MONALEEN GAA CLUB NOTES
AGM: Monaleen GAA Club Annual General Meeting will take place on Wednesday 24th November at 8.30pm in Monaleen Clubhouse. All members are warmly invited to attend. Please forward any Notices of Motion or Nominations to our Club Secretary at email@example.com before Wednesday November 10th at 10 am.
CONDOLENCES: Everyone at Monaleen GAA Club was extremely saddened to learn of the passing of our Club President, Jack O’Sullivan. Jack made a massive contribution to Monaleen GAA Club over many years. Last year, he was the recipient of a Mayoral Recognition for his valued contribution to the GAA, parish and school communities in Monaleen at a special function in the Chambers of the Limerick City and County Council Offices in Dooradoyle, pictured above.
Following Requiem Mass for family and close friends in St. Mary Magdelene Church, Monaleen on Monday, Jack was laid to rest in Kilmurry Cemetery. Our deepest condolences to Jack’s family at this very sad time. May Jack rest in peace.
HEALTHY CLUB: Having achieved their aim of establishing Monaleen GAA club as a designated Healthy Club, our Healthy Club officers wish to hand on the baton.
The Role of Healthy Club Officers is to promote a culture of positive physical, mental and nutritional health within the club and wider community. Examples of activities can include from hosting 5k walks and hosting information sessions on various topics, but all suggestions are welcome. There is no requirement to attend Executive Committee meetings, or to fundraise for Healthy Club Activities, and it is ideally suited to those who would like to contribute positively to our community. If you are interested, please contact Caroline at 087 6448807.
MID-TERM CAMP: Barry Nash, Kyle Hayes, Pat Ryan, Darragh O’Donovan, Gearóid Hegarty and Ashling Thompson are running a Mid-Term Hurling and Camogie Camp in Monaleen GAA Club for kids from all clubs aged 7-14 years. See the attached flyer for details. A fantastic 3 days of coaching and activities is promised. *€50 per child*. See the below link to register. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScJX6Ki40hYKly_uUlIL6kkLvlo8Pw1eeX2A5pBDLLmHkn7Ew/viewform
INTERMEDIATE FOOTBALL: Commiserations to Monaleen intermediate football side and their backroom team who lost out to Crecora-Manister in the Griffin Coaches Limerick intermediate relegation final 0-9 to 0-6 in Cappamore on Saturday last.
U15 FOOTBALLERS: Well done to Monaleen side who won the U15 Division 3 Championship final with an impressive 2-13 to 3-4 victory over Hospital-Herbertstown at Mick Neville Park in Rathkeale on Monday night. Congratulations to the players and management team.
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, October 14 with the jackpot standing at €3,600. The numbers drawn were 3, 4, 13 and 27. Winners of the €50 lucky dips were R Connelly, Cherryfield; N Kitson, O.S.R; R Haugh, Lisnagry. Thank you for your continued support.
INTERMEDIATE CHAMPIONSHIP: Well done to our Intermediate team on securing a place in the County Semi Final in two weeks’ time after a good win away to Croagh Kilfinny on Sunday 17th.
Strong start from Croagh with 3 goals in the first quarter gave them a 5 point lead at the first water break. Monaleen worked hard for the second quarter and reduced the deficit to 2 points at half time.
Aine Doyle hit the back of the net from the penalty spot 8 minutes into the 2nd half, just before Croagh hit home for their 4th goal two minutes later.
With the sides level at the 2nd water break, it was all to play for in the final quarter. Monaleen took control of the final quarter and sealed the victory with a goal and point from play from Ella Hession.
Final score Monaleen 2-14 Croagh Kilfinny 4-04.
Monaleen: Saoirse Lane, Abi Houlihan, Caitlin Bonfil, Niamh Doyle, Shannon Power, Laura Hession, Lucy d’Arcy, Megan O’Mara (0-01) Aoife Nelligan, Ella Hession (1-02), Ruth Heavey(0-01), Caoimhe Lyons(0-04), Amy Burke(0-01), Aine Doyle(1-05), Aoife Doyle, Niamh Moloney, Saoirse Fitzgerald, Laura Southern.
JUNIOR B CHAMPIONSHIP: Hard luck to our Junior B team who lost out to Kilmallock in 3rd round of Championship today. A tight game for the first half saw the sides go in level at the break on a 1-03 apiece scoreline. Kilmallock showed their strength in the 3rd quarter of the game taking a 10 point lead into the final quarter.
Some lovely camogie from Monaleen in the final quarter with Monaleen outscoring Kilmallock 1-03 to a point. Great to see this team continue to battle and contest every ball. Final score Monaleen 2-07 Kilmallock 4-06. Monaleen: Eve McCarthy, Shalini Kujur, Aoileann Hennessey, Kim Ivory, Amy Kavanagh, Katie Golden, Mia O’Halloran, Jenny Holmes, Grace Malone, Megan O’Keeffe, Eimar Morgan, Katie Sheehan, Emily O’Brien, Avril Kinnerk, Chloe Haugh, Claire Moloney, Aimee O’Brien, Aisling O’Driscoll, Aoife d’Arcy.
U15 BLITZ: Our U15 Camogie team played an Intercounty blitz on Saturday mornin in Boher. The Monaleen girls got the chance to play St Rynagh’s from Offaly , Feakle Killanena from Clare & Na Piarsaigh from Limerick on the day so it was great to be part of the blitz & play teams from other counties. Despite being without a good number of our players through injury & other events it was an ideal opportunity to try players in different positions & to give some of our younger girls a couple of games aswell. There was some really positive displays overall & some well taken scores over the course of the 3 games. Thanks to Crusheen Camogie for organising & inviting us to take part. Squad: Aoife O’Brien, Caoimhe McInerney, Ciara Buckley, Ella O’Halloran, Ellen Hosey, Ellie Madden, Faye Coffey, Kate O’Connor, Laurie Murnane, Niamh Twomey, Olivia Foley, Saoirse Fallon, Carrie McCormack, Emma McGrath, Emma O’Leary, Millie Reen, Molly Morrissey.
U13 UPDATE: Our U13 team headed at Ahane on Sunday afternoon for a challenge match. In a very evenly matched game which ended in a draw, there was some good battling and some lovely scores and team work.
U10 UPDATE: Our U10 team headed to Na Piarsaigh on Sunday. With high numbers on both teams this enabled 3 teams to play multiple matches. A really good display from all of the players in probably their last game of the season.
U9 UPDATE: Well done to our U9 team on Saturday who played away to Doon. Great to see so many matches for this group continually developing their skills.