MONALEEN GAA CLUB NOTES

RETURN TO PLAY: The return to underage training in pods of 15 permitted in recent weeks has brought a new lease of life back to our clubhouse and Peafield Road pitches which are in tip top shape. It is great to see the excitement of all our budding young stars who have enjoyed their return to on-field training. We must continue to comply wholeheartedly with the guidelines set out for the return to under-age training in full. We thank everyone for their compliance in this regard.
Reminder to Parents:
– Face coverings must be worn at all times by parents. Please try and limit time spent on sidelines.
– Parents please keep 2m apart
– Complete Health Questionnaire (or reconfirm health status for subsequent training sessions)
– Bring own labelled water bottle
– Come togged out for training
– Use toilet before coming to training
– Do not share gear, water bottles etc with team-mates
– Leave immediately after training
– Do not come to training if unwell
Monaleen CV-19 outreach team have made a number of runs to Centra Monaleen & SuperValu Castletroy. We’re happy to support our community in these challenging times. Contact Alan at 087 7766022 or Caroline at 087 6448807.
CONGRATULATIONS: Well done to the five Monaleen players who have been included on the Limerick minor football squad for 2021, Darragh Murray, Conall O’Duinn, Oisín O’Connor, Darrragh Clifford and Stephen Kiely. Darragh Murray has also been named as the Limerick minor captain for the year ahead on his second year playing at this level. Limerick open their Munster minor football championship campaign against Tipperary on July 21 in the Munster quarter-final. Dermot Dineen, of Monaleen, is goalkeeper coach with the team. Best of luck to all for the upcoming championship campaign.
FOOTBALL LEAGUE: Commiserations to Monaleen’s Donal O’Sullivan, Brian Donovan and Luke Murphy who are members of the Limerick senior football squad which lost out to Derry in the Allianz Football League Division 3 league semi-finals on Saturday in Carrick-on Shannon. Limerick’s focus now switches to their Munster championship opening round fixture against Waterford at the LIT Gaelic Grounds on Saturday week. Best of luck to the players and management team.
HEALTHY CLUB: Monaleen GAA Club are delighted to share their journey towards their Healthy Club recognition. This video captures clips of our story so far in working with our Members and Community in supporting Nutrition, Fitness and Mental Health. We invite our Club and Community members to get in touch with any suggestions or ideas, and we look forward to continued success in the years to come

Monaleen GAA Healthy Club
Monaleen GAA Club are delighted to share their journey towards their Healthy Club recognition. This video captures clips of our story so far in working with our Members \u0026 Community in supporting Nutrition, Fitness \u0026 Mental Health. We invite our club and community members to get in touch with any suggestions or ideas, and we look …
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THE HOW OF MEN’S HEALTH: Please see attached an invite to our upcoming webinar on Men’s Health – ‘The How of Men’s Health’, on the 16th June during Men’s Health Week. Registration link is here:
https://ims.zoom.us/…/register/WN_amdLKPYQR3aGx2LpZYqlFA
This is the second in our 2021 series of webinars on men’s health and we are delighted to announce that we will have special guest and Mayo GAA legend David Brady on to tell us what he learned about connecting with men during COVID. We also have a range of very experienced speakers who will share their learning on engaging men and supporting their health and wellbeing. You can see the previous webinar from April ‘Why Men’s Health?’ here: https://bit.ly/3umyAY0 . Men’s Health Week is an opportunity to focus on the wellbeing of men and boys and the key theme in 2021 is encouraging everyone to begin the process of ‘MAKING
THE CONNECTIONS’ and to ‘CHECK IN, CHECK UP, CHECK IT OUT’. This call to action speaks to the key priority following the impact of COVID-19 and the need for us all to rebuild and nourish our networks and support structures. Go to mhfi.org for more information. We would be delighted if you could join us on the day and please feel free to share this invite with your colleagues and networks. #MensHealthWeek #CheckItOut
WELLBEING CALENDAR: Irish Life Health – Wellbeing Calendar: Check out the Irish Life Health, June Wellbeing Calendar here:
https://www.irishlifehealth.ie/…/WorkLife-June…
LOTTO: The latest Lotto draw took place on Thursday, June 10 with the jackpot standing at €20,000. The numbers drawn were 8, 24, 35 and 36. Winners of the €50 lucky dips were T. Barton, Fairways; E Doyle, Mulcair Drive; C/N Morris, Fairways. Thank you for your continued support.
CAMOGIE NEWS:
The Monaleen U14 camogie squad
U14 MACKEY CHAMPIONSHIP: Monaleen U14 girls were eager to get back playing matches and last Thursday welcomed Adare Camogie to Monaleen in the opening round of the Mackey Cup Championship.
Monaleen got off to a flier and the first quarter saw some brilliant passages of play with superb first touch and passing resulting in some lovely scores.
Forwards Lucy Power and Grace Hegarty were on fire and were ably assisted by the strength and determination of Rachel Widger at half forward. Ella Rock caused havoc with her speedy runs and added some good scores whilst the hardworking duo of Molly Morrissey and captain Millie Reen also added to the score sheet.
Our midfield pairing of Robyn d’Arcy and Alice Sheedy dominated the ground around the centre and sent ball after ball into the forwards.
The second half saw the Monaleen girls play against the wind but our centre half back Rebecca Bromell was in magnificent form and with the help of her two super wing backs Lily Reid and Emma McGrath , they managed to keep the ball away from Adare’s forward line.
Emma O’Leary and Andrea Costello in the corner back positions were as solid as ever and Carrie McCormack at full back held off any impending Adare attack. Goalkeeper Erika McCarthy had a quiet evening but was very confident with anything that was thrown at her.
Our younger subs were introduced in the second half and fitted in perfectly. Orlaith Purcell was her usual tigerish self, clearing lots of ball. Charly Liston, Katie O Gorman and Sarah Sullivan took over in the forward line and all 3 added to the Monaleen scores. Sarah O’Halloran came on in midfield and she too played her part in this convincing win.
Unused subs Isabelle Bromell, Aisling O’Leary, Louise Burke, Hazel Noonan and Eabha Cregan supported their teammates on the sideline and they too will play their part as the championship progresses.
Speedy recovery to our talented player Kate Moloney who missed out on Thursday’s match through injury on what was her 14th birthday. We look forward to seeing Kate back playing soon.
So good opening game for the Monaleen girls. Up next week is match away to our neighbours in Ahane.
Panel: Erika McCarthy, Andrea Costello, Carrie McCormack, Emma O’Leary, Rebecca Bromell, Emma McGrath, Lily Reid, Alice Sheedy, Robyn D’Arcy, Grace Hegarty, Lucy Power, Millie Reen, Ella Rock, Molly Morrissey, Rachel Widger, Kate Moloney, Charley Liston, Sarah Sullivan, Katie O’Gorman, Orlaith Purcell, Aisling O’Leary, Isabelle Bromell, Louise Burke, Sarah O’Halloran, Hazel Noonan & Eabha Cregan.
JUNIOR SUMMER LEAGUE: On Friday June 11th our Junior team started the Summer League with a match away to Mungret. Some good scores in the 1st half from Grace Malone & Aine Hegarty plus a great goal from Saoirse Fitzgerald had the sides level at half time. However, despite some pointed frees from Aimee O’Brien the game finished with a 2 point win for the home side. 0-11 to 1-6. This group are still getting to know each other and this match was an important step towards bigger games ahead. Next up for the Junior team is an away game on Friday 18th to Tournafulla.
PANEL: Aimee O’Brien, Abi Houlihan, Aoife Darcy, Aoilean Hennessy, Amy Kavanagh, Megan O’Keeffe, Jenny Holmes, Grace Malone, Saoirse Fitzgerald, Keelin Corcoran, Avril Kinnerk, Katie Golden, Ella McCarthy, Aine Hegarty, Shalini Kujur, Kim Comerford, Chloe Haugh & Ellen Finucane.
U7 & U8 BLITZ: On Sunday 13th of June, Monaleen Camogie hosted an internal club blitz for our U7 & U8 players. Over 60 players participated in this event. All girls participated in five 10-minute matches, for some of the girls this was their first blitz. There was plenty of fun, laughter and camogie on this glorious morning at Monaleen Clubhouse. Huge thanks to all who organised and volunteered at this event. Check out Monaleen Camogie Facebook, Twitter & Instagram social media accounts to see video & photos from the day. Thanks to our PR-og Saoirse Lane who covered this event.
PHOTOGRAPH : Monaleen Under 14 Camogie Sqaud