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Midleton Hurling and Football, Ladies Football and Camogie Club News

29 September, 2019

Midleton Gaa New Club Development at Park South

For an update on our new development at Park South please click on the link below. There are exciting times ahead for our Club but we need your help to get there.

development

Fixtures

Oct 5th Fé14 County Hurling Final v Na Piarsaigh at 4pm. Time and Venue tbc

Oct 6th Fé14 C3 Hurling League Final v Fermoy (home) time tbc

Oct 7th Minor County Hurling Final v Glen Rovers in Pairc Uí Rinn at 8.15pm

Lotto

Our Club Lotto was €3,000 and there was No Winner. Lucky Dip winners were Kevin McCarthy, Pat Horgan, Winston Sheedy, Nora O Reilly and Liam Ryan.

Next Week’s Jackpot is €3,200.

Tickets are available at the Club Bar, O’Neill’s Bar, Linehans Bar, Maple Leaf Bar, Niall Mac’s Bar, Wallis Bar, An Teach Beag, Frank Murphy Butchers, Pat Walsh Paints, Chadwick’s and O’Farrell’s Butchers. Why not play from the convenience of your home or workplace. Play your Lotto on –line for just €2. Log onto the Club Homepage - www.midletongaa.com to purchase your ticket. Receive a weekly reminder to your phone to play.

Bingo

For a different night out, you are welcome  to our next  bingo session.  Great prizes on offer: €1,000. Jackpot check on 51 calls. €1,000 Green sheet check on 48 calls. €500 Blue sheet check on any of 4 given numbers. €470 Pink sheet check on any teen (13 - 19) number. Friday start at 8pm, over at 9.40.pm.Try your luck.

Juvenile

Fé7

Gaelic Football Training continued for the Fe7 boys last Saturday morning. There was a good turn out for Training and the lads are enjoying all the different drills we set up for them and are showing great enthusiasm each time.

We are back up to the 4G pitch in Pairc ui Chaoimh next Saturday (5th Oct) for a Gaelic Football Blitz.

Fé10

On Saturday morning we hosted St Finbarrs in the Rebel Og Go Games hurling series. We had a panel of 31 players on the day and fielded three teams with each getting three 15 minute games, most important was that all players got some valuable game time. There was little between the teams in all games, with the young Magpies competitive in all. Nice to see progress being made by the boys in terms of skills and work rate since the start of the year, no shortage of commitment from our lads in what was proving to be a tough, physical outing against the Barr's. Well done to all the boys on Saturday and hopefully more of the same to come next weekend when we face Cobh at home in football. A thank you to Derek and his fellow St Finbarrs coaches for travelling to Midleton on Saturday and also a big thank you to our young whistlers on the day Brion, Charlie and  Jack. Thank you to our parents who once again turned up in numbers to cheer on the boys, the positive encouragement from the sidelines really does drive the boys on so thank you. 

Our panel on the day was : Eoghan Donovan, Patrick O'Brien, Finn Cahill, Charlie McCarthy, Patrick Spellman, Alfie Hennessy, Sean McLoughlin, Braden Dunlea, Alex Molumby, Fionn Byrne, Robin O Brien, John O'Sullivan, Daniel Moloney, Jack O'Sullivan Crotty, Cathal O'Neill, Finn Murray, Hugh Barry, Ethan Foley, Daíre Crowley, Dan O'Connell, Alan Fitzgerald, Dylan McInerney, Aidan O'Regan, Kevin Lester, Charlie Cahill, Adam Groarke, Billy Murphy, Donncha Butler, Max Wisniewska, Michael O Connor, William Henry.

We will have our first training session on the hockey pitch in Midleton College on Wednesday evening from 7-8pm, please note the change of day and time from the normal Thursday training.

Our next game is football against Cobh in Midleton on Saturday September 5th October at 12:30pm.

Fé11

On Saturday we again had a fantastic turnout of 37 for our last rebel og hurling home game of the season. Thankfully conditions were good and were all finished before the very heavy rain started. Thanks to Erin's own for providing very good opposition and 3 very close competitive games provided some great entertainment to all present. Tough fair and whole hearted comittment by all players and games that will stand to the young players on both sides. As its our last home game in rebel og non competive games that we played as under 9s, 10s and 11s I would like thank the many young referees that we looked after games for us. 

Fé16

Our U16’s played Castlelyons in the Eastern A League in a replay of this fixture (first game had to be abandoned due to the failure of floodlights). We won on a scoreline of Midleton 2-15, Castlelyons 2-12.

Panel: Darragh Codd, Shay Bohan, Neil Fitzgerald, Adam Fay, Colin Sunderland, Cian Murray, Ben O Neill, James Condon, Phelim Magan, Rory Hartnett, Craig Collins, Dáire Mooney, Cathal Beausang, Ben Kenneally, Brian O Connell, Michael Roe.

Ladies Football

U8

Inch Rovers v’s Midleton Wednesday 25th September. In what only can be described as monsoon-like conditions, the never-ending downpour of torrential rain did not deter the U8 girl’s football team from playing superbly when they took on Inch Rovers in Killeagh last Wednesday evening. As the nights have stated to draw in, kick-off was 6:30pm sharp. What ensued were nine equally exciting games (each team played 3matches), each game was 12minutes long with a 5-minute break before the next match. Midleton travelled with 20 players and ‘borrowed’ a player from Inch Rovers, to make up 3 teams of 7 players. Every girl on the field played brilliantly and a special thank you to Maggie from Inch Rovers who played bravely for the away side! The players were: Ciara, Abi, Chloe, Rebecca, Roisin, Rhona, Sara, Neasa, Meabh, Lily, Lucy, Aoibhinn, Amy, Amber, Molly, Ruby, Cara W, Cara, Hazel and, we welcomed a new player, Lauren. A special thank you to those who supported the young players and, in the process, tested the durability of their wet gear. Despite the weather it was an enjoyable evening of football and it was great to see our Under 8’s play so well against a strong Inch Rovers team. This game was one of the final match fixtures on the East Cork League. Thank you to Inch Rovers for hosting the game.

Cork County Junior Championship Semi Final

Our Ladies faced Bishopstown in the Semi Final of the County Championship today. We had home advantage so we took to the field in Ballincaurra at 3pm to take on this challenge. We had 31 girls all togged out and rearing to go; some to play but all there to support one another. We had the advantage of a strong breeze in the first half and we knew we needed to make the most of this and soon started to get the points on the board. We went in a half time with a scoreline of Midleton 3-05 Bishopstown 1-03. We faced an uphill battle in the second half as we had to play into a strong breeze and knew Bishopstown would come at us. This did not deter our girls as they fought for every ball and supported each other all over the field. Some fantastic defending from our back line kept Bishopstown out and at the final whistle we won on a score line of Midleton 5-08 Bishopstown 1-09. A fantastic win for our Club. Well done to everyone. We will now face Dohenys in the final. Date and time to be confirmed. This is a huge achievement for our Ladies and your support would be appreciated for the final.

Panel on the day: Jena Keating, Orla Evans, Sadhbh Beausang (0-4), Lucy Wallace, Amy Quirke, Molly Beausang (1-0), Clodagh Finn(1-0), Orlagh Farmer (1-0), Amy O Neill, Deirdre Kenny, Michelle O’ Brien, Roisin O Callaghan, Rayanna Power, Kim Fitzgerald, Trisha Curtin, Denise Collins, Megan Kelly, Lucy Lawton, Leah Hogan, Caoimhe Cronin, Deirdre Corcoran, Abby Quirke(0-2), Ciara McGrath(2-01), Rhea Buckley, Claire O’Brien(0-1), Lucy Kenneally, Lisa Aherne, Kate Obserby, Ellen Ryan, Charley Moore, Claudia Kearney. Missing from the Photo is Jodie Keegan O Connell.

Well done to Orla Evans who on Saturday was part of the team who won the All Ireland Golf Series in Co Meath. Orla had a busy weekend as she was a part of our team for the County Final v Bishopstown on Sunday.

This is our final week in the Rugby Club for training. Details are:

U8- 6-7pm

U10,12,14 6.30-7.30pm

U16, Minor and Junior will train Thursday on the main pitch from 6-7pm

Camogie

Last Sunday 22nd September proved to be a very busy day for our club!

First we travelled to Dungourney for the next round of the East Cork Camogie Blitzes. The teams we played against were the hosts Dungourney, Fr. O' Neill's 1 and Fr. O'Neill's 2 and Killeagh in perfect conditions. Over the course of the blitz our team played four games, so all our players saw plenty of game time. The players are putting in great effort, skill and determination in all their games. Everyone performed brilliantly and we really enjoyed the well organised games. Thanks to all the supporters and our hosts Dungourney for a great morning's camogie, Well done again to all the young ladies on a super effort.

Next our u13/14 girls played Eire og in a challenge game in Midleton , It was a great game for our girls against a very strong Eire og side , in the end the sides couldn’t be separated 1-5 to 0-8 thanks to Eire og for traveling !

And lastly our U10’s were in action in Midleton also . The girls battled hard against a strong, hungry and talented St Catherine’s side. Not our best morning but the girls have really developed as a team this year. We have 3 weeks left before we take a well earned break for the winter. Well done to the girls today. Thanks to St Catherine’s for travelling and to the parents for the great support from the side line!

The U14 County A Championship quarter final between Midleton and Sars was played on Sunday 15th Sep in Clonmult park and proved to be an exciting and tough contest. The game opened at a frantic pace with both teams going hell for leather in the early stages, Sars were very efficient and took their chances early on and raced into an early lead 1-1 to no score. Midleton responded with a well worked goal midway through the first half and continued to battle on for the remainder and were unlucky to concede further scores to trail at half-time 3-3 to 1-1 playing against a slight breeze. The second half was a tense affair and Sars proved extremely difficult to break down and Midleton battled bravely but were unable to make inroads into the Sars lead who picked off some high quality points and ran out eventual winners 4-7 to 1-2. The score line slightly flattered the winners as the contest was much closer than the scores reflected but the experience of Sars at this level proved the difference. The next outing for the girls will be a County A1 League encounter v Erins Own, date and time will be advised. Panel: Jill Connaughton, Elle McManus, Tori Buckley, Jade Fitzgerald, Aoife Fitzgerald (0-1), Ruthi Hennessy, Laura Goulding ,Emma O'Sullivan (Capt), Isabelle Nestor ,Kelly Quirke, Emily lamb , Saoirse Ni Theangana ,Anna Sheehan (1-0), Lora Dineen, Rachel Ryan (0-1) Aisling Kelleher, Emma O'Neill, Muireann Ni Chonchubhair, ,Rionnach Finn, Grace Kelleher, Beth Ryan, Heather White ,Amy McCarthy, Seana O'Brien.

Our under 11s had a training session in Pairc ui chaoimh 4G pitch on Friday night 27th September with Cork Seniors Amy Lee and Leanne O Sullivan ahead of our semi final with Sars on Sunday. Thanks to you both for giving up your time the girls really enjoyed the session !

Some of our players took to the roads last Sunday 22nd to take part in the Ladies Cork Mini Marathon well done on taking part girls!

Orla Evans is an All Ireland Golf Champion when she and her teammates won the Golf Series in Knightsbrooke Co Meath! Fantastic achievement Orla you were missed at the County Semi Final on Saturday afternoon but we’ll look forward to welcoming you back on the pitch next weekend for the County Final!

U16A County Championship Plate Semi Final

What a day it was for Midleton Camogie in Ballinacurra last Saturday 28th September where the girls came through a titanic battle with Milford/Ballyhea to reach our first county championship final. In the final minutes of extra time Chloe Garde stepped up to crack home the winning goal for Midleton to win by the slimmest of margins on a scoreline of 3 8 to 3 7. Every one of the girls were heroic in a very physical game, from Jill in goals to the girls who didnt get time on the field. We now face Clonakilty in the final next weekend. Well done all.

The U10’s played the last round of a very enjoyable Imokilly blitz series in Carrigtwohill on Saturday afternoon 28th September. The girls played with great skill in games against Brian Dillon’s, Carrigtwohill and Cobh. It wasn’t just skill today though as the girls fought hard for every ball and showed an incredible will to win! This team are a pleasure to work with and a credit to the club. Well done girls!! Thanks to Carrigtwohill for hosting the blitz and the welcome refreshments afterwards. Thanks also to the parents for the great support.

As always please like our Facebook page for match reports and pictures, follow us on Twitter and Instagram. Or log on to the clubs main website www.midletongaa.com for regular updates and Camogie news!

Midleton GAA would like to offer our congratulations to Brendan Boyle, Irish International Athlete, on his great sixth place in the 50km walk in the World championships in Doha. Brendan is now resident in Midleton having married Sarah Mc Carthy former Midleton Ladies footballer and son in law of Tadhg Mc Carthy one of the greats of past Midleton teams.

Midleton GAA Cork Players and selectors

We have updated the list on our club website of Midleton players who have won representative honours at intercounty level as well as people who have acted as selectors on these teams. This is a work in progress and if you can add or amend this document please forward details to pro.midleton.cork@gaa.ie

New book on the Battle of Clonmult.

On Sunday 20th February 1921 at Clonmult near Midleton in County Cork, almost the entire east Cork flying column was wiped out having been surprised by a British Army patrol later reinforced by Auxiliary Police, only one IRA man escaped. Twelve IRA men were killed, seven after surrendering, eight were captured of whom two were later executed. In this new revised edition of the Battle of Clonmult, Midleton man Tom O’Neill includes the formation of the column, the events leading to the battle, a detailed account of that terrible day for the IRA locally and nationally, the aftermath, trails, executions and reprisals. This book goes into detail of how the British Army located the column even though the informer had mistakenly directed them to the wrong house. Extensive new research by Tom in the UK National Archives in Kew, London, led to him locating the original 1921 Military Court file of the trial of the Clonmult prisoners, providing an extra forty pages of new information in the book. Clonmult was the IRA’s greatest loss of volunteers in a single engagement against Crown Forces. This is the full, factual, balanced and dramatic account of the Battle of Clonmult.

The book will be launched in Midleton GAA Hall, on Sunday 13th October at 7.30 pm. All welcome.

 

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