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Midleton Hurling and Football, Ladies Football and Camogie Club News

03 November, 2019

Midleton GAA Adult Club Team Mentors 2020

As per the last number of years Midleton GAA Adult Club will follow the following procedure for the appointment of Team mentors in 2020. A Sub Committee has been appointed to bring forward recommendations for the various Adult Teams. These recommendations will be put to the Executive Committee for ratification.

Therefore, no Team mentors will be appointed or ratified at the Adult Club AGM.

If you wish to be considered as a mentor for any of our Adult teams please submit your name in writing via email to before 15th November 2019.

You may also submit your name and a number of other names as part of a team management committee.

The Club Executive would like to encourage people to put their names forward.

U21 Hurling Championship ¼ Final

Today our U21’s travelled to the 4G Pitch in Pairc Uí Chaoimh to take on Ballincollig in the quarter final of the Hurling Championship. We went in a half time with a 4 point lead. After the break with the aid of a breeze we settled well and eventually ran out winners. Final score was Midleton 2-25 Ballincollig 1-10.

Team; Alan Power, Adam Daly, Sean O Sullivan, Cormac O Brien, Eoghan Moloney, Sean O Leary Hayes, Cathal Gunning, Sam Quirke, Kevin Finn, Tommy O Connell, Sean O Meara, Kian Farmer, Padraig O Brien, Ross O Regan, Garran Manley. Subs used were Aaron Mulcahy, Paul Connaughton and Eoin Mitchell.

Minor Hurling

On Bank Holiday Monday our C3 team played Ballincollig in the semi-final of the League. Final score was Midleton 3-14 Ballincollig 3-13. Team on the day: Mickey Finn, Rory Donnegan, Ciarmhac  Smyth, Niall Corcoran , Luke Deane, Charlie Walsh, Adam Fay , Gavin Reddy (-2), Dan O’Sullivan, Ethan Daly Harkin (1-2), Jack Fitzgerald (1-2),Alex Quirke(-6, 4f), Dan Cagney (1-1), Ryan Cahill(-1). Subs used Alex  Pranger, Liam Kelly (-1), Aaron Coughlan , Nicky Hayes. We advanced to the final to play Blackrock.

Today we played the final and had the advantage of playing at home. Final score was Midleton 1-12 Blackrock 0-9. Team: Mickey Finn , Luke Deane ,Ciarmhac Smyth, Rory Donnegan, Adam Fay , Charlie Walsh, Dan O’Sullivan Gavin Reddy, Alex Quirke (-3 f) Ethan Daly Harkin , Jack Fitzgerald (-2)Darragh McCarthy , Evan Kelly, (-6, 5f), Ryan Cahill, Dan Cagney (1-0). Subs used  Niall Corcoran , Nicky Kelly , Aaron Coughlan.

Photos available on the following link thanks to Alan Donegan.


Mon Nov 11th Minor Premier 1 League Final v Sarsfield at the 4G Pitch in Pairc Uí Chaoimh at 8.15pm

(Fixture may change so please check the website)

AGM Dates

Please note the following dates for the AGM’s of our Clubs:

Nov 13th – Camogie

Nov 19th – Ladies Football

Nov 27th – Adult Club

Dec 4th – Juvenile


Our Club Lotto was €4,000 and there was No Winner. Lucky Dip winners were Liam Wade, Adrain Hickey, Finbarr Griffin, Mary B, Gary Meaney .

Next Week’s Jackpot is €4,200.

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.

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. There will also be a raffle on the night with spot prizes on offer.



On Saturday morning our newest group of Junior Infants started their very first training session in the Community Centre. Full of enthusiasm the boys took to their training session with great excitement. New members are always welcome. Come along at 12 o clock with a helmet and a drink.


Our lads went indoors on Saturday Morning for Hurling Training in the Midleton Community Centre.The lads had great fun in the Hall and they enjoyed all the Different  Hurling Drills we set up for them. We will be staying indoors in the Community Centre over the next few weeks every Saturday morning from 10am-11am.


On Bank Holiday Monday our Fe14 were out against their old foes Douglas for the third year in a row. These two sides have met in the final with Douglas taking the first game and the magpies successful last year. A large crowd of supporters had showed up to support these wonderful bunch of lads. Midleton had home advantage and started sprightly with a well taken point from Conor Williams however Douglas were well fired up for the game and scored the next five points without a reply. Zach Smith was next to score from a free this was followed up by a well taken point from play from Tadgh Bohane. The home side were given a lifeline when half forward Thomas O Connor caught a lovely ball and rattled the back of the Douglas net. This should have set up the pies for a great finish to the first half however this was not the case. Douglas came straight back up the field and nullified Midleton’s goal with a goal and two points of their own. Halftime score read Douglas 1-8 to Midleton 1-3. A stern talking at halftime saw our lads come out fighting in the second half the halfback line of Alex Howard Sean Cronin and Evan Mcgrath began to get the upper hand. Tadgh Bohane and Zach Smith struck two points from frees. Oscar Brennan Tiernan o Connell and Cormac Ryan were winning good ball around the square. Cian Lambe was fouled on the 21 yard line Zach took the free and sent a rocket to the back of the net. Midleton were right back in the game. Douglas kept chipping away at the score board with three points just to nudge back in front. Daniel Garde was having an excellent game between the sticks with aherne, Higgins, and Collins keeping the douglas full forward line at bay. The referee made some dubious calls which very much vexed the midleton supporters. Zach scored two more midleton frees just to leave one between the sides. Midleton fought like their lives depended on it however it wasn’t to be their day  with them been just pipped  at the final whistle. Final score Midleton 2-7 Douglas 1-12. This has been a fantastic year for our lads and it was a pity to go out on a loss. The mentors are super proud of what this great bunch of lads have achieved. Things are looking very positive for the underage structure in the club with some great results from the Fe12s upwards. The mentors would like to thank all parents and supporters on the day panel as follows Daniel Garde, Darragh Higgins, Adam Collins, Sean Cronin, Darragh Aherne, Evan Mcgrath, Alex Howard, Cian Lambe, Zach Smith, Oscar Brennan, Tadgh Bohane, Thomas O Connor, Samuel Morrissey, Eoin Higgins, Conor Williams, Larry Ward, Cormac Ryan, Tiernan O Connell, Cathraigh Cronin Cormac MacAongasa.

Ladies Football

A huge Thanks to Supervalu Midleton for their continued support of Ladies Football. On Friday morning we were presented with a fantastic set of playing Jerseys. Our U12 team are the lucky girls who will wear these when they return to the playing field in the New Year. Thank You to John Cremin from Supervalu who presented the kit to Gillian Murphy U12 Mentor and some of our panel players and team supporters.

Training will continue for the month of November for our younger groups. Our newest recruits will commence their first training session starting tomorrow in the Community Centre for 6-7pm.Plesae remember to bring your Gumshields and a drink. Outdoor training will only go ahead once we have favourable weather. A text will be sent if we are to cancel. Training schedule is as follows:

U8’s are indoors at the Community Centre from 6-7pm

U10’s are in the Gaa Club from 6.30-7.30pm (please note new time as this is to facilitate Parents who have girls training in the Community Centre from 6-7pm)

U12’s are in the Gaa Club from 6-7pm

U14’s are in the Gaa Club from 6.30-7.30pm

Two dates to mark in your diaries. We will hold our AGM on Nov 19th at 8pm and we will have our Social evening on Friday Nov 29th in the Club Lounge.


Midleton hosted an U13 Clonmult Memorial tournament on Sunday last 27th October. A great afternoon of camogie was had by all, with Midleton winners of the plate and Rockban winners of the Shield. Thanks to Castlemartyr, Douglas and Rockban for traveling to Midleton to join us in this memorable afternoon.

We are recruiting at the moment for a Junior team for the coming year. If you would like to get involved or be part of the team please contact Ashling on 085 – 2049541.

Midleton Camogie Club’s AGM will be held on Wednesday 13th of November at 7.30pm. All members/parents are welcome to attend.

Safeguarding 1 & Garda vetting

Safeguarding 1 workshops are a mandatory requirement for coaches in all codes. 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. The Safeguarding 1 certificate is valid for three years. After three years coaches must do an online refresher (approx 1 hour in duration) which was launched on 19th October 2019. This refresher is now available for anyone who has completed a safeguarding workshop since 2016. Anyone who completed a workshop prior to 2016 is required to participate in a face to face workshop to continue coaching in the new season. To access the online refresher course please complete the following steps;


2 The GAA

3. Child, Welfare & Protection

4. Safeguarding tutors

5. Training

6. Online Safeguarding 1 refresher

If your Safeguarding is out of date the club will be in contact with you shortly to remind you to renew. Onsite workshops will be available for new coaches and those required to participate in a face to face workshop. Please keep an eye on the club notes for dates.

Garda Vetting

This is an ongoing procedure with a number of new coaches currently going through the process for the new season. All our club members working with underage players should be vetted and as per the AGM notes 2018 the old paper vetting system is no longer acceptable. Vetting is valid for 5 years and should then be renewed. You will be contacted by the club to remind you about renewal and we would appreciate a prompt response please. It is important that we are fully compliant at all times with regard to mandatory requirements.

Garda vetting promotes best practice in the recruitment and selection of persons to work with children in the GAA. (Vetting legislation - The National Vetting Bureau, Children & Vulnerable Persons Act 2012-2016

Gaa Golf Society

Midleton GAA Society Christmas Hamper results:

Winner: Liam Williams

Category 1: 1st Jerry McCarthy, 2nd Donie O Callaghan, 3rd  Francie Maher

Category 2: 1st Tom Mintern, 2nd Mick Hayes, 3rd Hans Bauman

Category 3: 1st Jim O Sullivan, 2nd Michael Swayne, 3rd Philip O Brien

Golfer of the year: Liam Williams 

Winner of the Paddy Hayes Memorial Trophy, played in Mahon Golf Club was appropriately his son Pat.

Healthy Club

Healthy Club - CPR Training 

Midleton GAA Healthy Club is delighted to facilitate this free 1 hour 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.

#HandsForLife supported by @Abbott and @ESB Networks




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