In the long history of the club, no year has ever compared with 1997. The mid eighties saw the breakthrough at county level with junior B, football and hurling championships coming to the parish for the first time in consecutive years. In the early nineties the under age teams made the breakthrough and the fruits of these achievements must surely have been reaped in 1997. Never in the one hundred and eleven years of the clubs existence did so many teams contest so many finals.
For the record eleven finals were contested and victory was Monagea's in six of these.
At National School level they were champions in hurling and beaten by one point in the final of the football championship after a replay.
Results Football Monagea 1-4 Ballyhahill 1-5 (Replay)
Hurling Monagea 1-6 Adare 1-5
The U-12's captured the West hurling and football championships.
Results Football Monagea 0-4 Granagh/Ballingarry 0-1
Hurling Monagea 2-6 Rathkeale 0-3
The U-14's captured the West football championship and were beaten by the narrowest of margins in the hurling final.
Results Football Monagea 3-9 Feenagh/Kilmeedy 1-3
Hurling Monagea 2-4 Feenagh/Kilmeedy 3-4
The U-21's captured the West football championship and less than 24 hours later were unlucky to lose in the county semi-final. In the hurling championship they reached the West semi-final only to lose by 3 points after extra time in a replay.
Results Football Monagea 2-12 Croagh 2-8
Hurling Semi Final Monagea 2-7 Feohanagh/Castlemahon 2-10 (Replay after extra time)
The junior A hurling side lost the West final by 1 point to our near neighbours Newcastle West and then went on to create history by reaching and winning the county final for the first time ever at that level.
Results West Hurling Final Monagea 0-13 Newcastle West 0-14
County Hurling Final Monagea 2-8 Ballybrown 0-9
In the league they reached the West final and drew with Newcastle West. They were then nominated to contest the county semi-final only to lose out by the narrowest of margins to Effin
Result West Hurling League Final Monagea 0-9 Newcastle West 0-9
In junior football they reached the West semi-final. In the league final the drew with Athea in normal time, extra time was played and the sides were still level. In the replay victory went to Athea.
Result West Football League Final Monagea 1-7 Athea 1-13