Mangan. We also need to acknowledge the help from the kitchen and hall- Helen McKeogh, Martina O’Halloran, Mary Synnott, Siobhan O’Gorman and Ger Synnott. We look forward with anticipation to see what this year brings this group of players and wish them all the best of luck in their training and matches this year.
Photos from the night are available on our website by clicking HERE

 

The club AGM will take place on Sunday 21st Jan 2018 at 3pm in the clubhouse. All motions and nominations to be forwarded to secretary.mungret.limerick@gaa.ie by Friday 12th @5pm. Alternatively, motions and nominations can be left for Brian O’Halloran’s attention in the clubhouse.

U-8 Hurling and Football

On Friday night 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.

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.

Boys from the Mungret U12 Football squad were very active for their schools in the U13 Football championship in both the City and County over the past number of weeks. First up were St Pauls who played Gael Scoil An Raithin in the City U13B Final in the Gaelic Grounds. This was a pulsating game where the leading score changed many times. In the end, after a very exciting and hard fought victory St Paul’s, led by Brian Hassett came out victorious. Congratulations to all the players and mentors from both schools for a great game of football.

Next up was St Nessan’s National School who played Monaleen National School in the Gaelic Grounds in the U13 A City final last Wednesday. Mungret led from start to finish in a very close game of exciting football. The game produced some lovely fast flowing football from defence up to the forwards. In the end Mungret won by 5 points. The Cup was presented to captain, Diarmaid Hynes at the end of the game. St Nessan’s then qualified for the county semi-finals on the Friday in Mick Neville Park, Rathkeale. St Nessan’s were up against Doon National School in the semi-final. These players met during the year at club level where only a point or two separated them. This game was no different in that both teams were very close in skill, strength and determination. St Nessan’s came out the stronger in wet and cold conditions and won by 5 points in the end. After a quick turn around and change into dry jersey’s St Nessan’s Mungret were up against a very strong Bruree National School, who defeated the previous champions in the semi-final. This was the closest game they played all year. The forwards took the early advantage and in the second half the defence withstood a determined fight back from Bruree to come out as County Champions by 2 points. At the end of the game captain, Diarmaid Hynes was presented with the County Shield.

Congratulations to the Limerick City Football team who held the Sarsfield cup with great pride on Tuesday night. We are delighted to have Fintan Fitzgerald, Captain, Cian Moloney, Diarmaid Hynes, John Wright, Tom Lloyd, Muiris Ahern and Christy Carroll represent their schools and Mungret St. Pauls. Well done to all the players who took part in school football this year.

  

Sarsfield Cup U-13 Football

Eight players from Mungret were playing in the Sarsfield Cup U-13 Football on Tuesday in Rathkeale on the all-weather pitch. Seven of the players were representing Limerick City: Fintan Fitzgerald, Captain, Cian Moloney, Diarmaid Hynes, John Wright, Tom Lloyd, Muiris Ahern and Christy Carroll. Conor Collins was representing East Limerick. The Limerick City team players overcame South Limerick on a scoreline of 1-7 to 1-5 in a great game of football.

 

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.

Stephen Cahill Tournament

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

Photos on our website by clicking HERE

U-14 Football

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

Photos available on our website by clicking HERE

 

U-13 Division 3 Football

Mungret St. Pauls 2-6 Galtee Gaels 3-4

On Sunday 29 October our U-12 players traveled to Kilbehenny where they played a competitive match agaisnt Galtee Gaels, while Mungret St. Pauls had a younger group of players they were well matched to the Galtee Gaels and played a tight game which proved that goals make a difference to the game.

Mungret St. Pauls 2-12 Clauaghaun 2-2

On Monday 30 October our footballers showed no tiredness as they lines out the next day after their tough match against Galtee Gaels. This game showed great skill and drive. Claughaun had more players on the age who were taller than some of our players but it did not prevent any of our players in taking them on in a tackle. Mungret took an early lead and held the lead throughout the game with Claughaun only getting a goal passed our refenders by the break while Mungret St. Pauls had a goal and 8 points scored. The second half was similar play to the first half but there were more chances on goals for Mungret St. Pauls which where brilliantl cleared by the Claughaun goalkeeper and backs.

This was a great ending for both team as Mungret St. Pauls finished their league with a great win and Claughaun toped the league table.

Photos of the Claughaun match on our website by clicking HERE

U-14 Division 1 Hurling FINAL

Mungret St. Pauls 3-10 Doon 1-13

Looking at our records the first time for Mungret St. Pauls to win the U-14 Hurling trophy was by our current Minors in 2013, a new trophy was named in 2015 in memory of Knockaderry player, Jack Lyons and Mungret St. Pauls were the first team to win it, it alluded us last year but after loosing out in the Féile final the U-14 players had build up the need to retrieve the trophy again.

The match was played in Claughaun in not ideal weather on Saturday 28 October.. Both teams seemed ideally suited leveling the sides many times throughout the game. Doon took an early hold on the game taking in a 3 point lead only for Mungret St. Pauls to strike back with a goal just before the half time to level the playing field.

Doon came out strong at the start of the second half and built up their lead again this time to 4 points by the 15 minute mark on this half. Mungret St. Pauls U-14 team are not the type to get hung up on the score they play the game and keep the ball flowing and yet again it was another goal that knock Doon off the lead on the full time whistle. With extra time declared it would come down to the players with the most steam left. It was Mungret St. Pauls that pulled out all the stops in extra time only letting Doon get one score at the end in, Mungret St. Pauls did most of their damage in the second part of extra time. Mungret St. Pauls added to their 2 points from the first half of extra time, with a third point and their third goal of the game to take them out in front with 6 points. Doon replied back with their only score in extra time with a goal which is where the scoring stopped and with the final whistle Mungret St. Pauls accepted the Jack Lyons Trophy again from the Lyons family.

Well done to both teams on a fantastic game. Thank you to our coaches, parents and especially our players for putting in a lot of hard work through the year, some get to rest until the next season of hurling while our dual players are still preparing for the Football final.

Special mention of Thanks to the team sponsor John Fitzgerald from Spar, Racefield who not only supplied the socks for the players also sponsored their winning feast.

Photos available on our website by clicking HERE

 

U-13 Division 1 Football

Mungret St. Pauls 3-0 Newcastle West 5-10

On Wednesday 25 October Newcastle West traveled to Mungret where they were to play their last games of the league. For Newcastle West it was to be their 4 match but with 2 teams pulling out this was only Mungret St. Pauls second match having played their first match at the beginning of the month. It may have been the lack of game experience on the senior pitch that caught our players off guard but they did not give up and managed to overpower the Newcastle West backs 3 times for their goals in the game. Newcastle West went home with their victory.

 

U-10 Hurling

On Saturday 14th October, 30 of our U10 hurlers accompanied by their coaches and parents set off for an end of season tour to Dublin where they first went on a Guided Tour of Croke Park, visiting Players Lounge, Dressing  Rooms, Warm Up Area and exiting though the tunnel to climb the steps to the Presentation Area and the Ard Comhairle Section where they learned about some of the history of Croke Park and then on to a Corporate Box to see what that looked like.

They then took part in some of the interactive games in the museum before having a picnic in the Shadow of the Cusack Stand.

It was then off to Round Towers GAA Club in Clondalkin for two challenge matches, where we got a very warm welcome and in which our players played very well.

To round off the stay the players were treated to Supermacs on the way home.

This is the end of our training and games for 2017 and we eagerly await the start of the 2018 season. Photographs from the day are on our club website by clicking HERE

U10 Coaches

Stephen Cahill Tournament

The U-10 Stephen Cahill Football Tournament will take place this Sunday October 22 with a throw in time of 10am sharp. Mungret St. Pauls will be welcoming teams from Ballyduff in Kerry, St. Josephs of Doora Barefield [2 teams], Fermoy, Fr. Caseys of Abbeyfeale and Adare. We will have two teams out ourselves, this will supply 3 group games and a final for each group.

We would like to invite everyone to come along and support all the young player and should have the medal presentation completed in time for the Minor Football Final in Gaelic Grounds at 2pm.

U-16 Football

Mungret St. Pauls 1-8 St. Kierans 2-11

With an early start in Mick Neville Park the U-16 footballers struggled to get scoring and were unable to connect witht he net with many chances made to them. They ended the first half down 2-5 to 0-6 to St Kierans.
10 minutes into the second half Mungret St. Pauls were still down but were firing the ball in the right direct although they missed a few more goal opportunity, one got past which brought Mungret St. Pauls to 2 points behind 1-7 to 2-6. St. Kierans then stepped their game up a gear and powered through with their points. It was all over in Mick Neville Park with Mungret St. Pauls being stopped with a 6 point defeat at the Semi Final Stage. St. Kierans now go forward to play Fr. Caseys.

U-13 Football

Mungret St. Pauls 4-6 Dromcollogher/Broadford 4-6

On Sunday 8 October our 12 year old footballers traveled to Dromcollogher where they gave everything they have and left nothing in reserve and finished the game in a draw which is a great result for this young team. They are only starting their league where they have 4 more games to play.

Mungret St. Pauls 1-1 Monaleen 1-7

On Monday 9 October the U-13 footballers welcomed Monaleen to Mungret where they had a slow start, making a few mistakes and fumbles on the ball they went in at half time with the visitors out in front. The second half Mungret St. Pauls returned to the field a stronger team as they rallied together and shut Monaleen down on their passes and denied points. This was worked with great determination.

U12 Hurling

The Season is now completed. Thanks to all players and parents. This year we played two challenge games. We had two teams in the Spring League with 8 games each. We had two teams in u12 non-competitive league with 13 a side team playing 9 games and 11 a side team 8 games. We participated in the Roscrea festival of hurling with A team playing 4 games and C team 3 games. We participated in the Newtown Shandrum tournament with 3 games as we won the B final. We finished the season off with our own Liam O’Donoghue tournament with 3 games and won the B final. That was 48 games at u12 level. Players also played in U13A (3 games), U13C (5 games), and u14C (3 games) and u14A hurling matches. With a panel of 32 players this was a great amount of hurling matches for the players. We had on average 26 players at every training session. Thanks to all. Training is over but we encourage you to continue the hurling against the wall at home or up at the club. See you back in February for u13 hurling. Thanks from all the coaches. Fintan, Mike, Denis,  Paul and Kieran.

U-14 Hurling

Mungret St. Pauls 2-16 Monaleen 4-8

Saturday 7 September was a busy day for the club but it brought our U-14 players to Mick Neville Park where they were to play Monaleen in the Jack Lyons County semi final, the Féile final saw these two teams up against each other already this year with Monaleen taking the glory but with time and plenty of games since Mungret St. Pauls have improved but it would be seen if Monaleen had the same improvement over the last few months.

Mungret St. Pauls did not have the best of starts falling behind in the first half by 2 points in a low scoring half the second half took them to 8 points behind Monaleen but this Mungret St. Pauls team pulled together and brought their game back on track and with each point started to chip away at the lead til they drew level and with the excitment building the game came to the end of full time. Extra time was called for to prize these two teams apart and as usual with extra time the winning team is the one that has the legs to play it and with Mungret St. Pauls driving the ball up the field they closed half way through extra time 3 points up and holding onto the lead they came out the winners. They now face Doon in the final in a few weeks.

Liam O’Donoghue U12 Hurling Tournament

On Saturday 7 October, teams from Athenry, Galway; Doora Barefield, Clare; Éire Óg, Inis, Clare, Newtown Shandrum, Cork, Doon and Mungret St Pauls, Limerick competed in two groups of three to see who would come home with the fantastic Liam O’Donoghue Cup. All games across both groups were contested with great hurling from all players on show. Players demonstrated great team play, great striking for points, blocking, hooking, slide line cuts, short passes and goalkeeping. The top teams in both groups contested the A final for the Liam O’Donoghue Cup. This meant that Newtown Shandrum and Door Barefield played the A final. This was a cracking game of hurling with nothing between the teams. Newtown Shandrum came out winners by a couple of point. Kieran Murphy from Newtown Shandrum was named player of the tournament. In the B final Mungret St Pauls came out winners against Éire Óg, Inis. In the C final Athenry overcame Doon. Liam O’Donoghue presented the cups and player of the tournament to all the winning players.

Special thanks to Eamon O’Malley from O’Malley Griffin (Brokers) Limited for sponsoring the Liam O’Donoghue tournament. Thanks to the referees Joe Browne and Kevin O’Hagan for looking after the nine games. They got plenty of encouragement from the large crowds. Thanks to Helen and the catering parents who supplied the food and helped serve all the players, mentors and parents on the day. Thanks to Mark and Brian for the traffic management in the morning. A special thanks goes to Kieran O’Brien who organised the tournament and ensured that Mungret St Pauls hosted a great festival of hurling.

U-12 Hurling

Our U-12 hurlers had 3 matches close to each other they played South Liberties on Monday 25, Croagh Kilfinny on Wednesday 27 and Killeedy in their last match on Friday 29. Although they were not successful in these matches they were however improving with each match as the experience they have gotten from playing these matches will stand to them as they prepare for the Liam O’Donoghue Tournament.

Well done to this great groups of players

Photos from the last match are available on our website by clicking HERE

U-16 Hurling Shield Final

Mungret St. Pauls 0-11 Kilpeacon 2-18

On Saturday 23 September the U-16 hurlers traveled to Mick Neville Park where they met with Kilpeacon. Kilpeacon started off strong while Mungret St. Pauls struggled to get going and this was the way for most of the match. Silly frees gave Kilpeacon their head start with 4 points. Mungret St. Pauls defense were worked hard with the forwards and midfield struggle to break through a sturdy Kilpeacon backline to score.

Photos of this match available on our website by clicking HERE

Pa O’Brien U-10 Hurling Tournament

Our pitches were very busy Saturday morning 23 September as our U-10 hurlers played host to many teams who traveled to play in the Pa O’Brien Hurling Tournament. Well done to all who took part and showed great sporting ability. Thank you to our coaches Kevin Dore, Alan Browne, Denis Galvin, Majella Ni Lonaigh, AnnaMarie Lloyd. Thank you also to our referees, stewards and caterers and to our sponsors who help make the day as successful as it was. A very special Thank you to the O’Brien family.

Photos available on our Website by clicking HERE

U-13 Hurling

Mungret St. Paul 2-2 Ballybrown 1-6

Wednesday 20 September had our U-13 boys welcome neighbours Ballybrown to our pitch for a hurling match which was a tight game with Mungret St. Pauls getting more balls over the bar but it was the extra goal that Ballybrown snuck into the net that won the game for them.

Monday 25 September saw the U-12 players up agaisnt South Liberties where they had upped their game and put everything they could into their game which will stand to them when they play this league again next year. The loss this game brought did not change the players drive, it is a great experience to play on a senior pitch and prepare for the year ahead.

Well done to this great groups of players

U-13 Hurling

Mungret St. Pauls 0-4 Caherline 8-8
Monday 18 September was a tough day for our U-12 players as they played Caherline at home and were put up against it. They worked hard throughout the game and can put it behind them now.

 

U12 Hurling Update

Over the past week the U12 players have add a very busy time. First up the U12 players represented the club in the U13C hurling championship on Tuesday where they played a very strong Dromcollogher-Broadford team away from home and during a stormy weather. All the players performed outstanding, however went down 7-6 to 3-4 in a highly competitive game. The following night 8 of the players turned out for the U13A team v Newcastle West away from home. First half was very tight with only a point between the teams. Newcastle West came out stronger in second half and won in the end. On Friday night the U12’s were playing the end of season finals out in the UL North Campus – across the pitch. Up first was game v Ballybrown in semi-final where Mungret played very poorly in first half but played outstanding in the second half but losing the game to one single point. In the third/fourth place play-off the team were up against Bruree. In this game the players were focused and continued their second half performance from first game and ran out comfortable winners. Doon went onto to win the U12 championship by a point against Ballybrown. This will be a great benchmark for the players over the next couple of years as there was very little between these top four teams in the county.

The 11 aside team was up next at 8pm, under half flood lights and up against the A teams from Murroe Boher and Blackrock. Murroe Boher were too strong but great performance from Conor Crowley in goals and Sean Duff in midfield kept the score down a bit. In the second game against Blackrock, this was a very competitive game under full flood lights and colder conditions. The players played really well here and only went down by a handful of points

On Sunday morning the U12 players were on the road again as they competed in the Christy Morrissey tournament in Newtown Shandrum, Cork. We were in group one where we played Newtown Shandrum first but went down by 6 points due to some silly frees and a slow first half. Up next was Kilmacud Crokes, Dublin where the team started stronger and kept the high tempo for the whole game and won by 2 points. This meant that we were up against Ballyea, Clare in the Division 2 final. Here the players increased the intensity of their game from earlier and scored four great goals in the first half. The second half was a lot tighter but a further two goals meant that Mungret ran out comfortable winners of the Division Two final. Thanks to all players won participated over the past week and in particular over the year. We have our own Liam O’Donoghue tournament on Sat Oct 7th. Training will continue on Tuesday evenings at 6pm and best of luck to all the U12 players who are competing in the U13C, U13A and U14A hurling teams.

Below is picture of the players at the Newtown Shandrum tournament.

 

U-13 Hurling

Mungret St .Pauls 1-5 Newcastle West 6-12

Wednesday 13 September had our U-13 Hurlers take on Newcastle West on their home ground this proved to be a tough challenge for our players but they played with great heart and never gave up taking each battle for the ball as it came.

 

U-14 Hurling

Mungret St. Pauls 1-11 Bruff 2-6

On Saturday 16 September the U-14 Hurlers had a play off with Bruff in Bruff to see who they are to play in the Semi Finals. Mungret St. Pauls fell behind in the first half by one point at half time and knew the work had to be done in the second half. They stepped their game up and pulled forward in the second half and came out deserving winners after their performance.

 

U-14 Football

Mungret St. Pauls 4-8 Newcastle West 3-9

On Wednesday 6 September the U-14 footballers headed out on their last game of the group, the last time they played Newcastle West we were too strong for them winning by 21 points, this game was much closer with Mungret St. Pauls getting some nice scores in while coming under attack in the backs they did not let Newcastle West get away with much and took their clean sheet home with all 8 games won in the group they now await a play off between Newcastle West and Fr Caseys for their Final date against the winner.

 

U-13 Football

When you are invited to a tournament in Austin Stacks in Tralee on Saturday 9 September you are expecting challenging games and other teams giving you a good test in your game, little do you thing before setting off that you would have to help out the team bus before you get to head home. This is what our U-13 Footballers had to challenge them after playing 3 tough matches during the day they had to climb off the bus and help pull it out of the mud, this was done without complaint which shows how great this team are in working together and getting their job done. Well done guys in your combined team work.

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U-10 Hurling

Dermot Naughton Tournament in Newtownshandrum, well done to our players who overcame the host team and Drom Broadford to qualify for the Division 2 Final where they were met with a strong Toomevara team losing this game by just 3 points. This is great practice for our upcoming tournament.

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U-16 Football

Mungret St. Pauls 4-11 Newcastle West 4-5

The second half was where the game was played with most of the score coming in and where the game determined who won.

On Monday 4 September in Mungret the U-16 Footballers welcomed Newcastle West to the pitch in the last of their group matches. While wearing the newly sponsored Regeneron jerseys they saw the players win on the jerseys premier match. The first half was not a great start for Mungret St. Pauls as Newcastle West were winning the ball and taking on the drive to score while Mungret St. Pauls had not hit their full potential the half time had Newcastle West in the lead and they extended their lead with their second goal in the opening minutes of this half. Mungret St. Pauls fell to 6 points behind but on the 45th minute of the game was where Mungret St. Pauls put their first ball into the net and this was when they fired up their game and started to take control. Already through to the Semi final stage the win was a great way to end the group.

Photos of this match will be on our website by clicking HERE

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U-12 Football

On Saturday last the Mungret reds and whites were in Mick Neville Park Rathkeale to participate in the U12 football finals day. Initially it was involving the top four teams in division 1 of u12 league but due to some logistical issues 2 more teams were added to mix so it turned out that all clubs would play 2 games and this would determine who came out on top. Mungret reds first game was against Oola who were physical and competitive but our boys withstood the challenge and emerged victorious with some to spare. The Whites first game was against the unbeaten all year Adare. This game was a close affair with scores at a premium. Mungret led 5 points to one at half time but it was their resolute defending and all round commitment that saw them run out 6 points to 2 winners. In the next game the Whites played Monaleen and had an altogether easier game overcoming a spirited Monaleen. So the Whites finished with maximum wins. The reds had their last game against Bruff. This game did not start to script with Bruff winning in most positions and at halftime the reds were down 2-3 to no score. After a spirited halftime talk delivered by Paul Walsh the reds returned with renewed vigour and started to claw back the score and then amazingly take the lead. With three minutes to go the score read Bruff 2- 3 Mungret St. Pauls 3-2. There was a frantic last 3 minutes with Bruff throwing the kitchen sink at Mungret but the boys held out for a fantastic comeback win and finishing joint top with the other Mungret team. This was a great achievement from our lads to have 2 evenly balanced u12 teams being competitive in all matches and finishing the top two teams in u12 Division one finals day. The players and parents deserve great credit for their commitment during the year and this can only bode well for the future!!

 

U-14 Hurling

Mungret St. Pauls 3-16 Cappamore 1-3

On a wet, Saturday morning 2 September Cappamore made their way to Mungret where they were outclassed on the day to a well trained and driven team. The never gave up throughout the match and made it their own game, a great result which progresses them through to the Semi Final of the Jack Lyons Cup.

 

U-16 Hurling

Mungret St. Pauls 2-10 Muroe Boher 0-12

Mungret St. Pauls made a tough job out of this Semi final for the Shield but managed to pull off a win on Monday 28 August, to progress to the Final.

Falling behind straight away in the game Mungret St. Pauls let Muroe Boher take a 4 point lead before they hit back with a goal and a point to draw the game but with wides from Mungret St. Pauls the game was not going their way and each point was equaled by Muroe Boher which is where half time was left.

The second half started with frees evening the score on both sides until Mungret St. Pauls secured their second goal to boost spirits Muroe Boher seemed to be losing their wind but Mungret St. Pauls were still sending the sliotar to the wrong sides of the upright and were lucky to end with their 4 point lead.

This now sees them in the final for the Shield against Kilcornan.

Photos on our website by clicking HERE

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Limerick players

Well done to all our young hurlers who played for Limerick and Mungret St. Pauls last weekend, Congratulations to the only player who brought home a medal with his team U-16 player, Seamus Hurley who helped his team win the Shield. Our other players out on Saturday and represented the club well were- U-16, Patrick Dwane. U-15 players, Conor Galvin, Dermot Moloney, Darragh O’Hagan, Cillian Archer, Brian O’Meara and Odhran O’Dwyer. U-14 players Liam Lynch, Conor O’Halloran, Billy Molyneaux, Barry Duff and Mark Moroney.

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U-16 Football

Mungret St. Pauls 7-13 Galbally 2-8

On Monday 21 August the U-16 footballers had home advantage when they took on Galbally. In a game were Mungret St. Pauls were dominant in goal scoring.

Galbally began the game with a point while Mungret rattled the crossbar before being denied a goal, they took a lead with 3 unanswered points only for Galbaly to strike again but with a goal, while Galbally were winning our kickouts it seemed they were the dominant team by adding another 4 points before Mungret St. Pauls took the game in hand and struck 3 goals and 2 points up on the score board before half time.

There were balls going toward the Mungret St. Pauls goal but they were being struck down very well by defenders and goalie. While Mungret St. Pauls forwards had their shots on target and knotched up a great score. This game confirms the U-16s place in the Semi Final stages.

Photos of this match on our website by clicking HERE

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Kelloggs Cul 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.

 

U-12 Hurling

Over the past couple of weeks the U12 Hurling teams have played three games in the second stage of the Limerick U12 hurling league. First game up was against Bruree away from home. This was a great game of hurling where the team utilized all their skills learnt during the year and had to deploy a different strategy in the second half where the Bruree full back was clearing everything up. The game ended up 2-12 to Mungret and 0-4 to Bruree. Players to excel on the night were Sean Duff with two great goals on the ground, John Wright and Fintan Fitzgerald who cleared up midfield and setup many of the points, Mark O’Brien whose free taking and pen play points were crucial and Sean O’Halloran who had a powerful first half. Next game up was again Drom-Althlacca. This was an 11 a side game and due to the holidays Mungret just had 11 players.  This was a very physical but fair game of hurling from both sides. We played the second half with 10 players as Conor Galligan stopped a near goal at the end of the first half with his body. The team lost in a great battle by one point 3-3 to 3-2. On the night all players were outstanding but the two players who really stood up were John Wright and Diarmaid Hynes and they were supported by Marcus Lyons, Luke Walsh and Tom Lloyd. The third game was again Bruff and again we mixed the team around due to the holiday time. This game was again a physical game with some exceptional skill from all the players on the night. This was a low scoring game with Mungret coming out on a scoreline of 6pts to 3pts.

Congratulations to Mark O’Brien who represent the club, parish and county at the National Community Games Puck Fada competition on Sunday. After the first round, Mark qualified for the final three rounds. Mark finished fifth overall in a very high standard with a distance of 79m. The winning distance was 85m. Well done to Mark, you did your club very proud.

 

Limerick players

Best of Luck to our young hurlers who take to the pitch for Limerick this weekend, U-16 players are Seamus Hurley and Patrick Dwane who travel to Co. Tipperary for the Areabawn tournament. U-15 players are Conor Galvin, Dermot Moloney, Darragh O’Hagan, Killian Archer, Brian O’Meara and Odhran O’Dwyer who travel to Cork and Clare. U-14 players are Liam Lynch, Conor O’Halloran, Billy Molinaeaux, Mark Moroney and Barry Duff who play in Waterford for the Tony Forristal and Sonny Walsh Tournament.

 

U-14 Hurling

Mungret St. Pauls 7-10 Na Piarsaigh 3-7

On Wednesday 16 August our U-14 hurlers went to Caherdavin where they were met Na Piarsaigh and between the two teams they played what was a great game of hurling. Both sides seemed even in the first half but it was the send half where Mungret St. Pauls pulled away and made the game their own getting some great scores on their card. They have one game left to play in this group against Cappamore.

 

U-12 Football

We have had three games in the past week and half. The reds had 2 and whites one. The first game for reds was against Adare in Adare. We were missing quite a few players for this game due to holidays but managed  to get a team out. We started reasonably well being competitive throughout but were overcome by a better playing Adare team 4-8 to 1-4. It was our first game in a few weeks and it showed that players struggled to get the pace of the game. On Monday last, the Reds were out against Monaleen in Mungret in this game we had more players available and ran out easy winners 8-11 to 1-1 . It was very one sided but our players were much improved on the previous game and played very well. This concluded phase 2 of under 12 league in division 1A finishing second to Adare and qualifying for semifinals.
In division 1B The Whites were out against Bruree last Thursday, this was a tough, physical game which benefited our players. There was some good football on show by both teams. Mungret played very well and ran out ahead 4-8 to 1-4. The Whites have their last phase 2 game on Monday next in Mungret against Oola. They have 2 wins from 2 so are on course to qualify for finals stages of u12 league also.
Thanks to parents and coaches who provided commitment to ensure kids were available for games during holidays.

 

Congratulations to the winners of the Féile Fundraiser who are

1st- Donal Morrissey
2nd- Owen leonard, Sligo
3rd- Rachel Dunworth
Mark Buckley
Tom Comyns
4th- John Ryan

 

U-14 Football

Mungret St. Pauls 9-14 Monaleen 0-1

On a sunny day in Monaleen, Wednesday 9 August Mungret St. Pauls held the reins on the game with Monaleen getting their only point in the first 10 minutes of the game it was all Mungret St. Pauls were going to allow them.

Mungret St. Pauls opened both halves with a goal and were on target for most of their scores hitting the crossbar a few times during the play. While it looked like Mungret St. Pauls played the game in the Monaleen half this was not the case as the Mungret St. Pauls backs were put under pressure at times and when needed they drew together and defended the goal. Monaleens backs were worked well having to keep on their toes but there were a few good saves pulled off by their goalie. This team still have another 2 games to play in the group.

Mungret St. Pauls 3-3 Adare 5-3

While our 14 players were in Monaleen our U-13 players were in Adare where they met the leaders of the table, our U-13 players had a great game where they represented themselves very well and worked the ball as a team up the field and pulled together to defend their goals. This was their last game in the group leaving it with 2 wins is fantastic for this young team preparing for their U-13 competition in a few weeks.

Photos from the U-14 Monaleen match are available on our website by clicking HERE

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U-16 Football

Mungret St. Pauls 3-8 Askeaton, Ballysteen, Kilcornan 0-8

In Askeaton on Monday 7 August in a game where goals were king. Mungret St. Pauls sparked open the game with a goal followed by 2 points, a great start, but Askeaton, Ballysteen, Kilcornan brought themselves back into the game with 2 frees pointed, their goalie came under pressure when Mungret St. Pauls were denied a goal but accepted a point. 6 unanswered points to Askeaton, Ballysteen, Kilcornan brought them the lead over Mungret St. Pauls who were not to be detered struck a point and goal into the far end to win back the lead by half time.

The second half was Mungret St. Pauls game, the pressure our backs put in sent any scoring chances wide while Askeaton, Ballysteen, Kilcornan trys for goals brought excitement to the game but the Mungret St. Pauls backs worked as a team blocked down any chance they could and sent the ball up the field where it was put to good use. Although it was the goals that won this game for Mungret St. Pauls the Askeaton, Ballysteen, Kilcornan goalie saved some great chances Mungret St. Pauls put to him, the final goal for Mungret St. Pauls was a penalty which was struck with such conviction nothing was stopping it. Mungret St. Pauls won this game which rewards them with a chance in the Semi Final but there are still 2 more games to be played.

Photos on our website by clicking HERE

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U-14 Hurling

Mungret St. Pauls 4-10 Doon 5-11

On Wednesday 2 August, Doon traveled to Mungret for the U-14 Hurling match. Two teams that were going to put in a good game and both wanting a win. With a big scoring first half Mungret St. Pauls had poped over 8 points to match their 2 smashing goals, this was a team score with everyone working together with one goal in mind. Doon however had the same vision and the score was all square by the break with 3-5 scored. This was a real cat and mouse game and the second half saw great interceptions from Mungret St. Pauls but Doon were causing bother to our players and they had the necessary accuracy to get the extra goal and point to take the win. The Mungret St. Pauls players picked up some great ball but Doon ended up with the glory of a win. There are still 2 more games to go in the Jack Lyons Championship this team next play Na Piarsaigh on Wednesday 16 in Caherdavin.

 

U-16 Hurling

Mungret St. Pauls 4-17 Na Piarsaigh 2-6

On Monday 31 July in the Mungret Senior pitch where a game of to halves were played, where the 14 wides by Mungret St. Pauls in the starting 30 minutes were forgotten about by the out scoring of Na Piarsaigh in the second half.

It was a week start for Mungret St. Pauls who took time to settle into the game letting Na Piarsaigh get the score board working it was not long before Mungret St. Pauls put their own score over from a free, 3 more tries for a point from Mungret St. Pauls but only one went over before the net in the Na Piarsaigh goal was shook. Not sitting back Na Piarsaigh took the ball from a puck out down the pitch to returning the sliotar to the Mungret St. Pauls goal. Mungret St. Pauls still had a lead but the score should have been well ahead by the first quarter with 10 wides knotched up for Mungret St. Pauls. Na Piarsaigh got a second chance on a goal and took it giving them the lead for the first time in the game with Mungret St. Pauls putting pressure on Na Piarsaigh they started to send the ball to the side of the uprights. Mungret St. Pauls shot a great point over the bar to draw the game again but not for long as Na Piarsaigh was awarded a free that they converted followed by another point Mungret St. Pauls were chasing the game again until an oppertune chance of the ball landing infront of the goal was sent flying to th ebakc of the net again. Another gasping moment for Mungret St. Pauls was when the sliotar was struck and with the sharp ding of the cross bar the ball was sent back out to play, with the second chance saved the half time whistle blew.

Mungret St. Pauls only had a 2 point lead, it should have been more but they would have to work harder in the second half taking each chance more accurately. This second half was a much improved game where Mungret St. Pauls knucked down and were tough on the Na Piarsaigh forwards protecting the goals at all times and only letting 2 points past from frees. Most of the game was played in the Na Piarsiagh half while Mungret St. Pauls were on a roll matching a third goal with 3 points from play. Na Piarsaigh’s challenge on our goal saw the ball out to the 65 which was struck to go over but was close to the cross bar, saved and sent back out to play, this resulted in another free for Na Piarsaigh on the 20 yard line and with Na Piarsaigh falling behind on score the only thing to go for was a goal but this too was expertly denied by our back line. In the last 10 minutes of the game Mungret St. Pauls really got into their stride winning the Na Piarsaigh puckouts and pointing each one. The last score of the game was to be Mungret St. Pauls forth goal followed by their third and forth wide of this half.

There is only one more game left in this group when we welcome Patrickswell to Mungret on the 14 August.

Photos available on our website by clicking HERE

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U-16 Football

Mungret St. Pauls 3-10 St. Kierans 4-7

Monday 24 July saw our U-16 footballers at home for their sixth time facing the team on top of the table it was going to be one of the toughest challenges. Mungret St. Pauls came out of the blocks strong sending the ball to the forwards but it went wide and sent the length of the pitch for a St. Kierans point, Mungret St. Pauls followed with a point on target. St. Kierans added another 2 points and then Mungret St. Pauls tried many attempts on goal but there was no getting past St. Kierans backs and Mungret St. Pauls took the point in the end. St. Kierans followed this up with their own point. Mungret St. Pauls claimed the lead when the ball was sent to the top right corner of the St. Kierans net, a second attempt on goal was sent as a point by the goalie. St. Kierans then took the lead back when they placed the ball in the back of our net. Mungret St. Pauls were tough and were holding posession of the ball but after 2 wides the third went over to draw the game for half time.

The second part of the game was full of goals with the ball on point. Mungret St. Pauls struck 2 goals and a point before St. Kierans struck the net for their second goal. 3 additional points from Mungret St. Pauls brought them into the lead with 7 points. A change of players seemed to brought a laps in concentration to the Mungret St. Pauls play and St. Kierans took hold of the game and poped in their third and forth goal, the game was a draw until St. Kierans shot for a point, with the pressure on, Mungret St. Pauls walked the ball up the pitch and brought the game to a draw again before the full time whistle.

There are 3 more games left to be played in the upcoming weeks.

 

U-13 Football

Mungret St. Pauls 2-2 Athea 4-15

A game of two halves this young team really stood up to Athea in the first half but the second half they failed to hold back the visitors. On Tuesday 25 July our U-13 team playing in division 3 of the U-14 championship. Mungret St. Pauls got their first boot in with a point but Athea cleared 4 points before Mungret St. Pauls bounced back with a cracking goal. Athea sealed the end of the half with 2 points.

The second half saw Athea celebrating with a second goal shortly after the throw in. Mungret St. Pauls doubled their first half score and worked well on the pitch trying to hold back their runners and breaking through the defence. There were little mistakes that Athea punished Mungret St. Pauls for. Athea were successful in their scores while Mungret St. Pauls took charge of the ball they were not so lucky on placing scoring ball.

Photos of the match to follow on our website by clicking HERE

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U-12 Football

Last Wednesday Mungret U-12 footballers were invited to Fitzgerald Stadium to participate in an opportunity to play on the pitch against three teams. Unfortunately we were limited in the numbers we could bring. Our first game was against Bishopstown of Cork. We played very well to win 3-6 to no score. Our next game was against Dr. Crokes Killarney which was a tougher game but we came away winning 3-5 to 1-2. Our final game was against Churchill Tralee where we were too strong winning 9-3 to 1-1. Overall all our players were excellent on the day showing great commitment and desire to be involved and to their fellow teammates. There was some great attacking football played but we were also very strong in defense with some brave blocks and tackling. The boys were a credit to their club and families. Thanks to coaches and parents who travelled and supported the boys.

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U-16 Hurling

Mungret St. Pauls 2-8 Ballybrown 0-21

On Monday 17 July in Ballybrown the U-16 hurlers headed into a game that would require them to put everything into the match. It took Mungret St. Pauls 15 minutes to get into the game and it was this 15 minutes that Mungret St. Pauls could not afford to waste. While we were settling into the match Ballybrown took control, although they left 4 chances of points behind them Ballybrown had 2 points up before Mungret St. Pauls got to put their first sliotar over the bar from a free. An attack on our backs at the mouth of the goal was successfully blocked away. This game was mainly scored from frees with Ballybrown taking 7 of their 9 points in the first half from frees and Mungret St. Pauls getting their 3 points from frees also. The first half also brought Mungret St. Pauls 2 goals the first was an unstoppable shot into the net with the second coming from the loose hand of the Ballybrown goalie. Half time ended with both sides on level pegging.

Ballybrown came out strong again in the second half and put themselves ahead with a point, Mungret St. Pauls leveled it again a few minutes later until Ballybrown took the lead and with both sides letting very few shots go wide it was again the easily given frees that won the game for Ballybrown converting 7 of their 12 second half points from frees while Mungret St. Pauls knotched up 5 points, only 1 from a given free.

They say goals win games but this game was easily won in the end by the frees. Mungret St. Pauls still have Patrickswell and Na Piarsaigh to meet in this Championship.

Photos available on our website by clicking HERE

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U-14 Football

Mungret St. Pauls 2-13 Croom 9-1

On Wednesday 12 July the U-13 footballers traveled to Croom where they played a good game, they managed to get 15 scores on the board to Crooms 10 scores, this is a great ahievement there were a few wides but this team will learn to build on their experiences preparing for the U-13 league later in the year.

 

 

Well done

Limerick’s U-21 Aaron Gillane Man of the Match winner been presented by LaochBGE flag bearer Conor Mangan aged 10 from Mungret St. Pauls following Limerick victory over Clare

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U-16 Football

Mungret St. Pauls 2-8 Kilpeacon 1-9

A tight game in Caherally on Monday 10 July against a team that put it up to our players but Mungret St. Pauls kept the flow going to come out on top.

There was a threat of rain for most of the match and we were lucky to not see it. The pitch had been freshly cut which left no grip once the grass caught on the players boots. The first half was a slow start with low score, it looked more like Kilpeacon having the majority of the possession but Mungret St. Pauls took their chance when they could and had the bare lead of one point at half time 0-4 to 0-5. The second half brought a more interesting game with Mungret St. Pauls still holding the lead and a the ball struck to the left corner of the net for Mungret St. Pauls brought a bounce to the players only for Kilpeacon to be presented with a penalty which they converted taking the lead over with 2 points. Mungret St. Pauls did not let this rest and stayed persistent on taking the ball up the field and with minutes left on the clock the ball was sent in all directions infront of the Kilpeacon goal hitting the bar and crossing in front and back again but it was eventually enticed across the line and declared a second goal for Mungret St. Pauls. Another free pointed gave Mungret St. Pauls a 2 point win.

Photos of the match are available on our website by clicking HERE

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Limerick Players

Well done to all the underage Limerick Football teams today in their various games. We would especially like to congratulate our U-14 players Colin Rochford, James Killian and Billy Molineaux who traveled to Dungarvan for the Jim Power Tournament also to Frank Corcoran who was unfortunately not available that day.

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Well done to our primary school representatives who played on the Mayor Cup (Hurling) team and the Neville Cup (Camogie) team. Our boys were Ronan Greaney, Cian Moloney and Mark O’Brien. Emma Fitzgerald played for the Neville Cup

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Summer Camp

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

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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.

Available at;
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.

Photos available on our website by clicking HERE

 

U-14 Hurling

Mungret St. Pauls 4-12 Patrickswell 5-5

On Wednesday 28 June our U-14 panel traveled a short distance up the road to play close neighbours Patrickswell. They gave a great acount of the themselves especially after a very busy 2 weeks of matches in hurling and football. While there were a lot of goals in this gaem it was the points that brought it home for Mungret St. Pauls. These guys get a well deserved break for a few days.

Our U-14 Division 3 (U-13) hurlers were due to play Dromcollogher/ Broadford but due to graduation had to give a walk over.

 

U-12 Hurling

The team had their final two games in the 11 aside league. Last Thursday the team played Murroe Boher in Murroe. This was a great close game where both teams demonstrated great skills and determination to win the ball. Mungret St. Pauls team came out winners by a couple of points. Monday evening saw the rearranged game against Kildimo Pallaskenry in Pallaskenry. The first half was a one side game with Kildimo Pallaskenry taking all their chances. In the second half the Mungret St. Pauls players stood up and produced a more determined game with better use of the ball, tighter marking and improved team play. The players await the next stage of the league after winning two and losing two games. As players head off on holidays we wish them all the best and hope to have as many as possible as more games come up during the months of July and August. Training continues on Tuesday at 6pm and Friday at 7pm.

 

Summer Camp

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 mungretgaa@gmail.com or you can contact the camp coordinator Kevin O’Hagan on 087-0601686.

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U-16 Football

Mungret St. Pauls 6-10 Adare 1-9

On a very wet Monday night 26 June the U-16 footballers were welcomed back to the pitch after their break for exams. It took a little while for them to settle into the game but they soon found themselves settled into the run of the game and were taking their scores in the back of the net when they could. This was a great return for the players who played in the miserable rain on the home pitch.

 

Feile Football

On Friday 23 June our U-14 footballers took to the bus as they head northward to Co. Cavan where Ramor United are busy preparing for their appearance. With the team ready, supporters and parents excited looking forward to the throw in for the first match of the feile peile 2017.

First team up gave Mungret St. Pauls a tight match against Sarsfields, Wexford with the opposition having a goal advantage over our guys at half time they came back well and pulled a point win over Sarsfields, a great way to open the weekend. Mungret St. Pauls 2.04 Sarsfields 2.03

The second match was against Croserlough where Mungret St. Pauls were on fire and it showed on the score board taking the win with a sizeable difference Mungret St. Pauls 5.14 Crosserlough 1.02.

24 players saw action on day 1 of feile. Great skill and heart from all our players.

On Saturday 24 June another hard match for our players against hosts Ramor. A point behind at half time they could not let the host team win and took this win also with the score Mungret St. Pauls 0-7 Ramor Utd 0-4

They topped the group to go ahead to the quarter finals this is where they met Knockavilla and with yet again another good first half performance they took into the breeze in the second half but this did not bother these guys as they took a win leaving Knockavilla with one point in each half. Mungret St. Pauls 2-7 Knockavilla 0.02

It was great to see the children up bright and early and ready for another day of football, where they play the Semi final against St. Bridgets and being slow to get going in the first half they kept tipping away putting in the score any chance they had to see them into the Division 3 Cup final this was their toughest match all tournament but they put their heart and energy into the game but were unlucky to not get any score in the second half. This dream team were brought to an end by Castleknock on a score Mungret St. Pauls 0-04 Castleknock 4-05.

The players and mentors have served the club, coaches and parents proudly, most of all they showed themselves to be great footballers and fine young people. Thank you to everyone who traveled and supported the children and to our host club our biggest Thank you for taking care of our players and coaches for the weekend. We really appreciate how welcoming you were to us all.

Photos available on our website by clicking HERE

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Community Games

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.

 

U-14 Hurling

Mungret St. Pauls 4-13 Ballybrown 0-4

This was a great performance from our Féile team on Thursday 21 June having just regain the energy from the previous weekend they were ready to take on the neighbours with a one sided game.

Mungret St. Pauls 0-0 Croom 2-3

The U-13s played Croom where they are gaining the experience and getting to play different clubs. They put in a great effort holding Croom off but unlucky to not get a score in.

 

U-16 Hurling

Mungret St. Pauls 0-8 Garryspillane 0-9

This was played in Knocklong on Friday 22 June where Garryspillane took the lead and held it for most of the game until the final quarter of the match where Mungret St. Pauls got the sliotar over the bar to take a 2 point lead only for Garryspillane to come back and with a point in the dying minutes took the win. Their next match sees them agaisnt neighbours Ballybrown which should be another good game.

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Summer Camp

Have you booked you child in for the Summer Camp yet? Application forms are available on our website for the Summer camp which will take place on Monday July 3 to Wednesday July 5 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.

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U-14 Hurling

This has been a very busy team. They started on Sunday 11 June when they went out to Monaleen to play their fifth match in the Jack Lyons U-14 Hurling championship.

Mungret St. Pauls 2-3 Monaleen 1-7

While Mungret St. Pauls got the goals it was Monaleen who got the win by the minimum.

They were busy preparing for the busy weekend in Wexford.

It was a long trip to the Sunny South East but the exciting chatter made it feel shorter. When they arrived they were greeted by their hosts Danesfort. The opening match was against Craanford from Co. Wexford where Mungret St. Pauls put them through their paces and took the win with ease. Mungret St. Pauls 4.10 Craanford 0.01. The second match that night was a tighter game with Mungret St. Pauls leading 6 points going in at half time the Co. Armagh team, Keady, struggled to catch up with our spirted players. Mungret St. Pauls 2.14 Keady 1.04.

After a relaxing night they arrived in Rathnure to play their hosts in a top of the group clash. This was a tight game as half time was called with host club Rathnure and Mungret St. Pauls on a tie of 3 points each. Mungret St. Pauls came out fired up for the second half and with great determination they denied Rathnure scoring chances while popping over their own points and smashing the back of the net with a goal to top the group.
Mungret St. Pauls 1.08 Rathure 0.04

They were straight into the quarter finals where they were to play Danesfort from neighbouring Co. Kilkenny. A wonderful display of skill and determination carried Mungret St. Pauls past a good Danesfort team. Mungret St. Pauls went at their Kilkenny opponents from the start and picked off a number of great points. Danesfort pegged on a goal to draw things level. This drove on our young charges who added 3 extra points to leave the score 0.6 to 1.0 at half time. With the encouragement of a large travelling band of supporters they started the second half with great vigor and put over a number of well taken points. We did not have it all our own in the second period and some stern defending from our backline kept Danesfort from getting back into the game. With tired legs from our 3 tough previous games and searing heat, the men at the helm made a number of shrewd changes to invigor the side. The results were immediately seen as we drove on to put the game beyond our opponents to finish on a scoreline of 1-12 to 1-0.

They were looking forward to the cup semi final on Sunday against St Vincent’s from Dublin in St Aidens Ferns.

This was the match that took our players down. It was the third day in and the sun was at its best, with our players putting their best effort into each match there was not much energy left in the reserve. By half time Mungret St. Pauls had not broken the score board while St. Vincents a decent score in. Mungret St. Pauls dug deep and finished off this game with their heads held high putting over 5 points but the Dubs took the game onto the final.
Mungret St Pauls 0-5 St. Vinvents 2-7

We would like to acknowledge our great hosts who welcomed each child into their homes and took great care of our boys while they were in Wexford, they even washed the jerseys. We hope the friendships made can be a great excuse to travel to Wexford again.

A big Thank you to our coaches who have guided the players to be and do their best on the pitch, to the parents and many supporters who traveled to get behind the boys in each of their games. It was fantastic for the boys to see the support from Mungret St. Pauls. Thank you to Brian O’Halloran our onsite reporter and photographer.

Lastly we have to say Well Done to this bunch of young lads from 1 to 24 have been a source of great pride to the club. They have hurled fantastically and have been great sportsmen, keep up the good work.

Photos available on our website by clicking HERE

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U-14 Féile Football

On Friday 23 June our U-14 footballers take to the bus as they head northward to Co. Cavan where Ramor are busy preparing for our appearance. We would like to wish both our players and our host team the very Best of Luck in the weekend of matches.

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Limerick players

Well done to Cian O’Brien who represented Mungret St. Pauls in the final winning Limerick U-25 hurling game against Waterford.

A disapointing lost to the U-17 hurlers on Saturday in their defeat. Representing Mungret St. Pauls on the panel are Shane Barry, David Bridgeman, Louis Dee, Chams Jagana and Kieran O’Dowd.

 

U-12 Hurling

Since the last update the U12 hurlers have continued to play in the U12 13 a side and 11 a side leagues and play a challenge game against Éire Óg, Nenagh. In the challenge game Nenagh brought an A and B team and Mungret lined up the same way. The A team played a very strong group of players and gave themselves too much to do in the second half after giving Nenagh an easy first half. Nenagh ran out easy winners. The B team dominated this competitive game from start to finish and ran out comfortable winners. Thanks to the players and coaches from Éire Óg, Nenagh for travelling into us for two very good sporting games.

Back to the U12 13 a side hurling league where the boys played away to Ahane. The players were focused early on and demonstrated their team and individual skills levels to run out comfortable winners. In the last game in stage one of the this non-competitive league the players played Na Pairsaigh last week in cool and windy conditions. The players attacked the ball from early but were not taking all their scoring opportunities. Once they settled in and got used to the windy conditions they started to pick off some great scores. Mungret utilized the elements to the full advantage in the second half after being under pressure at the start of the second half. In the end Mungret ran out easy winners and finished stage one with 3 win and one draw. They now awaiting details of the second stage.

The 11 a side team played one game against Ballybricken/Bohermore. Even though Ballybricken/Bohermore ran out easy winners looking at the scoreboard, the players gave a great performance. The difference between the teams was down to execution. Ballybricken/Bohermore took their goal opportunities very well in the first half and the Mungret players missed four great goal chances. The skills, effort, determination were on display for all to see and the players won the second half. These set of players are up next against Muroe Boher U12A team and the re-arranged game against Kildimo Pallaskenry.

Well done to Fintan Fitzgerald, Marcus Lyons, Cian Moloney and Mark O’Brien who were key members of the U14 Feile Hurling squad that won 4 games and lost in the semi-final. Best of luck to Fintan, Cian and Mark who will represent Regional in the Puck Fada this Saturday in the County Community Games to be held in Mungret this weekend.

 

U-14 Football

Mungret St. Pauls 6-18 Newcastle West 2-5

The U-14 players were in the senior pitch on Monday 19 June when they welcomed Newcastle West to what was a great game for us pickin up scores when we could the defenders worked at blocking down Newcastle West.

Mungret St. Pauls 3-8 Granagh Ballingarry 7-9

On the village pitch the U-13 players were faced with a dominant Granagh Ballingarry side. Mungret St. Pauls worked hard and earned each score. With great block downs and passes they concentrated on playing as a team.

Photos available on our website by clicking HERE

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U-14 Football

Both our footbal teams were away on Monday 12 June .

Mungret St Pauls 2-09 Claughaun 0-03

The U-13 players were in Claughaun where they played a great game and got in the points when they could and were delighted to overcome Claughaun and only letting them get away with 3 points.

Mungret St. Pauls 5-12 Murroe Boher 0-00

The U-14 players were out in Boher where they played this game comfortably taking charge from the off and not letting Murroe Boher get any head way to the score board.

 

U-10 Community Games Final

The team travelled to Mick Neville Park, Rathkeale on Tuesday 30th May for the U10 Community Games football final where they took on Monaleen, a repeat of last year’s final. The boys were well up for it on the night and played fantastic football. It was played in 4 x 10 minute periods. We won the first two periods and led at the half way stage by 2 points. However, Monaleen got the better of us in the last 2 periods and went on to win the game. This is a very good Monaleen team and our boys were well up for the challenge. It’s a pity we didn’t get the win but our boys will learn valuable lessons from it. No doubt we will meet Monaleen again in further battles ahead and the experience gained in this competition will stand to them. Thanks to Coach Cian O’ Donnell for helping Sean Ahern with the Team and to all parents for travelling to the Matches and bringing the boys to training. Team Panel: Rory O’ Callaghan , Liam Ahern, Gavin Dore, Eoin Murphy, Thomas O’ Donnell, Aaron Morrow, Rory Gleeson, George Lloyd, Eoghan Hogan, Rory Mullins (Capt.), Cian O’ Connell, Cillian Roche, Brian Lynn, Jack Dervan, Jack O’ Sullivan, Paul Morrow

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U-14 Hurling

On Wednesday 7 June both our U-14 teams were out, this time they were both at home.

Mungret St. Pauls 1-6 Blackrock 3-4

The younger division 3 team played in the village pitch where they played Blackrock this was a challanging match but this team are made of stern stuff and gave Blackrock a good game. They came out second best on this occasion.

Mungret St. Pauls 3-9 Bruff 1-8

The older team played at the clubhouse pitch where they faced a tough oposition. With the change in weather it left the pitch slippy especially after the pitch being cut.

In both games there was some great points produced with great use of players in the passes.

 

Féile Best of Luck

We would like to wish our U-14 hurlers and their coaches the best of luck in the Féile na nGael this weekend in Wexford. They leave on Friday and have their first match that evening. It is a great experience and we hope you enjoy every moment of it. We will keep you updated on twitter and as best we can on facebook and Clubify.

 

U-12 Football

Mungret U 12 football had two teams out this week and started with the Whites playing Ballybrown away on a wet slippery Thursday evening. This proved to be a competitive outing for our lads who were missing a few but stood up well to a spirited and physical Ballybrown team. We had 17 players on view and all did their bit to come away with a 1-8 to 1-4 win. Thanks to Kevin O Hagan for referring this match.

On Friday night Mungret u12 reds were at home to St. Patricks in very wet conditions. This was again a very physical and tough match in which the Reds football prowess came to the fore as there was a somewhat over physical approach taken by the visitors. Our lads withstood this to come away with a 3-9 to 1-1 scoreline. Again great credit to our 18 players on view who played well in trying conditions.

 

U-14 Hurling

On Wednesday 31 May both our U-14 classed teams took to the pitch.

Mungret St. Pauls 1-3 Pallasgreen 2-7

The U-13 (Division 3) visited Pallasgreen where they held their own and while they were not able to stop all the scoring chances they proceeded to put in their own scores, on a whole this team work together and get a good game in.

Mungret St. Pauls 4-13 Murroe Boher 0-0

The U-14 hurlers traveled out the Tipperary road where they had a one sided game, Murroe Boher put it up to them but Mungret St. Pauls proved too strong for them.

 

U-14 limerick Hurling

Barry Duff, Liam Lynch, Conor O’Halloran and Billy Molyneaux who all lined out for Limerick U14s V Waterford, with limerick getting in 2 great wins.

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U-14 Footballers meet Aiden O’Mahony

Well done to the U-14 Footballers who were delighted to have a training session with Kerry Footballer Aiden O’Mahony. They were put through their paces and enjoyed the drills. This was followed by a medal presentation to the U-13 Football winners from 2016

Photos on our website by clicking HERE

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U-14 Hurling

Mungret St. Pauls 6-13  Newcastle West 3-5

On a lovely evening the U-14 hurlers took to the senior pitch where they welcomed Newcastle West. Having lost in their first match for the Jack Lyons County trophy they were prepared to take on Newcastle West. Ignoring all the excitement from the community games racing in the next pitch the Mungret St. Pauls boys got to work straight away. they played confidently and full power. Mungret St. Pauls only allowed Newcastle West to break the defense once to put a point in before half time while they place some lovely ball over and under the bar before the whistle.

Coming out in the second half they new Newcastle West needed to start out stronger and braced themselves. This worked well with Newcastle West seeking an unmarked player to put in their scores. Mungret St. Pauls were still in flying form taking any strikes they could to score most were successful.

A great games for the day that was in it.

Photos available on our website by clicking HERE

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Mungret u12 football

We had two teams out again this week with the Reds v Ahane
Mungret U-12 Red team played against a strong Ahane team in Ahane on Friday last. Mungret started strongly but did not have much to show on the scoreboard until we got a goal. Ahane then hit back with 2 quick goals before half time to leave Mungret down a point at half time. The second half was a very physical affair with Mungret standing strong and with a goal and some nice point kicking ran out  2-7 to 2-4 winners. Panel on the night was: Conor Hurley, Cian Gleeson, Cian Kinnevane, Marcus Lyons, Ben Gallagher, Conor Morgan, Ben O’Dwyer, Billy Dervan, Ross O’Carroll, Denis O’Dwyer, Jake O’Sullivan, Christopher McSweeney, James Corcoran, Tom Lloyd, Luke Walsh, Sean O’Halloran, Cian Baggot and John Wright.
The Whites team played against Kildimo in Kildimo. The Whites had a slow start conceding 3 goals in first seven minutes of the game. This put us under a little pressure with our players having to dig deep to go in at halftime with a draw at 1-7 to 3-1 with a somewhat unusual but well taken goal. In the second half Mungret began to dominate and restricted Kildimo to one score. The boys got their shooting boots on and were far more competitive and won a lot of ball. The final score was Mungret 1-13 Kildimo 4-1. Impressive on the night were Cian Maloney, Christy Carroll, Diarmuid Hynes, Muiris Ahern Tom Lloyd and Fintin O Kelly but all players contributed to a good match. Panel on night was Jake Foley, Brian Hassett, Cian Maloney, Conor Johnston, Evan Mcinerney, Fintin O Kelly, Sean Morrissey, Conor Collins, Diarmuid Hynes, Luke Reidy, Mark o Brien, Christy Carroll, Darragh Iogan, Muiris Ahern, Mark Galvin, Ciaran o Connor, Tom Lloyd

Well done to Crescent College Comprehensive in winning the U-15B County competition agaisnt Hazelwood College in Rathkeale on an impressive score of 1-13 to 0-7. Well done to this team that comprised of 13 Mungret St. Pauls players lead out by our own interemediate player Chris Dunford. Thank you also toour own club coaches Diarmuid Mullins, Kevin O’Hagan and John Horgan for their help throughout the year.

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Mungret St.Pauls reps on Limerick Mackey Cup,Marcus Lyons,Fintan Fitzgerald, Cian Moloney and Jason Hassett

U-14 Football

Mungret St. Pauls 4-15 Fr Caseys 1-04

On Monday 22 May we had 2 teams out at U-14 level with the majority of the 14s playing in the Division 1 they traveled to Abbeyfeale and played Fr. Casey’s where they did not have much of resistance and came out strong winners.

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Mungret St. Pauls 3-5 Rathkeale 2-3

The Division 3 team are mostly comprised of U-13 players and they also had a good run at their game a bit of a tougher challange but they achieved the win.

A great way to open the competition for both our teams.

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U-14 Hurling

Mungret St. Pauls 2-9 Cois Laoi Gaels 3-11

In Effin on Wednesday 17 May the U-14 hurlers played Cois Laoi Gaels a combination of Staker Wallace GAA and Effin GAA. This match was neck and neck with both teams putting in a great effort until Cois Laoi Gaels pulled ahead and took a strong lead. This is only the first match in the Jack Lyons Memorial Cup they next face Newcastle West on Thursday 25 May at home.

 

U10 Community Games Football

Our U10 Team have qualified for the Community Games Final after seeing off the challenge of Caherdavin in the semi-final which was played last Wednesday evening on the Juvenile Pitch.

They had defeated Fr. Casey’s and St. Kieran’s in the group stages to reach the semi-final.

They now face the winners of Monaleen & St. Kierans in the Final which is planned for this coming Sunday the 28th May at Mick Neville Gaa Grounds, Rathkeale. Time TBC.

The team is playing well together and displaying great skills. Let’s hoping we can go one better than last year and secure the victory.

Win, lose or draw our boys will get a great experience from this competition for years ahead.

Team Cian O’ Connell, Aaron Morrow, George Lloyd, Liam Ahern, Rory O’ Callaghan, Thomas O’ Donnell, Rory Gleeson, Rory Mullins (Captain), Brian Lynn, Jack O’ Sullivan, Jack Dervan, Eoghan Hogan, Gavin Dore, Paul Corcoran, Cillian Roche, Eoin Murphy

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U12 Hurling Round Up.

Over the past couple of weeks Mungret U12 Hurling players have played a number of challenge and league matches. The 13 a side team played Monaleen (draw) and Ballybrown (won) in two great games. The 11 a side team played Ballinacurra Gaels (won) with game v Kildimo/Pallaskenry postponed. The players also played challenge games against Ogonnelloe/Scarriff (Clare) – won and Murroe Boher (won). The players were invited to participate in a festival of hurling hosted by the Cistercian College Roscrea last Saturday. We brought 20 players – one team in group A and one team in group C. All players played an hour of hurling against teams from Tipperary, Offaly, Laois. The standard of hurling was very competitive with all players demonstrating their skills from training. The players came away with 5 wins and two losses from the seven games. Thanks to Brendan Mckeogh, Director of Sport in Cistercian College Roscrea for organising a fantastic event. Food and beverages were provided afterwards. Some photos of the day attached including holding Munster Minor and Senior Cups.

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U-15 Hurling

Mungret St. Pauls 0-3 Ballybrown 0-7

On Monday 15 May the U-15 hurlers took the short journey to Ballybrown to play the hosts in there last match of the group. A win for either team ment they top the board. With everything to play for the team put a lot into the game with some remarkable play on the pitch Mungret St. Pauls never took advantage of the strong breeze in the front half and got unlucky in the breaking ball leaving Ballybrown coming out on top.

Photos available by clicking HERE

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U-12 Football

On Thursday last Mungret St. Pauls had two teams out in the U-12 Football league.
The Red team played against Na Piarsaigh at home. This was a good challenge for our players and after a slip up against Monaleen the previous game a chance to get our first win in the competition. Mungret St. Pauls started brightly with some good attacking football and quickly established a lead. This was maintained throughout with goals from Adam Dore, Christopher McSweeney and cameo goal from Luke Walsh. All players endeavoured well and The Reds came away with a 3-6 to 1-5 win. Panel on night was Ben Gallagher, Tom Lyold, Adam Dore, Christopher McSweeney, John Wright, James Corcorans, Marcus Lyons, Billy Dervan, Sean O’Halloran, Conor Morgan, Cian Baggott, Cian Gleeson, Cian Kinnevane, Jake O’Sullivan, Conor Galligan, Ross O’Carroll, Conor Hurley, Ben O’Dwyer, Luke Walsh.
The Mungret St. Pauls U-12 White team played away to Crecora and this proved to be a very one sided affair with Mungret St. Pauls coming away with a 12-9 to 0-0 win. There was some good play by Mungret St. Pauls particularly in the second half but it was far too easy for our players, the panel for the Whites was Jake Foley, Evan McInerney, Conor Johnston, Cian Maloney, Darragh Johnston, Fintan O’Kelly, Conor Collins, Fintan Fitzgerald, Sean Morrissey, Mark O’Brien, Darragh Hogan, Luke Reidy, Mark Galvin, Diarmuid Hynes, Muiris Ahern, Ciaran O’Connor.

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U-15 Football

Mungret St Pauls 4-05 Kildimo/Pallaskenry 1-07

On Wednesday 10 May Mungret St. Pauls traveled to Pallaskenry where they had a great game to finish off the group. Having come against some tough competitive matches it was great to get the win where they lead the way throughout and made use of their men.

 

U-15 Hurling

Mungret St. Pauls 2-11 Patrickswell 1-2
On home ground on Wednesday 3 May Mungret St. Pauls did not show their full potential in the first half but came out of the dugout and surprised Patrickswell who were not able to keep up with the scores Mungret St. Pauls were popping over the bar. A comfortable second half to bring a win home.
 

U-15 Football

Mungret St. Pauls hosted Newcastle West on Monday 8 May where a stronger Newcastle West team lead the way with Mungret St. Pauls getting a score on the board and some good passes in during the game. With only 4 matches in the group they only have Kildimo Pallaskenry left to play.

 

U-14 Féile Hurling


Mungret St. Pauls 0-8 Monaleen 2-4
On Sunday 30 April the Féile hurling finals took place in Claughaun. It was a sunny but very breezy day with the wind crossing the pitch it was not going to favour either team. Monaleen got stuck in from the beginning but Mungret St. Pauls were slow to start. In the first 20 minutes Mungret St. Pauls were only able to convert 3 points while Monaleen achieved a goal and 4 points and a strong lead going into the second half. Mugret St. Pauls started off after the break stronger getting in the fourth point in the first minute, they continued to climb back on the score board to draw level and the game really started to take off with both sides wanting a win and the minutes ticking away. A lucky shot on goal sealed the win for Monaleen and left our U-14 players heartbroken. It has been confirmed that both teams will go forward to represent Limerick in the Hurling Féile, more details to follow.Team; JJ Harrington, Barry Duff, Conor White, Darragh O’Connor, Jack McCarthy, Oisin Moss, Colin Rochford, Billy Molineaux, Daragh Bridgeman, Conor O’Halloran, Liam Lynch, Mark Moroney, Fintan Fitzgerald, Cillian O’Gorman, Jason Hassett, Cian Moloney, David Guilfoyle, Fionn O’Dwyer, Liam Moran, Mark O’Brien, Marcus Lyons, Eoin O’Hagan, Rian Murphy. Managers; Liam O’Gorman, Mike Fitzgerald, John Rochford, Tom Bridgeman, Ken O’Connor, Joe Harrington

Photos on our website by clicking HERE

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U-16 Football


Mungret St. Pauls 5-8 Claughaun 5-7
On Monday 24 April the U-16 footballers were ready to go in Claughaun against the hosts. They fell into the game comfortably with the strong wind on their team they got their score built up before half time and with this lead they set into the second half where Claughaun started to take advantage of the wind and the ball was starting to hit the back of our net. Mungret St. Pauls did not give up especially near the end when Claughaun had netted one ball too much for Mungret St. Pauls and they powered the ball to the far end of the pitch and exactly what Mungret St. Pauls needed, the ball was shot straight over the goal line and that was the final score of the match with confirmation from the ref it was indeed a one point win for Mungret St. Pauls. They take a break until after the exams.

 

 

U-12 Hurling

Sunday morning last Clarenbridge from Galway and St Marys Clonmel, Tipperary came down to Mungret St Paul’s on route to watching Galway defeat Tipperary in the National League Division 1 final in the Gaelic Grounds. It was like a beautiful summers day with the pitch in great condition. First game up was between Clarenbridge v Mungret St Pauls. Unfortunately for Mungret players Clarenbridge brought their A game and we never got going. Clarenbridge showed us some lovely ground hurling, short passing with the hurley, greater determination to win the ball and exceptional team play. Next up was St Mary Clonmel v Mungret. This was a much improved performance, however the loss in the first game still played on the players’ minds and St Mary’s ran out comfortable winners. The third game saw Clarenbridge outgun St Marys Clonmel in a very good game of hurling. Thanks to Seamus Hayes for refereeing the games, Helen McKeogh for looking after the refreshments for the parents and children from all three teams and the players and mentors who travelled from Galway and Tipperary. All three games were played with exceptional spirit and respect. Thanks to all the Mungret St Paul’s players who were available for the games. Best of luck to the players as they start the U12 football and hurling leagues.
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U-14 Féile Football

Mungret St. Pauls 5-8 Newcastle West 1-2

Managing to get to the final was a dedicated task from both players and coaches they have reaped the reward with taking home the Féile Football trophy. After playing great matches coming into the final they played their best match of all on Sunday 23 April in Claughaun when faced with Newcastle West.

Mungret St. Pauls settled into the game straight away and with only 5 minutes on the clock had already scored a goal and a point. Newcasle West did not make the best of their chances of scoring and Mungret St. Pauls took advantage of this working the ball back up the field and pointing it. At the 10 minute mark of the game Mungret St. Pauls were well ahead having struck their second goal joined by 3 points, Newcastle West failed to point their frees and were only able to send the ball over the bar twice.

The second half was much the same as the first with Mungret St. Pauls sending in great ball to the mid field and forwards where it was being aimed at the uprights. The backs were working together and displacing the ball out the wing.

Well done to this great team who do not have long to celebrate as they prepare for the Féile hurling final back in Claughaun on Sunday 30 April at 5.30pm against Monaleen.

Team; Kieran Bolger, Conor White, Darragh O’Connor, Ciaran Uwatse, Jack McCarthy, Frank Corcoran, oisin Moss, Colin Rochford, Billy Molineaux, Daragh Bridgeman, James Killian, Conor Brennan, Conor O’Halloran, Liam Lynch, Mark Moroney, Cillian O’Gorman, Jason Hassett, Cian Marnane, Eoin Hennessy, Andrew Donnellan, David Guilfoyle, Paddy Roache, Fionn O’Dwyer, Jack Somers, Liam Moran, Mark Supple, Ryan O’Connell. Managers; John Rochford, Mike Brennan, Ken O’Connor, Martin White, Billy Mangan.

Photos on our website HERE

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U-8 Hurling Blitz

On what was a busy night for the club on Friday 21 April, our younger members were playing host to Adare who brought 3 teams of players with them. Hosts Mungret St. Pauls provided 5 teams and each team got 3 15 minute games. The skill was a great show case for the supporters arriving for the Championship football match due to be played on the senior pitch. With half time oranges this bosted the children on for their last match. We would like to thank Adare for traveling in and look forward to meeting them over the years. Photos available on our website by clicking HERE

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U-14 Hurling Féile Semi Final

Mungret St. Pauls 0-10 Bruff 0-6
It was great to see the supporters out in Claughaun on Saturday 15 April 2017 to get behind two great teams our own Féile hurlers and Bruff as they prepared to battle it out to see which team go forward for the Final. Mungret St. Pauls have been in the final for hurling for the last 2 years and with this team of skilled and dedicated players there was hope to achieve the final again.
This game was well fought with both sides giving everything they had from the off to the final whistle. Mungret St. Pauls took charge of the score board keeping a steady lead for most of the match with Bruff catching up only for Mungret St. Pauls to pull ahead again. There was some shots on both goals with excellent saves which helped keep the score to points. The final will be played against Monaleen, who took the title from us last year.
Photos on our website by clicking HERE

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U-15 Football

Mungret St. Pauls 0-1 Fr. Caseys 1-5

Having traveled to Abbeyfeale on Wednesday 12 April our U-15s had a hard game ahead of them as they played against Fr. Caseys. They managed to hold off a the Fr. Caseys forwards but unfortunatly they were unable to put enough ball into the Mungret St. Pauls forwards to build up the score.

U-12 Hurling

12 players from Mungret St Pauls were selected to attend the two day Limerick U12 hurling coaching sessions in Old Christians. Players were Diarmaid Hynes, Brian Hassett, Cian Moloney, Tom Lloyd, Fintan Fitzgerald, Marcus Lyons, Sean O’Halloran, John Wright, Conor Collins, Mark O’Brien, Conor Morgan and Muiris Ahern. This coaching session will be followed by a Blitz day next week. Best of luck to the players.

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U-14 Féile Football

Mungret St. Pauls 3-5 Fr. Caseys 1-1

On Sunday 9 April the semi final took place in the Féile Football, this was a similar match to the quater final where the Mungret St. Pauls players put everything they had into the game and came off the pitch with the win. They now prepare to face Newcastle West in the Final

U-16 Hurling

Mungret St. Pauls 3-13 Ballyhoura Gaels 2-10

It was the perfect weather for a match when the U-16 hurlers welcomed Ballyhoura Gaels to Mungret on Monday 10 April. This was the first championship match for this team, at the start they were playing cautiously, it took a while to settle into the game. The second half saw Mungret St. Pauls come to the fore and take charge, each player played their part and put the first game down as a win. They are not due out again until after the exams.

Photos on our website https://www.mungretstpauls.com/juvenile-club/u-16-hurling

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U-16 Football

Not a great day for the U-16 footballers against the visiting Fr. Caseys on Monday 3 April

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Well done to Mark O’Brien who represented Mungret St. Pauls in the Puc Fada on Saturday 1 April. He beat 20 of the competitors and was unlucky to just miss out on the final round.

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U-14 Féile Hurling

Mungret St. Pauls 3-9 Newcastle West 1-3

It was great to see the U-14 hurlers take to the home pitch in their first match for Féile. They met with a tough Newcastle West side on Sunday 2 April. Having lost the toss it meant Mungret St. Pauls were to play against the strong breeze but they seem to not let it bother them as they were first to score but with the sliotar stuck at our goal end meant Newcastle west got to build on their score and it became a tight match with every point counting until Mungret St. Pauls got their chance on goal and this boasted them and left half time 1-3 to 0-4 to Mungret St. Pauls.

It was not over yet but in the second half the sliotar was kept in front the Newcastle West goals where the forwards took any chance they could on goals and succeeded notching up another 2 goals and 5 points, leaving Newcastle West short with only a goal scored in this half. The Mungret St. Pauls side see themselves into a Semi final now.

Photos available on our website by clicking HERE

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U-15 Football

Mungret St. Pauls 0-1 Askeaton, Ballysteen, Kilcornan 0-4

On Wednesday March 29 we welcomed Askeaton, Ballysteen, Kilcornan to Mungret. This match was only 20 minutes a side and started off very slow. Once the players had settled into the game the visitors put the ball over the post first. Half time only saw 3 points on the board with the visitors having the point lead. The second half did not see Mungret St. Pauls progress much more but a steady game was played by them, with great defense work they kept the visitors from scoring goals. They took a loss at this game but it was a low scoring loss.

Photos available by clicking HERE

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U-14 Féile Football

Monaleen 1-2 Mungret St. Pauls 2-19
With a home advantage the Féíle competition is worked on a knock out basis. Mungret St. Pauls had a strong team ready to play our familiar rivals Monaleen, having been beaten by Monaleen last year it seems we were ready for them and brought home the score. They next meet Fr. Caseys on Sunday April 9.
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U-12 Hurling.

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.

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U-12 Football

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.

U-16 Football

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.

 

U-12 Hurling

Spring continued this week with 26 of the panel on show. All players played really well in all games, demonstrating some of the skills that they have being working on during the training in the Crescent Comp on Wednesday nights. The focus of last nights games was to try players in different positions and to work on the team play. Thanks to all players who turned up. There are two more weeks left to the Spring League in St. Patricks. Thanks to all parents who have come out to support they children. Training will continue for another two weeks in the Crescent Comp when we should then be back on grass in the GCC club. Some photos from training in the Crescent Comp and the teams that played in the Spring League.

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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.

 

U-12 Hurling

Under 12 Hurlers are back training in the Crescent Comprehensive on Wednesday evenings for February and March working on Fundamental movements and hurling skills. The team were invited to participate in the U-12 City Development Spring League, hosted by St Patricks. These games are held on a Thursday evening where there are three groups of four teams. We decided to enter in two teams to provide the players with as much game time as possible to aid their development and to try players in new positions on the field of play. Each team will play two games on the night and the league is run over four weeks. U-12 hurling panel has 35 players. Due to holidays and other commitments we had 20 players on the night. All the players played very good hurling in all four games. There was some exceptional team play, some good hard tackles, brave blocking and excellent scores in all four games. Thanks to all players who listed who played on the night. Diarmaid Hynes, Cian Moloney, Marcus Lyons, Denis O’Dwyer, Tom Lloyd, Mark O’Brien, Fintan Fitzgerald, John Wright, Conor Galligan, Conor Collins, Cian Baggott, Jake Stack, Jake Foley, Evan McInerney, Conor Johnston, Darragh Johnston, Adam Dore, Darragh Hogan, Mark Galvin, Adam Flavin.

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U-8 Training

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.

 

Juvenile AGM

On Wednesday 14 Dec the Juvenile section held their AGM, we would like to thank all who attended on the night and extend our thanks to the club officers from 2016. There is only one change to the officer line up with Dermot Flahive after an extended 4 year term has handed over the Chairman to John Rochford, we would like to thank Dermot for his commitment to the Juvenile section over the years and wish John the Best of Luck as he takes up the reigns. A registrar is still being sought for this section. This role needs to be filled, if you have an interest or may know someone who would have an interest in taking on this role we would appreciate it if you would let Vince Bolger know by email secretarybng.mungret.limerick@gaa.ie or 087-2312592.
Chairperson; John Rochford
Secretary; Vince Bolger
Treasurer; Brendan Ryan
Registrar; to be advised
PRO;Wanda Dwane
Child Welfare Officer; Trish Barry

 

U-11 Hurling
End of Season wrap-up. Our U-11 hurlers finished off their season training last Wednesday week after four weeks of indoor hurling in Old Christians. The surprise on the night was the arrival of five key members of our new Country Intermediate Champions with the cup. The players of Colm Moriarty, Conor O’Brien, Patrick Begley, Brian Barry and Declan Browne spent time with the players talking about the importance of continuous training and working on the skills of hurling. They took time out for group and individual photos with the players and sent time talking to some of the parents. Thanks to the players and wishing them all the best in Premier Intermediate for next year.
The U-11 players had a great year this year. The coaches setup to further develop their skills while also trying players on in various positions on the playing field. The team took part in the U-12 Spring league under floodlights during very cold spring evenings, thanks to Kevin O’Hagan. Here they played 7 games and were undefeated in all games with all players taking part. The players contested in the U-11 hurling league where they got the opportunity to play new teams such as Kilmallock, Cois Laoi Gaels, Ahane  and the usual suspects of Na Pairsaigh and Monaleen. Again the players played great skillful and hard hurling to come away undefeated. During the year the team played a number of challenges against Na Pairsaigh, Monaleen and Sixmilbridge and won. We were invited to participate in a great tournament in Sixmilbridge. We brought 24 players which enable us to have two teams performing against Sixmilbridge, Conlara and Eire Og, Ennis. Our White team were beaten in the A final against a strong Eire Og, Ennis team and the Red team lost to Sixmilbridge in the C final. Thanks to Sixmilbridge for the invitation and organising a great tournament.
10 of the panel had the opportunity to participate in the U-12 hurling and U-13 A&C hurling teams. Thanks to Kevin O’Hagan and Mike Fitzgerald. All players accounted themselves exceptionally well at the 15 a-side game and had the privilege of being key members of the U-12 panel that won the Liam O’Donoghue Hurling tournament held in Mungret.
Thanks to Donie Browne, Joe Browne, Seamus Hayes, Sean Ahern, Brian O’Halloran, Vince Bolger for their support during the year in providing equipment, refereeing games and approving challenge games. Thanks to all the coaches Mike Galligan, Kevin Baggott, Denis Moloney, Kieran O’Brien, Paul Walsh, Rory Duff and Fintan Hynes.

More photos by clicking HERE

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Schools Visit

The Intermediate cup has had a busy few days and got to go around to three of our local primary schools. Captain Eoin O’Doherty got to return to St. Pauls where he got a warm welcome from the 5th and 6th classes along with the teachers and principle.

Bhuail mé isteach le beirt lads ón bhfoireann iománaíochta Mungret/Naomh Póil, Eoin O’Doherty agus Padraig O Ciarba, inniú lena gCorn a bhuaigh said coicís ó shin agus chuamar ó sheomra go sheomra leo. Chomh maith leis sin, bhron said na boinn a bhí tuilte ag buachaillí na scoile faoi 13 san Chraobh cúpla sheachtain ó shin.

I brought 2 hurlers from Mungret/St Pauls, Eoin O’Doherty and Padraig Kirby, with their trophy they won and we went through the classes with them. We also handed out the medals for the U13 boys who won their final a few weeks ago.

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The cup had great company going to St. Nessans school with Brian Begley, Padraig Kirby and Colm Moriarty, a school that is proud to have most of the players as past pupils.

Thank you to all the players for promoting this great sport in the schools and to the schools for being so welcoming.

Photos from all the schools are available on our website by clicking HERE

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U-6/8 Training

The training has ended for camogie and the boys hurling and boys and girls football for the year. The boys hurling practice ended with a special visit from some of the winning Intermediate hurlers. We would like to thank these players who presented medals to our future stars and look forward to the new year and new challenges.

Photos on our website by clicking HERE

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Sarsfield Cup

Mungret St Paul’s boys who represented Limerick City Schools in Sarsfield Cup, Michael Cleary, Jason Hassett, Fintan Fitzgerald, Marcus Lyons and Ronan Greaney. They won a great match against the East but were beaten by 4pts against the South. Well done boys on representing your club and schools.

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U-15 Hurling

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On Saturday 29 October following on from the U-13 football final the U-15 hurlers took to the pitch in Mick Neville Park in Rathkeale. Having waited many months for this the boys were ready and having played Ballybrown in the U14 final last year they knew what they had to do. The first score came early in the game for Mungret St. Pauls which was quickly replied to from Ballybrown, the score kept being sent to a draw until half way through the first half where Ballybrown took the lead for the first time by 2 points. It took Mungret St. Pauls a full 10 minutes to put more on the score board and with a great shot the sliotar shot to the back of the net just before half time giving Mungret St. Pauls the edge with the one point lead. It was still all to play for and after putting in a great first half from both teams the second half was sure to show a great game.

Ballybrown came out and quenched the lead very quickly, they then took control of the game, it took Mungret St. Pauls another 5 minutes before replying bring it to 0-7 to 1-4. There was a lot of action in both ends with a close call on our goals being cleaned out to our forwards. This continued for another 10 minutes and with only one minute left it looked like the game would go to extra time only for Ballybrown to score from a free.

It is always hard to loose in a final but it is harder to loose to the neighbours by only one point. This team have worked hard all year with the U-16 and U-14 teams and will take a well earned break for winter but will regroup and concentrate for the U-16 title in 2017.

Well done to the players and mentors, they represented their club very well and should be proud of this.

Team players; Darragh O’Hagan, Tom Bolger, Patrick Dwane, David Rickard, Conor O’Malley, Jake Connolly, Dermot Moloney, Odhran O’Dwyer, Keith McInerney, Sean O’Riordan, Dylan Brosnan, Mark Patterson, Liam Lynch, Seamus Hurley, Stephen Cotter Gleeson, Mark Shanahan, Conor Galvin, Jack Moroney, Brian O’Meara, Ethan O’Sullivan, Darragh Ryan, Eamonn Flahive.

Mentors; Richie Burke, Joe Moriarty, Vince Bolger, Jason Brosnan

Photos on our website by clicking HERE
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U-13 Football

Mungret St Pauls 1-10 Newcastlewest 1-08

On Saturday 29 October the U-13 footballers were ready to take on Newcastle West in Mick Neville Park in the county Final. This was a brilliant match where everything was put into the game and after the full time it was a draw which called for extra time. Mungret St. Pauls took an early lead in the first 10 minutes of extra time, they worked hard on retaining this lead and succeeded which resulted in the win for Mungret St. Pauls. Well done to the players and mentors a great result for all the hard work put in through the year.

Team players; Kieran Bolger, Conor White, Darragh O’Connor, Ciaran Uwatse, Jack McCarthy, Billy Molineaux, Frank Corcoran, Colin Rochford, Fionn O’Dwyer, Dara Bridgeman, James Killian, Oisin Moss, Cillian O’Gorman, Liam Lynch, Conor O’Halloran, Cian Marnane, Jason Hassett, Jack Somers, Conor Brennan, Mark Supple, Passy Roashe, Eoin Hennessy, Ryan O’Connell, Andrew Donnellan, Mark Moroney, David Guilfoyle, Tony Barry, JJ Harrington, Liam Moran, Sean Donnarumma

Mentors; John Rochford, Mike Brennan, Ken O’Connor, Martin White, Dave Brosnan, Billy Mangan

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U-8 Hurling

Our U-8 hurlers are in the Crescent Comprehensive school for their training now but take a break THIS Friday 4 November only due to mid term. Last Friday 28 October our players welcomed Newport to a blitz. It was a great event and the half time oranges were very welcomed by all the players. Thank you to Vinny Gleeson for organizing these games.

Comhghairdeachas

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.

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Sponsorship

Thank you to our sponsor Kevin Dore of Dore Financal Services for the U-15/ 16 sponsorship of their togs.

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U-16 Hurling Final

Garryspillane 3-16 Mungret St. Pauls 1-8

Following on from the U-13 final the U-16s took to Claughaun pitch to face up to Garryspillane on Saturday 22 October. Mungret St. Pauls were first to try for a score but it went wide, Garryspillane had built up 5 points before Mungret St. Pauls put their first point up. This unfortunately was how the game played through with Garryspillane controlling the game and keeping the lead steadily pulling further ahead throughout. Our players never gave up and kept the pressure on Garryspillane.

Mungret St. Pauls players; Darragh O’Grady, David Rickard, Louis Dee, David Aherne, Jake Connolly, David Bridgemen, Shane Barry, Kieran O’Dowd, Daniel Larkin, James Garvey, Josh O’Rahilly, Keith McInerney, Seamus Hurley, Cillian O’Malley, Dylan Brosnan, Chams Jagana, Eoin Ryan, Greg Kelly, Sean O’Riordan, Patrick Dwane, Mark Patterson, Ethan O’Sullivan, Jack Moroney, Tom Bolger, Darragh Ryan, Odhran O’Dwyer, Darragh O’Hagan

Management- Albert O’Grady, Richie Burke, Eamon O’Malley, Tom Bridgeman, Jason Brosnan, Vince Bolger, Joe Moriarty.

Photographs are on our website by clicking HERE

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U-13 Hurling FINAL

Monaleen 1-8 Mungret St. Pauls 0-6

It was the perfect setting for what turned out to be a great game of hurling against Monaleen in Claughaun on Saturday 22 October. The first 10 minutes of the game saw 2 points go to each team, the scores kept going back to a draw through the first half of the game but the half time whistle left Monaleen with a point lead, 0-4 to 0-3.

Fired up ready for the finale, the U-13s took to the pitch and the took the lead away from Monaleen half way through the second half only for Monaleen to bring it back to a draw 5 minutes later, It was into injury time that decided the winners as Monaleen got in a lucky goal while ahead by a point.

Up to injury time this was a very tight match with both sides leaving everything on the pitch, by the end Monaleen seemed to have a little bit more in the gas tank. Both teams should be very proud of their performance there was a lot of skill thoughout the pitch, we are guaranteed to see both teams in finals in the future.

Mungret St. Pauls players; JJ Harrington, Darragh O’Connor, Billy Molineaux, Jason Hassett, Oisin Moss, Fionn O’Dwyer, James Killian, Jack McCarthy, conor o;Halloran, Barry Duff, Liam Lynch, Cillian O’Gorman, Darra Bridgeman, Colin Rochford, Conor White, David guilfoyle, Fintan Fitzgerald, Mark Supple, Marcus Lyons, Liam Moran, Rian Murphy, Mark Moroney, Ryan O’Connell.

Management- Liam O’Gorman, Mick Fitzgerald, Ken O’Connor, Donal Moroney, Conor Helewell, John Rochford, Joe Harrington

Photographs are on our website by clicking HERE

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U-8 HURLING

Our U-8 hurlers have moved to the Crescent Comprehensive school for their training now on a Friday night at 6pm. Last Friday 21 October our players welcomed O’Callaghan Mills to a blitz. It was a great event and the half time oranges were very welcomed by all the players. Thank you to Vinny Gleeson and Diramuid Mullins for organizing these games and refreshments after for the visiting team.

 

Liam O’Donoghue U-12 Hurling Tournament.

On Sunday 23 October our club welcomed a host of U-12 hurlers from St. Josephs Doorabarefield, Eire Og from Nenagh and Clarecastle for the 10th year of the tournament.  Each team got to play each other with the overall result on a league style.
The tournament began in 2006 which was the first and only time Mungret St. Pauls won the cup.  it is a great way to celebrate the sportsmanship of a past player who made such an impact on the Limerick GAA scene, earning 4 Munster titles, playing in the 1973 All Ireland winning team and winning an All Star.  He is still a Mungret St. Pauls supporter and had the pleasure to hand the trophy over to the Mungret St. Pauls captain Jason Hassett.
There were many exceptional players on the day but the overall player of the tournament went to Mungret Captain, Jason Hassett.  We had many great performers on the day, such as David Guilfoyle and Fintan Fitzgerald but teamwork was the catalyst that got Mungret over the line.  The style and commitment was from the top drawer with some stand out moments, Mark Buckelys diving hook, Jack Horgan last gasp clearance of the line, the kicked points of JJ Harrington, the one touch point from Mark O’Brien or the flick up to John Wright at full speed.  This team has moved the bar up after this performance and should take great confidence from the win.
A special word of thanks to Helen McKeogh and the hardworking Parents of our U-12 group who kept the parents and supporters warm with the tea and food, to the referees Seamus Hayes and Martin Doherty, also to our coaches for organising the tournament. Our biggest thank you to our sponsors O’Malley Griffin Insurance Brokers.

Photos on our website by clicking HERE

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HURLING FINALS

We have a busy weekend ahead when we head to Claughaun for the U-13 hurling final against Monaleen and the U-16 hurling final against Garryspillane both matches will not fail to show a great display of hurling available in our club. We would ask people to please attend and support our players. The first match begins at 2pm.

 

U-13 Football

A heroic game played by our U-12 team on Sunday 16 October when they traveled to Ballylanders in the last of their U-13 football matches. Well done to the team and their coaches for all the hard work they put in playing a year above themselves.

 

U-8 HURLING

Our U-8 hurlers have moved to the Crescent Comprehensive school for their training now on a Friday night at 6pm. Last Friday 14 October our players entertained Monaleen to a blitz. It was a great event and the half time oranges were very welcomed by all the players. Thank you to Vinny Gleeson for organizing these games.

 

U-11 Football

The Mungret U 11s had 27 players out last Sunday 16 October for a blitz involving Monaleen, Ahane and two Mungret teams. All teams played three games of 20 minutes. Both Mungret teams won their matches against Monaleen and Ahane with the reds just pipping the whites in a very close inter club match. There was tremendous effort and commitment put in by all the kids and there was a good standard of football throughout. Thanks to all involved in organising blitz as well as John Rochford and Kevin o Hagan for referring the matches.

U-13 FOOTBALL

Both our teams were out again this weekend while are younger team are getting experience playing on their first Senior pitch and coming to terms with the bigger size goals they had a strong Monaleen who were not able to beat our players spirit as they played at their stongest throughout the game. Well done to our players, games are where you get your experience and getting an insight to what awaits you next year when you are on the age. One last game for this team to be played next Monday against Ballylanders away.
The older players stayed home on Monday 10 October 2016 and gave Ahane a tough game, with Mungret St. Pauls having enough players to field almost 2 teams, Ahane were on a player shortage. Ahane who were not to give up too easy and with Mungret St. Pauls not letting much ball through for our backs they still got in a good game. A great win for the Division 1 team who make it through to the Final on Saturday 29 October in Mick Neville Park.

 

Pa O’Brien Tournament

If you attended on Saturday 15 October to support the U-10 hurling tournament you were not disappointed, not only did the weather stay dry but the skill that was displayed on the day was spectacular.

This celebration of hurling is only in its second year which is dedicated to our club President Pa O’Brien who is a loyal supporter of hurling. We thank Pa and all the O’Brien family who attended on the day to show their support.

There were 2 matches played at the same time. First up saw Broadford against Mungret St. Pauls Red team where the home team were defeated after a great effort, at the same time Sixmilebridge were taking on Dromin Athlacca who were unable to make an impact on the strong Sixmilebridge team. The next game had our second team (white) play against Dromin Athlacca who made up for the loss in their first match. Broadford were playing a fresh onto the field Newtown Shandrum who left their mark on the score board.

The final matches in the groups had both Mungret St. Pauls teams out with Red playing a strong Newtown Shandrum team and the white team played an equally strong Sixmilebridge team.

After a break were everyone was well fed and rested with many thanks from the parents and helpers in the kitchen who kept the tea supplied, the finals were played. There were 3 finals where each team were closely matched with only a few points separating them by the final whistle. Sixmilebridge were crowned overall winners taking home the Pa O’Brien Cup when they narrowly edged out Newtown Shandrum. Dromin Athlacca had a tough challenge against an equally strong Broadford side with Broadford just missing out on a win by a single point. The third match were no stranger to each other as the Mungret St. Pauls White and Red teams played a competitive match against each other.

We would like to Thank all the U-10 coaches who organised this event which was ran very well. To the catering helpers along with everyone who supplied sandwiches and treats. Not forgetting the referees, who with out them we could not of ran the event. An extra thank you to Ken Crowley the photographer on the day. The biggest Thanks goes to the players and their coaches for traveling to Mungret and putting in a great effort on the pitch and also to our generous sponsors, Supermacs for coming on board.

Photos available HERE

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U-13 Football

Both our teams were out again this weekend while are younger team are getting experience playing on their first Senior pitch and coming to terms with the bigger size goals they had a strong Monaleen who were not able to beat our players spirit as they played at their stongest throughout the game. Well done to our players, games are where you get your experience and getting an insight to what awaits you next year when you are on the age. One last game for this team to be played next Monday against Ballylanders away.

The older players stayed home on Monday 10 October 2016 and gave Ahane a tough game, with Mungret St. Pauls having enough players to field almost 2 teams, Ahane were on a player shortage. Ahane who were not to give up too easy and with Mungret St. Pauls not letting much ball through for our backs they still got in a good game. A great win for the Division 1 team who make it through to the Final on Saturday 29 October in Mick Neville Park.

Photos available HERE

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U-13 Football Division 3

Mungret St. Pauls 7-5 Pallasgreen 0-4

This was a fantastic start for the U-12 players who are playing a year ahead of them, in this match on Monday 3 October, though they were possibly evenly matched on age but put in a great performance only conseeding 4 points in the whole game. Mungret St. Pauls had great control of the game and even better control of the ball dominating throughout. Well done.

U-13 Football Division 1

Mungret St Pauls 7-10 Galbally 0-4

On Sunday 2 October the U-13 footballers traveled to Galbally on the opening match of the football championship. They got off to a great start notching up a big score and not letting Galbally get through the defence too easily. Well Done.

Stephen Cahill U-10 Memorial Football Tournament

On Sunday 2 October we hosted the Stephen Cahill Memorial U10 Football Tournament the variety of visiting teams was great for the players as they met with teams they would not normally meet. They came from Fermoy, Ballyduff (Kerry), St. Josephs Doorabearfield, Adare and Fr. Caseys, with Mungret St. Pauls producing two teams. Each team on the day played 3 matches each and a final. It was a beautiful sunny day and the football on display was a joy to watch.

Mungret St. Pauls Reds were in group one where they played Fr. Caseys, Fermoy and Doora Barefield “White”. After losing the opener to Fr. Casey’s, they regrouped again and went on to defeat Fermoy and Doora Barefield to finish the group with two wins.

Mungret St. Pauls White were in group two and were made up of a mixture of U9’s and 10’s and were up against Clubs who put out their first strength teams. They lost the first two games to Adare and Doora Barefield “Maroon” but they rallied well for the last game which ended in a draw against Ballyduff.

After a break for much needed refreshments, Mungret St. Pauls Red lined out against Adare in the “B” Final and Mungret St. Pauls White faced Doora Barefield Whites in the “D” Final. Both games played off at the same time.

Mungret St. Pauls Red game saw two well match teams put in a great game where some fantastic points were kicked from both sides particularly from the left boot of Mark Barrett. They turned the game on its head in the second half and edged ahead with some well-placed goals from Darragh Hogan. However, with seconds to go to the final whistle, Adare struck a goal and levelled the match. 10minutes of extra time was needed to separate the teams and Mungret St. Pauls edged out with a two point win. It was good to come out on the right side of these competitive matches and you could see the excitement on Players afterwards. Man of the match went to Steven Barry with other great displays from Darragh Hogan, Mark Barrett, Mark Galvin and Ross O’ Carroll. Panel: Rory Fox, Mark Galvin, Daniel O’ Connell, Billy Dervan, James Fleming, Cian Murphy, Alan Cleary, Steven Barry, Mark Barrett, Liam Ahern, Ross O’ Carroll [Captain], Rory Mullins, Darragh Hogan, Jake O’ Sullivan.

Mungret St. Pauls White faced the Clare Boys of Doora-Barefield and were not phased by the opposition. The match ended all square which was a fair result for both teams. All players excelled for the whites. Conor Crowley picking up Man of Match and we had great displays from Jack O’ Sullivan, Conor Mangan and Thomas O’’ Donnell. Panel: Conor Mangan, Josh Tynne, Jack O’ Sullivan, Oisin Patterson, Thomas O’ Donnell, Brian Lynn, Rory Gleeson, Aaron Morrow, Kevin Morrow [Captain], Sean Condon, Kian Meagher, Conor Crowley, Eoin Murphy, Oisin Markham, Daragh Condon, Evan Harrington, Eoin Balfe, Eoin Collins, Eamonn McSweeney.

Catering was provided on the day by the hardworking Parents of our own U-10 Group and we would like to thank them and Helen McKeogh for all the fruit, sandwiches, buns, biscuits, tea and coffee that was endlessly supplied. Thank you also to the referees who kept the games going and to the co-ordinators who kept track of all the games.

All who visited the club were entertained by the excellent football skills by all the young players on the day, this celebration of Juvenile Football was a fitting tribute to the memory of a man who, like many others, gave selflessly of his time and energy to promoting football in the club and in the local primary school. We welcomed Eoin, Stephens son who presented the medals and trophys and the Stephen Cahill Cup which was presented to the winner in the A section who were DooraBarefield who overcame a strong Fr. Caseys side. The C final saw Fermoy defeated Ballyduff.

Well done to all the players who represented their clubs honorably. We would also like to acknowledge SISK for their generous sponsorship. Photos from the day are available on our website by clicking HERE

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U-16 Hurling

Mungret St. Pauls 1-18 Na Piarsaigh 3-10

Claughaun was the setting for the semi final for the U-16 hurlers, having narrowly defeated Patrickswell to determine who they play they played Na Piarsaigh on saturday 1 October. Na Piarsaigh opened the game with a goal which put Mungret St. Pauls on the back foot from the off. They came back well but at half time were trailing by three points. After a few words at the break Mungret St. Pauls came back into the game and showed the supporters their true character and with heart and determination dominated from the start. They built up a commanding lead until Na Piarsaigh made a late break to score 2 late goals which took the gloss off what was an outstanding victory for Mungret St. Pauls who come off the pitch winners.The team showed great composure throughout, they now face Garryspillane in the County A final in the coming week.

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U-13 Div 3 Hurling

St. Patricks 0-6 Mungret St. Pauls 1-1

On Wednesday 28 September the U-12 team went to St. Patricks for the last of their hurling matches. A great game for this young team as they showed how they have improved over the last few games. St. Patricks only managed to get 6 points on the score board and Mungret St. Pauls got a sliotar over and under the bar. This team now know what faces them next year when they take on the Division 1 group.

U-13 Div 3 Hurling

On Monday night 26 September the U-12 hurlers took to the field to play the U-13 Glenroe team. These matches are not about winning for this group it is getting the experience and to bring the skill level up. They never gave up throughout the whole match with the goalie and backs coming under fire they had some great blockdowns and saves through out the game. The mid field and forwards had their fair share of play but were unfortunate not to convert points.

Photos on the website HERE

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U-16 Football

Galbally 5-8 Mungret St. Pauls 2-7

This was the cup semi final a place deserved for this team with all the work they put in through the year. In Mick Neville Park on Saturday 24 September. They went out knowing it will be a tough match and ready to put the work in. Galbally were equally eager for a win and with both teams having seen the other semi final where St. Kierans won over Monaleen the standard of football at this age was high. Mungret St. Pauls put everything into this game leaving nothing out but were unfortunate to not be strong enough for the win. We would like to thank the management team for all the hard work and time they have given to this bunch of lads and look forward to seeing them in action in the Minors next year.

 

U-13 Hurling

Mungret St. Pauls 5-13 Ahane 0-2

Mungret St. Pauls 3-8 Bruff 3-3

This great team have been out twice in one week on Wednesday 21 September they went to Ahane where they played a great game not letting Ahane getting much score up.

On Sunday 25 September Mungret St. Pauls U-13 team faced their toughest team so far in the group and gave what has to be from both sides a fantastic display of hurling from such young players. The goals that went in were hard to stop, U-13’s were playing for their first year in the senior goals. It was the points where our players won this game. This team is one to watch. Well done. Photos of the Bruff match are on our website. HERE

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Stephen Cahill U10 Memorial Football Tournament

This Sunday 2 October starting at 11am our club will host the Stephen Cahill Memorial U10 Football Tournament with a series of matches against visiting teams from Fermoy, Ballyduff (Kerry), St. Josephs Doorabearfield (2), Adare and Fr. Caseys from Abbeyfeale, with Mungret St. Pauls producing two teams. Each team on the day will be guaranteed 3 matches each. Catering will be provided on the day by the hardworking Parents of our own U-10 Group and we welcome ALL Football followers to drop in, have a cup of tea and a chat, and – most importantly – be entertained by the excellent Football skills of these young players from the other Clubs.

As in previous years, this celebration of Juvenile Football will be a fitting tribute to the memory of a man who, like many others, gave selflessly of his time and energy to promoting football in the club and in the local primary school. We welcome Stephens family who represent him on the day. Throw-in at 11am sharp. Your support on the day will be greatly appreciated.

 

U-16 Hurling

Mungret St. Pauls 1-11 Patrickswell 0-12

On Monday 19 Sept the U-16s headed into a play off against Patrickswell with home advantage. The winners would play Na Piarsaigh and the losers play Garryspillane in the Semi final. Patrickswell started off strong from the off with Mungret St. Pauls trailing for the majority of the game. It was not until the last 10 minutes that Mungret St. Pauls really came back into the game with a great strike into the goals to bring the score to an even keel. Into injury time it was next point wins and with that Mungret St. Pauls won the puck out and sent it back for the winning point. The game continued and the pitch went silent as Patrickswell were awarded a 45. Luckily for Mungret St. Pauls the sliotar missed the target and the final whistle was blown. The semi final match is scheduled for Sat 1 Oct in Claughaun at 12.15pm against Na Piarsaigh. All support welcome.

U-13 Div 1 Hurling

Mungret St. Pauls 5-6 Muroe Boher 4-3

In Boher on Wednesday 14 September the U-13 boys traveled to Harty park where they played their third match in the championship. This was another win for this team who currently lead the table with only 3 matches left. It is a pleasure to watch this team work together, a team to keep an eye on.

Mungret St. Pauls 4-12 Garryspillane 0-3

They were out again on Monday 19 September in the village pitch where they played a brilliant game not letting Garryspillane take on much score, Mungret St. Pauls lead the play in this game.

U-13 Div 3 Hurling

Kilpeacon 6-7 Mungret St. Pauls 1-5

On Monday 19 September the U-12 team were in Crecora where they played Kilpeacon’s U-13 team. The Mungret St. Pauls team put in a heroic effort, keeping their fighting spirit throughout the game. They can be very proud of themselves.

 

U-14 Hurling

Ballyhoura Gaels 1-8 Mungret St. Pauls 1-7

Knockea on Saturday 17 September the U-14 Semi Final took place against Ballyhoura Gaels. Mungret St. Pauls had a slow start where Ballyhoura Gaels were leading the way. It took the second half for Mungret St. Pauls to pull it back and they brought the score to their advantage with a well placed in the net. Ballyhoura Gaels came back and with a last minute point meant they took the game. A disappointing result for this team but they should be proud of all the work they put in during the year.

 

U-12 Football

The team played in the finals day in UL on Saturday 10 September. They came up against an even match of Dromcollogher Broadford but in the second match were just knocked out of a win agaisnt St. Senans. All the team put in a great preformance one to be very proud of.

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U-13 Hurling

Like with the U-14 championship we have two teams out at the U-13 age group with the division 1 team made up of mainly U-13 players and the division 3 team made up of U-12 players. Both matches played on Monday 12 September.

Mungret St. Pauls 2-10 Doon 3-3

The Division 1 team got off to a great win but a slow start. They let Doon take the lead early but it only took the U-13s 10 minutes to get into the game and when they did they were at every turn when Doon had the ball and worked the sliotar well through the Mungret St. Pauls players. A well deserved win.

Pallasgreen 5-1 Mungret St. Pauls1-3

While the other U-13 team were playing in the Senior Mungret pitch this younger team were on the village pitch where they had their first taste of U-13 hurling, there is still room to grow in skill and working together as a team, a lot of potential in this group, they start on a loss but more matches to come.

Photos are from the Div 1 match available HERE

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U-14 Football

We had both our U-14 football teams out in Semi Finals on Saturday.
Askeaton, Ballysteen, Kilcornan 4-8 Mungret St. Pauls 3-3
The Division 1 players were up first in the plate final against Askeaton, Ballysteen, Kilcornan in Askeaton. There were a lot of goals scored in this. Mungret St. Pauls put in a great game having only loosing to this team by one point last time it seems that the home team put in a stronger effort.
Ballylanders 3-5 Mungret St. Pauls 1-4
The second match was with the Division 3 team made up predominantly of our U-13 team wit an addition of a few U14 and U12 players, this was the Cup semi Final for them a great achievement for the young players and they were unlucky to not get the win. They start their U-13 Championship in October.
The coaches would like to thank all 28 of the lads for their efforts during the year in training and the matches and are looking forward to the U13 Championship in October.
Kieran Bolger, Oisìn Moss, Darragh O’Connor, Conor White, Jack McCarthy, Frank Corcoran, Ciaran Uwatse, Colin Rochford, Fionn O’Dwyer, Daragh Bridgeman , James Killian, Conor Brennan, Cillian O’Gorman, Jack Somers, Cian Marnane, Eoin Hennessy, Mark Supple, Ryan O’Connell, Paddy Roche, David Barry, David Guilfoyle, Tony Barry, Liam Moran, JJ Harrington, not in pic Mark Moroney, Sean Doneram, Harry Page, Keith McKeogh
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U-13 Div 1 Hurling

Mungret St. Pauls 6-8 Kilmallock 1-2

In Kilmallock on Monday 5 September this was the first match for the U-13 hurlers in division 1. They have been working hard for this and they got a fantastic result taking home a powerful win. The team on the night were; JJ Harrington, Darragh O’Connor, Billy Molineaux, Jason Hassett, Oisin Moss, Fionn O’Dwyer, James Killian, Jack McCarthy, Conor O’Halloran, Barry Duff, Liam Lynch, Darragh Bridgeman, Conor White, Colin Rochford, Cillian O’Gorman, David Guilfoyle, Liam Moran, Rian Murphy

 

U-16 Hurling

Mungret St. Pauls 6-13 Padraig Pearses 0-4

On a dry Wednesday night 31 August the U-16 hurlers traveled to Boher to play Padraig Pearses. Mungret St. Pauls were in control of this match against the young Padraig Pearses team. Not much got though the Mungret St. Pauls defense and the mid field and forwards were on target with their scores.

Photos available on https://www.mungretstpauls.com/juvenile-club/u-16-hurling-30-aug-2016

Mungret St. Pauls 4-17 Bruff 1-6

Monday 5 September saw Mungret St. Pauls play Bruff in Mungret. Mungret started strong and continued to dominate throughout the game. This win confirms Mungret St. Pauls place in the semi final. The next match determines who they play.

Photos from this match are HERE

Adare 0-13 Mungret St. Pauls 1-5

On Wednesday 7 September this was the last match in the group for the U-16 hurlers, having already qualified for the semi final the result would only determine who Mungret St. Pauls were to play in the Semi Final. This was a tough match for team but they pulled together and kept their cool. With all the results in Mungret St. Pauls play Na Piarsaigh in the semi final.

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Kelloggs Cúl Camp

Yet again we were blessed with great weather for the Cúl camp. We exceeded expectations and welcomed 200 children to the pitch to enjoy all the activities with the Kelloggs Cúl camp coaches, the biggest camp in Limerick and one of the biggest Kelloggs Cúl Camps in Ireland. We were delighted to see our own Killian Ryan as one of the coaches. Thank you to everyone who helped out during the week it was much appreciated and helps make the week run smoothly. We look forward to seeing all the children back training in the next week or two.

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LIMERICK PLAYERS

Congratulations to all our Limerick players who took to the pitch for their age group over the weekend for hurling; Rory Duff, Conor Hallewell, Liam Harrington, Louis Dee, Kieran O’Dowd, David Bridgeman, Seamus Hurley, Jake Connolly, Dermot Maloney, Ordhan O’Dwyer, Darragh O’Hagan, Brian O’Meara. It is a great achievement of our club to have player on each of the teams that went out over the weekend. Well done, keep up the great work.

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U-16 Football

Mungret St. Pauls 3-14 Fr. Caseys 2-5

On Monday 22 August the U-16s traveled to Abbeyfeale to play Fr. Caseys in their lastround of the group matches. They needed to win to get in for a chance at the Cup. They did not have their best first half letting Fr. Caseys to get the upperhand and ahead in the score by the break Mungret St. Pauls were 4 points behind. In the second half they came out renewed with the determination to take the win. This was a better game for Mungret St. Pauls they dominated and took control of the score board but the win could not be celebrated at the end of the game there was a tense wait to see who won in the St. Kierans V. Kildimo Pallaskenry match. If Kildimo Pallaskenry won with 2 points or more they would knock Mungret St. Pauls out of the second place in the group but to much relief St. Kierans won out which left St. Kierans and Mungret St. Pauls to play in the Semi Finals against Galbally and Monlaeen. Well done to the U16 team for getting this far we look forward to the Semi final.

Photos from this match are available on our website. HERE

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U-14 Div 3 Hurling

Glenroe 3-9 Mungret St. Pauls 5-2

A tight but high scoring match for this young team, they have really stepped up their game since they took on this U-14 competition. These matches will really stand to the U-13 players as they are preparing for their U-13 championship. On Wednesday 17 August Mungret St. Pauls had home advantage and came out on the pitch with determination and strength with the soft weather they were getting used to not playing in the ideal playing weather but did not let it deter them. This was their last match in the U-14 division. They begin their U-13 matches on September 5 in and against Kilmallock.

 

U-16 Hurling

Mungret St Pauls 1-17 Na Piarsaigh 2-11

With a slight breeze and the warm sunshine the U-16 Hurlers faced into their 5th match in the Championship on Monday 15 August welcoming Na Piarsaigh to Mungret. This was a match where no love is lost between the two teams and both needed the win. Na Pairsaigh took an early lead on the score board while Mungret St. Pauls took most of their score from frees until they settled into the physical game and some great scores came in from play. Having taking the lead at half time Mungret St. Pauls had to put it up to Na Piarsaigh if they were to take the win. The players took to the pitch with more determination and held the lead with some great work in the defense as Na Piarsaighs tried for goals. Mungret St. Pauls had the upperhand and kept their minds on the game.

There are three more games for this team left against Padraigh Pearse, Bruff and Adare. They are now currently third on the board under Garryspillane and Na Piarsaigh, with Na Piarsaigh having 6 games played.

Photos available on our website by clicking HERE

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U-11 Football

Mungret St. Pauls 8-12 St. Kierans 1-0

Mungret St. Pauls U11 were out last Saturday morning for a home game against St. Kieran’s. We had 19 players in attendance. The first 10 minutes was a low scoring affair with Mungret St. Pauls missing some good opportunities and being a little wasteful. However in the final minutes of the first half Mungret St. Pauls got their shooting boots on and went in at half time 3-4 to no score. The second half was better in consistency with Mungret St. Pauls dominating the scoreboard. There was some excellent individual and team scores and Mungret St. Pauls ran out 8-12 to 1-0. There were some performances worthy of note with Diarmuid Hynes, Conor Morgan, Conor Johnston, Mark o Brien, Fintin Fitz, John Wright all standing out. Conor Galligan deserve mention for his bravery in a hefty challenge where he showed great determination for his team. Jake Foley played well in goal while keeping all entertained with a sojourn out the field on one occasion. Sean Morrissey played well on his return while Denis Dwyer and Evan McInerney did very well when called on. It is a great testament to all players involved in the six games that we are unbeaten to date. Again I would like to thank all parents for the support they have given team during the summer league. There will be a finals day in September to be organised by Limerick Gaa. Panel on the day was Conor Morgan,Jake Foley, Darragh Johnston, Conor Johnston, James Corcoran,Christy Carroll, Fintin Fitzgerald, Luke Walsh, Sean Cronin, Mark o Brien, John Wright, Diarmuid Hynes, Muiris Ahern, Adam Dore, Denis Dwyer, Sean Morrissey, Conor Galligan, Conor Hurley, Evan McInerney.

 

U-16 Football

 
St. Kierans 4-15 Mungret St. Pauls 4-12
On a lovely Monday evening on 8 August 2016 the U-16 footballers welcomed St. Kierans to the pitch where both teams put in a great performance. St. Kierans started strong taking early possession of the ball and not letting Mungret St. Pauls touch the ball until St. Kierans put up their first score. Near the end there was a 9 point difference between the two teams and it came to two perfectly placed balls in the back of the net from penalties to bring the score to Mungret St. Pauls only 3 points behind. If points were taken when the opportunity arose during the game it would of made to a different result.
There is only one match left in this group, Newcastle West have completed all their matches and are left on 4 points with St. Kierans on an unbeaten record of 6 points, Kildimo Pallaskenry and Fr. Caseys are left to fight it out with Mungret St. Pauls with all three teams having won one and lost two matches each. Mungret St. Pauls are to play Fr. Caseys in their last match on Monday 22 in Abbeyfeale.
Photos available on our website by clicking HERE
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U-14 Football

Askeaton, Ballysteen, Kilcornan 4-7 Mungret St. Pauls 4-6

It was a perfect night for a match and Mungret St. Pauls welcomed the Askeaton, Ballysteen, Kilcornan combined team to the pitch. The Mungret St. Pauls team played with their heart, they had to win this match to stay in the running for the cup but Askeaton, Ballysteen, Kilcornan were not going to let them take easy shots and were there at every turn. Both teams had great touch on the ball and took opportunities on goals when possible. The half time ended on a level low score 1-1 to 0-4. Coming back out both teams stepped it up and Mungret St. Pauls were unfortunate to miss out on a win by one point.This result sees them out of the running for the cup and in a good position for the shield if they keep up their hard work at training.

Photos are on our website by clicking HERE

Rathkeale 4-5 Mungret St. Pauls 2-6

While the Division 1 game was being played the U-14 Division 3 team were in the Bog Garden playing Rathkeale they put up a great game to Rathkeale who proved to be stronger on the goal scoring. This team have taken on the U14 teams, giving everyhting they have on the pitch and never giving up. This will stand to them in their own U-13 matches.

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U-16 Hurling

Mungret St. Pauls 2-7 Patrickswell 1-9
On a wet Monday night the U-16 hurlers traveled to Patrickswell on 1 August 2016. Patrickswell took the lead and held onto it tightly for most of the match. There were a lot of wides during the match which could of changed the play. Half time saw Mungret St. Pauls with only 3 points to Patrickswell 6 points a win was still achievable. The second half was where the boys steped the game up a notch, the highlight of the game was the goal that brought the lead to Mungret St. Pauls, with 2 points behind, the free was taken from the side line near the 25 yard line the sliotar was sent to land infront of the goal but ended up popping into the back of the net. This changed the game for our players and this one point lead was held onto for the last 7 minutes of the game. They next meet Na Piarsaigh in two weeks time.
Photos are on our website by clicking HERE

 

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U-14 Football

Mungret St. Pauls 6-9 Granagh Ballingarry 2-6

With no wind or rain the U-14 made up predominantly of our U-13 footballers took to the senior pitch for their match against Granagh Ballingarry who seemed to be tight on players on 27 July 2016. This was a lovely clean match where the game was let play away. All players put in a great performance and it was shown in the results. Goals where taken when available and even with some points missing the uprights it was great to see effort put in. Granagh Ballingarry never gave up and shook our players up getting in 2 goals and a point within 10 minutes near the end of the game.

Photos from this match are HERE

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U-16 Football 25 July 2016

Mungret St. Pauls 5-11 Newcastle West 1-5

On a wet Monday 25 July the U-16s took the road to Newcastle West. There was a slow start with the ball testing out both ends of the pitch before it settled for the first score as a point for Mungret St. Pauls. This was a lovely game to watch where direct hand pass was needed and the Mungret St. Pauls players were well on target. There was no bounce on the slippy grass but our players seemed to adapt to the wet pitch better than Newcastle West. Taking an early lead our boys never lost it and took the opportunities when they could to put the ball in the net. One of the better matches for these guys we hope they bring that to the last few games ahead of them this year.

 

U-8 Hurling

Well done to the 14 players who attended the U-8 blitz in UL on friday 22 July. The players were divided into two teams and both teams got to play three matches each. Since the start of the blitzes there has been a steady improvement in the players. They now take a break for the summer and return after Cúl camp in August.

 

U-11 Football 23 July 2016

Mungret St. Pauls 4-11 Ahane 2-4.

Mungret St. Pauls U-11 footballers were out in Ahane this Saturday morning 23 July . We had a panel of 17 who were up against a lively Ahane side. The first half of the game was very competitive with both teams exchanging well worked scores. Luke Walsh converted a strong run on goal and Mungret were 2-6 to 2-3 up at half time. In the second half Mungret St. Pauls upped a gear and were winning some great ball all round the pitch. Our forwards started to take their scores well while midfield was well on top. Our backs were also very much on their game conceding one point in second half. There were some notable performances on the day with Diarmuid Hynes, Sean Cronin, Muiris Ahern, Christy Carroll, Ciaran o Connor, Luke Walsh all being outstanding. It was great to see our players off the bench making an impact as well noteable amongst these were Conor Johnston and Conor Galligan who scored an outstanding point. A big welcome back from injury to Conor Morgan and Cian Kinnevane who both contributed to our win. It is a testament to the spirit of the players that although we were missing a lot of players the team that took to the pitch performed very well and played for each other.

Parents should be very proud of the performances. Final score was Mungret St. Pauls 4-11 Ahane 2-4.

Panel on the day was James Corcoran, Conor Morgan, Darragh Johnston, Connor Johnston, Ciaran o Connor, Luke Walsh, Conor Collins, Evan Mc Inerney, Amy O Halloran, Sean Cronin, Christy Carroll, Muiris Ahern (c), Cian Kinnevane, Tom Lloyd, Conor Galligan, Christopher mc Sweeney, Diarmuid Hynes.

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U-14 Hurling 20 July 2016

 
A disappointing night for both the U-14 hurlers on Wednesday 20 July.
U-14 Hurling Div 1 Ballybrown 1-8 Mungret St. Pauls 1-7
This match was played in Ballybrown and it really took the team to get into the second half of the match to bring the team into the game. With close calls on a goal they just were piped by one point in the end. This was the last game in the championship for the Div 1 players they shadow Ballybrown by score difference and await the second group to complete their matches before they find out who they play in the Semi final.
U-14 Hurling Div 3 South Liberties 8-8 Mungret St. Pauls 3-8
This team played in the Village pitch and gave their best performance in the first half leaving it two points ahead only to return to a stronger game from South Liberties and it was the final goals that did the damage. This team will learn from this match and bring it to the final two games they play in this Championship before as they prepare for their U-13 Championship matches.

 

U-16 Hurling 18 July 2016

Garryspillane 1-14 Mungret/St Pauls 1-10

A game of two halves is the only way this can be explained. Mungret St. Pauls were on home ground when they entertained Garryspillane. It looked like Mungret St. Pauls were not at the game in the first half with the score at 1-10 to 0-4 to Garryspillane, but with tough words spoken at the half time they came out on the pitch a different team and gave a second half preformance that was deemed a good match. With Garryspillane having taken each previous game with big wins, Mungret St. Pauls were not going to let them do the same to them and held Garryspillane back to only getting another 4 points in the second half. Mungret St. Pauls added a great goal and 6 points in this half.

Photos from this match are on the club website by clicking HERE

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U-14 Football

Wednesday 13 July saw our two U-14 football teams out on the pitches

Mungret St. Pauls 3-08 Monaleen 2-04

The Division 1 team were in Monaleen who had previously knocked them out of the féile but with a lot more team practice since then Mungret St Pauls displayed what a lot of work does to a team when they gave Monaleen a great run and out scored them.

Mungret St. Pauls 5-07 Athea 5-02

The Division 3 team also saw success when they traveled to Athea. It was a tight match but kept our players on their toes and a great win as a reward.

Thank you to all the parents and players who traveled back from holiday for the match.

 

 

Centra Summer Camp

The Centra Summer Camp began on Monday 4 July for three days and was very well attended. On the last day the children got a visit from Limerick Hurlers Diarmuid Byrnes and Seanie O’Brien. As usual we would like to thank our club players who took on the job of coaches. They did a great job with the children having a memorable camp. Thank you also to those who help organise the camp. We look forward to seeing everyone back at the Cúl Camp which takes place on August 22 to 26 you can book on www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie
Photos of the camp are available to see on our website by clicking HERE

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Limerick Underage Football

At the weekend it was very busy for Limerick Football as the U14, U15 and U16 teams were in play. Well done to our players who represented Mungret St. Pauls very well in their games. U14- Conor Galvin, U16- David Ahern, Shane Barry, James Garvey and Eoin Ryan.

 

Féile Football

This weekend the Féile football will take place where we are a host club welcoming in the Ladies Football Termon GAA from Donegal and St. Malahys GAA from Derry.

On the Friday 24 June when the teams arrive and settled the Ladies football remain in Mungret where at 5pm they play Old Mill and then they play Gaultier, Waterford at 7.15pm.

The boys travel to Askeaton on the Friday where they play Askeaton/Ballysteen at 5pm and then Clann Na Gael, 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, Derry

The Ladies play agianst their visiting team Termon GAA, Donegal

Both teams then travel for the Quater Finals matches depend on results from previous matches. The Ladies go to Croom and the boys 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. Best of Luck to our teams and mentors.

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U-14 FÉILE HURLING


There was some great hurling from all four teams that attended the Festival of U-14 Hurling in Mungret on Saturday June 18.
Well done to Carnmore (Galway), St Vincents (Dublin), Corofin (Clare) and our own Mungret St. Pauls team.
Each team played 40 minutes against each other in three matches played between the village pitch and the club pitch. They were well matched teams but Carnmore were the stand out team who won the group. Well done to our players on their preformance on the day.

U14 hurling coaches & players wish to thank all the club members who turned out to help and support them on Saturday. Your great help made the day a tremendously successful and enjoyable day for all the teams involved.
Photos from the day available on https://www.mungretstpauls.com/juvenile-club/feile-hurling-2016

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U-14 Hurling

Mungret St. Pauls 6-11 Patrickswell 3-5

On Wednesday 15 June the U-14 Hurling took place. The Division 3 received a walkover from Ballybricken/Bohermore while the Division 1 team welcomed Patrickswell to Mungret where they had control of the match from the off and had built up a steady score by half time. In the second half Patrickswell worked their way back up the score board but Mungret St. Pauls were not being caught.

 

Community Games Hurling

Great fight out of Regional Community Games hurlers. Beaten by a very strong Monaleen team in tight final on June 12
Great performance by all. Thanks to the players for their time and effort. Thanks to all the parents and family members who came to support.
Big thanks to Fintan Hynes & Co. for all the hard work coaching

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Primary School Mayor Cup team

Congratulations to Jason Hassett, Killian O’Gorman and Brian Malone who represented their school and club in the Mayor Cup team who beat the Olo Cup winners Milford National School.

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U-8 Blitz

Adare were our competition at the U-8 agegroup when Mungret St. Pauls went out to Adare on Friday 10 June for football and then Adare came to our pitches on Tuesday 14 June for Hurling. There was a great turn out from both clubs in both codes and everyone got a lot of game time. Thank you to Adare for hosting us. Thank you to Vinny Gleeson and his team of coaches for their help in hosting our blitz and to the Healthy Club for the much appreciated oranges at half time.

 

U-13 Football

At home on 9 June 2016 the U-13 boys took to the pitch where they met with St. Kierans. Working with the advantage of the slope Mungret St. Pauls built up the score in the first half and then in the second half held on to the lead.

Photographs from this match are available by clicking HERE

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U-14 FOOTBALL

Mungret St. Pauls 6-9 Dromcollogher/ Broadford 5-2

The Division 3 team had the home advantage against Dromcollogher/ Broadford on Wednesday June 8 and with the fantastic weather could not of asked for a better day. This game was a pleasure to watch with some great skill from both sides and every player getting their turn on the pitch. The true winners of this match were the players on the pitch who gave everything and finished with pride knowing they had done their best. This for the Mungret St. Pauls team gave them the win. Well done to both teams, their coaches and the ref on the night, along with the supporters who were encouraging toward the players.

Photos are available by clicking HERE.

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Mungret St. Pauls 2-9 Ahane 1-8

The Division 1 U-14 footballers were in Ahane on Wednesday June 9 for their match where they worked hard and came through with a four point win.

 

U-14 HURLING

Wednesday June 1 both U14 teams were on the pitch again.

Mungret St. Pauls 5-17 Na Piarsaigh 0-3

The Division 1 had the home advantage against Na Piarsaigh. It did not take long for this team to settle into the game and they lead the way with Mungret St. Pauls in control of the match it lead to an opportunity to do some positional changes. Next match is on June 15 at 7.15pm away to Patrickswell.

Pallasgreen 6-8 Mungret St Pauls 2-4

In Pallasgreen the Division 3 team were faced with a strong opposition but never failed to get the scores in, this young team is getting to play teams they may not meet in their U-13 Championship. They are home on their next match against Ballybricken/Bohermore on June 15 at 7.15pm.

 

Féile Football

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 agianst 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 up to date on twitter, facebook and Clubify.

 

UNDER U11 HURLING UPDATE:

On behalf of the U11 coaches we would like to say a massive congratulations to the players from Mungret St Pauls who won the schools U11 A hurling final with St Nessan’s National Schools.

These set of players have many skills and this has been reflected over the past month where some of the players have represented the community ‘Regional’ in many of the community games activities. The hurling is still in progress where they won their first two games against Bruff and Ahane.

The U11 Hurling league started last Wednesday night. Here we played Na Piarsaigh in Na Piarsaigh. This game gave the mentors an opportunity to try our players in new positions. Fintan Fitzgerald excelled in goals, giving Diarmaid Hynes an opportunity to play outfield where he was like a little terrier in midfield, scoring two great goals. In defence Cian Moloney at full back and Conor Galligan at corner back excelled. John Wright cleaned up at half-back. In the forwards Mark O’Brien was exceptional scoring some lovely points with the best one from a side-line cut near the end line. He was supported by Tom Lloyd in the half-forwards along with Muiris Ahern and Luke Walsh. Marcus Lyons again was the engine in the middle of the field.

Training will continue on Tuesday evenings at 6:30pm to 7:30pm.

 

 

U13 Football

Our U’13 footballers were delighted to be invited to play Legion Killarney U13/14’s on Saturday 28 May. A great days football for all involved. They even managed to get in a bit of a tour to Torc waterfall. Thank you to the coaches for taking charge of the players and making the most of the event on the day.

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U-10 FOOTBALL COMMUNITY GAMES

Our U-10 footballers contested the Limerick Community Games Final last Tuesday evening against Monaleen. It was played at our local pitch on a fine summer’s evening. Monaleen came with a strong team and showed fine displays of speed and skill. Our boys matched them for most of the game but Monaleen just finished the stronger and won out the game by a few scores. On another day, the result could be different. They now go on to represent Limerick in the Munster competition and we wish them the best of luck.

Our own boys have been improving with every game they have played. Leading up to the final, we lost out to Monaleen in our opener but regrouped and defeated Ahane and Caherdavin to reach the semi-final against Fr. Casey’s of Abbeyfeale. The game against Fr. Casey’s was our best display with some excellent well worked scores taken on the night and great defensive work to stop them from scoring.

Throughout the campaign, it was great to see our boys putting the skills of the game on display, from accurate passing and kicking to find players, judging the high balls in the backs and midfield, competing for possession and the forwards ability to receive the ball, turn and take the scores. We know it is disappointing to lose a Final but the players will learn a valuable lesson and be stronger for it. No doubt their parents are proud of the way their boys conducted themselves, their willingness to learn and develop the skills and putting it into good practices on the pitch. Keep it up!

Players were; Rory Mullins, Jake O’ Sullivan, Darragh Hogan, Conor Crowley, Evan Ryan, Matthew Barry, Conor Mangan, Mark Barrett, Daniel O’ Connell, Mark Galvin, Liam Ahern, Steven Barry, Rory Fox, Ross O’ Carroll, Billy Dervan, Eamonn McSweeney

Management: Sean Ahern, Alan O’ Carroll, Tony Barry & Joe Fox.

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U-14 FOOTBALL

Wednesday 25 May saw both our U-14 teams on the pitch with the division 1 playing host to the Féile winners Fr. Caseys this was a challenging match. There were a lot of great hand passes and blocks on display in this match from our players but Fr. Caseys were ontop of their game and won the match.
The division 3 players were in Croom where they too met with a tough side and represented themselves well throughout the game.

 

 

U-8 HURLING

Thank you to Vinny Gleeson who spearheaded a very successful U-8 blitz on Friday 27 May in Mungret St. Pauls who played host to Old Christians, Monaleen and Ahane. There were 14 teams present with 8 players to a team. There were many future limerick hurlers on our pitch. Thank you to all the coaches who looked after each of the Mungret St. Pauls teams. The oranges organised by the Healthy Club were greatly appreciated by the players.

 

 

Primary School Update

Congratulations to St. Nessans school who proudly display the U-11 Hurling trophy having beaten Milford 1-4 to 0-3. A match that showcased many talented players from both teams. St. Nessans captain Fintan Fitzgerald accepted the trophy on behalf of his team.The game was played in Old Christians against their arch rivals Milford National School. The game was played in lovely weather. The first half was very close with Mungret up by 1 point. Great attacking play led St Nessan’s to a win. This performance would not have happened without the exceptional defensive play by the goalie who pulled off two massive saves in the second half and excellent defensive work.. This is the first time in many years that the school won the double as these players won the U11 A football final earlier in the school year. It was great to see so many family members from the parish supporting the players.

Many of the U11 players were on the U13A team that beat our close neighbours Ballybrown two weeks ago in the shield final. This again was a close game but once Mungret got on top they ran out comfortable winners.

St. Pauls, Gaelscoil an Ráithín and St. Nessans players represented their schools very well in all their games and we thank the teachers in these schools for their support with promoting camogie, hurling, ladies football and gaelic football with the students throughout the year.

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U-11 FOOTBALL

Mungret St. Pauls 0-8 Cois Loai Gaels 1-4

On Saturday 21 May the Mungret St. Pauls U-11 footballers were out in Effin to play Cois Loai Gaels in U-11 league. The match began at 10.30 and it was straight into action. Mungret St. Pauls started the better of the two going into a 3 point to no score lead after 5 minutes. There was some very nice interplay to achieve these scores. At half time Mungret led 5 points to one. The second half was a totally different story. The Gaels came out of their shells and really put it up to our lads. They got a very well taken goal and that score brought them within one point of us. Mungret then scored a point followed by another from Gaels. Mungret St. Pauls managed to hold on to the one point until the final whistle. The final score was 8 points to 1-4 in Mungrets favour. The game was hotly contested and proved a stern test for our players who will be the better for it. A big thank you to parents who offered great support to the team. On the day James Corcoran, Fintin Fitzgerald, Diarmuid Hynes were really on their game and these were ably assisted by all their team mates. The panel for the game were Jake Foley, Darragh Johnston, Conor Johnston, conor Hurley, Amy o Halloran, Ben Gallagher, Sean Morrissey, Brian Hassett, Mark o Brien, Muiris Ahern, Evan McInerney, Christopher Mc Sweeney, Denis Dwyer, Luke Walsh, Adam Dore, Fintin Fitzgerald, Diarmuid Hynes, James Corcoran.

 

 

U-12 HURLING AND FOOTBALL

Our U12 hurlers and footballers were out on Wednesday 25 May and Thursday 26 May respectively, the hurlers had a narrow defeat to Monaleen while our footballers had a comprehensive victory over Adare by 2-7 to 0-2.

 

Mackey Cup

Mungret St. Pauls had three players playing for the Mackey Cup teams. Well done to JJ Harrington, Mark Moroney and Cillian O’Gorman who represented the club and their schools proudly.

 

U10 Community Games Football

Well done to the boys who made it to the Community Games final on Tuesday 24 May. They had a tough match where they gave everything they had against a strong Monaleen team and were very unfortunate to fall short at the end of the match take the silver medal home.

 

U14 Hurling

Division 1 Mungret St. Pauls 2-13 Kilpeacon 0-7

Played in Crecora they had a successful game coming home convincing winners. They next play at home on Wednesday June 1 against na Piarsaigh throw in at 7.15pm.

Division 3 Mungret St. Pauls 1-2 Hospital Herbertstown 2-10

This team is mainly our U13 team who gave a great account of themselves on the pitch with the score not a reflection on the team work put into the match. They next play Pallasgreen in Pallasgreen on Wednesday June 1 at 7.15pm

 

U14 Football

Division 1 Mungret St. Pauls 4-8 St. Patricks 1-5

A great performance from the footballers on May 18 when they played St. Patricks. At half time they were one point down but came bouncing back with a 4-8 to 1-5 win. They can be seen on Wednesday 25 May against Fr. Caseys in Mungret at 7.15pm. The Division 3 team go to Croom to play the home team at 7.15pm

 

Community Games Football

U10 footballers have now qualified for the Community Games Final after defeating Fr. Caseys of Abbeyfeale Monday 16 May. They now face Monaleen in the final which should take place next week and should be a match worth supporting. Keep an eye out for this fixture and support our boys on the night.

 

U-11 Football

On Monday 16th May the U-11 footballers had their first outing in the U-11 County league in Mungret. We were a little under strength but we still had 18 turn up. Our opposition were St. Senans, the game started well for Mungret St. Pauls scoring 2-2 in the first 5 minutes and this was to set the tone for rest of the match. Our players to a man (and lady) showed great commitment and endeavour and were rewarded with some great scores. The final score was 10-8 to 2-2 with Conor Collins, Mark O Brien, Cian Maloney, Sean Morissey all catching the eye but were well supported by all who started and those that came on. All parents should be proud of their kids who were outstanding on the evening. The panel on the evening was Jake Foley, James Corcoran, Evan McInerney Conor Galligan, Mark o Brien, Conor Collins, Cian Maloney, Cian Baggot, Amy O Halloran, Ciaran O Connor, Ben Gallagher, Denis Dwyer, Sean Morrissey, Christopher Mc Sweeney, Cian Gleeson, Christy Keane, Luke Reidy, Robert O Farrell.

 

U-8 Football

The U-8 footballers traveled to Claughaun to play a blitz. Both clubs had equal amount of children which were worked out into three different teams each. Every child that played had a great time and went home tired and happy. Thank you to Claughaun for hosting the blitz. We look forward to meeting them many times over the years.

 

U-14 Football Championship

Mungret St. Pauls have 2 teams in this age group. The team that are preparing for féile are in Division 1 with mainly U-13 player in Division 3.

Division 1 met with Newcastle West in their second match in the Championship on Wednesday 11 May. They had home advantage and played a great game and were rewarded with a win. Mungret St. Pauls 2-8 Newcastle West 2-6.

Patrickswell was where our Division 3 team headed to on Wednesday 11 May. This was a close encounter and a draw was the final result. Mungret St. Pauls 2-5 Patrickswell 3-2

 

U14 Football

On Wednesday May 4 the U14 hurlers saw themselves in Crecora when they played against Kilpeacon in their first match in the county championship. They had a great start with a 3 goal lead at half time they were caught by surprise when Kilpeacon made a spectacular comeback in the second half to win by one point.

 

U16 Hurling

There was an early start for these players as they traveled to James Stephens in Kilkenny for a tournament. It was a successful trip with the U16s getting into the Semi final for the shield where they were unlucky to miss out. The team on a whole acquitted themselves very well on the day. Thank you as always to the coaches for looking after the team.

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U14 Limerick Players


Mungret U14 players who played for Limerick In the new Abbotstown GAA centre in Dublin on Saturday with matches against Cork, Offaly and Antrim.Conor O Malley, Dermot Moloney, Odhran O Dwyer, Darragh O Hagan and Brian O Meara.

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U-8 hurling Blitz


Well done to the boys and girls that attended the U8 blitz in UL on Friday. There were five team in all with 40 children playing for Mungret St. Pauls on the night. Each player had a great game.

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U15 Football

Galbally 3-10 Mungret St. Pauls 0-4

In what turned out to be the last match for the U15 footballers on Monday 2 May they hosted Galbally. They put in a steady preformance but Galbally were on their toes and were the stronger team. Thank you to the Mungret St. Pauls players on their attandance at training and matches. The U14 and U16 teams are still training and in matches which is where this team will be seen.

 

U15 Hurling

Na Piarsaigh 3-4 Mungret St. Pauls 2-4

Wednesday 27 April saw the last match in the group for the U15 hurlers as they went to Caherdavin but never got to grips with the match and Na Piarsaigh took control. The only way Mungret St. Pauls could top this group would be with the result from the Ahane, Muroe Boher match. Ahane had the win in that match which left Mungret on top of group A. They now see Ballybrown who were clear winners in group B in the U15 County Final later in the year, Mungret St. Pauls U15 team last met Ballybrown in the U14 county final last year.

 

 

U14 Feile Hurling 24 April 2016

Mungret St. Pauls 0-4 Ballybrown 0-7

This match was advertised as one to watch as the neighbours were in competition again. Having met each other at the U13 County final in 2015 we were going to find out if a year can make a difference. Both teams had done their work and ready for the game. The supporters had filled the stand at Claughaun and were encouraging their team on. Ballybrown had the opening score but in this low scoring match, wides made a difference. Ballybrown seemed to be a step ahead of Mungret the whole match as the lads were playing catch up. They went in at half time behind and came out geared up for another 20 minutes where there would fight for every ball. Unfortunately for our lads it was the neighbours who took the Féile home for the first time with their 3 point lead. Well done to our players who through out the games have given it their all. To the mentors, parents and supporters who were behind the them all the way. They have the County title to look for now.

Players were; Darragh O’Hagan, David Hassett, Billy Molyneaux, Eamonn Flahive, Ciaran Kenny, Conor O’Malley, Dermot Moloney, Conor Galvin, Brian O’Meara, Dylan Scanlon, Odhran O’Dwyer, Ewan O’Dea, Conor O’Halloran, Liam Lynch, Barry Duff, Harry Page, Tom Morrison, Mark Moroney, Cathal Joy, Ben O’Curry, Keith McKeogh, Fionn O’Dwyer, Conor Murtagh and Casey Tanyi.

Mentors; Justin O’Meara, Brian Lynch, Colin Kenny, Cian O’Brian, Richie Flaherty and Brian O’Halloran

Photos are on facebook CLICK HERE

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U15 Hurling

Mungret St. Pauls 4-7 Muroe Boher 3-5

On Thursday 21 April Muroe Boher came to Mungret where Mungret St. Pauls took hold of the match at the start. Once they had a comfortable lead Muroe Boher came from behind and started to leave their mark putting the lead to Mungret St. Pauls in danger. In the second half when it was needed most the Mungret boys got stuck in and took control once again. They finished with a 5 point lead.

 

U-16 Hurling

Mungret St. Pauls 3-10 Doon 2-12

Sunday 24 April in Doon the U16 met a solid team in Doon. Mungret St. Pauls were behind for most of this match with opportune goals scored it was this that drove the team on to bring themselves to one point ahead in the final minute. It was a physical match with Doon making runs up the pitch, Mungret worked a bit harder to get the ball up to the scoring point. Well done to the lads who, when needed they pulled it out of the bag.

They now take a break in matches until 18 July when they are home to Garryspillane.

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U15 Football

Mungret St. Pauls 1-5 Claughaun 0-5

On Wednesday night Mungret St. Pauls U15 footballers played host to Claughaun. With the opposition just filling a team Mungret St. Pauls had the advantage of the home pitch. They fought hard and managed to take the lead and hold onto it.

 

Mungret St. Pauls 2-4 Ahane 2-6

Originally scheduled for Ahane pitch this was changed to the Mungret Village pitch which proved to be very soggy ground where there was no bounce in the ball. Half time ended in a draw, having not taking advantage of the fall in the pitch the boys had a lot of work to do to keep Ahane out of their back line. They had a better second half but did not get the better of Ahane with them pulling in the lead by a mare 2 points. Mungret St. Pauls need to win the next match which they play on Monday 2 May against Galbally.

 

 

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