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Midleton Hurling and Football, Ladies Football and Camogie Club News

07 June, 2020

The key messages for this week:

  • The GAA, LGFA and Camogie Association have issued joint guidance on a safe return to Gaelic Games. The club grounds will remain closed until Phase 3 on 29 June.
  • ‘Last Call’ for Midleton Magpie Profiles.
  • MyLife GAA Healthy Clubs Step Challenge started on 3rd June. Please get involved.
  • Feel free to send in old photos for our ‘Blast from the Past’ series.

Midleton GAA…at the ‘Heart of the Community’. Ní neart go cur le chéile. There is no strength without unity.

GAA, LGFA and Camogie Association have issued joint guidance

The GAA, An Cumann Camogaíochta and the LGFA have today published a plan for a safe return to Gaelic games for the three organisations.

The plan is the work of a specially appointed Advisory Committee, which included representatives of all three bodies, the GPA and a number of medical experts. It offers a route back to activity, subject to the government timelines being achieved in the weeks and months ahead.

It is broken down into sections covering Medical Advice; Preparing for a Safe Return; Information for Players and Team Personnel; Summary and Checklist; Roadmap for Return to Activity

Some of the stand-out elements of the report include:

  • A gradual return to on-field non-contact activity in Phase Three of the Government plan in small groups.
  • The need for an online education programme and new measures around temperature checking and completed documentation before training and games.
  • A return to contact sport on July 20.
  • Provisional windows for club activity and the return of inter-county training and competitions.

The document mirrors the Government roadmap and outlines the opt-in approach of the wider Gaelic games family regarding a possible return to activity and play.

It is important for players, parents/guardians, coaches administrators to read the full details, that can be found at:

Some summary details of the phasing details are shown below.

Last Call for Midleton Magpie Profile

This is the last call for Magpie Profiles. We have seen some great Midleton Magpie Profiles over the past few weeks with all the various sections of the ‘One Club’ being represented. Please check out our social media channels for all profiles posted.

Best answer of the week: Conor Coleman has no advice for his coaches, he thinks they are perfect. A first, I'm sure.

Many thanks to those who have already sent their profiles in. A gentle nudge to those who have not.

How to access the form…go to homepage, click on ‘Magpie Profile Form’ link in top right hand corner, download form relevant to you/your child, fill our and return to your representative. If you don’t have their email address then you can send it to GAA PRO at

Blast from the Past

Many thanks to those who are sending photographs of past teams and supporters. These are all posted through our social media channels

In the club notes I won’t repost them all but will pick one or two by way of flavour.

This week’s flavour:

Photo of U12 Hurling Camp in 1999 from Southern Star.

Article from Southern Star Apr 7th 1962...Clonmult Memorial Park Official Opening & Blessing

Healthy Club Programme

We have seen a marked increase in exercise during the COVID period. This has taken many forms, including walking. We are seeing parts of Midleton we didn’t see before as we look for walking routes within our 5km ‘boundary’. The GAA Healthy Club Step Challenge is therefore perfectly timed. Register now with the challenge running from 3rd June to 30th June.


For those who have requested a refund on the Cúl Camp website please be patient as they are extremely busy following up on them. A  lot of Clubs have decided to cancel  Camps so they are inundated with requests. They are working as fast as they can to reply to everyone. 

Ladies Football

As has been described earlier in the Notes, on Friday evening the GAA, Ladies Football and Camogie released a joint statement on the Pathway they are advising going forward. The safety and wellbeing of our girls is paramount so these guidelines will need to be reviewed and discussed in great detail.

We are getting a great response from our #spendingourtime. The girls have been extremely busy filling in their days. It's great to see all your interests outside of Football.Keep the pictures/videos coming. Send them to Tracy on 087-6625544 (Whats App, Viber or SMS).

Safeguarding & Vetting – to do before re-opening

Following recent club notes in relation to safeguarding and vetting as well as individual correspondence to those who need to fulfill their requirements there has been an absolutely fantastic response.  Thank you to everyone who got motivated and began renewal of one or both. It is much appreciated.  It is important to us as a club that we comply with mandatory requirements and the response from members to this request gives us a great sense of club spirit.  The environment in which our players train and play is important to all of us. Thank you

Any person who carries out a role of responsibility such as coaching, managing or training underage teams, or any team that has a player under 18 years of age must be vetted. The National Vetting Bureau Act 2012-2016 makes vetting a statutory obligation and therefore applies to everyone working with children.  Vetting can be done online through the E Vetting system

The GAA is committed to creating and maintaining the safest possible environment for all young people who wish to participate.  In an attempt to achieve this for all our underage players, coaches must complete a Safeguarding 1 workshop as highlighted in the Children First as one of the mandatory requirements.

Correspondence has gone out this week to coaches who are required to update either vetting or safeguarding.  Anyone who has completed Safeguarding 1 in 2016 can do an online refresher.  Please follow the steps if this applies to you;


2.   The GAA

3.   Child, Welfare & Protection

4.   Safeguarding tutors

5.   Online Safeguarding 1 refresher

This will take approximately 45 mins but it can be done at a time that suits you best.  Once completed please send the date and cert number to 087 6374748 or to  For anyone who completed Safeguarding 1 prior to 2016 there will be a workshop facilitated in the club when we are again back to business.

Midleton GAA have always been compliant with regard to these mandatory requirements so it would be great to have everything updated during this period of closure so we will be ready to get back to action without delay when the time comes.  Anyone with any queries/difficulties please contact Ingrid at 087 6374748.

Midleton GAA Community Assistance Programme – Covid-19

Even though we are currently progressing through the different phases of re-opening, if you need assistance then please contact anyone on the list of volunteers.  We will keep these numbers available for the Community to utilise.

COVID-19 Useful Numbers



Midleton GAA club would like to offer our condolences to Anne Margaret and Peter Smith and their family on the sad passing of Paddy Ring, Anne Margaret’s father. Paddy was a great hurler in his day and was on successful Cork minor and under 21 teams as well as playing with Cloyne and Imokilly. Paddy also played with Glen Rovers later in his career.

We would also like to offer our sympathies to the Mulcahy family from the Youghal Road on the passing of Noel Mulcahy. Noel played hurling and football with the clubs teams in the 1960’s and 70’s and was equally proficient in both codes. His brother Denis later went on to become one of the great Midleton and Cork players of the 1970/80’s.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anamacha


Congratulations to John O’Brien from Midleton who won a €150 voucher in the Cork GAA clubs May 2020 draw.

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