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Midleton Hurling and Football, Ladies Football and Camogie Club News - September 15

15 September, 2022


After our great Fé13 County Final win a couple of weeks ago, the young Magpies are in two more Rebel Óg P1 county finals this week. Please support our stars of the present and the future if you can at all. #UpTheMagpies.


First up are our Fé15s who will take on Sarsfields in the Mardyke on Saturday at 3.45pm. These two teams have met a number of times in Féile, League and Championship this season and there has been nothing between the teams in any of their meetings so another close and enjoyable encounter is expected. Please come out and support the lads. Best of luck to the players and management from all Magpie supporters.


Michael O'Mahony, chairperson of Rebel Óg with Douglas captain, James O'Callaghan Maher and Midleton joint captains Zach Smith and Tadhg O'Leary Hayes at the launch of the Premier 1 minor hurling championship final.

Then on Monday night, all supporters of the Black and White will be on the road for Pairc Uí Rinn where our minor team will take on Douglas in the P1 County Final. After an opening round defeat to Glen Rovers this team has really improved with every game to chalk up excellent wins over Sarsfields, Valley Rovers and Ballincollig in the semi-final to reach this decider. Their opponents, Douglas, defeated Valley Rovers late on in their semi-final and no doubt will present a big challenge in this game, one which I’ve no doubt the young lads in Black and White will be ready for. 
Best of luck to the players and management and hopefully there will a huge Midleton crowd in Pairc Uí Rinn to cheer them on. Throw-in on Monday night is at 8pm.



Great scenes and celebrations flooded Clonmult Memorial Park on Saturday afternoon when the final whistle of the DavY Hogan Hurling Street Leagues sounded and Forkums (pictured above) were crowned champions for 2022.

Garryowen, who finished the group on the same points as St Enda's but had less scored against them to reach the final, fought bravely to the bitter end but just came up short on the day to a determined and energetic Forkums team that were never going to let this one slip. An early goal from Ewan Quirke Lee set the pace after collecting the ball on the edge of the square, rounded his man and batted to the net TJ Reid style, and Forkums never looked back. A pulsating game throughout and huge credit to all players for entertaining the many spectators in attendance.

John Hurley of Hurley's SuperValu and members of his staff welcome our players, chairman Michael Carroll and mentor Aidan O'Donovan as they set off for Clonmult Memorial Park on Saturday morning.

The morning kicked off at 9.30am where the U-10s and U-11s boys and girls marched collectively behind the Piper from SuperValu to Clonmult. Well wishers lined the street wishing our young hurlers and camogie players the best of luck on the day. The excitement was brewing and evident to see by all and hopefully will live long in the memory. 

Some of the huge crowd that enjoyed a brilliant day of hurling and camogie.

Thanks to all who contributed in any way to make this a huge success once again, from organiser in chief Shane O'Dowd, Juvenile Chairman Michael Carroll, Davy Hogan's family in attendance, all the players and coaches, parents who supplied lovely sandwiches and cakes and gave up their time on the day, Bernard Butler who took charge of the whistle in the final and his umpires, young whistlers who refereed the group games, Andrew Foley on for his photography and many many more. 

Magpies Abu!

Members of the Hogan and Gleeson families made the presentations on the day.

The Garryowen team.

The Owenacurra team.

The St. Endas team.

The Saints team.

The Sons of Rest team.



The Garryowen and Forkums teams that served up a brilliant final. Photos: Andrew Foley.

Saturday last, September 10, will be etched in the memories of many girls in Midleton as the day they took part in the inaugural Davy Hogan Memorial Cup Competition.
It was an early start for the four camogie teams, who proudly took their places behind the piper for the short trip from Supervalu to Clonmult Memorial Park. Garryowen had gone into the final day leading the table on scoring difference only, with Forums taking up second place. Both teams were assured of their place in the final having a 100% record coming into the final day and for St. Endas and Owenacurra it was an opportunity to showcase their talent to the large crowd gathered in the main stand and they did not disappoint.
For the final, Saoirse Morey and Aoibheann Murphy took to midfield to perform their Captains’ duties and what followed over the 30 minutes was nothing short of brilliant by both sets of players. Any friendships before the game were put on hold for this final as both teams gave it everything they had.

The first-half was a tense affair with Forkums settling first and racing into a healthy lead thanks to some well taken scores. They could have been further in front had it not been for some goalkeeping heroics and stout defending from the Garryowen side.
The second-half was a much tighter affair which saw Garryowen score 1-1 without reply and had it not been for some excellent last ditch defending by Forkums the game could have gone to extra-time. Unfortunately for Garryowen the clock had beaten them and so had Forkums. Tears of joy and sorrow followed soon after, which goes to show how much it meant to every one of the 30 girls that lined out. Each one were a credit to their club and their families.

We would like to thank everyone involved who got this Special Day in the Camogie Calendar up and running. To all the volunteers on the day who helped out in many different ways, we thank you all. Thanks to the great coaches who gave it their all, encouraging each and every girl on the pitch throughout the last few weeks. And finally, a special mention to our young whistler Jill Connaughton (pictured below with the final captains).

The two beautiful Dave Hogan Cups that were competed for on Saturday last in Clonmult Memorial Park.


Paul Connaughton running at the Dungourney defence in Carrigtwohill on Friday night. Photos: Denis O'Flynn.

A heartbreaking finish is the only way to describe this game as we bowed out of the County Intermediate A Hurling Championship to our near neighbours Dungrourney after a gallant run.
We got off to a slow start and Dungourney raced into a 0-4 to 0-0 lead after 15 minutes. Pointed frees from James Nagle and Conor Fitzgerald pulled us back into it before a strong finish by the Magpies including three lovely points from play by David Cremin saw us go in level at the half-time break, 0-7 each.
By the end of the third quarter we were three behind but this team never gives up and back they came again to take the game by the scruff of the neck. 
A lovely Tiarnán Roche goal and points from Conor Fitzgerald and Paul Connaughton put us 1-12 to 0-13 ahead with just four minutes to play.
That lead was down to one as the game entered a sixth minute of injury-time when Dungourney struck for a sucker punch of a goal. We landed a point at the other end moments later but it was too little too late as we lost by a point after a great effort. Hard luck lads but ye can be very proud of ye're championship run for such a young team. 

Scorers: C Fitzgerald 0-6 (F), D Cremin 0-3, T Roche 1-0, G Carroll 0-2, P Connaughton 0-2, J Nagle 0-1 (0-1f).
MIDLETON: Bryan Rossiter; Cormac O’Brien, Cian Murray, Leo Hennessy; Padraig O’Keeffe, James Nagle, Evan McCarthy; Gavin Reddy, Cian Crowley; Adam Faye, David Cremin, Gary Carroll; Paul Connaughton, Tiarnán Roche, Conor Fitzgerald. Subs: Darragh McCarthy for A Faye (50).

Midleton goalscorer against Dungourney, Tiarnán Roche.



After a win over Carrigtwohill and a draw with Cobh in their opening two games, our Junior A hurlers were in Rostellan on Saturday afternoon to take on Sarsfields. 
After a tight opening 12 minutes we led by a singly point, 0-4 to 0-3. Two minutes later our full-forward, Michael Abernethy, struck for the game's opening goal to put us 1-6 to 0-3 in font. But back came Sars and by the half-time whistle our lead was down to four, 1-12 to 1-8.
The margin was still four after the third quarter but with Padraig O'Shea, Johnny Comer, Ian Kennefick and Michael Abernethy causing problems for Sars up front, the men in Black and White saw it out to win by seven.
This team is back in action on Saturday (September 17) at 6pm in Killeagh against defending champions St. Ita's. 

Scorers: P. O’Shea 0-13 (0-2 play) M. Abernethy 1-3, I. Kennefick 0-3, J. Comer 0-2.
MIDLETON: Peter Dowling, Dan O’Sullivan, Alwyn Kearney, Colin Sunderland, Billy O’Shea, Aidan Ryan, Neil Fitzgerald, Dan Cagney, Adam Daly, Johnny Comer, Padraig O’Shea (Captain), Rory Hartnett, Tim O’Sullivan, Michael Abernethy, Ian Kennefick. Subs: Stuart O’Connor for Sunderland and Cathal Beausang for T. O’Sullivan. 


Our East Cork JBHC clash with Bride Rovers, which was cancelled last Sunday due to a waterlogged pitch, has been rescheduled for this coming Sunday (September 18) at 12 noon with the venue yet to be confirmed. Check out our social media for updates.



The very best of luck to our Magpies All-Stars who are in action the Cork Sportsability Day at the Mardyke on Saturday, September 17 at the Mardyke Arena.....#UpTheMagpies

A massive congratulations to our friends at East Cork Golf Club on their fantastic All-Ireland Jimmy Bruen win in on Saturday, the club's first ever men's national title....well done to all involved.



Timothy 'Ted' Downey was a star player on the Midleton team of 1890 that won Cork’s first All-Ireland senior football title.  He went on to win another Ireland football medal with CJ Kickhams in Dublin in 1897 becoming one of the first, if not the first, dual All-Ireland medal winner in the history of the GAA. Following recent research we have discovered that Timothy is buried in an unmarked grave in Glasnevin cemetery (pictured above).

On Tuesday, November 8 Midleton GAA, in conjunction with the CJ Kickhams club and the Cork and Dublin County Board, intend to erect a memorial on the grave to mark Timothy's achievements. The President of the GAA amongst other dignitaries will be in attendance. We are organising a bus from Midleton for the event. If you're interested in attending please let me know asap so that we can plan accordingly. 
The cost for the day will be approx €70 to include transport/refreshments in Glasnevin and a meal on the way home. Weather permitting a tour of historic Glasnevin cemetery will also be included. This is open to all Midleton GAA and non GAA members. Remaining spaces on the bus are limited so if you're intersted please contact Club Chairman John Fenton at 086-86606544.



A further Foundation Level 1 Referee Course for new referees will take place in Páirc Uí Chaoimh on Thursday 29th September and Thursday 6th October (7pm to 9:30pm).
Before attending, participants must do a one hour online module in order to attend the two face to face sessions in Páirc Ui Chaoimh. This course is specifically for new referees who wish to referee Gaelic Football and Hurling. Please note that all new referees will have to be Garda Vetted before officiating at any games. Applicants must be 17 years of age or older to take part in this course. Closing date for applications is Friday 16th September and successful applicants will be informed by email on Tuesday 20th September. Places are limited. Course tutors will include All-Ireland Referees Conor Lane and Diarmuid Kirwan. For specific queries about becoming a referee you can email
The direct link to apply for the Foundation Level 1 Referee Course is at this link



This week’s numbers were: 13, 15, 27. Bonus 8.
There was no jackpot or match 3 jackpot winner. 
€25 Lucky Dip Prize Winners
Paul Mackey c/o Bingo €25 Cash
Breda Fitzgerald c/o Bingo €25 Cash
Michael McCarthy c/o Club €25 Ferrit & Lee Voucher
Micheala Huggard c/o Bingo €25 Cash
Next Week’s Jackpot - €20,000 or VW Golf 1.0 TSI 90HPPlay 24/7 at: cIn 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).



The Lotto yearly renewal has come around again. You could win our Jackpot of €20k or drive away in a Blackwater Motors VW Golf. Last year we’ve had over 200 Lucky Dip Winners and 6 x €400 Match 3 Winners. 
Support the Club by playing online at

Place the number of draws at 50 and pay €100 and be signed up for every draw for the next year
Play, Win & Support this important fundraiser for your Club. Thanks to those who already paid their annual Lotto renewal for the year ahead.


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


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 ( 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.


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.
Also if you are a coach, last person out locks the gate, toilet and container.
In light of what happened recently in Roscommon, we want to appeal to everyone involved with Midleton GAA to respect referees at all times. Remember if we don't have referees then we will have no games. Simple as that.

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