MONALEEN GAA CLUB NOTES
SENIOR FOOTBALL: Best of luck to Monaleen senior footballers and their backroom team who face Newcastle West in the Irish Wire Products county senior football semi-final at Mick Neville Park, Rathkeale this Sunday at 4pm. All support would be appreciated.
SENIOR HURLERS: Commiserations to Monaleen senior hurlers and their management team who lost out to Blackrock in their Bon Secours Limerick senior hurling championship Section B Relegation Final on Saturday last.
U19 HURLERS: Best of luck to Monaleen U19 hurlers and their management team who take on Ballybrown in the County U19 Premier Hurling Championship final at the TUS Gaelic Grounds this Tuesday night, October 5 at 8pm.
U17 HURLERS: Good luck to Monaleen U17 hurlers and management team who will take on Kildimo-Pallaskenry in the Mr Binman U17 Division 1 Hurling Championship semi-final this Saturday, October 9 at Mick Neville Park, Rathkeale at 12.30pm. All support greatly appreciated.
County Champions – Monaleen U13 hurlers and coaches after their final win over Doon
U13 HURLING: Congratulations to the Monaleen U13 hurlers and their coaches who won the County U13 Division 1 championship final with an exciting 3-7 to 2-9 final victory over Doon at Claughaun GAA Grounds on Sunday last. Monaleen had beaten Kilmallock in the county semi-final to reach the decider. The county final success is an excellent achievement by this talented bunch of players and their dedicated coaches.
The Monaleen ‘White’ Gaelic football team which won the U13 Division 2 Shield final
U13 FOOTBALL: Well done to the Monaleen White team who won the U13 Football Division 2 Shield final beating Hospital-Herbertstown 4-2 to 2-2 in an exciting final played at Mick Neville Park, Rathkeale on Saturday last. Well done to the players and coaches for their dedication and commitment.
CLUB FUNDRAISER: The club fundraiser Clothes Collection event in aid of Monaleen GAA, Camogie and Ladies Gaelic Football takes place on this Saturday, October 9 at our Peafield Road pitch. Donations can be taken on Friday, October 8 from 6pm-8pm and on Saturday, October 9 from 10am to 12noon. Please donate any clean, unwanted clothes, also bed linen towels, curtains, paired shoes, bags and belts. No duvets, pillows or wet, dirty or damaged clothes please. Thank you for your support. The more we collect the more money we raise.
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.
CLUB GEAR: Monaleen GAA Christmas Gear Shop is now open. Orders must be placed by October 10 with delivery expected during the first week of December. Orders placed will be delivered to Monaleen GAA Club officials. See link https://www.cobisports.com/monaleen-gaa
LOTTO: The latest Lotto draw took place on Thursday, September 30 with the jackpot standing at €3,300. The numbers drawn were 13, 19, 34 and 36. Winners of the €50 lucky dips were R. Moynihan, O.S.R; E O’Toole, Golflinks Rd; S. Murphy, Rivers. Thank you for your continued support.
The Monaleen intermediate camogie squad which defeated Templeglantine on Sunday
INTERMEDIATE CHAMPIONSHIP: Well done to our Intermediate team pictured on a convincing win in the 2nd round of the championship on Sunday in Templeglantine. This is Monaleen Camogie first win at Intermediate championship level. A strong start from Monaleen with a goal from Amy Burke and points from play from Ella Hession& Caoimhe Lyons gave Monaleen a 1-03 to 0-04 lead at first quarter. Monaleen continued strongly until half time with points from play from Ella Hession, Caoimhe Lyons and Aine Doyle to leave it 1-10 to 0-05 at the break. Both sides traded points in the 3rd quarter with Monaleen still ahead 1-15 to 0-09 at second water break.
A great final quarter with goals from Caoimhe Lyons and Ella Hession maintained Monaleen lead to leave a final score of 3-16 to 1-12. Great first win in the Intermediate Championship, last round game is away to Croagh Kilfinny in 2 weeks. Panel: Caitlin Bonfil, Saoirse Lane, Grainne Fullen, Niamh Doyle, Shannon Power, Laura Hession, Lucy d’Arcy, Emily O’Halloran, Aoife Nelligan, Ella Hession, Ruth Heavey, Caoimhe Lyons, Amy Burke, Aine Doyle, Aoife Doyle, Clodagh Power, Saoirse Fitzgerald, Abi Houlihan.
JUNIOR B CHAMPIONSHIP: Hard luck to our Junior B team who battled hard but lost out in wet wintery conditions to a strong St Ailbes side on Sunday in Monaleen. Panel Shalini Kaijur, Aoileann Hennessey, Kim Ivory, Katie Golden, Keelin Corcoran, Mia O’Halloran, Katie Golden, Jenny Holmes, Megan O’Keeffe, Eimar Morgan, Katie Sheehan, Emily O’Brien, Eve McCarthy, Chloe Haugh, Claire Moloney, Ella McCarthy.
UNDERAGE: A busy week for our underage teams with a number of challenge matches taking place. Our U12 team travelled out to Meanus to play Bruff. Our u11 team played away to Treaty Gaels on Monday evening. Our U9 team hosted Doon at the clubhouse while our U8 team took on Parteen.