CLUB AGM: The Monaleen GAA Club AGM will take place on 9th December at 8pm. The club has been instructed that our AGM must take place virtually. If you are interested in attending, please email Liam de Burca at before Wednesday, 25th November at 10pm. Please also email any motions and/or nominations for officers or committee positions to the Club Secretary by 25th November at 10pm.
WELL DONE: Congratulations to Monaleen clubman Paul Kinnerk, who is a key member of the Limerick senior hurling coaching team which retaiined the Munster senior hurling championship title for the first time since 1981 when defeating Waterford in the provincial final at Semple Stadium, Thurles on Sunday last. Limerick can now look forward to the All-Ireland semi-final appearance on Sunday week.
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.
BEST OF LUCK: Good luck to Monaleen’s Rachel O’Dell who is a member of the Limerick Ladies football squad which takes on Fermanagh in the TG4 All-Ireland Junior Ladies Football Championship semi-final at Kinnegad, Co Westmeath, at 1pm, this Sunday. Limerick have secured wins over Derry and Antrim in the championship to date. Sunday’s semi-final will be streamed live on the LGFA Facebook page. UL engineering student Rachel was recently announced amongst the winners of the 2020 Naughton Foundation Scholarship Awards which have been supporting academic and innovative excellence in Irish students since 2008.
RECIPE FOR SUCCESS: Yvonne from the Healthy Club project at Monaleen GAA has recorded a series of recipe demonstrations from the official healthy club recipe book – ‘Recipes for Success’. Gaelic games are high intensity sports and demand a wide range of physical and mental attributes in order to maximise performance. Performance nutrition provides the body with the appropriate fuel and nutrient sources to train and recover optimally. Monaleen are delighted to share these recipes with you on their Facebook page, Twitter account and Youtube channel.
FUNDRAISER: Monaleen GAA Club is running a fundraiser that will see the club get €5 on each book sale the club makes on the acclaimed ‘Be the Best You Can Be in Sport’ by Paul Kilgannon. The book is a guide for the young sportsperson, but is of interest to coaches and sports fans alike. It contains input from more than 50 of Ireland’s leading coaches, sports stars, coaching academics, and sports science professionals. The book also includes a chapter from Monaleen clubman Paul Kinnerk, the current Limerick senior hurling team coach. Just text your name and quantity of books to Richie at 087-2502055 by Monday, November 27. You will receive a google form with booking and payment information. When payment is made, the booking is confirmed. You will be notified of collection time, around December 1st.
LOTTO: The latest Lotto draw took place on Thursday, November 12 with the jackpot standing at €20,000. The numbers drawn were 3, 10, 23 and 30. Winners of the €50 lucky dips were T. Dolan, Beechwood; O. Moynihan, Riverbank; M. Quinlan, Ashleigh Wood. Thank you for your continued support.