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Midleton Hurling and Football, Ladies Football and Camogie Club News

14 March, 2021

The key messages for this week:

  • Happy Mother's Day
  • Seachtain na Gaeilge 2021 1 - 17 Márta
  • Rebels’ Bounty draw a great success
  • Lotto Jackpot will be €20,000 next Friday night
  • Games Development Webinar
  • Blast from the Past photos of 2 secondary school teams

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


Happy Mother's Day to all mothers but most especially those amongst our members, players and supporters.

COVID Update

Recently the Government published their COVID-19: Resilience and Recovery 2021 Plan. We have reason to be optimistic that as the vaccination programme gets rolled out, we will see further reductions in case numbers and this will have a knock-on effect in terms of the lifting of current restrictions. It is clear from the plan that no on-field activity will commence until after Easter at the earliest. More to follow in early April.

Useful Numbers

As Level 5 restrictions continue it is important to remember that you are not alone.

Here are some useful numbers to keep in mind

  • Mental Health Information Line             1800 111 888
  • Samaritans                                           116 123
  • Pieta House                                          1800 247 247
  • Aware                                                  1800 80 48 48
  • Women’s Aid                                        1800 341 900
  • Men’s Aid Ireland                                  01 5543811
  • Elder Abuse Helpline                             1850 241 850
  • Free 24/7 Text Line                               Text TALK to 50808
  • Childline                                               1800 66 66 66 or Text 50101
  • Alcoholics Anonymous                          01 842 0700
  • Gamblers Anonymous Cork                   087 285 9552
  • Gardaí                                                  999 or 112
  • Midleton Garda Station                         021 4621550

Seachtain na Gaeilge 2021  1 - 17 Márta

An fhéile Ghaeilge is mó in Éirinn agus ar fud an domhain!

Is féile idirnáisiúnta Ghaeilge í Seachtain na Gaeilge le Energia, atá ar an gceiliúradh is mó dár dteanga agus dár gcultúr dúchais a bhíonn ar siúl in Éirinn agus in go leor tíortha eile gach bliain.

The largest Irish language festival in Ireland and around the world

Energia Seachtain na Gaeilge is an international Irish language festival, which is the biggest celebration of our native language and culture that takes place in Ireland and many other countries every year.

Bain triail aisti - Surprise Yourself!

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 select your numbers and number of draws to play. You can buy an annual ticket by selecting “50” from the “Number of Draws” to Play dropdown.

Rebels’ Bounty Draw

The Cork County Board Draw has been re-name Rebels’ Bounty 2021. This is a fund-raiser not just for the Cork County Board but also for GAA clubs within the county. Midleton GAA are promoting Rebels’ Bounty Draw as a vehicle to raise funds for our new facilities at Park South.

All monies collected, YES, that's 100% of it goes directly to the Midleton GAA club without any admin costs, any risks or any prize costs. Many long term members are renewing now and many new members joining due to the new attractive prizes.

As you can see from the above image, there is now a total prize fund of €500k with a Whopping €100k for December 21 Draw. There are 360 cash prizes in total per year.

Purchase a ticket to support the GAA and especially Midleton GAA – Magpies Abú

To sign up for the draw simply click on the joining link:

If you have any queries/questions or need help purchasing a ticket, you can contact the following people who will be delighted to assist you. Many thanks for all your support over the years which has enabled Midleton GAA to thrive and remain a forward-thinking and proactive club and strive to always be better for all our members and our community.

Pat O Brien - Coordinator Club Draw Coordinator 086 8118815

Liam Ryan, Steve Sheehan, Pearse Mc Carthy, John Fenton, Diarmuid Ó Dálaigh

Go raibh maith agaibh. Thank you.

Blast from the Past

2 pictures from secondary schools in the town

Midleton CBS Harty Cup Team 1995

St Colman’s Community College Senior Football Panel

Games Development Webinar

Many thanks to Dr. Orlagh Farmer for giving an insightful presentation on "Player Retention" to a large group of club members, coaches and parents last Tuesday night. This was the first in a series of Webinars organised by our Games Development Committee. Well done to all concerned for organising.

Next up in the series  is from Brian Cuthbert on 30th March. More details to follow.



Healthy Club Project

HSE Stress Control Online

This is an evidence-based programme that teaches practical skills to deal with stress. It will help you to recognise the signs of stress such as how stress affects our bodies and our thoughts and help to develop skills to overcome panicky feelings and how to get a good night’s sleep. The course runs for three weeks starting on the 8th of March (timetable attached) and you can find further details at the following link:

GAA collaboration with TRUST Ireland Photo Competition for the month of March.

TRUST Ireland are launching a photo and caption competition. Entrants are invited to submit a photo or a video on what “human rights in and through sport” means to them, along with a short (240 character) caption explaining their choice. Entries can be original or curated photos or videos from the past or present. The competition is open to people of all ages both across Ireland and internationally. In particular, input from rightsholder groups including people with disabilities; women and girls; Travellers and ethnic minorities; the LGBTQI+ community; asylum seekers, refugees and migrants; and disadvantaged or marginalised communities are sought.

Move for March

#MoveforMarch is an initiative to entice you to get up on your bike throughout March with AXA Community Bike Rides. If you are looking for some motivation to get back on your bike, or you’d like to challenge yourself, why not sign up and take part in any of the solo bike rides. You could win a See.Sense bike light! All advertised rides are covered through Cycling Ireland public liability cover.  Find out more:

LGBTI+ Youth Leadership Programme

This programme is brought to you by Foróige, in collaboration with BeLonG To, and supported by the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration, and Youth. It aims to enable LGBTI+ and ally young people to develop the skills, inspiration, vision, confidence, and action plans to be effective leaders, and to make a positive difference to their community through the practice of effective leadership. For further details on the programme please click on the following link: LGBTI+ Youth Leadership Programme.pdf - Google Drive. There will be two courses available, one for 15-18 year olds and one for 18+ year olds. Places are limited so please apply early. Closing date for applications is Tuesday 23rd March at 12 noon: About the Programme (

 LGBTQ+ Training

The Camogie Association are running some equality, inclusion and diversity training that may be interest to your members. These sessions are free for all those who register. The sessions they are running will be for targeted groups:

Support Websites/Podcast Links

·  Department of Education (UK) - Mental health resources for children, students, parents, carers and school/college staff -

·  Suicide or Survive - Living in Lockdown: Loneliness - Let's talk about it Webinar (March 5th at 11am) -

·  Bodywhys -  Report Launch 'Reflections on Eating Disorder Experiences in Ireland' (March 5th at 12pm) -

·  HSE NOSP - Launch of the HSE National Suicide Bereavement Support Guide (March 11th at 2pm) -

·  Institute of Global Health Innovation - Talking about mental health and getting support (Webinar series for young people aged 14-25) (March 11th, 18th & 25th at 4.15pm) -

·  Minding Creative Minds - Meet and Greet Session (March 15th at 7pm) -

·  Mental Health Ireland/Chronic Pain Ireland - 5 Steps to Wellbeing During Tough Times Webinar (March 16th at 11am) -

·  First Fortnight – Information Session (March 16th at 12pm) – E-mail:

·  Dr Colman Noctor – Asking for a parent podcast series -

·  Emerging Minds UK - Youth Mental Health & COVID-19 – What do we know and what should we do? (Webinar recording) -

·  Institute of Public Health - COVID-19 and rethinking loneliness (Webinar recording) -


Junior Infants Boys Pre-Registration

The ongoing Govid-19 government restrictions has meant that the most important boy’s team in the club, the new Fé6 Junior Infants Boys, haven’t been able to commence their GAA training yet. We hope that once the restrictions are lifted, this group will join all their teammates in Midleton GAA Club on the training fields. We also hope that official Club registration will take place when restrictions allow. In the meantime, if any parents of Junior Infant Boys wish to submit their details including name/ number/ email, they can do so to our Juvenile Secretary Michael Carroll at or to 086-8362218.


Safeguarding, Vetting & Coaching

Safeguarding, vetting and coaching training are all mandatory requirements of any GAA club.  To help us create a safe and enjoyable environment for the children who play Gaelic games in Midleton we are very active at the moment in updating our requirements.  

A number of coaches have applied for Garda vetting due to the changes to the legislation which now mean that vetting is valid for three years only, as opposed to the previous rule which allowed for five years.

We recently hosted a Foundation coaching training with GDA Sean Crowley and those who participated on the night are currently completing the online piece following the introduction by Sean.  This qualification will be completed with a practical session later in the year once we are back on the pitch.

Our virtual Safeguarding workshop which is booked for 2nd of March is now full.  If you need to complete this workshop, please contact the Children’s Officer at  We will book another session to facilitate all those who need it at the first available opportunity.

A huge correspondence drive from the club to all coaches who require updating has been ongoing for the last number of weeks.  As a club there has been a phenomenal response to this with the majority active in updating requirements.  This is highly appreciated by the club and will ensure our prompt and safe return to play once the restrictions are eased.  Many thanks to all who are involved.


Cumann Luthchleas Gael Mainistir na Corann would like to offer our deepest sympathies to Gerry, Ciara, Andrew, and Rachel Rea, the O’Farrell family and wider Rea family on the recent passing of Margaret Rea (née O'Farrell). Midleton GAA also offer our sincere condolences to Cian and Mary McCarthy and the wider McCarthy and O’Keeffe families on the recent passing of Baby Fiadh.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anamacha


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