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Midleton GAA Club News

11 May, 2014

Midleton Hurling & Football Notes

   
Senior Hurling
Our senior hurlers had a very fine victory in the Red FM League against St Finbarr’s last Thursday evening in Midleton.
In the first half the visitors scored two rather fortunate goals which kept them in touch with us at halftime 2-08 v 2-05.In the second half we really combined well to get some great scores, with our defence also got on top we eventually ran out convincing winners by 3-15 v 2-10.
Team: Joe Loftus, Darren Quirke, Alywin Kearney, Elliot Mulcahy, Seamus O Farrell, Finbar O’ Mahony, James Nagle, Eoin Walsh, Peter Dowling, Padraig O Keeffe (1-03),Aidan Ryan (0-02), Cormac Walsh 0-05), Padraig Nagle(0-01), Patrick O’Mahony (1-01) & Patrick White (1-03). Subs used Eoin Ferriter & Michael Abernethy. 

Cousins James and Matthew meet their hero Conor at the Cork Open Night recently.   

Fixtures
Thursday 15th Fe14 Rice Cup final Midleton CBS v Ard Scoil Ris in Charleville 1.30pm
Saturday 17th Premier 1 Fe14 Hurling Champ s/final v Valley Rovers or Bishopstown
Tuesday 20th Red FM Senior Hurling v Douglas away @ 7.15pm
Wednesday 21st Junior 2 Hurling League v Cobh at home @ 7.30pm
Sunday 25th Munster Senior Hurling Championship Cork v Waterford in Thurles
Tuesday 27th Junior 2 Hurling League v Dungourney away @ 7.30pm
Complete list of fixtures for May are available when you click HERE 

Cork v Waterford on May 25th May
Orders via text only to Vin Reddy 087 252 1285 before 10pm Tuesday 13th May.
State number of Adult and Juvenile tickets required
NB: Tickets are currently on sale at Hurley's SuperValu and online at gaa.tickets.ie .

Covered Stand  
Adults €25 -
Juveniles €5  
Students and O.A.P's pay €25 but will receive a concession of €10 at the stile with ID.

Un-Covered Stand  
Adults €20 -
Juveniles €5  
Students and O.A.P's pay €20 but will receive a concession of €5 at the stile with ID.

Terrace
Adult €15
Students/OAP pay €15 but will receive a concession of  €5 at the stile with ID

Gaa Golf Classic
Our Golf Classic which is once again kindly sponsored by Blackwater Motors Cork, Fermoy & Skibbereen will take place on the 9 & 10th of July at East Cork Golf Club. Teams of 3 costs €120 and tee box sponsorship is available @ €50.

For timesheet bookings please contact either Anthony Wall @ 086/3154016 or Coleman Quirke @ 087/2523759, more details are on the Club website.

Golf Society Captain's Prize
Mr John Droogs Captains prize this Wednesday May 14th shotgun start 5pm. E. C. Golf Club. If 5pm doesn't suit and you would like to play earlier contact Pat Hayes and he will try to arrange it. If you can think of anybody who might like to join the society you might encourage them to come along. Looking forward to seeing you on 14th

Lotto
Lotto Jackpot was €2,800 the no’s were 1,5,8 & 11, there was no winner, the Lucky dip winners were John Ferriter, Bill O’ Keeffe, Helen Quinlan, Ann O’ Hara & Cathlene Fitzgerald, next week’s Jackpot is €3,000, thanks for your continued support.
The Lotto draw takes place each Friday in the Club, extra help is required, if you have an hour to spare any week please drop in and join one of our weekly groups.  

BINGO for all every Friday night in the GAA Pavilion from 8pm, guaranteed Jackpot of 1,000 euro!!

 

Juvenile Notes

Fe 11
We travelled to St Michael’s GFC grounds on Saturday 10th of May to participate in a feeder tournament into the John Kerins Gaelic Football Tournament. Unfortunately conditions were shocking with a gale force wind blowing into the harbour for the duration of the matches.
On the morning twenty two of our players turned out for the blitz.
1st Game V. Glanmire: We had the majority of possession for this game but a number of factors most notably the wind meant our accuracy in front of goals wasn’t great. Glanmire held onto win by a goal at the final whistle.
2nd Game V. Ballincollig: There was a marked improvement in our shooting for the second game. We got a number of excellent scores both from play and placed balls. The backs also contributed handsomely to the fine performance but alas we again came up short this time by only two points.
3rd Game V. St Michaels: After two heart-breaking defeats it would have been very understandable if the players’ heads started to drop. But that’s not what this group do in such circumstances. Instead they dug deep and gave their best performance of the day. After extra time they held on to win by 2 goals.
Massive credit is due to all players, parents and mentors who contributed to the team on the day. Undoubtedly there are lots more good days in front of this panel of players         

Fe 14 
On a very wet and windy evening in Carrigtwohill on Friday last 9th May, Midleton U14 Hurlers overcame local rivals Sarsfields, in a very tense battle, on a scoreline of 3-6 to 1-5 in this eagerly awaited Quarter Final of the Cork County Premier 1Hurling championship. Sars started strongly and in the first 20 minutes owned the sliotar and bombarded the Midleton rearguard, who were under fierce pressure at this stage. Sars were on top around the middle of the pitch and Midleton were finding it hard to get any clean possession. Our backs held out strongly and Sars were limited to 3 pointed frees to show before Midleton got on the board with a point from play after 16 minutes. Shortly afterwards Sars scored the goal that always looked likely, by virtue of the domination they had. So after 20 minutes the score was Sars 1-3 (well worth it), Midleton 0-1 and the Feile Champions looked in deep trouble. The Midleton players showed great heart and some positional changes were made that benefited all the players. We were now hurling well and the lads upped their game considerably. They began running at Sars. In a purple spell of 10 minutes before half time a haul of 1-4 turned the game on its head. Suddenly Midleton were ahead 1-5 to 1-3 at half time and looking strong. In the second half Midleton continued where they left off in the first half, and began to dominate. Yet scores were hard to come by, due to a resolute Sars defence. Approaching the final 10 minutes, Midleton scored a cracking goal to lead 2-6 to 1-4. Shortly afterward, Midleton raised another Green Flag to leave Sars now needed goals to have any chance of winning. Sars tried to the end and threw everything at our defence, but Midleton held out for a win that looked very unlikely after 20 minutes.
Final Score Midleton 3-06 v Sarsfields 1-05, we now play the winners of Valley Rovers and Bishopstown in the Semi Final on next Saturday in our quest for the Sean Keohane cup. Well done to all our panel of 26 players.
Team: Ross Shanahan, Christian Murphy, Alan Power, Cormac O Brien, Sean O Sullivan, Ciaran Evans, Kian Farmer, Griffin Hurley, Cian Murray, Conor O Leary, Evan Rowlands, Jake Shanahan, Sam Quirke, Ross O Regan, Tommy O Connell, Fergus Wade, David Scanlon, Ryan O Riordan, Mark Daly, Niall Higgins, Coleman Quinn, Craig Barry, Gary Carroll, Ronan Lynch, Adam O Connell, Cian Crowley.

Best of Luck to our club players on the Midleton CBS Rice Cup hurling team who take on Ard Scoil Ris of Limerick in the final in Charleville next Thursday @ 1.30 

Fe16
Our Fe16 Hurlers completed their League program ahead of the break for the Junior Cert Exams with a defeat at home to neighbours Carrigtwohill. In a performance that mirrored that of previous games the boys were unable to match a strong performance in the 1st half in the second but unlike previous games we couldn't hold out and faded to lose by 2 pts in the end. We now break until after the Exams and we wish all the boys on the panel who sit the exams the very best of luck in their tests ahead.

Kellogs Cul Camp
This years Cul Camp will run from Monday June 30th until Friday July 4th at the Main Pitch. All Registered players from Junior infants upwards can take part.
Camp details will be sent out closer to the date.
This year’s camp Coordinator once again is Pa Beausang @ 0862284185.


 

Training
The training and coffee mornings are back on Saturday mornings at the Main Pitch at the normal times for each group. FE13,12 and 11’s from 09.45 to 11, FE9,8 and 7’s from 11 to 12 and FE10 and 6’s from 12 to 1.Please check website our Club website www.midletongaa.com for each TEAM COACH and contact number.
New players are always welcome.

Club Shop
The Club shop is open each Saturday from 11am to 12, a full selection of gear is available. Anyone looking for Birthday presents can also buy gift vouchers from the club shop. Full price lists are available on the club website www.midletongaa.com 

Ladies Football

Congratulations to Midletons Orlagh Farmer and the Cork Ladies Football Team who defeated Dublin on Saturday to win the League Title. Well Done to Orlagh on helping with the scoreline by scoring a great goal.
On Monday last Midleton’s U12 Girls  welcomed Bride Rovers to play. It was the first night that the Portable Goals which we bought from our Fun Bingo Fundraising night were used.
Upcoming games:  On Monday May 19th it’s the turn of our U10’s as they host St Colemans in Midleton Rugby Club at 7pm. The RFC Bar will be open serving Refreshments for those who wish to avail.
July 2nd see’s our Junior Ladies in action in the Semi-Final of the East Cork “A” League against Watergrasshill. A venue has yet to be decided so stay tuned for updates.
Remember the U8’s, U10’s, U12’s train every Monday Night in Midleton Rugby Club from 6.30pm onwards. We will now be selling our Club Shorts and Socks here so if you are looking to purchase your Club Colours come along to the Rugby Club.
Stay up to date with Midleton Ladies Football Club. Check us out on Facebook at Midleton Ladies Football GAA, tweet us at @midleton_lgfa or visit the Midleton GAA website and click on “Ladies Section”.
New Players are always welcome at Midleton Ladies Football Club. If you or your daughter would like to come along and try it for yourself please call to Midleton Rugby Club on Monday Nights from 6.30pm onwards to see us in action.

Camogie

Midleton Camogie Club Launch Saturday 24th May 11am – 12md, Midleton GAA ground.
Registration for girls Under 8, Under 10 , Under 12 will take place on Thursday the 29th of May 7pm - 9pm Midleton GAA club, with training to commence the following week. Girls with or without previous experience welcome.
Anyone interested in becoming involved in the club please contact midletoncamogiepro@gmail.com
Further details and updates : Facebook:www.facebook.com/Midleton Camogie Club and Twitter@Midletoncamogie


 

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