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Midleton GAA notes 19th March 2012

19 March, 2012

Scrap Saturday (and Sunday)
This coming weekend, March 24th and 25th, will see the Midleton GAA Club scrap metal collection taking place. Funds from the collection will go to supporting the club.  Details of how you contribute have been circulated via posters and flyers. If you have not seen a flyer just contact any Member of the Club .
Some examples of items we are looking for include saucepans, steel kettles, toasters, golf irons, dishwashers, radiators, steel fireplaces, steel garden furniture, bicycles, steel window frames, steel oil tanks, washing machines, filing cabinets, coal buckets, cars, steel gutters, ariels, steel wheelbarrows, tyre rims (without the rubber), lawn mowers. Items we CANNOT take include, TV's, plastic, timber, fridges, gas cylinders.
A collection service will be arranged on the day.
We hope you will support this collection in aid of Midleton GAA Club and spread the word to friends, relatives and neighbours.

Senior Hurling League
Midleton 3-12 Carrigtwohill 0-13
Our Senior Hurlers played their third game in the Conroy Cup on St. Patricks Day when we hosted our neighbours Carrigtwohill. There was a large crowd in attendance for what was an attractive fixture played in fine weather on a sticky sod. Both sides were short a number of players but still served up an entertaining hours play. Midleton started the stronger and were helped on their way by a fine goal from Pa Whyte. Carrigtwohill rallied towards half time and reduced the Midleton lead to the minimum. At half time Midleton led by a point 1-07 to 0-08. The second half was more of the same from Midleton as they drove forward. Two more Midleton goals were to prove decisive and in the end we had eight points to spare. After two draws in our opening two games it was good to get a win under our belt. The first round of the Championship is still two months away but it will not be long coming around.
Team: Brian Behan, Killian Burke, Declan Ryan, Patrick O’Mahony, James Nagle, Finnbarr O’Mahony, Eoin Walsh, Seamus Farrell, Peter Dowling, Sean Hennessy, Padraig O’Shea, Padraig O’Keefe, Pa Whyte, Kieran Mulcahy and Paul Haughney

Imokilly / Avondhu Junior Hurling League
Midleton 4-11 Castletownroche 1-14
Our Junior Hurlers A were on the road early last Sunday morning when they travelled to Castletownroche for an 11.30 throw in. This was their second game in the Avondhu / Imokilly League and after a heavy defeat in round one they were keen to put up a stronger performance. In fairness to all involved a much improved performance was forthcoming on the day and at half time we held a nine point lead, 3-09 to 0-10. Our hosts rallied in the second half but we held out for a six point win. Leslie Coughlan was outstanding and was ably assisted by Tommy Wallis, Liam Clohessy, Davy O’Brien and Sean Hennessy.  The Midleton goals came from Shane Ryan, Davey O’Brien, Sean Hennessy and Michael Keohane. Well done to all involved.
Team: Joe Koftus, Alwyn Kearney, Colum Leahy, Liam Clohessy, Brian O’Sullivan, Leslie Coughlan, Shane Ryan, Tommy Wallis, Eoin Ferriter, Ian Fitzpatrick, Michael Keohane, Sean Hennessy, Davey O’Brien, Oisin Cotter, Mark O’Keefe.

Fe 21 A Football Championship
Midleton put their East Cork Fe 21 A Football title on the line when they open their defence of the title this Wednesday, 21st, when they face Youghal at the Top of the Hill pitch in Youghal. Last year was a great one when we reached a County semi final where we lost to eventual County Champions Skibbereen. Preparations have been limited but I am sure the lads will not want to let their title go easily.

St Patricks Day
Last Saturday saw our new Changing Rooms in use for the first time. For photos of the new development click HERE. The game against Carrigtwohill also saw an opportunity for everyone to have a look around our new facilities. After the Senior Hurling League game most people travelled to either participate in or watch the Midleton Parade where our Underage section participated in large numbers.
Following the parade our juvenile players and their parents returned to the Club Pavilion where food and Teas/Coffees were provided. It was great to see such a large number back at the Club this year.

Collection for Midleton Hospital
The Club took the opportunity on Saturday when we had the large crowd in attendance for our Senior Hurling League game against Carrigtwohill to take up a collection for Midleton Hospital. We are delighted to say that we collected €700 on the day. We will formally hand over the money to Midleton Hospital in the near future. The Club would like to thank all those who gave so generously on the day for such a worthy cause.

Fitzgibbon Cup
The Club would like to extend our congratulations to the Midleton players involved with U.C.C. in their recent win in the Fitzgibbon Cup Final. James Nagle, Patrick O’Mahony and Paul Haughney are now the proud holders of the much coveted Fitzgibbon Cup medal.

Colleges Freshers Hurling
Midleton had three players involved with U.C.C. when they won the Freshers Hurling League recently when they overcame U.L. in the final. Congratulations to Conor Lehane, who captained the team, and to Killian Burke and Tommy Wallis who were also involved.

Club Membership for 2012 is now due. Adult Membership is €80. For all other categories, Unemployed, Student or OAP it is €30. All players must pay prior to playing for the Club. You can pay by either contacting Membership Officer John Curtin or by leaving your payment in the box provided behind the Club Bar. Thanks.

Wednesday 21st March Fe 21 A Football Championship
Youghal v Midleton, Top of the Hill 7.45pm

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