MONALEEN GAA CLUB NOTES
SENIOR FOOTBALL: Well done to Monaleen senior footballers and management team who defeated Claughaun 1-13 to 1-10 in their second round fixture in this year’s Irish Wire Products county senior football championship at Casherdavin last Saturday evening. Monaleen have now booked their place in the knock-out stages of the championship as group winners with two wins and will face Fr Casey’s in the quarter-finals later in September. The Monaleen intermediate football slide lost out to St Senan’s in their Group 4 Round 2 fixture in the Griffin Coaches County Intermediate Football Championship on Monday night.
SENIOR HURLERS: Best of luck to Monaleen senior hurlers and management team in their opening round Bon Secours Limerick County Senior Hurling Championship Section B Group 2 fixture against Adare at the LIT Gaelic Grounds on Friday night at 7.30pm.
CONDOLENCES: All of us in Monaleen GAA Club are devastated to learn of the sudden passing of Niall O’Brien while on holidays in Greece. Niall played his hurling for Broadford GAA club, but lived across the road from our own GAA club and was a close friend and former schoolmate of so many of our own members. We offer our sincerest condolences to Mike and Ann and his brothers Cian, Eoin and Alan. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dilís.
SUPPORT PARTNERS: We are all in shock from the untimely death of Niall O’Brien. To lose a loved one like Niall, a dear friend to so many of our club members, is one of the most difficult life experiences you will have to face.
When the death is sudden and tragic, Niall’s family and friends must cope with the sadness of their loss plus all their additional heightened feelings and coming to terms with his death.
Should you wish to speak to someone in confidence about how you feel or if you need help or guidance to come to terms with Niall’s death, please talk to the GAA’s emotional support partners, the Samaritans: Freephone 116-123 any time of the day or night. You are not alone.
The above service is confidential and we encourage you to avail of it if you need to talk to someone.
Equally, should you know of any of your friends or colleagues, who are struggling to come to terms with Niall’s death please encourage them to call. We ask also that you to keep an eye out for each other, not to be shy or embarrassed about asking for help and to talk to, and support, each other in what must be very difficult times for you.
If there is anything we can do to help and support you please let us know.
GAA CLUB REGISTRATION: it’s that time of year again when we begin to ask parents to pay their child’s membership. However, with the move to Foireann as the main GAA system, we will be synchronising the juvenile and adult registration to one single calendar year system, as per GAA requirements. Therefore we will not be requesting you to pay for your children until nearer the end of this year, and then annually every December in advance of the next calendar year. If you paid in September 2020 your child is covered to play and train until the end of this year. New age groups which start in September this year will not have to pay until December. We will let you know as soon as registration opens. Thank you for your co-operation, Caroline, Keenan, Paul, Audrey.
COMMUNITY GAMES SUCCESS: Our U10.5 Hurlers played in this year’s county final of the Community Games Hurling in the clubhouse pitch Monaleen v Mungret last Sunday. They won on a scoreline of 4-10 to 3-0. Paul O’Connell presented the medals to both teams and spoke on how positive the Community Games is throughout Ireland. Monaleen go forward in the competition now playing the Clare champions in the Munster Semi Final in UL on September 11th.
LOTTO: The latest Lotto draw took place on Thursday, August 26 with the jackpot standing at €20,000. The numbers drawn were 1, 5, 13 and 28. Winners of the €50 lucky dips were F. Smith, Newtown; D. Hession, Hazelhall; T. Linihan, Newtown. Thank you for your continued support.
MINOR CHAMPIONSHIP: Our Minor girls had a busy week with 2 home games to finish off the group stages. Victory over Doon on Wednesday evening on a scoreline of 4-22 to 1-7 meant that a Sunday evening match at the clubhouse pitch would decide who topped the group. Ahane were the visitors and a good start from the Monaleen girls set the tone for the match. The game was very competitive but Monaleen were ahead all the way and ran out 2-15 to 2-8 winners. This is the second year in a row that Monaleen has reached the last four of the minor competition. Panel: Ellie Madden; Aisling O Driscoll; Niamh Moloney, Aoife Doyle; Ella Hession; Mia O’Halloran; Emily O Brien; Aoife Nelligan; Clodagh Power; Amy Burke; Laura Southern; Amy Kavanagh; Grace Malone; Eve McCarthy; Kim Ivory; Saoirse Fitzpatrick; Ella McCarthy; Emily O’Halloran; Katie Sheehan; Aime O’ Brien.
U6 CAMOGIE: A great morning at Monaleen Clubhouse on Sunday as our newest club members on our U6 group came together for their first session together. Huge thanks to the members of our Féile winning team who came along to help. Great to see these girls enjoying their first camogie session, we look forward to seeing these girls wearing the red & white of Monaleen for years to come.
FOOTBALL FÉILE: Well done to the Monaleen Ladies Football team who were Limerick Féile B champions on Saturday, a special mention to all of our camogie players who are part of this panel. A great week for our club.
Monaleen Community Games Winners 2021