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Midleton GAA , Camogie & Ladies Football Club News

20 September, 2015

Senior Hurling
Our hurlers will play the County Championship semi final against Glen Rovers in Pairc Ui Rinn on Sunday next the 27th of September @ 2.15pm. 
We wish all the players and management the very best of luck. 
Junior Hurling 
We had a good win in the East Cork Junior 1 League last Sunday morning when we defeated St Ita’s at home on a scoreline of 3-15 to 2-11.
Our next game is fixed for Saturday 26th v Russell Rovers at home @ 5pm.
Team: Joe Loftus, Adam Daly, Oisin Cotter, Billy O’Shea, Luke Dineen, Darren Quirke, Kevin Mulcahy, Cormac Beausang, Seanaidh Smyth, Leslie Coughlan, Padraic Nagle, Mark O’Keeffe, Andrew Rea, James Lane & Michael Abernethy.
Subs used Sean O’Meara, James O’Leary, Davy Hogan & Alan Stanton.    

Ladies Football 
We travelled to Watergrasshill for the quarter final of the Fe16 East Cork Championship recently. It was not to be our night as they finished winners on a score line of 3-11 to our 2-5 with Watergrasshill getting most of their scores in the first half and us getting most of ours in the second. A great goal from Molly at the end of the first half kept us in the game. Behind by eight points at half time we stormed into the game after half time and straight away Abby ended up at the end of a great movement of the ball up the field rattled the back of the net. We completely dominated for the next ten mins, but we couldn’t convert our scores to goals even though we scored five great points. Reduced to fourteen players due to a yellow card, they came back into the game and scored a late goal and a couple of points to take the game out of our reach. To sum up we were poor in the first half but the girls ran themselves into the ground for the second half. We couldn’t ask for more. Hard luck girls. We have no complaints they were that bit stronger on the night and we wish them all the best in the semi final.
Training will continue each Monday night at 07:00 in the Rugby Club.
Team/Panel: Clodagh Finn; Laura O’Leary; Deirdre Corcoran; Roisin O’Callaghan; Dionne Carroll (Captain); Charley Moore, Claudia Kearney, Sarah Murphy; Fiona Murphy; Rhea Buckley; Abby Quirke,  Molly Beausang , Kari McEvoy, Lizzie Phiri,, Sadhbh Beausang, Lucy Kenneally

On Saturday last both our Fe8 and 10 girls were travelling again. This time it was to Ballyphehane for another Blitz. Luckily the weather was good for us. This is a blitz the Club has been invited to attend for the last few years and once again it was another successful event. Our U8 girls were in a group with Nemo, Ballyphehane, Bishopstown and Fermoy. Well done to all of our girls who put in a fantastic effort in each of the games. 
Panel: Katie Tarrent,Amy Keeshan,Emma Keeshan,Chloe Carr,Alyx Cahill,Lara Geary,Emma Fitzgerald,Lilly Kelly,Kate O’Sullivan,Kate Saunnderson
Our U10’s were in a group with Ballygarven,Bishopstown and Fermoy. Again a superb team performance by each one of the girls.
Panel: Kelly Quirke, Roisin Crotty, Ellen O’Neill, Aishling McCarthy, Grainne Finn, Saoirse Tagney, Isabella Nestor, Clara Collins, Jane Horgan, Emily Dunne, Amy Murray, Anna Dupas, Aoife Fitzgerald & Katie Smith.
A big thank you to all the parents who travelled to bring their girls along, your support is as always appreciated. 

It was a busy week for Midleton Camogie starting with a trip to Croke Park on Sunday last. Sixty four supporters boarded two buses from the club at 9am, arriving  back  over twelve hours later, it was a long day, but all that travelled were  rewarded when we saw captain Aisling Thompsan lift the O’Duffy Cup ensuring it returns to  Lee side for another twelve months.  Congratulations to the Cork Senior Team All Ireland Champions. We hope to welcome them back to Midleton along with the cup in the coming weeks. 

We welcomed Castlemartyr and Carrigtwohill  to an under 6’s, under 7’s and under 8’s  blitz  held Midleton GAA grounds on Saturday afternoon last . With six pitches in use, each team played two matches. Some great skills were on display from all clubs  as well as great sportsmanship and great enthusiasm for the game.  Well done girls - the future of Cork Camogie looks safe !   Thank you Castlemartyr,  Carrigtwohill  and  to our own young players for contributing  to a fantastic day entertainment . Thanks to all the coaches and parents who helped out on the day.  Thank you also to our older girls who helped out and our young referees Leah, Lucy, Ali, Ellen, Riana.
Our Fe9’s are looking forward  to travelling  to Killarney next  Saturday  the 26th   to take part in the Veronica Stack Memorial Tournament .  
Training at the earlier time of 6.30pm Friday evening Midleton GAA Club. Enq:087 6822916. 

Church Gate Collection
Our Annual Church Gate collection will take place next weekend at the Saturday evening and Sunday morning masses. If you can attend any of these please contact John Fenton or any other Club Officer at your earliest convenience. 

Higher Education 
Munster GAA invite applications from members of the association (male or female) who are attending a full time Higher Education course and who are or intend to be active participants in UCC GAA Club for their National Bursary programme. 
A fixed number of bursaries have been allocated to each Third Level College in the province (based on size and playing population) and are valued at 750 euro each.
More details can be found at
Completed applications can be sent to Aras Mumhan, Newcastle, Castletroy, Co. Limerick or to the Department of Sport, Ferry Lodge, Mardyke Walk.
Closing date is Friday October 2nd.

Our Lotto Jackpot was €5,200, we had no winner, the numbers were 9,10,15 & 19, next week’s Jackpot will be €5,400, the Lucky dip winners were Denis Cashman, Bernie Kearney, Ger Goldspring, Chloe James & Kien Mc Carthy. 
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!!



On Saturday morning we had a great turnout of thirty eight young talented hurlers who travelled to Riverstown to take on the local Sars lads. It was a return fixture to Sars for their visit to Midleton back in July. Thanks to Sarsfields for hosting us on lovely autumnal morning. It was great to see the so many parents and grandparents supporting the lads during their matches. The coaches were very proud of their efforts. We gave it our all, got stuck in and never gave up. Looking forward to our final outing next week against Carrigtwohill and Killeagh.

Our Davy Hogan Street Leagues took place last Saturday morning in the club.
The teams involved were St Marys, Sons of Rest, St Endas, and Garryowen. 
The finals will be on next Saturday at the club.

Our busy Magpies travelled to Danesfort, Kilkenny on Saturday last. This annual blitz is a sought after competition and we were delighted to be invited back again this year. Eight teams compete and we were the only team from outside of Kilkenny to play at it this year. Our first game was against Dunamaggin. We started very well and by half time we were two goals up. They came back into the game in the second half but we held on to win the game by three points. The next game, the semi-final of the tournament was against Young Ireland’s. This was another hard fought game and our boys showed plenty of grit and determination throughout. This resulted in us having a very good win and so qualified the boys for the tournament final. After a short break the final was to be a game against Callan. We had a whirlwind start and had the ball in the net a number of times in the first half. So the team was set up nicely for the remainder of the game. The second half saw us start very well again and it wasn’t long before the game had definitely fallen in our direction. At the final whistle we were crowned champions and Kelvin Barry received the cup on behalf of a very happy panel. We then went from Danesfort to Thomastown to watch Ballyhale beat James Stephens in the quarter final of the Kilkenny Senior Hurling Championship.

Premier 1 Autumn League:
Having returned from Kilkenny late Saturday evening this panel was up early again on Sunday to play Slieve Rue at 11 am in the Tech Field. What another cracking game of hurling we witnessed. The first half was a ding dong affair with plenty of great scores from both teams. At half time Midleton were a goal behind. There was no let-up of the excitement in the second half. The game ended in a draw after Slieve Rue equalized with the last shot of the game. That leaves us with one win and two draws in the Premier 1 Autumn league. 
Comhghairdeas le gach na himreoirí, meantóirí agus tuismitheoirí.

Our footballers lost out in the Premier 2 County Championship semi final last Saturday afternoon to Carbery Rangers by 3-06 to 4-10.
It was a very tough and hard fought game. The lads did Midleton very proud with their efforts and but for a few decisions and a bit of luck that didn't go our way we could have reached the final. It would have been nothing more than our boys would have deserved. Well done to all. 
Team: Ciaran Evans, John Dwyer, Conor O'Farrell, Andrew Nestor, Tommy O'Connell, Eoin Mitchell, Adam Wilson, Eoin Maloney, Luke Smith, Shane Finn, Sean O'Leary Hayes, Cathal Gunning, Cian Farmer, Christopher Power & Kevin Finn. Subs 
Tom Scanlon, Alan Power, Cormac O'Brien, E. O' Meara & Mark Daly.


Junior Infants Registration
Will take place on Saturday the 3rd of October from 10 to 12 at the Clubhouse, all new members are very welcome.

Annual James O Brien Tournament 
This Fe12 Hurling Tournament will be held on Saturday the 3rd of October in the Gaa Club. More details of the tournament to follow.

Club Shop
Our Club Shop will be open next Saturday from 10am to 12 for anyone wishing to buy flags or gear before next Sundays Senior Hurling Championship semi final.

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