CLUB AGM: The Monaleen GAA Club AGM will take place this Wednesday, night December at 8pm. The AGM will take place virtually this year.
GOOD LUCK: Best of luck to Monaleen clubman Paul Kinnerk, who is a key member of the Limerick senior hurling coaching team which plays Waterford in the All-Ireland final this Sunday. Limerick will be hoping to win the Liam MacCarthy Cup for a second time in three years. Good luck to all the players and management team.
BEST WISHES: Best wishes to the Monaleen representatives involved in Munster GAA championship action this Saturday. Three Monaleen players, Ronan Lyons, Joseph Fitzgerald and Lochlann McHale, are members of the Limerick minor hurling squad which faces Cork in the Munster semi-final at Semple Stadium, Saturday, this Saturday, 1pm. Monalen’s Neil Clifford is Liaison Officer with the Limerick minor hurling side again this year. The game will be streamed Live on Spórt TG4 YouTube channel.
Good luck also to Monaleen’s Darragh Murray who is a member of the Limerick minor football squad who take on Waterford in the Munster quarter-final on this Saturday afternoon at the LIT Gaelic Grounds, 1pm.
Meanwhile, best wishes also to Monaleen’s Leo Morrisson who is a strength and conditioning coach for the Limerick U20 hurling squad who will face Cork in the Munster semi-final also at the LIT Gaelic Grounds this Saturday, 4.30pm. The game will be shown live on TG4.
ROAD HURLING: It is with great regret that we have to announce that the very popular Monaleen Road Hurling event, which traditionally takes place on St Stephen’s Day, is cancelled for 2020. We feel that this is the safest course of action due to Covid 19. We will meet again during 2021 to see if an alternative date could be arranged and if not hopefully we will all be together next year.
COME ON BOARD: As w​e 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.
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.
LOTTO: The latest Lotto draw took place on Thursday, December 4 with the jackpot standing at €20,000. The numbers drawn were 1, 12, 28 and 34. Winners of the €50 lucky dips were J. Toomey, Mount Green; P. Moran, Kylemore; H O’Mahony, Evanwood. Thank you for your continued support.