MONALEEN GAA CLUB NOTES
LOTTO: The latest Lotto draw took place on Thursday, February the 10th with the jackpot standing at €8,700. The numbers drawn were 3, 18, 33 and 35. Winners of the €50 lucky dip were T. Macken Monaleen Park, N. Barron Bloomfield, R&M Loughman Cherryfield. Thank you for your continued support.
MEMBERSHIP: Monaleen GAA Club membership for 2022 is now due and must be paid prior to 31st of March 2022. Membership must be processed through Foireann at www.foireann.ie
Please note that only those who are fully paid up adult members prior to the 31st of March can be included in draws for All Ireland Tickets or to have a vote at the club AGM.
Please also note that Juvenile Members and Social Members (including Tennis Club and Golf Society) do not quality for these entitlements. Any social member may pay the top up to become a full member of the club for ticket or vote purposes, provided the full rate is paid before March 31st.
For 2022, the club has streamlined its membership rates as follows:
All ADULT Players and First Juvenile Players in a family €100.00
A €10 reduction is applied for each subsequent underage player in the same family.
All other Members including coaches/officers/committee members: €75.00
Social Membership: €30.00
All players must pay their membership prior to undertaking any club activities as you are not covered for any injuries prior to membership being paid.
CODE OF BEHAVIOUR (UNDERAGE): Croke Park are currently in the process of revising the current Cod of Behaviour for Underage following a process of consultation within the association. The Code is a vital reference and policy document that is enshrined in Rule. It acts as a daily guidance to Clubs and County Committees in our work with children and it also directs us in fulfilling our legal safeguarding responsibilities.
Unlike previous codes the revised and updated version will be available online only and shall be available to download by GAA Clubs and members from gaa.ie
A feature of the new Code is that each section has been designed to download as a standalone leaflet. This means that it will not be necessary for you or others to download the entire Code. You can simply access a particular section or even a subsection thus saving you time and the bother of printing multiple pages that may not be required at the time.
The most sought-after section of the code of behaviour has always been section 3, now titled Maintaining Good Practice and Behaviour. This revised section outlines the minimum levels of behaviour we expect and accept from young players, from our coaches, their parents, our clubs, referees and supporters. The link to this section can be found at https://www.gaa.ie/…/image/upload/iffeoynpytq94ysf6q5v.pdf
MONALEEN GAA JUVENILE HURLING & FOOTBALL 2022: See attached leaflet for further details
MONALEEN GAA FIELD DEVELOPMENT: Fantastic news this week in relation to the development of Newtown Field. We have been awarded €87,735 under the Governments Sports Capital Grants Programme. This is fantastic news. A huge thanks to our very hard working development committee for putting in tremendous time to get this across the line.
Planning permission has been granted to develop our Newtown pitch, as well as creating an additional training area in the clubhouse field. These works are part of an overall development of our facilities which will take place over the next few years, subject to planning consent and availability of funds.
On Tuesday next the 22nd of February we will hold an information evening for club members in The Clubhouse at 8pm. We would like to share our ideas and to invite your thoughts and contributions. This is your chance to have your say on the future developments in the club.
IRELAND LIGHTS UP & EVERY STEP COUNTS (SEE ATTACHED POSTER): Get walking! The “Irelands Lights Up” walking campaign & the “Every Step Counts” challenge start again this January in partnership with the GAA Healthy Clubs initiative.
Track your steps on the MyLife App and your club can win prizes. Simply download the ‘MyLife by Irish Life” app, join the Munster Every Step Counts Challenge and select MONALEEN GAA CLUB. Challenge runs from 19th January to 23rd February. Your steps can be tracked at any time during the challenge.
A reminder also that our community walks continues each Monday evening.The walk starts from Monaleen clubhouse on Monday evenings at 7.30pm and will follow a new route, incorporating the new Castletroy Urban greenway
CLUBHOUSE BOOKINGS: Get in early with your clubhouse booking. Now that Holy Communion and Confirmation dates have been confirmed, we have had quite a few people contact us to book the clubhouse and the diary is filling up fast, which is fantastic. If you are planning on holding an event in the clubhouse please contact Alan Kitson at 087 7766022 as soon as possible.
CLUB LIMERICK DRAW 2022: The Official Launch of the CLUB Limerick Draw 2022 took place on Tuesday evening at the Fitzgerald Woodlands House Hotel, Adare as part of the February County Board meeting.
2022 sees very few changes to the CLUB Limerick Draw, however, it is important to note that finances raised help support your local GAA Club and our County Teams.
Joining the CLUB Limerick Draw is a great opportunity for everyone to give their support for your club and your county. When you join a minimum of 50% of your money goes directly to your local club and the other 50% goes directly to supporting our County Teams.
Be part of our winning team in 2022.
John Cregan, Chairman Limerick County Board Officially launched the CLUB Limerick Draw for 2022 saying ” This fundraising draw has lasted the test of time and over the last few years membership has increased substantially, due in no small way to the hard work and support of our Clubs. The CLUB Limerick Draw is a fantastic draw and a great opportunity for clubs to fundraises and provides great value with €10,000 to be won each month, together with 28th other cash prizes & a monthly exclusive prize to be won”.
The Exclusive Star Prize for March will see one lucky family pack their bags for a visit to Center Parc Activity Centre in Longford.
Each member will receive a Loyalty membership card with discounts from various venues including Timmy Macs Bistro, Original County hotels, Elverys, JJ Keneally & Sons, Off the Bone Restaurant, Scanlan’s Menswear Newcastle West, McGuirks Golf, Wren Urban Nest Hotel Dublin & Marie Keating photography. We would encourage all our members to shop local and avail of all our local supporters.
Full information on the CLUB Limerick Draw 2022 can be received from your local GAA Club, directly from Siobhan Scanlon by email at email@example.com or by phone on 061335516 or online at clublimerick.ie/draw.