Monaleen GAA Club Notes
SENIOR HURLING: Our senior hurlers suffered a narrow defeat, 1-15 to 0-17, to Murroe Boher in Group 2 of the county senior hurling championship at Childers Road on Saturday evening last. It was our first loss of the group stages and we now sit in third place in the table, one point off joint leaders South Liberties and Murroe-Boher with just one round of games to go. Monaleen’s final group game will be against Ahane in Cappamore on Sunday, September 23 at 1pm. The top two teams in the group will reach the quarter-finals of the county senior hurling championship. All support greatly appreciated.
SENIOR FOOTBALL: Our final county championship group game is fixed for this Saturday, September 15 v Dromcollogher-Broadford in Kilmallock at 5pm. In an incredibly tight group we’re still in with a chance of qualifying for the quarter-final. All support welcome for this group of players who have had 12 championship debutants so far this year. Best of luck to the players and management team.
JUNIOR A FOOTBALL: We have played 3 games so far with one game left to play against Cappagh on this Friday, September 14 in Rhebogue at 7.30pm. We currently sit top of the table and if we win our last game we qualify for the county quarter-final.
Monalen GAA Club annual Duck Race is due to take place on Sunday, September 23
DUCK RACE: The annual Monaleen GAA Club Duck Race fundraiser is due to take place on Sunday, September 23 at 4.30pm at the Mulkear River in Annacotty. The cost is €5 per duck or three ducks for €10. Why not join us on the bridge for an afternoon of fun & Family Entertainment followed by a Kiddies Disco and Refreshments in Monaleen GAA Clubhouse. The action-packed afternoon of entertainment includes prizes, clowns and Face Painting. Ducks are now on sale in Monalen GAA Clubhouse or from any Committee Member or Coach.
LOTTO: There was no winner of last week’s jackpot of €20,000. The draw took place on Thursday, September 6. The numbers drawn were 4, 14, 15 and 32. Winners of €50 lucky dips were E. Murphy, Cappamore; P. Tiernan, Fairways; V. Forde, Monaleen Park; P. Ryan, Ballysimon. 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.
REGISTRATION: Monaleen Juvenile GAA Registration is now open for the 2018/2019 season. The season runs from September 2018 to August 2019. To register please go to www.monaleen.gaa.ie , click on “Club Units” then click on “Registrar – Membership” and scroll down to the “Juvenile Section Club Membership” where you will be able to complete your registrations. All kids training and playing with Monaleen GAA must be registered for safety and insurance purposes.
U-14 HURLING: The Monaleen U-14 hurlers will face Na Piarsaigh in the Under 14 Hurling Division 1 Championship Semi-Final at the Gaelic Grounds this Sunday, 1pm. Best of luck to the players and coaches. All support appreciated.
U-16 FOOTBALL: The Monaleen U-16 footballers are due to take on Mungret in the Division 1 Championship semi-final on Saturday, September 29. Venue and throw-in time to be confirmed.
U-16: The U16 girls played their second group game at home to a Cappamore; Murroe Boher combination on Thursday. Monaleen took an early lead and despite conceding 2 late goal late in the half led at the break 4-4 to 3-0. The second half was again dominated by the home team with a final score of Monaleen 5-11 to 3-2. This result means that we have to beat Kileedy at home on Thursday to reach the county semi-final. Team: Rachel Shinnors; Abi Houlihan; Sarah Sheehan; Mia O’Halloran; Amy Burke; Clodagh Power; Grace Malone; Aoife Nelligan; Charley Drury; Lucy D’Arcy; Aoife Doyle; Eimear Morgan; Emily O’ Brien; Roisin D’Arcy; Ella Hession; Grace Clohessy; Aoife Sheehan; Saoirse Fitzpatrick; Emily O’Halloran; Aimee O’ Brien; Niamh Moloney; Juliette Pinson.
FIXTURES: Other games this week include the U14 at home to Na Piarsaigh on Tuesday and the Junior team at home to Adare on Sunday at 12.
Monaleen u-8 hurlers who took part in a blitz in Cashel