MONALEEN GAA CLUB NOTES
GOLF CLASSIC: The Monaleen GAA Club fundraising Golf Classic took place at Castletroy Golf Club on Friday last. The classic took the form of a champagne scramble. Thanks to everyone who has supported the event. All slots on the timesheet were filled. Prizes and trophy presentation took place afterwards in Monaleen GAA Clubhouse.
HEALTHY CLUB COMMITTEE: Monaleen GAA club is establishing a Healthy Club Committee. Julie Golden and Nicola Donohue are the Club’s Healthy Officers. Last year’s very successful ‘Lights Up 5k Walks’ were organised under the Healthy Club initiative. The ladies have lots more exciting ideas and we are looking for two or three volunteers to help out with organising events designed to improve the overall wellbeing of our club members in every aspect of life, including nutritional health and mental health. If you would be interested in helping out please contact Caroline O’Kane, James Johnson, Audrey Ruschitzko, John Noonan, or directly to Julie or Nicola. This is a very worthwhile group and an area the club would love to develop for all of our members and their families.
LOTTO RESULTS: The latest Lotto draw took place on September 26, with the jackpot standing at €16,300. The numbers drawn were 18, 27, 31 and 33. Winners of the €50 lucky dips were R. Murnane, Riverbank; M. Morrissey, Fairways; C. Bourke, Beechwood; E. Blake, @Hurlers. 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.
The Monaleen Junior A football squad which won the County Junior A League final on Friday night last
JUNIOR A FOOTBALL: Congratulations to the Monaleen junior A footballers who defeated Kilteely Dromkeen 1-10 to 3-3 in the County Junior A Football League final in Kilbreedy on Friday night last. Well done to the players and coaches on this fine achievement.
U16 HURLERS: Commiserations to the Monaleen U16 hurlers who lost out to Mungret St Paul’s in the Shane Hourigan Memorial Cup sponsored by Mr Binman, U16 Hurling Division 1 Championship final at the LIT Gaelic Grounds on Sunday last. Monaleen trailed by four points, 1-6 to 1-10, at half-time. At full-time Mungret St Paul’s were seven points to the good, 1-18 to 1-11. Although disappointed to lose the final, this talented squad can take a great deal of positives from the year as a whole. Thanks to the players and management team for their commitment and dedication.
The Monaleen U13 hurling squad who won the County Division 1 title last weekend pictured with their coaches
U13 HURLING: Well done to the Monaleen U13 hurlers and management team who defeated Murroe-Boher 2-5 to 1-4 in the Mr Binman U13 Hurling Division 1 Final at Claughaun GAA Grounds, Childers Road on Saturday. Well done to the players and coaches on their fine success.
U15 HURLING: Our U15 hurlers are in action this Sunday when facing Doon in Monaleen GAA Clubhouse pitch in Division 1B of the championship at 11am. Monaleen are then due to face Mungret St Paul’s in Monaleen at 12pm. The final of the competition will be played on the following Sunday, October 13. Best of luck to players and coaches.
The ‘Annacotty’ side and coaches who took part in the U7 hurling blitz hosted by the club last weekend
U7 BLITZ: More than 100 budding young hurling stars took part in a hugely successful blitz hosted by the club on Saturday last. All players got to showcase their skills in three games. The club’s hospitality was complimented by the visiting teams. A great day for the boys.
COUNTY FINALS: Our U16 A County Final was rescheduled from Thursday 26th September to this Thursday October 3rd. Throw in is at 6pm in Croagh. Please come out to support the team.
Our Junior 12 a side team have reached the county final where they will play Kilmallock. This game throws in at 12 o’clock on Saturday 5th October, venue tbc.
Monaleen U12 camogie squad who won the Regina Long Memorial Tournament in Mungret St Paul’s
REGINA LONG MEMORIAL: Regina Long Memorial Tournament. Well done to Monaleen Camogie U12 team who won the Cup Final in the Regina Long Memorial Tournament in Mungret St Pauls GAA.
Monaleen played Crecora Camogie Official Knockaderry GAA and Clarecastle Camogie/Ladies Football in the Group stages coming away with 3 wins out of 3. This secured them a semi final pairing against a very strong side from Official Truagh Camogie Club, a tightly contested semi final saw this match go to extra time, a draw in extra time saw this semi final go to penalties with Monaleen securing a place in the final.
Monaleen and Patrickswell GAA Club met in the final, a tight first half saw Monaleen ahead by 4 points, a strong second half saw Monaleen win comfortably. Thank you to Mungret/St Pauls GAA Club for a great tournament, well organised and one which the girls truly enjoyed being a part of.
Special thanks goes to the coaches and players of our U12 team, this was a great achievement today. Thanks to all the parents, grandparents, families and supporters who came today.
U7 BLITZ: Well done to our U7 team who travelled to Ballina at the weekend to play a number of matches, a great morning of camogie was held.