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Midleton Hurling and Football, Ladies Football and Camogie Club News

13 October, 2019

Minor Championship Final

Midleton are back to back County Minor Champions after defeating Glen Rovers in an exciting final on Monday 7th. Going in at half time Midleton were up by a point on a scoreline of Midleton 0-08 Glen Rovers 0-07. All to play for in the second half Midleton settled quickly and our goals soon had the momentum going our way. However the Glen battled on but we dug deep with the final result going our way. Final Score Midleton 3-15 Glen Rovers 1-18. Well done to all the Players and Management. Heart Stopping stuff and highly entertaining.

Team Brion Saunderson, Ciarmhac  Smyth,  Dave Scanlon, Patrik Kane, Leo Hennessy, Christian Murphy( Capt), Charlie Walsh, Sam Quirke, (1-1), Gavin Reddy, Jack Fitzgerald (-1) Aaron  Mulcahy(1-10, 65, 6f)Alex Quirke, Tim O’Sullivan, Cian Crowley,Paul Connaughton(1-1). Subs used, Conor Fitzgerald, Darragh McCarthy (-1). Well done to Aaron Mulcahy was awarded the official Man of the Match.  Click on the link to see Photos from the night.

On Sunday morning we were back to the field of play once again to take on St Finbarrs in the Premier 1 League Semi Final. Midleton won on a scoreline of 5-19 to 2-15. We now face Sarsfield in the final.


Oct 19th Fé13 C3 Hurling League Final v Sarsfield time and venue tbc

Oct 20th Fé12 C3 Hurling League Final v Sarsfield (home) at 2pm

Oct 20th U21 B Hurling League v Cloyne at 11.30am venue tbc

(Please check the website for fixtures as they are subject to change)


Our Club Lotto was €3,400 and there was No Winner. Lucky Dip winners were Philip Walsh, Catherine Desmond, Coran Swayne, Timmy Byrne adn Cairen Keohane.

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 - to purchase your ticket. Receive a weekly reminder to your phone to play.


Bingo takes place every Friday night at 8pm.You and your Friends are most welcome to attend. Come along for a great night out. Membership is not necessary. 

New Development Fundraising

As part of our drive for fundraising we are hold a Family Table Quiz on Nov10th in the Gaa Club from 5-7pm. All support would be greatly appreciated as we try and raise the necessary funds for our new development at Park South.  To book a table please send your name to Tracy on 087-6625544. Tables cost €20. Prizes for 1st,2nd and 3rd.



Saturday last was the final outdoor training session for the 2018-2019 Fé6 group and they finished it in style with 35 enthusiastic magpies turning up for the final football session of the year. The boys have been fantastic to train all year and are showing great improvement in both hurling and football.. We would encourage all parents to continue to practice with the boys at home as this really helps with the skills and overall confidence. Thanks to the big team of Fé6 coaches who give up their free time to help out each week in all types of weather! Thanks also to those who helped out with complimentary tea and coffee in the club house every Saturday morning. There was always a very welcoming atmosphere around the club each weekend. The group will take a small break for 2 weeks and will return hurling training indoors on Saturday November 2nd between 11am-12noon in Midleton

Community Centre.


On Saturday morning in Midleton 36 Young Magpies played 3 Hurling matches against our Neighbours Carrigtwohill on the main pitch. The weather conditions were perfect for this Local Derby and the lads played 3 matches each. Our players showed great heart in each of the games and got some fine scores throughout. Next Saturday morning will be our last Training Session outdoors before we go indoors in the Midleton Community Centre on November 2nd from 10am-11am.


On Saturday morning our Under 10 hurlers were in Caherlag to take on near neighbours Erins Own. We travelled with a strong panel of 33 players and fielded three teams with each player getting plenty game time. During the past few weeks we have been working hard in training on our positional sense in games as well as the hooking and blocking technique and it was very encouraging to see some great examples of these skills being used on Saturday by the boys in Black and White. The players have to be commended on the effort put in on the day, with plenty of skill to back it up. There was very little between the teams with only a puck of a ball deciding most games. Well done to our lads on what was another very encouraging display. Thanks to Daniel Clifford and his fellow Erin’s Own coaches for the welcome and for hosting us on the day.

Our panel was : Eoghan Donovan, Patrick O'Brien, Finn Cahill, Charlie McCarthy, Patrick Spellman, Alfie Hennessy, Sean McLoughlin,  Braden Dunlea, Alex Molumby, Fionn Byrne, Manus Stewart, Robin O Brien, John O'Sullivan, Daniel Moloney, Jack O'Sullivan Crotty, Cathal O'Neill, Aaron Murphy, Finn Murray, Hugh Barry, Cathal Kavanagh, Ethan Foley, Daire Crowley, Dan O'Connell, Alan Fitzgerald, Dylan McInerney, Aidan O'Regan, Kevin Lester, Adam Groarke, Billy Murphy, Donncha Butler, Max Wisniewska, Ian Lambe, Ciaran O'Brien.


The final Fé11 outing in the Rebel Óg series of hurling matches for this group of players saw an away trip to Douglas last weekend to take on both Douglas and Sarsfields. With 33 magpies split evenly across two teams, we played Douglas and Sarsfields in what turned out to be very competitive matches. As usual the Midleton lads more than held their own with some fantastic skills and scores as well as heroic defending in both matches. Thanks to the parents who turned up to support the lads in Douglas. This group of Fé11 players will now move into the Fé12 age group next year where there will be two teams in both hurling and football. The lads have shown great commitment and dedication from the first day they started in the community centre in 2013 and are looking forward to the step up next year. We would encourage the lads to practice the skills between training at whatever chance they get. We will continue to train on Wednesday’s between 6pm-7pm in Midleton College hockey pitch. Magpies abú.


Congratulations to our Fé12’s who defeated Inniscarra today in the Premier 1 County Final.

Final Score was Midleton 3-11, Inniscarra 1-09. Well done to Captain Peter Barrett who accepted the Cup on behalf of his Team and Mentors.


On Saturday afternoon in what was perfect hurling conditions the magpies had a home semifinal game against a much fancied Fermoy side. Our lads started well with points from Cian Lambe and Zach Smith but Fermoy matched that, in what was going to be a winner takes all game. Samuel Morrissey got a great score from the wing and this was followed up by a sublime goal by the quick thinking Larry Ward. This left the halftime score of 1-3 to 3 points. Fermoy came out of the blocks very fast in the second half and scored 1-1 without reply. However our backs Darragh Aherne Adam Collins Darragh Higgins Alex Howard and captain  Sean Cronin stemmed the supply of ball into the inside forward line and the tide turned for our lads. Points from Oscar Brennan Thomas O Connor and three well taken frees from the ever reliable Zach Smith saw our lads put Fermoy under pressure. Daniel Garde was excellent in goals for Midleton and Tadhg Bohane plus Eoin Higgins now started to dominate midfield. Zach struck for two more excellent points from play. Fermoy replied with a goal of their own but this was nullified when Conor Williams caught a dropping ball drove it to the back of the Fermoy net. Midleton were firmly in the driving seat when up stepped Tiernan o Connell with a great score helped by a great pass from the hard working Cormac Ryan. This was a huge team effort and a great result with another final to look forward to for this wonderful bunch of players. Many thanks to all parents and supporters for their support on the day. Final score Midleton 2-12 Fermoy 2-6. Panel as follows Daniel Garde, Darragh Aherne, Adam Collins, Alex Howard, Tadgh Bohane, Sean Cronin, Eoin Higgins, Cian Lambe, Cormac MacAongasa, Evan Mcgrath, Oscar Brennan, Larry Ward, Zach Smith, Samuel Morrissey, Conor Williams, Thomas O Connor, Cormac Ryan, Tiernan O Connell.

Saturday October 5th 2019 is a date that will love forever in the minds with those associated with the current fe 14 for that was the date that this special group of young men went out to represent their club and families in a most remarkable manner and in doing so win the Sean Keohane cup and become premier one u14 hurling county champions defeating ba Piarsaigh in the process.The run into the match we were dealt when it became known Rory Lester would not be available due to a recent injury.Rory has increble time and effort put into this team and it seemed the lads decided they were not leaving it behind them.This was not going to be a easy task,na larsaogh are a fine hurling team,the day itself was wet from mid morning and for the entire match 

Like the semi final we gathered in the club and travelled to the match by bus.The mood was upbeat and light hearted,we arrived on plenty of time which allowed the lads to walk  around around and soak in the atmosphere.Everyone calm.Time moved on Throw in fast approaching.Everyone returned to the dressing room team announced, a few specific details sorted and we took to the field led by our captain Alex Moloney.Soon after 1:30 the call is thrown in ,na Piarsaigh are first to score but we respond immediately with a long range free from dara Scanlon,na Piarsaigh come again with another point which is quickly cancelled out frim daragh fitz with another free.Seven minutes in Eoin Higgins makes a brilliant run and the blast the call into the mate making it1-2 to 0-2.Midleyom were now flying in all positions in the field,all back were hurling out if their skin and be Piarsaigh had very little answer for it.Two further points from fitz and Alex moloney were followed from a point by me Piarsaigh.The midleton midfield partnership of cian lambe and niall lang were in control up front Evan mchatyh Eoin Higgins and Eoin Frazer,were pulling their opposite number all over the field James Mcswenney was doing powerful work and carrying the ball and putting their half back under enormous.The work rate from daragh ahern dara Scanlon and Alex moloney were off the charts blocking hooking and clearing ball after ball,Tagdh o leary Hayes was in control at 6,Tagdh bohan was having the game of his life and carthaigh Cronin was playing some wonderful intelligent hurling.on the odd occasion that he Piarsaigh got through they found Zak Smith in top form for the magpies,no surprise there.As the half drew closer two more points from lang and fitz saw midleton lead at half time 1-7 to 0-3.what happened next was remarkable,it was the lads themselves spoke up and demanded this not to be let go.Pf course we realized Piarsaigh were going to come out all guns blazing and that they did scoring 1-2 without reply to bring it to a two point game.The noise level rose about 20 notches, what was going to happen next?Midleton didn't panic,why should they?They were the better team and so it proved to be with fitz pouncing for a goal to out 5 between the teams,pairsigh were rocked, their line has no answer.dara Scanlon drove the. All out over the bar from a 65.Midleton back in full control.50 mins on the clock and alex howard was introduced for Eoin Fraser  who ran himself to a stand. Still and can be delighted with his performance.from here midleton saw it out in determined fashion and showed their grit once more when a 21 yard free was stopped by niall knag and cleared away.funal wbosye midleton 2-11 na Piarsaigh 1-9.bufe celebtiatin followed and it was heart warming to see Alex Maloney light the Sean Keohane cup. A huge thank you to all the parents,grand parents for your support in the day and throughout the year.Thanks to all who travelled to the game.A huge thanks to the mentors involved team but most of all a judge congratulations to these 29 men from midleton,a memory to last forever 

Zak Smith daragh ahern dara Scanlon Adam Collins carthaigh Cronin Tagdh o leary Hayes Rory Lester niall lang Alex Maloney daragh Fitzgerald cian lambe tadhg bohan James Mcswenney Eoin Higgins Evan McGrath Eoin Fraser Thomas Dunlea Daniel Garde Oscar Brennan Sean Cronin daragh Higgins Alex Howard Sam Morrissey tiernan connell Thomas O Connor cormac Ryan cormac mac Aongusa Learai Ward Conor Williams 


Today Sunday we held the Paddy Dunlea Tournament. Many Thanks for Blarney and Kinsale for travelling to Midleton and playing very sporting games. Blarney defeated Kinsale to take home the Shield while Midleton were crowned Cup Winners on the day. Thank You to all the Dunlea family for being present with us.

On Saturday morning we held our Junior Infants registration for our boys and girls. Lots of enthusiastic children made the first step in their hurling and football journey.

Training for boys starts on Nov 2nd in the Community Centre from 12-1pm.

Girls Football are in the Community Centre on Monday Nov 4th from 6-7pm while Camogie starts on Fri Nov 1st in the Gaelscoil from 6.30-7.30pm.

Ladies Football

A busy week for our Ladies. First out on Monday night were our U14 girls who faced Glanmire in the East Cork Championship Final. We always have tough battles with these girls and that night was no exception. A fantastic display of football saw us win out on a scoreline of Midleton 3-12 Glanmire 2-06. Well done to all the girls. It was unfortunate that the game was fixed for the same night as the Minor Hurlers County final and we really appreciate that Kelly and Jill played our match and raced soon after the game to support their brothers in Pairc Uí Rinn.

Next up on Saturday our Junior Ladies faced the long road to Kilmichael to take on Dohenys in the Cork County Junior B County Final. The mood on the bus journey down was one of excitement with a few nerves. Conditions on the day were a mixture of sunshine and torrential rain with the pitch extremely soft. Bouncing of the ball was not really an option however Midleton settled well. Halftime score saw us leading by 3 points. Dohenys came out in the second half knowing they had to up their performance and that they did. They took their scores well but Midleton kept fighting back. Unfortunately time ran out and we lost out by 1 point. Final score was Midleton 0-08 Dohenys 0-09. Well done to all the girls and the Management team. It’s a great achievement to get to a County Final and with this panel of players we will definitely be back. We retuned back to Midleton and celebrated our East Cork Championship win from last Sunday.

Sunday morning our U16 girls travelled to Mayfield for the semi final of the East Cork Championship. They had a very tough battle but unfortunately this is the end of the road for the girls for this year.

Finally on Sunday our U12s played Bride Rovers in the East Cork Championship Final. It was a mixed afternoon weather wise with a heavy shower in the opening minutes giving way to sunshine. Bride rovers started well and scored first. They were formidable opponents and we needed to mark tight. Once we equalised we never trailed. Thanks to some great saves by Mia Walsh we kept them at bay and we finished well with a score line of 3-13 2-05. Scorers were Faye Dunlea, Shiela O’ Leary Hayes, Emma Keeshan, Robyn Keating, Ciara Murphy, Lily Kelly and Alyx Cahill. Well done to all the girls who played and to the entire panel who have contributed so much to the team over the season to get us to where we are today. Magpies Abú.


Midleton Camogie hosted the under 9 East Cork Camogie Fun Blitz on Sunday 6th Oct in Parc Cuimneacain Cluain Molt in beautiful conditions. There was huge excitement for our under 9 girls home games. Our budding stars showed up in great numbers and we played against our neighbours from Youghal, Fr. O Neills, Killeagh and St. Catherines . Every girl played brilliantly and the future is certainly bright for Cork Camogie from what was shown today!! And what great displays there was. The girls ran about with great spirit and got some great skill and scores while being cheered on by a big group of spectators. The girls really enjoyed the full experience of wearing their Midleton colours today. We were delighted today with the support of the families who brought their girls today and created such a great atmosphere with their support. And last but not least a big thanks to the players ,coaches, our young referees Vivienne and Caoimhe. We can’t wait for our next match – that’s where we see all the hours of practice at training paying off. Here’s to many more fun days like today! Up the magpies.

Well done to our Minor team in their victory against Tracton on Tuesday evening 8th October where they played on the 4g pitch up in Páirc up Chaoimh! The girls take on Brian Dillons in the Quarter final on Monday evening next the 14th October at 7pm in Dillons Park. Best of luck to you all and your management!

Our U11/12 girls played Cobh last Wednesday night in a challenge match ahead of our upcoming County Final against Douglas. The girls were great throughout showing an excellent attitude and some outstanding performances all over the pitch. Thanks to Cobh for a competitive match!

Please note our final has been changed to Saturday October 19th at 5.15pm in Colleges Pitch ,Castle Road. The pitch was unplayable this weekend due to the recent weather we have had.

The U10’s brought a great year to an end on Friday night 11th October with a trip to Awesome Walls on the Model Farm Rd. for some climbing & pizza! The girls thoroughly enjoyed the evening and will now take a break from training & matches until February. Thanks to every one of the girls for their commitment and effort during the year, they really are a fantastic bunch! Thanks also to the parents for their continued support. We look forward to seeing everyone back in February. Thank you to all the u10 coaches from all at Midleton Camogie for giving up their time and giving the girls such an enjoyable year and such a great finish to the season I’m sure they all enjoyed it immensely and lots of memories were made!

We would also like to congratulate Vivienne Gleeson and the U16 a squad who were invited along to be guests of the Lord Mayor this week to celebrate winning both Munster and of course All Ireland titles. What an honour for you so well done to you all and your management team!

Finally huge congratulations to our U14 girls and their management who won a hard fought battle against a strong Youghal side on Saturday evening 12th October to secure a place in the U14 A1 league final.

Please note our U16 County Final replay against Clonakilty is scheduled for Saturday 19th October , 3.30 throw in Castle Road! Please come along and show your support for these wonderful girls who have battled hard thought out the year! Best of luck to each and every one of you and to all involved!

As always you can follow Midleton Camogie Club on Facebook Instagram and twitter for regular updates on upcoming matches and Camogie News and photos!


Safeguarding 1 Workshop - This workshop was previously called Child Protection Awareness Training. This is a mandatory requirement for coaches and any new coaches within the club will need to participate in this three hour workshop before commencing in 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 there will be a Safeguarding 1 Workshop in the clubhouse on Wednesday 23rd October from 6.30 to 9.30pm. Places are limited and will need to be booked on a first come first served basis by texting Ingrid on 087 6374748.

Healthy Club - CPR Training 

Around 5,000 lives are lost every year in Ireland to sudden cardiac arrest – that’s 13 people dying every day. The Irish Heart Foundation supported by ESB Networks and Abbots is creating a nation of lifesavers and offering FREE CPR training across Ireland. Midleton GAA Healthy Club is delighted to facilitate this 1 hours CPR training and we are asking all coaches, mentors, players (18 years+) and members to please come along to the Hands for Life training course.

Date: Saturday 23rd November 2019

Where: Midleton GAA Hall

Time:  10am, 12pm & 2pm

Time slots MUST be booked in advance please text Mairéad Beausang 087-2412010 with your preferred time ASAP.....please note max per slot 30.


Scileanna spóirt CLG. Gaa skills training bilingual.

Beidh tráthnóna scileanna spóirt dátheangach i CLG Mainistir na Corainn ar an Domhnach seo chugainn, 20 Deireadh Fómhair ag 14:00. Tógaigí camáin, cloigead, srl libh.

Bilingual Gaa skills training session for Fé6 - Fé 12 next Sunday 20th Oct. 2pm at club pitch. Bring helmet , hurley. Fáilte roimh chách.

Tony O Donoghue

Tony who died on Sunday 13th was a former Club Player and Administrator. In his playing days he was one of the outstanding Footballers in the 60’s and 70’s for the Club. He also represented Imokilly during those years. He was co-author of the Clubs History published in 1986.

Tony was a Club Selector when the Club won the Intermediate Football title in 1984 and was also a selector on 4 County Minor Winning teams. He was Cork Minor Selector in 1985 when Cork was crowned All Ireland Champions.

As an administrator he held many positions in the Club which included Secretary, Treasurer and Registrar all which he carried out with distinction.

He is a loss to our Club but a greater loss to his sister Muriel and his relatives and friends.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.


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