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Midleton Hurling and Football, Ladies Football and Camogie Club News

02 February, 2020

Letter from Mick O'Connell, Chairperson Fundraising Committee

A Chara,

Fundraising for the new development starts again in earnest this year. As you can see from the funding Hurley on the side of the club our members have raised a fantastic €50,000 last year. This is a great start and on behalf of the Fundraising Committee I would like to thank everyone that completed a donation form or made a one-off donation to the development.

Summary of works carried out in 2019:

  • Grounds works and leveling of the two lower pitches. A few dry weeks will allow the ‘pitch finishers’ access to fine grade and seed the pitches. This is a significant milestone in the development and over the coming months, post seeding, we will see the future pitches ‘take root’. Imagine having 2 more pitches of our own!!
  • Ground works, pathways and kerbing of entrance and car park are substantially completed. The top finish will be completed once heavy vehicles have finished their work.
  • Focus now turns to work on the ‘top pitch’ and this will commence as soon as possible.

Whilst 2019 has been a good year, we need 2020 to be a great year. Completing Park South to the standards that we demand of our club can only be achieved with continued fundraising. We will need everyone to pitch in this year and to renew their direct debit in favour of the club. If you didn’t complete a form last year would you, please reconsider and make the commitment for this coming year. A donation of as little as €5 a week would be a fantastic boost and would help us reach our funding target of €200,000 and get the new facilities finished and in use. Forms are available from every member of the funding committee.

For the coming year the fundraising committee will be running several events to help generate the necessary funds. We hope that these will provide some entertainment and enjoyment for all of us as well. The first of these events is the St Patrick’s Day Festival and the Great Crane Ball Drop.

The Great Crane Ball drop will be held on the club grounds as part of the St Patrick’s Day Festival. Every adult member and Family membership will be allocated two tickets for this event. Tickets are €10 euro each and can be paid on registration day on the 22nd February.

The St Patrick’s Day Festival is planned to start at 12.00hrs on the 17th March and will run until 1700hrs. For the day we will have a funfair on the club grounds with carousel, stalls, games, face painters a soft play area and food stalls. We will have DJ outside and live music in the hall. The event is free to attend, and everyone is welcome.

As part of the St Patrick’s day festival we will also be running a fun Tug O War competition. We are looking for 4 more teams to complete the roster. Teams can be made up of adult members male or female. We hope that parents of our underage teams will join with mentors to provide a team to represent their age group. There will be 6 to a team and the entrance fee per team is €60. The winning team will receive a cash prize and bragging rights for the day. If you want to enter a team, please text 0872606093 with your details. The first 2 places have already gone to the U10 and U7 teams so text quickly to ensure your place. Dressing rooms and showers will be available to participating teams.

Your fundraising committee will keep you briefed on progress with the development and other upcoming events through the club notes.


Is Mise Le Meas,

Mick O'Connell

Chairperson Fundraising Committee



Our Club Lotto was €2,600 and there was no winner. Numbers Drawn were 8, 19, 27, 28

5 Lucky Dip winners were Liam Wade, Denise & Nathan Carr c/o Bingo, James Murphy c/o Seamus Murphy, Anthony Cody c/o Bingo, Stephan Kane.

Next Week’s Jackpot is 2,800.

Tickets are available at the Club Bar, O’Neill’s Bar, Linehan’s 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.

Club Membership

Date for the diary – Club Registration Day - 22 February 2020 (note change in date)

Membership for 2020 is now due. We haven't increased the membership for the coming year on the basis that all Membership is paid immediately. We need this to happen so that we can delay, as long as possible, drawing down loans for the Park South Development. Please show your Goodwill and support by paying your Membership now. 

How to Pay

Via Credit Card in Club Bar 
Via EFT: IBAN: IE16 BOFI 90290129207259 BIC: BOFIIE2D. Put your name in the Payee Reference Section.

If you have any questions then please feel free to contact Tracy Saunderson (Club Registrar) 087 / 662554
or Liam Wade (Treasurer) 087 / 2562304.


Youth Membership:

  • Player in Junior Infants                   €50
  • Player Senior Infants – Fe17*          €90

Family Membership:                              €200

  • Employed Child/Children do not qualify for Family Membership
  • Child/Children born in 2001 or before do not qualify for Family Membership
  • Family Membership does not include the Gym.  Additional Gym costs are €100 per person

Adult Full Member, Voting Rights (GAA only):

  • Non-Player, Team Mentor, Officer, Committee Member €50
  • Adult Full Member, Voting Rights (GAA only), Player 18 years+** Including Gym €150
  • Adult Full Member, Voting Rights (GAA only), Player 18 years+ Inc. Gym Full Time Student*** or Unemployed €100
  • Adult Full Member, Voting Rights (GAA only), Non-Player, OAP (65+), Unemployed €30

* Fe17 means under 18 on 1st January 2020 (born on or after year 2002)

** 18 years+ means over 18 on 1st January 2020 (born on or before year 2001)

*** The membership rate for Players who are studying but who are also in full time employment is €150

Healthy Club – Gambling Awareness Workshop

St Finbarr’s Healthy Club will hold a Gambling Awareness workshop on Saturday 15th February 11.30am to 1.30pm in St Finbarr’s GAA Club. The workshop will be delivered by Justin Campbell. Justin played with Galway for many years and he is very much aware of the pressures that GAA members are under. Justin now works on the Croke Park National Health & Wellbeing Committee. This workshop is open to all if you are interested in attending please text Mairéad Beausang 087-2412010 with your name.


U14, U6 & U15/16

Our U14 girls started off the year with a well contested challenge match last Monday night, 27th January, versus Erin's Own under lights on the fantastic 4G pitch in Páirc Uí Chaoimh.  A big thank you to Erin's Own for the game and we look forward to seeing them again later on this year. Also, thank you to the Parents who came along to support our girls .

Our U6 group are back into training with a few weeks now after a well-deserved Christmas break. Plenty of fun and games were had last Friday night and the girls  finished off with a match where the girls showed of their skills and there were  some very enthusiastic magpies  who wanted the coveted spot of ‘being the goalie ‘!

Week two for our U15/16 girls as they continue with strength and conditioning session’s . Well done girls, great endurance shown  from all of you during the week all your hard work will certainly pay off on the playing fields once the season starts up!

Coaching Officer

Midleton Camogie club are delighted to welcome Mark O Sullivan (aka Fanta) as our new coaching officer. Mark brings a wealth of knowledge in both Hurling and Camogie from his many different involvements with club, divisional and county teams.  He is currently part of the Cork Minor Camogie management/coaching team. We are delighted to have him on board. We are drawing up a plan of action for the year and Mark will get to meet a lot of our coaches over the coming weeks.

Child Welfare - Safeguarding 1 – date for diary 26th March

We are hoping to run another safeguarding workshop in the club on the 26th March. This will be the last opportunity this year to participate locally. More information will be available closer to the time but please save the date if you need to do complete this mandatory requirement or if your cert is due for renewal, anyone who has completed safeguarding prior to 2016 will have to renew. The club will be in touch with you if you fall into this category. This workshop is open to all codes.

As we ease slowly into the new season the Camogie committee would like to thank all the coaches for their patience as we try to find a space for everyone to train. Special thanks to the club for facilitating us as best they can, but also thanks to all the community and educational facilities locally for their cooperation.


Where are you from, if you were born in one county, reared in another and now living in a different  county? It doesn't make any difference, you will always  be welcome at bingo on Friday at 8pm.

45 Drive

Hannah to the fore once more.

Hannah Beausang blitzed the field once more taking out two finals in fine style. Despite having been out for past two weeks there was no sign of a lack of sharpness from this guru of “45”. There has been a lot of references to senior hurling on the political field over this last week . Hannah was our senior hurler of “45“ on view at the club making her opposition look like “Junior B “ opponents. John Barton was also in great form taking out two finals with Donie Kelly in one and Club Chairman Liam Ryan in the other. In a night of high drama Tommy Driscoll and Eileen Costine became the first Brexit winners in the last final on the stroke of midnight.

Full results: Hannah Beausang/Marie, John Barton/Donie Kelly, Liam Ryan / John Barton, Hannah Beausang/Jim o Sullivan, Tommy Driscoll/Eileen Costine 

Cards continue this Friday February 7th. All welcome 

Ladies Football

Training this week for our older groups as follows:

U14’s in Ballinacurra from 7-8pm

U16’s – Junior at the GAA Club side pitch and Ball Alley at 7.30pm

U12 girls will return to training in Ballinacurra on Feb 10th. Parents will be notified by text.

U8’s and U10’s will confirm return dates in the coming weeks.

U14 League Midleton v Erins Own

Our U14 girls started their League campaign with a home game v Erin’s Own. Played in extremely blustery conditions in Ballinacurra we played with the aid of the wind in the first half. There was not much between sides at half time with the score at 3 points each. Erin’s Own took advantage of the wind in the second half and managed to get a few scores on the board. Our girls battled hard and played some lovely football but the scores would not come our way. Some great saves from our goalie kept Midleton in the game but it was Erin’s Own who came out with the victory at the final whistle. Plenty of positives to be taken from the game. Well done girls on a great team effort.

Panel: Seana O Brien, Kate Saunderson, Jade Fitzgerald, Kelly Quirke, Cara Foley, Ava Corby, Kate O Sullivan, Alyx Cahill, Shelia O Leary Hayes, Ava McAuliffe, Isabelle Nestor, Grainne Finn, Saoirse Ní Teanganna, Lily Kelly, Ellen O Neill, Alannah Magan, Saorlaith Ní Bhriain, Amy Keeshan, Rachel Ryan, Eve Meaney, Aine Ryan, Sorcha Cronin.


U14 Panel V Erin's Own


Fé 11

On Saturday evening the Midleton Fé11's were kindly invited to play at half time in the Allianz League game between Cork and Tipperary in Páirc Uí Chaoimh. Anticipation had been building all week amongst the boys and the occasion itself certainly lived up to expectations. We boarded our bus from Clonmult Memorial Park for the short trip to the Páirc, the bus bristling with excitement, nerves and song.

Once seated in Páirc Uí Chaoimh the boys cheered on their heroes in red for the first half and with ten minutes remaining in the first half they began to tog for their own big run out v Killeagh under the lights. The ten minutes spent on the pitch was certainly memorable for all and hopefully will be the first of many run outs in this famous venue for these young Magpies. A huge Thank You to GDA Sean Crowley for the invite and to Páirc Uí Chaoimh for the hospitality shown on the evening to the boys. Thanks also to Eoin Cadogan for popping down and standing in for a team photo with the boys.

Fé11 Playing in Páirc Uí Chaoimh 


The club would like to convey our sympathies to Tom and Jack Cotter and their families on the passing of their brother Dan Cotter. We would also like to express our condolences to the family of the late Fanahan O’Leary. Although not a native of the town he was a great supporter of our teams and the club lotto during his tenure in Midleton. Ar dheis Dé go rabh a n-anamacha dilis.  

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