LOTTO: The latest Lotto draw took place on Thursday Oct 13th with the jackpot standing at €7,500. The numbers drawn were 4, 5, 12 and 25. €50 Lucky Dip winners were A/I Reidy (Fairways), J.Henry (Golf Links Road), M.Doyle (Mulcair Drive) and Amanda/Kev (c/o Leos)
NOTICE OF AGM: Monaleen GAA Club AGM will be held on 23rd of November at 8:30pm. Nominations for Officer positions must be emailed to before 5pm on Wednesday the 19th of October. Please note the positions of Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson, Secretary and Treasurer will be open for new nominations.
SENIOR FOOTBALLERS: Best of luck to our Senior Footballers who take on Newcastle West in the County Semi Final this coming Sunday at 1pm in Askeaton. Please come out and support the boys as they strive to reach the county final.
U17 HURLING COUNTY FINAL: Hard luck to our minor hurlers who were narrowly defeated by Mungret in the County Final out in Rathkeale last Saturday. The boys gave their all and in a very even contest just came out on the wrong side of the result. Well done to management and players on a fantastic year.
PREMIER INTERMEDIATE HURLING: Well done to our hurlers who qualified for the County Final after a hard fought win over Effin on Sunday. The County Final is pencilled in for Saturday the 29th of October at 3pm in Kilmallock. Bruff will provide the opposition.
GAELIC FOR MOTHERS AND OTHERS: Looking for a fun way to keep fit? Have you been waiting to get back into Gaelic, but in a non competitive way? Then look no further than Gaelic for mothers and others on every Wednesday from 7-8 in Monaleen Clubhouse. Please see the attached leaflet for further information.
Irish Wire Products County Senior Football Championship Semi Final – Newcastlewest v Monaleen
Sunday 23rd October 2022 @ 1.00pm in Askeaton…/irish-wire-products-county…
There are 2 tickets categories for Adults €15 & OAP/Student €10 (Valid ID to be shown at venue). Children U16 are free. Tickets must be purchased in advance of the game. No tickets will be sold at the venue.
Sun 23rd Oct Senior Football Semi Final Newcastle West v Monaleen @Askeaton 13:00
PIHC County Semi Final Monaleen 1:18 Effin 0:15
U17 Hurling County Final Monaleen 1:13 Mungret 2:13
HALLOWEEN HURLING & CAMOIGE CAMP (see attached leaflet)
This camp will take place from Tuesday the 1st of November until Thursday the 3rd at Monaleen GAA Club. This camp is geared towards the 5-12 age group and the cost is €60 per child. Last years camp was a huge success with Barry Nash, Gearoid Hegarty, Kyle Hayes and more of the Limerick Hurlers attending over the course of the 3 days. Please book using the link and payment will be taken on the day (Cash Only).…/1FAIpQLSehMwi3rWAEHv…/viewform
*Junior B*
Our second Adult team played their county semi final this morning in Peafield . Thankfully the rain stayed away as the girls battled against Adare on what was a very cold Autumn morning.
Monaleen got off to the perfect start when Aoife Sheehan struck the back of the net with a looping ball over the Adare goal keepers head.
A few minutes later Megan O Keeffe scored the first of her 2 first half points with a well worked score.
A pointed free from Sorcha Ní Fhrighil ended the half with Monaleen taking a good lead on a score line of
Monaleen 1-3
Adare 0-0
The second half was once more dominated by Monaleen and 4 unanswered points in the opening minutes saw a big lead open up before Grace Field scored a goal in the 10th minute to finish the game as a contest. Adare did get on the score board with a goal and a point but points from Megan, Grace Field and Sarah Burke stretched the lead and with Sorcha on absolute fire with her free taking, the game ended with a great win for Monaleen.
Monaleen 2-11
Adare 1-1
The girls now play Knockaderry in the final which details will be confirmed over the next few days. Well done all🇧🇭🇧🇭. Bring on the final!!
Eve McCarthy, Aoilean Hennessy , Kim Ivory, Claire Moloney, Amy Kavanagh, Aisling O Driscoll, Katie Golden, Grace Malone, Eimear O Driscoll,Aoife Sheehan(1-0), Avril Kinnerk, Megan O Keeffe(0-3) Chloe Haugh, Grace Clohessy, Sorcha Ní Fhrighil(0-5 0-4 frees), Grace Field( 1-2), Saoirse Fallon, Maeve Forde, Sarah Burke(0-1), Katie Sheehan, Niamh Twomey, Caoimhe McInerney, Ella O Halloran, Bella Collins, Aoife O Brien, Ellie Madden
County champions 2022
Our U16s added the A Championship title to the league title won earlier this year.
Last Sunday 9th October in a wet and windy Mungret Gaa, the Monaleen girls defeated a strong Newcastlewest side who had previously beaten them this year in a group game.
Monaleen played with the wind in the first half and they capitalised on this advantage with plenty of lovely scores from Grace Hegarty, Sarah Burke and Bella Collins and when Ella Rock struck the sliotar on the ground to the back of the net, the gap was widened more. Ellie Madden was as accurate as usual as she tapped over 4 lovely frees to leave Monaleen 1-9 to 0-1 ahead at half time.
With the wind against them now, Monaleen knew that Newcastlewest would put up a good fight back but unfortunately for Newcastlewest they were unable to break down the strong resilient Monaleen defence where every Monaleen girl was playing on top form.
It was harder get the ball up front in the second half due to the inclement weather but when Aoife O Brien found herself alone after a lovely pass, she duly slotted the ball to the net to great cheers from the delighted supporters in attendance.
After the final whistle there was scenes of great joy and happiness as joint captains Ciara Buckley and Grace Hegarty received the cup from limerick camogie chairperson Grace McNamara.
Final score
Monaleen 2-10
Newcastlewest 1-2
A great year as these girls also were part of the Minor team who won the A Championship earlier in the summer.
Faye Coffey, Ella O Halloran, Grace Field, Kate Moloney, Carrie McCormack, Saoirse Fallon, Caoimhe McInerney, Ciara Buckley ( jc), Rebecca Bromell, Ellie Madden ( 0-5 frees), Grace Hegarty (jc)(0-1), Aoife O Brien( 1-0), Sarah Burke (0-1), Bella Collins (0-2), Ella Rock (1-1), Erika McCarthy, Niamh Twomey, Emma McGrath, Millie Reen , Robyn d’Arcy, Emma O Leary, Andrea Costello , Molly Morrissey, Alice Sheedy
Our U13s played their Shield semi final in the U14 C Championship last Saturday morning in Ahane.
Playing against the hosts was always going to be a tough encounter and with Monaleen down a number of players due to soccer trials, the battle was even greater.
Despite all this, the girls battled hard and even though the result didn’t go their way( Ahane won the final yesterday), they can still be very proud of how well they have done this year getting to the U14 shield league final earlier in the year and only losing narrowly to Kilmallock with a couple of mins to go. The experience of playing against teams a year older will stand to them for next year and we look forward to seeing them continue to progress .
They are not finished yet neither. They are off to play in the Connacht centre of excellence on Saturday 5th of November which will be another great day out for them.
Keep up the hard work all.
It will Eventually pay off🇧🇭🇧🇭🇧🇭🇧🇭
33 x U11 girls played in the county Tesco fun blitz last Saturday October 8th.
Monaleen, Ahane and Croagh Kilfinny hosted the 3 county blitzes over the weekend where there was plenty of great camogie and improved skill on display.
Monaleen hosted new club Glenroe , Kilmallock and Newcastlewest. 2 Monaleen teams played 4 matches each on a wonderful morning for camogie where the games were preceded by a lovely parade around the pitch with all the clubs banners proudly on display. Thanks to our 2 first whistler’s and minor/ intermediate players Amy Burke and Emily O Halloran for reffing all 8 games.
Afterwards the visitors were treated to a superb buffet of home baked treats, sandwiches and teas/ coffees by the fantastic parents . This was much appreciated by all and we had many comments of praise and gratitude 👏👏
The blitz ended with all the girls receiving a certificate each and there was 3 raffle prizes with our own Zoe O Neill winning the first prize.
Well done to all the U11s on a superb year of camogie. A year with so much uncertainty given the odd year and the big number of players but the girls have played quite a significant number of matches throughout the year and this has helped them develop their skills more and more. We can’t wait to see them playing u12s next year.
This morning our U10s played Croagh Kilfinny in a rescheduled county U10 league match. Both clubs fielded 2 teams where despite the cold and ground conditions in Peafield, the girls did very well and are showing huge improvements with every match. Thanks to minor/ intermediate player Laura Southern for reffing the matches.
Well done and keep up the good work.
Our U9s hosted Galway club Oranmore Maree this morning in the Clubhouse. Monaleen were down a few players so were delighted to welcome 7 of our U8s to help them out. Luckily the rain stayed away as the 2 teams played some very entertaining and enjoyable games of camogie. Afterwards the visitors were treated to yet again some great Monaleen hospitality in the Clubhouse with plenty of food and yummy treats which were very welcomed on cold damp morning.
Well done all.
The girls will now continue to train for the next month and they look forward to going up to U10 next year in what will be a busy year.
Monaleen GAA Club, Old Schoolhouse Road, Monaleen
Senior Club PRO: Dan Power
Juvenile Club PRO: Conor Devane
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