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 firstname.lastname@example.org before this Wednesday November 10th at 10 am.
SYMPATHY: All at Monaleen GAA Club were saddened to learn of the passing of Tony Power’s father, John, in recent days. Our deepest condolences to John’s wife Noreen and his sons, Tony, Pat, John, Aidan and Ciaran, and all of the Power family at this time. Funeral arrangements as follows: Reposing at Griffin’s Funeral Home, John’s Gate on this Thursday 11th November from 5:30-6:30pm for family and friends. Arriving for Requiem Mass in Mary Magdalene Church, Monaleen, on this Friday 12th November at 11am. Burial afterwards in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Tipperary Town. Funeral Mass will be streamed live at https://www.churchservices.tv/monaleen Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.
U-21 FOOTBALL: Well done to Monaleen U21 footballers who defeated Na Piarsaigh 2-7 to 0-5 in their County Premier U21 Football Championship Group 2 fixture in Doon on Friday night last. Well done to the players and coaches.
U-21 HURLERS: Monaleen U21 hurlers lost out to Murroe-Boher 1-13 to 1-10 in the County U21 A hurling championship group two fixture played in Boher on Sunday. Monaleen had defeated Bruff in their opening group fixture.
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.
CHRISTMAS WREATH MAKING: Monaleen GAA Club Christmas Wreath Making Class by Norma Blare of Lisnagry Flowers takes place on Friday, December 3rd at 8pm. Cost is €45 and pre-booking essential. Contact Caroline O’Kane 087-6448807.
SANTA CYCLE: The Limerick Santa Cycle is back for 2021, so why not come and join in the festive fun while helping a local charity which is very close to all our hearts in the Monaleen-Milford areas – Milford Hospice Care Centre. Limerick Santa Cycle 2021 will be in memory of Alan Kavanagh who sadly passed away in 2020. The 2021 Santa Cycle will take place on Sunday, December 5 starting at 7pm from the Hurlers Bar, Castletroy. The route is a 12km one from The Hurlers to O’Connell Street and back again. The fee of €35 includes entry fee, Santa suit and lights. These are limited to book early. Raffle and prizes on the night. Register online at Eventbrite.ie For further details contact Ray at 086-8376925. The GoFund Me link for those who would like to support the Santa Cycle is: here
LOTTO: The latest Lotto draw took place on Thursday, November 4 with the jackpot standing at €4,500. The numbers drawn were 3, 14, 29 and 34. Winners of the €50 lucky dips were M. Foley, Fairways; E. Daly, Carrigeen; S. Shine, Evanwood. Thank you for your continued support.
GROODY GAELS JUNIOR TEAM: The Groody Gaels ladies junior team played Adare in the final round of the county Junior championship in UL on Sunday last (7th November). In splendid sunshine, Groody Gaels gave a super team performance throughout the game to just miss out on the win in a low scoring contest.
In a very competitive opening quarter, both sides battled hard for possession before wing forward Aoife Neville opened the scoring for Groody with a super point from distance. Corner forward Saoirse Fitzgerald was next on the score sheet when she won possession just inside the Adare half and capped off a great run through the defence with a well taken point. The final score of the half was converted by corner forward Chloe Tobin who following a super team move, popped over one of her trademark points to leave the half time score Groody Gaels 0-3, Adare 0-5.
The second half was played in a similar fashion with a tremendous defensive display all over the pitch from a very well organised and disciplined Groody side. Scoring chances were difficult to find and the contest ebbed and flowed as both teams tried to get the upper hand. In the end, it was Adare who came out on top on a scoreline of Groody Gaels 0-3 Adare 0-8.
Next up is the county semi-final next Sunday, against the same opposition in Ballybrown at 11pm. Come out and show your support for this talented group of footballers in the biggest game of the season! Special thanks to our generous team sponsor Trade Electric Group for their continued support this season!
Groody Gaels Team: Alie Lacey, Clare Kiely, Caoimhe Sheehan, Caoimhe Lyons, Anna Burke, Aoife Nelligan, Ciara Hodges, Sammi Chang (Captain), Annie Russell, Mikayla Curran Leahy, Jenna Carragher, Rachel O’Dell, Laura Stocksborough, Chloe Tobin, Aoife Neville, Saoirse Fitzgerald, Siobhan Doran, Shannon McNamee, Aoibh Hayes, Jade O’Connor.