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Midleton Hurling and Football, Ladies Football and Camogie Club News

18 October, 2020

The key messages for this week:

  • COVID-19 Guidelines Update…New Guidelines in Place
  • Are you a #Magpies4ParkSouth and will you #Walk4ParkSouth?
  • Club shop open on Sat from 9.30am to 11am.

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

COVID-19 Update

It is now more important than ever that everyone adheres to the community guidelines that have been set out in terms of social distancing, hand and coughing etiquette and also, where training is taking place, completion of the GAA Health Questionnaire prior to each training session\

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.


Midleton GAA Safe Return to Play Plan


Family Fun Walking Half Marathon

The inaugural Midleton GAA Walking Half Marathon takes place up to 31st Oct 2020. This Virtual only event is part of the fundraising effort for our new playing facilities in Park South. More details and link to registration at walking-half-marathon. Many thanks to Blackwater Motors who are the Main Sponsors of the Event.


Are you a #Magpies4ParkSouth and will you #Walk4ParkSouth?

Q: Do I have to do the whole 21km and in one 'go'? 

A: No. You can do whatever distance you wish over as many walks as you want until 31st Oct, 1km, 5km, 10km, 21km. Set your target, plan it out and put on your walking shoes.

Q: Do I have to walk the course in Midleton? 

A: No, find you own course at home or away

Q: Do I have to be a Midleton member to do the walk? 

A: No, we welcome all to register for this fun event.

Q: What are the prize categories? 

A: Prize categories (mainly fun) will be announced on social media as the event progresses

Photographed at promotion of #Walk4ParkSouth event Irish Olympic walker Brendan Boyce along with Midleton players Isabelle Nestor, Jill Connaughton & Chloe Garde

Photographed at the promotion of #Walk4ParkSouth event are Midleton players Megan Kelly & Jodie Keegan O’Connell

Ok, I want to do it. What are my next steps!!

  1. Register. Click here.
  2. Challenge. Join the Facebook Group ‘The Magpie March’. Click here. Post that you have registered with hashtags #Magpies4ParkSouth and #Walk4ParkSouth tag and challenge other friends or families to do the same.
  3. Walk. Complete all or part of the 21km. You could recreate the walk wherever you live.
  4. Post. Post your experience, distances, and selfies completed walks with hashtags #Magpies4ParkSouth and #Walk4ParkSouth. 

Prizes for the good and the zany. Speed is good but it’s also a fun event. The walk finishes on 31st October so keep an eye out on social media for special Halloween prize categories.

Mega Lotto Results

  • 4 Lucky Dip Prize Winners this week
  • 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.

Drive-in Bingo

In an evolving COVID-19 restriction environment, Midleton Gaa Drive in Bingo is cancelled for 25th Oct. The safety of everybody is always foremost in our Club. A new date will be set in safer times.

Updates will be posted through the usual channels.

GAA Golf Society

Midleton GAA Golf Society Xmas Hamper kindly sponsored by Mr Pat O’Farrell. Sat 24 Oct, Tee Times from 12.30 to 14.00 in East Cork Golf Club.


For all age groups Parents will be contacted with regards training times. All training sessions will be in line with GAA guidelines. 



It has come to the end of the season for our Camogie activity, most  groups have finished up for the year where as some groups will continue to train for two more weeks. Either way the end of October marks the end of all training as per other years. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our hard working coaches  and backroom teams who put in timeless hours  with their groups. We packed a lot of matches, blitzes, training and fun days into a short space of time, even more so as we were so unsure if we would get to play at  all back in March with Covid Restrictions we certainly made up for lost time. Thank you to all the parents and guardians who fully co-operated with us with all the new policies and guidelines and for bringing your daughter to all the matches and training sessions.


Our Committee are preparing for our  upcoming  AGM which will take place on Friday 13th November. We will be asking all those who wish to attend to email the Chairpersons account (details will be provided in next week notes). We  will correspond with all members over the coming weeks once we finalise details.

Camogie Jerseys

Camogie Jerseys are now available in the club shop which is open every Saturday morning from 9.30am to 11am . We would like to thank Mary Quinn for  all her hard work in sourcing  these for us ahead of the Christmas season .


Finally we would like to express our thanks to Ballinacurra GAA and in particular to John Fitzgerald for allowing us to use their facilities for all training  purposes and matches. It was much appreciated and John was obliging as always in working with us to plan around  the Camogie Timetable under difficult circumstances.

Ladies Football

Our U8-14 girls will have their last training session of the year tomorrow evening in Ballinacurra from 6.30-7.30pm. 

We would like to express our thanks to all the girls and their parents for their patience and understanding our the last few months. It was a testing time for us all but by working together we were able to train and play matches in a safe environment. We hope to see you all in the near future so keep practicing at home. 

Parents breaking news ....Santa Claus is so impressed with the Midleton Ladies Football Jersey it is now available to order from his Workshop. If your daughter would like to add it to her wish sizes 7/8, 9/10, 10/11, adult sizes XS (13/14), S, M, L, XL & 2XL.


Please text the Club phone for further information +353 (87) 348 1925


Midleton GAA Club would like to offer their deepest sympathies to the Mulcahy family on the recent passing of Mary Mulcahy (née Meade).

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam.


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