MONALEEN GAA CLUB NOTES
COVID-19: Monaleen GAA Club has been informed of a suspected case of Covid within the U16/Minor age group. The player is awaiting a test. In the meantime, and in order to ensure the continued safety of other members, we have made the decision not to bring that group of players together until we have confirmation of the result. We will keep you informed. We understand that this may cause concern. Please be assured the club is doing everything it can within HSE guidelines. In the meantime, please be vigilant, and monitor your own health.
SYMPATHY: All at Monaleen GAA Club would like to extend sincere sympathy to club member and referee Kieran Flaherty and family on the death of his mother Noreen, of Hawkhill, Gort, Galway. Requiem Mass for Noreen took place on Tuesday, August 18, in St. Colman’s Church, Tierneevin with burial afterwards in Kilmacduagh Cemetery. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam.
SENIOR FOOTBALLERS: Best of luck to our senior footballers and management team in their opening Limerick county senior football championship group game against St Kieran’s in Clarina on this Friday evening, 6.45pm.
INTERMEDIATE FOOTBALLERS: Monaleen’s intermediate footballers take on Kildimo-Pallaskenry in their second outing in the county championship on Sunday next in Clarina at 1pm. Best of luck to the players and management team. Monaleen lost out to Mungret St-Paul’s in their opening fixture last weekend.
FUNDRAISER FOR GER LAWLOR: The GAA community is rallying around our former senior football manager and popular Laois native Ger Lawlor to help ease the financial burden associated with his care following a stroke. Ger managed Monaleen to win four Limerick SFC titles – 2002, ’05, 2010 and 2011. The club also reached the 2002 Munster club final. As a result of his recent stroke, Emo native Ger is now deemed long term care and will live out his life in a nursing home or at home with numerous carers. A fundraising Golf Classic for Ger Lawlor is taking place on Friday September 11 in Portarlington Golf Club. Teams of four are €160 and tee boxed can be purchased for €100. Tickets at €5 will also be on sale in the coming weeks. All support greatly appreciated. A GoFundMe page has also been set up. https://www.gofundme.com/f/friends-of-ger-amp-emo-gaa-fundr…
Friends of Ger & Emo GAA Fundraiser organized by Tracey Lawlor
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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 12 with the jackpot standing at €20,000. The numbers drawn were 21, 22, 25 and 28. Winners of the €50 lucky dips were B. Hyland, Hazelhall; F/G Barry, Kilbane; G Greaney, Beechfield; O. Doyle, Singland Road. 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.
U14: U14 Championship, Treaty Group: Monaleen U13 girls played their second U14 championship game last Tuesday. Playing away to Galbally on a lovely warm, balmy August evening, the girls fought a tough first half and went into the half time break 0-4 to 0-2 in arrears. The second half showed the Monaleen girls’ competitiveness and spirit and an early goal by Grace Hegarty put them in front. Points were exchanged by both teams before a brilliant run and strike from Ella Rock was finished to the net by Emily O’Riordan and a four-point win for the girls in red. A second win on the trot for this young team was well deserved and will only give them confidence for the challenges ahead. Final score Galbally 0-7, Monaleen B 2-5. Team: Erika McCarthy, Carrie McCormack (Capt) Isabelle Bromell, Kate Moloney, Emma McGrath, Lily Reid, Millie Reen, Rebecca Bromell, Grace Hegarty (1-5), Robyn d’Arcy, Alice Sheedy, Ella Rock, Emily O’Riordan (1-0), Emily Nestor, Molly Morrissey.
FIXTURES: Upcoming Fixtures: Junior A Championship, Saturday, 22nd August, Monaleen V Tournafulla. U14 Championship: Mackey Group: Tues 18th Monaleen V Na Piarsiagh, thrown in 6:30pm in Na Piarsiagh; Treaty Group: Tues 18th Monaleen V Ballybrown, thrown in 6:30pm in Ballybrown.
M.N.A CLUB: Monaleen Camogie are proud to be a MNA mentor club. This program which is run by The Camogie Association will endeavour to increase women’s involvement in Camogie as coaches and mentors within our club. This program will build on the successful Hurl with Me program which has been run in Monaleen for the last number of years. The Hurl with Me program will commence in Monaleen this month for 4 weeks. Stay tuned to our social media channels for more information over the coming weeks.
JUNIOR TEAM: The Groody Gaels ladies junior team played Ahane in the second round of the county Junior championship in Ahane on Thursday evening last (13th August). Following some superb score taking from both teams, Groody Gaels came out on top to earn in a well-deserved win on a scoreline of 12-08 to 09-07.
Groody Gaels made a very impressive start to the game with an expertly taken goal from corner forward Rachel O’Dell following a great team move. This early strike set the tone for the first half for the Groody Gaels forwards and further goals were added by centre forward Caoimhe Lyons and wing forwards Maeve Higgins and Claire Tierney. A superbly taken point from corner forward Alie Lacey followed soon after before further goals from Rachel O’Dell and Claire Tierney.
Claire followed up her goal with a super point soon after before Caoimhe Lyons finished off a brilliant passing move from one end of the pitch to the other to register her second goal of the game. Ahane worked their way into the game and following two early points, scored their first goal of the game and continued to build their scores from then on.
As the game entered the last 10 minutes of the half, Claire Tierney struck for her third goal of the night. Shortly after, full forward Ashling Duhig who worked tirelessly for the team all match expertly converted from outside the D for a super point.
Three further points from the Groody forwards kept the scoreboard ticking over before the goal of the match was scored by corner forward Rachel O’Dell who got on the end of a superb pass from wing forward Maeve Higgins and punched the ball to the Ahane net. The first half drew to a close with all 6 Groody forwards having registered on the scoreboard!!
Three further goals from Ahane left the halftime scoreline at Groody Gaels 10-06, Ahane 5-02.
Ahane started the second half the better of the two sides with two early goals before Groody full forward Ashling Duhig steadied the ship for her team with a super goal and point to bring her tally for the day to an impressive 1-2. As the second half progressed, both teams’ defences began to dominate and scores became harder to come by. For Groody Gaels, super defending by the entire team in the last quarter of the game showed the teams willingness to work for each other and the ability to keep composure in the face of adversity.
One further Ahane goal was followed soon after by a goal and a point from centre forward Caoimhe Lyons.
At the final whistle, a 10 point victory for Groody Gaels capped off a strong team performance against a well-coached and talented Ahane side.
Groody Gaels Team: Marlon Carey, Ciara Hodges, Sammi Chang (Captain), Anna Burke, Aoife Neville, Jemma Duhig, Annie Russell, Aoife Nelligan, Laura O’Mahony, Maeve Higgins, Caoimhe Lyons, Claire Tierney, Rachel O’Dell, Ashling Duhig, Alie Lacey, Claire Kiely, Breda Doheny, Shannon McNamee, Saoirse Fitzgerald, Chloe Tobin, Aoibh Hayes, Caroline Leahy, Aideen McCauley, Jade O’Connor, Claire Flavin.
PHOTOGRAPH : The Monaleen camogie team who had a good win away to Galbally last Tuesday night