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Midleton GAA Club News

01 February, 2015

Midleton Hurling & Football Notes

Club Development Open Meeting
Last Thursday night a great crowd of almost 120 people attended our Public Meeting at the Club Pavilion.This meeting was organised by the Club Steering Committee with the assistance of the County Board Development Officer Michael Byrne and Board Facilitator Jim Hanley. Chairman of the Hurling & Football Club Liam Ryan welcomed everybody, then Mark Walsh Steering Committee Chairman addressed the meeting outling the agenda for the evening. A very informative Power Point presentation was displayed throughout the evening on a large screen. Each group discussed a number of topics and all the feedback was recorded. Five Focus Groups will be set up in the coming weeks to evaluate this information which will then be utilised later in the Club Plan.   Many thanks to everybody who attended and contributed to this meeting.  

Membership Rates 2015 
Next Friday the 6th of February a Membership Registration evening will take place in the Gaa Club from 7-10pm for all those who would like to submit membership. 
Adult: Waged , Player (Gym inclusive) €150, Adult: Student, Player (Gym inclusive €100, Adult: Unemployed, Player (Gym inclusive) €100, Adult: Waged, Non Player + Gym  €150, Adult: Waged, Non Player (Without Gym ) €80, Adult: OAP > 66yrs €30     

Minor Football
Our Minor footballers played their opening League match of the year v N Piarsaigh on Sunday Feb 1st in the Community College. In near perfect conditions Midleton had the brighter of the opening half and goals from Conor O'Neill and Eoin Moloney had the Magpies well in control at the break on a score of 2-06 to 2-00. Na Piarsaigh did up their performance in the second half and had the gap narrowed to 2 points as the final whistle approached. Midleton did manage to hold out to give the Magpies a well deserved 3-12 to 3-10 win and their opening points in Premier 2 Minor Football League. Team; Eoghan Collins, Luke Smith, Jack Enright, James O'Brien, Conor Evans, Jordan Roche, Sean O'Meara, Eoin Maloney, Seadhnaidh Smyth, Sean O'Leary, Cormac Beausang, Garan Manley, Conor O'Neill, Adam Daly, Mark Crotty. Subs used Eoin Mitchell, Cathal Gunning & Shane O'Brien.

Last Man Standing
Winner at last !!!! Congrats to Joe Power (Jnr) who won our Last Man Standing competition picking up €500 in the process. Joe had selected Sunderland who defeated Burnley on Saturday, the other four lads selected Southampton who went down rather surprisingly at home to Swansea on Sunday. Thanks to everybody who supported this event over the past numbers of weeks and also a word of thanks for the organising committee for doing such a great job.  


Cork Senior Hurling
Last Saturday Cork were defeated by Limerick in the Waterford Crystal Cup final at Mallow by 1-16 v 3-20. Representing Cork was Luke O’ Farrell(0-01) and Paul Haughney (0-02).

Fitzgibbon Hurling
Congrats to UCC players Killian Burke, Conor Lehane, Tommy Wallace, Brian Hartnett and Cormac Walsh on their great win over GMIT last Thursday in the Mardyke by 3-19 v 0-08 and also to the CIT lads Patrick White and Joe Loftus on their victory over DCU in Dublin by 0-17 v 1-06. Good luck on Thursday to UCC v NUIG in Galway and to CIT v St Patricks Dromcondra away in round two.

Off the Booze … On the Ball
We launched 'Off the Booze & On the Ball' last Saturday in the GAA Club. This campaign will run for the 28 days of February, with 15 players participating which is supported by the professional body of Midleton Solicitors. The idea behind it is to give your 2015 a healthy kick start going into the training year. In its inaugural year of OTB&OTB in 2012 we won a very worthwhile prize as Munster winners. This years prize is a coaching session with Oisin McConville or Brendan Cummins. Thanks to all the players for supporting this initiative by taking up the challenge. Special thanks to the Solicitors who have supported & sponsored us kindly with this healthy initiative, Denis Kelleher, Catherine Coleman, Daniel Wall, Alan Mc Gee, Eoin Murphy, James Sheridan, Ken Murray, Patrick O’ Shea, Joesph Cuddigan, W St. Clair Rice, Mc Court & Mullane.

Lotto Jackpot was €10,200, numbers were 14,17,19 & 27, there was no winner, Lucky Dips were Deirdre Doyle, Breda Smyth, Clare Mc Carthy, Betty Power & Liam O’Keeffe, next week’s Jackpot is €10,400. Tickets are on sale at the Club Bar, O ‘Neills Bar, Linehans Bar, Maple Leaf Bar, O’ Farrells Butchers, Frank Murphy Butchers, Pat Walsh Paints & Chadwicks.The Lotto draw takes place each Friday in the Club. 

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



Street League Indoor Hurling
Each Saturday training takes place at the Community Centre, coaching for boys continues and new members are always very welcome. The times are as follows: Junior Infants 12 – 1pm, Senior Infants 11-12 & First Class 10-11am.

Hurling Training continues each Wednesday from 6-7pm in the Hockey Pitch and on Saturdays from 10-11am at St Colmans Community College.   

Training resumes this Wednesday night from 7-8pm in the back field and the Ball alley. Bring hurling and football gear (essential items are drink, gum shield and helmet), put the lot in your kit bag. Saturday training sessions will resume on Saturday next 7th in St Colman’s College from 11-12, please bring the same kit you use on Wednesdays. Leagues will begin by the end of February.   

Fe 15
Played in sunny conditions on Sunday morning Midleton & NaPiarsaigh Under 15 Footballers played an entertaining draw in this first round of the Premier 1 Football League 3-09 v 3-09. The game opened brightly for Midleton who had 3 points on the board before Na Piarsaig opened their account with a point, shortly after this Na Piarsaig scored a goal direct from a 45 meter kick. Midleton though played with great determination and scored a great goal midway through the half. At the short whistle our lads were ahead 1-6 to 1-4 and were now turning to play against the slight breeze for the second half. Again Midleton were first out of the blocks in the second half and scored 1-1 in the first 3 minutes of the half. Midway through the half Midleton were ahead 3-9 to 1-6. In fairness to NaPiarsaigh they never gave up and got their reward with two goals. With time almost up Na Piarsaigh had the momentum with them and from a 45, the ball was fisted over the bar to earn them a deserved draw. This was a great first outing for this group of Midleton players who play in the Premier 1 Football grade for the first time. 

Club Gear
The Club shop is open each Saturday morning from 11am to 12, a full selection of gear is available Price lists are available on the club website 



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