MONALEEN GAA CLUB NOTES
ALLIANZ FOOTBALL LEAGUE: Well done to Monaleen duo of Donal O’Sullivan and Luke Murphy who are members of the Limerick senior football squad which began their Allianz Football League Division 4 campaign with a victory over Waterford in Fraher Field, Dungarvan on Saturday night. Goalkeeper Donal is joint captain of the Limerick senior football team this year and kicked two points from frees in Saturday’s win. Limerick face London in Round 2 of the league this Sunday at Mick Neville Park, Rathkeale, 12 noon.
AllIANZ HURLING LEAGUE: Well done to Monaleen’s Paul Kinnerk and the Limerick senior hurling squad and backroom team who began their Division 1 Allianz Hurling League campaign with a dramatic victory over Tipperary at Semple Stadium on Saturday night. Paul Kinnerk is coach with the Limerick senior hurling squad this year. Limerick face Galway in the LIT Gaelic Grounds this Sunday in round two of the league, 2pm.
MEMBERSHIP: Monaleen GAA Club membership is now open and due for 2020. All playing members should pay without delay as there is no cover for any injury sustained in training or matches without membership being paid. The last day for payment for inclusion in any match ticket draws is, as always, March 31st. We appreciate your early attention to this.
MONALEEN GAA HEALTHY CLUB: Monaleen GAA with Lights up and Operation Transformation had another fun and enjoyable community walk with approximately 50 people participating. Anto McDonald provided a guided warm up session before the walk commenced. The weather may have put some of you off but let’s see more of you participating next week (February 3) and encouraging each other towards a healthier community.
Following on from last year’s hugely successful ‘Weigh Your Age’ initiative by Operation Transformation, Halley’s CarePlus Pharmacy in the Newtown Centre are inviting people to call in any time, free of charge, to track their progress alongside the Monaleen GAA community walks. They can also address any other topics of a healthy lifestyle in their private consultation room. Contact Halley’s on 061-338730.
ANNUAL AWARDS: Monaleen GAA Club Annual Awards Ceremony will take place on this Friday, January 31st in The Clubhouse Bar. Join us from 8pm as we honour our Clubpersons of The Year, our 2019 Juvenile and Minor winning teams and players, and celebrate their successes in 2019. A good club night is promised.
CELEBRATION NIGHT: Monaleen GAA club Victory Celebration Night will be held in the Kilmurry Lodge on Saturday February 15th at 8pm. Join us in celebrating the successes of the 2019 Junior Football team, and also in honouring our 1969 Junior Football Team who will be guests of honour on the night. Tickets are €25 each and are available from Ross O’Neill 087 4003447, or Caroline O’Kane, 087 6448807 and will be on sale in the clubhouse for the next two Thursday nights between 10pm and 10.30 pm.
Monaleen Camogie PRO, Mary O’Leary, is presented with her award after winning the PRO of the Year for the Camogie Association
LOTTO RESULTS: The latest Lotto draw took place on January 23, with the jackpot standing at €20,000. The numbers drawn were 2, 5, 26 and 28. Winners of the €50 lucky dips were D. Buckley, @Hurlers; G O’Nolan Glenside; A/K Kearney, Carrowkeale; M. Lenihan, Monaleen Hts. 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.
PHOTOGRAPHS Young Monaleen players watch Diarmaid Byrnes taking a sideline cut during Saturday night’s Allianz Hurling League Division 1 game with Tipperary at Semple Stadium, Thurles
CONGRATULATIONS: Heartiest congratulations to Monaleen Camogie PRO, Mary O’Leary, who was nominated and has won the PRO of the Year for the Camogie Association. This award is richly deserved as Mary is a Trojan worker not just in Monaleen Camogie, but throughout Monaleen GAA club. Well done Mary!