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Club Notes - 3rd Sept 2012

posted 3 Sep 2012, 09:15 by Unknown user


U12 A Championship - Monaleen 11-5  Cappamore 0-0

The U12’s started their championship campaign with an away match in Cappamore on Saturday morning. A pointed free from Aine Doyle followed quickly by a Taine Amodeo goal set the pattern for this match. In truth it was all over as a competitive fixture after 10 minutes. Monaleen led by 9-2 to nil at the break. A more competitive second half with some great saves from the Cappamore goalie could not prevent Monaleen running out easy winners.

Team: Emma Donohoe (2-0); Aine Nelligan; Laura Hogan; Katie Golden; Annie Russell; Tara Hogan: Aisling Fitzgerald; Kealin Corcoran(1-0); Ruth Heavey (2-1); Aisling Kennedy(3-1); Kerri O Donoghue(1-0); Taine Amodeo(2-1); Aine Doyle(0-2).

Under 14A Championship - Ballyagran 5-6   Monaleen 3-3

We came up against a strong Ballyagran side on Tues and battled well. Our girls are learning and improving with every game as they come to grips with playing in the top flight – 15 aside  camogie for the first year. Ballyagran got off to a good lead with two early goals but we managed to keep in touch with excellent performances across the field in particular our young players, Aisling Kennedy (goals) , Anna Burke  & Fiona Fitzpatrick (back) , Annie Russell (midfield ) and Aine Doyle  (forward).  Next up is Bruff on Tues. 4th.

Team: Aisling Kennedy, Niamh Holmes, Sinead Quinn, Cliodhna McCarthy, Anna Burke, Aisling Doyle, Shalini Kujur, Fiona Fitzpatrick, Aoife O Driscoll, Laura Griffin, Annie Russell, Claire Kelly (1-1), Caoimhe Lyons (2-2) Aine Doyle, Susan Fullen. Nicole Kearns, Sinead Hanrahan.

Camogie U16B Championship - Monaleen 3-4   Ceapagh Rua 2-8

The U16’s first match of the championship was always going to be a close affair and so it proved with just 1 point separating the teams after a very entertaining game. Monaleen started brightly with 1-2 on the scoreboard before Ceapagh Rua got their first point. Caoimhe Lyons playing at left corner was causing the opposition plenty of problems. The Monaleen backs dominated in the first half and conceded only one point from play. Half time Monaleen led 1-4 to 0-4. The second half followed a similar pattern with Monaleen ahead by 5 points going into the last quarter. An injury to outstanding corner back Emer Nelson upset the balance of the defence enabling Ceapagh Rua to score 2 late goals for a single point victory. With only 1 sub available on the night the Monaleen  girls put up a skilful and determined performance throughout. A victory over Crecora is required from the next match to ensure passage to the semi-final.

Team: Claire Kelly; Sinead Quinn; Emer Nelson; Les Ivors, Grainne Fullen; Laura Enright; Niamh Doyle; Nicole Sheehan; Ciara Wiley; Shalini Katur; Sinead Quinn; Laura Griffin; Aishling Doyle; & Caoimhe Lyons (3-4).


Our U13 hurlers made a winning start to their league when they beat Ahane by 5-7 to 3-7. We fell behind early on but a fine second half saw us pull away with goals from Conor Nicholas, Tomas Flaherty and Darragh McCrann. Others to impress were David Moloney, Cathal Carew and Sean O’Kane.

The Under 11 hurlers played their final league game of the Phase 2 of the U12 league last week, with an away trip to Mungret St. Pauls. This was a game with extremenly good challenges, blocks and tackles being put in by both teams. David McMahon excelled for Monaleen in this department, while Jack Considine upped his performance and put in a greet display. The defences were on top and Monaleen managed to create most of the chances. Paul Ross's score from a 45 was the only score in the game, so Monaleen finished their league campaign with successive one point victories, following last week's much higher scoring game at Kilteely. The hurlers now look forward to the finals day in UL North Campus on Saturday 8th Septermber, with the footballers finals day being the following Saturday.

Monaleen minor hurling team continued on  their winning ways with a victory over Murroe Boher in the semi final of the East / City Minor hurling championship, on a scoreline of 2.18 to 1.08. We now meet neighbours Ahane in the final .

Congratulations to the Limerick U16 hurling team on winning their All Ireland title at Semple stadium last sunday . Having beaten Tipperary and Antrim in their group they then beat Cork in the semi final on the saturday. The final against Galway turned into a scorefest with Limerick winning on a scoreline of 3.20 to 0.08. Monaleen had 6 representatives who were involved over the weekend , which was a great achievement for the club, and we are very proud of these lads, Andrew La Touche Cosgrave, Edward Doyle, Jamie Porter , Cian O Brien, Lorcan Lyons and Ronan Murphy.

On Sunday evening last in Rhebogue in the City Junior B Hurling Final we went down on a scoreline of Mungret 1:12 Monaleen 1:07. The lads were a goal down within the first minute but managed to bring it down to a point at half time 1:5 to Mungrets 1:6. They tried very hard in the second half but could not close the gap any further. Mungrte scored a couple of late points to win by 5. The team lined out as follows: Robbie McNamara, Barry O Dell, Ciaran Stack, Noel Brosnan, Darell Smith, Pa Ryan, Keenan Mullane, Pa McCarthy, David Pond, Ger Maughan, Mike Callinan, Alex de Sousa, Noel Madden, Gordon Larkin, Bernard Carroll. Subs Sean Power for Brosnan, Darragh Bonfil for Carroll.

The Intermediate Hurling county Quarter final replay against Dromin Athlaca is on Saturday evening next the 8th. The time and venue have not yet been decided so please check the club website for further details.


In the final round of the Senior Football championship we were knocked out by table toppers NCW on a scoreline Monaleen 0:08 NCW 0:10. The match was played in the Bog Gargen Rathkeale on Saturday evening. Playing against a very stiff breeze in the first half our defence did well to keep the score line to NCW 0:07 Monaleen 0:01. Within  ten minutes of the restart playing with the wind we were all level at 0:07 apiece. Unfortunately this was as close as we got and NCW tagged on 3 points to our 1. This marks the end of our attempt at a possible three in a row. The team lined as follows Donal O Sullivan, Darren Bourke, Ronan O Connor, Finbarr Nash, Padraig Quinn, Richie Murray, Colin Moran,, Eoin Keating (0:1,1f), Brian Geary, Peter Russell (0:1), Graham O Connell , Pa Keating (0:2), Jason O Brien (0:2), Mike Crowley, Ger Collins (0:2). Subs, Barry Fitzpatrick for Colin Moran, Luke Murphy for Pauric Quinn, Darragh Bonfil for Brian Geary.

Weekly Lotto Jackpot 10,300 Numbers drawn 5, 15, 17, 25 - No winner. The Quick Pick Winners were S O Kennedy Riverbank: D Downes Bloomfield : K Mahon Cairnsfort : M Buckley c/o Monaleen Stores