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Midleton Hurling and Football, Ladies Football and Camogie Club News

09 June, 2019

Club Development Launch

On Sunday Morning an tUachtarán John Horan officially launched our New Club Development at Park South. Also in attendance was Cork GAA Chairperson Tracy Kennedy, Camogie President Kathleen Woods, Cork Ladies Football Secretary Marion Crowley,  Officials from GAA Headquarters Croke Park, members of Cork County Board, Munster Gaa Council, East Cork Board ,TD’s, Councillors, Local Sporting Organisations, Club Sponsors, GAA for All participants, Past and Current Club Officials and Club Members. It was a momentous occasion for our Club and it was wonderful to see such positivity and support for the development. It’s onwards and upwards now as work is progressing each week at the new site. However new developments like this come at a cost and it is vital that we get the support of our Club Members and the Community to get such a project off the ground. Keep an eye on local papers later in the week for photos and also view our Facebook and twitter pages and our website.

Munster Hurling Championship Round 3

Both our Minor and Senior Cork Hurling teams defeated Waterford in Pairc Uí Chaoimh in front of a large attendance. The Minor score was Cork 0-19 to Waterford 1-13 while the Senior match was Cork 2-30 to Waterford 2-17. Well done to Conor Lehane and Bríon Saunderson who were both involved on the panels on the day.

Next Sunday 16th sees both teams away to Clare in Ennis. The Minor match is at 12 o clock and the Senior game is at 2 o clock.

Intermediate Hurling League

Midleton faced Argideen Rangers this evening in the Intermediate Hurling League. Full Time score was Midleton 4-11 Argideen Rangers 3-10.

Junior Hurling League

Midleton played Youghal in the East Cork Division Three Hurling League on Wednesday night. Final score Midleton 3-04 Youghal 5-17.

Team as follows: Conor O'Farrell, Eoghan Collins, Eoin Ferriter, Shane Goulding, Brendan Ferriter, Conor Evans, Robert Barry, Chris Power, Paul Aherne, Ethan Daly Harkin, Jonny Comer, Declan McInerney, Darragh O'Keeffe, Davy O'Brien and Rory Donegan.

In our first game of the season everyone battled to the end against a strong Youghal team.

Our next fixture is against Bride Rovers on Thursday 20th June in Rathcormac at 7.30pm.

Minor Exam League

Semi Final of the Non  Exam League: Midleton 2-20 Sarsfirld 4-12 . Team Gabriel Matejko, Gavin Reddy, Charlie Walsh, Dan O’Sullivan, Leo Hennessy , Sam Quirke, Patrik Kane, , Ethan Daly Harkin, Aaron Mulcahy (0-8,7f) ,Paul  Connaughton(-1),Cian Crowley(1-4),Conor Fitzgerald (-3), Tim O Sullivan (-2) Jack Fitzgerald (-1) Dan Cagney (-1) . No subs used.

We now face Blackrock in the final on Thursday. Time and venue to be confirmed.

Fixtures

Mon 12th Fe12 East Football League v Carrignavar (away) at 7.30pm

Tues 11th Junior Hurling League Div 2 League v St Catherines in Ballynoe at 8pm

Wed 12th Senior Hurling League v Ballymartle in Riverstick at 7.30pm

Lotto

Our Club Lotto was €3,400 and there was No Winner. Lucky Dip winners were Ger Goldspring, Mary O Callaghan, Catherine Desmond, Caroline Bulter and Evan and Oran Sheedy.

Next Week’s Jackpot is €3,600.

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

Bingo: Congrats to S. Kinsella, winner of €470 on a Pink Sheet last Friday. More super prizes on offer next Friday at 8pm. Everybody welcome.

Juvenile Golf Classic

Time is approaching fast to our annual Golf Classic. Our Timesheet for Wednesday & Thursday 10&11th of July is beginning to fill up. To ensure your preferred time please contact either Anthony Wall 086/315 4016 or Coleman Quirke 0872523759 as soon as possible to avoid any disappointment. Alternatively if you’re not in a position to play perhaps you would like to sponsor a Tee Box for only €50. 

Juvenile

Fé10

On Saturday afternoon we welcomed the Roanmore Under 10’s from Waterford to Clonmult Memorial Park for a hurling game prior to the Roanmore boys traveling on to the Cork V Waterford game in Páirc Ui Chaoimh. Roanmore have very kindly invited Midleton Under 8 & 9 teams to Roanmore for the last few years for their annual charity blitz and have been exceptional hosts so it was nice to return the favour and host the Waterford boys.

On the day we took to the field with 32 players, fielding two teams and each team getting two 25 minute games. This in the eyes of the boys was their own cutain raiser to the big senior game in the Páirc and was played with an intensity to match what their senior heroes produced. No backward step taken by either team with some great displays of skill, teamwork and determination. Despite a strong breeze blowing down the field the conditions were near to ideal for hurling and all games were very evenly contested with just a puck of the ball between all four teams.

Well done to all our young Magpies on once again representing the club excellently with their hurling and also off the field with their welcome to our visitors. A massive thanks also to all those parents who sent in food for after the games and an a extra Thank You to those who stayed on to help out. It was much appreciated and all our visitors from Roanmore commented on the great welcome and positive atmosphere in the club.

Back to hurling training in the tech field on Thursday evening at 7pm, followed then by a hurling game V Bishopstown in Bishopstown on Saturday morning at 11am.

Fé11

On Wednesday we lined out for a Rebel Og Football home game versus Eire og. Unfortunately although we are in June the games we played in the cold and rain. Despite this our turnout was excellent with 39 accepting the game which meant plenty of rotation to ensure all players got good playing time. Despite the challenging conditions the lads played some very good football in a number of close well contested games. Thank You to our two young whistlers for turning up in the rain !  Next Saturday we play in the finals of the John Kerins football tournament in Pairc Ui Rinn. Good luck to the lads in that. 

Fé 13

Premier 1 Football -League Another home match played away. Saturday in Trabeg we took on Nemo Rangers in the football league. The pitch was in excellent condition but having lost the toss we faced into a very strong breeze for the first half. Nemo made good use of the breeze regularly finding their full forward line with long accurate passes, the pressure on our defence was immense this pressure yielded a goal. We found it difficult to get out of our own half but we battled away to stay in the game. Nemo tagged on another three points two from play and one from a free, in between we squandered some good scoring opportunities, as halftime approached we put a great team move together which saw Carthaigh Cronin blast the ball past the Nemo keeper, unfortunately they went straight back up the pitch and goaled after Conor Morley had initially made a brave save. This saw us trail at halftime on a scoreline of Nemo 2-03 Midleton 1-0. The second half began brightly we dominated possession but struggled to get scores and then Eoghan Frasier kicked over a fine point from play, Nemo then struck for what could be described as a fortuitous goal. The lads rallied, Daniel Garde and Thomas Dunlea pushed forward from the halfback line at every opportunity, Odhran Dennigen kicked over a fine point from play, then the match exploded into life when Odhran Rabbitte cracked a goal which gave us a huge lift, by now we were dominating, Paddy Walsh unleashed a rocket which screamed just over the crossbar for another point. Nemo responded with another point and goal. Then Paddy was pulled down for a penalty but we didn’t take advantage of this chance, Carthaigh then pointed from play another fine score, once again we left gaps at the back as we pressed forward, Nemo took advantage again in a breakaway attack they goaled. We didn’t give up and pushed forward Sean Mc Sharry was creating havoc for their fullback line , his pass found Odhran Rabbitte who struck a fantastic goal, Odhran Dennigen then pointed a free, another super point from Odhran Rabbitte concluded our scoring, we coughed up another point to Nemo, leaving a final scoreline of Nemo: 5-05 Midleton: 3-06 . Well done to our lads on a brave and battling performance in what was a highly entertaining game of football, we are improving with every match and that’s all you can ask of a group of players.

Panel: Conor Morley, Marcas Lambe, John Paul Mc Manus, Matthew Gregory, Daniel Garde, Darragh Egan, Thomas Dunlea, James Mc Sweeney, Eoghan Frasier, Odhran Dennigen, Carthaigh Cronin, Luca Brodkorb, Jack Foley, Paddy Walsh, Fionn Kelly, Adam O’ Connor, Sean McSharry, Odhran Rabbitte, Ben Fitzpatrick

Well done to our U13 player Thomas Dunlea who represented his school Gaelscoil Mhainistir na Corann and Midleton Gaa Club at the Primary Schools Game at half time of the Cork and Waterford Match.

Feile 2019

Our U14 Team welcomed Oulart the Ballagh to Midleton on Friday evening for the National Feile. Both of Midleton’s games took place in Carrigtwohill on Friday evening. Our first match against St Lucan’s ended on a score of Midleton 0-06 St Lucan’s 1-07. Next up was our near rivals Carrigtwohill. Full time score was Midleton 1-11 Carrigtwohill 0-05.

It was all to play for on Saturday morning against Oulart the Ballagh. At 10 am on Saturday a must win for Midleton if we wanted to advance to the next stage. Final score was Midleton 2-06 Oulart the Ballagh 1-07. The boys had done enough to qualify for the Cup ¼ final which took place in Ballincollig against Durlas Óg. Once again the lads took to the field and battled hard and were delighted to come away with a win Midleton 2-04 Durlas Óg 1-03.  This win saw them advance to the Semi Final against Na Piarsaigh. Unfortunately this was the end of the road for us. Final score was Midleton 0-02 Na Pirasaigh 1-08. Well done lads. It was a great achievement to get this far. 

The under 14s players and Mentors would like to thank hugely all those who supported the team over feile weekend. It was a huge lift to see big numbers from Midleton at all the venues. A special thanks to all those families who hosted our Wexford boys. I have been told on several occasions what a wonderful and enjoyable stay they had. We look forward to playing them in Wexford before the year end. We would also like to congratulate our Feile Camogie panel on their incredible performances. Many thanks also to our Juvenile Committee on their support and maybe could we give a special mention to our Secretary Michael Carroll. I would also like to mention our Feile sponsor Castle Rock Homes.

Magpies Abu. 

Andrew Foley took a number of fantastic photos from the Event. Please click on the link to view : https://www.flickr.com/photos/140256824@N08/albums/72157708980549906/

Ladies Football

U8

On Monday evening June 3rd, the U8 girls football team welcomed Lisgoold to Midleton. Two teams lined out for two friendly challenge matches each played with 10 minutes a side. Considering it was just a week since Midleton had played their first match this season, the girls played very well and demonstrated their ability to learn quickly. It was a great night of football with fine displays of good honest effort by every one of the players. Thank you to the parents who were very supportive of the young players. The players were: Sara Cahill, Penny Murphy, Molly Lenihan, Abi Pyne, Aisling Moloney, Roisin Murphy, Amber Cotter, Ava McSweeney, Ella Murphy, Cara O’Connor, Nessa Cronin, Ciara Finn, Moya Dennigan, Sorcha O’Driscoll, Rebecca Moloney, Lucy Hynes, Cara Walsh, Callie O’Brien & Hazel O’Connor.

U12

On what started out as a beautiful evening our U12 girls faced Glanmire in the last of their League Games. We always have tough battles with these girls and tonight was no exception. We started off very strong and there was not much between the sides. At half time there was only 4 points separating them. To be fair to the girls they fought really hard when the heavens opened and the ball was slippy and the ground very heavy. A great team effort in a tough physical game. Glanmire were just a little more accurate with their scores and it was the difference on the night. Well played to all our girls and great credit is due for your determination to the final whistle. Final score Midleton 2-03 Glamnire 2-10.

Panel: Cara Pyne, Kate Saunderson, Rebecca White, Ava McAuliffe, Leah Costigan, Amy Keeshan, Roisin McManus, Ciara McGrath, Cáit O Leary Hayes, Fay Dunlea, Cara Foley, Sorcha Cronin, Lily Kelly, Ciara Murphy, Julie Murphy, Emma Keeshan, Aine Ryan, Keelan Fraser, Oonagh Lang, Lucy Murphy, Shelia O Leary Hayes, Alyx Cahill, Hannah O Brien, Chloe Corby.

Junior Football League against Funcheon Gaels

On Friday evening our Junior Girls travelled to Kildorrery to take on Funcheon Gaels in the Cork County football League. We had 16 girls at our disposal and all were needed.

When we left Midleton after the Camogie girls feile game against Loughgiel, the sun was shining and everyone in high spirits and none of us were prepared for it. There was a scramble in cars for misfit boots, oversize jackets and hats. But we got the dugout with the wind at our backs

It was just a horrible evening for football that resulted in numerous handling errors from both teams.  We started spritely and from the throw in, a well taken Lucy Kennelly (who was our player of the match) point settled us down and for the first 5 mins were camped in the opposition’s half of the field and in that time should have had 2 goals only to be denied by brilliant goalkeeping. Then the game turned. After an unforced handling error Funcheon Gaels scored a great point and then hit us for a further 2:4 without reply. Conditions were horrible but our girls stuck at it and were playing great football, it was just poor decision making letting us down, such as over kicking passes when a simple hand pass would have done. Our backs tightened up and the forwards worked hard with their work rate rewarded with hard earned frees which were expertly converted by Ciara Power. This kept us in the game, and at the stroke of half time we got in for a goal. A great pass from Kim Fitz into Ciara Power saw her through for goal and an unbelievable save rebounded into the air but the determined Ciara got a fist to it and punched to the back of the net. 

Half-time Midleton 1-5 Funcheon Gaels 2-7

 ‘Fantastic’ is the word that sums up the performance in the second half. The backs were brilliant from Dianne in goal through the full backs Deirdre K, Megan and Claudia out to the half backs, Lucy Lawton Roisin and Jodie who spent most of the second half in their forward line. They attacked the Funcheon Gaels forwards in packs and defended as if their lives depended on it. They didn’t allow the Funcheon Gaels girls the same time and freedom on the ball and we started to turn them over.

Our centre field of Charley and Lucy also started to get on top of proceedings in the middle of the pitch and as we started to supply our forwards with good ball we found ourselves back in the game. The link up play of the two Ciara’s brought the rest into the game and especially the new girls, Kim, Kate Amy, Orla and Tricia who chased everything and kept us in the game by overturning dirty ball and recycling the ball back to players in more scoreable positions. With 10 mins left we pulled them back to 1 point when Kate’s never give up attitude chased a ground ball and stuck it into the corner of the net. This was Kate’s first football game. Working the ball up field a wayward pass caught us on the overlap and got them through for a point which they followed with 2 more.

With time running out we were awarded a free on the 14’ and Ciara McGrath found Ciara Power with a cross field ball and going for goal blasted the ball just over the crossbar of a packed goalmouth. This brought an end to proceedings.

A fantastic game of football by two great teams

Full-time Midleton 2-10 Funcheon Gaels 2-13

 The team that lined out for Midleton tonight had five girls playing their first Junior football game, Five U16’s (In our first game this year we had no U16 on the panel), and two Minors. A great blend of youth and experience. We lost our way a little bit in the middle section of the first half when Funcheon Gaels got most of their scores when we reverted back playing as individuals. But when we played as a unit, as a team with each player supporting each other and offering encouragement like we did in the second half, teams will find it difficult to match us. Great game very well done girls we are on the right road, improving with every game.

Team: Diana Perkins-Oteh, Claudia Kearney, Amy O'Neill, Deirdre Kenny, Jodie Keegan O'Connell, Lucy Lawton, Roisín O'Callaghan, Charley Moore, Lucy Kenneally, Orla Evans, Ciara McGrath, Tricia Curtin, Kim Fitzgerald, Ciara Power, Megan Kelly, Kate Obersby

 

Orlagh Farmer and a number of the Cork Senior and Minor Football Team are holding a summer camp in Midleton on Aug 12-15th from 10am to 2pm. To book a place go to the Cork LGFA Website or visit www.surveymonkey.com/r/corklgfacamps2019 . Each girl will receive a training jersey on completion of the camp. For further information please contact Orlagh Farmer on 086-3509870.

Camogie

It’s been a quiet front for our older girls this week due to a number of our U16 and minor girls doing exams for the next few weeks,training for these girls has been non contact and matches have been put on the back burner,training will resume as exams are finished ,as always players will be contacted by their team coach and by Teamer. Best of luck to all our players in their exams , the future is bright!

Our U14 group however have been very busy preparing for Feile na NGael over the last few weeks and have been training very hard to show their skills off and do their team proud. Feile started on Friday evening June 7th with Midleton playing Loughgiel Shamrocks which unfortunately didn’t go their way but went on to beat Glen rovers in their second match . Saturday 8th June our girls took on Naas who Midleton are hosting for the weekend, the girls pulled out all the stops winning again to put them through to the semi finals which was played in Na Piarsaigh GAA on Sunday 9th June against Clonakilty. Unfortunately this was our last game in the tournament as we lost by 1 point in the last puck of the game. Match reports will be updated on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

The U10’s were in action again on Tuesday night last when we travelled to Ballymacoda to play Fr O’Neill’s. These two well matched teams played some excellent camogie in cold & windy conditions. Thanks again to the parents who braved the weather to give the girls great encouragement from the side-lines and thanks also to our hosts, Fr O’Neills for a good competitive game.

As always See our Facebook page Midleton Camogie Club for more photos and match report or follow us on Twitter and Instagram. Also log on to midleton gaa.com (Ladies/Camogie) for regular updates on upcoming fixtures and Camogie News.

Healthy Club / Midleton GAA for All

Great numbers once again showed up for our training on the main pitch. Even the heavy rain did not dampan their spirits. Well done to all our players and many Thanks to all our helpers.

 

 

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