MONALEEN GAA CLUB NOTES
CONDOLENCES: All at Monaleen GAA Club would like to extend sincere sympathy to the Kelliher family on the sad passing of Eoghan. Eoghan was part of our 2005 panels and will be sadly missed by all his family, friends and school mates. Club members formed a guard of honour for the Funeral Mass on Saturday, lining the road from Eoghan’s home to Monaleen Church for 1pm Mass. Eoghan’s cortege also passed his home again after the Mass as club members also lined the route from the church. Club members also lit candles in memory of Eoghan on Friday night in their homes. Our thoughts and prayers are with Eoghan’s family at this very sad time. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam.
COVID-19: In light of government and GAA announcement in recent days Monaleen GAA club wishes to remind members:
– No matches are allowed for the foreseeable future, until advised otherwise by the GAA:
– Training may continue in line with level 3 of the government’s framework
– This means that only non contact training in pods of a maximum of 15 are allowed
– Players/coaches must continue to fill out the GAA health questionnaire prior to every session
– Attendance records must continue to be kept for contact tracing
– Only one parent / guardian allowed to attend training providing they have completed the health questionnaire (where possible parents should remain in their cars during training)
We have all been quite good thus far, but there is always room for improvement, therefore we ask everyone to please maintain compliance with level 3 requirements to help stop transmission of Covid-19. This includes:
– good hand hygiene
– Practice good cough and sneeze etiquette
– Maintain 2m social distance
– Wear a mask where necessary
We would ask that all players , coaches and parents pay attention to common symptoms of Covid 19 and not to attend training if displaying symptoms ( these include fever ,cough and shortness of breath) If you have any questions on the above, feel free to contact the clubs Covid officer Daniel Power at 085-8389170.
LOTTO: The latest Lotto draw took place on Thursday, October 1 with the jackpot standing at €20,000. The numbers drawn were 15, 17, 22 and 26. Winners of the €50 lucky dips were T. Gavin, Peafield; J. Lydon, Bru na Gruadan; C O’Flynn, Glantan; Lukas/ Helen @Leos. Thank you for your continued support.
U16 HURLERS: Well done to Monaleen U16 hurlers and management team who defeated Doon at Limerick GAAs new Kilmallock Road Campus on Sunday to reach the Division 1 county final.
MINOR FOOTBALL: Commiserations to the Monaleen minor football squad and management team which suffered a narrow 2-8 to 2-5 defeat to Newcastle West in their County Premier minor semi-final last weekend at Croagh.
Monaleen – Limerick Junior ‘A’ camogie chamions 2020
JUNIOR ‘A’ COUNTY CHAMPIONS: Sunday, October 4, 2020 will be remembered by all involved with Monaleen Camogie for a long time. A day of huge significance for the club as we won our first adult camogie title. Monaleen – Junior A champions 2020. This was the club’s third season competing at adult level and, having lost a semi-final last year by one point, there was a hunger within the group for success this year. A talented Galbally team were our opponents in South Liberties on Sunday. It was a low scoring but extremely competitive match with never more that a score between the teams.
Galbally defended very well but Caoimhe Lyons and Ella Hession kept the scoreboard ticking over getting points at vital stages. The decisive score came just before the second water break with a great move from Grace Clohessy finished off by Aine Doyle. A goal from Galbally in the final quarter made for a nail biting finale but Monaleen won 1-7 to 1-6.
The celebrations could begin and a delighted Megan O’Mara collected the cup on behalf of a panel of fantastic camogie players. A lot of people were involved over the last 15 years or more in getting Monaleen Camogie to this stage and this day was the culmination of that work. So a big thank you to everyone. Panel: Caitlin Bonfil; Saoirse Lane; Grainne Fullen; Niamh Doyle; Ruth Heavey: Laura Hession; Clodagh Power; Megan O’Mara; Ellen Regan Magner; Ella Hession; Caoimhe Lyons; Lucy D’Arcy; Aoife Doyle; Aine Doyle; Amy Burke; Aoife Sheehan; Aoife Nelligan; Juliette Pinson; Emily O’Halloran; Niamh Moloney; Eimar Morgan; Grace Clohessy; Mia O’Halloran; Amy Kavanagh; Avril Kinnerk; Keelin Corcoran; Aoife D’Arcy; Kim Comerford.
U16A CHAMPIONSHIP: Commiserations to our U16 team who lost the County A Final against a strong Newcastle West team. This team have shown great skill, determination and effort throughout this campaign, but it was not to be their night. Well done to all the players, coaches and mentors. We are very proud of this group of girls and the future is very bright for this team.
U12 LEAGUE: Our U12 team played at home to St Ailbes on Sunday at Peafield. Playing against the breeze in the first half Monaleen went into the break 2 points up. A good second half from Monaleen saw them come away with a 5 point win.
U11 CHALLENGE: Our U11 played at home to Blackrock Effin on Sunday morning in Peafield, a good competitive match for this team who are showing very promising development.
U9 CHALLENGE: Well done to all the girls on Sunday on a really gutsy performance against a physically stronger (and older) Mungret side in their first official game as u10s. The games today were worth any amount of training sessions, the future is bright for this group going forward.
U8 CHALLENGE: Our u8 played away to Murroe Boher on Sunday morning. Great to see this group get their first game of this season underway. Well done to all involved.
MONALEEN : COUNTY JUNIOR ‘A’ CAMOGIIE CHAMPIONS 2020