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Midleton GAA Club News

07 June, 2015

Junior Hurling
Last Friday evening our Junior 1 hurlers had a good win over hosts Erins Own in the League at Caherlag. Playing against a very strong wind in the first half we were behind by 1-07 v 0-02, in the second half we got on top and ran out winners on a score of 1-09 v 0-14.  
Team: Joe Loftus, Elliot Mulcahy, Eoin Ferriter, Liam Clohessy, Billy O Shea, Padraig O’Farrell, Darren Quirke, Sean O’Farrell, Padraig O’Keeffe, Leslie Coughlan, Josh Deady, Peter Dowling, Michael Abernethy, Declan Ryan & Shane Ryan. Subs used Pat Stack & Keith Ryan.
Championship v Carrigtwohill has been fixed for Sunday June 21st in Rostellan @ 7.30pm. Training continues this week on Tuesday & Thursday @ 7.30pm

Our Junior 2 hurlers had a very useful challenge game last Tuesday evening in Cloyne against our hosts. It was a good workout for all 21 players and thanks to Cloyne for facilitating us and arranging the referee. Final score: Cloyne 2-18 v Midleton 0-16.
Team: Christopher Dunlea, Pat Stack, Sean Corcoran, Ian Cooney, Brendan Ferriter, Liam Clohessy, Colm Leahy, Joe Collins, Josh Deady, Mark O’Keeffe, Brian O'Sullivan, Willie O’Brien, Brian Fitzgerald, Paul Barry & David O’Brien. Subs used Liam Franklin, Conor O’Neill, James O’Leary, James O’Brien & Paul O’Brien.  

Munster Hurling Championship
Commiserations to Conor Lehane (0-01), Luke O’Farrell (0-01), Killian Burke & Aidan Ryan who were all part of the Cork panel for last Sunday’s semi final loss to Waterford in Thurles by 1-21 to 3-19. 

County Intermediate Football Championship
Last Saturday evening we hosted Glanmire and Youghal in the second round of the above Championship and after an evenly fought game Glanmire emerged victorious by 1-07 to 0-09. Many thanks to those who helped out with the gates, pitch, etc.  

Well done to Midleton’s Ali Smith who played in Primary Schools games in Semple Stadium last Sunday  during half time at the Munster Hurling Semi-final. 
Camogie training continues on Friday evenings in the  GAA club 7.15pm, and for the older groups on Friday and Tuesday evenings, new players at all age groups welcome.  Enq: 087 6822916. Follow us on face book: Midleton Camogie.


Ladies Football  
Our U8s travelled to Lisgoold on Saturday for another game in the League. 14 girls turned up to play so we played 12 aside to match our opponent's and rotated 2 subs on and off. Ours girls proved to be too strong on the day for Lisgoold. Many thanks to the parents who travelled on the day. Also a big thank you to Pa Beausang who refereed the game at short notice and for the great advice he gave the girls.
Recently in the East Cork Go Game League we had a great outing against Lisgoold.
Team: Amy Keeshan, Lara Geary, Allanah Magan, Roisin Hayes Sinead O’ Rourke ,Lilly Kelly, Kate O’ Sullivan,Chloe Carr ,Solene Haligon, Áine Ryan ,Alex Cahill, Ciara Murphy, Johanna Carr & Emma Keeshan.

Midleton Ladies Football Annual Mixed Football Blitz will take place in Midleton GAA Club on July 20 and 21st. More details will follow soon.
Keep supporting the Ladies by dropping your receipts into the Ladies Football box in SuperValu. All support is greatly appreciated.
The Minor East Cork League will commence on July 5th for U16 and U18's. 
Training for this will continue in the Rugby Club on Monday nights and in the Tech Field from 7.30 to 8.30
Training for all age groups continues in the Rugby Club on Monday Nights from 6.30 onwards.

Tuesday 9th June Junior 2 Hurling League v Bride Rovers at home @ 7.30pm
Saturday 13th June Senior Hurling League v Ballyhea at home @ 6.30pm
Sunday 21st June Junior A Hurling Championship v Carrigtwohill in Rostellan @ 7.30pm
Wednesday 24th Junior B Hurling Championship v Sars in Cobh @ 7.30pm  
Check the website for the full list. 

Our annual Juvenile Golf Classic is now only 5 weeks away, it will take place on both July 8 & 9th at East Cork Golf Club. The competition is a 3 Ball Scramble and teams cost only €120, Tee times can be booked by contacting either Anthony Wall 086/3154016 or Coleman Quirke 087/2523759. Tee Box sponsorship is also available at €50, we look forward to your support for this very important fundraiser.   

Our Lotto Jackpot was €2,200, we had no winner, the numbers were ,6,14,19 & 27, the €40 Lucky Dip winners were Dolores Cummins, Carol O’Brien, L Nagle, Francis Allen & P Power, next weeks Jackpot will be €2,400. 
The Lotto draw takes place each Friday in the Club. 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, Teach Beag & Niall Mac’s Bars.

BINGO takes place each Friday night in the GAA Pavilion from 8pm, guaranteed Jackpot of 1,000 euro!!


Rang 3 Blitz
Last Friday in the club the 3rd class pupils from the Midleton primary schools took part in a blitz. Thanks to all those who took part and helped out on the day. The blitz is part of the clubs ongoing and extensive schools coaching programme. The club provides six hours coaching to local schools per week throughout the year. The success of this is reflected in the numbers of young players in the club, it is also an opportunity for boys that don't play at club level to experience and enjoy hurling and to partake in a bit of fun and exercise with their school mates. The success of such a programme relies on the cooperation of the schools to this end the club would like to acknowledge the commitment of  liaison officers from the participating schools, Jim O' Sullivan CBS, Criostoir O' Cathaisgh Gealscoil Mhainistir na Corann, Shane McSweeney St John  Baptist, Barra O'Tuama Ballintotis NS. Club coaching officer and organiser Martin McSweeney would like to thank the club for providing its magnificent facilities for the blitz and G.D.A. Sean Crowley for his ongoing support and help.

The full hurling panel travelled to Dundrum (Knockavilla / Donaskeigh Kickham's GAA club) in Tipperary on Saturday last to compete in a Blitz organised by the local club. We entered two teams into the tournament and got a great response from the players and mentors. Thirty-one of our players travelled to play. We competed against clubs from Tipperary, Limerick and Clare. Our first game started at 11 am in the morning and our last game finished at ten minutes after 5 pm. It truly was a feast of hurling that everyone enjoyed. Both our teams came away as winners: one team won the Plate final while the other team won the Cup Final. 
We finished off the day with dinner in the local golf club. La iontach a bhi ann! 

We played in a top of the table Premier 1 Hurling clash last Wednesday night versus Douglas. The match was played in Midleton on a perfect night for hurling. Both teams have played against each other on number of times over the last few years and there has never been more than one score between them at the end of a match. Wednesday’s match was to prove to be no different. From the minute the ball was thrown-in all players gave full commitment. Midleton were first on the scoreboard and by half time held the lead by two points. The second half proved to be as close and competitive as the first half and the decisive score of the game came midway through it when Darragh McCarthy scored a goal from a 20 meter free. The young Magpies held on to win on a score line of 1-06 to 0-07. Brion Saunderson, James O’Sullivan, Shay Bohan were best for Midleton on the night.
St Vincent’s were our opposition last Tuesday night in the Premier 2 Hurling League. The game was played in Holyhill. The first half of the game was a very even game of hurling. We were dominant at times and could have had more scores on the scoreboard had we brought a bit more luck with us. At half time we led by three points and turned around to play into a very stiff breeze. This proved to be an important factor as Vincent's made good use of it. We put up a spirited performance but ultimately we came up short on a scoreline of Midleton 1-06, St Vincent's 4-05.

Our hurlers welcomed Ruairi Og from Cushendall Antrim last Friday night for two challenge games. The games were very entertaining and useful for both sets of selectors. Many thanks to both Conor Lehane and Killian Burke who spoke to the players and signed autographs. Afterwards the players and their parents were served light refreshments and a fantastic spread of food kindly supplied by our player’s parents and the Boston Diner in the Lounge.

Kellogs Cul Camp
Our camp for Boys takes place from Monday the 29th of June until Friday the 3rd of July. Our camp co ordinator is Patrick Beausang, further details to follow soon. 

Outdoor Training
Training for all the Street League groups takes place each Saturday morning at the MAIN PITCH and will continue over the coming months. 

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