In the early days of 1971 a group of young lads decided they wanted to play some soccer in Mungret and on the 11th of February 1971 Mungret Soccer Club was founded under the stewardship of the following
Chairman: Pat Cotter
Secretary: Paddy Casey
Treasurer: John Kennedy
Committee: Jimmy McCarthy, Frankie Casey, Thomas Casey, Gordon Reidy, Joseph Casey, Michael Cotter, Peter Quinn & John Hehir
They really meant business and in the following few months set about raising funds by means of hops in the old girls school known as the village hall. They also had a church gate collection. They eventually gathered enough funds to purchase jerseys and entered a team in the desmond league. They gathered good support locally and many parishioners will remember travelling to neighbouring parishes for games. The First Captain of the Junior Team in 1971 was Tom Quinn and our home pitch was the Cement Field. In 1972 the County Council gave the Club the use of the pitch that it is still using today, and at that time the Club also had the use of the area that is currently used by the neighbouring GAA Club. In 1982, the Club purchased the plot on which the Clubhouse is sited today, the Clubhouse being opened in 1984.
The Clubhouse has since been completely redeveloped and now boasts modern top class
The 10 years from 1988 to 1998 were a purple patch for the Club on the field:
- 1988 Premier League Champions
- 1992 Munster Youths Cup Runners-up
- 1994 Munster Junior Cup Winners
-1996 FAI Junior Cup Runners-up
- 1997 Munster Junior Cup Runners-up
Numerous schoolboy trophies were also picked up over the years.
In 1997, the Club decided to convert the ground at the rear of the Clubhouse into an all-weather training area. Ground levels were raised, a fine-dust surface was laid and high netting and floodlights were installed. During the 1990’s the Mungret Regional soccer nursery was started and now the Club hasteams from under 6 to under 10 non-competitive and under-11 to under-16 schoolboys/girls, plus junior Men’s teams