MONALEEN GAA CLUB NOTES
COVID-19: Due to the recent increase in COVID 19 cases around the country, Monaleen GAA Club would like to remind players and parents of the process involved in dealing with a suspected or confirmed case. Anyone who develops symptoms should self isolate and contact their GP for advice.
They should not attend any GAA activities while they await the results of the test. If the test is negative, no further action is required. The player in question can return to GAA activity once symptom free for 48 hours.
If the test is positive, then public health officials will do an assessment and identify close and casual contact. Close contacts must not attend any GAA activity until cleared to do so by medical professionals. Casual contacts should monitor symptoms closely and are free to attend GAA activity, unless symptomatic. It is very important that all team personnel complete the GAA health questionnaire and adhere to all guidelines, including a home temperature check, before coming to training or matches.
We would ask all members to be vigilant of symptoms and, if they do develop, to self isolate and seek medical advice. If anyone has any questions please contact the club’s Covid Officer, Daniel Power at 085 8389170. We thank you all for your co-operation in these challenging times.
SENIOR HURLERS: Our senior hurlers lost out to Blackrock in the County Cup final, 1-20 to 0-19, in Caherconlish on Saturday evening.
JUNIOR A HURLING: Well done to our junior hurlers who defeated Rathkeale 2-8 to 0-12 in the Group 3 of the County Junior A Hurling Championship.
HEALTHY CLUB PROJECT: Monaleen GAA Club is taking part in the GAA’s Healthy Club Project. We would appreciate if you could complete this brief questionnaire to help guide us on our Healthy Club journey by letting us know what areas of health you are most interested in. Open to non-members & members. Link to the questionnaire here. www.surveymonkey.com/r/XDDGHC6
CONGRATS: Well done to all Monaleen GAA Club members who received their Leaving Cert results earlier this week.
BEST OF LUCK: Monaleen will feature in an RTE1 TV documentary next Thursday evening. Gaelic4Mothers&Others player Jeannine O’Brien from Monaleen GAA features in NEW GAELS – a new documentary telling the unique story of four Gaelic Games players who began life in different countries. A Monaleen training session last November was filmed as part of the documentary. The programme will be aired this Thursday, September 10 on RTE One at 10:15pm. Please wish Jeannine luck from all of us.
FUNDRAISER FOR GER LAWLOR: The GAA community is rallying around our former senior football manager and popular Laois native Ger Lawlor to help ease the financial burden associated with his care following a stroke. Ger managed Monaleen to multiple county senior football championship successes. The club also reached the 2002 Munster club final. As a result of his recent stroke, Emo native Ger is now deemed long term care and will live out his life in a nursing home or at home with numerous carers. A fundraising Golf Classic for Ger Lawlor is taking place on this Friday September 11 in Portarlington Golf Club. Teams of four are €160 and tee boxed can be purchased for €100. Tickets at €5 will also be on sale in the coming weeks. All support greatly appreciated. A GoFundMe page has also been set up.
The Monaleen U16 football squad which drew with Mungret-St Paul’s in the championship on Monday
WELL DONE: Well done to the U16 footballers who secured their place in the Division 1 county semi-final as group winners after playing out an exciting 1-13 to 2-7 draw with Mungret-St Paul’s in Mungret on Monday night.
LOTTO: The latest Lotto draw took place on Thursday, September 3 with the jackpot standing at €20,000. The numbers drawn were 8, 13, 20 and 23. Winners of the €50 lucky dips were S/ N. Nolan, Monaleen Park; I. Henry, Fairways; G. Sadlier, Monaleen Park; Amelia de Burca, Huntersville. The subscriber draw was staged on Thursday night last ‘behind closed doors’. The draw was streamed on Facebook and Instagram Stories. Thank you for your continued support.
The Monaleen Junior 12-a-side camogie side
JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP: The Junior 12 aside team (pictured below) played a county semi-final away to Ballybrown on Friday evening. In a competitive match every ball was well contested by 2 well matched teams. In the end it was 2 Ballybrown goals that decided the result with a final score of Ballybrown 2-5 to Monaleen 0-6. Panel: Avril Kinnerk; Aoife D’Arcy; Emily O’ Brien; Mia O’ Halloran; Amy Kavanagh; Juliette Pinson; Shalini Kutur: Grace Malone; Aisling O Driscoll; Roisin D’Arcy; Keelin Corcoran; Charley Drury; Ella McCarty; Niamh Moloney; Eimar Morgan; Kim Comerford. On Saturday it was a second trip to Ballybrown this time for the Junior A team. Ballybrown and Monaleen had won both their matches so this was to decide who would top the group table. The winner would get a home semi-final. Monaleen started well with early scores but Ballybrown, with a strong physical approach, led at half time by 3 points. In a very competitive but low scoring match it was a late goal from Ella Hession which got Monaleen back in front with a few minutes remaining. Final score Monaleen 2-7 Ballybrown 2-6. Panel: Caitlin Bonfil; Saoirse Lane; Grainne Fullen; Niamh Doyle; Ruth Heavey: Laura Hession; Clodagh Power; Megan O’ Mara; Ellen Regan Magner; Ella Hession; Caoimhe Lyons; Lucy D’Arcy; Aoife Doyle; Aine Doyle; Amy Burke; Aoife Sheehan; Aoife Nelligan; Emily O’ Halloran; Niamh Moloney; Eimar Morgan; Grace Clohessy.
U16 CHAMPIONSHIP: Monaleen 4-10; Ahane 3-11 Our U16’s started this year’s U16A Championship with a win against a strong Ahane side. Monaleen girls started brightly, taking the first 3 scores of the game to by 1-02 early on, but Ahane responded well and the sides were level at 1-03 a piece after 15 minutes. After the first water break both teams exchanged scores and Ahane were leading by a point approaching half time until Monaleen scored their second goal to finish the first half leading 2-06 to 1-07. The intensity level increased in the second half, despite a torrential shower of rain, and the teams reached the water break with a goal between them 3-08 to 2-08. Early stages of the final quarter Ahane pushed forward and scored 1-01 without reply and took the lead. Monaleen responded to take the lead again with a goal, and the sides traded scores over the closing minutes. Both teams played extremely well over the hour, considering it was their first competitive match of the year, Monaleen edged a tight game and won by 2 points. Monaleen U16’s next match in the Championship is against Killeedy on Thursday 10th September. Faye Coffey, Claire Moloney, Laura Brennan, Kim Ivory, Ciara Buckley, Abi Houlihan Saoirse Fallon, Saoirse Fitzgerald, Amy Burke, Ellie Madden, Laura Southern, Katie Sheehan, Ella McCarthy, Aoife Sheehan, Amie O’Brien, Ellen Hosey, Eve McCarthy, Aisling O’Driscoll.
U14 CHAMPIONSHIP: Our U14A camogie team took a huge step towards the county semi-final in the Mackey Cup competition with a resounding victory against a physically strong Cappamore side. Played in ideal conditions for our fast style of hurling the Monaleen girls got off to a great start with a point from Saoirse straight after the throw in and another point from Ciara seconds after the resulting puck out. Ellie benefited from 2 excellent through balls from Sarah to register a goal and a point putting us 1-03 to the good before Cappamore rallied and scored a good goal and point from limited possession. Further Monaleen pressure resulted in goals for Sarah and Leah to extend our lead and some well executed points from Niamh, Ciara, Ellie and Sarah saw us well ahead 3-07 to 1-01 at the half time break. A point from Cappamore after the break showed that they were not going to give up the fight but a goal from Leah ensured we maintained a comfortable lead. Excellent tight defending from Ella, Merveille and Laurie in the full back line ensured our goal line was well protected throughout the game. Our new look half back line of Caoimhe, Grace and Aoife are improving game on game and gave us a solid platform to set up attacks & the midfield duo of Bella and Saoirse worked tirelessly for the hour. Our goalie Faye is in excellent form and her huge puck outs and passing accuracy is like having an extra forward and some of those long clearances resulted in our forwards picking off several more good points from play. The introduction of Kate, Siobhan and Katie midway through the second half only increased our control of the game and a good ball across the goals from Katie gave Alice the chance to rattle the back of the net for our fifth goal. Another excellent team performance which now puts us through to face old rivals Newcastle West in a much anticipated county semi-final in the next week or so. Final Score: Monaleen 5-14 Cappamore 1-03.
U12 CHALLENGE: Monaleen U12 played away to Mungret, and came away with the win in a tight u12 camogie contest on Thursday evening against Mungret. The match was there for both sides to win heading into the closing stages with Monaleen prevailing with a final quarter flourish. Panel: Sarah O’Halloran, Isabelle Bromell, Megan Love, Éabha Cregan, Hazel Noonan, Alicia Sheehan, Louise Burke, Aoibhinn Gardiner, Grace Webster, Meabh Walters, Amy Murphy, Charly Liston, Katie O’ Gorman, Orlaith Purcell, Sarah Sullivan, Emma Hickey, Amelia Stokes. Next up for this team this week are 2 away challenges to Cappamore on Tuesday and Newcastle West on Sunday morning.
U11 CHALLENGE: On Monday evening last (August 31st), our U 11’S travelled to Claughan to play Treaty Gaels in what was our first ever U-12 game. It was a great contest, with both sides scoring a combined 4.06. The Monaleen girls got stuck in from the start and showed how their skills are improving year on year. Thanks to Treary Gales and to Claughan for hosting us and to Donie Browne (Mungret) for refereeing the game. Team: Aisling Lowe, Anna Regan, Aoibhin Kitson, Caoimhe Owen, Cadhla Heffernan, Doireann Stokes, Dearbhla O Driscoll, Eleanor FitzGerald, Grace Ruschitzko, Holly Brinn, Isobel Poole, Katherine Leddy, Mary Anne Guiry, Orla Kearns, Rachel Redmond, Rosin McNamara, Sarah Mulqueen and Sophie Bermingham. The girls play away to Murroe Boher on Thursday September 10th.
CONGRATS: Congratulations to all of our players who are making their First Communion over the coming weeks. We hope you enjoy your day.
PHOTOGRAPHS : Monaleen Under 16 Football team
Monaleen 12 a side Camogie team