U21: Best of luck to the Monaleen U21 footballers and their coaches who face Fr Casey’s in the Bloomers County Premier U21 Football Championship semi-final on this Friday night, December 13, in Mick Neville Park, Rathkeale at 8pm. All support greatly appreciated.

CHRISTMAS PARTY: Monaleen GAA Club re-arranged kids Christmas party will take place in the clubhouse on this Saturday evening, December 14 from 4.30pm. An action-packed evening of entertainment will include a kids’ disco, face painting and a chance to meet Santa Claus himself. So why not get into the swing of Christmas and come along and join in the fun this Sunday. The bar will be open for parents. The event had been due to take place on Sunday last, but was postponed due to the adverse weather.

LOTTO RESULTS: The latest Lotto draw took place on December 5, with the jackpot standing at €19,300. The numbers drawn were 17, 21, 28 and 33. Winners of the €50 lucky dips were P. Kerley, Golflinks Rd; R. Magner, Dublin Rd; J O’Sullivan, Monaleen Park; P. Conlan, Glenside. 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.