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.
MUNSTER CHAMPIONSHIP: Best of luck to Monaleen’s Donal O’Sullivan, Brian Donovan and Luke Murphy who are members of the Limerick senior football squad which faces Waterford in the Munster senior football championship quarter-final at the LIT Gaelic Grounds this Saturday, 3pm. Donal is joint-captain of the Limerick side this year. The game can be watched on GAAGO. Good luck to the Limerick squad and management team.
CONGRATULATIONS: Well done to Monaleen’s Conor Carew who has been named on the Limerick U20 football squad for the 2021 championship campaign. Limerick will face Tipperary in the opening round of the Munster Championship on Thursday, July 8 in Semple Stadium Thurles at 7.30pm.
HURLING LEAGUE: Well done to Monaleen senior hurlers who defeated Kildimo-Pallaskenry 1-24 to 0-17 in City Senior Hurling League.
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

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 17 with the jackpot standing at €20,000. The numbers drawn were 20, 21, 28 and 36.
Winners of the €50 lucky dips were M O’Halloran, Monaleen Heights; J. Marsh, Ballysimon; A. Barrett, Monaleen Heights. Thank you for your continued support.
U15 HURLING: Well done to Monaleen U15 hurling squad and coaches who defeated Ahane 4-12 to 0-6 in the U15 championship on Monday night. Monaleen had trailed 0-4 to 0-5 at half-time.
CAMOGIE NEWS:
HISTORIC OCCASION: Our Intermediate team played their first match of 2021 in the League on Monday night. This was in fact the first match any Monaleen camogie team has played at this grade so another first for the club. Monaleen’s first score was an equalising point from Amy Burke and for the remainder of the half Monaleen were on top. At half time it was 8pts to 1-1. The match was competitive throughout, but the Monaleen girls were clinical in front of the posts and in fact there were 7 different scorers from the home team who finished deserved winners with a scoreline of 1-16 to 1-2.
Panel: Niamh Moloney, Saoirse Lane; Grainne Fullen; Aoife D’Arcy; Caitlin Bonfil; Shannon Power; Laura Hession; Emily O’ Halloran; Lucy D’Arcy; Aoife Sheehan; Ruth Heavey; Laura Southern; Saoirse Fitzgerald; Amy Burke; Aine Doyle. Next up is a home match v Croagh on Monday 21st at 8pm.
SUMMER LEAGUE JUNIOR: The Junior team made the long trip to Tournafulla on Friday evening. It was a fast competitive game with good skilful play from both sides. At half time the game was in the balance at 5pts to 3pts in favour of the home side. At the 2nd water break there was 3pts in it with Monaleen creating a couple of goal chances but just failing to get the score that was needed. A goal from a free with the last puck of the game for Tournafulla resulted in a final score of 1-9 to 0-4 in favour of the home side. Panel: Avril Kinnerk; Emily O’Brien; Aoilean Hennessey; Megan O’Keeffe; Aine Hegarty; Chloe Haugh; Charley Drury; Grace Malone; Jenny Holmes; Keelan Corcoran; Shalini Kujur; Katie Golden; Kim Comerford; Ella McCarthy; Amy Kavanagh; Abi Houlihan.
Next match for the Juniors is St Ailbes at home on Wednesday 23rd at 8pm.
U14 LEAGUE: Our U14s played their second match in the now U14 league last Thursday 17th June. This time we were away to our close neighbours Ahane. Playing against a young Ahane team, the Monaleen girls took a while to get going and were finding it hard to find space against a very good Ahane defence who blocked and hooked really well. While we had a nice lead at half time, it definitely wasn’t as easy as the score board indicated.
The switching of corner forward Ella Rock to midfield was the turning point in the second half as she ran riot through the Ahane line scoring a fantastic 3-2 . The forwards suddenly found more space and they too got on top as the older age of our girls eventually started to show and the scores started to flow.
Our half back line once more stood firm and the full back line with captain Andrea Costello were as cool as ever clearing the ball up field. Our midfielders again worked very hard as the Monaleen girls notched up a second victory. Thanks to Ahane for a very sporting game as always and their young team will definitely be the team to watch next year. Next week the girls are away in Kileedy for round 3. Team: Erika McCarthy, Emma O’Leary, Carrie McCormack, Andrea Costello, Lily Reid, Rebecca Bromell, Emma McGrath, Alice Sheedy, Robyn d’Arcy, Millie Reen, Rachel Widger, Grace Hegarty, Ella Rock, Molly Morrissey, Lucy Power. Subs used Hazel Noonan, Aisling O’Leary, Sarah O Halloran, Louise Burke, Isabelle Bromell. Other subs: Orlaith Purcell, Katie O Gorman, Charlotte Liston, Sarah Sullivan, Eabha Cregan and Kate Moloney.
CONGRATS: Congratulations to Lucy Power, Grace Hegarty, Millie Reen, Emma McGrath, Kate Moloney, Carrie McCormack and Robyn d’Arcy who were selected for the county U14 camogie panel. Also to Ella Rock, Alice Sheedy, Grace Hegarty, Kate Moloney and Rebecca Bromell who have been selected on the county U14 LGFA panel.
CHALLENGE MATCHES: It is great to see all of our younger players back out on the pitch playing matches, the joy and excitement to be back on the pitch is great to see.
Last Thursday saw a number of challenge matches take place with our U16 team hosting Truagh Clonara at the Clubhouse pitch in an evenly matched competitive game which is great preparation for the U16s as they prepare to take on Kileedy at home this week in the opening round of the U16 Championship.
The U12 Team made the short trip out to Granagh Ballingarry for a very competitive game between these 2 sides. The U12s are away to Bruff on Monday 21st and also away to Mungret on Thursday 24th.
Our U10 team hosted Ahane at Monaleen Clubhouse on Thursday also with almost 30 girls getting game time against Ahane. This was followed up by a match away to Mungret on Sun 20th. They are now away to Croagh on this Thursday in their first U10 League game.
On Sunday our U9 team travelled to Na Piarsiagh where approx 20 girls represented Monaleen with each team getting to play 3 matches. Great to see this group getting some game time.
LIMERICK CAMOGIE: Well done to Caoimhe Lyons and Megan O’Mara who were part of the Limerick Senior Camogie Team who overcame Clare in the Munster Senior Championship Prelim round on Saturday 19th June, best of luck to Limerick who now meet Waterford this Saturday evening in Waterford.
Congrats also to Laura Southern who was part of the U16A Limerick team who were victorious against Clare in the U16A All Ireland Championship game.
MONALEEN GAA TENNIS CLUB
MEMBERSHIP: We are back at full tilt with the tennis. Membership is now open. New members of all levels are welcome. As our membership year goes from 1st June to 31st May, we thank members for their payment and ask that all members renew this week. Our internal friendly tennis leagues for June are very well advanced. There are 80 members participating across all standards. Our 2020 Ladies and Men’s Doubles Championships which had reached the semi-final stages before the last lockdown are being completed. Coaching is available at the club for adults and juniors and there is a Tennis Summer Camp scheduled for end July. It’s all go.
NEW SURFACES: We are also delighted to announce that we will be getting two new court surfaces on the front courts during August. This will mean that our 4 courts will, be of the highest standard possible.
GUIDELINES: Reminder to adhere to all the HSE COVID-19 guidelines. All court bookings to be made online and please use your hand sanitiser after your matches. Information on Membership Options are contained on the Website at www.Monaleengaatennisclub.com