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Midleton GAA , Camogie & Ladies Football Club News

11 October, 2015

Junior Hurling
Our Junior A hurlers were very unlucky to lose out to East Cork Champions Dungourney in the East Cork League Final last Saturday evening in Killeagh. Having led for most of the game it was only in the final few minutes that we relinquished the lead and lost out by a single point. Final Score Midleton 3-12 v  Dungourney 0-22.  
Team: Joe Loftus (0-02 free’s), Billy O’Shea, Oisin Cotter, Elliot Mulcahy, Kevin Mulcahy, Luke Dineen, Darren Quirke, Josh Deady (0-02), Sean O’Meara, Declan Ryan (0-04 3  free’s), Alan Stanton (0-01), Cormac Beausang (0-03), Sean O’Farrell, Paul Barry (2-00) & Brian O’Sullivan (1-00). Sub used Luke Finnerty.
Well done to the players and management for their fine effort. 
We face Mayfield next on Saturday 24th in the County Junior Hurling League Final in Caherlag @ 4pm 

Junior Football
Last Tuesday evening in Killeagh our Junior A Footballers had a hard earned victory over hosts Glenbower Rovers in the East Cork League. The highlight of this game was the return of Peter Dowling to the big ball game and he didn’t disappoint kicking four fine points in the process. Final Score Glenbower Rovers 1-08 v Midleton 1-10
Team: Byran Rossiter, Luke Dineen, Leslie Coughlan, Eoin Ferriter, Darren Quirke, Seamus O’Farrell, Brian O’Sullivan, Shane Ryan, Peter Dowling 0-04), Cillan Hurley (1-01), Alywin Kearney, Cormac Beausang (0-02), Declan Ryan (0-01), Kieran Mulcahy (0-01) & Brendan Ferriter. Sub used Aidan Ryan (0-01) for Eoin Ferriter (inj.).      

Bank of Ireland Enterprise Town Event
Last weekend the Club was a hive of activity with Bank of Ireland taking over the place as Midleton had been chosen for their Enterprise town project “Working together to support local communities”.
On Saturday there was Business & Community Expo with many local businesses’ showing off their wares, throughout the event TV and Radio personality John Creedon acted as MC. On Sunday there was a Sports & Community Expo.
Many thanks to Ronnie O’Driscoll Manager of Bank of Ireland Midleton and her staff for all their work in setting this up. A special word of thanks must go to our own Alan Donegan for overseeing this very positive and well supported event. 

Cork Clubs Draw
If you wish to participate or complete your renewal for the up and coming new draw in October please contact Steve Sheehan 085/1741460, John Fenton 086/6065444 or Pearse Mc Carthy 087/0578139.

Ladies Football 
What a day for our Fe14 girls. East Cork U14 Champions, defeating near neighbours Cloyne in a very entertaining game. Our girls gave a fantastic performance and really upped their game for this final. Midleton lead from the start and never gave that lead up. In fairness to Cloyne they came at us in the second half and camped in our goal mouth, but our girls strong in defence were able to keep them out. Great excitement and celebrations followed the final whistle. Well done girls ye were fantastic. Congratulations to all girls involved and to the Mentors.

U8 League Midleton v Inch Rovers
On Saturday morning our U8 Girls travelled to Killeagh to play Inch Rovers in their last League game for 2015. Midleton proved to be too strong on the day but the Inch Girls fought till the final whistle. Many Thanks again to the Parents who brought their girls out for an early start. Best wishes and good luck to the Fe12 girls who are now moving up to Fe10’s. 
Date for you Diary. On Monday Oct 26th Midleton Ladies Football Club are holding a Fancy Dress Fun Bingo night in Midleton Gaa Club at 7pm. 
Spooky prizes will be on offer. All are welcome to come. 
Winter Training continues. U8’s are in The Community Centre from 6-7pm. U10 upwards are in the Hockey pitch from 7-8pm.

Winter training Schedule;
Fé 6:  Ball Alley, Midleton GAA club, Friday evenings 7.15pm.
Fé 8: Midleton Community Centre, Friday evenings 7pm
Fé 10 & Fé 12 & Fé 14: Midleton College All weather pitch, Tuesday evenings 6pm. 
Thanks to all that called to our stand on Sunday last at the Midleton GAA -  Bank of Ireland Midleton Enterprise Town sport expo.  Great to see such a good turn out on the day. A special word to thanks to Cork Camogie Captain Aisling Thompson and Cork star Laura Tracy  for calling to the club on the day and taking to the field with our under 12 girls for a puck around. 
Congratulations!  A special word of congratulations to one of our Fe8 coaches Peter  Walsh who  on Saturday the 3rd October as part of a relay team with two others  Gordan Adair and Alex Jeffers  swam the English channel, to raise money for the Childrens Ward, CUH,   it took them 14 hours and 5 minutes.  Well done Peter!!

Our Lotto Jackpot was €5,800, we had no winner, the numbers were 5,19,20 &22, next week’s Jackpot will be €6,000, the Lucky dip winners were Norma Ferriter, Chrissie Dunlea, Christy Meade, Senan Carroll & Mary B.   
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 last the Fe9's travelled a short distance to Carrigtwohill for the last of this year’s Monster blitzes. On what was a bitterly cold morning we fielded three teams of ten players. Each and every player gave it their all and there was no shortage of courage and commitment from these young Magpies. With plenty of tackles, blocking and hooking on show as well as catching and plucking balls from the air!  Midleton opposition were; Team 1: Aghada, Watergrasshill and Carrigtwohill, Team 2: Youghal, Carrigaline and Aghada. Team 3: Watergrasshill, Carrigaline and Carrrigtwohill. To top off a great mornings hurling and a great season the boys were presented with medals by Cork GAA hurling star, Brian Lawton. We would like to extend our thanks to Brian Lawton, to Carrigtwohil GAA club for hosting the event and to Colm Crowley GDA for organising the monster blitz series. Thanks also to the coaches and parents who have helped out over the season and to Andrew Foley for his photographic expertise, which is greatly appreciated. We are taking a short but well deserved break from training, parents will be contacted soon with our winter training schedule.

We were up early Saturday morning for an end of year day out. Ballygunner was our desalination and we played four hurling games. We were a bit slow to get ourselves going on the field as the lads were singing all the way down on the bus. Many thanks to Ballygunner for their hospitality. The day ended with McDonald's in Dungarvan and more sing on the home, overall it was a great day out!!

Our hurlers were defeated by Sars in the Rebel Og Premier 1 League semi final last Wednesday evening in Riverstown by 0-04 to 2-10.

Dean Ryan Colleges Hurling
Well done to our club players and mentors who were involved in Midleton CBS’s recent victory over Thurles CBS after extra time by 0-25 to 2-13, they now face Ard Scoil Ris of Limerick in the semi final on Wednesday 31st in Cashel @ 1.30pm.    
Indoor Training 
Indoor Training will commence on November 7th from 10am to 1pm in the Community Centre (Gaelscoil) for Junior, Senior Infants & First Class groups.
Please bring a helmet and shinguards, hurleys will be provided on the day.



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