Monaleen GAA Club Notes
U-21 HURLING: Best of luck to Monaleen’s Jamie Power and Mark O’Dwyer who are members of the Limerick U-21 hurling squad which faces Tipperary in the Munster semi-final at Semple Stadium, Thurles on Thursday evening, 7.30pm. Liam Reale, who is coach with the Monaleen senior hurling team is a selector with the Limerick U-21 side. Limerick defeated Clare in the previous round when Mark O’Dwyer scored 1-1 after being introduced as a substitute.
LIMERICK HURLERS: Commiserations to the Monaleen contingent involved in the Limerick senior hurling team which lost out to Clare in their final outing in the round robin format in the new-look Munster championship in Ennis on Sunday last. Andrew la Touche Cosgrave and Lorcan Lyons are both members of the Limerick senior hurling squad, while Brian Geary is part of the management team with the Limerick side and Paul Kinnerk is coach. Despite Sunday’s setback, Limerick remain very much in the hunt for Liam McCarthy honours.
U-21: Our own Daniel Enright lined out at centre half-back on the Limerick U-20 football team which lost to Kerry in the Munster championship quarter-final in Newcastlewest on Friday night last.
LIMERICK CAMOGIE: Monaleen players Megan O’Mara and Caoimhe Lyons were members of the Limerick senior side which played out an exciting draw, 0-8 each, with Clare in the second round of the All-Ireland senior championship in Sixmilebridge on Saturday last. Next up for Limerick is a tie with Galway at home on June 30.
LOTTO: There was no winner of last week’s jackpot of €20,000. The draw took place on Thursday, June 14. The numbers drawn were 15, 21, 22, 32. Winners of €50 lucky dips were P. Kilcoyne, Foxhollow; D Bourke, Hazelhall; M. Boland, Foxhollow; N. Clarke, Schoolhouse Rd. Our jackpot remains at its maximum allowed limit of €20,000 and will remain at this level until some lucky winner carries off the Big prize. Tickets can be purchased on a weekly basis from local shops and pubs and the draw is held every Thursday night in the club at 10pm.
BORD na nOg
BEHIND THE BALL PROMOTION: The Behind the Ball promotion in SuperValu is back once again. Each €20 spent will print a token which will help our club reach its target and receive footballs for our under-age teams. The initiative will operate in the same way as 2017. All support welcome.
U-8: Our U8’s hosted their first ever Munster hurling blitz on Saturday in the Clubhouse Field. They were up against Toomevara & Cashel from Tipperary and Newtownshandrum of Cork. There was 20 matches played in what was a very highly entertaining day. The future is bright!
WELL DONE: Monaleen players Paul Canny and Tom McCarthy were members of the successful Mayor Cup Team at the Gaelic Grounds this week.
UNDER-AGE CAMOGIE: Well done to Monaleen U7 and U8 girls who played Crecora in Crecora. It was great to see so many girls out playing. Thanks to all the coaches and mentors tonight and thanks to all the parents who came out to support.
The club hosted a very successful end-of-school-year hurling blitz on Friday last
END OF YEAR BLITZ: Monaleen GAA Club played host to a highly successful end-of-year hurling blitz for children in senior infants and first classes from the three local primary schools on Friday last. Coaches visit the schools each week to teach the young pupils the skills of the game. Thanks to members of the Monaleen Féile na nGael hurling team for their assistance on Friday.