Monaleen GAA Club Notes.
MEDAL PRESENTATION: Well done to the Monaleen contingent who were involved in Limerick’s All-Ireland senior hurling championship final success last August who were presented with their medals at a gala function at Adare Manor on Sunday evening. Andrew la Touche Cosgrave and Lorcan Lyons are both members of the Limerick senior hurling squad, while Paul Kinnerk is coach to the Limerick side and Brian Geary is also a member of the backroom team.
U21 FOOTBALL: Commiserations to Monaleen U-21 footballers who lost out to Newcastle West on Sunday last in the Limerick Premier U-21 football final in Rathkeale’s Mick Neville Park. Newcastle West led 0-4 to 0-3 at half-time. The game remained score for score throughout the second half. However, at full-time, Monaleen had been beaten by a single point, 0-9 to 0-8. Hard luck to the players and management team who can look back on their campaign with a great deal of pride.
CHAMPIONSHIP GROUPS: The draws for the varying Limerick club hurling and football championships were made at Limerick GAA Annual Convention on Saturday afternoon. In the county senior football championship, Monaleen are in Group 1 along with Fr Caseys, St Senans, Ballylanders, Ballysteen and Adare. The Limerick senior hurling championship didn’t require a draw with the groups already known. Monaleen are Group 2 alongside Ballybrown, Knockainey, Murroe-Boher, Garryspillane and Ahane.
ROAD HURLING: Our annual St Stephen’s Day road hurling charity event takes place once again this year. The road hurling is starting from 10am at Noel Madden’s house at the railway tracks on St Stephen’s Day morning. The finish line will be at Morrisons Bar where there will be refreshments for all after. The format for the event is team of three, costing €10 per player. You will be out on the road with two other teams. It is a local event for a local charity and there must be one local from the area on each team. Last year the event raised €2,845 for our local charity, The Monaleen Cancer Support Group. Please bring your own sliotar (size 5 for all adults). No plastic sliotar allowed. All under-age teams must be accompanied by an adult or play with an adult team. For up to date details on the event please visit the Facebook and Twitter pages for Monaleen Road Hurling.
LOTTO: The Lotto draw took place on Thursday, December 13 with the jackpot standing at €3,900. The numbers drawn were 2, 4, 10 and 35. Winners of €50 lucky dips were B. Meehan, Glanntan; J. Clifford, Annacotty; M. Melody, Peafield; L. Gavin, Peafield. 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.
SEASON’S GREETINGS: Monaleen GAA Club wishes all our members and supporters a very Happy Christmas and prosperous 2019.