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Midleton Hurling & Football, Ladies Football & Camogie Club NEWS

11 February, 2018

Post Primary School Hurling
All roads lead to Mallow next Saturday when the Midleton CBS senior hurlers take on Limerick’s Ard Scoil Rís in the Munster Colleges Dr Harty Cup final @ 1.30pm.
Following on from their great win over last years champions Templemore in the semi final CBS will be hoping to emulate the historic first success of 1988, 1995 and the last victory for any Cork school in 2006.
The Club wishes manager Aylwin Kearney and our club players on the panel the very best of luck against a team which interestingly will feature Jerome Boylan of Na Piarsaigh whose father Dave was a great Midleton player back in the 80’s as were his uncles John and Mick.  

Friday 16th February Junior 2 Football League v Cobh away @ 8pm
Sunday 25th February Senior Hurling League v Erins Own away @ 12
Sunday 4th March Senior Hurling League v Newtownshandrum at home @ 12

Allianze Hurling League
On Sunday next the 18th the Cork senior hurlers will take on Clare in Cusack Park Ennis in Round 3 of the League @ 2pm. Clare are after two wins over Tipperary and Kilkenny and prove formidable opposition to a Cork team who hope to bounce back from the defeat last week to Wexford.     

Ladies Football (Peil na mBan)
All teams from U8 to Junior are now back training. The U8 girls are in the Community Centre from 6-7pm while all other age groups are at the Midleton Hockey Pitch from 7-8pm. If the weather goes against us a text message will be sent if training is to be cancelled.
Keep an eye on our Facebook page for all news within our Club. Hard luck to Orlagh Farmer and the Cork Ladies Football Team who were narrowly defeated by Dublin in Round 3 of the NFL Division1 on a score line of  3-09(18) to 1-14(17)

Training takes place on Tuesdays and Fridays at 8pm in the Midleton Hockey pitch.

Lip Sync
On Friday Night Midleton Gaa Club and the acts who will represent the Club were very warmly welcomed to Midleton Rugby Club for the Official Launch of Midleton Lip Sync 2018. Denis Kelleher, Chairman of Midleton Rugby Club started the proceedings of the evening and was followed by Liam Ryan, Chairman of Midleton Gaa Club. MC Fanta introduced the acts from each Club one by one and the audience were very supportive to each one. The acts performing for Midleton Gaa are: Pa Beausang and Paddy Corcoran, Leonard Saunderson and Rebecca O Brien, Criostoir O Cathasaigh, Ricky Roche, Shane Goulding, Ciara Lomasney,Shauna Desmond and Luke O Keeffe and John O Connell.
We would like to thank the Rugby Club for a great evening and for providing beautiful finger food and for the Live music that entertained us for the rest of the evening. Over the coming weeks there will be some Fundraising efforts by our acts so we would ask that they are all supported in some way. Keep an eye on the Facebook page Midleton Lip Sync for all details. Tickets are now on Sale for the event on March 18th. You can contact Tracy Saunderson on 087-6625544 to purchase tickets. Alternatively Tracy will be at the Club Shop on Saturday Mornings from 10 until 11.30 am. All photos from the evening will be in the East Cork Journal and the Midleton News next week.

Traditional Music & Singing Session
Our monthly Oíche Ghaelach will take place next Friday the 16th at 9.30pm in the Club Lounge, all are welcome. Fáilte roimh chách, gura míle.

Lotto (An Lató)
Our Lotto Jackpot was €5,600, there was no winner, no’s were 2,11,17 & 18, the Lucky Dip winners were  Roseann Higgins, Kitty Aherne, Brenda O’Keeffe, Willie Lawton & Jim O’Brien, next week’s Jackpot will be €5,800
Tickets are on sale at the Club Bar, O‘Neills Bar, Linehan’s Bar, Maple Leaf Bar, O’ Farrell’s Butchers, Frank Murphy Butchers, Pat Walsh Paints, Chadwicks, Teach Beag, Niall Mac’s Bar & Wallis’s Bar.
Our Online Lotto is now available, logon to the Club homepage to purchase your ticket.

BINGO - Congratulations to Johanna Walsh who won €1,200 at our session last Friday night. Next session on Friday is at 8pm.


Juvenile Appointments
Since the Juvenile AGM on November 29th the Juvenile Committee have been actively
seeking persons for the role of Chairperson and Juvenile Secretary following the stepping down of Cormac Quirke and Liam Wade. We are delighted to announce that both positions have now been filled and a full complement restored to the Juvenile Committee. Paudie O’ Brien takes up the role of Juvenile Chairperson and brings with him a wealth of experience from his role as GDA with Rebel Og and team manager of our minors. Michael Carroll has been assistant Secretary for the past two years and has agreed to undertake the Juvenile
Secretary Role together with continuing to coach and manage our Fe10’s. We thank them sincerely for taking on the roles and wish them both every success in the year ahead.

Juvenile & Family Membership Rates
Membership Registrations are set to take place on Saturday the 24th of February from 10am -1.00pm in the Club Lounge.  Team Managers will be handing out registrations forms at
training.  Where possible we would ask that all persons coming to register to bring exact monies please and ensure their registration forms are completed together with child/childrens
signatures.  We do have the ability to take payments via card, however as we only have one card terminal please be patient as this method of payment may take time.
Please ensure that you read the Code of Behaviour Document and ensure all your child/children sign their signatures on the form.
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Youth Membership: Player in Junior Infants €30.00
Youth Membership: Player Senior Infants – Fe17 €90.00
*Family Membership*: €200.00
Employed Child/Children do not qualify for Family Membership
Child/Children born in 1999 or before do not qualify for Family Membership
Family Membership does not include the Gym. Additional Gym costs are €100.00 per person

St Patrick’s Day Parade
All Juvenile members and in particular our younger players across all clubs are invited to take part in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday the 17th of March. The Parade is set to commence at 3pm from Distillery Lane and will carry on up the main street, with the viewing stand on the left outside Midleton Book Shop. All entries with children and walkers will turn down right after the viewing stand and children can be collected by their parents/guardians outside Midleton Garda Station or continue on up to the GAA club where refreshments will be served. A text will be issued by your child’s team manager confirming the assembly time nearer the time. All players should wear their Club gear to walk in the Parade.

Easter Camp & Summer Cul Camps
Midleton GAA Club will run an Easter Camp on the second week of the children’s Easter Holidays. Once dates and times have been agreed details will be posted on social media and a text issued out to all parents/guardians confirming the details.
Our first Cul Camp of the summer is set to commence on Monday the 2nd of July and run until Friday the 6th of July (5 days). Our Cul Camps are open to both boys and girls.  Our second Cul Camp of the summer is scheduled to take place from Tuesday the 7th of August and run until Friday the 10th of August (4 days). Online bookings for 2018 are expected to go live in March.  Parents are reminded to book online early to avoid disappointment.

Child Protection & Welfare Training Course
To facilitate the new coaches across the clubs Midleton GAA will host a Child Protection & Welfare Training Course on Wednesday the 13th of March from 6.15 to 9.15pm at Midleton GAA Club. To book your place on this course please email Ingrid Connaughton at or via text on 087 6374748.

Foundation Training
Our Coaching Officer Martin Mc Sweeney has arranged a Foundation Training course for our new coaches and those involved who have yet to obtain their coaching certificate. Training will take place in Midleton GAA Club on March 10th and 11th. Details of the training course will be emailed by Martin to those required to attend.
Child Protection & Welfare Training together with Garda Vetting and Foundation Training certification are mandatory requirements to be involved in Coaching within the GAA.

Club Shop (Siopa Clubanna)
The Club Shop will be closed next Saturday morning and re open again on Saturday 3rd of March, best of luck to all the Midleton players and selectors with the Harty Cup team.

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