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Club Notes 23rd April 2012

posted 23 Apr 2012, 09:05 by Unknown user   [ updated 23 Apr 2012, 09:14 ]

U12s Go Games
match reports may be viewed here

Camogie Féile - is on Sun 29th in Ballyagran starting at 1pm.

Camogie U16s League Semi-Final. Monaleen play Ceapagh-Rua in the U16B League semi-final on Thurs 26th in Boher. Throw in 6.15pm.


U16 Hurling. All good records eventually come to an end, and for this team, who have been unbeaten in Limerick since 2008 , this proud record went on fri last, when deservedly beaten by a very good Adare side .  Having played with the breeze in the first half, Monaleen trailed by 2.04 to 2 pts . And early in the second half Adare registered a 3rd goal, to take a 10 point lead. However, like true champions Monaleen fought gallantly and with some fine points by Jamie Porter , John Nicholas , Ed Doyle and Andrew La Touche Cosgrave, were added to with 2 goals by Ed Doyle, which reduced the deficit to 2 points in the closing stages , but time ran out on the comeback. The 2nd half performance by Monaleen was the true level of this team, but too much had been left to do. Final score Adare 3.08 Monaleen 2.08

U11 Boys Hurling
The Under 11's play in this year's league as the Under 12B team, and got their campaign off to a great start with a game against Mungret. There was a good turnout on the night with most panel players in attendance. After the effort put in to training with new coaches Noel Madden and Dave Hemmessy, it was great to see the skills levels had improved so much across all the players.  Monaleen played with determination and skill throughout and in an evenly contested game were satisfied to come out on the right side of a 1-2 to 0-1 scoreline. Evan Costelloe and Morgan Connolly combined well all evening to work the sliotar out of defence. Jason Aylward and John Toland were the link men in midfield, while Caolan Madden and Paul Ross proved to be thorny opposition up front to keep the Mungret defence on guard. Niall McGrath made a few great saves in goal to thwart a number of Mungret chances. 
Team : Niall McGrath, Charles Kiljur, Conor Coombs, Morgan Connolly, Conor Deegan, John Moloney, Evan Costelloe, Jason Aylward, John Toland, Caolan Madden, Paul Ross, Caolan Dignam, James Flannery, Jack Considine, Eoin Twomey.

U12 Boys Hurling. The Under 12's got their league campain off to a great start witha fine win over Ahane. In a closely contested game, Monaleen's goalkeeper David Leahy was tested early and was called on for a few fine saves. Monaleen settled into the game and Jack Canny and David Crampton were instrumental in settling the team and wiorking the bal up to the forwards. Scores were hard to come by in the first half playing into the breeze, but Sean O Kane did manage to land a few scores. In the second half, Monaleen's good ball skills allowed them to pull clear of their opponents, and Niall Connaughton and Adam Butler kept things solid at the back. 
Overall a very satisfying evening of hurling and its now back to the training ground to work on honing the skills some more! 
Team : David Leahy, Adam Butler, Paul Power, Maurice Leahy, David Crampton, Niall Connaughton, Cathal McCarthy, Jack Canny, Conor Coughlan, Cillian Toland, Sean O'Kane, Harry Gleeson

10 hurlers took part in a U9/10 blitz last Friday night in St Patricks. Massive numbers turned out for Monaleen and we were able to field 3 teams between both age groups. All teams played two matches each. Liam Dillon made his debute in goals for Monaleen and was very impressive. Also to impress for Monaleen on the night where Sean O Shea, Nicky O Dywer and Conor Yelverton.

U9 Hurling : well done to our young hurlers who participated in last Friday’s city blitz in St. Patrick’s GAA. We faced strong competition from Adare and St. Patricks which brought out the best from our hurlers, despite the occasional heavy down pour.  Notable performances were from John Foley who put in a sterling performance in goal  and from Robert O’Sullivan who worked his socks off. Many thanks to all those in St. Pats for their being great hosts. We were also very impressed by the pitches. 

U8 Hurling: We welcomed Na Piarsaigh U8 hurlers to Monaleen on Friday 20th April for our second game of the season. In cold and wet conditions both teams showed great commitment and skill levels. All six games were very close and exciting with Monaleen just about shading the overall exchanges. We look forward to many great battles with Na Piarsaigh over the coming years. Both clubs had panels of over 30 players in attendance on the night which is very encouraging for the future of hurling in both clubs. All of the parents should be very proud of their hurling skills and great attitude.

Team: Mario Chianella, Ben Murnane, Leon McMahon, Kyle Mullane Ndu, Darragh Clifford, Mark Nestor, Ryan Mullane Ndu, Aaron Hough, Michael Sheehan, Ethan O' Donovan, Joseph Fitzgerald, Andrew Lowe, Aiden Williams, Adam Keating, Darragh Langan, Luke Hession, Conor McGrath, Seanie O'hAodha, Jack Ryan, Muiris O'Dalaigh, Ben Hayes, Gerard O'Driscoll, Ben Moylan, Callum Prendergast, Harvey Hogan, Adam Fox, Mark Donaghey, Evan Jenkins, Mark Kinsella, Scott Lavelle, Conor Treacy. Next U8 hurling game is the GO Blitz to be held in Adare on Friday 4th May against Adare, Na Piarsaigh & Croagh/Kilfinny.


U14 Girls Football; Our girls had a brilliant win in the County Feile Championship Final on Saturday, 21st of April and will now go forward to represent the county at Feile in June.  The girls were drawn in a tough group, where they overcame stiff resistance from St Brigids, Adare and Oola.  Having topped Group 1, the girls played Monigea in a keenly contested semi final, emerging victorious by just 2 points, on a score line of 2-3 to 2-1.  Mungret awaited in the County Final, and Monaleen put together an outsanding performance, showing great speed, agility and skill in beating their great rivals by 2-8 to 2-3.  It was a fantastic day, congratulations to our U14 girls who have now won back to back Feile Championships! Squad: Emma Campbell, Shalini Kajur, Niamh Holmes, Anna Burke, Ciara Neville, Caoimhe Lyons, Caroline Leahy, Jane Clohessy, Grace Donovan, Kate Cosgrave, Claire Kelly, Chloe Tobin, Ellie Nolan, Sarah Shortt, Aisling Doyle, Rebekah Fine, Clara O'Brien, Caroline Crosse, Annie Russell, Susan Fullen, Aoife O'Driscoll, Genevieve Pinson, Emma Doyle, Bronagh Kelly.

U14 Boys Football. County Feile Football Final Monaleen 3:07 Mungret 3:02 played in Bruff on Sunday. Well done to all, a fantastic double for the boys and girls Feile teams. Monaleen produced a complete team performance yesterday.  We were the more creative throughout and worked tirelessly for each other. It’s hard to mention players when all played such a huge part, there were some incredible performances,  from the keeper to the full forward line each player deserves so much credit, in fact, it would be hard to pick a match-up that the Monaleen lads did not win. Monaleen now go forward to represent Limerick in this year’s final in Laois-Offaly 22nd-24th June.

Team: S.Fitzpatrick (Capt), J Kelly, D Enright, G Clancy, S Malone, E Carew, N Loughran, D Golden, M O`Dwyer (0-2), D Neville (1-1), D O’Brien Christy (0-1), A Nicholas (0-1) (B Cunningham), D Coughlan (1-1), J Power (B Sheehan), D O’Leary (1-1).

Subs: C Murphy, D Hession, M Griffin, D Power, C Doyle, S Carmody, E O’Shea, D Moloney, J Hallas, C Carew, C Nicholas. 

U12 Girls Football Monaleen 4-5 Ahane 0-3
The girls got their first win in the league last Friday evening away to Ahane in a match much of which was played in a downpour. The home team started the better and took a quick point to lead after two minutes. With Katie Golden and Fiona Fitzpatrick coming into the game at half back Monaleen settled and equalised with a Caitlin Bonfil point on nine minutes. Ahane kept the pressure on but good defensive work by full back Jade O Connor and confident goalkeeping by Mikayla Curran Leahy kept them out. With a quarter of an hour gone an accurate clearance by half back Emma Doyle found Laura Hogan in midfield who picked out Rachel O' Dell who scored a nice point from the right. Shortly afterwards, following a fine save by the Ahane goalkeeper Ruth Heavey finished the ball to the Ahane net. Ahane then came up the field and scored a well worked second point to leave the half time score 1-2 to 0-2 in our favour. Half forward Rachel O' Dell opened the scoring for us in the second half on two minutes with another point from the right and with midfielder Annie Russell dominating helped by Vicky Enright and Sarah Stritch the Monaleen pressure began to tell with three scores coming in quick succession from Lauren O' Brien ( 0- 1), Ellen Regan Magner ( 1-0 ) and Ruth Heavey (0-1). With ten minutes gone in the second half Annie Russell finished a great solo run with a shot to the back of the Ahane net. Ahane battled on well but we finished out the match with a cracker of a goal from Ruth Heavey. A good result for the girls as they face Oola next time out.

U8 Football: We have our first Blitz of the year this Friday April 27th which will be held in Monaleen. U8 Football training is every Monday at 6pm. All new players are welcome to attend.