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.
MUNSTER MINOR MEDALS: Congratulations to the Monaleen players who received their 2020 Munster minor hurling championship medals at a special presentation event at the Woodlands House Hotel in Adare on Sunday night. Ronan Lyons, Joseph Fitzgerald and Lochlann McHale were members of the 2020 Limerick minor hurling squad which claimed the provincial title last December. Well done to the players and their families.
U-21 HURLERS: Monaleen U21 hurlers lost out to Blackrock 1-20 1-14 after extra time in their Limerick county U-21 A hurling quarter-final played at Doon on Monday night.
The sides had finished level 1-13 each at the end of normal time. Commiserations to the players and management team on the defeat.
CHRISTMAS WREATH MAKING: Monaleen GAA Club Christmas Wreath Making Class by Norma Blake 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 placeon 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 11 with the jackpot standing at €4,800. The numbers drawn were 6, 19, 27 and 31. Winners of the €50 lucky dips were D/P Hennessy, Fairways; E. Kavanagh, Beechfield; J. Reid, Peafield Road. Thank you for your continued support.
The Groody Gaels Ladies junior football side
JUNIOR TEAM: The Groody Gaels ladies junior team played Adare in the semi-final of the county Junior championship in Ballybrown on Sunday last (14th November). In splendid sunshine, it wasn’t to be for a hard working Groody Gaels side as Adare ran out as winners at the final whistle and progress to the final.
Adare started the better of the two sides in a very competitive opening quarter and were the first on the scoreboard with two early goals before centre forward Laura Stocksborough opened the scoring for Groody Gaels with a well worked point from close range. Adare continued their early dominance before corner forward Aoife Neville ran through the heart of the Adare defence to pop over a super point.
Groody started the second half the better of two sides and corner forward Chloe Tobin converted some early Groody pressure into a well taken score from a close range free. Groody continued to battle hard all over the pitch and super performances from number 1 to 15 kept the pressure on Adare throughout the third quarter.
As the game drew to a close, Adare continued to add to their tally on the scoreboard before corner forward Aoife Neville added to her tally for the day to expertly shoot to the Adare net in the closing minutes.
While it wasn’t to be for Groody Gaels in the Junior Championship this season, this young team continue to develop with every game and the future is bright for ladies football at this level. A special thanks to all the players, parents, team management and supporters for all their efforts this season.
And a very special thanks to our generous sponsors Trade Electric Group for their support all throughout the 2021 season.
Groody Gaels Team: Alie Lacey, Clare Kiely, Caoimhe Sheehan, Caoimhe Lyons, Anna Burke, Nessa Kelly, Ciara Hodges, Sammi Chang (Captain), Annie Russell, Jemma Duhig, Mikayla Curran Leahy, Jenna Carragher, Rachel O’Dell, Laura Stocksborough, Chloe Tobin, Aoife Neville, Saoirse Fitzgerald, Siobhan Doran, Shannon McNamee.