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Midleton Hurling and Football, Ladies Football and Camogie Club News

14 April, 2019

Senior Hurling Championship

On Sunday April 21st our Senior Hurlers start off their Championship campaign with a Round 1 fixture against The Glen in Pairc Uí Rinn at 3.45pm.

Senior B PPS Final

On Tuesday last Colaiste an Phiarsaigh played Patrician Academy Mallow in the Senior B final at the 4G pitch in Pairc Uí Chaoimh. Final score was Colaiste 1-15, Patrician Academy 3-10. Midleton Gaa had 5 players involved on the day- Fergus Wade, Christina Murphy, Tim O Sullivan, Dan O Sullivan and Evan Rowlands.  

Minor Hurling League

On Friday evening we welcomed St Finbarrs to play in our first league encounter.

Final Score was Midleton 0-22, St Finbarr’s 0-14

Team : Brion Saunderson , Gavin  Reddy, David Scanlon,  Dan O’Sullivan , Leo Hennessy , Christian Murphy, Charlie Walsh,  Cian Crowley (-5), Patrik Kane (-2), Tim o ‘Sullivan, Aaron  Mulcahy (-12 ,7f) Gary Carroll (-1), Paul Connaughton (-1), Jack Fitzgerald (-1), Conor Fitzgerald (-1) . Subs Ryan Cahill, Dan Cagney

Fixtures

Tue 16th Fé16 P1 League v The Glen (away) at 7pm

Tues 16th Junior Hurling League v Killeagh (away) at 8.15pm

Thurs 18th Fé14 Ladies Football v Inch in Ballinacurra at 5:00pm

Sun 21st Senior Hurling Championship v The Glen Pairc Uí Rinn at 3.45pm

Sun 21st Fé 12 C3 Hurling League v Blackrock (home) at 1.30pm

Lotto

Our Club Lotto was €1,800 and there was No Winner. Lucky Dip winners were PJ Quigley, Kitty Aherne, Brian Smith, Mary Leahy and Andrew McCormack.

Next Week’s Jackpot is €2,000.

Tickets are available at the Club Bar, O’Neill’s Bar, Linehans Bar, Maple Leaf Bar, Niall Mac’s Bar, Wallis Bar, An Teach Beag, Frank Murphy Butchers, Pat Walsh Paints, Chadwick’s and O’Farrell’s Butchers. Why not play from the convenience of your home or workplace. Play your Lotto on –line for just €2. Log onto the Club Homepage - www.midletongaa.com to purchase your ticket. Receive a weekly reminder to your phone to play.

Bingo

Congratulations to C. Noonan winner of €1,000 at last week's session. Next session at 8pm on Friday (Good Friday), everybody welcome. Usual jackpot Sheet values* Green €840. Blue €500 and Pink €350 *T&C apply.

Easter Camp

Our Juvenile Club will hold a Hurling and Football Easter Camp on Wednesday 24th from 10am -1pm for boys and girls from Fé7 to Fé12.  A text was sent from all Team Managers so if you are interested in booking a place please let them know. Camp is €15 with a percentage of the proceeds going to the Kieran O Connor fund.

Juvenile

Fé7

On Saturday morning our Lads made the trip to Riverstown to play Sarsfields U7s.

We had 27 young Magpies making up five Teams on the day.

There were great skills, effort and some really fine scores from our lads throughout all the games and most importantly the Lads enjoyed themselves and had lots of fun.

We would like to thank all the parents for making the great effort bringing the lads to Riverstown and giving us great support. Thanks also to SARS for hosting us on the day and looking after us with plenty of Food and Refreshments after the games.

Fé 9

It has been a hectic few weeks for the Fé 9 panel. Last week we travelled to Nemo for a wonderful morning’s football. We were really tested by a very strong Nemo panel and our lads learned a lot from their games.

This was followed by a hurling blitz as we hosted St. Finbarrs. All nine games were keenly contested and we came out on top in the majority of the games. Our lads a really adapting well to the move away from ground hurling and some great touches and striking were on show. 

The Fé 9 Management would like to thank the parents of our players for their support at our games.

Fé10

On Saturday 6th April we hosted near neighbours St Colman’s for our second football match of the Go Games series. On what was a lovely morning for football we fielded 41 players in total with some new additions to our squad playing in the Midleton colours for the first time. We played four games in total with hopefully each of the boys getting plenty game time. Four competitive games were played in a very sporting manner with very little the between all teams on the day. Each ball was keenly contested and our boys have shown massive improvement in footballing ability since this time last year, so well done to the Midleton Magpies with all the hard work in training coming to fruition on the playing field. Looking forward now with great optimism to our remaining football fixtures for the year.

Erins Own were the visitors to Clonmult Memorial Park on Saturday for our second hurling game of the year. Once again we had huge numbers with 36 hardy boys togging out on what was a bitterly cold afternoon with a strong breeze blowing across the field. Despite a slow start our boys up their performances admirably as the games went on and showed great fighting spirit while battling for each ball.  Against a strong Erins Own representation the Midleton boys displayed some fine skills and score taking from all angles. We played four games in total and rotated our players to maximise playing time for everybody on the day with each boy getting at least two games versus the opposition. Thanks to the parents who cheered on the boys from the sidelines and a special word of thanks to the parents who manned the tea and coffee station in the lounge on Saturday, the hot drinks and shelter from the cold were very much appreciated and commented on by both the home and visiting supporters. Thanks also to Daniel and his fellow Erins Own mentors for travelling to Midleton when their own field was unavailable. A final thanks to our Young Whistlers Dan, Charlie and Ciarmhac for braving the cold on Saturday morning, their refereeing and encouragement of players on the day is much appreciated by coaches as it allows us focus on our teams.

Fé 12

Our Fe 12 Footballers were in action over the last week or two. First up was Lisgoold at Clonmult Memorial Park. After being out played at times the boys battled hard and eventually came away with a fantastic win. This was a great team effort with some very good scores, particular credit must go to Darragh Savage ( 1-2 ) Miah McGrath ( 1-0 ) Patrick O Dowd, Daniel Donovan.  Scoreline Midleton 3-6 Lisgoold 3-4
Next up we took on what was a very good St. Colemans team last Monday evening in Cloyne. We started very well and set the tone early. The hard working Tiago Fleming , Captain Rian O Driscoll and Noah Cahill among those who started well. Very good play from Cian Stack and the ball came to Patrick O Dowd who took on his man and buried the ball into the back of the net. This was quickly followed by another point from O Dowd and we trailed at halftime 0-7 to 1-1. This was as good as it got for the boys as our opponents up the level of football. Despite the best efforts of Tomas Geary, Aron O Driscoll, Goalkeeper Lochlann Stewart, Miah McGrath and Jake Kirby we could not stay with our opponents. We eventually lost on a scoreline of St. Colemans 2-12 to Midleton 1-01

Fé13

On Saturday afternoon last we travelled to Ballyanly to take on Inniscarra in the first game of the Premier 1 hurling league. In what were very windy conditions both teams struggled to find any rhythm. However, the lads took the game to our opponents with two goals from Mikey Pedley followed by points from Peter Barrett and Josh Hogan. With our backs playing well, lead by Eoin Ahern, Matthew McSweeney and Rian O Driscoll . We battled hard and went in at the short whistle 2-02 to 1-01 ahead. More of the same in the second with both teams finding the wind very difficult to play in. Strong play from Captain Josh Foley, ably assisted by Sean Crowley, Matthew Herbert, Nicky Coughlan, despite their best efforts we could push home our advantage. A few late scores, including a dubious point we left Ballyanly with a share of the spoils. Next up  St Finbarrs next week in Midleton  Well done lads. Midleton 2-04 to Inniscarra 2-04.
On Tuesday evening we took to the road to play Mallow in the C3 hurling league, we started well but despite a lot of possession we were finding it difficult to convert that possession into scores. Mallow on the other hand were the more efficient team rattling off two points from play we responded with a goal from play from the impressive Darragh Egan the same player then pointed a free and the same player goaled from a free before Mallow tacked on another point from play. Our defence was impressive with keeper Odhran Rabbitte sure footed in goal, Josh Carey dominant at full back, Sennan Gleeson and Ben Fitzpatrick also doing well in the corners. John Paul McManus was having a fine outing at centre back, Adam O’Connor also contributing well at wingback. Callum McSweeney and Matthew Gregory were doing well at midfield before Matthew had to leave the fray with an injury. Mallow then pointed from play before Odhan Dennigan added a fine point from play and Jack Foley added a point from a free ended the scoring for the first half. Half time score Mallow 0.03 Midleton 2.03.

The second half began with some early pressure from our lads which resulted in James McSweeney landing a 65 quickly followed by 2 points from Jack Foley one from play one from a free, Jack was now getting on a lot of ball in the half forward line. Mallow refused to give up and they tacked on two points from play before Matthew Gregory having returned to the field cracked in a goal for us. Mallow responded immediately with a goal and a point both from play and were now putting us under serious pressure we needed a score to settle our nerves, Sean McSharry picked up the sliothar 50 meters from the Mallow goal, soloed 20 meters before floating the ball over the bar for our final score. Shortly after the ref blew the final whistle to see us come out on top on a scoreline of Midleton 3.06 Mallow 1.06. This was an excellent hours hurling in what had been a good week for us following on from our P1 victory at the weekend, well done to all the lads involved and to the parents who made the long trip on a Tuesday evening to cheer on our hurlers. The hurling action continues on Monday 15th with a home P1 fixture v Sars. Training has been going well with big numbers in attendance which results in meaningful and intense internal matches.

Panel: Odhran Rabbitte, Senan Gleeson, Josh Carey, Ben Fitzpatrick, Yohannis Mehigan, Adam O’Connor, John Paul Mc Manus, Shane McNamara (Capt.), Callum McSweeney, Matthew Gregory, Jack Foley, Darragh Egan, Odhran Dennigen, Callum Deegan, Sean McSharry, Callum O’Brien, Jack White, James McSweeney.

Congratulations to one of our players Thomas Dunlea who has made the cut for the Cork Primary games panel. This is a great honour for Thomas, his club and his family, all the lads on the panel are delighted for Thomas and wish him well. The Primary game team play at half time in the upcoming Cork V Waterford SHC match.

Fe14.

On Friday evening our Premier 1 team travelled to Na Piarsaigh for our opening league game. On a cold evening Midleton started very strong with our forwards well on top and our defence, particularly Alex Moloney, frustrating the Na Piarsaigh forwards. We led 4 4 to 1 5 at half time with Evan McGrath, Cian Lambe and Daragh Fitz all getting goals. Facing a stiff breeze in the second half and with Na Piarsaigh scoring a goal straight after the throw in we began to tire as the game moved into the final quarter all square. Despite tremendous effort from Tagdh Bohan,who had an incredible game, and his fellow backs, Na Piarsaigh put their heads in front and eventually won 5-14 to 6 -08.

Panel Zach Smith, Tagdh Bohan, Dara Scanlon, Adam Collins, Rory Lester, Alex Moloney, Carthaig Cronin, Tom Dunlea, Darragh Fitzgerald, Darragh Ahern, Tagdh o leary Hayes, Evan McGrath, Niall Lang, Daniel Garde, Cian Lambe, Oscar Brennan,Alex Howard, Conor Williams, Darragh Higgins, Eoin Frazer.  

The following day it was our C3 panel that represented their club with a home league game against Valley Rovers. After winning the toss and playing with a very strong wind we quickly got into our rhythm. Excellent free taking by Zach Smith and with a wide spread of scores coming from James Mcswenney, Dara Egan, Cian Lambe and Evan McGrath we led 16 points to 3 points. Jack Foley was excellent with his puck outs finding his man time and time again and our backs, Thomas, Conor, Oisin, Higgins, Collins and Howard, who did a lot of hard work, made life difficult for their men. At half time we changed our keeper and here Learai Ward was outstanding finding his man with his puck outs against the strong wind. Our backs were unwilling to give an inch and indeed valleys only added one point to their tally during this second half. Adam O Connor and Dara Egan really caught the eye with their efforts and our full back Conor Williams,who captained us on the day left nothing on the pitch and clearly led by example.Final score Midleton 18 points to Valley Rovers 4 points. Squad involved Jack Foley, Thomas O Connor, Conor Williams, Oisin Berdassa, Darragh Higgins, Adam Collins, Alex Howard, Zach Smith, James Mcswenney, Oscar Brennan, Evan McGrath, Dara Egan, Sam Morrissey, Cain Lambe, Learai Ward, Adam O Connor. Many thanks to all those who supported the team over the two games in particular cold conditions and we wish those lads in our squad with injuries at the moment a speedy recovery.

Fé16

A busy week for our 16’s. Our Premier 1 league started on Monday last with a home fixture against Na Piarsaigh. Full time score was Midleton 0-16. Na Pirasaigh 1-10.

On Saturday our C3 League commenced as we travelled to Lisgoold. Final score was Midleton 1-08, Lisgoold 0-06.

Team: Adam McCarthy, Craig Whyte, James O Sullivan, Rory Hartnett, Phelim Magan, Darragh Codd, Adam Fay, Cian Murray, Shay Bohan, Liam McGrath, Neil Fitzgerald, James Condon, Jordan Cahill, Ben O Neill, Ronan Gies, Niall Corcoran, Cathal Beausang, Michael Roe, Brian O Connell.

Ladies Football

Fé12

The Ladies Fé-12s were away against Watergrasshill in the second fixture of their 2019 league campaign. The conditions were very blustery. We were playing with the wind in the first half and we capitalised this by converting most of our scoring chances. We knew we would be up against it in the second half against the wind. Watergrasshill made a last-minute surge in the final quarter of the game. But we had an amazing back line that put great pressure on their forwards. Thanks to some great scores by Amy Keeshan, Faye Dunlea, Lily Kelly, Sheila O’ Leary  Hayes, Cara Foley and a couple of vital saves by Sadhbh Cronin we emerged victorious with a score line of 6-04 to 3-02.

Team : Kate O’ Sullivan, Amy Keeshan, Emma Keeshan, Oonagh Lang, Rebecca Ryan, Sadhbh Cronin, Kate Saunderson, Cara Foley, Sheila O’Leary-Hayes, Cáit O’Leary-Hayes, Faye Dunlea, Cara Pyne, Penelope Ramsell, Robyn Keating, Emma Fitzgerald, Rebecca Cronin, Ciara Murphy, Lily Kelly, Robyn Keating, Alyx Cahill, Alannah Magan.

Fé16

Very hard luck to our U16 girls who went up against Carrigtwohill in a rip roaring game. Pipped by a goal at the end. A Cracking game of football. Well done girls. You all played your  hearts out. Onwards and upwards. Next up is  St Colemans in Shanagarry on Monday 15th.

Team; Aoife Fitzgerald, Neasa Ní Bhriain, Diana Perkins-Oteh, Denise Collins, Grace O'Leary, Selena O'Riordan, Grace O'Leary, Aisling McCarthy, Amy Murray, Jodie Keegan O'Connell, Megan Kelly, Orla Evans, Chloe Garde, Ella Quirke, Rachel Quirke, Grainne Finn.

Junior League Game

On Saturday last Midleton welcomed Mourneabbey to Midleton for Round 3 of Cork Division 4 football league. The wind and rain made things difficult but this was a great game with Midleton winning out in the end on a score line of Midleton 7-11 to Mourneabbey 0-9.

 The scoreline did injustice to Mourneabbey's efforts and caused us trouble through out the game. The game started with 14 aside as Mourneabbey only had 15 players, and in the first 10 minutes were 6 points to the good backed by a strong wind. Half way through this half we had to free up Deirdre to act as a sweeper and plug our defence. This proved to be effective, so much so that at half time the score was: Midleton 3-3 Mourneabbey 0-7. . We were 5 points to the good.

Playing with the wind in the second half, we outplayed the Mourneabbey girls and made it very difficult for them as we limited their time on the ball. We shored up our defence and limited their scoring to 2 points. A truly great team win. This was a great performance and our first league win since 2014. Well done to all...

 Panel:  Rayanna Power (1-0), Lisa Ahern, Deirdre Kenny, Lucy Lawton, Orlagh Farmer (0-1), Roisín O'Callaghan, Deirdre Corcoran, Charley Moore (1-2), Abby Quirke (1-1), Sadhbh Beausang (3-2), Ciara McGrath (0-2), Molly Beausang (1-3), Lucy Kenneally, Amy Quirke, Saoirse O'Malley, Karen Ring, Amy O'Neill

Training schedule for the week weather permitting:

U8’s Tech pitch 6-7pm

U10, 12, 14 Tech pitch 7-8pm

U16/U18/Junior training on Thursday only at 07:30pm Midleton GAA side pitch.

Camogie

Minors:

A historic night, last week for our young club as we fielded our first ever adult team with our Minors  taking on Buttevant in the county league. In tough physical encounter against a determined Buttevant side our girls were excellent in the opening half playing some excellent camogie .The second was more of the same with the Midleton girls showing great resilience through tough exchanges in this period. In the end we were worthy winners up next is a game against the combination of Brian Dillions and St Vincent's in two weeks time.

Fé13/14

Another run out recently for our U3/14’s against Fr O’Neills. Both teams gave a great performance with nothing between either sides resulting in a draw at the final whistle. Great effort all over the pitch by the Midleton girls, well done all.

Fé10

The U10’s were in action on Saturday evening last in Glanmire against Sars. The girls were brilliant in tough conditions against two strong and physical Sars teams. This team are improving every week and showing great commitment and effort on the field. Thanks to Sars for hosting us this evening. Next up is a trip to Youghal on Tuesday.

Safeguarding Course

This workshop was previously called Child Protection Awareness Training. It is a mandatory requirement for coaches and any new coaches within the club will need to participate in this three hour workshop before commencing their role. This workshop looks at current legislation and good practice in relation to working with children and applies to anyone who has a player on their team who is under 18 years of age. To facilitate new coaches and coaches who may wish to brush up on their skills there will be a Safeguarding Workshop in the clubhouse on Wednesday 1st May from 6.30 to 9.30pm. Places are limited and will need to be booked on a (1st come 1st served basis by texting Ingrid on 087 6374748. This will be the last local workshop for this season so please book a place if you intend to coach this season.

Healthy Club

Coran Swayne, James Murphy and Maura Hodnett from Midleton GAA took part in the Disability Inclusion Training in Scoil Bernadette on Saturday. Well done all.

Condolences

Midleton Gaa Club wishes to express their deepest sympathies to the Family of Margaret Kerins, Mother in Law of Liam Wade who passed away this week. May she Rest in Peace.

 

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