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Midleton GAA Notes 27th August 2012

27 August, 2012

Fe 21 A Hurling Championship
Midleton 4-24 St Catherines 0-10
Our Fe 21 hurlers started their defence of their East Cork and County titles on Tuesday of last week when they travelled to Dungourney to face St. Catherines. It turned out to be a very one sided game as we ran out the easiest of winners. The result was never in doubt from early on as even though playing into the wind Midleton built up an early lead which had stretched to eight points by half time. Two goals from Conor Lehane and Paul Haughney plus good accuracy from frees by Cormac Walsh made up the bulk of our 2-10 half time total, St Catherines had 0-08 on the board.
With the wind advantage in the second half it was all too easy as we added a further 2-14 to our opponents two points. We now face Erins Own in the final which has not been fixed at the time of writing.
The downside on the night was the injuries picked up by Finnbarr O’Mahony who broke both his thumb and little finger in separate incidents. He had surgery to put a pin in his thumb and we wish him a speedy recovery.
MIDLETON: Tommy Wallis; Padraig O'Farrell, Patrick O'Mahony, Elliott Mulcahy; Killian Burke, Finnbarr O'Mahony, Leslie Coughlan; Cormac Walsh, Padraig Nagle; Conor Lehane, Ian Kenifick, Niall Madden; Patrick White, Paul Haughney, Michael Abernethy.
Subs: Neil O'Regan for Finnbarr O'Mahony, Jake Hegarty for Paul Haughney, Darren Quirke for Cormac Walsh,  Brian O'Sullivan for Conor Lehane and S O'Farrell for Padraig Nagle.

Minor Football Championship
Our Minor Footballers are in championship action this Thursday night, 30th when they face Carbery Rangers in the Premier 2 quarter final. We had a good win over Charleville in the last round. The winners play either Clonakilty or Boherbue in the semi final. The venue and time were not to hand at the time of writing.

Junior B Hurling Championship
Midleton start the defence of their East Cork Junior B Hurling Championship when they face Killeagh on Friday evening, 31st. Throw in is at 6.30pm with the venue yet to be confirmed. Their League form has been good with their most recent win being over Ballinacurra on a 1-11 to 1-08 score line.

Midleton GAA Gym Membership
Our Gym is now open for Membership. Priority will be given to applications from existing Club Members and their immediate families, former players with Midleton GAA and Members of Midleton Ladies Football Club. Further details are available on our Club Website and from any Club Officer. Gym Membership for an existing Member of Club is €70, Non GAA Club Member is €100 and for spouse or sibling of Gym Member is €50. Contact Ian O’Brien or John Fenton for further details.

Thursday 30th Premier 2 Minor Football Championship Q-F
Midleton v Carbery Rangers Time & venue TBC
Friday 31st  August Junior B Hurling Championship
Midleton v Killeagh at 6.30pm, venue TBC

Lotto Friday 24th August
Number drawn 3, 19, 23, 27.
Jackpot €8,800. No winner.
Lucky Dip Winners of €40
Helena O’Sullivan, Cloyne.
Claire Fitzgerald, The Pinnacles, Broomfield, Midleton.
Jerry Wallis, Castleredmond, Midleton.
Sylvia Hickey, Whitegate.
Evan & Oran Sheedy, Galbally.
Next weeks jackpot €9,000
Thank you for your continued success.

Juvenile Notes

Fe 10
On Monday the 20th our fe10 hurlers travelled to Riverstown to play Sars for the first time this year. We both had 28 players and picked 3 teams so that every player would get the same amount of game time. The games were 8 minutes aside with Sars teams staying on the same pitch and Midleton moving after every game. This turned out to be a fantastic evenings hurling played with great determination and skill from both sides on a great pitch considering the summer we didn't have. All teams were evenly matched with great scores from both sides. Thanks to Sars for the game and the parents for the continued support.

On Saturday the 25th we went on our first bus trip of the year to St Mary’s of Clonmel to take part in their annual fe10 hurling blitz. We decided to take all the panel so we entered two even teams, Team 1 were in a group with O’Loughlin Gaels, Mount Sion, and killmacud crokes. Team 2 were in a group with Sars, St Mary’s and Faughs. With all the other clubs bringing one team we knew we had to be at our best to compete in this competition.Team1played Mount Sion’s first and after having a great first half lost out at the end, Next were O’Loughlan Gaels where we played some great hurling and ran out winners,in the last game we played Killmacud Crokes in a great game but came out second best to the eventual blitz winners.Team2 played Sars first narrowly losing out but recovered well to see off Faughs and St Mary’s and make the semi final of the shield. In the semi final we overcame Fethard is a great battle to qualify for the shield final against Mount Sion. The first half was a great tussle with Mount Sion getting some crucial scores in the second half, We were the only team to travel with two teams (all panel members) which on the day was hard trying to rotate and give everyone game time, but the lads seemed to enjoy the day out which is the most important thing. Thanks to St Mary’s for a very well run blitz and the parents who gave the lads great support on the day.

Summer matches
Matches will continue during the summer holidays despite players and coaches being away. If you are not available for a period of time during the remainder of what we normally call the summer will you please let team managers know. This will help us to attend matches with the required number of players.

Training continues during the summer for all juvenile groups. Check the club website on the juvenile team page for your child’s team training times. Team managers will update teams by text if there are changes. We would ask parents to encourage their children to practice during the week even if the weather is bad, parents can practice catching the ball indoors. Please remember to bring your €2 to training sessions. This money is vital to keep the juvenile section of the club funded.
We have re commenced the coffee morning on Saturdays. Parents with children practicing can get a free cup of coffee and admire their kids in action. Many thanks to those parents who are helping with the teas and coffees.

Club Gear
Midleton GAA juvenile club will have a shop with club playing and leisure wear open each Saturday morning in the clubhouse.

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