MONALEEN GAA CLUB NOTES
DUCK RACE FUNDRAISER: The 2019 Monaleen GAA Club Duck Race fundraising event will take place this Sunday, September 22, on the Mulkear Rover in Annacotty at 4.30pm. The cost is €5 per duck or three ducks for a €10. Come down and join us on the bridge for an afternoon of fun and family entertainment with prizes, clowns and face painting. The event will be followed by the launch of our new club jersey and sponsor in Monaleen GAA Clubhouse. Ducks are on sale this week in the clubhouse or from any committee member or coach.
GOLF CLASSIC: Tee off in the Monaleen GAA Club fundraising Golf Classic which takes place at Castletroy Golf Club on Friday week, September 27. Teams of three for the champagne scramble format competition cost €180. A limited number of tee times are available. As well as playing in the scramble you can also support the event by sponsoring a tee box. For further details, email firstname.lastname@example.org
SYMPATHY: Monaleen GAA Club would like to extend sincere sympathy to Fintan Crowe and family on the passing of Fintan’s mother Mary Crowe, Killonan, Ballysimon. Following Funeral Mass at Mary Magdelene Chunch, Monaleen, on Saturday last, funeral took place afterwards in Shannon Crematorium. Ar Dheis Dé go raibh a anam.
JUNIOR FOOTBALL: Congratulations to Monaleen junior footballers who defeated Monagea 2-8 to 2-6 in the Woodlands House Hotel County Junior A Football League Semi-Final last weekend. Well done to the players and management team.
LOTTO RESULTS: The latest Lotto draw took place on September 12, with the jackpot standing at €15,700. The numbers drawn were 13, 20, 24 and 31. Winners of the €50 lucky dips were T. Browne, Killonan; B. Kearney, Woodhaven; M. Power, Fairways; J. Hourigan, @Leos. Tickets can be purchased on a weekly basis from local shops and pubs and the draw is held every Thursday night in the club at 10pm.
U14 HURLING: Best of luck to the Monaleen U14 hurlers who face Na Piarsaigh in the Jack Lyons Memorial Cup County U-14 Hurling Division 1 final at Claughaun GAA Grounds, in Childers Road this Saturday at 12:30pm. Best of luck to the players and management team. All support greatly appreciated.
U16 HURLING: Well done to the U16 hurlers and management team who defeated Na Piarsaigh 5-11 to 1-9 in the Shane Hourigan Memorial Cup County Under 16 Division 1 semi-final last weekend. We will face the winners of this week’s second semi-final between Mungret St Paul’s and Bruff in the upcoming county final.
U-11 FOOTBALL: The Monaleen U11 footballers were hosted by Oranmore-Maree, of Galway, in a very entertaining blitz in Oranmore on Sunday last. Monaleen fielded three teams on the day who took on their hosts in a series of high quality games. The standard of football was very high throughout despite the greasy conditions caused by the rain. Well done to the talented group of players and thanks to the coaches for organising the event.
U10 FOOTBALL: Monaleen U10 footballers played in the Douglas GAA Club tournament last weekend. Both Monaleen teams won their groups and one side were only beaten by a golden point in the semi-final. It was a fantastic day out for all these talented young players.
U8 HURLING: Our U8 hurlers hosted Holycross-Ballycahill from Tipp on Saturday last in a hurling blitz. Nine games of top class hurling in all were played. Well done to the players and coaches.
U16 LEAGUE: The Final round of group games in the U16 League were played on Thursday. Monaleen were away to Galbally. At half time Monaleen trailed by 5 points but put up a strong second half performance to win Galbally 2-9 to Monaleen 3-9 The result means that Monaleen top their group and progress to the Cup semi-final which will be played on the clubhouse pitch on Thursday, September 19 v Doon. Panel: Ellie Madden; Laura Brennan; Abi Houlihan; Caitlin Power; Juliette Pinson; Amy Kavanagh; Mia O’Halloran; Niamh Moloney; Clodagh Power; Charley Drury; Saoirse Fitzpatrick; Grace Malone; Aoife Nelligan; Amy Burke; Ella Hession; Aoife Doyle; Emily O’Brien; Aisling O’Driscoll; Emily O’Halloran; Aoife Sheehan; Ella McCarthy; Grace Clohessy.
JUNIOR 12-A-SIDE: On Sunday afternoon our Junior 12-a-side team played Kilmallock at home. Despite creating plenty of chances the girls were behind midway through the first half but rallied well to win well. Final score Monaleen 2-8 to Kilmallock 1-5. Panel: Aoife D’Arcy; Mia O’Halloran; Sarah Sheehan; Juliette Pinson; Amy Kavanagh; Clodagh Power; Niamh Moloney; Emily O’Brien; Grace Clohessy; Robyn McDonnell; Eimar Morgan; Grace Malone; Fanie Carmody.
U11 BLITZ: Our U11 team travelled to Newcastle West on Sunday last, September 15 to play in U11 blitz against Newcastle West and Kileedy. 14 girls travelled to play against these 2 strong teams, some good passages of play were shown at the blitz. Thanks to all the parents who travelled to support.
BLITZ: Laurel Hill Camogie Blitz: The 2nd annual Laurel Hill Camogie blitz took place on Friday, September 13 in Maguires Field in UL. Monaleen Camogie were well represented by Monaleen National School and Milford National School. This blitz is a well organised event one which the players all enjoy. Some really good camogie was played, Monaleen & Milford met in the Division 1 Final with Monaleen National School coming away victorious.
U10 COUNTY BLITZ: Best of luck to our U10 team who travel to Abbeyfeale this Saturday September 21 for the U10 County Blitz.
U8 COUNTY BLITZ: Monaleen Camogie host the U8 County Blitz on Sunday 22nd September in Monaleen Clubhouse. This is a great opportunity for our club to host this event. Please come out to show your support for our U8 team.
UPCOMING FIXTURES: U16 County Semi-Final: Monaleen V Doon, Thursday, September 19, throw in 6:15pm Monaleen. Junior ‘A’ 15-a-Side: Monaleen v Templeglantine; Sunday, September 22, 9:45am in Templeglantine.
JUNIOR TEAM: The Groody Gaels ladies Junior team travelled to Ballybrown on September 8 to take on Adare in the semi final of the junior county championship. In tough conditions, Adare started the match the better of the two sides and took an early lead with two goals in the first half. Groody Gaels started the second half very well and worked hard to close the gap on the scoreboard. However, with shots hitting the crossbar and the post in the last 10 minutes of the match, it wasn’t to be for Groody Gaels in this years junior championship and Adare progressed to the final. A big thank you to all the players, management and parents for their huge effort and dedication throughout the season.
MINOR TEAM: The Groody Gaels minor team begins their championship campaign in early October with fixtures to be finalised in the coming weeks. As the reigning Novice County Champions, Groody Gaels will be hoping to have another successful year at the minor grade. Minor Training will be every Wednesday evening in the clubhouse pitch in Monaleen at 8pm.
PHOTOGRAPH : : Monaleen U10 footballers hat played in the Douglas GAA Club tournament last weekend