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Club Notes 10th April 2012

posted 10 Apr 2012, 05:59 by John Kelly   [ updated 11 Apr 2012, 00:35 by Unknown user ]


 U16 League  - Knockaderry 4-8 Monaleen 2-7 - see Match Reports  


 U16s Garryspillane 3-4 Monaleen 3-7

This was a tough opening encounter away to Garryspillane on Monday 9th April. Despite missing a number of experienced players and playing into a very strong breeze in the first half,  the team started very well with a goal from Ed Doyle in the first minute . However , with the strong wind , Garryspillane replied with 2 goals and led at half time by 2.04 to 1.04. Straight from the throw in to the second half , Garryspillane scored their 3 rd goal to give them a 6 point lead. However this Monaleen team then stepped up their performance and with a lot of high intensity hurling kept Garryspillanne scoreless for the rest of the game and with some great scores they gradually got closer to Garryspillane. Two great goals from John Nicholas and some good points saw Monaleen close out winning on a scoreline of 3.07 to 3.04.Team Shane Doyle , Kevin Gleeson, Reiss Connolly capt, Daniel Power , Thomas Holmes , Cian O Brien, Leo Morrison , Lorcan Lyons, Colm O Kane , Domhnaill Dooley , John Nicholas 2.05 , Conor Fleming, Sean Gleeson, Edward Doyle 1.02,Jamie Power. Next match at home to Adare mon 16th at 6.45 in New Field


Minors continued their championship with a comprehensive win away to Michael Cusacks on fri 6th April. The match was reasonably close in the first half with Monaleen turning at half time in front on a scoreline of 2.07 to 2.05. However Monaleen significantly upped their performance in the second half and ran out comfortable winners in the end. the minors now take a break until after the leaving cert .Scorers Andrew La Touche Cosgrave 0.02, John Nicholas 1.04, Edward Doyle 1.03 , Pat O Kane 2.03, Paul Butler 2.00, Simon Griffin 1.01 and Theo Giannopolous 1.00.

Ladies Football


U12s Murroe Boher 1-0 Monaleen 0-2 
The girls opened their league campaign with a narrow loss away to Murroe-Boher. After a scoreless first half where the Monaleen full back line of Jade O' Connor, Aine Nelligan and Aine Doyle were dominant the girls settled down in the second with our midfield pairing of Mikayla Curran Leahy and Annie Russell gaining the upper hand. Corner forward Laura McNamara worked her way in for our first point and Annie Russell added a second from long range with five minutes remaining. The girls were unlucky to concede a goal against the run of play right at the end to lose out by a point. A lot of positives however in their first game of the season with all twenty six of the panel getting on many of whom were playing in their first football match for the club. 

U12s St Ailbe's 3-2 Monaleen 0-3
The U12s were away to a strong St Ailbe's team in Ballybricken last Friday night. St. Ailbe's started more brightly and went into a 1-2 lead after seven minutes. The Monaleen defence rallied with Jade O'Connor clearing an amount of ball and half backs Emma Doyle and Laura Hogan battling hard. However the pressure told and St Ailbe's added two more goals from long range shots before half time. Our girls came into the game in the second half with Fiona Fitzpatrick defending strongly and Vicky Enright and Amy Haugh supplying some good ball in to the forwards. Rachel O' Dell got our first point after ten minutes and was unlucky to see her penalty kick go just wide two minutes later. Annie Russell followed up with two lovely points from half forward. The match finished with a strong Sarah Stritch shot saved on the line by the excellent St Ailbe's goalkeeper. A good test for the girls which should bring them on. 

Boys Football

U14 Feile. On Wed the 4th we travelled to Tipperary for a friendly against Arravale Rovers.

This was an opportunity to get our players settled into familiar positions and movement patterns. We played some nice football throughout giving every player on the squad plenty of opportunity for game time. We came out winners with taking all our scoring opportunities. On Fri 6th We played in the Feile Football County semi final against Kilmallock in Knocklong. This game was contested down to the final second and it played out as a game of two halves. Monaleen dominated the first half having left many scoring opportunities behind them. We led the encounter by 2.1 to 3 points at the half.

Kilmallock played with the hill and the breeze in the second half and from the whistle forced us to defend tirelessly with some trojan work from Dara Neville And James Kelly in particular.  We came off winners in the end with a fine point scored in the last seconds off play winning 3.2 to 1.7. The Feile final is scheduled for the weekend of 21/22nd of April.  

U13  On Wednesday  4th  we took to the field to pay our first match of the season. We travelled to Tipperary town to play Arravale Rovers. We played nice open football right  through from the defence taking some good scores. The Tipp boys were weakened by the shortage of their stronger u 13s allowing us to dominate the game throughout. Jeff Hogan, Phillip Harty, Cathal Quilter and Cian Mulcahy played particularly well on the night leaving us convincing winners . Well done to those who participated in our speed and agility sessions and we can already see the benefit of it.   

U11. Our U11 footballers had there first game on the season at Na Piarsaigh last week. A very well contested game with Monaleen coming out 3.05 to 2.05 winners. Under pressure for alot of the first half they fought back hard in the second to pull of a good win. We will host them in a return game this week as we prepare to participate in the upcoming U12B league.

U9/10  have a match this Friday in Clonlara 6.30pm throw in.

Golf Trip


The annual club golf trip away took place last weekend with 24 golfers heading down to the sunny south east where team Monty and team Silver engaged in a ferocioius battle over 3 days of hugely competitive golf. The experienced Pat Coleman and Donie Bourke kept the younger bucks very much in check over the weekend to ensure golf was foremost on the mind at all times.Sing songs were very limited although Tom Crosse and Ray Ryan did manage some behind the scenes entertainment to relax their respective teams.This worked to great effect. Silver gave some inspirational motivational talks over the weekend which helped aviod a whitewash which was very much on the card after a drubbing in Waterford Castle on day one. Tom Murphy led a great recovery on Sunday at Faithleg clearing the clubhouse with a 300 yard piledriver off a packed first tee box. Dave Quilter also played some majestic golf with Frank Berkery also displaying his all around sporting genius. Highly rated Paul Hacket once again struggled with his iron play over the weekend although he was immaculate as ever off the tee box. Silver Quin also had a torrid time on the greens and he was seen rushing off for further putting lessons with Pat Maher later on Sunday evening at Jack Meades (driving) drinking range. John Mullane and Gerry Clancy took some notable skalps over the weekend and celebrated in great style showing a clean pair of heels to all in sundry in the residents bar on Sunday night. Flan O'Friel showed great bravery to overcome a nasty injury picked up on Saturday. Had some iced physio in Jades on Saturday and this did the trick. Teams were level going into Mondays play at Mount Juliet. All eyes were on top seeds Paudi Ryan who was pitted against our Monty Crosse. Paudi was seen to be pumping vodka and red bull into the chairman late Sunday night and his tactics paid off winning out the country. Paudi showed some great hands with lovely shot making throughout the day and was a deserving winner. Team Monty prevailed by just one point and after some celebratory speeches Ray Ryan bus made the long slow journey back to base. A great weekend had by all and a big thank you to David Quilter and Pat Quinn for organising such a fantastic event. Roll on 2013. 


Weekly Lotto. 5th April 2012 - Jackpot 3900 - No Winner

Quick Pick Winners: John Hoare Foxhollow, Derek Macken Glantan, John Reidy Monaleen Park, Yvonne/Alan Sheehan Kylemore.