Monaleen G.A.A. Club Notes:

Upgrade Works:

Works are continuing on the improvement and upgrade of our clubhouse building and grounds. We are undertaking a complete electrical rewiring together with associated cctv and alarm system upgrade. Repairs to the field’s current floodlighting are also being carried out. The driveway is being widened with new tarmac surface, footpaths and external lighting down to the gate is being provided. These works will take approximately five weeks. It has been necessary to close the drive to vehicular access until the works are complete. The contractor has advised us that the works are being interrupted and consequently held up as a result of motorists insisting on accessing the car park. Pedestrian access will be facilitated. We would like to thank you all for your co-operation while we strive to improve our facilities.

Lotto:

The lotto jackpot stands ar €20,000. The latest draw rook place on Thursday last, August 31. The numbers draw were 25, 27, 29 and 33. There was no winner of the jackpot. Lucky dip winners of €50 were J Platt C/o Leo, R Murphy Dublin Rd, H. Ryan Scart, J Murry C/o Hurlers. 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.

Cards:

The 45 drive takes place every Thursday at 9pm.

Best of Luck:

Best of luck to our own Andrew La Touche Cosgrave and Lorcan Lyons who are members of the Limerick U-21 hurling squad which takes on Kilkenny in the All-Ireland U-21 final at Semple Stadium, Thurles, this saturday at 3pm.

Senior Club News:

Fixtures:

Senior Football:

The senior football team face Oola in the county senior football championship quarter-final at Kilbreedy (Staker Wallace GAA club) on this Thursday night at 8.15pm. Best of luck to the players and management team. All support appreciated.

Results:

Minor Football:

The minor football side drew 1-8 to 2-5 with Newcastle West in their County premier minor football championship fixture on Friday night last.

Juvenile Club News:

Registration:

Monaleen Juvenile GAA registration is now open for the 2017/2018 season. The season runs from September 2017 to August 2018. To register please go to www.monaleen.gaa.ieclick 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.

U10 Hurling:

Monaleen competed last weekend in the Dermot Naughton under 10 memorial event.

Monaleen played Ballyhea, Toomevara, Loughrea in the group stages and finished the day playing our hosts Newtownshandrum. The boys had a great day and it was a fantastic opportunity to meet new teams from outside our own county. The standard of hurling was exceptional and the hospitality shown by our hosts was second to none. Thanks to the organizers and the parents for making the trip.

U13 Hurling:

Our U13s were in Dublin at the weekend playing in the Kilmacud Crokes 11 a side tournament. We reached the final of the tournament and lost to our hosts in what was a great day out and a great experience for our young men. Congrats to all involved. A special mention for our own Joe Fitzgerald who was voted man of the tournament. A great achievement. Well done Joe.

U14 Football:

Our gritty young U14 football side lost their Division 3 Shield semi-final v Athea in Athea on Monday night.

U16 Football:

The U16 footballers scored an impressive win over Na Piarsaigh in their division 2B fixture also on Monday night

Training:

Juvenile training is now in full swing on the pitches so look out for communication from the coaches as to the times and venues.

Camogie Club News:

Camogie Training Times:

Keep an eye on your ‘WhatsApp’ group for training times over the next couple of weeks.

If you would like further information regarding the camogie club go to our Facebook page and like and share with your friends.

Ladies Football News:

U16’s:

We had a championship win against Murroe on Sunday night. Great to see all the girls back and they had subs which is great. They all played very well. We Next match to be arranged versus Dromcolligher.

Ladies Junior Championship:

Groody Gaels had a fantastic win on Saturday night in atrocious weather against a gallant Galtee Gaels. The girls were ahead by 7 points to nil at half time with the aid of a very strong wind. Galtee Gaels hit back with 2 early goals in the second half and our girls were down to 14 for 10 minutes. They really knuckled down and scored a creditable 2 goals and 4 points against the wind to win and qualify for the county final against Gerald Griffins. Details to

follow. In terms of the match every player including the subs put their shoulder to the wheel and were awesome. There were a number of injuries but hopefully they will all be fit for the final.

Training Times:

Keep an eye on What’s App group for final confirmation of training times and locations.

Monaleen GAA Tennis Club Notes:

Courts can be booked on the sheets at the noticeboard on the bottom court. Tokens can be purchased in the bar [1 token is €3 and lasts for 45 minutes]. Tennis balls and club gear can be purchased from Declan at 087-6823289. Coaching is available for all levels of player. Please contact Jennifer Colford at 085-7104935.

There are bins located outside the courts. Please ensure that you remove any rubbish from the courts when your game is finished.

Sponsorship:

Camile Thai, proud sponsors of Monaleen GAA club’s school coaching programme, have introduced their new party menus, catering for any event, including work and family parties.

Monaleen GAA club will receive 10% of the value of any order placed with Camile Thai by its club members as a further donation to the school coaching programme – so make sure you mention that you are a club member when you are ordering your party food. Give Michael a ring on 061 490900 and he will look after you! Full details at https://www.camile.ie/location/camile-limerick/

New Online Shop:

Monaleen GAA club has teamed up with O’Neills to launch our new online shop where you can get all the club gear you might need. Go to https://www.oneills.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=monaleen+GAA and see for yourself.

Smartphone APP:

Download the TEAMAPP App in the App Store. Search for Monaleen GAA. Save as an app on your home screen.

Up to date News, Fixtures, Events, Photos, Weekly notes, Standings, links to social media and membership payment in one easy to use APP

Clubhouse Activities:

Having a Party? The clubhouse is available to hire for private parties – 21st, 30th, 40th, Christenings/Communions, etc. Talk to Tony Power or Caroline O’Kane

Monaleen GAA welcomes Slimming World to the clubhouse each Tuesday. Class times are as follows: 9.30. 11.30. 3.30, 5.30 and 7.30. Everyone is welcome.

Monaleen GAA is on Facebook – facebook.com/monaleenclubhouse. Follow us for up to date information and happenings in your club.

If you would like to be included in the email circulation, please send your email address to Colm at pro.monaleen.limerick@gaa.ie

Arrive and Jive:

Arrive and Jive, a four-week jive course from Tom Jive starts at Monaleen GAA club on Friday, September 16 from 9pm to 10.30pm. Further details from 087-3995877.