The following Officers were elected at the AGM Dec 2019
Chairperson John Rochford
Vice Chairperson To be advised
Secretary Vince Bolger
Treasurer Brendan Ryan
Registrar Wanda Dwane
PRO Wanda Dwane
Mungret St. Pauls 2-11 Kildimo Pallaskenry 1-16
On Monday 31 August 2020 in Mungret our U-16 hurlers took on Kildimo Pallaskenry in the last of their group matches. Both sides were level pegging for the first half but Kildimo Pallaskenry upped the game in the third quarter with Mungret St. Pauls hammering back in the final minutes to be unlucky not to win.
Kildimo Pallaskenry got their goal in early in the match but Mungret St. Pauls caught up quickly, Kildimo Pallaskenry had the edge by the first water break with a 2 point lead. Back from the break Mungret St. Pauls powered back and scored 5 points to Kildimo Pallaskenry 2 points leaving the score 0-9 to 1-5, Mungret St. Pauls with a one point lead.
The next quarter Kildimo Pallaskenry kept Mungret St. Pauls quite as they played a strong fifteen minutes. Kildimo Pallaskenry went 8 points up to Mungret St. Pauls 2, Kildimo Pallaskenry leading by 5 points. It was the last 15 minutes of the game that drew the attention of the camogie training in the next pitch as Mungret St. Pauls blocked down attempts on goals and scored their own 2 goals in quick succession but unfortunately for Mungret St. Pauls were a goal shy of a draw.
Well done to the players and management on their Championship performances this year.
U-16 Division 3 Hurling
Mungret St. Pauls 2-14 Patrickswell 4-11
In Patrickswell on Monday 31 August 2020 our second U-16 hurling team had a narrow defeat in what was a game of determination in the last of the group stages. Well done to these players and management in stepping up and playing in the U-16 group, you did your club proud.
Cul Camp 2020
Well done to everyone who attended the Kellogs Cul Camp this year and of course all the organisers who helped make it happen. The weather threw a bit of a spanner in the works at times and made for an exciting finish to Thursday. It is always great to see a strong camogie and ladies football presence there at our camps each year. We were the only Limerick Cul Camp last week which meant we were spoilt with the amount of Cul Camp coaches who put our 200 players through their paces. We could not have run the camp with out the help of our club volunteers who were put to work straight away getting all the children signed in, Covid checked and into their groups on the pitch. It has taken 24 coaches and about 6 Cul Camp supervisors to make this camp run smoothly, we are delighted to have two of our own players involved as coaches- Eoin Ryan (Bosco) and Patrick Dwane.
We had a surprise visitor on Friday as Aaron Gillane came along and had a chat with each group of children. There were some very interesting questions asked of Aaron but none too hard that he could not answer.
Mungret St. Pauls 2-8 Oola 2-12
On Wednesday 26 August 2020 in Oola our U-14 footballers played a convincing game but just struck lower on the points than Oola who’s strong finish left Mungret St. Pauls 4 points behind.
Mungret St. Pauls 2-7 Galbally 1-12
On Monday 24 August in Galbally our U-16 footballers faced into a game they knew would be a challenge. They gave it everything they had in them and with 2 great goals were unlucky to just miss out on a draw.
Mungret St. Pauls 2-8 Monaleen 5-9
With Storm Ellen threatening this game was moved to an earlier slot and to the Mungret Village pitch on Wednesday 19 August 2020. This team always put in 110% into their games and in both their matches this year have put up a generous score to their name. Mungret St. Pauls managed to keep Monaleen from taking over the game. While Mungret St. Pauls did not win this game they gave a fantastic account of themselves. They have one more game to play in the group against Muroe Boher in September.
We had both our teams out on Monday 17 August 2020. Our Division 1 team traveled to Doon where they came up against a slightly stronger side with Doon seeing them off with a 2 goal win. Mungret St. Pauls had a good start going in at half time with a one point lead but it was Doon that broke through a tight Mungret St. Pauls defence to win.
Mungret St. Pauls 0-16 Doon 2-16
Our U-16 Division 3 team traveled to the Bog garden to play Croagh, Kilfinny, Rathkeale. This is Mungret St. Pauls second team in this age group so know they would be up against bigger oposition, not letting this bother them they pulled together and worked at their score while holding back Croagh, Kilfinny, Rathkeale from scoring more.
Mungret St. Pauls 1-4 Croagh, Kilfinny, Rathkeale 4-14
Our young U-14 hurlers traveled to Ahane 9 August 2020 where they put in a great game against a stronger team. There was some great skill shown as they scored a goal and 14 points.
Mungret St. Pauls 2-11 Cappamore 2-12
On Monday 3 August 2020 in our Senior pitch the Division 1 team took on Cappamore after a dramatic Camogie match this match was not too far off the same excitement as both sides put in a great battle to find their scores. Mungret St. Pauls opening score came from a penalty which gave them a lead but Cappamore were quick to respond. The half time came just as Cappamore scored their first goal giving them a slight lead at the break 1-4 to 1-6.
Mungret St. Pauls put in a stronger game in the second half coming straight out and regaining the lead. It was half way through the second half when Cappamore struck with their second goal leaving Mungret St. Pauls a goal behind. With 3 minutes left on the clock Mungret St. Pauls found their second goal which leveled the game again. Time was ticking away but it seemed to go slowly as both sides vied for the next score, it was Cappamore with a free in injury time. The ball was sent to the far end of the pitch and with no hawk eye for definite confirmation if the sliotar was batted down by the Cappamore goalie after passing the crossbar, Mungret St. Pauls had to take a loss.
While this match was taking place our U-16 division 3 hurlers were doing their own battle in the village pitch with a smaller gathering it was none the less a game of skill against Askeaton, Ballysteen, Kilcornan. Mungret St. Pauls players put in a fantastic effort and were rewarded with their score of 1-10 but unfortunately Askeaton, Ballysteen, Kilcornan masked their efforts with their score of 4-19.
Not many clubs in Limerick are able to field two competitive U-16 teams which is a great way to bring on our players as they get in game time and for the younger players get a taste of what Championship for U-16 is like.
On Monday 27 July 2020 in Mungret our U-14 hurlers took on a strong Doon team, our players put up a great fight getting their tackles in and making great use of their team mates. Unfortunately this game was not Mungret St. Pauls but it is only the first of the Championship for them.
Juvenile Medal Presentation
The juvenile club hosted their medal presentation on Friday 3 January in the club house. Club Chairman, Brian O’Halloran started the proceedings as he welcomed everyone and wished all the players the best of luck in the season ahead.
Liam O’Gorman gave Liam O’Donoghue a great introduction as he took over the mike to say his few words on his thoughts of how the teams played during the year, that they were an impressive group to watch play. Liam O’Donodghue also gave a few words of encouragement to the players for the season ahead and indeed for their future in playing as senior players with the club. Paul Walsh was called up to help Liam O’Donoghue present the U-14 Footballers their medals.
When the players had received their medals, Liam O’Gorman explained how the U-16 footballers and hurlers have won for many consecutive years and not by luck but by sheer hard work. Each player was then called up individually to accept their medals from Liam O’Donoghue.
Liam O’Gorman then reminded each player it is their club as well as it is the coaches and supporters club and they need to look out for each other and help each other along.
The Juvenile Chairman, John Rochford had a few words to say to close the night out as he congratulated the players for all their hard work which payed off for them and he reminded players to talk to each other and mind each other through the years ahead.
Thank you to everyone who attended on the night.
Congratulations to the Primary Schools Football team who overcame their opponents to become proud winners of the Sarsfield team. Well done to all our players from the various schools they also represented.
The 2019 Juvenile AGM will take place on Wednesday December 4th at the Clubhouse Bar at 8.30pm
All nominations and motions to be sent to the Bord na nÓg secretary, Vince Bolger, by Thur November 28th
Positions to be filled : Chairman and Secretary.
Well done to all our players who played with their schools in the recent Cumann na mBunscol Football competition.
Congratulations to the Gaelscoil Raheen U-13 C Girls who beat Kildimo in their final
Well done to Molly Tobin who was on the Girls U-13 A winning team with her school Corpus Christi
St. Nessans played Monaleen in the Boys U-13 A final with St. Nessans coming out second best and in the Boys U-13 B Final Ballybrown overcame Gaelscoil Raheen.
Congratulations to Jack Sommers and Jake Foley who received their Dermot Early Cup medals for Limerick U15s at the Woodlands House Hotel.
Division 1 U-15 Football
Both our U-15 football teams were out on Saturday 12 October in what should be a tournament style, our division 1 team only had Monaleen in their group and they played this game in Mungret. This was a great game where our players got to showcase their skill, Monaleen gave them a tough time with nothing earned too easily. The final result was Mungret St. Pauls 1-10 Monaleen 3-2.
In division 3 our players played 2 games in Mick Neville Park, they began their day with a match against Rathkeale Cappagh where they seemed to be evenly matched but managed to get a second goal which secured their win, final score Mungret St. Pauls 2-4 Rathkeale Cappagh 1-5. The second match was straight after against Askeaton, Ballysteen, Kilcornan, this too was a close match but it was Askeaton, Ballysteen, Kilcornan who secured the second goal to win, final score Mungret St. Pauls 1-8 Askeaton, Ballysteen, Kilcornan 2-6
As the Limerick minors were so successful this year our U-15 players saw their matches all brought to the same day. We had two teams out at the weekend with our Division 3 team playing in Croagh on Saturday 5 October they had an early start when they played Pallasgreen then Coagh Kilfinny Rathkeale and finally played Claughaun. Mungret St. Pauls were very close in their scores to their first two oponents but they excelled in their last match even with tired bodies in the third match, one after the other. The Division 3 team should be really proud of their performance on the day as they kept working on their scoring and defense through each match.
The Division 1 team were in Monaleen on Sunday 6 October again with an early start they had only 2 matches. Mungret St. Pauls were the only team to hit the net, but unfortunately goals were not enough to bring them through and they came away second best from each match.
Our U-13 Footballers were out twice last week they were first out against Na Piarsaigh in Na Piarsaigh on Wednesday 2 October where they played a very strong game and got in the extra goal to win the match the second match was at home against a very good Monaleen team on Monday 7 October, our players worked well together and got in some great blocks and hand passes, Monaleen hit hard on our goals but Mungret St. Pauls never gave up and secured their own goals.
Stephen Cahill Tournament
In it’s sixth year the Stephen Cahill tournament took place on Saturday 5 October where we welcomed 2 teams from Doorabarefield, Clooney Quin and Lissycasey in what was a very well run day. We would like to thank the sponsors Goggin Insurance Brokers who sponsored the trophies and medals. The first games got started at 10am with all 8 teams playing, each match was ran off well with a bit of rain falling to make the games a little bit more challenging. The players did not seem to complain as they waded in the muck. The two Mungret St. Pauls teams played some great football but were not strong enough for the visitors as the final was between Doorabarefield and Lissycasey with Lissycasey winning the Stephen Cahill trophy which was presented to the captain by Stephens son, Eoin who we were delighted could attend on the day. There were trophies for each team for the most improved player, David Buckley and Jamie Byrnes were the players awarded for Mungret St. Pauls. Thank you so much to our refs, coaches, umpires and a big Thank you to all the parents who provided sandwiches and treats for the players and parents and to our ladies who helped out in the kitchen serving the tea.
Mungret St. Pauls 1-2 Fr. Casey’s 2-16
In Mungret on Sunday 29 September 2019 our U-13 footballers played their first U-13 football match in the championship, they put in a valiant effort with a lot of skill on display. Fr. Casey’s were the stronger team on the day while Mungret St. Pauls did not win they showed great potential.
Mungret St. Pauls 1-18 Monaleen 1-11
After a wet day on Saturday the U-16 hurlers were delighted to see sunshine for their final and the pitch in the LIT Gaelic Grounds was in great condition when they came toe to toe to familiar faces in Monaleen on Sunday 29 September 2019.
These two sides have met often and have never failed in giving a very good game. Mungret St. Pauls got their footing right first and lead the majority of the match with Monaleen leading only once Mungret St. Pauls regained the lead and were duly rewarded when they got presented the Shane Hourigan cup.
Mungret St. Pauls started scoring straight away with 2 frees, Monaleen tried to get themselves on the board but misjudged their shots. There was one more point from play for Mungret St. Pauls before Monaleen got started and pointed 3 balls in 3 minutes, The next two minutes had Monaleen in the lead with one point and Mungret St. Pauls knocking them back in the second minute. Mungret St. Pauls continued on their scoring streak as they pointed 3 more times in as many minutes, this was followed by a run at the Monaleen goals and a strong strike to hit the net. Mungret St. Pauls had an eight point lead but they knew not to let their guard down. Both sides scored a point before Monaleen got a lucky break and in a close shot hit the ball past our goalie. Coming into the break Mungret St. Pauls pointed twice more while Monaleen only scored the once.
In the second half the breeze had had changed direction and begun to go against Monaleen. The next eight shots were all from frees with Mungret St. Pauls pointing their first and widing their second . Monaleen also sent 2 frees to the wrong side of the uprights but they pointed their next one. Mungret St. Pauls finishing off the frees with two out of three on target. There was another point a piece to bring the game into the final quarter. Monaleen pointed their next two scores from frees with Mungret St. Pauls replying with two from play. Monaeen pointed one last time with Mungret St. Pauls signing the game off with two final points. Billy Molyneaux accepted the cup from Shane Hourigans Mother and son. The team would like thank the Molyneaux family, Maths Academy and Spar, Racefield for their generous sponsorship of togs. Well done to our U-16 players with a lot of them having won the football the weekend before they deserve their celebrations and a break from training.
Team; Rian Murphy, Darragh O’Connor, Conor White, Fintan Fitzgerald, Barry Duff, Billy Molyneaux, Daragh Bridgeman, Conor O’Halloran, Jack McCarthy, JJ Harrington (1-1), Liam Lynch (0-11 frees), David Geary (0-1), Mark Moroney (0-1), Colin Rochford, Cillian O’Gorman (0-3), Oisin Moss, David Guilfoyle, Jason Hassett, John Wright (0-1), Mark Buckley, Robert Galligan, Fionn O’Dwyer.
Managment: Liam O’Gorman, Mike Fitzgerald, Brian Tobin, Mike Lynch, Tom Bridgeman, Joe Harrington, John Rochford.
Our U8 Hurlers played in a blitz in Clonlara Saturday 28 September 2019. Where they were joined by Tipperary teams Kilruane McDonaghs and Ballina, Clare teams Bodyke Broadford and Clonlara and ourselves representing Limerick. They represented the club very well showing how far they have come in the year. Well done to our young players and their coaches.
U-16 Football Final
Mungret St. Pauls 0-12 Fr. Caseys 1-7
This was a battle to the final whistle for both sides as the leader had changed through the match and the game was on level score for a long time near the end but it was Mungret St. Pauls that got awarded the Gerry Molyneaux trophy in Mick Neville Park on Sunday 22 September 2019.
The game started with both sides scoring a point. Fr. Caseys then took an early lead as they netted a close range free, Mungret St. Pauls suddenly found themselves as they went 7 points unanswered. In the closing stages of the first half Fr. Casey’s pointed from another free to leave themselves 3 points behind.
The restart was slow as Fr. Casey’s attacked the goals but the ball was returned to play and pointed. It took Mungret St .Pauls another while to get back into the game as they pointed from the field. It only took Fr. Casey’s two minutes to close the lead to level the game, there was a lot of play on the field while both sides missed the targets for a quarter of the match. Mungret St. Pauls eventually broke out and pointed, another wide from Fr. Casey’s while Mungret St. Pauls hit a safety point through the uprights. In injury time both sides pointed one more time in the last few chances to take the win.
This team have a lot of medals already to their name as they have won over the last few years all the titles. The management and team would like to thank our Molyneaux family for their very kind sponsorship of their togs from the Maths Academy.
Team; Kieran Bolger, Conor White, Darragh O’Connor, Oisin Moss, Jack McCarthy, Frank Corcoran, Ciarán Uwatse (0-1), Colin Rochford (0-1), Billy Molyneaux (0-2), Daragh Bridgeman, James Killian (0-5, 0-3 from free), David Geary (0-1), Cillian O’Gorman (0-1), Mark Moroney, Conor O’Halloran, Liam Lynch (0-1), Andrew Donnellan, David Guilfoyle, JJ Harrington, Ronan Greaney, Liam Moran, Jason Hassett, Jack Sommers, Mark Buckley, Jack Horgan, Briain Malone, Eoin O’Hagan, Rian Murphy, Cathan Roche.
Management; John Rochford, Ken O’Connor, Liam O’Connell, Liam O’Gorman and Joe Harrington.
U12 Football Final
Liam O’Donoghue U-12 Hurling Tournament
U-16 Hurling SEMI FINAL
Pa O’Brien U-10 Hurling Tournament
U13 Austin Stacks Tournament
We travelled to Tralee last Saturday to compete in the Austin Stacks U13 Football Tournament. Over 15 teams taking part and it was highly competitive with teams from Cork, Kerry, Galway & Kildare. We played games against Nemo Rangers, An Gaeltacht and Kerins O’ Rahillys. Even though we lost these games, we played our best football in the last game against Kerins O’ Rahillys. The boys learnt a lot from the experience especially the work rate and skill levels by the teams on display. A big thanks to Dave Foley (Wild Geese Restaurant), he was manager on the Day with Sean Ahern and he sponsored McDonalds for the players afterwards which was a nice treat.
Team; Ross O’ Carroll, Rory Mullins, Barry Donnellan, James Fleming, Mark Barrett, Liam Ahern, Billy Dervan, Adam Dore, Eoin Collins, Stevie Barry, Daniel O’ Connell, Aarron Morrow, Mark Galvin, Conor Mangan, Evan Cusack, Kevin Morrow, Thomas O’ Donaill
U-14 hurling SEMI FINAL
Mungret St. Pauls 2-6 Monaleen 2-10
On a sunny Saturday, 7 September in the LIT Gaelic Grounds the first of the U-14 hurling Semi Finals took place with Mungret St. Pauls and Monaleen. These 2 teams have met many times over the years and they have always had a strong game, this was no exception. Mungret St. Pauls were first to point but Monaleen did not wait long to match the score and take a 3 point lead in the first 10 minutes. A pointed free got Mungret St. Pauls back into the game but silly fouls gave Monaleen their next 3 points. In the sixteenth minute there was a run from the middle of the field dropped into the Monaleens square after a scramble on the goal line the ball was helped over the goal line, bringing Mungret St. Pauls back into the game they followed it up with another 2 points to level the game. Another chance for Mungret St. Pauls resulted in their second goal and first lead in the game. There was some great team work from Mungret St. Pauls but no results came from it. Just before half time Monaleen put pressure on our backs as they went for their own goal which was brilliantly denied only for the rebound to be knocked into the net to level the game as they teams split for half time.
The second half had a slow start as both sides had most of their scores in the first 25 minutes, there was a lot of play on the field with the ball going both ends with no scores. Both sides eventually pointed a ball each before Monaleen struck again and hit the net. The pressure was kept on our backs but nothing resulted as our goalie rescued the ball again. With 3 minutes left on the clock Monaleen edged ahead again with a pointed free, Monaleen were trying to hammer in goals but each had the hurley of our goalie there to stop it. The game ended with both sides pointing one last ball each, Monaleen took the place in the Final. This was a testing game for our players as they were attacked on every move they made, they will learn from this and bring it with them to next year when they are U-15.
U-16 Football SEMI FINAL
Mungret St. Pauls 5-16 St. Kierans 0-6
On a sunny, dry Friday 6 September in Mick Neville Park the Mungret St. Pauls U-16 Footballers who topped their group took on St. Kierans who were placed in forth in the Semi final while the other semi final between Newcastle West and Fr. Casey’s took place on a separate. pitch. The last time these two sides met in the group stages, Mungret St. Pauls had a comfortable win and today was no exception as Mungret St. Pauls led the whole way.
Mungret St. Pauls and St. Kierans scored their first points in the first 4 minutes of the game but Mungret St. Pauls proved to be the stronger team as they were to go on and score another ten points and four goals while St .Kierans scored only 2 points in the first half with both coming from frees. Mungret St. Pauls had 7 of their forwards score in the first half with some very good scores, there were great runs which went onto score. It was not all scores for Mungret St. Pauls as at one stage one of our players nearly took out an umpire with a misdirected shot, there were also shots where the ball hit the uprights and off the goal posts.
On a sunny, dry Friday 6 September in Mick Neville Park the Mungret St. Pauls U-16 Footballers who topped their group took on St. Kierans who were placed in forth in the Semi final while the other semi final between Newcastle West and Fr. Casey’s took place on a separate pitch. The last time these two sides met in the group stages, Mungret St. Pauls had a comfortable win and today was no exception as Mungret St. Pauls led the whole way. Casey’s.