MONALEEN GAA CLUB NOTES
SENIOR HURLERS: Our senior hurlers lost out to Kildimo-Pallaskenry in their Bon Secours Limerick County Senior Hurling Championship Section B Group 2 round two fixture on Friday night at the LIT Gaelic Grounds.
SENIOR FOOTBALL: Monaleen senior footballers will face Fr Casey’s in the county championship quarter-finals later this month. The game has been fixed to take place on Friday September 24 in Mick Neville Park, Rathkeale at 7.30pm. Best of luck to the players and management team.
SYMPATHY: All at Monaleen GAA Club would like to extend sincere sympathy to long standing club stalwart Paddy Dillon on the death of his sister Carmel O’Neill, Newport. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam dilis.
U15 FOOTBALL: Hard luck to our U15s Division 1 footballers who narrowly lost out in their county semi-final against Cappagh-Rathkeale in Rathbane on Monday night. Hard luck to all players and management. Well done to the U15s Division 3 football team who had a strong win at home against Ballybrown in their championship play-off game also on Monday evening.
U13 HURLING: Well done to the Monaleen U13 hurling squad who defeated Kilmallock 2-5 to 0-2 in their U13 Hurling Championship semi-final at Mick Neville Park, Rathkeale on Saturday. Congrats to the players and management team who have qualified for the county final where they will face Doon.
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.
LOTTO: The latest Lotto draw took place on Thursday, September 9 with the jackpot standing at €20,000. The numbers drawn were 7, 20, 21 and 34. Winners of the €50 lucky dips were G Dzik, Riverbank; R Moynihan, OSR; T Crosse, Fairways. Thank you for your continued support.
Pictured: Alie Lacey (Groody Gaels), Kieran Chambers (St Patricks LGFA), Eimear Costelloe (Trade Electric), Rachel O’Dell (Groody Gaels & Limerick Ladies Football), Sammi Chang (Groody Gaels captain), Audrey Ruschitzko and Finbarr Cremin (Monaleen LGFA)
NEW SPONSOR TRADE ELECTRIC: Monaleen Ladies Football and St Patricks Ladies Football clubs are delighted to welcome Trade Electric on board as sponsor of our Groody Gaels Ladies football team. We are very grateful for the support of a such a successful and long-established business with its heart in Limerick, and we congratulate them on their 50th anniversary in business this year. Trade Electric’s sponsorship will help support our teams and players from the local communities of Monaleen and St. Patricks and we look forward to working with them in the coming years.
We wish our Groody Gaels team the very best of luck in the upcoming County Championship and look forward to seeing the team in action in these fantastic new jerseys, which will be worn with pride for many years to come. The first match in the Championship is on Sunday 12th September against Galtee Gaels.
MINOR A CHAMPIONSHIP: The Minor A semi-final against Newcastle West was played in Peafield on Wednesday evening with a big crowd in attendance. NCW started well and led 1-3 to 0-2 at the first waterbreak but for the remainder of the match Monaleen were on top winning on a scoreline of 3-12 to 1-6. It was another strong performance from this panel. Our opponents in the final are Ahane with the match fixed for 6.30pm on Wednesday in Cappamore. A link to buy tickets will be circulated. 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; Emer O’ Driscoll; Clare Moloney.
INTERMEDIATE CHAMPIONSHIP: Sunday 19th of September will be an historic occasion for Monaleen camogie as for the first time in our club’s history we field an Intermediate team in the County championship. Monaleen play Cappamore at 11:30am at the clubhouse pitch. Come out and show your support for our first ever intermediate championship home game.
U12 LEAGUE: Well done to our U12s who hosted Adare in County League at home on Tuesday night last. A good competitive game giving this team plenty of opportunity to display their skills.
COMMUNION AND CONFIRMATION: Congratulations to all of our players who made their Communion recently and to those who are making their Confirmation over the coming weeks.
The Monaleen U13 hurling squad which defeated Kilmallock last weekend to reach the county final against Doon
Pictured: Alie Lacey (Groody Gaels), Kieran Chambers (St Patricks LGFA), Eimear Costelloe (Trade Electric), Rachel O’Dell (Groody Gaels & Limerick Ladies Football), Sammi Chang (Groody Gaels captain), Audrey Ruschitzko and Finbarr Cremin (Monaleen LGFA