MONALEEN GAA CLUB NOTES
LIMERICK MINOR HURLING SQUAD: Congratulations to Monaleen’s Ronan Lyons who is included in Limerick’s 2019 Minor Hurling Panel for the forthcoming Munster Minor Hurling Championship. Monaleen’s Neil Clifford is the Liaison Officer with the team. Limerick minors begin their Munster championship against Cork at the Gaelic Grounds on Sunday, May 19.
BRICK IN THE WALL: Monaleen GAA club is relaunching the hugely successful “Brick in the Wall” campaign. Bricks are available for €100. Orders will be taken up until this week, with payment to be made before the brick is created. The Club is also selling advertising signage within the Clubhouse Field Grounds, at a cost of €300 per year. The funds raised go towards the ongoing costs of maintenance and upkeep of the grounds, as well as helping us to plan for the future in order to deliver a first class facility for our ever growing young membership. Please contact Caroline O’Kane with regard to supporting either of these initiatives, (or indeed if you can lend a hand in organising them) at 087 6448807.
JUNIOR A FOOTBALL: Monaleen’s Junior A footballers scored a 3-14 to 3-8 victory over Ballybrown in their City Junior A football league game played at the Peafiled Road pitch on Thursday night last.
LOTTO RESULTS: The latest Lotto draw took place on Thursday, April 25 with the jackpot standing at €9,600. The numbers drawn were 13, 18, 30 and 35. Winners of the €50 lucky dips were Colm O’Callaghan, Newtown Park; Caroline Keane, Riverbank; Pat Maher, Kilbane and Barry Sullivan, Monaleen Heights. Tickets can be purchased on a weekly basis from local shops and pubs and the draw is held every Thursday night in the club at 10pm.
SEWING CAMPS: Summer Sewing Camps will take place in Monaleen GAA Clubhouse this year, with Camp 1 running from July 3 to 5 and Camp 2 taking place between August 14-16. Camps run between 10am and 1pm each day. Contact Louise on 086-8147345 for more details.
CAMOGIE: Junior A League: The Junior A girls played Templeglantine on Sunday at the clubhouse field. It was the final week of the League group matches and both teams had won all their matches to date. The visitors started well and in a tight low scoring march were ahead 2-3 to 0-3 after 20 minutes. This lead proved crucial and while Monaleen played the better camogie for the remainder of the match the girls could not get back on terms. Final score Monaleen lost 1-8 to 3-8. Both teams qualify for the semi-finals where Monaleen play Galbally on Sunday next May 5. Panel: Aisling Kennedy; Saorise Lane; Sarah Sheehan; Niamh Doyle; Grainne Fullen; Caitlin Bonfil; Shalini Kutur; Ellen Regan Magner; Fanie Carmody; Cathy O’ Toole (0-1); Shannon Power; Laura Hession; Lucy D’Arcy; Aisling Doyle; Aine Doyle (0-5); Ruth Heavy (0-1); Caoimhe Lyons (1-1); Cathy O’Toole.
U14 LEAGUE: Our U14 team played at home to Adare on Tuesday evening. This match was closely contested for the first half with Adare ahead by 1 point at half time on a score-line of 1-01 to 0-03. A strong second half from Adare and with Monaleen reduced to 14 players saw Adare win the match on a score-line of 4-03 to 1-04. Team: Ellen Hosey, Claire Moloney, Kim Ivory, Ella O’Halloran, Eimear O’Driscoll, Ciara Buckley, Saoirse Fallon, Abi Houlihan, Laura Southern, Katie Sheehan, Isabella Collins, Ellie Madden, Sarah Burke, Faye Coffey, Leah Moriarty.
Scorers: Ellie Madden (1-03) Abi Houlihan (0-01, F)
U12 BLITZ: U12 Team played in their first blitz hosted by Mungret on Saturday morning. Monaleen played Na Piarsaigh, Patrickswell, Mungret and Murroe, coming away with 4 wins out of 4. Panel: Grace Hegarty, Rebecca Bromell, Millie Reen, Erika McCarthy, Kate Moloney, Emily Nestor, Aoife Reale Dawson, Emma O’Leary, Emma McGrath, Carrie McCormack, Molly Morrissey, Laoise, Ella Rock, Andrea Costello, Louise Burke, Isabelle Bromell, Hazel Noonan. Monaleen 1-02, Na Piarsaigh 1-01. Scorers: Grace Hegarty 1-01, Ella Rock 0-01; Monaleen 3-03, Patrickswell 0-00. Scorers: Emily Nestor (1-00), Ella Rock (1-00), Emma McGrath (1-00) and Grace Hegarty (0-03)
Monaleen 4-01, Mungret 0-00: Scorers: Molly Morrisey (2-00) Millie Reen (1-00), Louise Burke (1-00) and Grace Hegarty (0-01); Monaleen 8-03, Murroe Boher 1-00: Scorers: Molly Morrisey (4-00) Grace Hegarty (1-02), Rebecca Brommell (1-01), Emily Nestor (1-00) and Erika McCarthy (1-00).
U10 CHALLENGE: Well done to our U10 team who played away to Kilmallock on Saturday morning. They now play Cappamore in Monaleen this Tuesday at 7pm.
FIXTURES: Junior A League Semi Final, Sunday, May 5; Monaleen V Galbally. U16A Cup Semi Final, Thursday, May 2; Monaleen V Galbally, Throw in 7pm Kilteely. U14 League Match, Monaleen V Cappamore, Throw in 7pm in Cappamore.
U12 BLITZ: Monaleen Team 1 – Ahane – throw in at 10am; Monaleen Team 2 – Na Piarsaigh – throw In 12 o’clock.
U10 CHALLENGE: Monaleen V Cappamore, Clubhouse, Tuesday, throw in at 7pm.
U9 & U7 CHALLENGE: Monaleen V Murroe, Thrown in 6:30 Thursday in Murroe.
BEST OF LUCK: Best of luck to Caitlin Bonifil and Limerick Camogie teammates in the All-Ireland Minor B Final Replay, throw in at 2pm this Saturday, May 4 in Nenagh.