MONALEEN GAA CLUB NOTES
MUNSTER CHAMPIONSHIP: Congrats to Monaleen players Andrew La Touche Cosgrave and Jamie Power who are members of the Limerick senior hurling squad which defeated Waterford in the Munster senior hurling championship at Walsh Park on Sunday. Monaleen’s Brian Geary is a selector with the Limerick side and Paul Kinnerk is team coach. Limerick will face Clare in their third round robin fixture at the Gaelic Grounds on Sunday next, 4pm. Best of luck also to Monaleen’s Ronan Lyons who is a member of the Limerick minor hurling squad who also face Clare in the Munster championship this Sunday in the Gaelic Grounds on Sunday, 2pm. Limerick minors played out an exciting draw with Waterford in their second group game on Sunday last at Walsh Park. Monaleen’s Neil Clifford is the Liaison Officer with the Limerick minor team.
MUNSTER FOOTBALL: Commiserations to the Limerick senior footballers who lost out to Cork in their Munster semi-final at Páirc Uí Rinn on Saturday night last. Limerick paid a heavy price for a slow start to the game, never reaching the levels they had in the impressive first round win away to Tipperary. Goalkeeper Donal O’Sullivan, of Monaleen, is joint-captain with Limerick this year. Donal scored three points of Limerick’s total, including two ’45s and a pointed free. Limerick must now regroup for the All-Ireland qualifier series.
BRICK IN THE WALL: Thanks to everyone who has purchased a brick in the wall or booked advertising signage in the clubhouse field. There are spaces left for ten bricks and one sign. If you would like to order either of these please contact Caroline O’Kane at 087 6448807. Thank you for your support.
OFFICIAL CLUB SPONSOR: Monaleen GAA Club are delighted to announce that Dermot G.0’Donovan Solicitors, www.dgod have become the Official Club Sponsor of Monaleen GAA Club with effect from July 1st. This is an exciting venture and we look forward to working with Muiris Gavin and DGOD in continuing to build and deliver a first class club for all our members. Founded in 1931, Dermot G. O’Donovan Solicitors is one of the oldest law firms in the Mid-West region with Muiris Joining DGOD in 2000. The practice encompasses all aspects of private individual, corporate and business law.
LOTTO RESULTS: The latest Lotto draw took place on Thursday, May 30, with the jackpot standing at €11,200. The numbers drawn were 15, 27, 33 and 35. Winners of the €50 lucky dips were S. Moynihan, @ Club; E.Farrell, Riverbank; E/G Keane, Killonan; R. Daly, c/o Leos. Tickets can be purchased on a weekly basis from local shops and pubs and the draw is held every Thursday night in the club at 10pm.
SEWING CAMPS: Summer Sewing Camps will take place in Monaleen GAA Clubhouse this year, with Camp 1 running from July 3 to 5 and Camp 2 taking place between August 14-16. Camps run between 10am and 1pm each day. Contact Louise on 086-8147345 for more details.
COMMUNITY GAMES FOOTBALL: Well done to the Monaleen Community Games football squad who defeated Abbeyfeale to win the county final in Croagh last week. Congrats to this talented bunch of players and their coaches on a fine achievement.
U-11 and U-12 FOOTBALL: Monaleen U11 and U12 football squads travelled to Cork last Saturday. Our boys played some very competitive challenge games against Douglas GAA club, before travelling on to support the Limerick senior team in their Munster semi final against Cork at Páirc Uí Rinn.
CONGRATS: Well done to Monaleen Camogie players Emma McGrath, representing Monaleen NS, and Faye Coffey, representing Gaelscoil Caladh an Treoigh, who played in the Primary School match at half time in Sunday’s Munster senior hurling championship game between Limerick and Waterford in Walsh Park.
U12 LEAGUE: Well done to Monaleen Red team who played away to Newcastle West last Thursday. In a tightly contested game where both teams gave it their all. Final score Monaleen 2-7, NCW 2-2. Team: Emily O’Riordan, Emma O’Leary, Kate Moloney, Carrie McCormack, Andrea Costello, Emma Mc Grath, Rebecca Bromell, Grace Hegarty (0-5), Millie Reen (0-1) Alice Sheedy (1-1) Robyn Darcy, Rachel Widger, Erika McCarthy, Lucy Powet (1-0) , Ella Rock, Molly Morrissey, Emily Nestor, Aoife Reale Dawson, Amalija Karpova. Well done to Monaleen White team who hosted Ballybrown at home last Thursday evening. This was another good contest for this young team and finished with just a score between the teams. This week Monaleen Reds play away to Ballyagran this Thursday June 06, throw in at 6:45pm. This week Monaleen White are away to Treaty Gaels this Thursday June 6, throw in at 6:45pm. Well done also to Monaleen White who had a good away win in challenge to Parteen last Tuesday evening.
U8s: The U8s play in blitz next Saturday June 8 in Mungret.
U13 COMPETITION: Best of luck to Monaleen Red who play away to Knockaderry on Monday 3 June. Throw in at 6pm. Good luck to Monaleen White U13 who play challenge away to Ballina this Wednesday, June 5 in preparation for their first U13 game away to Treaty Gaels on Monday 10 June.
COUNTY COLOURS: Limerick Camogie County Colours day. Well done to all the Monaleen Camogie girls who participated in Limerick Camogie county colors day in LIT on Monday, June 3. Best of luck to all of our players who start their Junior and Leaving Cert exams this week. We wish you all the very best of luck
PHOTOGRAPH : : Monaleen U11 and U12 football squads travelled to Cork last Saturday.