Monaleen GAA Club Notes
U-21 FOOTBALL: Our U-21 footballers continued their excellent start to the County U21 Premier football championship when beating Rathkeale 1-8 to 1-7 in Adare in the second round of the championship last weekend. Well done to the players and management team. We are due to face Oola in Round 3 of the championship on Sunday, November 11 in Bruff at 12noon, while Ballysteen provide the opposition in Round 4 on the following weekend.
LOTTO: There was no winner of last week’s jackpot of €20,000. The draw took place on Thursday, November 1. The numbers drawn were 4, 9, 18, 28. Winners of €50 lucky dips were S. Flynn, Ennis Road; I. Reidy, Fairways; K. Murphy, Woodhaven; R O’Loughlin, c/o Club. 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.
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The Monaleen U10 football squad which played Lissycasey
U-10 FOOTBALL: On Bank Holiday Monday, October 29 the Monaleen U10 footballers hosted Lissycasey from County Clare. The standard of football was fantastic considering the cold weather on the day. Both clubs fielded to 11 a side teams for two very competitive matches. Monaleen GAA would like to thank Lissycasey GAA for their visit and we hope to do the return journey in the new year. The Monaleen teams included: Caolán Halton, Peter Scully, Danny Nash, John John O’Halloran, Jack Meegan, Brian Mullane, Nicholas Murphy, Cillian Lacey, Lee Hogan, Martin Hourigan, Nathan Fitzpatrick, Conor Forde, Matthew Fox, Rory Heffernan, Dylan Browne, Enda Collins, Jamie Crowley, Oscar Fitzgerald and Bradley Bennett.
Monaleen minor camogie team who are Plate finalists
MINOR CAMOGIE: The minor team had a great win over Crecora in the ‘A’ plate semi-final on Saturday. The girl’s started well with a goal from Emma Donohoe giving Monaleen an early lead. Monaleen were particularly strong in the midfield area with Charley Drury, Clodagh Power, Eimear Morgan and Lucy D’Arcy playing very well. At half time it was 1-5 to 0-2. Crecora rallied after the break and 3 points in a row put the game in the balance. But the final 15 minutes showed this teams determination and skill and Monaleen finished winners with a scoreline of 2-10 to 0-5. It was the best performance of the season from the girls and bodes well for the final. Panel: Rachel Shinnors; Abby McCarthy; Lucy D’Arcy; Caitlin Bonfil; Rosin D’Arcy; Aoife D’Arcy; Clodagh Power; Emily O’Brien; Emma Donohoe; Aoife Doyle; Aine Doyle; Charley Drury; Niamh Moloney; Ellen Regan Magner; Sarah Sheehan; Aoife Nelligan; Saoirse Lane; Ruth Heavey; Grace Clohessy: Mia O’Halloran; Eimear Morgan; Laura Hession; Amy Kavanagh.
Monalen U-15 camogie squad at their end-of-season bliz
U-15s: On Sunday we hosted Iniscarra from Cork and Scarriff from Clare in an end of season U15 blitz. The games were very competitive and the standard of camogie was of the highest level. There were some fabulous scores from all sides but a couple of points from Monaleen’s Grace Clohessy stood out as the scores of the day. Monaleen finished with 3 defeats and 1 victory with Iniscarra the overall winners. Well done to all the girls and there is plenty to look forward to for this team in 2019. Team: Rachel Shinnors; Sarah Sheehan; Mia O’Halloran; Amy Burke; Clodagh Power; Aoife Nelligan; Charley Drury; Aoife Doyle; Emily O’Brien; Grace Clohessy; Aoife Sheehan; Saoirse Fitzpatrick; Emily O’Halloran; Aimee O’Brien; Niamh Moloney; Juliette Pinson; Amy Kavanagh; Laura Brennan; Caitlin Power and Aisling O’Driscoll.
PHOTOGRAPH : Monaleen Under Football Team 2018