MONALEEN GAA CLUB NOTES
SENIOR HURLERS: Commiserations to Monaleen senior hurlers and management team who lost out to Murroe-Boher in Section B of the county championship at the LIT Gaelic Grounds on Sunday afternoon. The result ensured Monaleen, Murroe-Boher and South Liberties finished the group with one win each and tied on two points each. South Liberties advanced to the quarter-finals of the championship on scoring difference. We are now due to face Blackrock in the County Cup.
INTERMEDIATE FOOTBALL: Best of luck to Monaleen intermediate footballers and management team who are due to take on local rivals Mungret St-Paul’s in the opening round of the intermediate championship this Sunday evening.
RETURN TO ACTION: Monaleen GAA club have been 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, August 7 with the jackpot standing at €20,000. The numbers drawn were 4, 20, 26 and 35. Winners of the €50 lucky dips were B/D Coughlan, OSR; T Thuillier, Peafield Rd; B.Gleeson, Rivers; K. Vaughan, Monaleen Park. 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.
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U-16: Well done to the Monaleen U16 footballers who got their Division 1 championship campaign off to a winning start when defeating Galbally on a 4-9 to 3-10 scoreline at Monaleen clubhouse pitch on Monday evening. Monaleen’s second game in a three-team group will be against Mungret-St Paul’s next month.
U10 HURLING: There was an air of excitement in the parish on Friday night. It was almost electric as our U10 Hurlers prepared for their greatest test yet this session. The mighty men from Sixmilebridge were in town and Monaleen were ready for them! Training had been moving well, so the boys were happy with their preparations Monaleen played 39 U10’s against a similar sized Sixmilebridge squad in 4 cracking games. The U10 boys who are kindly sponsored by Halley’s CarePlus Pharmacy & Tiernan Sheahan Accountants played a gutsy, physical, high intensity game which was well matched from start to finish. A special mention has to go to Helen and Phil Flannery who yet again provided individually bagged treats to both teams. Their generosity knows no bounds. Next up for this group of superstars is the visit of Nenagh Éire Óg from Tipperary.
JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP: A busy day for our Junior panel on Saturday with both teams in action. First up on the clubhouse pitch the Junior A team played Patrickswell. The conditions were perfect for camogie and the game started at pace with both teams taking some great scores in the first half. Our girls were a point down at half time 2-6 to 1-8. The period from half time to the water break was critical as Monaleen got on top scoring 2-3 and this was the winning of the game. Final score 3-15 to 2-10.
At 7pm our Junior 12-a-side team were away to Crecora. The team who were playing together for the first time got off to a bad start conceding early goals. The performance improved after the first water break and the girls battled right to the end taking some fine scores. Final score Crecora 7-8 Monaleen 1-11.
U14 CHAMPIONSHIP: Monaleen’s U13s started their championship campaign last Tuesday in the u14 Treaty group. Playing at home against Bruff in windy conditions, the girls defended very well in the first half and took some lovely scores and went into the break leading by 2-4 to 1-2. With the wind behind them in the second half Monaleen pulled away showing some great team work, skill and work ethic. Final score: Monaleen 5-9, Bruff 1-2. Team: Erika McCarthy, Carrie McComack (jc), Emma O’Leary, Isabelle Bromell, Kate Maloney, Emma McGrath, Lily Reid, Alice Sheedy (0-1), Millie Reen, Grace Hegarty (2-5), Robyn d’Arcy(1-1), Lucy Power (0-2), Ella Rock (2-0), Rachel Widger(jc), Rebecca Bromell, Molly Morrissey, Aoibhin McMahon, Emily Nestor, Amalija Karpova.
PHOTOGRAPH : The Monaleen U10 hurlers who played Sixmilebridge in Monaleen last week in a series of exciting games