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.
Club House 30 Years Celebrations:
On Saturday July 1st the club are delighted to be hosting a day of fun for everyone. The younger sections of the club will be having fun matches (blitzes) from 10am until 5pm where the Senior club send out the footballers to take to the pitch and play a game not to be missed! Our premier Intermediate hurlers will then play a game against Doorabearfield at 7pm followed on by the highlight of the day, where a specially commissioned 140 page book bringing you back through the last 30 years since the Mungret St. Pauls Community Centre opened, will be launched and put on sale for only €10. We would like to welcome everyone to attend throughout the day and night.
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 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.
Mungret St. Pauls 6-18 Newcastle West 2-5
The U14 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 U13 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.
Mungret St. Pauls 0-12 Doon 3-14
On Tuesday 20 June the premier intermediates had a home advantage against Doon, with a depleated team Mungret St. Pauls made a few mistakes and Doon were quick to punished them. It was Doon who took control of the game from the throw in with Mungret St. Pauls working hard to keep up. Photos of this match to appear on facebook in the next few days.
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.
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.
Our deepest sympathies to Intermediate football captain Brian Treacy, father Mike, sister Claire, family and friends on the passing of his mother Carmel Treacy.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam dílis.
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.
Limerick Minor Hurling:
Best of luck to the minor hurlers on Wednesday as they take on Clare in Ennis in the semi final at 7.30pm. We would especially like to wish Mungret St. Pauls players Rory Duff, Conor Flahive, Conor Helewell and Paul O’Brien the best of luck.
On Friday 23rd June our U14 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. Friday 23 June 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.
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.
Saturday 24 June was another hard match playing 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.
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 great footballers and fine young people. Thank you to everyone who travelled 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.