MONALEEN GAA CLUB NOTES
SENIOR HURLERS: Monaleen continue their county senior hurling championship campaign with a crucial game against Murroe-Boher at the Gaelic Grounds this Sunday, August 9 at 1pm. The game will be broadcast live from the Gaelic Grounds at 1pm on Limerick GAA TV. The cost is €8. The Club will have same number of tickets as for the previous game and these will be distributed in the same manner. Season ticket holders to apply directly to County Board as per usual. Please apply to Liam at 0858467810 by text before 10 am this Thursday. Draw will take place after the Lotto on Thursday night. Monaleen scored a 1-15 to 0-12 victory over South Liberties in their previous county senior hurling championship game. Good luck to the players and management team on Sunday.
U-21 HURLING: Our U-21 hurlers defeated Killacolla in the quarter-finals of the County U-21 ‘A’ championship last week. We trailed 2-4 to 0-11 at half-time, but three more goals in the second half helped secure a 5-12 to 1-15 victory. Monaleen U21s are due to face Bruff in the semi-finals this Wednesday, August 5.
RETURN TO ACTION: Monaleen GAA club are thrilled to return to the fields of play in recent weeks. Considerable efforts have been put in by officers of the club, across every sector – Adult, Juvenile, Ladies Football and Camogie, over the past number of weeks to prepare and plan for this return. There are significant requirements on the club, and we are very appreciative of the number of parents and coaches who have stepped forward to become Covid Compliance Officers for each team. We ask all members to do their utmost to comply with the requests of these officers. Together we will ensure that we all play our part in ensuring the safety of all members. We wish every team the best in their respective competitions.
CLUB FUNDRAISER: A clothes collection fundraiser in aid of Monaleen GAA, Camogie and Ladies Gaelic Football will take place on Friday, September 4. More details about dropping off clothing for this event will be released closer to the time. All donations greatly appreciate.
LOTTO RESULTS: The latest Lotto draw took place on Thursday, July 30 with the jackpot standing at €20,000. The numbers drawn were 14, 16, 25 and 35. Winners of the €50 lucky dips were M O’Brien, Miltown Manor; P. Fitzgerald, Oakfield; K/T O’Dwyer, Fairways; C. Ryan, Ashleigh Wood. The subscriber draw was staged on Thursday night last ‘behind closed doors’. The draw was streamed on Facebook and Instagram Stories. Thank you for your continued support.
MINOR CHAMPIONSHIP: Our minor championship came to an end last Wednesday evening against a strong Kileedy side. Monaleen took an early lead in first 15 minutes with a goal from Ella Hession separating the sides. Two quick goals in a 5 minute period put Kileedy ahead by 2-05 to 1-05 at half time. Two points after the restart from Aoife Nelligan and Ella Hessian were quickly cancelled out by another Kileedy goal. A strong second half from Kileedy saw them win this County A Semi Final on a score of 5-07 to 1-10. Minor Panel; Aimee O’Brien; Juliette Pinson; Niamh Moloney; Emily O’Halloran; Aoife Nelligan; Mia O’Halloran; Amy Kavanagh; Charley Drury; Aoife Sheehan; Aisling O’Driscoll; Saoirse Fitzgerald; Eimar Morgan; Lucy D’Arcy; Aoife Doyle; Ella Hession; Amy Burke; Clodagh Power; Roisin D’Arcy; Emily O’Brien; Grace Malone; Grace Clohessy; Emily O’ Halloran; Ella McCarthy; Laura Southern.
JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP: Junior A Championship starts on Saturday 8th August with Monaleen at home to Patrickswell at Monaleen Clubhouse. Junior 12-a-side sees Monaleen start their campaign away to Crecora on Saturday evening.
U14 CHAMPIONSHIP: U14 County Championship (Treaty Group) kicked-off ths week in which Monaleen took on Bruff at home in Peafield Road on Tuesday 4th August.