MONALEEN GAA CLUB NOTES
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 takes on Cork in the Munster senior football championship semi-final at the LIT Gaelic Grounds on Saturday, 3pm. Donal is joint-captain of the Limerick side this year. Saturday’s game can be viewed live on GAAGO for those not fortunate enough to obtain a ticket for the game.
WELL DONE: Well done to the Limerick senior hurlers who defeated Cork in the Munster senior hurling semi-final at Semple Stadium, Thurles on Saturday. Monaleen’s Paul Kinnerk is coach to the Limerick senior hurlers once again this year. Limerick will now face Tipperary in the Munster final on Sunday week, July 18 at Páirc Ui Chaoimh.
COMMISERATIONS: Commiserations to the three Monaleen players Ronan Lyons, Joseph Fitzgerald and Lochlann McHale who are members of the Limerick minor hurling squad which lost out to Galway in the 2020 All-Ireland semi-final at Cusack Park, Ennis on Friday. Limerick had retained their Munster minor hurling provincial title after beating Tipperary after extra-time at the LIT Gaelic Grounds last December. Monaleen’s Neil Clifford is Liaison Officer with the Limerick minor hurling side again this year.
BEST OF LUCK: Best of luck to Monaleen’s Conor Carew who is a member of the Limerick U20 football squad which faces Tipperary in the Munster Championship on this Thursday, July 8 in Semple Stadium, Thurles at 7.30pm. Should Limerick win that quarter-final tie, they would face Waterford or Clare in the Munster semi-final a week later.
SUMMER CAMP: Lingotot French and Spanish Camp takes place from 26th-30th of July, 9am to 2pm at Monaleen GAA Club. Come and join us for lots of fun, singing, games, challenges, craft and of course active language learning!- all the fun of a typical summer camp with the added bonus of learning another language! Choose to do the camp with either French or Spanish. Small groups and fully compliant with COVID guidelines. Book now on our website: www.lingotot.com/ie
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HEALTHY CLUB STATUS: Monaleen GAA club has achieved our Healthy Club status – a massive achievement. Well done to Julie Lavelle, Nicola Donohoe and their Healthy Club team of AnneMarie Guiry, Maria Kinsella, Scott Murphy and Yvonne Sheehan, and everyone who contributed to this venture. Watch out for more Healthy Club initiatives to come!!
LOTTO: The latest Lotto draw took place on Thursday, July 1 with the jackpot standing at €20,000. The numbers drawn were 2, 8, 16 and 25. Winners of the €50 lucky dips were P. Mulqueen, Evanwood; S/S Holland, Fairways; R/ L Weekes Newcastle. Thank you for your continued support.
INTERMEDIATE SUMMER LEAGUE: The Intermediate League continued on Monday evening with a home match v Cappamore. Monaleen struggled on the night to get up to the pace of the game against a strong Cappamore team. A good defensive display kept the girls in touch but Monaleen failed to create enough scoring chances to ever look like winning the game. Result: Monaleen 0-4 Cappamore 1-8. The Intermediate girls were out again on Friday with an away game against Bruff. It proved to be a difficult night for hurling with heavy rain resulting in a game with plenty of handling errors and a constant battle for possession. 2 goals in the first half from Ruth Heavy and Aine Doyle proved decisive with Monaleen winning on a scoreline of 2-4 to 0-5.
The girls have won 3 with 1 defeat and with 3 games to play look assured of a semi-final spot. Panel: Niamh Moloney, Saoirse Lane; Grainne Fullen; Niamh Doyle; Caitlin Bonfil; Shannon Power; Laura Hession; Aoife Doyle; Ella Hession; Emily O’ Halloran; Lucy D’Arcy; Aoife Sheehan; Ruth Heavey; Emily O Halloran; Aoife Nelligan; Clodagh Power; Amy Burke; Aine Doyle.
JUNIOR SUMMER LEAGUE: On Sunday 4th July, Monaleen travelled to Ballybrown in Summer League. A tight first quarter saw Monaleen ahead by a point at the first water break, a good comeback from Ballybrown gave them a 1-04 to 0-05 lead at half time. Ballybrown took control of the 3rd quarter and took a 7 point lead into the 2nd water break. Ballybrown finished the game with a 5 point win. Panel: Avril Kinnerk; Emily O’ Brien; Aoilean Hennessey; Megan O’ Keeffe; Aine Hegarty; Chloe Haugh; Charley Drury; Grace Malone; Saoirse Fitzgerald; Jenny Holmes; Keelan Corcoran; Shalini Kujur; Katie Golden; Kim Comerford; Ella McCarthy; Amy Kavanagh; Eimar Morgan; Abi Houlihan; Aimee O Brien; Eimar Morgan.
U16A CHAMPIONSHIP: Our U16 team hosted a strong Patrickswell side at Monaleen Clubhouse on Tues 29th, a tightly contested first half saw Patrickswell go into the break with a 4 point lead, Monaleen rallied well in the 2nd half but Patrickswell came away with the points winning by a margin of 2 goals. Next up is Newcastle West away on Tuesday night in the last round of the championship.
U10 COUNTY LEAGUE: Thursday 1st July saw our u10s journey out to Crecora to continue the well conceived summer league. Conditions couldn’t have been any different from our last match, with the sun beating down on a beautiful summers evening. We again fielded two teams who each played two excellent games against well trained and determined Crecora teams. Each and every team member worked hard and rose to the challenge on the night. It can’t be stressed enough how important these games are in the development of the girls both individually and as a team. We’ll done to all involved. Panels for the night – Team 1- Amber Curtin, Anna Sheahan, Aoibhinn McNamara, Eabha O’Donoghue, Eabha Poole, Eve Egan, Heidi Fleming, Keelin Ryan, Keelin Williams, Meelagh McNamara, Nicole Glavin, Saorla Gaughan.
Teams – Ava Webster, Chloe Mansfield, Cora Weekes, Emma Halley, Emma McMahon, Lauren Webster, Leah McNamara, Lucy Casserly, Meabh Kitson, Siluni Wasala, Sophie O’Donnell.
U8 COUNTY BLITZ: The U’8s had a great day of camogie in Monaleen Clubhouse pitch this Saturday. We had 24 girls in attendance with all players playing very well over their 4 games. Many thanks to our guests, Adare, who were worthy opponents. This was the panels’ second blitz playing against another club and, hopefully, they’ll have fond memories of it. Onwards & upwards for these girls. Well done all with particular thanks to the parents for their ongoing support. Panel : Aayla Comyns, Cara Holland, Sadie Hyland, Katie Kavanagh, Fiona Conlan, Freya Glavin, Clara Brett, Hollie Conway, Molly Lundon, Aoife Halley, Shannon O Brien, Eva Weekes, Rachel Kiely, Jolie O Brien, Lauren Hickey, Lauren Holohan, Sophie Reilly, Tara Sun, Katie Maguire, Yvie Kavanagh, Jessica McMahon, Isabel Butler, & Sophie Clarke.
U12 CHALLENGE: On Sunday evening July 4th our u12s travelled to Caherdavin to take on Na Piarsaigh. Despite the poor weather, it was a very good game. Full panel: Cadhla Heffernan, Aisling Lowe, Anna Regan Magner, Katie Leahy, Dearbhla O’Driscoll, Ava Starr, Caoimhe Owen, Grace Ruschitzco, Holly Brinn, Isobel Poole, Sarah Mulqueen, Cara Clifford, Mia O’Rielly, Aisling O’Connor.
LIMERICK CAMOGIE: Commiserations to Caoimhe Lyons, Megan O’Mara & Limerick who came up against a strong Cork side in the Munster Final, the focus turns now to the All Ireland Championship which commences on Sat 17th July against Wexford. Well done to Amy Burke, Ella Hession & Limerick who are through to the Minor Munster Semi-final after a win against Tipperary on Mon 28th.
Hard luck to Laura Southern & U16 Limerick teammates who lost the All Ireland Quarter Final to Tipperary. Congrats to Grace Hegarty & Limerick U14 team who had a good win against Tipperary.
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.
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.
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