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Midleton Hurling and Football, Ladies Football and Camogie Club News

23 August, 2020

The key messages for this week:

  • COVID-19 Guidelines Update…Do The Right Thing For You & Your Club
  • Fixtures…Busy week ahead on fixtures front. Knockout match for Seniors against Douglas.
  • Full listing of results can be seen on Results Section of website

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

COVID-19 Guidelines Update – 21 August 2020

Following receipt of the latest guidance from the GAA, Midleton GAA have reviewed the requirements surrounding the ‘Return to Training’ protocols.

Note the following guidance which should now be adhered to  with IMMEDIATE EFFECT:

Challenge matches are NOT PERMITTED for all ages from Fé11 down to Fé6.

Games (challenge & official fixtures) for Fé12 – Fé16 must be played ‘behind closed doors’, with  no more than 40 persons per team allowed access to games for the moment. This figure should include all players, management, coaches, ancillary backroom personnel and team officials. The 80 team personnel (40 per team) is in addition to essential match day personnel such as Match officials (Referees, Linesmen, Umpires), Media and event officials (stewards etc.).

We are requesting that parents DO NOT attend matches – however where it is necessary for the welfare of the child, ONE PARENT ONLY will be allowed access.

Access to Midleton GAA main pitch will be restricted as per ‘Return to Training’ protocols.

Training can continue for the moment on the basis of NO MORE THAN 15 people (including coaches) in a designated area of the field. Training times as per agreed timetable in all venues.

Following an Audit of each team, it was noted that certain coaches and players do not appear to have completed the health questionnaire. It is the responsibility of the Covid Supervisor for each team to ensure all Covid guidelines are complied with, including health questionnaire confirmation for ALL PLAYERS AND COACHES etc. Note players and coaches who have not completed the relevant health questionnaire (and reconfirmed before each training/ match) WILL NOT BE PERMITTED access.         

On behalf of The Return to Play sub-committee:

The Midleton GAA Return to Play sub-committee consists of:

Vin Reddy

Ger Fitzgerald

Mairead Beausang

Ingrid O’Riordan

Michael Carroll

Safe Return to Gaelic Games

We have put together a comprehensive Plan for the safe return to Gaelic Games in Midleton.


This can be accessed at



Prior to return to training, ALL adult players, team personnel and parents/guardians of Juvenile players are required to:

  1. Complete the certified eLearning Module covering the main aspects of the Guidelines. This is available to complete at
  2. Complete the GAA Health Questionnaire once online, which will be available through\. Please note that this questionnaire must be completed prior to return to training for the first time.
  3. Using the same online system, all Adult players, parents/guardians of underage players and team personnel will be required to declare, before each training session/game, that their health status has not changed. This must be completed a minimum of 1 hour before the time of the session.
  4. For Insurance purposes membership needs to be paid before training. Go to membership to see how much you need to pay

            Midleton GAA H&F Account,Bank of Ireland, Main Street, Midleton

            Account Number;    29207259  

            Sort Code;       90-29-01

            IBAN; IE16 BOFI 9029 0129 2072 59

            BIC;   BOFIIE2D

            Please write players name in the reference section.

Please also note that the club grounds are closed to activities other than those planned and supervised under the Safe Return to Gaelic Games protocols.

Mega Lotto Results

  • The re-launched Lotto is a critical component of our fundraising for Park South. The support to date has been good, especially with the number of annual subscriptions that have been submitted.
  • In total Midleton GAA will give out local business vouchers to the value of €3,800 every year as part of our “Shop Local, Buy Local” campaign.
  • How to play: Go to click on Play Now in Mega Lotto section. You can buy an annual ticket by selecting “50” from the “Number of Draws” to Play dropdown.

Fixtures & Results

Please keep an eye on the Fixtures Section of the website for updates on matches over the coming weeks.

See below snapshot of current confirmed fixtures for the next while.

How to stay ‘up-to-date’:

  • Some games are streamed (for example, it is planned for the upcoming Senior and Intermediate Championship matches to be streamed)
  • ‘Live’ scores will be posted to our Social Media Channels.  
  • The Fixtures & Results sections of the website will be updated with Fixtures for the coming week(s) and Results for the past week.


Fixtures: club_fixtures

Results: club_results

Games behind closed doors. As games must now be played "behind closed doors", this means only essential personnel should be in attendance.

Ladies Football

U16 Notes

East Cork League Midleton 6:9 Cloyne 3:3

Midleton and Cloyne fought out an entertaining league clash this morning in a fine blustery day in Cloyne in front of a zero crowd. It was Midleton who delivered a master class in finishing and defending. Without a regular goal keeper the girls took turns in the no 1 position. Rachel Ryan took on this roll for the first half, and what a game she had. Rachel’s kickouts were the launch pad for all our attacking play, finding a Midleton player on every occasion. From the kick outs Midleton worked the ball seamlessly up the field and as a unit showed a marked improvement form the Mayfield game a week earlier and they played well in that game as well. They worked tirelessly for each other and what was more impressive was their work rate when they didn’t have the ball. They made it very difficult for the Cloyne girls who were hunted and harried all over the field. Score at half-time 1:5 to 1:3 in Midleton’s favour.

For the Second half Midleton introduced Kate Saunderson in goal, replacing Selena who had to leave due to a prior engagement. This released Rachel into Selena’s position and the change was seamless with both girls excelling. The intensity continued in that second period with both teams giving it their all and it was tit for tat in the first quarter. The Midleton Defence were awesome with Emma in full control at full back ably assisted by Sophie and Jade. The half back line of Saoirse, Aisling, and Isabelle gave the best performance I have seen from any team in a while, constantly running into space and linking up with the centre field pairing of Aoife and Grainne who were full of running. Our forwards were outstanding with everyone contributing. The battling rate was awesome. From Seana and the young Lily in the corners with Lily running in for a cracking goal. Aoife’s (playing on the edge of the square) ball distribution was brilliant and ran in herself for a fine goal. The half forwards also did their bit. Mia brought her scoring boots with her and she was on fire. Rachel full of energy after being released from goal constantly drove at the Cloyne defence and ended up with a fine tally. Elle ran her socks off and un-selflessly released Kate from goal in the last period of the game. This was a great win for the Midleton girls especially when you consider that they are still forming as a team and when you see the calibre of this Cloyne team who to be honest were well in this game until the final quarter and the finishing score line not doing their work rate and overall performance justice. Finally for Kate’s brother Bríon, you better watch out, you are no longer the only star goalkeeper in your house hold. Final Score Midleton 6-9 Cloyne 3-3

Team: Rachel Ryan (2-2), Jade Fitzgerald, Emma O'Sullivan, Sophie McCarthy, Saoirse Ní Theangana, Elle McManus(0-1), Isabelle Nestor(0-1), Selena O'Riordan, Aoife Fitzgerald(0-1), Grainne Finn(0-1), Aisling McCarthy, Mia Tarrant(2-3), Seana O'Brien, Lily Kelly(1-0), Aoife Mulcahy(1-0), Kate Saunderson.

U16 v Cloyne

Ladies Football Training schedule next week:

Training schedule for the coming week in Ballinacurra Pitch:

U8,10,12,14: Monday evening 6.45-7.45pm

U16, Minor and Junior 7.45-8.45pm

Please note earlier times going forward.

Our U16’s will play away to Fermoy on Thursday. A text will be sent with match details.


Minor Notes

We would like to take this oppurtunity to wish our Minor Girls and their management team all the very best in their upcoming Minor Campaign . This time round our girls will come up against Youghal at home in Midleton on Sunday 23rd August. Best of luck to you all, Up The Magpies.

U16 Notes

U16B Camogie Championship Midleton 0:8 Sarsfields 2  0:2

The Midleton U16 panel opened their long awaited Summer 2020 A championship campaign with a difficult encounter against Sars 2 in Clonmult park last Sunday 16th August. Midleton are drawn with Sars, Fr. O’Neills and Killeagh in a round robin format initially with only 1 team due to progress to the knockout stages of the Championship.

Midleton started strongly and won many of the early exchanges and having applied severe pressure on the Sars goal managed 3 points in the first quarter. The 2nd quarter continued in a similar fashion with Midleton enjoying the majority of possession and stretched the lead to 0-5 to 0-0 at the half-time interval.

Sars made some personnel and positional switches at the break and began the third quarter strongly and began to exert some pressure on the Midleton goal, however Midleton stretched the lead to 0-7 to 0-1 by the end of the quarter. In a very tightly contested game, there was some superb display of skill and heart from both teams and Midleton eventually ran out winners at the final whistle by a score of 0-8 to 0-2. It was fair to say that both sets of defences were on top but all in all both teams provided great entertainment for the large crowd gathered to see the opening match of the girls’ 2020 Championship campaign.

Next up for Midleton is an away fixture to Fr O’ Neills on Wed 02nd Sep where we are looking forward to another exciting match.

Midleton Team: Jill Connaughton, Elle McManus, Ruthi Hennessy, Laura Goulding, Muireann Ni Chonchubhair, Yvonne Abernethy, Aoife Fitzgerald, Emily Lamb, Isabelle Nestor, Emma O’Sullivan, Abbie Foley, Kelly Quirke, Rachel Ryan, Chloe Garde, Lora Dineen, Rebecca Crowley, Mia Tarrant, Jade Fitzgerald.

U16 ‘Team Huddle’ before match against Sars

U16 Captains Midleton & Sars

U16 Stalwart Goalkeeper Jill Connaughton v Sars

U12 Notes

Our 12 girls trained on Tuesday night 18th August in District Health facilities in Silversprings on the outdoor Astro Pitch in beautiful sunshine well deserved for a brilliant group of girls. Again Unfortunately this group had to postpone their match over the weekend as we adhere to the new guidelines Thank you to all the coaches and their management teams for their co-operation recently and their support in facilitating other groups.

U12 Training Session

U11 Notes

Our U11 girls had a great battle with Ballincollig last Sunday afternoon 16th August.  Two well matched teams served up a feast of camogie!  Well done to you all girls and your hard working coaches. Next up we were to take  the short journey to Castlemartyr on Saturday but unfortunately this was cancelled due to new guidelines and restrictions.

U11 Panel v Ballincollig


Fé14 Notes

Development Hurling League   Douglas 2:18 Midleton 1:06

Last week was a busy one for our hurlers.  On Saturday we went to Douglas for the latest round of the Development league. This proved to be a tough hour for our lads as Douglas had a very strong team on show.  At the end of the first quarter we were on the wrong side of a 1-07 to no score scenario.  Even though it’s a cliché our lads did come out to make a game of it on the resumption Callum Deegan scoring 1-01 from play and Callum O’Brien also getting a fine point from play a reward for their hard work and perseverance. Odhran Rabbitte was hitting a lot of ball at midfield while Darragh Cronin, Eoin Ahern and Eoin Hurley were displaying serious intent and no little skill. Jack Foley added two frees to keep us ticking over,  Lochlann Stewart,   Jack White and Senan Gleeson were putting up fierce resistance in the face of a slick Douglas attack.  Jake Kirby and Shane McNamara were both having fine performances but unfortunately had to leave the fray due to injury.  Cian Fitzgerald was clearing a lot of ball and was growing into the game.  Odhran Rabbitte struck over a fine point after a strong run from midfield, Ryan Fitzsimons added another well taken point.  Credit to the players for continuing to hurl and work hard to the very end of what was a difficult experience.

Panel:  Diarmuid Lester, Eoin Hurley, Eoin Ahern, Shane McNamara, Sennan Gleeson, Jake Kirby, Lochlann Stewart,  Jack White, Odhran Rabbitte, Josh Foley, Jack Foley, Darragh Cronin,  Callum O’Brien,  Callum Deegan, Cian Stack, Cian Fitzgerald, Connor Finn,

P1 Hurling Championship Midleton 4:13  Douglas 1:11

On Monday we hosted Douglas in the P1 Hurling championship.  Despite the incessant and heavy rain falling throughout the day Clonmult Park was in very good condition. We got off to a great start as a very focused and determined Magpies took the fight to our opponents from the throw in. We rattled of 2-05 without reply to leave us in command from early on.  Our supply to the forwards was excellent which allowed Daniel Garde, Peter Barrett and Fionn Kelly to run riot.  Douglas did rally as expected but Josh Hogan in goal dealt with some tricky situations with confidence.  Conor Williams, Josh Carey  and Yohannis Mehigan were giving very little away while Carthaigh Cronin was commanding at centre back, Eoghan Frasier and James McSweeney were on top at midfield and Thomas Dunlea and Conor Morley continued to put pressure on the Douglas half backs, Darragh Egan was having another fine outing despite taking up residence in the Kingdom for the month of August!  We led on a 2-11 to 1-05 scoreline at halftime.

We began the second half with another two goal blitz, Adam O’Connor was doing well and encouraging his teammates to keep the pressure on,  Luca Brodkorb showed some battling qualities and was keeping the supply lines to the forwards open.   John Paul Mc Manus was keeping it simple but effective while Sean McSharry now posed another threat to the beleaguered Douglas defenders while Nicky Coughlan had some fine clearances in an impressive display.  The final score was Midleton 4-13 Douglas 1-11.

More importantly the result means we qualify for the semi-final with Glen Rovers as the opposition. Well done to the lads on what was an impressive display and we look forward to the challenge ahead.

Panel:  Josh Hogan, Conor Williams, Josh Carey, Yohannis Mehigan, Callum McSweeney,  Carthaigh Cronin, Matthew McSweeney, Eoghan Fraser, James McSweeney(0.03), Conor Morley(1.00) , Darragh Egan(0.02) , Thomas Dunlea, Fionn Kelly(0.02) , Daniel Garde(3.03), Peter Barrett(0.03), Adam O’Connor, John Paul McManus, Sean McSharry, Luca Brodkorb, Odhran Dennigen, Nicholas  Coughlan , Paddy Walsh (Injured)

Fé14 P1 Panel v Douglas

Fé12 Notes

East Cork Div 1 Hurling League Midleton 1-06 Carrigtwohill 1-10

The final group match in this year’s Division 1B hurling was a home match v Carrigtwohill on Sunday last. Due to the reduced number of games in this year’s Division 1 hurling, this was a must win match in order to have any chance of progressing to the playoffs. Despite a slow start that saw Carrigtwohill go into a 0-04 to 0-01 lead the lads battled back after the first water break to be just a point behind at half time, 0-06 to 0-05. Another slow start after the beak saw Carrigtwohill extend their lead to 1-09 to 0-05 and things didn’t look good. However the lads never gave up and with time nearly up had reduced the deficit to just one score, with Max Murphy getting the goal. However, time was against them on this occasion, with Carrigtwohill winning on a final score of 1-10 to 1-06. These are early days for this group of players who will hopefully continue to improve over the next few years and will no doubt close the gap on their opponents in the not too distant future. The panel for this match was; Harry Waterman, Cuan Twomey, Cian Lawton, Peader Egan, Patrick O’Dowd, Senan Carroll, Jason Morley, Shane O’Mahony (captain), David Kelly, Scott Dunlea, Jack Cahill, Ewan Murphy, Jack Walsh, Ciaran Kelly, Max Murphy, Liam Walsh, Riain McCormack, Josh Quill, Fionn Bohan.

Next up in Division 2B football v Bride Rovers on Monday August 24th in Rathcormac.

Fé12 v Carrigtwohill

Fé8 Notes

There was great Numbers at Fe8 Training on Saturday. The lads are showing great effort and enthusiasm each week at Training. Once again we would like to thank all Parents and Coaches for their Support.

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:


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