MONALEEN GAA CLUB NOTES
JUNIOR A FOOTBALL: Well done to the Monaleen junior A footballers who defeated Newcastle West in the County Junior A Football Championship on Tuesday night, October 1. We are now due to face Castlemahon in the quarter-finals of the County Junior A football championship this Friday evening, October 11 in Knocklong at 7:30pm. Best of luck to the players and management team. All support appreciated.
U15 HURLING: Our U15 hurlers defeated both Doon and Mungret St Paul’s in Monaleen GAA Clubhouse pitch in Division 1B of the county championship on Sunday. We are now due to be involved in the Division 1 final of the competition against Newcastle West in Mick Neville Park this Sunday, October 13 at 11am. Best of luck to all involved. All support welcome.
U-15 FOOTBALL: Our U-15 footballers are due to face Mungret St Paul’s in a County Under 15 Division 1B semi-final this Saturday. Venue to be confirmed. Best of luck to the players and management team. All support appreciated.
U11 HURLING: Our U11 hurling squad took part in the prestigious Tim ‘Birdie’ Hayes Tournament, hosted by Sarsfields Hurling Club in Cork, on Sunday last. Monaleen, hosts Sarsfields, Ballygunner, from Waterford, and Sixmilebridge, from Clare, each fielded two teams to make up an eight-team event. The standard of hurling on show throughout the day was extremely high. It was a great learning experience for this bunch of young Monaleen players who acquitted themselves very well. Thanks again to Sarsfields for their top class hospitality on the day.
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.
COMMUNITY DEFIBRILLATOR: The Annacotty Community Defibrillator Group have announced that the launch of the Community Defibrillator Response in Annacotty will take place in The Black Swan on Saturday, October 26 at 9pm. Please come along and show your support on the night.
LOTTO RESULTS: The latest Lotto draw took place on Thursday, October 3, with the jackpot standing at €16,600. The numbers drawn were 1, 4, 9 and 13. Winners of the €50 lucky dips were K. Holmes, @ Leos; L. Kavanagh, Shannon; D. O’Connor, Clanwilliam Square; A/ M Noonan, Fairways. 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.
COUNTY CHAMPIONS: Saturday was county Final day in the Junior 12-a-side championship. Monaleen v Kilmallock. The match was played in Boher in difficult wet conditions. Our girls dominated the first 15 minutes, but scores were hard to come by and Kilmallock were always in touch on the scoreboard. A slender 2-point lead at half time meant that the girls had to put in a huge effort in the second half to eventually run out deserving winners 1-7 to 0-6. Congratulation to all the girls on a fantastic achievement. Panel: Niamh Moloney, Aoife D’Arcy, Sarah Sheehan, Amy Kavanagh, Laura Hession, Shalini Kutur, Charley Drury, Grace Malone, Eimar Morgan (Capt), Emily O’Brien, Keelin Corcoran, Grace Clohessy, Roisin D’Arcy, Clodagh Power.
JUNIOR 15-A-SIDE: Later on Saturday our Junior A team continued their good run with a 2-15 to 0-12 point win over Patrickswell. With 4 wins from 4 played the girls are in a strong position heading toward the semi final stage. Next match is Saturday 12th Oct away to Doon, throw in 7pm.
U16 COUNTY FINAL: The twice postponed U16 A County Final v Newcastle West is scheduled to take this Saturday 12th October, throw in 12 o’clock Croagh. Please come out and show your support
VERONICA STACK TOURNAMENT: Our U13 & U15 team headed to Killarney on Saturday last to participate in the Veronica Stack Tournament, with U13 team retaining the Cup from last year.
Our U13 team won 2 of the 3 group games playing Tralee, Killarney and Causeway. This saw them through to a Cup Semi Final against Killard which Monaleen won well. The final saw a rematch against Killarney, a close final which Monaleen won by 4 points. Well done to all the coaches players and mentors.
U15 team won 2 of their 3 group games playing Newcastle West, Tralee and Iniscarra. This saw them through to a semi final against Ballinacarthy Cork, a tight game saw Monaleen ahead at half time but Ballinacarthy pulled away in the second half to win. Well done to all the coaches, players and mentors. Huge thanks to all the parents and supporters who travelled to Killarney on Saturday.
NIAMH MULCAHY VISIT: Huge thanks to Niamh Mulcahy Limerick Senior Camogie team who came out on Tuesday last October 1 to do a coaching session with our U10 team.
Monaleen U11 hurling squad which took part in the Tim Hayes Tournament in Sarsfields in Cork on Sunday last