MONALEEN GAA CLUB NOTES
CONGRAULATIONS: Huge congratulations to the Limerick senior hurlers and management team who defeated Cork in the All-Ireland final at Croke Park on Sunday. Monaleen clubman Paul Kinnerk was coach to the Limerick senior hurlers once again this year and everyone at Monaleen is hugely proud of Paul’s achievement and his contribution to Limerick’s third All-Ireland final success in four years. Well down to the players, manager John Kiely and the rest of the management team.
SENIOR FOOTBALL: Well done to Monaleen senior footballers and management team who defeated Ballylanders in their opening fixture in this year’s Irish Wire Products county senior football championship at Bruff last weekend. Monaleen, who have now booked their place in the knock-out stages of the championship, take on city rivals Claughaun in their final group fixture in Caherdavin this Saturday evening at 6.45pm. Best of luck to the players and management team.
Monaleen – Limerick Féile Hurling champions
FÉILE SUCCESS: Congratulations to the Monaleen side which won the Féile county hurling final last weekend beating Murroe-Boher 2-12 to 1-8 in the decider at Mick Neville Park, Rathkeale on Saturday last. Monaleen had defeated Garryspillane earlier in the semi-final having progressed through the group stages on Friday. Well done to the players and management team. An excellent achievement for the squad and the club.
LOTTO: The latest Lotto draw took place on Thursday, August 19 with the jackpot standing at €20,000. The numbers drawn were 6, 7, 21 and 28. Winners of the €50 lucky dips were E. O’Neill, Ahane; P. Kennedy, Monaleen Hts; R. Glynn, Carrigeen. Thank you for your continued support.
Monaleen – Limerick Féile A Camogie Champions
COUNTY FÉILE CHAMPIONS: Massive congratulations to our U15 team (pictured) who won the Limerick A Féile in Ballybrown on Sat 21st August. Monaleen had 3 group games vs Granagh Ballingarry, St Ailbes & Blackrock Effin. 3 wins from 3 games gave Monaleen a final spot as no semi-final was played. Monaleen played Patrickswell in the final and had a commanding win. Great day for the club as both Monaleen Camogie & Hurling teams were County Féile Champions. Well done to all the players & management on a great win.
U14 CHAMPIONSHIP: Monaleen U14 girls played their A cup semi-final last Thursday against Killeedy. After topping the group with 3 wins, the girls were feeling confident and getting better with every match. This was always going to be a tough battle as Killeedy had previously beaten Monaleen earlier in the league. The game certainly lived up to expectation and a brilliant, physical and skilful game of camogie was played before the players families and friends.
In the end it was Killeedy who came out on the winning side with a 1 point victory much to the disappointment of the girls and coaches.
The girls gave everything and left nothing behind on the pitch and for that they can hold their heads up high. They will continue to learn and develop from this experience and will be back stronger and better than ever. Well done to Killeedy Camogie and we wish them the very best of luck in the final.
Team: Erika McCarthy, Emma O’Leary, Carrie McCormack, Andrea Costello, Kate Moloney, Emma McGrath, Lily Reid, Alice Sheedy, Rebecca Bromell, Grace Hegarty, Robyn D’Arcy, Millie Reen, Lucy Power, Rachel Widger, Ella Rock, Molly Morrissey, Charley Liston, Katie O’Gorman, Orlaith Purcell, Sarah Sullivan, Aisling O’Leary, Louise Burke, Hazel Noonan, Sarah O’Halloran, Isabelle Bromell.
U11 CHALLENGE: Well done to our u11 girls who travelled out to Murroe on Tuesday last for a highly competitive and evenly matched game. Great camogie skills on display. Well done to all.
LIMERICK CAMOGIE: Hard luck to Amy Burke, Ella Hession and Limerick minor camogie team who were unsuccessful in their All-Ireland Quarter-Final game vs Kilkenny.
UPCOMING FIXTURES: Minor championship: Monaleen vs Doon, Wednesday 25th @ 7:45pm at Monaleen Clubhouse pitch.
U12 League: Monaleen vs Adare, Tuesday 24th at Monaleen Clubhouse.
PHOTOGRAPHS : Monaleen Feile Hurling & Camogie Champions 2021