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Midleton GAA , Camogie & Ladies Football Club News

10 June, 2018

Junior Football
In the quarter final of the East Cork Championship we defeated Lisgoold last Thursday evening in Rostellan by 2-13 to 0-12. The outcome of this game was decided upon in the first half when we dominated throughout and two fine goals from Johnny Comer and Cormac Beausang set us on our way. The halftime score was 2-07 to 0-04.
Despite being reduced to fourteen men very early in the second half we remained composed and saw out the game for a comfortable and well deserved win.
Team: Patrick White, Gavin Bagnall Harnett, Luke Dineen, Cathal Gunning, Seamus O’Farrell, Peter Dowling, Niall Walsh, Luke O’Farrell, Eoin Moloney, Cormac Beausang, Alywin Kearney, Shane Ryan, John Keane, Johnny Comer & Cillian Hurley. Subs not used Josh Deady, Eoin Ferriter, Brendan Ferriter & Kevin Daly. We have been drawn to play Carrigtwohill in the semi final.

Monday 11th Junior Hurling League v Carrigtwohill away @ 7.30pm
Tuesday 12TH Intermediate Hurling League v Mayfield at home @ 7.30pm
Saturday 16th Senior Hurling League v Carrigtwohill away @ 7.30pm

Munster Hurling Championship
Best of luck to both of the Cork Senior & Minor teams and our players who take on Waterford in round four on Sunday next in Thurles @ 12 & 2pm respectively.
Tickets for these games are now available from Hurley’s SuperValu.

Use of Whats App
Following advice from the Data Protection Officer in Croke Park, as well as several media articles,(most recently The Examiner 2/6/18) and in line with GDPR regulations the Club Executive have decided to advise our coaches and members to begin to phase out any ‘Whats app” groups they may be involved with for GAA purposes and cease its use by December 31st 2018. Several of our Juvenile coaches have already done this and we thank them for being so proactive. We recommend that all correspondence be done by group or individual text where numbers cannot be shared. We also take this opportunity to remind you that in line with Children’s First Guidelines that all correspondence is adult to adult and never to a player under 18 years of age.

Club Hall and Lounge Hire
A) New Committee Room and Hall are available for Hire on Tuesday and Thursday evenings for the months of June, July and August. 
B) New Committee Room and Hall are available for Hire on Saturday from 9am to 6pm all year round.
C) Lounge is available for party’s and functions all year round.
To reserve any of the above or for any enquiries please contact Pat O’Brien (086) 8118815.

Ladies Football (Peil na mBan)
Training returns on Monday night to the Tech pitch after the Bank Holiday break. Please be mindful of the residents living in the area of the entrance to the pitch and watch where you park. Our U8 girls train from 6-7pm and all other groups will train from 7-8pm. Please make sure girls have Gum shields and water.
Good luck to our U12 girls who travel to Douglas this Sunday evening for a challenge game.
Keep an eye on Facebook and Twitter for all details and news regarding our Club.
You can follow us on facebook at Midleton Ladies Football Club or our twitter page @midleton_LGFA
Some of our U12 girls were very lucky to film an ad for Lidl Ireland with Midleton and Cork Football star Orlagh Farmer and Cork Ladies Football Coach James Masters.
You can now view this Advert by clicking on the following link:

Camogie (Camógaíochta)
U8:  We hosted an U8 blitz last weekend, welcoming Castlemartyr, Cloughduv and Sarsfield to Clonmult Park on Sunday afternoon.    Our young stars showed up in great numbers, we fielded 2 teams and what great displays of camogie there were.  Well done to all the girls involved for a great afternoon of Camogie.  A big thanks to all the players, teams, parents, supporters, coaches, referees and helpers for a great blitz.  Training for U7&U8 continues Tuesdays 7 to 8 Ballinacurra. Fridays in Midleton side pitch. Training:  U6/ U7/U8 Friday 6.30pm back pitch Midleton GAA club.   U9/U10/U11/U12 Tuesday Ballinacurra Pitch 7pm, Friday St Coleman’s 6.40pm.   U13/U14/U15/U16/U17 Tuesday St Coleman’s 7.15pm -8.15pm, Friday St Coleman’s 7.30pm -8.30pm.   Any changes to training schedule will be communicated to parents.   New players welcome for enquiries contact 087 6822716. Follow us on Facebook: Midleton Camogie Club and twitter@midletoncamogie.   

Gaa Golf Society
Last Saturday afternoon there was an outing held in West Waterford Golf Club, the winners were as follows; Overall winner Paudie O’Keeffe, 2nd Mick Hennessy, 3rd Don Macfarlane, Front 9 – Tom O’Halloran, Back 9 – Anthony Wall & Visitor Derek Hennessy.

Gaa Golf Classic
Our annual Juvenile Gaa Golf Classic is on Wednesday & Thursday 11th & 12th of July at East Cork Club, contact Coleman Quirke 087/2523759 or Anthony Wall 086/3154016 to reserve your tee time or sponsor a Tee box.

Lotto (An Lató)
Our Lotto Jackpot was €1,400 and there was no winner, the Lucky dip winners were Bernie kearney, Lena Mahoney, Eileen O’Driscoll, Nuala Kearney & Mary Connors, next week’s Jackpot will be €1,600
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 – takes place each Friday with a minimum Jackpot €1,000, everybody welcome.


Fe 11
A very busy week has just passed for our Fé 11’s. First up we were away to Sars for a
Hurling league game on Tuesday evening last. We travelled with 30 players, in what turned out to be a very competitive evening of hurling. Some of the hurling played at times was excellent and this particular group are definitely moving in the right direction. On Saturday last we then travelled to Bishopstown for the next round of the football league. Again big numbers travelled on a very competitive morning of Football. Again we had some very good play and we were competitive throughout. We came away in both games with a win, draw and a loss. Certainly when we move to a second night a week for next year, this group will continue to improve. On the 16th of June we are taking in the very competitive John Kerins Football Tournament 1/4 Final in Pairc Uí Rinn . Details to follow midweek. We also have a trip to Ballygunner ( Waterford ) for a hurling match on the 24th of June planned, details again later in the week.

Fe 12
Ovens are normally associated with heat and it was certainly hot on Saturday in the home or Eire Óg for our latest football league outing.  The lads gave the complete team performance with every player making a valuable contribution to what was truly an awesome performance. From the throw in our lads were determined to put their stamp on the game and in a very lively first half we scored eight points from play an one from a free to leave a half time score of 9 points to Eire Óg’s  two points.  Such was the heat on the day that the referee wisely allowed a water break midway way through each half. The second half began in a similar fashion to the first with our lads in control and kicking some marvellous scores from play,  the kick passing in particular  was of an excellent standard and  with the score 14 points to two   Midleton were  rocked by two well taken Eire Óg goals which cut our lead to 4 points,  we responded well to this set back with some neat point taking before Callum O’Brien found the back of the net to put the game out of reach, the  final score line read  1.21 to 2.04.  With such a remarkable team performance it would be unfair to pick out individuals, each and every player contributed massively to this fine display of football.
Panel:  Adam O Connor (0.01), Ben Fitzpatrick, Callum O’Brien (1.03), Carthaigh
Cronin(0.07) ,  Daniel Garde (0.03), Darragh Egan, Eoghan Fraser (0.04), Fionn Kelly, 
Jack Foley (0.02), James Mc Sweeney, John Paul Mc Manus, Luca Brodkorb,  Mathew Gregory, Odhran Dennigan, Peter Barrett (0.01), Sean McSharry, Thomas Dunlea & Conor Morley.

Davy Hogan Street Leagues
Round 2 of our Davy Hogan street leagues takes place Monday night the 11th of June at 6.15. Position after Round 1; 4 Points St Enda, 4 Points Garryowen, 3 Points Saints, 1 Point Forkums, 0 Points Sons of rest.  Please come out and support these young Magpies at the GAA Club.

Juvenile Golf Classic
Our Juvenile Golf Classic is set to take place on Wednesday the 11th of July and Thursday the 12th of July.   The Golf Classic is vitally important in terms of raising funds to run our club.  Juvenile coaches will be contacting parents to see if you would be in a position to help support this event.  We would be very grateful for anyone who could assist us in terms of tee box sponsorship.

Family Quiz Night
On Sunday the June 24th at Midleton GAA Club we are running a family quiz night from 5.30pm to 8.30pm.  The cost of a ticket for a family of 4 is €20.00.  We are asking all families across all Midleton GAA Clubs to come out and support this event.  Juvenile team managers will be sending out a text to parents to ask for your support. If interested please text back to book and secure your ticket. We hope to see many families at the Club on the 24th for what we hope will be a great evenings fun.

Save the date July 7th - New York Visiting Team
The Juvenile Committee was contacted a number of weeks ago by a New York GAA Club, St Brendan’s in Orange County New York.  New York GAA were looking to arrange a visit to Ireland in July for a combined Fe14 New York Selection team and wanted to arrange a visit to Midleton GAA Club as part of their tour.  There are 25 players, 6 coaches and a number of supporting family members in the travelling party. Midleton GAA Club last hosted a visiting New York Team in 2011 and it is often spoken about and fondly remembered by all involved with that visit.  We look forward with great anticipation to creating new memories and providing a great day’s tournament of hurling for all our members to come and enjoy.  The tournament line up will see Midleton, New York, Abbeyside from Waterford and Knockavilla Kichams from Tipperary compete to win the Cup and Shield. What makes this tournament extra special for our club is that the Cup and Shield for this tournament will be engraved in Paddy Dunlea’s name.  Paddy was a lifelong passionate member of our club where he carried out numerous roles over the years.  This is a fitting tribute to him and his dedication to our club.  This tournament together with the Cup and Shield will become an annual Fe15’s tournament within our Juvenile Calendar in honour of Paddy Dunlea.  It is not every day, or indeed every year that we host a visiting New York Team.  It will be a very special day for our Club and we encourage all our members across all our clubs to save the date of July 7th and come to the club to view the tournament and enjoy what we know will be a wonderful social afternoon with many competitive hurling matches on show. The tournament will run from 1.30 to 6.30.

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