MONALEEN GAA CLUB NOTES
WELL DONE: Well done to the Limerick senior hurlers who defeated Waterford in the All-Ireland semi-final at Croke Park on Saturday. Monaleen’s Paul Kinnerk is coach to the Limerick senior hurlers once again this year. Limerick will now face Cork in the All-Ireland final at Croke Park on Sunday, August 22 at 3.30pm.
ALL-IRELAND TICKETS: Club members are invited to submit their requests for All-Ireland hurling final tickets, with their email addresses, by text or what’s app, to Caroline at 087 6448807, before 10pm on Tuesday 10th August. As it is anticipated that demand will exceed supply, priority, as always, will be given to full adult club members whose membership was paid prior to March 31st. It is not expected that juvenile tickets will be made available.
BEST OF LUCK: Good luck to Monaleen’s five representatives on the Limerick minor football squad who have reached this year’s Munster final. The five Monaleen players involved in the squad are team captain Darragh Murray, Conall O’Duinn, Darragh Clifford, Stephen Kiely and Oisin O’Connor. It is a big honour for the club to have such a strong representation in the squad with Limerick reaching the Munster final for the first time since 1998. Monaleen’s Dermot Dineen is also goalkeeping coach with the squad this year. Limerick will face Cork in the Munster final on this Wednesday night, August 11 at Semple Stadium, Thurles at 7.30pm. Best of luck in the final. The game can be viewed on the TG4 Youtube Channel.
LOTTO: The latest Lotto draw took place on Thursday, August 5 with the jackpot standing at €20,000. The numbers drawn were 9, 14, 24 and 33. Winners of the €50 lucky dips were B. Collins, Plassey Grove; J. Campion, Salesian House; E. Murphy, Cappamore. Thank you for your continued support.
SUMMER LEAGUE: On Sunday 8th August our Junior Team Summer League campaign came to a close as Monaleen played the Division 4 Plate Semi Final at the Clubhouse with Ballybrown providing the opposition. An early goal gave Ballybrown a 1-point lead at the first water break. Monaleen responded with a goal from Ella McCarthy to give a half time deficit of 2 points on a score line of 1-01 to 2-00. Ballybrown maintained their lead in the 2nd half and finished strongly on a score of 3-06 to 2-02. Panel: Avril Kinnerk, Kim Ivory, Shalini Kujur, Mia O’Halloran, Amy Kavanagh, Katie Golden, Aisling O’Driscoll, Clodagh Power, Chloe Haugh, Megan O’Keeffe, Aoileann Hennessy, Keelin Corcoran, Ella McCathy, Eve McCarthy, Abi Houlihan. Well done to all players & management on all of the effort which went into this campaign. We look forward to seeing this team play in championship later in the year.
U14 CHAMPIONSHIP: On Thursday 5th August Monaleen U14s hosted Patrickswell in the 2nd round of the U14 Championship. A strong first half gave Monaleen a 9 point lead. Monaleen dominated the 2nd half and with 9 different scorers on the day, Monaleen ran out comfortable winners. Next match is a home game to Knockaderry on Thursday 12th, time tbc.
Panel: Erika McCarthy, Emma O’Leary, Carrie McCormack, Emma McGrath, Kate Moloney, Lily Reid, Rebecca Brommell, Alice Sheedy, Robyn Darcy, Rachel Widger, Grace Hegarty, Ella Rock, Millie Reen, Orlaith Purcell, Lucy Power, Charley Liston, Katie O’Gorman, Isabelle Brommell, Louise Burke, Aisling O’Leary, Hazel Noonan.
U10 LEAGUE: Our U10s hosted Newcastle West at the Clubhouse on Sat 7th August in a very competitive and well matched game. This group have shown the benefit of matches as some lovely skills were on display with some great scores taken.
MINOR CHAMPIONSHIP: Best of luck to our Minor team who start their Championship campaign away to Blackrock Effin this Wednesday August 11th. Throw in at 6:15pm.
COUNTY UPDATE: County Minor: Congratulations to Amy Burke and Ella Hession who are through to an All-Ireland Quarter Final after a 3rd round home win to Clare. A great display by Amy Burke gave her an impressive 1-02 from play.
U15 DEVELOPMENT: Well done to the Monaleen players and coaches who were involved in the Munster development blitz at the weekend.