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Midleton Hurling and Football, Ladies Football and Camogie Club News

06 October, 2019

New Development: Park South

Great work continues to be done at Park South. The two lower Juvenile Pitches are in the final stages of preparation. We continue to be hampered somewhat by recent heavy rain.

 You can see how we are progressing by looking at recent drone footage at development-videos . This footage was taken within the last two weeks or so.

 Fundraising is continuing and to date we’ve collected over €30k of our €200k target from our generous supporters. We will shortly be approaching local Businesses looking for contributions to support the Development.

 For anyone who wishes to support the Development you can do so now via

 -Cash or Cheque:                     

 -Standing Order: See Standing Order & Tax From here

-Electronic Funds Transfer: To Midleton GAA Development Account,Bank of Ireland, Midleton. IBAN: IE73 BOFI 902901 92599419

For further information see our Development Brouchure at contentFiles/GAA_Development_Brochure_V5(1).pdf

Date for your Diary

As part of the programme of Events organised by the Fundraising Committee to generate funding for our new development we will hold a Family Table Quiz on Nov 10th from 5-7pm.

More details will be published soon.

Junior C Hurling

On Sunday morning 06th Oct we played Carraig na Bhfearr in our final group game of the Junior C Championship. Unfortunately previous results had meant we were already out of the running for qualification. Despite this, the effort displayed by our sixteen players on show was outstanding. We were down seven players from our previous championship game and it is a credit to the club that we still fielded a fourth team despite being short on numbers. Special mention and thanks to two of our younger players Rory Donegan and Adam Meade, who will be part of the minor squad tomorrow night hoping to retain the premier minor championship. 

Our season has come to an end unfortunately. A huge thanks to Eoin Ferriter and Declan McInerney on their help running this team and thanks to the club for supporting us in this. Fielding a fourth team gives players both young and not so young a valuable opportunity to continue playing the game we all love. 

Also, thank you to Ballinacurra GAA club for allowing us to use their pitch this morning. It was very much appreciated.

Final score Carraig na Bhfearr 4-14 Midleton 3-11

Team: Jerome Curtin, Coleman Quinn, Pat Fox, Rory Donegan, Brendan Ferriter, Robbie Barry, Conor O'Farrell, Fergus Wade, Ronan Lynch, Declan McInerney, Padraig Nagle, Christian Daly, Shane Goulding, Padraig Dunlea, Davy O'Brien and Adam Meade.

Fixtures

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

Sat Oct 12th Ladies Football Junior County Final v Dohenys Gaa at 4pm. Venue tbc

Lotto

Our Club Lotto was €3,200 and there was No Winner. Lucky Dip winners were Willie Lawton,Mary Leahy, Jim O Brien, Clive Seale and Ian Larace.

Next Week’s Jackpot is €3,400.

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

Massive prize fund next  Friday at 8pm. Everybody welcome. €1,000 Jackpot. €1,000 on Green sheet. €500 on Blue sheet. €490 on Pink sheet. T &C apply. Thirty two prizes from €20 - £1,0000 on offer. 

Juvenile

Fé7

On a very wet Saturday morning 28 young Magpies made the Trip to the 4G pitch in Pairc ui Chaoimh for a U7 Football Blitz.

We had 4 Teams of 7 players each and the Lads showed great skills and got some great Scores throughout their 4 games.Our opponents on the day were Bishopstown,St Catherine's,Glenville,ErinsOwn,Carrignavar, Banteer,Araglin and Grenagh.We would like to thank all parents and coaches for making the trip in the wet conditions to Pairc ui Chaoimh.

Thanks also to Brion Saunderson and Charlie Walsh who helped out as Referees on the day.We will now give the Gaelic Football a break and do few weeks of Hurling Training on Saturday Mornings from 10-11am on the main pitch.

Fé8

On Saturday morning last we had our final round of matches for our hurling street leagues. It was a fantastic 3 weeks, with very competitive matches, fine skills on show throughout and more importantly great fun had by all. On our final morning we played our final round of matches following which Luke O’ Farrell, Conor Lehane and Tommy O’ Connell came down to the field to meet our players. Following a quick talk with our panel the lads stood in goals for some shots, presented medals to the entire panel and stayed around after for photos and autographs. We would like to thank Luke, Conor and Tommy for their time and patience, everyone of our lads loved meeting them. We would also like to thank Micheal Keohane and Liam Walsh for organising the street leagues. Training continues at 9.45am on Saturday mornings.

Fé12

On Sunday morning we travelled to Douglas for our Premier 1 Hurling semifinal. On a beautiful October morning both teams served up a cracking game of hurling. From the off we took the game to Douglas as they had beaten us convincingly earlier in the year. We settled well with two scores from Peter Barrett after fine work from the forwards. The backs were outstanding with Lochlann Stewart and Shane O Mahony the pick in the opening exchanges. But Douglas, to their credit battled hard and went into 5pts - 3pts lead at halftime. We started the second half in some fashion. A Mikey Pedley goal followed by a point and a Barrett free put us in a very good position with 15mins remaining. Again Douglas refused to wilt narrowing the gap to a point. A Cian Stack point, another from Pedley and another free from Barrett put us four in front. A dubious free which was rocketed to the net brought Douglas right back into the game. They won the resulting puck out. The ball was sent back into the danger area and after some goalmouth action, Diarmud Lester pulled off what can only be described as a wonder save. This resulted in the ball being cleared to Josh Hogan (who was brilliant on the day) he eventually got the ball to Barrett for another score. He was ably assisted by Sean Crowley all day. It was backs to the wall stuff,  with the impressive Stewart marshaling whatever Douglas threw at him. As the final few seconds ticked on, the last Douglas attack was intercepted by Matthew McSweeney this lead the the referee to blow the final whistle. There was brilliant scenes at the end  and great joy to this fine bunch. A big thank you to all the parents who support us week in and week out. We now play Inniscarra in the final TBC. Also a huge congratulations to our Fe 14 team who won the county title on Saturday.

Fé13

On the weekend of the 28th and 29th of September our Fe 13 hurlers were busy, on the Saturday we took on Ballincollig in the semi final of the county, we had recently played each other in a league match and it was a cracker. The conditions were horrendous with heavy driving rain making life very difficult for both teams. Ballincollig got off to a great start they had two goals before we realised what was happening, we rallied, a point from James McSweeney steadied the ship but our opponents had a head start and kept us at arm’s length, Paddy Walsh who had a fine game throughout goaled for us but Ballincollig scored further points from frees. The half time whistle helped us to re evaluate, try as we might we couldn’t get within striking distance of our opponents, another goal from Peter Barrett and a point from James McSweeney ended our scoring. Final score Ballincollig 4.6 Midleton 2.2. This proved to be our final P1 match of the year, the lads have made very steady progress on reaching the last four, this was a marked improvement on last year. On the day Eoghan Fraser, Paddy Walsh, Yohanis Mehigan, Darragh Egan and the very industrious Callum McSweeney were the pick of this very hard working bunch of players. We look forward to next year with a great sense of optimism and anticipation. Well done lads and thanks to all parents and supported who travelled on such challenging day weather wise.

On Sunday we hosted Mallow in the C3 semi final in near perfect conditions for hurling it was in stark contrast to the day before. This proved to be an edge of the seat encounter after some early pressure a long delivery from Sean McSharry found its way to the Mallow net, the impressive Jack Foley then pointed a free before Mallow gaoled from play, a well taken free from Jack, a goal from Matthew Gregory followed by another free from Jack pushed our nose in front before Mallow responded with point and goal from play. Darragh Egan then raised the green flag in what was turning out to be a cracking contest, another point from play from Darragh Egan put some daylight between us as we approached half time but Mallow hit us for a goal, on the stroke of half time our goalkeeper Odhran Rabbitte pulled off a super save from a Mallow free to leave the half time score Midleton 3.04 Mallow 3.01. An excellent Darragh Egan point from play got us off to a good start in the second half, Jack Foleys accuracy from the placed ball was unerring as he struck over his fourth point from frees. Mallow responded with two pointed frees before they scored a well worked score from play, the match was in the melting pot as we headed down the final strait Jack calmed our nerves with his 5th point from frees Mallow pointed another free and the game was ending in a welter of excitement as both teams threw everything at each other, Odhran repelled another Mallow attack with a fine save and a long delivery which resulted in a free and the powerful Josh Carey duly slotted over the bar. The final whistle saw both teams fall to their knees with exhaustion, our lads were soon up celebrating a second final appearance in two years. The match ended Midleton 3.08 Mallow 4.04. Conor Morley and Yohanis Mehigan at mid field, defenders Sennan Gleeson, Adam O’ Connor, Shane McNamara had fine outings, in attack Jack Foley, Callum O Brien, Matthew Gregory and Sean McSharry were excellent throughout. Well done to the lads on reaching the final and thanks to our vocal supporters who roared the lads on through out what was an intense and thrilling game of hurling. We look forward to the final in the coming weeks; we await the winners of Sars or Douglas.

Huge congratulations to our U14’s team and management on their fine win over Na Pairsaigh in the P1 County Final on Saturday last, well done to our own players Cathraigh Cronin, Eoghan Fraser, James McSweeney, Daniel Garde and Thomas Dunlea who formed part of the panel.

Fé14

Our Fé14’s defeated Na Piarsaigh in the County Final in Pairc Uí Rinn on Saturday. Well done to all the players and management who put in tremendous preparations for this. Final score was Midleton 2-11 Na Piarsaigh 1-09. The under 14s would like to say how proud we all are to win the Under 14 County on behalf of Sean Keohane and the Keohane family.

Ladies Football

U12 East Cork Championship Semi Final

The U 12s had a great victory over a formidable St. Nicks on Saturday. In what can only be described as miserable conditions in a rain trodden pitch in the Glen. St Nicks were the first out of the traps to score. It took us a while to settle and thanks to a number of wides by St. Nicks  we were ahead half time 1-3 to 1-1. Second half conditions were going from bad to worse but the girls ploughed on. We were playing with the wind now and we were shooting on target and our defence was robust so any chances they created were quickly dealt with. We finished the game out with a score of 2-7 to 2-1. It was a difficult game in horrendous conditions but the girls showed great resolve to get us the win. Scorers on the day were Emma Keeshan, Ciara Murphy, Ava McAuliffe, Alex Cahill.

Great credit is due to the girls who played in such horrible conditions as did not complain once.

Team: Mia Walsh, Cara Pyne, Ciara Murphy, Kate O Sullivan, Alyx Cahill, Ava McAuliffe, Kate Saunderson, Amy Keeshan, Roisin McManus, Cara Foley, Lily Kelly, Hannah O Brien, Emma Keeshan, Lucy Murphy, Julie Murphy, Ava Corby, Sorcha Cronin, Shelia O Leary Hayes, Oonagh Lang, Leah Costigan, Rebecca Ryan, Cait O Leary Hayes, Rebecca Cronin.

Junior East Cork Championship Final

Our Junior Ladies played Watergrasshill in the East Cork Final this evening. Playing in front of home support drove the girls on and they put in a fantastic team performance. Final score was Midleton 5-15. Watergrasshill 2-12.  Its onwards this teams goes as they are through to the Cork County Junior Football final v Dohenys Gaa next Sat 12th at 4pm. Venue to be decided. All support for this fantastic bunch of Ladies would be appreciated.

Camogie

Midleton girls played the final of their Imokilly summer league last Sunday morning in Ballinacurra against St Catherines. It was a brilliant morning for camogie and all 21 of the girls were outstanding in coming away with a victory against a very competitive side. Some great scores were taken to give the girls a 3 10 to 0 5 victory. All credit to our 7 u13s involved in particular who were excellent over the course of the series. This result capped off a great weekend for alot of these girls who qualified for the Premier A plate county championship final the previous day.

Well done to our U11’s who won their semi final against Sars last weekend It was a highly entertaining game played with high intensity and commitment from both teams. Thanks to all the parents for attending and supporting the girls and to Sars for hosting and to Barry Day for refereeing. The girls were a credit to our club.

Midleton U14 v Erins Own on Tuesday 01st October 19 at Ballinacurra – County League A1

The Midleton U14 girls played their 3rd A1 league fixture against Erins Own on Tuesday 01st Oct.

Midleton started strongly and won many of the early exchanges and despite applying severe pressure on the Erins own goal were unable to convert this domination on the score board during the early stages and only managed to add on the scores in the latter stages of the first half.

A gallant Erins Own team battled against the Midleton onslaught and defended very well throughout the match and the second half proved a very even contest. Midleton ran out winners at the final whistle with a score of 2-4 to 0-1. We now await to hear the result from the other group matches before the girls know their next opponents and hopefully we have done enough to reach the County A1 semi-final. Midleton team and panel as follows: Jill Connaughton, Elle McManus, Tori Buckley, Jade Fitzgerald, Aoife Fitzgerald, Ruthi Hennessy, Laura Goulding ,Emma O'Sullivan (Capt), Isabelle Nestor ,Kelly Quirke (0-1), Emily lamb (1-1), Saoirse Ni Theangana (0-1) ,Anna Sheehan, Lora Dineen, Rachel Ryan (1-1) ,Emma O'Neill, Aisling Naughton, Muireann Ni Chonchubhair, Rionnach Finn, Beth Ryan, Heather White, Rachel Greene, Seana O'Brien.

Midleton contested their first county U16 championship final last Saturday in Castle Rd. versus Clonakilty. By the time the game threw in at 3 30 weather conditions were starting to improve. The girls started off very strongly taking some great scores. Unfortunately a lot of scores were left behind which we would regret later on. With Jill Connaughton in goal and our back six defending very well, all looked steady at half time with Midleton leading 2-6 to 1-2 with our forwards taking some great scores.  In the second half it was a different story with Clonakilty dominating possession in many positions scoring 7 unanswered points to tie the game heading into injury and although we had a chance to win it with a great effort from Vivienne Gleeson that just drifted wide. The referee blew full time on the puck out. Overall it was a fair result that leaves both teams with plenty to play for in the replay. Final score 2-06 to 1-09. Well done girls on a super achievement getting this far.

Healthy Club

CPR Training 

Around 5,000 lives are lost every year in Ireland to sudden cardiac arrest – that’s 13 people dying every day. The Irish Heart Foundation supported by ESB Networks and Abbots is creating a nation of lifesavers and offering FREE CPR training across Ireland. Midleton GAA Healthy Club is delighted to facilitate this 1 hours CPR training and we are asking all coaches, mentors, players (18 years+), parents and members to please come along to the Hands for Life training course.

Date: Saturday 23rd November 2019

Where: Midleton GAA Hall

Time:  10am, 12pm & 2pm

Time slots MUST be booked in advance please text Mairéad Beausang 087-2412010 with your preferred time ASAP.....please note max per slot 30.

#HandsForLife supported by @Abbott and @ESB Networks

There will be a Science, Technology, Engineering, Apprenticeship and Maths information evening in Midleton Park Hotel on Oct 24th if any of our members are interested in attending. See poster attached for details.

 

Cumann Luthchleas Gael Mainistir na Corann would like to sympathise with the Clohosey family on the sad passing of Seán Clohosey our former club Vice Chairman and selector. One of the great Kilkenny players of the 1950/60’s Sean was renowned as a hurling stylist and one of the best overhead strikers of the ball in the history of the game. He won National League and two All Ireland senior medals with Kilkenny as well as a Railway cup medal with Leinster. He retired from the game after Kilkenny won the 1963 All Ireland title. He also won a senior county title with his beloved club Tullaroan in 1958. A bank official, he was the manager of the now defunct branch of the Bank of Midleton located at The Rock. Sean was very active in Midleton GAA club following his arrival in the town. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis

 

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