COVID-19: We remain in Level 5 restrictions and must comply wholeheartedly with the restrictions in spirit and in practice. We thank everyone for their compliance in this regard. Monaleen CV-19 outreach team have made a number of runs to Centra Monaleen & SuperValu Castletroy. We’re happy to support our community in these challenging times. Contact Alan at 087 7766022 or Caroline at 087 6448807.
LOTTO: Our lotto collectors have been doing mighty work in the past few weeks to contact our lotto members and “book” them in for 2021. This has presented challenges as we are limited by Level 5 Covid restrictions. As a result, numbers in the lotto will likely be down on previous years, unfortunately at a time when we are commencing the development of our pitch on Peafield Road. We would be extremely grateful therefore if all club members who have not already joined would do so, and also reach out to their friends and family and let them know about our club lotto. At only €8.34 per month standing order or €100 per year once off payment, it would help us hugely in our endeavours to provide top class facilities for our Members. Please contact any of the following: your child’s head coach, James Johnson, Keenan Mullane, Audrey Rushitzko, Caroline O’Kane, or directly to any member of Monaleen GAA committee.
HEALTHY CLUB: Nutrition & Healthy Eating: Dr. Sharon Madigan, Head of Performance Nutrition with the Sport Ireland Institute, did an interview with on the importance of proper nutrition advice to protect physical and mental health of our players. Read the full interview here:
Spectrum Health have developed a free e-book called ‘Feel Good In February’ and have launched it for February 2021. It is filled with tips on moving more, improving sleep, and eating well! There is also a handy calendar to help you set goals and a weekly meal planner, plus easy-to-make tasty recipes. Download it now for free by clicking here: Digital Resources — Ireland’s Leading Provider of Allied Health Services (
GAA MUSEUM VIRTUAL BOOK CLUB: While it’s not possible to visit the GAA Museum or its Library & Archives in person right now, you can still learn more about Gaelic Games and the history of the Association by becoming a member of their new virtual GAA Museum Book Club. Each month the GAA Museum team will choose a well-known GAA book to read and review. At the end of the month, the museum will host a free online interview with the author, in which members can submit questions and comments. The ambition of the book club is to review some of the great GAA books and to give us all a much-needed sporting boost as we stay at home. You can find out more and how to get involved via the following link:
IRISH LIFE STEPSs CHALLENGE: Well done to everyone who is taking part and has been involved with achieving an amazing 2.3million steps to date. An incredible 25,000 walkers representing 616 GAA clubs have been traversing every inch of their 5km radius in an attempt to win for their club one of the €2,500, €1,500, and €1,000 O’Neill’s gift vouchers up for grabs in each province with thanks to Irish Life. Any club that registers on the App and whose team records at least 4,000km – the equivalent of walking around the coast of Ireland – is in with a chance to win. The competition will run until March 3rd: GAA & Irish Life’s MyLife App ‘Healthy Club Steps Challenge’ a big hit.
FEBRUARY WELLBEING CALENDAR: Irish Life Health have developed a Calendar of resources for February, with a Focus on Women’s Health & Cancer Care, it is available to view and download here: WorkLife-February-Wellbeing-Schedule_Health.pdf (
CLUB SHOP: Monaleen GAA Club Shop now open online. For anyone who missed out on ordering club gear before Christmas, the Monaleen club shop is now open again for two weeks only. For all the gear, including some new items, check it out at
CONDOLENCES: We were saddened to hear of the passing of Joe Daly, brother of Monaleen GAA club stalwart and ex-Chairperson Mary Smith. Our condolences to the Daly and Smith family at this very sad time. May he rest in peace.
LOTTO: Th​e latest Lotto draw took place on Thursday, February 18 with the jackpot standing at €20,000. The numbers drawn were 8, 25, 30 and 32. Winners of the €50 lucky dips were B. Smith, Killonan: R. Gibbons @ Paul; R. Homeastone, Oak Drive. Thank you for your continued support.
ALL-STARS: The 2020 All Star Awards took place on Saturday last with All-Ireland champions Limerick winning a magnificent 9 awards. To cap a memorable night for the team, Gearoid Hegarty also claimed the prestigious Hurler of the Year accolade. Well done to all.