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Midleton Hurling and Football, Ladies Football and Camogie Club News

01 March, 2020



Our Club Lotto was €3,400 and there was no winner. Numbers Drawn were 3, 9, 15, 24

The 5 Lucky Dip winners were Seamus Murphy c/o Club, Mary Leahy c/o Bingo, Sinead Healy c/o Bingo, Carol Fitzgerald c/o Pearse, Aonghus Cotter c/o Tom

Next Week’s Jackpot is €3,600.

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. 

St Patrick's Day Festival - Lá le Pádraig Féile

As part of the ongoing Fundraising effort for the New Facilities at Park South, Midleton GAA are organising a St. Patrick’s Day Family Festival at the GAA Club. The festivities will start at noon and Carousel, Face Painting, Tug o' War, live music, ‘Great Crane Ball Drop’ plus loads more. This promises to be a great day.

The Crane Ball Drop is an important fundraiser for the new development. With the imminent seeding of 2 pitches and ground works due to commence on the ‘top pitch’ we need to maintain momentum to put the facilities in place for the current and future generations. With attractive prizes of 1st-€3,000, 2nd-€2,000, 3rd-€1,000 and a modest ticket price of €10 we would expect the fundraiser to be well supported.

Club members will be contacted to help and support the efforts but tickets are also available from members of the fundraising committee that include Michael Carroll 086 8362218 (Juvenile), Mairead Beausang 087 2412010 (Ladies Football), Ingrid O’Riordan 087 6374748 (Camogie), Tracy Saunderson 087 6625544 (GAA), Michael O’Connell 087 260 6093 (Chairperson Fundraising Committee). 

Many thanks for your ongoing help in our fundraising efforts. 

The St Patrick's Day Festival will be jam-packed with family fun (see above) but the the Tug of War and Great Crane Ball Drop have caught the imagination.  With all the Tug of War training on-going, here’s 5 things you should know about the Tug of War: 

  • An Egyptian wall engraving from around 2500 BC depicts the oldest known tug-of-war contest. However the phrase “tug-of-war” for the sport goes back only to the late 19th century.
  • Tug-of-war featured in the summer Olympics from 1900 to 1920. Well, if you can have medals for rope climbing (1896 to 1932) then why not tug of war.
  • At the 1908 Games in London, the London City Police took gold, with Liverpool Police second and K Division Metropolitan Police third. But the Americans lodged a protest against the police boots which they said had illegal spikes. The protest was refused but the City Police later challenged the Americans to a match in stockinged feet. The challenge was turned down. No protests allowed on St Patrick’s Day. The only challenges will be some of the juvenile coaching teams staying upright for the day.
  • The Tug of War International Federation is based in Wisconsin and has 67 member nations. We might need to get someone over for St Patrick’s Day to observe.
  • Canadian Inuits hold a version of tug-of-war called “aarsaraq” which is played sitting down. Might make an interesting format in the event of a draw.

Club Membership & Registration

Calling on the last remaining players and members to submit membership. Please give forms to your Team manager or alternatively you can contact our Membership Officer Tracy Saunderson 087-6625544. 

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. 


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

Ladies Football

With the current wet weather that we are experiencing we have to plan our training week by week as the pitch in Ballinacurra is unplayable. Please bear with us and we will notify you by text as soon as we can.  

For the coming week training schedules are as follows:

Monday: U8’s are in the Community Centre from 6-7pm

Monday: U10’s are in the Ball Alley from 6.30-7.30pm

Monday: U12’s and U14’s are in Ballinacurra from 7-8pm

Monday: U16’s, Minors and Juniors are at the side pitch in the Gaa Club from 7.30-8.30pm

Thursday: U14’s, U16’s, Minors and Juniors are in Ballinacurra from 7.30-8.30pm

Not to be outdone by the male members of the club, the Lady Footballer’s and Camogie did some Tug of War training at the joint Football/Camogie training session. Keep your eye out on social media for videos next week. 

Keep up to date with all Club News on our social media pages: Facebook – Midleton Ladies Football, Twitter - @midleton_LGFA and Instagram - midletonlgfa. 


We welcome back our U10 camogie players and coaches after the Christmas Break! Training  started back on  Friday  28th of February from 6.30pm to 7.30pm in the GAA ball alley. Our training will normally be on Tuesdays 7.30pm to 8.30pm in Ballinacurra pitch (under lights) and Friday’s 6.30 to 7.30pm at the GAA ball alley looking forward to the season ahead , see you all there! New players also welcome. Please note any change to training times or venues parents will be notified by text from the coaches. It was also great to see our U6's have a group Tug of War session.

U13 and U15 Imokilly players were invited to a medal presentation tonight in the Jameson Suite in Midleton Park Hotel. Both Imokilly Divisional panels were victorious in 2019 . This was a great achievement at divisional levels. Well done to you all girls and to all who were involved especially our Midleton girls U13 - Isabelle Nestor, Laura Goulding, Saoirse Ní Teangna & Kelly Quirke, and U15 - Yvonne Abernethy, Abbie Foley & Chloe Garde. 

Our U12s were in action again on Friday night last and had their 2nd session with Michael Boland from the Cork Minor Camogie team. It was another fantastic and enjoyable evening for the girls. Huge thanks to Michael again for giving us his time it was very much appreciated. 

Another trip down memory lane during the week  thanks to Sharon for a great photo of players back in day which she sent in to our page! . 

Back Row :  L-R Ashling Hennessy, Darina Kearney, Barbra Hennessy, Carol McSweeney .Belinda Kearney,  Una Hegarty and Mary Rose Quinlan

Front row : L- R Rosemary Fitzgerald, Olivia Barry , Therese Hennessy, Theresa Ahern, Edel Hennessy , Sharon O’Sullivan

Please keep sending in Camogie Photos to us on our social media pages or email and we’ll be happy to share them!


Our indoor training for our Fé 6,7 and 8 groups finished this weekend. All groups will return to outdoor training at the end of March. All coaches will send a text to Parents to confirm the date and time. Keep up the practice at home. 

With the Tug of War event taking place on St Patricks day it’s great to see such excitement and enthusiasm in all groups as they practice their technique. In particular, the Fé12’s and Fé13 did some work on their technique during the week. The Fé12 had an internal session with the Fé13 taking on the Senior’s. With the Senior’s just about to win 10 more Fé13 players joined in. The video can be seen on Twitter and Facebook.



Next session on Friday at 8pm.There, we will be doing, our best, our very best, OUR ALMIGHTY BEST to give away €500 on 1 game. Just check on 1 of 9 numbers, that simple, treat yourself. Have a safe trip.

45 Drive

"110" expert Frank O’Sullivan makes a mental adjustment to “45” to win two finals in fine style.

Lee Oil Merchant Frank O’Sullivan stepped up to the more demanding game of 45 last Friday and did so in style winning two finals. When interviewed after the games Frank said going from 110 to 45 was like changing from pitch and putt to golf. Frank was partnered in the first game by Elsinore man Denis Fitzgerald who claims to be the best player in club. In the second final Franks partner was  Dinah O Donovan who is no stranger to the winners podium herself.Denis Crowley who claims “when you are dealt five cards you are entitled to play them whatever way you want !!!” won a great final with another Elsinore man Richard Meaney. The last final was won by Chairman Liam Ryan partnered by John Barton who is one of the best supporters of the game. John has only missed one night so far and that was while supporting premier league champions elect .

Results : 1) Frank O’Sullivan/ Denis Fitzgerald, 2) Richard Meaney / Denis Crowley, 3) Frank O’Sullivan /Dinah Donovan, 4) John Barton/Liam Ryan

Cards continue this Friday March 6th. All Welcome.

Cork Sports Ability Day 2020, Activity for All

21st March, 11am to 2pm, Mardyke Arena

Suitable for people with a disability, parents, families, teachers, sports coaches, health professionals and anyone interested in inclusive sport or physical activity for people of all abilities. 


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