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Midleton Hurling and Football, Ladies Football and Camogie Club News - June 9

09 June, 2022

REST IN PEACE JACK 

It was with great sadness last weekend that we all heard of the death of our club Vice-President, former chairman and friend, Jack Cotter.

It was great hearing so many nice stories of Jack over recent days as everyone who knew Jack had a story to tell. He was a great character and great company and above all hugely committed to his beloved Midleton GAA club. 

Having served as Midleton Juvenile secretary and Juvenile Chairman, East Cork Junvenile Chairman and Chairman of the Cork County Bord na nOg he went on to serve as a distinguished chairman of Midleton GAA for ten years. He gave it everything he had and as his son Brian eluded to in his excellent eulogy at the funeral mass, it was a role that he absolutely loved. He also served as Facilities Chairman for a number of years as well as being a selector for several Midleton teams as well as successful Imokilly Dick Barrett Shield teams and he was a selector on the first ever Cork team to win the prestigious Tony Forristal Tournament (U-14) in Waterford. 

He served as a referee with the East Cork Board for many years and back in the Midelton Club he was a member of the Golf Society and hugely involved with the Tops of the Town singing competition which ran successfully for many years. Away from the club he was a founder member of the IMP Choir, a butcher by trade and a great man for a social pint, a game of cards, holidays and of course a game of golf.

He was a true Magpie (as are all the Cotters) who will always be fondly remembered in our club for his massive contribution through a plethora of different roles and guises. 

To his sons Brian, Shane and Tomás, partner Nuala and her loving family, brothers Tom and Willie and sister Mary, grandchildren, nephews and nieces and all his many family and friends we extend our deepest condolences. 

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

 

JUVENILES

BILL O'KEEFFE TOURNAMENT

 

Bill O’Keeffe (1929-2015)

A long standing and very proud member of Midleton GAA Club, Bill O’Keeffe filled many positions in the club during a lifelong service. From selector on a number of teams, to his involvement on the grounds committee, his legacy lives on through the outstanding facilities at Clonmult Memorial Park. We are proud to honour Bill O’Keeffe, who along with many others contributed to the history of Midleton GAA Club and it is fitting that this tournament is held in his memory.

There was huge anticipation on the morning of the June Bank Holiday Monday with Midleton hosting five visiting teams for the first time at Park South for the 2022 Bill O’Keeffe Fé14 hurling tournament. It was an early start for the many volunteers at both Park South and Clonmult memorial park, all of whom were working hard to ensure the day was a success.

The hurling action began at 10.30am in front of a large crowd, with the hosts Midleton first up on pitch one in Group one taking on Garryspillane of Limerick.

Midleton made a bright start, getting in for a number of fast goals to take an early advantage, and eventually ran out winners on a scoreline of Midleton 3-8 Garryspillane 0-3. First up in Group two was an all-Cork encounter with Douglas beating Erins Own 0-8 to 0-3. Garryspillane then took on Cashel King Cormacs of Tipperary in Group one, with the Tipperary side impressive in a 5-7 to 0-1 win. Kilcormac Killoughey of Offaly were equally impressive when they beat Erins Own 3-12 to 0-1 in round two of Group two. The final match in the preliminary round in Group one saw Midleton beat Cashel by 4-8 to 1-4. Kilcormac Killoughey beat Douglas 4-5 to 0-6 in their final group game which meant that Midleton would play Douglas in the Cup semi-final and Kilcormac Killoughey would play Cashel King Cormacs in the other cup semi-final.

The Midleton lads made a good start to their semi-final with a couple of early goals. However Douglas then came storming back into the match just after half-time with two goals of their own. It was close all the way to the end until a late goal secured victory and sent Midleton into the final. The other semi-final saw Kilcormac Killoughey beat Cashel King Cormacs on a score line of 1-12 to 0-6.

With all the action now completed at Park South, all the attention turned to a sun drenched Clonmult Memorial Park for the shield final between Garryspillane and Erins Own. This was a keenly contested match for long periods with Erins Own eventually running out victorious on a scoreline of 1-11 to 1-5. The shield was presented by Mary Quinn to the winning captain Darragh Hegarty of Erins Own.

Before the Cup final started and with all flags at half mast, current chairman John Fenton asked for a minute’s silence as a show of respect to former Midleton GAA Chairman Jack Cotter RIP, who had passed away on Saturday. Mary Quinn then followed with a wonderful rendition of Amhrán na bhFiann.

The cup final then took centre stage with a Cork/Offaly contest - Midleton taking on Kilcormac Killoughey in front of a large crowd. The Midleton lads made a good start with an early goal giving them a half-time lead of 1-8 to 1-3.

Despite being put under pressure early in the second half with some fine hurling by the visitors, Midleton were impressive in their overall play and eventually ran out victorious on a scoreline of 2-12 to 1-5. The Bill O’Keeffe Cup was presented by Coleman Quinn to the Midleton captain Senan Carroll (see picture below and the winning Midleton team above).  

MIDLETON: Michael Allegrini, Rian Casey, Jason Morley, Cuan Twomey, Jack Walsh, Senan Carroll (captain), Scott Dunlea, Cian Lawton, Harry Waterman, Patrick O’Dowd, Max Murphy, Ruairi O’Riordan, Darragh Mullins, James Carey, Shane O’Mahony, Ewan Murphy, Dara Birdthistle, Sean Gregory, Fionn Bohan. Patrick Collins, Adam Spillane, Bradley O’Brien, Jamie O’Donovan, James O’Meara, Alex Horgan.

THANK YOU

There were a large number of volunteers, too numerous to name, that very generously gave their free time to ensure that this Bill O’Keeffe tournament was a huge success – for that we say a very special Míle Buíochas. All of your work was greatly appreciated. Special thanks to all the teams that travelled for this fantastic tournament, namely: Kilcormac Killoughey (Offaly), Garryspillane (Limerick), Erins Own (Cork), Douglas (Cork), Cashel King Cormacs (Tipperary).

Thanks also to the referees on the day, Tadhg O’Connor, Niall O’Neill and Paudie O’Brien – all of whom officiated to a very high standard.

FÉ12 V CARRIGTWOHILL

On a beautiful sunny Bank Holiday Monday evening at a sunny Park South our Fé12s played their last group one hurling grading league game against Carrigtwohill. After a fine game of hurling, the Magpies came out on top of scoreline of Midleton 1-10 Carrigtwohill 1-3.

JUVENILE FIXTURE

SATURDAY, JUNE 11

Rebel Og Coiste Fe13 Prem 1 section 1 Hurling League Phase 2

Inniscarra v Midleton at 4pm in Ballyanly

 

CAMOGIE

FÉ12

Our Fé12 Team were both delighted and excited when a special visitor dropped in at training over the weekend , none other than the Seán Óg Murphy Cup for Senior County Hurling and the Denis Conroy Hurling league cup too. Up the Magpies!

FÉ13

Our Fé13s had an early start on Saturday morning with an away game against Eire Óg in the U-14B 2 county league. The girls were excellent and came away with the win. Congratulations to Caoimhe who captained the Girls on the day and who played very well on the day, congratulations Caoimhe.

FÉ14

Our Fè14 eam travelled to Douglas on Tuesday to play their third league game of the year. With a few of our players unavailable we still managed to travel with a panel of 21 girls, all eager to make a difference. As usual the work-rate throughout the field was fantastic and all girls were able to contribute. Douglas were just slightly stronger on the day but we all learned plenty and everyone is really looking forward to training on Friday. We have two wins from three at this stage so everything still to play for. Well done to our captain Cara Pyne. Keep up the great work girls.

FÉ15

Well done to Midleton U-15 girls who travelled to Ballynoe last Friday evening in the U-15 Imokilly league. It took the girls a while to get up to the pace of the St Catherine's girls. It was a very competitive game, unfortunately with eight minutes left and two points behind the game was blown up early due to an injury to one of the St Catherine’s girls. Well done to all involved in this incident which had a positive outcome. We wish Ally a speedy recovery and look forward to seeing her back playing again soon. Special mention to our Captain Alannah who led her team on the night

FÉ16 V COBH

On a beautiful sunny Sunday morning our girls took on Cobh away in the league. Led by captain Amy McCarthy we fielded a team picked from a group of U-14 and U-16 girls. We started slowly conceding a few early scores before the girls got into their stride with some great scores of their own. We came out in the second-half with the forwards including Sarah, Lily and Rebecca putting in a great display. This was backed up by the midfield pair of Lucy and Emma. While we closed the gap on the scoreboard Cobh ran out worthy winners in the end. We would like to thank Cobh for hosting, the parents that travelled to support the girls, the referee Shane Hodgins. Our next game is away to Blackrock on June 25.

SCIATH NA SCOIL FINALISTS

Wishing the very best of luck to all our girls (listed Below) from Scartleigh School in Saleen who are playing in the sciath na scol final Friday 10th at 2pm. Pairc Ui Chaoimh. Gabrielle, Amy, Aoise, Abbie, Sadhbh, Ciara, Chloe and Aoife, enjoy the day and the experience girls!! From all at Midleton Camogie Club

 

LADIES FOOTBALL

UNDER 14B

The Midleton U-14 Ladies Footballers played their final league group game last Monday versus Delaneys. It was a thrilling game that left both sides all square at half time. However, in the second-half Midleton upped the intensity and work rate particularly in the half and full back lines which prevented the opposition from scoring any more goals. It was truly a team effort where scores came from midfield, half and full forward lines. We packed a punch on the benches too and everyone contributed in the game. This ultimately resulted in a well-deserved win for Midleton. The side was captained by Ciara Murphy. Congratulations to Ciara and all the players we are very very proud of them all and their unbeaten run in their league campaign. Final score: Midleton 4-12 Delaneys 5-4.

UNDER 12

On Wednesday evening both of our U-12 groups travelled to Erins Own for back-to-back matches. First up were our younger of the two groups. Playing four quarters the girls put in a great effort which saw them come out worthy winners. Next up it was the turn of the older girls who had a tough battle. The girls kept it going from start to finish but found it hard to get the scores. Well done to you all for putting in the effort.  Thank you to our two captains on the evening Saoirse and Orlaith.

TRAINING

Training for all age groups continues. Keep an eye on text messages with details as matches may alter times.

 

BEST OF LUCK

Best of luck to Conor, Tommy, Sean, Sam and all the Cork hurlers and management as they make the long journey to Corrigan Park in Belfast on Saturday to take on Antrim in the All-Ireland Qualifiers. The winners of this game will face Galway in the All-Ireland Quarter-finals. The game is live on GAA Go...€10 on the following link....

https://www.gaago.ie/fixture/PC10-22-H-PQF1

SENIOR HURLERS

Our first team are back in league action tomorrow night (Friday, June 10) when they take on Blackrock in Clonmult Memorial Park at 8pm. This is a rearranged game from Tuesday night.

They are back in league action on Thursday night when they travel to take on Na Piarsaigh at 7.30pm.

JUNIOR A HURLING

On Friday night our Junior A hurlers entertained Sarsfields in the league in Clonmult Memorial Park and after a very enjoyable hour’s hurling the sides could not be separated. The final score was Midleton 1-19 Sarsfields 3-13.

MIDLETON: Brian Rossiter, Darragh Mooney, Aron Coughlan, Dam O’Sullivan, Gavin Reddy, Aidan Ryan (0-1), Evan McCarthy, Garry O’Carroll (0-3), Lachlan McCarthy, Christian Daly (0-1), Johnny Comer (0-1), Cathal Beausang (0-1), Mark O’Keeffe (1-2) Mike Abernethy (0-1), Conor Fitzgerald (0-10). Subs used: Billy O’Shea and Liam Kelly.

JUNIOR C HURLING

Our Junior C hurlers were in Shanagarry on the Bank Holiday Monday to face Russell Rovers and the home side were comfortable winners on a final scoreline of 3-23 to 1-10.

 

GOLF CLASSIC

Time to book in your team for the 2022 Midleton GAA Golf Classic. It will take place at East Cork Golf Club on July 20/21. The Golf Classic was launched last week by Midleton senior hurlers, Ross O'Regan, Paul Haughney and Luke O'Farrell.

Timesheet now open - please contact Liam Walsh (087-9610346) or Criostóir O Cathasaigh (087-6891438) or if you’d like to sponsor a tee box. This is a major fundraiser for our club and any support would be greatly appreciated.

 

VOLUNTEER RECRUITMENT OFFICER

Midleton GAA “One Club” which now has 1400 members and incorporates GAA (Adult & Juvenile), Ladies Football and Camogie and Magpie All Stars (section for players with additional needs) is looking for a Volunteer Recruitment Officer.

You may or may not be currently involved or connected with Midleton GAA ………. it doesn’t matter. What matters is that you have a passion for working with your local community and in making a real difference. You will work with our Volunteer Support Committee to identify Club Volunteer requirements, and prepare and execute strategies to recruit, retain and fulfil the club volunteer requirements for Midleton GAA.

Check out all the details and how you can apply by clicking on the link below.

https://tinyurl.com/22v7242v

 

LOTTO DRAW

The winning numbers this week were: 16, 20, 29. Bonus: 10.

There was no jackpot winner or Match 3 Jackpot winner

€25 Lucky Dip Prize Cash Winners were: Christine Fenton, Dermot Donovan, Kevin Fitzgerald and Jerry Wallace.

Don't forget you can play online at any time at the link below

https://www.klubfunder.com/Clubs/Midleton%20GAA/lotto

Thanks to everyone who supports our lotto.

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: tickets are on sale at Pat Walsh Paints, Chadwicks, Frank Murphy Butchers, Murphy’s Pharmacy, Crowley Butchers, or buy online (see above).

 

BINGO

Our Bingo continues on Friday nights with an early game at 7.25pm. Everyone is welcome.

 

CLUB SHOP

The Midleton GAA club shop is back up and running for the 2022 season but please note that it’s still online with collection only at the club on a Saturday morning.

All you have to do is go to the Klubfunder website (https://www.klubfunder.com/Clubs/Midleton%20GAA/ShopItems) and you will see the full range of what’s available to buy. You can shop away to your heart’s content, pay for it online and then collect your purchases at the club shop on Saturday morning between 9.30am and 10am. Thank you.

 

PLEASE PLAY YOUR PART

We are asking all players, mentors, parents, supporters and neighbours to please play their part by playing ball on the following.....

Please slow down entering and leaving Park South.

No dogs, except assistance dogs, are allowed at Park South or Clonmult Memorial Park.

Please do not bring single use plastic bottles to either Park South or Clonmult Memorial Park.

Please put your rubbish in a bin or bag and please bring your gear home with you.

And always be aware of the open water surrounding the pitches in Park South.

If you are a coach, please pass on these simple messages to players and parents.

 

HALL AVAILABLE FOR HIRE

Midleton GAA Hall is available for next three months to hire every Tuesday and Thursday night for June, July and August. Contact: Pat O'Brien - 086 8118815.

 

 

 

 

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