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Midleton Hurling and Football, Ladies Football and Camogie Club News

13 December, 2020

The key messages for this week:

  • COVID-19 Guidelines Update…Update from Cork GAA
  • Lotto Jackpot reaches €18,600.
  • Club Shop order deadline for collection before Christmas - 15th December 
  • Election of Pat Horgan as Vice Chairman of Cork County Board
  • Drive in Bingo on Sun 27th December in Park South
  • Rebels’ Bounty Draw

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

COVID-19 Update

Cork GAA - Advice to Clubs and Counties – for activities post December 1st

https://gaacork.ie/2020/12/01/advice-to-clubs-and-counties-for-activities-post-december-1st/

The last while has seen the country eased restrictions. Along with positive news on the COVID-19 vaccines there are grounds for optimism. In being optimistic however, we should all be very conscious that the virus has not ‘gone away’, is still very much in the community and that we have to continue to do the right thing for you, your club and your community. 

Community guidelines that have been set out in terms of social distancing, hand and coughing etiquette are important both within and outside the GAA environment.

Where training is taking place, completion of the GAA Health Questionnaire prior to each training session https://returntoplay.gaa.ie\

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

 

  • 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 http://www.midletongaa.com 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.

Election of Pat Horgan as Vice Chairman of Cork County Board

Following his recent victory in the race for the Vice Chairmanship of the Cork County GAA board Pat Horgan will be ratified in this position at the forthcoming Cork GAA county convention. This is an historic occasion for the Midleton club as it is the first time in our history that a club member has graduated to this position.

Patrick Horgan’s association with the Midleton club began in the 1970’s when he played with the underage teams. He was also part of the winning intermediate hurling panel in 1978 as well as playing football with the club. He then went on the club committee in the early 1980’s becoming club chairman a few years later. While the club was doing very well on the field around this time off the field the picture was not so rosy. The club was carrying a large debt following the building of the pavilion and Patrick, along with another few dedicated club members, set about rectifying this situation. A massive 12 month club draw, with a car as the first prize each month, was organised and over 2200 tickets were sold at a cost of €100 each. As well as paying for the draw the money raised also cleared the club debt and the club was back on its feet again. Patrick was the club chairman when Midleton won the All Ireland senior title in Croke Park on the 17 March 1988 which was probably the highlight of his time as club Chairman. He then went on represent the club at county board level, serving as PRO of the board for a term. For the last three years Patrick was the development officer of the board helping the club secure funding for the new development in Park South. Since he joined the board Patrick has also been instrumental in the revival and promotion of the senior hurling league which has been greatly appreciated by all the senior clubs and club players.  

These are indeed challenging times for Cork GAA but no doubt Patrick will bring to the role the same enthusiasm that he bought to the Chairmanship of Midleton GAA and he will tackle the problems with the same resolve that he has always done. We would like to congratulate Patrick on his new role and wish him all the best for the coming years.

Midleton GAA AGM

Our AGM Day took place last Wednesday. Members will have received the various reports and accounts for the year.

Election of Officers 2021

Following the Nomination process the following were elected.

Executive Committee 2021

Chairman: Liam Ryan

Vice Chairman: John Curtin

Club Secretary: Vincent Reddy

Ass. Secretary: Mairead Beausang

Treasurer: Liam Wade

Asst. Treasurer:

Football Secretary: John Ferriter

P.R.O.: John Hogan

Registrar (Membership Officer): Tracy Saunderson

IT Officer: 

Minor Secretary: John Ferriter 

Health & Wellbeing Officer: Mairead Beausang

Player’s Representative: Aidan Ryan

Irish & Cultural Officer: Diarmuid O Dalaigh

Coaching Officer: Martin McSweeney

Childrens Officer: Jerome Curtin (Appointed by Outing Executive Committee) 

County Board Rep.: Diarmuid O Dalaigh

East Cork Board Rep.’s: Jim O Sullivan, John Curtin

Those Officer positions in BOLD are automatically on the Executive

Elected to Executive Committee also were:

Mairead Beausang, John Ferriter, Alan Donegan, Terence McCarthy, Paddy Corcoran, Ingrid Connaughton, Michael Carroll, Ger Fitzgerald, Padraig O’Brien

Drive in Bingo

Back by popular demand is the Drive In Bingo in Park South over Christmas. Put the date in the diary.

 

Club Shop

LAST DAY FOR ONLINE ORDERS FOR COLLECTION  BEFORE CHRISTMAS…..15TH DECEMBER 2020

You can now order and pay for club gear online through the Klubfunder Platform (you can also access this and other club items through the Klubfunder App…see item below).

Juvenile

Christmas Raffle Results

Many thanks to all those who supported our annual raffle either as a ticket purchaser or a prize sponsor.

Camogie

As 2020 draws to an end after what was an incredible year in more ways than one we the Committee  would like to acknowledge the huge dedication and sheer hard work from all our coaches and their back room teams  during a few difficult months since COVID hit our doors in March. We all had to pull together and pitch as one as we all had to familiarise ourselves with e-modules and Health Questionnaires to allow our daughters and members to play and train safely. We became used to social distancing , non-contact training and training in smaller pods of girls rather than one large group. Hand sanitising became as familiar to us as picking up a hurley. These coaches put in huge effort in planning training sessions and organising matches and blitzes which in turn we can all agree has developed our girls and improved their skills out on the pitch. Two of our coaches stepped down this year for various reasons namely our U12 Coach Stephen Ivers and U14 Coach Tom Collins, a sincere thank you to you both for your time and commitments.

A huge thank you to the Committee for what was an unforgettable year, and a year where we thought we would never get to train not to mind enjoy a match. But  it turned out we had plenty of both. The Committee have worked tirelessly behind the scenes in what proved sometimes difficult times all under the helm of our Chairperson Ingrid Connaughton who kept us all informed during the lockdown months of constantly changing guidelines and protocols and planned  the return to play to a tee and allow our girls to return safely to the pitch.

Finally a huge Thank you to all the parents and guardians who worked with us and adhering to guidelines which saw all girls dropped and collected from training in a timely fashion . Many of you helped us out in lots of different ways to ensure each session ran smoothly and Matches went off without a hitch from manning the gates to setting up seating for guests to our club amongst endless other jobs , it was all greatly appreciated.

As a club we have once again achieved great things in 2020,  and continue to add to  this year on year. All of this would not be possible without the continued support from our Players, Coaches Members , Parents and the wider community .

We were overwhelmed by such a huge interest in Volunteers for the new season, in the New Year we will concentrate on getting all mandatory requirements fulfilled. Thank you one and all. If you would like to help out  or feel you have time to spare to volunteer please contact our Secretary Claire Griffin on secretary.midleton.cork@camogie.ie or our Chairperson Ingrid Connaughton on 087 6374748

Committee, Officers & Team Managers for 2021

Following on from our AGM on Friday 13Th November the Committee  for Midleton Camogie for 2021 are as follows :

Chairperson : Ingrid O Riordan

Vice Chairperson: Conor Pyne

Secretary : Claire Griffin

Vice Secretary : Tracey Ryan

Treasurer : Rachel Hogan

Child Welfare Officer : TBC

Registrar: Shirley Garde

Coaching Officer : Mark O Sullivan

PRO : Sinead Garde

Lead Coaches for all groups are listed as follows :

U6 TBC

U7 / U8 Micheal Keohane

U9/10 Geraldine Kelly

U11 Dan Twohig

U12 Barry Goulding

U13 Gavin Dunlea

U14 Keith Griffin

U16 Ronan Mcmanus & Johnny Hennessy

Minor / Junior Brian Gleeson

Finally we would like to wish Darina Foley the very best of luck in her new position as Registrar to the Cork County  Board. Congratulations Darina. Also Best wishes to Pat Horgan who was elected as Vice Chair of Cork County Board.

I think we all deserve a rest now after the year we have all put down. So time to hang up your boots ladies for a while and we will see you all in the New Year and start afresh. Lead coaches will be in contact with training details in the coming weeks. So on that note we wish you all a Happy Healthy and Safe Christmas. See you all in 2021

Rebels’ Bounty Draw

The Cork County Board Draw has been re-name Rebels’ Bounty  2021. If you have any questions regarding your existing draw subscription or for new subscribers please contact the Midleton GAA coordinator Pat O’Brien on 086 8118815.

 

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