WELL DONE: Congratulations to Monaleen clubman Paul Kinnerk who is a key member of the Limerick senior hurling coaching team which defeated Tipperary in the Munster championship semi-final at Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Cork on Sunday. Limerick will take on Waterford in the Munster final on Sunday, November 15 at 4pm. Venue to be confirmed.
CONGRATULATIONS: Well done to Monaleen’s Donal O’Sullivan who helped Limerick senior footballers secure their place in this weekend’s Munster senior football semi-finals following their 2-14 to 0-9 quarter-final win over Waterford at the Fraher Field in Dungarvan on Saturday night. Best of luck to Donal and his team mates this Saturday when they tackle Tipperary in the Munster senior football championship semi-final this Saturday at the LIT Gaelic Grounds, 1.15pm. The game is live on the RTE News Now TV channel.
THROUGH TO ALL-IRELAND SEMI-FINAL: Well done to Monaleen’s Rachel O’Dell and the Limerick Ladies Football team who have qualified for the All Ireland Ladies Junior Football Semi Finals. Having topped Group B with two wins from two versus Derry and Antrim, they now face the runners up in Group A which is likely to be Fermanagh. The match is to be played in 3 weeks. Limerick won the Junior All Ireland two years ago so it would be a great achievement to do it again this year.
COME ON BOARD: As we approach the end of another year, work also begins on preparing for next year. We have so many plans to improve and develop, but the biggest issue facing the club is the serious lack of volunteers for various roles and committees within the club, including fundraising, fields management and bookings, lotto collectors, to name a few. There are too few of us trying to deliver a first class club, and we are now appealing to each and every member of the club, and also to the parents and families of our members to come on board. Many hands make light work, and we need your help to build a club for the future which will cater for all members. Caroline, John, James, Audrey.
HEALTHY CLUB: The recent Community Survey returned the following results. The top 2 areas of well being you would like the Healthy Club to concentrate on are: 1. Physical Activity. 2. Healthy Eating.
Top 3 most important groups you think the club should focus on: 1. General Population. 2. Club members. 3. Older Adults
Activities / Events you would like to see happening: * Social Training for Adults; * CPR/First Aid; * Healthy Eating; * Activities for the over 65’s; * Mental Health awareness.
ON-LINE PROGRAMMES: Current restrictions do not allow holding events in the clubhouse but there are two excellent online programmes available through the HSE detailed below that may be of interest to you. Please feel free to pass to anyone in the community who you think would be interested.
STRESS CONTROL PROGRAMME: HSE Health and Wellbeing are offering a free Stress Control programme, which began on Monday, November 2. Stress Control is an evidence-based programme that teaches you practical skills to deal with stress. The programme helps participants recognise the signs of stress. It covers topics including how stress affects our bodies and our thoughts. It teaches skills to overcome panicky feelings and tips to getting a good night’s sleep. To register for the programme, click on the following link:
LIVING WELL PROGRAMME: The HSE have also launched their Living Well Programme which is a series of on-line workshops designed to offer support to people living with Long Term Health Conditions. The HSE National Self-Management Support team supported by Slaintecare has developed this work. Many people with Long Term Health Conditions may be feeling vulnerable due to COVID-19 and information about this programme might be valuable to many members of your clubs and communities. Examples of long term health conditions include asthma, COPD, Diabetes, Heart conditions, stroke, arthritis, multiple sclerosis, Crohn’s disease, depression and chronic pain. Watch the launch video which explains the work here. Further information on the programme and contact details are available at
LOTTO: The latest Lotto draw took place on Thursday, October 29 with the jackpot standing at €20,000. The numbers drawn were 1, 4, 23 and 25. Winners of the €50 lucky dips were M. Doyle, Bohercoyle; W. McDonald, Carrigeen; P. Ryan, Hazelhall. Thank you for your continued support.